Welcome to Year One!
Class Teacher: Mrs Mason
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Greer
Learning Support: Mrs Harrison and Mrs Kelly
PPA Cover: Mrs Stones Wednesday AM
Forest School Cover: Mrs Sayer Friday PM
Mrs Stones will be teaching PE and RE.
Mrs Sayer will be teaching music and PHSE.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
The children can change their reading book every day. Please read daily and record in your children's reading record.
Year One will be taking part in Forest School during the Autumn term.
19th November 2019
This morning we used magnifying glasses and our senses to observe, talk about and record the change in weather. It was frosty! We then wrote lots of questions that we wanted to know about frost e.g. What time did the frost appear? Where did it come from?
18th November 2019
Today Year One have planted a 'HAZEL' sapling. They worked as a team to put the garden cane and plastic covering over the top. We hope our saplings will grow and provide food for lots of animals.
18th November 2019
This week our spellings contain split digraph i_e. They are bikes, lime, dive and hide. Some children have the words light, night, fight and high.
13th November 2019
Today we have been visited by Mr Larkin from Healthy Heads. He has talked to us about our self esteem. We have listened to a story, played a game and then moved around the hall in lots of different ways as if we worked by remote control. Ask your child what they had to do when they were oaused, played, fast forwarded, turned off and recorded.
12th November 2019
Today in Maths we have been learning about positional words under, over above, in between and next to. We have been putting mini versions of ourselves all around our outdoor area using these words.
This week the spellings are split digraph e_e words i.e. Pete, swede, these and even. Some children have ai and ee words. Please make sure these are written into a sentence.
Please note that spellings will be sent home tomorrow due to a Forest School session this afternoon and spending the morning learning about remembrance day.
11th November 2019
Today we made Flanders field using the skill of printing. Each child added a poppy in a place of their choice. The children are bringing a copy of our picture home for you to talk about and or display at home. We will remember.
7th November 2019
WOW! What a day! We were visited by a local historian who told us all about the fire of London and what it would have been like in London at that time. We listened to stories, looked at artifacts, played games, sorted artifacts based on their materials, weaved and even put out the fire!
5th November 2019
Today in PE we have been learning how to throw underarm and to catch. We worked with a partner using a hexaball.
4th November 2019
This week we are spelling words with split digraph a_e in them i.e. lake, bake, made and sale The magic e at the end changes the soft vowel int a hard vowel but then it loses all its power. Some children will be spelling me, we, be and he.
1st November 2019
WOW! Super rock star Maths today! We have been counting all week which will prepare the children for learning their timestables later in the year! We have also been playing bingo too!
Today we have been counting in 5s. Check out this video to help you practise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8&safe=active
30th October 2019
The children in Y1 are bringing home this weeks spellings. They are season related: pumpkin. leaf, tree and Autumn. Please remember to put them each in a sentence that starts with a capital letter and ends in a full stop. Some children have the spellings: fox, van, zip and yak.
This week they DO NOT need handing in until next Monday 4th November as they have been handed out a little later due to me being on a Outdoor First Aid Course.
Autumn 2- Please find our next topic web (the things we will be learning about) below. These can be subject to slight change following children's interests.
Please collect red leaves as part of your nature homework. We will be using them for Rememberance day art.
18th October 2019
This week we have been learning about longer, shorter and taller. We has to make towers and compare them using mega Maths words.
16th October 2019
Today we have been learning about animals from hot countries and cold countries. We talked abut camouflage and features that help them cope in the different climates.
15th October 2019
Today we have been learning about longer and shorter in Maths. We have been into our Forest School area, chosen a stick and recorded lines with chalk to show our understanding.
14th October 2019
This week the spellings are based around our role play area. They are the words pets, vets, ill and help. Some children have the word chip, fish, thin and that.
SOS- Please can you collect and send in kitchen rolls (the empty tube) and bottle tops. We will be making an ECO display and using the tubes for work on length and height next week.
9th October 2019
This afternoon in Science we have been asking questions to sort and classify (group). We started by using licorice all sorts then we used our skills to ask questions about British wildlife. We have sorted the smooth newt, robin, adder, red squirrel, perch and ant.
Group One will have their final session on Monday 14th October 2019. Group Two will have their first session on Friday 11th October 2019.
Please remember to send in wellingtons, gloves, hat and a waterproof jacket (labelled). We provide the waterproof trousers.
8th October 2019
Today, in Geography we have been learning about the SEVEN continents. We have been using an ATLAS app, MAPS, GLOBES and Atlas books to explore, discuss and locate each continent. We have also been painting the water part of our own earth. We have learned a song which you can listen to as well if you follow this link.
7th October 2019
This week the spellings are: when, what, wish and wind. Some children have ll, ss and ff words. Please put each word into a sentence. Remember a sentence starts with a capital letter, makes sense, finger spaces and ends in a full stop!
7th October 2019
The Y1 vets surgery is now open! This week we will be open for 'pets'! Next week we will be open for zoo animals and British wildlife too!
2nd October 2019
This week we have been learning about adding up and how it is the opposite of subtraction. Subtraction facts can help us with an addition fact e.g. 6-2=4 can be changed to 4+2=6. We have also been learning 'phase 5' letter sounds (grapheme/phonemes). We start each phonics session practising all the sounds we have learned so far. Today we had a new teacher! ;-)
30th September 2019
Today we have had two special visitors! Katy is a veterinary nurse and Mo is her tortoise. Katy told us all about Mo, what kind of animal he is and what makes him special. She also talked to us about her job. Thank you Katy!
23rd September 2019
Today we have been learning about 2D shapes. We have been making shape characters and shape pictures. Tomorrow we sort 2D shapes and use mega Maths words such as curved, straight, corner and side.
This week the spellings have the oy and ir letter/sound. Some children will practise cvc animal names.
20th September 2019
This week we have been creating story maps about Billy's bucket. We have been learning to retell a story by using the story map. This is a video of us performing our story. Next week we will innovate the story to create our own. We have also been learning to start a sentence with a capital letter. Super start to Year 1 English!
18th September 2019
This afternoon in Science we have been asking questions to find out which animal we are. We have also been sorting ourselves into the six animal groups e.g. reptiles have scales and they are cold blooded but mammals have hair or fur.
16th September 2019
Today we have been retelling a story of Billy's Bucket using story stones. What happened at the beginning? What comes next?
Our spellings this week have the alternative spelling ay, ea and ie in them. Some children z x and y words.
10th September 2019
Today we have watched the M and M production of 'Alice in Wonderland'. It was great fun!
Today we have been making a prediction about a book using the front cover. What do you think this story is about?
Spellings- Please practise this weeks spellings and return the sheet on Friday.
This week the spellings are: are all her she me we be they. Some children have the spellings: I go no to into and the.
Homework- This weeks homework is based on reading and ordering numbers to twenty. If you need to borrow some scissors and a glue stick, please ask at home-time.
Please return Forest School letters by Monday 9th September.
6th September 2019
Today in Maths we have been making number lines. We have been making a number line to put up in our classroom using our fingers too.
5th September 2019
Today we have been thinking about our 'Gospel' value which is FRIENDSHIP! We talked about how we are all special and how together with our friends we can do things extra special. We each chose a primary colour and mixed it together with a friend to make another special colour.
Also, we have introduced our class Science topic all about ANIMALS! We watched a clip of Peppa Pig and talked about how we knew she was NOT real. We sorted pictures into not real and real pigs and recorded our idea. Super Science work Year One!
4th September 2019
Today in Maths we have been learning how to count accurately using numbers to twenty and beyond. We have been carefully counting because we only use one number name for each object. We also worked as a team!