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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

Teaching Assistant: Miss Emma Witte

Autumn 1:

Curriculum Newsletter

Homework Project

Autumn 2:

 Homework Project Autumn 2

Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

English

In English this week we have been learning about instructions. We have read some instructions and decided whether they were well written or not. We learnt that instructions needs to be very specific and include lots of different features. We wrote our own instructions on how to make salt dough decorations.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about money. We have looked at recognising 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. We have ordered and compared the coins thinking carefully about how many each coin is worth. We have also began looking at £5, £10 and £20 notes.

Topic

This week we have had a visit from a athlete. We enjoyed learning about the importance of being fit and healthy and we enjoyed taking part in some P.E activities.

Well done to everyone who completed their sponsorship forms!

Class Attendance:

English Award: Tyler for writing fantastic instructions independently using your phonics sounds!

Maths Award: Oliver G for working super hard when learning about money this week.

Head teacher Award: .Thomas for always having a fantastic attitude and brightening everyone’s day with your smile!

Reminders

All children need jeans and a checked top for our Christmas production next week.

 

Week beginning 26th November 2018

English

In English this week we have began learning about instructions. We have used our phonic knowledge to help us read some instructions. We followed two sets of instructions to see which was better. We found out that the instructions with more detail are better.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about capacity. We used new vocabulary full, empty, half full and quarter full. We enjoyed using the water to show the different capacities. We ordered the different capacities and compared them using the words ‘more than’ and ‘less than’.

Topic

This week we have been developing our D.T skills. We designed our own superhero mask following a design criteria. It had to be colourful and strong. We thought about different ways to fasten our masks around our heads.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Darcy for writing a fantastic superhero story using  adjectives.

Maths Award: Tyler for a fantastic attitude in maths this week.

Head teacher Award: .Paige L for a much improved attitude to learning.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

 

Week beginning 19th November 2018

English

In English this week we have finished our narrative unit. We have wrote a three-part superhero story and included a character description using lots of amazing adjectives.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about fractions. This week we have been quartering objects, shapes and quantities. We learnt that if you are quartering something you must have four equal parts. We enjoyed cutting food into equal quarters. We have also quartered quantities e.g. 1/4 of 8, by sharing equally between four groups.

Topic

This week we have developed our geographical vocabulary such as; coast, hills, mountains, sea, ocean and forest. We used this vocabulary to describe Super Steve’s route as he flew over the UK.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oliver F for writing a fantastic description of Eliot the superhero.

Maths Award: Riley for working incredibly hard this week when learning about fractions.

Head teacher Award: Paige B for always having a fantastic attitude to learning and for always trying her very best.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

 

Week beginning 12th November 2018

English

In English this week we have been improving our superhero hero story. We have re-read our stories from last week and we have been improving our knowledge of adjectives in order to help us add a character description into our story. We have learnt that an adjective describes a noun. We have analysed a piece of writing and identified the adjectives within a text and we have enjoyed making human sentences with adjectives.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about fractions. We have been halving objects, shapes and quantities. We learnt that if you are halving something you must have two equal parts. We enjoyed cutting food into equal halves. We have also halved quantities e.g. 1/2 of 10, by sharing equally between two groups.

Topic

This week we have been improving our fieldwork skills in Geography. We have learnt about physical and human features and we went on a walk around the school to see what human and physical features we could see. We observed our surrounding area closely and we then wrote sentences about what we saw. We have also been describing our route from our homes to school. We used a map to help us describe our journey to school. In PSHE we have also been thinking about ways to calm down when we are feeling angry.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Jacob for applying his phonic knowledge in his writing.

Maths Award: Ella for colouring shapes within a bold line.

Head teacher Award: Archie for a fantastic attitude in maths this week.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

 

Week beginning 5th November 2018

English

In English this week we have been writing our own superhero story with a beginning, middle and end. We planned our story and thought carefully about our character, the setting and what would happen. We wrote our stories on Friday and then read them to our friends.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about Place Value. We have practised counting and recognising numbers to 40. We have used base 10 to help us identify the tens and the ones in a number. We used the base tens to make the numbers e.g. 23 has 2 tens and 3 ones.

Topic

This week we have completed a science experiment about materials. We wanted to find out which material would be best to make a superhero cape. We made the capes and then tested them. We tested to see if the material was light and would fly in the wind and also if the material was strong enough that it wouldn’t rip. We found out that the best material was fabric. We have also started our Geography unit. We have drawn a simple map of the classroom, we have learnt about where we live and we have made a tally chart to find out find out the most popular ways of travelling to school.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Millie for writing a excellent superhero story.

Maths Award: Cassie for working hard to learn her numbers to 20 and beyond.

Head teacher Award: Oliver G for a fantastic attitude to learning this week.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

 

Week beginning 29th October 2018

English

In English this week we have started to read our class novel ‘Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero’. We have thought about the main character Eliot and have been inferring information from the pictures of him. We have been practising using capital letters for names and our letter formation.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes. We named common 2D shapes such as; circle, rectangle, square, oval, hexagon and pentagon. We learnt that a hexagon has 6 sides and a pentagon has 5! We have also been recognising the properties of the shapes and  went on a shape hunt around school.

Topic

This week we have completed our science unit about materials. We learnt about the properties of common materials such as; wood, metal, glass, rock and plastic. We were really good at identifying materials in our classroom and sorting them according to their properties.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Rosie for writing a good prediction based on the clues you found!

Maths Award: Amelia for really hard this week when learning about shapes!

Head teacher Award: Oskar for a greatly improved attitude to learning!

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

 

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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