Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to Year 1's class page. Please have a look at what we have been getting up to in class!
Monty the Penguin
Today in class the children watched the short advert, ‘Monty the Penguin’ and afterwards they had to write questions that they wanted to ask him. Then some of the children sat in the hot seat and answered the questions in role as Monty.
Senses - Sight
The children have been investigating how magnifying glasses can affect how well they can see things.
Today the children have been practicing measuring and have used non-standard units of measurement.
In music this week the class have been learning a new song that has lots of different actions in it. They wanted to show you how well they can sing! Each group sang a different part of the song.
Today the children have been asking questions to our school lollipop lady. They had to work in pairs to write down the questions that they wanted to ask her, making sure they started their sentence with a capital letter and ended it with a question mark. At the end some of the children even got the chance to pretend that they worked as a lollipop traffic controller.
The children have been working with their coach Dan on team games. They had to work as a team to get two mats from one side of the hall to another. It was a lot more difficult than it sounded and required the children to work as a team and listen to each others ideas.
Today the children have been sequencing the Hodgeheg story. They have also been thinking of reasons why Max should and should not cross the road, using the word ‘because to help explain why. After they had thought of their reason a decision alley took place whereby the children told ‘Max’ their reason. ‘Max’ decided not to cross the road because he could find food in gardens on his street and also because it was safer.
Autumn Art Work
The children have been very busy creating clay hedgehogs to tie in with the book we have been reading in class, 'The Hodgeheg'. They have also been creating autumn collages.
Autumn 1 Reading Challenge Certificates
Each half-term Year 1 are set extra reading challenges to complete at home. Here are this half-term's Bronze, Silver and Gold certificate winners.
Senses - Hearing
Today in class we have continued learning about senses and have been learning more about hearing. First the children had to use their listening skills to guess what sounds were being played to them. Then the children went on a sound walk around the school and identified different sources of sound. The children also learned that the further away something is the quieter it will sound.
Jennifer Carver Cooking Competition - Spider Pizzas
The children have had a fantastic day creating spider pizzas! First they had to design what their pizzas would look like and then they had to create them. The best part was eating them of course!
Senses - Touch
Today children have been testing their sense of touch. First they had to guess the object that was in the box by touch alone. Then they had to think of words to describe the different materials on their tables. After this the children had to sort the materials into different groups according to how the materials felt - rough, smooth, hard, fluffy etc. The children chose their own groups to sort the materials into.
The children have been estimating a set of objects today and trying to guess how many they think are in a set.
The children completed their writing assessments today and I was extremely pleased with their efforts and how hard they were trying! As a reward the children were given ten minutes in the afternoon on the adventure playground. Well done Year 1!
Today in class both Mr Corlett and Mrs Forrester both brought in an old and new toy from their childhood for the children to look at. Before they were shown the toys the children had think of questions to ask the adults so that they could try and predict whether the toys were old or new. They asked some fantastic questions and made excellent predictions! They really enjoyed hearing Woody talk and were amazed that Mrs Forrester's doll was over 100 years old!
Super Daisy Hot Seating
Today in class we have been reading ‘Super Daisy And the Peril of Planet Pea’. In pairs the children had to write questions that they would like to ask Super Daisy. Then some of the children sat in the hot seat and answered the questions in role as Super Daisy.
Tullie House Toy Trip
The children all really enjoyed our trip to Tullie House today, where we learnt about old toys. First the children were shown some old toys by our guide. Then they got the chance to play with outside toys from the past and to explore toys from the past that require a push or a pull movement to work. The children also got the opportunity to play with dress up toys as well as creating some toys of their own.
Traction Man meets Turbodog
We started reading 'Traction Man meets Turbodog' in class today. The children met a new character in the book called Turbodog and had to help Traction Man decide whether or not he should let Turbodog join his team. In the end it was decided that he shouldn't join the team because he always ruins Traction Man's missions.
The children have been sorting shapes into Venn diagrams this week. It got gradually more tricky but the children did very well and really enjoyed this activity!
Does God want Christians to Look after the world?
To start our RE topic we learned about the word creation and what it means. The children were each given a piece of paper and were given 10 minutes to create something with it. Some created beautiful pictures, whilst others ripped the paper to create animal shapes. After this the children were asked how they would want their creation to be treated and how they would feel if it was damaged.
Traction Man's Sink
The children have been exploring the sink that Traction Man had to go in to rescue Scrubbing Brush. They were excited to discover all of the different obects in the sink. We spent time describing each item and thinking of adjectives the children could use when describing each item. Later in the week the children will be writing about the items that they could see in the sink
Asking Questions to a Visitor
Today the children have been learning about toys from the past. They had to think of their own questions to ask our special visitor (Mrs Graham) about the toys she played with when she was their age. The children learnt lots of interesting facts and enjoyed listening to Mrs Graham's stories about when she was a child. They were shocked to learn that she didn't have a mobile phone and that she didn't have a TV when she was their age! They were also shocked to learn that their were no light switches and that she didn't have any toys with batteries in! Mrs Graham also brought in lots of toys from the past and showed children games that she played as a child.
Today in class we have started reading, 'Traction Man is Here' and then the children took part in a conscience alley activity. They had to work in pairs to think of reasons for and against Traction Man going into the sink to rescue his friend Scrubbing Brush from Evil Cloth, using the word 'because' to support their ideas. In the end 'Traction Man' decided to rescue Scrubbing Brush because he wanted to save his friend.
Today in class we started our 'Toys' topic. The children has a range of different toys on their table and they had to work together to answer a range of questions. Each group had a different toy on their table and they had to try and work out: what their toy was made from, how it worked, what it can do, how they could play with it and how it works. The children then had to write about their favourite toy, explaining what it can do and what it is made from.
This week the children have been practicing their counting skills and have been trying to count up to 20 objects reliably.