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
Stay & Play :
Wednesdays- Maths 8:30-9:00 Friday-Phonics 8:30-9:00
~March& April 2019~
We have been learning all about things that grow so we have been exploring different plants, growing our very own runner beans, doing experiments to find out what plants need to survive and we have even been watching some cute little caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.
Unfortunately the caterpillars were still in the chrysalis stage when we broke up for Easter holidays but Miss McGuinness took them home to look after them and set them free in her garden. Please watch the video above to see our Caterpillars' journey 😁🐛🌻
At our art gallery we showcased the art we did when the artist came in to school. We wanted to show our parents what we learnt this day so we participated in some different types of art such as leaf rubbings, using different materials to make collage and shading using pastels with our parents.
We collected lots of different types of material for this in the woods before our parents arrived such as a variety of different shaped and coloured leaves, sticks, flowers and pine cones.
Author ~ Steve Skidmore~ 25.3.2019
Steve walked us through some of his 'action dog' books using drama. Steve's books were really fun to act out as you get to choose what happens in the story by choosing one of the choices given!
“we could choose which way we got back to our spaceship.”
”The first choice didn’t work we were attacked by aliens!” (Kaiden-Lee)
”We made it back to the space ship in the end” (Jessie)
“That was close!” (Katie)
”The bridge was a bad idea we almost fell!” (Scarlett)
”We had to fight off the baddies” (Cody)
Steve even got some of the teachers up acting out and dressing up as his action dog characters. Miss McGuinness was the chihuahua and had to speak in a Spanish accent .... which we found VERY funny!!
Tuesday 19th March 2019
In Geography we have been learning about the 7 different continents of the world, where the equator line is and the names of the different oceans.
Today we had lots of fun making our very own globes using paper-mache.
On Tuesday morning Year 1 were left some exciting clues to work out who had visited the classrooms. Giant footsteps, a golden egg and even a special suitcase were left amongst a mess of books, porridge oats and cartons of milk. Whoever had visited must have been very big and very hungry!
Watch this space for exciting writing that the children will be doing soon!
On behalf of myself and the Springwood family, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the PEEP parents and grandparents for all their help and creativity, designing and making the props and backdrops for both Christmas performances. We wish you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
A massive congratulations to all of Year 1 for putting on an amazing show Friday!!! We all thoroughly enjoyed ‘How the Grinch stole the Christmas story’.Thanks again to all the PEEP parents who helped with creating the back drops!!!
Merry Christmas from All in Year 1
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
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!
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.....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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 !