Welcome to Year 1!
Year One Team
Mrs Hannah Taylor - Matisse
Mrs Jakki Thorne (AM) Miss Sarah Millard (PM) - Hockney
Mrs Julia Faulkner
Mrs Ruth Lavery
We hope you have had a lovely relaxing Easter break and are ready for the term ahead.
We are very excited to welcome the children back to school and are looking forward to taking the children on their learning journey through the Summer term. During the Summer Term we will be focusing on the topics of 'The circus is coming to town' and 'Flowers & Insects'.
During the summer term may we also remind you about the importance of sun safety. Please ensure that on warmer days, children come to school with a hat and a water bottle. Please also ensure that you have applied a long lasting SPF before your child comes to school.
Our PE days are on a Monday and a Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit, including black/navy jogging bottoms and a black/navy jumper, as well as appropriate trainers at school every day.
A huge well done to Matisse Class who ALL came to school today wearing a hat. Here is a little video of them on their way to enjoy the sun at playtime.
On Thursday the 28th of June Year 1 were joined by some very special visitors. They came to speak to us about a new hotel that is being designed. The concept behind the hotel is that it has been designed by children. During the afternoon the visitors collected lots of information about what the children like to do, eat and where they prefer to stay when on holiday. They even had the opportunity to draw a picture of thier ideal hotel.
Our topic this term is plants and insects.
Everyone has had the opportunity to plant a broad bean. We are going to keep a close eye on our beans over the next few weeks and see how much they grow. We will then be filling in our own bean diaries.
In Year 1 this week we have been learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We worked in groups to act out the story thinking about including all of the main events and dialogue. Our next step is to think about the actions we use.
In preparation for the upcoming Phonic Screening Test below are some links you may find useful. Each link contains games which you can complete with your children to revise their understanding of each of the phonemes they have learnt.
What a fantastic 'Cirucs Day' Year 1 have had!
The children and teachers came to school wearing circus inspired costumes ready for the day. The children watched a range of circus skills being performed, had a go at lots of different skills, made tickets to their own circus performance, learnt a song about a circus band and finally shared all of this with their grown ups. We even made sure the grown ups had a chance to have a go at the circus skills too!
A BIG thank you to all of the parents for supporting us with this experience.
As the phonics screening approaches we have been reading lots of real and alien words. Using the link below have a go at playing some phonics games, reading real and alien words at home.
After learning about different clowns in our topic learning we decided to create some clown faces. We used lots of craft materials to create our faces. We thought about the shapes, colours and textures we were using.
This half term in our Science learning we are thinking all about the seasons Spring and Summer. After going outside to identify signs of spring we created our own Spring flower pictures which are now being displayed in our classrooms.
Mrs Taylor's English group made the most of the beautiful sunshine and took their English learning into the courtyard. They were writing sentences all about spring using adjectives and conjunctions. ☀️
The children have written instructions to explain how to make a sandwich of their choosing. They have then followed their instructions and have been TV chefs. They each had a turn at making whilst being recorded by a partner and had a turn filing. As you can see from their smiling faces, they have really enjoyed this learning opportunity.
This week we have been making JAM SANDWICHES!!
We had to follow the recipe carefully, listening to each instruction. We then ordered the instructions. Later in the week we will be thinking about imperative 'bossy' verbs and then writing our own instructions to make a jam sandwich.
We are excited about DT learning. Our focus this half term is 'Dips and Dippers'. Here we are tasting a range of dips. We had to rate the colour, texture and taste! Lots of us surprised ourselves and enjoyed lots of the dips.
In our maths learning this week, Mrs Taylor's group have been partitioning 2 digit numbers. They used a range of maths resources to support their learning.
To begin our English learning journey this week we watched the short film 'Bubbles'.
From this film we have designed our learning together. We have thought about the use of colour in the film, described the different settings using adjectives, wrote instructions to use the magical bubbles, wrote letters about our adventures and told stories.
This week in our computing learning we have been searching. We have used www.kidrex.org to search for information. This is a safe search website made especially for children. To find images we used google images, our teachers gave us the words we needed to search.
Year 1 this week had great fun in their music lesson with Mr Meek. They were creating sound effects using their voices and bodies to go alongside a spooky Halloween story. 👻
This week the children have been learning all about 2-d shapes. Follow the web link below to learn together at home.
This week children in Year One has been using a number line to subtract. They have jumped carefully on the number line to the right making sure that they count accurately.
To continue our learning about recounts, next week we will be focusing on Barnaby Bears trip down under. We will be thinking about the order of events and using time adverbs (first, then, next, after, finally) to recount the main events. We will also continue to think about using our Capital letters, Full Stops and Finger Spaces.
Follow the link below to view the story of Barnaby down under.
Friday 30th June 2017
School Trip - Hinchingbrooke Country Park.
We had a lovely time on our trip!
We had the opportunity to build a den, go pond dipping, minibeast hunting and grass sweeping.
We loved identifying the minibeasts and insects and were very careful when we set them free again.
Tuesday 14th June 2017
We have been learning about how to draw the time for o'clock and half past. Some of us even moved onto quarter to and quarter past.
Mrs Faulkner was teaching a small group about where the minute hand needs to be placed for half past and the children loved using the new clocks!
Monday 22nd May 2017
The children have been learning about parts of a plant. We made a plant and labelled it!
Thursday 18th May 2017
Here's a snippet of Ms Thomas teaching Year One music. They always have fun during music and enjoy the songs and activities she teaches.
Friday 12th May
In Matisse and Hockney we have been doing a D&T project. We have designed a bird feeder and created it. We chose if we wanted it hanging from a tree with string or stuck into the ground using a stick.
Please could you put them into the fridge over night then put it outside. Talk to your child about what worked well and what could be improved about the bird feeder. This will help us write our evaluation next week!
Thursday 20th April 2017
We have been practicing our number bonds to 20 and 100!
We loved the challenge of knowing the number bonds to 100. Try testing us at home and see how many we can get right.
Thursday 30th March 2017
It would be great if the children could log onto Bug Club over the Easter break and practice their reading and comprehension.
Thursday 30th March
To help you support your child with their reading progress, we have compiled a list of questions you could ask whilst reading a book.
There are questions for both fiction and non-fiction. The document containing the questions is attached below.
Monday 28th March 2017
Here is a list of the Year One Common Exception words. It would be great if you could practice these with your child to help them with their English learning and spelling.
Thursday 16th March 2017
During Science week we investigated what made the best glider. We made our own then thought about different properties we could use to make the glider fly better.
Wednesday 15th March 2017
During English we ordered instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. We then identified the imperative verbs in the instructions!
We sometimes call them bossy words. We had great fun bossing each other around using the imperative verbs.
Tuesday 7th February 2017
In Miss Halsall's phonics group we have been learning the Split i-e digraph. We had ago at writing words with this split digraph by sounding them out.
We have been growing peas as part of our Science learning. We only planted them a week ago but they are already growing fast! We are thinking about observing them carefully and recording our observations in our Pea Diaries... Can you predict what will happen to our peas by next week?