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Year 1 Staff

Miss Barnes

1.1 Dolphin Class

Mrs Chetwynd

1.2 Seahorse Class

Miss Halliwell

1.2 Seahorse Class

Year 1

Maths

This week, Year 1 have been learning about position and direction. We have learnt the following turns: whole turn, quarter turn, half turn and three-quarter turn. We have also learnt the directions clockwise and anticlockwise. At the end of the week, we consolidated our learning. We had to guide a character through a maze by stating the turn and direction that it had to make.

 

What's been happeningYear 1

Oceans Day

Year 1 had a fantastic time celebrating Oceans Day! We started the day by thinking about our favourite place with water and then we drew a memory map of the location. We then discussed how we can look after our oceans and created an action plan! This included: conserving water, not littering, not polluting the water and respecting animals habitats. In the afternoon, we learnt about the three different zones of the ocean and the different creatures that live in each zone. We then drew sea creatures and populated our ocean display.

 

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Parts of the body

Year 1 have been learning about the parts of the body in Science. To start the lesson we sand our favourite song, ‘Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes’. We then drew around a member of each table on large pieces of paper and worked together to label the different body parts.

 

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Nature Explorers

Year 1 have worked tremendously hard in art this term! As part of our topic, ‘nature explorers’ we completed observational drawings of birds. We started by sitting quietly on the field and watching the birds around us. We observed their shape and colour. We then used photographs of birds to help us complete our own observational drawings in our sketch books. Finally, we painted the birds using watercolours.

 

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Art

Year 1 have been learning about the artist Paul Klee. Inspired by his work, we sketched our own castles and incorporated lots of different shapes. We then used the pastels to colour in our castles. We used lots of bright colours to make our castles pop!

 

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Mysterious dragon spotted at Queen Emma

Last night, just before Ms Halliwell went home, she spotted something mysterious in the back playground. She could hear a loud, swishing noise and so went outside to investigate. When she got outside, she couldn’t believe her eyes! There, flying round in the sky, just outside Year 1’s classrooms was a large grey, scaly dragon. Ms Halliwell took a video on her phone so she could share with the children what she saw. The dragon flew round in circles several times, before disappearing off over the pond. Ms Halliwell was very worried that the dragon was lost and couldn’t find its way back home. We now need to work out a way to catch the dragon so we can return it safely to its home. Luckily Year 1 are writing some instructions on how to trap the dragon so we should be safe but still be careful if you see it!

 

What's been happeningYear 1

Castle Day

Year 1 had a great day learning all about levers and sliders. We looked at lots of different toys and books that had different levers and sliders and made our own prototypes. We received a letter from Lord and Lady Hedingham from Hedingham castle saying that they needed our help to protect their castle. First we planned what mechanisms we could use by drawing it on our plan. Then we spent the afternoon creating our moving castles. At the end of the day we evaluated our creations, thinking about what went well and what we could’ve done better. We hope Lord and Lady Hedingham were pleased with our models.

 

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100 Days

Seahorse class had a fantastic day celebrating 100 Days at School. They brought in lots of different items that totalled 100 like lego, shells and someone even measured 100ml!

In Maths we completed challenges like working out how many times we could write our name or how many jumps we could do in 100 seconds. In the afternoon we drew pictures of what we may look like if we reached 100 and discussed what is better- being 100 days old or 100 years old. I wonder if anyone in Seahorse class will celebrate their 100th birthday?

 

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Shape Hunt

Year 1  went on a shape hunt around the school! We learnt the names of the following shapes: circle, rectangle, square and triangle. We even challenged ourselves to remember and find: ovals, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons and octagons. We discussed the similarities and differences between the shapes that we found.

 

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3D Shapes

In Maths Seahorse class have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. We learnt that 3D shapes have 2D faces. We looked at a selection of 3D shapes and identified their 2D shaped faces.

The next day we carried on our learning by learning that 3D shapes laid flat are called nets. We deconstructed different household 3D shapes into nets. Then we looked at some nets, guessed what 3D shape it would make and finally made the nets into shapes. We really had to persevere as it was tricky to cut and glue them!

 

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Y1 and Y2 Choir

Since before half term, the children in our Year 1 and 2 choir have been working incredibly hard. We have learnt some new songs and the children really wanted to share them with you! Some of the children do not have website permission but you can enjoy their voices from off-screen. Enjoy!


