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A busy start to 2019!

January 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm

In English we have been exploring winter poems. We have read lots of poems and the children have written their own winter poems focusing on nouns, adjectives and verbs. They all used some super vocabulary in their poems – shimmering, fluffy, spiky, freezing. Some children were very confident and read their finished poem to the class.

We have learnt about split digraphs in our phonics. We have been reading and writing words with a-e, e-e and i-e in them. Please practise reading the digraphs and words that we have put in their reading record. We have all been reading non-fiction books in our guided reading session.

In maths we have done lots of practical activities based on place value. The children are becoming more confident using language such as ‘greater’ ‘fewer’ ‘more than’ ‘equals’ etc…

We have been thinking scientifically during our science lessons. We carried out an investigation using ice. The children had to decide where the ice would melt the quickest – inside or outside? And if a jacket around the ice would keep it from melting? This is the picture we used to stimulate our investigation. The children helped plan the investigation and made sure it was a fair test.


The children were amazed by the results as lots of their predictions were incorrect. Can your child explain what happened? Yes, the coat acted as an insulator and insulators keep cold things cold and hot things hot. So don’t forget to wrap your snowman in a jacket if it snows!

We all enjoyed our first dance lesson with Olivia. We had fun doing some Scottish dancing!

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Welcome back Year 1!

January 4, 2019 at 9:22 am

We hope that you have all had a lovely holiday. We have lots of exciting lessons and activities planned for the next half term. Our topic is ‘What happens in an art gallery?’ and we will be learning all about different types of art and creating our own artwork using various skills and techniques. We even have a real artist coming into school to teach us how to create fused glass. We also have our trip to Cartwright Hall. A letter will be sent home next week and we will need some parents/carers to support us on this visit. You will all have an opportunity to look at all the amazing work we create at our own art gallery on Thursday 14th February from 2.30pm in the school hall. More details will be sent home soon.

In English we are beginning by having a winter themed week and will be reading and writing our own winter poems. We then move onto a unit of work about dinosaurs and fantasy settings and the children will be creating their own characters and settings and writing stories. We have transformed our role play areas into dinosaur caves and also have created some winter areas to explore.

In maths we will continue our work on place value, addition and subtraction. We will also have fun doing lots of practical measuring tasks.

In science we will be developing our working scientifically skills and doing various investigations including experimenting with ice and using materials to protect a dinosaur egg!

Our RE unit for this half term is ‘What does it mean to belong to a group?’ We will be talking about groups they belong to and then comparing differences and similarities between a church and a mosque.

Our PPA time will continue on a Friday afternoon and the children will have fun during the rotation of lessons. This half term they will be doing art, RE, music and food skills.

Thank you for all the cereal boxes – we still need lots more please!

Phew! What a busy and exciting half term.

We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.

The Year 1 Team

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