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Year 1 Blog - Friday 12th July 2024

Date: 11th Jul 2024 @ 5:13pm

Home Practice

Phonics - High frequency words OR o_e words OR y (ee sound) words

Maths - Counting in tens practise

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards, from different starting numbers.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

Our new book is about Matilda and her dad who visit an island full of treasure!

We wrote our own version of the story. Our writing looked beautiful on the page and we are trying so hard to learn to spell words correctly.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising ow as in snow, o-e as in stone, oa as in road and o as in motorway.

Some of us have been learning some different sh spellings: ti in section, ssi in mission and si in mansion.

Maths

This week we have been learning how to find a half of odd and even numbers.

R.E.

We have been learning about Fairtrade and how we can help our neighbours that are in need.

D.T.

We used all of our sewing skills to make our own felt/foam creation. We had some amazing love hearts, footballs and even dogs! All of the adults are so impressed!

See our pictures here.

Art

We created our own minibeast using pieces of painted card. Each piece of artwork was completely different and well thought through.

See our pictures here.

 

We loved watching the Year 6 children perform Bugsy. The energy was amazing!

We all had a great time participating in Tough Kidder. See our pictures here.

READING BOOKS

We have changed the reading books for the final time. Next week we will collect them in.

Year 1 Blog- Friday 5th July 2024

Date: 1st Jul 2024 @ 5:12pm

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Home Practice

Phonics - Compound words OR High frequency words.

Maths - Addition and subtraction problem questions.

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards, from different starting numbers.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We have enjoyed learning through another story about the lighthouse keeper Mr Grinling, his wife and their cat, Hamish. We designed a new menu for Mr Grinling's lunch and labelled it. 

Some of us wrote some detailed instructions on how to make a mustard sandwich as Mrs Grinling tried to scare off the seagulls with mustard sandwiches. We then made our own sandwiches and put them outside for any sneaky seagulls on the school grounds!

See our pictures here.

Phonics

We have been revising the phase 5 sounds.

Maths

This week we have been using part whole models to demonstrate our understanding of addition and subtraction. We have solved some tricky missing number problem questions and have written fact family number sentences.

R.E.

We continued to learn about being a good neighbour. We read about Raphael, a boy who lives in Uganda. We explained how he was being a good neighbour to the people in his community and then wrote about someone who is a good neighbour to us.

D.T.

We have started to learn how to sew. We explored different joining techniques (using glue, staples, sewing and split pins) before having a go at producing our own running stitch. This was quite tricky but we were very resilient!

See our pictures here.

Draw Along

We had a very exciting drawing lesson via Zoom. We all investigated different marks we could make with our sketching pencil. We looked very closely at a piece of art by Vinvent Van Gogh and tried to make marks like him.

Forest School

This week we chose our own learning. We demonstrated all the skills we have learnt this year.

 

Moving up mornings

We had a great time in our new Year 2 classroom.

Year 1 Blog- Friday 28th June 2024

Date: 27th Jun 2024 @ 4:49pm

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Welcome to your Friday blog.

 

Home Practice

Phonics - ow and ou words OR  high frequency words OR ch words (revision)

Maths - Addition questions

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards, from different starting numbers.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

This week we started learning about a cat called Hamish who lives with Mr and Mrs Grinling. Hamish is a lighthouse cat and he gets up to many adventures. We wrote about where Hamish went when he ran away from home. We also made a poster to alert everyone that Hamish was missing.

Some of us pretended to be Hamish and wrote a diary entry from his point of view. We also wrote a set of instructions identifying how to look after a cat as Hamish believed that he was not being looked after properly!

Phonics 

Some of us have been revising ou as in sound, ow as in owl and learning ough as in drought.

Some of us have been learning the different s spellings: ss in pass, se in mouse, ce in dance and sc in science.

Maths

We have been learning about place value. We used the Base 10 equipment to make the numbers. We found 10 more and 10 fewer.

We then started to solve some addition and subraction number problems. We used part-whole models to help us solve the problems.

R.E.

We continued to learn about being a good neighbour. We listened to different stories from the Bible surrounding Jesus performing miracles. We described how He was being a good friend and neighbour to all, no matter what they looked like.

Science

We continued to learn about seasonal change and this week we focused on Autumn. Some of us made some amazing seasonal art using either chalk or paint.

Forest School

We got the blankets out and spent some time looking up at the leaves and the sky. We also listened to all the different sounds we could hear.

Super Learning Day

We all had a great day and took part in 7 exciting learning sessions from natural art to festival dancing and bowling.

Dance From The Heart

What a performance on Wednesday morning! A super effort by everyone.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 21st June 2024

Date: 20th Jun 2024 @ 5:12pm

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Welcome to your Friday blog

Home Practice

Phonics - ge and dge words OR ay words OR tricky words

Maths - Compare numbers to 20

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards, from different starting numbers.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We have been writing about our special place. Everyone in school is writing about their special place. It will all be part of an amazing display of writing across the school. We have tried so hard to make our writing look beautiful on the page.

