Monday, 28 September 2020

Year One- Week 3 's Celebration Certificates


Week 3's certificates

It's that time of the week again when we celebrate so of the hard work we have seen this week. Check out these amazing children:

Well done to the following children who have impressed their teachers with their work this week:

Well done to Fariah in Beech Class. This week she decided that she would like a 'Home Corner' in the classroom. She designed it and wrote a list of resources she needed. Well done for showing such creativity! 

Well done to Evie in Apricot Class. Evie used her numicon to help her work out one more and one less, great work Evie!

Well done to Ayaan in Walnut Class for his fantastic effort in Maths. For making a number line and writing out your numbers from 0-20. Well done Ayaan.

Congratulations to the following children who have worked super hard with their writing:

Well done to Grace from Beech Class. This week we were thinking about how Beegu would be feeling after landing on a strange planet with noone to talk to. Grace came up with some great adjectives, including 'confused' and 'lonely'. 

Congratulations to Olivia in Apricot Class for her brilliant writing this week. Olivia described how Beegu would be feeling after her crash landing. Well done Olivia!

Well done to Elena in Walnut Class, for your creativity in describing Beegu's home on the planet Mars. Keep up the great work Elena!

Many thanks,

The Year One Team

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Maths, Literacy and History this week in Year 1!


Year 1 Maths, Literacy & History!

Literacy - Beegu has crash landed on Earth!

This week in Literacy, we have been getting to know Beegu, the main character in our new book of the same name. We have been imagining how Beegu must be feeling now that she is all alone in a new place and have been using our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops to write some sentences.

Maths - One more, one less!

In Maths this week, we have been using numicon and number lines to work out one more than a given number and one less. We have been focusing on numbers between 1 and 10 but some children have moved onto numbers up to 20! We have also been practising our number formation to make sure our numbers are the right size and shape. Here's a little one more, one less activity you can try with your child.

History - Chronology

In History, we have been practising our chronological skills by discussing our lives. From being born to attending school, we put each milestone on a timeline. We have also been learning some new historical vocabulary: past, present and future. Watch this video on chronological order.

Best wishes,

The Year One Team

Friday, 25 September 2020

Year One Science Walk

Year One Science Walk

The children in Year One selected four different trees around the School to observe and track the changes across the four seasons. This is a wonderful opportunity for outdoor learning and allows the children to experience the changes for themselves. We discussed the things the children know about Autumn and spent time looking at the trees and describing what the children could see. 



At the end of the term the children in Year One will write their own reports to show the changes they observed during the Autumn term.

Year One Outdoor Learning


The children have been having a great time exploring their new resources in the outdoor area. Take a look below:

Last Monday, an alien crash landed in our playground. Since then the children have been searching for clues as to what might have happened. We think it  was an alien called Beegu! 

It was fantastic to see the children using this in their roleplay this week. They used the loose parts to create a rocket, which they boarded to fly into space.  

What might look like just simple fun is actually highly important work. When children use their imagination in play, they are developing crucial psychological and emotional capabilities that not only turn them into creative thinkers and problem solvers but has a huge impact on them as independent writers. 

Later the same day, the children used the same piece of equipment but this time created a new game. Every time that managed to get the hoop on the pole, they got two points. This was a great way to reinforce the 2 times tables and addition skills.

Our balance boards were also delivered this week. The children showed no fear as they explored what skills and tricks they could do. The balance boards are a great way to develop balance and agility, two important elements of the Year One PE curriculum.

We look forward to sharing more of our outdoor learning soon!

Best Wishes

The Year One Team

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Year One Assembly Certificates


Sorry it's late... here is the blog from last Friday.

We have had another great week and there has been so much to celebrate in Year One!

Firstly, a huge congratulations to all of the Year 1 children for the way they have come into school by themselves. This is a big achievement and we are so proud of them all! 

Week 2's certificates

Well done to the following children who have impressed their teachers with their work this week:

Well done to Elliot in Beech Class for his fantastic effort this week. Elliot has been working hard, especially with his maths. Keep up the great effort, Elliot!

Well done to Kiara in Apricot Class for her fantastic effort and concentration in Maths this week. Keep up the good work Kiara!

Well done to Mason in Walnut class for his effort investigating the spaceship that landed in the playground. Keep up the great work Mason!

Congratulations to the following children who have worked super hard with their writing:

Well done to Sophie in Beech Class who created a list of evidence from our 'alien invasion' this week!

Well done to Sophie in Beech Class who created a list of evidence from our 'alien invasion' this week!

Well done to Rosie in Apricot Class who used lots of great adjectives to describe Beegu!

Well done to Osazemen in Walnut class for his effort in collecting evidence from the alien invasion scene!

Friday, 18 September 2020

The great cookie dunk!

 The great cookie dunk!

This week, the children in Year 2 have been working scientifically to answer the question 'do biscuits sink or float in milk?'. We made predictions before conducting the experiment, thinking carefully about each of the biscuits and whether they would float or sink. The children ensured we conducted a fair test, thinking about the variables such as the amount of milk and the amount of time we left the biscuit for. They recorded their findings and discussed their results. After all of their hard work, it was time for the best part - taste testing the biscuits!

'We need to drop the cookie and press the timer at the same time!' - Miraz
'We need to observe closely to see if it sinks or floats' - Faramade
''Look it's sinking!' - JJ

Year 2 Perfect Partitioning

 This week in Maths the children have been working extremely hard to partition 3 and 2 digit numbers using the part whole model. Children now understand that whole numbers can be partitioned in various different ways. We started with using physical resources to support us and moved on to using numbers to record our work. 

"I can partition 20 by doing 10 and 5 and 5 or 12 and 6 and 2." Pranav