Teacher: Mrs Hunt
Teacher: Miss Haben
Celebration of Work
In both Year 1 classes, we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes in our environment.
We searched around the school to locate spheres, cuboids and cylinders also squares, triangles and hexagons. Gracie was able to recreate 2D shapes that she found using elastic bands on her boards.
In Year 1 we have had a busy time. On Tuesday 3rd we celebrated a Victorian Christmas and had a second workshop delivered by Mrs Barnardo. We sang ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ and enjoyed learning about how the Victorian’s celebrated Christmas. This was further seen on Friday in our RE day where we celebrated Victorian Christmas more including making gifts, and cards for those at home. We loved performing our play ‘The Victorian’s’ to our parents to show them the amazing learning we have done since September.
We have also been writing our letters to Santa. We have loved using adjectives to describe the presents we would like as well as using bullet points and commas to form our lists. Next week, we are writing a list of questions for Santa and cannot wait to receive our responses on the last two days of term.
All of us in Year 1 hope you have an amazing Christmas and a joyful New Year!
The children have had an exciting time these last few weeks looking at 'The Rascally Cake' by Jeanne Willis. They have been really excited to add their own imperative verbs to describe what to do with the ingredients, adding adjectives to describe their ingredients such as 'disgusting’, ‘stinky’ and time adverbials to tell us when to add them to the mixture. The children also enjoyed making their own rascally fairy cake.
The children have liked collecting leaves to make autumn pictures with different autumnal colours. In maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction, as well as using a number line.
Year 1 have settled well back into Term 2. They have enjoyed learning more about Victorians and pretending to be them for the day on 31st October.
They had a workshop delivered by Mrs Barnardo who took them back in time to London where children role played mud larking, chimney sweeping and rope picking.
Classrooms were set up so that children could experience a Victorian kitchen/home, a Victorian school, where children had to learn the skill of sewing, creating pottery, making gruel, peeling vegetables, polishing shoes, washing garments and cleaning walls, scribing on slate and calligraphy techniques using nib fountain pens dipped in ink!
They have also enjoyed learning about the origins of Bonfire night, designing their own fireworks and describing them. As well as making paint fireworks with straws and glitter they have also been interested in learning how to keep animals safe during the firework season. They now know to check bonfires before they are lit for hedgehogs so they don’t get hurt and that the loud bangs can be scary for them and are extremely scary for our pets (including Miss Haben's dog who had to hide in the bathroom due to the sound).
In Year 1 we have been learning to count in sequence and with accuracy. Children have been learning about representing number in different ways and exploring activities to help them with one to one correspondence.
Even though it has only been a few days, the children have settling in to school well.
This Term our topic is about 'Victorians'. Please see the Topic Overview above for more details.
We have been having a lovely time learning about the Victorians. We have enjoyed learning through the book Victorian Adventure. We can answer understanding questions about the book, sequence the story and finish the sentence when re-reading the story. In Art we have been making 3D Victorian Houses and in Maths we have been looking at one to one correspondence and repeating patterns. In science we have been looking at materials. In Music we have been looking at Victorian Songs and body percussion.
Thank you to the parents/carers for attending the 'Meet the teachers' session on Wednesday. Please see the powerpoint above for further information regarding both Year 1 classes.