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Curriculum Overview 2021-22
Autumn 1, Week 6
This Week we have been looking at signs of Autumn. The children looked at the changing colour of the leaves.
We had lots of fun making split pin dogs as part of our learning on our class text ‘Dogger’. The children followed instructions and worked really hard to put the parts together. The children were really proud of their work.
On Wednesday, we celebrated St. Edward’s feast day. We went to church and the children sang and read fantastically! We also drew pictures of St. Edward in our Art sketchbooks.
Design and Technology
Signs of Autumn
Autumn 1, Week 5
On Monday, we had an African Dance Workshop. The children learnt a dance routine and had lots of fun. At the end of our routine we shouted ‘jambo’. ‘Jambo’ is a Swahili greeting.
We started our new class text ‘Dogger’ and have been discussing our favourite toys as part of our History topic ‘Toys through Time’. The children created lost posters to help Dave find Dogger.
We have also been outside on a ‘Senses Walk’. The children shared what they could see, smell, hear and touch when exploring our school grounds.
Autumn 1, Week 4
This week we celebrated ‘Little Way Week’. The children learnt about St Thérèse of Lisieux and that through small, loving actions we too can deliver God’s love to the world.
- The children are really enjoying our topic ‘Marvellous Me’. On Thursday we had a special visitor who worked with the children to create self portraits. The children used mirrors to look at their faces and decorated their own frames with glitter and sequins. The morning was filled with lots of creativity and singing too.
- In English, we have been reading ‘My Friend the Monster’. The children wrote instructions to help the monster find his way to the park.
- In Maths, the children have been counting forwards and backwards. We have also been comparing length, height and weight.
This week we have had lots of fun in Year 1. In English, we have been reading our class text 'My Friend the Monster.' The children have created posters for a 'Lost Monster'. In Maths, we have been using cubes, counters and counting straws to explore numbers to 100.
On Tuesday, we prayed the Rosary as a class to celebrate The Centenary for the Legion of Mary.
On Wednesday we did a whole school 'Wake Up Shake Up' for National Fitness Day.
Week beginning 13th September
In phonics this week, we have been revising how to read, and spell, words with double consonant endings. Can you use these words in a sentence?
Next week, we will re-cap reading and spelling words that start with adjacent consonants.
In Mathematics, we have been counting groups of objects. We did this carefully, making sure we only counted each object once.
Week Beginning 6th September
What a fantastic first week back to school we have had! I have been so proud of each and every child for settling in to the class routines and their attitude to learning.
This week, we have been focusing on our mission statement “Jesus is at the Heart of all that we do”, and how we can apply this to what we do in school. The children thought of some wonderful ways to show this. We have also made our own class rules which we have all agreed to try and follow.
In English, we have been reading ‘Ruby’s Worry’ and written letters to Ruby to suggest ways in which she can become less worried. A lot of our letters suggested she use her Safeguarding Hand and speak to a teacher or adult in the school. In Maths, our focus has been on sorting and counting objects into groups. We started our new topic, ‘Marvellous Me,’ by labelling the parts of the body in Science and drawing self portraits in Art.
Science- Labelling Body Parts
Your child can wear:
- Jogging bottoms (blue)
- School P.E t-shirt
- School cardigan or jumper
- Please remember no earrings should be worn for health and safety reasons and a white round neck t-shirt with the school badge and plain blue or black shorts/ tracksuit bottoms should be worn.
Welcome to Class 1JW. Our class teacher is Miss Westwood.
Incase you want to know a little bit more about me, I have put together a little something for you to read.
Dear Year 1 children and parents,
My name is Miss Westwood. I have had lots of experience in Year 1, Year 3 and Year 6 and I have thoroughly enjoyed them all for different reasons. I am currently teaching in Year 1, specifically 1JW. I am so pleased that I have such a wonderful class!
At university I studied Primary Education with a specialist focus on English. I love reading, baking and being outdoors. If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would say I was creative, motivated and organised.
I am really looking forward to the year ahead getting to know you and your child, if you need anything I am always here to listen and help where I can. There are many adults who may be working with your child at some point but in case any of you are unsure of what I look like, you can have a look at the 'Whos' Who' page.
We have many ways to communicate here at school, but currently the most efficient way would be to email the firstname.lastname@example.org email address which I am checking daily and will try to respond as quickly as I can.
As the children are now Year 1 we are encouraging them to try and be a bit more independent and to think about what they can do themselves to prepare for the school day. Please could you help us by checking that we always have our correct uniform, drink bottle and reading bag with our reading book every day?