Year 1 - Giraffes


This half term we are going to be learning about Castles


It promises to be an exciting topic full of fun and exciting learning opportunities.

This will include:

  • a visit to Conisborough Castle
  • identifying the features of a castle
  • looking at the job roles of different people within a castle
  • identifying famous castles 
  • creating models of castles
  • looking at different materials and sorting and classifying them
  • looking at Castle and Sun by Paul Klee

Information about our class

Mrs Tingle teaches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; Mrs Wilkinson teaches on Friday.   On Thursday the class will be taught be either Mrs Tingle or Mrs Wilkinson, on different weeks.   Mrs Geddes supports in class each morning.

For the first half term Reading will be onMondays so please return your child’s book bag on Mondays. It will be sent home on Monday or Tuesdays. Please make sure you record the titles of all the books your child reads.  If you do not record the title we will assume your child has not read.
Homework is set on Mondays and is to be returned the following Monday, this is to support your child's learning in class and to inform you of areas in which you can support your child's learning, we will try to make it practical where possible. However this won't start for a few weeks until the children have settled in.

PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays, please make sure your child has a white T-shirt, black shorts, a black sweatshirt and black joggers, (a spare pair of socks is a good idea if your child wears tights to school). Please make sure all kit is clearly named.  Please send to school at the beginning of each half term and it will come home to be cleaned and checked (for fit) at the end of each half term.

Water bottles will be sent home at the end of the school day to be washed and refilled ready for the next day, hydration is really important and aids concentration and learning.

We are looking forward to a super year ahead. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Mrs Tingle, Mrs Wilkinson & Mrs Geddes

Look at the incredible 'News' story on the link below. It was perfect timing for our topic!

Sheffield Star Story


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Useful KS1 Weblinks

Please find the Conisbrough Castle letter below... 

Look at the fun we have learning!!

We did our Science learning outside today with the Year 2s. In our teams we had to find 3 different objects made of each different material, take a photo of it, upload it to Seesaw (our online learning journal) and then record what we were learning about it. It was great fun,

Today we created our own version of Paul Klee Castle and the Sun using 2d shapes.

What a great start to the year. The giraffes have been amazing. Take a look at some snapshots of our learning.