In Year 1, we work together to build relationships with each other and to improve our social skills. We try hard to become confident and fluent readers, capable and creative writers and logical and imaginative problem solvers! We work together in a play based environment and begin to use and apply the skills we are taught throughout all of our lessons.
We will be doing lots of outdoor learning this year, which will help us to understand the environment and to learn in a practical way. Year 1 will also be doing lots of cooking over the course of the year.
This year, we begin our topic work on ‘Location, Location, Location’. This will involve learning about the UK and capital cities, the patron saints and traditional food. Other topics this year include: 'I Have the Power', 'Out of This World', 'If You're Happy and You Know It', 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Land Ahoy!' If you would like more information about our curriculum, please get in touch with a member of staff.
Our Year 1 students love using our outdoor area to continue our learning experience. At Ghost Hill, we are lucky to have a wonderful canopy, so that we can explore and learn outside all year round!
Below left, you can see our bespoke obstacle course, growing and digging areas... and if you look closely, you may even spot our Guinea Pig in her run! On the right you can see our sensory garden and our wooden story circle where we share stories and have adventures.
Mike from Space Horizons bought his portable planetarium to school. We looked at the stars and planets, and we even got to hold asteroids! We learnt about the first moon walk, and saw a newspaper from when man first walked on the moon.
We all dressed up to support Pudsey Bear and to raise money for children who are not as lucky as we are. We posted lots of pennies in the boxes that our School Council representatives made. We raised a fantastic £282.04, so well done to everyone involved!