As Year 1 Teachers we are compiling resources and activities to help support parents with home learning. We will use our class website page to direct parents to websites, apps and PDF visual aids to accompany this home learning. We have included a guide to downloading free Microsoft programs such as Powerpoint and Word.
Here is a helpful guide to fun activities that you can do indoors with your little ones.
Our topic will be Through My Window and we have included a book list of recommended books to read with your child. If you don't have a copy of the book you can find many topic related books on the Library Services website, kindle or ibooks. Many versions are also available on Youtube.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Teeny Tiny Tadpole
The Tiny Seed
Our outdoor classroom for the day
On Monday 2nd March 2020 all Year 1 pupils and staff will be taking a trip to Belfast Zoo as part of our animals topic. We will be exploring the different habitats and enclosures and discussing how the different animals are looked after at the zoo.
In Year 1 we look at many artists and through our topic of Houses and Homes we have chosen to look at Hundertwasser. Hundertwasser was an Austrian-born new Zealand artist, architect and ecologist. He was fascinated by spirals and nature, focusing on the experience of the viewer rather than the artist. The children are learning about where they live and they type of house they live in. They are naming the features of their houses and drawing , using a variety of resources, different types of houses. We used traditional drawings of our houses and painted them with watercolours before turning to the artist Hundertwasser, with his bright, vibrant colours and shapes. He used the active panel, iPads and creative table during play based learning.
For our next new topic we will be exploring houses and homes through a variety of traditional tales such as Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will begin by looking at our own houses and where we live. We will make our own bricks and design our own houses. Then we will explore the various homes used in traditional tales such as cottages and castles.
Year 1 children enjoying Outdoor Classroom Day
Mrs Christie's class having soup and story time outside
Year 1 staff would like to warmly welcome you to our first parent's information session this Wednesday night from 6.30pm -7.30pm. During this time parents will be given an insight into how we engaging with their children and provided an exciting experience and stimulus through a variety of activities and resources across the curriculum.
We are delighted to welcome our new pupils into Year 1 where we will be having lots of fun. To begin with, we like to get to know our children first by bringing them into school in small groups and gradually building up our full class. Our first days are exciting as we put on our uniform, have our snack bag and our book bag. Keep watching our page for lots of information and photographs!
Have fun making a colourful picture with Bing and Flop.