Welcome to Year 1! My name is Ms Hammett-Kay and I am very excited to be your teacher. First thing that you should know is that I love art and we will look at some wonderful artists this year and be artists ourselves.
In Year 1 we cover some really exciting topics.
- Autumn 1: All About… Me!
- Autumn 2: All About…Toys!
- Spring 1: All About… Maps!
- Spring 2: All About… Heroes!
- Summer 1 & 2: All About… Animals!
We start by getting excited exploring our planet Earth, looking at the wonders of the oceans and some of the countries that are our neighbours in Europe. We will learn about the area immediately around us, our school and homes, our city, and the countries in the UK. We learn about how cities are different to the countryside and the types of features we can find in each, and we will start to look at maps and make our own. In the Spring term, we build upon our map skills, learning more important map ingredients such as a key and compass, learning how to use maps to plan journeys. In summer we will end this year’s geography by heading off to deepest, darkest Peru in search of amazing animals and possibly Paddington!
I’m very excited about the history topics in Year 1, where first up is looking at toys! We learn about famous bears through time, and we look at how the very first Teddy bear came about. Next, we’ll be finding out about where we live and how it was in the past. Then we’ll go further back in time to learn about heroes who have made a difference in the past. We learn about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. They were very, very brave women, and we’ll learn about what they did and use maps to locate where they lived and where they went. We will finish by looking at animals throughout history and our relationship with them. We will look at the differences between wild and domestic animals, and look at some famous animals in history.
Our topics will help us explore lots of areas of science, where we will look at the materials that things are made from, be plant detectives, explore our senses and find out lots about animals.
Each day we enjoy phonics sessions, mental number-work and reading activities to continually practice and become fluent in our basic skills. We work hard with numbers and shapes and measures, becoming budding mathematicians. What I’m very excited about though are all the brilliant books that we will be sharing together! We will enjoy lots of different types of books and start to be writers ourselves.Words are wonderful things and we will have a great year reading, listening, talking, writing and creating.
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