Simon James Class

Miss Sarah Mooney

Year One Teacher and Modern Foreign Languages lead

smooney@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs Kathie Jarvis

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tina Jarvis

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Simon James Class!
 
 
Welcome to Simon James Class. Please check our class page regularly for updates on all of the exciting learning that we are doing in Year One. 
If you have any questions please feel free to email Miss Mooney or pop in and see us. Our door is always open.
 
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Wonder of the Week
Autumn Term Wonder of the Week
 
21st September - Mohammed: for impeccable behaviour and being a great role model for his peers.
 
28th September - Mason: for an outstanding attitude to learning and showing how to follow our 'Talk' rules.
 
5th October - Awaab: for showing great progress in his writing.
 
2nd November - Ben: for making such good progress in reading and writing.
 
9th November - Millie: for having an outstanding attitude to her learning.
 
16th November - Vincent: for blowing me away with his writing!
 
23rd November - Rosaleen: for amazing discovery learning.
 
 
 
 
Spring Term Wonder of the Week
 
11th January - Wiktor: for amazing progress in reading.
 
18th January - Dominik: for demonstrating great knowledge in Maths.
 
25th January - Yosab: for amazing progress in writing.
 
1st February - Ella: for an amazing attitude to her learning.
 
8th February - Yousif: for always putting 100% to his work.
 
29th February - Eddie: for an amazing piece of independent writing.
 
15th March - Rosie: for being so resilient which has led to great progress being made.
 
22nd March - Teddy-Gray: for fantastic improvement in his handwriting.
 
29th March - Ania: for an outstanding attitude to her learning and making so much progress.
 
5th April - Aya: for a great attitude to her learning.
 
5th April - Kacper: for making brilliant progress in RWI.
 
 
Our themes in Summer 2 will be...
Topic - Castles
Science - Plants 
Summer 2 

Mathematics

 

English

Daily Read Write Inc. sessions will continue. As well as this, back in class, we will develop our reading and writing skills through an information text about castles and a story about plants.

 

Topic, DT and Art

In our history topic about ‘Castles’ we will look at Medieval castles - Learn about the features of motte and bailey castles. We will learn about the main parts of a castle, who might live there and find out how castles were defended. We will make defense mechanisms in DT and design our own coat of arms and make a 3D model of a castle in art.

 

Science and Computing

In this unit children have the opportunity to grow plants and take measurements. We will set up a comparative experiment to observe what plants need to grow well, and watch the germination process first hand. We will make videos about what we find out!

 

RE

Our RE unit this half term is Pentecost and Mission. This unit invites pupils to deepen their knowledge of the Pentecost story and consider the symbolism of the story. The nature of the promise made by Jesus is a key focus and an understanding of Pentecost as the birthday of the Church is developed. Links are also made between Confirmation and Pentecost. At the end of this half term we will also have a Multi Faith Week where we will focus on the stories of Hinduism.

 

PE

We will be developing our running, jumping and throwing skills in athletics.

 

 

 

 
 
Year 1 Phonics Screening Information Evening