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28.2.24

We have loved hearing stories about the children’s half term adventures, it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your week. 

In literacy we have made fairy houses… these are a clue to our next talk for writing text! 

This half term we will be completing writing, reading and maths assessments. These are completed in small groups and over the period of a couple of weeks. 

Please remember to book your parents consultation appointments, we are looking forward to seeing you. 

07.02.24

We have worked hard to edit sentences in literacy this week by adding
in adjectives and double checking we have added capital letters and
full stops in the right places.

In maths, we have been reviewing our subtraction work using a
numberline to support us. It has been tricky to remember which way we
jump on the numberline.

Our D&T project is coming to an end and we have decorated and
evaluated our car designs.

Don't forget it is book week next week, children may come dressed in
pyjamas on Wednesday and as book characters on Friday.

24.01.24

We are really enjoying exploring the weather and seasons in our science lessons. We have made wind and rain gauges to monitor the weather. We have visited our class trees to observe the changes from Autumn to Winter. Our tree now has no leaves, just as we predicted! 

In maths, we are working on one more and estimating on a number line. In literacy, we have innovated our class story, How to Catch A Star. We will be writing our innovated version over the coming days. We are really excited to soon begin planning our first invented story. 

In music, we are learning the song Zoo Time in our Reggae topic. The children will learn to listen and appraise the types of music, compare to other songs and will learn about pulse, rhythm and pitch.

 

10.01.24

Welcome back. 

It has been wonderful to hear the children’s stories of gifts, outings and family time that they enjoyed over the Christmas break. 

The children have come back to school settled and ready to learn. This half term we will be learning about the weather, making cars, inventing a 5 sentence story and much more! 

Please send in any toilet roll tubes that you have at home, this will really help us with our D&T project this half term.

13.12.23

We have had a lovely time this week completing maths Christmas activities. We have completed a range of addition, subtraction and counting activities, all centered around christmas.

We continued our literacy learning around Mog's Christmas Calamity and the children have been amazing at putting their phonics to good use.

As part of our Christmas door research, Deer class found out that in Poland one of their traditions is to bake gingerbread hearts and decorate them with white icing. We all had a go at this and have enjoyed eating them too!

Have a lovely christmas break!

 

6.12.23

We are very excited about our Geography walk tomorrow. We will be looking out for human and physical features. 

In literacy this week we have been sequencing the story Mog’s Christmas Calamity. We have continued our work on descriptive writing and introduced lists. 

In maths we have been practising our number bonds to 10 and extended to 20. Can you tell your families all of the number bonds to 10 or 20? 

We had a fabulous afternoon yesterday investigating materials. We were testing which material would make the best bubble snake. We decided that the best snake would be the material that produced the longest bubble snake. Both classes agreed that the sock made the best bubbles. You could try this experiment out at home with different materials. 

We have been enjoying researching Poland and Brazil. This has helped us decorate our classroom door for Christmas. 

 

22.11.23

In maths we have been learning 2D and 3D shape names. We have played games to help us memorise the names and have started to talk about the properties of those shapes (the number of corners and faces). 

In literacy we have planned and started to write a fact file about bats. We worked as a class to research facts about bats and organised the information into subheadings. Can you tell your families a fun fact about bats?

In science this week we have discussed materials. We went on a walk around school to identify and name different materials. We have also  been preparing for a very exciting investigation! We made some predictions and talked through how we will conduct our experiment. 

Can you find three different objects in your home that are made from metal, wood and glass? 

 

15.11.23

What a fantastic job the children have been doing at making their very own fox fact files. They have worked hard to remember headings and facts to inform the reader. I wonder if they can recall any of the facts they have learnt to tell you at home?

In RE we are focusing on the Hindu festival of Diwali and this week have listened to the story of Rama and Sita. It is about Rama rescuing Sita from a demon King Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his monkey army. If you would like to learn more about this with your child, the BBC have some great videos.

We will be looking at aerial maps later on in the week and using one to help us navigate the school grounds. Aerial maps are like an amazing birds eye view of what is below. 

