Teachers: Mrs Chloe Holland (Year Leader), Miss Meg Thompson (Year leader),
Mrs Becky Corlett
Learning Support Assistant (LSAs) in Woodpecker : Miss Karen Snowden, Mrs Christine Humphrey
Learning Support Assistant (LSAs) in Wagtails: Mrs Cheryl Batten, Mrs Heather Page
Welcome Woodpeckers to Year 1
We are making music with chime bars.
Today we learned how to subtract.
We made superheroes out of play dough.
A typical day in Woodpecker's class...
We start our day with either literacy or math.
We have been learning the ai,ay and a-e sound.
Story and snacktime
Getting ready for lunch
Lunchtime. After lunch we go outside and play.
We practise our handwriting & read with a grown up
We play team games.
On Fridays we choose our golden stars.
Ask your children why they got a special mention.
Outside learning is fun! We have been using sticks and leaves to make a part/part/whole model.
The children loved dressing up for Mufti Day.
We have been talking about Traction Man and his adventures. The children drew a story line and next week we are going to write our story. The children were very proud of their drawings.
We have been learning the ew, ue and oo sound.
Our favourite day of the week is....Friday. The children enjoy cutting, threading, colouring and writing. The childen loved placing cheerios on a spaghetti. Its helps them with their fine motor skills.
We are practising our handwriting.
We are learning about the ng sound.
We make music on a Tuesday with Mrs Whitehouse.
Funky Finger Friday... We are practising cutting. The children made firework pictures afterwards.
After reading the story Traction Man, the children made some of the characters from the story out of Play dough and Lego.
We do enjoy PE.
Dawali. We have had fun making Rangoli patterns with leaves and sticks.
Funky Fingers Friday
What a lovely autumn day! We have had fun counting leaves, weighing conkers, writing numbers, making mud smoothies and so much more.
We have been learning ow, oi and sh.
Addition and Subtraction
After reading the story "I am not a stick", we made swords, paintbrushes and fishing rods out of sticks.
We are practising writing numbers 0-20
We are learning the months of the year. When is your birthday?
Sorting numbers from 0-20
Where are the Wild Woodpeckers? Having a wild rumpus party!
Happiness and Respect at Book Week
Thank you Dart-Frog class for sharing books with us this morning as part of our Book Week.
Thank you also to Reuben's Mummy and baby sister Maudie for coming to read Reuben's favourite bedtime story to us this afternoon.
We had our final practise with the Bamboo Tamboos today. Please join us on the 18th July to watch our performance at 2.45pm in the hall. Look at our 'happiness' photos.
Quidditch and Marble Treat
We tried something new by playing Quidditch today. We also enjoyed our marble treat wearing our own clothes and playing with our toys and fidget spinners. Well done for filling the marble jar!
RHS Garden Wisley
What a busy week Year One have had!
We had such a fabulous time at RHS Garden Wisley, meeting Wisley Bear and experiencing awe and wonder in the glasshouse. Everyone was a credit to Wootey displaying our core values of happiness, respect and creativity.
We hope you enjoy the photos and get a feel for how much we loved the day.
Thank you to all our helpers- we couldn't have done it without you.
St Lawrence Church
Year One had a delightful visit to St Lawrence church as part of our RE learning about Special Places. We became church detectives and practised showing 'respect' in this special place for Christians. We tried something new in naming lots of the things we found for example pulpit, lectern and pew.
Counting and spelling
The children enjoyed making tigers today.
Practising our spelling
Look who was our 'turtle' person today! We loved hearing all the compliments.
Our new Golden Stars have been revealed for this week.
We are getting used to our new massage partners and being gentle.
Year One are off to RHS Garden Wisley on the 30th June.
We are going to enjoy a workshop with Wisley Bear and investigate the glasshouse and fruit garden as well as the beautiful extensive gardens.
This term our topic is 'Rumble in the Jungle'. We are busy exploring the rainforest, finding out about the different layers, wildlife and exotic plants that grow. We are looking forward to our visit to RHS Garden Wisley in June. There is a copy of the letter below if needed.
Click on the link below to visit 'Rainforest' on Purple Mash. You may need the login details that were emailed out, or ask a member of staff if you have forgotten them!
Here are some photos of our learning in the Summer Term
Our topic for the spring term is 'Whizz Bang Pop Machine'. We started the term by travelling into space. We learnt about the amazing achievement of Tim Peake and used non-fiction books to research Neil Armstrong. We loved learning about the 8 planets but were sad to hear that Pluto is no longer a planet. You can click the link below to sing along with one of our favourite songs!
The Solar System Song
It's a song about the Sun and the planets for children of all ages.
Here are some photos of our learning in the spring Term
In the Autumn Term we enjoyed our topics of Knowing Me, Knowing You linked with the Gruffalo, Superheroes and Commotion in the Ocean. We also had time to explore Autumn and Harvest themes before the fun of Christmas.
Here are some photos of our learning in the Autumn Term