Birchgrove Primary Welcome

Year 1 - Miss Davies

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you all enjoyed the holiday and Christmas festivities!

The children have returned to school once again with excitement and we have enjoyed listening to all their holiday news.

We are starting a new term and therefore a new topic which is 'Castles and Fairy Tales'. The children have already shown lots of enthusiasm for this topic and have shared what they know and decided what they would like to find out. We have talked about ways of finding out the answers to their questions and the most popular response has been "Let's visit a castle" - so with pupil voice in mind, that's what we'll do! Look out for more information about this soon. The children have also decided that they would like to use the shed outside as a castle role play area and have been busy giving suggestions and making lists of the things they would like inside.

Newsletters and topic webs will be coming home this week and can be found below. New homework menus will be sent home in a couple of weeks once we've got stuck into the topic.

         Spring term topic web

Thank you for your continued support,

Year 1 Team

What a brilliant first half term we have had in Year 1. I can't believe how quickly these weeks have gone. It's true what they say... time flies when you're having fun! 

The children have settled into their new classroom and have learned a lot about themselves during our topic 'This is me!' They have used their 5 senses on an autumn walk, talked about their favourite toys and why they are special and have been having fun drawing self portraits. 

The children enjoyed our visit to St Fagans and made some fantastic peg dolls. They loved talking about toys in the past and how they were different to toys today. 

I hope you all have a lovely half term break.

Thank you for your continued support

Year 1 team

Welcome back everyone, we hope you had an enjoyable summer break. The children have returned to school full of energy, excitement and enthusiasm and they have made the transition into Year 1 seem effortless. 

The children have been exploring their new environment and are enjoying the independence of accessing provision in both classrooms. We spent the first week back talking about growth mindset and how it's important to keep challenging ourselves to make our brain stronger and how our Supersaurs help us learn. We have created a class charter which focuses on our rights to play, learn and be safe and the children have decided what their responsibilities will be throughout the year. 

This week we have introduced our topic for this term which is 'This is Me!'. We have begun by finding out what the children already know and what they want to find out. Our topic will look at the children as individuals and how they fit in to their family, school, clubs, the community and the wider world. We will be looking at how we are similar and different but most importantly that we are all special. The children have already begun to help us plan some activities during POP time (planning our provision) based on the story 'Elmer' and we look forward to seeing them complete some of these activities during COOL time (controlling our own learning).

We have already started to think about visits this term linked to our topic. We are planning a walk around Birchgrove to explore our community. We will be visiting Swansea Museum to take part in a workshop about toys from the past and we will be visiting the cinema as part of the annual Into Film Festival. Details about these visits will be sent home closer to the dates.

It was lovely to see some of you at our 'Meet the Teacher' evening to share information about what goes on in Year 1. Don't worry if you missed it, the information leaflets will be sent home with the children and copies have been attached to this page below. 

We are really looking forward to getting to know you and your children as the term progresses. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the day or alternatively, contact the office to arrange a convenient time.

Thank you for your support, Year 1 team.

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