Don't forget to check the head teachers newsletters for any key dates coming up.

8.11.23

This week in literacy we have been rehearsing our new text map for Amazing Antelopes. We are building up to writing a non-fiction report. In preparation for this we have been looking at questions and statements and have been practising writing questions. Can you write/tell your family a question? 

In maths we have been learning how to add and subtract using a number line. We have been working on ‘jumping’ forwards and backwards accurately. 

In computing we have continued to use the paintz app. The children are becoming much more confident logging on using their username and password and also accessing their assignments via Google classroom. 

Thank you for your donations of junk modelling materials and bottles. We would welcome some more junk modelling materials. 

2/11/23

Welcome back from half term. 

In Maths we have started looking at the 'subtraction fact families' e.g 9-5 =4   and  9-4 = 5. We have been working hard to use 'part whole' models to support us in creating the subtraction calculations. Remembering to take one part away from our whole. 

We have ventured into the world of non-fiction texts during our Literacy work. We have looked at the difference between non-fiction texts and fictional story books. We have also started to learn our new Literacy text Amazing Antelopes.

Thank you for sending in the pumpkins, the children had a lovely time on Tuesday afternoon decorating them in their autumn theme. We look forward to finding out the winner. 

Don't forget non-uniform day on Friday 3rd November to support our 'Be bright, be seen' initiative. We look forward to seeing your brightest colours!

A small reminder, please could you send in a bottle with the bottom cut off ready for our Science and D&T learning. 

Thank you.

 

Wk com 16th October 2023 

This week we were very lucky to have a dental nurse come to visit. She explained how to brush our teeth properly and talked about foods that keep our teeth strong and healthy. 

In literacy this week we have been focusing on word and sentence writing. We are working really hard to identify all sounds within a word, we use sound mats and Fred fingers to help us. We are becoming more consistent with using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops and have been amazing at adding detail by using adjectives. Can you tell your family what an adjective is? Can you write three words to describe an object in your house?

We have had great fun comparing new and old toys. We had the opportunity to make comparisons and try out the toys! 

During maths we have been adding by finding the total, we have also been solving addition problems. We are using number lines to help us with our number formation as some of our numbers are reversed. 

We hope you have a wonderful half term.

 

Kind regards,

Year 1 team

 

Wk commencing 9th October 2023. 

During literacy this week we have been writing part of our innovated story. We used our story map to help guide us, trying hard to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have continued our work on using adjectives to add interest and detail to our sentences. 

In maths we have been learning number bonds within and to 10, we have also been combining all to add together. 

In science this week we have been exploring body parts. We started our lesson by singing head, shoulders, knees and toes. We talked about body parts inside and outside of the body. We made life size human cut-outs by drawing around a friend, we then labelled as many body parts as we could.

06/10/2023

This week the children have been looking at using parts of numbers to make a whole. The children have been looking at bar models and cherry models and completing addition calculations to prove their understanding. We have moved on to addition fact families. This is a fantastic way to stretch our maths brains and introduce the reasoning side of mathematics to the children. 

 

In literacy we are in the innovation stage of our writing. We are working on changing the Goldilocks story with our own ideas and will continue to work on this next week.

 

In theme we are looking at the differences in fashion from the 1950's to present time. We have also been comparing the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to King Charles III.

 

Please remember to check your emails as there have been communications on the upcoming school disco.

 

Dates for the Diary: 19th October- When I grow up dress up day and assembly

 

 

 

25.09.2023

 

22/09/2023

 

On Wednesday the children arrived at school to a surprise! In the classroom they found a broken chair, 3 different sized teddy bears and ingredients to make porridge. They were able to identify the objects as belonging to the story of Goldilocks and we enjoyed making porridge and having a taste. Later in the week, we began to learn the story in more detail, in preparation for our writing next week. 

 

For maths we have continued looking at fewer and less. We have used both practical resources and written methods to investigate this concept. 

 

In our computing lessons we have continued to work on our typing skills, learning to log in. 

