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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

 

Class Teacher: Miss Baum

 

This page will contain class newsletters, photos of interesting activities and useful links.

 

Below are some of the exciting memories that children who are currently in Year 1 have experienced since starting school.

Week Commencing Monday 21st November 2022

 

This week, in English, we have been learning about 'adjectives' and thought of different adjectives to describe the troll from Three Billy Goats Gruff, we will then be applying these to write a character description of the troll. In PSHE, we recapped different feelings and what they can look like and feel like in our bodies. In D and T, we learnt how to make a 'wheel' to create a moving picture.

In Maths, we visit Susie Subtract in Maths Land and have looked at the techniques of crossing out and taking objects away to solve subtraction number sentences. For Maths Mastery, we looked at the number bonds to 10.

Week Commencing Monday 14th November 2022

 

This week, it has been anti-bullying week in school. The children were invited to come in 'odd socks' on Monday to celebrate our being different. We have been learning about the theme 'Reaching it' and the importance of speaking to someone if someone is being mean to us or our friends. We have also been spotting each other being kind. In English, we recapped 'who' and 'where' is in the Billy Goats Gruff story and also identified the 'doing what' and 'to what' elements in the story. We used these elements to build and write sentences. In History, the children thought about people who inspire them and why. In D and T, we learnt how to make a 'lever' to create a moving picture. In RE, we learnt about the harvest festival and how Christian's give thanks. In Science, we learnt about what our five senses are.

In Maths, we looked at number bonds to 10 and used numicon and other resources e.g. cubes and counters to explore them. For Maths Mastery, we looked at the compositions of the number 9, finding the different number bonds.

Week Commencing Monday 7th November 2022

 

This week, in English, we shared the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children created their own story boards and added captions to them. We also used colourful semantics and identified 'who' is in the story and 'where' the places were in the story. In PSHE, we recapped similarities and differences and decorated our own 'African animals' and compared them, inspired by the story Elmer. In History, the children learnt about the concept of 'inspiration' and looked at how people can be inspirational by exploring some inspirational people from Leeds. In D and T, we learnt how to make a 'slider' to create a moving picture. In RE, we thought about things we are thankful and shared how different religions used celebrations to give thanks. We enjoyed doing PE outside this week, practise our jumping skills and taking turns and sharing equipment with others.

Also this week, we had our first session in the ICT suite. The children practised logging on and their mouse control.

In Maths, we looked at what a number bond is and worked out number bonds for different numbers within 10. For Maths Mastery, we looked at the compositions of the number 7, finding the different number bonds.

 

Week Commencing Monday 31st October 2022

 

Welcome back after our first half term this year. This week in English, we learnt about performance poetry. The children acted out different poems, using actions and their voices. We also learnt about acrostic poems, and made a acrostic poem about Fireworks as a class. In PSHE, we shared different scenarios and considered the impact of the people's actions.  In History, the children thought about their own personal history. In Science, we looked at the different parts of the body and the children labelled them. In D and T, we looked at some 'lift the flap' books, and children made their own lift the flap images. In RE, we thought about different celebrations and made a list of things we might need for a party.

In Maths, we looked part-whole models, and used them to write addition number sentences. We started to look at addition fact families, which we will continue to look at next week. For Maths Mastery, we looked at comparing amounts using the language, more, fewer and less. 

In Well Done assembly were George for his fantastic application of skills to his own learning and Louie for his fantastic performance poetry. Roger was our Always Person.

Week Commencing Monday 17th October 2022

 

This week in English, in groups, the children acted out the story of the Gingerbread Man. They decided which character they were going to be, made a stick puppet of their character and acted it out in their groups. In PSHE, we learnt what a 'responsibility' is and what 'being responsible' means.  In Geography, the children made a map of their local walk, filling in landmarks they saw on their route. In art, we did some observational drawing, and the children looked at some Autumnal objects and had a go at drawing them.

In Maths, we looked at number lines. We compared number tracks and number lines; filled in missing numbers on the number line and making jumps between numbers on a number line. For Maths Mastery, we looked at different compositions and number bonds to make the number 8. 

In Well Done assembly were Rosie for her observational drawing and Justin for settling into our school well. Skylar L was our Always Person.

Week Commencing Monday 10th October 2022

 

This week in English, the children made up their own versions of the Gingerbread Man story by substituting the characters in the story. They drew and labelled a story map of their version of the story. In PSHE, we discussed similarities and differences between ourselves and others and talked about how we are special. In Geography, the children really enjoyed going on a walk around their local area, looking for landmarks on their way. In art, we looked at our class artist, Andy Goldsworthy. The children collected lots of natural objects (thanks to those that brought some in from last weeks home learning), and make their own natural artwork based on Goldsworthy's art.

Also this week, the children used their knowledge of creating maps using birds eye view to create a map of the outdoor playground. They made a special token and hid it outside. The children marked 'x' on their map for where they had hidden it. Another child then had to try find their token.

In Maths, the children were putting three numbers in order. We also continued with using the 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to' symbols. For Maths Mastery, we looked at different compositions and number bonds to make the number 6. We continuing to practise counting in 2's.

