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Spring Term 1

Winter Wonderland

 

Year one have come back to a Winter Wonderland in their classroom. As part of their WOW, children have painted using snow, researched about cold-climate animals and investigated ice and its properties! Chilly start to the term!

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We completed a capacity investigation. We had to predict which container would hold the most ice cubes. Then we estimated and measured the actual capacity of each container. Finally we wrote a conclusion about what we found out.

 

 

We used Ipads to research Polar Animals. Then we made our own fact books.

 

 

Then we wrote about different winter landscapes and completed a science investigation. We investigated how environments effect how ice melts. We made it a fair test and put ice outside and inside the classroom for the same amount of time. We found out that the ice inside had melted quickly leaving behind a lot of water. This was because it was so warm in the classroom.

 

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Autumn Term 2

'Bright Lights, Big City'

 

Welcome back.  We hope you have had a fun holiday! We are looking forward to starting our new topic ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ this half term. Below is our topic newsletter for you to see what the children will be learning this half term.

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This half term is going to be a very busy one in Year One. We will be learning all about our capital city of London, learning about the artist Kandinsky, testing everyday materials in science and practising for our annual performance of the Nativity.

WOW

 

We looked at the features of a city and landmarks in our capital city London. We worked together as a team to make some of London’s most famous sights.

Can you name the landmarks?

 

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D.T

 

Year One have took part in an investigation to decide which materials would be most suitable to build house for our class Elf. We then built our own using junk modelling

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Magical Magnets.

 

Year 1 investigated magnets and looked at materials which are attracted to magnets. We investigated how to solve problems using magnets and how they are used everyday

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Maths

 

In Maths we have been looking at place value of 2 digit numbers and identifying ways to represent them using base ten resources and Numicon.

 

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ICT

 

In ICT we have become confident when using IPADS. We used the Google search engine to find our about Guy Fawkes and learn about different media on websites.

We also became familiar with our school website and our Year 1 web page.

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Reading into Writing

 

In Reading into Writing we have been listening to the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretal. We have been role playing the story and describing the characters.

 

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Homework

 

Below is the homework topic for this half term. The projects and tasks are to be handed back in by 20th December so we can share our learning in class.

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Spellings

 

Throughout the year, the children will have weekly spellings to learn.  Below are the spellings for this half term.  Please practise them with your child as they will be tested on them every Friday.  Thank you.

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Autumn Term 1

'Me, Myself and I'

 

Welcome back to Year 1! We are looking forward to starting our new topic ‘Me, Myself and I’ this half term. Below is our topic newsletter for you to see what the children will be learning this half term.

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This half term, Year One are looking at themselves and the surrounding area we live in. Children will be carrying out a local walk around Grange Park to discover any new changes to the estate. We will be engaging in science activities by gaining a greater understanding of ourselves.

WOW!

 

Year 1 looked at parts of the human body and we investigated parts of our faces. We looked at each parts purpose. Then we created our self portraits using man made and natural objects.

Making a Healthy Sandwich.

In Year 1 as part of our DT and Science we designed and made healthy sandwiches. We did this after we learnt about balanced diets, kitchen safety and hygiene.

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Maths

We have been learning about addition and how to use the part, part whole model. We have been learning inside and outside the classroom.

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Visit from Reverand Thompson.

We have a visit from Reverend Thompson who talked to us about how Christians demonstrate their belief to God in everyday life. He also showed us some of the garments he wears in church.

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Our Local Area Walk

In Geography we have been looking at Grange Park and how it is changing.

Before our walk we used Google earth to look at our area and identify the route we wanted to take.

When out on our walk we noticed there are many types of houses on in the area and that buildings have now been knocked down and new ones are being built.

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Diwali Day

 

Year one have been learning about Hinduism. We celebrated Diwali by learning about the story of Rama and Sita. We ordered the main events and acted them out using masks.

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Homework

 

Below is the homework topic for this half term. The projects and tasks are to be handed back in by 26th October so we can share our learning in class.

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Spellings

 

Throughout the year, the children will have weekly spellings to learn.  Below are the spellings for this half term.  Please practise them with your child as they will be tested on them every Friday.  Thank you.

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Please read with your child every night and log this in the Reading Record book.  The books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday.

P.E

 

P.E will take place every Tuesday and Friday.  Please can you ensure that their P.E kit is in school and earrings are taken out.

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Year 1 Class of 2016/17

 

In Year 1 we have enjoyed lots of learning outside the classroom and through creative projects. We have covered topics about winter wonderlands, wild animals and dinosaurs. Year 1 children have developed in to confident speakers and performers by doing the Christmas show, our Year group assembly and taking part in the Choral Speaking Competition. It has been an energetic and enthusiastic year. The children have all become independent learns with a great Growth Mindset.

 

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