 

In music we have been comparing songs and learning to play a rhythm. The children love clapping the syllables of their names. 

 

Please remember to send children’s reading books and records daily.

 

 

15.09.2023

 

Wow! What a busy week in year 1!

 

In literacy we have continued working on sentence building, introducing adjectives into our sentences to make them more interesting. 

For maths we have begun to look at addition and subtraction with one more and one less. This will continue into next week.

In music we have been working on clapping rhythms and learning a song for our forthcoming assembly. The children cannot wait to share this with you on the 19th October. 

We have carried on with our learning on childhood this week, introducing timelines and using sentences to describe past tenses. eg, Last year, I went to the beach. 

 

Congratulations to our award winners this week. You are a fantastic role models to your friends and we look forward to giving out many more awards this term!

 

 

 

08.09.2023

 

Welcome back to our new year 1 students!

 

It has been a wonderful week, getting to know you and seeing the hard work you have been producing.

 

Literacy this week has been sentence building. The children are learning to use finger spaces, capital letters and finger spaces with increasing independence. We have seen some excellent examples of children’s creativity when using a sentence to describe a picture.

 

In maths we have concentrated on sorting and counting. The children have looked at what is the same and different in groups of objects to count them and used tens frames to count items, focussing on selecting a small amount from a larger amount of objects. 

 

Next week we will continue to build on these skills. 

 

We also had a spirited treasure hunt on Monday afternoon in the shade. The children were able to find leaves as big as their hands, sticks the same size as shoes, feathers and stones that were round like a ball. 

 

Our theme learning for this half term is on childhood and the children have been looking at the differences between adults and babies. 

 

Please ensure that earrings are removed for PE days and a PE kit is provided

 

PE days:

Deer Class: Tuesday and Thursday

Foxes Class: Monday and Thursday

 

Congratulations to our award winners for this week. The children have worked so hard on displaying our school values and working hard.

 

 

 

21.07.23

Time to say goodbye! 

What an incredible year! Thank you all for your hard work, determination, enthusiasm and commitment. A big thank you to your families for their support too.

We have loved getting to know you all and supporting you on your journey through Year 1. It is a huge transition from EYFS and you have coped brilliantly. We are excited to see what Year 2 has in store for you all! 

Many thanks for your kind words and gifts, it means a lot to us all. 

 

We think you're very special, and we just wanted you to know.

This year has been amazing, we’re so sad to see you go! 

We've done so much together, we've laughed and smiled and learned. 

After such an exciting journey, enjoy the summer break you've earned.

 

Best wishes,

Mrs Bonnick and the Year 1 Team 

 

14.07.23

This week in literacy we have been reflecting on our time in year 1. We have continued to focus on capital letters, finger spaces and correct punctuation. 

In maths we have been learning about time, we will continue this next week. 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed spending time in their new classrooms, the children came back in on Thursday smiling and chatting about what they had been up to. 

Well done to Anabel, Rebeca, James H and Francie for your awards this week. Keep up the great work.

Next week we will be sending home exercise books. Please remember to bring a bag in on Monday. 

Please check at home and in your child’s bookbag for any Read Write Inc phonics books and library books. These need to be returned to school next week. 

Year 1 team.

 

07.07.23

 

It was wonderful to see so many of you at sports day on Wednesday. The children had a great time exploring the different activities. It was lovely to see them so engaged and excited by the different sports. 

This week we have continued practising makaton to sign animal names. We sang songs and re-told the story Dear Zoo using the signs we have learnt. 

In literacy this week we have changed root words by using prefixes and suffixes. Next week we will be completing some short burst writing activities with a focus on punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.

In maths this week we have been working on recognising notes and coins. Can you identify any coins or notes you have at home? Could you play shops and practise giving change?

It was wonderful to hear the children talk with such enthusiasm about their trip to London. The classrooms were buzzing with excitement as they retold events from the day. A huge thank you to Mrs Perry for organising such a wonderfully enriching trip and also to all of our staff and parent helpers who supported on the day. 

