Classes 2015-2016 Archives -
Year 1 @Hewish
On Monday the Year 1 crew set off on an exciting adventure to Holt Farm, Blagdon. We got very lucky with the weather as it was warm and dry. We learnt all about how the cows are milked and how yoghurts are made. We also went on a fantastic tour of the gardens and we learnt about different plants that they were growing and their uses. We had a fantastic day out and the adults from Holt Farm were really impressed with both the behaviour and learning attitudes of the Year 1 crew. Well done guys!.
This week we have been recapping on our understanding of number bonds to 10 and applying this knowledge to help us identify number bonds to 20 and 30. In English we have been creating noun phrases using things we would find on a farm.
“The large tractor is driving around the rocky road” Aayliah
This week we have started a new book in English called Eddies Garden. In the story Eddie creates his own dream garden. The children really enjoyed this story and so we planned our own dream gardens. We looked at books and magazines of flowers and gardens, we looked at aerial photos of gardens and finally we designed our own aerial picture and 3D garden. At the end of the week the children used what they had brought in from home to make their gardens. They were fantastic! The Year 1 crew really used their imagination.
Welcome back! We have had a very exciting first week back in the Year 1 crew. We have been developing our understanding of place value and looking at numbers to 100 and partitioning them into tens and ones. In English we have been writing instructions on how to plant a sunflower and what you would find in a garden centre. Our theme this term is ‘How does your garden grow’. We have started our theme by planting sunflower seeds and investigating trees and plants that we would find around our school.
Happy Easter! This week we have been learning all about Easter. We have learnt about the different symbols that Christians associate with Easter such as eggs and the cross. We also learnt about what hot cross buns represent.
Our learning in English has taken us to writing the story of Hansel and Gretel using everything that we have been learning. We have been using similes, alliteration and speech marks. The children have enjoyed showing off their learning.
Our maths learning this week has been all about place value. We have recapped on what we know about place value so far and we have developed it further. We can all now identify how many tens and ones there are in numbers beyond 20. This is a really tricky concept and it is great to see everyone starting to understand and use it to help their learning.
This week we have been learning all about the story of Hansel and Gretel. We looked at the Anthony Brown version which the children have really enjoyed. In our English learning we have been learning to use speech marks. This has been quite a tricky thing to use but the Year 1 crew have been persevering and trying to use it as much as possible!
In our maths learning this week we have been learning about time! We have been learning a little bit about time in our afternoon maths sessions throughout the year. The children felt really confident with their learning and everyone can now identify o’clock and half past! Well done Year 1 crew.
This week we have been looking at learning all about alliteration and similes. We wrote descriptions of animals that you would find in a forest. The children did a wonderful job at doing this and they had some amazing ideas!
“I saw a slithering snake watching wildlife.” Oliver
“The toucans beak is as sharp as a sword!” Henry
In our maths we have been discovering how to find fractions of an amount. We can all now find a half and a quarter of an amount. We can also explain what the number at the bottom of a fraction means.
This week we have been very excited to have a hockey and football coach come in for our PE lessons. We have been working on balancing, kicking and dribbling.
World Maths Day
As part of World Maths Day the children took part in a sponsored times table challenge. We had practiced in class before the day and recapped on what we know about multiplying. The children really enjoyed doing it in different ways! Well done Year 1 crew.
We started our week with a visit from Rachel Ballin. She came in to talk to us about different types of homes that people live in. The children were really interested in the different types of homes, including wagons, trailers and bungalows.
This week we have also started learning about fractions! The children have learnt about the language of fractions and using it for turns and positions such as a full turn and a half turn.
The children have been writing their own stories based around our class book the ‘Tin Forest’. Their writing is fantastic and they have all enjoyed writing their own versions. If anyone wants to pop in and read their child’s work then feel free to do so before or after school.
