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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The Tower of London

Year 1 have been learning about castles, so Miss Shooter took her pupils off to the Tower of London to experience this amazing historic building.

No castle would be complete without crowns and this is where the Queen keeps her crown jewels.

Year 1 were amazed at how many precious stones are in the darkened room of the Jewel House and of course the size of the Koh-i-Nûr (or Mountain of Light) the Indian diamond set in the Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. But the most impressive was the enormous 530.2 carat Cullinan I diamond, or Great Star of Africa, in the Sovereign’s Sceptre. It remains the largest colourless cut diamond in the world.

After a photo opportunity with a sentry guard outside the Jewel House it was time to head home.

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