Welcome to the Year 1 blog!
Each week we will be keeping you up to date with all the exciting and fun things that we have done in school. In addition to this please read our newsletter to find out what will be happening in Year 1 this term.
This week was Black History week. We have learnt about Black athletes and celebrated their successes. We have written some fact files about 4 of them. We learnt about equality which means everyone deserves to be treated equally. We drew portraits of the athletes we chose. We had Moving Words come to school and help us learn about black history. We learnt a poem about Nelson Mandela and performed it to the school.
In PE we have started gymnastics. We learnt how to do a pencil jump, twist jump, tuck jump and a star jump. We also learnt some rolls. They were a log roll, an egg roll and a teddy bear roll.
Look at some of our fact files below.
Also please remember to read at home at least 3 times a week and sign the reading diary.
This week we wrote our stories of the Enormous Turnip. It took a long time to become authors but we were very resilient and determined to finish our stories. We started our Design and Technology learning where we found out where fruit and vegetables come from.
In Maths we have been using language greater and fewer to describe groups of objects and numbers. We were challenged to make a number greater or fewer than a two digit number. Look at some of our pictures below.
This week we thought more about teen numbers. We have used the Base 10 to find out how many tens and ones are in each number between 11-20. All of those numbers have one ten and some ones.
We started History where we learnt that History is something that happened in the past and we talked about the changes we have already experienced. We know that we can find out about the past from peoples memories.
This week was very exciting. We got to visit the park and complete our sponsored welly walk! At the park we learnt about the seasons. We noticed that the leaves are starting to fall off the trees. We learnt that some plants and trees are evergreens which means they will never die. Grass is an evergreen plant. We looked at all the trees and the different colours we could see. We loved having a go in play park after our science work.
The welly walk was fun because we got ticks for walking around the little and big playground until the bell rang. We wore our wellies which was great because it was raining!
This week we have begun a new timetable for the playground. On every day we have decided to do different games on the AstroTurf and the playground. We have loved using the Parachute twice a week. Also we have really enjoyed using the hurdles on the race track to test out or hurdling skills. On the AstroTurf we have enjoyed playing tennis and our skills are improving. The dancing has also been popular. Another addition that we have enjoyed was Duck, Duck, Goose.
In class we have been learning about what a sentence is. We now know that a sentence is made up of words and it needs a full stop at the end. Our words need to tell the reader about one thing happening.
We have chatted about reading and we know we need to read at least 4 times a week at home. Please remember to sign the reading diary if you listen to your child read.
This week we have enjoyed working in the areas completing our challenges. We have loved creating our own stories in the writing area and finding one more and one less in the maths area. We have done lots of learning outside this week. We particularly enjoyed using the number bean bags to make number lines. Miss Lindsay has been trying her hardest to trick us when we find one more or one less but we haven't been tricked YET!
The start of our week was exciting celebrating Dot Day. It was really fun thinking about things we wanted to get better at this year. Our targets are on our best writing display.
Here are some pictures of our science work this week where we labelled each others body parts.
This week we went to Farsley Old Street to look at shops. We saw a lot of hairdressers. We saw the butchers and lots of other kinds of shops. We didn't know that there was a shop called a launderette but now we know it is where you can get your clothes washed.
Also it was very exciting that the characters from Funnybones came to visit us. The dog skeleton asked us to do some challenges to earn him some dog bone treats. Some of us worked really hard to get lots of treats for the dog.
This week we have made our doctors role play area. We started by looking through the role play box to find what we would need. We helped write the labels and key words we needed for the doctors area. We have enjoyed using all the different tools and equipment that a doctor might use.
We have spent lots of time playing in the different areas and learning how to use the classroom equipment. Next week will be our local geography study week. Please remember to complete your home learning.