We hope you enjoy exploring our fantastic learning in Year 1.
Class Teacher: Miss A Patel
Teaching Assistants: Mrs P Southam.
Black History Week
This week we are celebrating inspriing black men and women. Today the children had a black musician visit them. They listened to him playing the drums. The children also learnt about how he became interested in learning the drums. The children came up with the following questions to ask him:
How old were you when you started to play the drums?
Where did you get your drums from?
Where did you learn to play the drums?
Is it hard to play the drums?
Wear Red Day
Today the children learnt about Anti-Racism. We spoke about it being ok to be different. The children learnt about what makes people different; focusing particularly on skin colour, hair colour, eye colour, height, languages, religion and where families originate from. More importantly, the children in year 1 learnt that we have to treat everybody equally and with respect.
Please refer to the Home Learning section of the school website for information on home learning support. Follow the links to the education resources to support your child. Please try to ensure that your child fully engages with these learning opportunities. Remember any lessons should be supported with at least 20 minutes of reading every day.
The children have been looking at fantasy stories. Their favourite book over the past two weeks has been Supertato. The children made their Supertato’s in class today and were so excited!
The children discovered a beautiful caterpillar in the school playground. After lunch, we came inside to research our caterpillar and to find out what it would become. We discovered it was a Five Spotted Hawkmoth and it eats tomatoes and potatoes.
Mini Beast Hunt
The children searched for mini-beasts and named the ones that they had found. They then made a bug hotel with leaves and sticks and created a trench for the insects protection.
Design and Technology
The children made and designed their own airplanes for Design and Technology. They independently made adaptations such as extra folds in the wings and cuts in the body! Then they flew them to see whose would go the furthest!
Monster Symmetry! Raaaahhhhhhh!
In Year One, our book stimulus this week has been The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. The children have used symmetry in Maths to create their own monsters.
Good morning everyone! It was so good to talk to some of you this week whilst I was in school. If I left message for you, I will call again next week to say Hi and hopefully talk to the children. I miss them so much. I am enclosing some Music ideas that you can do at home with the children. Hopefully, there is some fun to be had and it will make them smile. Stay safe and keep well, love from Mrs Kanatli
We would like to set you and your families a weekly challenge whilst we are all in this challenging situation.
This week the challenge is - How many squats can you do in 30 seconds? Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will announce the winners next week on the school website lastest news.
Good Morning Everyone! The Government are beginning an online phonics program commencing this Monday 27th April 2020. Please find enclosed a letter to explain the times and link for the lessons. Hope that you are all well, Mrs Kanatli xx
Work for weeks beginning 20th and 27th April 2020. I hope that you have all had a safe and healthy Easter. I am enclosing the children's work for the next two weeks. Please look at the weekly overview first and complete the tasks with the children. Continue to practise their phonics, use Mathletics and Espresso and continue to read with the children regularly. Keep safe and well xxx
Also attached is a document to help manage the transition in to School learning.
Home Schooling - Hi parents, please see attached lots of maths, English and science work to help with home schooling. There is quite a lot but I envisage that this will last until the end of the Easter holidays upon which I will upload some more. Please continue to practise the children's phonics on Espresso and their maths on Mathletics. I hope that you are all safe and well. Best wishes, Mrs Kanatli
Oceans and Seas - The children are learning about Oceans and Seas for geography. They have labelled maps and drawings with differing oceans and seas around the world. Today in class they made a wave in a tray. They made a beach, using sand and shells and then added water. They tested different theories as to how waves were made. They found that wind and friction wer the main contributors. They also asked about earthquakes and volcanoes under the sea and we discussed how a tsunami was created.
P.E - The children are studying gymnastic this term. They have been practising different jumps and landing techniques.
We have been learning about blues music in Year One this term. The children are studying greats like BB King and are beginning to learn some songs. Here they are singing a simplified version of I Am In The Groove.
Maths Investigation Week - The children have been investigting many maths challenges this week. They have completed a coin challenge, dice challenge, 100 square challenge, times table challenge and creating a crate for a family of bears to be transported across the zoo. However, they only had a piece of A4 paper and scissors to create a crate....
Take One Picture Week
Throughout the school the children have been studying The Disembarkment of the Queen of Sheba painted by Claude. All our curriculum this week has been based around the picture. The children worked together with Year 2 and Mrs Emsley’s son to reenact the Queen of Sheba arriving to see King Solomon in Jerusalem.
Marcel has also been creating his own app using coding for ICT.
The children have been studying coding. They have become confident enough to begin creating their own apps. Listen to Emilia explain her creation.
P.E - The children are learning to play - this week they have been using the raquets!
Councillor Spears came into class to Read Kiki's Magic Afro by Miriam Gray to the children for Black History Month. As if by magic, her afro began glowing when she read the story to the children
We are being Secret Angels for Anti-Bullying Week. The children pulled the name of a classmate our of a hat on Monday and have to be secret angels to that person all week but they must not tell them who! On Friday we are going to see f they can guess who their Secret Angel was.....
Spirit of the Wild came into school to visit Year 1. They brought in many animals for the children to classify and sort into groups. They met animals such as a barn owl, cockroach, millipede, tortoise, Brazilian Black tarantula, toad, a lesser tentric and a fruit bat. The children then had to sort to the animals into their groups; mammals, reptiles, birds of prey, insects, amphibians and theraphosidae.
Falconry UK Visit
Year one had a visit from Falconry UK. The children met a variety of birds including Blu the Blue Winged Cuckaburra, Rocco the Pygmy Falcon, Mika the Western Siberia Owl, Bailey the White Faced Scops Owl and Taz the Tawny Frogmouth. They also met Poppy the Maltese Terrier!!!
Year 1 Maths Investigation Week
Impian Animal Visit