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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

 

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Burtt

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Reeve and Miss Layman

 

 

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Year 1 Non Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Year 1, Welcome Meeting.

In music we have been learning about the rhythm in the song ‘In The Way We Walk’.

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In Art, we were inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy to create our own land art.

We would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you back in 2022.

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In DT, we have been rolling, joining, sticking and creating snowmen, angels and Santa’s.

In Maths, we had to work as a team to make a snowman then roll the dice to be able to stick the correct accessories.

Thank you for coming to watch our play.

We used clay and different materials to make snowmen for ‘Dress the Tree.’

In English, we wrote letters to Father Christmas and then we walked to the postbox to post them. We heard the Elf’s bells when the letter dropped into the box.

In Maths, we completed a variety of activities to consolidate our learning.

In Maths, we ordered penguins and used the words ‘shortest and tallest’ to verbally describe what order we had put them in.

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Diwali. We had to learn a new dance and put ribbons on our hands to show the fireworks.

In Art, we celebrated Diwali. We made clay hands and decorated them, we used 2D shapes and powder paint to make rangoli patterns.

In Maths, we were counting in 2’s we also made group of 2’s. As a challenge, we wrote the number sentence.

In Science, we had to answer the question ‘What would be the best material to make an umbrella for the bear? We carried out an investigation to find an answer to the question. We found out that the cling film and plastic bag would be the best.

In DT, we made our chairs for our bears. We had to choose the equipment we needed and work out how we could join the parts together. We worked on our own or with a partner.

In Science, we chose the items we thought were waterproof. We then carried out an investigation to see if we were right.

In DT, we made sandwiches for our tea party.

We invited the bears to join us at our ‘Tea Party’ and they helped us to eat the sandwiches and cakes we had made.

We had a lovely time on our trip to Hudnall Park. We made sculptures, a mouse house and habitats for other woodland animals. We also saw a video of a badger who had visited the woods.

In English, we re-wrote the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

In Maths, we have been solving subtraction sums.

In Science, we went on a material hunt around the school.

Well done for receiving CHAMP and Handwriting certificate.

In PSHE, we talked about what makes us feel safe.

In Maths, we have been learning to write our numbers and order them.

Well done for receiving the Handwriting and CHAMP of the week certificate and for working hard in PE.

We have had great fun learning this week.

Our Learning Journey 2020/2021

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Well done to the children for receiving their certificates this week.

Well done to the children for receiving their certificates in recognition of their dedication to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.

We had great fun in Sport’s Week. We showed all of our CHAMP qualities.

We were very excited today because our caterpillars hatched so we released them.

Butterflies being released.

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We worked together to make a boat, a house and seesaws using the building bricks.

Today’s running races. They were all true CHAMPs. Well done!

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Relay race.

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Well done to the children who received their certificates for reading, CHAMP of the week, handwriting and 100 housepoints.

In English, we went outside to write our own caterpillar story. We then made front covers.

In Maths, we have been using equipment to make groups of 5’s and sharing equal amounts.

Well done to the children who received their certificates this week for Handwriting, CHAMP, 100 House points and reading.

In Maths, we have been sorting odd and even numbers and counting in 2’s.

In English, we have been reading the story Olga da Polga by Michael Bond. We used non-fiction books to find facts about guinea pigs, made a fact poster, we used adjectives, verbs and adverbs to describe her, we used alliteration to describe what food she eats and we wrote a farewell letter from the other guinea pigs to help her with her move to her new home.

Well done for receiving your certificates this week and the Wonka bar.

In Art, we went outside to do observational drawings of plants.

Well done to the children who received their certificates this week and for winning the Wonka.

Today the weather was so nice so we completed our maths outside. We had to find 2-digit numbers, write numbers, use rulers and cubes to measure objects, puzzles and capacity.

In maths, we have been learning about capacity. We had to find empty, half-full and full. We also made magic potions and had to see how many millilitres each potion was.

Well done to the children who received their certificates this week for reading, handwriting, CHAMP and 100 house points.

In English, we re-wrote the Tiger Who came Tea. In Maths, we made sandwiches to show half and quarter.

We decided to have a go at writing our own version of the Tiger Who Came to Tea at home. We had a penguin, dragon and rabbit instead of a tiger.

We enjoyed having our tea party. We ate our sandwiches, we had cakes and biscuits.

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Well done to children who received their certificates this week.

We had great fun making our pizzas today and are looking forward to eating them. We talked about the ingredients and where they came from.

In English, we wrote a shopping list and a set of instructions for our pizzas.

In Maths, we have been learning to identify different coins.

In DT, we learnt about levers and pivots. We drew and beanstalk and made the giant or Jack look like they were coming down the beanstalk.

In Geography, we went on a walk to look at our local area. We drew what we could see. We also talked about if it was a physical or human feature.

Well done to the children for receiving their certificates this week.

