Letter from Mrs Bell,
Yesterday I received a big envelope delivered by the postman. I was so excited to open it and so happy to find lots of letters from our children in year 1! Thank you for your 'Get Well Soon' wishes and I really am feeling much better. Your letters made me smile and feel very happy and I can't wait for us all to be back at school soon.
I hope you are all well and staying safe. If you are at home, show mum and dad how brilliant you are and, if you are at school, enjoy the peace and quiet and look after your teachers and teaching assistants. I miss your smiling faces and I miss 'Tea at 3'
I am really looking forward to seeing you again, whenever that may be. Thank you once again.
Mrs Bell x
We had lots of fun making our bird feeders. Please enjoy these at home and send us photographs of birds feeding if possible.
Our trip to Graves Park
To support our learning in history and science we walked through our local area and visited Graves Park.
We looked at Norton hall, Norton stables and St James' church and identified changes in buildings from the pictures in our booklets.
In the park we were on the look out for different species of birds and varieties of flowers. We also looked for other signs of spring.
The children received a letter from Batman asking them to help him make a new type of transport. The children designed rocket launches and after break made made rocket balloons. We had lots of fun testing our balloons in the classroom.
After lunch we received another letter from Batman asking us to make him a new parachute. We spoke about the different forces involved (gravity and air resistance).
We enjoyed testing our parachutes in the classroom.
Information for Y1 parents
We made a street using different methods of joining cardboard
World Book Day
We used ten frames to do addition past 10
We used ten frames to solve number problems
We have been making pulleys for tree houses
We have been finding out which material is best to build a house
We have been learning that some metals are magnetic
We went to the KS1 athletics competition at Ponds Forge
We have been working hard to learn our number bonds for 10.
We have been looking at holly and we decided it was evergreen.
We are playing games to help us learn our number bonds for 10
We have learned how to use part whole models
We compared numbers and objects
We used the snake in the playground to count one more.
We have learned to line up objects before we count them.
We are practising our fine motor skills.
A strange spaceship appeared in our playground!
We love practical maths!
Welcome to Year One!
Mrs Sewell would like to welcome you to our Year One page.
This page will show the structure of our year and the exciting topics we will be focusing on each half term.
Please see the knowledge organisers to find out more details about what we will be learning.
We have lift off! We are learning all about space and aliens and about the brave men and women who have been into space. We are also learning about autumn, trees and the human sesnses.
This topic has a focus on local history. We are learning from local people about Norton, especially about the church. We are also finding out about the countries that make up the United Kingdom.
Happily Ever After
On our Doorstep
Where do you live? During this topic we think about our town and the homes we live in. We look at houses through history and different houses from around the world.
Digging for Dinosaurs
Do you like dinosaurs? This topic is all about the mighty dinosaurs who roamed the earth long ago. We learn about the different types of dinosaurs, the diets they had and how Mary Anning was one of the first people to discover amazing dinosaur fossils.
Deep Sea Dive
Our final topic takes us under the deep blue sea. We learn about amazing sea creatures and think about how we can care for our oceans and keep them clean.