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A disco in the kitchen!

October 11, 2019 at 12:18 pm

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English

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.

Maths

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 watched and sang along with the Supermovers to help practise our number bonds. Click above to try it yourself!

Science

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

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Delicious soup in Year 1!

October 4, 2019 at 1:54 pm

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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!

Maths

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?

English

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

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Vegetable fun in Year 1!

September 27, 2019 at 1:20 pm

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English

The children were very excited to find a trail of vegetables in our classroom! We followed the trail and found a letter from a boy called Oliver. He had left us a book to read.

Oliver also left us some tasty vegetables to taste. We all enjoyed trying lots of vegetables and used adjectives to describe them. Can your child remember what an adjective is? The children then wrote sentences about which vegetables they liked and didn’t liked! Some children were extended and used adjectives in their writing and they thought of some great describing words such as crunchy cabbage, sloppy spinach and sour, sticky rhubarb.

In phonics we have revised th, ng, ai, oa. In our key skill lessons we practised forming the letters e, f and s and the digits 6, 7 and 8 correctly. We have also learnt how to read and write the following common exception words – be, we, she, he.

Maths

We have been using the language of one more and one less to compare numbers. We have been working with a partner using cubes to show one more and one less of a range of numbers. The children have also enjoyed completing problem solving questions linked to one more and one less. We have also used the part part whole model to explore different number bonds for making 6 too. Can your child remember two numbers that make 6? The children have enjoyed logging onto mathletics and are looking forward to earning certificates for playing too!

Art

We looked at pieces of art by Cezanne. The children then used different media to create their own pictures of vegetables. These will be on display in our classrooms.

Computing

We have been thinking about computer safety. We read the story ‘Chicken Clicking’ to help us think about what is safe when using the computer and the internet and what good choices we can make to stay safe.

RE

Group 3 and 4 enjoyed sharing their favourite books this afternoon. They all spoke confidently to the group about why it is special to them.

Other Year 1 news…

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the Year 1 blog – the children really enjoy reading them. You can click on the ‘thumbs up’ symbol if you have liked reading this post.

Remember we are making soup on Wednesday 2nd October – everyone is welcome to come and enjoy it from 2.45pm in the dining hall. We will be going to the school farm that day, so if possible please can your child bring a pair of wellington boots to school.

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Favourite toys, place value and time lines!

September 20, 2019 at 1:18 pm

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Maths

This week we have been counting forwards and backwards, and filling in the missing number patterns. We have enjoyed playing a place value game with our partners. The children have tried hard to write the numbers in words to 10 too.

English

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 all talked about their special toy and wrote about it using simple sentences.

In phonics we revised ck, nk, sh and ch. Please help your child practise reading the phonemes and words we have put in their reading record. We have also learnt how to read and write the following common exception words – I, my, do, to, is, no, go, me, of.  Your child needs to practise these words in their red spelling book which they brought home today. We have also practised forming o, g and q cursively and the digits 3, 4, 5 correctly.

History

We 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!!

PSHE

This half term the children will be thinking about playground games and working together to create a class set of playground rules. They had fun learning some new games this week.

Computing

The children all enjoyed using ‘Bug Club’ on the laptops. They have all brought home a letter with their user name and password so they can play it with you too.

Thank you to everyone who has returned their soup reply – the children are looking forward to sharing it with you on the 2nd October.

Recent letters sent home

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Lots of fun learning in Year 1!

September 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm

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English

We have been talking about our families and the children all drew a picture of their family and labelled it. We have also begun our daily phonic lessons. This week we have revised ll, ff, ss, and zz.

Maths

In Maths we have been practising forming our numbers and counting. We have been finding out about number bonds to 10. The children have enjoyed learning a number bond to 10 song! You can also join in at home using this link:

Key Skills

Each week 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 looked at the ‘Curly Caterpillar’ family and practised writing c, a and d cursively and forming 0,1 and 2 correctly.

History

We had fun looking at their baby photographs and talking 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?

PE

In PE the children 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.

Art

We have all enjoyed painting and drawing our self portraits.

Friday Afternoons

This week we started our exciting Friday afternoon lessons. The children will do different activities each week. This half term they will do RE, music, food skills and a tree walk.

Other Year 1 news

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 25th September. Thank you for all your support with reading, phonics, spellings and learning logs – it really does make a difference.

Don’t forget to bring your soft toy to school next week!

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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A busy first week in Year 1!

September 6, 2019 at 11:20 am

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We have had a very busy three days! All the children have settled in really well and are getting used to the routines of Year 1. They have been investigating 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.

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 photograph of your child when they were a baby or toddler. It will be used for the history lesson next week and will go on our ‘Guess Who?’ display. We can print them in school if you email them  – [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team

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