Welcome to Year 1!
Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 30 fabulous children with two lovely teachers: Ms Mutter (Monday through Thursday) and Ms Kowalska (Friday). Crimson Class is a Year 1 class of 29 equally fabulous children with Ms Del Corso as their class teacher. We have a great team of teaching assistants in Year 1: Ms Wilding, Mrs Ruiz, Ms Chapman and Mrs Graham. We work hard to be kind to each other, respecting our differences and sharing a great learning journey together!
Our topic for this term is ‘Carnival of the Animals’, where we will ask and answer questions such as, ‘How are animals similar and different?’ and ‘Are humans animals?’ This topic has a strong science focus, although we will be exploring the topic through reading, writing and art as well.
We will be learning about the features of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and also that humans are animals too! We will learn how to sort animals in different ways, as well as using technical words to do so, such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. Our visit to Shepreth Wildlife Park will give the children the opportunity to see a range of animals up close. Look out for more information on ParentMail.
In Year 1 we love reading and try to read as much as possible. We encourage parents to read regularly with children and to record this in their reading record book. Children are expected to change their own reading book regularly from the colour banded selection in class as often as necessary, so please remember to bring your book bag every day. Children will also bring home a school library book, which will be changed weekly.
Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor). Please keep PE kits in school so we can take advantage of opportunities on other days too. PE kit consists of: navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, navy blue tracksuit, trainers or plimsolls and spare socks in a draw string bag – remember to name all clothing and bag clearly!
We have drinking cups in our classroom, however children may want to bring their own water bottle in school, especially for outdoor PE days, so that we stay healthy and hydrated! This should be named and brought home daily for cleaning.
If you have any questions about school, please contact the Office by phone, email or in person, or come and find us!