Year 1 – Merlins
Welcome to Merlins Class!
Teachers - Mrs Goodman
Teaching Assistant - Mr Peirce and Mrs Bird
During Year 1, our pupils will be exploring ideas, discovering different ways to learn, and will be enjoying a variety of fantastic and new experiences. We will endeavour to instil a love of learning in each and every one of the children in Year 1, and to inspire children’s imagination using our terrific topics! We use a cross-curricular approach, ensuring that their learning is meaningful, effective and most of all fun!
During Year 1, we will work hard together to create a positive learning environment where children can be the best that they can be and reach their full potential!
PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure PE kit is kept in school. Warm joggers are needed for colder weather.
Children should read to an adult at least three times a week. Each week your child will choose a reading for pleasure book to bring home which they can share with you, a shared reader phonics book that matches what they have been learning in class that week and another phonics book suited to their level which usually reinforces any previous learnt phonics. We aim to change reading books at the beginning of each week and check reading diaries to read any comments and reward stickers. Once children have read 5 times to an adult, they can complete a raffle ticket and be in with a chance of winning a book.
Maths Home Learning
Each child will be given a log in for Numbots. This enables pupils to develop core Maths Skills as well as practising their instant recall of number facts.
Autumn Term 1
Our first topic in the Autumn Term is Antarctica.
Our enquiry question for this topic is;
Why don't penguins need to fly?
This will be linked to our main text in English "Lost and Found" by Oliver Jeffers.
Autumn Term 2
How have toys changed since your grandparents were children?
Spring Term 1
How do we know so much about what happened in The Great Fire of London?
At the end of term, we recreated The Great Fire of London by making Tudor houses and our teachers set fire to them in the playground.
We had learnt about how the fire had spread so quickly through London as the houses were close together, they were made of wood with thatched roofs and the wind was blowing in a particular direction.
Summer Term 1 - What was the seaside like in the past?