Year 1 - Honey Pots

Welcome to Honey Pots!

This year we will be listening to and discussing a wide range of poems and stories, these will be incorporated in our first topic ‘Toys’. The children will use role play and collaborative recreation and be given lots of opportunities to use their imagination so that they can create their own stories. There will be lots of fun surprises and a special visitor will be the inspiration of our Autumn term trip to ‘Buckinghamshire Railway Centre’.

We will be working hard this year on our phonics skills and, in order to support the children’s learning, there will be lots of fun games and activities, both in the classroom and outside. We aim to spend as much time as possible in our amazing grounds so we will can observe the seasonal changes… so don’t forget your raincoat and wellies!

In Science we will be exploring materials and their uses with the help of a well known character. The children will also have the chance to grow their own beans and record how tall they grow over time.

In Spring our topic is ‘Animals’ and some interesting insects will join us so that the children can observe them closely. Furthermore, we will be visiting ‘Road Farm in Great Missenden’ where they will have the chance to feed the animals, collect eggs from the chicken coop and learn about the origin of some of our daily foods.

In the summer-term our topic will be ‘Pirates and the seaside’ and the children will be making a pirate boat from recycled materials, counting with gold coins from the treasure chest and learning directional language to locate features and routes on a map.

Our goal this year is to develop the children’s pleasure in reading, therefore we hope to see you all every Friday morning for our class reading sessions.

Mrs Montesinos