We are on countdown… just 2 more weeks left in year 1! 

Have a fabulous weekend. 

Year 1 team 😀

 

16.06.23

In literacy this week we have completed phonics based activities and looked at the structure of sentences. Next week we will complete an independent piece of writing. We will plan, rehearse and write a finding tale. 

In maths this week we have partitioned numbers into tens and ones, compared numbers with the same amount of tens and ordered numbers up to 100.  Next week we will be completing independent maths assessments. 

We have taken our science learning outside this week, enjoying the shade and breeze under the trees! Our new topic is Animals. We identified some animals that fit within the groups: mammals, amphibians, fish, reptiles and birds. 

Our phonics screening checks are now complete. You will receive your child’s score with their end of term report. 

Well done to Jessica, Max, Jacob and Ross for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Dates to remember:

School trip to London - Tuesday 27th June

Thursday 29th June 2023 - Sports day

 

 

09.06.23

In literacy this week, we have focussed on singular and plural nouns. We have changed singular words to plural by adding -s or -es. We have also looked at question marks, exclamation marks and full stops. 

Our focus in literacy next week is using and applying our phonics knowledge to support our independent writing and reading. 

In maths this week we have been learning about position. Using and practising the vocabulary, forwards, backwards, above, below, left and right. Remembering our left and right can be quite tricky. If you get a chance, please practise this skill at home. Today we went outside to complete some races to enforce our learning about ordinal numbers. 

Well done to Finley, James M, Nathan and Isabelle for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

Next week is phonics screening week. The children’s results will be published with our end of year reports. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

 

26.05.23

In literacy this week, we have written our invented story, using our storyboard. The children worked incredibly hard to write the beginning, middle and end of their very own finding tale… well done. 

After half term we will be focussing on exclamation marks, question marks and full stops and also singular and plural words. 

In maths this week we have been finding half and a quarter of a shape and quantity. This is quite a tricky concept so we have spent time working practically, using sharing circles and cubes. We took our learning outside today and drew large sharing circles on the playground… look out for our maths learning on the MUGA when you come to collect today. 

Well done to Harry K, Ananya, Brie and Rebeca for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

Have a wonderful half term, it looks like the weather is going to be kind to us!


 

12.05.23

In literacy this week, we have written our innovated story. We used strips of the story map, stuck in our book to help us remember and write each part. We worked really hard to remember capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and question marks. Some of us remembered to open and close speech using inverted commas.

Next week we will plan our very own finding tale. We will draw and describe our main character and setting before planning the beginning, middle and end of our story using a story map. 

In maths this week we have used arrays to solve repeated addition calculations. Some of us have explored the corresponding multiplication facts too. Next week we will be recognising half of an object, shape and amount. 

Well done to Finley, Zak, Ross and Ananya for your awards this week. Keep up the great work.

28.04.23

In literacy this week, we have continued to practise our new text No-Bot: The Robot With No Bottom! It has been lovely to hear that lots of the children are sharing their work with you at home. We have looked at repeating words, punctuation and speech marks. 

Next week we will innovate our story, changing the characters. We use our original story map and edit it, this then helps us when we come to write our innovated story. 

In maths this week we reviewed counting in 2’s and 5’s, we used coins to help us. We also worked on recognising and adding equal groups. Next week we will be exploring arrays and doubles. 

Well done to Joshua K, Noah, Liam and Lea for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

Have a fabulous bank holiday weekend. 

 

21.04.23

Welcome back. It has been lovely hearing the children’s stories from their Easter break. We have heard some fabulous recommendations for days out!

In literacy this week, we have introduced our new text - No-Bot: The Robot With No Bottom! We have completed our cold write, this is a piece of writing we do at the start of a unit. We can then compare the independent writing with our final piece. We have started to learn our new text using our fabulous story map. Please check your emails, we have sent the story map home!

Next week we will continue to rehearse and learn our story by heart. We will focus on writing speech and using speech marks.

