Our Year 1 Christmas

Friday (tomorrow)

There will be NO Forest School tomorrow…

we are having an ART day along with the rest of the school.

 

Monday

Your children will be going to the hall for dinner (in a socially distanced way) with their own bubble.

Party clothes can be worn all day!!

NO party food to be brought in please.

 

Wednesday

Christmas parties in the afternoon.

Please wear party clothes again if you would like to.

 

Thursday early finish for the Christmas break.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

No Pens Day!

In year 1 we have focussed on using our fine motor skills in other ways today.

We explored design and technology and used skills such as joining, making mechanisms and using cookery tools.

We were inspired by David Attenborough’s tweet of the day about robins and we used our listening skills to gain knowledge about this animal type. We researched birds on the RSPB website by reading facts and discussed and described their habitat, diet and features. We found out that robins are omnivores!

We used this knowledge to create a rocking robin, a robin on a lever and cheese straw worms!

And guess what our theme was for our Christmas tree decorations . . . . fingerprint robins!

 

Pudsey fun!

We enjoyed lots of Pudsey activities in forest school today.

We made spotty hot chocolate!

We worked as ‘team ant’ to help our blindfolded friend get from Pudsey to Blush! We had to trust one another and show kindness to our partners.

We made clay Pudsey faces on trees using natural collage materials.

Thank you to all of our parents for donating to Children In Need.

Home Learning – More Maths

In addition to the online learning…here are some more maths resources that can be used alongside the others

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

We are also learning about the symbols for

…greater than  >

…less than   <

…equal to  =

 

Here are some links that make this learning fun…

 

/https://www.softschools.com/math/greater_than_less_than/alligator_greater_than_game/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Pumpkin

In English we are learning about stories which have repeated language in them.

Here is a link to the story we are studying.

Some ideas we are exploring in class are . . .

  • Retell the story orally and write it.
  • Create character puppets and retell the story.
  • Draw the characters from the story and label them, including their features and personality traits.
  • Change the pumpkin to a different vegetable.
  • Plan a new story! Set it somewhere different; under the sea, in the forest, in dinosaur land. Once upon a time there was a whale and he planted some seaweed . . .

Watch this version.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-the-enormous-pumpkin-movement-dance/z6pyrj6

There is no narration! Can your child narrate the story?

Can you child create a dance to the story and use the music to help them?

 

In art we have been describing, sketching and making clay pumpkins!

20+ Pumpkin ideas | pumpkin drawing, pumpkin, pumpkin sketch

TO ALL YEAR 1

There is no Forest School tomorrow. Send your child in normal uniform please

We are having an online safety day tomorrow.

We have planned lots of fun activities based around the book

Chicken Clicking

Chicken Clicking | Teaching Ideas

This story is available on Youtube.

A scarily good time reading at forest school!

Today in year 1 we were inspired by the story of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.

The witch had dropped her things all over the forest! We hunted for them and wrote where they were! We hope she reads our writing back and comes to collect them!

Children also enjoyed reading a recipe and making pumpkin pizza!

They designed and made brooms! We had witches flying everywhere!

Children Entering Year 1 In September 2020 – Holiday Challenge

We can’t wait to meet you and have you in our Year 1 class!

“To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be.” (Anonymous)

Over the summer we would like you to make a Memory Box of all the things you have done, thought or felt throughout Covid 19.

Decorate a cardboard box. You can put pictures, objects, drawing or writing inside your box. The more creative the better!

For example, you might draw a picture of the time you camped in your back garden or a recipe to remind you of all the baking you did! If you’ve celebrated a birthday you could put a birthday card inside. You could write about a time you felt very sad or a time when you helped someone and felt proud. Your memory box will be unique because it will represent your time over the past few months.

We are going to share and display these in class in order to reflect on and talk about the impact this strange and tricky time has had on us.

Click the link below to see some examples.

 Holiday Challenge For New Year 1 Children

Stay safe over the summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.

Miss Reese and Miss Hullin