Year 1

 Welcome back to what promises to be a fun and action packed autumn term for year 1. Take a look at our topic web here and please feel free to ask us any questions should you need more information. Do check our page regularly to see for yourself some of the  fun and exciting learning that takes place in year 1 at Carden. 


New Outdoor Learning Area

The children are really making the most of our new outdoor learning area, kindly funded by the PTA. We use the area throughout the school day to support our learning in all curriculum areas. The tyres are particularly popular with many of the children enjoying playing number games using them. It's also lovely to see so many children enjoying exploring with the sand and water trays. 

We are looking forward to developing the area as the year continues.


Explore and Learn

The children are enjoying selecting where they would like to learn. They have a range of activities to choose from every day. These include, funky fingers tasks, designed to strengthen the muscles in their fingers ready for writing, maths games, painting and drawing, construction challenges, phonics games, letter and number formation practise and reading and book tasks.


All About Me and My School

Our topic this half term is linked to Carden's 70th anniversary. 

We welcomed Marvin the monkey and Bobby the bear into our classes and have been teaching them all about ourselves, our new classroom and Carden as it is now. We're all looking forward to finishing this topic with a teddy bears' picnic. Get you teddies ready!


Thinking Ahead

Next half term our topic is Fantastic Fairy Tales. We will be dressing up as our favourite fairy tale characters to kick off our topic. Start planning your costume now.