Fireflies Year 1
Welcome to Fireflies class. Our staff are Mr Jane and Mrs King. If you would like to talk to us we are friendly and approachable, and one of us will be on the playground on Monday and Wednesday mornings, as well every afternoon.
The children have settled in well and have learnt so much already this term. The learning in class is supported by the five Building Learning Powers. We have been encouraging the children to be resourceful (busy bee), reflective (wise owl), resilient (tough tortoise), have good relationships (team ant) and be respectful to each other - linking to our school motto: Respect, Believe, Achieve!
Our long term plan for the year can be found here.
Games to play at home:
- ICT games - Maths and Phonics games
- Phonics Play
- Hit the button - Maths games
- Lightbot - programming
- BBC bitesize - Science and more
Can we create a gallery to share the culture of a different country?
Take a look at what your child is learning this term on our Summer term curriculum letter. Help your child complete one of our home learning tasks - we look forward to seeing what you make!
Please help your child complete their half term Reading Challenge
14th May - We like to keep our maths practical so this week we have been learning about grouping and sharing using counters, cubes and PE equipment. We made groups of 2, 3, 4 and 5.
This term we have also been learning how to tell the time to o'clock and half past. We learnt a rhyme through oracy "Big hand at the top means o'clock." to help us remember. We were also able to show times to o'clock and half past using the mini clocks in class.
This term we have been learning about Christianity through symbolism. We looked at various Christian objects and noticed the different symbols on them. We found the cross and St. Mary Magdalene on one necklace. Here are some photos of us with the objects:
Growing pea seeds
We put pea seeds into plastic bags and left them to germinate for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks we took our seedlings and planted them into compost. Here are some photos of us doing this:
We have been learning about plants this term. We went on a walk through our playground and looked for common plants. We found dandelions, daisies and bluebells.
Maths - February 2018
We have been learning about multiplication and using our knowledge of counting in 2, 5 and 10 to help us. We enjoyed doing BIG maths in the playground to make large groups. We made 8 groups of 2 and counted in twos to find out how many there were altogether. We have also been practising our addition and subtraction facts and learning our number bonds to 20.
If your child would like to further their depth of learning in maths they can try some of the enrichment activities from the NCETM booklet: NCETM Y1 Mastery Booklet
Spring Term 2018
Here is our leaflet listing what we will be learning about this term. There are three home learning tasks for you to choose from. We look forward to seeing what you create! Spring Term 2018 Leaflet
Balance Ability - January 2018
During the first Spring term we had the opportunity to learn to ride a bike with the Bikeability team! We learnt how to balance our bodies and become more agile before getting on a bike. Then we learnt to ride a balance bike; practising stopping and cornering before finally riding a bike with pedals. There were lots of fun activities all week and the children thoroughly enjoyed the week.
Allotment visit - November 2017
We visited the school allotment and looked at plants at the end of the growing season. We discovered some plants were still growing and in our polytunnel like chilli peppers and aubergines. We collected some samples and took them back to school to draw and write about.