We have also had fun making some scrummy marshmallow snowmen biscuits which we enjoyed yesterday after school.
The countdown really is on now with one more week left of school. There is no rest for us though as next week will be another festive fun packed week! What a festive week we have had! The children did absolutely brilliantly performing their Christmas play on Wednesday- I was one very proud teacher. After lots of play practising at the beginning of the week, Thursday afternoon we enjoyed some fun in forest explorers!
In Literacy, the children have worked incredibly hard to help Smarty Party Pants and have been able to punctuate questions using a question mark. In Maths we have learned a song to help us remember the months of the year- another way of measuring time. We have also done some work on ordinal numbers- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. Looking forward to more festive fun next week and who knows, some more elf antics from Smarty Party Pants! We had a very special delivery through the post this morning! Year 1 received a big box filled with chocolate coins and with an apology letter from Smarty Party Pants.
He said that because he was such a pickle yesterday, Santa put him on the naughty list. Smarty Party Pants was very sad and asked for our help. So in Literacy, we kindly helped him out. Tonight, Mr Barrowcliffe will be checking to see if we have helped him enough and if we have, we get chocolate coins tomorrow! We were super cross! He left us a note saying we could not have it back until we wrote him some amazing questions using question marks!
After literacy we started walking to lunch to find Smarty Party Pants and our advent calendar was in the tree!!! With a bit of help from the children, we managed to get it down and two children enjoyed our advent chocolate from yesterday and today. The children have worked extremely hard this week and we have had lots of WOW moments. We have made our own paper plate clocks to help us! In Literacy we have been practising using capital letters for people, places, I and days of the week. With the Christmas production nearly upon us, we have spent a lot of time this week practising.
The children have done an amazing job at remembering their lines and singing all the songs beautifully and with Christmas spirit! What a super fun Road safety week at Clearwater! We kick started our week with a joint afternoon with Reception learning how to stay safe when riding our bikes. We went outside to do some road safety role-play, we had a safe clothing sorting game inside as well as some road safety mat games using cars and figures to practise crossing the road safely.
We also learned a road safety song which sounds fab! The next day was Wheelie Day when the fun continued! Teachers and children have lots of fun riding around on their bikes and scooters. In Literacy, we have been writing all the ways to stay safe when riding our bikes and about how to cross a road safely. The children have been excellent at using capital letters and full stops in their writing and goodness me, how their handwriting is improving!
In Maths we have continued our learning of subtraction and towards the end of the week we have been learning about ways to measure time with a focus on days of the week and months of the year. We made pictures using pastels of each day of creation and we also wrote a class prayer thanking God for all the wonders of the world that he has created.
They absolutely loved it and we definitely have some potential teachers in Year 1! Year 1 have been learning about primary and secondary colours and explored mixing colours to make their own colour wheel! Firstly, thank you to all who were able to make our WOW assembly on Wednesday. Thank you Parents, family and friends for your enthusiasm and generally getting stuck in with our following activity of sewing Christmas decorations with the children- they look amazing!
This week in Literacy we have been busy writing letters using capital letters and full stops. We wrote to Bishop Robert at the beginning of the week to let him know we had found his lost sheep. Then towards the end of the week, we wrote to Pudsey to let him know how we were going to raise money for children in need. In Maths we have practised naming and recognising the 3D shapes; cube, cuboid, pyramid, cylinder, sphere and cone.
We have also begin to look at subtraction which we will carry on next week. In RE we have learned about the Christian Creation story and made a story map of it to help us remember it. In science we were doing a little experiment to find out what material would make the best for ice-skates. In violin we are getting very good at knowing the notes and our teachers said next week we will start to learn Jingle Bells!
Yesterday, Reception and Year 1 had fun decorating biscuits with spots to sell after school to raise money for children in need! They decorated them so well, it took real will power not to eat them- children AND teachers!! In maths we have continued to learn about shape and have introduced the children to a pentagon! The children have been using their problem solving skills and mathematical language brilliantly to talk about different 2D shapes. In our afternoons, as well as WOW assembly and Christmas play practise, we have learned about the Hindu celebration Diwali, where we made Rangoli patterns using pastels.
We learned the reason why people wear Poppies and why this is such a special time; we also painted some Poppies using water colours for the first time! We have been busy making some dinosaur masks with Mr Barrowcliffe which we will be decorating after we have finished painting them. Finally, we have had lots of lovely science this week- exploring materials and doing a class experiment to find out the best materials to use for an umbrella and continuing our exploration of magnets.
For those of you who were unable to attend, I have uploaded the powerpoint; please click the link below to view. This is Year 1! Any questions, please pop in and see me after school. What a short but lovely first week back. Thank you so much for all your half term updates on our Padlet! I absolutely loved seeing what you had been up to- they were fab pictures. We have been learning about shape in Maths- focusing on 2D shapes and their properties.
