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Year 1

1A - Miss Harper and Mrs Bi

   1B - Miss Hook and Miss Price

For all enquiries regarding your child's learning, please email year1@englishmartyrs.bham.sch.uk 

During this last term, we are continuing to catch up on lost learning to ensure the children are ready for the challenges of Year 2. 

 

Year One will be completing P.E. lessons twice a week. Please make sure your child wears their kit to school every Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

All reading books will now be assigned online. You will all receive your own login to the Big Cat e-Library. Once logged in, you will see the book your teacher has assigned to you. Each book comes with a short video to help you pronounce the phonemes you will incur correctly. If you need help please contact us or the follow the user guide. 

 

Your child's e-book will be changed every Friday. Please read with your child every day for 10 minutes minimum and sign their diary.

Homework tasks will be set every Friday on Purple Mash. They must be completed by the following Wednesday.

Purple Mash Please use the link to access your child's account.     

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/english-b11

 

World Book Day 2021

We had a fantastic day celebrating a postponed World Book Day. We enjoyed completing activities based on the story of the 'Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about global goal 14 and the environmental problems marine life face.

See some of our incredible costumes and work in the photographs below.

Dan the Skipping Man

We had a visit from the Dan the Skipping Man and had great fun perfecting our skipping techniques! We will continue learning to skip for the rest if term as it is a great way to keep fit. If you would like to follow any of Dan's tutorials, then visit his YouTube page.

Year 1 were very busy during the Easter holidays creating their own vehicles at home! We received some super models and were very impressed. Great job Year 1!

The beginning of this term has been very strange, but the Year One team are so proud of the way our pupils have adapted and continued their learning at home. We would like to thank all of our families for their continued support. For the remainder of the term, we have revised our time table so we can focus on catching up with lost learning. 

Spring has sprung! Can you spot the beautiful daffodils you made at home on our spring tables?

Since we have returned to school, we have been working hard on improving our fitness and learning about the importance of keeping our bodies active! 

Holy Week Celebrations

Whole Class Read

We are currently reading 'Burglar Bill' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We are developing our prediction and inference skills.

Burglar Bill - Books Alive!

Please share the following online stories with your children to help them understand COVID-19, support their well-being during this time and help them feel positive. 

 

The Year 1 team are excited to welcome back all of our pupils to the classroom. We have lots of exciting learning planned for the autumn term and we can't wait to get started!

 

This term our theme is 'Carnival of Animals'. Please find our curriculum overview and knowledge overviews below.

 

Year 1 have enjoyed learning the story of Handa's Surprise.

We have role played the story and enjoyed pretending to be the different characters.

We have been learning about adjectives and have created word banks to help us develop our writing. We even tasted the fruit from the story to help us improve our descriptions.

 

In geography, we have been learning to identify the seven continents and the five oceans. We can identify the animals that are native to each continent and ocean.

In history, we have been learning about fossils and the life of Mary Anning. We have some young paleontologists in the making! 

 

Seasonal Changes

We have been observing seasonal changes this autumn. What have you brought in for our nature table?

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