Welcome to Year 1!
Our brand new Year 1 class have arrived and we are ready to learn. Our first topic is ‘Penguins, Possums and Pigs’. We will be sorting and classifying animals and discovering where in the world they live. We will learn all about the continents and oceans in our world. From our map work we will place different animals on different continents based on the climate that they could survive in. We will sort animals using various criteria, vertibrates/invertibrates, carnivore/herbivore/omnivore, mammals/reptiles/amphibians etc. We are looking forward to an exciting visit from Zoo2U who will bring in animals we may not have met before!
With lots of exciting things happening every day, please check book bags for important messages and ensure reading packs are brought to school every day. Settling in to a new class is an important time so please come and speak to us if you have any questions. We will be adding photographs and information to our class page for you to share and enjoy with your child.
A small white bear has arrived in Year 1 but he is not Raymond!
We will be discovering who he is and what he has done with our class bear.
Watch this space............
Celebrating National Poetry Day
Last week we explored a range of poems to celebrate National Poetry Day. Year 1 enjoyed listening and joining in with the patterns and rhyming words. One poem in particular sparked an idea. "Can we learn The Owl and the Pussycat and perform it to the whole school?" It was a challenge but everyone worked together, thinking of actions, writing invitations and making costumes. I'm sure you will agree that our performance was wonderful.
A visit from Zoo2U
On Thursday, strange noises could be heard in school. Baffled teachers searched classrooms only to discover the culprit was perched in the library. A rather rude kookaburra came to visit Year 1 and brought with her some friends. We met a tortoise, scorpion, skunk and a tenrec. Learning about the classification of all of our visitors helped Year 1 to embed their scientific knowledge of animals and having a 'hands-on' experience has definitely made our learning come alive.