Forrest View


Year 1 - Miss K. Groves


 My name is Miss Groves and I am delighted to be the teacher of Rabbits class! Mrs Bluett will be working with us, too.


Our topic this term is ‘Walk Through Time’, in which we will be studying the Victorians. We will be visiting the Dean Heritage Centre to learn about what it was like to live in the Victorian era. We will also be having a ‘Victorian day’ in school.


In literacy we will be studying ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by L.Frank Baum, a Victorian author. We will learn the story by retelling and performing it through role play, and we will write our own versions of this famous story. During the story writing unit we will be focusing on setting and character description. We will also be developing our sentence level skills such as capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and using phonemes to spell words phonetically.


Additionally, in art and design we are learning to make puppets and we are studying famous Victorian artists. In music we will be studying nursery rhymes and some popular Victorian songs, which will develop our listening skills. We will also be learning to use expression in our voices, to  keep a beat using body percussion and un-tuned instruments. Furthermore, we will be studying light and dark in our science lessons and focusing particularly on electricity and shadows. In RE we are learning about the Harvest Festival and the creation story.


Our P.E. days are on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has the appropriate P.E. kit in school: blue shorts, a white polo top and daps and/or trainers. As we will be spending some time in forest schools, it would be great if the children could have suitable warm clothing and footwear which could be left in school during the Autumn term.


We will also send out a homework pack during the first week back with activities to complete. The homework packs can be returned at the end of term, or weekly if preferred. Please ensure your child has ownership of their homework. It is also essential that you listen to your child read regularly and record this in their link book. This will ensure they are getting the R1s (merits) that they deserve, which the children always love to spend at the reward shop.


Mrs Bluett and I are looking forward to a busy fun-filled Autumn term!