Phonics

Some of us have been learning the sounds, eigh as in eight, ey as in grey and a as in acorn.

Some of us have been learning and revising the different j spellings: j in jam, g in giant, ge in fringe and dge in edge.

Maths

We have been learning about place value. We have been comparing numbers on a number line, using the words 'most' and 'least'/'fewest'.

We have been using bead strings and base ten to help us with this learning. We have been counting in 2s and 5s.

R.E.

We have been learning about the difference between a cross and a crucifix. We talked about their importance to Christians and then we made our own crucifix collage. We also listened to some Gospel music, understanding and appreciating how music plays an important part in religious life. 

Science

Some of us went on a walk around the school grounds to see if we could spot any signs of summer. We used our senses, making sure that we were quiet so that we didn't scare any wildlife!

Forest School

In one session we decided on our own learning. We made some delicious food in the mud kitchen, played hide and seek, climbed trees and used tools safely. We showed superb co-operation, teamwork, imagination and creativity.

We learnt about the summer solstice. During the summer solstice, the earth's axis is tilted at its closest point from the sun. This means that in the northern hemisphere, the sun is at its highest point in the sky. It's also the longest day of the year - and the shortest night. This day falls on Saturday 22nd June. We made sun decorations using yarns, beads, pipe cleaners, willow and wool in sunny colours.

Year 1 Blog- Friday 14th June 2024

Date: 14th Jun 2024 @ 11:36am

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Welcome to your Friday blog.

Home Practice

Phonics - aw words OR kn words (n sound) OR u_e words

Counting - See if you can measure different objects around your house, count in 2s, 5s and 10s on the ruler/measuring tape whilst doing so!

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We continued our learning through the stories of Katie Morag. We wrote sentences about what mischief she got up to wth her big boy cousins.

Some of us also predicted the games that Katie Morag and her cousins could play next.

We are really trying hard to learn to spell more words correctly.

 

Phonics

This week some of us have been revising aw as in prawn and or as in thorn. We have also been revising all the split digraphs.

Some of us have been learning the different zh spellings: s in treasure and si in vision. We have also learnt the n spellings: kn in knew and gn in gnome.

We all completed our phonic screen.

Maths

We have been learning how to measure with rulers and metre sticks. 

We have been completing assessments this week.

RE

We have been learning how to be a good neighbour to everyone in the world. We learnt about a little girl called Marie-Doriane who lives in Rwanda. We compared our lives to hers and talked about how we could help poorer countries.

We also were lucky to have Mrs Wilson come into class to teach us about the special jobs that she has in our Church. We quickly realised that she is a very good neighbour as she helps so many people (especially Father Michael!)

History

Some of us compared different famous explorers. We read about Neil Armstrong, Ibn Battuta, Charles Darwin, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sylvia Earle. We talked about how they all explored different places (some quite dangerous) and explained why they might have wanted to explore that place.

PSHE

We have been learning how to look after our environment. We made a whole class poster teaching others how to look after our world and then we talked about how we can make a difference, focusing on recycling. We sorted objects into recycling bins on Seesaw.

Forest School

We started our session with a colour hunt. We had to find something in the nature area which most closely matched the colour of our card. We found logs, leaves, bark and petals. Then we decided on our own learning. We made some delicious food in the mud kitchen, practised tying knots and climbed trees. We showed superb co-operation, teamwork, imagination and creativity.

In our session we learnt how to use gardening tools safely. Mrs Corbett made a fire and we were so excited to see and hear the popcorn pop! Some of us had a go at lighting a fire with the flint and steel.

Dance

Lois from West End in schools theatre company came to teach us a dance all about the Olympics. We learnt it so quickly! Lois was impressed with all our sporty dance moves.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 7th June 2024

Date: 6th Jun 2024 @ 12:23pm

 

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Welcome to your Friday blog!

Home Practice

Phonics - le words OR a_e words OR o_e words

Maths - comparing measurements

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

This week we have been learning through the stories of katie Morag. We found out lots of facts about her. We wrote a letter apologising to her mum when the parcel delivery went wrong. We also role-played being Katie Morag.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising all the split digraphs.

Some of us have been learning the different l spellings: l in like, ll in grill, le in table and al in medal. Also we've been learning the different z spellings: z in Eliza, zz in buzz, se in noise and ze in freeze.

Maths

We have been measuring using cubes. We have worked extremely well together and recorded our results accurately.

We then measured different shapes using a ruler.

R.E.

We have been learning how to be a good Christian by following the Ten Commandments. We focused on 'Love Thy Neighbour' and read the story of The Good Samaritan. We then identified who our neighbours are and made a whole class doll paper chain to show that we are all each other's neighbour.

Science

Some of us started to learn about the different seasons. We identified each one and drew pictures of what we can see in each season.

