Welcome to Year 1!
Maple - Mrs Middleton
Chestnut - Miss Parker
CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Year 1 please see link below.
Christmas Nativity Performances: On 13th and 14th December Year 1 classes put on excellent performances of their play ‘A Miracle In Town’. All the children sang beautifully and we had some lovely comments:
“A wonderful performance, so heart warming and festive, well done ALL.. Super performance, well done Year One! Brilliant to all who took part you were all amazing.”
Tuesday 20th November Weston Museum Educational Visit: Chestnut and Maple Classes thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Weston Museum, as part of their learning about dinosaurs. The children had the chance to be paleontologists for the day, digging up dinosaur bones and fossils. They drew their own fossils, made them out of clay and they learnt lots of different facts. It was a fun and exciting day had by all.
Thursday 13th September 2018 - 3.15-3.45pm in Maple Class:
Transition Meeting for parents/carers, of pupils going into Year 1 in September 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.
DIARY DATES & EVENTS:
Year 1 Art Exhibition: The Year 1 classes held an Art Exhibition in school for their parents/carers on 19th July in their classrooms. We received some lovely comments from our parents; “Fantastic pictures, thank you for letting us come into school to see them! Beautiful drawings..amazing pictures well done.”
Year 1 Bristol Zoo Visit on 21st June 2018:
Year 1 classes enjoyed their visit to Bristol Zoo where the children learnt lots of interesting facts about the different animals that come from eggs and enjoyed a picnic lunch.
Thank you again to our parent helpers who accompanied us on the visit.
Phonics Screening Checks Year 1: These will take place during June 2018 (letter sent home, please see letter below)
World Book Day 1st March 2018: pupils and staff came to school dressed in their fantastic World Book Day costumes. The children were able to take part in a variety of Dr Seuss based activities within school. Thank you to all our parents and carers for your support with the wonderful costumes.
Year 1 Plant Sale: Year 1 classes held a Plant Sale after school in the school hall on 5th July. They have been growing lots of different plants for this event. The Sale was very successful and we will let you know how much was raised. Worle Lions Club kindly donated £200 to St Martin’s, for Year 1 to purchase seeds and pots for this event. All profits raised from the Sale will go towards the sponsorship of a Guide Dog Puppy. Remaining unsold plants will be available to purchase at our Celebration of Learning Event on Tuesday 11th July
WEBSITES FOR LEARNING AT ST. MARTIN'S
Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!
Children have their individual log in details in their reading record and teachers will update books as children complete the books and activities. YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD AN APP CALLED 'PUFFIN ACADEMY' IN ORDER TO PLAY CONTENT ON iPADS/SOME TABLETS. THE APP IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD.
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet friendly- children can practise their counting and calculation skills.
Another website with maths and phonics games for both Early Years and Key Stage One.
Another website that is used in school to help children to practise their phonic skills. There is a free section of games on this website.
Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects. A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents