In Year 1 the children use the outdoor environment for learning, including visiting Barnes Common to build dens, explore animals and plants, climb trees, create natural art, make mud pies and learn through discovery and real experience about themselves in the context of the natural world. We are lucky enough to have many outdoor spaces at East Sheen Primary School which complement our learning such as; the ‘secret garden,’ mud kitchen, sand pit and planting areas. We love being outside and discovering new and different things every day! We are also have our own decking area in Year 1, where children will have access to construction and role play.
In Year 1 we are always very busy but we have lots of fun too! Each term we have a topic - ‘Animals’ in the Autumn term, ‘Transport’ in the Spring term and ‘Ponds and Gardens’ in the Summer term. Each term will be detailed in a termly bulletin and will explain what we will be covering in each subject.
We are very creative in Year 1 too. We love doing drama and music activities, painting and making things: Picasso portraits, animal puppets, moving vehicle models and Monet paintings just to name a few of our projects. We also do topic based assemblies throughout the year to share our learning with the rest of the school.
Please do have a look at our gallery, to see some of the fantastic learning taking place in Year 1!