Year 1


Autumn 1 2018

The Year 1 children have settled well into their classes. We have started the half term establishing routines and introducing the new curriculum.


Explosion into Topic Day

Year 1 began their Autumn 1 half term with an Explosion into Topic Day around this half term's topic of Old and New Toys. The children had the chance to make marionettes, jack in the boxes, thaumatropes and dolly peg dolls.


The children were also given the opportunity to share their lovely Toys from The Past Holiday Projects which they had been working on over the summer.

Place Value

We have started the year off in Mathematics working on our fluency in Place Value. The majority of the children are now confident with counting forwards and backwards to 20 and have been able to answer reasoning and problem solving questions.


Number bonds

The Year 1 children have been representing the number bonds to 10 in different ways including using a tens frame, the part whole model and writing number sentences.




Year 1 Reading and Phonics Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended Year 1's Reading and Phonics Workshop on Tuesday 2nd October 2018. We are very pleased to have had an excellent turnout and positive feedback from those who attended. We hope that you were able to gain a deeper understanding of how and why Phonics and Guided Reading is taught in Year 1.

Each child was given a copy of the Powerpoint from the Workshop to take home which includes different styles of questioning which parents can use when reading at home. If you did not recieve this, or need another copy, please ask your child's class teacher.


Year 1's Visit to Weston Park

On the Wednesday 10th October and Thursday 11th October Year 1 went on their first educational visit of the year to Weston Park in Shropshire. The children behaved exceptionally well and represented the school proudly.

The children enjoyed learning about Victorian school life and trying on some of the clothes.

In addition the children got the opportunity to explore and play with indoor and outdoor Victorian toys.


Year 1's Visit to Build A Bear

In the final week of Autumn 1 all children who had recieved 100% attendance for the entire half term were put into a raffle. Two winners from each class were chosen to travel into Birmingham City Centre to the Build A Bear workshop to choose a new addition for their classes.

The remaining children in school with 100% attendance were given the opportunity to play with brand new board games for the afternoon.

Well done to all those children who came to school everyday in the first half term! Please continue to encourage your child to come to school everyday in Autumn 2.

Autumn 2 2018

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