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Welcome to Year One!

Friday 25th November 2022

This week the children have been learning to solve subtraction word problems and enjoyed the opportunity to subract outside using natural objects. In Magnolia class in English the children have been writing lots of sentences using adjectives, capital letters and full stops. In RE, year one have been learning about how christians celebrate christmas and used wooden play sets to act out the nativity. In science Magnolia class played games to learn about and test their five senses (smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight). They particularly enjoyed smelling the pots and guessing what they contained!

Friday 18th November 2022

The children have had a busy week with lots of enthusiastic learning. Cherry class have been learning how to include adjectives, verbs, adverbs and conjunctions into their sentences.  Magnolia class have begun to learn the story of Billy Beetle, drawing their own story map to represent this story. They have been learning to retell it using actions and will complete lots of writing in the next few weeks about it. In maths both classes have been learning how to subtract by drawing pictures and using a number line.  Science was a practical lesson with the children learning the different parts of the body and what they were used for. In RE the children were learning about traditions at Christmas, they retold the story using the Nativity sets.

Friday 11th November 2022

This week in year 1 the children have been learning to subtract using objects such as cubes, Base 10 and counters. In English they have been learning about the features of a factsheet and exploring adjectives that they could use when writing about the weather. They worked in groups to take it in turns to identify the features. We have also started our nativity rehearsals - practising the singing and words that the children will be saying in the production. Learning actions for the songs, has been a particular popular part of the rehearsals with the children!

Friday 4th November 2022

Year 1 have had a busy start to the second half of the Autumn term.  They planned and wrote a piece of writing about their half term holidays. In maths they have continued the topic of addition but have used number lines and other concrete resources.  Our topic for this half term is 'Whatever the weather' and in geography the children have been using maps and globes to identify hot and cold countries. We then mapped the world out on the floor and added different types of animals.

Friday 21st October 2022

This week in English the children have been working hard to write sentences about the story 'Izzy GIzmo', learning to use a capital letter and full stop. In maths they have been learning to partition (break down) numbers using the part, part, whole model. They have used cubes for example to find how many ways they can partition 10 into 2 groups. In PE the year 1 children enjoyed a joint PE lesson in which they learnt to throw a ball accurately underarm to a partner. In science  the children learnt to sort different materials depending on their properties.The children have also been developing their art skills continuing with learning to create sculptures using play doh.

Friday 14th October 2022

This week the children have enjoyed making sculptures in art using paper, straws and play -doh. In English they have been writing captions and checking sentences to make sure they make sense.  Maths has been a practical affair this week with the children learning to add numbers using concrete objects. In history the children were able to sort radios into older and newer and put them on a timeline. Science is about the properties of the materials that objects are made of; children were encouraged to use scientific language such as rigid and bendy, hard and soft, shiny and dull to decribe the properties.

Friday 7th October 2022

This week in year 1 the children have been learning to identify the noun and verb in sentences in English. The children have enjoyed creating their own sentences using sentence cards and used these to write a sentence. In maths they have been learning to count forwards, backwards, form number correctly and use a number line. Today they learnt about ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd etc.) In outdoor PE they have been learning to accurately throw a beanbag to a partner and they enjoyed the challenge! In history they have been learning to sort radios into groups of older and newer as well as along a timeline. Every day the children have been practising their handwriting and learning to form their letters correctly. In the outdoor area they have been learning to apply and practise the skills and knowledge that they have learnt in the indoor classroom. 

Friday 30th September

In maths this week the children have been learning to find one more and one less than a number as well as discuss which numbers are greater than or less than another number, using the correct symbols. Also, they have been learning to form capital letters correctly and use them in a sentence. In history they enjoyed using a string telephone to learn about how sound particles travel through the air. Magnolia class have been on a materials hunt around the school to identify how different materials are used. In indoor PE the children enjoyed moving to music to create a jungle animals themed dance. 

Friday 23rd September

This week we have been busy learning to match numbers to 20 to the corresponding word during maths lessons. In English the children have been learning to write sentences that contain a subject and verb as well as capital letters and full stops. In history they have been sorting photos of telephones into older and newer groups as well as along a timeline from oldest to newest. They particularly enjoyed investigating the phones from different eras. During a science lesson the children enjoyed going on a materials hunt around the school to identify glass, paper, wood, plastic and metal. In PE lessons they have been learning to roll a ball accurately to hit a target. In art they have been investigating how to manipulate playdough to make different shapes and sculptures.

Friday 16th September 2022

This week has seen the children settling into formal learning and tasks.  In maths they have been recognising, ordering and representing numbers. In English they have been learning the story of Izzy Gizmo, adding actions and symbols to help them remember. In science they have been starting to learn about what different materials objects are made out of. In our outdoor area they have been learning through play and the linked learning activities. 

Friday 9th September 2022

Year one have had a fantastic start to the year learning about the continent of Europe. They have learnt numbers and colours in different languages as well as painting their versions of The Mona Lisa and The Northern Lights. The children have learnt about traditional spanish dress and landmarks in France and Italy. One of the favourite activities from this week was learning the Italian playground Lupa mangia frutta (the fruit eating wolf). They have also been learning to read in phonics this week and enjoyed playing different phonics games.

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