Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 1: Orange Class

Welcome to Year 1: Orange Class!

Your Class Teacher is Jeanette. 

This year our topics are:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Memory Box Bright Lights and Big City Dinosaurs Moon Zoom Superheroes Enchanted Woodland

Key Objectives for English and Maths are:

English Objectives:

  • Learn all the 44 phonemes and apply them in reading and writing
  • Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught common exception words the days of the week
  • Read accurately by putting the sounds together in unfamiliar words
  • Explain clearly what they have read or have had read to them
  • Use knowledge of sounds to spell phonetic words
  • Spell most of the first 200 high frequency words
  • Form upper and lower case letters correctly and neatly
  • Develop a cursive style of writing over time
  • Use capital letters and full stops in the right places most of the time
  • Write sentences that make sense and follow on from each other
  • Recognise verbs, nouns, adjectives, conjunctions in sentences

Maths Objectives:

  • Count to and across 100 from any number
  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Say one more or one less than a given number
  • Use different methods to add and subtract numbers
  • Know and use number bonds to 20
  • Tell the time to the o’clock and half past
  • Measure and begin to record lengths, heights, weights, capacity and time
  • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes
  • Recognise, find and name a half and a quarter of an object, shape or quantity

It is going to be an exciting year in Orange Class! We plan to:

  • Perform in front of the whole school
  • Make something to take home
  • Compete in a sport
  • Raise money for charity
  • Cook or bake something to eat
  • Have our work displayed
  • Play in a team
  • Have a classroom job or responsibility
  • Visit an art gallery or museum
  • Visit the Oasis Farm
  • Conduct experiments
  • Share our interests with the whole class
  • Recite nursery rhymes
  • Learn words in another language 
  • Visit a place of worship
  • Perform on a world class stage
  • Read with a child in another class
  • Develop our character through the 9 Habits
  • Learn how to save money
  • Sing lots of songs
  • Help each other to be our best
  • Draw, paint and sculpt
  • Write a poem
  • Read lots of books
  • Learn about different faiths
  • Use a range of technology 
  • Learn how to plan an instrument
  • Learn how to be safe
  • Make a costume and take part in a carnival
  • Learn to scoot or walk safely to school
  • Learn some words from different languages
  • Recite some stories off by heart

Orange Class Photo Gallery

Tea Party for the Queen

For the launch of our new topic "Bright Lights, Big City" the children learnt all about the Queen and the Royal Family. We wrote lots of questions we wanted to ask her, wrote a letter to her thanking her for coming to our school, and made cucumber sandwiches for her arrival!

On Friday 1st November we dress up in our best clothes and learnt how to sing the National Anthem for her arrival. When the Queen (aka Simon!) came, we sang and asked our questions and had a lovely, civilised tea party with our sandwiches and scones and cream. We had a brilliant afternoon!

Teddy Bears' Picnic

09.09.29: Year 1 would like to thank their grown-ups, younger brothers and sisters, cousins and not forgetting their Teddies, for coming to their Teddy Bears’ Picnic. We had a fantastic afternoon and hope you enjoyed your time in our classroom.