Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Year 1 - End of Term!

Hello everyone,

A little late but WOW! Friday was a very busy day! There were so many things happening its hard to know where to begin! But first I must say once again how great this class is... You are all wonderful to work with and I very much look forward to the summer term and where this may lead us!

Astronaut Training day went very well (pictures scattered throughout this post of various things we've been up to recently) and all the children are now fully fledged astronauts ready for space flight. 

We also had our sponsored bike ride through school which was greatly enjoyed, even if it did end up raining! 
Also, a big well done to all the awards winners this half term some mighty strides forwards for all! 

Finally, some Easter home learning...

  • On a rainy day go outside and splash in some puddles.
  • Wear your pyjamas all day.
  • Make a den out of duvets and blankets.
  • Have an Easter Egg hunt.
  • Watch your favourite film and eat some Easter chocolate! 
Good luck with all of those... 

Year 1 team

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Year 1 - Astronaut Day This Friday!

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Hello everyone,

Just a little reminder that this Friday is the year 1 Astronaut Training Day in school! You are all welcome to dress up for this but please do not feel as though this is a requirement - all children will be able to participate fully. 
As well as this we have our sponsored bike/scooter ride in school on this day! We will be taking part in this also as a class! Any questions please come and see us.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who has had a go at their Accelerated Reader books this week! The children are regularly mentioning about how full up their flower is! Please continue to ask questions if you're not sure on something.

Year 1 team

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Year 1 - Super Space Projects!

Hello everyone,

I would just to say a huge thank you and WOWZERS for all the brilliant home learning projects we have had in over the last couple of weeks. They are just so so good, all of them! We've had melting planets, cake planets, fruit planets, mechanical planets and fact after fact. We will be displaying all the home learning through to the end of term next week in the classroom so please take a look if you get the chance. These pictures are just some of them! 

We also hope that all you lovely mums received your Mother's Day cards on Friday! You will hopefully be able to put your 'vouchers' to good use.

It has been lovely to see how all the children have really gone and grabbed the topic of space... we only hope next half term will be the same. 

Finally, we had a very successful farm trip on Thursday to see how the farm works during the lambing time of year! As always, a big thank you to everyone that came along to help as well as Hazel at Maiden Castle Farm for having us. 

Year 1 team

Monday, 25 March 2019

Year 1 - Accelerated Reader This Wednesday!

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Hello everyone,

Hopefully you will have all received a couple of bits this evening when children were sent home... one of these was a free book leading on from our work during Book Week and the other was a letter explaining how we are going to be taking part in some astronaut training next Friday 5th April!

Don't forget that this Wednesday (27th) we will be inviting you in from half 3 to have a look at how Accelerated Reader works! I know some of you have already began exploring this yourselves so please continue to do so. Hopefully we will be able to show you how easy it is to use and answer any questions you may have about the books/quizzes. 
On the note of Accelerated Reader please could we ask that the books children have taken out are kept in book bags every day as we may use them every day in school. 

Year 1 team

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Year 1 - Farm Trip Next Week

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Hello everyone,

Next Thursday (28th March) we have our lambing visit to Maiden Castle Farm! If there is anyone who is available to help for the morning please come and let us know!

Spellings are below for this week also.


Year 1 team

Monday, 18 March 2019

Year 1 - Accelerated Reader

Hello everyone,

We have started this week with some fantastic learning about 'algorithms' in computing. The children wrote down their algorithm in simple steps for someone else to follow.

Tomorrow we will be launching 'Accelerated Reader' with the class. This is an online tool that aims to support and encourage reading for pleasure on a regular basis and then once finished reading a book, taking a quiz to support and aid understanding of the text. This will be possible for you to do at home also through the school website. With this in mind there will be the opportunity for you to come into school from 3.30pm next Wednesday 27th March to come and see how this works and ask any questions. As well as this there be a chance for you to go down to the library to familiarise yourself with checking books in/out - which will also be freely available for you to do before and after school. If you are unable to make this date and would like to find out more information please come and see me. 

Lastly, this week there will be a letter coming home explaining how we intend to send home a weekly sheet of real and nonsense words just for reading only. This will be to give children the experience and practice of reading a selection of real and nonsense words. The letter will explain this more. 

Year 1 team

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Year 1 - Spellings For This Week


Firstly, a big well done to everyone in year 1 that took part in the POW Talent Show this afternoon! This ended up being pretty much the whole class!? Thank you also to everyone that could make it to come and watch. 
This weeks spellings are below... we had a super week this week with spellings with lots and lots of children getting full marks or very close so thank you for all the effort you putting in at home. 


Year 1 team