Weekly Learning

06.12.19

In Maths we have been making number families using only three numbers from a part, part, whole.  For example, 3+4=7, 4+3=7, 7-3=4 and 7-4=3.  The children have worked really hard to record these families in their maths jotters and Practice Books as well.

 

This week we have continued to explore the Christmas Nativity Story, alongside our play practices.  The children had fun hot seating the different characters, asking them questions about what happened the night Jesus was born and how they felt.  The children who were hot seated did an amazing job of getting into character! 

 

This week it was 1B’s turn to go to Forest School.  We had lots of fun making outdoor shelters using tarpaulin and rope.  We then had some yummy hot chocolate to warm up!  1B also received a very exciting delivery on Thursday.  Miss Blackman had ordered a set of board games and a world map puzzle using the £50 we received from the PTA 5p challenge – thank you again for all the donations!

 

We had a brilliant dress rehearsal on Thursday where KS1 performed ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ to the rest of the school.  The costumes looked amazing and the children are very excited to perform to you next Tuesday and Thursday.

Just a reminder that our lanterns are now displayed at Waddesdon Manor.  The children who have already visited have loved telling us all about it.

29.11.19
 
In Science this week the children tested different materials to find see which one was waterproof. They then made a waterproof coat for Paddington bear to wear! We thought about the different properties of materials and looked at some funny scenarios. 'What would it be like if my table was made of fabric?' This week Mrs Dearman has set the children some science homework which will help them to explore the idea that Science is going on all around us. 
 
We have been very busy learning the songs for our Nativity performance and this week we joined Year 2 in the hall for a rehearsal. 
 
We hope that you all enjoy the School Christmas Fair this Saturday. Don't forget to look out for our Christmas lanterns if you visit Waddesdon manor.
22.11.19
 
This week we have begun our new Science topic on ‘Materials.’  We have been exploring different types of materials and have labelled objects in our classrooms as wood, plastic, metal and glass.  We have also discussed natural and man-made materials and sorted objects under these categories.  The children engaged well when we discussed how plastics can affect our environment – they had some very thoughtful conversations.
 

In Maths we have continued to look at subtraction.  The children loved sharing their learning with you all at Stay and Play – thank you to those parents that were able to attend.  If you were unable to come, do keep a look out for another session being advertised next term. 

 

This week it was 1B’s turn to experience the fire pit at Forest School.  We thoroughly enjoyed watching the popcorn cook and trying some with our hot chocolates!  We also had fun making homes for some furry friends!  Please see the pictures above!

 

On Friday we used some new equipment in the classroom to help us think about team work.  The children had a go at cup stacking with a partner and challenged themselves to stack and unstack the cups as quickly as they could.  We also had fun rehearsing songs for the Christmas production of ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’  Any questions regarding costumes do speak to one of the Year 1 team.

 

15/11/19

This week in Maths we have been starting to explore subtraction. The children have been using lots of equipment to work practically.

On Monday we thought about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy. We also shared a minute’s silence together.

On Wednesday it was 1H’s turn to visit forest school. We had lots of fun cooking popcorn on the fire.

In RE we have been thinking about how God want’s Christians to look after the world. We designed a poster displaying our ideas.

Next week we are looking forward to welcoming you to our stay and play session. It is on Wednesday from 9-10am. Please come through the front entrance. Unfortunately we can’t accommodate younger siblings.

Just a reminder if your child receives a star of the week badge they get to wear it for one week and then they are collected in to be re-issued. Please make sure that your child always returns the badge and if you do find one at home please could you return it to us. Many thanks!

Please keep your eyes peeled for Christmas production costume letters which will be in book bags next week.

08/11/19
 
This week in Maths we have been using what we have learnt about addition to solve word problems.  The children have been telling stories using pictures and objects to help them.  In RE we have started a new topic exploring the Bible story of Creation.  The children took part in lovely discussions and were able to sequences the Creation Story using drawings. 
 
We have also begun to learn songs for our Christmas play.  Look out for a letter about costumes and tickets!
1B took part in Forest School this week - our highlight was seeing a fox run across the field!  Meanwhile 1H used the ICT suite to create pictures of Paddington.  
25/10/19
 
What a lovely week we have had in year one!
On Wednesday a lady came from Waddesdon Manor and ran an art workshop. The children worked in pairs to decorate a lantern for the Christmas light display at the manor. Our theme was Christmas puddings! Let us know if you visit the display and spot our tree of lanterns!
 
We finished our Geography topic with a South American food tasting experience. Lots of the children tried new foods for the first time - they may now want some quinoa for tea!
 
Over the last half term we have been exploring Samba music. This week we wore our samba masks and paraded around Early Years.
 
Have a happy half term. There is no homework set for over half term.
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.