Happy New Year and welcome back!
World Book Day
The children looked great, thank you for all your effort with their costumes! We had lots of fun on Thursday completing various reading related activities. 1KL got a letter from the aliens, they had dropped objects out of their spaceship that we had to sort out to give back to them. We sorted the objects into two groups; magnetic and non-magnetic. The children loved using the magnets and finding the objects! We talked about the characters we had dressed up as and the books they came from to encourage the rest of the class to read the books we enjoyed. We acted out the story of Aliens Love Underpants with stick puppets, completed word searches and writing and designed out own underpants!
People Who Help Us
Today PC Evans came in to talk to Year 1 about his job and what he does to help people in the community. We enjoyed learning about what he does and the equipment he uses.
In RE we learnt about the story of Noah's Ark. The children took on the roles of Noah, his family and the animals and imagined what it would be like living on the Ark for 40 days and 40 nights.
We are learning about the Great Fire of London in History this half term. In Art this week we made fires using our handprints. We had lots of fun getting messy and our pictures look great!
On Friday we were learning how to read an aerial map of the classroom. Someone hid a teddy and marked its hiding place with an 'x' on the map. Another person had to read the map to see where the teddy was hiding and go and find it.
We Reached 1000 Marvellous Me Points!
1KL have worked very hard this half term to earn their next reward. They asked for '1KL Breakfast Club' so enjoyed toast and fruit juice on Friday. Our next target is 1500...
Visit to the moon
Today we visited the moon! In English we are writing a story about a boy called Tom who finds an aeroplane and flies it high into the sky. The aeroplane then breaks and Tom lands on the moon. Today we visited the moon to see what Tom can see, what he can hear, what he might be feeling and thinking. We came up with lots of good vocabulary to help us continue our stories. The children explored the moon in their space suits and space boots with torches. They felt the moon dust, learnt about how craters are made in the moon, looked at pictures of the moon and the different phases of the moon. They read facts about the moon underneath the tables with their torches. They felt moon rocks and different materials that might feel like an astronauts space suit. They used the dark den as their broken aeroplane and got inside it to try and find and fix the problem. We also looked at pictures of stars, craters and meteors and 'laid' on the moon looking at the stars. We had lots of fun!
The children are working so hard and earning lots of Marvellous Me points! To celebrate getting to 800 points in 1KL, the children asked for hot chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits. Yum! Our next goal is 1000...
In English we have been learning about how to write a story. Today we had an experience day. We pretended that we were the main character in the story getting ready to go on the big, red aeroplane we found in our toy cupboard. We worked in pairs to 'hot seat' each other and find out just how excited we were to go fly our aeroplane.
This half term in science we are learning about plants. We have talked about the things a plant needs to grow. On Friday, we planted our own seeds and we are very excited to watch them grow!
In RE this half term we will be learning about special symbols and objects. On Friday, we learnt about what a symbol is and looked around the school at different symbols and what they represent.
We have been busy in our first week back learning about numbers and place value. We have been counting forwards and backwards, counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s, and looking at tens and ones.
This term out topic is 'People Who Help Us'.
We are busy learning all of our sounds in Year 1 at the moment. Please help your child to practise these sounds at home as much as possible. The children love playing the games on the 'Phonics Play' website. Follow the link below and click on the children's section to find a variety of games.
Phonics play link:
We would like your child to read every day to support the work the children do in school. Their reading diary and book should be put into the book box each morning so that the books can be changed and reading can be monitored. Don't forget, the more times the read, the more tickets they will have in the reading raffle!
Each week, children will be given a set of spellings to learn from our new Year 1 spelling scheme. Please help your child to learn these spellings using the 'Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check' method. Children will be tested on these spellings every Monday and given a new set to learn on Wednesday. Thank you for your help and support.
Indoor PE - Tuesday
Outdoor PE - Wednesday
Please make sure you child has the correct PE kit, long hair is tied back and their earrings have been removed for these days.
Would you be willing to listen to children in 1KL read?
We are always looking for volunteers to help the children improve their reading skills.
Please speak to Miss Lilley or Mrs Smith for more details.
Every Wednesday flapjack is sold in the playground at break time for all children at a cost of 20p.