Welcome to Year 1!
In Year 1, we have two classes: Beech and Birch, taught by Mr Dixon and Mr Everitt. Until February we have also been very lucky to be joined by Miss Tolley, a third year BEd student from Plymouth University. We are also well supported by our fantastic teaching assistants, Mrs Young, Mrs Sweet and Miss Lakin.
We look forward to building on last year's work in Foundation Stage as your children move into the new curriculum of Key Stage 1.
We have been working hard to develop our learning environment and will continue this with your children's development and well-being at the heart of what we plan.
In Science we have been working on classifying animals. This week we worked on sorting animals based on what they eat. We now understand that carnivores eat meat or other animals, herbivores eat plants and omnivores eat a mixture of both. We worked in teams to discuss our ideas and answers. It is always best to collaborate and discuss your answers.
This term we have been learning to use programmable toys. We have learnt how the beebots store memory and you programme them using an algorithm. We had races across the maps to reach a destination with treasure on. It was great fun, we looked at planning our journeys first. The children worked well to grasp the algorithms and input the data.
As part of our provision in Year 1, the children have access to our snack station. The children follow the process through. They order their food at the writing table, before going on to make their own order after being check through from our resident head chef, Mrs Young! The children then take responsibility for learning how to spread with knives or pour cereal and milk. Then the fun, eating and chatting! They then are responsible for washing up their dishes to allow for more children to have a turn. Writing for a purpose is at the core of what we do here. Real learning for real life.