King's Ford Infant School And Nursery

'Where everyone matters and every day counts'

Welcome to Yellow Class

Welcome to Yellow Class. We are a class of cheerful, enthusiastic Year 1 children. Our teacher is called Miss Carlton and our LSA is called Miss Coverdale-Jackson.

This term our topic is called ‘Heroes and Villains’. We will be looking at heroes in our homes and the wider community. We will be learning how to use simple mechanisms in our design projects in order to make a superhero fly!

We will investigate different artists especially Andy Warhol.  We will have a go at writing for a range of purposes. We will learn to count, read and write numbers.

We will continue to practise our phonemes daily and play lots of games to help us learn them. We will also continue to take part in ‘dough disco’ so our muscles in our hands will become even stronger.

In P.E. we will focus on dance and gymnastics. We will have P.E on Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure your child has the correct P.E kit on those days.

This is just a small taster of what your child will be doing in their first term in Year 1. Please look at the topic grid for some more examples and Curriculum coverage.

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss your child or the Curriculum content and I will be happy to arrange a time to speak with you.

Today the children learnt about Internet Safety - please see the presentation

Please see this terms topic plan and the academic year plan.

Please speak to Mrs Carlton if you would like any further information about what we will be learning this term.

Please click on this link for a copy of this terms homework document that is also in the student's book.

 

Learning in Yellow class.

 

Just a little selection of what we have been learning about this term. 

We have enjoyed finding out about fractions. We found halves and quarters of shapes and investigated ways of recording our findings. We have practised counting forwards and backwards and recording our additions and subtractions using symbols. 

In English and science we found out how to care for dogs inspired by a visit from Arthur the guide dog and his trainer. Mrs Gooder also came to talk to us about her pet dogs too! She brought in lots of different things she needs to help keep them happy and healthy.

 We worked in teams to create giant life-size superheroes. We used a selection of materials to add detail. 

In science we had lots of fun sorting materials into groups according to what they were made from. We took lots of photographs. We investigated how ice melts and predicted and observed what might happen when ice was put in different locations. 

We looked at different ways to give and record instructions. We made a plan of the school and used it to help give directions. We made super hero characters and wrote instructions to tell another class how to make them.

In history we found out about Guy Fawkes and his plot to blow up King James! We made firework paintings using different printing techniques and then wrote group and individual firework poems using great adjectives that we collected over the week and from previous weeks learning. 

We have been thinking about our feelings this term. We looked at the colour monster story and made giant monsters for a display. We use our display to talk about our feelings.