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Enquiry fun!

This week we are thinking about all our learning over the past few weeks in our history enquiry about seaside holidays and will be creating models in groups to represent our learning. We will also be sharing our learning with you at our class assembly next Thursday! We are all very excited! In our science enquiry we have been learning  about the enchanted woodlands, this week we are thinking about the different parts of a plant and will observe plants closely using magnifying glasses. Next week we will work together to plan our science investigation around plants. For our independent writing we will be applying all of our learning from the past few weeks and writing our own recounts about a trip to the seaside. These will be displayed in the classroom on our writing showcase wall when we have finished! In maths we have started to look at the fraction half in many different  ways such as objects, amounts and shapes and will move onto finding a quarter too. We look forward to seeing you all at our class assembly next week! 

 

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Welcome back!

We had a great first week back, we have started our new enquiry, seaside holidays, where we will focus on how holidays have changed from the Victorian times to now. We also have an ice cream parlour in our classroom where the children can use their imagination and creativity and spend a day at the seaside! In literacy we have started to look at recounts and the features they have. This week, we will begin sharing some ideas to create our own group recounts. Our Science enquiry this half term is ‘Enchanted Woodlands’. The children are very excited to use our new outdoor learning area,and the space we have around school, to find out about different plants and trees. We will also be thinking about naming the parts of a plant. This week, we will start by finding out some information by looking at photographs and non fiction books.

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An eggciting week!

Year 1 will be having some eggciting easter fun this week, we are looking forward to our egg rolling competition and the egg hunt on Friday! Before that we will be making changes to our independent African stories ready to send them home in a book for you to read! The children are very excited to be bringing home their work to show you. Don’t forget progress evenings this Monday and Tuesday night, feel free to bring your child along to have a look through their books and hear all about their super learning. I look forward to seeing you all there! 

 

Miss Dooley 

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Construction fun in Y1

This week we have been having great fun in Year 1 thinking all about our moving picture books that we brought in last week. The children investigated the books and talked about what they liked about them. We then moved on to practising the skills linked with moving pictures such as fixed, temporary and permemant joins to make pictures move. We are in the middle of creating our own large scale moving books based on our literacy theme stories from a range of cultures. We can’t wait for you to see our finished work at the event on Thursday. Come along and leave your thoughts on our work! Year 1 have really impressed me with their amazing ideas and hard work! 

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Around the World

Year 1 had a fantastic first day back. We have jumped straight into our geography enquiry ‘Around the World’. Throughout this enquiry we will be focussing on hot and cold places around the world, basic mapping skills and learning about the equator. We will also be thinking about the seasons and how weather changes throughout the seasons and around the world. The children are very excited to become weather reporters in ‘Unsworth Weather Studio!’ In Literacy we have started to look at stories from a range of cultures, this week we will read a selection of stories and think about their features, layout and all the different characters. 

We are looking forward to dressing up for world book day on Thursday! 

 

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Well Done Year 1!

I would just like to say well done to the class for their lovely assembly on Thursday morning they all tried their best with their speaking parts and singing. We had some amazing costumes so thank you to parents too! The children have enjoyed the ‘We write’ stage of our writing route map this week, we have been retelling some of our fanstasy stories focussing on our tool kit tips for what makes a great story. In our history enquiry we have started to look at Christopher Columbus, the children amazed me with their enthusiasm and remembered lots of facts! Another super week well done Year 1! 

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Fantasy World Fun

Over the past week the children have enjoyed accessing our fantasy themed provision areas in the classroom linked to our literacy text type. They have been doing some fantastic role play and retelling of stories. Alongside this they have been working hard rehearsing for their class assembly tomorrow. They are very excited about their performance! I’m sure they will impress you with their super singing and acting. 

In maths we have been solving missing number sequences using our knowledge of counting in 10s and 2s, we are getting really good! We have also been continuing our history enquiry work on famous explorers. 

We look forward to seeing you all at our class assembly tomorrow! 

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Welcome back!

The children made a great start back in class last week. We have started thinking about our new enquiry ‘Unsworth explorers’ where we will use our historical skills to compare famous explorers in the past. In maths we are revisiting place value and will be concentrating on multiplication and di vision this half term. In literacy we have started reading lots of fantasy stories and the children have enjoyed picking out the magic objects  and talking about the interesting character and settings. We also have our class assessmbly to look forward to next Thursday morning, 26th January. We look forward to seeing you all there! 

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Christmas fun

Year 1 have been enjoying making lots of Christmassy things over the past few days from salt dough decorations to Christmas cards and calendars. Yesterday the children made their own moving split pin Christmas themed characters and a door hanger to tell Santa where to stop! We will finish off our week with some fun and games as a celebration of all of our hard work and filling our marble jar again! We are all very excited and the children have worked extremely hard over this term, they should be proud of their work! I am sure Santa will be happy with all of the children on his good list!

Have a fantastic Christmas break

Miss Dooley

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Year 1 stars!

I would just like to say how proud I am of the hard work and effort the children put into our concerts this week. They were all fabulous and we have had a great time learning the songs and actions!

This week we have continued to look at instructions in literacy and we made a salt dough Christmas decoration. The children are in the process of independent writing instructions of how to make these. We will be finishing off the week watching the junior dress rehearsal.

Next week we will be having some Christmassy fun in the afternoons and redrafting our independent writing.