Spring Term 1 2020
Our topic this Spring term is ‘Bright Lights, Big City’, which focuses on the geography and history of London. We have studied maps to identify the UK and the 4 countries, used iPads to find and explore the city of London and used simple maps to plan a route around London.
Later in the term we are planning on using our knowledge to compare London to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. We are also looking forward to an exciting history unit exploring and studying the Great Fire of London.
Our Design and Technology lessons this term also follow our London theme and the children are researching and designing vehicles, ready to make their own London taxi.
In Science we have been learning about Everyday Materials. Pupils have been naming and identifying materials during our hunt for in and around school. This will lead to an experiment exploring the properties and suitability of different materials when we design a new raincoat for our class bear Billy Bear.
Autumn term 2 - 2019
Year 1 have been working extremely hard this half term! We have been learning how to add, subtract and compare numbers up to and beyond 50 in maths, using counters and team work to help us.
In literacy we have been studying Nick Butterworth's Percy the park keeper stories. The children loved 'one snowy night' and did some fantastic role play.
In our history and geography lessons we have been exploring Barnsley, using our ICT skills to find our town on a map and comparing pictures from the past and present. We also learned about our local Olympian Dorothy Hyman and her life.
Our science lessons have been all about the human body. We have played body bingo to identify our body parts and done sensory activities using all 5 of our senses. When exploring our sense of taste I don't think year 1 were big fans of lemon!
A huge well done to year 1 for their hard work in their nativity performance of 'I'm gonna shine'. They did a fantastic job in both performances and should be very proud of themselves.
Autumn term 1 2019
Year 1 have had a very green first term this autumn. We have been learning all about plants and woodland, and have enjoyed plant hunts, growing and looking after our own plants, identifying plant parts, exploring our school vegetable garden and even building a hedgehog home with Mr Jones our school caretaker. We have also been learning a lot about numbers and adding. The class did a great job on 'more than, less than'. In our literacy lessons we focused on The Gruffalo and did a lot of fantastic drama and writing this term. Well done for all your hard work Year 1!