Welcome to Hazel Class!
There will be two adults working in Hazel Class this year. The class teacher will be Miss Simmons and teaching assistant will be the brilliant Mrs Winkworth. We will work together to support our Year 1 children to learn through a fun, engaging and inspiring curriculum.
We will have:
Tuesday – Ballet / Gym
Wednesday – Games
Thursday – Ballet / Gym
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 6: Enchanted Forest
We are learning all about plants and how they grow. We will investigate what they need to survive and will be planting our own seeds. We will investigate the environment and where different plants grow. We hope to visit some local habitats to see the variety of colours and textures plants produce which we will use when imitating the art of famous artists who captured plants and flowers. We will bring this into our Literacy by exploring the story Wild by Emily Hughes.
Term 5: Walk The Plank!
We are learning all about Pirates and the adventures that they had. We will focus on pirate ships and investigate how they float on the seven seas. We will be launching our topic by singing shanties, reading pirate stories and creating pirate maps. During the term we will be writing our own pirate stories, reading about pirates in the past and mapping out their exploratory quest to find the buried treasure. Set sail with us across the stormy oceans on our latest learning adventure.
Arrrrrrr me hearties!
Term 4: African Adventures
We are learning all about Africa! We will be learning traditional tales, finding out about the animals and people who live there, comparing landscapes of various habitats around Africa and creating our own African art. We will start our topic by taking off on our route to Africa with a safari around the school! The homework planner is designed to bring African Adventures into your home and we hope you have fun exploring this amazing and varied continent with your child.
Term 3: Night Time Fright Time
We are learning all about nocturnal animals and their habitats. We can’t wait to take a trip to Stoke Park to discover the animals that live there, listen to the noises they make and try to find their homes. We will have a night time walk, take snacks (weather permitting!) and tell each other night time stories. We are also looking forward to inviting a hedgehog charity to the school to tell us more about these special nocturnal animals.
Term 2: Space Invaders
We are learning all about space and how to get there. We will be finding out about people who have been to space and what it is like. We will be investigating light and the different places that it comes from by experimenting with light sources. We will be getting creative by designing and building space stations, rockets, planets and aliens. We will consider how astronauts survive in space and the food they need to survive.
Term 1: Dangerous Dragons
Our topic this term is focusing on Dangerous Dragons. We will be exploring stories about the magical world of dragons and castles in literacy. We will be creating masks in Art and DT, and making links to real dragons around the world in Geography. In History, we will research dragon myths and the medieval world.