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Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you will find important information about what we are up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 1 staff:

Teacher: Miss Kiera Horn

28.03.20

Hi Year 1! I can’t believe it has been one whole week since I saw you last! I miss you so much already. I hope you are keeping safe and well through this tricky time. Please keep trying to do a little piece of work each day – remember little and often is key! It has been lovely to see so many of you accessing tasks on Purple Mash and Numbots. Remember that there are lots of fun activities that you could be doing together at home. You might want to learn to sing a new song, make a scrap book or family journal, cook together, enjoy reading together and maybe design a new front cover for your favourite books! You may also want to try out two of my favourite games:

  • Play ‘Kim’s Game’. This is a good idea to help your child’s memory skills. Place 5-6 objects on a table, name them with your child. Then cover them with a cloth or scarf. Ask your child to close their eyes, so you can remove one object. Check if your child can remember which object is missing.

  • Play ‘What’s in my hand?’ Ask your child to put their hands behind their back and place something in your child’s hands. Ask your child to describe the object (size, shape, feel) before naming the object. Take turns.

Make sure you look after yourselves and stay safe. I look forward to hearing all about your adventures when we are back to school!

Miss Horn x

Week beginning 9th March 2020

English

In English this week, we have been writing our report about Mary Anning. We have been able to sort information into the correct sub-headings. We have developed our use of accurate capital letters and full stops when writing sentences and used capital letters for names.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have introduced to mass and weight. We have enjoyed exploring weight using balancing scales. We compared the weight of classroom objects. We then measures the weight of objects using cubes to make the balancing scales equal.

 Topic

This week we have completed our geography unit. We have been able to show on a map where we live in the United Kingdom. We have been able to name and label the four countries within the United Kingdom and used different maps and atlases to find the United Kingdom. We have also learnt about the location of continents and oceans within the world. We discussed where we live and where a variety of dinosaur fossil were found in relation to us.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Anna for writing a fantastic report about Mary Anning
Maths Award: Samuel for excellent accurate counting and recognition of numerals.
Head Teacher Award: Leah C for working her socks off all week!
Golden Table Awards: Phoebe and Ellie

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 2nd March 2020

English

In English this week, we have wrote our reports about a Triceratops. We included all of the facts and features that we learnt about last week. We have also moved on to writing a report about Mary Anning. We have learnt that names need capital letters when writing and how to use conjunctions to extend our sentences.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been comparing length and height. We used mathematical such as; taller, longer and shorter to compare the length and height of objects and people in our classroom.

 Topic

This week we have completed our history unit. We have been learning about significant individuals. We have read stories and watched videos to learn facts about Mary Anning who was a famous fossil collector. We sequenced events in her life in chronological order and used words relating to chronology such as; long time ago, yesterday, last week etc. to describe when event happen.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Leah for beginning to extend her sentences using conjunctions.
Maths Award: Anya for comparing and measuring length and height accurately.
Head Teacher Award: Ellie for always trying her very best in every lesson.
Golden Table Awards: Anna and Faith

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 24th February 2020

English

In English this week, we have been learning about reports. On Tuesday we found eggs in our classroom. We hatched the eggs and found baby dinosaurs! We decided that we wanted to write a report about dinosaurs. We have learnt to distinguish between fiction and non-fiction texts. We have identified the features of reports and used sources to conduct our own research about dinosaurs.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to explore place value up to 50. We have practiced counting in tens and identifying the tens and ones within a number using dienes. We have compared numbers within 50 using inequality signs and have ordered numbers within 50 according to their value.

