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***UPDATE*** School will be open tomorrow Tuesday 12th December. (Children will be remaining indoors during break and lunch times.) Nursery and Reception to enter through their classrooms as normal. Years 1-2 to enter through the hall Years 3-6 to enter through the main entrance. Please note: The EYFS Nativity that was unfortunately cancelled, due to the school closure, will take place Monday 18th December at 2:00pm We look forward to seeing everyone back tomorrow.

Year 1

Year 1

Miss McGregor, Mrs Taylor & Mrs M :)

Miss McGregor, Mrs Taylor & Mrs M :)  1

Welcome to Year 1!

We hope you have had a lovely relaxing summer 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 this year.

 

Year One Team 

Teachers

Mrs Hannah Taylor(Matisse)

Miss Nicola McGregor (Hockney)

Mrs Mulcahy

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Julia Faulkner

Mrs Ruth Lavery

 

 

During the first half term our topic is ‘Hooray, Let’s go on Holiday!’ We will be exploring and developing our learning about the world around us. We will be looking at days out and holiday destinations we have experienced as well as comparing different places around the world. We will be looking at clothing and how we need to adapt our clothes in different environments. It would be lovely if you could send in a picture of your child enjoying a day out or a holiday you have been on for them to display and that can be displayed in the classroom.

 

Important Days

 

Our PE day is on a Monday. 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. 

 

Wednesday 27th September

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Open Afternoon, Stay and Play activities based on our topic 'Hooray Let's Go On Holiday'.

3:40 – 4:15 pm

Phonics information meeting for Year 1 parents

 

Thursday, 12th October – 9:30 – 10:15 am

Harvest Festival – Come and join us to celebrate the traditional festival of harvest.

On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.

On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.    1
On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.    2
On Thursday 23rd November 2017 as part of our cross curricular learning the children in Year 1 enjoyed measuring the suspects handprints and footprints in their Maths lesson.    3

On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.

 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  1
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  2
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  3
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  4
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  5
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  6
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  7
 On Wednesday 8th November, the children in Year 1 enjoyed taking part in a range of activities whilst learning about the history of the poppy and Remberance day.  8

WB 16/10/2017

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. 👻

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WB 09/10/2017

This week the children have been learning all about 2-d shapes. Follow the web link below to learn together at home. 

WB 02/10/2017

 

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. 

WB 25/09/17 Number Bonds to 10

In maths this week we have used this song to help us remember all of the number bonds to 10. We hope that you enjoy listening at home 😊

WB 18.09.2017

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. 

WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.

WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  1
WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  2
WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  3
WB 11/09/2017 This week the children in Year One have been using number lines and 100 squares to count on and back. They have been able to find one more and one less of a given number.  4
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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.

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How Year 1 children respond to feedback in their books

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Here is Elizabeth explaining her learning and how she answered her challenge question.

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!

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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. 

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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!

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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. 

Hooray!! Matisse won then attendance award!

Hooray!!  Matisse won then attendance award!  1

Reading Comprehension practice over the Easter holidays.

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. 

Reading Question Prompts

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. 

Monday 28th March 2017
Matisse class were very proud of their 'tea-rific' Mothers Day cards. We hope you liked them too!

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Hooray! Both Hockney and Matisse won the attendance award on Friday 20th January 2017. Well done Year One!

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Wednesday 11th January 2017 This week and next week both classes will be doing their English learning based on the book "Owl Babies". We have listened to the story and today we have tried to portray the characters in the book and asked each other questions about how the characters might have been feeling.

