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Year 1B

Welcome to Year 1, home to our wonderful young learners as well as Mrs Bennett.

We expect to have fun, enjoy, challenge, excel and inspire all who are in our class.

Our ethos is one that promotes a happy learning environment through independence, teamwork, resilience and a can do approach. We pride ourselves on building on and scaffolding the foundations for life-long learning enthusiasm and aspirations.

 

Last term we were focusing on 'Personal Responsibility and Liberty' and what it meant to us in school, our friends, our family, our community and the wider world. In class we are taking more responsibility for our learning tools and our learning environments. We also have learning environment inspectors who make sure that we are taking more responsibility. Even Mrs Bennett is trying really hard to take more responsibility for keeping her area tidy!!!

 

This term we are focusing on 'Democracy' and what it means. We are trying really hard to be more democratic around school and in the classroom. Mrs Bennett has handed choices over to us to make decisions on and vote for supper star learner. 

 

             

 

 

PLEASE visit our other pages that are linked at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

 

When we teach our children Literacy we always ensure that there is a secure link between reading, writing and phonics. Our children understand that if they can read a word, then they can also write the word too.

 

We use Phonics Play to enrich our phonics curriculum. www.phonicsplay.co.uk

If you would like to access this resource at home please see Mrs Bennett for the schools login details.

 

In the Literacy section there are a range of videos to accompany our Year 1 essential reading book list.

 

Bug Club

We have now subscribed to the Bug club online reading resource. This exciting website has books, games and rewards for the children. The children all have their own individual log on so that we can make sure that the things on their site are just right for them. The children all have books at the correct level for them to read and there are questions for them to answer about the books. Correct answers will earn coins and jewels to spend in the site on rewards! If you would like to ask any questions about how to use it or if the children have forgotten their username or passwords, please feel free to see us either before or after school.

 

The children can also play games on the Grammar and Spelling Bug Club section.

 

Our spelling section has a list of all the BIG SPELL words which your child will be learning, so you can practice these at home. There is also an ideas section so that you can try fun and different ways to practice the spellings.

 

We also have each year groups spelling lists in our spelling section. This is the list of words that each child should be able to spell by the end of their current class year. 

 

 

a

 

could

 

her

 

looked

 

old

 

she

 

time

 

where

 

all

 

do

 

here

 

love

 

once

 

should

 

to

 

with

 

are

 

don’t

 

his

 

made

 

one

 

so

 

today

 

would

 

as

 

for

 

hold

 

make

 

our

 

some

 

told

 

you

 

ask

 

friend

 

house

 

me

 

out

 

that

 

very

 

your

 

asked

 

from

 

I

 

Mr

 

people

 

the

 

was

 

 

be

 

full

 

into

 

Mrs

 

pull

 

their

 

water

 

 

by

 

go

 

is

 

my

 

put

 

them

 

we

 

 

called

 

gold

 

it’s

 

no

 

said

 

then

 

went

 

 

came

 

has

 

like

 

of

 

saw

there

 

were

 

 

cold

 

have

 

little

 

off

 

says

 

they

 

what

 

 

come

 

he

 

look

 

oh

 

school

 

this

 

when

 

 

 

The phonics section has ideas on how to help your child at home with phonics as well understand some of the terminology that the children use.

 

 

 

 

Den Building Day 10th June

 A massive thank you to all the parents that have donated items for our den building day. It is so much appreciated. If you would like toknow more about the reason for den day visit Save the Children website.

Tomorrow I will be talking with the children about why we are taking part in den day (as well as it being a fun thing to do).

Den Day is to help our children to realise the value of a safe,secure and weather-proof roof over their heads and raise their awareness of those less fortunate around the world. It is to make them aware of the challenges that children around the world face,including natural disasters, poverty and war conflicts. It is also to highlight to them that no child should miss out on an education because of what is going on around them and that every child is entitled to food, water, shelter, health care and education.

If you want more info or resources see Save the Children website.

