Year One learn about the polar regions

The children have certainly enjoyed sharing their learning about the polar regions with each other this week.   To continue with the theme, the children are very eager to learn about wildlife in the polar regions, so please could your child find out more about a polar animal of their choice.  A polar animal will live in The Arctic or Antarctica.

What next?

What next?

What animal will you choose?  Look on a map to find out where it lives.

Make a poster about your animal.  Your poster should include:

  1. A carefully drawn picture of your animal, which pays close attention to how the animal looks
  2. At least three different facts about your animal

This home learning is due in by Wednesday 29th March, but the children will spend the week presenting their posters, so feel free to send them in earlier if they are completed sooner.  Enjoy researching together.

Spelling and handwriting home learning can be found below:

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group C

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Year One home learning due in 29th March

Over the last fortnight, the children’s  excellent  contributions on the polar regions have given them a valuable opportunity to speak as part of a large group and this has taken everyone’s learning forward.  Thank you so much for the support that you have given your children with this.  To continue with the theme, the children are very eager to learn about wildlife in the polar regions, so please could your child find out more about a polar animal of their choice.  A polar animal will live in The Arctic or Antarctica.

What next?

What next?

What animal will you choose?  Look on a map to find out where it lives.

Make a poster about your animal.  Your poster should include:

  1. A carefully drawn picture of your animal, which pays close attention to how the animal looks
  2. At least three different facts about your animal

This home learning is due in by Wednesday 29th March, but the children will spend the week presenting their posters, so feel free to send them in earlier if they are completed sooner.

Enjoy researching together.

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Year one home learning

Spelling and handwriting home learning (due in as normal on 22nd March) can be found below:

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group C

Please note that home learning relating to the topic of the polar regions will be posted on Monday and will be due in during the last week of term.

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Year 1 performers

You should be very proud of your children who spoke and sang so clearly during their class assembly on Friday.  Well done to everyone!

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This week, the children have worked in pairs to plan, design and make a bag for Little Robin to carry his vest in.  This involved a great deal of design technology skills as the children practised their joining techniques, learned from their mistakes and revised their approach as they found what methods worked and which didn’t.  The children were very pleased with their completed bags and then tested them to ensure that they would carry one of Little Robin’s vests.

mothering sundayBy this Wednesday 15th March, please send in your child’s home learning relating to the polar regions, details of which can be found on the previous blog.

We look forward to seeing you at the Mothers’ Day assembly which will take place on 23rd March at 9am.

 

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Year 1 say thank you for the cakes!

Thank you so much to all the Year One parents for the cake donations, which raised an amazing £149.  The children will have fun considering what to spend the money on and we will let you know what they decide.   Here’s one young lady who managed to sleep through most of the cake sale!

The children all looked very smart in their book character clothes today and certainly enjoyed the range of stories that they experienced across the school during the day.

Over the last fortnight, the children have been using different mark making tools to explore shape, colour and pattern.  To finish their learning they carefully looked at evergreen leaves such as holly and ivy and recreated the patterns in their own artwork.

The children’s artwork will be on display during Sharing Friday on 10th March.  Please note that this is also the date of the class assembly which you are warmly invited to at 9am.

polar regions

For Talk Homework over the next fortnight, your child’s challenge is to use the internet or visit the library to find out the answers to the following questions.

Where are the polar regions?  What are they called?  Find them on a map.

What is the weather like in the polar regions?

Find out three facts about the polar regions to teach your classmates.

The children will be sharing this learning with their classmates and it can be presented verbally or through writing, images or drawing.  Please complete the research by Wednesday 15th March, but it can be brought in earlier if your child is ready sooner.

Spelling and handwriting home learning can be found below:

Year 1 homework 03.03.17 Group A.

Year 1 homework 03.03.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 03.03.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 03.03.17 Group C

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Year 1 learn about fractions, computing and geography!

Please do note that on Friday 3rd February, we will be celebrating World Book Day and all the children are invited to come into school dressed as a book character.

