Welcome to Bumblebee Class, where we always strive to BEE inquisitive, determined and resilient!

     

Bumblebee class is one of the Year 1 classes here at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From browsing this page, you will be able to read all about our engaging curriculum for the half term and see all of our fantastic learning activities which have occurred each week. The children in the Bumblebee class will have PE on Thursday and Friday. Therefore please can you ensure that they come to school in suitable clothes on Thursdays and Fridays. Children will be bringing home 3 books (RWI bookbag book, RWI storybook and a library book) each week on a Friday to be returned the following Friday, the children will only receive a new book if they have been returned. Additionally, the children will be assessed at the end of each half term to be moved in to their new phonics groups. 

The adults in our classroom are:

Miss Kirsty Palmer                       Miss Lisa Stacey                    Miss Chantelle Miller

Class Teacher                                L.S.A.                                       L.S.A

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Our Curriculum

Subject

Content

RWI (Phonics, Reading, Writing and SPaG)

Children will continue to work within their RWI groups to start to read fluently, sight read common exception words and other key words. Additionally, they will be exploring sentences looking in depth at their structure, thinking about the punctuation, grammar and how to create sentences which are engaging. The children will be undertaking handwriting lessons twice a week focusing on the formation of lower case letters and capital letters. We will also begin teaching the children to spell the Year 1 common exception words.

Maths

In maths, this half-term, we will be looking at comparing and sorting objects into groups, counting one more and one less, ordering objects and numbers, and number lines. We will then move onto part-whole models, related number facts, and number bonds. Finally, we will begin exploring addition and subtraction, which we will then continue after the half-term break. We will be using lots of concrete resources in class, such as number lines, counters, ten frames, and multilink, to help us consolidate our understanding and make sure we have a really secure foundation for the rest of our maths this year.

Science

In science, we are looking at the human body and our senses. We will begin by labelling the human body parts such as arms, legs, head etc. before looking in depth at each of the five senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight. We will finish the unit by exploring what it may be like to have a sensory impairment and how it may impact their life.

History

As part of their introduction to history, we will start by discussing what history is and look at the work of historians and archaeologists. To put their understanding of the past in context we will learn about Mary Seacole and the artefacts found at Must Farm. We will then explore csome of the history of our local area, including finding out about Oliver Cromwell, the history of the Fens and our cathedral.

Art

This half term, we will be looking at colour as an element of art. We will begin by understanding the primary and secondary colours. We will practice mixing colours using a variety of paint types. We will then move on to exploring tints and shades and how we can create new colours using these. Finally, we will finish the unit by looking at painting water and the ocean and how we can use our knowledge of colour to achieve this.

P.E

We will have two PE lessons a week this half-term. On Thursdays, we will be learning ball skills which will involve throwing, catching, rolling, hitting targets, dribbling and kicking. On Fridays we will be looking at fundamental skills which includes running, jumping, balance, hopping and skipping (this will be taught by Mr Smith, our Physical Education teacher). P.E. will take place outside so please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather.

Religious Education

This half term in R.E. we will be exploring Christianity and looking specifically at beliefs and God. We will learn why the Bible is important to Christians and what being a Christian means. We will also have a look at some of the stories from the Bible.

Personal, Social and Health Education

In P.S.H.E., the children will be learning about beginning and belonging. Within this unit, the children will create classroom ground rules, build positive relationships in class, build resilience when tackling new challenges and situations, and develop strategies for helping others.

Computing

We will start our computing lessons by looking the important issue of staying safe online. We will discuss pop ups, sharing personal information and being kind to others. The focus will be on what to do if something you see online worries you and who to go to for help. After this, we will move on to mouse/touch pad skills and practicing accuracy through a program called Sketchpad.

Music

Music this half term allows us to have the opportunity to spend time exploring pitch and rhythm through instruments and body percussion.

Design and Technology

In D&T we will be exploring fruit and vegetables. This will involve looking at classifications, which parts are edible, comparing tastes, and then making and trying our own smoothies.

 

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see what progress they have made.

 

Science

History

Art

R.E

Music

 

Weekly Newsflash - What have Bumblebees been up to this week?

 

Week commencing 19.09.22

It’s been a busy week in Year 1. The children have settled into their phonics groups and are making great progress. In maths, we have looked at ‘more and fewer’ which is a familiar concept as it was introduced last year. In RE, we have continued to learn about Christianity and the teachings the bible provides to Christians. The children have had their first Art lessons of the year where they recapped the primary colours and created a tint using white paint and one of the primary colours.

Reminder: all phonics books and library books to be returned on Fridays. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Week commencing: 12.09.22

This week, we have started working in our phonics groups and it's great to see the children practising their sounds and their reading. Children will begin bringing home phonics books today and we would be very grateful if you could read with them over the coming week before returning the books next Friday. We have continued revisiting the fundamentals in maths this week to ensure the children have strong foundations before moving on. In computing, we have been looking at how to stay safe online and what to do if we see something that worries us. In science, we looked at sight and parts of the eye and in R.E. we carried on our exploration of Christian beliefs. School will be closed on Monday for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral so we will see the children on Tuesday.

 

Week commencing: 05.09.22

Well done Bumblebee class on a fantastic first week in Year 1. You have coped really well with the transition from Reception and I am very proud of how hard you have been working. This week, we have looked at how to use our handwriting lines in English, have practised writing capital letters, and have introduced the children to pre-cursive lettering. We have had phonics lessons each morning as a whole class but next week we will be moving into our phonics groups. In maths, we have started our first unit on numbers to 10 which includes grouping and sorting as well as addition and subtraction. We also had our first science lesson where we started looking at the senses and in P.S.H.E. we talked about how to make the classroom a safe, friendly environment where we can all feel happy and ready to learn.

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