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Southey Green Primary School & Nurseries

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Class Teachers: Miss Simpson, Mrs Irwin and Mrs Grant 


Year 1 is a very exciting time for children and we make it even more exciting by organising special events throughout the year.


At Southey Green, we promise to provide our children with 6 unique  experiences in each year group. We call these 'Southey's Super Six.'   These tasks give our children something to look forward to each year and in places, provide an opportunity that the children may not have had previously.


Take a look at our topics for this coming year. We intend to teach the children a wide range of skills alongside an array of knowledge for each unit.  There may be slight changes throughout the year depending on weather, availability and other opportunities that arise.


Autumn best bits 


This half term, Year 1 have read and enjoyed the story Rainbow Fish. The children have been working hard on their writing as they are beginning to describe the character. They have learnt that adjectives describe a noun and are starting to use these writing. The children have practised their letter formation and written expanded noun phrases on the line beautifully. Take a look at some of the fantastic work from 1MI.  

In Maths, the children have had a super time learning how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s using Numicon to help them. The second topic we looked at was length and weight where the children were able to compare up to five objects by length and weight, using their key vocabulary that they learnt this year.  

1MS have done particularly well with learning addition. Not only have the children been able to learn how to do addition to 10 and 20 using Numicon but they have also began doing it pictorially in their books. 1MS have really thrown them self into their maths this year and their hard work is paying off.  

One of our favourite moments of this term was getting a visit from a rock pool! We got to touch the rock pool creatures and wrote about them in our English work.