 Topic

This week we have enjoyed our wellbeing week. Each day we have focussed on a different area of wellbeing. We have been active, learnt something new, connected with others and given to others. We enjoyed learning how to make cakes. We participated in yoya. We worked alongside Year 6 to connect with different peers and we gave appreciation to others. Alongside this we have also used clay to make our own dinosaur fossils.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Thomas for identifying fiction and non-fiction texts.
Maths Award: Lillie for working with numbers to 50 independently!
Head Teacher Award: Brody for always being kind and polite to others.
Golden Table Awards: Samuel and Brody

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 10th February 2020

English

In English this week, we have been writing our recount. We learnt about plural endings and when to add s or es to the end of words. We have explored using coordinating conjunctions to extend our sentences and then we wrote our recount using all of the knowledge we have learnt over the past few weeks.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to explore place value up to 50. We have enjoyed representing numbers to 50 using different resources. We have been able to identify one more and one less than a given number within 50 and we have used greater than and less than signs to compare amounts within 50.

 Topic

This week we have been using collage to create artwork about the sky. We sorted collage materials in different ways and we were able to tear and cut materials to make our own collage resources. We then created our sky collage using our chosen materials. We created some lovely effects and were able to use colour to show how the sky changes colour.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 3rd February 2020

English

In English this week, we have been learning about recount writing style. On Monday we read the story Room on the Broom. The witch had fallen off her broom and had landed in our school. We went on an adventure around school to find her. We visited lots of places along the way and eventually found her in the library. We have sequenced the adventure in order and learnt how to use time adverbs and adjectives to describe where we had been.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about place value up to 50! We have counted forwards and backwards within 50 and have used resources to represent numbers to 50. We bunches straws together, used tens frames and bed strings to make 10. This helped us to accurately count larger amounts.

 Topic

This week we have celebrated Chinese new year. We learnt about how chinese new year is celebrated and read the story of the Great Race. Then we made rat masks to celebrate the year of the rat. We have completed our art unit this week. We studied the work of painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. We have been colour mixing, practising painting techniques and learning how to distinguish between thick and thin paint brushes. We painted our own flower paintings.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Anya for amazing progress with her writing and always having an amazing attitude.
Maths Award: Phoebe for excellent counting and number recognition.
Head Teacher Award: Faith for always showing great perseverance in all subject areas.
Golden Table Awards: Brody and Leah

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 27th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have been authors. We wrote our own version of the snow queen using our very own story plans. We wrote the story using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We also experiments with exclamation marks. We have enjoyed describing the snow queens palace and have learnt some excellent new vocabulary.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been distinguishing between addition and subtraction. We had to look carefully at the sign ( + or – ) and then solve calculations. We have worked on solving word problems using our taught methods and have enjoyed finding fact families.

Topic

This week we have continued our learning about weather and seasons. We used our knowledge of light sources to experiment with making shadows. We used common light sources e.g. the sun, torches and projector screen to make shadows and create interesting shapes. We explored what happens when we block light the opaque and transparent objects and discussed which objects created the better shadow.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Anna for writing an outstanding story using exclamation marks.
Maths Award: Ellie for accurate counting to 15 and beyond!
Head Teacher Award: Samuel for excellent concentration this week.
Golden Table Awards: Anya and Phoebe

Reminders


It is number day next Friday (7th). Year 1 will be preparing biscuits using their knowledge of number bonds. We hope to see you there!

Week beginning 20th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have continued to read our class text ‘The Snow Queen’. We have distinguished between past and present tense, we have described the snow queen using adjectives and we have used our knowledge of the text to plan our own story which we will retell next week.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about subtraction. We learnt how to use a range of methods to help us solve subtraction calculations with numbers up to 20. We were able to use cubes, pictures and number lines to help us.

Topic

This week we have continued our learning about weather and seasons. We dressed up and thought about the clothing we should wear in each of the four seasons. We have learnt about different light sources and identified sources which give light and reflect light.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Samuel for writing words independently.
Maths Award: Leah C for solving addition and subtraction calculations independently.
Head Teacher Award: Leah M for always trying her best and being a caring friend.
Golden Table Awards: Thomas and Anya.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 13th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have continued to read our class text ‘The Snow Queen’. We have enjoyed sequencing the story in order and using role-play to respond to the story. We have practised forming and using capital letters in the correct place within a sentence and for names.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about addition. We were able to add numbers within 20 using a range of resources. We have practised recalling our number bonds facts and used different methods to help us find and make different number bonds to make 10.

