Welcome to Year 1
In Year one, this year we have Mrs Housden, Mrs Simpkins, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Branigan, Mrs Naylor, Mrs Joyce and Mrs Myers.
In year 1, we believe that each and every one of us are extraordinary and special in our own way. We value each other and aim to nurture your child’s imagination and enthusiasm through the exciting and meaningful curriculum that we will offer.
In the autumn term we will jump into our new school year with a visit to Wombwell woods. We will take a closer look at our local environment and where we live, while observing the seasons of the year. After all, the woodland is a great place to observe the seasonal changes! Chugging ahead in our learning and comparing other parts of the UK including the capital city of London, we will climb aboard and take a train ride around the UK… The runaway train went down the track and she blew….choo choo!! Where are the ‘bright lights and the big city?’
While focusing on significant events through the year and important people from the past, we will continue our journey in to the fictional world of the Three little pigs. Why was the wolf so nasty? Why did the pigs homes easily collapse? What can we do to sort these problems out? We will uncover the answers with ‘Sticks and Stones and Funny Bones’.
As we say goodbye to 2018 and open the mysterious door to 2019, we take our learning on a journey into the past to find out about how life was a long time ago for our families – ‘Memory Box, Whatever Next?’ We will visit Cannon Hall, spending a day in the life of a Victorian, before whizzing into the future to compare the past with what life might be like in the future. What do you think life would be like on another planet? Only Neil Armstrong would know… or maybe the aliens of course! We will dig deep into the world of ‘Ever changing Technology’ to help us investigate.
As spring ends and summer approaches, we will steer our learning towards our ‘Ever changing world’, and wonders our planet has to offer. We will look at the ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’ on our planet and what makes these extraordinary, just like us!
Reaching our summer term, we will focus our curiosity on the ‘Wonders of Here and There’. What makes our world a beautiful place to be?
We will use some exciting hooks into our topics throughout the year, through books and adventures, visitors and artifacts. If you have something to share with us, that would bring meaning to our learning, feel free to let us know. This is OUR curriculum in Year 1, and we welcome everyone’s involvement to guide our learning in meaningful and exciting ways.
Ready…Set… Go Year 1.