Year 1 – Class Willow
Welcome to Class Willow! On this page you will learn a little about how we learn and the things we love to do here in Class Willow. We always enjoy our Read, Write, Inc. sessions and Maths lessons in the mornings and our favourite way to learn other new things is through play with our friends. You can learn more about our learning this year on the Curriculum page.
Willow and Hazel classes will be working as geographers in our Where’s Wally? Enrichment topic this term. They will be studying the world’s seven continents and five oceans, and be able to identify and name the countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.
Our topic was launched when we received a message and a map from Wally. The children had to read the message and use the map to find different locations around school to discover clues for the hidden surprise – Mog the cat, who has been travelling in China and around the U.K. with Wally! The children then went into the hall to experience the different characteristics of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Each country had a station and the children were able to taste traditional foods from each country, listen to the national anthem, learn about the landmarks, draw the flag, find out about the capital city and listen to the national language. At each station, the children completed their own passport by writing down facts about each country.
Over the coming weeks, the children will be focusing on identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. They will also use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. Each child will make a Papier-mâché globe and position the continents and oceans with their new knowledge.