Welcome to Year 1
Class Teacher: Miss Sykes
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Exploring 3D shapes by building towers and castles. We had to identify and name the shapes in our model and then count how many of each we had used. We also thought about which shapes were best for the bottom of our structure and attempted shapes in different orientations.
Christmas has arrived in Year 1! This week we have lots of list writing opportunities in our elves workshop. The children are enjoying using their phonics and writing lists and letters to Santa, then posting them in our post box. We are working out number bonds to 10 using the baubles on our Christmas tree!
Year 1 are also practising their cutting and wrapping skills in the elves workshop.
Our pupils of the week were Hudson and Leo R for their excellent writing. They innovated the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and had some wonderful ideas.
Our Always Person was Vienna for her bronze badge. Keep up the hard work!
Priya and Daniele were our pupils of the week this week.
They have made themselves and us proud this week with an excellent attitude to learning.
Daniele has used the skills she has been learning in Design and Technology, and independently made her own sliding mechanism and flap. She also put a lot of thought in to the effect she wanted these moving parts to have which was very impressive.
Priya had enjoyed learning the actions to The Three Billy Goats Gruff in our English lessons and decided to get her story map out during Discovery time, and practise the actions in her spare time. Brilliant independent learning Priya, well done!
Leo R was our Always Person this week for the second time. Congratulations on your Silver badge!
Our pupils of the week this week are JJ and Billy. JJ was chosen for pushing himself out of his comfort zone by taking part in the trip, and doing so with a big smile on his face!
Billy was chosen for his enthusiasm whilst exploring the Victorian street. He was displaying some excellent Historian skills by being inquisitive and asking lots of what, how, when and why questions.
Our always person was Iyla this week. Well done!
This week in Design and Technology we learnt how to make a sliding mechanism. We decided to link this to our story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Lots of children enjoyed acting out the story using the sliders. In Discovery time, some children even decided to design and make their own moving picture incorporating a sliding mechanism.
In Well Done assembly this week were Jack and Pascal for their enthusiasm in their reading groups. Lots of sight reading and use of expression when reading.
Our Always person was Lincoln, who has managed collect his silver badge early on this year. 👍
Today we had an indoor 'bonfire'! The children used their imagination and role played lighting the bonfire, we talked about fire safety in time for bonfire night. We then watched a firework display on the board and used our 5 senses to describe what we could see and hear. We even tasted toffee apples and hot chocolate, and wrote a list to describe what they tasted like. We added what we might smell and feel too. Some children said "this is the best day EVER!" 😂
We will use our ideas from today to create a collective bonfire poem, so keep your eyes peeled for it at the end of the week!
After discussing Harvest this week, some children have enjoyed printing with different shaped vegetables and using primary colours to mix secondary colours.
We had a chance today to be part of a rock band. Lincoln and Iyla got the job at singing and did a fantastic job!
Well done to Nevaeh and Lincoln for some excellent performance poetry this week! They learnt a poem called 'The Perfect Man' (all about the Gingerbread Man) and practised actions to help them remember it. They have also impressed us in English overall since they have started in year 1. Keep up the hard work!
Uh oh! One gingerbread man managed to escape...and of course, it was Miss Sykes' gingerbread man. We hope to find him by writing 'wanted!' posters.
Year 1 have enjoyed their first independent weekly challenge, and are loving adding their independent work to their curriculum journals. Some children are challenging themselves to add labels to their work which is great to see.
Practising our fine motor skills and counting out water beads!
A very warm welcome to Year 1! The children have settled in well this week and have enjoyed accessing our areas of provision. They have been learning lots of new routines, getting used to using the KS1 playground, and even attended their first assembly for a long time!
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Autumn 1 Newsletter
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