 

Summer Term 2016

Our theme is based around Roald Dahl stories (James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and George's Marvelous Medicine. Our novel study will be The Twits. During this we will be looking in more detail at the book, including finding words that relate to our learning in SPaG - compound words, plurals, er, est, ing, ed suffix words, speech marks, commas, apostrophes, amazing adjectives. We will also be learning more about Roald Dahl, his life and what inspired him to write stories. 

 

Our essential key question is ........ What makes a story magical?

 

Click on our immersive learning link below for the Summer Term theme.

 

We have started the theme off with a poetry day. Our poem for the poetry slam was "Quack!" said the Billy Goat. We have continued to study this poem as we thought that it was a good link to the farm animals that Mr Kranky owns, and that maybe the medicine that George brewed up made the animals make other sounds!! This will lead us into studying George's Marvelous Medicine where we will be concocting our own disgusting recipes. 

 

We will then be looking at James and thee Giant Peach, character and setting descriptions (using a thesaurus - for amazing alternative adjectives and dictionary - to spell words correctly), story mapping to then be able to write our own narratives. 

 

After the half term we will be studying Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We will be writing sweet poems and a persuasive advert. 

 

In maths we will be focusing on number bonds to 20, counting forwards and backwards to 100, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. 

 

 

Spring Term 2016 

Our theme is going to be based around under the sea......

Our key question is ......... How do we affect the sea?

 

Click on our immersive learning link below for the Spring Term theme.

 

This term we have started our learning off with a visit to The Deep. You can visit their website @ www.thedeep.co.uk/

 

We have been really busy as usual in the classroom.

 

In Literacy we have written a Rainbow Fish poem using many different adjectives to describe the Rainbow Fish. We used a thesaurus to help us find even more wow words - magnificent, amazing, gorgeous, glistening, sparkly, attractive, beautiful, glamorous, shiny, pretty. We were also able to 'magpie' other children's ideas. Then we used our adjectives and wrote them on the Rainbow Fish's scales.

We recapped on the features of instructional writing (Title, hook, ingredients, what to do, warning) and have written instructions on how to make friends in true Pie Corbett style. We came up with some brilliant ideas and used some of our PSHE ideas from last term to help us.

We have written a postcard to the Rainbow Fish telling him where we had been and what we saw at The Deep.

We have looked at the features of a narrative text and are going to be writing our own versions of the Rainbow Fish later this week by changing the characters in the story.

 

We have been adding and subtracting with the Rainbow Fish and helping him find number friends to 10 and 20. We have looked at which shape would be the best shape for Fish to use to tessellate his scales.

 

We also created 2 different art pieces, one using 2Simple and the other using a colour wash, black silhouette fish shapes and layered tissue paper seaweed. We provided each other with lots of warm feedback that helped us improve our art pieces.

 

Autumn Term 2015

Our theme is going to be based around Robin Hood.....

Our key question is ......Was Robin Hood a good or a bad person?

 

Click on our immersive learning link below for the Autumn Term theme

 

 

This half term we are getting ready for our end of theme exhibition where we will be inviting our grown ups in to find out how we have become Robin Hood specialists.

We will be writing:

  • A recipe for a delicious pumpkin soup
  • Persuasive adverts for our exhibition.
  • Listing items for the museum.
  • an advert for an archery competition.
  • Robin Hood style top trumps.
  • Instructions on how to catch the Sheriff of Nottingham.
  • Robin Hood fact files.

 

Last half term (Aut 1) we have been extremely busy learning more about Robin Hood.

We have written:

  • Our own story of Robin Hood and one of his adventures.
  • A recount about our trip to Sherwood Forest.
  • Instructions on how to make soup.
  • Wanted posters and character descriptions.
  • A letter to Robin Hood explaining why he should choose us to join his band of Merry Men.
  • A descriptive list of items that Robin Hood needs to steal back from the Sheriff of Nottingham.
  • A postcard.
  • Directions through Sherwood Forest so that Robin Hood can find the loot.
  • Asking questions about the castle.

 

We have made our own wanted posters of ourselves as Robin Hood, using a variety of art techniques, including collage, drawing, paint mixing, feathering and hat making.

 

We have made our own maps of Sherwood Forest too.

 

Welcome to Year 1

Our class newsletters for each term can be found in the relevant immersive learning sections.

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