Mrs Reed's 2017-18 Year 1 Class

Welcome to the Year 1 Class 2017-18 with Mrs Reed, Mrs White & Mrs Dray.
Check back here regularly to find out what is happening in Year 1 this term.
Welcome to Year 1!
The children are settling in well to their new classroom and the challenges of Year 1.  Together we have created our class rules and the children are taking on weekly responsibilities with our class monitor roles.
Our first topic is Epic Explorers, we have begun by looking at the life of Christopher Columbus and his voyage to America.
Book of the Week
The children are really enjoying the 'Book of the Week' it is great for the children to share their favourite stories with the class.
Year 1 Reading Challenge

The children will gain a point towards the ‘Year 1 Reading Challenge’ every time they read at home.

Autumn Term 1 winner - Mollie

Autumn Term 2 winner - Louise

Spring Term 1 winner - Lyra

In English we have been focusing on traditional tales. We have been looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children created actions to retell the beginning of the story before creating an alternative middle section.  The children designed a new setting and character for Jack to find at the top of the beanstalk.
In Science we have been looking at materials.  We carried out an investigation to see which material would be best for Christopher Columbus' boat.

Welcome to the Spring Term!

This term our topic is: 

During this topic will be looking at ‘Animals, including humans’ we will look at types of animals and the habitats they live in.  We will also be focusing on the Circus, looking at the history of the Circus.  Linking this to our work on Animals, we will think about the use of Animals in the Circus and how this has changed over time.


On Friday we visited Soham Village College and took part in the Circus Skills Festival.  It was great fun and we learnt lots of new skills!
In Maths we have been looking at our number bonds, we worked in groups and used resources to find number bonds and prove the statement "20 has more number bonds than 10".
In ICT we used algorithms to programme a BeeBot to move around the map. We debugged our algorithms until they complete the actions correctly.
On Wednesday we had a visit from the Science Ambassadors.  The children got to enjoy a number of activities, they heard their heart beat, looked a skeletons, worked in a teddy bears hospital, learnt about a number of germs and the importance of washing their hands correctly.
Finger Puppets
In D&T we have been designing and making finger puppets.  The children thought about what materials would work best and used these to make their finger puppets.
Welcome to the Summer Term!
This term our topic is..

During this topic will be looking at Plants. We will think about what plants need to grow. We will be growing are own bean plants and also observing and comparing how they grow in different conditions.


We will also look at the garden as a habitat when we think about ‘Minibeasts’.


Important Dates:

Our Class Sharing Assembly will be held on:

Friday the 11th of May 2018

This will be a time for the children to showcase their recent learning.


 PE Days this half term:

Wednesday - Gymnastics 

Thursday - Swimming (starting w/c 30.4.18)