Year 1

Miss Laura Cossu

Class Teacher

Hello and Welcome to Year 1 at St Newlyn East!

My name is Miss Cossu and I have worked in Year 1 at St Newlyn East Learning Academy for four years now. I absolutely love it! Before working here I was a teacher at Trenance Learning Academy, where I also taught Year 1. As well as teaching my lovely class, I also lead Key Stage 1 Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages.

When I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, especially when the weather is sunny and we can have walks on the beach or in the beautiful Cornish countryside! When I get the chance in the school holidays I also like to visit Italy and Sardinia, where I have lots of family.

Spring Term- Castles and Dragons
 
Our current topic is all about castles! We will be learning about the parts of a castle and why these were important for defence. We will be finding out about the life of a Lord or King and how they would have lived in Medieval times. We will also be finding out about some local Cornish castles. In the second half of the spring term the focus will shift to learning about mythical dragons and brave knights.
 
We had the most fantastic day at St Mawes Castle, where we spotted lots of amazing features of the castle using our I Spy sheets. We also had a visit from Sir Hugo the Heroic last week. He helped us to find our missing dragon egg after it had been stolen by his arch-rival Sir Simon the Sly! See below for lots of lovely pictures of both days.
Our Year 1 curriculum is designed to make the transition from Foundation to Key Stage 1 as smooth as possible for the children through creative and practical activities that will capture their imaginations.
  
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Citizen of the Week
 
Tommy
Tommy has really impressed us with his general knowledge and his brilliantly articulate explanations. Well done!
PE Kit and Drink Bottles
 
Year 1 have PE on Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day, including appropriate footwear. Please also ensure that your child has a full drink bottle at the start of each day.
Useful Websites
 
Here are some of the useful websites we use in class
 
www.phonicsplay.co.uk  Great for phonics
 
www.oxfordowl.co.uk For if your child has forgotten to bring home a reading book
 
www.ictgames.com Brilliant for Maths games and activities
 
www.ttrockstars.com Times Tables practice
 
Has your child forgotten to bring home a new reading book? Access a wealth of great e-books from home using our class Oxford Owl Login:
 
Username- year1sne
Password- year1readers
 
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