Welcome to Year 1!
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Welcome to Year 1
Staff members in Year 1
Teachers - Miss Mistry Class Teacher and Team Leader and Miss Cartwright Class Teacher
Support Staff - Miss Khanum and Miss Murphy
Welcome back to another exciting school year! All of the Year One children have settled into their new classes very well and are transitioning well into the Year One routine. We have been fortunate enough to start this half term with a twist and as a school explored art in all forms, which included our trip to Walsall art gallery.
The children are now part of a ‘House’ system, in which they work together to gain dojos and prizes for their houses. The Houses will also raise money for charity across the year.
As you can see, it has been a busy and fun packed two weeks and the children have produced some great pieces of work. Our topic this half term is:-Where I live, which will focus on the local area around Kings Hill Primary School. We will incorporate our topic into other areas of the curriculum. In Science we will become plant detectives! Maths this half term we will be focussing on number. In English we will be looking at Alphonse, there’s Mud on the Ceiling.
This term Year 1 PE will be on Thursday mornings. Please ensure that your child is wearing their PE kit on this day.
Also, Homework and Reading is a very important part of Year One children’s school work. Could we please ask that you support us by ensuring that your child has completed their homework and returned it to school by the following Friday after receiving it, and that they are reading at home to an adult every day and that this is recorded into their reading diaries. Spellings will be set according to the National Curriculum and will be sent home to practice on a Friday for a spelling test the following Thursday.
Year 1 Easter Assembly
This week the children performed their Easter Assembly. The children worked very hard learning their words, songs and dances. They performed it live to both KS1 (am) and KS2 (pm). The shared lots of interesting facts about Easter and its traditions.
Unfortunately, we were unable to invite parents into school to watch the Year 1 performance but the children really wanted to show their parents their hard work, so we filmed the performance.
Please find the link below to Year 1’s Easter Assembly.
World Book Day
We have had a great World Book Day. We have looked at the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, from this we wrote a character description about the dragon, made shape witches and our own magic wands. We went on the laptops and played some games related to some of Julia Donalson's other books and created our own digital picture of the Gruffalo.
Year 1 had a special visit from children in Year 6 who read us a story.
We would also like to say thank you to everyone for dressing up and taking part today. All of the children looked amazing! We have really enjoyed today.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. (CBSO)
We enjoyed a virtual live performance this morning from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. We were taken on an interactive musical journey through imaginary worlds that created a more interactive concert experience.
Presenter Jane Wright and a 10-piece CBSO ensemble delivered a performance specially designed for pupils inspired by the Wind in the Willows. The performances were BSL interpreted by Sarah Butt.
Today as part of our Science Biology lessons on animals, we had a visit from the animal man. We learnt about different animals and where they come from. If we were feeling brave, we could touch and hold the animals.