Welcome to Year 1JW!
Your teacher is:
Your teaching assistants:
Mrs Shelton - every day
Mrs Chaisty - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning
Mrs Powell - Wednesday afternoon
Reading books will be changed every Wednesday.
Please read with your child every night and talk about what is happening in the story.
Year 1 have been very active during PE week. We have learnt new skills, found out about the athletes Usain Bolt and Jonny Peacock who both compete in the 100 metre sprint one in the Olympics the other in the Paralympics. They both won gold medals and broke world records. We measured out 100 metres on the field and ran the distance to see how our times would compare.
We've tried tennis with Miss Bolcover, Yoga with Mrs Flint, learned how to play Quick Cricket, visited Total Ninja which was amazing! We've completed the mile run around the school field twice!
We have thought about healthy eating and considered whether our favourite meal is healthy, unhealthy or part healthy and how with a simple change by adding vegetables we could make it healthier. We've tested cereals comparing how much sugar is in some of our favourites and how big a portion we should eat for our needs.
We discussed the 50th anniversary of the moon landings thinking about the tremendous achievement and bravery of the astronauts and watched the video of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the surface of the moon.
Then we read the story of Bob the Man on the Moon who needed our help. The aliens had been too heavy for his rocket and he needed our team of Year 1 engineers to help him design a new rocket and moon rover vehicle.
The final stage of our STEM week challenge was to create the moon rover vehicle. We followed the design careful working as a team to build and test the best method of propulsion for our vehicle. We included a hinge mechanism on the sail to enable it to be flat packed to fit in the rocket.
After the build we evaluated and amended our vehicles adding sturdier wheels and adapting the method to move our vehicles.
The children loved the phonics workshop, when their parents came into school to learn how we teach phonics skills for reading and writing. They watched a lesson being taught and then had the opportunity to participate in a selection of activities and games with the children.
A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came along.
We celebrated The International day of Happiness on March 20th.
Our aim - to fill the school with happiness!
We started with an assembly where we thought about what makes us happy. Later on we had a happy hour! Stations were created in our classroom with a range of activities where we could work with our friends cooperatively, share, smile and have fun.