It's A Cracker!
Our big question this term is....
Does Everything Change?
Year 1 are Learning about the four seasons of the year. We will observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. Children are also exploring different types of changes that happen in their lives and their environment.
Black History Month
We have been learning about the artist and author Faith Ringgold. Year 1 have worked together to create a class poem and ongoing display based on her book and story quilt 'Tar Beach'.
Please see original image by Faith Ringgold below.
Night Flying - Year 1
The bright stars are floating down and lifting me up and I am sitting on a white, cotton candy cloud.
The yellow, glittering stars look like hearts falling down around me. The stars are glowing like a colourful rainbow and shining like jewels in a giant's necklace.
The multicoloured buildings are low in the dark sky. People are silently looking out of their windows and watching us flying above them.
I feel happy and I am going to touch the stars because I am free!
Year 1 are currently exploring the text The Robot and the Bluebird written by David Lucas.
We have been working on developing our independent writing skills and increasing our vocabulary and retelling events in the correct sequence. We have also be concentrating on using a range of punctuation in all writing.
Read, Read, Read!!
Please read every week night with a grown up at home and ask them to sign your book.
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR READING RECORD TO SCHOOL WITH YOU EVERY DAY.
At the end of the term, we will count how many times you have read at home. If you have 30 'home reads' this half term then you will be entered into the prize draw at the end of the half term. We can't wait to find out what the prize is from School Council!
'Phonics is a way of teaching children to learn to read quickly and skillfully.' DoE 2013.
We are working hard to learn all our different phonic sounds. The children will be bringing home sound mats, words and games to support their learning in a fun way.
Please encourage the children to use these as often as possible.
We use 'alien words' each day to practise segmenting and blending sounds. These words are made up and really make us think about the sounds that we can see.
In numeracy this half term we will be learning about number, place value, addition and subtraction and also developing our problem solving skills.
Play the number bonds game by bursting bubbles that make pairs to 10 or 20. You have to be fast!
Play 'Hit the Button' to answer questions as quickly as possible. Have fun!
This is the prayer we are learning to sing and sign in Year 1 as part of our reflection of the Angelus prayer.
Now you can practise learning the words and actions at home!
Please complete the RE, numeracy and literacy homework challenges on the website. It would be lovely to see some work from year 1 this half term!