Welcome to Year 1
On this page we will be sharing some of the fantastic things we do in class. You can find out about the learning we have planned for the term ahead in our Class Newsletter.
World Book Day 5 March
Today the whole school have chosen a page from the book ‘The Whale’ (a fully illustrated book) and produced a piece of writing in their chosen genre. Year 1 picked to write a list of equipment needed to go whale hunting, and here it is!
I’m the Year 1 teacher and I have been teaching at Burgh School for 15 years. I have taught Year 1 for two years and before that I taught Foundation Stage. I have good knowledge of the EYFS and this helps me to understand the learning needs of our younger children as they move to Year 1.
I try to be an encouraging and helpful teacher and do my best to make lessons in Year 1 fun!
Out of school I love exciting days out with my own son and spending time exploring new places in my caravan.
Pirate Treasure Maps 28 February
We listened to the story of Pirates Love Underpants and decided to make pirate treasure maps. First we stained paper with tea bags to make it look old. We researched the features of treasure maps using google images and each of us wrote a list of what we would like to include on our own maps. Next it was time to draw the maps and finally we wrote instructions to guide the pirates to the treasure.
Making Gingerbread Men 29 January
The children LOVED making their own Gingerbread Men as part of their English topic. The children read and followed the instructions to make Gingerbread Men. In follow up they will write a list of the ingredients they used and their own instructions to help somebody else make Gingerbread Men. I hope they enjoyed eating them at home!
Winter Birds 24 January
We have been learning about Winter and we talked about how birds find it difficult to find food; so we decided to make bird feeders for our gardens.
Music 15 January
Year one are enjoying music this term with Mr Egerton. They have been exploring pulse and rhythm using their voices and bodies.
Design and Technology - Hinges, levers and sliders 18 December
This term the children have made lots of moving pictures incorporating the moving mechanisms of hinges, levers and sliders. In groups the children went onto to design a building which included one of these moving mechanisms. Then they built it, painted it and evaluated it.
All ready for the nativity...10 December
Year 1 have been busy learning the names of 2D and 3D shapes 3 December
Active Science in Year 1 3 December
Multi-skills in P.E. 7 November
This week the children have started to explore ball skills. The focus of this session was rolling.
Super Scientists 7 November
The children conducted an investigation to find the most absorbent material. They learnt lots of new scientific vocabulary and predicted what they thought may happen. The children found the most absorbent material to be sponge with cotton wool being a close second.
History Trip to The Village 18 October
The children loved their History Trip to The Village in Skegness. They had a guided tour of the mud and stud cottage, the farmhouse and outbuildings. The children observed a blacksmith in action, helped to wash the clothes like they used to in the 1900s and experienced what is was like to go to school in the Victorian times.
Caribbean Fruit Salad 10 October
The children have enjoyed making and tasting Caribbean Fruit Salad. They practised their claw cuts and bridge cuts whilst chopping the fruit. The next day the children used this first hand experience to write their own recounts of how they made the fruit salad.