Year 1

Cooking in 1JS

We were very lucky yesterday to do some cooking with Billy’d dad from 1NM! We made a delicious Thai chicken salad!


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Weekly Review 9.11.18

Dear parents,

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


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1LJ Cooking workshop with Taubberg’s parents

1LJ had a fantastic time cooking moo sarong and steamed banana cakes with Taubberg’s parents yesterday. The children had a go at wrapping the noodles around the pork meatballs to make the moo sarong and we then chopped bananas for the banana cake. We also got to try the delicious foods for ourselves and take a bag of goodies home too. Thank you so much to Taubberg’s mum, dad and helpers for coming in and making learning to cook Thai food so much fun. We loved it!


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Author visit

Today we were very lucky to have a special visitor in Year 1. Margaret McDonald, a children’s author, came into school and read us some of her brilliant stories!

The children enjoyed this very much and can tell you about the stories at home!


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Ex Cathedra

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



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Weekly Review Friday 2nd November 2018

Dear Parents,

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.

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Weekly Review

Dear Parents,
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.

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Key Dates for 1B

Dear parents,

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

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Weekly Review 12/10/18

Dear Parents,

We have been keeping very busy in Year 1 over the last week. Here’s what we’ve been up to…

In Maths we have been naming and describing 3D shapes. We have been trying to use the correct mathematical language too, like ‘vertices,’ ‘faces’ and ‘edges.’ Can you help us to find and describe 3D shapes around the house?

In Literacy we have been writing our own verses for a poem. We thought of adjectives to describe appearance and feeling, listed verbs and even used a connective to explain our opinion. Very tricky stuff!

We raised money for the Sulawesi Earthquake on Tuesday through an own clothes day where we donated 100 B each.

We would like to take this moment to thank you for attending the parent/teacher consultations this week. Your continued support is always greatly appreciated.

Have a fantastic weekend, and half term break. See you back in school bright and early on Wednesday 24th October.

The Year 1 Team

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Weekly Review 5/10/18

Dear parents,

As we are getting closer to the end of term, we have been thinking about how far the children have come since their first day in Year 1! We are so proud of how settled they are in their new classrooms and how much more familiar they are with the routines of the day. We are especially proud of the children for becoming more independent and it’s great to see so many of them carrying and unpacking their bags in the morning.

In Literacy this week, the children have been poets! They have been working together in groups to help contribute to our very own class poem. The children had lots of fun making up lines for the poem and trying hard to make them rhyme. They especially enjoyed making up actions and performing them.

In Maths, we have been learning about subtraction. We have been using stories to help us to write number sentences and the children are getting much more confident with the subtraction symbol. They have been solving subtraction problems to help them understand their learning, too.

In computing this week, the children have been learning how to log in to Purple Mash. They completed some typing activities ready for lots of computing learning which is planned for next half term!

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our assembly in 1JS due to illness. The children worked very hard to learn the songs and poems by heart. Please ask them to perform these for you at home! The assembly will be rearranged for term 2.

Just a reminder that next week we have parent consultations on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th. If these dates are unsuitable for you, please speak to your class teacher who will happily arrange a different date for you.

We also have come and learn next Thursday with a Maths focus so we look forward to seeing you then!

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 1 team

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