Year One

Welcome to Year One!

 

In our class you will find:

Class Teacher - Mrs Jackson - a.jackson@walkern.herts.sch.uk

Class Teacher - Mrs Simms - h.simms@walkern.herts.sch.uk

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Cooke

Mrs Jackson will be in class Mondays to Wednesdays. Mrs Simms will be in Thursdays and Fridays and Mrs Cooke is in class every day.

This Autumn our topic is Toys.

We have our very own Walkern Toy Shop where we are enjoying role play and have already explored labelling and sharing.

We will be designing and making toys, finding out about toys in the past and present and the materials they are made from.

We have PE 4 days a week so please make sure PE kit remains in school throughout the week.

Spellings will go out each Friday and practised in school through handwriting. Please practise these at home too, to help your child feel confident with their spellings.

Everybody will read with an adult at least 3 times a week and record in their reading record. Please read at home each night with your child and record in their reading record book. We aim to change your child’s book once they have read it twice. 

Year 1 sadly couldn't go on their trip to the British Schools Museum in Hitchin due to Covid. But have no fear, we brought the museum to school instead, we even went on a 'walking' bus to arrive at our very own museum. Mrs Jackson managed to gather lots of old toys (but not all Victorian) and the Museum kindly lent us some slates, quills and old pennies. Mrs Jackson and Miss Riches then taught a lesson following all the Victorian rules and they had to be very strict indeed! Have a look at the slideshow below to see what the children got up to...

This week, we have been looking at the book Peace at Last. We have learnt about settings and characters and especially enjoyed making our own puppets or Mr Bear, Mrs Bear and Baby Bear.