History

Some of us started to learn about what an 'explorer' is. We were history detectives and used evidence to work out the answers to some questions.

Forest School

In our first session we went for a walk and noticed many changes. We collected different flowers and grasses. We used elastic bands to make a weaving frame and explored how we could make a piece of natural art.

Our other session was all about butterflies. We described butterflies and noticed different patterns, colours and shapes. We then made a butterfly using lolly sticks, pipe cleaners, wool and beads. We learnt the names of the parts of a butterfly. We tried to drink from flowers without touching the flower- it was impossible until we used the straw. The straw represented the part of a butterfly called the proboscis. This enables the butterfly to drink water and collect nectar.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 24th May 2024

Date: 21st May 2024 @ 5:20pm

 

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Welcome to your Friday blog.

Home Practice

Phonics - are (air sound) words OR i_e words OR ay words

Maths - telling the time

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

Some of us have been learning how to use different suffixes and prefixes in our writing.

Some of us have been finishing our Enormous Crocodile stories.

We also made a card for all the staff at Martin Mere.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising a as in space, ay as in tray, ai as in chain and a-e as in cake.

Some of us have continued to learn the air spellings:are in spare, eir in their and ere in where.

Maths

We started to learn how to tell the time. We made o'clock and half past times on our own clocks.

R.E.

We continued to read the story of Pentecost but delved deeper into how the disciples might have felt as the Holy Spirit came. We made paper plate faces to show how they felt and then identified the different symbols that represent the Holy Spirit (a dove, wind and flames).

Science

We learnt about how to identify different trees, especially the ones that we have on our school grounds. We started by understanding the difference between evergreen trees and deciduous trees, then we focused on using their leaves to identify which tree it is in particular. We went outside into the nature area and made our own tree bark rubbings to celebrate the varying types of trees that we have.

Geography

We made our own maps of Martin Mere. We learnt how to draw our own key to make our maps more simple and easy to read.

Forest School

We remembered all the rules about how to be safe around a fire. We made s'mores. They were so good!

#30DaysWild

As a school we are going to take part in a celebration of everything nature has to offer. This is an initiative set up by The Wildlife Trust. In June, we will be providing opportunities for all children to experience and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep, helping to nurture happier, healthier children, and create allies for our precious natural neighbours.

Martin Mere

We had a very enjoyable day at Martin Mere. We impressed our leader with our knowledge of mammals. We looked at some real otter teeth and learned why they are so sharp. We learned how moles and otters have adapted to their habitats. The otters came out to see us when the rain eased off-they are brilliant swimmers and we learnt this is due to their body shape and the way their fur lies.

We played some games, in one of the games we had to rely on our other senses because we were blind-folded. In another game we found our animal families and made the noises those animals make, some of us were amazingly good at animal noises!

We went for a walk in the Eco Garden. We spotted many different plants- we knew the names of some of them.

We observed flamingos, ducks, moor hens, storks, swans and spoonbills as we walked around.

Then it was time for the pond dipping. We listened carefully to the instructions and then we started dipping. We found pond snails, water boatmen, leeches, pond skaters and a newt!

We closely observed what we'd caught and identified many of the creatures. 

After lunch we had time in the play area.

We went into an hide and observed the birds. We also enjoyed spending time in the aviary where we saw different species of birds.

The Martin Mere staff commented on our fantastic golden listening and our manners. We showed resilience and a positive attitide in the rain-It didn't dampen our experience !

Year 1 Blog- Friday 17th May 2024

Date: 15th May 2024 @ 3:41pm

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Welcome to your Friday blog.

Home Practice

Phonics - ear words (air sound) OR aw words OR e_e words

Maths - Quarters of shapes and amounts

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

This week we continued our learning through the story of The Enormous Crocodile. We loved discussing all the wonderful adjectives used by Roald Dahl.

We planned and wrote our own version of the story. We are concentrating really hard at making our writing look beautiful on the page and using correct spellings.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising ph as in photo and or as in thorn and aw as in prawn.

Some of us have started to learn the different air spellings: air in chair and ear in bear. We have also been revising the split digraph sounds. 

Maths

We continued our learning about halving. We also learned about quarters of shapes.

R.E.

We read the story of Pentecost and learnt about how the Holy Spirit is represented in the Bible. We talked about how the disciples witnessed blowing wind and how flames appeared. We then used the iPads to search for the word 'hello' in different languages, as the disciples began speaking in new languages.

Art

We made our birds! We chose a piece of cardboard for the body, sketched feathers and glued them on, then twisted paper clips for the feet. We were all so resilient, especially when it got a bit tricky!

Computing

This week we have been learning how to code. We learnt how to log onto the code.org website using our new passwords. We then began following simple coding instructions. 

Forest School

In one session we used the new slack line and rope ladder.

We also looked closely at a wasps nest which was given to us by a local farmer.

We played a game in two teams, one team had to hide and then get back to base without being spotted by the other team. We quickly developed some effective strategies to win!

