Welcome ToYear 1
This year we have lots of fun and exciting topics and trips to look forward to and we cannot wait to get started!
The Teachers in Year One are: Miss Wilkinson, Mrs Gabbitas (Phase One Leader) and Miss Willis (Wednesday-Friday: additional support and cover for Mrs Gabbitas’ management time and Fridays).
The Teaching Assistants are: Ms Reade, Mrs Stagg (Monday-Wednesday), Miss Colnic (Thursday-Friday) and Mrs Myres.
P.E: Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. At times, we may go outside for PE, a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child’s name.
Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the lost property boxes at the coat pegs.
Homework: Home Learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic. These are optional and not all tasks need to be completed. Children will have the opportunity to share their learning with the rest of their peers in mini-class assemblies or virtual zoom calls with other classes. Children can also share their learning on class dojo.
PPA: Our PPA is on a Monday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Robinson who covers Philosophy for Children and Mr McCaroll who covers P.E.
Staff Working in Year 1 this year
Teacher: Mrs R Gabbitas
Teacher: Miss R Wilkinson
Carol Stagg (M-W)
Camelia Colnic (T-F)
Extra Teaching Support
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Year 1 Summer 2022: During the summer term, in Geography, the children will be exploring rural and urban living. To do so, the children will be invited to attend a school trip to Aston Springs Farm where they will be immersed into rural living. Drawing upon their experiences of rural living, they will then compare this to urban living and state the advantages and disadvantages of these locations.
As scientists, the children will be able to identify the transition of the seasons over the year. As the blossoms bloom for spring and as mini beats begin to make their summer appearance, the children will explore their outside surroundings. They will practically observe the different parts of plants and trees and begin to identify familiar plants and trees.
In Art, the children will create a mood board to express the seasonal weather and represent summer through their very own Summer 2022 Vogue Fashion Show. Their end goal will be to channel their summer enthusiasm into a seaside painting, developing their colour, perspective and proportion skills.
In computing, the children will continue to apply their artistic creativity albeit digitally. They will create their own digit self-portrait before being challenged to use a range of lines, shapes and colour to recreate a famous Mondrian, Matisse and Kandinsky artwork.
As design technologists, Year 1 have been set the challenge to analyse existing food products which they may eat at a summer BBQ or picnic. After the food tasting tests, they will follow instructions to make their own summer snacks and develop essential skills, such as spreading, cutting, grating and measuring.
Our memorable experiences this term will be meeting people that take care of us from within our community. Prepare to see the children strutting their summer vibes in their own fashion show. There will be baby chicks hatching in the Year 1 classrooms in preparation for the school trip to Aston Springs Farm and a surprise celebration at the end of our academic year.
Year 1 Letters