Thursday, 21 September 2017

Week beginning 18th September

This week is English we have continued looking at the story The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. We have talked about the characters and discussed whether we think they are heroes or villains. We then discussed what sort of things make the Gruffalo a villain and the children all practiced writing this.

In maths we have been practicing counting accurately and recognising numbers. As part of home learning you could go on a number hunt- what numbers can you see and where? You could look at house numbers, car number plates, road signs, shop labels.

We thought all of the children looked super in their hero costumes this week. We have taken pictures of them and will be using these to name and label different parts of the body as part of our topic. 

Please remember to send children in with a named coat and water bottle every day. Also please remember to bring in an extra PE kit if your child is doing an after school club OR bring their kit back in every day.

Our school trip to the castle will be Monday 2nd October. Children need to wear normal school uniform for this and bring a rain coat.

The library van will be visiting next Wednesday 4th October during school hours. Please remember to bring in library cards or speak to a member of staff for a form. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Week beginning 11th September

Welcome to the year 1 blog. We hope you all enjoyed the summer holidays and are now getting back into the school routine.

This week in English we have been reading and listening to the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. We have been on our own Gruffalo walk in the woods where we met the snake, owl, fox and Gruffalo! We have talked and written about what we have enjoyed the most this week.

In maths we have been looking at 2D shapes such as circle, square, rectangle and triangle. We have been on a shape walk around the school and also created our own shape pictures.

In year 1 PE will usually be on Tuesday and Wednesday. If your child is attending an after school sports club please bring in an extra kit or remember to bring it back in to school. Please remember to have long hair tied up and tape for those children that wear earring as these need to be covered up.

Next Thursday 22nd September we have a dress up day where we would like all of the children to dress up as their favourite hero. This is optional and the children are welcome to come in normal school uniform. Costumes do not have to be bought and can be home made!

Please remember to send your child to school with a named coat and named water bottle every day.

All of the children have settled in well and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Week beginning 3rd July

This week the children have worked extremely hard performing in the summer concerts. We hope that you have all enjoyed watching the children and appreciate how hard they have worked this year.

All of the children have created their own story this week and we have been finishing off lots of jobs. 

Next Monday 10th is our trip to Catton Park and we have lots of exciting activities planned. Please send the children in normal school uniform and sensible shoes or trainers.  They will need to bring a packed lunch (unless they have ordered one), a bottle of water and light rain coat. They will not need to bring their book bags on Monday.

Thursday 13th is the start of Sports Week- please can all children come in to school in their PE kits. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Week beginning 26th June 2017

This week in English we are reading the story 'What Ever Next' by Jill Murphy. This is a story about a bear who goes into space in a cardboard box. This week the children are creating their own characters, setting and adventure to write their own story.

In maths we have been recapping on addition and subtraction, time, money and shape. At home please continue counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and recognising higher numbers.

This week the children will be rehearsing for next weeks concerts. 
Monday 3rd - Mrs Prophets class
Tuesday 4th Mrs Ellis's class

We would like to thank everyone that was able to attend the final year 1 reading event. We hope you have enjoyed all of the events that we have held this year. If you have feedback about any of these events please speak to a member of the year 1 team.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Week beginning 12th June

This week in English we have read the story of The Snail and the Whale by Julie Donaldson. We have been teaching the children about verbs - doing words and found these within the story. We have also talked about past tense verbs which end in -ed (e.g. walked, splashed, jumped) and used these to write a post card for a journey which we have been on. 

In maths we have been recapping addition and subtraction and then multiplication by counting groups of objects in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.

These week the children have completed their phonics check and we are very proud of how hard they have all worked.

Next week is Art Week and we will all be taking part in drawing and painting for our new corridor art.

Our final year one reading event will be next Thursday morning (22nd June). Please come along from 9am (it will last approx. 30-40 minutes) and wear comfortable shoes!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Week beginning 5th June

Welcome to the final half term of year one! We hope you all have a lovely break and enjoyed the sunshine.

This week is International Week and we will be learning all about the Caribbean. The children have made pineapple and banana muffins and compared what it's like to live in the Caribbean compared to the UK. We will also be looking at the different animals that live in the Caribbean and creating our own piece of Caribbean art work. 

Next week the Year 1 phonic checks will begin. Please keep practicing with your children- there are lots of lovely fun game online that you can access via phonics play.

On Thursday 22nd June we have our final Reading Event. We are hoping for good weather. We hope to see you all there.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Week beginning 15th May

This week in English we have been reading the story Jasper's Beanstalk written by Nick Butterworth. The children all planted their own magic seed and thought about what it could grow into. The children then used adjectives to describe what had grown and have all written their own short story.

In maths we have been recapping halves and quarters and sharing amounts equally.

Next Monday 22nd May are our class photographs- please send children in full school uniform.

We still have over 20 squares left to sell for our fundraiser. We would like to sell as many as possible so if you would like any more please see a member of the year one team.

We break up for half term Friday 26th May and return Monday 5th June for our final half term in year one.

Phonic checks will be taking place the following week (Monday 12th June). Please keep practising!!