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 Gilroy and Mrs Byrne who teach in Class 6, Miss Oldham Class 5 teacher and Mrs Niblock, Class 4 teacher. Mrs Gilroy is the year group leader and 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.
Spring Year 1
Exploring, bug eating and shelter building are just a few of the exciting experiences that the children have had this term! The term’s topic of ‘We Are Explorers’ kicked off with the children taking part in ‘Explorers Day’. The children came in dressed as explorers and took part in a range of activities; children had the opportunity to look at changes that occur to make different foods/ drinks, they then got to taste foods that explorers eat including soup and bugs! They enjoyed den making with a range of materials (sticks, string etc). Children have learned about some of the World’s most iconic explorers, this led us to focus on Bear Grylls and Sir Robert Falcon Scott. We found out the differences between their expeditions and the equipment they used. Children have learnt about the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. We have also taken part in World Book Day; children came to school dressed as a favourite character from their favourite book and shared it with their friend. Children were then put into small teams of three to make up their own stories, using the characters they were dressed up, as inspiration for the story. All in all, a fantastic half term!