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Class RW

Welcome to 1W - Miss Woods and Mrs Lekal


We are delighted to welcome you to our class page and tell you a little about what we have been learning in 1W!

Autumn 1 

The children have settled in nicely to year 1 life.


In Maths we are building our basic skills, looking at numbers and practising our counting. We have looked for patterns on the 100 number square and the children are becoming really good at counting both forwards and backwards to help us add and take away. 


In English the children are continuing to build on their reading, writing and phonics skills from reception. We are currently learning to write captions and labels and are using these skills in our other subjects too, the children did a fantastic job of labeling the human body in Science as part of our topic animals including humans. 



Autumn 2 

We've had a fantastic half term full of fun and celebrations.  In R.E the children have learnt about the festivals of Diwali and Hanukkah by making cards and decorations. The children especially enjoyed making their own diva lamps to celebrate Diwali.



In History we learnt why bonfire night is celebrated and we received a visit from Guy Fawkes!


And of course, the children have loved our Christmas celebrations in school. There was some amazing dancing at our Christmas party, an exciting Santa dash, and even a visit from Father Christmas!



The children have been working very hard this half term. In English we have been learning dictionary skills and looking at alphabetical order as well as learning how to write instructions. We enjoyed dancing along to this alphabet song! 


In Maths we have continued to work on using a range of methods to add and subtract. We are absolute super stars at recalling our addition and subtraction facts to 10 and 20.

We love testing our knowledge of number bonds with this fun game we also enjoyed this song to help us with number bonds to 20.


We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and we wish you a very happy new year.



Spring 1 

This half term we have been looking at a range of traditional tales and even writing our own!  We did lots of work on describing characters and settings using adjectives. We loved this song about the big bad wolf! 


 In maths we have been exploring multiplication. We know that the multiplication sign means "lots of" and we know how to arrange objects in straight lines to represent this. We call this an array. We can then use our knowledge of counting in 2s,5,s and 10s to count our objects. How clever! 



This half term the children have loved learning about Geography, looking at both our local area and around the world as part of "Around the World Week."  We learnt about China, France and Italy. We especially enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year and our very special visit from some amazing Chinese dragons. 




Soon it is our class assembly, your child may like to practise singing these songs at home:


We will be updating this page soon to keep you informed of all the exciting learning we do in year 1! 


Our week in year 1:


We try to read with all the children on either Monday or Tuesday. The bookbags are kept in school overnight on Monday evenings.  


We have P.E with our school sports coaches on Mondays.  children require a full P.E. kit which is sent home at the end of each half term. 



On Tuesday we will send home a new reading book for you to read and enjoy with your child at home.



We have library on a Wednesday where the children can choose their own book and take it home for a week. Please ensure your child's book is returned on the following Wednesday so they are able to choose a new book. 



On Thursday we have a praise assembly to celebrate the children's achievements.



On Friday Learning together sheets are sent home with lots of information on what we have been up to in class during our week. There are also some fun activities for you to try at home with your child if you wish.