In our second session a dragon called Sneezy had left us a letter. We had to help him find all the wool from his house which he'd sneezed away. We then had a bug hunt and demonstrated fabulous problem- solving and teamwork when making obstacle courses.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 10th May 2024

Date: 8th May 2024 @ 5:41pm

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Welcome to your Friday blog.

 

Home Practice

Phonics - ur words OR ear words OR a_e words

Maths - Halving shapes and amounts

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We have been learning through a new book this week: The Enormous Crocodile! We found out that the crocodile had secret plans and clever tricks. We identified his tricks, found adjectives in the story and we used the -er and -est suffixes in our writing. We wrote some brilliant sentences such as 'The Enormous Crocodile is the strongest' and 'Muggle Wump is smaller than Trunky the elephant.'

Phonics

Some of us have been revising oy as in toy and oi as in coin. We have also revised ir as in bird and ur as in burn.

Some of us have been learning the different ear spellings: ear in hear, eer in deer and ere in here.

Maths

We have been learning how to find halves of amounts by sharing. We have also been practising our counting in 2s,5s and 10s. 

R.E.

We continued to read about Jesus' Ascension. We wrote speech bubbles for what was said by both Jesus and His disciples.

Art

We made our own feathers out of the craft materials that we have in the classroom. We used our imagination, creating different coloured and sized feathers.

Science

We went outside and found different leaves. We talked about how leaves are a part of the plant and how we can use the leaves to distinguish which plant it came from. We drew two different plants and labelled the parts.

Forest School

We baked bananas with chocolate buttons in them.Yummy !

We have been celebrating the month of May. We made willow crowns. We discussed which flowers we could pick. We practised our knot-tying skills.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 3rd May 2024

Date: 2nd May 2024 @ 5:08pm

Sports Day | St. Michael's C.E. Primary School

Welcome to your Friday blog.

 

Home Practice

Phonics - g words (soft g sound) OR or words (er sound) OR ph words.

Maths - Subtract within 20 OR year 2 subtraction (some children have asked for trickier maths sumdog!)

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We have been learning through the story of 'There's a Tiger in the Garden'. We quickly realised that Nora was using her imagination whilst out in her Grandma's garden. We used different connectives to make our sentences more exciting and our own imaginations to think of new objects that Nora could come across.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising the soft c as in saucers the and the soft g in cage.

Some of us have been learning the different /er/ spellings - er in pepper, ir in third, or in work and ear in learn.

Maths

We have been learning how to add and subtract using part-whole models and 10 frames.

R.E.

We started our new Bible story about Jesus' Ascension. We talked about what Ascension means and drew a picture of Jesus rising up to heaven.

Geography

Some of us made some amazing fact files about a hot place in the world (The Sahara Desert). We used the iPads to find new information, we learnt a lot of new facts!

Forest School

We made shelters and pretended a storm was coming! Superb team-work and problem solving. We are also becoming more proficient when tying knots.

Sports Day

We are so proud of the whole class. Everyone worked brilliantly as a team and individually. Well done to Bede who won the Year 1 Sports Day!

A big thank you to everyone who watched, cheered and participated in the parent races.

 

Year 1 Blog - Friday 26th April 2024

Date: 24th Apr 2024 @ 5:27pm

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Welcome to your Friday blog.

Home Practice

Phonics - al (or sound) words OR ue words OR e_e words

Maths - Number bonds practise

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We thoroughly enjoyed learning through the story of 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt' this week. We quickly realised that it is similar to We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

We wrote sentences describing Africa, wrote past tense verbs describing the girls' actions and some of us even wrote our own versions of the story.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising split digraphs, a-e as in cake, i-e as in nine, e-e as in even, u-e as in rule and cuteo-e as in rope.

Some of us have continued to learn the 10 different or spellings. We looked at al in walk, our in pour, oar in board, augh in taught and ough in thought.

Maths

We have been learning how to share amounts equally. We solved problems by making jottings on our whiteboard, for example- share 15 apples between 3 children, share 12 pens into 4 pots.

R.E.

We continued to learn through 'The Road to Emmaus'. We created some Jesus artwork and used the iPads to track the journey that we think Jesus went on from Jerusalem to Emmaus.

Science

We started our plants topic this week. We went on a spring walk around school and identified any plants that we could see.

Art

We sketched some amazing pictures of birds in preparation for our 'Making Birds' art topic.

Forest School

We discussed how to be safe around a fire. We made campfire doughnuts. We showed great teamwork, patience, co-operation and we also listened really well.They were delicious!

We also celebrated Earth Day which was on Monday of this week. We played our bee game again but this time we added in a waggle dance which is how the bees communicate with each other when they are looking for nectar.

We scattered some wildflower seeds because we know that they provide bees, butterflies and other pollinators with food. We also took a wild flower seed bomb home to see if we could grow some wild flowers at home.

We also picked up all the litter we could find in our nature area.

