This term in Blue Class...
Welcome to Year 1!
This half term Blue Class will start the school year by discussing our recent time spent at home, get to know their classroom adults and explore new classroom routines and structures. We will think carefully about what makes an effective learner and how we can use our learning characters to help us achieve our best. We will devise a Blue Class classroom agreement to help keep us happy and safe, examine what ‘friendship’ means and think about what makes a good friend. Learning about our ‘Just Right’ programme also helps us to understand our feelings and practice both physical and mental well-being strategies. Together we will explore not only what keeps our bodies but also our minds healthy, such as getting a good night’s sleep, enjoying a limited amount of screen time during the week, eating a varied and healthy diet, as well as getting enough exercise.
Due to many children being absent from school since March, we will be assessing the children and identifying any gaps in their learning from last year, in order to inform their planning going forward. The children will take part in daily phonics sessions, where we will initially revisit phonics covered in Red Class. In maths we will focus on numbers to 10 and general mathematical knowledge and skills practice. We will explore a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts as a whole class, as well as take part in weekly Music, R.E and Spanish sessions led by Miss. Ransley on a Tuesday and Thursday. This half term we will be focussing on modules ‘Gymnastics’ in P.E.
If you are at home isolating, or wish to complete home learning activities this half term, please check our Year 1 TEAMS home learning platform for regular updates on ideas and activities.
Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Year 1!