Welcome to JC1!
This year we have 4 Year 1 children and 26 Reception children in Class 1.
Our teacher is Mrs Pegg and our teaching assistants are Miss Harris and Mrs Hayden.
Our topic in JC1 is ‘Waves and Seaside’,
to fit in with our new KS1 curriculum topics,
and we have a very exciting term ahead of us!
We will be learning about the explorer Christopher Columbus and the places he discovered. We will find out about land and oceans around the world. We will compare differences between where we live and how people live in other countries.
We will be learning texts such as, Handa's Surprise, The Rainbow Fish, The mixed up Chameleon and many more seaside themed books.
We are planning exciting theme days this term with Pirate Day being a highlight of the JC1 calendar.
The children will be making and designing their own wooden boats as part of the Design and Technology topic.
The Foundation Stage children will as always be provided with a wide range of activities both inside and outside that support their individual learning and development and are related to our topic.
The children will be visiting Sanfield Farm in late June for a day of Forest school experiences and to learn about growing and the environment around them.
The planning overviews, outlining the Early Years Foundation Stage Objectives and the Year 1 Skills we will be covering (which will be more challenging for our Y1 children) can be accessed below, as well as our termly newsletter and any other information, relevant dates and communications.
Design and Technology - May 2018
We have been learning how to use a bench and press, saws, electric screw drivers, hammers, nails and screws.
We had to wear goggles to protect our eyes and had to listen very carefully to the Adults to keep us safe.
When we used the tools we were very careful to use both hands on the tool, or to keep one hand out of the way behind our backs.
Over the next few weeks we will be doing more woodwork designing and making sailing boats for our Christopher Columbus history topic.
Vouchers have been sent home which help us to develop a complete developmental picture of your child, by recording any significant learning that he or she has experienced at home e.g. being able to read labels and prices in the supermarket, riding a bike without stabilisers, tying shoe laces, doing up coat buttons for the first time, helping to make a cup of tea! We love sharing them with the class and finding out about their achievements outside school.
If you need any more WOW vouchers, please pick them up from the classroom. Your help and support is much appreciated. Thank you.
We have been really enjoying our gymnastics sessions with Mr Willis.
We have learnt how to do, forward rolls, star jumps, teddy bear rolls, balancing, and many more skills. We have learnt to sequence these movements together and how to safely use the equipment.
Jc1 Sailing Ships
Mrs Pegg challenged us over half term to make a sailing ship that floated for 3 minutes.
The boats we made varied in size shape and materials but the majority rose to the 3 minute challenge.
Here are are the videos to prove it!