July 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm
We have had a busy last week together. In English we have checked how many of the Year 1 key words they can read and write. Many children could read and write them all – well done!
The leavers assembly was very emotional this morning. We hope that the children and staff who are leaving to start new adventures will ‘be happy’ and continue to ‘be the best they can be’.
Thank you for your kind wishes, cards and presents – both 1B and 1G have been a pleasure to teach. We hope that you all have a lovely summer holiday.
From all the Year 1 Team
July 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm
On Tuesday we enjoyed a visit from Martin, a volunteer from the RNLI the charity that saves lives at sea. We found out all about the different types of boats used by the RNLI, what flags on beaches tell us and what to do in an emergency. The children now all know what to do if they come into difficulties in water – they should lean back, try to float as they wave with one arm and use the other to swim. Lots of children got the chance to try on the safety equipment that Martin uses. Did you know that all of the life vests, lifeboats, specialist equipment etc is funded solely through donations? The children were very proud that they raised £13, thank you for your generosity.
In literacy and history we have been learning about a real life saver! The children found a mystery suitcase with some clues inside. They wrote some great questions to try and find out who the suitcase belonged to and discovered it was Grace Darling. To find out more about this brave hero click here.
We have had fun exploring slime, slippery spheres and magic sand in our science labs this week. Miss Bray also showed us her balloon helicopter!
We all enjoyed Sports Day. Look at us competing in all the different races…
This morning we all enjoyed seeing our Year 6 buddies. They heard us read and then we all had an ice pop.
We can’t believe it us our last week in Year 1 next week! Where has this school year gone??
Have super weekend,
The Year 1 Team
July 5, 2019 at 2:40 pm
The children were very excited to receive a letter from Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper! His wife usually makes his lunch but she was going on holiday so he asked for our help. We had fun designing, making and eating our sandwiches. There were some unusual combinations! We then wrote a set of instructions about how to make our sandwich. The children used some great bossy verbs in their writing.
In maths we have been looking at time. We have been focusing on all the different vocabulary we could use when describing time, including before, after, later, earlier, o’clock and half past.
We looked at an analogue clock (clock face) and talked about the hands of a clock and where they will be at certain times. Then we practised matching, making and reading clocks.
In geography we have had great fun using a compass to find our way round. We worked in pairs to find magnetic north and then talk about what things were in each direction. We stood on top of the hill and looked into the distance.
Experiment of the week in 1G is all about investigating magnetism. We also had fun making ‘Dancing Raisins’. The children enjoyed seeing if other fruit and vegetables could dance too! 1B have been enjoying the Aqua Play set that Theo brought to school.
We all enjoyed the ‘Flavour School’ workshop run by Dr Nick from the University of Leeds. 1G had fun exploring their senses whilst tasting fruit. They closed their eyes and eyes and described what they could hear in their mouth “crunchy” “squelchy” “clack” “clush”. Then they created and performed songs in their hive groups. 1B took part in a Flavour Buffet and tasted a variety of foods.
On Thursday morning the children all went to visit their Year 2 teachers. They all had a great time and are really looking forward to September. 1B will be moving onto Mrs Lace’s class and 1G will be taught by Mrs Loveridge.
We have busy week next week – it is the RNLI visit on Tuesday and Sports Day on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend,
The Year 1 Team