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In RE we have been discussing why we give and receive gifts at Christmas time. We have been talking about how we feel when we receive a gift and also what it feels like to give a gift. Year one made a gift for a family member and discussed how it made them feel to give the gift and shared their family members reactions to the gift. frown

 

Mrs Ireland prefers giving gifts at Christmas time and enjoys seeing people's happy faces, especially when it is a home made gift or a really thoughtful gift. 

R.E Christmas - giving and receiving gifts

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Year One's City of London is forever expanding with some amazing 3D junk modelling. Well done everyone. Check out the pictures. I am very impressed with all your efforts. 

Year one are practising the skills they will need to make a moving picture.

 

They have practiced drawing around a template accurately, holding the template firmly and moving their hand, arm and body to make their way around the template. 

The have been making sure they hold their scissors correctly and move the paper as well when cutting out shapes. 

They have been learning different ways to join paper e.g. using PVA glue (not too much), paper clips and paper fasteners.

 

We have many more skills to practise before we make our moving pictures. Watch this space. 

Design and Technology

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We have been paying particular attention to what it takes to be a good friend. We have been thinking about situations that occur in the school day and what we can do to be kind to each other. 

Anti-bullying Week

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Wow, look at all the fantastic work year one have been doing at home. There's so much to fit on the wall. Great job on the Tudor building too, they look fab. I hope they don't actually burn down. 
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Year one have been experiencing the awe and wonder of God's creation. They have been talking about what they find amazing, interesting and puzzling. 
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Mrs Ireland set us a challenge. We had to put together two different coloured bars that matched the length of one long orange bar (see pictures, it will all become clear). She then told us that if the orange bar meant ten, what would all the other coloured bars mean? We tried our best, it was a bit tricky at first but we worked together to solve the problem. 

 

Maths problem solving challenge.

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Zog goes to Madam Dragon's school- but will he ever learn how to catch a princess?

 

Year one have loved exploring the Zog books and other books with repeating patterns in. They have learnt about characters, events, repeating patterns and time connectives.

 

Check out the pictures of year one interviewing Zog to find out more about his character. 

Zog by Julia Donaldson (the creator of The Gruffalo)

Art & Design skills.....

 

Painting animals in accurate shades and tones. Polar bears are not all white!

 

Using sketch books to draw animals accurately, paying attention to the structure of their bodies.

 

Using a fine liner to create shapes and lines. 

Art & Design

Wow, year one have been learning some fancy new skills on the computer. They are learning how to log on with a user name and password. Open and save a word document and then try to retrieve it (it's a bit tricky). They have been learning how to make capital letters and change the colour, size and style of text

Computing time

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Year one have found that using story maps is a great way to plan and help you write a story. We will be using these again. 

Story maps

Year one have used a map and a key to show which areas of the world are hot and which are cold. They have even added to the map animals that might live in these places. Year one have also learnt what human and physical features are. 

 

They came up up with an interesting question. Are humans a physical or human feature? Great question!

Geography

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Year one enjoyed getting their hands messy (and the chairs and door frames, ops). They have been learning how to handle clay by squeezing it, rolling it, twisting it. They have created animals that live in hot and cold places and have paid particular attention to the structure of the animals. 

Clay sculptures

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Throughout the year, year one will closely observe the tree in the church yard. They will be looking for any changes that might occur and suggest why these changes are happening. They will take photographs and use their sketch books to record their findings.

Observing the change in seasons

Year one have really enjoyed learning about how and why Jewish people celebrate Sukkot. They have made a Sukkah which is a temporary hut made for use during the week long Festival. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal or harvest themes. It is common for Jews to eat, sleep and spend time in the Sukkah. Sukkot is a joyous occasion. The hut reminds Jewish people of the time when God protected people for 40 years in the desert. 
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The Jewish Festival of Sukkot

Year 1 have been busy collecting packets of food and tins ready for our Harvest service in Church tomorrow (29.9.17). Thank you.

Year 1 have been busy collecting packets of food and tins ready for our Harvest service in Church tomorrow (29.9.17). Thank you. 1

Something very strange was waiting for us when we arrived in school today (25.9.17).

Science - Year one have come up with lots of different ways in which you could group animals.

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Maths - Mrs Ireland has been teaching us some of the many ways in which you can make and prepresent numbers. We have been using objects, counters, tens and ones, arrow cards, straws and 10p's and 1p's.

We have loved reading Wanted: The Perfect Pet by Fiona Robertson. We particularly enjoyed our drama lesson acting out the main events.

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In art, year 1 have been focusing on different types of lines and hot and cold colours.

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Our World

Year 1 have been asking geographical questions about the world in which we live in.

 

They have been learning the names of the 7 continents and focusing on their shape and what they look like so they can learn and remember them.

 

 

Year 1 have been talking about having a positive mindset towards their learning. They have created superheros to help them with their learning.

 

So instead of saying....'I'm rubbish at this', year 1 are going to try and think.....'well what can I do to improve?'

Instead of saying......'this will do', try thinking.....'is this my best work?'

Instead of saying.....'I just can't do this', try thinking....'I am going to try a different strategy.'

Having a positive mindset

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Harvest

Year 1 are learning about the Christian Festival of Harvest in their R.E topic this half term.

The children have been thinking about where are food comes from and which foods they enjoy the most.

The children learnt where cheese, tomatoes, melon, cucumber, chocolate, grapes, pineapple and crisps come from. Some grow on plants, some grow under ground and some are made from cows milk. 

Year 1 enjoyed a Harvest picnic that reminded them to be thankful to God for our Harvest. 

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