Welcome to Year 1
The Year 1 Team
Mrs Cecil - Class Teacher
Miss Arezoo - Class Teacher
Mrs Coward- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Tate-Teaching Assistant
Mrs Gill-Teaching Assistant
ART WITH TOYS
This half term our curriculum focus is Art and Design. We will be developing drawing, painting, collage, 3D skills. Our main skill is PRINTING. We will be using the contemporary artist Ian Cook as our inspiration by learning about the art techniques he uses to create his pieces. POP BANG COLOUR #art with cars.
IAN COOK- POP BANG COLOUR # ART WITH CARS
Watch out for our own art with cars
Autumn Topic- Toys
Our whole school curriculum focus is History. Our topic this term is Toys with a particular focus on the history of toys as well as how toys have changed over time.
In class your children will be reading, acting out and writing about a range of toy themed stories in their English lessons over the next few weeks. We will be looking at the following stories;
- Toy Story
- Winnie the Pooh
- Old Bear by Jane Hissey
- Paddington by Michael Bond
We have revamped our book corners to promote the reading and enjoyment of traditional tales. You can help at home too by sharing and talking about any toy themed stories you have on your book shelves!
Here are some good questions to ask your child when they are reading or listening to a story;
- What traditional story language can you find? e.g. Once upon a time, happily ever after etc
- What repetitive language can you find? e.g. "Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"
- What do you think will happen next? (before you turn the page - no peeping!)
- Who is the good character? Why?
- Who is the bad character? Why?
- Where is this story set?
- Did you like this story?
- Can you think of a better ending?
Maths Homework will be brought home on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.
We understand that it can be tricky getting your children to do homework and at this age homework is not compulsory so please do not feel pressured to complete the task if your child finds it too difficult. We try to make the homework relevant to what we are learning in school that week and it usually supports their class learning. We aim to make the tasks practical and fun. Please feel free to discuss homework with either Miss Arezoo or Mrs Cecil on a Wednesday open-morning.