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Year 1

Meet the Team
Class teacher: Miss Rick and Mrs Black. Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Manning, Miss Christie, Mrs Carden and Mrs Elsom. 

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School Council Representative

In 1CB we have Annie and in 1NR we have Harry :)

Year 1 Curriculum Overview for the Year 18/19

Helpful Links and Documents

For the 'Learn how use the keyboard' activity, search for the school's post code LS17 5HX and type in year1 for the username and the password. 

Our Class Novel

We read the Enchanted Wood and The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton throughout the year. Can you find any other books that she has written?

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Important Days

 

Monday - Bring in book bags (school book bags only) and PE kit (PE is on Mondays and Thursdays)

Tuesday - Book bags will come home with new home learning and reading books

Thursday - Children will come home in PE kits with uniforms in PE bags

Friday - Bring in library books as we change them in the mornings. Golden Time is on a Friday, if your child does a sporty activity they may need their PE kit on this day also. 

Any important dates, like discos etc., will be added to home learning sheets so please look out for those :)

 

Home Learning - 16.7.19
Year 1 teachers will not be setting anymore home learning this term, however we would love to encourage the children to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library over the school holidays :)

Judo

We really enjoyed our taster session of Judo on Friday!!!

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Animal Patterns

In Art we have started to look at pattern and we have been comparing patterns of different animals from Kenya. We discussed what makes them unique and how patterns and colours can help animals to survive in the wild. We started our topic by creating the patterns with different resources. 

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Persuasive Posters

After all our research into Nepal we received an email from Eddie the Explorer asking us whether we think he should go to Nepal. We really thought he would love it so we made some persuasive posters telling him all about the highlights of Nepal. 

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Researching Nepal 

In English this week we have started to research Nepal. Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world is in Nepal and Bear Grylls has climbed it before so that is why we have chosen to research this country. We started with  a carousel of activities to find more about Nepal. We created animals native to Nepal, located the UK and Nepal on a map, designed a Nepal flag, designed a traditional Nepalese outfit and built Mount Everest in Toca Builders. 

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Making arrays

In Maths, this week we have been making arrays. We have used lots of vocabulary like, equal and unequal groups, rows and columns. We made arrays in lots of different ways, like using our bodies, chalking on the playground, using objects and today we are going to draw our own in our books. 

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Den Building

We had such a fantastic day building dens with Bear Gryll's friend Chris. The weather even stayed nice for us. We worked as a team, used problem solving skills, listened and helped our friends and had a lot of fun making dens. We tried hard to make them waterproof but some of us got a little wet. 

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Non Fiction 

In English we have been looking at non-fiction texts and their features, such as contents pages, facts, pictures, captions and subheadings. We then used a variety of sources to gather information about Octopuses. We first put our information into a plan then we used it to create our own non-fiction booklets. 

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DT Day

We were asked by the Nursery to make some moving pictures to help encourage the Nursery children to become engaged in reading. We started by exploring existing moving pictures in books, next we experimented with making sliders and levers and pivots. Next we designed our own by drawing a sketch and labeling it. After that we made our own and finally we evaluated our pieces. 

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Animals in Science

In Science we have been looking at animals, the differences between animals and classifying them into mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. In this lesson we looked at the difference between reptiles and amphibians, have a looked at some of our amazing playdough models. 

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Counting in 2s and 5s

This week in Maths we have been counting in 2s and 5s. We have been using language to describe how many in each group, how many groups and how many altogether. Today we were hunting around the classroom for bar models to find the whole number. We found patterns in our five times table such as the numbers end in five or zero. 

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Brilliant Bar Models and Fact Families

In Maths we have been exploring finding the missing number in a bar model by using ten frames. We understand with each bar model there are 8 fact families we could write. We are getting more confident at writing some of these!

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Talk for Writing

In English we have been learning the story 'Whatever Next'. We read it, made a group story map and rehearsed it. This week we are going to change the story to make it our own and write it up. 

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PJ Party

We had lots of fun at our PJ party on Friday! We celebrated filling our marble jars with dancing and games in our pyjamas. 

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Phonics Session with Parents

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents that came to the Phonics session this morning. We looked at the split digraphs today and explored different activities. 

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Maths

This week in Maths we have been looking at number stories including First, Next and Now and using a number line to count on from a number to find the total amount. 

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Topic Launch

This half term our Topic theme is 'To Infinity and Beyond', which links to our History focus of Neil Armstrong. To launch the Topic we went on an adventure to find Neil Armstrong's boot on the moon. We did lots of activities like building a rocket in Toca Builders, making astronaut masks and writing a list of luxury items we would want to take on our trip to space. 

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Christmas Party

We had so much fun at our Christmas party. We danced, played games and had party food!

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DT Day

In DT we made a floating ship for the mini pirates, we thought very carefully how things made in DT must have a purpose. It had to float, carry a Lego character and a piece of gold and travel from one side of the water tray to the other without sinking. We researched other ships, designed our own thinking about the different materials, made a tester and evaluated it using Yippee Yellow and Green for Growth. We then made our final version thinking about how we could improve it. 

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Donkey Sanctuary Christmas Party

Some of KS1 went to the Donkey Sanctuary Christmas party. We had so much fun, playing games and seeing Santa!

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We look just like Sir Francis Drake

In Art we have been exploring digital photography. We made ourselves look like Sir Francis Drake, took a photo and turned it black and white then we tea stained it to make it look old fashioned. Finally we made ornate looking frames. 

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Place Value

In Maths we have been looking at place value and partitioning numbers into tens and ones. Using Base Ten we could represent how many tens and ones are in two digit numbers. We have also continued to practise writing our numerals and number words. 

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Topic Launch Day - Pirates

On Tuesday, we introduced our new Topic of Pirates. We had a great time making pirates from paper plates, creating colourful parrots that can sit on our arms, looking at new pirate books, writing captions and following instructions to find the treasure. 

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Forest School

Yew class had a fantastic time at Forest School this morning. We used a compass to find North, East, South and West, we blind folded our partners and lead them to trees for them to feel and describe. We also used natural resources to make a map of our school and finally we played hide and seek. Thank you parent helpers and Mr Manning for such a fun morning. 

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Home Learning Projects!

All we can say is WOW! So much time, effort and creativity has gone into the 'Giant' themed projects! Thank you :)

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Diwali

We had great fun this afternoon getting crafty for Diwali on Wednesday 7th November 2018. All the adults even had a go at doing Mendhi. 

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Walk to the Post Office

We enjoyed our walk to the post office in the glorious sunshine. We looked for different human and physical features and posted our letter to the local councillor Dan Cohen. Our letter was about recycling in Alwoodley. 

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The Big Recycling Challenge

We had so much fun making our plastic bottle fish for The Big Recycling Challenge exhibition on Thursday 11th October. 

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Maths

In Maths so far this half term we have been ordering numbers, representing numbers in different ways, writing numerals and number words and finding the the missing numbers. We have also been trying hard to explain our answers to problems using reasoning challenges. 

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Self Portraits

In Art this week we drew our self portraits and made our faces out of objects from around the classroom. 

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Our first week in Year 1

We have had a great start to the year and have enjoyed getting to know our classroom and all our new routines! We have been challenging ourselves independently in the different areas, which include Toca Builders, Mr Maker, Snuggles and Roleplay. 

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The first Science Lesson!

In our groups we drew round one of our friends so that we had the shape of the human body. After that we labelled the different body parts, we could name parts such as hips, ankle and elbow. As a challenge we thought about why we need our different body parts and what job they do. Independently, we made the human body with playdough and drew a picture of ourselves in the summer holidays. 

 

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