‘Together in God’s loving family, we believe, we learn, we grow.’
*** School Closures***
Please continue to check this page during school closures for activities to keep your children learning whilst at home. There are lots of fun activities to keep our Year 1s busy in their Home Learning folders and don’t forget to log them onto Google Classroom for more fun games and activities. On this platform, children (or you) can post comments to us and each other. (This will be closely monitored.) Please see the School Closure Home Learning Info Word document below which explains everything and also gives a list of recommended websites where you can access free resources during this time. Stay safe, we'll miss you :)
With Class Teachers Mrs Gallagher and Mrs Youles,
and Teaching Assistants Mrs Crabb and Mrs Baker
Mrs Gallagher Mrs Youles
Because we are learning about Superheroes, we had a visit from our local superheroes - the police! Four officers from the Chelmsford and Maldon Community Policing Team came in and told us all about their special equipment and what sort of things they do to keep us safe. We got to look inside the police car, saw the flashing lights on top and even heard the siren! It was an AMAZING afternoon and we all learnt a lot!
Year 1 begins with plenty of COOL Time in our wonderful outdoor and sheltered areas. This is where we Continue Our Own Learning through play-based activities. Children are naturally motivated to play and we capture this motivation in developmentally appropriate challenges. This enables children to explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in playful and imaginative ways. Research tells us that play-based learning sets children up for success at school and beyond!
In Year 1 we have a Growth Mindset which means we are resilient, we are hardworking and we are happy learners! Our mascots, Hardworking Hare and Clever Cat, remind us that our thinking has a huge impact on our learning. Clever Cat thinks he can do things because he’s clever, but if he can’t do something he gives up and he really doesn’t like making mistakes. Whereas Hardworking Hare knows that hard work helps him learn and make progress. He knows that mistakes are a part of learning and he never gives up! In Year 1 we are learning to think like Hardworking Hare!