"For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."
(2 Timothy 1:7)
Year 1 Staff
Class teacher – Miss Darvill
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Burke and Miss Campbell
PPA cover – Mrs Jobbins
Welcome to Year 1!
I am so excited to be in year 1 again this year. I am looking forward to getting to know your children and continue their learning journey.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Year 1, please email the office or come and see me on the gate.
Please see the Useful Links page with links to websites that you can use to help with your child's learning at home.
Our PE days are on Tuesday and Thursday.
Meet The Teacher Meeting
Our learning in Spring 1
This half-term our theme is Africa. In English we will be reading Lila and the Secret of Rain. The children will be writing diary entries, information texts and instructions. In maths we are moving onto numbers up to 20, we will start with place value and move onto adding and subtracting numbers. Our Geography topic is all about Africa, we will be researching the country and learning lots of facts. Our Science topic is Everyday materials. We will be learning about the properties of materials and which materials are waterproof. This half-term we will also be starting our new music scheme Charanga. Finally, in Design and Technology, the children will be designing and making healthy smoothies.
Or final TenTen session for our RSHE day was all about saying sorry. The children discussed the significance of saying sorry and how their behaviour can not only upset other people but hurt God too. The children then thought about the top 5 people they would talk to if someone was being unkind to them.
In this RSHE session, the children discussed the impact their actions can have on other people. The children then completed an activity to decide which actions makes a good friend and which actions make a bad friend.
Year 1 started off their RSHE Day by thinking about the special people in their lives. The children understood the importance of the nuclear and wider family. The children discussed the importance of a nuclear and wider family, and of being close to and trusting their special people.
Year 1 started their new Charanga music scheme today. They absolutely loved it. They learnt how to keep a 4 beat rhythm.
Our learning in Autumn 2
In English this half term year 1 will be reading and writing traditional tales. We will be writing The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man. In maths we will continue to add and subtract numbers. In RE this half term we are focusing on Mary. We will also learn about the importance of the Nativity. In History this half term we will be learning all about the Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate Bonfire night. In science we will be learning about animals. We will be classifying them and grouping them by what they eat. In art, the children will be making 3D sculptures. Finally in computing the children will be continuing to improve their mouse skills.
Year 1 took part in a Santa dash to raise money for St. Gemma’s Hospice.
Year 1 and 2 performed their Nativity to the rest of the school today. They were absolutely fantastic!
Year1 absolutely loved our poetry workshop today!
Year 1 learnt about how we prepare for Christmas. They made their own Wreath ready for our schools Advent Wreath blessing.
In RSHE Year 1 we’re learning about what to do if they got lost and how to call 999.
Year 1 took part in a workshop during Science week. They learnt about how animals camouflage and adapt to their surroundings.
Our Learning in Autumn 1
Our theme this half- term is 'All about me."
We will be reading stories with familiar settings in English. Our first text is The Tiger Who Came to Tea, we will be writing labels, lists and captions.
In maths we will be start by focusing on place value to 10, this involves sorting groups, ordering numbers. We will then move onto addition and subtraction.
Our RE topic this half-term is God's Plan. We will be learning about the creation story and the story of Noah's Ark.
In History this half term we will be learning all about the history of our local area. We will be looking at Hunslet, Middleton and Leeds and how our transport has changed.
Within our science lessons, we will be looking at our human bodies. We will take part in lots of investigations to help learn about our five senses. In computing this half-term the children will be starting to learn how to log on to the computers and develop their mouse skills. Within our music lessons this half-term the children will be using their voices and bodies to create pulse and rhythm.
Finally in Art the children will be drawing and painting self-portraits.
Year 1 have been learning to write instructions. Today we made Faruq’s famous line cookies to help us remember the instructions.
To conclude our first English topic, year 1 had a tigers tea party. We have been reading The Tiger Who Came to Tea. They have been writing labels, shopping lists and captions to show what happened in the story.
Year 1 started working on their whole school art project for black history week. We have been looking at African art and patterns. Today we went outside to look for our own patterns to use as inspiration. The children used crayons to rub over different surfaces to create patterns. They then looked at each other’s and we discussed what we liked about them. The children are so excited to paint their patterns onto fabric.
Year 1 have been ordering numbers this week. We played a game of bingo and had to order our numbers from smallest to greatest!
Year 1 were using their senses today. We experimented with the idea of not being able to use one of our senses. We talked about what other sense we could use instead. The children decided that they would use their sense of hearing instead to complete the obstacle course.
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their time in the computer suite. They are learning to log on to the computers and improve their mouse control.
Year 1 have been learning about their 5 senses. Today they went on a walk around school to see what they could see and hear. They then went back to class and recorded their findings.
Year 1 had a visitor in class to talk to us about Road safety. They talked about things to look out for and how to stay safe when near the road.
Year 1 have been learning about the Creation Story in RE. We re-enacted the story using props to help us retell the story. We then reflected on the story and discussed what the story means to us.
Year 1 have been getting creative when thinking about their favourite thing in God’s World. The children used paints and play dough to show me their favourite thing.
Year 1 have been learning how to write labels. In this lesson they wrote labels for their new classroom.