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Year 1 have had a busy half term and have been working really hard! Below is some of the work the children have produced. They are developing a real determination to keep pushing themselves and a resilient attitude not to give up.

 

Next half term we will be learning about the Titanic. To celebrate this topic we will be having a Year 1 sharing assembly on Friday 30th March at 9:30. We will send a letter out nearer the time but save the date!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from everyone in Year 1

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We are so excited to be back and are looking forward to the exciting events happening this term.

We are starting the Spring term with a Science unit ‘Animals including Humans’. Children will learn about how we keep safe and stay healthy, our senses and to name and locate different body parts.

To get a head start (and move your name up on the zone board) can you list 5 potential dangers in the kitchen? How would you keep yourself safe?

Maths

In Maths this term the children will continue their learning of how to add and subtract using a variety of methods. They will develop their confidence in self selecting resources and methods to answer a range of problems. They will continue their learning of counting in 2s and be able to represent this with objects or pictures.

Year 1 Pyjama day

On Thursday, Year 1 had a pyjama day. We enjoyed milk and cookies and a bedtime story. However, the children couldn’t get to sleep because of a noisy cat, dog and horse. How peculiar!

This is the story ‘I can’t sleep’ year 1 are currently learning.

I can’t sleep!

Once upon a time there was an endearing little girl and a mischievous boy who went to stay with their Grandma.

Last thing at night, Grandma said, “Goodnight”. She gave them a soothing kiss, switched off the light and closed the door… but the children said, “It’s too noisy!”

So, Grandma said, “What you need is a curious cat.”

So, she said, “Goodnight”, gave them a soothing kiss, switched off the light, closed the door… and the cat said, “meooooow!” but the children said, “It’s too noisy!”

So, Grandma said, “What you need is a loyal dog…”

So, she said, “Goodnight”, gave them a soothing kiss, switched off the light, closed the door… and the cat said, “Meooooow!” and the dog said, “Grrrr!” but the children said, “It’s too noisy!”

So, Grandma said, “What you need is a humorous horse…”

So, she said, “Goodnight”, gave them a soothing kiss, switched off the light, closed the door… and the cat said, “Meooooow!”, the dog said, “Grrrr!” and the horse said, “Neigh!” but the children said, “It’s too noisy!”

So Grandma said, OK – and she took away the cat – “meow!” She took away the dog – “grrrr!” She took away the horse – “neigh!”

Then, she said, “Goodnight”, gave them a soothing kiss, switched off the light, closed the door… and the children fell fast asleep.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to know how you can support your child with their learning at home, please see a member of the Year 1 team.

A busy first term

What a busy term we have had in Year 1!

The children in both the Monkey Tree’s class and Willow’s class have been working so hard this term. They are settling really well into life in Year 1 and are embracing lots of new exciting challenges in their new learning groups.

In English this term the children have really enjoyed learning to retell and write stories and instructions. Their most recent writing started with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children learnt to retell the story before they changed the main character. Their stories ranged from ‘Batman and the Three Bears’ to ‘Polly and the Three Bears’. Here is some of their work.

As always, please keep up the reading at home. This has such a huge impact on the children’s progress in reading and writing. It is also an opportunity for children to earn a raffle ticket. This raffle ticket is then entered into a draw where they can win books and team points. The more reading at home the more chances to be entered for a prize!

In Maths this term the children have enjoyed learning about lots of different topics.

These include:

  • Counting and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Telling the time
  • Measuring length
  • Recognising coins of different values

Here are some websites if you would like to continue supporting their learning at home.

http://www.ictgames.com/placeValue.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=17

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction