Welcome to Year 1!
Year One Team
Miss Ellie Conroy
Mrs Hannah Taylor - Matisse (Maternity)
Mrs Pallavi Nakum
Mrs Julia Faulkner
Mrs Ruth Lavery
We hope you have had a lovely Christmas Break and are ready for an exciting spring term.
We are excited to welcome the children back to school and are looking forward to taking the children on their learning journey through the Spring term. During this first half term we will be focusing on the topic of 'Time Travellers (WW2)'. We will be going back in time to explore life during the time of WW2. Children will also get the opportunity to bring in an object that represents a special past event of their life. We look forward to learning about these significant objects and the special memories they have created.
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Mrs Nakum who will be covering Mrs Taylor whist she is on maternity leave.
A gentle reminder that children should be reading at least one book a week from bug club and complete a weekly task set on mymaths. If you need any support with these elements of home learning, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Conroy or Mrs Nakum.
Our PE days are on a Monday and a Friday. 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.
House afternoon- Friday 25th JanuaryParents Evening - Monday 11th February/ Wednesday 13th February 2019
Week Beginning 14th January 2019
This week, we have been reading the story of Billy's Bucket as part of our English learning. We began by creating a story map as a class on Tuesday and since then we have been using our imagination to develop our own ideas of what we might find in our special bucket.
Next week, we are going to be writing our own version of the story. Some of these stories will go onto our next corridor display, so look out for our learning on parents evening!
We also really enjoyed coming to school in our pyjama's on Friday. But most importantly, we were feeling very proud that we had raised some money for charity.
Take a look as some snaps of Year 1's learning this week!
This week we have been focusing on the story 'Brown bear brown bear'. We have learnt the sign language that goes with the story and have used these actions to help us remember the order.
Below is a video of Hockney Class in action.
This week we have been reading the story 'Mr Wolf's Week'. We have linked both our English and Maths learning to the story and have enjoyed making cross-curricular links. We will be displaying some of our learning on our new central display which will be ready for you to see at parents evening.
Below is a link to an audio version of the story which you can listen to at home.
Year One had a super time on our Autumn walk!
We looked for signs of Autumn at the park. We searched the tree line and the bushes for conkers, seeds and much more!
We showed our pride learning behaviours and our teachers are very proud of us.
Thank you to parents who supported us in our trip and sent in wellies/spare shoes.
We looked at famous works of art which showed different landscapes. We talked about what we liked/disliked and tried to explain our opinions thinking about shapes, colours and style.
Our English learning this week has linked to our topic learning about holidays. We have been exploring topic vocabulary and using our phonics to label pictures.
Over the past 4 weeks the children in Year 1 have been growing their own broad beans. They have tracked their progress measuring them each week and counting the leaves. Today they have taken them home.
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.