Welcome to the Year 1 area!
Here, you will find plenty of information about Year 1, including our curriculum; details of trips and visits, assemblies and performances; write-ups following visitors to our classes; examples of children's learning and lots of photographs and other useful and interesting links!
We are really looking forward to the year ahead, and know your child is going to have experiences in Year 1!
Mrs Ishmael, Mrs Uren and Mr Lawrence (Year 1 Team)
Keeping children safe in school is the most important role we play. If you have any serious concerns about any child, please speak to Mrs Walpole or Mrs Stoddern.
The children in 1IU have been taking part in ice experiments this week. They made predictions of how they could melt the ice, then they performed the experiment and finally they evaluated their ideas. They had great fun and leant so much from this hands on approach. They are loving the topic of ‘Frozen’!!!
We are learning facts about the North and South Pole and the animals that live there. Ask a child in year 1 why polar bears don’t eat penguins!
We are six weeks into our 12 week competition and our plants are looking great.
We are amazed at how tall some of them have grown!
We wonder who will win!
Children in Need Day
We came dressed as our heroes!
Year 1 have been learning about ‘Food From Around the World’ with Charwells. Each child made a rainbow wrap and learnt how important it is to have a healthy balanced diet.
Brrr , it’s getting chilly in Year 1.
We have been learning all about Penguins and the Antarctic.
We enjoyed making our own penguins and learning facts about how and where they live.
In year 1, we have been studying the changing seasons.
We painted a wash background, painted a tree and added finger print leaves.
1KL are competing to see who can look after, tend for and grow the tallest amaryllis plant. Each table have a plant and are monitoring it daily.
We began before half term and the challenge will last 12 weeks.
The winners will have a very special prize. Watch this space!
Farmer Pete brings his Tractor to Treloweth
We have had a fabulous time learning about farms and farming. To finish this project we invited a farmer into school to tell us about his job.
Farmer Peter brought his tractor and told us all about it. He showed us different cereals, different grasses and eggs from his farm.
It was fascinating to hear about and we learned lots.
Thank you , Farmer Pete!
Year 1 and their teachers are busy transforming their “dull, uninteresting courtyard” into an exciting and creative outdoor space. We have been overwhelmed by contributions from parents of compost, plants, bulbs, bird box, seating and a bespoke kitchen. Gardening club have planted spring bulbs and autumn bedding. Mr Ridge has created a bark pit and planters for the children .
Year 1 celebrated Harvest by dressing up as farmers and farm animals. We performed a very special Harvest assembly to our families and our school friends. We sang songs, recounted our trip to Feadon farm and told the story of the LITTLE RED HEN.
We also led the whole school in collecting donations of tins and packages for the local foodbank. We managed to collect over 20 shopping bags full of groceries!
It may be autumn term and the weather is changing but that does not stop 1IU from learning outside. This week the children have embraced maths challenges during continuous provision time and have loved working as a team. They have also been on a ‘Welly Walk’ to pick blackberries as we are celebrating harvest. We followed instructions carefully. Each child has made an individual crumble and has enjoyed eating it in class. It was delicious!
This half term, we are going to learning around the project of Old Macdonald. We know the children are going to love it, and will become experts!
Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre
Year 1 had a wonderful trip this week to Feadon Farm. The children got up close with lots of exciting animals and they had the opportunity to stroke, feed and hold them. This enriching experience will lead our class learning throughout this half term.
On Wednesday 19th September, Class 1KL visited Feadon Farm, near Portreath. It was a fantastic day and we were given an interesting and fact filled tour by Garry the Ranger.
We met, fed and learned about lots of different animals - including goats, emus, hens, reindeer, hedgehogs, owls, foxed, toads, rats, snakes, ferrets and a slow worm!
it was a brilliant introduction to our topic on food and farming.
We have designed an interesting curriculum which we are sure the children are going to be excited about!
On Thursday 4th October, Year 1 visited Screech Owl Sanctuary as part of their topic on Owls. They heard lots of facts about owls: habitats, diet, likes and dislikes, and had a brilliant day!
