Year 1

Weekly Review 20/05/19

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The excitement is building in Year 1 as we are getting closer to our show date! We have been practising hard and are so looking forward to performing to you next week. Just a reminder that the the Year One show will start at 8am in the Memorial Hall on Thursday 23rd May. We hope you can make it and we can’t wait to entertain you! Please could we ask for your support in ensuring your child arrives at school by 7.30am each day next week, so that the children can get ready for their performances in plenty of time. 
In Literacy we have been writing our letters to Percy the Park Keeper, trying to include all the features we’ve learned about. We also then edited our letters to see if we could improve them. 
In Maths, we have been focusing on subtraction. We have been using a range of strategies and equipment to help us such as tens frames, part whole models, number lines and Base 10 blocks. 
In Science, we have been learning to name and label the different parts of flowers and trees. Next week we will be doing some actual planting of seeds and recording our plant’s growth, which we are very excited about. 
In Art, the children have been revisiting their sunflower drawings and continuing to improve and add detail to them. 
We hope you have a restful and relaxing weekend, ahead of Year One’s Bee Musical extravaganza next week! 
 
The Year 1 Team  ​
 

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Weekly Review Friday 10th May 2019

Dear Parents,

It’s been another fun and busy week in Year 1! We have been practising our show in the Memorial Hall which has been very exciting! Most of the children know their lines well and we are now working on making sure they can say them loudly and clearly enough for everyone to hear what they are saying. Any help you can give at home would be greatly appreciated!

In Maths the children are learning how to make and record number sentences for number bonds to 20. We have been partitioning numbers using our part, part, whole models and the children are getting quite confident with this.

In Literacy we have been focusing on the book ‘After the Storm’. We have been thinking about ways that Percy can help to fix the park after the big storm came. This week, we planned letters to write to Percy to share our ideas with him. Next week, we will be writing the letters!

In Science we have been learning about the trees we can find around the school grounds. We have been on a tree hunt around the school to identify the trees. Ask the children to tell you the names of some of the trees around Bangkok!

In Art the children have been working on their sunflower drawings. We spent time looking at our drawings from last week and making improvements to make them more realistic. The children are getting better at drawing what they can see, using careful observation skills.  

Next week all of Year 1 will be practising the Year 1 show together in the Memorial Hall! Please practise your children’s lines with them over the weekend so they are ready for our Monday rehearsal.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team 

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Weekly Review 3.5.19

Dear Parents,

This week the children have been busy rehearsing their scenes for our Year 1 show. They have a lot of lines to remember and songs to learn. Thank you for the fantastic support you have given your children so far.

In Literacy, we read the story of Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth to kick start our writing. The children then wrote down their ideas for how to help the animals who have lost their home in the storm. We also learnt about the features of letter writing.

In Maths, we have been learning about place value. The children have been partitioning two digit numbers into tens and ones using base ten resources. They have been using a place value grid to make different numbers and comparing them using the greater and less than signs.

In Science, we have been learning about which plants are native to Thailand. The children observed them and incorporated them into a garden scene drawing.

In Art, we have learnt about the famous artist Vincent Van Gough. We looked at some of his famous sunflower paintings and drew our own sunflower pictures using sketching and shading skills.

In Topic, we have learnt about aerial photos and found out about human and physical features of landscapes.

On Friday the children enjoyed wearing yellow for the celebration ceremony to commemorate the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

 

Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely long weekend and see you back in school on Tuesday 7th May.

The Year 1 Team

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Weekly Review 05/04/19

Dear Parents,

WE MADE IT! Another fantastic term has come to a close, and what an action packed one it was too! Let’s look back at our last week…

On Monday, we went to Kidzania, which was the most fun! The children assumed the roles of detectives, vets, delivery people, chefs, designers and so much more! It was a fantastic experience enjoyed by both children and adults alike!

On Wednesday, we celebrated Songkran by wearing our colourful shirts, eating delicious snacks and even getting our friends a little wet. It was lots of fun!

On Thursday, we joined in with the Fun Run. It was great to see so many of you there, sporting the charity ‘Fun Run’ t-shirts.