Topic

This week we have used our knowledge of the world map to identify hot and cold areas of the world. We discussed how the countries near the equator were warmer than countries further away from the equator. We looked at a heat map of the world. We thought about what we would wear in these countries and what animals might live there. We have enjoyed our second week of our road safety workshops and completed some R.E work about Noah’s Ark.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Lillie for working hard to improve her independent sentences.
Maths Award: Brody for counting on from a given number.
Head Teacher Award: Trang for always working exceptionally hard.
Golden Table Awards: Leah and Leah.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 6th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have been reading our new text The Snow Queen. We had snow, snowflakes and clues left in our classroom on Tuesday. There was a broken mirror, a white dress and a crown. We predicted which character it may belong to. It was the Snow Queen! We have read the story and described the main characters Gerda and Kay. We have also wrote a letter as Gerda asking for help to find Kay.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued deepen our understanding of numbers within 20. We have made numbers using base 10 and then identified which number was the greatest/least. We were able to put the numbers in order according to their value.

Topic

This week we have started our new topic Splendid Skies. We have been learning about UK weather patterns in Geography. We have used maps, atlases and globes to locate the UK. We have thought about weather that we commonly see in the UK and we have thought about how weather varied according to the seasons. We have also kept a weather chart. Each day we observed and monitored the weather and recorded our findings on our charts.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Phoebe for writing words independently.
Maths Award: Faith for independently solving problems to order numbers within 20.
Head Teacher Award: Thomas for always having super manners!
Golden Table Awards: Thomas and Samuel.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 9th December 2019

English

In English this week, we have been working on our narrative writing style. We have continued to read our class text Supertato. We have learnt about writing verbs in past tense, using capital letters for names and how to plan a story. We will use our story plans to help us retell the story.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to work with place value to 20. We have used tens and ones to partition numbers using a range of resources to help us. We have also identified one more and one less than numbers within 20.

Topic

This week Year 1 have worked incredibly hard in their Christmas Performance. The children have enjoyed learning the songs over the past few weeks . We hope you enjoyed the show.C

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Grace for accurate spelling when writing sentences independently.
Maths Award: Ellie for trying hard with her counting this week.
Head Teacher Award: Anya for always being polite and helping others.
Golden Table Awards: Grace and Lillie

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 2nd December 2019

English

In English this week, we have been reading the story Supertato. We read the beginning of the story and made a prediction about what might happen next. We then enjoyed listening to the rest of the story and acting the story out with our peers.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been counting amounts within 20. We were able to count cubes and objects in the classroom up to 20. We then matched the amount to the numeral.

Topic

This week Year 1 have been on their class trip to the Centre for Life. We enjoyed our materials workshop and participating in a range of science activities. We have also a day out at the pantomime to watch ‘Snow White’. We have made advent wreaths in R.E and enjoyed our Christmas Fair on Friday afternoon.

Certificates and Awards
Maths Award: Leah M for excellent accurate counting to 20.
Head Teacher Award: All of Year 1 for excellent behaviour on both of their visits this week.
Golden Table Awards: Anya and Leah M

Reminders

KS1 will be performing their Christmas production next week.

Week beginning 25th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have begun our narrative unit. We have thought about the characters Supertato and Evil Pea from our class text ‘Supertato’. We used adjectives to write descriptive sentences about the characters. We also thought about words to describe their personalities. We said that Supertato is brave, caring and helpful whereas Evil Pea is heartless, nasty and cruel. We made connections between texts and thought about other ‘good’ and ‘bad’ characters from other stories.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been developing our number knowledge of numbers to 20. We have recognised and ordered numbers to 20. We have been able to read and write numbers to 20 in word form and have thought carefully about the tricky sounds when writing numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about Christianity and why we give gifts at Christmas. We have learnt about Christmas traditions and how Christians celebrate. We thought about the presents that The Three Wise Men gave Jesus and thought about why we still give presents.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Lewy for writing instructions with consistent capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
Maths Award: Anna for working independently to solve mathematical problems.
Head Teacher Award: Ellie for working incredibly hard every day.
Golden Table Awards: Samuel and Leah C

Reminders

Next Tuesday (3rd) Year 1 will be going on their class trip.

