It's been yet another busy week for the children in Year One. This week's highlights include smoothie making and smelly potions!
The children loved creating potions and using their sense of smell to work out what scents they had added. There was lots of careful measuring using pipets and syringes as well as accurate pouring using the funnel. We even had some 'magic potion drops' which we had to be really careful with! The children worked so nicely together and showed their ability to take turns. Great work!
As well as potions, we also made our fruit smoothies this week. There was lots of discussion around food safety and hygiene while preparing our fruit. Children took it in turns to use the knives to cut the fruit and did so safely. Once our fruits had been whizzed in the blender the children then had the chance to taste and critique the smoothies... I think it's safe to say the most popular smoothie was the berry and banana one!
Well done Year one on another fantastic week!
Don't forget, we'll be using the outdoor learning area on Monday, so remember to bring your wellies etc!
In science we have been focusing on a different sense each week. This week was taste! The children learnt that we taste with our tongue and the taste buds detect different flavours for example salty, sweet, sour, bitter and a new word we hadn't heard before 'umami'.
The children then had the chance to do some taste testing. We tried grapes, peppers, lemon and of course the best part... popcorn!
I was so proud of the children as they all had a try of each of the foods on offer. Some children were quite surprised to find out they actually liked some of the foods they tried!
Well done Year One for your super work this week! Have a fabulous weekend.
This term in our SCARF (PSHE) lessons we have been thinking about our feelings and emotions. The children have discussed lots of different emotions and how we can understand how someone might be feeling from their body language or facial expression.
We read the book, The Colour Monster, which tells the story of a monster who doesn't understand what he is feeling as his emotions are all mixed up. His friend tries to help him understand his feelings by separating them and distinguishing between happy, sad, calm, worried etc. We have had lots of discussion in class about how some emotions make us feel good and some make us feel uncomfortable and how we can recognise signs of these.
This week the children created their own monster and decided how it would be feeling.
This week the children have been creating portraits. We used mirrors to look at our facial features and discussed the similarities and differences of our faces and the importance of proportion when creating a portrait.
The children were set a challenge to create a self portrait during independent learning. We used whiteboards and pens to start (we decided this was easier to make alterations and correct mistakes). Once children were happy with their 'first draft', they had a go at creating their portrait on paper.
I am SO impressed with the work the children have created, I can't wait to see some more portraits as the term goes on!
Have a lovely weekend.
It's been another busy week in Year 1.
This week, we've had some brilliant mathematicians working hard to sort, count, group and represent objects and numbers.
In Science, we have been learning about the human body and during independent learning, the children were able to embed their knowledge by naming and labelling the body parts. As we begin to explore the 5 senses, the children have been testing their sense of sight by trying out different coloured lens glasses and discussing how things look. The children loved doing this, and it has been great to observe and listen to their discussions and ideas.
Yet again, we have had some wonderful creations in provision, including the Statue of Liberty, a supermarket and a farm in the small world area!
See you on Monday!
Year One have worked so hard this week settling back into school routines and getting used to the 'new normal'.
Have a look at some of the wonderful child initiated learning we have had in class this week. It has been so lovely to see how the same resource can be used for a different purpose time and time again. The construction area and large loose parts have definitely been a favourite as well as learning about the human body in the investigation area.
Well done Year One, have a wonderful weekend!
We have had a wonderful first day in Year One today. The children have explored the new areas of the classroom and have enjoyed being with their friends again. There have been lots of brilliant creations with the large loose parts outside, we've had a house with two chimneys, a castle, a slide and a shop - it was lovely to see so much brilliant teamwork. In the construction area in the classroom we've had cars and trains and even a gated prison!
What a fantastic day!
Welcome back to the new academic year, I hope you have had a lovely summer break. Mrs Bazeley and I are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for your first day in Year One! Children will be greeted in the year one playground when they arrive between 8:40-8:50am. Our finish time will be 15:20pm.
I appreciate that coming back to school is going to be very daunting for some and incredibly exciting for others. As you will see from the photos, the classroom has been changed around to ensure the transition back to school is as smooth as possible for all children - there are plenty of opportunities for independent learning and I hope the photos help to ease any worry for those children feeling anxious about their return to school.
This term we will have PE on Monday and Wednesday starting this week. Please ensure you have full PE kit in school ready to participate.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you in the morning,
Miss Rowe and Mrs Bazeley.
Your home learning for this week is as follows:
BBC Bitesize daily lessons.
Alternatively, if you fancy something a bit different, why not have a look at some of the following activities for literacy.
The Literacy Shed - A variety of units suitable for Key Stage One children can be found here:
The Literacy Trust. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/
White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Week 12 - Week commencing 13th July.
Below are additional Maths activities (questions and answers) for this unit. This provides varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions if you are looking for a bit more of a challenge. This will allow your child to acquire a long-term, solid and secure understanding of the concept before moving on to more advanced material.
Please continue to use the phonics flashcards from the children's book bags. There are daily sessions on Youtube provided by Ruth Miskin training.
You have also received a class login to the Oxford owl website, on here you will find some of the books similar to those used in our in school daily phonics sessions.
Topic: This week our topic is Growing and Changing
PSHE- The PSHE is for the next few weeks, so feel free to have a go at it whenever you get a chance.
PSHE word cards
R.E- The RE is also for the next few weeks.
The Good Samaritan
Take care and stay safe
Miss Rowe and Mrs Dennis