On Friday, the Thai department hosted a palm watering ceremony, which was a lovely way to cap off the term.

In Literacy, we recorded our own stop motion animations, using our dioramas and clay models of Beegu. It took quite a bit of time and practise, but we’re very happy with our end results!

In Maths, we looked at quarters and halves of shapes. We coloured in different fractions of shapes and tried to solve some tricky fraction problems. Why don’t you ask your children to find halves, quarters and wholes around your home? Well that’s it for now…

Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely and well-earned break.

Sawadee pee mai,

The Year 1 Team

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Year 1 Weekly Review 29.03.19

​​This week started off in a fun and exciting way with the Charity Fair on Monday afternoon. Thank you to all of you who came to support it and had a go on Year’s One’s infamous ‘Splat the Rat” game!
We then watched the fabulous Year 4 show ‘Dragon Days’ on Tuesday morning and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! The acting and singing was brilliant! Well done to all involved!
In Literacy this week we have been looking at play scripts and their key features and then wrote our own about Beegu being reunited with his family. We are going to use these to create animations next week using our dioramas. 

In Maths, we have started learning about fractions and dividing objects and shapes into halves and quarters. We even made jam sandwiches and ‘halved’ them to share with a friend! Perhaps you could make a pizza or cake at home and share it into halves and quarters. 

In Science, we are continuing to learn about materials and their properties. We read cryptic descriptions and then matched them to the actual material. 

In History this week, we are focusing on the female explorer Amelia Earhart and, in groups, have been researching and matching answers to key questions about her life. 

Just a reminder that on Monday 1st April it is our trip to Kidzania. The children are so excited! PE school uniform needs to be worn and can your child bring a jumper/cardigan with them please? Also the children need to bring a small backpack containing their water bottle and a wallet/purse to keep their KidZo money in.​ Thanks for your support with this. 

Have a great weekend,

The Year 1 Team​

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Weekly Review 22.03.19

What a busy week we have had in Year 1!

The children have been using their imaginations to think about what Beegu’s home might look like. They had so many brilliant ideas and were very creative when drawing pictures of Beegu’s home. We have been writing setting descriptions about what Beegu’s home is like, making sure we think about what we can see, hear, feel and find. Ask us about some of our descriptive sentences, they are very impressive!  The children are much more confident with using finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. We are really trying to use connectives and descriptive vocabulary to make our sentences longer and more interesting.

We have also been using our drawings of Beegu’s home to inspire us to make Dioramas! The shoeboxes been put to use and we are making Beegu’s home inside. They are looking very exciting! The children are really enjoying using all sorts of different materials to create their dioramas.

In Maths, the children are still practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. They are getting much more confident with this now. Any extra practise you can do at home would be appreciated! The children have started learning about sharing equally. They have been using a range of concrete materials to practise sharing equally and are using the new vocabulary with increasing confidence.

The children have been learning how to use more tools in DT this week. Now, they know how to use sand paper, hammers, hand drills and a vice! Soon, they will be putting all of their new found knowledge to the test by designing and making their own spaceships!

In Science, the children are developing their learning about materials. This week, the children learned how to compare and group everyday materials, using scientific vocabulary such as absorbent, opaque, transparent and waterproof.

In History the children are learning about Christopher Columbus. This week, we chose important pictures to tell the story of his life and put them in the correct order. Next week, we will be learning about a new explorer!

Just a reminder that Monday 25th March from 2.45 – 4pm is the Charity Fair. The Year 1 teacher’s will be running a stall, please come along and show your support!

Please remember to hand in your medical and consent form for our trip to KidZania as soon as possible!

Have a great weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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Weekly Review 15/3/19

Dear Parents,

It’s been another busy week in Year 1!

In Literacy we have been having fun getting into role and acting out parts of the Beegu story which is our focus text. This is really helping the children to practise their speaking and listening skills and develop their confidence to perform in front of an audience. The children have then used their ideas to write sentences about the thoughts and feelings of different characters.  

In Maths we have been learning about arrays, which are a pictorial representation of numbers to help children eventually understand times tables. We are learning the difference between a column and a row and using our 2’s, 5’s and 10’s knowledge to help us interpret each array. We have also completed some work on doubling numbers.

