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Welcome to Year One - 2021/2022

 

Welcome to Year One. We are very excited to welcome all the children back to school. Please check the class blog regularly as it is updated on a weekly basis with lots of photos and information about what the children have ben learning in school each week.

 

Mrs Bodman, Mrs Lewis and Miss Price 

 

Week Commencing 29th November 2021

Another action packed week of nativity rehearsals. The children have been brilliant during our dress rehearsals and are counting down the days until they can perform in front of a live audience.

 

We have also been busy finishing our decorations ready to sell to raise funds for the school. The children have made a Pom Pom, sewn their puddings, stuffed their puddings and made some holly for the top. During our art session this week the children made cork tree decorations for our school tree - each with it’s very own unique design.

 

In science we continued to learn about types of trees in our school grounds. We found an Oak tree and a silver birch and enjoyed spotting evergreen and deciduous trees.

 

Take a look below to see some pictures from this weeks learning.

Week Commencing 22nd November 2021

We have been in full festive mode this week. The children have been practising the Christmas play on the stage and are becoming experts at singing the songs. They really enjoyed trying on their costumes this week too. As well as this, we have been busy putting the finishing touches to our Christmas decorations which will be available to purchase very soon. 

 

In Art this week the children looked at printing and how we can use natural materials to print with. The challenge was to create a repeating pattern print with their own choice of autumnal colours. I think you will agree the finished results are pretty amazing.

 

In RE the children learnt more about Diwali and have become really confident telling the story of Rama and Sita. They created their own story boards to help them remember the story.

 

Take a look below to see some of this weeks learning.

Week commencing 15th November 2021

As well as the Christmas nativity being in full swing the children have had an action packed time in year 1 this week.

In RE we have been thinking about candlelight. The children had the opportunity for some calm time to think about what candles meant to them. We then learnt about Diwali by listening to the story and finding out what candlelight means to the Hindu religion. The children made their own Diya lamp too.

 

We continued looking at our story of Where the Wild things are and thought about adding describing words to our writing. The children did a fantastic job of describing some strange creatures in the classroom and used these skills to write sentences about the setting of the story.

In maths we started looking at subtraction by thinking about subtraction stories. The children had lots of practice using objects in the classroom to help them tell stories using first, then and next. This has really helped with their understanding ready for introducing the symbol (-) next week.

 

Finally, we had some super scientists in class this week. The children found out all about trees and learnt the correct vocabulary to describe a tree. We then made our own 3D models and created our own labels for real life parts of the tree. Take a look below to see pictures of some of out learning in action.

Week Commencing 8th November 2021

This week the children enjoyed were very curious to find out about our new story. They looked for clues in the curiosity cube and talked about what they could see. We then looked at picture clues and discovered it was “Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak. The children enjoyed listening to the story and then designed and made their very own wild thing. The children enjoyed using adjectives to describe the very strange creatures they had made….

 

In Art we continued our focus on Andy Goldsworthy and looked at leaves. The children had to use their observation skills to identify all the colours they could see and then draw the other half of the leaf. We then had a session on using watercolours and the children were able to experiment by painting all the colours they could see on their chosen leaf.

 

In maths the focus has beeping addition and counting on to add together and counting on to find  a whole and a part. We used objects to help us represent our addition stories and then practiced counting on rather than counting all. The children were brilliant at this and by the end of the week were able to solve problems using this new skill.

 

Take a look below to see some pictures from this weeks learning.

Week Commencing 1st November 2021

This week a small group of children were lucky enough to attend the Key Stage 1 Gymnastics Festival at Starlight Trampoline and Gym Club in Romsey. Mrs Lewis was very proud of how all the children were enthusiastic to try new balances and shapes. Have a look at some of the picture below to see.

 

In English this week the children focussed on poetry. We explore some poems and looked at poems by Shirley Hughes. The children then used their senses to write their own Autumnal poems. The children were also very busy in maths this week exploring 2D and 3D shapes. As well as learning the shape names, the children explored pattern making and practiced describing shapes to each other.

 

In Art this week the children were introduced to the Artist Andy Goldsworthy. They had the opportunity to look at some of his work and to use natural resources to make their own art. We will continue to focus on Andy Goldsworthy for the rest of this half tem.

 

Take a look below to see some of this weeks learning.

Week Commencing 18th October 2021

What a crazy final week of term. The children have worked so hard this week to finish writing their instructions about how to make Gingerbread men. They used all the skills they have learnt over the past few weeks in English including sequencing, lists, full stops and capital letters.

