Welcome to Rabbit Class
Welcome to Rabbit Class. We are Year 1 children (5-6 years). There are 13 children in our class and our teacher is Miss Smith. We are taught in a ‘pod’ with Hedgehog Class (Year 2) so we also work with Mrs Robson and Mrs Woodhead.
We have just moved into Key Stage 1 and are looking forward to the challenges ahead. We have the Year 1 Phonics Screening at the end of this year. To find out how to help us look at the phonics and reading section of our website.
Find out about our curriculum and long term plans in the Our Curriculum section of our website.
This term, we are looking forward to completing some extra tasks in school through the National Tutoring Programme. We can’t wait to develop our rugby skills in PE, learn about Buddhism in RE, find out about our local area and the U.K. in geography and continue to strengthen our coding knowledge in Computing.
We have been learning about money in mathematics and using a combination of coins and notes to represent values.
We have been completing outdoor artwork this term which has been inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long. He we are recreating our Richard Long-inspired designs using stones:
In science, we have been learning all about materials and using specific terminology to describe them as well as sorting and classifying them based upon their physical properties.
The spring term has been another strange one for us all! Most of us have been working remotely via Teams with vulnerable and key worker children in school accessing the same work.
Take a look at some of our work we have been completing via remote learning.
Autumn Term 2
This half term, we have moved towards a more formal approach to learning. We have studied three different texts in English linked to our Recovery Curriculum: The Lion and the Mouse, Ruby’s Worry and After the Fall. We have continued to develop our phonics and maths skills. In PE lessons, we have been improving our aim and throwing skills to score maximum points during target-based games. We have grown in confidence and LOVED all of the Christmas activities, including our party!
More photographs from our Christmas party:
We have enjoyed completing mathematics and English challenges on afternoons through our continuous provision!
Autumn Term 1
This half term we have been settling back into school and recapping on what we covered when we were last here and when working from home across lockdown. We have spent a lot of time completing challenges through our different areas of continuous provision and developing or social and emotional wellbeing through a Recovery Curriculum approach. We have loved being back in school and seeing our friends!
See below for academic year 2019-20
School Closure due to COVID-19 pandemic
Due to Further to the guidance issued by Central Government all schools across England are closed. With the fantastic support of our parents, our children have been able to consolidate their learning by completing activities sent home and set online.
We are keeping in touch with the children each day and setting tasks and activities for them to complete each day. Year One have been working really hard at home.
This week (30.3.20) Year One have focused on the story “What the Ladybird Heard” in English. We have talked about the animals from the text and created our own riddles.
Have a look at some of the photos below to see how busy we have been!
We have looked at capacity in maths where we have compared different sized containers and how much water these will hold.
In Science, we have begun to look at the season Spring. We looked for signs of Spring and then created our own picture to represent Spring. We are also continuing to access our online learning resources.
Week Beginning Monday 23rd March:
We have focused on the story “The Princess and The Wizard” over this last week. We have also continued to practise our phonics sounds using online resources. In Maths, we have been consolidating our knowledge of place value and using some online resources and games to embed our understanding of tens and ones.
Take a look at some of the work we have produced.
All our parents are doing a fantastic job! Well Done!
February to April
This term our topic is castles. We will find out who built the first castles and why they built them.
In science we will be exploring materials and investigate what the most suitable material could be for making a castle.
January to February
During the Spring term we have enjoyed three different stories all based around the sea. We started with Lost and Found then moved onto The Storm Whale and finally we explored The Snail and The Whale. We have thoroughly enjoyed making predictions, making inferences, learning new vocabulary and retelling the story in our own words. We have all worked extremely hard on writing in sentences, using capital letters and full stops.
Our Maths started off with place value where we explored numbers to 50. We have been learning to represent numbers using base ten equipment and we have developed our understanding of tens and ones within a two digit number. Recently we have moved onto addition facts looking closely for links between our number bonds to ten and our number bonds to twenty.
During our enquiry curriculum we have been very busy exploring our country. We have found and identified our country within atlases and on a globe. We have identified the four countries that make up to UK and the seas that surround the UK. We have explored the four different flags and how these flags make up the Union Jack. During our sessions we have also started to explore different British artist. We have been learning about Richard Long and Antony Gormley. We have created our own work in the style of these artists.
We have completed our Winter science session whilst we had the snow at the end of this half term.
Take a look at the fun we had at Northumberland Zoo this half term too. Although it was snowing and cold we did not let it spoil our fun!
November to December
We have thoroughly enjoyed our trips to the library. We like to share stories with our friends and our teachers.
During science we have started observing the seasons and how these change over the year. We have carried out out first weather investigation: “Are all rain drops the same size?”
Over this half term we have taken part in a Physical Literacy Festival where we have to apply basic movement skills into different activities.
In maths, we have been focusing on number facts to ten. We really enjoy singing our number pairs songs during mental maths and then we have been using ten frames and other manipulatives to further develop and consolidate our understanding and learning.
September to October
Welcome back to school as Rabbit class. We have settled into our new classroom well and are working hard to develop new skills.
We are using the Text “Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car” to support our learning in English. We have been using speaking and listening skills to retell parts of the story. We each were given a character to be and together we acted part of the story out. To see what else we have been getting up to have a look below.
In Maths we have been learning to compare numbers. We are using skills that we learned in reception to develop and extend on. So children have even been using these skills to problem solve using trial and error.
During our enquiry afternoons we have been learning about transport.
We have been testing materials to see which material would be most suitable to make a shovel to cook the driver and fireman’s breakfast on. We have been able to identify objects and which materials these are made from.
In P.E. we have been completing Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. We have been learning to use a map of the school and follow trials. We have been learning to identify points on the map and discuss how we would get there.
See below for academic year 2018-19
Summer 2 2019
Over the summer term Rabbit Class have been learning about Africa. We have been reading the text “Meerkat Mail.” We have also enjoyed reading our own library book and completing reading activities using the iPads. We have been working hard with our Maths in preparation for year two. We have been learning about place value using numbers to 100.
During this term we have been very busy with sports day and school trips.
Have a look below to see some of the things we have been up to!
We had a fantastic whole school trip to Wallington Hall. Take a look to see what we got up to.
We have also taken part in P.E festivals across the summer term.
Summer 1 2019
This term we are looking at toys which children played with in the past.
We will be looking at plants in science and recognising them in our school grounds.
We are all very excited to go swimming on a Friday so remember your swimming kit.
We looked at the wild flowers in our school garden and recorded them in a tally chart.
Spring 2 2019
Spring 1 2019
This term our topic is Fire Fire! We will be learning abut the Great Fire of London. In Science we will be investigating properties of materials.
Autumn 2 2018
Hello everyone! This half term we are exploring various books by the author Julia Donaldson, such as Room on the Broom and Stickman. On an afternoon, our topic is the Four Nations where we will be learning all about the United Kingdom. In science we will begin to find out more about the four seasons.
Our P.E. will continue on a Wednesday and Thursday. We will be playing ball games and learn dances from around the United kingdom, such as Irish dancing, so both outdoor and indoor P.E. will be needed. Sometimes our learning takes us outdoors so wellingtons will be needed.
We will be continuing to develop our drumming skills in enrichment.
Please see below our Homework Grid for this half term.