In maths this week we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. There are some great songs on YouTube to help with remembering the sequence. We discussed multiplication facts too.

Next week we will continue to practise counting in 2s 5s and 10s. Coins are really useful to help with this skill. If you have any at home, have a go at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Well done to Alex, Kevin, Nathan and Abigail for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

Have a lovely weekend.

31.03.23

This week we have been learning about capacity and volume and the difference between the two. We woked practically to explore different volumes, using the vocabulary...full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and empty. 

In literacy we have written our own report, all about ourselves. We used our plan to help us with our heading, subheadings, did you know fact and picture. 

It was a pleasure to see so many of you on Wednesday for our Year 1 assembly. The children were fabulous! 

Wishing you a wonderful Easter break. 

Year 1 team 

23.03.23

This week we have planned our own non-chronological report, all about ourselves. Next week we'll be writing our reports. We have thought carefully about the heading, introduction, sub-headings, did you know fact and picture. We are excited to see the completed reports next week. 

In maths we have been measuring! We have used standard and non standard units of measurement. We used cubes and rulers to measure a variety of classroom objects. We came up with some important rules to follow, to ensure that we measure accurately. 

Next week we will be measuring capacity and comparing volume and mass. 

Dates:

Foxes class assembly - Monday 27th March - 9am 

When I Grow Up Day - 29th March - 9am assembly - Children to dress up as your future self. 

 

17.03.23 

 

In literacy this week we have looked at statements and questions. We discussed and practised what punctuation needs to be used for each. We are continuing to focus on consistent use of capital letters, finger spaces and punctuation. We have also completed some independent reading comprehension activities. 

 

In maths we have partitioned numbers into tens and ones, estimated on a  number line to 50 and found one more and one less than a  given number. 

 

On Thursday we enjoyed a fabulous mindfulness session. We learnt some new breathing techniques and discussed how these made us feel. Some of the feelings talked about were.. Calm, relaxed, sleepy and happy.

 

Next week we will write our innovated non-chronological report, we will also begin to make simple edits to our work. This is a brand new skill! 

 

In maths we will be starting work on measurement and capacity. 

 

Well done to Darcy, Blake, Dominic and Rosie for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Foxes assembly on Monday 27th March and to our joint assembly on Wednesday 29th March. Both will begin at 9am. 

 

Dates:

Foxes class assembly - Monday 27th March - 9am 

When I Grow Up Day - Wednesday 29th March - 9am Foxes and Deer assembly - Children to dress up as your future self. 


 

10.03.23

This week we have worked incredibly hard on an independent piece of writing. We have written a non-chronological report about a fictional place, called Planet Time.  We thought about who would live there and what they would eat and do. We made up some fabulous facts! We are working hard to remember our capital letters and full stops. 

In maths we have completed some independent tasks, we practised using a numberline and manipulatives to solve addition and subtraction calculations. 

Next week we will be completing some reading comprehension activities and continuing our work on Emperor Penguins. 

Well done to Thomas, Darcy, Abigail and Dominic  for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

A huge well done to Deer class for your amazing assembly. We are so proud of how well you spoke, sang and danced! Thank you for all of your hard work. Foxes, we cannot wait to see yours on Monday 27th March. 

Dates:

Foxes class assembly - Monday 27th March - 9am 

When I Grow Up Day - 29th March - 9am assembly - Children to dress up as your future self. 

 

03.03.23

We have thoroughly enjoyed World Book Week. It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying storytime on Tuesday evening. What a fabulous effort you have all made for your character dress up today. You look fantastic! A highlight of the week was definitely reading and listening to Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake poem and making some wonderfully chocolate cakes ourselves! 

In literacy this week we have planned our Emperor penguins report. We will soon be writing our invented non-chronological report. Next week we are continuing our focus on reports and will be completing an independent piece of writing. 

In maths we have enjoyed counting in tens. We have used dienes and songs to help us remember the number sequence. Next week we will be completing some independent maths activities. 

