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Week ending 30 September, 2022
It's hard to believe that the children have completed their first month in Year One! If you've managed to look at the newsletter yet, you will see what a marvellous time Year One enjoyed at an orchestral workshop held on Friday at Warwick Junior School. The children were able to have a go at making sounds with saxophones, trombones, drums, bassoons and cellos (see photos). Brilliant fun was had by all!
We continued with our work on addition in Maths and also completed the Phonic assessments. Hygiene was the topic is Science and we thought about ways to keep ourselves clean and healthy. We made some Christmas cards in Art and you should by now, have had a copy of your child's card in order for you to place an order, if you wish to do so. We need orders back in school next week.
In PSHE we started the Taking Care Project and in Computing the children learned how to use a paint program Tate Art (see photos) and developed their mouse control.
Have a great weekend.
Year One Team
Another busy week in Year One. Obviously, the week started with the funeral of the late Queen which meant we had an extra day off so our weekly spelling test was on Tuesday instead of Monday. Most of the children were really excited about the Test and all of the children tried really hard, we are super proud of them. They also completed their first Year One homework, a great achievement.
Our Maths focus has been on addition using Tens frames to calculate (we uploaded a simple game onto our google classroom pages to supplement this) and we continue to practise sentence writing and CVC words in Literacy as well as some simple comprehension based questions. We have been looking at texture in Art and how this can be achieved in 2D work. The children enjoyed using pastels to 'stipple' and 'cross-hatch' (ask the children to explain). We then examined some of the work of Van Gogh such as A Starry Night and his very famous Sunflowers. The importance of exercise has been the topic in Science and we talked about things we can do to keep our bodies healthy. We also carried out an investigation to see what happened to our bodies when we exercise. Recognising common uses of information technology in the world around us has been the topic in Computing.
Phew, what a busy week but the children seem to be adapting brilliantly.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
Year One Team
A BIG WELCOME TO ALL YEAR ONE PARENTS AND FAMILIES
This is the place where we will up-date you on what we have been doing in class and give information on any trips or special events that have taken place.
A very warm welcome to you all, we are delighted to be working with your children and yourselves over the coming year.
We approach the end of our first full week at school and it has, as always been super busy! The children are settling into their new routines and the year one curriculum and have done really well.
Obviously, it has been an unusual start to the year with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. We have been talking about this in class, looking a photographs and books and discussing the forthcoming events. The children have also helped to write a message for our condolence book. Everyone has listened very carefully and children have asked lots of relevant questions.
In English we have been revising Phonics sounds, revisiting strategies for writing sentences and having a go at writing too. A focus has been on using the tricky words he and she in our writing and orally rehearsing sentences. In Maths we have been assessing the children's knowledge and we will be working on addition next week using 10s frames and the circles method. The human body and healthy foods have been the topics in Science and we have been impressed with the children's knowledge of which foods are healthy and which foods we should eat only occasionally. The children have loved trying to guess the objects on Explorify. A zoomed in photograph of an object (the tip of a banana this week) is shown and the children have to try and guess what the object is. We then zoom out a little at a time until the object is revealed. In Art we have been thinking about primary and secondary colours and painting a colour wheel.
The children have really enjoyed using their ball skills in PE this week - rolling, throwing and catching and stopping the ball with our foot.
FIRST SPELLING TEST IS ON TUESDAY. Spellings can be found on google classroom or Spelling Shed. You should have received the log-in details from your child's teacher.
Have a super weekend and remember we are not at school on Monday.
Year One Team