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


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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.

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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.

Scary Monsters!

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In Maths we have been ordering numbers. We know to look for the smallest number first and work our way up to the biggest number using our knowledge of the ten times table to help us.

In Literacy we have enjoyed using adjectives to describe our own monsters. We even had a go at using our own similes. We came up with ideas such as ‘horns as sharp as a knife’ and ‘arms as wriggly as a worm.

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Super Stars!

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All the Year 1 children have had a fantastic start to the year! This week we have enjoyed looking at the artist Pablo Picasso as part of Art Week. We have looked at lots of his paintings and have created some art work of our own in his unique style.

We enjoyed creating our mood board for Art and we created some super pieces of art work and writing for this.Mood Board

We found out different facts about his life and found out that his first word was Piz Piz meaning pencil.

The Year 1 Team are very impressed with the children so far and are looking forward to the year ahead.


Busy Bees

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In literacy this week we have enjoyed writing our own stories about the seaside it has made us very excited for the Summer Holidays!

In maths this week we have been learning about division and sharing objects into groups. We noticed that our division number sentences also linked to our multiplication number sentences.

We have also been learning about the story of Passover and the significance of each of the foods on the Sedar plate.

Thanks for your continued support at home

The Year One Team.

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We are very proud of the children this week as they have all completed the Year One phonics screening tests. They have all worked really hard to learn all their sounds and blend them together to read real words and nonsense words. In addition they have been showing their teachers how much they have learnt in maths on their non-negotiables for Year One.

We are looking forward to Sports Day on Friday and have been outside to practise some of the events in our PE lessons. We know it is important to work as a team and that everybody plays an important part.

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

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We have been very lucky this week as we had a workshop based on the seaside in the past. We had a brilliant time and learnt lots of interesting facts. We didn’t know that the poor could not afford a bathing suit so they could only paddle and that people went to the seaside once a year as a treat.

We learnt that the pier was an exciting place to be and there were a range of games such as hoopla, roll a penny and Punch and Judy shows.

We also found out that you could buy a penny lick, which was a glass bowl full of ice cream and you licked it all out. Then you handed it back and they just refilled it for the next person without washing the bowl! Yuk!roll a pennyseaside blog1hoopla

Health Week in Year 1

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 This week Year one have enjoyed a range of activities for Health week. We have designed our own fruit and vegetable characters and sketched a bowl of fruits. We enjoyed helping Gerald the Giraffe in the Life Caravan and enjoyed tasting a range of healthy snacks during the Health Education Show Assembly. In Literacy we have written acrostic poems about different foods (which was quite tricky for some foods) and we have written instructions for how to make a chicken and mango wrap. In Maths we have completed a tally chart and a bar chart to show our favourite ice cream flavours and have answered questions about our data. We hope you all had a lovely half term.

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This week we have enjoyed researching dinosaurs for our dinosaur reports! We have found out lots of interesting facts.

Did you know that…

The Smallest Dinosaur was the Saltopus. It was only 3 feet long, and weighed about five pounds.

The Biggest Dinosaurs were: Saurpods. Seismosaurus was 165 feet long (it's tail helped!). Arentinosaurus was the heaviest at 100 tons. The Brachiosaurus was 39 feet high (which helped it reach branches in trees). Giganotosaurus was the largest hunting dinosaur, at 46 feet long and up to 8 tons!

Why did Dinosaurs Look So Weird? Dinosaurs were around for millions of years. During that time they changed to suit their environment and conditions. Horns, plates, thorns, spines, long necks, claws, each of these served a purpose for that dinosaur. If you think about it, dinosoaurs were around for a little more than 200 million years. Human beings have been around for about 120,000. Think how weird WE might look in another million years or so!

We are looking forward to our trip to Warwick castle on Friday. Keep an eye out for the blog next week to see what we got up to!

Endangered Animals!

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This week we have been thinking about the animals on our planet and how it is very important we all try and protect them. We looked at how some of our beautiful animals are now endangered. Some of these animals are Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos and Snow Leopards.

We talked about how sad we would be and how we would feel if these animals became extinct!

Please be reminded that the children need an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school.


Money, Money, Money!

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This week in Maths we have been busy little shopkeepers and customers. We have had to work out how to make different totals with coins and work out the correct change.

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We have also enjoyed exploring the different sounds of the instruments and creating music of our own.

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We are working hard in our phonics lessons and have been reading a range of real and nonsense words.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

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