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A busy week in Year One!

Friday 16th September | 3 comments

The children have settled well into Year One now and it is now full steam ahead! This week we learnt about self portraits. We looked at examples and discussed whether or not we liked them or disliked them. The children were amazed by how life-like some of them were and thought that they were actually photographs and not paintings. They then looked carefully in a mirror and painted their own self portraits.  The portraits will be on display in our classrooms soon – will you be able to guess who is who?

The children have also been busy discussing the  ‘Learning Tower’ and they created their own ‘Learning Warriors’. Each week we will choose children to be learning warriors – they may have created a super piece of work, or struggled with something but tried hard to succeed. If your child comes home wearing a learning warrior sticker please ask them why they got it?


In maths we have been busy assessing the children and seeing what numbers they can read, write and recognise and lots of other number skills. Next week we will begin our daily literacy and maths sessions – the children are very excited about working in their books!

One of the highlights of the week was our whole school Roald Dahl day. The children learnt lots about this fantastic author and were shown some of his most famous books. Year One children focused mainly on the book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and they created magic medicines using a variety of ingredients. Can your child remember what ingredients they used? They mixed, measured, stirred and poured and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They wrote a list of ingredients and decided what their new medicine would do to Grandma. We then finished the day with a party to really celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. In Literacy, the children then wrote about their medicines and what ingredients they had used.

After some fun PE games and running skills 1S went on a walk to tree spot and orchard explore, all within our school grounds. The adventure finished with a very tasty, crunchy and healthy treat. We all got to eat a delicious, rosy red apple which we had picked straight from the trees. Amazing!

Just a reminder to please send a special soft toy to school with your child on Monday. It will stay in school for the whole week so do not send a special bedtime bear. Also, please can you send a photograph of your child when they were a baby? It will be used for the history lesson next week. Learning Logs and other letters have been sent home in book bags today.

Have a great weekend.

The Year One Team

3 responses to “A busy week in Year One!”

  1. Erin's mum says:

    Making medicines sounds great fun. Erin loves making perfume so sure this went down a treat. By all the smiles it looks like they all enjoyed it. Erin also mentioned the crispy apples and today we are picking the apples from our tree to make into pies. Looks like year 1 is going to be fun!

  2. Amanda O'Donnell (Daniel's mum) says:

    Daniel has had a fabulous week at school, he has told me all about George’s marvellous medicine in great detail and he really enjoyed picking and eating the apple! Year one is great so far!

  3. Zoe Webb (Jack Shann's mum) says:

    Jack and I have been talking about the ingredients he added to his medicine and what happened to Grandma if she drank their mixture. Jack told me how much fun he had making his medicine with the yellow group.

    He’s also loving the work sent home to complete of purple mash and active learning. It’s been a very busy week with lots of fun had by all the children.

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