Year 1 have had an exciting week counting down to Christmas! The children have been taking part in lots of fun Christmas themed activities and crafts in their classes. We also want to say well done to the choir children for their amazing singing in the Christmas concert this week, they were fantastic!
In Literacy, we have been completing our unit of work on The Jolly Christmas Postman. The children have used the adjectives they previously thought of to write sentences describing Santa’s workshop. They have also helped to share write a letter to the Jolly Postman asking him questions about his job and wishing him a Happy Christmas. We have also had fun writing Christmas cards to our families.
In Maths, we have continued counting in 2s and 5’s and revised our learning on fact families, finding two addition and two subtraction number sentences for a given number. The children have also enjoyed working on their Christmas math’s activity books, which they can complete at home.
In our Topic lessons, we have continued using the iPads to practice our coding skills to make simple algorithms. We have also been testing our logic and reasoning skills by playing the Christmas Tree Light Up game. We had to use trial and error to move the wires and bulbs to light up the whole Christmas tree. No-one has managed to complete it yet…they could continue to try at home!
Year 1 have had such a great term of learning and we are all very proud of how hard they have worked. The have made fantastic progress and should be proud of their achievements.
Thank you for all of your support this term and we wish you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with your families.
The Year 1 Team
It’s definitely starting to feel like Christmas in Year 1 this week! The children have really enjoyed decorating the classrooms and making it feel Christmassy. We have been taking part in lots of Christmas craft activities such as making and decorating Christmas trees, making snowmen and even making our own Santa’s workshops in our classrooms!
In Literacy, we have continued to read ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’. The children have been so excited to find out where he is going to deliver his next letter! We have nearly finished our story maps for the places he has delivered letters on his adventure. The children thought about Santa’s workshop and we watched some videos, looked at pictures and discussed what it might be like. We used our knowledge of our senses to think of adjectives to describe what it would be like if we were there.
In Maths, we have started learning how to count in 2s and 5’s. Please practise this with us at home, we’re getting quite good!
In our Topic lessons, we have been learning about the work of an artist called Arcimboldo. He paints portraits using fruit as inspiration. We had a go at designing and creating our own pictures. They have turned out beautifully! As part of our computing learning, this week we used the iPads to use code to make simple algorithms. We showed fantastic determination and perseverance.
On Thursday, we were very lucky to watch 1SN’s assembly. It was all about how Christmas is celebrated around the world and it was fantastic! Thank you very much to 1SN!
Next week is the final week of Term 1! We are very proud of how far the children have come in their independence and learning.
We would like to remind you that the children’s Christmas Party is next Thursday, after lunch. Parent reps, please can you bring all the food and decorations in on the morning of the 13th so the teachers can prepare this at lunch time. We look forward to celebrating with you at 1.45 in the classrooms.
As always, thanks for your continued support.
The Year 1 Team
We have been so lucky over the last few weeks to have a number of parents come in and teach us how to cook a variety of food! Here are just a few photos from our delicious workshops…
We had such an amazing time today learning how to make dumplings! Some parents from 1SN came into show us how to make them and we spent time learning how to do it ourselves. We thought they were absolutely delicious!
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!