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Jurassic Scenes

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In our Topic lesson this week Year 1 have been using the technique of shape blocking to draw a Stegosaurus. We looked at each of the dinosaurs features and decided which shape would best suit that part. After we had drawn the outline of the dinosaur using shapes we began to add more detail. We think this is a really useful skill to learn.

We also created our own underwater Jurassic scenes using evidence from the past to help us. We looked at the fossils Mary Anning found and imagined what the sea would have looked like with the prehistoric creatures in. We talked about how important Mary Anning was and how fossils are created. jur2blog Jur

Senses

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This week in science we have been investigating our senses. We got to taste different flavoured crisps and had to guess which plate contained salt and vinegar flavour. We also had to smell some different spices and guess which one was the smell of cinnamon. We were not a fan of some of the different smells!

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Everything Dinosaurs.

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Today we had a fantastic first day back to school with Dinosaur Mike. He is a Palaeontologist and we were lucky enough to have him to come in to our school to show us some real fossils. We learnt some fascinating facts about dinosaurs and were shocked at just how big some of the dinosaurs were.

Did you know the head of a Triceratops was the size of a car? Or that a Stegosaurus could fit 5 children into his tummy and even if these children stretched out their arms they still wouldn’t reach the sides of its body?

We are looking forward to learning lots more in our topic.

We hope you had a lovely Easter holiday.

The Year 1 Team.

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Gymnastics.

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This week we have enjoyed getting the apparatus out for our Gymnastics lesson. We thought of different ways of travelling, jumping and rolling. We enjoyed climbing on the apparatus.

We are all very excited to see the Solar Eclipse tomorrow and are keeping our fingers crossed that it won’t be cloudy or raining!

We are looking forward to the Easter Bonnet parade and the Talent Show next Friday.

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Happy Mothers Day

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This week the children have really enjoyed making your Mothers Day baskets, cards and cakes. We hope you all have a lovely day and your children spoil you!

In maths we have used the resources to create arrays to work out our times tables.

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Thanks for your support.

The Year 1 Team.

World Book Day

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We have completed lots of practical maths sessions this week. We hope that you enjoyed our Inspire Workshop and liked working alongside your children.

We loved World Book Day and the teachers thought our costumes were fantastic!

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The Year 1 Team

School Days!

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We hope you have all had a lovely holiday and have enjoyed your week off school!

We have had a good first week back in Year 1 and have done lots of work already.

In literacy, we have been looking at prepositions and apostrophes.

Can you find the prepositions in these sentences?

1. The boy stood beside the road until it was clear to cross.

2. The train went through the tunnel.

3. The boulder fell in front of the bulldozer.

4 The boy ran towards his Daddy.

5. Fish live under the water, far below the surface to keep safe.

We found apostrophes quite tricky. Use this website to play some games on at home to practise. http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/where-does-the-apostrophe-go.html

In Maths, we have been using Numicon to find missing numbers in number sentences and have also checked our answers by using the inverse.

We have enjoyed learning about our new topic ‘School Days.’ Some of us couldn’t believe that teachers used to have canes and use a Dunce’s hat! We look forward to learning more over the next few weeks.

The Year 1 Team

Happy Half Term

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In maths this week we have enjoyed completing a range of activities based on Shape, Space and Measure. We have enjoyed looking at capacity, measuring objects using rulers and metre sticks and creating models and patterns with 2D and 3D shapes.

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In literacy we have enjoyed using 'Talk for Writing' to retell the story of 'The Princess and the Frog' and we have been identifying different types of sentences such as commands, questions and statements.

We think the children deserve a good break over the half term and hope you all have fun!

Please note that swimming lessons will continue on the same days after the half term.

Thanks for all your ongoing support.

The Year 1 Team

Flying High!

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This week in Literacy we had fun during ‘Talk for Writing’ retelling the story of The Enormous Turnip. We used actions for lots of words and are now applying these in our writing.

In Maths we have enjoyed helping Percy Parker understand how to use resources to double numbers. We impressed Percy and explained the process very clearly.

We were lucky this morning as we had a visitor in to talk about her job as an Air Stewardess we asked lots of questions and found out lots of interesting information.bobby2bobby3bobby

Proud Teachers :)

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We hope you all enjoyed the class assemblies as much as we enjoyed putting them together. We are very proud of our children and thought they performed brilliantly today!

We think that on parents evening you may want to take a look at our pink writing books as we have written some super versions of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Just a reminder that there will be a phonics workshop next week on Thursday 9-00am to provide you with information about the phonics screening test and changes in the new curriculum. We hope to see you there.

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The Year 1 Team.

SPAG specialists!

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This week in literacy we have been looking at connectives. We have thought of 2 simple sentences which we could join together with an appropriate connective.

We have also looked at pronouns. Can you remember what the pronouns are in these sentences?

Sarah had some cake and she shared it with her dog.

The boys were outside playing but they started to get tired so they went home.

 In Maths we have been looking at division problems and have been using resources to share objects out equally.

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We are looking forward to sharing our class assemblies next week!

The Year 1 Team

RAF Cosford

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What a great week!

On Monday we enjoyed a fantastic school trip to RAF Cosford. We enjoyed looking around all of the planes, pretending we were at the airport to go away somewhere nice on holiday and going into the 4D experience.

On Wednesday/Thursday we had our first swimming lesson of the term. The teachers were all very proud of the children and how well behaved and confident they were.

During the week during our literacy sessions, we planned and wrote a recount about our school trip. We worked hard to use full stops, capital letters, spell key words correctly and write in paragraphs.

In our topic lessons we learnt all about hot ait balloons and have begun to make a Papier-Mâché balloon.

In maths we have been subtracting numbers using a hundred square.

Another busy but great week!

The Year 1 Team

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