Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to our Year One class page. I am Miss Collins and I am so happy to be teaching the Year 1 class at St Oswald's! We are an enthusiastic class of learners who love exploring and finding out new things. We are currently finding out all about the weather and the seasons. Our class is supported by Mrs Turner and Mrs Halliday. Please check this page to find out all about our learning and what you can do to help your children at home.
This term we have become weather watchers! We have made rain gauges, wind vanes and anemometers and put them outside the classroom in the smelly garden so that we can monitor the weather each day. We have noticed that it has been mostly cloudy and very cold! We will also be looking at extreme weather conditions such as blizzards, droughts and hurricanes and thinking about how these conditions can cause problems for people.
Meet Barry Bear!
Barry Bear is the newest member of our class and goes home with a different child each day. If you are responsible for looking after Barry Bear, he MUST go to bed as soon as it gets dark! This will help the children to understand how the length of the day changes across the seasons. We have already had some lovely diary entries from the children and we love hearing about all the exciting things Barry has got up to!
The children are learning to read through our daily phonics sessions. They then practice their skills three times a week during reading practice times. They will read the same book to an adult over the three sessions, each time with a different focus (decoding, expression and comprehension). The reading books are always closely matched to the children's secure phonic knowledge.
The children are also sent home with additional books at the same level to read at home. Please practise the book three times with your child before sending it in to be changed. It is so important, for their future well being and success, that the children read and are read to on a daily basis so please, please make time at home for this!
In maths, we are now exploring 2d and 3d shapes. We are learning the names of the shapes and using mathematical vocabulary to describe them (sides, corners, faces, flat, curved, edges). We have spotted shapes all around us at school. How many different shapes can you spot at home?
Our PE days are on Tuesdays and Fridays. We are currently developing our skills in dance and gymnastics. Please could you ensure that the children have their full PE kit in school on these days.
Have fun trying out some of our favourite online games.
I have added our favourite games, but these websites contain lots of other great interactive games and activities too.