Dates:

Parents Consultations - Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March 

Deer class assembly - Friday 10th March - 9am 

Foxes class assembly - Monday 27th March - 9am 

When I Grow up Day - 29th March - 9am assembly - Children to dress up as their future self.

Have a wonderful weekend.



 

24.02.23 

We have started our new text in literacy, Emperor Penguins. We established that this is a non-fiction report. We have worked hard this week to draw our class story map and rehearse the text. We have used dictionaries to find the meaning of new words and practised writing questions. Next week we will draw a picture and write a caption to match, write some ‘did you know’ facts and then innovate our non-fiction text. 

In maths we have been solving subtraction calculations by counting all and counting back. We have focussed particularly on counting back using a number line. Next week we will be counting in tens and focusing on place value.

We have started our new computing topic: Data and information - grouping data. 

This unit introduces pupils to data and information. They will begin by using labels to put objects into groups, and labelling these groups. Pupils will demonstrate that they can count a small number of objects, before and after the objects are grouped. They will then begin to demonstrate their ability to sort objects into different groups, based on the properties they choose. Finally, pupils will use their ability to sort objects into different groups to answer questions about data.

Well done to Sophie, Joshua, Vlad and Isabelle for your awards this week. Keep up the great work. 

Dates:

World Book Week - Monday 27th February - Friday 3rd March 

Tuesday 28th February - Pupils to wear PJ’s to school - 5pm bedtime stories at school. 

Thursday 2nd March - Dress as a book character.

Thursday 2nd March - ‘Bake for Books’ cake sale after school

Deer class assembly - Friday 10th March - 9am 

Foxes class assembly - Monday 27th March - 9am 

When I Grow Up Day - 29th March - 9am assembly - Children to dress up as their future self.

 

03.02.23

We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting NSPCC Number Day. We explored a new book called How Many Jelly Beans. We read the story and estimated how many jelly beans we could see. We were amazed to see what one million jelly beans looks like! 

 

In maths this week we have been using number bond facts to help with addition. Next week we will be focussing on doubling numbers. 

 

In literacy we have been writing our invented set of instructions. We are trying hard to remember all of the features! Next week we will complete our instructions and focus on using conjunctions within a sentence.

 

Well done to Noah, Daniel, James H and Melisa for your certificates this week. Keep up the good work.

 

27.01.23

This week in literacy we have planned our invented set of instructions. We did this using words and pictures. Next week we are going to write them, we are really excited!

In maths, we have extended our knowledge of numbers, using a number line. We have also compared numbers, ordering them from greatest to smallest. Next week we are solving addition and subtraction calculations using a range of strategies. 

In P.E we have been practising different shapes such as pike, straddle, star and tuck. 

In our theme learning (Childhood) we have begun looking at ‘childhood through the ages, from the 1950’s to present day’. 

Well done to Harry, Anabel, Ivy and Tyler for your certificates achieved this week. We are very proud of the great example you set to Year 1!

Have a great weekend ☺

 

 

20.01.23

This week in literacy we have continued practising our instructional text, ‘How to Catch a Pirate’. We have been busy innovating our instructions by changing parts of the text and have finished the week by writing our innovated set of instructions. It was quite a challenge remembering all of the features of the text but we did a fantastic job! 

In maths we have continued exploring ‘teen’ numbers and their properties, partitioning them into 10s and 1s and using number lines to find ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ than a given number.

In P.E we have practised how to carry equipment safely and continued working on moving in different ways and holding a balance. We worked in pairs to create a sequence of movement and balance… it was great fun!

In our theme learning (Childhood) we looked at photos of babies, toddlers and children and put these in age order. We had lots of discussion about how we have changed over time. 

Well done to Alexia, Lara, George and Dominic for your certificates achieved this week. We are very proud of the great example you set to Year 1!

Next week we will be continuing our focus on instructions and create our own set of instructions. We will spend some time planning before writing them. 

In maths we will continue to practise using number lines and comparing numbers to 20.