In Well Done assembly were Leela for applying herself well in Year One and Peter for his great attitude and progress with phonics. Alannah was our Always Person.

Week Commencing Monday 3rd October 2022

 

This week in English, the children chose a character from the Gingerbread Man story and wrote a sentence about it. We discussed the features of a sentence. We also looked at the 'where' and 'what doing' in the story as part of colourful semantics. We made up sentences using the three elements of 'who', 'where' and 'what doing'. In PSHE, we discussed the feeling 'angry' and tools we can use to help us get back to the green zone. In Geography, the children used Google Maps to map a route together for our local walk that we will be doing next week. 

In Maths, we learnt about the symbols 'greater than' (>), 'less than' (<) and 'equal to (=). We used different resources to make these symbols to compare two numbers. The children were good at knowing if a number was greater than, less than or equal to the other number. For Maths Mastery, we looked at 'odd' and 'even' numbers. We learnt that even numbers are in pairs and odd numbers have 'an odd one'. We also practise counting in 2's.

In Well Done assembly were Roger for his great attitude and effort in class, and L'Omarnye for being resilient in class. Leonie was our Always Person.

Week Commencing Monday 26th September 2022

 

This week we have continued to share The Gingerbread Man story. We have used Talk for Writing actions to retell the story and created a story map to help. The children also made their own story maps of the story and labelled it. We also discussed the characters in the story, as part of colourful semantics. In PSHE, we discussed the feeling 'sad' and tools we can use to help us when we're feeling sad. In Geography, the children used Google Maps to look at landmarks they might see on their way to school. In RE, we discussed the Qu'ran, how it is important to Muslims and how the Qu'ran is looked after. In art, we used the colour wheel and explored what happened when red and yellow were mixed. 

In Maths, we revisited Princess One Less. The children practise counting backwards from different starting amounts with numbers to 10. We also recapped using a range of resources, including a number track, to work out one less than a number.

In Well Done assembly were Ellis and Ariana for their great art work using the red and yellow paint, mixing and creating some Autumn trees. Harrison was our Always Person.

Week Commencing Monday 19th September 2022

 

I baked a Gingerbread Man this week, but he ran away! He left us a messaged and the story of The Gingerbread Man which we shared as a class. The children have enjoyed looking for him and created missing posters to help. They have also enjoyed making their own Gingerbread Men in the creative area. In Geography, the children used their knowledge of 'birds eye view' to draw a map of the classroom. In RE, we discussed the Bible and why it is important to Christians. The children looked at some different bibles, making sure they handled them carefully. In PSHE, we discussed the feeling 'happy' and the children shared what makes them happy.

In Maths, we revisited Prince One More. We made a word study of the word 'more', recapping what is means. We recapped using different resources to find out one more than a given numbers to 10, including a number track. We also practised using our knowledge of one more to apply this to bigger numbers e.g. 26.

In Well Done assembly were Lilah for her writing about what makes her happy, and Kobe for his map of the classroom. Margarida was our Always Person.

Week Commencing Monday 13th September 2022

 

This week in Year One, we have enjoyed learning about some of our new subjects. In English, the children wrote a sentence and drew a picture about their favourite character. In Geography, the children learnt about what 'bird's eye view' meant and practised drawing an object from this perspective. In RE, we talked about the word special and shared about our special books and how we looked after them. In Science, we shared about what we knew about Autumn and shared a non-fiction book about Autumn. The children then made their own checklist of what they thought we might see on an Autumn walk. We then went outside to see if we were right. We found lots of signs of Autumn like pinecones, acorns and leaves that were changing colour and falling to the floor.

In Maths, we revisited Counting Callum and have been practising counting a range of objects using 1:1 correspondence. We also practised counting on from a number. The children enjoyed rolling a dice and then counting on until they reached 10. 

In Well Done assembly were Alannah for her super writing and Teddie for his fantastic model of a castle.

Week commencing Tuesday 7th September 2022


We've had a great first week in Year One. The children have done well getting used to a new environment and we have been practising some of our new routines. The children have enjoyed exploring the different areas and resources and have also been very grown-up going out onto the Key Stage One playground for outdoor times.

In Maths this week, we met the Maths Land character Sorting Sophie and we had a go at sorting ourselves and objects in different ways. The children have also been doing some great sorting of items in the classroom.

 

Harley and Margarida were in Well Done assembly for settling into Year One really well and purposefully using the environment.  

Welcome to Year One! 
I am so excited to see you all very soon. I just wanted to send a message to say 'hello' and introduce you to some of the areas in our classroom (see pictures below). These are just some of the areas and we will continue to build and adapt them as your interests and learning grow and develop - which are you most looking forward to exploring and learning in? 
You all have your peg and pump spaces and your own trays for your belongings - just like you did in Reception. You will notice lots of resources you are familiar with from Reception too.
When you return to school we will spend lots of time getting to know our classroom and discovering what there is. I can't wait to go on this journey in Year One with you and to develop the classroom together. I'm excited to see what you get up to and feel so lucky to be a part of your learning journey again.
See you soon!
From Miss Baum smiley

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