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Dear parents / guardians of St. Peter, Year 1
Welcome back to a new school term. I hope you have had an enjoyable Easter Holiday. During this term, we will be continuing to support the children in maintaining positive friendships and developing their listening skills. Additionally, we will work to prepare them for their transition to Year 2. Your support in developing these important social and academic skills would be greatly appreciated.
Continue to check the class page for updates on learning in Year 1.
Remember that if you have any concerns please make an appointment to speak with me after school.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Did you miss the Year 1 Assembly this morning?
Fear not - take a look at the video of the assembly below!
This term Year 1 is learning all about plants: how to grow them, how to identify their parts, and finally how to classify plants in a herbarium. Last week we planted dandelions. Pupils were asked to make a prediction about what would happen after we planted seeds in soil. They planted the seeds and recorded their predictions, equipment used, and methods. Many children realised their predictions were accurate when they noted their observations this week. All the plants have sprouted. Year 1 has some excellent scientists in training!
St George Assembly Information
Parents and caregivers, please join us for our assembly next week!
When: Wednesday 20th April, 2016
Where: School Hall
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Please ensure your child is at school early the day of the assembly so they have time to change into costumes and be seated before the other classes enter the school hall.
The school gates open at 8:40 a.m.
Pupils should bring a red or white top (whichever you have) and black trousers to school by Monday. We will keep these in class so they are ready for us to change into on the day of the assembly.
Thanks for your support, and we hope you enjoy Year 1’s Saint George Assembly!
World Book Day
We were super excited about World Book Day in Year 1. We shared about our favourite characters and authors, listened to authors speak about their creative process, and finished the day reading with our book buddies in Year 4. A truly memorable day learning in Year 1!
This term we have been working on expanding our writing abilities through adding interesting adjectives to our sentences, telling narratives with time connectives, recounting fact and fiction, sequencing fairy tales, and comparing characters similarities and differences. To help us be the best writers we can be, we use a 'working wall' in our class that displays concepts we are currently learning, phonics, and key vocabulary.
Our new topic this half term is called 'Investigating materials'. So far we have explored different types of materials we find in our home, school and outdoor environments.
Today we have been investigating what happens when we mix different liquids together. We had a great time observing the changes that happen.
Learning in Maths
Year 1 have been having lots of fun in Maths. We have been exploring 2D shapes, naming them and sorting them in different ways. They have also been learning about length in measures. They became 'Maths detectives' in one lesson finding objects longer than and shorter than a reading book.
Cookie making with OLOL PTA
Year 1 worked alongside a PTA volunteer to make cookies for the Christmas fair.
During the cookie making session, the children read and followed instructions. This was a great experience for the children to apply their learning of reading instructions in a real context.
Year 1 would like to thank the PTA for this valuable opportunity.
Cultural Diversity Assembly
During Diversity Week, Year 1 learnt about the American poet Maya Angelou. They listened to a range of her poems and discussed what they meant. Year 1 enjoyed the poem 'The Caged Bird Sings' so decided to learn this off by heart to recite at the assembly on Friday. Below are a few photographs of their poetry recital however you can listen and watch the performance by clicking the link on the home page.
Over the next few days Year 1 will become 'International Entrepreneurs' in preparation for OLOL's International evening on Thursday 8th October 2015. We have received a £10 loan from the school. Our challenge is to make a product to sell on Thursday evening that will allow us to repay our £10 loan back and also raise funds through profit for the PTA.
We will be using our Literacy, Maths and IPC lessons to prepare for this event.
Watch this space !!!
In Maths, Year 1 have been learning about 2D shapes and symmetry. They have had fun exploring different 2D shapes and have been learning how to describe them. They have also been learning about symmetry and have explored this in 2D shapes.
Challenge .... Look around your house and local environment. What can you find that is symmetrical?
Year 1 PE
Year 1 are having a fantastic time learning new skills in PE which they are applying to different games. Alongside these skills, Year 1 have also been working on how to following instructions which is an important aspect of PE.
Year 1 learning in action
Over the next half term the pupils will be learning about the different jobs people do. To begin this topic we asked the children to come into school dressed up as what they would like to be when they are older. It could be seen from the fantastic costumes that a lot of effort and thought went into the preparation at home. The children looked fantastic and were able to explain what they would like to be and why. I can definitely see many future doctors, nurses, police officers, teachers, to name a few professions in the Year 1 class at the minute.
Have a look at our future professionals ....
This half term in Science, Year 1 are learning about different types of animals. By the end of the unit they are expected to design and draw a zoo map based on the new knowledge they have gained throughout this topic.
On Friday 25th September Year 1 became 'Animal Detectives'. We went on an animal hunt looking for different animals in our environment. The children had to be very observant as they needed to not only look for the animals but also look closely to find any clues as to any other animals that might live in the same environment.
As you will see from the photographs below, we have very observant and through detectives.
Useful documents for parents / carers