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Welcome to Green Class!

Green class is a year one class. There are two teachers, Miss Smith (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and Mrs Gregory (Wednesday). Our full time teaching assistant is Miss Jordan. Our class page is where you will find information about our PE times, library days, book change days and any other important dates/facts you need to know! You will also be able to find out about our curriculum, topics, pictures of us learning and also what our classroom looks like throughout the year. We hope you enjoy our page and find all the information you need. Currently we have a transition booklet below that you should share before September with your child and also a video of the classroom currently (please bear in mind that this will look a little different to September due to the current situation and also there will be a change of topic!)


Please follow our twitter pages @GreenClassBI (Miss Smith) and @MrsLGregory (Mrs Gregory) to see what we are up to!


We cant wait to meet our new class!

Here is our transition booklet...

Take a look around Green Class...

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Year 1- Is the sky really the limit? 


We will be taking part in our daily read, Write Inc lessons and continuing to learn our set 1, 2 and 3 sounds for reading and writing. We will read our Read, Write Inc books daily using the sounds that we are familiar with along with discussing the text. The children will also take part in weekly guided reading sessions. 

We will be focusing on a range of fiction books such as 'Whatever Next!', 'The Way Back Home', 'How to Catch a Star' and 'Man on the Moon'. The children will continue to work on their sentence writing and using the correct punctuation. We will create labels, lists, captions and character profiles based on the texts we have focused on. The children will write a set of instructions and begin to recognise the features of instructional writing. We will create shape poetry and begin to look at rhyme. 



Throughout the autumn term we will be working on a range of skills and taking part in our daily 'Big Maths' sessions. We will focus on number and place value to 100. Addition and subtraction by counting on or back mentally to solve these calculations. Naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes. Beginning to look at fractions such as half and quarter of a shape and quantity. Recognising the difference between length and height, ordering and measuring length and height using non-standard and standard units. We will recall the days of the week and months of the year and put them in the correct sequence. 



We will be exploring and naming a range of different materials. We will begin to look at the properties of different materials and use the language waterproof, hard, soft, bendy, absorbent, transparent and magnetic. The children will take part in a materials investigation. We will also focus on day and night and the different planets in the solar system. 


We will have two PE sessions a week and we follow the Primary Steps framework. During the autumn term our focus will be on body management and locomotion. 



We will focus on how the children can keep safe online and we will revisit this throughout the term. The children will learn how to take photographs, zoom and delete on an iPad.  They will learn how to type text using a keyboard and delete letters, use the space bar for spaces and use enter to start a new line. We will use the  'Lego Visualiser' app to develop these skills. 



We will learn about significant individuals from the past such as Guy Fawkes and Neil Armstrong. We will learn about the 'Gunpowder Plot'. 



We will explore our local area and name the human and physical features of Bottesford. We will become familiar with a map and create our own map of our local area. 


Art & Design

We will focus on Van Gogh and 'The Starry Night'. Throughout this the children will learn to mix colours and will create their own piece of Van Gogh art work. 


Design Technology

The children will design, make and evaluate their own space inspired moving picture. They will also design, make and evaluate their own rocket. 



We will focus on pitch and explore high and low sounds using our voices and instruments. We will explore a range of instruments and focus on the composer 'Gustav Holst'.



We follow Jigsaw and the units we will be working on are 'Being me in my World' and 'Celebrating Differences'.