Weekly Learning
18/10/19
 
This week in Year 1 we have had lots of fun learning about 'deepest, darkest Peru.'  We turned the classroom into an aeroplane, the children checked in and had their tickets stamped, then we imagined travelling across the Atlantic Ocean just as Paddington did.  Next week we will be learning more about the Amazon Rainforest and will be trying traditional South American foods.  
 
In Maths we have been exploring addition, using the counting on strategy to add two numbers.  The children have had a go at recording their own number sentences.  
 
On Tuesday, we had a reading assembly.  The Year 1 children were very excited to welcome Year 2 and 3 into the classrooms to read to each other.  
 
We look forward to seeing you all at Parent's Evening next week.  Please wait outside 1B's classroom and we will come and collect you.  Enjoy your weekends.
 

11/10/19

 

This week in Year One we have started a new Geography topic. The children have been learning about the United Kingdom they have been taking a closer look at our capital city London. They have learnt about famous London landmarks and some children shared their experiences about visiting London. We would welcome any London related items for our class topic tables.

 

We enjoyed another forest school session! The children explored different art activities outside and enjoyed another hot chocolate at the end of the session!

                                                                                                                           

In Maths we have been looking at number bonds. The children have been using the part, part, whole model to represent number bonds. They have been working practically to find lots of different number bonds.

 

We have been having lots of fun in Music learning about Samba music. The children were able to use the percussion instruments to create Samba beats!

4/10/19
 

This week in Year 1 the children have continued to work on our observational drawing skills.  The children have completed a final sketch of a toy.  Look out for them on display at Parent’s Evening at the end of this half term.  In Maths the children have been exploring number sequences.  They have used cube towers to create patterns and have also been solving missing number sequences.

It was wonderful to welcome the grandparents to Year 1 on Thursday.  The children enjoyed showing pictures that they had drawn of their grandparents and loved taking part in activities in the classroom together.

We have continued to enjoy our Forest School sessions.  The children have really enjoyed being outside in all weather and loved having a cup of hot chocolate to finish the session!  Please ensure all of your child’s Forest School kit is clearly named and in school each week. 

Next week we have an exciting workshop taking place in Year 1.  We will be working with staff from Waddesdon Manor to decorate lanterns for their Christmas light display. 

 

 

27/09/19

 

This week in Year One we have started a new Art topic. The children have been learning about Observational Drawing and have looked at a number of pencil sketches. They have learnt new sketching skills which they can have a go at using in this week’s homework. Next week we are going to be applying these newly learnt skills to sketch some old toys and Paddington Bear.

 

We enjoyed another forest school session and certainly needed our wellies! The children are really enjoying learning outside and they loved ending the session with a yummy hot chocolate!

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We have been busy preparing for Grandparents morning. The children are looking forward to welcoming Grandparents to the classroom and sharing some activities together.

 

In Maths we have been looking at order and pattern. The children have been able to compare the number of objects in a sequence.

20/09/19

This week in Year 1 the children have continued to learn about old and new toys in History.  They have found out about the history of the teddy bear and have had a go at ordering some toys into chronological order.  In Maths the children have been comparing sets of objects using the vocabulary same as, more than, fewer than.  This has led onto us comparing numbers using the terms greater than and smaller than.

On Wednesday we had our first Forest School session.  The children loved being outside together in the sunshine.  The children have also been sorted into their coloured houses in St.Mary's annual Sorting Ceremony!  Your child will have come home with a card welcoming them into Rothschild (red), Hampden (green), Lee (yellow) or Cook (blue).  The children can now earn housepoints for their house.  These will be rewarded for good behaviour throughout the day.  At the end of the week we find out the house totals in assembly.

Reading books will need to be handed in on Monday so that they can be changed.  Please ensure you have signed the yellow reading record so that we know the book is ready to be changed.  Many thanks.

13/09/19

 

Welcome to Year One. The children have all settled really well into the routines of the Year One classroom.

This week we have had lots of fun exploring our new Paddington Bear topic. We have been learning about Old and New toys and the children all really enjoyed talking about their own favourite toys. They have painted pictures of Paddington Bear which look great around the classroom.

This week we have started Phonics and Maths. We have been impressed with the children's great number knowledge and how they use equipment to represent different numbers.

Next week we are beginning forest school. This will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. We are looking forward to exploring the outdoors during the Autumn!

4/10/19

This week in Year 1 the children have continued to work on our observational drawing skills.  The children have completed a final sketch of a toy.  Look out for them on display at Parent’s Evening at the end of this half term.  In Maths the children have been exploring number sequences.  They have used cube towers to create patterns and have also been solving missing number sequences.

 

It was wonderful to welcome the grandparents to Year 1 on Thursday.  The children enjoyed showing pictures that they had drawn of their grandparents and loved taking part in activities in the classroom together.  We have continued to enjoy our Forest School sessions.  The children have really enjoyed being outside in all weather and loved having a cup of hot chocolate to finish the session!  Please ensure all of your child’s Forest School kit is clearly named and in school each week. 

 

Next week we have an exciting workshop taking place in Year 1.  We will be working with staff from Waddesdon Manor to decorate lanterns for their Christmas light display. 

 

 

 
Homework