Branston Church of England Infant Academy
'The Best We Can Be'
Fox Class is our Year 1 Class.
Meet the Key Stage One Fox Class Team:
Mrs Ward who teaches Monday and Tuesday
Miss Gaul who teaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Mrs Daw who helps and supports the children with their learning
Mrs Hutton who provides 1:1 support
Awe and Wonder Council:
Year 1 begins the children's journey into Key Stage One. We make this transition from Reception (EYFS) into Year 1 and the next stage in your child's learning easier by supporting them with lots of hands on learning through our inspiring and creative curriculum.
In Fox Class we learn in a variety of ways, with a mixture of formal, practical and play based learning. Children take part in whole class, group and independent activities throughout the day.
We provide a safe and happy environment where pupils and teachers work together, share ideas and experiences and encourage one another to be the best that they can be!
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes dressed in their PE kit on these days. Thank you! J
Homework is set at the beginning of each term and there are 9 activities to choose from: 3 English, 3 Maths and 3 topic linked tasks. Each week please choose one activity to complete. Homework books are collected in on a Monday and returned on a Wednesday.
We have so many fun and exciting activities planned for Foxes this year, with our new and inspiring topics!
From Little Acorns
Term Four sees us become Scientists! We develop further our knowledge of the seasons as we study Spring. We begin the term by going outside and exploring our school grounds for signs of Spring, I wonder what we will find!
The children will also be making observations of the different weather and day length. In order to answer our BIG Question: Do All Trees Lose Their Leaves? We will be identifying and naming a variety of wild and garden plants, including deciduous ad evergreen trees.
So far this year in Music, the children have already learnt about pulse and the elements of rhythm and pitch. This term we are exciting to build on our knowledge through using our new digital music resource! The children will be learning to combine these three elements by listening to a range of music, singing and playing the Glockenspiel!
In Art, the children will be learning about the artist William Morris, discussing the style and techniques of his artwork. Experimenting with printmaking, first the children will print using everyday objects, then create their own monoprint and for their final piece a relief print block pattern.
We explore our wonderful world in Geography, naming and locating the seven continents and five oceans of our world, find out what the equator is and learning the main points of a compass.
Developing our keyboard skills further in Computing, we add and remove text. Moving onto exploring the toolbar we will be learning how to make changes to our text.
We discuss relationships in PSHE, discussing the role different people play in our lives, the importance of respecting others’ privacy and how to respond safely to adults we don’t know.
Our focus for PE this term is gymnastics, children will develop balance, agility, and coordination through jumping and rolling. They will also be moving in different ways, building on the skills they learnt last term including, skipping, hopping, sprinting.
We continue our learning about Islam in RE, by answering the questions:
How do different Muslims celebrate and say thank you for the life of a new baby?
What does it mean to belong?
Why does it matter to belong?
As a school we share the same values:
LOVE KINDNESS HONESTY FORGIVENESS PERSEVERANCE RESPECT
Our value this term is FORGIVENESS
We are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning lots of new things, making friends and having fun! We will be sharing with you all the lovely things that happen in our Year 1 class so please keep visiting our website, ClassDojo and Twitter page throughout the year to find out what we are enjoying learning about.