We will continue this learning next week also. In Literacy we have been practising our sentence writing; using capital letters and full stops to write facts about dinosaurs. We have finished making our 3D junk model dinosaurs and have now started to design some dinosaur masks! In science we have continued our learning of materials and have been finding out about their properties.
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Please note, all children have changed their books this week, however reading stickers will start next week. This week we started using our bows in violin lessons- very fun and exciting! Today we have started to make our junk model dinosaurs and we are definitely building on our teamwork skills- listening to others ideas as well as our own and working on something together. We have done our first Big Write of Year 1; I am super proud of every one of you- fantastic progress in your writing!
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In Literacy we have worked hard on writing sentences using all the key punctuation- capital letters, finger spaces and full stops as well as composing our own sentences. Composition has been our focus for the week and yesterday we ended the week with our Big Write- a piece of writing that is completely independent.
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In Maths we have been exploring our number bonds to 10; finding different ways of making 10 with a range of resources. The children have then recorded what they found out as addition number sentences. Due to our return from half term being mid-week, the second set will not be due in until Monday 5th November.
This also applies to our little spelling quiz; it will also be on this date. In Literacy, we have been focusing on knowing when to use a full stop, consolidating our knowledge of the digraphs sh, ch and th.
In reading, we have been practising the skill of visualising; making pictures in our head of what we have heard in a story. The children loved doing this- see if they can do it when they listen to a bedtime story! We have been adding two 1-digit numbers by putting the biggest number in our head and using our fingers to count on. Some of us were even able to solve some empty box number sentences. This week we have also been making dinosaur models using different techniques with clay. They are looking fab and we cannot wait to paint them next week! We have also explored our new k-nex toys and made some cool models.
In forest explorers we collected lots of natural objects to make our own tree art on the play ground. It was a little tricky as it was windy but the children made some beautiful art work. Where is the time going?! Phonics homework orange folder Phonics homework will be set every Tuesday. Homework will need to be handed in every Monday in order to be marked and new homework set for the following day Tuesday.
Phonics homework will be related to classroom learning; both practise and consolidation and also activities that will support children in preparation for the Year 1 Phonics screening check in June Spellings Spelling lists will be set every Monday. The children will do a spelling test the following Monday and be given a new list.
This week in Year 1 we have been focusing on using finger spaces in our writing. We have been trying to say our sentences over in our heads to help us remember what we are writing and also re-reading our work. We have also been practising writing and recognising the capitals- G, H, I and J.
Next week we will continue to explore addition. We have been making moving mechanisms to create some dinosaur themed moving pictures. These look absolutely brilliant and the children loved it! We have started some science learning about everyday materials; naming and identify them. We went on a materials hunt to explore what different objects are made out of. Next week we will be doing some investigations of materials and exploring their properties and why certain materials are used to make particular objects.
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We have also been thinking about the different ways Christians show their love for God. Please can I take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind birthday wishes, cards and gifts. In maths, we having been looking closely at our tens numbers; ordering them forwards and backwards and solving missing number problems in sequences.
The children found this very tricky but have made amazing progress throughout the week. In Literacy we have been focusing on using capital letters at the start of a sentence. If you could continue this practise at home it would be fab! Some children even proved their learning by writing their own sentences using capital letters. There were lots of concentration faces from both the children and teachers! Lots to remember for next week but more importantly, lots of fun.
We found out exactly what science is all about and had some fun interactive activities during the assembly. In between all the above we have had a PE session on the field with reception as well as a joint trip to forest explorers AND we got messy using charcoal for the first time and have drawn some beautiful pictures of fossils. Who knew you could cram so much learning into one week! Well done Year 1 and re-charge those batteries for the same again next week! We are also working hard on being able to explain what we know with lots of use of talk partners.
We have been talking about how to keep our classroom a safe and fair place to be.
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We reflected on our school values and our behaviour and have made some bright and colourful posters to display in our classroom as our Year 1 school rules. In Literacy we have been practising digraphs ch, sh, th, ng, ai and using them to spell words correctly.
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We have also focused on thinking of our own sentences and the skills needed to remember what we are writing. We are going to be doing some pond dipping and exploring animal skeletons in their labs. This week we have had to do a bit of maths detective work and help Mrs Gough with her maths homework. In Literacy we have been focusing on sentence writing- remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. In phonics we have focused on the digraphs- ch, sh and th and practising spelling and reading words with these in.
We had another wonderful assembly from Mr Rae. Jacob was his special helper this week and did a fantastic job. Well done Jacob! We have had a super fun first PE session with our wonderful sports coaches. Click here to check the schedule and reserve your spot in advance. Are you ready for three hours of intensive shopping and pampering?
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