Have a great weekend ☺

 

13.01.22

This week in literacy, we have been practising using bossy verbs (imperatives) with our new text ‘How to Catch a Pirate’. The children have particularly enjoyed making up actions to help us remember the words. We have also looked at time conjunctions, making shopping lists and role play of our pirate text.

In maths we have been exploring teen numbers and their properties, partitioning them into 10s and 1s and using part, whole models and number lines.

We have started our new scheme of learning in PE this week which the children are thoroughly enjoying. This is gymnastics. We look forward to introducing some of our fun equipment into these lessons moving forward.

In our theme learning we have started our new topic- Childhood. We have been looking at the journey from being a baby all the way through to being elderly and the children have created timelines to show these changes. We have discussed the increased responsibilities in life as we grow. The children are very much looking forward to sharing their photographs next week and ordering their own lives so far.

Well done to Daniel, George, Oakleigh and James for your certificates achieved this week. We are very proud of the great example you set to year 1!

 

Next week we will be continuing our focus on instructions and adapting our current text. In maths we will be moving on to using number lines in more depth to create independence and confidence in the children’s learning. 

 

 

16.12.22

This week in literacy, we have explored letter writing. We received a very special letter from Ellen the elf and had to respond to her. Our challenge was to use the conjunction ‘and’ and to write a question.

Could you write a letter to a member of your family and post it to them?

In maths we have continued exploring 2D shape names and properties.

Well done Felicity for your excellent work with your independent writing.

Well done to Lottie and Jacob for your excellent effort with your letter writing and patterns.

In computing we have created some wonderful self-portraits using the Paint app. This has been tricky and taken a lot of determination and resilience. We have learnt to use the paintbrush, eraser, fill, undo and shapes tools.

After the Christmas break we will be learning how to write instructions in literacy and focusing on numbers to 20, in maths.

 

02/12/22

We hope you all had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the extra day!

We have been continuing to write the story of 'Catch it!' and learning about verbs (action words). We have continued exploring adding and subtracting in Maths. We move on to shape next week. 

In Science we have enjoyed testing materials durability to water. In Theme we have been taking a walk and looking at ariel shots of Hemel Hempstead.

 

25/11/22

A big 'well done' to year 1 this week for their excellent concentration on their maths tests. We have been looking in English at a new story called,'Catch it!' which they have enjoyed and we look forward to writing our own version next week. We have enjoyed creating digital art in computing and creating art with paint. We have further explored the properties of materials in Science.

'Well done' to Harry in Foxes for his excellent work in Maths and 'Well done' Ananya for her excellent demonstration of good values. Have a lovely weekend with Freddie the Fox.

'Well done' to Alexia in Deer Class for your hard work.

 

18th November 2022

Hello 

In Maths, we have continued our work on subtraction. We have solved calculations by crossing out, taking away and by counting back on a number line. We also looked at fact families. Have a look at the video below which explains more…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByTCY3k21gw

In Literacy, we have mapped out our new story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We have sequenced and acted out the story. We have thought about the characters feelings. During this unit of work, we will be focussing on verbs.

Well done to Harry and Joury for your fantastic work and attitude this week.

Well done to Tyler for your excellent work in computing.

Next week is assessment week. The children will be completing tasks to enable us to identify any gaps in their learning.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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11th November 2022

Hello :-)

In Maths, we have been solving subtraction and addition calculations using part-whole models.

The webpage below explains this in more detail…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9pnb9q/articles/zfnvn9q

In Literacy, we have completed our work on The Gruffalo. We have written our innovated stories and used adjectives to describe a characters favourite food.  

Today we met together in the hall to talk about Remembrance Day, before gathering outside on the MUGA for the 2 minutes silence. Year 1 were incredibly respectful.

 

Well done Anabel, for working so hard on your writing.

Well done Hallie for your hard work in Science. 

 

Next week, in Maths we will be continuing to work on subtraction. We will subtract by crossing out pictures, using manipulatives to take counters away and by counting back on a number line.

 

In Literacy, we will be starting a new story, with a focus on verbs.   

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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