Year One have had a brilliant and busy last week of term! We started the week with a 'bang', djembe drumming with Kevin! We learned to play different tone notes, and to follow beats and patterns - it was great fun!
In phonics this week, we have been learning more ways to make the 'igh' sound with a 'y' and an 'i'.
In English, we have been reading 'All Are Welcome' by Alexandra Penfold and talking about how brilliant it is that we are all different. We have been identifying rhyming words from the story, and completing some independent writing about a place that makes us feel welcome and why.
In maths, we have been using part-whole models and bar-models to find fact families! We were very impressive at doing this!
In science, we identified different parts of the human body and labelled a full-length picture of ourselves using scientific vocabulary! In geography, we learned about how maps can help us to work out a route. We created a pictogram to show how our friends travel to and from school. In R.E, we talked about why prayer is so important for many people and thought about the different things we might include in a prayer. We enjoyed a D.T morning on Thursday, designing and making our own fruit kebabs for snack time!
We had lots of fun with Venture Sports for P.E, using our ball skills we have learned this term to enjoy lots of different games and activities.
It was great to collect all of our hedgehogs, and celebrate with our teddies on Friday afternoon to finish the term!
Have a great week and see you next term, Hedgehogs!
This week in phonics, we have been learning the 'igh' sound as 'ie' and 'i-e'! We have learned new songs, identified new words and been having a good go at sounding out our spellings. In English, we have written our own rhyming inspired by a 'silly' poem 'The Tall Tall Man'!
We have moved onto our addition unit in maths this week - learning about parts and wholes and how to find and write number sentences.
In science this week we learned more about our sense of smell - identifying different scents in mystery containers! In art, we were painting by numbers, completing a Matisse painting of our own! We also learned about our sense of touch, and which parts of the body can be used to feel. In Jigsaw with Miss. Glenister, we learned about choices and consequences - thinking specifically about how we treat those around us.
We had an exciting visit earlier this week, with 'Alice in Wonderland' being performed to the whole school! It was great fun, Year 1 enjoyed all the lights, costumes and songs! In P.E this week, we focused on team-building and working together!
This week we have continued to revise our different 'ee' sounds. We also learned to make the 'ee' with a 'y' - which words can you remember?
In English, we have been writing rhyming sentences - working really hard on our handwriting, full stops and capital letters! We enjoyed reading 'Oi Frog!' by Kes Gray and writing some rhyming words of our own.
In maths this week, we have been learning to order objects and numbers. We have also been doing some impressive work with number lines - solving missing number problems.
We enjoyed a 'sound walk' in science this week - taking a trip to Windsor Woods to listen carefully to all of the natural sounds around us. We learned about the different parts of the ear and what our sense of hearing helps us to do. In geography this week, we had great fun creating 'messy maps' that represent our classroom. We learned more about symbols, keys and spoke about all the amazing ways maps can be used!
In computing, we combined our mouse skills with typing for the first time! We used 'Paint' to draw a picture of ourselves, then we worked really hard to type our own names onto the paper. It was especially exciting when they were printed out!!
In Jigsaw this week, we considered what it means to feel 'proud' and what makes us feel this way. This week in P.E, we continued to work on our ball-skills! On Wednesday, we enjoyed some throwing, catching and bouncing. On Friday with Venture Sports, we impressed Jack and Estelle with our aim and precision!
This week we have been working really hard with Miss. Glenister. In phonics, we have been learning to make the 'ee' sound in different ways, like 'ea' and 'e-e'. In maths, we have been continuing to compare numbers and objects in different ways, as well as representing 'more' and 'less'.
We had a great P.E lesson with Mr. Day on Monday, and enjoyed our session with Venture Sports at the end of the week too - working on our catching skills!
In P.S.H.E (Jigsaw) this week, we learned about 'belonging' - and how we can make sure that our class is a safe and welcome place for everybody. In R.E, we considered why Christians believe that God is like a parent. We linked this to our parable, 'The Story of the Lost Son' and thought about all of the different ways that our families show us love and care.
We enjoyed the Harvest Festival at the church on Thursday and put on a great effort for our 'See the Farmer' performance!
This week in phonics we have been learning even more ways to make the 'ay' sound with 'eigh', 'ey' and 'ei'. Can you spot the sounds and read the words in the grid?
In English, we finished reading 'Funny Bones'. We have been sequencing and re-telling the story using simple sentences and writing frames.
We have been busy in maths comparing numbers this week. We learned to compare values using words such as 'fewer' and 'more'. We moved on to using our 'crocodile symbols' (<, > and =) to compare numbers that are less than/greater than. We did an AMAZING job with this and got the hang of it in no time!
In science, we continued our work on senses and learned to label different parts of the human eye! We had our first geography lesson and learned all about what geography is - considering where we live and where we learn! We learned how to order our school address and what a post code is - we were amazed when we put it into Google Maps and it took us right to our school gate!
We had lots of fun 'drawing with scissors' like Henri Matisse in art this week, creating art by cutting and sticking with various shapes and colours. In computing, we learned to use our mouse to 'drag' and how to create art on Paint! In P.S.H.E with Miss Glenister, we learned about our rights and responsibilities when belonging to our class. We had lots of fun with Venture Sports for P.E this week - working on our underarm and overarm throws.
In phonics this week, we have been learning the digraph 'ay' and split digraph 'a_e'. In English, we have been writing simple sentences to describe our friends and we started reading 'Funny Bones' by Janet and Alllan Ahlberg.
In maths, we have been learning to recognise numbers as words, to count forwards and backwards, and to find 'one more'.
We had our first science lesson this week where we learned about our five senses! Can you remember what they are?
In R.E, we have been learning about what Christians believe God is like. We read the story of 'The Lost Son' and spoke about what the parable teaches us. We had lots of fun in art, learning all about Henri Matisse! We learned that Matisse is an artist from France who loved shapes and colours! We had a go at drawing a self-portrait in his style, before printing paint splatters for our backgrounds - they look amazing hanging up in our classroom!
We learned how to click and drag in computing this week - completing different challenges on the notebooks and trying our hardest to use our mouse instead of the touch screen!
Friday was a great day raising money for Maya and watching Mr. Day and Mr. Willson 'brave the shave!' We really enjoyed P.E with Venture Sports - working on our rolling skills!
Wow - one week down in Year One already! This week, we have got to know our new classroom and got used to having our own desk spaces and a tray which was very exciting indeed! We are adjusting well to life in our new classroom and have been working really hard - even when it's been boiling hot and a little tiring!
In phonics this week, we have revised our Phase 3/4 sounds and started work on our Phase 5 learning. This week, we have learned two new sounds: 'wh' and 'ph'. We have been reading 'What Makes Me a Me?' in English, and writing simple sentences to describe ourselves.
Can you spot our new sounds on the flashcards?
In maths, we have been sorting objects by size, shape and colour. We have also been revising our counting and representing numbers to 10 - getting used to working independently as a whole class. We've done an amazing job!
We have been reading every day and working really hard during guided reading sessions. We have enjoyed busy learning time in the afternoons and exploring our new classroom. We had our first computing lesson on Thursday, where we learned more about working on our mouse skills! On Friday, we enjoyed getting outside for P.E to play some team games and have lots of fun with the parachute!
Hedgehogs definitely seemed a little tired by the end of the week! We hope they have enjoyed the return to school, and hope you have a brilliant weekend in the sunshine!