Year 1 had a lot of fun this morning learning a new dance with dance coach Michelle. We travelled back in time to the year 1666 and learnt all about what happened when the Great Fire of London started.
Victorian Christmas at Judges Lodgings|
Posted: 28th Nov 2017
Year 1 have had a fantastic time at Judges Lodgings this afternoon!
It has been such a lot of fun dressing up in our Victiorian outfits and learning all about the ways that Victorians celebrated Christmas.
The afternoon began with a visit to the house cook, who taught us how to make Christmas pudding. We learnt all about the little trinkets that went into the pudding, and found out what each of them meant. We then stirred the pot three times and made a Christmas wish!
Next, we visited a Victorian classroom, where we sat at old wooden desks and copied work from a chalk board. We then made cornucopias, which the Christmas helpers later filled with sweets!
Finally, there was a very special surprise - it was Father Christmas! He sat us all down and talked to us about Christmas' he had remembered from long ago and showed us the inside of a Victorian child's stocking. The simple stocking looked just like a big long sock but inside it contained some small gifts. Father Christmas explained that each of the gifts represented a wish. There was a piece of coal, to represent the gift of warmth, an apple, to signify good health, an orange, as little something special, and a penny, offered as a wish of wealth for the year. He then asked what we would like for Christmas and made sure that everything we asked for was added to his list.
The afternoon ended with carols around the tree, as we were joined by Father Christmas and all of the people that had made our day so special.
It was a magical afternoon and we all had a wonderful time.
Please take a look at the photographs posted so far below - more to follow!!
A visit from Pudsey!!|
Today we had a visit from a very special guest - Pudsey Bear! He came into school and tried some of our yummy cakes and then showed us some of his dance moves! We also learnt a little bit more about how the money we have raised in school will go to help other children who need need it most. We were all very excited to meet such a famous celebrity and will look out for him on the TV tonight!
We have been thinking about taste in science this week; trying different foods and deciding whether they taste sweet, sour, bitter or salty.
We've have had a super time learning in the outdoor area this morning. We've been doing lots of counting, adding and ordering numbers and have also practiced our handwriting while building a sentence.
Welcome to Year 1|
Hello and welcome to Year 1!
We hope that you have all had a lovely time over the summer and are now ready to start the new school year. In Year 1 there are lots of new challenges and exciting approaches to learning, so we have put together a little bit of information that we thought you might find useful. We are very much looking forward to getting to know you all and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks Miss Forbes, who is helped by Mrs Butler, Mrs Barlow and Mrs Savage.
Transition from Reception to Year 1
As the year begins it is our aim to ensure that all children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. As the Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception, learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day. As the year goes on, the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning in order to become independent, self-motivated and eager learners.
In order to continue to make good progress, it is very important that you listen to your child read each day. If you are short on time, just a few pages is enough, with a focus on quality rather than quantity. At school we will attempt to hear each child read two or three times a week, so please ensure that your child has their reading book in their book bag every day. The children will also be given lots of opportunities to read, share and enjoy books at other times.
Your child will be bringing home spellings to learn each week; using the Look, Cover, Write, Check format. They will be tested every Friday and new spellings sent home that day. The children will also bring home their spelling books, for you to see how they have got on each week. We would appreciate it if these could be returned on a Monday ready to be used again.
It is important that your child learns to form their letters correctly to gain a flow with their writing. We are basing our first letters on c once the children can form this correctly, they can use this to start the letters a, d, g and e. If you would like some handwriting sheets to work on at home please ask. We also have sheets to help form numbers correctly.
Each Friday, one child will take our class bear and a diary home for the weekend. They will be asked to take the teddy on their adventures over the weekend and record what they have done in the diary. We encourage all children to have a go at writing what they can but it is perfectly acceptable for you to write what your child says to help them. Please return this to school on Monday so your child can share their weekend news with the class.
· The children will be doing PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Some PE sessions will be outdoors, so we ask that all children have tracksuit bottoms and a top, as well as their normal indoor PE kit in school. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school!
· Any letters or reply slips which need to be returned can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in after the register.
· The children are asked to bring in their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. The children can fill these up at the water fountain as necessary during the school day and are asked to take them home each day to ensure that they change their water regularly. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.
· Please visit the Year 1 page on the school website to share in our learning.
If you have any comments, questions or queries, you can contact me here and I will get back to you as soon as I can.