Welcome to the new academic year in Y1 at Forefield Community Infant & Nursery School. We are very much looking forward to sharing an exciting year with your children with many super activities and topics planned. We also look forward to working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure the very best possible for your child.
By way of introduction, our Y1 team consists of Mrs Roberts and Mrs Byrne who teach in Class 6, Mrs Buckley, Class 5 teacher and also our school SENCO and Mr Sayer, Class 4 teacher. Mrs Roberts is the year group leader and senior assistant headteacher in school.
Should you have any queries at anytime, please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or any of the team. We look forward to meeting you informally at the forthcoming ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions – please see this week’s Year Group Newsletter for more details.
Autumn Term in Year 1
Welcome to our Year 1 web page. On this page at the end of each half term we will upload some photographs and information about our learning this half term.
As we returned to school after the summer lockdown the children have all settled back into school really quickly. They have adjusted quickly to the new routines and safety measures to keep themselves and their friends safe in school. Alongside this we have begun our learning which has included backfilling some key missed learning from the summer term and whilst also beginning to work towards Year 1 learning outcomes.
This half term we began by reading the story Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers which explored our wonderful world and our place within it. Following this we moved onto another wonderful Oliver Jeffers story ‘Lost and Found’. We have explore this story and used lost of our prediction and inference skills when reading this story as well as retelling the story and learning and writing penguin facts.
In Maths we have introduced our new teaching programme Big Maths. We have been working on counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s as well as learning our double and half facts to 10 and knowing number bonds and learn it facts by heart. We have used lots of different strategies to help us learn these facts and have enjoyed taking part in the weekly Beat That challenges and challenging ourselves to beat our previous weeks score.
In history we have been revisiting the concept of time including the terms past, present and future and looked at how things have changed in and beyond our living memory building on our Reception knowledge of how emergency vehicles changed over time. In Geography we have been learning all about human and physical geographical features and recognising these in our local environment. In Science we have been naming and learning about the key functions of different parts of a plant. We have also learnt about features of deciduous and evergreen trees and recognised these in our school environment. In art we have been developing our sketching skills with still life drawings of plants and autumn objects whilst in PE we have been revisiting and refining our multi-skills, balancing and moving with agility and control.