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Welcome to Year 1

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Things to know:

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays.

Home Learning: We look at both home learning books every Tuesday.

The home reading book box will be put outside every Friday afternoon so you can choose your reading book with your child. If you are unsure on your child's reading phase you can find this written in your child's home learning diary.

All pupils will be tested weekly: Spellings -Tuesdays

Maths- Friday

Stay & Play : 

Tuesdays- Maths 8:30-9:00 Thursdays-Phonics 8:30-9:00

 

Road Safety

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7-12-2018

We have been practicing how to keep safe out of the school grounds today.

The children were taught how to cross roads using the ‘wave’ method. We use this method on school trips to keep the children safe when out of the school grounds.

 

The children showed a good understanding of how to keep safe on the roads :

 

”you have to always be with an adult” Scarlett 

“We wear hi-vis jackets so we can be seen better by cars” Henry

”You have to look both both ways” Rhys

”And it’s important to listen out for cars and lorries too” Archie

What’s in the box?

Thursday 6th December 2018

What’s in the box?

Miss McGuinness’ friend has moved into an old Victorian house. Her friend and her young daughter found a dusty old box in the corner of the attic. 

Today, the children of Year 1 had a class discussion about what could be inside this box. As a group we decided that because it was VERY dusty and covered in spider webs, that it must be something old!

We opened the box ..... it was a very old Nutcracker!

We had lots of chat about what a Nutcracker is, what it’s used for and what time of year it is used. The children were using some lovely language to describe the Nutcracker ‘delicate’ ‘fragile’ frail’ ‘special’

We then had a very indepth conversation about what this particular Nutcracker has seen at Christmas time... 

We are very excited to learn more about Christmas during different eras.

 

Christmas has begun!

Somebody has been pitter-pattering around the classrooms and we think it is Mr Elf!!!

Year 1 have received a very special letter from Santa asking them to help him prepare some toys for Christmas and we are VERY excited!

We have been busy in maths learning about 2D and 3D  shapes in preparation to design some lovely toys! 

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Cheeky elf!!!

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Mr Elf has been at it again!!!!

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All of the apprentice elves have been busy in their workshop creating some new toys for Santa!!

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We have been working with lots of 3D shapes designing toys and  talking about their different properties so Santa knows exactly how to make the toys for the children ready for Christmas. We have been working very hard! 

We found Elf munching on our snack today! What a cheeky elf!

 

 

Today we decided to name the Elf And it looks like he’s here to stay! The children decided on the name ..... Bubbles

 

I wonder what other naughty adventures Bubbles will undertake.....

Looks like Bubbles has had fun during the night! 
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Open Box Florence Nightingale Workshop

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We were very lucky in year one today! We had a very special visit from Openbox where we learnt all about Florence Nightingale. Rhys said, “Florence was super helpful because she got fresh food for people.” Lily-May added, “There was no electrics so she needed a lamp.” Mollie showed off her knowledge by commenting that, “Florence got new medicine for the injured people.” 

 

We learnt all about the Victorian times and what Victorian families and school children looked like. Look at the video of us pretending to be Victorian children. We had to stay super still for ten seconds as it took that long to take the photo without it being blurry!

 

Look at the photos of us being servants in the Nightingale household. We had so much fun! 

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Look at the Nurses helping all of the injured soldiers

Science - investigating materials

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We have been busy investigating different materials around the school. We went on a ‘material hunt’ and recorded the objects and items we found. We found lots of wooden objects like desks and shelves and metal objects like radiators and sinks.

We have been thinking about the different properties of materials this week and have helped Trevor who wanted to make a new desk out of fabric!

The children decided that a fabric desk would not be suitable because it’s not hard enough to lean on. They also said “if the desk is fabric it would be too floppy and wouldn’t stand up straight!”

 

So.... in groups the children designed desks that would be comfortable for Trevor as well as being suitable as a desk.

 

” We are going to build a fabric desk so it’s comfortable and soft but with a metal frame to make it solid and stiff.”

 

Year 1 then decided that they wanted to present their ideas to one another!

 

What a lovely Science lesson. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Puppet dancing!

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Look at the amazing dance that year one have been doing! We explored travelling in different ways and responding to some interesting music. Year one had to pretend to be a puppet. We had to make our bodies all floppy when our strings weren’t being pulled and then showing jerky, stiff movements when the puppet master picked us up- just like Pinocchio!

Pyjama Drama 21.11.18

Today we had a special visit from a lady from Pyjama Drama, she helped us to explore our imaginations and together we travelled through a story which included a magic fairy.

The children acted, danced and sang their way through the Christmas Story.

They found sheep and delivered them to the shepherds, they found kings and acted out how a king might walk and wave before finally reaching Jesus in Bethlehem.

The children were enthralled by the lady and the story that they were reinacting and inputted there ideas to make the story come to life.

Fractions!

We have been learning all about the half.

We have been exploring and investigating finding half by cutting fruit, colouring in shapes, sharing objects between 2 and folding paper shapes in half. We know that halving something is when there is 2 equal parts whether it is a shape, object or number.

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Florence Nightingale!

 

It is very exciting in Year 1 at the moment. We have a hospital in our classroom with lots of bandages and pictures of some very interesting tools that were used a long time ago by a very special nurse called Florence Nightingale.

 

Florence is tried to keep her hospital tidy but it was a mess! Year One had to help her measure and order the bandages as part of our maths learning...

Measuring bandages!

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Open Box Theatre Company visited Year 1!

Look at all the fun that we had in our 'Minibeasts' workshop. We took part in lots of role play, pretending to be creep crawlies and we even had a go at using some paint!

Room on the Broom -Julia Donaldson

Our author of the month (September) is Julia Donaldson. We have been reading lots of Julia Donaldson books in school.

 

Coincidentally we had a "witch" lose all her items (a hat, a sock, a skirt, a broom) in our school grounds. We investigated what could have happened and have used this as inspiration in our English lessons.

 

Over the last couple of weeks the witch has left us clues about who she is and what could have happened. She wrote a letter back to Molly, lent us her story book of 'Room on the Broom' and even sent us a video of her adventure.

 

Check out the pictures below of all the exciting things that have happened so far.

A Witch's crash landing!

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Place value fun in Year One!

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In Year One we have been learning all about place value with numbers 0-30. We have been representing the numbers in lots of different ways: using Numicon, using multilink, using numerals and even using words! We have been looking at where numbers are on numberlines and also thinking about one more and one less. Please support us at home carrying on our learning by practising our number bonds to 10 and to 20.

Thank you to all parents who have been attending our Stay and Play sessions. Look at all the fun we have been having...

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Explorer Dome in Year 1

 

Year 1 had so much fun when the Explorer Dome company visited on the 26th of September. We experimented with different gases and even changed the colour of fire! Look at all the fun we had...

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Thank you to all who attended the expectations workshop-we hope you found it beneficial.

Below you can find examples of handwriting and the home learning expectations.  Please use this as a guidance when completing your child's home learning diary.

You can also find some of the resources displayed at the workshop: sound mats, spellings and the phonics screening check.

 

Thank you again for your participation in your child's learning !

Year 1's expectations workshop resources

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Here are a few examples of children's writing and maths learning from the end of last year:
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