 

 

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SPORTS DAY - FRIDAY 3rd MAY AT 2.15pm

Year 1 Blog - Friday 19th April 2024

Date: 18th Apr 2024 @ 6:10pm

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Welcome to the first blog of the Summer Term. 

 

Home Practice

Phonics - a_e words, OR au words OR ay words.

Maths - Identifying odd and even numbers.

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English 

This week we have been learning through the story of  'I Want My Hat Back' by Jon Klassen. The bear kept asking: "Have you seen my hat?" to all the characters!

We have had some interesting discussions about the book and written some great sentences.

We have learnt to use different conjunctions (such as 'and' and 'because') and focused on using adjectives to describe the characters and the hat.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising the split digraphs a-e as in cake, o-e as in mole and e-e as in concrete.

Some of us have been learning the different u spellings - u in sun, oo in wood and oul in could. We have also started to look at the different or spellings - aw in paw, au in haunt, oor in door and ore in more.

Maths

We have been learning how to halve shapes and amounts. We know that each part must be equal for it to be a half. We have found halves of amounts by sharing.

R.E.

Our new piece of scripture is 'The Road to Emmaus'. We role played the story and talked about how the men were feeling when they found out that they were in Jesus' presence.

P.E.

We have started to get ready for sports day. We practised running fast, jumping and rolling a ball to each other.

Science

We made our own rain gauges to measure how much rain is falling. We will check on them on Monday and use jugs to measure the volume.

Forest School

We played a game, some of us were bees and some of us were flowers. The bees had to collect the pollen from the flowers. We also discussed how the nectar attracts the bees to the flowers.

We also took part in a stone challenge. We showed excellent team-work and perseverance when trying to balance the stones on each other.

We also took part in some child-initiated learning which involved cooking with the blossom that has been blown off the trees, building dens and inventing our own games.

We also spotted changes in the nature area, bluebells have grown, there are leaves on the trees and it's a bit less muddy!

 

 

Year 1 Blog - Thursday 28th March 2024

Date: 27th Mar 2024 @ 4:36pm

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Home Practise

Your child has brought home some tricky words which they need to learn to read on sight. This will really help with their reading progress.

We have set an addition and subtraction maths challenge on Sumdog, have a go over Easter!

 

English

We read the story of The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. We re-told the story and read our stories to the children in Year 2.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising all the sounds which make the /ee/ sound.

Some of us have been learning the different /ar/ spellings - ar in park, al in half and a in rather and revising the two /oi/ digraph spellings: oi and oy.

Maths

We have been learning how to double amounts. 

We have been using our knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to solve problems, for example 6 vases contain 5 flowers each, how many flowers are there altogether?

R.E.

We learnt about Jesus' crucifixion and the angel's message. We made some amazing Easter slider cards and wrote our own version of how Jesus died.

P.E.

We played benchball in the hall. We worked well as a team and had fun practising our throwing and catching skills.

Forest School

We have been flying bird gliders. We also paprticipated in some great child- initaited learning in the nature area.

We noticed forget-me-knots, buttercups and daisies growing in there.

 

Have a happy and holy Easter.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 22nd March 2024

Date: 19th Mar 2024 @ 11:43am

Home Practice

Phonics - ou words OR y (ee sound) words OR phase 4 words

Maths - Money

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

This week our learning has been through a story about Scaredy Squirrel. We have met him before but now he's trying to organise a birthday party.

We wrote some facts about squirrels.

We interviewed Scaredy Squirrel and asked him questions about his party.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising all the /ee/ sounds, ie as in field, ea as in leaf, e as in behave, y as in baby, ee as in meet, e-e as in Steve.

We have been learning ey as in donkey.

Some of us have been learning the final oa spellings - o_e in stone, o in both, ol in cold and oul in shoulder.

We then moved onto learning the different ow spellings - ow in cow, ou in shout and ough in plough.

Maths

We have been revising the different coins and notes that we use in England. We had a discussion about how our coins and notes will soon be changing as the Queen is currently on our money.

We then started to explore equal groups, specifically making doubles.

R.E.

We read the story of The Widow's Mite. This was when Jesus saw a rich man and a poor woman putting money into the Temple box. We talked about how Jesus was happier with the widow because she had given all that she had left, where as the rich man had more money at home.

We also read the story of The Last Supper and had our own version of a Passover meal together on the carpet.

Art

We used the watercolours to make our own weather painting. We used our science knowledge to choose to make either a sun, rain, cloud or lightning picture.

D.T.

We made our smoothies! We had so much fun learning how to safely use a knife to chop up fruit and how to use a blender to blend it together. Some of us liked our smoothies, some of us did not!

