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Welcome to Year 1!

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Burtt

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Reeve

Year 1 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Welcome Meeting

Happy Mother’s Day to our lovely mummies.

In DT, we have been looking at preparing food so we made potato salad. We loved it!

In PE, we have learning to dance around the maypole.

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GOAL Day: In the morning, we made Smeds and the Smoo’s alien biscuits, drunk pink milk, made aliens with year 2 using natural materials. In the afternoon, we completed different activities with year 2, reception and nursery. We made paper rockets, painted aliens, rockets with the bricks, alien drawings and alien faces. We had great fun!

World Book Day: we looked amazing in our costumes. Thank you for making such an effort with your costumes.

Book Day: we created our own planets, dot to dot pictures and salt dough aliens.

Book Week: we enjoyed ‘Buddy reading’ with the other classes in school.

We enjoyed using the different areas to consolidate our learning.

PSHCE: look at our lovely flowers. The leaves show the steps we need to make to reach our GOALS.

We enjoyed working outside finding graphemes we had been learning in the our phonic lessons.

GOAL DAY: GOAL DAY: We went on a honeybee fact finding hunt, we made honey sandwiches, we chalked hexagons on the playground to make a tessellated honeycomb and made our own bee hive for our garden using tin cans, toilet rolls, paper and sticks.

In English, we have been re-writing the story ‘FUNNYBONES.’ We wrote the beginning and end the same but changed what happened in the middle.

In Computing, we pretended we were robots, we had to give precise instructions to make us move across the playground.

In PSHCE, we talked about what makes a good talking partner. We had to work with our partner to decorate our welly boot.

In Science, we have been learning about how we change from a baby to an elderly person. Thank you to the mummies that came into school so we could discuss what we had learnt.

In Maths, we practised addition and subtraction sums, and forming our numbers correctly.

In English, we completed different activities to consolidate our learning.

We had lots of fun in our Christmas performance.

In English, we wrote letters to Santa. We then walked to the postbox to post them. We heard a little jingle when we posted them and saw some elves waiting to collect them.

In Maths, we have been learning to add and subtract 1, 2 or 3 from a given number.

We thoroughly enjoyed the skipping workshop.

In our 'Dressing the Tree' assembly, we sang 'Little Donkey' with Year 2.

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Our Fantastic Gade Valley Christmas Tree!

Our Christmas Tree decorations. We had a triangle shape piece of card, we used green string for the pine needles, coloured string for the tinsel and pompoms for the baubles.

We have been reading ‘The Emperor’s Egg.’ We have learnt lots about the penguins habitat, what they eat and how they look after their chicks.

Today is National Friendship Day so we made friendship bands and friendship potions.

We had great fun at our circus workshop. We learnt how to juggle and spin plates.

This week our chairs sent us a letter saying they had quit. The children wrote letters to persuade them to come back but we did have to work on the floor or bend down at the tables. The next day we were very excited to see that the letters had worked and our chairs were back.

Singing our Harvest Festival song- Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.

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We enjoyed our Teddy Bear’s Picnic today.

In English, we have been writing an invitation, shopping list and instructions of how to make a jam sandwich.

In Art, we listened to music to help us create line pictures.

Our trip to Hudnall Park, we used our knowledge about materials to help make homes for animals. The children said they loved it all.

In English, we made and ate porridge so we could think of some adjectives to describe what it looked, tasted and smelt like.

We used big paper and highlighters to practise our spellings.

In Maths, we used cubes to make number bonds to 5.

In Science, we went on a material hunt.

We worked together to order numbers 1 to 20.

Here are our portraits of The Queen.

Our Learning Journey 2021-2022

Enjoying the warm weather with an icepop.

In Science and PSHCE, the pupils have been learning about life cycles. We had our own caterpillars that we watched go through the four different stages.

We had a lovely trip to the Zoo. There were so many different animals to see and places to explore.

Sports Week: we have had lots of fun completing different sporting activities and we have shown the Olympic and Para-Olympic values.

In Geography, we found out facts about the four UK countries.

The pupils had a great time completing the water challenge today. They had to work out how to get 10 litres of water from one side of the playground to the other. We worked out that some containers were better than others and it was important to pour the water carefully. We kept going for 20 minutes but only managed to get 1 very muddy litre to the other side.

In English, we have been reading the story 'The Crunching Munching Caterpillar.' We worked in groups to sequence the story,include time words and key vocabulary.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee assembly.

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We read the story The Queen’s Knickers and based our English and Maths on the book.

For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we made cakes, decorated them and then got to eat them. Even Mrs Burtt enjoyed eating hers.

In Music, we played instruments to the rhythm of the song.

In DT, we used levers and pivots to help Jack climb up the beanstalk.

Goal Day: Year 1 found a letter in the woods, it was from the giant. He needed help to get back to his castle because Jack had chopped it down. We used sticks and wool to make a ladder but we didn't think it would be strong enough so we planted some beans and sunflowers for the giant. We also drew pictures of what we thought the giant might look like.  

In English, we have been re-writing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We also had to make front covers for our books.

On Thursday we got to hold the ducklings. We thought they were cute, fluffy, fast in the water, tickly and lovely. They made us feel happy and excited.

On Tuesday, we walked to Pizza Express in town. We learnt about how Margarita Pizzas got their name, what ingredients are used, we became pizza chefs and best of all we got to take a pizza home to share with our family.

We enjoyed reading our books during DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)

In phonics, we had to find real and nonsense words using the digraphs we had learnt in the week.

In DT, we looked at different books. We had to find if anything moved in the book and how they moved.

This week we found an egg in the woods. In English, we wrote stories about why and what it could be. Then on Friday the eggs hatched and left lots of chocolate.

Look what hatched in the classroom 🐣🐥

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In English, we have been writing poems about our Mums for Mother’s Day.

In Computing, we have been using the Beebots to learn about algorithms and de-bugging.

In Art, we used elastic bands and different equipment to tie into knots on the material and then placed into the colour dye we had chosen.

In PE, we have been using ribbons to make a dance routine up.

GOAL Day: Something strange happened in our playground today. What could it be?

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GOAL Day: We had a visit from something from outer space. We had a great day with all the different activities we completed throughout the day.

In maths we have been using different resources to make an analogue clock.

In English, we wrote invitations, recipe that included the ingredients, equipment and method and we had to include imperative verbs. Then on Friday we got to make and eat them. Yum!

We had our own storyteller for Word Book day.

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World Book Day in Year 1.

In History, we are looking at inspirational people. We learnt about Mae Jamison and how she persevered to reach her dreams.

In Computing, we had to follow the bee-bot directions.

In e-safety week we discussed how to stay safe on-line and who talk to.

We have been independently practising and applying our phonics to make and write words.

In Science, we drew and labelled the different parts of the body.