Croeso i Flwyddyn 1!
Miss Evans and Miss Jermyn welcome you to our Year 1 class page.
We are very excited to share your new school experiences with you!
Miss Evans will be updating our new web page regularly with important and exciting news!
School dinners cost £2.30. There is a choice of a hot or cold meal each day.
We only allow healthy snack in school. Your child can bring cheese, yougurt, fruit, veg or a cereal bar. They may also buy fruit in school daily at a cost of 30p.
Please put all dinner/ fruit money in a purse/wallet labelled with your child's name.
Please can lunchboxes be free of any peanut related products. We have a serious Peanut allergy in Year 1.
Thankyou for your co-operation
Please ensure all children have a coat every day. We love to make use of our outdoor environment. We would like to make the most of our outdoors for as long as possible, even when its cold, so coats will be great!
We get so busy in our classroom that we often need to take off our jumpers and cardigans. Please make sure names are in every item of uniform and remind your child to put their jumper or cardigan on their own peg when they take it off.
PE and Forest School will take place on a Friday morning. Please could you provide your child with shorts, a top, daps/trainers and wellies (for forest school).
New things will be added to this page... Please scroll down as they may be at the bottom
Our new topic this term will be Curious Creatures. We will be using Pie Corbett to act out the story 'How the tortoise got his shell'
We will be drawing the story map, blocking the story, describing characters and re-writing/changing the story.
Dwr - Water
Our topic this term is Dwr - Water. We are going to be learning lots of new exciting things all about water. To start with we have the homework map for you to complete this term.
Below is the proposed medium term planning for this term. Here you we will see what we maybe covering each week however, this could change due to pupils' having an input on what they would like to learn/practise.
This term our new story that we are learning is 'Whatever Wanda Wanted' We will be learning new actions to remember the story. This story is about a little girl who is very selfish and greedy but an experience makes her change her ways! She realises she can be happy without having EVERYTHING she wants.
Below is the story map we have created as a class and have blocked the story into an opening, build up, problem, resolution and end - Ask your child/ren to explain what happens during the story.
Last half term, we learnt the story 'The Drop Goes Plop!' We used actions (Pie Corbett) to remember the song. It was lots of fun!
Wow you have completed some amazing models for our Saint Davids' Day! A very big Well done to you all!
For our first half term project we will be learning about monkeys. We will be visiting Bristol zoo to see what a monkey looks like, what they eat and how they act. We are also learning our new story 'Monkey See, Monkey Do!'
We did a mind map on 'What we already know about monkeys' and 'What we would like to find out'
We have been learning the story 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' - The children have enjoyed signing the story with their friends. Recently we have been painting monkeys and blocking the story into sections (Opening/beginning, problem and ending).
This week we have ALL stayed green! This means we get to have Friday Fun! This week we chose to play outside and explore our new Year 1 play ground.
Bendigedig Amelia! Seren yr wythnos!
Homework and reading books are given out on a Thursday. These will be placed in your child's book bag - Please make sure these are returned back to school by the following Wednesday so that we can mark and change reading books ready to give back out.
As a whole school, we are also providing homework on Abacus Maths (Online).
Your child will have their own login and password which will be sent home in September.
R M Easimaths
Practice makes perfect! Your child has access to this program everyday in school and will know their password to login ...name ...colour ...number
Join as a parent. It is easy, free and simple to do and you will have access to 250 reading books to read at home with your child. Enjoy.
Here are some useful guides to show what we expect from a Year 1 child
Your child may be working either below or above this level and we adapt this work to suit their needs.
By looking at these, you will know where to start when working with your child at home.
Try to do little achievable steps and then choose a new thing to learn.
In Year 1 we cover a variety of topics e.g: shape, money, measuring, time, data handling, coding and number.
Here is a number overview of what we expect a Year 1 child to know by the end of the year. Once again your child may be working below or above this level and we differentiate the work for them to achieve to the best of their ability.
As a whole school approach, we are now encouraging all children to practise their number skills at home. This can be paper form such as Big Maths tests sent home or using Abacus and RMEasimaths on the computer/Ipad.
Each child has their own username and password for both Abacus and RMEasimaths.
