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Welcome

to Harvington C.E First & Nursery School

Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead - Helen Fishbourne, Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Becky Enstone. SEND Lead: Helen Fishbourne.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 Christopher Columbus.

 

Class Teachers: Miss Beaver

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sams and Mrs Scrivens

PTFA Rep: Mrs Bowen

Governor Link: Mr Davis

 

Important Information

 

 

P.E. will be on Wednesday's and Friday's. Please ensure the children have a named P.E. kit in school in a named bag. We will send home kits at the end of each half term for a wash! We will be outside as much as possible this term. Please ensure children have warm joggers in their P.E kits as well as suitable outdoor footwear (pumps/trainers). 

 

 

Forest School will be on Monday's. Please ensure the children have named wellies in a named bag and coats in school at all times. We will go out whatever the weather!

 
Library will  be on Wednesday. Please remember to bring your book in on this day if you have finished reading it so you can swap it for a new one. 
 

 

Some useful apps that your children may enjoy using.

 

Mr Thorne's Maths Universe

Let's Do Mental Maths for Ages 5-6

Mr Thorne's Spellbook

What did we learn last half term?

 

Maths 

We learned how to count and sort objects.

 

 

We learned our number bonds to 10.

 

 

We learned all about the different seasons and drew pictures to match each one.

 

 

We went to Bishops Wood to continue our learning of the different seasons. We learned to recognise signs of Autumn.

 

 

We looked at which animals lived in certain habitats and created homes for them using clay.

 

 

 

We made rain gauges and planted them in the Forest School area to measure rainfall over the course of a week. 

 

 

 

We made apple crumble using home grown apples......

 

 

..... and LOVED tasting it after!

 

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So what will we be learning this half term? Take a look....

 

 

Phonics

 

This term we will be learning to spell the following words:

 

said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, what, out

 

We are also learning to read the following words:

 

oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, water, where, who, again, thought, through, work, mouse, many, laughed, because, different, any, eyes, friends, once, please.

 

 

We use flash cards to help us read our focus words. We use these at least 3 times a day for around 5 minutes.

To practise our spellings we use a system called "read, look, write, cover, check".

 

Please see above to download flash cards for the reading words and spelling practise sheets for the spelling words. Bring in your practise sheets to receive a merit.

 

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Our class name is Year 1 Christopher Columbus. We have been learning about who he was and what he did. Did you know these facts about him?

 

-He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. He later lived in Lisbon where he became a trader. He learnt how to make maps and navigate a ship.

-He discovered North and South America whilst trying to travel to China. 

-Christopher brought foods such as corn, potatoes and coffee back to Europe which became very important crops. 

 

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Our class story

This half term we will be reading the story of The Jolly Christmas Postman.

 

Click the picture below to listen to the story.

 

 

 

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Science

 

In science we will be conducting different experiments.

 

Which famous scientists do you know?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Vocabulary we are learning

 

We think that learning new words is very important so here is a list of the new words we are learning this half term:

 

celebration

Christmas

Easter

festival

gather

origin

decoration

traditional

ceremony

religious

culture

 

 

 

Reading at home

 

Please ensure that you are reading every night at home. Reading helps you so much in school and it is very important that you do this regularly. Take the time to share your book with an adult, talk about the pictures, what has happened and what you think might happen next. 

 

Please see Miss Beaver if you need any support.

 

 

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