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Spring Term 2019

Our big question this term is....

What Happens Next?

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. 

 

 

Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.

Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  1
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  2
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  3
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  4
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  5
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  6
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  7
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  8
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  9
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  10
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  11
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  12
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  13
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  14
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  15
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  16
Year 1 are observing and recording changes in our environment throughout the year and collecting and recording data in a variety of ways.  17

The Gruffalo Song 25.1.19

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This week our class book is The Gruffalo. We have been singing a song to help us learn what he looks like and we performed it to the rest of the school during Praise Assembly. Excellent singing Year 1!

Tessellations based on the artwork of M. C. Escher.

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This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.

This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.  1
This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.  2
This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.  3
This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.  4
This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.  5
This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.  6
This term we are going to be naming a variety of common animals and learning facts about them. We have been pracitsing different watercolour techniques whilst painting wild animals.  7

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. 

Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach

Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 1
Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 2
Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 3
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Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 7
Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 8
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Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 12
Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 13
Work based on Faith Ringgold's book and story quilt Tar Beach 14

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! 

 

 

 

 

The Robot and the Bluebird - David Lucas 

 

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. 

                    

 

Robot role-play

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Robot Song - Performing Arts

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We used graphite pencils, charcoal, wax crayons and oil pastels to draw robot portraits.

Pinocchio - using puppets

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. 

 

                                           

Phonics ALIEN WORDS

 

                              

In numeracy this half term we will be learning about number, place value, addition and subtraction and also developing our problem solving skills. 

                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Number pairs

Play the number bonds game by bursting bubbles that make pairs to 10 or 20. You have to be fast!

 

 

Mental Maths

 

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, Science, Maths and Literacy homework challenges on the website. It would be lovely to see some work from year 1 this half term!

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