Welcome to Year 1!
There are two classes in Year 1. Seahorse Class and Starfish Class. We work closely as a year group throughout the year. Please keep an eye on our website for updates.
Seahorse Class -
Class teacher - Mrs Buckeridge
TA - Mrs Waters
Starfish Class -
Class teachers - Mrs Ferris (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Rashley (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
TA - Miss Lawrence
Spring term 1
We are very happy to welcome back Mrs Rashley this term. She will be teaching Starfish class every Wednesday through to Friday. Mrs Ferris will continue to teach on Monday and Tuesday.
Our topic this term is 'Dinosaurs'! The children were very excited as Mrs Rashley and Mrs Buckeridge saw a tyrannosaurus-rex outside of school! We've started learning about dinosaurs in class now and we are going to have a dinosaur exhibition at the end of term for parents.
In our English lessons we have been reading The Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr. The tiger even came in to visit!! We have been learning lots of new words for 'ate' and 'drank' and have been using them in our writing.
At the beginning of this term year 1 found a dragon egg outside their classrooms!! We had a visit from a dragonologist and found out that it belonged to a fire dragon! We learnt lots of facts about fire dragons and then studied the text Tell me a Dragon by Jackie Morris. The children wrote their pages for a class book describing their own dragon which they used printing to create beautiful art work for.
How to Trap a Dragon
We found out that the fire dragon had been back looking for her egg so the children made a trap to capture her.
Have a look at the pictures to see how we made it.
We caught her! The magic in our trap made the fire dragon shrink and freeze. We left her eggs for her and the next day she had flown away!
We had an exciting parcel delivered to school from the zoo! They had sent us a pet! We tried to guess what animal they could have sent us.
We will be focusing on the text 'Dear Zoo' this term. We have become amazing story tellers and we have begun creating our own version of the story. The children have already produced some fantastic writing and they have only just joined year one! We are working hard to remember capital letters, finger spaces and end marks.
Please see below, our curriculum letter telling you about all the exciting things we will be doing this term.