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Prediction

Prediction

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.

 

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Phonics test-Monday 12th June 2017

Phonics test-Monday 12th June 2017

Dear all,

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.

http://www.oxfordphonicschecksupport.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

Best wishes

Year 1 team 🙂

We’re having a special visit!

We’re having a special visit!

Just a reminder that we’re having a special visit on Monday 22nd May!

We are all so excited!

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

 

Instructions-Planting a seed

Instructions-Planting a seed

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?

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Down at the farm!

Down at the farm!

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?

The Deep

The Deep

Last week went to ‘The Deep’ in Hull; it was a fantastic day and we learnt so much!

We had a workshop where we learnt about the Artic and Antarctic and which animals live there! We also learnt about endangered animals and how different sea animals live in  different temperature oceans.

We then explored The Deep, we saw lots of animals including a swordfish, sharks, jellyfish, clown fish and the very cheeky penguins. We were also very fortunate to watch the divers feeding the fish, they even waved at us through the glass!

Have a look at our photos and comment below.

 

 

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‘Under the Sea’

‘Under the Sea’

Welcome back! We hope you have had a good half term.

This half term we are learning about ‘Under the Sea’. We will be writing our own fact sheets on our chosen sea creature after researching using the Ipads and reading fact sheets. We will also be creating our own sea aquarium, devising our own sea dance in P.E and going to The Deep in Hull!

Do you know any animals that live in the sea? If you do, comment below!

Also, can you remember the beginning of the sea dance to this song? Get practising at home!

http://http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Under+the+sea+picture&&view=detail&mid=FE632D7B3BDC4206ED5BFE632D7B3BDC4206ED5B&FORM=VRDGAR

WOW day!

WOW day!

On Wednesday we had a WOW day to introduce our topic of Space.

We had so much fun as we made our very own rockets with Mrs Thomas and we learnt why a rocket needs a parachute!  We then tested our rockets in the school hall and we practised how far we could throw them and tested whether our parachutes worked!

We also made our own aliens out of modelling clay. Some aliens had 4 heads, 3 eyes and one round body. Other aliens were very tall and had no arms and 6 eyes! They were all different and equally brilliant.

We were also very fortunate as we had a visitor from an astronaut, Mr Bee. He told us all about his adventures in Space and how he had landed his rocket in Bowling Park!! He explained how we put on his suit, how he needed to be in quarantine before a mission and explained all about Space and how it feels with there being no gravity!

Have a look at some of our pictures and comment below if you can remember any facts from Mr Bee.

 

 

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Winter collage!

Winter collage!

We have had a very productive afternoon in Year 1 as we have created our very own Winter collages!

We looked at some pictures beforehand and noticed that the trees had no leaves on and that they were bare. We also noticed in the pictures lots of snow and one even had a robin!

We then created our own collage!

What do you think?! We love them!