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Vehicles fit for a queen!

November 29, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Design and Technology

We have been busy designing and then making vehicles for the Queen. First the children looked at wheeled vehicles and thought about the Queen’s requirements. Can your child show you the axle, axle holder and body on a toy car? Next the children created designs and practised joining materials. Year 1 used lots of skills to build their vehicles including sawing and sticking. Did you know that pegs and card can all be used to make axle holders? The finished carriages and cars are certainly suitable for royalty and there is not a pumpkin to be seen!

English

We evaluated their amazing vehicles and wrote sentences about them. The children used time connectives such as first, next, after that and finally in their writing.

In phonics we learnt the phonemes wh, aw, ew and oe. We all enjoyed using our ‘reading sticks’ to share a book with our phonic friend.

Maths

We have been practising our subtraction and addition skills using different methods including part whole models and number lines. The children also learnt about fact families e.g. 5 + 4 = 9, 4 + 5 = 9, 9 – 5 = 4, 9 – 4 = 5. They also tried hard to solve some tricky problems using a number story about cars.

History

We are all very excited about our banquet next Thursday. Will Lord and Lady Farfield make an appearance? We have written letters to the Queen! We have told her about all our history work and knickers fun! Will we get a reply?

The children have brought home a copy of the ‘Bossy King’ song words to practise at home – enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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The Queen’s knickers, addition and subtraction and pantosaurus fun!

November 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Maths

The children have been working hard with their partner to find different methods to subtract. We have practised subtracting on 10 frames and filling in the part-whole models to match subtraction equations too.

We have enjoyed solving real life subtraction problems with sandwiches and apples too!

English

The children in 1G enjoyed reading the story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’. They had fun creating their own pair of pants and using adjectives to describe them. They designed some great pants – we had under the sea pants, space pants, dinosaur pants and even jungle pants! Then they wrote sentences about their knickers.

1P have been busy writing recounts about their visit to Skipton Castle. They tried hard to use time connectives in their writing.

In phonics we have learnt oy, ph, ue and ea.  In handwriting we have practised forming v,w,x and z. These letters belong to the zig zag family. In our reading session we continued to learn about the ‘Reading Dogs’. This half term we are focusing on Predicting Pip. The children enjoy listening and discussing in detail part of a story and predicting what might happen next.

Science

The children were very excited to receive a letter from the queen! She needed their help as her clumsy servant kept dropping her pants in the sea!!

The children used their knowledge of materials to help the queen make something that would keep her knickers dry. They had great fun making and testing their designs!

Testing the materials…

Making their ‘pant protectors’….

Testing their ‘pant protectors’. Were they waterproof?

History

We have have been looking at timelines. The children worked together to place some castles in England in order on the timeline. We found out about the last castle ever built in England, and we enjoyed finding out about the castle from Harry Potter too!

PHSE

The children were very excited when they met Pantosaurus. He is a friendly dinosaur who talked to them about keeping safe. This is linked to the NSPCC project ‘Pants are Private’. The children all loved this song!

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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A great day at Skipton Castle

November 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm

The highlight of our week was our trip to Skipton Castle. The children were very enthusiastic and the guides were impressed with their castle knowledge. The children loved exploring the castle – especially the long drop!

1G at the castle…

1P at the castle…

Thank you to all the parents who came with us. We hope you enjoyed the day too.

English

1P have been reading the story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allan. This is a fun story where the queen loses her pants!!

The children enjoyed creating their own pair of pants and using adjectives to describe them. They designed under the sea pants, space pants, dinosaur pants and jungle pants! Then they wrote sentences about their knickers.

1G wrote recounts about their visit to the castle. They all tried hard to use time connectives such as first, next, then, after that and finally in their writing.

In phonics we have learnt ay, ir, and ie. Please keep practising the phonemes and words in their reading records.

Maths

We have been busy using a range of methods to solve addition equations up to 20. The children have worked hard to solve addition problems using 10 frames, part whole models and with a number line too!

Science

We have started our unit based on materials and their properties.  The children enjoyed exploring, discussing and sorting different materials. The clay was very popular! They even had to choose which material would be best to make a pair of glasses that they could see through. Can they remember the new word they learnt which means see through?

History

We learnt about Remembrance Day and the children found out why some people wear poppies. The children also created their own sun catcher poppy.

PHSE

This week it is anti-bullying week. We have been thinking about what makes a good friend and created a class poster.

We have had lots of fun raising money for Children in Need. Thank you for all your kind donations. The children looked amazing dressed as adjectives. We had lots of spotty, brave, sporty, strong, stripey, cool, sparkly and sleepy children! We enjoyed a morning of adjective and reading fun. We read the book ‘Dangerous!’ by Tim Warnes and had fun covering our classrooms in adjectives!!

We all enjoyed sharing a book with our Year 5 ‘Reading Buddies’.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Exploring castles in Year 1!

November 8, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Maths

We have been busy exploring different methods that can be used to solve additions. We have used the following methods this week:

part-whole models

4 + 3 = 7

10 frames

Can your child complete an addition equation using one of this weeks methods? We have also solved a range of number problems and used a range of methods to show how we got our answer.

We have also had fun seeing how many ways we can make 7.

History

The children have enjoyed starting our topic all about castles. They have explored the castle role play area and drawn their own medieval castles. The children have enjoyed learning the names of the different parts of a castle and are looking forward to our Skipton Castle trip next week too!

English

The children have been using adjectives to describe various castles and their parts. They also had fun building their own castles and writing about them.

In phonics we have been busy assessing the children to see how many of the phonemes we’ve learnt so far they know and if they can read them in simple and more complex words. In handwriting we have practised forming b, h, k and p. These belong to the one-armed robot family.

The children have had lots of fun in our new role play areas…

We are looking forward to visiting Skipton Castle next week. The children need to wear their school uniform and sensible footwear. They also need a packed lunch. It can get quite cold in the castle so please make sure they have a warm coat, gloves and a hat.

Next Friday is our Children in Need fundraising day organised by the school council. We are looking forward to seeing everyone dressed up as an adjective of their choice!

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Exciting new role play areas

November 2, 2019 at 8:54 am

Look at our new role play areas. The children will be able to explore the spooky castles. There are lots of interesting objects in the jars for them to create their own potions. Eyeball and finger soup? Snake and centipede smoothies?

We have another busy half term planned. In maths we will continue with our work based on place value and we will be doing lots of addition and subtraction. We will also be learning about shapes and patterns and doing lots of fun practical exploration.

The story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ will be used in our English lessons and we will have lots of pants fun!! We still need lots of small boxes for our royal vehicles – please keep saving them.

Our science lessons will be focusing on materials and their properties and we will be doing lots of exciting investigations.

A set of twelve recyclable materials containing tin cans, glass, paper, batteries, wood, organic waste etc…

In PSHE we will have lots of fun with Pantosaurus. This is linked to the NSPCC ‘Pants are private’ unit of work.

In our Friday PPA lessons we will be learning about celebrations in RE, continuing with our work about keeping the beat in music, cooking delicious vegetarian pizzas and exploring the school grounds to continue learning about trees and making our own stick people!

Look at our new welly racks!

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.

The Year 1 Team

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