Year 1

Year 1 is taught by Mrs Claire Atkin and supported by TA Tandy Ould

28th March 2018

 Dear Parents,

 It’s the end of another busy term and it was good to be able to meet with many of you last week to discuss your child’s progress.  Our topic for the first half of our Summer term is ‘On the Farm’ and we are already looking forward to our class visit to Woodland Valley Farm.  In literacy, we will be learning the traditional tale, ‘The Three Little Pigs’, and writing farm riddles. 

In history, we will explore ‘Farming now and then’, looking at how farming has changed throughout the ages and in Science our topics are ‘Materials’ (linked to The Three Little Pigs story) and ‘Animals Including Humans’. 

During our R.E. sessions for the whole term, the children will be learning about what it means to be a part of a Hindu family.  We will also be exploring the question: ‘How do the Churches of Cornwall try to be like the “Good Samaritan?”.  

For our final half term our topic is ‘By the Seaside’.  We will be using the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch’ and finding out facts about sea creatures for our non-fiction work.  We will also be reading the ‘Sally and the Limpet’ story and using this in our Geography sessions where we will be asking the question ‘Why do you enjoy being by the sea so much?’  We will be teaching the children to understand some key physical and human geographical features of the seaside.  In our art sessions, we will be looking at the work of John Dyer and Seurat and painting pictures in their style. 

I will be sending out a new home learning grid after the Easter break and I look forward to seeing the children’s work in school which will be displayed on our home learning board. 

Finally, our class assembly 9am on Thursday 17th May 2018 and I look forward to seeing you there if you are able to come.  

With thanks for your continued support.

Our P.E. days have now changed to a Monday and Thursday, so please ensure that your child has their full kit in school. Library books will continue to be changed on a Friday afternoon.