As part of their teddy bear’s tea party, the children made their own honey sandwiches and explored different ways to divide their sandwiches into halves, quarters and thirds.

This week, the children have developed their understanding of left, right and quarter turns by hiding a tasty treat and then giving their partners clear instructions for the path to follow to find it.  This has developed the children’s speaking and listening skills as well as their use of instructions as they were only able to use words used by a programmable robot that they will be introduced to as part of their next Computing topic.

Below, you will find this week’s home learning:

Year 1 homework 02.24.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 02.24.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 02.24.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 02.24.17 Group C

Next Friday (3rd March), Year One will be holding a cake sale to raise money for the children to spend on resources for the classroom.  It would be wonderful if you could send in donations of cakes for the sale to support this event.

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Year One continue to learn about old toys

As part of their learning about Old Toys, next week the children will be focussing on old teddy bears.    On Wednesday 8th February, please send your child into school with a teddy (old or new) from home.  We are also hoping to have a Teddy Bear’s picnic on Friday, so any offerings such as teddy bear biscuits, Pom Bear crisps or squeezy bottles of honey for sandwiches would also be very gratefully received.

Below, you will find spelling home learning for the week:

Year 1 homework 02.03.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 02.03.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 02.03.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 02.03.17 Group C

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Year One historians

What can you find out about me?

What can you find out about me?

Next week, we will be continuing our learning about Old Toys.  Following on from the research that the children did at home about old family toys, the Talk Homework below is an important part of this learning.  Please ensure that this is returned by Wednesday next week, when your child is also invited to bring in a teddy (old or new) from home.  We are also hoping to have a Teddy Bear’s picnic, so any offerings such as teddy bear biscuits, Pom Bear crisps or squeezy bottles of honey for sandwiches would also be very gratefully received.

This week’s home learning can be found below:

Year 1 Talk Homework 27.01.17

 

Year 1 homework 01.27.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 01.27.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 01.27.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 01.27.17 Group C

It was lovely to have such a good turn out on Monday at the Year One information meeting.  For those parents who were unable to attend, a copy of the presentation can be found here: Year One meeting 24.01.17

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Year One Home learning

During the coming week, we will be learning about old toys.  If you have any toys that parents or grandparents have played with as children it would be great if your child could bring these in to talk about as it will really help to make the topic come alive for the children if they have real toys to see.

Spelling and handwriting homework will continue to come home as a paper copy every week as we use a specialist font (Debbie Hepplewhite) that many home computers will not have installed.  Well done to those children who have been regularly practising their handwriting and spellings at home.  It has certainly improved the children’s confidence when writing stories independently as well as the legibility of their writing.

Year 1 homework 01.20.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 01.20.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 01.20.17 Group C

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Year 1 scientists in the snow

In Science, one of the topics for Year 1 is Changes across the seasons.  The children certainly learned more about the season of winter as they enjoyed the snow on Friday.  Before they went outside they predicted that the snow would be soft, but when they explored this further they discovered that the snow was very hard and crunchy as it had frozen overnight.  The children looked very carefully at the shape of the snowflakes as they fell onto their clothes and then enjoyed collecting snow ready for the investigation that would follow in the classroom.  We didn’t stay out for too long as the wind was very cold and the snow hurt our faces!

When we came back into the classroom, we filled a container with snow.  Mrs Hayes set us a challenge.  Where will you put your snow to keep it frozen for as long as possible?  We had lots of ideas and were pretty sure that the freezer would be the best place.   However, there was only space in the freezer for two containers, so we had to come up with some other ideas.  This generated lots of discussion as the children considered where they should put their snow to stop it from melting.

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We are all looking forward to the possible arrival of more snow and investigation fun!

In the meantime, look out for bulbs such as snowdrops starting to grow and then flower this month.  Google snowdrops with your child so that they know what to look out for.  Who will be the first person to spot a snowdrop?

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