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Year 1 Buzzards

Buzzards are beautiful, graceful and strong birds of prey. They have to find their own food by hunting, so they constantly have to learn where food can be found and how they can get it. Buzzards learn every day in the same way we do.  Buzzards have fantastic looking and listening skills.  These skills are as important to us in our learning as they are to Buzzards in their daily life.

 

The theme for the Autumn term is 'Do all Heroes wear capes?' This will be a whole school focus and will give us plenty of opportunities to learn collaboratively across classes and key stages. We will begin our learning by asking the children what the word 'Hero' means to them. We will be thinking about the characteristics which makes someone a hero.

The children will be reading the text 'Handa's Surprise'. This will provide many writing opportunities. We will be learning all about different food and animals which feature in the story. 

 

We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you as we progress through the term. 

 

For more information on our curriculum please look at our 'Autumn Term Curriculum Plan' below. 

 

Welcome to Year 1 Buzzards Class
The class teacher this year is Mrs Alison Dowdeswell and the LSA's who work in this class are Miss Nicky Washbrook and Mrs Angie George.

P.E. day: Wednesday and Friday

Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure that kits are sent home at the end of each half term.

 

Home Learning: Handed out on Fridays and collected in on Wednesdays. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning if you wish.

 

Year 1 and 2 Teaching and Learning Lead: Alison Dowdeswell

Key Stage 1 Lead: Sarah Jarrett

 

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the teacher (Mrs Alison Dowdeswell) or alternatively contact a Team Leader.

adowdeswell@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

sjarrett@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS...

Open classroom Wednesday 29th November 2017 - 3pm

Academic Year 2017-2018
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Thursday 30th November 2017

Today we had some visitors from Riverford Farm! We looked at lots of different fruit and vegetables such as pomegranates, clementines, red cabbage and cucumbers. We had the opportunity to cut, grate and peel. Then we created a 'rainbow' and ate everything!

Monday 20th November 2017

In Maths we are learning about 2d and 3d shapes. We printed 2d shapes using 3d shapes!

Friday 17th November 2017

Everyday we do a 'Number Workout'. We learn everything about a number. We find out if it is odd or even, we make calculations using that number, we represent it using objects from our Maths Toolkit and we say what is one more and one less. We started right at the beginning.

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Wednesday 15th November 2017

We are learning all about human body. We made people using playdough and used labels to show the different parts of our bodies.

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Wednesday 18th October 2017 - Dance

In Dance in Year 1, we have been experimenting with how our bodies can move to music. We have used different jumps and turns to produce creative movements. This week, we expressed different feelings through dance, including happy, angry and sad.

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Today Stuart and Lisa came in to talk about their roles in our community. They answered our questions and then we got the chance to look inside their police vehicles. They showed us their handcuffs, identification and spray. We even tried on parts of their uniform!

Thursday 12th October 2018

Today we did some team building activities with 'Reach Outdoors'. We had to listen well to follow instructions and help each other out.

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Tuesday 3rd October 2017

We have been writing our letters in the sunshine!

27.9.17 Bug Hunting!

Fruit Kebabs! Thursday 14th September 2017

Today we worked with Miss Wallwork and made some fruit kebabs. Then we ate them!

Design and Technology - Wednesday 13th September 2017

Today Mrs Dann showed us how to make African necklaces!

Art - Tuesday 12th September 2017

We have been learning about Africa because that is where the fictional character 'Handa' lives. We are using different media to create a picture. Today we used chalks on paper.

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Measuring! Monday 11th September 2017

In Maths we are using vocabulary such as 'longer' and 'shorter'. We made playdough worms to show our understanding of this mathematical language.

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Wednesday 6.9.17 Our first day in Year 1!

Today we have been very busy! We have been dancing, learning some French and playing phonic games.


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