Below is our most recent blog from Year 1. This includes a summary of the two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
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Friday 22 June
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Friday 8 June
Before the half term holiday we visited Thames Young Mariners for some outdoor education. We had great fun in the forest exploring different trees, we saw a beautiful maple tree, and learning how to light a fire. We learnt how to find suitable sticks for the fire and how to use cotton wool and a spark to get the fire going. We talked about the fire ring and being safe.
After our snack we had a go at some team tasks. Goodness, it was tough to get the seesaw ramp to be level. We had to move people around to balance the ramp and that was extremely tricky. The good news is that after quite some time we did manage to work together and the ramp was straight and evenly balanced.
After that we tried to sort ourselves into a boy girl order while staying on the log. Many of us toppled off onto the soft grass. It was fun but we again learnt how important it is to use our words to tell our team mates what we need them to do to complete the task.
After our yummy packed lunches we had a turn on the obstacle courses. We again had to help our friends to get across the bridges and over the gaps. We had the most marvellous day and are crossing our fingers that we can go again in Year 2.
Friday 18 May
We are very proud of our fantastic Weather assembly that we did last week.
‘I really liked doing our wellie boot dance because it was fun,’ said Thomas.
‘For our assembly I did the planting demonstration to show everyone in the school how to plant seeds,’ said Zac.
If you look at our photo of the plants growing in our classroom, you will realise just how good we are at growing plants. The plants are so tall. A record for a Year 1 class! Other comments this week are:
‘We have been learning about bees and we learnt a poem’, said Jemima. The poem helps us remember how important bees are to plants.
‘In maths I have really enjoyed learning how to group things to count in 2’s,’ said Mia.
‘I enjoyed learning about the artist, JMW Turner and we looked at his painting of the oak tree and I tried to copy it,’ said Jack.
Turner’s art is quite tricky because he focuses so much on the effect of light on the subjects in his paintings.
‘I have really liked making my own sound booklet every Friday to help me remember my phonics,’ said Holly.
We are looking forward to our trip to Thames Young Mariners, next Friday, and all the activities we will do there. We are also looking forward to learning more about the plants in the forest area.
We have had a very productive half term and will thoroughly enjoy our half term break when we can recharge ready to ‘travel around the world in 7 weeks’.
Friday 4 May
What an exciting week in Year 1. We are enjoying our assembly rehearsals and are amazed at how much we have learnt. We can’t wait to share our new knowledge with everyone next week. Our favourite part of the assembly script is when we have to do our gumboot dance. We will wow you with our rhythm and knowledge of the origins of the dance.
In Maths we have continued to work on our division skills. We are very aware of fair and unfair sharing and have solved some tricky problems.
In English we have explored different forms for writing and done so well in writing recipes, thank you cards and labels. We are nearly ready for careers in publishing!
Our Science lessons continue to be practical and engaging as we wait with bated breath to see if our seeds will germinate. Let’s hope we have watered them just the right amount.
Friday 20 April
The weather has certainly made the week feel like the start of the summer term. It gave us a wonderful opportunity to go outside and start our study on plants and growing. We are enjoying our role play area and pretending to be in a garden centre. We can ‘buy’ pots and seeds and lovely gardening magazines. We will be investigating how plants grow and what they need to flourish. We will even be trying to learn the names of some common plants and trees.
We have been thinking about the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood, looking at the story from the wolf’s point of view. He would like to have us think he wasn’t a baddie after all. We will see if he can change our minds by the end of the unit.
We have looked at some very tricky sounds and for clues of how to spell the long ‘e’ and long ‘o’ sounds; such as in beach, leek, toe and low. We continue to improve our phonic knowledge and are also thinking back to phase 3 sounds again to double check we have them all ‘in our heads and under our belts’.
In Maths we have been arranging objects and counting them in groups of 2, 5 and 10 to help us solve some tricky questions.
We anticipate a very exciting half term.