Welcome to Holly Class (Miss Bussandri) and Chestnut Class (Miss Brandreth)
Both Holly and Chestnut Classes have settled in to their new routines and new Key Stage extremely well. They are striving to show the Sandy STARS values and shining brightly as they support each other both inside and outside of the classroom, begin to think for themselves more and start to ask questions about their learning, show aspirational attitudes, demonstrate resilience when meeting new learning and are become more self-motivated to learn. Both Miss Bussandri and Miss Brandreth are feeling very proud of all the children and what they have achieved already since returning to school.
Holly and Chestnut classes have used resources in Maths and English to support their learning such as number lines, cubes, tens frames and word mats. The children listened to The Rainbow Fish- a Year One recommended reads. They then thought about and discussed what makes a good friend and how they could be a good friend to others. Both classes created their own rainbow fish to remind them of the moral of the story. Our new athletics unit in P.E has been well received by the children who are keen to share their skills and improve upon them. In Art we have created pencil sketches of a Cornish tin mine and in Science we have begun our unit on plants.
We are learning about ‘Seasonal Changes’ this term. In English we will be looking at books linked to trees, the weather, animals that hibernate, preparing for harvest. In Topic lessons we will focus on the weather and Guy Fawkes. Our Science will see us learn about plants. Identifying and naming plants, learning about crops that farmers grow, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and looking at how plants change overtime. We will also be identifying the four seasons and observing and describing the weather associated different seasons.
Welcome to Year 1. In the Autumn term our topic will be 'Seasonal Changes.' We will be learning about how seasonal changes through the weather and plants around us as well as special seasonal events such as harvest and bonfire night.
We will be looking at a variety of texts linked to our topic to help us to find out more. Our first book will be The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister which is one of our '50 Recommended Reads for Year 1.' We will be using this book to talk about how to be a good friend.