September 15, 2017 at 11:53 am
In literacy we have been reading the story ‘Nothing’ by Mick Inkpen. Nothing is a little bear who gets left in the attic and doesn’t know his name or who his family is. It’s a lovely book and the children enjoyed listening to it. They then drew a picture of their family and tried hard to label it. They also wrote about their own special toy using simple sentences.
In history we looked at their baby photographs and talked about how they had changed. They thought about what they needed when they were a baby and what they need now. Look out for our ‘Guess Who?’ displays. Can you work out who all the babies are? We also introduced the concept of a time line. Using cubes to represent each year we placed different aged people on a time line. They had fun trying to guess how many cubes the teachers would need!!
In maths we have been doing lots of practical tasks where the children have had to apply lots of quick number knowledge to answer questions like these true or false statements: the bear is four bricks high – TRUE or FALSE; there are 9 stars – TRUE or FALSE; there are 7 beads on the string – TRUE or FALSE. They have also been representing numbers in different ways – they used equipment, number names and drew pictures.
Every Friday morning the children will have key skills lessons. This half term we are focusing on the correct formation of the letters and digits. This week we practised writing c, a and d cursively and forming 0,1 and 2 correctly.
We have begun our daily phonic lessons. This week we have revised ll, ff, ss, zz, nk, ck, sh and ch. Please help your child practise reading the words we have put in their reading record.
In PE the children enjoyed their first lesson with Mr Little – they had fun outside doing lots of SAQ (speed, agility, quickness) activities. Our second PE lesson every week will be focusing on gymnastics and the children will be learning different balances, jumps and rolls.
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?
We are visiting the school farm over the next weeks – please can your child bring in a pair of wellington boots to leave at school? They can use their new welly pegs to keep them together.
The children were very excited about their first homework task in their learning logs!! This work is due in on Wednesday 27th September. Thank you for all your support with reading, phonics, spellings and learning logs – it really does make a difference.
Thank you to everyone who has returned their Denso Nature Reserve reply slip.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team
September 8, 2017 at 11:33 am
We have had a very busy four days! All the children have settled in really well and are getting used to the routines of Year 1. They have been exploring their new classrooms and outdoor area. Which area has your child enjoyed exploring the most? Can your child remember which hive they are in?
We have enjoyed getting to know the children. We have heard all the children read and they have a new book to share with you at home. Please help your child change their books before and after school. All the children have tried to write their first name and surname and also written independently about their holidays. Now they are in Year 1 it is important that they can hold a pencil with a triangular grip, write both names and form all the letters correctly.
We have also been to the school library and chosen a book – please share this with your child. We will change our library books every Friday.
We have sent home a newsletter and we hope this helps answer questions about PE kit and reading books. We will be doing PE next week so please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school.
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.
It is going to be a fantastic year!
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team
A few snaps of the children exploring…
September 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm
We hope that you have all had a great holiday and are ready for an exciting year. We have been busy getting the classrooms ready and planning lots of fun lessons and visits.
We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning. You will need to look for your peg label in the corridor, put your book bag in your colour hive box and find your drawer to put your fruit in. Then you can sit on the carpet and look at a book.
Have a look at some of our areas. Where would you like to play?
See you all in the morning.
The Year 1 Team
July 26, 2017 at 4:14 pm
What a great year we have all had! We are very proud of all the super progress the children have made – thank you for all your support. Thank you also for all your kind words, cards and gifts. It was very thoughtful and we will enjoy them all. Have a great summer holiday and good luck in Year 2.
From Mrs Galbraith, Mrs James, Mrs Booth, Miss Campbell and Mrs du Preez.
July 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the 1S children and families for such a super and fun year. We have loved every minute and think all of your children are super stars! They have all learnt so much and improved so much. Thank you for all of your support – we appreciate it lots. Also thank you very much for your very kind gifts, cards and words – again much appreciated. Have a wonderful summer and take care. A very sad goodbye from Miss Sedman who will be back to check up on all the new Year 2 next year, after exploring some of our beautiful world!
Miss Sedman, Mr Durkin, Mrs Kaur and Mr Catto.
July 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm
We all had lots of fun during our pirate day. In the morning 1S drew pirates and described them and 1GJ wrote about pirate settings.
The afternoon had a very unusual start – we found a clue which told us about some missing treasure! We followed the clues and went on a very exciting treasure hunt around the school and grounds. We even walked the plank and found a treasure chest full of rewards.
After all that hard work we were ready for our delicious pirate feast.
We have continued with the pirate theme today and have been busy using coordinates to plot objects onto a treasure island and made our own treasure chests. We have also used our addition, subtraction, division and multiplication skills to solve lots of worded pirate problems.
Phew! What an exciting and action packed two days!