Mrs Wade

Welcome to Year 1


We are beginning to get festive in year 1, with glittery artwork for the village library and advent windows, and heart shaped tree decorations for the huge tree in the hall. Nativity practise is going well, we are looking forward to welcoming you in to watch it next week. Our writing this week has been all about Robins. We have a friendly robin pair who come to the year 1 class bird table every day, and they timed their visit perfectly for our robin writing session. In History we have begun learning about information sources, in particular 'What is an archaeologist.' There are some big words for small people but the children are really enjoying learning and using them! 

We are very excited to have started rehearsals for our nativity play this week; it's particularly lovely to hear from you that the children are coming home singing the songs.

We have been learning about Owls in our English lesson; we hunted outside for owl facts to answer some true or false questions. We learned about more animals in our 'Animals and Their Needs' topic in Science, so we have found out many facts and been doing lots of lovely writing and illustrations in the lessons.

We have learned how to play a game called 'Ping Pong' in maths to help us to learn the number bonds to 10 by heart. Have a play at home.

 On Positive Noticing Day year 1 wrote each other positive messages on little tags which they could fix to their book bags and take home, and we enjoyed some Children in Need activities on Friday when we had a non-uniform / dress-up fundraising day for the charity. We really do have some very kind, thoughtful children! (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

Look at our fantastic firework pictures! We enjoyed practising our mouse skills, logging in, opening the program and creating our work using the tools in the menus on 'Paint.'  We even had time to have a little play on 'cbeebies' at the end of the lesson. 

A super fun Science lesson on smell, taste and touch! 

Outdoor learning in our RE lesson......

We have enjoyed reading and writing about some lovely stories including The Enormous Crocodile, The Rainbow Fish and Sharing a Shell. In maths we have been learning about the 'greater than' and 'less than' symbols and comparing groups of objects and numbers. We had fun going on a 'listening walk' in Science to hear as many sounds as we could in and around our school. 

We have already had lots of fun in Year 1.  We turned ourselves into ROAR-SOME lions for our display,  played together and have begun our Year 1 learning.  This has included sorting and counting in maths, and 'Our Body' in Science.  We enjoyed a rock concert, and thought (and wrote) about how we remember Queen Elizabeth.