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Year 1 - 1A & 1B

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Mrs Friend

Miss Bacmeister

Miss Pawley

Miss Hopgood

Mr Lund

Miss Arpin

 

 

Here are some of the things our class have been working on.
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Wonderful Work

 

These two children did some incredible writing retelling the story of the Lighthouse Keepers Catastrophe in Week 1 of Term 5. As well as writing some super adjectives and conjunctions they remembered their capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. They took their work to Mrs Fotheringham who rewarded their hard work with a prize each from her box. Well done to them!

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Term 5 - WOW Day - Wonderful Town of Dover

 

On Wow Day Term 5  Year One started by drawing a mini St. Radigunds map. Each of us made a house that we placed on a map of St Radigunds. We had to place the house, not where we lived, but where we want to live, either by the triangle centre, the shops, the hospital or the school. Reasons for choices ranged from 'I like going to the shops' to 'I want to live near school so I am not late!'

 

Also on Wow Day we followed a treasure hunt. It was to help us get used to look at and reading maps. At each cross on the map we found a part of a photo of Dover. Some of the photos were old and some were new but we had to find all the pieces to make the pictures.  We did this very well and enjoyed building the picture puzzle and also doing the hunt for the pieces.

 

The last thing that we did on Wow Day was used a pulley. This term we are going to be looking at the Lighthouse Keeper Stories and built a pulley to show how Mr Grinling got his lunch every day. We had to deliver some food to the children who were at the bottom of our lighthouse. We enjoyed using the pulley just like Mr and Mrs Grinling.
 

 

 

Term 4 Science - Our Senses

 

This term we have been using our senses. This week (Week 5) we have been using our sense of smell.

We had to decide what the smell, that was hidden in the bottle, was. We had the smells of vanilla, lemon, mint and coffee. We were able to work out what all the smells were and we made a graph based on which were our favourites.

 

 

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Fabulous Artwork

 

Today we had a look at a painting from 1666's Fire. We tried our best to draw the houses and the flames but we only used our pencils. In the picture we could see houses, people, animals, horses and carts. We found it tricky sometimes to only draw what we could see.

The Great Fire of London

 

This Term (Term 4) we are going to be learning about The Great Fire of London that happened in 1666. We are going to be understanding what life was like in those days, where London was and how the fire started and spread. We are also going to use what we are learning in Science (senses) to help us with our understanding of the topic.

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Amazing Work!

 

These two children went to see Mrs Fotheringham today (8th Feb) as they had done some beautiful independent writing. They were able to use their phonics and finger spacers to help them in their work. Well done to them!

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How To Share

 

We have been looking at how to share. We started sharing cubes into little piles of 2 to see how many each friend got when we shared sweets. When we got the hang of this we started sharing our cubes into piles of 4 and 3 for if we had more friends. We also have been using these skills practically. We needed to tidy the sticks away equally and used our sharing skills to do this.

The Tin Forest

 

This week (29th January) we have been looking of the story of 'The Tin Forest'. In the story an old man makes a forest and animals out of tin. Then wished that the animals would come to life. In art this week we created some of the characters from the story and then put on a puppet show for Miss Hopgood.

What Fantastic Work!

 

Today (25th January) some children did some extra special work in their writing books and they got to go and see Mrs Fotheringham. Mrs Fotheringham was so impressed with their work that they were allowed a special sticker and were allowed to choose a prize from her box. Well done!
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Looking At Nets


This week (21st January) we have been looking at 3D shapes and their faces. We got the big 3D shapes and unfolded them into their nets to be able to see the faces more easily. Then we refolded them into their shape and named them. We were amazed by the shapes folding and unfolding! 

How Can We Record?

 

As part of our ICT this term we have been looking at different ways to record. Today (16th Jan) we started recording some of our favourite toys from the classroom and took photos of our toys. We had to set them up as if we were half way through playing with the toys. Some of the pictures look brilliant, well done Year 1.

Term 3's Topics

 

This Term (Term 3) Year 1 are learning about the Victorians and comparing toys, schools, kitchens and the lives of Victorian children compared to ourselves. In Science we are going to looking at the differences between seasons, the weather they bring and the things that happen in each season.

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Christmas Craft Day

 

On Christmas Craft day, 1st December we made lots of different things. We made elves for our hoop ( which hangs in the hall), we made a long paper chain which is up in our classroom, we did some Christmas themed painting and we made lovely Christmas cards which look like a Christmas tree.

What Will Keep The Lego Man Dry?

 

Today (27.11.17) we did an experiment in science. First we predicted which of the different types of paper would keep the Lego Man dry. Then we did the experiment. We put a Lego man in a pot and made a roof using different types of paper. Then we dripped water on top to see which of the paper made him the best tent. We decided that the newspaper made the best tent because it was shiny only the outside of the paper got wet and it kept the Lego man dry.

Different Ways To Draw

 

This week, (13th of November) we did some Art where we had to try different types of moving. We did colouring on paper at windows, using a train to drag a pencil and we even tried drawing upside-down!

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

 

This week 1st November we have been looking at 'We are going on a bear hunt'. In PE we made our bodies into the different actions from the stories. We were tall like the forest and splashed trough the river and the oozy mud. Mrs Fotheringham even came in to see what we were doing because we'd been shouting 'We're going on a bear hunt' so loud she wanted to join in!

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Dinosaur Diets

 

This week (9th October) we have been looking at the different diets of dinosaurs and how we know this. Some of us wrote what we thought about the dinosaurs and their diets and some of us sorted the dinosaurs into their categories.

Number Bonds

 

This week (2nd October) Year 1 have been looking at number bonds to 10. We used Numicon to make 10 and then wrote the number sentence that does with it. Here are some that we made. 

Orientation Afternoon

 

This week (18/09/2017) Year 1 had their Orientation Afternoon. It was lovely to see so many parents come to spend time with their children and see what they were learning in school. We spend some time working on a worksheet with out parents and then we were able to show them our environment. 

Numicon Patterns

 

This week (11/09/17) year one have been looking at patterns. We have been able to see 2,3 and 4 repeating colour patterns with numicon pieces. We also were able to do this in our independent learning time with pegs, bears and lego.

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