In Year One our aim is to help your child fulfil their potential; to become independent, self-motivated and eager to learn. In order to achieve this we deliver an exciting curriculum, with topics changing every half-term. We believe that we learn best when we can see, hear and experience things first hand and we hope that this page will keep you informed of upcoming events, exciting news and showcase some of the amazing learning that has taken place!
Upcoming events this term:
Easter Experience at All Saints and Martyrs
Visit to Rochdale Touchstones for our History topic of 'Toys and Games in the Past'
Our last week of this half term has been Science Week. Our theme for this year was Journeys. During the week we conducted three different investigations. Our favourite one involved catapults! For homework we had to make a catapult that could throw a small object. Some of the catapults were so big they had to be wheeled into school! The winner from Year One was Harvey. We had lots of entries so well done to everyone and thank you to parents for all of your help and support.
Over the last few weeks we have had a visit from a Textile Artist. She showed us how to make pictures using only felt. Each class created a picture based on one of the four seasons - Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.
First we had to choose the appropriate colour of wool to create our picture. We decided to each make a tree showing how it would change through the different seasons and the children thought carefully about the colours associated with each season. Once we had placed the wool onto the plain background we had to wet the wool. We then wrapped the picture up in a mat and roll it until our hands were tired! This pushed the different colours of wool into the background and then we left the wool to dry. We are very proud of our finished pieces.
This half term has been very busy. Two of our highlights have been:
Year 1.1 held their Harvest Assembly for EYFS and KS1. The children presented very well, explaining why the Harvest Festival is so important. They shared their recent learning with everyone, including the vehicles that they have made in D.T. and retold the story of the Little Red Hen. We were very happy to see so many parents join us and thank you all for your kind donations. The collection went to Brentwood Day Centre
Where Do I Live?
Our Geography topic this half term has been 'Where Do I Live?'
In Year One the children have learnt about Planet Earth and its 7 continents. We have particularly enjoyed learning the lyrics to this song:
We then looked closer to home including finding out about the United Kingdom and our local area. We wanted to know what facilities we have in Langley so we went on a local walk. Here is what we found: