Year 1 Blog

Our Year 1 Classes are Puffins and Penguins.

These are our curriculum newsletters.

 

Whatever Next!

The children went on a lovely walk in the school grounds to find clues for the next story we will read.  What strange items we found hanging in the Woodland Walk! Whatever could they be for? We made a list of everything we found to discuss when we went back to class.

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The children discovered we will be learning the story Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy.

 

Snow Fun!

This week Year One went outside to explore the brief but very exciting snow shower.  We made snow balls, drew Beegu (our friendly alien) in the snow, made snow angels and looked closely at the different patterns on the sole of shoes.  Some of us even had a go at Dancing on Ice!  Most of all we had lots of fun!

We have also been very excited to communicate with a young girl Beegling, from the planet Beeg.  Beegu is a small friendly alien who had crashed onto the school field last week.  We received an email off her to let us know she had arrived home safely as we had made a fantastic magic potion to call for her family to collect her.

In Maths we have been learning about money.  Practising at home to count in 2s, 5s and 10s will support your child in school.

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Beamish

 

Year 1 had the most wonderful day at Beamish on Wednesday. The sun was shining and the children were impeccably well behaved, making us very proud of them indeed!

We had the opportunity to visit the school and take part in a Victorian lesson with a very strict teacher who showed us what it would have been like learning to read, write and do arithmetic.

We took a ride on the tram which was very exciting and visited the pit village where some very interesting people told us all about life as part of a pit man’s family. We spotted lots of objects in the homes that we have been learning about in school as well as lots of new things.

We had a look around the farm and farmhouse where there were lots of animals to see and some old fashioned farm equipment.

Some children were so exhausted from their exciting day that they fell fast asleep on the bus coming home.

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Den Building

What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday with Chris the den building man! He brought lots of special equipment with him and we listened carefully to his instructions so that we could work safely as part of a team.

We thought carefully about what our den structure was going to look like before we started building and then came up with some very creative ideas. After the structure had been checked to see if it was sturdy, we used different materials to cover our dens to make them sheltered. We even had flags to fly.

Everyone had such a great time and we have learned a great deal about team work!P1010643 P1010645 P1010649 P1010653 P1010654 P1010657 P1010663 P1010664 P1010669 P1010670 P1010732 P1010733 P1010737 P1010739 P1010743 P1010748 P1010750 P1010751 P1010761

Lots to learn!

This has been one of our busiest week so far in Year 1! We have been continuing our learning about the local area by thinking about our community and how we can contribute personally to its well-being. The children thought that picking up litter and recycling were a great way to help! We have also been thinking about the different ways in which we travel to school, using the information collected to create tally charts and pictograms.

In English this week we have begun a new book called Knuffle Bunny, a tale of a little girl who can’t yet speak who loses her favourite toy rabbit. She tries to communicate with Dad but he just doesn’t understand. We have had good fun translating words like ‘Wabble Pabble Flabble’ and ‘Snurp’.

In Maths we have been introducing the children to part/whole models. A way to show basic partitioning of numbers in an effective way. The children will be bringing some part/whole model homework home today and we are sure they will show you how it’s done! Any questions though, just ask!

Than you to all parents who came to parent’s evening this week. It was lovely to get a chance to speak properly and see how well the children have all settled in.

Please remember to send your child’s reading book to school every day whether they have read at home with you or not. We are trying to read with them as regularly as possible and we can’t change books if they are not here! Thank you for your support in this.