In DT, we are learning about moving pictures. We drew the scenery and the characters. We then used a lollipop stick to move our character along.

Well done to the children who received their certificates this week.

In Art, we have been learning about the artist Lowry. We mixed white and black together to make grey. We then painted the background on fabric.

In English, we re-wrote the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We made our story into a beanstalk.

Well done to the children for receiving certificates for handwriting, CHAMP and reading.

Today we started our KS1 gardening project! You may remember that we were inspired to improve an area of our school grounds after reading the story ‘The Secret Sky Garden’. We bought some plants and compost with the money you kindly donated. We can’t wait to see them grow!

To celebrate Earth Day, each child at Gade Valley has planted a sunflower seed. In Year 1, we also made Earth chimes, made mud cakes, did some digging and made camps.

In Science, we are growing runner beans.

We learnt about road safety. We listened to a story and learnt the Green Cross Code.

We went outside to practise how to keep safe near to a road.

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STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK.

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In PSHCE, we drew a picture of our friend. We then wrote words that describe what qualities they have.

Well done to the children who received certificates for CHAMP of the week, handwriting and reading

In English, we have been learning to sequence the days of the week. We also used words to show past tense.

In PSHCE, we are learning about different families. We drew who were in our family and then wrote about how being in a family makes us feel.

In Geography, we were learning about different types of homes. We drew what our homes look like and wrote some facts about them.

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Look who received a certificate this week!

In History, we have been learning about inspirational woman. We looked at Mae Jemison, Mary Anning and Amelia Earhart.

Well done for receiving CHAMP of the week, Handwriting and Reading certificates.

In DT, we have been designing and then flying our kites because in the book the ‘Secret Sky Garden,’ Funni and Zoo like flying their kites

Lets Go Fly Our Kites!

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In English, we have been reading the ‘Secret Sky Garden.’ Funni has a special place so we wrote where our special place is.

In PSHE, we have been learning about the importance of being healthy and what we can do to help ourselves.

Spring Term 2. 
It has been a productive first week back and we have had lots of fun learning about our environment. 

Reading certificates.

Look who received their certificates.

We made a persuasive video to encourage people to pick up litter.

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In English, we made persuasive posters to explain why it is important to pick up litter.

Merry Christmas from Year 1.

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In PE, the children received certificates for taking part in DSSN cross country and mini Olympic festivals. The girls came first for cross country and received some lovely medals.

Look has received CHAMP of the week, handwriting, the Wonka bar and 100 read certificates.

Well done to the children who have received a certificate for 100% attendance.

In RE, we have been learning about why Christians celebrate Christmas.

In Art, we have been learning how to apply colour using different tools. We first used a paint brush and water colours. Next, we used cotton buds to show the different colours of the seasons and finally, we used pencils to draw a tree, cut it out using scissors and then stuck it on to the piece of paper using glue. The end result was our season picture.

Look who received this weeks certificates for reading, handwriting and CHAMP.

In English, we read the story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.’ We discussed how he would have felt, we wrote questions to find out his favourite colour, season and pattern, we wrote a list to show the clothes we have designed him. Finally, we wrote him a letter to explain how we helped him.

Well done to the children who received this weeks certificates for reading, handwriting and CHAMP.

We have been getting ready for Christmas.

Well done to the children who received a certificate for handwriting, CHAMP of the Week and reading 50 reads.

In Geography, we have been using the iPads to find facts about the North Pole.

In English, we have been writing our letters to Santa.

We walked to the postbox. We heard the jingle of the bell as we posted our letters.

Look who received the Handwriting and CHAMP certificate this week and have read 50 times. Well done to you all.

In Geography, we have been learning about our wonderful weather. We have been comparing the differences between a hot and cold country. We are looking at the Arctic and Jamaica.

In Science, we having been investigating the changes that occur to our environment during the season of autumn.

In PSHE, we have been talking about the importance of being kind. We said we need to listen, be helpful, play nicely and take turns. Finally, we drew ourselves in the I to show we are the I in KIND.

We have been writing sentences using our spellings.

Look at our display with our lovely books we made.

In English, we read the story ‘ Lost and Found.’ We re-wrote the story, we made front covers and were illustrators.

Well done to the children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the Wonka bar.

In Phonics, we have been learning about vowels and consonants. We have been writing CVC and CCVC words. We have been using chalk and large pieces of paper with pens.

In Maths, we have been learning about time. We made clocks and we played “What’s the Time Mr Wolf.’

Friday 6th November: Well done to the children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the Wonka bar for reading 5 times at home.

English: Our fantastic work on fireworks.

Maths: We have been learning about 2D shapes. We made pictures using the different shapes.

A lovely message from one of the children.

In English, we have been reading Oliver’s Vegetables. We learnt about bossy words and used them to help us write instructions for vegetable soup. We then made our own soup.

Friday 23rd October: Look who received the certificate for handwriting, CHAMP of the week, 50 Reads and the Wonka bar.