Before we move swiftly into a new term, may I first thank all the volunteers who accompanied us to the pantomime on the last day of last term. It was a wonderful treat for everyone and a fabulous way to finish for Christmas. Another big thank you from all the year 1 staff for our cards and gifts, we really appreciate your kindness.
The children worked very hard in the last few week of term despite busily rehearsing and then giving outstanding performances as dancing stars in the nativity. Below are some pictures of the work we did about the story of Jesus’ birth.
After a lovely Christmas break, Year 1 are now raring to go with our new topic called ‘Amazing Me!’.We introduced the topic by thinking about what kind of superhero we would be and the super-talents we may have. Many children thought it would be useful to be super-stretchy, while others thought being super-brave would enable them to help lots of people. We designed our superhero costumes and chose our favourite one to be made into super-sized superhero picture for our display. Our wonderful new superhero – real name Grayson, is now waiting for his body parts to be labelled during our next science lesson.
This term we will be learning about real-life heroes such as Florence Nightingale and Louis Braille, linked with learning about our senses and how they keep us safe and healthy. We are also exploring books written and illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Please encourage your child to have a look through their books at home to see if they can spot any. HIs books are hugely entertaining and we have already had fun sharing a few of his books, I have never seen the reading corner so busy! In art we will be learning about portraiture and creating our own art gallery, as well as finding ways to create pictures without pencils or paintbrushes. A busy term as ever and off to a flying start!