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Headteacher: Mrs V. Campos

Year 1

Year 1 Staff

Year 1 Teacher is Mrs Samantha Ruck.

Year 1 Teaching Assistant is Mrs June Size and Mrs Wollington.

Year 1 went on a trip to the Chiltern Open Air Museum. They took part in a workshop on making Victorian Brick. They then also got to learn about and play with toys from the Victorian times. They explored the grounds and had a wonderful day in the sunshine.

Year 1 had a day dedicated to the United Kingdom. Here are some of the activities they got up to:

 

England

Made a London fact sheet using the Ipads.

Looking at a tube map and counted the stations for different journeys.

London landmark and flag colouring.

Traditional English tea children made own sandwiches.

London underground role play.

 

Wales

Copied and sounded out some Welsh colours.

Created their own castle pictures using the different shapes.

Made Wales fact sheet with Ipads.

Children drew their own welsh flag.

We had a good go at learning the Welsh national anthem.

 

Scotland

Chrildren wrote a Loch Ness monster story.

They used the squares and rulers to create a tartan pattern.

Using the different instruments they made some little songs thinking about bag pipes.

Created a poster to visit Scotland, add information to it.

Created a thistle using tissue paper.

 

Northern Ireland

Made a Northern Ireland fact sheet.

Had a go at drawing the giant causeway using the hexagon shapes.

Coloured the flag.

Irish dancing.

Junk modelling creating a boat to get to Northern Ireland.

Poetry - Acting out our poems

We made up some poems after reading the book 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?' The children then had to make up some actions for their poem and perform it to the rest of the class.
We have been doing some Gymnastics in our PE lessons. We have learnt lots of different shapes and have started putting them in to sequences. We had to also add some form of travel and a start and end position.
Year 1 have been using the equipment to look at different numbers. Children have been using all of the different resources to understand and make different numbers.
Here are some pictures from the Year 1 and 2 Christmas Play called Prickly Hay!
Year 1 went on an 'amazing' to learn about 'amazing maps'. They found their way around Boxmoor Trust and looked at how we used maps. They got to make a world for mini beasts and plotted that on to a map! The children were so well behaved and had a brilliant day!!!!
Year 1 had the chance to visit the prayer space in the hall that Miss Turner set up. It was fantastic and the children were able to think a lot about different topics and have a go at some different activities.

Helping Children with Writing Year 1 and 2

Walk Around Boxmoor

Year 1 went on a walk around Boxmoor to see what was in the local area. They made some notes on the things we found and also made a map of the route we took. We will be making maps next week in Topic.
Year 1 have been looking at The Three Little Pigs. We used the ipads to draw the house, used puppets to act out the story, built houses for some animals and did some writing about the story.
Year 1 went on a tree hunt around the school learning about leaves. We collected some that had fallen to the ground and did some leaf rubbing in art with them. We brought back some leaves not on our sheet to have a look at. We found loads of different leaves and even some that we had not seen before.

Autumn 2017 Curriculum newsletter for Parents

Children have been looking at and exploring the different equipment in Year 1.

Meet The Teacher Information

Here is the 'Meet The Teacher' powerpoint.
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