Monday, 7 January 2019

Year 1 - Welcome Back!

Hello everyone,

It was lovely to see you all this morning! We've had such a great day of learning and discovery today. We begun our new topic for this half term - The Great Fire of London! We jumped back in time (literally) and found out lots of information using various sources... we read to find information, we used videos, newspapers and online resources. We will continue to develop this as the term goes on. 
A few notices...

- Spellings will return and be sent home every Wednesday for the following week. Even 5 minutes of practice really does make a difference.
- The first Forest School session is this Wednesday so please make sure your child has wellies and possibly a hat with the cold weather we have slipped in to. 
- Parent information session for year 1 will be next Tuesday morning at 9.00am

Year 1 team

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Year 1 - End of Term

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Hello everyone,

We are nearly at the end of the 1st term this year and I'm sure you'll agree that the children have worked incredibly hard and probably deserve a Christmas present... maybe... a little one? 
2 Fantastic performances of this years Christmas play: 'The Inn-Spectors' yesterday and today. Thank you to everyone that bought costumes in, you should have got these back today. 
Also coming home today will have been a variety of crafts that we have created in school: Salt dough tree decoration, Christmas card and Calendar - we hope you enjoy these as the children all put in a lot of effort for each piece. 
A reminder that tomorrow is our party lunch and party games afternoon. We will also be handing out this half terms awards in a special assembly.
If children want to wear a Christmas hat or accessory tomorrow then this is absolutely fine! Although it is NOT a non-school uniform day tomorrow.

Year 1 team

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Year 1 - Party Lunch!

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Hello everyone! 

We are looking forward to sharing our Christmas play with you all over the next couple of days. All the children have been working incredibly hard. Thank you for all your help with getting costumes together. We had our dress rehearsal today and they all looked amazing! 
I would like to remind everyone that this Friday we will be holding our party lunch! The sign up sheet for this is in the classroom, we will be grateful for anything you can send in. The party lunch will be followed by some games and fun in the afternoon. 
If there is anybody that is available on Friday to come in and help to clean/tidy the year 1 classroom and indeed the school, please let us know and we would be very happy to find you something to do! As if all that Christmas wrapping will do itself?! 

Year 1 team

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Year 1 - Bits And Pieces!

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Hello everyone,

It's that time where I put lots of bits and pieces into a blog just so lots of information is in the same place. 

Firstly, a massive well done to everyone on their Big Write efforts this morning! Once again we have been blown away with the concentration and attention to detail in the children's writing. Thank you for any support and discussions with this at home. All of the children's will be added to their writing books which are located in the children's trays. So if you have a spare moment, please feel free to have a look and ask any questions!

Next, tomorrow there is a lot happening in school. 
1 - It is Christmas Technology Day. All the children have chosen 3 different technology based activities to engage with tomorrow so will be heading off to work in different classrooms and with different adults to get stuck in to these! With this in mind, there will be several things coming home with your child tomorrow. If you would like to provide a bag, please feel free to do so. 
2 - It is Christmas Jumper Day! (no more comment needed!)
3 - It is the POWSA Christmas Fair tomorrow after school! You are all welcome to come and see what is on offer! 

Next week is the last week of term and we are busy adding the final touches to our Christmas play. Thank you to everyone that has bought in a costume, massively appreciated! We look forward to showing you all what we have been working on!

We have now finished Forest School for this half term. If you want to take any of your wet gear and/or wellies home for the holidays then please feel free to do so! Please note that we will be carrying on with Forest School in the new year and will need it back in school for then. 
PE kits will also be coming home next week for their half termly wash and rinse. 

Next Friday (21st) will be the last day of term and we will be partaking in another picnic lunch instead of hot dinners - ALL HOT DINNERS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. There will be a list up in the classroom for you to pop your name down to contribute towards a class picnic. Please let us know if you have any questions about this. We will also spend the afternoon having a bit of a class party with some games and other activities.

Year 1 team 

Monday, 10 December 2018

Year 1 - Big Write!

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Hi all,

This coming Thursday the children in year one will be penning their Big Write for this half term! Tomorrow, children will be coming home with a supporting document to help them plan for this - any help or discussion that takes place for this is invaluable and supports children through the stages of a successful piece of writing. 
We will be basing our Big Write on 'A Christmas Calamity' - I have put a video with this blog that you will hopefully be able to watch. If not, here is the link. We will be watching this video with the children tomorrow also and having different discussions.

Thank you in advance! 

Year 1 team

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Year 1 - Joint Morning With Reception & Forest School!

Hello everyone,

A few pictures of what we got up to last week in year 1! This coming week will be the last week for spellings until the new year. We have also got Christmas Technology Day to look forward to this Friday. It is also Christmas Jumper Day! 

Some Christmas yoga!?

It was incredibly wet on Wednesday for Forest School! The whole class will be doing Forest School this coming week!

Some of the fun and games we got up to on Friday with our joint morning with Reception.

Year 1 team

Monday, 3 December 2018


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Hello everyone!

Apologies it has been a little while since the last blog post. This does not mean that we have been sat idly while the world goes by, oh no! We have been busy preparing for the festive time of year in school which is now in full swing. After the launch of our Inspired Writing week today where children were taken back to the Victorian times through the tale of 'A Christmas Carol', we are non-stop in the classroom. We have decorated our own classroom to give it a more Christmassy feel and have even got a visitor... Cracker the Elf has come in to the classroom to keep an eye on us all for Santa! Apparently he's a mischievous Elf so we'll have to see what he gets up to!
In the next 3ish weeks we have got numerous art and craft activities to get our hands stuck in to as well as some Christmas maths, card writing, Christmas story retelling and, of course, play rehearsals ready for you to come and watch in the last week of term! Speaking of which, costume letters were sent home this evening to all the children who we would be eternally grateful for with their help sourcing a costume! If you did not receive a letter, do not worry! Your child is still in the play! Christmas play tickets are available from the office so please get yours soon if you haven't already!

Spellings will continue this week and next but not in the final week of term so please continue to practice these at home when you have 5 minutes.

As always, if you have any questions please come and see us. 

Year 1 team