Wednesday 11th January 2017      This week and next week both classes will be doing their English learning based on the book "Owl Babies". We have listened to the story and today we have tried to portray the characters in the book and asked each other questions about how the characters might have been feeling.  1
Wednesday 11th January 2017      This week and next week both classes will be doing their English learning based on the book "Owl Babies". We have listened to the story and today we have tried to portray the characters in the book and asked each other questions about how the characters might have been feeling.  2
Wednesday 11th January 2017      This week and next week both classes will be doing their English learning based on the book "Owl Babies". We have listened to the story and today we have tried to portray the characters in the book and asked each other questions about how the characters might have been feeling.  3
Wednesday 11th January 2017      This week and next week both classes will be doing their English learning based on the book "Owl Babies". We have listened to the story and today we have tried to portray the characters in the book and asked each other questions about how the characters might have been feeling.  4
Wednesday 11th January 2017      This week and next week both classes will be doing their English learning based on the book "Owl Babies". We have listened to the story and today we have tried to portray the characters in the book and asked each other questions about how the characters might have been feeling.  5
Wednesday 11th January 2017      This week and next week both classes will be doing their English learning based on the book "Owl Babies". We have listened to the story and today we have tried to portray the characters in the book and asked each other questions about how the characters might have been feeling.  6

Mrs Highsted came to visit Year One and read an interactive story to the children. They were very excited and listened beautifully. We look forward to her next visit in three weeks time.

Mrs Highsted came to visit Year One and read an interactive story to the children. They were very excited and listened beautifully. We look forward to her next visit in three weeks time.  1
Mrs Highsted came to visit Year One and read an interactive story to the children. They were very excited and listened beautifully. We look forward to her next visit in three weeks time.  2
Mrs Highsted came to visit Year One and read an interactive story to the children. They were very excited and listened beautifully. We look forward to her next visit in three weeks time.  3

Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest!

Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 1
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 2
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 3
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 4
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 5
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 6
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 7
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 8
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 9
Mrs Forrest came to visit Year One on Friday. We were very lucky to learn more about the Great Fire of London! We consolidated previous learning and learnt so much more! Year One would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Forrest! 10

We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.

We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  1
We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  2
We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  3
We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  4
We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  5
We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  6
We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  7
We are going on a Bear Hunt! We have performed, sequenced and re-written the story in our English lessons this week.  8

Here Year 1 are practising their maths fluency. We listened for a number then found it on our number fans.

Here Year 1 are practising their maths fluency. We listened for a number then found it on our number fans.  1

Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.

Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  1
Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  2
Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  3
Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  4
Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  5
Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  6
Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  7
Here is Matisse class doing paired learning in Maths. They had to count the objects and circle the correct number.  8

Mrs Day's Phonics Lesson

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Individual Reading

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Mrs Lavery is helping to develop Year One's reading skills through questions and prompts. Each session is tailored to each individual's needs.

Maths Fluency- Number Bonds

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In this starter, Miss Halsall's class are developing their fluency with number bonds to ten and to twenty. This helps the children with their everyday calculations and rapid recall.

Peas!

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?

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Phonics learning in Year One today.

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We have been sharing our Maths learning in Year One. We like to show visitors our super learning and we try hard to make sure it is always perfectly presented!

We have been sharing our Maths learning in Year One. We like to show visitors our super learning and we try hard to make sure it is always perfectly presented! 1
We have been sharing our Maths learning in Year One. We like to show visitors our super learning and we try hard to make sure it is always perfectly presented! 2

Our English progress walls are growing! Every child has a clipboard to keep examples of their written English learning throughout the year. We enjoy looking back at the amazing progress all of the children have made since September :)

Our English progress walls are growing! Every child has a clipboard to keep examples of their written English learning throughout the year. We enjoy looking back at the amazing progress all of the children have made since September :) 1

We love to share all our learning in Year One, here are some of our recent corridor displays. We enjoyed letting the other children share our English learning which was all about writing reports. Pupil Parliament even awarded us a special blue rossette for our displays.

We love to share all our learning in Year One, here are some of our recent corridor displays. We enjoyed letting the other children share our English learning which was all about writing reports. Pupil Parliament even awarded us a special blue rossette for our displays. 1
We love to share all our learning in Year One, here are some of our recent corridor displays. We enjoyed letting the other children share our English learning which was all about writing reports. Pupil Parliament even awarded us a special blue rossette for our displays. 2
We love to share all our learning in Year One, here are some of our recent corridor displays. We enjoyed letting the other children share our English learning which was all about writing reports. Pupil Parliament even awarded us a special blue rossette for our displays. 3
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