 

 

What's been happeningYear 1

Maths

In maths, we composed pattern block images. We named the shapes that made up the pattern block images and we discussed how we had to rotate the shapes to fit the outline.

 

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Mosques

In RE, we have been learning at mosques. We have learnt that a mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. We learnt about some of the features of mosques including the: minaret, mihrab, shoe racks and wash rooms. Finally, we wrote a sentence about mosques in our books and drew a picture.

 

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Solar System

Year 1 have loved making the planets from the solar system. We made the planets using papier-mâché and then painted the planets in groups. Look through our classroom window to see our amazing solar system!

 

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Number Lines

Today in maths we explored using a number line to count forwards and backwards to 100. We discussed the interval lines on a number line and what they represent. We then had a go at drawing our own number lines on the playground using chalk!

 

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Representing Numbers

We have been representing numbers within 50 using different pieces of equipment. We loved making the numbers out of: counters, tens frames, numicon, bead strings and dienes. We then partitioned the numbers into tens and ones using a whole-part model.

 

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Anti-Bullying Week

The children in Year 1 have really impressed the adults with their amazing work in PSHCE as part of ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. To begin the week, we designed our own t-shirts and we focused on what makes us special. We have learnt that everybody is different and unique but we should always be kind to others. We then worked together to make a kindness paperchain, to represent how being kind can start a positive chain reaction. Towards the end of the week, we developed our collaboration skills by working as a team. We loved passing a hoop around the circle without talking. Well done Year 1.

 

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Newspaper Reports

In English, Year 1 have been learning about newspaper reports. Today we have immersed ourselves in a range of newspaper reports! We looked at a variety of newspaper reports and noted how they were similar and how they were different. We then decided which newspaper report was our favourite and why. We can’t wait to learn more about newspaper reports so that we can write our own report at the end of the unit.

 

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Planets

In Science, Year 1 have been learning about the planets in our solar system. We have learnt the planets names, their sizes and their colours. We used this knowledge to accurately colour in the planets before carefully cutting the planets out and sticking them in the correct order. Well done Year 1!

 

What's been happeningYear 1

Maths

Today in maths, the children have been learning their number bonds to 10. We found number bonds to 10 by playing an alternative version of snap; when the children found two numbers that add together to 10 they had to shout out ‘bonds’.

 

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PSHCE

The children in Year 1 have been thinking about the adults that we can trust when we are worried or upset. We started the lesson by discussing who we could trust and then we wrote the name or occupation of the person in each finger of our hand. We thought of the following adults: parents, family, teachers, police and doctors.

 

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Partitioning Numbers

We have been learning about the addition and equals symbols in maths and using part – whole models and bar models to partition numbers up to 10. We have had a few practical lessons in maths to help our learning which we have all enjoyed.

 

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DT

Y1 completed their first DT unit. We had to design a moving vehicle to help Traction Man escape from the shark scissors! We discussed which recycled materials we could use to make our cars and we planned our design. Next we made our cars and attached wheels to an axle so that our cars could move. Finally, we evaluated our work; we wrote about what we liked and what we could improve. Well done Year One!

 

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History

In history, Year One have been learning about toys from the past. We explored a range of toys including a Jacob’s ladder and a spinning top. We played with the toys and wrote a bank of adjectives to describe each toy. We also made cross-curricular links with our science learning and thought about what materials the toys were made from.

 

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Whole Part Model

This week, we have been learning about the whole part model. We selected a number card (our whole) and then partitioned the correct number of cubes into two different parts. We tried to see if we could think of more than one way to partition each number.

 

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Comparing Numbers

We have been busy comparing numbers in maths. We have learnt to recognize the less than (<), greater than (>) and equal to (=) sign. We then used these symbols to correctly compare different sets of objects.

 

What's been happeningYear 1

Maths

We have been comparing different objects based on their length and weight. We used balance scales to measure which objects were heavier and which objects were lighter. This will build the foundation of our knowledge when we begin to compare numbers.

 

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7 Habits

Year One have been learning about the ‘7 Habits’ as part of our ‘Leader in Me’ lessons. We created a class tree to display the habits and painted our own leaves to put on the tree. We can’t wait for you to see our fabulous display.