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Toys

We have been looking at old and modern toys. First the children

worked in pairs to discuss the features of their toy and how they knew if it was old or new.

 

Ordering Toys

After identifying if toys are old or new, the children discussed which period of time they belonged to. Using photographs and actual toys the children created a time line.

 

 

 

Maths with marshmallows!

Summer One Homework

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Spring 2 Year 1 Overview

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Paws, Claws and Whiskers

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Children designed and made their own animal masks using a range of different materials.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 children worked collaboratively to create a jungle display board.

 

The children explored animal footprints, which appeared in our classroom. They measured and compared the length

and width of the prints. Then discussed which animal they belonged to.

 

Giraffes Can't Dance

by Giles Andreae

In Year 1 we have been reading Giraffes Can't Dance. The children have worked collaboratively to use their inference skills to identify how Gerald felt at different stages throughout the text. Once the children had identified how Gerald felt they looked at vocabulary they could use other than happy and sad. The groups of children then presented their thoughts and ideas to the class about how Gerald felt and why.

Working with Numbers

This week children have been working on their knowledge of numbers to 50.

The children worked with tens frames, Numicon and Base Ten to identify the place value of digits. they then compared the numbers. Some children started to work on place value beyond 100.

 

World Book Day

Thursday 1st March

1Ws Trip to Blackpool Zoo

On Thursday 8th March 1W visited Blackpool Zoo which links with our animal topic.

We enjoyed seeing all the animals and taking part in our 'Jungle Bustle' Workshop. In our workshop we learnt about the different layers of the rainforest and animals that live there. We even got to meet and hold a giant hissing cockroach.

We even enjoyed a picnic near the camel enclosure.

1WD's Zoo Trip

1WD visited Blackpool Zoo on Friday 9th March as part of our Paws Clwas and Whiskers topic. They enjoyed taking part in the Jungle Bustle Workshop and learning all about the Amazon. The children also got to see a fantastic Sealion show. All of the children had a fabulous time and will continue to write about the trip and what they learnt.

Capacity

This week children have been learning about capacity and measuring using non standard units such as cups of rice, cubes, beads and using water. The children have enjoyed working collaboratively and solving practical problems.

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!

Science Day

 

On Friday 16th March Year 1 enjoyed a day of Science. We investigated why objects float and sink. The children were given the following statements to investigate:

  1. All heavy things sink and light things float.
  2. Objects have to have trapped air to float.
  3. Something has to be completely on top of the water to float.

 

The children made predictions about what they thought  would happen during the days activities.

The children worked through all three activities and worked collaboratively to identify if the statements were true or false.

The children really enjoyed all the activities. They found that objects can float even when partly submerged and that the objects should have some trapped air in order to float. They also learnt the new term buoyancy.

Sport Relief 2018

Year 1 children walked the Boundary Golden Mile in order to raise money by walking the miles to Kenya. In total Year 1 walked a total of 46 miles. Each child completed 1 mile by completing 3 circuits. 

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Phonics Activities

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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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Reading into Writing

 

Year One have participated in re-enacting the story of Lost and Found. We ordered the story and took freeze-frame shots of our favourite parts.

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Spectacular Science

 

1WD enjoyed an afternoon of fun being taught by Mrs Bunday. We needed to free the Lego man and learned that we must use heat to melt ice!

 

1W re-enacted how particles in liquids and solids act.

We enjoyed investigating different was to break down ice. We used salt and warm water to melt the ice, a hammer to chip away at the ice and dropped the ice on a hard and soft surface.

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Beebots

 

The children were able to identify the job of each button by experimenting with the Beebots.

We discussed how and why robots need instructions linked to everyday jobs.

The children had the challenge to get the Beebot to move past the taped line and back again. Just by using the clear, forwards, backwards and go buttons.

They found this tricky at first because the children kept forgetting to clear their previous instructions. Once children grasped how to program the robot they could easily edit and debug their algorithm to adjust the distance and direction it moved.

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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 8th February 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 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 taken 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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