Year 1

Teacher: Mrs Mansouri-Johnson
In Year 1 we are enthusiastic learners who try our best in everything we do. We are learning to become more independent and try new things, always embracing a challenge.

We work in a fun and safe learning environment where the ethos is for everyone to try your best ‘have a go even if you don’t know’.

We start our day off the same way each morning. We love going to work with our various adults for phonics and move onto our handwriting and literacy. After a well earned break we settle down to our maths sessions which are fast and full of fun activities. Guided reading comes next where we show off all our reading skill from decoding the text to predicting what will happen next. After lunch we engage in our creative activities.

To find out more about our class and what activities we have been undertaking on a daily basis then please take a look at the details below. This page will be regularly updated with new material so please keep checking back for new information.

1 January 2017

Year 1 Topic Information Summer Term

(updated 12 May 2017)

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Welcome back!

The class have done a great job of settling back into school and joining Key Stage One. It is a big jump and can be scary for some children. We have tried to make the transition as easy as possible and the children have met the challenge well.

This week we started our All About Me topic and had a lovely time with the children sharing their Me Bags. Thank you to parents for helping the children create such great homework. Talking of which, homework books were sent home today. Please choose ONE activity a week to complete. This set will take us to half term when our topic will change to Arctic Adventures. There are also spellings on the front cover for the children to learn. These include words from the statutory Year 1 word list.

Our Quiet Critters have ventured into the classroom this week. Hopefully they will be brave enough to come out of their soundproof jars to meet the children this week!

Well done to Bobby who received the most Dojos this week plus the Spirit certificate and Benjamin for his Gold Book certificate.

Have a great weekend Class 1 :)

Sports Day

Year 1 have been practising for Sports Day for a few weeks now.

This is their second year taking part in Sports Day, so they all know what they had to achieve.

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Using chalk to make Northern Lights.

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PE Multi-Skills

In Year 1's PE lesson they all took part in Multi-skills.

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Story Maps with Year 2

Year 2 helping with story maps.

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Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
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