Welcome to Year 1’s Class Page
My name is Mrs Millington and I am the class teacher for Year 1. I am also the Phonics, History, Geography, Global and Forest Schools leader.
Mrs Eadie is our class teaching assistant on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. She is very passionate about music and can often be found singing her way through school!
Here is a photo of me and Mrs Eadie on Opposites Day where we dressed as each other!
Here is some information about what we will be learning about in the Spring Term
In our second half term we began our Forest School sessions which have been a huge success! The children have been out in all weathers; making dens, climbing trees, playing in the mud kitchen and sitting by the fire with a hot chocolate. In Geography we learnt about the weather and climate in the UK and around the world. This matched up nicely with our Science topic all about seasons where we went on walks looking for signs of Autumn and Winter. We have written instructions in English and learnt lots of rhymes through poems and books. We have explored 2D and 3D shapes in Maths and have learnt to program in Computing. The children did amazingly well in their Nativity and performed beautifully in the church in front of their parents. We are excited about the Spring term to find out about our new topics!
We have had a lovely first half term in Year 1! We loved learning about toys in the past for our History topic and especially enjoyed looking at our parents’ and grandparents’ toys. In Science we explored different materials and carried out an experiment testing which material would be best for an umbrella. In P.E. we’ve enjoyed some gymnastics lessons and loved drawing portraits in Art. In Computing we have become experts at using a laptop and we have enjoyed meeting Jigsaw Jack in our PSHE lessons. We have started learning French with Madame Barker and singing with Mrs Eadie. We’ve enjoyed being taught by Mrs Franklin again in R.E. and have started to work hard learning our pre-cursive letters. We have been looking at numbers to 10 in Maths and reading lots of books in English like “Look Up”. We can’t wait for the next half term where we will start our first Forest School sessions and begin learning the songs for the nativity!
Here is some information about what we will be learning about in the Autumn Term.
Twinkl is a fantastic website full of ideas for the entire curriculum. Some resources are free and others require a subscription.
Jack Hartmann has some great videos on youtube with everything from Maths and Phonics to dance routines!
Click here for some fun Maths games.
Songs and activities from BBC Bitesize
‘How to’ videos, games and activities from Oxford Owl
We use White Rose at school to plan Maths lessons and activities.
Online lessons from Maths Hub
Fantastic videos about different Phonic sounds from Alphablocks
E-books and Phonics guides at Oxford Owl
Interactive Phonics games at Phonics Play. Some resources are free and others require a subscription.
You can listen to some age appropriate books being read (like the Look Up story we read at school) by clicking the links on this page.
Stories read by celebrities at Storyline
Stories read by astronauts from Space!
Here’s a link to a list of books that are suggested for Year 1 children. You could get these from the library or order online.
The National Geographic Kids website has some wonderful videos and articles about nature, animals, countries and cultures.
There are 12 museums from around the world where you can take a virtual tour.
Watch the dance videos at Go Noodle for a quick brain break and stretch!
Great Yoga videos can be found at Cosmic Kids Yoga
The Body Coach has created some videos for home workouts.
Arts and Crafts
Mo Willems has created some lunch doodle videos that you can draw along with.
Rob Biddulph has some great step-by-step drawing videos.
Here’s a link to a whole host of illustrators and artists who are uploading videos for art at home.
Click here for some painting tutorials by Brush and Bubbles – there are some specific ones designed for children!
The following website allows you to play virtual musical instruments from a computer or tablet!
More indoor activities
Here are 100 activities that can all be done indoors.