My name is Mrs Millington and I teach Year 1. Working alongside me is Mrs Eadie who is a teaching assistant with a love for music.
A brand new half term in Year 1
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and spent lots of time making memories with friends and family. Welcome back to a new decade at Mobberley Primary School! Our brand new topic is ‘Dinosaur Planet’ which includes a ‘dinosaur dig’ role play waiting to be explored. We will be looking at the names of different dinosaurs and trying to understand how people used fossils to learn about the past. We will be learning about Mary Anning and why she was so important to the discovery of new dinosaur fossils. In Science we will be continuing to explore Seasonal Changes as well as learn about animals and humans. We will be looking at the 5 senses as well as comparing animal and human body parts. In English we will be writing information texts, using non-fiction books to research facts about our favourite animals. We will be ‘Going for Goals’ in PSHE as well as exploring what makes our families special. In Maths, we will be cementing our learning about place value as well as addition and subtraction, going beyond numbers to 20. As always, there will be plenty of opportunities for learning beyond the curriculum, such as a visit from our favourite ‘Pop Project’. Please click here for our new termly overview.
Our second half term in Year 1
I hope you all had a lovely break and are looking forward to your next half term in Year 1. Our new topic is ‘Splendid Skies’ where we will be exploring the weather and seasons. Our role play has been transformed into a weather forecasting station and there are lots of opportunities to explore what is happening outside. We will be keeping a weather diary and using different equipment to record the rainfall, wind direction and temperature. We will then do the same thing later in the year and see how the weather has changed throughout each season. In Design Technology we will be making our faces out of fabric and learning different attaching techniques such as sewing, stapling, gluing and taping. We will also be working on a little sewing project that you can take home and hang on your Christmas Tree. We are going to get started straight away with this year’s Nativity ‘I’m Gonna Shine’ which we will be performing in St Wilfrid’s Church. In English we will be using ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ to help us write instructions as well as exploring poems about Winter. Later on we will be learning how to write a letter to Father Christmas! In Maths we will be looking at place value using ten frames then moving on to 2D and 3D shapes. In Computing we will be continuing our word processing skills – learning how to type special symbols as well as change the font and then saving our work. PSHE will be based around ‘getting on and falling out’ as well as exploring special Global days such as World Philosophy Day, Anti-Bullying week and Human Rights Day. There are also so many extra opportunities to look forward to this half term, such as the visit from the pantomime and our Faith Day ‘Christmas Around the World’.
Our first half term in Year 1
Welcome to Year 1! I hope you have had a lovely Summer holiday and are excited about your brand new year at Mobberley school. During our first half-term our topic will be ‘Memory Box’ where we will look at changes within living memory. We will investigate how toys have changed over time and will be listening to the memories of our parents and grandparents and playing with their favourite toys. In Science we will be looking at Seasonal Changes and trying to spot signs of Autumn in our local area. Then we will be investigating materials and carrying out an experiment to see which materials are waterproof. In Art we will be drawing portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Andy Warhol. In RE we will be celebrating Harvest and looking at the Creation story. In outdoor and indoor PE, we will be practising our ball skills as well as our balancing skills. We will start to learn French for the first time, learning greetings and moving on to colours and numbers. We will enjoy music with Mrs Eadie, practising our singing as well as our listening and appraising skills. In English we will use books such as ‘Peace at Last’ and other stories with familiar settings to help us write sentences with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will be applying our phonic knowledge to our reading and writing, moving on to consonant blends and Phase 5 sounds. In Maths we will get to grips with basic number work, using part-whole models to help our understanding. We will be using the laptops in Computing, practising using the trackpad and keyboard. We will continue with our work on Global learning that we started in Reception, celebrating key dates such as the ‘Day of Democracy’ and the ‘Day for the Eradication of Poverty’ as well as continuing to explore the Sustainable Development Goals. Keep an eye on our page for updates and photos! Click here for the Autumn term overview.