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Year 1 - Wagtail

1. Key Information for Wagtail Class

 

In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

Your teachers in Wagtail class are:

 

Miss Gabbie Wesley

Mrs Emma Stollar (Teaching Assistant)

 

The Welcome Booklet for Wagtail class is here:

Letters for Wagtail class can be found here: https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/year-1-letters/

You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.

Home Learning

 

Year 1

  • Reading
  • Spelling task
  • Family Learning to include Maths, Literacy and Creative Learning Tasks

 

  • Daily 10 - minutes
  • Daily practise
  • Weekly

Year 1 Spelling List

SRE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our new Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) scheme. This new edition of ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

 

All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources:

 

Year 1: Growing and Caring for Ourselves-

 

Keeping Clean

Growing and Changing

Families and Care

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here. In Year 1, points to note are:

 

Core school uniform No special notes for this class
Bags

1. Book bag with shoulder strap 

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities. 

 

 

Sharing Art home learning

Happy St Georges Day

Still image for this video

St George's Day - design your own sheild

NHS posters and video

World book week. As part of world book day we are focusing on the story The Day the Crayons Quit.

We performed poems as part of our English learning. We had to think of some actions to go with our poems for our performances.

We made boats as part of our end of term Materials topic. The boats had to float for 10 seconds and hold a Lego man - some didn't quite manage to float for the whole time.

Welcome to India ... 

This week has been Cultural and diversity week, we have taken part in a range of activities and created some amazing art work which is displayed in the Year 1 area and some in the dining hall. We have tasted some Indian food, danced to Indian music and painted with spices.

We have been looking at the story the Three Little Pigs by Ian Beck, we have created our own puppets and pig houses. We acted out the story on the stage area.

Supporting Children in Need

We came to school dressed in our pyjamas !

A visit from a lizard!

Autumn walk with our parents

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