Our teacher is Mrs Campion and our teaching assistant is Miss Dickinson.
Mrs Zafar, Mrs Bi, Mrs Banks and Miss Edwards will also be helping us with our learning!
There are 30 children in our class – 18 girls and 12 boys.
As part of our British Values in Year 1, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together. One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes. Over the year so far, we have held class votes to select our School Council representatives, Sports Council representatives and Behaviour Ambassadors for each half term.
Showing mutual respect and tolerance of one another are part of the values underpinned in Year 1. We understand how important it is to respect and value the feelings and views of others and celebrate ways in which we are different and the same. Our topic 'Ourselves' will help us to learn more about this, as well as taking pride in who we are and ways in which we treat others. Children will be encouraged as part of their self confidence and self awareness to feel confident to express their needs and opinions.
In Year 1, children are taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom. We use our rules to help us make good choices and think about our actions, keeping our school a safe and happy place! Each week our Behaviour Ambassador will choose a child from the class to be awarded for their good behaviour!
Job Roles in 1 Beech
School Council- Riley and Haleema
Sports Council- Abdul
Behaviour Ambassador- Habiba (Summer ii)
In Class 1 Beech the children will be given weekly homework. Homework is handed out on Friday and is due in on the Tuesday. We will be talking through and explaining the homework to the children before they take it home, however if you have any questions or the children are unsure as to what they are meant to do, please feel free to speak to a staff member in Class 1 Beech either yourselves or to encourage the children to come to see us if they need help completing their work.
The children will also be taking home a reading book and a library book. Please read with your children on a daily basis at home and write a comment in their reading journals to let us know how they got on. Library books will be changed weekly, every Tuesday afternoon.
Please find Mrs Campion's timetable for Autumn below. We will be having PE on Monday and Thursday. Children will need to have their full PE kits in school on both these days. Girls will need any earrings to be taken out (unless the children are able to do this themselves).
Every half-term we have targets for reading, writing and maths. Here are our targets for the Summer 2 half-term;
Time Travel/ Arts Week 2018
On Monday Victoria Community School had a visit from a professor who had crashed his time machine on the playground. Children had to work together to 'unscramble time' and piece together the timeline to create a new timeline for the Orchard site.
Here are some of our photos from the week...
1Beech Reading Open Morning
Thank you to all of those parents that came to see how we do reading in Year 1! The children really enjoyed having their parents in.
1 Beech visit Burton Albion
On Friday 18th May, 1 Beech enjoyed their afternoon out at Burton Albion. It was a very hot day, but all children participated well with the children from the other schools. We learnt lots of new games and new skills. We were also very lucky to have our photograph with footballer Aaron Webster.
Improving our ICT skills
We have been working on the iPads and learning how to take photographs. We have been taught how to access the photo library and use these photographs in the 'Pic Collage' App. We enjoyed editing our own photographs.
We have been doing some gardening in Year 1. It was hard work weeding the raised bed, planting the new seeds and watering them, but we really enjoyed it! We planted some strawberries, chives and a range of different flowers. We can't wait to see them grow! Here is a photograph of the garden on Week 1 of planting...
We have had an amazing day making 2 different types of slime and taking part in a sweet making workshop! We have enjoyed taking part in various other experiments too!
Here are a few quotes from the children in Year 1;
"This is the best day ever!" Zarnab
"This day was fun because we made slime" Hadiyah
"I love Science day!" Aleena
"I enjoyed the fun assembly" Sana
"I liked Science day because we had so much fun!" Halima
"Today has been great!" Aqeel
World Book Day!
Thank you to everyone for making such an amazing effort with their costumes. The children had fun reading the Elmer the elephant stories and taking part in different creative activities.
In English, We have been reading the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. In Creative Curriculum we are learning about bridges. We decided to make a bridge for the Billy Goats to cross. We had to work as a team and use thinking skills to work out how we could make a bridge using no more than 30 art straws. We had to talk about how we could make the strongest bridge and what we would have to do to make it. Here are some photographs...
Year 1 visit the Think Tank!
Year 1 were very well behaved on their trip to the Think Tank. One of their favourite parts was seeing the animals, dinosaurs and fossils.
We had to think carefully about how the shapes would fit together to make the pictures that we were given. It was really tricky but we got there in the end!
We had so much fun at school in our pyjamas! Here are some pictures...
We have been learning about how to stay safe on the internet. We watched some videos and played some games. We learnt that we should never give out our personal information and we should tell an adult if we are worried!
The Treasure Hunt
We have been reading 'The Treasure Hunt' by Nick Butterworth. Yesterday we went on a treasure hunt around the school. Our treasure hunt was different to the treasure hunt in the story book. Unlike the book where Percy ate all of the treasure, we actually found some treasure! Mrs Campion didn't copy Percy, she shared the treasure out.
After reading the Treasure Hunt and going on our own treasure hunt, we made a 'small world' of Percy's park. We had to think really carefully about the primary colours and our colour mixing skills to make other colours.
We have been sorting books into two groups- Fiction and Non-Fiction. We have learnt that 'Fiction' means a story book and 'Non-Fiction' means an information book.
In English we have been reading Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and we have linked this to our ICT learning. We had to program the BEEBOTs with instructions and direct them towards Jasper's Beanstalk.
We have enjoyed our coding lessons. We learnt how to make the fish and whales move and change direction.
We are very lucky to have Brent Freeman ( from FA Football) come to Victoria Community School to teach us how to play!
We have been learning how to read music and are now experts! Ask your child how to clap out these musical notes.
Andy Tooze Poetry Day
Today we have been very lucky to have Andy Tooze (a Poet) come to visit Victoria Community School. He started with an assembly and then came to our class to work with us. We had so much fun learning and performing his poems and we even got chance to write our own poems! Some of us have now decided that we want to be Poets when we grow up!
It was amazing to see so many parents watching our assembly and joining us at the end of the day to buy signed copies of his books!
Christmas in 1 Beech
We had a lot of fun making our Christmas hats, having our Christmas meal, playing party games and meeting Santa!
Children in Need!
We all came to school in spotty clothes to raise money for Children in Need. We decorated some biscuits with smarties.
We have been learning about capacity. Here are some photos from our maths learning...
We have made some lanterns today and if you are able to come to our Christmas performance then you will see us using these!
Today we have learnt about Diwali and have made some Diva Lamps with clay.
Parent Reading Workshop
Our parents came to visit Year 1. They listened to Mrs Campion and Mrs Turner read a story and then they shared a book with us. Here are some pictures of the afternoon...
We have started paired reading with Year 3. We really enjoy practicing our reading with our reading buddies and sharing our stories with them. We work well together asking and answering questions on our books.
1Beech Reading Corner
The children have really enjoyed spending time in our Reading Garden. Our author focus for the Autumn Term is Allan Ahlberg.
We have an Olympic reading display in 1 Beech.
Keep up the good reading because we need more butterflies and bees on our flowers (Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards).
In English and Creative Curriculum we have been learning about the Gunpowder Plot story. We have acted out the story, learnt about Guy Fawkes and created our own firework paintings using straws to blow the paint.
Here are some phonics games you can play at home!
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