In R.E, we looked at the story of Noah's Ark. We retold the story using our own creations.
Multiplication and Division
Year One have been learning about arrays and sharing this week. We have been outside to do some sharing activities and had a go at doubling and halving using practical resources.
Today, Miss Nicholls brought in an abandoned nest which she found in her garden. We discussed where we thought the birds may have gone and how they built the nest. We agreed that it looked very tricky but we challenged ourselves to build our own. We had lots of fun, solved lots of problems and worked well as a team.
Summer Term 1
It has been lovely to see all the children back and smiling today. Below is the curriculum map for this half term. Our theme is 'Superheroes', which the children seemed very excited about today. We will be looking at fictional and real life superheroes, with a specific focus on famous nurses. Please remember P.E will continue to be on a Monday and Friday. Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. All homework will be set on a Monday for the following Monday. Any announcements/homework will be set on Teams. We look forward to lots of fun this half term! :)
This week we have had lots of fun learning about capacity and using water to explore volume and various containers. We have also been looking at direction and using directions to get us from one London landmark to another. We used the beebots to help us with using the language.
Red Nose Day
Year One are enjoying their first week back at school. We have been exploring weight and using the words heavy/heavier, light/lighter and equal. We had lots of fun trying to make our scales balance and we discussed what happens when a object is heavier or lighter than another. We have also been busy drawing and painting self-portraits after practising these skills during home learning.
Purple Mash - Computing
You will be getting the log in and password for your child's 'Purple Mash' account today in bookbags. Please look after it and note it down so that you can access it at home. We have been on 'Mini Mash' in school, which your children will be able to navigate around themselves. Have fun! :)
We have been creating 'light and dark' pieces of art. Here, we are learning about mixing colours and creating a background using a lighter colour first. We learnt about foregrounds, middle grounds and backgrounds.
We have been learning about the four different seasons. The children have been thinking about what clothes we wear during different seasons and how the trees change. They were asked to create a tree representing each of the 4 seasons.
We hope you all had a lovely break. This half term, our topic is 'Let there be Light'. We will be looking at nocturnal animals, 'The Dark' by Lemony Snicket, religious festivals, how Christmas has changed over time and the four seasons, among many other things. Our PE lessons continue to be on a Monday and Wednesday. Homework will continue to be set on a Monday, with a spelling quiz the following Monday. At the moment, we are having slight technical difficulties with the 'chat' function on Teams but we hope to have it running smoothly again soon. If you do need anything in the meantime, please email me on the class email.
I look forward to another fabulous half term with Year 1!
Happy Half Term :)
Thank you for a wonderful first half term of the year. Your support with getting into new routines has been great. We have had a great time in Year One and we've enjoyed learning about our seaside topic. The children have remembered lots over the last few weeks and have worked very hard - a big well done to them! We hope you all have a fabulous half term and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Homework for this week is on 'Teams'. If you could either email the homework or send it through a private chat on 'Teams', that would be fabulous. If you have any questions on how to use it, I will try and answer them the best I can! All due next Monday. Thank you :)
I will be sending the first lot of spellings and maths homework on Monday. I will set it each Monday and children will have one week (until the following Monday) to do it. This will be carried out using 'Teams'. The office staff have informed me that you will all have a username/password and instruction on how to use it by Monday. We think it will be better to use 'Teams' as a homework tool instead of carrying paper between home and school. If you have any questions about the homework at any time, please feel free to email me.
Just a reminder that books will be changed every Monday and Thursday if they have been read. Please make sure children have their books in school on these days.
Thank you very much for your continued support! :)