Year 1 Blog

Friday 21st June 2019
This week in Maths, we have been focusing on money. We have matched notes and coins and their values. We ordered coins by value from the smallest value to the largest. Then, we moved onto adding coins to create amounts of money. For our challenge, we worked out the change that we would get.
Monday 20th May 2019
Today in IPC, we looked at different paintings by Henri Rosseau. We created our own using oil pastels in the morning and using paint, during Forest School in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday 30th April 2019
 
Last week, we were very lucky to have Victoria from St George's Church come to visit us and share with us a Ukrainian Easter story. In this story, a man left his eggs and when he returned they had been painted. This inspired us to create our own eggs and decorate them. We also painted crosses and decorated egg paper templates using lots of different craft materials. Thank you so much for visiting us.
Thursday 28th March 2019
What an exciting week in Year 1! On Tuesday, we had a planetarium visit in school. First, we went inside the planetarium and then once our eyes got used to the dark, it was made even darker. We looked at pictures of the solar system and then looked at the stars. This was lovely! We talked about the different names for the stars e.g. the seven sisters. Afterwards, we played with some of the toys in the 1960's/70s such as Jonny Astro/ Viewmasters. Thank you Mike for bringing in your planetarium, we really enjoyed it.
 
On Wednesday, we visited Duxford IWM. We got to go inside of the Concorde. We looked at lots of planes, British planes and American planes. Some were passenger planes and some were fighter planes. We also looked inside the Land Warfare hangar. It was a lovely day.
Friday 15th March 2019
This week, we have begun our new IPC topic TIME TRAVELLERS. In this topic, we will be looking at the history of space and flight. For our entry point, we looked at real newpapers of the first landing on the moon and then we decorated our own astronaut helmets so we could pretend that we were blasting off into space!
Thursday 7th February 2019
This week, in English we have been learning the poem 'Five little senses'. The children have retold the poem- see the attached poem and ask them if they can retell it to you at home! We have been for a senses walk to gather some ideas for changing the poem next week.
 
Thursday 17th January 2019
This week, we have started our new IPC topic Superhumans. We begun our topic with a senses walk around the school grounds thinking about what we could see, hear, smell, taste and touch. We then completed our knowledge harvest drawing around a body and writing down what we already know. We came up with questions we would like to answer and also looked at the Big Picture about what the Superhumans topic is about. Take a look at 1SH's knowledge harvest below.
Wednesday 9th January 2019
This week, in Maths, we have been focusing on halving. We have looked at halving shapes and amounts. We have chosen our own worksheets thinking about how much we wanted to challenge ourselves! Here is some of our work.
 
Monday 17th December 2018
Last week, in our Science lesson we learnt about 2 famous Scientists who had links to Cambridge. We learnt about Stephen Hawking and Rosalind Franklin. We then designed our own fifty pound bank notes based on these Scientists and some of these were entered into the Bank of England's competition. See our entries below!
 
Thursday 15th November 2018
This week, we have done lots of work on anti-bullying. This years theme is 'choose respect'. We have thought of different ways that we can show we respect other people. We have made our own posters with pictures and captions of how to do this.
Sunday 11th November 2018
In Maths last week, we have been looking at less and more. We have labelled groups of teddy bears with the correct labels. We have also rolled dice to get a number and then written down any number that is less and more than the number we have rolled. We have enjoyed playing games using dice in mixed ability pairs, the winner was the person who rolled the highest number!
 
Tuesday 31st October 2018
We started off the new half term by beginning to look at our new mini-topic of 'Castles'. We looked at some pictures of Castles and discussed who we thought might live in a castle/ be in a castle. We made our own knights helmets and hats.
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
 
In Maths, we have been working on solving one more and one less word problems. We then wrote down the number sentences in our Maths books. We used numberlines and practical resources to help us. Have a look at some of our work.
Thursday 13th September 2018
This week in Forest School we have been looking at what Harvest means. We've discussed how harvest is celebrated in different countries around the world. We've also talked about how different foods are harvested. In the classroom, we have completed activies such as sorting of foods into different food groups, harvest colouring, painting leaves to make window stickers. 
Friday 7th September 2018
 
What a lovely start to Year 1! The children have all come back from the holidays ready for Year 1. We've started off our term by doing lots of PSHCE work- playing getting to know you games, talking about our class rules. Here is a one of our ideas.
 
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