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Welcome to Year One!

 

 

The Year 1 team

The Year 1 team 1 Mrs. Dolman
The Year 1 team 2 Mrs. Rushton
The Year 1 team 3 Mrs. Pitchford

The last week of the spring term was great fun. Thank you to all those who joined us for the Easter Bonnet parade! I look forward to seeing all back at school on Monday. 

 

Please note that Year 1 are having weekly swimming lessons again on Mondays and need a swimming hat so please put a hat in their swimming bag for Monday.

Important information.

 

Swimming lessons have recommenced for Year one on Mondays. For swimming children need a swimming costume or trunks, swimming hat and towel in a plastic bag.

 

P.E. Lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoons, but P.E. kits can be sent in as soon as possible and kept on pegs. The children will need black jogging trousers, a white t-shirt and pair of pumps or trainers in a drawstring bag.

 

Please make sure that every item is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Homework

 

Homework bags will be sent home every Friday and are to be returned by the following Wednesday.  They will contain:

  • a reading book, from the Rising Stars reading scheme, for your child to read to you and talk about 
  • a reading record book, please comment on your child's reading and sign this so that the reading book can be changed
  •  a spellings sheet showing the words your child wrote last week and new words for your child to learn this week ready for the test on Tuesday morning
  • a letter sheet for your child to practise their letter formation on and draw things beginning with the correct letter on the reverse.  (These sheets will be kept and bound together to form a dictionary at the end of Year 1.)
  • we follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme and will sometimes include a sound or speed words for your child to practice at home.

This week in Year 1...

We “made” and tasted Lilly Pad stew!

We “made” and tasted Lilly Pad stew! 1
We “made” and tasted Lilly Pad stew! 2
We “made” and tasted Lilly Pad stew! 3
We “made” and tasted Lilly Pad stew! 4
We “made” and tasted Lilly Pad stew! 5
Previously in Year one...
Picture 1 We said goodbye to Rev. Dave.
Picture 2 The last group went to the Wolseley Centre
Picture 3 and spotted lots of wildlife
Picture 4 and heard noisy Canadian Geese.
Picture 5 Played on a big fish
Picture 6 and found a new type of goose
Picture 7 along with female mallards
Picture 8 and male mallards.
Picture 1 We designed parachutes
Picture 2 For eggs
Picture 3 And made them.
Picture 4 Mr Gleeson tested the parachutes.
Picture 5 All the eggs cracked
Picture 6 But some leaked
Picture 7 And some didn’t
Picture 8 Depending how good the parachute was.
Picture 9 We also labelled the parts of the tree.
Picture 10 And had a space race.
Picture 11 We made rockets and spied on year 2.
Picture 12 We were the USA
Picture 13 This is our rocket launch pad.
Picture 14 We had a great time showing off our rockets.
Picture 15 Even though Russia’s rockets were better.
Picture 16 Well done Year 2!

Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo!

Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 1 Year 1 and 2 enjoying World Book Day
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 2 What wonderful costumes!
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 3 We all read and told stories.
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 4 We asked characters from
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 5 Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 6 questions about why they did things
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 7 and how they felt.
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 8 We found out that the mouse tricked them all
Year one met Mr. McGregor, but were so surprised they forgot to get a photo! 9 and they were embarrassed and cross!

We found some flowers and looked at them very closely.

We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 1
We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 2
We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 3
We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 4
We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 5
We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 6
We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 7
We found some flowers and looked at them very closely. 8

We went to the Wolseley Centre.

We were presented with certificates for gaining lots of house points.

We were presented with certificates for gaining lots of house points. 1

We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater.

We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 1
We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 2
We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 3
We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 4
We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 5
We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 6
We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 7
We have all enjoyed walks around Chasewater. 8 And a swimming certificate was earned, well done!

A very special astronaut came to visit.

A very special astronaut came to visit. 1
A very special astronaut came to visit. 2

We thought about planning a trip to the moon.

We thought about planning a trip to the moon. 1 The stars we might see.
We thought about planning a trip to the moon. 2 The rocket we would need.
We thought about planning a trip to the moon. 3 Or maybe one of these.
We thought about planning a trip to the moon. 4 The food we would have to take.
We thought about planning a trip to the moon. 5 The ice cream was the favourite!

First Forest Friday trip of the Spring term.

Picture 1 We sorted and counted Pom poms.
Picture 2 We made some Christmas paper chains.
Picture 3 It was great fun!
Picture 4 From them we hung our angels.
Picture 5 In science we explored our sense of taste
Picture 6 Eating popcorn, deciding which was sweet
Picture 7 And which was savoury.
Picture 8 We learnt about christingles
Picture 9 And made one each
Picture 10 Then we ate the marshmallows.
Picture 1 We got a bronze certificate.
Picture 2 We used our sense of touch in science.
Picture 3 Finding all sorts of things in the treasure box.
Picture 4 Some soft, some rough, some smooth.
Picture 5 Some of us went out to the woods.
Picture 6 We found lots of Autumn leaves.
Picture 7 We started a giant Elmer.
Picture 8 All making a different part.
Picture 9 Making him bright
Picture 10 And colourful.

We were thinking about what bullying is.

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Picture 1 Made rangoli patterns for Diwali.
Picture 2 Used our sense of hearing in science.
Picture 3 Made lots of 2d shapes in mathematics
Picture 4 And solved some problems.
Picture 5 Which shapes have we made?
Picture 6 Are these shapes the same?
Picture 7 We made sparklers with Miss Smith!

we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy.

we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy. 1
we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy. 2
we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy. 3
we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy. 4
we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy. 5
we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy. 6
we made fruit ships to help the pirates recover from scurvy. 7
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we made pirate ships!

Thank you to everyone who came to any of our parent/carer workshops.  We hope that you enjoyed them. We look forward to seeing you after school on Wednesday for our information evening.

we have learnt about some endangered animals and thought about ways we could help them.

 

We have read “The Snail and the Whale” by Julia Donaldson after finding messages left by the snail. 

 

We have also painted flags which will be part of an art installation at the memorial arboretum.  As well as enjoying our third parent/carer workshop.

 

Blackbeard left us some treasure in the treasure chest which we have used to play a sleeping pirate game in maths, working out how much treasure has gone missing.

 

So we have had another busy week in Year one!  Enjoy the weekend and look forward to more fun next week.

...we have, heard from Blackbeard the pirate who wanted to know if fish have fingers.  The children looked carefully at some fish and sent a reply to the pirate explaining what fish have instead of fingers.

 

We have also enjoyed the second of our four parent/carer workshops.  The costumes (both children's and adult's) were fantastic, well done!

 

Finally, today the first of the three groups from Year 1 went to the woods.  They behaved perfectly and had a very enjoyable morning, even though they did get a little wet!

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