Year 1 2020 - 2021
Hello Year 1!
Week Beginning 7.12.20
This week we have been learning our Number Bonds to 10. We are trying to learn all of the different ways we can add to make ten and write them independently as number sentences.
In English we have been reading and writing about Last Stop On Market Street. We have really enjoyed reading this lovely story and writing about what CJ could see, hear, say and feel on his bus journey.
This week our topic has been Music. We are really proud of our singing for the Nativity. Our songs are Little Donkey, Three Kings Came Riding, Mary’s Boy Child and It Was On A Starry Night. We hope you will be able to see it next week! Please keep checking Class Dojo for updates.
We loved having our snacks with Santa and showing off our dance moves at the Christmas party.
Well done to our award winners this week!
Pupil of the week- TJ
Writer of the week- Georgie
P.E Star of the Week- Ada
Week Beginning 30.11.20
Another busy week! We are still enjoying retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We are focusing on remembering to use capital letters and full stops in our independent writing.
In Maths, we have been practising our number bonds to 9. We are learning all the ways to add and subtract numbers to 9 and how to write our own number sentences.
In Computing, we have been learning to identify technology at home, in school and in our local community. We thought about all of the technology we use every day and how it can make our lives easier. We used Purple Mash to create our own Christmas cards and practised logging in and out and saving our work. Why not have a go at home? Remember to save and hand in your work so your teachers can see it!
Well done to our award winners this week!
Pupil of the Week- Vongai
Writer of the Week- Lucas
P.E Star of the Week Ruby
Week Beginning 16.11.20
This week our topic has been Art. We have loved using different materials, including pens, pastels, pencils, paint and crayons to create our own pictures. We explored the work of Joan Miro, a Spanish artist, and discussed what we liked about his work.
We have continued with our Little Red Riding Hood stories – they are beginning to get a bit scary! We are working really hard on our spelling, using our Fred Fingers to practise sounding out our words to help us spell them correctly.
In Maths we are continuing to learn our number bonds and how to use + - and = to write our own number sentences.
Well done to all our award winners this week!
Pupil of the Week- Victor
Writer of the Week- Isabella
P.E star of the Week- Joey
Week Beginning 9.11.20
It has been lovely seeing so many bright colours in school today! Thank you to everyone who donated money to Children in Need this week.
This week we have been reading and retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
In Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 6. We have written our own number sentences using the + - and = signs.
We have really enjoyed our Geography topic. This week we have compared Sherdley Park with Nairobi National Park in Kenya. We found both of them on a map and thought about the different animals we would find in each.
Our Pupil of the Week was Gabrielle.
Our Writer of the Week was Tilly.
Our PE Star of the Week was Max.
Our SCORE Awards went to TJ, Esmae, Lola, Ben and Zach.
Week Beginning 2nd November
This week we have been learning our number bonds to 5. We wrote our own number sentences using +, - and =. We even solved some problems using money.
It was our last week writing about the Train Ride. We have worked really hard on our capital letters and full stops this week.
In the afternoons we have been doing Geography. We are learning the names of the seven continents. How many can you remember?
Our Pupil of the Week was Lola and our Writer of the Week was Kaleb.
Our SCORE awards went to Victor, Vongai, Ruby, Oliver and Rosie.
Week Beginning 19th October
Another busy week in Year 1!
We have enjoyed writing the second part of our Train Ride stories. This week we described the farm and all of the animals that we could see out of the window. We are working really hard at remembering our capital letters and full stops. We will do one more week on The Train Ride when we come back after the holiday.
In Science, we have been learning about the seasons. We loved singing the seasons song and thinking about different signs of Autumn that we could see outside. We thought how a tree would change through the year and made our own diagrams.
Our Pupil of the Week was Harper and Writer of the Week was Lawrence.
Our SCORE awards went to Isabella, Zach, Georgie, Lottie and Kaleb.
Well done for all of your hard work this half term Year 1.
I hope you all have a great holiday!
Week Beginning 12th October
On Friday our school celebrated Mental Health Day. Year 1 have been discussing what makes us happy. Lots of us talked about our friends and families and even our favourite foods. We also made our own Worry Monsters, which will eat any of our worries!
In English we have been reading and retelling the story of The Train Ride by June Crebbin. We wrote our own sentences imagining we were off to the seaside on a train. If you would like to hear a musical version of the story, you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHbE8kaBDKU
In Maths we have been learning how to subtract numbers. We used different equipment and wrote our own number sentences using – and =.
Our Pupil of the Week is Georgie and our Writer of the Week is James.
Our SCORE awards go to Harper, Tilly, Alyssa, Lucas and Max.
Week Beginning 5th October
This week we have been learning to add numbers. We have practised using the plus sign (+) and the equals sign (=). Lots of us have learned to write our own number sentences and use equipment such as counters and cubes to find the answers.
This was our last week retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk! We have really enjoyed this book. If you would like to hear the story, you can find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zurz-pL-uzw You just need to watch to 5 minutes 40 seconds.
In Science, we have been learning a lot about animals. We have sorted animals into different groups: reptiles, fish, birds and mammals. I have been so impressed with the interesting facts the children have been able to tell me about their favourite animals.
Our Pupil of the Week was Rosie and our Writer of the Week was Hayden.
Our SCORE Awards went to Ada, Joey, Oliver, Anastasia and Esmae.
It has been another busy week in Year 1!
Our topic this week has been Music. We learned to sing a new song and thought about how different pieces of music can make us feel.
In Maths, we have continued practising our numbers to 20 and finding one more and one less. We all enjoyed playing Chopper Squad, a game where we had to use our number skills to rescue lost people with our helicopter! You can play the game here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad
In Writing, we have enjoyed retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have completed some fantastic writing and done lots of creative activities, such as building a new house for Jack and his Mum, designing our own magic beans and creating playdough beanstalks!
Our SCORE awards went to Kaleb, Gabrielle, Alyssa, Ada and Tilly.
Our Pupil of the Week was TJ and our Writer of the Week was Joey.
This week we have loved reading Aliens Love Underpants. We have written our own sentences about the story and enjoyed lots of spaced themed Maths activities. We practised counting to 20 and finding one more and one less than each number.
In Come and See we are learning about Beginnings. We enjoyed listening to the Creation story and thinking about what we would like to thank God for.
Our Pupil of the Week was Zach and our SCORE awards went to Joey, Harper, Lucas, Lola and James.
What a busy week! Everyone is really settling into life in Year 1.
This week we have focused on counting to 20 and practising our handwriting. We are all learning how to write our first and second name. In Spanish, we have learned how to say Good Morning - Buenos días!
PE will be on Tuesday next week. Please come to school in your PE kit.
Well done to Ruby who is our Pupil of the Week!
Our SCORE certificates went to Anastasia, Hayden, Vongai, Lottie and Isabella.
We are really looking forward to seeing you all. We have lots of fun activities ready for your first week back.
Hopefully you are all looking forward to coming back into school and seeing all of your friends.
We hope you have had a lovely summer. Enjoy your last few days and we will see you on 2nd September!
Miss Bill, Miss Millington, Miss Gordon, Miss Ryan, Mrs Rowson and Mrs Wylde
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