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A very Happy Christmas from Year One!

December 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

We have had a great week. Our performances were fantastic and today we had fun during our Christmas party. A great end to a brilliant term –  well done Year One.

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year! See you all in 2016.


Have a super holiday and thank you for our gifts, Christmas party food and your support.

Please remember we have a training day on Monday the 4th of January.

The Year One team.

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Instruction writing, shape detectives, reindeer buns and painting in Year One this week!

December 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

In literacy we have continued our work on reading and writing instructions. We followed instructions to create a shiny star and the next day we wrote our own set remembering to include lots of bossy verbs such as cut, stick, put. Next we had fun making yummy reindeer buns.
We then wrote a set of instructions about making them independently in our writing achievement books. This was the assessed piece of writing for this half term. Everyone tried really hard and we are pleased with the progress the children are making. Most of them are now remembering to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in their sentences and some children even used conjunctions and adjectives.

We have done lots of practical maths this week focussing on 2D and 3D shapes. The children had fun creating pictures using 2D Christmas parcels. They have also been using an app on the iPads to make shapes. Can your child remember the names of the shapes they have used this week and any of the features e.g sides, corners, faces?

In art we have been learning about painting techniques and have used watercolour paints to create different scenes of each season. These lovely pieces of work will be hanging on your walls soon as they are your new calendar.

We have also been busy practising our show ‘Christmas Number 1’. We hope that the children have been learning the songs and practising the strictly dance at home. http://ffks1.primaryblogger.co.uk/uncategorized/practising-for-our-christmas-performance/

There will be no more learning log or spelling homework until January – but please keep hearing your child read and playing games on Education City and Bug Club.  Click here for some extra maths games and here for some extra literacy games. Also please see previous blog posts for further support.

It’s a busy week next week –
Monday – we are watching the KS2 show and it’s our dress rehearsal
Tuesday – training day (school is closed)
Wednesday – our show at 9.30am
Thursday – our show at 2pm
Friday – party day!!

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team

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A Victorian Christmas at Thwaite Mills

December 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm

We all had a great time learning about how the Victorians celebrated Christmas. We spent the morning in the kitchen and parlour playing with Victorian toys, making rag rugs and followed instructions to make tasty lemonade . In the afternoon we had fun making Christmas crackers and cards. The children really enjoyed this trip and said “This is the best trip we’ve ever been on!” Thank you to all the adults who came with us – we hope you enjoyed it too.

1GJ having fun at the mills…

1S enjoying the Victorian Christmas…



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It is starting to feel like Christmas in Year One!

December 4, 2015 at 3:44 pm

In our RE lessons this week we have been learning about how Christians celebrate Christmas. We enjoyed making our Christingles – can your child remember what all the parts symbolise? On Tuesday we took them to St Johns church and met the Vicar Paul Tudge who showed us around the church. We explored the church and went on a photo hunt. Then we listened to the story about why Christians make a Christingle at Christmas time. We also sang a Christingle song.

In maths we have been looking at the book ‘Picture Pie’ by Ed Emberley. It is all about creating pictures using whole, half and quarter circles. The children created some super pictures. We then moved onto working out halves and quarters of numbers and objects.

In literacy we have been reading and writing instructions. The children followed a set of instructions to create a Christmas card and then the next day they wrote their own set of instructions. Can your child remember some of the bossy verbs they used?

In science we have continued exploring materials. This week we have been focussing on floating and sinking. They began by looking at a set of objects and predicting if they would float or sink and then they tested them. They then used this knowledge to help them create something that would keep the Queen’s knickers dry and not sink!

Your child should have brought home the song words for our Christmas concert. Have they been practising them? They also need to learn the ‘Strictly dance’. Click this link for Christmas concert fun… http://ffks1.primaryblogger.co.uk/uncategorized/practising-for-our-christmas-performance/

Enjoy your weekend.

The Year One Team.



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