Week beginning 18th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have been learning about time adverbs. We learnt what ‘First’ and ‘Finally’ mean and how to use them in our writing. We then wrote a list of equipment using our phonics knowledge. We used all of the skills we had learnt over the past few weeks to write our instructions.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about shape. We have learnt the names of some 3D shapes such as; sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid, pyramid and cone. We were able to recognise 3D shapes in our classroom. We were able to identify 2D faces on the 3D shapes.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have carried out an investigation to find out which materials were waterproof. We needed to make an umbrella for Supertato! We tested which materials would keep Supertato dry by pouring water over them and observing whether the water stayed on top, absorbed or dripped through. We made predictions and recorded our findings.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Brody for using her phonics knowledge to write words.
Maths Award: Grace for exploring properties of 3D shapes.
Head Teacher Award: Faith for always being positive and supportive to others.
Golden Table Awards: Faith and Anna

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 11th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have been learning how to write instructions. We have identified common features in instructions. We have learnt about imperative verbs, sequencing of instructions and thought about the importance of why they must be in chronological order.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about subtraction and finding the difference between numbers. We have been able to solve subtraction calculations using cubes, pictures and a numberline. We have used language relating to subtraction and have been able to calculate the difference between numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have learning about materials and their properties. On Monday we had a video from the Evil Pea! We had to name and sort the materials to stop him! We learnt about glass, metal, wood, plastic and fabric and found the materials in the classroom environment. We then learnt about the properties of different materials. We have also enjoyed Children in Need and Hoopstarz this week.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Leah C for writing verbs using her phonics knowledge.
Maths Award: Samuel for ordering numbers independently.
Head Teacher Award: Phoebe for always trying her very best.
Golden Table Awards: Thomas and Lewy

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 4th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have had a Evil Pea in our classroom linked to our text Supertato. The Evil Pea was up to mischief! We made wanted posters and put them around school. We have also started learning about instructions. We are going to write instructions for Super Steve telling him how to make his own superhero cuffs.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about addition and subtraction. We have added numbers together using cubes and pictures to help us. We have used language relating to both addition and subtraction.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about D.T. We designed our own superhero cuffs based on a design criteria. We then made the cuffs using rolls of toilet roll. We painted them, stuck on a superhero logo and threaded ribbon so that they would fasten. We then evaluated them saying what we liked and what we could improve.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Leah M for creating a fantastic wanted poster for the Evil Pea.
Maths Award: Trang for excellent counting and participation this week.
Head Teacher Award: Lewy for always being polite and considerate.
Golden Table Awards: Grace and Ellie.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 21st October 2019

English

In English this week, we have been retelling the story of ‘Were Going on a Bear Hunt’. We wrote the story in three parts. We wrote the beginning of the story using interesting story openers such as ‘One day’ and ‘Once upon a time’. We wrote the middle of the story using capital letters and full stops. And we wrote the ending using an appropriate story ending.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning our number bonds. We were able to solve number bonds within 10 using resources to help us. We then worked on systematic number bonds. We have developed our knowledge of number bonds to make 10.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our History unit. We have been able to sequence objects in time and use words relating to chronology e.g. ‘a long time ago’, ‘ yesterday’ and ‘in the past’.
We have also enjoyed our Harvest Festival day and Halloween day this week.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 14th October 2019