 

Next week the reading books will be changed on Thursday.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 15th March 2024

Date: 13th Mar 2024 @ 10:16am

Spring Clip Art - Spring Images

Home Practice

Phonics - ow (oa sound) words OR ea words OR tricky words

Maths - 2s, 5s and 10s counting

Counting - Count in 2s, 5s and 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We are authors! We all wrote our own version of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. We took great care to use full stops, capital letters, ambitious vocabulary and to keep our writing on the line. We tried to make our writing look beautiful on every page.

We read our books to the children in Reception, Years 3 and 4. They were impressed and also gave us some great feedback.

Phonics 

Some of us have been revising ee in see, ea in leaf and e_e in Pete.

Some of us have been revising some of the different oa spellings - ow in snow and oe in toe.

Maths

We have been counting in the pattern of 2s, 5s and 10s. We have identfied where these patterns are on a hundred square and counted groups of different objects.

R.E.

We had so much fun learning about Jesus teaching in the Temple. We realised that many people did not like Jesus and believed that He was not the true king. We role played King Herod and the leaders of the land against Jesus and His disciples.

Computing

You may have noticed that we have been practising how to upload pictures and videos to Seesaw. We now know how to open the iPad and record evidence of our amazing learning!

D.T.

We planned our smoothies ready for next week. We chose our fruit and wrote some simple instructions.

Forest School

Some of us have been learning how to plant seeds. 

Some of us practised our knots and made a forest eye.

There was also some super child-initiated learning involving making a stream, cooking with wild garlic and discovering a snail hide-out!

 

We have really enjoyed having the students from Japan working with us. Their professor, Yuichi, spent lots of time with us in Year 1, finding out how we learn in our school.

We also had a great time with Freddy Fit! He put us all through our paces and taught us about the importance of keeping fit and healthy.

Year 1 Blog- Friday 8th March 2024

Date: 5th Mar 2024 @ 11:22am

Spring Sun Clip Art - Spring Sun Image | Sun clip art, Doodle art flowers, Spring  clipart

Home Practice

Phonics - i_e words OR y (ee sound) words OR ow words

Maths - reading and writing words

Counting - Count in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

For the first part of the week we were rehearsing our Mother's Day assembly. We all tried so hard to speak clearly and confidently. Thank you for coming to see our assembly-we hope you enjoyed it.

Then, we started our new learning through the story of Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We discussed the story and all the wonderful characters. We are going to write our own version and make it into a book which we will read to other children in school.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising ee as in sheep and learning y as in happy. We have also been learning how to pronounce the e as in equal and remind.

Some of us are revising the different igh spellings, we have focused on ie in tie, i_e in time and y in cry.

Maths

We have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids and spheres.

R.E.

We have been listening to the story of Jesus arriving in Bethlehem, otherwise known as Palm Sunday. We learnt that Jesus was welcomed by some people by them waving palm leaves, but He was not welcomed by everyone. There were some people who were angry and claimed that Jesus was not the king!

D.T.

We have been learning about how to eat healthily. We learnt about the Eat Well Plate and the different sections (protein, carbohydrates, fats, dairy, fruit and vegetables). We talked about how we need bits from each section but they need to be in proportion.

Forest School

We continued our learning about using tools safely. We used a hammer and a screwdriver. We learnt the difference between a nail and a screw.

Year 1 Blog- Friday 1st March 2024

Date: 29th Feb 2024 @ 6:20pm

March Holidays, Celebrations 2024: Daily, Weekly, Monthly - Parade

 

Home Practice

Phonics - air words OR ch words (phase 3 recap) OR ai spellings (these are a bit trickier this week!)

Maths -  2D and 3D shape

Counting - Count in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We have beeen preparing for our Mother's Day assembly which is on Wednesday 6th March at 2.40pm in the hall.

We read the story My Mum by Anthony Browne. We have been writing prayers and descriptions of our mums.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising ch as in cheese and learning ch as in echo and ch as in chef.

Some of us have been finishing our ai spellings. We looked at eigh in eight, a in acorn and ea in steak.

Maths

We have been recapping the various 2D and 3D shapes. We also recapped the mathematical vocabulary of vertices, edges, sides and faces.

Science

We started our weather topic. We watched videos of different weather patterns - sunny, rainy, cloudy and snowy. We then drew our own pictures of each type of weather.

History

We learnt all about Florence Nightingale and how she is significant. We learnt that Florence helped change the way that hospitals are run and how she taught nurses to prevent diseases from spreading.

Art

We made our Mother's Day cards. We sketched a rose using our spiral technique that we learnt in Autumn term, then painted them.

Forest School

We made soup using water boiled in the Kelly Kettle. We made full use of the new shelter on one of the days when it was raining hard! 

 

It has been great to talk to you all on the parents nights. Thank you for all your amazing support.

 

 

 

Year 1 Blog- Friday 23rd February 2024

Date: 23rd Feb 2024 @ 12:32pm

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Home Practice

Phonics - split digraph a_e OR ie (ee sound) OR ur words

Maths -  Measurement

Counting - Count in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We have been learning through the story of Scaredy Squirrel. He is scared of everything outside his nut tree. We drew pictures of what he is scared of and we labelled them. We wrote his new and improved daily routine. We also wrote an exit plan for him. We are trying so hard to write in full sentences.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising ie as in tie and learning ie as in chief.

