Class 1 - Mrs Snow
Welcome to Class 1's web page!
Hi! In year one this year there is myself; Mrs Snow, Miss Ward in the mornings and Miss Senior in the afternoons. On a Friday we are joined by Miss Allen in the afternoon. We are a happy class of learners using lots of different approaches to ensure that we all achieve in our own way.
I love active learning especially anything to do with food, so there is always some sort of baking, tasting and making involved in our exciting topics. This year in year one, we have topics designed to grab all our children's attentions and engage them in new learning in fun ways.
This year I am also lead throughout school in Writing, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Humanities. I have been at West Melton Primary for quite a few years now and I thoroughly enjoy seeing the children grow and learn.
Reading: Please ensure all children read at least 3 times a week. Proud points are earned and there are prizes to be won. Throughout the week your child will be heard read at least once a week individually and their book will be changed. I cannot say what days this will be on so please ensure book bags are in school every day.
Spellings: Spellings will be put into learning logs on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. Short, regular practices at home are most effective alongside lots of colour!
Homework: We send home a homework menu - this will provide a choice of activities to have a go at throughout the term. They will mostly be creative and hopefully fun!
PE: This term PE is on a Monday and Tuesday. However, it is easier if PE kit is left in school for the half term.
Autumn 2 Term 2017/18
As Geographers we will ... learn the name of the continents and a little about the weather in each. We will focus on Africa and particularly Kenya. We will learn about the features of the country such as the mountains, forests and plains, we will compare these to our own country. We will learn about African cultures and compare them to our own.
As Mathematicians we will ... be focusing on key skills. We will be practicing and learning our number bonds to 10, begin to learn how to count in 2's and 10's and try to remember our doubles. We will investigate shape and space!
As Readers we will ... be focusing on phonics. We will be learning how to read a strange new alien language!!!
As Scientists we will ... investigate, research and learn about the types of animals that live in Africa. We will learn the language of predator and prey. We will look at basic food webs and how animals are similar to humans in their survival needs.
As Artists and Designers we will ... be very creative! We will create camouflage pictures by looking at animal patterns and making our own prints. We will explore cultural masks and design and make our own using a variety of materials. Independently we will create box model animals and investigate joining techniques.
As Writers we will ... be learning how to write longer sentences with by using 'and' to join our ideas. We will be trying hard to remember how to spell our key words and having a go at being more independent.
As Responsible Citizens we will ... explore everybody having the right to health care, education and health care. We will compare the lives of people in some areas of Kenya to our own.
As Enterprising Learners we will ... we reflective learners. We will look at our work and think what we have done well and how could we improve next time. We will enjoy planning and taking part in our Christmas fayre.
We will celebrate our learning by ... holding an art gallery in year one. We will present the beautiful art work that we have created. We will also share our learning and proud point collection with parents on dojo too.
Our Year 1 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Autumn 2 is available to download.
The Year 1 Home Learning Menu - Autumn 2 is also available to download.
Autumn 1 Term 2017/18
As Historians we will ... use language related to chronology to order events of the Great Fire of London. We will learn facts off by heart so that we can become experts. To help us become experts we will use a variety of sources and learn where these sources come from. We will compare sources to say which are most effective. We will learn about key people who were involved in the fire. We will use our investigation skills to find out how London was improved after the fire.
As Geographers we will ... learn where London is. We will look at a map of the British Isles and locate London and see where it is in relation to where we live. We will discover the landmarks of London by learning with Barnaby bear. We will discover how we can travel to and around London with our own maps and our own London bus.
As Scientists we will ... be focusing on materials. We will investigate what objects are made out of and what they are used for. We will design houses that link with our history work thinking about the best material for each part. We will look at the buckets that the firemen used during the Great Fire and investigate waterproof materials.
As Artists and Designers we will ... investigate the houses in the time of the Great Fire. We will create our own Tudor houses using card board boxes. We will use scissors and learn control with those. We will use baking techniques to make bread from the past and present.
As Responsible Citizens we will ... learn about how to keep safe. We will learn about road, water and railway safety. We will thing about what we can do to help others say safe. We will learn about keeping safe at home and what to do in certain events.
As Enterprising Learners we will ... learn how to negotiate. We will use success criteria's in literacy and numeracy and discuss whether we have met them. We will be problem solvers when creating our monuments to ensure we meet given criteria. We will develop our leadership skills by being table and subject leaders.
We will celebrate our learning by ... sharing our learning with parents through Class dojo and inviting you to a celebration showcase at the end of term.
Our Year 1 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Autumn 1 is available to download.
The Year 1 Home Learning Menu - Autumn 1 is also available to download.
What did Class 1 learn in 2016/17?
If you'd like to see what last year's Class One got up to, you can view their page here.