English

In English this week, we have been writing sentences. We thought carefully about the characters in our text and thought about how they may be feeling at different points in our story. We came up with some brilliant vocabulary. We then wrote sentences explaining how the characters were feeling. We have also created a simple plan of the story to help us with our writing next week.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about addition. We were introduce to the add sign (+). We have completed part-whole models and were able to add two parts to find the whole using cubes to help us.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about past and present in History. We have thought about our own pasts and have discussed some of our favourite special memories. We have also sorted old and new objects into different categories. We enjoyed exploring the old toys and old objects.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Anya for an amazing improvment with her finger spaces.
Maths Award: Thomas for working independently with tricky mathematical problems.
Head Teacher Award: Leah C for always having an amazing attitude.
Golden Table Awards: Ellie and Anna.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 7th October 2019

English

In English this week, we have been working on our narrative writing style. We read the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We sequenced the story in order and acted the story out in the hall. We have worked on identifying adjectives in the story and using finger spaces consistently.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been ordering objects and numbers. We ordered objects and numbers from greatest to smallest and from smallest to greatest. We also worked on using ordinal numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our Geography learning. We have learnt about the places in our local area. We thought about why we might go to those places and who works there. In RE we have been learning about the parts of the church.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Ellie for enjoying rhyme and matching continuing a rhyming string.
Maths Award: Lillie for ordering numbers confidently.
Head Teacher Award: Anna for always having a brilliant attitude towards learning.
Golden Table Awards: Lewy and Leah M.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 30th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been writing a recount about our bear hunt. We learnt how to include time adverbs and adjectives into our writing. We orally rehearsed our sentences and then wrote them using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Miss Horn loved reading our recounts!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been developing our understanding of numbers 1-10. We have been working on identify one more and one less than a number. We have practised our one to one correspondence and comparing amounts using mathematical language.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about the features in our local area as part of our Geography unit. We researched which features we have in our local area. We then discussed what we like and dislike about our locality. In PSHE we have been thinking about what it means to be a good listener and explaining why it is important to listen. We completed listening activities in our pairs. We had to build a tower by following instructions carefully given by our partner.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Faith for writing a fantastic recount with accurate punctuation.
Maths Award: Phoebe for demonstrating determination in maths this week.
Head Teacher Award: Leah M for always having outstanding behaviour in school.
Golden Table Awards: Leah C and Phoebe

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 23rd September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been practising writing sentences using capital letters and full stops. We have been practising forming our capital letters and correcting the capital letters in a sentence. We have also learnt how to use include adjectives into our writing.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been practising our number formation. We have also been working out one more and one less than a number within 10.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our learning about our body and the senses. We have had lots of fun completing activities to investigate why we need two eyes and what happens as we move further away from a sound.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Grace for writing sentences using her phonics knowledge.
Maths Award: Leah C for working independently in maths.
Head Teacher Award: Lillie for always being such an excellent friend.
Golden Table Awards: Samuel and Thomas

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 16th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been our class novel ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We have used adjectives to describe the bear and wrote a list of items we would take in our backpacks if we were going on a bear hunt! We then went on a walk around the school yard to look for the bear. We found him in the forest!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been developing our knowledge of numbers to 10. We have been finding different ways to represent numbers and we have been working on our ability to count really carefully.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning all about our body. We have labelled some parts of our bodies and were able to locate our knees, elbows and shoulders! We have then begun thinking about our senses and how some of our body parts help us to smell, hear, feel, see and hear.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Anna for writing a excellent list!
Maths Award: Lewy for working independently in maths and demonstrating super counting!
Head Teacher Award: Brody for beautiful manners and a positive attitude to learning.
Golden Table Awards: Lillie and Anna.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 9th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been practising writing sentences using capital letters and full stops. We have used our phonics knowledge to read a range of texts.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have started to look at counting. We have been practising counting to 10 forwards and backwards!

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about road safety. We have learnt the Green Cross Code and we have practised to make sure that we stop, look, listen and think when we cross the road. We have thought about different ways to cross the road safely and designed our own brightly coloured t-shirt so that we can be seen on the roads.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Thomas for writing fantastic sentences with correct use of capital letters and full stops.
Maths Award: Anya for demonstrating incredible counting!
Head Teacher Award: Samuel for settling into his new school extremely well.
Golden Table Awards: Brody and Faith

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

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