Year 1

Weekly Review!

As ever it has been a very busy week in Year 1. We have begun practising for our Christmas Show and are all very excited about it. We have lots of lines and songs to learn so please help us with these at home!

Alongside show rehearsals we have still been doing lots of fun learning! In Maths we have moved on to measuring length and really enjoyed measuring the length of different parts of the school using our footsteps and metre sticks. We decided using metre sticks was a more accurate way to measure as we all have different size feet! We also used specific language to talk about length and discussed which room was longer or shorter than others. In Literacy we have begun to innovate our recipe of the apple pie to make it a Christmas Pie and this links to our show too!
We completed some fun experiments in Science around our senses including one where we had to blind taste different foods and guess what it was. We talked about different tastes and which we preferred. We have also been continuing our work on food around the world and we looked at where different food was grown and discussed reasons why food was grown in certain places and not others.

This week has been Anti Bullying Week and we all enjoyed wearing our odd socks on Monday! This was a great way for us to begin talking about how we are all different and how we should all celebrate our differences!

Just a reminder that it is non uniform day on Tuesday 21st November for all junior school children with a 100 baht donation going to the school’s charity partners.

Thank you for you continued support. Year 1 have a very busy few weeks ahead and we look forward to sharing it all with you.

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Songs for our Christmas Show!

Dear Parents,
Over the next few weeks we will be rehearsing lots for our Christmas show extravaganza! We have lots of songs to learn so it would be great if you could practise singing with us at home!

Food Glorious Food! (To the tune of the song from Oliver)

It is worth us waiting for
December the 24th
All we ever want is Christmas!
Every day we say a prayer —
Will we see him in the air?
All we ever want is Christmas!

Nothing is better than eating a pie
Can you picture it now in your mind?
It’s so sticky and gooey and proper delicious
We all need a pie at Christmas

Food, glorious food!
Hot ham and mustard!
While we’re in the mood —
Christmas pie and custard! (soloist 1)
Turkey, pudding and candy canes
What next is the question? (soloist 2)
We hope that we don’t get –
in digestion!

Food Glorious food
We’re want to try it
Three banquets a day
Our favourite diet
Just picture a great big pie
Fried, baked, or stewed
Oh food! Magical food! Wonderful
food! Marvelous food!
Glorious food

Din Don Dan! (Jingle Bells)

Dashing through the town
On Christmas day,
Singing Christmas songs
Laughing all the way
Bells from the chiesa ring,
Christmas lights shine bright,
Oh what fun it really is, to celebrate tonight.

Oh Din Don Dan, Din Don Dan
Din Don all the way
Oh what fun it is to celebrate
On Christmas day

Oh Din Don Dan, Din Don Dan
Din Don all the way
Oh what fun it is to celebrate
On Christmas day, hey!

Everyone is eating,
Lots of yummy food,
Seafood and fish,
What a happy mood!
Families together,
Sharing Christmas joy,
This is such a special time
For every girl and boy!

Oh Din Don Dan, Din Don Dan
Din Don all the way
Oh what fun it is to celebrate
On Christmas day!

Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!

Not only green in summer’s heat,
But also winter’s snow and sleet.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Of all the trees most lovely;
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Of all the trees most lovely.

Each year you bring to us delight
With brightly shining Christmas light!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Of all the trees most lovely.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
We learn from all your beauty;
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
We learn from all your beauty.

Your bright green leaves with festive cheer,
Give hope and strength throughout the year.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
We learn from all your beauty.

Ding Dong Merrily on Pie (High)!

Ding dong dong
Ding dong dong…
Ding dong merrily on pie,
In Sydney bells are ringing:
Ding dong! The sun is in the sky
and kangaroos are jumping.

Australia, the turkey’s on the barbie
Australia, the turkey’s on the barbie
Ding dong merrily on pie,
In Melbourne kids are cheering
Ding dong the lights are shining high
and the chocolate is all melting.

Australia, the turkey’s on the barbie
Australia, the turkey’s on the barbie

Ding dong merrily on pie,
In Queensland parents are wrapping
Ding dong Santa’s sleigh will fly
and everyone.

Rocking Around the Cinnamon Tree

Rocking around the Cinnamon Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Delicious smells for you and me
We give the bark a chop
Rocking around the Cinnamon Tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some Christmas pie
and we’ll do some travelling
You will get a very hungry feeling
When you smell, tasty festive
Christmas treats; topped with cinnamon and raisins.

Rocking around the Cinnamon Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancing merrily
In a Christmas kinda way

You will get a very hungry feeling
When you smell, tasty festive
Christmas treats; topped with cinnamon and raisins.

Rocking around the Cinnamon Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a Christmas kinda way

Thank you for your support!

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Weekly Review

Year 1 has had a busy and enjoyable week continuing our learning based around the story ‘How to make an Apple Pie and See the World’.

In Literacy we have been looking at the features of a recipe and thinking of actions to match instructions for making an apple pie. We then drew story maps to help us remember the ingredients needed and how we make the pie.