In Science we have continued to learn about Materials and have been exploring their different properties. We have been learning to use words to describe them such as shiny, dull, rough, smooth, bendy, waterproof, absorbent, opaque, transparent.

In History we looked at the famous explorer Amelia Earhart and found out why she is famous. The children enjoyed learning about her adventures!

This half term in D&T we will be learning how to use a variety of tools safely in order to build a spaceship! This week we used a hand drill and sand paper.

 

Notes

1CD’s class assembly on Thursday 21st March at 7:50 am in the Memorial hall.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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Weekly Review 04.03.19

Dear Parents,
 
It has been such a fun-filled week, this week.
In Maths we have been continuing our work on making groups of amounts and generating pictorial representations. We then moved on to writing repeated addition number sentences. This helped us practice our counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 that we learnt last week. 
 
In Science, our work on materials has continued and this week we all went on a hunt for different materials around the school and then made a pic-collage. Ask us at home about the materials we know. 
 
As you know we have been celebrating ‘Fully Booked Week’ and have been fully immersing ourselves in reading. 
We kicked off the week with a look on the balcony where we found a very mysterious looking spaceship and some peculiar yellow creatures. We had to make predictions about what had happened and then we were introduced to our new story book- Beegu. After listening to the story, we wrote sentences describing our favourite part. 
​We have been thinking and talking about Beegu’s feelings, thoughts and actions throughout the story. We are all enjoying it so far.
 
On Wednesday, we had some visitors from Year 6 join us for some reading. We shared our favourite books with them and then they read some wonderful stories to us too. It was a lovely experience. 
 
Finally, on Friday we had our super dress up day and all of the children and staff looked amazing in their alien costumes. Thank you for coming to watch us in our parade, it was great to see so many of you there. Later on in the day, we had a special assembly all about book week and we got to see the best dressed from each year group. Congratulations to the winners. 
Here are some photos from the week: 

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Weekly Review 01/03/19

Dear Parents,

Welcome back – we hope you had a lovely break and are ready for another action packed half term!

Because we all had so much fun on our holidays, in Literacy we decided to write about all of the exciting things we did. We made sure to use the past tense, include punctuation, and use our phonics to help us spell. It was a lot of fun sharing stories of our adventures last week!

In Maths we counted in 2s, 5s and 10s and thought about any patterns that might arise. We used a variety of manipulatives to represent the multiples – ask us what ‘represent’ and ‘multiples’ means, we’re really good at explaining this!

In Science we began our new topic on Materials and shared what we already know about materials, and what we would like to find out this half term.

In History we looked at the famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and put his life events in the correct order.

This half term in D&T we will learning how to use a variety of tools safely in order to build a spaceship! This week we used hammers and nails, and made sure to keep our fingers and eyes safe.

That’s all for this week!

Don’t forget – next week is Fully Booked week and on Friday 8th March the children will parade in their homemade alien costumes! Parents are welcome to watch the parade, which will begin at 7:50 in the long court.

Have a fantastic weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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Weekly Review 15.02.19

 
We can hardly believe that we are at the end of another half term and what a jam-packed few weeks it’s been!
 
The highlight of this week has most definitely been our trips to City Campus.
The children were fully immersed in all things African and loved every minute. We made and tasted delicious Moroccan cous -cous, learnt an African dance and created colourful masks. It was lovely to see all the children from both campuses learning together and having so much fun! 
 
In the classroom this week, we have been writing non-chronological reports about the African animal that we researched last week. We have been trying to extend our sentences using connectives such as and, because, so and also. Our reports are now going to be made into a class fact book about African animals! Come and have a read sometime!
 
In Maths, we have been learning about length and height, focusing on comparing lengths using the language tall, taller, tallest and short, shorter, shortest. 
 
In Topic and Science we have been reflecting on all that we have learnt this half term about Africa and sorting and grouping animals. We are amazed at how confidently the children can now talk about their learning. ​
 
We are really looking forward to our pyjama afternoon today and raising money for our charities. 

Have a lovely week’s holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 25th February. Thank you for your continued support this half term. 
 
The Year 1 Team

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