Highbury Infant School and Nursery

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Orange Class

Welcome to Orange Class!

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Our topic this half term is Ourselves.

In R.E, we are looking at the different communities we belong to. Part of this is to look at families. Thank you to those parents who have sent in family trees as part of the summer learning, if you haven’t sent it in please do so by 17th September.

We will be learning about our bodies in Science, this will include looking at how our bodies work, the way we use our senses and how we change. We will also be looking at the differences between humans and animals, and what they both need to keep healthy.

In English we have three units; labels and captions, poetry based on our senses and a contemporary fiction unit.

Maths will continue to take a practical approach in year 1 but your child will be learning to sort, order and classify objects as well as counting, adding and subtracting them.

We will be doing P.E every Tuesday and Thursday. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that P.E kits need to be in school every day and that hair must be tied back.   

In PSHE we will be following the ‘Jigsaw’ approach. The first unit is ‘Being me in my world’ where we will explore thoughts and feelings surrounding feeling special and safe, rights and responsibilities, and rewards and consequences.                 

Books will be changed on a Thursday. Library books will also be changed once a week on a Thursday. During the course of the year we will continue to work on the decoding of words using phonics but a greater emphasis is placed on the understanding of the text.  

We will be having a Forest School session every half term. For these sessions it would be helpful if your child came to school with wellies, a coat and waterproof trousers (we have limited numbers of these in school if needed). This half term, Forest School will be on Friday 22nd October. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to me at the beginning or end of the day, or email me kirbyshirel@highbury.herts.sch.uk.



Today we made some beautiful plant collages.

This week we had an animal visit!

Our Summer term has been full of learning about animals and plants. 

We look forward to our animal visit on 29th June.

Autumn 2 - Dinosaurs!

Today we learnt about Mary Anning and how she used to carefully get fossils out of rocks. 

We had cookies (the stone) with chocolate chips (the fossils) and had to carefully free the fossils from the stone using cocktail sticks. Miss Kirbyshire said it was the most she had seen us all concentrate!

Autumn 1

Today we made Autumn leaf wreaths, tried apple printing to make pumpkins and explored the feel and smell of real pumpkins. 

We had a fundraiser for the PTA today and had to dress up with crazy hair and crazy clothes.