July 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Our week started with the super medieval banquet – we hope you all enjoyed it. The children had fun making the potage. Did it taste nice? Please see separate post for photographs of the busy day.
In literacy we have been focusing on poetry. The children have been busy writing acrostic poems about Castles and the World Cup. Some children have also written alliterations based on castles and they thought of some great ideas – “jolly jesters juggling” “pukey potage” “pretty princesses prancing proudly”
We have revisited multiplication in numeracy and most children are becoming more confident at solving problems by sharing and multiplying. The children used counters and drawings to help them answer the calculations. Can your child quickly work out 3 lots of 2 or 5 x 3?
In PE we have been practising for Sports Day – bouncing on the space hoppers is everyone’s favourite race! Your child should have brought home a letter explaining what is happening and which team they are in for sports day. Please can you make sure that your child has appropriate footwear for outdoor PE – some children had to run in their sandals last week!
The children are excited about the World Cup final. In 1D Dylan has Germany and James has Argentina. In 1GJ Miles has Germany and Ollie has Argentina. Who will win?
Have a great weekend – only 7 days left until we break up!
The Year 1 Team
June 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm
What an exciting week we have had! All the children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Skipton castle. Thank you very much to all the parents who came with us – we hope you had a good time too. See separate posts for photographs from our trips.
In literacy we have all written a recount of our trip to the castle. The children used some time openers in their writing – first, next, after that and finally. They tried hard to remember everything they’ve learnt this year including punctuation, connectives and using adjectives.
In numeracy we have been practising the time and most of the children are becoming more confident using an analogue clock. Maybe you could practise at home. We’ve also revisited place value as some children are still finding it difficult breaking up bigger numbers into hundreds, tens and units.
In our curriculum session we spent time researching Skipton Castle in preparation for our trips. The children know now lots of facts about the castle. Did you know it was built in 1090 by a Norman baron called Robert de Romille and he built it out of wood? It was rebuilt and the Clifford family moved in. Lady Clifford planted a yew tree in the middle of the courtyard and it is now 900 years old.
In PE we have continued practising our medieval dance ready for our banquet on the 7th July. Are you having fun at home getting your outfits ready? We have also been practising our athletic skills ready for Sports Day on the 17th July.
On the 3rd July the children will be finding out who their teacher will be in Year 2. They will be spending the afternoon in their new classroom getting to know their teacher. After school that day there will be time for parents and carers to meet their child’s new teacher and have a look around the room. We can’t believe the year is nearly over!!
Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team
June 20, 2014 at 11:05 am
We have revisited money and giving change this week. The children had fun at our bike shop buying water bottles, bike pumps and pedal spanners! They had to pay for them and work out what change they would receive. Some children are still finding this quite difficult – please can you keep practising at home. Other children were extended to add 2 objects together and work out how much it would cost and how to pay for it.
In literacy the children enjoyed a drama workshop. They learnt all about the roles of people who worked in a castle. The children have created some super paintings and collages of jesters, pages and knights. Some children worked on the laptops on a program called 2publish and made posters about the different roles. All this brilliant work is on display in the corridor between 1D and 2H classrooms – have a look on a morning or after school.
In our curriculum sessions we’ve been learning about coats of arms and all the different meanings of them. The children have created their own coats of arms for their class thinking of things that are important to us at school – friendship, the learning hive and the class pets in 1GJ!
In our PE sessions we have been practising a medieval style dance in preparation for our banquet on the 7th July. Thank you to everyone who has already returned their RSVP.
It is our visit to Skipton Castle next week. 1GJ are going on Wednesday 25th and 1D on Thursday 26th. All the children need a packed lunch in a disposable bag. Please make sure they are wearing sensible footwear as they will be doing plenty of walking up and down the castle steps! They will be outside all day so they need sun hats and sun cream or raincoats depending on the weather forecast!! We will be opening the doors at 8.40am so we can set off at 9am.
Have a super weekend – hope the weather stays dry for the PTA sleep over.
The Year 1 Team