October 24, 2019 at 2:43 pm
We have been exploring autumn objects including some very prickly sweet chestnuts, beech nuts and lots of lovely autumn leaves. The children then wrote super sentences about the autumn objects, using lots of great adjectives. We also had fun creating leaf characters and writing about them.
We have heard all the children read individually and many of them have moved up to the next level – well done. We have updated their Bug Club books ready for the holiday. In phonics we have revised air and qu and all the tricky words we have learnt this half term .
We have been ordering numbers using positions. The children have enjoyed carrying out a range of races to help learn the language of 1st 2nd and 3rd.
We have also recapped the objectives we have learnt this half term. We have reviewed counting forwards and backwards, counting on 10 frames and using the language of greater than and less than to compare numbers.
Please keep practising the part -whole models at home ready for our addition and subtraction lessons next half term!
We have been learning about the seasons and weather. The children were very interested in our weather station which is in our outdoor area. The children have used it to measure the wind speed and direction, rainfall and the temperature.
We have continued our work about trees. Both classes have chosen a tree and we will visit it each season and observe the changes.
This afternoon we enjoyed visiting Year 4. They had made some electronic games and we had fun playing them.
Have a lovely half term holiday.
The Year 1 Team
October 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm
We have been practising lots of number bonds up to 10 this week. We have used the part-whole model to help us find different ways of making numbers – How many ways can you make 8? Can you use 2 numbers to make 9? We have also been working with our partners to solve number story problems too! We have enjoyed listening to a number bonds of 8 song this week. You can sing along at home too:
We have continued with our work based on the story ‘Kitchen Disco’. We have had lots of fun creating our own fruit and vegetable characters and thinking of adventures they get up to when we are all asleep. We had apples jumping on the bed, a pineapple climbing up the curtains and even strawberries dancing the rumba!
In phonics we have revised oi, er, ure and ear. In handwriting we have looked at the one-armed robot family and have practised forming r, n and m cursively. We have also been reading and writing the tricky words was, his, has, you, one, ask, our and says. Over the next two weeks we will hear all the children read individually and we will update their Bug Club books. Many children have moved up to the next book band level – well done!
This half term we have been learning about special books and why stories are important. All the children were asked to bring a special book from home to share with their friends. They all enjoyed this part of the lesson and had lots to say about their chosen books…”My mummy reads it to me at bedtime” “I have had this book since I was a baby and I have looked after it” “My book belonged to my daddy and he has given it to me”.
We then discussed different religions and looked at some of their special books including the Bible, the Qur’an, the Torah Scrolls, the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Vedas and the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. Many of the children were able to talk about their own personal experiences of looking at these special books at home with their families.
We all enjoyed our celebration this morning. We were very proud of our ‘soup movie’. Thank you for all your kind donations.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at parents’ evening next week.
Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team
October 11, 2019 at 12:18 pm
The children were amazed to find some crazy fruit having a disco in our classrooms!! We have all enjoyed reading the fun story ‘Kitchen Disco’. The children had to think of adjectives to describe a piece of dancing fruit! They thought of some great words such as juicy, smooth, groovy and wiggly. Then they all tried hard to write some sentences about the fruit. We even had time to have a dance too!
We have also enjoyed singing a kitchen disco song too! You can sing along here:
In phonics we have revised ar, or, ow and ur. In handwriting we have practised forming u, y and j correctly.
We have been practising our number bonds. We played lots of games to help us remember these facts including fishing for 10’s, finding numbered keys to open number bond locks and matching paper clip pairs.
We used a ten frame to help us as well as the part/whole model to show what we know.
We also had fun weighing fruit! The disco fruit were arguing about who was the heaviest? How many tangerines weighed the same as the coconut? Was the pear lighter than the apple? We solved their problems by doing lots of weighing.
We have been ‘Tree Detectives’ and had fun exploring the school grounds hunting for leaves, talking about the parts of a tree and naming some of the trees. Our school grounds are amazing – we found willow, a monkey puzzle, a silver birch, a wild cherry, apple trees, alders, mountain ash, an oak tree, holly and many more! Maybe your child could show you them before school one day?
If you go down in the woods this weekend please can you look for seeds and leaves from trees. If you find anything please bring them into school for our science lessons and to display on our nature tables. Can you name the seeds and the trees that they came from? REMEMBER: Some seeds are poisonous. Never put them in your mouth and wash your hands after touching them. Have fun being autumn adventurers and super scientists!
Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team
October 4, 2019 at 1:54 pm
We have had lots of fun making our yummy vegetable soup. We visited the school farm and harvested tomatoes, runner beans, onions and some very long leeks! We also enjoyed an apple from our school orchard.
We washed all the vegetables and peeled, grated and chopped them up. We learnt new skills and also how to handle various tools safely. Next we put all the ingredients in a pan and added the vegetable stock and finally, when it was all cooked, we blended it. The children worked very hard and we all thoroughly enjoyed our farm to spoon day. We hope you all enjoyed tasting it!
We have been comparing numbers by using the symbols more than > and less than <. and equal to =. We have been working in pairs to solve a range of more than and less than problems.
We have used numicon and 10 frames to create a range of representations to show more and less than. Can your child show you by drawing the symbols to compare two numbers?
We have written sentences about our soup day. The children all did some ‘souper’ writing! In phonics we have revised ee, igh and oo and practised reading and writing the tricky words so, by, the and are. In our key skills lesson we have looked at the long ladder family and formed l, i and t cursively.
Thank you for all your support with learning logs and spelling homework. There was some great presentation and the children were very proud of their work!
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team