The DISGUSTING Sandwich in Year 1

This week we have started to learn our new story, The Disgusting Sandwich, and have done some work to deepen our understanding of what we are reading.

First we looked at the settings in the story and made some 3D maps using paper manpulation skills.

Then we went into the cafe and made some beautiful sandwiches… which we then dropped in the sand pit, dipped in the pond, rode over them on scooters and more! Just like in the story.

We then took a walk in our local area, learning some key features of Alwoodley and road safety, as we walked to the… park!

World Book Day!

Today at ACE we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as some of our favourite book characters and sharing some of our favourite stories. We even had a quiz, all about books, that we did this morning to engage Team Ant!

Have a look at some pictures from our celebrations.

1C’s World Book Day Celebration
1DT’s World Book Day Celebration
1B’s World Book Day Celebration
Our Mr Men in Year 1!

The launch of the Three Little Pigs!

This afternoon, Year 1 were given the task of building a house as a group that needed to withstand ‘the huff and the puff’ of a hairdryer! Engaging their team ant skills, they worked together to select from a variety of materials to create their own free standing houses. They used straws, paper, card, lollipop sticks, pipe-cleaners, masking tape and glue, to build some very imaginative houses. The final test was to see if they would stand up against the hairdryer! Most of the houses proved to be very sturdy and survived the test.

Next week we will be learning the story of the Three Little Pigs through T4W, discovering which of the pigs houses managed to survive against the wolf’s huffing and puffing.

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.