Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

We are a hard working team who focus on learning whilst having fun! This year's Year 1 teachers are Ms Shah (1S), Ms Khankara (1FK), Ms Khatun (1K) and Ms O'Toole(1OT).

We are committed and passionate about children's learning and development. Our children have had a tricky start to their school life with a few disruptions due to Covid. Our focus in Year 1 is to develop a strong foundation for learning and allow their curiosity to flourish. Year 1 is the beginning of more focused, written work and although it's always hard for the children's transition from Reception, we believe that with hard work, patience and dedication we can make that transition easier. We are very proud of our children and amazed by all that they have achieved so far. We believe that they can only get better.

In Year One we love reading and listening to stories. We are working really hard to learn all our sounds to help us read. It is important that the children in Year 1 read every day to help develop our reading skills. Please help us instil a love of reading by reading with your child at home every day too, and discussing what has been read.

Autumn Term

We have organised some exciting trips for our children in year 1. 

In Science, we are learning about animals and the human body. To enrich this learning, we will be visiting Paradise Wildlife Park, where children will have the opportunity to see many of the animals we learn about, and explore different types of animals. We will also be making regular visits to West Ham park to observe the changing seasons. 

In History this term we are learning all about castles. The children got creative and made some incredible castles during their summer holiday, and they will be developing this learning in class. We will be learning about the different rooms in a castle, the people who lived there and their roles, as well as visiting the Tower of London.

In RE this term we will be learning about Sikhism. As part of their learning, we will be taking children to a local Gurdwara. Here children will have the opportunity to see what happens in a Gurdwara and hear what Sikh life is like from a priest. 

We will update our page with dates once events are confirmed and also upload pictures so you can see what we are getting up to.

Until then, please see our news items from last year to check out all the brilliant things that Year 1 got up to last year. There is so much to look forward to!

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