Year 1 2021-22
Welcome to Year 1.
Class teacher – Miss Darvill
Teaching Assistant/KS1 cover supervisor – Miss Campbell
PPA cover – Mrs Jobbins
As part of healthy week, year 1 were looking at what we put into our bodies. The children learnt about the healthy foods that are good for our bodies. The children tasted lots of different fruit that they had never tried before. The children then went to the juice bar to create their own fruit juices!
During Healthy Week Year 1 took part in an outdoor adventure activity. The children toasted marshmallows over the fire and even made their own hot chocolate!
Year 1 led the whole school in a collective worship to celebrate the month of Mary. The children talked about Mary and laid their flowers by her statue. The children also performed a liturgical dance.
Year 1 have been learning about equal and unequal groups. The children were adding together their equal groups by counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
Today Year 1 started to create their Great Fire of London paintings. They started by experimenting with mixing colour. They found that yellow and red made orange, perfect for a fire picture! The children then went on to create the background of their artwork using the colours they had mixed.
Year 1 have been learning about volume and capacity. The children were pouring liquids into cups and using the mathematical vocabulary to describe it. The children then ordered the volume from greatest to least.
Year 1 have been learning about length and height. The children investigated how tall objects were in the classroom. They started by measuring using non- standard units then moved onto using a ruler. The children then compared the objects using our mathematical vocabulary.
Year1 had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a webinar with author Bethan Woollvin. They listened to her read one of her famous books. The class then took part in a draw along with Bethan where they learnt how to draw the troll from her book. It was a fantastic morning!
Year 1 had a fantastic day at Abbey House Museum. The children were learning about toys from the past. They had the opportunity to take part in a workshop where they got to play with old toys. The children also got to play on some old arcade games as they looked around the museum. The children also got to play in park at the end of the day!
As part of World Book Day, Year 1 took park in a Tiny Tunes and Tales workshop based on The Hungry caterpillar. It also linked to our science topic, seasons, as the children were learning about what happens in spring time. They had a fabulous morning!
Year 1 learnt all about baptism in RE last half term. Father Polland came into school and the children re-enacted a baptism. They learnt about the symbols of baptism and what they mean.
English- African call and response poems
In computing this half term year 1 are learning all about algorithms. The first lesson was understanding that an algorithm is like a set of instructions we give to a computer. The children then came up with their own algorithms to get their doll dressed. They then tried to follow each other’s algorithms!
Year 1 are doing gymnastics in PE this half term. In this lesson we were learning to balance on different parts of our body. The children worked together to come up with their own shapes and balances.
This week, Year 1 learnt all about the Epiphany. The children had the opportunity to listen to the story of the Wise Men and understand the journey they went on. To end the week, Year 1 had an Epiphany party. They discussed what gifts they would bring he baby Jesus and made a crown.
Year 1 took part in a reindeer walk to raise money for St. Gemma's Hospice. It was great fun!
Year 1 had a fantastic day at the Royal Armouries learning about Knights and Castles. They met a real knight and helped him to fix his armour and rebuild his castle. They had a brilliant day and loved every minute of it.
Today Year 1 had an amazing opportunity to take part in a Tiny Tunes and Tales workshop. The children read a Christmas story and acted it out through song, music, instruments and lots more. The children absolutely loved it!
In preparation for Advent Year 1 made a class Advent Wreath. They learnt all about the meaning of the candles, the evergreen plants and the representation of the berries. The children also made their very own Advent Wreath hats.
In science Year 1 have been learning about animals. In this lesson we were learning about the different parts of a fish and what they are used for. Year 1 got to see and hold a fish for an experience I am sure they will never forget!
The Creation story
In RE, year 1 have started to learn about the creation story. The children used props to help them remember what happened on each day of the story.
Welcome to Year 1!
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