are all working together to make this, a very special and exciting year!
Come and say hello, we are always happy to get to know you better and support in any way we can.
PE takes place on Friday morning (every other week) - Please provide your child with a PE kit, with items clearly labelled. If we can't find a name, and to save items getting lost we are happy to write names on them for you.
FOREST SCHOOLS takes place on a Friday morning alternating with P.E. We have lots of wellies if you don't have a pair, but we are grateful if you do bring your own from home. It will get really muddy as the weather changes (and we do go out in the rain)- but what could be more fun than splashing and sploshing about!
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 it and change reading books ready to give back.
School dinnerscost £2.30. There is a choice of hot or cold meals each day. Please send all money in a clearly labelled purse or wallet.
Fruit costs 30p per day which will provide your child with a healthy snack
IMPORTANT- Some children have allergies, so please do not
send your child to school with any snacks which may contain nuts-THANK YOU
Outdoor activities Please provide your child with a coat or jacket each day, preferably with hood, so that they can comfortably take part in all weather.
We are flying through Year 1! Our Super Stars of the Week.
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.
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!
Here are some of the fabulous models which have been made for homework
Our Saint David's Day Models
Happy Saint David's Day!
Eisteddfod Competition Winners
We have looked at the work of Welsh artist Kerry Darlington and used some of her ideas to make pictures of our own
Miss Strong brought her pet tortoise in for us to see
Courtney brought a special collection box to school, for us to put our donations in.
Working hard building marvellous models
The first topic we are studying this year is all about monkeys. As part of this topic we are learning the story, 'Monkey See, Monkey Do'. Please practise saying this story together at home; we can show you all the actions. These actions help us to remember the story, so that we can re-tell it.
We all had a great afternoon in Year 1 when Evan's mum came to tell us all about hedgehogs.
Thank you for coming to vist us with a very tiny hoglet which we adored!
Playing outside is fabulous fun!
Fun Time in the Forest!
Even more fun in the forest-Lighting a fire and toasting marshmallows!
Making a mini beast hotel together
Our exciting visit to BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS
Who can you see?
Setting Off! What will we find?...
Who's this little Joey?
We went bananas for GORILLAS!
SEALS AND PENGUINS
What's that swimming in the water?
Our next topic is called - Fabulous Food!
We will be learning the story of Peter and the Wolf
FUN AT THE FARM!
Even more fun at the farm!
Learning Welsh with our Welsh Teacher
Some of us enjoy playing 'Beth sy yn y bocs?' together
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.
We learnt lots of new food facts on our visit to Tesco and wrote about them using the laptop. Here are some of our surprises:
All strawberries have the same amount of seeds around the outside.
Reindeer give milk.
Sprouts grow on stalks.
Bananas grow upside down.
Dough turns to bread.
Arriving at the store
Aprons on and ready to explore
New tasting experiences!
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!
Year 1 Christmas Concert
Spring Term 1- January
Our Topic is Water
We all enjoyed learning about the water cycle. Together we read the the book 'The Drop Goes Plop' by Sam Godwin.
We made our own story maps like this one:
We learnt to say the story by using actions following the Pie Corbette model.
We have also blocked the text so that we can see the main parts of the story - Setting, Middle, End. This helps us when we write our own stories.
Year ! Class Assembly was a great success. All the children took part telling the story of the Drop Goes Plop and sang a variety of lively songs.
We looked at the different types of clouds.
The ballerinas danced like water drops swirling down the plug hole.
The guitarists rocked out the final song - We just want to thank you!
We have been learning how to write a procedure.
We know they they have special headings - Title, What we need, and What we do. They also have very bossy words!
The fun part was making the sandwiches!
Next we learnt how to cut our sandwiches into halves and quarters before we could start eating them.
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.
Describing words we have used for the green watering can
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.
First we had to listen carefully to the Tennis Teacher and then play some warm up games.
We all had to hug our partners!
The next step was getting to grips with the ball. Rolling it, chasing it, bouncing it and hitting it up in the air. It was great to learn some new skills.
We have all had fun celebrating World Book Day!
We brought our favourite books to school to share with everyone and we dressed up as our favourite book characters. As a class we enjoyed reading the book, 'When the crayons Quit!' which made us all laugh, because peach crayon had no clothes on!
The teachers all dressed like the crayons in the story.
Here are some of our amazing costumes we wore for World Book Day
Year 4 came to show us their favourite books and read us some stories.
James came to read us a story about a magic key and pirates.
He did it really well.
Bron Afon Gardening Competition
We have been getting the planters ready for the gardening competition. Judging is on Friday 8th July. We managed to get really messy, pulling out the weeds, and planting new flowers and bulbs.
We have lots of pets that we are looking after in our class. Throughout the year we have learned lots about them. The hamster, Hamlet has been very busy chewing his cage, and the long-haired guinea pigs have done the same too. Unfortunately, the fish tank has no lid, and the cover we have put on has gone rusty. We decided to get busy and ask for help!
Here are some of the letters we've written.
Our hamster now has a new, 5 star luxury home, with all the trimmings.
Many thanks to Mr.Goode and
Pets at Home
A very happy hamster!
Well, it's our last class event - end of term Year 1 picnic in a nice shady corner under the trees. Lots to eat and enjoy.
Well, this is the last meeting for us with news about what we've done, though I will try to put photos on later of our canal walk.
We have all had a lovely year together, playing, working and learning together. The great thing about learning, is that it never stops.
Wishing you all a lovely summer break.
Mrs Stent, Mrs Willing, Mrs Evans
and Mrs Thomas XXXX
Bing BunnyHave fun making a colourful picture with Bing and Flop.