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Our week so far

Year 1 have had a busy week so far this week, We have been using our subtraction skills to do lots of problem solving in many different ways such as spotting the odd one out from a group of number sentences. Finding change from 10p and 20p and playing a dice rolling game, the chidlren have had lots of fun so far! In literacy we have started to look at instructions, we will continue to look at these and will be making sandwiches and chocolate crispy cakes to help us with our learning about instructions!

We have continued to look at animals in our enquiry work this week, we have been discussing what different animals eat and sorting them under the headings omnivore, herbivore and carnivore. The chidlren have really enjoyed learning about animals and their features and different groups.

We have been working really hard on practising our Christmas songs for the concert, don’t forget our dress rehearsal is next Friday 2nd December, please send in your child’s outfit in a named carrier bag before then. I look forward to seeing you all at our concert!

Well done Year 1!

 

 

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Values enquiry afternoon

Last Friday the children had a great time moving around all the infant classrooms to carry out an activity linked to each of our school values, they had great fun playing games such as truth or lie, making happy face biscuits and lots more! I am really impressed with the homework they have brought back this week linked to the values, it is clear to see they have learnt a lot about our values through our enquiry work.

This week we have thought about our amazing animals work, where we have been learning about groups of animals and naming them such as mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds and insects. We have been looking at the difference between them all and some similarities.

We have also been completing our independent reports on animals, the children are just in the process of redrafting them to go on our wall display. Well done Year 1, you have worked hard all week, we are very impressed!

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Values enquiry

Year 1 made a great start back after half term, last week we had lots of fun learning about some of our school values. We used our collaging skills and created photo montages to show the value happiness. We talked about how peoples expressions change when they are happy. We made pic collages for the value friendship and played lots of team games to help us learn about how to be a good friend. We started to learn about honesty and talked about the importance of being an honest person, this week we will continue to look at this value further by learning about ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf.’ We will also be using salt dough to make learning tools to focus on the value learning, we will use the skill of sculpture which we have been focusing on.

A busy and exciting week!

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back, I hope you have all had lots of fun over the half term break. I look forward to seeing the children again tomorrow to hear all about what they have been up to. Over the next two weeks we will be taking part in a whole school enquiry based around the schools five values of friendship, honesty, happiness, respect and learning. We will be carrying out lots of activities to help us gain a deeper understanding of each value and the importance of them. Some of these activities will be drama, role play, art work, we will keep you up to date on Tapestry and Twitter so keep looking out for our super work over the following days!

REMINDER- On Monday 1st November we will be visiting St George’s Church, we will use a doll to act out our own christening. Can you please ensure your child bring a waterproof coat and a jumper.

Many thanks

Miss Dooley

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Amazing animals!

We have been working really hard last week on our ‘Amazing Animals’ enquiry. So far we have thought about animals similarities and differences. We have grouped animals according to these, the chidlren came up with some fantastic ideas. This week we will be looking a bit closer at animals and describing their basic structure. We will also think about whether they are a mammal, reptile, amphibian or fish, we will include pets in our thinking too. We have made some fabulous animal sculptures using play dough and used tools to mould and shape all the parts of the animals. This week we will investigate sculpture further by using clay to create animal sculptures.  In writing we have been thinking of lots of adjectives to describe animals and making word banks to help us create acrostic poems, the chidlren have found this challenging but fun! This week the chidlren will apply their own ideas to their poems and plan and write their own animal acrostic poems. Don’t forget tomorrow we have our photographer in school. I look forward to seeing you all for progress evening this week.

Many thanks

Miss Dooley

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Well Done Year 1!

I am really impressed with Year 1 and their transition to making a line on the playground, they were really excited to join the rest of the school last week and have now started to go into all assemblies. The children are very settled into Year 1 life and have been working extremely hard in all areas of their learning. Last week we planned our own stories in a familiar setting and have done a lovely job of writing these independently in our special independent writing journals! We also perfected our number bonds and this week will be solving some missing number box problems using the facts we know. In history we have been thinking about old toys and writing descriptions of them. This week we will spot the difference between toys in the past and now. We will also start looking at acrostic poems, these will be based on animals to link into our new theme ‘Amazing animals.’ The children’s homework I received last week was amazing, it’s lovely to see how much they have enjoyed completing their work at home, we have given out lots of house points for their hard work and effort.

 

Well done Year 1 keep up the hard work!

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Super work!

The children have really impressed mw with their hard work and effort since starting Year 1! Last week we learnt all about the parts of the body in science and had great fun drawing around our friends and labelling body parts. In history we found clues about old toys by looking at pictures, the children were really interested in finding out about what toys were like in the past and what they were made of. In literacy the children have enjoyed retelling our story the tiger who came to tea and this week we have started to make changes to our story to create our own versions. In science this week we will be thinking about what we can do with our bodies and learning a song about the 5 senses!

The children really enjoyed show and tell yesterday, it was lovely to hear all of the fun trips they have been on at home and the learning or making they have been doing!

The children will start to line up with the rest of the school in a morning as of Monday 26th September, I am really pleased with their transition into year one and how settled they are and feel they are ready for their next step!

 

Well done Year 1!

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A super start!

The children made a fantastic start to Year 1 last week, I was really impressed with how quickly they settled into our routines along with their super effort and behaviour! We have done lots of work around rules and have been thinking about our class rewards too! The children have been really excited about star of the week and house points! This week we will continue with our settling in activities in the provision areas of the classroom and we will also be doing some more focussed tasks around our current theme of ‘It’s good to be me!’ I have learnt lots of interesting things about the class so far and I am looking forward to another fun filled busy week with them! Homework books will be sent out this Friday and the children will have two weeks to complete their homework. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see us.

Many thanks

Miss Dooley

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YR moving up morning!

I had a fabulous morning with the Year Reception children for moving up morning, they enjoyed talking about themselves, joining in some fun activities and getting to know the Year 1 classroom. The children were all brilliantly behaved and I am looking forward to them moving up in September. Have a look at what we got up to!

Miss Dooley

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Fun at the Farm!

Year 1 had a super time at Stockley Farm on Friday, I am really proud of the children’s behaviour they were a pleasure to take out of school and really enjoyed our day out. We fed the baby goats, visited the milk parlour, enjoyed a picnic in the party room, stroked the animals and visited the pets corner. Have a look at some of our photos to see the fun we had!