July 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to 1S for such a super year. We have loved every minute and think all of the 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.
Miss Sedman, Mrs Walker, Miss Smart and Mrs Purfield
July 22, 2015 at 8:44 am
We have had a great year in 1GJ. The children have all worked very hard and have been a pleasure to teach. Thank you for all your support – it really does make a difference.
Thank you for all your kind messages, cards and gifts. We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and good luck in Year 2.
Mrs Galbraith, Mrs James and Mrs Booth
July 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm
Year 1 have been very busy. This morning we worked out the missing symbols in maths. What is missing from 17 ? 3 = 20 or 16 ? 4 = 4? It was quite challenging but by the end of the session the children had found lots of patterns and rules about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In literacy the children used ‘because’ to extend sentences. To help us to remember how to spell ‘because’ we used ‘big elephants can’t always use small exits’ and ‘big elephants can always understand small elephants’.
After all that hard work it was time for…
THE BEACH PARTY!!!!
Due to the rain we started off with an indoor beach boogie but luckily it brightened up so we could continue outside. We had lots of fun playing water team games and using the parachute. At the end of the day we ate the delicious party food – thank you for sending in donations.
Look at all the fun we had…
July 17, 2015 at 11:24 am
It’s been a busy final week in Year 1. In literacy the children had fun creating a movie about moving into Year 2. They used the iPads to film their movies using the ‘Puppet Pals’ app. They have also designed posters advertising Year 2.
We have revisited shape in our maths lessons and the children have done various investigations using 2D and 3D shapes. Using a ruler and scissors they were challenged to see how many triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons and hexagons they could make. They also had fun making 3D shapes using cocktail sticks and marshmallows!
In geography they have written postcards from around the world. Some children did this on the laptops and others wrote them using a postcard template. Maybe your child could write and send a postcard from their holidays to go on a new display that will be going on the board outside 2C’s classroom.
Sports day was good fun. Well done to Ireland, the winning team. All of the children participated very well and had lots of fun – well done to all of our sporting athletes!
On Friday we participated in performance poetry and learnt a poem all about sports day – can your child remember it?
We also had a final look at the farm and 1S were lucky enough to sample a very tasty treat.
The children’s current Literacy and Maths books will go with them into Year 2 so they can show off their most recent work to their new teachers. They will come home soon!
Enjoy the weekend and see you next week for our last 2 days together!
The Year 1 team
July 12, 2015 at 10:04 am
The children in Year 1 enjoy looking at the flag counter on the blog each week. They are amazed at how many people visit our blog from various countries around the world. Do you know anyone who lives in a different country? Could they maybe visit our blog and leave a comment? The children are desperate for more flags to appear!
July 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm
This week we have been thinking about our time in Year 1 and moving onto Year 2. We began the week by discussing everything we have done this year and we were amazed by the list – what an action packed year we’ve had! The children then wrote about what they have enjoyed. This piece of writing will go into a folder that they started in nursery and will move up with them throughout school. They all had a giggle at the drawing that they did at the end of nursery! We then did a circle time focussing on Year 2 – how are we feeling? What are we looking forward to? We then wrote speech bubbles with our wishes for Year 2.
We have had lots of practical measuring fun in our maths lessons. We were set 4 maths challenges and worked in our hive groups to solve them.
Challenge 1 – How long can you stretch a Curly Wurly? Can you use a ruler to measure how many centrimetres long it is?
Challenge 2 – Can you make your own measuring cup and write a scale on it using millilitres?
Challenge 3 – Can you make different length play dough snakes? Can you make them 10cm/20cm/50cm or 100cm?
Challenge 4 – Can you make play dough balls that weigh 10g/20g/30g or 50g?
The children worked well and are now measuring more accurately using standard units. They’ve brought their measuring cups home so they can measure drinks and other liquids around their house. Have fun measuring!
In geography we have been learning all about the World. We have been looking at globes, maps, atlases and google earth. We have been finding and naming continents, oceans and seas. What can your child remember?
It was lovely to see so many parents and siblings at our sharing sessions. We hope you enjoyed looking at your child’s work.
Remember that it is sports day next Thursday. Your child has brought home a letter saying which Rugby World Cup team they are in. It should be a fun day.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team