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.
The children are really enjoying the 'Book of the Week' it is great for the children to share their favourite stories with the class.
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.