Welcome to Year 1
In Year 1, the children will now be following the newly created exciting Key Stage 1 curriculum. We will gradually move from the 'Early-years' approach to learning to a more subject-focused timetable. They will have the opportunity to further develop their skills through play and exploration in small groups and whole class activities.
What Do We Get Up to in Year 1
W/b 9.9.19.This week the children have enjoyed role play in the 'Super hero headquarters' and imaginative play with the 'Super hero world' characters.
If this sounds as though the week has been all playing, you'd be wrong. They have been writing verbs and adjectives to describe super heroes and, as well as lots of counting, recognising and writing numbers, they have been 'counting on from a given number' in a variety of ways. They have also created paper plate self portraits and have learnt the names for different parts of the body.
W/b16.9.19. Children have been introduced to the concept of "text-mapping" as a tool to help them compose sentences. In Maths we have been learning how to find one more and one less than a given number. In RE we have been reading the story of Noah's Ark and making lovely animal masks....snakes have been very popular.
W/B 23.9.19. Children have enjoyed "text mapping" their sentences about their super heros and have written some fabulous sentences to describe their super powers. In Maths we have been learning the concept of greater than and less than using mathematical symbols. In RE we have been reading the story of Joseph and listened to extracts from the London Stage show before creating our own dream jars.
W/b 30.9.19. The children have continued to enjoy "text mapping" their sentences about how their superhero moves and their gadgets and have written some amazing sentences. In Maths we have been learning the concept of ordering numbers and enjoyed using a recipe to jam sandwiches as we learned about ordinal numbers. In Forest school this week we used our 5 senses and made our own special potions...…..ask your children about their potion.
W/b 7.10.19. The children have continued their superhero theme using our" text mapping " approach to write about their superhero's side kick. Lots of amazing sentences and some fantastic adjectives and adverbs to describe their super powers-well done. In Maths we have been learning about addition. We have been learning and showing with cubes how many different ways can you make a certain number, within 10. In Forest school this week they made some superb clay tree monster models using leaves, sticks and berries they found in school. We will have their photos on display at Parents Evening this week.
W/B 14.10.19. The children have continued their superhero theme and have enjoyed writing their invitations for our superhero parade. We hope that you will be able to join us on the 24th October at 2.40pm. In Maths we have been continuing our learning about addition. In Forest school this week the children have put their knot tying skills to the test by creating a leaf garland. They also created conker necklaces showing great resilience and perseverance with drilling holes in the "wobbly" conkers.
W/B 21.10.19. The children have finished their superhero theme with drawing and writing their own comic strip stories about their superheroes. In Maths we have been continuing our learning about addition and adding numbers up to 10. They have had a fantastic week at Forest school as they read the story of "Super worm", made a wormery, did some mud and blackberry painting and made their own worms using elder wood. Enjoy your half -term break.
W/B 4.11.19. We welcomed the children back with a WOW start morning all about fireworks. We watched some firework displays and discussed the noises, colours and onomatopoeia words that we could use to describe our fireworks. We went out into the playground with our scarves and used them like fireworks before coming in and painting our beautiful fireworks. On Tuesday we wrote fantastic onomatopoeia words to describe our fireworks and later this week we will start to text map our fire work poem. In Maths we have been learning the different ways that we can make 10 using our fingers and 10 frames. In RE we have been learning about Remembrance and the importance of the 11th November. In Forest school we have been looking at the changes in our environment-Autumn, animals and hibernation. We looked at the variety of leaves that have fallen, their colour, shape and size before using them to make a firework picture and sewing a pattern on a leaf.
W/B 11.11.19. The children have finished their firework poems which are fantastic. In Maths we are continuing our learning about addition and adding numbers up to 10. We have been learning how to count on, remembering to hold the larger number in our heads. We had a beautiful remembrance service and then in class we stopped for 1 minute at 1100hrs and then listened to the "Last post". In Forest school this week continued to discuss Autumn and what hibernation means. We talked about hedgehogs, bats and dormice. We made dormice by whittling the end of a piece of Hazel with a knife then cutting it off the large stick with a saw. Using pens and wool they added the eyes, ears and tail. They also made leaf hedgehogs and leaf rubbings. The children showed great resilience and perseverance in this task.
W/B 18.11.19. The children have thoroughly enjoyed creating their text map and then fact files about the fire fighters and the police. They have used fabulous vocabulary to describe some of the many aspects of these important roles...ask your children about their fact file. In Maths we have been continuing our learning about addition through counting on. We have been remembering to hold the larger number in our heads and jump the correct number of jumps along the numberline. In PSE this week, we talked about and watched the "NSPCC PANTS" awareness programme. We listened to the song by Pantosuarus that tells us how to keeping ourselves safe and the importance of always telling a trusted adult if you are being asked to keep secrets or if someone is not respecting you or your body . In Forest School we have been learning about what we need to survive. We all became stranded on an island and made shelters. Later on a storm hit the "island"with wind and rain(Mrs Edge with the watering can). The children worked in teams and discussed what went well and what we could improve on.
W/B 25.11.19. The children have been learning about the past tense in English, in preparation for their topic writing. They thoroughly enjoyed watching ,reading and imagining life during the Great Fire of London.In Maths we were learning about subtraction and finding out how many have you got left. Every day we have been practising our songs and lines for our Nativity -what a great performance it will be. In Forest school they have been learning about fire and all the aspects of fire safety.
w/b 2.12.19. The children have started to write about the Great Fire of London. They have been enjoying learning about different aspects of the Fire and how people escaped. In Maths we have been using different methods to solve some simple subtraction problems. In PE we all enjoyed practising our skills of passing a ball from one to another using our feet. Every day we have been continuing to practise our songs and lines for our Nativity.
W/B 9.12.19. Well what an exciting week we have had. We had the Great Fire of London. We watched the bakery and then all the houses burn as we sang London's Burning. Despite the rain the fire burned for a while. We have started to think about our newspaper article which we are going to write next week. In Maths we have been learning to count backwards along the number line to solve simple subtraction problems. The other highlight of our week was their amazing Nativity. They were all fantastic and we were very very proud as I am sure all of you were.
W/B 16.12.19. The children finished writing their newspaper articles about the Great Fire of London which were amazing-lots of excellent eye witness descriptions of people "fleeing for their lives". In Maths we continued to learn about subtraction . The highlights of the week were the 2 Pantomimes and the beautiful Carol Concert. Hope that you all have a restful holiday.
w/b 6.1.20. Happy New Year. We welcomed the children back with a fabulous WOW start to our topic about Toys. We looked at a box of toys from the museum and discussed which were old and which were new and had a great discussion about why we thought they were old or new. In the afternoon we made some old Victorian toys-cup and ball, cats cradle and paper cup telephones. In English we started our description about an old toy thinking about who would play with it, how they would play with it and what it was made of. In Maths we finished learning about subtraction. In Art we started to design our own toy puppets.
W/B 13.1.20. This week we have continued our learning related to our topic of Toys. We looked and played with some of the very old Victorian toys and then we made a class timeline and started to put the toys on the timeline which created a great debate and discussion especially around some of the wooden toys. In English we are continuing our writing around our old toy. In Maths we have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes and also spotting them in our environment. We had our amazing class assembly on Thursday. The children were magnificent all remembering their lines and speaking very clearly. I'm sure that you were all very proud...we were as well.
W/B 20.1.20. This week we continued our learning related to our topic of toys. We have started to write about our old toy, in relation to who would play with it, what is it made of and when did children first play with it. In Maths we were learning about counting and understanding our numbers from 0-20 and from 20-0. Also understanding what a "teen" number means. In Art we are very excitedly starting to design our own toy puppet. Their designs are amazing and this week they were re-caping how to over sew/over stitch and their work was beautiful.....
w/b 27.1.20. This week we continued our learning about toys. We have text mapped the rest of our description about our toy relating to how you would play with it, using the words, first, next and then... In Maths we were learning how to order objects and numbers to 20. In Art we started sewing our toy puppets-what beautiful work and a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Mrs Stapledon for helping us. In IT we have started to learn about programming with the new school Ipads.
W/B 3.2.20. This week we continued our learning related to our topic of old and new toys. We have been starting to write up our description about our toy ready to put in a class book. In Maths we have been learning number bonds to 20 and problem solving using these new skills. In Art we have made the most beautiful and colourful toy puppets. Once again a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Mrs Stapledon. Next week on Monday 10th please can they bring, in their teddy (if they have one and he/she's not their most precious toy)as they are going to compare it with our old Sandfield teddy. We do have some teddies at school that they can use if it is their precious toy....
w/b 10.2.20. This week we completed our topic related to old and new toys. We finished writing up our description of an old toy and instructions on how to play with it-what fabulous writing they completed.Well done year 1. In Maths we have been learning different ways/methods of doing subtraction within 20. In History we finished our topic by comparing old Sandfield teddy with their own toy. Hope that you all have a restful half term holiday.
w/b 24.2.20. We had a very exciting start to the term-whilst we were at assembly 2 astronauts came though our classroom and left their space suits, boots, rucksacks, lots of moon dust and their lunch! We have also had a fantastic morning with a visit from the Pop up planetarium. In history we have started to learn about the moon landing and the space race. In English we are reading the Man on the Moon and learning about Bob's day so that later this term we can start to write our own diaries.
w/b 2.3.20. We have had a very exciting week especially with Sports Hall on Thursday. The children were amazing we didn't know that some of them could run so fast and throw so far-well done to every single one of them. Thank you to the parents who helped us to walk there and back in the rain. Book Day was fantastic-what amazing costumes and some very creative words which they shared with the rest of KS1.
W/B 9.3.20. We have had a very productive week in school continuing with our space theme. This week in DT the children created the design for their moon buggy. They are going to make them before Easter so please can they bring in any junk modelling this week. In English we have been learning how to describe a setting and we started with our playground-what great creative writing.