Welcome to Cherry Class
Cherry Class is taught by
Mrs Elliott works with us and supports our learning Monday - Thursday.
We have lots of fun in Year 1, working with Maple Class and always trying our best.
A few reminders:
Our Learning 2019-2020
Our first topic is
Under the sea
We shall be discussing seasides from the past and present. Children will also have the opportunity to discuss the places they have visited on holiday. The children will learn all about sea creatures and the features.
The term we shall be learning about lots of celebrations that are celebrated all around the world. We shall be learning who Guy Fawkes is and why he was so famous. But which celebration is he linked to? We shall be creating our own diva lamps using clay to sculpt them.
Nearer Christmas time we shall be learning the Christmas Story. The children will be able to make their own Christingle to celebrate the beginning of advent.
The children will perform in a year one nativity, this will be in the last week of term.
Our Learning 2018-2019
Spring 2 - Moon Zoom
Our topic this half term is 'Moon Zoom'. We will be learning about space, our solar system and historical events such as moon landings and Tim Peake's mission into space.
National Space Centre - 4/3/19
The children and staff had a great time on our trip to the National Space Centre. We went up the Rocket Tower, experienced a launch pad and control room and learnt a lot from the different exhibitions, such as The Universe and Our Solar System. We also watched a planetarium show about Astronauts, how they train and the conditions they have to survive and work in during their time in space. What an amazing day!
Spring 1 - Superhereos!
This half-term we will be looking at Superheroes. Year 1 will be looking at both fictional superheroes and real people that have helped changed the world. Within this topic we will also be looking at the art work that surrounds superheroes; Pop Art and visual effects.
Autumn 2 - Celebrations!
We will be looking at a range of different celebrations from different religions or parts of history. Year 1 will be looking at Bonfire Night and why we celebrate it, Diwali and how that is celebrated around the world and will also be looking at the Christmas Story.
Instruction Writing - Sandwich Making
This week, Year 1 have been looking at Instructions. We have looked at a variety of different instruction texts, identified their key features and collected a bank of 'bossy' imperative verbs ready to write our own set of instructions. On Thursday, we made jam sandwiches all by ourselves! We thought about the different steps needed to make our sandwich. We are now going to write our own set of instructions all about how to make a jam sandwich.
We are very proud to have won this term's Attendance Competition!
Punch and Judy - Puppet Making
We had a Design & Technology Day on Thursday 11th October. As part of our topic this term, we have been thinking about holidays in present day and holidays that Victorian people would have had in the past. We have thought about similarities and differences and have looked at the activities Victorian adults and children would have taken part in during their seaside holidays. We discussed the Punch and Judy show and looked at the basic story line. As part of our DT day, Year 1: designed, made, performed and evaluated using their own hand made puppets. We used wooden spoons for our puppets, included a range of different materials and had a go at using lots of design and fixing skills to create our puppets. We had a lovely time and worked really hard. They look amazing!
A huge thank you to all the grandparents that came along to our Grandparent's Day afternoon today. We had a great time out in Forest School and the children really enjoyed building dens, making swings and being outdoors with the grandparents that attended. We are glad the weather stayed dry for us!
Autumn 1: Under the sea
Year One's first topic this year is Under the Sea. We will be learning about different sea creatures, their habitats and thinking about different holiday destinations around the UK and abroad.
The Phonics Screen Check
In June 2019, the children will be taking part in the national phonics screening tests. This means during the run up to this date staff will be putting boosters in place in order to increase children's confidence with phonics. Below are some links to websites that can help you practice with your children.