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.

Spring Term Year 1

This term we will be discovering all about animals including humans.  We are starting by converting our role-play area into a veterinary surgery.  We also have Mr. Rob Everitt (a vet working at Putlands Veterinary Surgery and dad at the school) visiting Kandinsky, to tell us all about looking after our pets and bringing in his dog.  We will be reading both fiction and non-fiction books about animals such as There’s a Snake in Our School’ by David Walliams, ‘The Giant Jumperee’ by Julia Donaldson, Nocturnal Animals and many more, and studying animal poems. 

This term we will be presenting our class assembly to the rest of the school and parents, acting out stories and using the music from the Carnival of the Animals. We will be learning about the Creation story from the Bible.  We will continue to enjoy our Maths lessons from the White Rose scheme helping us to become better problem solvers as well as super mental mathematicians.

 In Spring term two we will be moving on to think about wild animals from different continents and in particular from Kenya which is our topic focus.  As an exciting finish to our Animals topic we will be visiting Drusilla’s Zoo close to the Easter holidays.

Our long term plan can be found here.

Year 1 Photos




Latest News

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Important Dates

Monday 26th February
Medical Detection Dogs visit
Friday 2nd March
Maya Workshop for Monet Class

A visit from Mexicolore who will lead us in an all day interactive Maya workshop.

Tuesday 20th March
Parents' Consultation
Thursday 22nd March
Parents' Consultation
Wednesday 28th March
Easter Service Whole School

Drop children at St Margaret's Church at 9am. Infants to be collected by parents/carers at 10am from Church to return to school. Juniors will walk back via the orchards, stopping for a snack. Infants are welcome to join the walk at parents'/carers' discretion. If weather is dreadful, we will use the school hall.

Thursday 29th March
End of Term 4
Monday 16th April
Start Term 5
Wednesday 25th April
Year 4 Monet Assembly

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