Welcome to the Indigo Class (Year 1) page!
Indigo Class (Year 1) is for children aged 5-6 and is taught by Mrs Gooch.
A warm welcome to the Indigo Class information section.
We have been busy in Indigo Class learning about materials and what they are used for. We have been learning about length in Maths. In English we have been writing independently and using some question marks. We have also been using the suffixes ed, er and est. We have started to cut up fruit ready to make a fruit salad
in DT in a few weeks and in Geography we have been drawing maps of the school grounds. In PE we have begun to travel in different ways. We have also been learning about Jewish symbols in RE.
In Indigo Class we have been finding out how many tens and ones are in numbers up to 20. We have written a new ending for Jack and the Beanstalk in our independent writing and we’ve been trying to spell the Year 1 common exception words correctly. We have been looking at some paintings by Pieter Bruegel. We have begun to create a dance about animals. We have visited our school recycling bins and have discussed items
that we can or can’t recycle. We have also written a ‘thank-you prayer’ for our class prayer tree.
We have been very busy in Indigo Class as we have begun practising for our Christmas nativity. We have been learning all about adding and subtracting numbers in Maths. In English we have been writing independently and trying to use capital letters and full stops correctly. We have started making our moving vehicles in DT and in History we have been learning about Christopher Columbus. In PE we have begun to create a dance about the seasons.
Welcome back to a new school year!
The children have settled into life in Year One really well.
We have been learning about using capital letters and full stops correctly in Literacy and about the greater than, less than and equal to signs in Maths. In Science we have been labelling the main external parts of animal bodies including humans. We have been learning about the symbols associated with Christianity and Judaism. We have also been learning about the countries than make up the UK. The children have really enjoyed instructing the ‘Beebots’ (programmable toys) to move forwards, backwards and to turn. We have been looking at some of Paul Klee’s paintings and have been improving our throwing and catching skills in PE. Our Growth Mindset work has focused on understanding that we need to find some things a little difficult in order for us to learn. We know that if we keep trying hard, and don’t give up, we will probably get there in the end.
For more details on what we will be doing this term, please look at the Curriculum Information link above.