A huge Thank you to Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Harman who came and helped us to make delicious English Cheddar Cheese and Sweetcorn muffins. We used a recipe, read and followed each instruction, then we all had turns at mixing the ingredients and placing the mixture in our muffin cases. We had such fun and the muffins were delicious! Thank you so much Mrs Sullivan for organising such a fantastic cooking workshop!
It’s been another exciting week in Year 1! It has been great to have some parents come in to school and cook with us this week. The children have absolutely loved having different people in and cooking new and interesting foods. We look forward to the sessions planned over the next few weeks. This ties in brilliantly with our learning in Science, which is exploring the senses. This week, we took part in a touch and taste experiment. We had to feel objects in a box and make predictions about what was inside. Then we had to taste test different foods while we were blindfolded and guess what it was. It was a lot of fun!
In Literacy we have been working hard with our writing. We have been writing instructions and trying really hard to remember to sound out every word correctly when spelling, use finger spaces and even a capital letter and full stop. The children have shown fantastic perseverance and determination.
We were very lucky to have an author visit us in school on Tuesday! See the previous blog post for some more information and photographs.
In Maths, we have been finding ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ of numbers to 20. We learned how to use Base 10, a new Maths resource, to help us. We have been drawing numbers in different ways and recording our learning in our Maths books.
We learned about Diwali this week and found out about how and why it is celebrated around the world. We are looking forward to dressing up and having our own school celebrations next Wednesday (15th November).
Next week is anti-bullying week and we urge you to talk about the importance of this with your children over the weekend.
We hope you have a restful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday!
Many thanks for your continued support,
The Year 1 team
We had an excellent time last week with Ex Cathedra visiting our school!
We learned lots of new songs and have been singing them ever since!
Here are a few pictures
What a fantastic and busy week we have had in Year 1. The children have enjoyed lots of Halloween activities and they have also taken part in two excellent singing sessions with the singing group Ex Cathedra who are visiting from the UK. Thank you to all the parents who came to support the children for our Phonics come and learn session. The children love showing you what they have been learning.
In Literacy, we started off our learning with an exciting scavenger hunt to find the ingredients needed to make an apple pie. The children then used the photos they took on iPads to create a pic collage and label the ingredients. They have learnt about the features of instructions and made up actions to help them remember all of the features when they write their own instructions.
In Maths, we are learning about place value. The children have been putting numbers in the correct order and learning about tens and ones. They are learning to use the Base 10 resources to help them make two digit numbers to 20 and understand the value of each digit.
In our Topic lesson we thought about whether our food comes from plants or animals and the children were quite surprised to find out that cheese does not grow on trees! In Science, we have learnt about the five senses and which parts of the body uses each one.
Have a lovely weekend.
Year 1 Team.
Although it was a short week, we have been just as busy the last few days.
It was so lovely to see the children again after their holiday and we’ve all enjoyed hearing about what they did during half term break.
In Literacy, we have started our new book “How to make an apple pie and see the world.” To kick off our learning, we made our own apple pie and listed all of the ingredients needed as well as the steps we took in making it. We all really enjoyed it but the most fun part was when we all got to have a taste. We then used adjectives to describe the taste, smell, appearance and what it felt like. We will use this learning later on to help us write our own recipe instructions.
In Maths, we are learning about 2D shapes. We have been naming them and their properties as well as making shape pictures and sorting them into different criteria.
We also started our new Topic of Food and discussed what we know about food and what we might want to learn about next. In Science, we have started to learn about the human body and labeling the different parts.
We all wish you a happy and enjoyable weekend with your families.
Year 1 Team.
Here are the key dates for next half term:
Wednesday 24th October – Start of term
Thursday 1st November – Come and learn (Reading)
Friday 2nd November – Year 1 Parents in Partnership – Assessing and Reporting. 8.00 – 8.45
Thursday 15th November – Come and learn (Maths)
Thursday 29th November – Come and learn (Reading)
Friday 30th November – Sports Day 8am
Wednesday 5th December – School Closed
Thursday 6th December – 1SN class assembly
Thursday 13th December – Come and learn (Maths) – Final ‘come and learn’ of Year 1
Friday 14th December – School finishes at 12.50
First day of term 2 – Tuesday 8th January 2019