Welcome to Unicorns!
I am Mrs Maidment the class teacher and I am very lucky to have Miss Rideout and Ms Croft as the class teaching assistants. We have 20 year one children in the class.
In the mornings we are always busy planning for the day ahead, however if you have any concerns do come and see me after school.
Learning our phonics and reading are the key aspects for children in year 1 as they provide the skills for developing reading and writing. Reading and maths passports are key areas of the children's homework and should be practised daily.
What a busy term Unicorns have had! Luckily I have had the help of Miss Rideout, Ms Crofts and Ms Millichamp.
In English the children have written detailed facts about Shakespeare. As a class we have read ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream.’ From this the children have made magical woodland potions, written magical recipes, written detailed character descriptions and produced amazing wedding invitations.
During maths we have focused on number work, telling the time, fractions and measure. Lots of children have been succeeded on their maths passports and are now working on the next level. Well done keep practising!
In science we have recently been learning about plants and this week have planted our early potatoes. We are hoping to harvest these before the end of the summer term.
Our history topic was the Great Fire of London – the children each made their own Tudor house, wrote a detailed diary entry describing the events of the fire. The highlight of this topic appeared to be when the children dug up the items which Samuel Pepys buried during the events of the fire, the cheese and wine!