Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 blog page! Our teaching team is made up of Mrs Shefchick, Mrs McTeggart and Mrs Colwell. Our teaching assistant team is Mrs Dave, Mrs Willmer, Mrs Corbishley, Mrs Mellor, Mrs Batchelor and Mrs Shaw. We all love working in Year 1 and enjoy helping the children to become more independent learners through our creative curriculum approach. We look forward to working with you throughout the year and sharing the childrens’ experiences with you. Please feel free to leave any comments. 

This half term we are learning about the world. We will be naming the continents, studying stories from some of them and learning different art techniques. In Science we will be learning about our senses and bodies. All of our homework tasks set will link to things the children are learning about in the classroom. See our Topic Talk booklet for more information.

The children have all settled into year 1 really well and we are now very busy learning our first topic areas. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons we split into our mixed ability curriculum groups - Koalas, Kangaroos, Playpuses and Turtles and rotate round the different curriculum areas. Here is just a snap shot of what we have been upto in the last week... more to follow on each of our curriculum areas soon!

We had lots of fun today programming our robot mice, Colby and Jack. We had to give our mice a set of instructions (an algorithm) to reach the cheese! We used our direction cards to plan a route and then programmmed it in to get Colby and Jack to the cheese.

Year 1 Curriculum Letters