In Year 1, we have explored lots of different areas of Science. We have been on a bug and nature hunt using our magnifying glasses in the playground; we have made apple and seed bird feeders to feed the wild birds, and we have explored our senses. We tasted different foods, smelt various scents and tried to guess the different sounds we could hear.
In Year 1, we have been learning about fireworks and Bonfire Night. We created firework pictures by colouring a piece of paper in crayon, painting it black and scratching off the paint. We also used a range of tools to create fireworks on a black piece of paper with brightly coloured paint. In English, we have written Bonfire Night poems using adjectives.
Year 1 have been learning about Remembrance and why we wear a poppy. We learnt that the poppy became a symbol of remembrance after the first world war when it began to grow in the battle fields.
We painted a pebble poppy and made a poppy keyring. We also used a laptop to draw a poppy.
This week we have practised many skills: Art - using fine brushes and holding them correctly; DT – using scissors and developing our cutting skills, and Computing – using the programme 2simple to practise controlling a paintbrush. We also watched a short film that helped us to understand more about Remembrance day. Click on the link below view:
In Geography, we’ve been learning about seasonal changes. We have drawn and finger painted pictures of trees to show the changes throughout the year. We’ve made an amazing display out of them!
In Year 1, we’ve been getting in the festive spirit! We’ve had a special visit from Father Christmas, who talked to us about what we would like for Christmas and he gave us some lovely gifts. We also have been decorating our class Christmas tree and the school Christmas tree with our Christmas wishes.
Class 1R had an amazing space experience at the ‘Player Ready Virtual Reality Arcade’. They wore VR headsets that enabled them to jump virtually into a rocket and land on the moon! The children were able to ‘feel’ the rocket taking off and see planets orbiting the sun. This brilliant visit links perfectly to Year 1's topic of Space and their class reader, 'Whatever Next?' by Jill Murphy. 1R had a truly incredible experience and were praised on their brilliant behaviour.
We all had a great time playing in the snow. It was very cold. We went outside to play in the snow, it was great fun! We tried to catch a snowflake to look at the pattern. We caught snowflakes on our tongues, it made our tongues tingle. We stood like statues and felt the snow land on our hands, it felt soft and light. We tried to make a snowball but there was not enough snow. We loved it on snow day!
We have had a fantastic time in Year 1 learning about the story, 'Whatever Next!' In English, we have been retelling the story in the style of Pie Corbett and used this to support us in writing the story in our books. In Design and Technology we used our knowledge about materials from our Science lessons to design and create a rocket! We used lots of different materials and had to consider the best way to attach them to each other. Our finished rockets look amazing and you can see them hanging around the Year 1 classrooms.
We took part in a whole school celebration of Cornwall for St Piran’s day. We read ‘The Mousehole Cat’ and recreated a picture from the story for our display.
We decorated jam jars to help light up our foyer to welcome all of our visitors.
We also watched Mrs Richards make Cornish pasties. They tasted delicious!
We had a week full of Cornish fun!
This week, to support our Science and Geography learning, Year 1 had a fantastic time exploring Tehidy woods. We observed first-hand the changes that happen in the spring and compared them to when we visited in the autumn. The children were lucky enough to spot many different woodland creatures including swans, ducks and squirrels. Back in school, we thought of many different adjectives to describe these animals and created some wonderful poetry.
In Year 1, we’ve been learning about Claude Monet in Art. We’ve been learning how to use watercolours and how to mix colours to get the shade we want for our picture. We used these skills to create our own Monet lily pond watercolour paintings. Our work will be displayed in the foyer this half term.”
This week in year 1 we are learning about how seeds and plants change.
We have planted pea seeds and over the next few weeks we will observe and record the changes. We are also going to observe the changes in our baby tomato plants. Every week we are going to measure each plant to see how much they have grown.
This week, Class 1R were very lucky to be visited by Pol Hodge from Go Cornish! He read us a story about a hungry seagull and taught us some Cornish words. We had to act out being a seagull and had a conversation in Cornish! We had a great time and are excited to learn some more Cornish.