In Numeracy we followed a recipe and used balance scales and a given number of cubes to measure out ingredients. We then applied our weighing skills to begin to solve simple problems involving weight.

In Science we have been exploring our five senses and identifying which parts of the body we use for which sense. We had great fun collaborating with our friends to make ‘Senses’ posters.

In Geography we have been learning to locate and name the seven continents that make up our world using maps, atlases and globes. The children have really enjoyed finding Thailand, the U.K and other countries they have visited on large floor maps.

Just a reminder that can you please send in any reading books that you may still have at home as we are missing quite a few? Thank you.

Have a lovely, restful weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Odd Socks Day for Anti Bullying Week!

Please wear odd socks on Monday 13th November to show your support for Anti Bullying week and to celebrate what makes us all different!

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1JS celebrate Loy Krathong!

We have had a fantastic day celebrating Loy Krathong in 1JS. We really enjoyed making our krathongs and worked so hard to get them all finished! We hope you have fun floating them tonight.

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.

Miss Sharman

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Weekly Review 30/10/17

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready for all the exciting learning we have planned for this half term. Our topic during the first part of this half term is food and we have had a very busy week introducing us to this topic.

On Tuesday we started our day by trying a piece of apple pie! Some of us thought it was delicious and some of us weren’t so sure but we all had a go at tasting something new. We thought about the ingredients needed to make an apple pie and listened to the story ‘How to Make an Apple Pie and see the World’. In this story we learned about all the places around the world we can find the ingredients and found the countries on a map. We even went on a scavenger hunt around school to find the ingredients! In Literacy we thought of lots of adjectives to describe how the apple pie smelled, looked and tasted and worked hard to use our sounds when spelling the words.

In Maths we have been learning about weight. We have been comparing the weights of different objects and identifying which items are heavier and lighter. We enjoyed using the balance scales to measure different objects. We are becoming confident at using the correct vocabulary when discussing the weights of different objects and have been practising ordering objects from the lightest to heaviest.

In Science we started learning about the human body. We enjoyed drawing around our friends and labelling their body parts using the correct vocabulary.

In Geography we have been learning about where food comes from. We looked at lots of different food and talked about where we think they come from and how we think they are made. We wrote a list of lots of questions we have about food and look forward to finding out the answers!

On Thursday and Friday morning we had a lovely time singing in the recital hall and in the memorial hall as part of the Ex Cathedra celebrations.

On Friday we had a fantastic time celebrating Loy Krathong and making Krathongs with our teachers. We hope you enjoy floating them at home!

As you can see, we have had a very exciting and busy week in Year 1.

Just a reminder to make sure your child comes to school with a water bottle and a hat everyday as well as their guided reading book in their book bag.

The Year 1 Team ​

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1SW celebrate Loy Krathong!

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1NM eat apple pie

1NM sampled some apple pie today and tried to think of adjectives to describe it. Here are some adjectives we came up with…
‘Slimy,’ ‘yummy,’ ‘crumbly,’ ‘wet.’ You can’t please them all!

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Weekly Review

The weekly review so far is below.

We have had a super busy week in Year 1!

As you know, in History, we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London this term. We have been continuing to develop our knowledge of this historical event. On Tuesday, the Fire Brigade came to visit. They spoke to us about what it was like to be a fire fighter and what they use to put out fires. We got to touch their uniforms, sit in their fire engine and some of us even got to spray an extinguisher. It was very loud!

This week in Numeracy, we have been continuing to work on addition and subtraction by solving word problems. We had to read the questions carefully, underline the important information and then write a number sentence. We could choose to solve the problem in our heads, using counters or a number line. We have been working on explaining our work using full sentences to say ‘why?’

In Science, we became ‘material detectives’. We had to read the property descriptions and match them to the materials around the room. We had to remember all of the properties that we have learnt, to help us to find the correct ones.

In Literacy this week, we have been continuing to innovate the story of the Three Little Pigs. We thought about how our characters would move and what they would say. We used our puppets and our mask that we made in class to help us tell our stories to our friends. We had some really interesting ideas like, ‘The Three Little Bunnies and the Big Bad Elephant’ and “The Three Little Kittens and the Big Bad Tiger’.

To finish off the week, yesterday we had our first House Rotation Day. All of the children really enjoyed participating in all of the activities. We played a Three Little Pigs game, made Tudor houses, stained glass, built houses for pigs, decorated biscuits and we coded characters using Scratch. Everyone really enjoyed the day and it was a lovely way to end our topic.
Finally, yesterday we ended our Topic on the Fire of London we reenacted a street scene using model houses and set them alight to show why and how the fire spread so quickly. We were all very excited!

All of the staff in Year 1 would like to wish all of the children and their families a safe, restful and enjoyable half-term break. We look forward to seeing you all again next half-term for more great learning.

The Year 1 Team.

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House day!

We had lots of fun today taking part in different activities linked to our topic this term. We enjoyed spending time in our houses too!

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