Year 1

Year 1 Kandinsky Class

Teachers: Mrs Price and Mrs Speirs
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Dunn

The transition from Reception to Year 1 is an important one. The children go from learning through play, to a more structured style of learning, which can sometimes take a little getting used to.

There is still a role play area and a book corner which are used by the children during their ‘free time’; however this will be phased out towards the end of Year 1 to get them ready for Year 2.

Please feel free to pop in either before or after school if you anything you wish to discuss with us. It could be about school, or home. We would like to develop a good working relationship with you where we support one another to ensure your child makes good progress this year and is happy at school. Or, if you have to rush off at the beginning or end of the day, please feel free to email either of us or to arrange a convenient appointment.

This term we have been learning about our school and village.  We have been out and about in the village looking at all the different houses and buildings, visiting our famous local shop ‘Heath Stores’ and undertaking a traffic survey of all the cars buses and lorries that pass through our village.  These visits have been fun but also great educational sources to help the children have hands on experiences to aid historical and geographical learning.  Following on from looking at the houses the children have made their own three -dimensional junk model houses.

As well as our out of school visits we have enjoyed finding out about the artist our class is named after.  Kandinsky was a Russian artist who loved creating pictures with patterns and shapes.  We have produced some of our own paintings and collages inspired by Kandinsky.  In science we have been learning about all sorts of materials and undertaking our own experiments such as which materials melt and which materials are waterproof.  In English and Mathematics we have been working hard to be super readers and writers and have fun with numbers.

We are now looking forward to our next exciting term when we will find out about toys from the past, undertake our school nativity, find out more about materials in Science and keep on improving our reading, writing and mathematics.

Our long term plan can be found here.

Year 1 Photos




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Important Dates

Tuesday 12th December
Carols By Candlelight

6pm at St Margaret's Church

Thursday 14th December
Infants Christmas Production
Friday 15th December
Reception Nativity
Wednesday 20th December
End of Term 2
Thursday 4th January
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Tuesday 6th February
School Choir visit to O2 Arena to sing with Young Voices
Friday 9th February
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Tuesday 24th February
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