Some of us have been learning some of the different ai spellings - ai, ay, ey and a_e.

Maths

We have been focusing on using the balance scales to measure mass. We used cubes and 10g weights to weigh different classroom objects.

R.E.

First we read the story of Zacchaeus. We talked about how meeting Jesus changed his life and how he decided to give back what he had taken.

Then we read the story of Jesus being tempted in the desert. We talked about how Jesus did not listen to the Devil and how he did not eat for 40 days. Miss Fisher tempted us with marshmallows but nobody gave in!

We also wrote our Lenten promises.

Art

We had so much fun making our own medals! We used our plan to see what we would need and then chose how to decorate it.

See some of our pictures here.

D.T.

We have started to think about the flavour smoothie that we are going to make. We talked about the differences between fruit and vegetables and sorted lots of different objects.

See some of our pictures here.

Forest School

We learnt how to use hammers safely. We used them to knock nails in to wood.

We also went intp the very muddy nature area. The child-initiated learning was briliant-floating and sinking, mixing up mud and water, making a stream, cooking and building dams.

We also explored our new shelters.

 

Year 1 Blog - Thursday 8th February 2024

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 12:44pm

Chinese New Year Clipart Images | Free Download | PNG Transparent  Background - Pngtree

Home Practice

Phonics - ue words OR ow (grow) words OR high-frequency words

Maths - read and write numbers

Counting - Count in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We continued to read both the traditional Jack and the Beanstalk and the twisted version of Jack and the Baked Beanstalk.

We talked about what can grow tall into the sky and came up with answers such as a sunflower, a fruit tree, and a palm tree. We then planned and wrote our version of Jack and the Beanstalk with a different object being planted.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising ie in tie and chief and ow in grow and brown.

Some of us have been learning the different oo spellings - oo, ew, u_e, and ue.

Maths

We have been learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have practically made the numbers and then positioned them on a number line.

R.E.

We read the story of The Call of the Disciples. We made a fish collage and acted out being in the boat with Jesus.

Science

We tested different objects to see if they were absorbent. This was tricky as we had to see if the water soaked into the material or not.

 

Thank you to everyone who came to our phonics meeting. The PowerPoint is attached below for those who could not make it.

Have a lovely half term!

Year 1 Blog - Friday 2nd February 2024

Date: 30th Jan 2024 @ 11:13am

Sun Behind Rain Cloud | Travel Places - Sky Weather

Home Practice

Phonics -  ey (ee sound) words OR c (s sound) words OR ar words

Maths - counting

Counting - Count in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We read the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. We drew some story maps and wrote expanded noun phrases to describe parts of the story.

We even had our own beanstalk growing in the outdoor area!

Then, we read our twisted version - Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. We couldn't believe that a beanstalk grew from a can of baked beans. We compared the twisted version to the traditional version and wrote about the moral of the story - don't judge a book by its cover!

Phonics

Some of us have been revising c as in coat and learning c as in race. We have also been revising o as in cot and learning o as in mother.

Some of us have been continuing to learn all of the spellings for the ee sound - ee, ea, ie, e_e, y, e and ey.

Maths

We have been learning to add 10 to a number. We have been using base 10 equipment to make the numbers.

We have been learning how to subtract 10 from a number.

We have also been learning all the number bonds which make 10, 0 + 10, 1 + 9 and so on.

R.E.

We talked about how Jesus announced His mission - to bring good news to the poor. We discussed how we could be like Jesus and wrote sentences to say how we can help those who are in need.

Science

We conducted our next experiment - testing to see if different objects were waterproof or not. We used our fine motor skills to squeeze water out of a pipette and observed what happened. If the water did not absorb, the object was waterproof! 

Forest School

We discussed the changes we have noticed as we reach the end of January. We looked at a birds nest and talked about the materials it was made from. We had a go at making a nest.

Year 1 Blog-Friday 26th January 2024

Date: 23rd Jan 2024 @ 11:25am

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Home Practice

Phonics -  ie (ee sound) OR e_e words OR tricky words

Maths - comparing numbers

Counting - Count in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We started the week by writing our own newspaper reports. We chose whether to argue that Alexander T Wolf was framed and is innocent or that he was guilty, meaning that he was the big, bad wolf.

Then we read our new twisted tale - The Three Wolves and the The Big, Bad Pig. We found that the characters had swapped roles! We described how the wolves were feeling, wrote speech bubbles for the story and chose our favourite 3 Little Pigs story out of the ones that we have read this half term.

Phonics

Some of us revised oo as in moon, ew as in chew and learnt the split u-e as in dude and also as in tune.

Some of us revised the different ee spellings - ea in bead, y in funny, ie in priest and ey in key.

