White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

                         WELCOME TO YEAR 1 BUNTINGS

Buntings are a family of birds that includes the Cirl Bunting. This bird is very rare and can be found by the coast in South Devon. Just like us! Many Buntings are long distant migrants which means they travel many miles around the world every year. Just like we will be doing in our learning in this Term's theme!



'The Same But different ...'

This term Year 1 are learning about the similarities and differences between each other. Our class text The Big Book of Families will be used to help highlight how our families may differ. Our PSHE focus this term will be 'Living in the Wider World' where we will be looking at different cultures and comparing them to ours in the UK.



P.E/Dance Days are Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of every half term.



Home Learning will be handed out on a Friday and collected in on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning if you wish.


                                         UPCOMING EVENTS

Parents evening  - Tuesday 8th October  and Wednesday 9th October.

Christmas performance -Thursday 12th December 10am and 2pm.

Phonic workshop 15th October 2.15pm.


If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Mrs Walker) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mrs Dowdeswell or Mrs Jarrett).







Autumn term curriculum map


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Tuesday 16.9.19 Team outdoor activities

The whole of Year 1 went out onto the field in the afternoon to participate in some physical team building activities. We had to navigate around an obstacle course whilst holding an egg and spoon, play over and under with a ball and throw a ball to different members of our group. We really enjoyed working with each other and cheering each other on during their turn!


Tuesday 17.9.19 LQ: Can I name the World's continents and oceans?

In keeping with our theme 'The Same but Different', we have been looking at the World. We started by looking at the 7 continents that make up the World and then looked at where the different oceans are located. We worked together as a team on our tables to place the continent and ocean labels in the correct place.

Friday 13.9.19 LQ:Can I identify a variety of animals?

Our Science topic for this term is 'Animals' and  for our first lesson, we identified some of the animals we have here on Earth (including humans!). We then went on an 'animal' hunt. Look at the pictures below to see what we found. 

Thursday 5th September 2019 - Handwriting

In year 1 we learn to perfect our letters. Here we are making sure the letters l and t are really tall. They are part of the long ladder family!

Our first week in the Buntings class!

We have had a fabulous three days together, seeing our friends again and exploring our new classroom! We have jumped straight into our learning and have shown we are brilliant at working as part of a team to think of adjectives for the photos on our tables. Take a look at the pictures to see what we have been up to!

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