 

The children were very excited to follow the instructions to make their very own Gingerbread Men. They were baked to perfection and the children spent the afternoon following the designs they had made to decorate them. I think you will agree they were very impressive.

 

In Art this half term the children have found out about Heather Knight and how she uses texture in her sculptures. After practising using objects from the glade to shoe texture on plasticine they made clay gingerbread and added texture using sticks, bark and classroom objects. Take a look at some of the pictures below.

 

Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful half term. 

Week Commencing 11th October 2021

The children were very excited to find out that they will be making Gingerbread people next week and have been busy thinking about instructional language. On Monday they used first, then and next to help me make a jam sandwich and were very surprised when I followed their instructions exactly and ended in a bit of a mess!

 

In PE this week the children complete some circuit training activity. They had ten minutes on each station to develop their skipping skills, balancing, throwing and team work skills. I was very impressed with how hard they all worked.

 

In science we have started looking at trees and have been thinking about the differences between a deciduous and an evergreen tree. Next week we will start a longitudinal study to watch how a tree in our school changes throughout the year.

 

Take a look below for some pictures from this weeks learning.

Week commencing 5th October 2021

The children were very excited when they arrived at school on Monday and realised that the book corner was now a crime scene. They were brilliant at looking at all the clues and wrote predictions as to who they thought had made the mess. The suggestions ranged from the big bad wolf to Father Christmas and Mr Evans. On Tuesday they watched a video which showed it was the Ginger Bread Man who made the mess.

 

In maths this week the children looked at ordinal numbers and thought about when we use 1st, second and third. They completed lots of activities including ordering themselves across the classroom! We also started using a number line to help us jump between numbers and have been busy practising doing this accurately.

 

On Thursday the children used their Design and Technology plans to build a house for the 3 little pigs to live in. The focus was learning different joining techniques and they did a great job making adaptations to their houses!

 

Take a look below to see some of this weeks learning.

Week Commencing 20th September 2021

In Maths this week the children have started to compare groups and numbers. The children practiced using objects in the classroom and using our stem sentences “more than, less than and equal to”. Next week the children will start to use the inequality symbols < > and = to compare numbers to 20.

 

The children were very excited to received a letter from PC Green this week saying that the Big Bad Wolf had escaped in Wellow. The children had to use their fantastic describing words to help make a wanted posters. The posters were so fantastic that they received an audio message from PC Green the next day thanking them for their hard work!

 

As well as starting to learn out set 3 sounds, making Christmas cards and continuing to look at Wellow in Geography, the children started handwriting sessions. We all worked really hard with our long ladder family letters and have been working hard to keep our letters the same size!

 

A big thank you to all the parents that helped with the walk to church for Harvest Festival - your support was very much appreciated and the children really enjoyed singing our harvest songs!

Take a look at the pictures below for some of our learning from this week.

3 Little Pig Sentences

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Kung Fu Punctuation

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Kung Fu punctuation

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Week commencing 13th September 2021

The children are settling fantastically well into the new routines of year one and have had another fantastic week in learning.

 

In maths we looked at counting forwards and backwards. The children had lots of opportunity to practice this with numinous, number cards and number songs and by the end of the week were really confident with counting forwards and backwards from different starting points.

During our English sessions we looked at Kung fu punctuation and thought about capital letters and full stops. The children practiced their new moves while thinking and saying a sentence about our story ‘The three little pigs’. By the end of the week the children were writing wonderful sentences using full stops and capital letters.

 

In science we continued our learning about plants. The children learnt about the different parts of a plant and thought about why each part was important. They completed a jigsaw plant in their science books and made their own 3D collage with labels.

 

Take a look at the pictures below for some of this weeks learning.

Week commencing 6th September 2021

What a busy first week the children have had. We started the week with a treasure hunt around the school where the children had to find clues to reveal the story we would be looking at for the next few weeks. In English the children have looked at the story of “The Three Little Pigs” and so far this week the children have written speech bubbles, created story boards and made story spoons.

 

In maths we have been looking at sorting objects and counting objects accurately. The children were able to represent objects with counters and use a ten frame to show this. Next week we will be moving on to counting forwards and backwards…

 

In science the children have been looking at plants. They used magnifying glasses to look at the roots and petals and thought about what makes a healthy and unhealthy plant. The children have planted a bean to take home with the challenge of keeping it healthy. Take a look below at the pictures of this weeks learning.

Friday 3rd September 2021

We have been busy in school today getting the classroom ready for the start of term. Here are a few photographs of the class to share with your children. We look forward to welcoming you all on Monday.

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