Maths Week Challenge!

It is challenge time for Year 1! Mr Kay has signed all Year 1 children up to Numbots and given us a very special task – to celebrate Maths Week.

Your challenge is to play Numbots for 30 minutes each day. Can you rise to the occasion? Prizes will be awarded at the end of the week.

Your Numbots password is the same as your reading eggs password, which is located in your reading records.

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/17103

Clay Sketching in Year 1!

This week, Year 1 have been using clay to sketch each other. To make this more challenging, and exciting, we asked our parent to make a pose for us to make using the clay. We had such a lovely time sketching our friends and have learned how to manipulate clay in a variety of different ways.

Year 1 are ACE storytellers!

This week we have started to learn the story of The Three Little Pigs. We have made our own story maps, a story mountain and started to put some actions with our storytelling to help us remember different parts of our traditional tale. We will be focusing on the openings and endings of stories over the next couple of weeks and it would be lovely if you can read some traditional tales at home and think about the language used by the authors.

I wonder if you could use the map or the videos of us performing our storytelling to practice at home?

A story mountain from Year 1.
1C’s story map of the Three Little Pigs.
1M’s story map of the Three Little Pigs.
1S’ story map of the Three Little Pigs.
1C have been starting to learn the story using our map and actions.

10 days of isolation… but Tough Tortoises never stop!

Today marks the end of our class’ 10 day isolation period and I am thrilled to welcome most of us back on Monday. I am so proud of the way that, as a group, we have persevered through this difficult time. Together, we have acknowledged what we were finding tricky and worked around it.

A huge well done to all our the children in 1C – you are all absolute superstars!

Let’s take a look at some of the learning we’ve been up to over the last 10 days.

Phonics, Writing and Maths:

Over the last 10 days we have continued to engage our learning behaviours and keep our learning moving forwards. In Phonics, we have focused on the sounds o-e phone home and u-e huge brute. In our English lessons we have been looking at information texts and have innovated our model text, as a class, to write a new information text about worms. During our Maths time we concentred on different number bonds and explored different ways of making these.

Celia’s o-e Phonics work
Autumn’s u-e Phonics work.
Part of Deepa’s information text about worms.
Alex’s number bond to 17 work.
Kian exploring number bonds using lego to help.

Reading:

We haven’t had a rest and neither have our reading VIPERS! Over the last 10 days we’ve been using our Vocabulary, Retrieval and Summarise VIPERS when reading stories and non-fiction texts.

Bobby summarising the story of Jack and the Mean Stalk.
Joseph summarising Gorilla and using Have a Go spelling strategies.
Thembi using her retrieval skills to find answers to questions in the text.
Hashir using our Goldilocks word “active” in his own sentence.

Wider Curriculum:

In the afternoons, we have continued to focus on the wider curriculum and have been ACE Dancers, ACE Athletes, ACE Historians, Ace Worshippers and how to be Safe ACE. We have looked at toys from the past and present, listened to stories from both the Bible and the Qu’ran, practised our target throwing and hurdles, choreographed our own dances and thought about how we are feeling about the changes coming up as we begin to think about Year 2.

Benjamin hurdling in his garden.
Bobby target throwing at home.
Jai’s story map of the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Zaim explaining what he thinks the stories of the Prophet and the Camel and the Prophet and the Ants are trying to teach us.
Ben thinking about he is feels about transition and moving into Year 2.
Ibrahim sorting the toys in the modern day toys and historical toys.

In other news:

We were really excited to hear that we will have a new Reverend joining us, so we wrote welcome letters to Reverend Lottie!

Robert’s letter to Reverend Lottie.
Maria’s letter to Reverend Lottie.
Iqra’s letter to Reverend Lottie.