Week 4 and 5
Over the course of the last two weeks the children have been consolidating their understanding of multiplication and division. The children can use objects to help them find answers for numbers to 10, 20 and 30!
We have also been learning how to measure using non-standard units. We decided that cubes would be the best for this job. We measured different objects around our classroom.
This week we have moved on from multiplication and we are now looking at division. We have been learning how to divide numbers up to 20. The children have all really enjoyed choosing different challenges this week and pushing themselves in their learning!
In our English lessons this week we have been learning about verbs and adverbs. The children really enjoyed acting these out in the playground. It is great to see the children using things that they have learnt in their writing without being asked to. They are all wanting to make their writing the best it can be and it is fantastic to see.
On Wednesday afternoon the Year 1 crew went to Worle Secondary School to take part in a multi-sports day. The children loved every minute and their behaviour was impeccable!
Throughout the week in our Literacy we have been learning about making our writing more interesting. We have been learning how to use prepositions such as next to and underneath in our writing. We have also been learning how to use conjunctions and nouns. The children had a lot of fun acting out different prepositions and they really enjoyed identifying which words were nouns around our classroom. The writing that the children have produced this week has been fantastic. If anyone has a spare 2 minutes at the end of the day feel free to pop in and have a look! The children are really proud of their writing!
Happy New Year!
It has been a busy but exciting first week back for the Year 1 crew. We have started our new learning theme which is titled ‘What is the best material for…’ we asked the children what they wanted to learn within that topic and they gave us some great ideas! As part of our themed learning and English this week we looked at the story of Traction man. The children have really enjoyed reading the story and we have been designing and making packaging for Traction man and looking at the different materials that we could use.
Our maths for this term is really exciting, multiplication and division. We started off our new learning by looking and doubling and halving. The children really enjoyed using different objects to do this and working with a partner.
The Year 1 Crew have been a pleasure this week with everybody really trying their best and engaging in their learning! Keep it up!
Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a great half term. This is going to be a very exciting term!
In our Literacy this week we have started reading the story of ‘The on the moon’. The children have really enjoyed learning about Bob and his adventure to the moon. We have been writing reasons for why we would like to travel to the moon. This week we have been working towards writing our own set of instructions!
Year 1 have been fantastic in maths this week! We have been learning how to add two numbers together, it has been really exciting to see children choosing different challenges and really trying their very best!
Every Tuesday this term we are going to be doing Gymnastics. We had our first lesson today and the children really enjoyed it.
“It was really great!” Alexa
“Doing the straight jump was really good!” Henry
“I liked it because we did what I do at my gymnastics so I was really good at it!” Aaliyah
“Gymnastics is really healthy and good for you!” Lewis
This has been a really exciting week in the Year 1 crew. We have been practicing number bonds to 10 using different resources.
Some of us have been making number bonds using ladybirds.
Some of us made two towers of cubes to help us find different number bonds.
We have been really challenging ourselves this week and everybody has been wanting to try finding number bonds to 20! Some of us have started noticing a pattern with number bonds to 10 and 20.
This week we have been learning about our class story of ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’. The children have been really enjoying this story and we have started to put together actions to help us retell the story. We have been learning to work together with a talk partner to complete our work this week and so in pairs we drew and labelled the owl and described him using adjectives!
Alfie and Giovanni worked really well together and drew a fantastic owl that they labelled with adjectives. Well done boys!
We have had a very exciting week in Year 1 this week. Our learning theme for this term is ‘Who is the greatest explorer?’ and this week we have been looking at our famous explorer Chrisopher Columbus. This week we have been designing an outfit for a sailor and writing facts about Christopher Columbus and his adventure to America.
Week 1 and 2
This week the Year 1 Crew have been doing lots of exciting learning!
During our maths lessons this week we have been ordering the numbers to 20 and beyond. The Year 1 crew have been choosing their challenges and it has been great to see so many children trying out the different challenges. This week we have also been recognising and writing the numbers to 20 and beyond.