Welcome to Year 1!

We have had a fantastic few days back with our new Year 1 classes! We are very proud of how well our children have adapted to the new routines in school. We have enjoyed hearing what the children have been up to over Summer and how much they have been looking forward to coming back to school.

This week we have been getting used to the new routines in Year 1 and settling back into school life. We have practised recognising and counting numbers, naming aliens in our Phonics area, and exploring our brand new ‘Curiosity Cubes!’

This week in Year 1 we also started our Forest School sessions. Thankfully, the rain stopped long enough for both classes to enjoy some great time outside, the sun even made an appearance in our afternoon session! This week we learnt about different types of birds, and using natural materials, we made nests for our chosen birds. We had to think about the size of our bird, the types of materials we used, and the type of nest the birds would live in. Using a bird template, we then added detail and pattern to create our own bird. We were even given some string to let our bird fly! Some of our children practised making knots with the string, and tried very hard to master this skill!

We all had a great time during our first session, the children loved being back in the Forest School area and especially enjoyed making their birds fly in the wind!