Year Groups: Year 1
A very warm welcome to Year 1
Our Class Christian Values are: Friendship (1J), Forgiveness (1W) and Perseverance (1TS)
Watch our fun end of year video from the team. We hope you all have a lovely summer!
Independent Work for Home Learning – w/c 13th July
School will be welcoming back all of Year 1 from Monday 8th June. If your child is still unable to attend school then please check here each week for their home learning. Please see the Head Teachers letter dated Wednesday 3rd June for all the details.
If your child is learning from home then please do continue to send all the fabulous work you have been doing. Please email the school with the photos attached and add the subject “FAO Year 1 Teachers” and we will aim to update the website regularly. Please note by kindly submitting photographs/images of your child’s work you are giving permission for the material to be uploaded onto the school website. Please state if you would rather work is not included. Thank you.
If you would like more content and structure than what is provided we recommend making fuller use of one of these websites which are both offering home learning using a variety of videos, games and activities.
Check out these free Read Write Inc. ebooks available from Oxford Owl. Simply register and find the Read Write Inc. book suitable for your child. Please read this helpful document which explains how to register.
Spellings: Ensure you know all of the Year 1 common exception words.
Phonics: Watch the daily live Read Write Inc. phonics lessons online – find the set that is most suited to your child. Most children will be on Set 2 or 3 Speed Sounds. They are being streamed live and can also be accessed for up to 24 hours.
You can also consolidate the blending of sounds by playing these phonic games.
All the workbooks and textbooks in the bestselling Abacus series are now available for free as ebooks on our ActiveLearn platform for the duration of school closures. No sign up or login is required.
As usual we are uploading weekly activities for you to do on the Abacus website.
Please also complete the usual weekly mental maths challenge which can be found at the top of our website page. Your child should know what level they are. In school we usually give them 5 minutes.
Complete this maths activity book throughout the week. It recaps many of the Year 1 objectives.
Please think about your class Christian value. It is important you fully understand it before moving into your next class. Please have a go at one or more of these ideas linked to your value and please do send in photos of your work!
- Take a photo that sums up your class Christian value.
- Make an acrostic poem of your Christian value.
- Write an explanation of your class value for next years class to read.
- Share your examples of courageous advocacy – have you done something for a good cause during lockdown? E.g. Have you helped neighbours?
Our class values are:
1W – forgiveness
1J – friendship
1TS – perseverance
As we are unable to go to Weston-Super-Mare on our school trip we are holding a seaside day here at school. Please see the attached letter which was put on parent pay last week. If you are unable to come into school on this day why not have a special seaside themed day at home! Complete the following activities:
- After learning about traditional puppet shows like Punch and Judy see if you can make your own puppet. Look at these pictures below for ideas. You could use a sock or a stick to make your puppet.
- Have an ice cream and fish and chips for tea.
- Build a sand castle
How can we stay safe over the summer? Make a poster including a picture and an important safety message about how to stay safe in the sun or in the water.
Click here to choose an end of year fun science quiz. We have looked at most of these areas in science. Do as many as you like!
Learn about trees using this resource pack. The main focus is on understanding that there are two types of trees – evergreen and deciduous.
After the disappointment of missing out on sports day this year, we have decided to bring to you – WASPS Sock Heptathlon! Have a go at home, give it your best effort and let us know how you did.
How many sea creatures can you be? Try these below:
Starfish – star jumps on the spot
Crab – sideways scuttling movements
Dolphin – crouching low and leaping up on the spot
Stingray – crouching low and gliding around
Octopus – moving around slowly using jelly arms and jelly legs
You can now access “Music Express” for free at this time – see below for how to sign up for a wealth of songs and other music resources: https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home-free-childrens-song-bank
If you would like to finish any home learning from previous weeks you can access all of the archived home learning here.
Self paced booklets:
Please do check back here regularly as we shall be posting various items up here that will be of help to everyone in year 1. It will also be a place to celebrate all the wonderful things your children do across the year. See you soon!
Teachers in Year 1
Year Group Lead Class 1W
Assistant Head Teacher Class 1TS
Showcase of Home Learning in Term 6
Showcase of Home Learning w/c 18th May
Showcase of Home Learning w/c 11th May
Showcase of Home Learning w/c 4th May
An exciting video from Malcolm!
Showcase of Home Learning w/c 27th April
Showcase of Home Learning w/c 20th April
Well done Noah for making this fabulous natural habitat. We know the bugs will love this!
A fantastic maths idea from Rathlin. Just write some numbers on paper and place them in a bun tin. Then put a pile of money inside and they have to work out how much to put in each tin to get to that amount.
Some lovely topic work from Bea about her favourite toy.
Please continue to send in your work next week so we can stay connected and share our learning.
Tuesday 24th March
We hope your first two days of home learning are going well. We are missing you all at school. Here is a message from Mrs Wild and Miss Stinchcombe.
Year 1 have been busy learning all about Beatrix Potter and her classic stories. We have created our own characters inspired by those in the famous tales. We have also been exploring the school grounds to find suitable homes for Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy Winkle and Jeremy Fisher.
Each class also enjoyed a drama workshop where we went on a journey around the world to help the Queen!
World Book Day
We had lots of fun this week dressing up as our favourite book characters. We did a parade through the hall. Can you guess who we all are?
Equalities Team Challenge – We are all different and special!
The School Equalities Team recently set each class a challenge to show the rest of the school why they are special. This is a film made by 1W.
Class Christian Values
In 1J our class Christian value is friendship.
In 1W our class Christian value is forgiveness.
In 1TS our class Christian value is perseverance.
Mental Health Week
During Mental Health Week we made our own worry box and wore red to show support.
Power and Energy
We used Playdoh to represent what we think creative power and energy looks like.
Christmas is coming
Year 1 have been busy enjoying all of the Christmas festivities!
Father Christmas has recently visited our classes. We were very surprised to find he’d left us a special letter asking what we’d like for Christmas so we worked hard to write our replies before sending them off in the post.
We enjoyed our delicious Christmas dinner and we all looked great in our party hats!
We’ve been learning our lines and songs for our Nativities. All of the Teachers are very proud of the children and think they look fantastic in their costumes!
We’ve been busy learning all about our new topic Uganda. We are very lucky to have parents and grandparents who have spent time in Uganda. They have been showing us their clothing, toys, food and what school is like there.
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed Book Week. We read a range of books based on the environment. We also had some fantastic visitors, including Greenpeace who have taught us about their forest campaign. We learnt about strange and wonderful animals that we didn’t even know existed! We thought about how we can reduce our plastic waste. We polluted our swimming pool to represent the ocean and what it must be like for the fish BUT don’t worry we then cleaned this up!
Mrs Bull even arranged a visit from a dinosaur! This was unexpected!
We really enjoyed our bedtime story this year where we all got warm by the fire and had hot chocolate.
We can’t wait for next year!
Year 1 had a great time at Upper Weston Farm. We finally had good weather and enjoyed seeing all the different animals being fed.