About Our Year Group
Welcome to Year 1.
Your teachers are Mrs Piechota (Class D) and Mrs Holmes/Mrs Harkin (Class C).
Support staff: Mrs Everett, Mrs Thorton and Mrs Hack.
You will have a very exciting time this year. You will learn lots of new things and you can start going to the after school clubs.
You will also have the opportunity to visit interesting places such as The Toy Museum!
We know you will really enjoy your time in year 1. So why not take a look at our Year Group Galleries.
Curriculum Overview Y1
Mark, the Policeman came for a visit and talked to us about stranger danger and staying safe.
Museum of Childhood
Enjoy looking at our photos from the museum where we discovered lots of old and new toys.
Free Balance Bikes
Representitives from British Cycling came on site to give some children from early years a chance to practice riding a bike
Baptism at Christchurch
Our topic in RE is about Families and Celebrations. We went to Christchurch and Father John told us all about Baptism. Baby Mary received a candle and a white garment.
Class C and D visited the Convent. A Convent is a special place where nuns love. We lit a candle and sat quietly in the chapel. We prayed and sang songs. We enjoyed our special time in the Convent.
Book Week 2017
During Book Week we had lots of fun. We enjoyed working with authors and illustrators, as well as listening to story tellers. We used drama to explore different characters in books then used this to help us retell stories. We became authors and even made our own books. At the end of the week we particularly enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters. Look at all the fun we had!
Inside the Classroom
Learning together is great! We enjoy helping each other and sharing ideas about what we have learnt.
'Four by Four' Bhangra Group from Gravesend entertained us with the folk dance from the Punjab in Northern India. We practised some bhangra dance routines and enjoyed the sound of the dhol - a double-sided barrel drum.
The Museum of Childhood
In History lessons we have been learning about toys from the past. We enjoyed looking and playing with the toys at the museum.
We have been lucky to have a number of visitors to help us find out more about the different topics.
Since starting school in September we have been very hard at work. Please look at some of our beautiful displays.
We enjoyed our visit to the Kent Life museum which helped with our history topic. We saw lots of exciting homes and houses from the past and had a bumpy ride on the tractor.
Science and learning about life cycles
We watched our tiny caterpillars grow and change into beautiful butterflies. Then we let them fly away and enjoy God's wonderful world!
We really enjoyed our RE week and all the activities that helped us learn more about our faith.
Y1 Baptism at Christchurch
Y1 visited Christchurch to talk about Baptism. We re-enacted a Baptism, the baby was called Mary.
We love learning in Year 1! We work together, help each other and have lots of fun!
We have had a wonderful time celebrating Book Week! We enjoyed the inspirational sessions with the visiting authors, dressing up as our favourite book characters and reading lots of amazing stories in class.
Visit to Christchurch
We have been learning about Families and Celebrations. We went to Christchurch and Father John told us all about baptism and what it means to belong to God's Family.
The Museum of Childhood
As part of our History topic 'Old and New Toys' we visited The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green where we looked at and played with toys from the past. We all had a great time!
We loved visiting the Convent. It was so calm and peaceful in the chapel and sister Penny and sister Chris made us feel very welcome there. We prayed together and sang special hymns. We are looking forward to vising the Convent again!