Maths

We learnt about the tens and the ones in a number, 23 has 2 tens and 3 ones. We then represented these numbers using base 10 equipment.

We have been using correct mathematical vocabulary such as fewer, less, greater, more, equal.

R.E.

We read the story of Jesus at the Temple when he was 12 years old. We thought about how Mary and Joseph may have felt when they realised that Jesus was not with them, and then compared this to when He was found at the Temple. We also learnt how Jesus became obedient and thought about how we can be obedient too.

Art

We used our creativity this week and used the 'design through making' method for our artwork. This meant that rather than planning a piece of art, we could make any sculpture using the materials that were available. It was great to see a wide variety of scupltures.

Forest School

All of have now boiled water in the Kelly Kettle to make noodles.

We have also participated in imaginative play showing great teamwork, resilience and perseverance.

We also practised our knotting skills when making a forest eye and other items using sticks, wool, pipe cleaners, wire and ribbon.

Year 1 Blog - Friday 19th January 2024

Date: 18th Jan 2024 @ 12:43pm

Snow Cloud Clipart | FREE DOWNLOAD | Pearly Arts

Home Practice

Phonics -  i_e words OR ou (u sound) words OR er words.

Maths - Counting in fives.

Counting - Count in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

We started our new twisted tale - The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We learnt what a twisted tale is, created a character description of this version of the wolf, became news reporters and then planned our own newspaper report. We chose whether to argue that the wolf is innocent or that he is guilty of blowing the houses down!

Phonics

Some of us have been learning about split digraphs, o-e as in stone, a-e as in cake, i-e as in time.

Some of us have been learning that the ou digraph makes various sounds, ow in loud, oo in you and u in young.

Click here to sing a phonics song.

Maths

We finished our learning about money. We started more learning about number and place value. We have been counting in 10s starting at different numbers, 12,22,32 and so on.

We have been representing numbers up to 100 using base 10, 10 frames and straws.

We have been taking great care to make sure our numbers are formed correctly.

R.E.

We continued to learn about Jesus being presented at the Temple. This week, we focused on Jesus being the light of the world. We coloured in candles ready for Candlemas and sang the song 'This Little Light of Mine' together.

Art

We used our science knowledge to describe different materials. We sketched them and decided whether they would be suitable to create art with.

Forest School

Two of the groups made noodles by boiling water in the Kelly Kettle, the other two groups will make noodles next week.

We also had a great time finding ice and investigating what we could do with it. Superb child initiated learning.

 

Online Safety January 2024

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 4:14pm

With your children returning to school, it is a great time to review Online Safety in your homes and make sure we are all up to date with developments in the online world. At St Oswald's, all classes will be continuing with their Online Saftety learning where they will learn all about safe practices online in the following areas. 

Self image and identitiy

Online relationships

Online bulllying

Health, Well-being and lifestyle

Online reputation

Managing online information

Copyright and ownership

 

To access a huge range of information on the National Online Safety website click the link below and join our school online safety hub.You will get access to videos, training and guides to keep you informed of the best practices in keeping your children safe online.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

Year 1 Blog-Friday 12th January 2024

Date: 9th Jan 2024 @ 10:56am

Happy New Year | New Year Card

Welcome to your first blog of 2024.

Home Practice

Phonics -  oe words OR y (igh sound) words OR ear words

Maths - Sequencing

Counting - Practise counting in 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s, forwards and backwards from different numbers. For example, start at 20 and count in 5s to 50: 20, 25, 30...

Reading - Please try to read each night, it makes a big difference!

 

English

This week, we have been learning all about Traditional Tales. We looked at their different features and chose our favourite tale.

We then read The Three Little Pigs. We talked about which features can be found and made a storyboard.

Phonics

Some of us have been revising oa as in boat and learning oe as in toe.

Some of us have been learning that y can make different sounds: igh in cry and ee in funny.

Maths

We have been learning about money. We identified coins up to 20p. We have also been practising writing the days of the week and the months of the year.

R.E.

We have been learning about Jesus being presented at the Temple when he was a baby. We listened to a Bible passage about Simeon and Anna and used speech bubbles to show what they said when they saw Jesus.

Forest School

We went for a walk up to the pond to see what changes we could spot. 

We also made bubble wands out of willow and showed great perseverance when blowing bubbles.

Year 1 Blog- Thursday 21st December 2023

Date: 19th Dec 2023 @ 11:16am

Personalised Happy Christmas Nativity Card — Meaningful Chocolate

We have had a really exciting week.

 

On Monday, we watched the All Hallows Roadshow. There were many amazing performances of singing, dancing and playing instruments.

On Tuesday, we went into church for the Christingle service which was beautifully lead by Year 6.

On Wednesday, we had a special assembly for Mr Mears before he leaves for Australia.

On Thursday, we had our last golden assembly of the term.

 

Have a happy and holy Christmas and New Year.

Thank you for all your great support.

 

Keep reading!

 

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