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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.

Please take a look through our previous Year 1

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.

Animal Man

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.

Special Visitor

We had a special visitor in Year 1 yesterday, who spoke to us over a zoom call. We were all very excited to see him.

Fresh Water Theatre Workshop – Florence Nightingale

We had a visit from Fresh Water Theatre Company and with them; we took part in an exciting drama workshop.

We went travelling with Florence to Scutari hospital and role-played scenes from her life. As a class, we explored her childhood memories as well as her nursing legacy during this exciting drama workshop.

The workshop included one facilitator visiting our school in role as Florence and she took the children on a journey of her lifetime. Firstly talking about her home and family life. Then we went on to learn all about her travels and what inspired her to become a nurse. Using drama activities such as roleplay and tableaux to explore her life and times, this workshop was very interactive. One of the main activities in the workshop involved re-enacting the Scutari hospital, with the children taking on roles such as patients, nurses and even rats!

Key Areas we focused on in the workshop were:

  • The life of Florence Nightingale - her childhood, as a young woman, and travelling through Europe
  • Scutari Hospital
  • Crimean War
  • Homecoming

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a great time.

Cuthbert the Croc Workshop

As part of our Maths Week celebration, we attended a virtual Cuthbert the Croc Workshop today with the author of the Cuthbert the Croc books series Sally Lunt. We had a great time listening to her read one of her books and taking part in some doubling activities.

Welcome to Year 1

Staff members in Year 1

Teachers

Mr Chatterley and Miss Roberts

Support Staff

Miss Cardwell, Mrs S. Begum, Mrs Kemshall

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 outdoor themes / the food for life topic. This is part of the work the school is doing to raise awareness of where our food comes from. In Year one we focused on the book Errol’s Garden and did lots art, drama and writing related to the text.

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.

Please take a look through our previous Year 1

British Science Week 2021

 

In Year One we have been completing lots of different activities for British Science Week. We focused on the invention of the telephone and looked at its inventor Alexander Graham Bell. We have created a short film to showcase everything we have learnt over the week. Please watch and enjoy. 

Team building

2020 - 2021

 

Welcome to Year 1

Staff members in Year 1

Teachers

Mr Chatterley and Miss Roberts

Support Staff

Miss Worthington, Miss Ilyaas, Mrs A. Begum, Mrs S. Begum, Miss Billingham

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 Team Building and Football.

To launch our Team Building Days we were set a challenge to build the tallest balloon tower. As a team, the children used balloons, blue tack and tape to create the tallest balloon tower they could. They had to come up with a plan and then had a set amount of time to make it. The tallest tower won.

The next team building challenge we were set was to protect an egg. To begin with, we read Egg Drop by Mini Grey. In the story the egg cracks. Our challenge was to build something to stop the egg from cracking. We split into teams and each team was given a group of random items and an egg. We had to build a helmet or a rocket that was going to protect the egg from smashing, when it was dropped from a height. The egg which was in the best condition won.

We then moved onto look at Football and the History of Football. We had visitors come in from the Albion Foundation. We had a class based session and then a practical session. During the class session, we played many games with them and learnt lots about fairness & sportsmanship. During this session, we had the chance to play lots of games and practice passing and dribbling a football in pairs.

During the Football week, we also completed many different activities including;

  • Making fact files on local football teams
  • Looking at mascots, crests, kits and stadiums and then designing our own
  • Creating our own mini football table
  • Footballer portraits
  • History of Football timeline
  • The rules of football

We also had another visitor come to see us. We had a visit from the chairman of Darlaston Football Club. He did a presentation for us on; the history of the club and some of its more important players, some of the business running of the club and other jobs you can have in the football industry.

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.

We have recently planted winter vegetables in our new kitchen garden. Once the vegetables have grown and been harvested, they will be cooked in our kitchen and the children will be able to taste the food that they’ve grown. This is part of the work the school is doing to raise awareness of where our food comes from.

As you can see, it has been a busy and fun packed week and the children have produced some great pieces of work. Our topic this half term is:-Put your wellies on, which will focus on the changes in the seasons during the year, as well as Farms. 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 Peas and Oliver’s Milkshake.

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 Friday.

Southfield Farm trip

 

Welcome to Year 1

 

Teachers - Mr Chatterley and Miss Mistry

Support Staff - Miss Fisher, Miss Murphy, Miss McCart and Mrs Johal

 

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 Farms and looked at the Topic ‘Food for life’.

To launch our food for life topic we had to listen to a song and guess what we were going to be focusing on. The song we listened to was ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm.’ We then sang the song and made up some actions to go with it.

Next we looked at the book ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’. We looked at the front cover and talked about what we thought it might be about. Then we began to read the story. In the story Oliver goes shopping for ingredients to make a milkshake, so we made a shopping list to send Mr Chatterley and Miss Mistry shopping to buy ingredients for us to make a milkshake.

Once Mr Chatterley and Miss Mistry had brought the ingredients we tried all the different ones to see what flavoured milkshake we wanted to make. We all seemed to like blueberries and strawberries the most. After that we read some more of the story and made a list of what animals Oliver saw on the farm. While on the farm Oliver saw some cows and learnt that Milk came from cows.

Due to this we then read a different story explaining where milk comes from and what products milk helps to make. We then filled in a missing word worksheet about everything we had just learnt about milk.

Afterwards we read the rest of Oliver’s Milkshake and made our own healthy fruit milkshakes, all with ingredients that you get from farms. We then drank the milkshakes, which we all enjoyed. Finally we wrote instructions on how to make our own healthy fruity milkshakes.

As you can see it has been a busy and fun packed week and the children have produced some great pieces of work. Our topic this half term is:-Put your wellies on, which will focus on the changes in the seasons during the year, as well as Farms. 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 Oliver’s Fruit Salad.

This term Year 1 PE will be on Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school.

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 Friday.

Harvest Assembly

Year 1 Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to Year 1

Staff members in Year 1

Teachers - Mrs Hendrix and Mr Chatterley

Support Staff - Miss Taylor 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 enjoying their new routine.

Our topic this half term is:-Put Your Wellies on, which will focus on the changing seasons. We will incorporate our topic into other areas of the curriculum. In English we will be looking at a range of narratives. In Science we will become Plant Detectives! Maths this half term we will be focussing on number and position and direction.

This term Year 1 PE will be on Wednesdays. Wednesday afternoons for Mrs Hendrix’s class and Wednesday mornings for Mr Chatterley’s. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school.

Also, Homework and Reading is a very important part of Year Ones 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 Friday.

Welcome to Year 1

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