Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
I am Miss Hall and I will be teaching Year 1 with Mrs Hughes. We have some very exciting things planned for this half term so please follow here to see what we get up to. 
The children have all settled into Year 1 brilliantly and have been learning lots of different things. 
We have been studying the book 'The Legend of Black Rock', which the children are thoroughly enjoying, following the adventures of Erin and her dog Archie. 
The children have really enjoyed using freeze frames to help with their understanding of new vocabulary such as glimpse, unnoticed and luscious. They have just completed their first piece of writing, a return story, and we are now moving onto writing a postcard. 
We have started off this term looking at numbers up to 10 and the children have started to develop an understanding of the terms 'greater than' and 'fewer than'. We are now learning about 'one more' and 'one less', using a number line for support, before moving onto the part-whole model and addition and subtraction within 10.
Our topic in Science is Plants and we have been doing lots of investigating! The children have been on a flower hunt around the school grounds,  planted Purple Mizuna in our edible garden, with Curly Kale following soon, and examined some flowering pot plants, focusing on all their different parts. 
Our topic has been looking at our local area, Birkenhead. The children have looked at photographs of local landmarks such as Birknehead Park, Hamilton Square and Bidston Hill, learning about all their physical and human features. The children have also looked at aerial photographs and have made their own of our school. We will be taking a short walk of the local area, which will help us produce our own map in class. This will help the children gain a secure knowledge of the area before we move onto Birkenhead and its history.
In RE, the children have been learning about 'God's Great Plan' and what makes the world beautiful, thinking about what we can do to help. The children created a lovely display for our board in the corridor, with pictures of all the things that make up our world and how we can care for them. We will be reading the story of 'Noah's Ark' and learning about 'Mary, our Mother'.  
Scarecrow Day
Friday 4th October 2019 was our school Scarecrow Day and Year 1 had a fantastic time!
We began the day by reading the story 'The Scarecrows' Wedding' which the children really enjoyed. We then started constructing our own scarecrow, making Erin, the little girl from our class story we have been reading in our English lessons. They also made paper plate scarecrows and did some beautiful colouring.