Welcome to Year 1

 

Welcome to Year 1

Our teaching team includes Mrs van Spelde, Mrs Romer and Miss Hopkins (Class Teachers), Miss Tetley and Mrs Coates (Teaching Assistants) and Miss Gaskell (School Direct Trainee Teacher).

Our Spring Term theme is ‘The Lion Inside…’ where we will be looking at finding courage within, overcoming challenges and learning not to judge a book by its cover. Along the way we will be embracing new opportunities and challenging ourselves through our learning across the curriculum. We will be using a selection of high-quality texts to drive our exciting curriculum and allow for meaningful opportunities to develop cross-curricular links between subject areas.

Important information for Year 1:
• We are timetabled to have PE every Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon but please have both your indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day as plans may change!
• School reading books will be changed weekly as part of our Guided Reading sessions. We also send our Guided Reading books home each week so that the children can practise using their reading skills on a familiar text that they have been taught to read in school. Please remember to have your Reading Record, Individual and Guided Reading books in your bag every day.
• Home Learning is set on a Wednesday and is due on the following Monday. The children will be given a slip outlining the task. Advice, guidance and helpful links will be given on the Home Learning slip, but if you require additional information please speak with a member of the Year 1 team who will be ‘on the door’ at the start and end of each school day.

As always, there will be lots of exciting learning taking place in Year 1 this term, please follow us on Twitter @GorseyY1 to keep up to date with all our adventures and share your child’s learning journey!

Gorsey Year 1

We enjoyed investigating capacity this morning. We predicted which container would hold the most, then we investigated to find out. Some of us were surprised as we thought the tallest container would hold the most! #gorseymaths

test Twitter Media - We enjoyed investigating capacity this morning. We predicted which container would hold the most, then we investigated to find out. Some of us were surprised as we thought the tallest container would hold the most! #gorseymaths https://t.co/glqHdUClxU

We worked together to match the vocabulary to the pictures showing different capacities, great collaboration! #gorseymaths

test Twitter Media - We worked together to match the vocabulary to the pictures showing different capacities, great collaboration! #gorseymaths https://t.co/Ish2CuvaFw

1SH Driver Award recipients for weeks 5&6. Achieved for ‘embracing new challenges’ and ‘having my own ideas’ #gorseyachievement

test Twitter Media - 1SH Driver Award recipients for weeks 5&6. Achieved for ‘embracing new challenges’ and ‘having my own ideas’ #gorseyachievement https://t.co/IBnUEF2IsE

More capacity investigating, this time using cubes instead of water. We used mathematical symbols to communicate our findings. #gorseymaths

test Twitter Media - More capacity investigating, this time using cubes instead of water. We used mathematical symbols to communicate our findings. #gorseymaths https://t.co/fyeqKPPVZn

Great fun today in maths. Predicting and testing our capacity theories! #gorseymaths @GorseyY1

test Twitter Media - Great fun today in maths. Predicting and testing our capacity theories! #gorseymaths @GorseyY1 https://t.co/Moup8wF2Vs

A fun lesson matching capacity words to the pictures. Did you know that half full and half empty can show the same amount? #gorseymaths

test Twitter Media - A fun lesson matching capacity words to the pictures. Did you know that half full and half empty can show the same amount? #gorseymaths https://t.co/oSPGRTyNaO