Welcome to Year 1!
The start of a new school year is upon us and we would like to thank you for all your support at home to ensure your child had a smooth transition back to school! We have had a fantastic first few days back at school and hopefully your child has been able to tell you some of the things we have been doing!
Each day, we will conduct a short phonics session and a Number Time session.
We will alternate the teaching of English and Maths each morning.
Our playtime is 10:15am and our lunch is at 12:25pm. We have a playtime at 12:00pm, prior to eating lunch.
Our PE days are Monday and Friday so please send your child into school dressed in their PE clothes on these days. Children are allowed to wear sports trousers and can wear a sports sweatshirt or their school jumper.
We have started to learn about adjectives and how they describe a noun. We looked at the Mouse in the Gruffalo and used adjectives to describe his ears, tail, claws etc. Then we put our ideas into sentences. Last week we continued to make our character puppets for the Gruffalo. We now have stick or rod fox puppets, a pop up mouse puppet and a paper bag owl puppet.
This week we will be making our final puppet which is the Gruffalo! Then there will be lots of rehearsals for us to retell the story of the Gruffalo in our puppet show! We will be exploring the story through the use of musical instruments to see whether we can create sounds to portray the different characters. In Maths, we will be looking at partitioning the number 10 to see how many different ways we can do this. We are now experts at using cherry models (See the Maths section lower down for an example) to show this and this week we will be using a bar model.
Last week a mysterious box appeared in both Frog and Newt class. It was sent by Julia Donaldson who needs our help. She wants us to PICK A PUPPET and help her to tell the story of the Gruffalo. We are going to find out about a range of puppets and will then spend time making our own. We will work collaboratively to put on a puppet show about the Gruffalo.
This week we will be exploring different ways that we can join materials. We will be designing and making our own sock and rod puppets. We will then evaluate our finished puppet, saying what we like about it and any improvements we might make next time. We will also write instructions about how we made our sock puppet.
Click the link below for our Home Learning
Whole Class Reading Vocabulary
12.10.20 – We are reading A Squash and A Squeeze
chewed – to crush with your teeth
nibbled – to take little bites
decided – to make a choice
curious – to want to learn about something
Smashed – broken into pieces
Wise – very clever
grumbling – to moan and groan
disaster – something bad that happens
puppet, equipment, material, construct, template
Design Technology Vocabulary
join, attach, design, evaluate, adapt
compromise, communicate, decision, agree
Adjective – a word that describes a noun. It helps us to get a picture in our head about the noun.
Partitioning – breaking a number up into parts.
Noun – a person, place or a thing that I can have
Syllable – a beat in a word, a chunk of a work. Eg li-on has 2 syllables
Meet The Teacher
Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Meet the Teacher session. We hope you found it useful and informative!
Click on the link below to access the presentation.
Here are the questions you raised and our responses. Please click the link below.
What have we been doing?
This week we have learned about our senses and have been on a listening walk to see what we could hear. We used our sight to describe how objects looked. We talked about the colour, shape and whether it looked prickly or furry etc. We tried touching objects and described how they felt. We came up with a great list of words!
We had to work collaboratively in a group to smell pots and we tried to guess what was inside. We had coffee, lemon, perfume, vinegar and mint. The children made some amazing guesses! We also tasted some crisps and had to guess the flavour!
Check out some photos from our first few days!
Getting to know you!
The children in year 1 loved guessing who was giving the clues. Please watch our videos below and see if you can guess along at home.
Frog Class Guess Who?
Teacher: Mrs Webb
LSA: Mrs Hill and Mrs Wan
Teacher: Miss Maries
LSA: Mrs Packman
Mrs Treanor will be the teacher in class on a Friday but Miss Maries will be in school.