Year 1

Welcome to year 1
Please visit our class page regularly to find out what we are learning
The children are going to be very busy this year and learn many new things. We will be focusing on our local area in our topic "All About Me" locating the school and our homes on a map and finding out what it is like to live here today and compare to life in the past. We will be creating self portraits and learning how to keep our bodies fit and healthy by eating fruit and vegetables. 
We will be working with numbers to 20 this term finding out how to represent the numbers in different ways, comparing numbers and counting with accuracy. 
In English we will share lots of quality books and use them to inspire our own writing. We will learn new phonemes and continue to develop our reading skills. 
There is always lots to do in year 1 and each week we will have challenges to complete, we will work independently to complete the challenges and collect coloured lolly sticks to make a rainbow.
We have been using watercolours and digital media to create self portraits. Can you guess who is in the pictures?
We have been using part whole models in maths to find numbers that add together to make different amounts.
We have been reading the book ' The Bog Baby'. 
Before we read the story we predicted what a bog baby may be like, we made some models and introduced them to the class.
We have been studying our local area as part of our geography topic. The children planned a route on a map and walked around the local area identifying places on the map such as the park, the shops and the church. Back in class we discussed what we liked about the local area and how we think it could be improved.
In maths we have been comparing numbers.
Listen to the year 1 children retell their favourite part of the story 'Emily Brown and The Thing'
We've been creating some see in the dark glasses to help us have lots of night time adventures like the characters in our story.
The year 1 children have been finding out about sharks by reading the book 'Surprising Sharks'.
They worked as a class to come up with ideas for a poem about sharks. Watch them perform the poem.
We have been looking at our local area. We found out that some children live close to school and some live further away. We identified the shops and parks around school and labeled a map.
Are all our hands the same? That’s what the year 1 children have been trying to find out in science. They decided to measure and compare hand spans.
The year 1 children have been using their sense of taste to sort the crisps into different flavours.
We had great fun in science naming and comparing the different parts of the human body. Alfie was an excellent model standing really still whilst we labeled him!
Have you seen our drawings in the playground? 
We have been thinking about the seasons in year 1 this week. Why do we need a coat in Winter? Why don't we wear a woolly hat in the summer?
We have been learning how to program a bee bot to make it travel around a route.
We have been enjoying listening to the story 'Emily Brown and The Thing', blue group worked hard to sequence the events in one of the adventures in the story.
After reading lots of books Year 1 children are shark experts!
We have decided to share our new knowledge by writing a report about sharks. Watch us rehearse our report using a story map.
The year 1 children have been sorting and counting in maths this week. They came up with many different ways we could sort objects and were able to count how many in each group.
Visit from Reverend Jane - 10.10.18
To consolidate our learning of the importance of hands in RE, we invited Reverend Jane Parry in to speak to us about how special our hands are and how they can be used in church. She shared with us some ways in which people may use their hands and we can pray in many different ways. The children were very enthusiastic and had lots of questions for Jane!