We offer the 30 hour Nursery Provision and have our own excellent Wrap Around Care Service for all our pupils from 7.40am to 6.00pm.

Year 1: Blog items

Year 1 - Autumn 1 - Week 2

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 4:01pm

What a fantastic week we have had in Year 1! We have been busy learning our new moves in ‘Kung-Fu Punctuation’, nurturing seeds to help them grow, learning yoga in PE and creating magical recipes to make our very own happiness potions.

In Collective Worship, we continued to explore the world of Trolls and had lots of fun watching clips of the Trolls doing what they enjoy the most… singing and dancing! We joined in with their ‘Festival of Light’ celebrations and sang and moved along to the music too! It was clear to us how much the Trolls enjoyed themselves when doing this and we then shared with the class what we enjoy doing. We filled paper feet with pictures of our ideas to remind us to “Enjoy with happy feet” our favourite activities!

Continuing on our Troll adventure, we closely observed the different emotions that the Trolls experience in various parts of the film. We used the Trolls actions and facial expressions to help us to work out how they were feeling and discussed how we can recognise these emotions on real people. We then enjoyed creating our own Troll ‘emojis’ to represent different emotions.

After spending lots of time discussing the Trolls’ appearances and designing our own Trolls, we were inspired by their bright and wonderful hair. We had so much fun making Troll biscuits and using colourful icing to create Troll hair.

We brought our week to a close with a celebration of the wonderful Roald Dahl. For Roald Dahl Day, Year 1 listened to the story of ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ and enjoyed listening to the tale of the very greedy and cunning crocodile. After the story, Year 1 let their creative juices flow to make their very own Roly Poly Bird, who, in the story, helps to save the children from being eaten by the crocodile.

Well done for your hard work this week Year 1! Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday!      

 

 

Please find below the spellings for this week.

 

  1. be
  2. he
  3. me
  4. we
  5. she
  6. my

Year 1 - Autumn 1 - Week 1

Date: 6th Sep 2019 @ 4:11pm

What a wonderful start it has been to Year 1! We were welcomed back by Pluto, our class bear, in a truly exciting way. Pluto left clues for us to follow, that led us around our school until we finally reached some very colourful treasure! Hidden away, amongst a rainbow of colour, Pluto was guarding the film ‘Trolls’! Excitement filled the air as we began to explore the reasons why Pluto may have wanted to us to learn about this film. After an interesting discussion using our black thinking hat to consider what we already know about the film, we made the connection between our new 4 step gratitude model and Trolls. We realised that the Trolls want nothing more than to spread happiness and they do this through singing, dancing and hugging. From this, we discussed how ‘gratitude is the best attitude’ and thought about how the Trolls show love and appreciation for what they have and each other. They want to spread happiness and are thankful that they can do that.

In Collective Worship, we shared what makes us happy and took a moment to say thank you to God for all of these wonderful things. We decorated Troll hearts with pictures of what makes us happy, to remind us that just like the Trolls, we should be grateful for these things and if we can, we should use them to make others happy too!

We have loved being so creative this week and imagining what we would be like as a Troll. We have had lots of fun turning ourselves into Trolls and writing about our amazing coloured hair, interesting outfits and special Troll hearts!

Our creative juices still flowing, we used them to experiment with powder paint and colour mixing to create some wonderfully bright and fantastic pieces of artwork this week. We enjoyed experimenting with different amounts of powder and water to create some great colours to make a Trolls inspired background for the Trolls that we designed!

Our first week back has been a pleasure and we have already had so much fun! We look forward to seeing what amazing learning and experiences this year will bring.

Well done for all of your hard work this week Year 1! We can’t wait to see you on Monday! Have a brilliant weekend! 

 

Please find below the spellings for this week. We use the flip-learning approach to spellings which means that the children have the choice to begin learning these spellings over the weekend. On Monday we will have our weekly spelling session to learn these spellings in preparation for a quiz on Thursday. This will happen every week.

 

  1. I
  2. a
  3. do
  4. to
  5. of
  6. is

Welcome to Year 1!

Date: 3rd Sep 2019 @ 4:23pm

Miss Morris would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 1!

During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Thursday and Friday mornings. Children must have the correct indoor and outdoor PE kits with them on both of these days.

Children are encouraged to bring a snack each day to be eaten at break times. Please remember to provide your child with only a healthy snack – e.g. fruit, vegetables.

Bottles of water with a sports cap type lid are also encouraged so the children can drink as and when they need it throughout the day.

Please see the PowerPoint below for all additional information to ensure your child has the best start to Year 1.

I am looking forward to a truly wonderful year and I am excited to see what amazing things the new year brings.    

Thank you!

Miss Morris