Hello everybody, and welcome back to another school year.
I am delighted to be the Year One teacher this teacher this year with the invaluable support of Nicole.
This Year we will be having P.E. on a Wednesday and a Thursday, so please ensure that your child is equipped with the appropriate P.E kit on those days.
Book Bags are imperative for children to ensure they can take their library books home, letters, and the work we will be producing in class. Please make sure children come to school with a Book Bag.
We are very much looking forward to this year, and we hope you are as excited as we are!
Miss Khan and Nicole
Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to the new school year!
Class Teacher: Mrs Sutton Teaching Assistant: Nicole
We follow the Vittoria School Rules:
We are READY, we are SAFE, we show RESPECT.
We work towards showing the Vittoria Values:
RESPECT, RESILIENCE, ADAPTABILITY, AMBITION, CREATIVITY.
Important information for Year 1:
Book Bags and Reading Records:
It is essential for your child's progress for them to practise their reading every day. Please listen to them read as often as possible. Their books will be changed weekly. Please check the front of your child's Yellow Reading Journal to find your book changing day.
Children should bring their library book to school to change it every Thursday.
PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all children. Children need a white T-shirt, white shorts and plimsolls or trainers for PE lessons (These are available from the school office). In Year 1 PE lessons are on Monday and Thursday.
Clothing in class:
Children should be in full school uniform every day. Children have the opportunity to play inside and outside during the day. Please make sure they always have a WATERPROOF coat in school.
Please LABEL all clothing that the children bring to school, this will help them and us ensure that their clothes do not get misplaced.
Children are allowed to access the toilet whenever they need to, however if you are aware that your child may have accidents please provide spare clothes daily. We treat all toilet incidences with utmost discretion.
We have been learning our numbers to 100 in Maths. Our work has included recognising the tens and ones in a 2 digit number and using this knowledge to help us identify which numbers are greater than and less than others.
We have been learning all about ordinal numbers in numeracy. The children are becoming experts at knowing if something is first, second or third etc. You can play fun games about positions by clicking the picture below.
Year One have been learning about shapes. We have been sorting 2D and 3D shapes and finding shape patterns. You can play a great shape pattern game by clicking the picture below.
We have been learning about adding in Year One. We have been talking about adding two numbers together to find a whole number and using a Part/Part/Whole diagram to think about how the numbers fit together.
We have been looking at the different signs of calculation and have been practicing a song and dance to help us remember what they are all for.
We had great fun during Maths Week!
We worked hard to make wonderful maths hats...
We really enjoyed welcoming parents to the classroom to show them what we are learning.
Year 1 are learning to recognise and order numbers. We are learning about 'one more' and 'one less'. We have also been starting to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s with some help.
You can practise at home by clicking the pictures to follow the links:
Year One are learning the story Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. We have read the story, imitated it and acted it out.
Year One were very lucky to receive a parcel from Cinderella!
Inside was a lovely letter and a copy of The Jolly Postman.
The children wrote their own letters back to Cinderella and told her what they each thought of the book and who their favourite characters were.
You can watch the story of The Jolly Postman by clicking on the picture below.
In Literacy, we have been thinking about different versions of The Gingerbread Man.
The children made 'Wanted' posters to catch the sly fox who ate the gingerbread man in the original story and they made 'Missing!' posters to help find the gingerbread man who went missing in our school. We had to use lots of adjectives on each poster so people would know exactly what to look out for.
You can find links to the stories of The Gingerbread Girl and The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by clicking on the pictures below. The children enjoyed thinking about what was the same and what was different between each story.
Year 1 had great fun making their very own gingerbread men!
They had to use imperative verbs to say what they were doing and then had to write their very own recipes.
If you want to make your own Gingerbread Men at home, you can find a recipe here.
Year 1 have been learning the story of The Gingerbread Man in literacy.
We have been learning to follow a story map and acting out the story.
We have been watching a video of The Gingerbread Man and we have been enjoying a song about him too!
Click on the pictures to follow the links:
Year 1 have been having fun learning all about frogs in Science. We visited Culpeper Community Gardens last week and this week the frogspawn came to us at Vittoria. We enjoyed inspecting it and then we drew scientific diagrams afterwards.
Year 1 had a brilliant trip to Highgate Woods. We were studying the Seasons and looking for signs of Autumn.
We explored the woods...
We made dens for the wood elves that live in the forest...
After that we had great fun exploring the adventure playground!
Year 1 are learning about Animals including Humans in Science.
We have been learning all about our five senses: SIGHT, SMELL, TASTE, HEARING and TOUCH.
We put on our special elephant and rabbit listening ears and went for a 'hearing tour' around the school to see what we could hear.
Year One are starting to think about Polar regions, linking to our story Lost and Found.
In Geography, year one have been using maps of the school to navigate around.
Year One have been thinking about different locations, planning routes and finding destinations.
The children used a map of the school to find our lost gingerbread man after he left us some clues. The children thought about different locations around the school, planning their routes on the map and finding different destinations.
Smartie the Penguin, was given a new tablet for his birthday, and needed help with lots of different things. You can reread the story with your parents and tell them what you learnt.
We have been doing a wide range of activities to support our learning in Year 1!
We believe that your child learns best when they are relaxed, engaged and motivated. This helps their brains to develop and means there is more chance that they will focus on activities.
We provide a mixture of Continuous Provision (free flow) and Adult Directed tasks so that the children's learning needs are met. These are tightly linked to the National Curriculum and every child is monitored and supported across the week.
We provide daily Phonics and Reading sessions. More information on supporting your child with Phonics will be available as the year progresses.
Year 1 have been exploring using microscopes. They learnt to look very closely and looked at lots of different objects.
Visit Brown Bear Software to learn to type on a keyboard.
Want to search the Internet safely? Click on the picture below.
Click on the picture below to access some fun Maths activities and games. Children have been provided with a username and login.
We are learning to type.
We will be learning computer language this term.
The username is student1916
The password is Angel1
You can plan the aps you have designed at school by clicking on the link below.
In Science this half term we will be looking at the human body and our senses. We will be practicing naming parts of the body - you can play the game below:
We will also be looking at each of our five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and feel. This is a song we will be learning in class: