Welcome to Year 1
We love learning!
Meet our wonderful team
Year 1 had a super time at our fun activities morning at Central Park. Thank you to the school cook for our delicious packed lunches!
We had a great time at The Chase!!
We went on a super insect hunt! We found different types of insects and used magnifying glasses and a classification charts to identify them. We learnt that a spider is a different type of insect as the most common insects have a head, thorax, abdomen, 6 legs and 2 antennas.
We also learnt that seeds turn into flowers and found 5 interesting ways that seeds travel. Can you remember them all? We acted out the life of a seed; starting off as a small seed that grows shoots and then roots.
We also had a great time pond dipping! We found lots of different water insects and plants.
Welcome to summer term 2!
Our IPC topic for Summer 2 is a geography and history based unit called ‘Hooray...Let’s go on holiday!’ We’ll be finding out the places people go to on holiday, how they get to their holiday destination, some of the things people do on holiday, the holidays that we have had in our own past and the holidays other people have had in the past.
To support our ‘Hooray...Let’s go on holiday!’ topic, pop into a local travel agents and pick up a holiday brochure. Explore the brochures together and learn about the different destinations that people go on holiday. Find these countries on a map and research how these countries are different to England.
This term in English our genres include information texts, poetry, traditional tales and fantasy worlds. The children will be writing many texts including a retell of a traditional tale, information leaflets, class poems and creating their own fantasy stories.
We will be reinforcing and developing key skills that have focussed on this year such as:
· Capital letter and full stops
· Fingers spaces
· Writing on the line and letter formation
· Using conjunctions to extend a sentence
· Using adjectives and adverbs
Throughout the summer term in maths we will cover many topics including money, shape, measures, addition, subtraction, numbers and fractions.
The children will be finding more and less from a number and identifying halves and quarters from amounts and shapes. We will be reinforcing skills required for adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers and how to apply these skills when calculating with money. For example: how to add amounts to find a total and working out change. We will also learn how to name and sort common 3D shapes and children will learn how to identify the features of 3D shapes.
Flowers and Insects
Year 1 are really enjoying our flowers and insects topic. So far we have learnt about the different parts of a plant and made our own secret gardens! Check them out!
Welcome to the Summer Term!!
This half term our Year 1 topic is called Flowers and Insects. The children will be learning about where flowers and insects prefer to live and grow, how and where seeds grow and about the life cycles of insects. We began our topic with an exciting nature walk in Central Park!
To support our topic and educational visit has been organised to The Chase, Dagenham.
Monday 18th May – Nil, Blue and Azul.
Wednesday 20th May – Bleu and Melyna.
More details will be sent out in a letter shortly.
Year 1’s Town Show!
Thank you to everyone who came to support our Town Show. We had a fantastic time showing off our learning from the interesting project!
Year 1 Trip to Valence House
Year 1 had a great time learning about the Dagenham Town Show at Valence House Museum. We learnt loads about the historical event and what life was like in the 1950s (when the town show first began).
Fairy Tale WorkshopYear 1 had a fantastic theatre workshop visit us to support our English genre fairy tales. They performed The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. Some of our wonderful children helped with the acting! We had a super time.
Welcome to Spring 2! We hope you had a lovely half term!
This half term our Year 1 topic is called ‘The Town Show’. This English Heritage project is inspired by the famous Dagenham Town Show which began in the 1950s and ended in 2012. The children will be learning about the features of the Dagenham Town show and how life in Dagenham has changed since the 1950s. We will be visiting Valence House Museum to support this topic. We will be creating lots of wonderful learning based on the Dagenham Show and will be inviting parents to come to our own Town Show at the end of term.
Melyna has been learning about how to keep safe on the internet. We learnt that we had to be SMART. Each letter of SMART helps us to keep safe.
S – Safe. Never give out personal information to anyone on the internet. That means that you should not tell anyone your name, address, email address, phone number or passwords.
M – Meet. If you have only spoken to a person online, never meet them in real life. If you do want to meet them, take a trusted adult with you.
A – Accept. Do not accept messages or emails from people you do not know, they may contain nasty things in them.
R – Reliable. If you find some information on the internet, check other websites to make sure that what you are reading is the truth.
T – Tell. If you see something on the internet or receive a message that makes you feel uncomfortable, report it to a trusted adult immediately.
Melyna have created posters to help other people to keep safe.
Welcome to Spring Term!
We hope you had a happy holiday and look forward to an exciting 2015!
Our IPC topic for this half term is an ICT/ Computing based unit called ‘Say Cheese’. During the topic children will learn how to take photos and how to download, save, edit and print photos. The topic will begin with the children acting as photographers, taking cool snaps of their peers in our school’s wonderful reading book nooks. We will then have a visit from a photographer who will give us tips on how to use technology to improve our photos and our photography skills.
Help your child with our super ‘Say Cheese’ topic at home by taking snaps on family days out! Encourage your child to edit their photos with you using skills such as crop, rotate and red eye reduction. Please print these photos and bring to school so we can add them to our Knowledge Harvest display and reflect on our amazing journey in photography.
Welcome to Autumn Term 2! We hope you had a relaxing half term break.
Year 1 Winter Market
Thank you to all parents that supported our super winter market. We had such a fantastic times creating goodies for our stalls!
Year 1 had a super time at Romford Market! We found out where different produce comes from and how much they cost. We discovered that there are many different stalls and it gave us fantastic ideas for our own Winter Market at the end of this term.
We had a fantastic time at Morrisons looking at all of the different food sections, learning about where the food comes from and tasting some of their delicious products. Thank you Morrisons!
Our new fantastic IPC topic for this term is ‘shopping’. Our topic will begin with an out of school learning experience to Morrisons. During our visit, children will have a guided tour of the store and an opportunity to samples food from different sections. Throughout the topic the children will be turning our classrooms into shops, learning about money, thinking about where produce comes from and making items to sell at our exciting winter market.
You can use our shopping topic to create some fun learning opportunities at home! Set up a role play shop and encourage your child to pay for the items. Or ask your child to help you write your shopping list!
Click the links below to help you with your Maths and English learning.
Year 1 Educational Visit to Morrisons
After half term, Year 1 will be starting our new topic ‘Shopping’. This topic will begin with an out of school learning experience to the local supermarket Morrisons. Children will have a guided tour of the supermarket as well as the opportunity to sample some foods from the fresh fruit and vegetable section. The experience will last for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and the school day will begin and end at normal times.
Date: Tuesday 4th November – Blue Class, Azul Class and Bleu Class.
Wednesday 5th November- Melyna Class and Nil Class.
Spending Money: None required
Clothing: School uniform and a winter coat.
Lunch: Children will have their lunch in school as normal.
In Year 1, we have been learning about instructions. We followed instructions on how to make a healthy, salad sandwich! We then used time connectives to write our own instructions.
1.First spread butter on the bread.
2.Next put lettuce and cucumber on top on the bread.
3.Then put each slice together and carefully cut the sandwich in half.
4.Finally eat your delicious, healthy sandwich and enjoy!
Melyna are really enjoying our ‘Treasure’ topic. We used a ball, a black bag and newspaper to begin to create a desert island.
Then we used blue paint, cardboard and tissue paper to make a blue sea with waves.
Our Pirate Treasure Hunt!
Year 1 were amazed when Miss Preston received a message in a bottle from Captain Blackheart! He left treasure all around our school, so we went on a hunt and found fabulous jewels, gold and diamonds! We are keeping it safe until he returns.
Welcome to the autumn term! We hope you had a lovely summer break. Year 1 have some fantastic learning opportunities planned for this year and we cannot wait to begin our super learning!
Our fantastic IPC topic for this half term is ‘Treasure’! Our topic will begin with an exciting hunt throughout the school where children will take on the role as pirates finding hidden treasure. Throughout the topic we will explore treasure maps, properties of treasure, coins and islands. Key skills that will be developed throughout our IPC curriculum include using language for a variety of contexts, working as part of a team, making comparisons and asking questions.
Shiver Me Timbers!!!!!
At home you can encourage your child to get creative using our ‘Treasure’ topic. Have a go a making a treasure map, a treasure chest or even a chatty parrot using junk modelling.
Use the links below to help you with your Maths and English learning!
Statement of 'British Values'
The Department for Education recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:
• the rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs’
Each school has been asked to publish a statement about how they ensure that pupils are developing a full and balanced understanding. At William Bellamy Primary School we are proud to represent a number of cultures and faiths and always strive to promote these key aspects of being a well-rounded citizen.
Please find attached the School’s statement.
If you require any additional information please contact the Headteacher through the school website.