Welcome back and Happy New Year! This term our topic is 'Now and Then'. We have started our topic by sorting synonyms for old and new. The children will be using this vocabulary in their work this term.
up to date worn
cutting edge ancient
Have some dino-mite family fun with the "Dinosaurs" episode of "StoryBots Super Songs" and learn about all of our prehistoric pals, including the tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, stegosaurus, velociraptor and apatosaurus.
As part of our topic we have made dinosaur eggs from clay. We started by splitting our piece of clay in to two pieces and rolling each piece into a ball. Then we pushed our thumb into the clay and pinched around the ball, carefully, with our fingers. When we had made what looks like a small pot we smoother the outside using water and our fingers. We are now waiting for them to be completely dry to paint them.
As well as meeting a dinosaur we dug up real fossils and had to identify them from photographs. It was quite trick but being the expert palaeontologists we are, we sorted them all correctly.
Welcome to the start of year 1! Have a look at the photos of our new classroom!
In Year One, we all take part in Read Write Inc from 9:30 to 10:30. In this time we learn our sounds, letters, how to decode and read words and how to spell them. We also learn how to write sentences using finger spaces, full stops and capital letters and as we get better with our writing we then make our sentences more interesting using 'power words'. We then transfer these skills to our everyday and topic writing. Click on the star to see videos about Read Write Inc.
From 10:00 to 11:00 we, as a school, do our maths lesson. Within this we learn number and shape, space and measure. This includes how we write our numbers, place value, addition and subtraction, shapes and how to measure things. The children learn though mainly practical activities at the beginning of the week and then record what we have learnt towards the end of the week. On a Friday we have a challenge day. This is when we practise what we have learnt during the week and apply this to a problem.
The topic for this half term is 'When I Grow Up I Want To Be'. We have started by deciding what different jobs we know about and what we think people in those jobs do. The children then decided which job they would like to do when they grow up and made collage people of the job they chose. We have a role play area in our outside area and this half term it is a Fire Station. The children have really enjoyed becoming firefighters.
The children have made a great start to the year and have adapted to the new routines and expectations of Year 1. We have already been working really hard and learning about our brain and senses. During these first few weeks we look closely at what a good learner is and what this looks like in the classroom. To help us with this we have looked closely at the school's Behaviour Buddies. There are 5 Behaviour Buddies. Each Behaviour Buddy has a different learning focus. The children have had fun getting to know our 'Learning Behaviour Buddies'.
See Kelso's Choice in Action! Short, true-to-life vignettes help students see how kids just like them use Kelso's Choices to solve everyday problems.
P.E. this half-term will focus on ball skills. This includes throwing, catching and kick. It also includes control of a ball and co-ordination.
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