Welcome to Olive class
Year 1 Team
Class teachers and Teaching assistants
Miss Rebecca Dawkins – TUESDAY to FRIDAY
Mrs Helen Pearce – MONDAYS
Mrs Sonia Gratwick - H.L.T.A. THURSDAY P.M. PPA COVER
Mrs Rabia Cellik - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Rahima Yoldash-Teaching Assistant
Dear Olive Class Parents and Carers,
We hope you enjoyed the Christmas festivities in our school, especially Olive class's beautiful angel dance! We thoroughly enjoyed our topic last term 'What is the weather like today?' We carefully studied the weather and kept a detailed weather diary for one week. We also explored the cycle of the 4 seasons and thought about which clothes we would wear during each season. Please take a look below at what we are planning to do this term.
Spring Term 1 2023
This term our topic is called 'What are toys made of and how have they changed?' Through History and Science we will be finding out about old and new things. We are also very excited about visiting Burwell Museum to see old toys, household objects and types of transport used in the past. In P.S.H.E. we will be thinking about what makes a good 'citizen' and working together as a team. In Art we will be looking closely at different wintry landscapes and looking at the shape of a tree . In Design and Technology we will be exploring how to join different materials and test their strength.
Take a look below at our Curriculum Map to see all the exciting things we will be experiencing this spring term 1.
Best wishes Rebecca Dawkins and the Year 1 team.
READING REMINDER and INFORMATION
It is good to see that parents are logging in to the ebooks Big Cat Collins website for your children to show off their reading to you. For those who are having difficulty please do let us know how we can help. It is important to practise at home. A new book is added every week (check the date) They should be able to read these books fluently and there are some comprehension questions at the back of each one.
You can also use the guide below.
Curriculum Map spring 1 2023
Our Wonderful visit to Burwell Museum
Sketching trees in winter using fibrepens
A guide to access books
P.E. DAYS SPRING TERM 1 2023
Tuesdays - Ball striking with Sports Coach Mr. Chris
Thursdays - Gymnastics with Miss Dawkins
- Please ensure your child comes in wearing sports clothing appropriate for indoor and outdoor P.E. on these days e.g. tracksuit bottoms, sweatshirt or hooded top and trainers or plimsolls.
- Earrings and other jewellery must be removed for P.E. and long hair tied back. If your child cannot remove their own earrings ,please remove these for your child before school on P.E. days.
- They also need to bring a bottle of water into school every day and a sunhat in hot weather. We have a class drinking fountain which they can use to refill water throughout the day.
READING IN YEAR 1
Reading with your child for even a few minutes every day helps them to develop their love of books and reading- as well as their confidence in learning in other subjects.
Research shows that reading books to your child has a major impact on their future reading ability
Please encourage your child to read their ereading book regularly and bring in their reading record to school every day.