Welcome to Year 1

Week Ending – 01.03.24

Dear Parents and Carers

We hope you had a wonderful half term break and are looking forward to hearing about what your child has been learning each week.

This week in English, the children have been working towards writing a recount. They focused on nouns and past tense verbs to create oral sentences suitable for a recount. Then they had at locate and use nouns and past tense verbs to complete sentences.

In Maths, the children were learning to subtract by counting back within 20, wrote the related facts using a part-whole model and were subtracting to find the difference.

In Science, the children were writing what they knew about animals and what they wanted to find out.

In PSHE, our new topic for this term is about ‘Healthy Me’. This week lesson was about being healthy and we talked about what is healthy and how we can keep heathy.

In PE, the children will be learning about badminton and tag rugby.

We hope you have a fantastic weekend!

From the Year 1 Team.

Homelearning Week 1 – 01.03.24

 

 

Week ending – 16/02/2024

Hello Parents and Carers,

 

What a busy week it has been! The children have been working extra hard, and have earned a week of rest and play!

In English this week, the children have been writing a diary entry about when Mary Anning came to visit them in school, using all of the features of a diary that they have learned about.

We have focused on subtracting numbers in Maths, and how we can use number bonds to help us to become more efficient.

In PE, the children have made excellent progress in Gymnastics and Tennis, and are now able to use their skills independently in their sports.

In RE, the children learned about the Kaaba in Mekkah and its significance to Muslim people.

In History, we looked at why Mary Anning was so special and the qualities that she had that enabled her to achieve so many amazing things.

 

We know that this week off will probably be a busy one, but we would  please encourage you to do some reading with your children as this is such an important part of our curriculum.

Homelearning Week 5 – 16.02.24

We hope you have a fantastic half term!

From the Year 1 team

Week Ending – 09.02.24

Dear Parents and Carers

This week in English, the children focused on knowing the features of a diary, using adjectives in a sentence and using adjectives the describe the character of Mary Anning.

In Maths, the children reviewed comparing and ordering numbers to 20, they also learnt to add one using number bonds to 20 and to add by counting on to 20.

In RE, the children learnt about the story of the presentation of the Lord to the temple. This is an important festival because it is the first time that Jesus is recognised as the son of God.

In Computing, the children learnt about and explored the the tool bar on a laptop.

In DT, the children had the experience of making salt dough. Cyprus class created an Ammonite fossil and Skiathos class created a dinosaur fossil (next week the children will make the other fossil).

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Year 1 Team

Homelearning Week 5 – 09.02.24

Week Ending – 02.02.24

Dear Parents and Carers

In English, we have continued with looking at certain features of a diary entry and the focused was on placing in the correct order, everyday events and to understand what irregular past tense verbs were.

In Maths, the children were learning to order numbers with 20 and we consolidated some topics that they children needed to go over again to be more confident and secure in.

In History, our focus is still on the life and work of Mary Anning and this week the children continued with understanding more about Mary’s life.

In Science, the children learnt explored how the temperature changes in relation to day length.

In PSHE, this term topic is about dreams and goals, and this week we looked at how to work well with a partner.  In RE, the children learnt about the Three Hierarchs, who were Saint Basil the Great, Saint John Chrysostum and Saint Gregory the Theologian, sometimes called Holy Saints.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

The Year 1 Team

Homelearning Week 4 – 02.02.24

Week Ending – 26.01.24

Dear Parents and Carers

In English, we have continued with looking at certain features of a diary entry and the children had a wonderful experience of digging up and finding fossils.

In History, our focus is still on the life and work of Mary Anning and this week the children wrote a fact file about her life.

In Science, the children learnt about day and night, how long it takes for the earth to go round the sun and to know that not every part of the world has the same amount of daylight hours.

In PSHE, this term topic is about dreams and goals, and this week we looked at how to set a goal and work out how to achieve it and in RE, we looked at forgiveness.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

The Year 1 team

Homelearning Week 3 – 26.01.24

Week Ending – 19.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers

This week feels like it has flown by!

We have continued our focus on Mary Anning in both History and English, learning about her life and work, and writing a diary entry as if we were father.

In Maths we have been learning about different representations of 20, and the children have enjoyed working out some new number challenges.

In Science, we predicted what the weather will be like on the our next birthday based on our knowledge of the seasons, and also plotted a graph with the class birthdays.

In PSHE, the children were learning about dreams and goals, and this week we took a deeper look at what it feels like to be proud of yourself.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

The Year 1 team

Homelearning Week 2 – 19.01.24

Week ending 12.1.24

Hello Parents and Carers,

We hope you all had a lovely restful break!

This week in English, the children’s focus was on understanding the features of a diary entry. They also have been learning about changing present tense verbs into a regular past tense verb by adding the suffix ‘ed’ at the end of the verb. Then they wrote a sentence using the past tense verb to recap our week so far.

In Maths, the children’s focused was understanding numbers up to 20, including recognising 11, 12, 13 in both number and word form.

In RE, the children’s learning was about obeying God and our parents, in History the children wrote questions that they would like to find out about Mary Anning’s life and in Science the children learned which months are in each season and consolidated the seasonal changes that occur.

In PE, we have started our new topics of Gymnastics and Tennis, which the children seem to be very enthusiastic about!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

From the Year 1 team

Homelearning Week 1 – 12.01.24

Dear Parents and Carers.

This week in English, the children focused on looking at the features of a postcard and in Maths we concentrated on consolidating areas of learning where they needed to be secure in.

In PSHE, we looked at ‘Celebrating Difference and Celebrating Me’. The children talked about the ways they are different from their friends and we talked about how these differences make us all special and unique.

In RE, the children learnt about the birth of Jesus and why Christmas is a very special event for the Christians and in PE, the children completed their dance movements and enjoyed the dodge ball activities.

We will be having our Christmas party on Tuesday 19th December, any contributions you would like to make this day memorable will be much appreciated. Please can we ask that we avoid any nuts or pork products (and dairy products in Cyprus) as we have many dietary requirements within the year group.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Rashti and Miss Weithers

Homelearning Week 7 – 15.12.23

Week Ending 08.12.23

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week in English, the children have been focusing on writing questions and using the question mark.

in Maths, we are now consolidating the topics that we have done so far, ensuing that they are secure and confident.

In Science, the children did an investigation, testing different materials to see what material would be appropriate to make an umbrella for Ted who kept getting wet when it rained.

In PSHE, we looked at knowing how to make new friends by thinking about the qualities and behaviours that make a friend. They then had to write or draw what they thought made a good friend on a Friendship Token.

In RE, the children learnt about St Nicholas as it was St Nicholas day on Thursday.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Rashti and Miss Weithers

Homelearning Week 6 – 08.12.23

Week ending 1.12.23

Hello Parents and Carers

We have had a lovely week in Year 1, and are feeling the Christmas spirit all around!

In English, we have been looking at exclamation marks and all of their different uses.

In Maths, we have finished our unit on Shapes and are now recapping all of the maths that we have done so far in the year.

In Science, we were comparing and identifying properties of objects. In History, we have been looking at the timeline of transport so far.

As we know so many of us will be busy with the Christmas fair this evening, we have kept the home learning nice and short.

A special reminder to Skiathos class, our trip to the Science Museum is on Monday and we are leaving at 9:00 so please be in nice and early so that the children can be settled for our scheduled setting off time.

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Rashti and Miss Weithers

Homelearning Week 5 – 01.12.23