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Welcome to the Year 1 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

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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Is this a sentence?

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This week we have being learning all about sentences. Did you know that every sentence needs to have a verb in it? We have been identifying verbs in sentences and have been up levelling sentences by adding in adverbs and adjectives to add additional detail.

In Guided Reading we have also been looking at diary extracts and today we have been writing our own diary entries for days in the Christmas holidays.

We are looking forward to our school trip on Monday to Cosford Air Museum.

Christmas Time

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Wow what an exciting week we have had so far on our last week at school before the Christmas Holidays. I am sure you will agree that the children were fantastic in their Christmas shows on Monday and Tuesday and performed brilliantly. We are looking forward to seeing Father Christmas and having our Christmas parties later this week too.

The children have all worked very hard this term and we are very proud of them all. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and enjoy this special time together.

Thanks for all your support.

The Year One Team


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This week we are busy designing our own pop up puppets. We have looked at a variety of different puppet types and learnt about their use across the world. We have begun designing and making our own pop-up puppets which will show what each child wants to be when they grow up! Some very interesting choices from your children, a few Ballerinas, Paleontologists and lots of teachers! Watch this space, we hope to show you a few soon!

How to turn a teacher into a toad

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This week in maths we have been investigating whether a number is odd or even. We worked with a partner to see whether we could share objects in to equal groups.

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In Literacy we have been writing instructions for ‘How To Turn A Teacher In To A Toad”. Some of the ingredients that the children have chosen have not been very pleasant! The teachers are all hoping that the instructions won’t work and that the children won’t test them out!

1AD Film Directors

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In Year One this week we having been using maths resources to help us find find odd and even numbers and to find which number is more or less.

We have also enjoyed learning about greater than and less than symbols using Snappy the crocodile to help us.

In Literacy we have been looking at camera angles and discussing whether it is a long shot, mid shot or a close up shot. We used actions to help us work out an angle and then sorted some images from films into piles. camera 1camera

Toys Topic

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This week we have found out that our topic for this term is toys. We are very excited about this topic and have enjoyed our activities so far.

We have enjoyed looking at old and new toys this week. We have found out that most old toys were made out of wood and tin. We compared them to our toys today which are mostly made out of plastic. We preferred our teddy bears from older teddy bears as they feel a lot softer and have lots of stuffing. In the past teddy bears were made to look more like the real animal and were not as cuddly.

Did you know that some dolls were made of wax and china?

In Maths we have been working hard to understand place value. We know that 13 has 1 lot of ten and 3 units. We have been using objects to help us work out different lots of tens and ones in a number.


News News News

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In Maths this week we enjoyed partitioning numbers in to tens and units and some of us even moved on to partitioning numbers into hundreds tens and units.

We have enjoyed singing our 2’s. 5’s and 10 times tables with Percy Parker and have been trying really hard to write number sentences to match a problem.

We have also enjoyed singing our days of the week song in Spanish.

Helping Barnaby Bear

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This week in Year 1 we have helped Barnaby Bear write a non-chronological report to his family about Whitehouse Common Primary School. We have written lots of information about our school under a range of sub headings. In maths we have been shopping and adding together the total cost in our basket. We had to remember to write our number sentences and include the ‘p’ sign after each number to show that we were adding money. In science we enjoyed looking at nocturnal animals and learning about why they may sleep in the day and come out at night.


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This week in Year One we have enjoyed sequencing the story of Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen and have had a super go at retelling the story ourselves. We have also written some super sentences about these stories using lots of adjectives and connectives.Handas-hen2

We enjoyed our Harvest Assembly on Thursday and heard all about where our tins of food would be going to. Our teachers were very impressed with how much food we had brought in.

In maths we have being using our BLP skill of noticing to spot relationships between numbers when trying to add up 3 numbers together. We had to look for number bonds to 10 and 20 and any doubles.

Year 1

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This week in Year One we have enjoyed finding out about Kenya. In Literacy we wrote postcards as Barnaby Bear explaining what we had enjoyed doing there.

In Maths we have been subtracting numbers and finding half of a number by sharing objects between us.

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We enjoyed talking part in our sponsor events this week. 1KM enjoyed their sponsored read and in 1AD we were very tired after our obstacle race. Mrs Duckers was exhausted when demonstrating the course but some of us went round more than 10 times!

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Acting Stars!

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In Maths we have been looking at tens and units. We have used Numicon and cubes to help us work out how many lots of ten and how many units are in numbers.

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This week in Literacy we have really enjoyed taking part in a group role-play activity to retell the story of the Gruffalo. We thought carefully about how ourcharacters would move and speak. We were very good at acting out the story. Can you tell what characters we are?blog owl

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In PE we enjoyed talking part in a range of activities to demonstrate a range of ways we can move objects. We took part in throwing, kicking, hitting and rolling activities.

Thanks for your continued support with homework and reading.

The Year 1 Team.

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