Welcome to Year One
Mrs Woodhead, Mrs Merrygold, Miss Hazlehurst, Miss McGrory, Miss Shaw and Miss Parkin would like to welcome you to our Year 1 page, here you’ll find information about our current units of learning, the learning challenge questions, PE kit requirement, as well any other information you may need.
In Year One we cover 6 fantastic units of learning:
Autumn 1: How have toys changed over the years?
During this unit we look at toys from the past and invite our Grandparents into school to share the toys they liked to play with when they were younger.
In Science we learn all about different materials and in Design and Technology we design and make our very own jack in a boxes.
Autumn 2: What do I know about the UK and where I live?
During this unit we learn all about how Edwinstowe is a large village as well as how many countries in the United Kingdom.
In Science we investigate the seasons, understand which months are in each season and what special events take place at certain times of the year.
In Design and Technology children will be given the opportunity to design a new logo for the village of Edwinstowe and then create it out of felt.
Spring 1: Why do we still talk about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole?
During Spring 1 we learn all about the determination of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and the challenges they faced as women.
In Science we will learn all about the human body, ensuring we can name all the main body parts.
In Art we will learn how to draw self portraits.
Spring 2: Why are some places in the world always hot and others cold?
In the second half of the spring term we learn all about the equator, the poles and climate zones around the world.
In Science we will learn about the classification of animals and where certain animals originate from.
In Design and Technology we will design and make a house for a story character.
Summer 1: Why do we have castles?
During this exciting unit we learn about why we have castles, what was the purpose of them and which castles are still standing today.
In Science we revisit seasons, this time looking in more detail at how length of day changes throughout the year and how weather and temperature changes across the world.
In Art hot and cold colours will be explored, learning how to mix colours and create tonal pictures.
Summer 2: Why is Cleethorpes different to Edwinstowe?
In the final unit of the year we compare the village of Edwinstowe to the seaside town of Cleethorpes.
In Science we study plants and learn the names of main parts of a plant.
Whilst in Art we will learn all about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and his land art.
Each half term we will set a Bingo style homework.
This will include six pieces of homework to be completed across the half term and will be rewarded with certificates.
We also set weekly homework challenges on Doodle Maths and Spell. We encourage all children to try and stay in the green zone!
What is the Power of Reading?
The Power of Reading is CLPE’s proven professional development programme that supports pupils to develop reading comprehension and writing composition, and fosters a whole school love of reading and writing.
The Power of Reading puts quality children’s literature at the heart of English learning and is built on years of research and best practice.
Below is a list of quality texts that children in year 1 will be accessing this year to support and enhance their learning. We try to link our class text with our history/geography units of learning:
Autumn 1: Traction Man by Mini Grey
Autumn 2: A winters sleep, a hibernation story by Sean Taylor and Alex Morrs
Spring 1: Look up! By Nathan Bryon
Spring 2: Beegu by Alexis Deacon
Summer 1: Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin
Summer 2: Storm Whale by Benji Davis
Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please comment on the reading children are doing at home.
Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard read daily and children can change their reading books when they need to.
PE will be taught twice a week by Miss Kemp the sports coach, sessions will be on a Wednesday and Friday.
PE kit should include:
- White T-shirt
- Navy or black shorts (indoor PE)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
Please ensure all PE and uniform (even shoes) are labelled clearly, this helps save time, confusion and will hopefully mean items do not get lost.