These have been sent home at the start of the year and will now be sent out again this term
to ensure you have received them.
Please copy the following links into the internet browser and these will take you to the site pages you need.
We had a visit from the 'Hedgehog Lady' who told us lots of interesting new facts about hedgehogs and how to look after them in the winter months.
As a whole class, we made a bubble map with the facts we had learnt from the 'Hedgehog lady'.
We learnt a lot of new facts about hedgehogs!
Santa came to visit us! He left us lots of wrapping paper, selotape and presents. He asked us to be his elves and help him get ready for Christmas. We really enjoyed designing toys in Santa's workshop and wrapping the presents ready for Christmas Eve.
Year 1 Christmas Concert!
Monkey See, Monkey Do!
As part of our first topic, we read the story 'Monkey See, Monkey Do!' As a whole class, we used pie corbett to act out the story. The children really enjoyed learning some of the new actions and showing Mr Bussy and Mrs Swann.
We used the pie corbett actions to order the story and create a story map. We were then able to write the story on our own! The actions really helped!
We have been learning about Divali and how Hindus celebrate the Festival of Light.
Gurshaan's mum kindly came in to school to tell us how they celebrate Divali at home. She brought in Divali lamps for us to look at and then helped us to make some of our own.
Here is an example of the paintings we had completed whilst learning about the festival of lights.
Year 1 had great fun making dens in the forest area. They worked in teams and chose where they thought a good place would be to build their den. It took a lot of trial and error making sure the string was long enough to reach and how to tie knots 'that work'. The best bit of all was sitting in the den when it was finished and having a picnic!
Over the weeks been reading a story about Sammy Spider who lives in a house with the Shapiro family . He watches them celebrate
Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year Celebration..
In groups we chatted together to find words to describe Sammy Spider. We came up with some amazing adjectives!
In the story Mum prepares apples dipped in honey and makes special challah bread.
The boys and girls tasted apples dipped in honey, just like the family did, and most of them decided it was... delicious, yummy, sweet, tasty, sticky and scrumptious!
After reading the story of 'Sammy Spider' we created a story map and re-wrote the story in our books using some of the adjectives we had thought of from above.
Our second story is called 'The Magic Brush'
Please could you practise these spellings over half term in readiness for our story writing.
You will also be given a paper copy.
We will be writing the story 'How the tortoise got his shell' using key words. These key words are within these spelling lists. They start from Easy and move to more difficult. Please work your way through these spelling lists ready for a spelling test.
Please practise reading this story with your child and ask them to re-tell it just as it is written in preparation our Summer term.
World Book Day 2017!
We really enjoyed World Book Day. We were able to wear fantastic costumes of our choice from our favourite book. Even our teachers dressed up as crayons! We had the chance to listen to a story called 'The day the crayons quit!' It was so funny especially peach crayon! We were all laughing so much. After that James came to read to us. We loved listening to him read a book about a magic key and pirates.
The fun didn't stop there... Year 4 then came to read to us in little groups. We liked Year 4 reading to us and us reading to them.
We had lots of fun at our Tennis Academy session. We played games to warm ourselves up and then we were able to balance and bounce the ball on our tennis rackets.
It was so much fun!
Our Topic this term is WATER!
We always start this with a web, where children give us their ideas of what they already know about water.
This is a curriculum overview of our Spring topic
We have made a cake in preparation for our Wanda Party! We have been writing the story 'Whatever Wanda Wanted!' In this story Wanda is bossy and she has whatever she wants. She wanted a mysterious kite however she did not know what was going to happen next! She was thrown on to a desert island! This is our desert island with the palm trees and ocean.
We had so much fun!!!
Year 1 PE
PE is every Tuesday afternoon, please provide your child with a white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of daps. Please make sure your child's items are clearly labelled with their name.
This term, Year 1 have been practising PESS gymnastic positions and movements.
We have been working together to perform; Trains and Tunnels, Bridges and Ships, Cups and Saucers and Skydiver.
The children have become increasingly competent and confident and have accessed a broad range of opportunities that's extended their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
Here are some children from Year 1 showing the movements they have been practising in our PE sessions.