As we have been rewriting the story of Alice in Wonderland we decided to have our very own tea party. We made crowns, placemats, decorated cupcakes and played party games. We also had a very special guest – the Mad Hatter himself! A great day was had by all.
Mad Hatter’s Tea party! by Slidely Slideshow
Year 1 have had a great time at Sports Day today. We all chose a country to represent, just like in the Olympics! 1AB were Japanese Samurai’s – complete with warrior headbands and 1KP chose Mexico and they made their own flags and even did a Mexican wave. 1LS chose New Zealand and we designed our own Maori tattoos and did a performance of the Haka! We hope you enjoyed cheering us all on.
1LS Sports day Haka from Louise Schack on Vimeo.
This week in English we have been using our prediction skills on the new text that we will be reading in the next half term.
We don’t know the title but we do know it is set in a Wonderland…. We also know there are peculiar characters who are very important in the story.
Yesterday we looked at different moments in the book and this is where we had to use our inference skills on what the character might be thinking or saying. We had our own speech and thought bubbles and we wrote our ideas in them. We discussed the pictures with our peers and our teacher also supported our learning.
Katia Petty’s Slidely by Slidely Slideshow
In year 1 our final topic of the year is Wonderland. Look at the picture and have a go at predicting what the story will be about? what might happen? Who might it be about?
The phonics screening test will be starting Monday 12th June. Please continue to practice your sounds at home. There is nothing to worry about, we know you will try your hardest and and we are all very proud of you!
Please use the links below to support your revision.
Year 1 team 🙂
This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from a local farmer. He brought a wide range of animals such as; sheep, goats, a pony, donkey, alpacas, pig, rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoise, duckling, hen and a cockerel!
Ian the farmer answered all of our questions and showed us how he cares for his animals. He also showed us some of the garments and fabrics that are made from the wool of both the alpacas and the sheep. We even got to brush the donkey and the pony!
We learnt so much during his visit and we are using the information we gathered in our writing this week. We will also be writing a thank you letter to Ian as we enjoyed it so much!
Comment below to tell us what your favourite part of the day.
The Year 1 Team 🙂
Year 1 Farm Visit! by Slidely Slideshow
Just a reminder that we’re having a special visit on Monday 22nd May!
We are all so excited!
As part of our topic ‘On the Farm’ a farm will visit us right here at school on the 22nd of May.
The farmer will bring a wide range of animals, including: ducks, chickens, rabbits, goats and sheep, cows and pigs.The animals will be set up in secure pens on the school field at the New Cross Street site.
The children will be able to see and interact with the animals in a safe, close up environment. There will be more opportunities for the children to ask questions and even stroke some of the animals!
The farmer will be visiting school on Monday 22nd May. Children at the Usher street site will travel to New Cross by minibus. They will be dropped off and picked up from Usher Street at the usual time. School will provide all the children a packed lunch. Please make sure that your child has a coat in case it rains.
After the visit we will upload all of our photos onto the school blog and the children will be using the photos to create their own adverts for the farm!
We kindly ask for £5 to cover the costs of the farm visit. Thank you for your support.Yours Faithfully,
Year 1 Team
This week in Year 1 we have been learning about instructions and what needs to be included so that they can be easily followed.
We understand that instructions need to be clear and need to include time connectives, imperative verbs and adverbs.
We planted our own seed by following the instructions one of 3 ways; listening to the adult read the instructions, following the picture instructions or reading the instructions independently.
Have a look at our photos here:
Challenge: What do seeds need to grow?
Katia Petty’s Slidely by Slidely Slideshow
Welcome back! We hope you had a good Easter holiday!
This half term we are learning about Spring and farms, particularly where our food comes from!
This week we will be following written instructions to plant a seed and over the coming weeks we will be watching the seed grow!
Challenge: When eating your tea can you explain where the food has come from?
This week have been retelling the story of Billy’s Bucket. We worked in groups to rehearse and we pretended we were on CBeebies Bedtime Stories! We focused on using clear voices, expression, actions, props and working well as a team. We are hoping to share our story videos with the children in Reception and Nursery. Take a look at one of our videos below, we hope you enjoy listening to our story. Please leave a comment to tell us what the children in this group did well!
Billy’s Bucket from Louise Schack on Vimeo.