Year 1

Welcome to Chestnut and Pine  classes

The teachers in Year 1 are Sharon Casey and Xenoulla Thrasyvoulou (Pine) and Emma Fitzpatrick (Chestnut).

This is what we have been doing this term:

Year One have been learning about People who help us inside our school, inside our homes and in the wider community. We were really lucky to have a visit from the fire fighters from Southgate Fire Station who brought their fire engine and equipment to show the children. Each child was lucky enough to sit in the back of the fire engine while they learnt all about the equipment that is needed to be a fire fighter, such as helmets, gloves, jackets and oxygen tanks. They were shown how the hoses are used and where they are stored and they saw how the ladders are kept and pulled out when they are needed. It was a great morning and the children loved it. The looks on their faces were priceless. The children have written thank you letters to the fire fighters and we are going to send them off. 

Year One’s Learning Project has been ‘All About Me’. In Literacy, the focus was labels, lists and captions and the children wrote captions to accompany pictures that they drew of themselves, their family and things they can do. They also wrote lists linking with history, comparing toys for babies and toys for children.

The children are currently learning about traditional tales and the focus has been on The Gingerbread Man and The Little Red Hen.  In Maths, the focus has been numbers to ten. This has included addition, subtraction, part whole models, bar models, number bonds and fact families.

The children are now in a good place to move onto numbers to twenty in the coming weeks. We have been learning a lot about colour mixing and primary and secondary colours. We have looked at famous artists such as Mondrian. When looking at portraits we have looked at Paul Klee and Picasso. We have also focused on collage which linked in with our science of senses and talk a lot about texture.

In geography we have been talking about mapping and have looked at aerial photographs of the Infant Playground. The children have also been trying to draw a birds-eye view. We have linked our science and have also been looking at deciduous and evergreen trees and have started to talk about weather patterns with the different seasons.