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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:
 
Miss Kiera Horn: Teacher

Teaching Assistant: Miss Witte

Curriculum Newsletter

Homework Project

Week beginning 15th October 2018

English

In English this week we have been writing a diary as Mr Bear. We orally practised the diary using bear masks. We used time adverbs (first, next, finally) and made sure we used ‘I’ in our writing. Our diaries are excellent and we have improved a letter formation.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning our number bonds to 20. We have learnt about the numbers that make 10 e.g. 1 + 9, 2 + 8 and made sure that we can remember the number bonds from memory. We then used this knowledge to help us with our number bonds to 20.

Topic

This week we have finished our geography unit. We labelled a map with the 7 continents. We have also completed our art unit. We have been focussing on improving our drawing skills by using a range of shapes, thicknesses and line. We have looked at the work of Paul Klee who uses lots of different shapes in his artwork. We then drew our own self-portraits thinking carefully about the shape of our facial features.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oliver F for writing an amazing diary entry using time-adverbs!

Maths Award: Thomas for learning all of your number bonds!

Head teacher Award: Darcy for always having a fantastic attitude to learning!

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

 

Week beginning 8th October 2018

English

In English this week we have been reading a diary from Mr Bear. We have been recounting his actions in our text. We have identified the features of a diary. We have looked at how we can used time adverbs (first, next, finally) in our writing and we have also been working on expanding our vocabulary and using adjectives.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been subtracting numbers. We learn that the – sign means take away or subtract. We used cubes which helped us solve the calculation as we took the correct number of cubes away. We then used pictures to help us work out the subtraction calculation. We had to cross out how many was being taken away. We also learnt how to solve subtractions on a numberline.

Topic

This week we have completed our Geography unit on the world. We have been labelling and naming parts of the world. We started by looking at the United Kingdom. We learn that there are 4 countries that make up the UK. We then learnt about the surrounding seas and then the oceans! We have learnt about the 7 continents and could locate them on a globe and atlas.

 

Class Attendance:

English Award: Ellis for writing the end of a story using finger spaces.

Maths Award: Archie for adding and subtracting numbers!

Head teacher Award: Tyler for having a lovely smile all week long.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

English

In English this week we have been reading the end of our text ‘Peace at last’. We have worked on our ability to plan the beginning, middle and end of a story. We have developed our vocabulary to describe how the characters were feeling. We used some amazing words such as; drained, exhausted, jolly, merry, furious and delighted. We have also looked at different ways we could end our story, for example, ‘The End’ or ‘They lived happily ever after’.

Maths

In Maths this week we have adding numbers. Mr Bear and Baby Bear were having a tea party in our classroom. We had to add the amount of sweets they had eaten e.g. Mr Bear ate 5 sweets and Baby Bear ate 3 sweets. How many did they eat altogether? We learn that we could write this as a calculations 5+3=. We then used a range of resources to help us work it out. We have learnt how to use cubes, pictures and a number line to help us add.

Topic

This week we visited the church as part of our learning in R.E about parts of the church. At the church we had a tour and were shown some of the special features within the church, we listened to a story about Bernard Gilpin and we baptised Edward Bear.

In the classroom this week we have continued our History unit. This week to used our English skills to write our favourite memories from when we were younger. We have also looked at different ways to sort objects for example, instead of sorting toys old and new we also sorted them into the category of toys that could move and toys that could.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oliver G for amazing phonics this week.

Maths Award: Riley for adding numbers using cubes and on a numberline!

Head teacher Award: Cassie for an amazing attitude in and around school.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 24th September 2018

English

In English this week we have been reading the middle of our text ‘Peace at last’. We sequenced the events of the story in order and thought about each setting. We used our senses to help describe the kitchen where Mr Bear tries to sleep. We thought carefully about what Mr Bear would be able to smell, hear, see and feel in the kitchen. We have also worked on -ed endings to describe how Mr Bear moves throughout the story e.g. stomped, walked.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on comparing and measuring length and height. We helped the bears in our class by measuring long delicious worms for them to eat. We measured using cubes and rulers and compared the length of the worms.

Topic

This week we have continued our history unit. We continued last weeks learning by comparing a modern day house with a house from the past. The children loved finding out information about houses from the past. They were shocked to find out that some houses had the toilet in the garden! On Wednesday the children discussed their own special memories from their past. It was lovely seeing some of the special items they brought in and listening to them share their memories with the class.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Millie for writing a fantastic story using full stops and capital letters.

Maths Award: Jacob for a fantastic effort when measuring and comparing length this week.

Head teacher Award: Keelin for always having a fantastic attitude to learning.

Reminders

As part of our R.E unit on Christianity we are visiting the local church on Monday afternoon. All children will be back to school for normal hometime at 3:15.

Week beginning 17th September 2018

English

In English this week we have read the beginning of our book ‘Peace at last’. We have enjoyed learning about ways to start a story and we also used role-play to act out the beginning of the story. This helped us to write the beginning of the story ourselves on Friday. We have also had Mr. Bear in our classroom this week. He came into our classroom looking for a quiet place to sleep. We had to be careful we didn’t wake him. We wrote him letters and drew him pictures for when he woke up!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on counting in tens forwards and backwards. We have been practising counting in tens using songs to help us.

Topic

This week we have began our History unit. We have been thinking about the past and present and how we have changed since we were little. We have thought about things we could do when we were little (crawl and eat baby food) and things we do now (walk to school, feed ourselves, ride a bike). We have also been looking at old household objects and toys from the past. We have enjoyed comparing them to the things we have now.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oskar for writing a great prediction about Mr Bear.

Maths Award: Paige L for a excellent attitude in maths this week.

Head teacher Award: Rosie for always following our golden rules and always tidying up!

Reminders

Please can all children bring in something that reminds them of a special memory on Wednesday 26th September. This can be anything from a photograph, a bus ticked from a special day or a old teddy or toy which is special to them.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

English

In English this week we have been describing a setting from our class book ‘Peace at Last’. We began the week by looking closely at the setting and we wrote a list of everything that we could see. We then learnt how to use adjectives to help us describe. We then used our knowledge of adjectives, capital letters and full stops to write some sentences describing what we could see outside of the bear’s house.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been practising our counting. We have used a 100 square to help us count as far as we could! We then practised counting on from a given number and then we practised counting back. We have worked on our knowledge of numbers to 20 and enjoyed finding and recognising numbers on the school yard.

Topic

This week we have completed our science unit ‘Animals including humans’. We have been learning about reptiles, amphibians and mammals. We learnt that reptiles have dry skin and mammals have fur or hair. We also compared different animals. We thought about what they had in common and what was different about their bodies.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Paige B for writing a excellent list.

Maths Award: Oliver F for working independently in maths.

Head teacher Award: Ella B for settling into Year 1 excellently!

Reminders

Year 1 will have P.E on Fridays. Please make sure that the children have a P.E kit with their name on.

 

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