Year 1 Class Page
Teacher : Mr Roberts
Introduction to Class
Welcome back to Ysgol Swn Y Don. We hope you had a good summer break and your child is ready for a great year of learning. My name is Mr Roberts and I am the classroom teacher and Welsh co-ordinator at Ysgol Swn Y Don. We are very fortunate to have two wonderful and helpful teaching assistants in Miss Hughes and Miss Williams, supporting the children in class. This overview will give you an idea of what’s going on during the Autumn term.
Our theme this term is ‘If You Go Down to The Woods Today’: Year 1 will learn to become confident and positive learners as they enter into their new year group. They will learn about their local woodland area and wildlife whilst exploring the qualities needed to become great nature detectives. We will use the stories of ‘Owl Babies’ and ’Percy the Park keeper’ to learn about different minibeasts and woodland animals. They will be discovering new learning experiences between day and night and the seasonal changes of Autumn and Winter. Children will become great authors through writing stories and letters on the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and Percy the Park keeper. In maths children will be learning to write their numbers up to and beyond 20, adding and subtracting, measuring the length of objects and collecting and recording data. In art the children will learn about different illustrators and artists such as Eric Carle and Tim Pugh to help develop their creative skills. Year 1 will become familiar with the work and influence of famous naturalist and tv presenter, Sir David Attenborough. In geography children will learn how to use and make simple maps. In science the children will be investigating different light sources, waterproof materials and exploring their senses.
PE is on a Monday this term and the children will be focusing on developing their gymnastics and dance skills. Children will need to bring a school PE uniform which is a white t-shirt and a pair of navy shorts and a pair of plimsolls or trainers.
Forest School will be held every Thursday morning this term with Mrs Davies, please provide children with appropriate clothing, wellies and a waterproof coat.
Book Bags: Please remember to provide your children with their book bags daily as they will be read to on a regular basis and their reading books will be changed and sent home with them.
With many thanks,
Mr Roberts, Year 1 class teacher
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL