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Welcome to Year 1!

Miss Stead would like to welcome you to our fabulous Year 1 class!
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Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop. 

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Our Trip to Botanic Gardens!
Year 1 had a fantastic time at Botanic Gardens. They spent some time learning and searching for deciduous and evergreen trees. We spotted wild flowers and revisited our knowledge about the structure of flowers. The children noticed that we wouldn’t be able to see the roots as they are underground. Some children spotted blossom growing on trees and linked it to the changing of our seasons. After a play in the play area, the children had the opportunity to collect natural materials to create artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. We have been exploring and learning about his artwork in school, so the children thoroughly enjoyed making their own sculptures. 
World Book Day 2020!
Everyone in Year 1 celebrated World Book Day, and dressed in a variety of book characters. Here are some of their fabulous costumes...
Learning About Plants in Science!
In Science we are learning about plants and the structure of flowers. The children worked together to construct a flower and label its parts correctly. We will use our knowledge when exploring flowers at Botanic Gardens. 
Addition in Year 1
The children have been practising adding two 1-digit numbers within 20. It is important for the children to work practically using ten frames to help them see how number bonds to 10 can help them calculate. This will help them move towards using this as a mental strategy. 
Our Great Fire of London Display
Here is our Year 1 display on our topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’. It displays our fabulous printing of the burning houses and our diary entries about the aftermath of the fire. 
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Our Celebration Winners
Congratulations to this months winners...
Picture 1 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’!
Picture 2 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’!
Picture 3 Our ‘Maths Champion’ this month!
Picture 4 Our Christian Value winner for Forgiveness!
Chinese New Year Dancing!
The children thoroughly enjoyed learning and performing Chinese dancing. They practised using fans and parasols. Together, they created a fabulous dragon dance and enjoyed trying on the dragon masks!
‘The More It Snows’ by A.A.Milne
For our first week back, the children have learnt and performed the poem ‘The More It Snows’ by A.A.Milne. The children thoroughly enjoyed coming up with actions and learning the rhythm of the poem.

‘The More It Snows’

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Great Fire of London Artwork
Year 1 have been experimenting with paint and print to create their Great Fire of London scenes. They explored adding black paint to create tones and white paint to create tints. After researching houses from 1666, the children drew their designs and printed onto their fire scenes, to produce their final piece. We have displayed them in the classroom, along our diary entries about aftermath of the fire. 
Christmas Activities!
During our final week before Christmas, Year 1 enjoyed making their Christmas cards for friends and family, and had a brilliant time at our Christmas party. It was wonderful to see our children dressed up in their party clothes! They enjoyed party food, having a boogie and playing games! Happy Christmas everyone!
Our Fabulous Trip To The Atkinson!

Year 1 had a great time watching a Christmas stage show at the Atkinson theatre. They enjoyed joining in with the songs and interacting with the actors. After, all the children got to meet FATHER CHRISTMAS and they were so excited! The children were fabulously behaved! Well done Year 1!

A Midwife Crisis!

Year 1 and 2 worked extremely hard to practise and perform their Nativity, ‘A Midwife Crisis’, to the whole school and their parents. The children performed the songs brilliantly and looked wonderful in your costumes! They showed true showmanship when the music stopped but they carried on singing! Well done everyone! 

Owl Babies
The children have been exploring the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. They learnt the story with actions, before retelling it in their books. Here is our story...

Owl Babies performed by Year One

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Our Celebration Winners
Congratulations to this months winners...
Picture 1 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’
Picture 2 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’
Picture 3 Our ‘Maths Champion’ this month!
Picture 4 Our Christian Values winner for Compassion
Fair Testing in Science
As Year 1 are reading Owl Babies, the children received a task from Mummy Owl to test different materials and find the best material to make an umbrella for the Owl Babies when it is raining this winter. The children thought about ‘fair testing’ and how we could carry out our investigation fairly. They decided each child in the group would have a specific job, the same amount of water would be poured onto the material and the only thing to change was the material. Year 1 worked well in their groups to find which materials were waterproof and which materials were not waterproof. 
Great Fire of London Project Homework!
Wow! Well done to everyone involved in making our first project homework a success! The children were thrilled to show off their reports, street scenes, artwork, timelines and house models! It has been amazing to hear the children show off everything they have learnt.
Our Celebration Winners!
Congratulations to this months winners...
Picture 1 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’
Picture 2 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’
Picture 3 This months ‘Maths Champion’!
Picture 4 Our Christian Values winner for Compassion
Addition in Year 1
Year 1 have been learning about addition in Maths using the Part-Whole Model. They have looked at the ‘parts’ that add together to make the ‘whole’. Using concrete apparatus, the children have been practicing their addition and writing out number sentences. They have also been switching the numbers to see if they get the same answer! e.g. 5+3=8 so 3+5=8. Well done Year 1 for working so hard! 
Reading Competition Winners!
Year One enjoyed their milkshakes and biscuits for winning the KS1 reading competition. Thank you to all the family members who have supported the children with their reading every night!
Pumpkin Soup!

After our trip, the children used our pumpkins to help prepare pumpkin soup. We talked about hygiene and being careful when cooking and preparing any food. The children helped cut up the ingredients and then tasted it once it had been cooked. Well done to all of those who gave it a try!

Our Pumpkin Picking Trip

The Year One children loved our trip to Church View Farm to go Pumpkin Picking! In their groups, they had to find the biggest pumpkin to buy and bring back to school. The children enjoyed an ice cream and a well deserved sit down after! We’re going to make pumpkin soup with our pumpkins so keep an eye out for some more pictures. Here are some photos from our trip... 

Rememberance Art

Whilst learning about the importance of Remembrance Day, some of the children created their own poppy pictures using oil pastels. Here are some of the children’s fabulous pieces of art...
Our Celebration Winners
Congratulations to this months winners...
Picture 1 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’.
Picture 2 Well done for winning ‘Star of the Month’.
Picture 3 Our ‘Mathematician of the Month’.
Picture 4 Our Christian Values winner for Friendship
Our Monsters!

Since Year One have been reading The Gruffalo, we decided to make our own monsters. The children designed and made their monsters using lots of different materials. They were then able to write monsters descriptions in their books. Everyone is Year One is thrilled with how brilliant the monsters were!

Healthy Eating

Today the children had a special visitor, who spoke to them about having a healthy lifestyle. They were treated to fruit smoothies and sampled different exotic fruits. We were really proud of the children as they were able to answer questions and show off their knowledge of healthy eating!

Tiger Art
As part of our whole school project on ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake, the children were inspired to create tiger masks and tiger artwork. Here are some of our children in action...

Tyger Tyger!

As part of our whole school project, Year One have been learning the first verse of William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’. They worked hard to learn it with actions and performed it brilliantly in front of the whole school! Well done Year 1!

The Tyger!

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Year One’s performance of William Blake’s first verse from ‘The Tyger’.