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Year 1: Artists

Welcome to the Artists class page!

Our class team are Miss O’Reilly and Mrs Wright.

The best thing about being in Year 1 is being part of an amazing team who are kind, helpful and resilient! We learn so much in a short space of time, and we can’t wait to show you what we can achieve.

In DT, we are exploring wheels at forest school with Mr Groves. We will be designing, making and evaluating our own vehicle. We will need to test these and will be having a race on the playground with the finished designs! For our Geography this term we are learning to identify and name the four countries and capital cities of the UK. We will learn the surrounding seas. Later on in our unit we will be using our geography skills to compare where we live with the Amazon Rainforest! I know the children will really enjoy this and will be excited to find out more information as they loved exploring Gainsborough. In PE this term we are doing gymnastics! We will be looking at floor exercises and creating our own floor sequence to perform to others! We will be spending some time this term exploring relationships in PSHE, how to make friends and how to ask for help when we need it. Mrs Griffiths will be teaching us our music and computing units this term on a Tuesday afternoon. 

Our PE day will be on Wednesday and our forest school session will be on a Tuesday. For PE can you please ensure that your child has their PE kit in a named bag. For forest school children will need wellies, a coat and a spare change of clothes in a named bag. It can be quite wet and muddy at this time of year, so old clothes are perfect! We do have some spare uniform, but the children do prefer to use their own things.  Thank you for your continued  support with this. 

Our timetable also includes daily phonics, maths fluency, English, guided reading, art, geography, history, RE, computing and PSHE. We always enjoy these topics and get fully engaged in the learning. I know the children will love coming home and telling you all about our new learning.

We will continue to change reading books each day providing there is a signature/page number or comment. We will continue to send your child home with a reading for pleasure book to share with you. We love to hear what you think of the books so please share your thoughts with us. If you have any concerns or questions please come and speak to us.