Year 1 Blog 2020-2021

Tuesday 19th January 2021
We have been really pleased to receive your emails and photographs showing us how much you have been learning at home. Take a look at some of the photographs you have been sending us. 
Also, please join us for our live maths and phonics lessons, we really look forward to you taking part.
Thursday 7th January 2021
Happy New Year to you all. Here are videos from Mrs Bane and Miss Harris, introducing the remote learning activities in Year 1. Please continue to send photos of learning and feedback to the class email accounts:
Robins@shirley.cambs.sch.uk
Swifts@shirley.cambs.sch.uk
 
We look forward to hearing from you all soon.
Friday 18th December 2020
We have enjoyed seeing photos of the castles home learning project. The children liked writing about them in school and could talk about all the different parts.
Monday 7th December 2020
Every week, alongside our maths, English, phonics and other specific subject lessons we always have "Busy Learning." These activities give children a chance to develop fine motor skills, social skills and to apply their subject knowledge independently consolidating their learning. This week our busy learning is Christmas based and we have been using our cutting skills to make and decorate Christmas trees. We have used our fine motor skills to paint and colour. Constructions toys have helped to build co-ordination and 2D shapes have been explored to make pictures. We have written Christmas lists and made Christmas cards. 
Take a look below at some of our busy learning photographs.
 
Monday 30th November 2020
What a busy week we had last week! In English we completed our work on Castles and did some free writing, without adult support, to show just how much the children had progressed. The adults were thrilled to see lots of progress and a big growth in confidence when writing and punctuating sentences.
 
In maths last week we carried on consolidating our understanding of halving, and halved numbers.
In history we continued learning about Queen Elizabeth and learnt about Family Trees. The children completed part of a family tree for the queen and wrote down the name of the Queen's heir.
Monday 23rd November 2020
Last week had lots of fun and a very busy time with a special focus on Anti-Bullying Week. We learnt about what bullying is, and now know that it is deliberate and persistent. We talked about what to do if we are subject to bullying behaviour or if we see it happening.
We discussed how we are all different and what makes us each special. We sorted the things we like to do with a friend and compared our likes and dislikes.
As the week progressed we learnt about the National theme for Anti-Bullying week: United Against Bullying. We had a circle time to discuss what this means and came up with ideas of what this would be like for us.
United as classes we each made a jigsaw piece to share our ideas and these are going to be displayed on our classroom window to share with everyone. We hope you have time to take a look.
Friday 13th November 2020
This Friday we enjoyed Children In Need day. The children have been talking about the purpose of the day and then developed their fine motor skills by completing some fun colouring and pencil control activities.
Wednesday 11th November 2020
In English, we have started to look at Castles which is our English topic for this half term. The children have started to learn about the different parts of Castles and have completed some writing about them. We are also focusing on using our Phonics knowledge to help us to write words.