In year 1 we have been celebrating Diwali. We have learnt about why people celebrate Diwali and how it is celebrated. In our literacy lessons we have been learning about the story of Rama and Sita. On Friday we had our own Diwali celebration in class, using our own Diva lamps that we had made and we ate dried fruit!Diwali!
In year 1 we have noticed that their have been lots of changes going on outside, we have been exploring these changes and learning all about Autumn. We went on an Autumn walk collected seasonal items to use in our art lessons.Autumn!
This half term we have been exploring the topic of Magic! We have been reading the books, Potion Commotion, Room on the Broom and Winne the Witch. Have a look at some of the learning we have been doing.Magic!
This term we will be learning about plants and trees. One of our objectives is to be able to identify and name some common plants so today we made our identification sheet and went on a hunt around school to see if we could find some. We not only looked at the plants but used our senses knowledge from our learning from last term to explore the plants smell and feel.Exploring Plants
This term we have been looking at the work of sculptor Giacometti. We looked at some pictures of his work and discussed how his sculptures were of peoples shadows and that they often were very thin with stretched bodies. We decided to make our own sculptures of Stick Man from our class story using foil in the style of Giacometti.Giacometti Sculptures
Byland class will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday afternoon and indoor PE on a Thursday afternoon, please ensure all kits are named and in school on these days.
All of year 1 will have their dinner at 12 0'clock and playtime will be from 12:30-1:00.
Your child should have come home with a new reading book today, we will aim to change books 1-2 times per week depending on if your child has read. These will be changed on a Monday and a Friday- to enable this to happen please ensure your child has their book and record with them on these days.
Each week your child will be given 5/6 spellings to learn at home. These will be a mixture of key words and phonic words associated with the sounds we are learning in class that week. These will be handed out on a Thursday and tested in class the following Thursday. We will also send home some home learning challenges which you may want to complete with your child. These are not compulsory and will not be assessed but would benefit your child's learning. These might be maths, topic or science related.
In year 1 we use tapestry regularly to evidence the practical learning that takes place in and outside of the classroom. We also welcome any pictures/news you have to share via tapestry and will endeavour to give your child the opportunity to share this in the classroom.
Show and tell-
Show and tell will take place on a Thursday afternoon, this is the only time children are aloud to bring in things from home.