Welcome to Hazel Class!
There will be three adults working in Hazel Class this year. The class teacher will be Miss Simmons and teaching assistants will be the brilliant Mrs Dicks and Mrs Bendon. We will work together to support our Year 1 children to learn through a fun, engaging and inspiring curriculum.
We will have:
Monday – Forest School
Tuesday – Drama
Wednesday – Gym
Thursday – Ballet
Friday – Games
We will send 5 spellings home on a Friday. Please practice these over the week, ready for a spelling test the following Friday. We have a spelling challenge, where each child has the chance to move through the solar system to reach the sun (completing 100 spellings).
Please work with your child to complete one homework activity each week (see homework planner attached). We will share our home learning at the end of each term in a class ‘gallery’.
Reading at home with your child has a huge impact on their learning. Please read for 5-10 minutes at least 4 times a week, if not every day. Your child can get a new book to read if they drop it in the book box as they come into the classroom in the morning.
Thank you for your continued support at home!
Term 1: Deadly 60
Our topic this term is all about dangerous animals! We will consider life as an explorer and journey to wild places. We will become deadly 60 reporters and find out about the creatures in various extreme habitats around the world. In history we will learn about famous explorers both past and present. We will become wildlife photographers in art to find out about the animals that live in our local environment. We will finish our topic with a trip to the Wild Place and become real life explorers.
Term 2: Robots
Our topic this term is all about robots! Over the term we will discover how robots move and how things are powered by electricity. In DT we will design our own robot cars by making axels to help them move. In history we will learn about the changes in technology within our lifetime. We can’t wait for all this robot excitement!
Term 3: I’m a celebrity
This term we are turning ourselves into celebrities. We will start with a red carpet event, where we can all show off our glamorous outfits and walk down the red carpet. Throughout the topic we will be learning about famous celebrities of the past and present and deciding which one is our favourite. We will also be finding out about ourselves in our Science work, including what we need to survive and stay healthy. In Art we will have fun creating our own portraits in the style of famous artists.
Term 4: Horrible Histories
This term we are turning back time and travelling to 1666 when the Great Fire of London started. We will try to imagine what life was like in London before, during and after this event, using Samuel Pepys’ diary to help us to paint a picture of the scene. In Science, we will investigate light and sound, in Art we will look at patterns and textures in buildings and in Literacy we will work towards creating poems and newspaper reports. Our Maths learning will focus on weight, length, volume and capacity. We also look forward to a visit from the local fire service.