Welcome to the Year One Web Pages.
Please have a look at all the super things we are doing! We hope to keep you informed on what we are learning about and the new skills we are achieving.
It is lovely to hear how you are all getting along with learning from home. Look at this amazing cross that has been created.
Home Project – Year one
Please find below daily activities for your child to complete while not able to attend school. These activities are centred on activities your child would participate in at school. There are also some general whole school activities too.
Read for 15-20min a day with an adult. Read to your adult. Listen to an adult/sibling read to you.
High frequency Year 1 words – they are listed on our class web page. Will set words to focus on each day via Dojo.
Times table/Number facts
Counting in 2s 5s and 10
Doodle a Day for wellbeing
Drawing is good for collecting your thoughts and feelings. Do a doodle every day. This weeks doodle focus - Trees
Say your class prayers every day. Morning Prayer. Lunch time. Afternoon prayer. Home time prayer
Add in …… Then mix in……. spoonful of……a bucketful of……next pour in…. Sprinkle in…...Sir together for ??? minutes…. Then your magic potion is ready to turn your frog into……
History/Geography/Design & Technology/Art
Three Billy Goats Gruff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqz3YtCjMHg The Bog Baby
Music / PE
The Three Billy Goats Gruff -Describe the Troll
English Potion worksheet
Art and Design
Here are some useful ideas for Science work
Please use the following websites for your learning.
Websites – www.phonics.co.uk
Measurement – Length-longer/wider
Taller than, shorter than, units- mm, m, km.
Mass- Heavier than, lighter than, units - mg, g, kg.
Volume- units- ml, l vocabulary full, half full, empty
Use a ruler to measure objects in the home. Weigh items on a kitchen scale to see which is the heaviest and lightest. Find containers in the house and see how much liquid they hold. Order these by size.
Count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Recognise, read and write all numbers to 100
English – Fairy Tales / The Royal Family / Animals -Swamp
Read together let your son/daughter read to you. Together change the ending. Retell the story - What would you do if you were the main character in the book?
Create your own story / book. Design the front cover.
Say your school prayers every day. Morning Prayer when you get up. Lunch time Prayer before you eat your lunch and our end of the day prayer you could sing at bed time.
Research Palm Sunday and think about what the people waved and what they chanted. How did they feel?
Read about the Easter Story. Create a picture board retelling the Easter Story. Design a Easter Cross.
History / Geography
Castles – research (online) the history of castles. How they were they built? Find out key facts about castles in our local area, Nationally and internationally.
What castle would you want to live in? Draw it and write a description.
Deciduous and evergreen trees. What is the difference and how do these change throughout the seasons. Can you name any trees?
Seasonal change- looking at the signs of Spring. Make a poster of the signs of Spring and label what you have drawn. Don't forget to include the weather, trees and plants, animals and birds and hours of daylight.
Draw/design a castle.
Create a dress for a Princess / Create an outfit for a Prince to wear at a ball.
Using recycling items (cardboard yogurt pots drinks bottles etc.) make a castle.
Design and make a crown for a prince or princess.
Design and a make an invitation to a royal wedding.
Design a poster with the theme of On-line Safety.
Last Friday St Anne's celebrated world book day. In Year one all the children dressed up as a character from a book. We looked at the book Tuesday by David Wiesner. This was a book without words but the amazing illustrations told an exciting story in which frogs on lily pads were able to fly around. This all happened at 8pm on a Tuesday evening. We did some super writing and some craft work based on this book.
We have been thinking about vocations and what this means. We discussed how this is using the strengths God has given us to do good things and help others. We also thought about the qualities we respected in others and what we would like to do with our lives when we are adults. Here are what the children in Year One hope to do as adults: doctors, nurses, dentists, vets, firefighters, police , paramedics, shopkeepers, florists, refuse collectors, mums and dads and bee keepers.
We have been learning lots about plants and what they need to grow. Everyone planted a bean and we have been keeping a diary of its growth. Lots of the beans grew to over 20cm. We will be planting some outside in our school growing area in the spring.
We have also been growing cress. We investigated to find out what conditions it needs to grow. We found that if it has water, light and heat it grows well. Without water it will not grow at all. In the dark, but with heat and water it grew very tall and thin but was yellow in colour. The cress we left outside, with water and light, but no heat only just started to germinate.
We are also keeping track of how quickly the Amaryllis plants grow.
Today we had a visit from the poet Andy Tooze. He spent time sharing his poems with the children and inspiring them with his enthusiasm. He taught Year One one a poem about 'Ten Tired Tomatoes' with actions and we performed this to the rest of the school in an afternoon assembly.
The children in Year 1 have entered a Young Writers Poetry competition. The poems we wrote for the competition were acrostic poems and the subject was an animal of their choice. We spent some time learning what an acrostic poem was, some time choosing the animal we wanted to write about and some time planning it before we wrote the poem.
The God Who Speaks Retreat Day
On Thursday we had a wonderful and fun retreat day thinking about how God speaks to us through the scripture. There was lots of acting, singing and drawing activities with Dan and Emily.
The History of Flight
The children are learning about the history of flight and how this has developed over time. After watching a short film they had the opportunity to design their own plane and test them outside on the playground. The had to listen carefully and follow Mrs William's instructions when making their paper plane.
End of Autumn 2
It is hard to believe that the children have completed a whole term at school. We are all really proud of the progress they have made and how much they have grown in confidence since September. Here are some of the things we have been doing over the last few weeks.
Pablo's last few days
We have enyoed having Pablo visit our class. He as taken part in lots of our lessons both indoor and out.
Well done to year one for their super acting and singing skills when performing in the Christmas production.
Fire Safety Talk
Today, Thursday 28th November we had a visit from two Nuneaton based firefighters. They came to give year one some information about keeping safe around fires. We learnt what to do if our clothes caught on fire (stop, drop and roll) and a catchy rhyme to remind us of the dangers of fire.
"Matches and lighters never touch, they might hurt you very much"
We also got the opportunity to try out the firefighters uniform.
Autumn 2 Science -Humans
We are learning about the five senses and which parts of the body they relate to. Today we have been investigating our sense of smell. We had eight smells to identify and we tested to see if holding your nose would help or hinder smelling the items. We couldn't see the items and we found that holding your nose made it more difficult to identify the smells (coffee, lemon, mint, chocolate, vinegar, garlic, bubble bath and banana) . Most children found vinegar, mint and lemon the easiest to identify.
We always have fun in our music lessons but are also learning to follow a steady beat, play faster, slower louder and softly. We have been using the musical instruments to represent other sounds also.
Last week we had a very special visitor to Year 1. Pablo the penguin came to visit again. The children remember him from their time in Reception but he has grown up quite a lot. To make him feel at home they helped Mrs Williams and Mrs Dooley to make him his very own igloo.
Autumn 2 Term
This half term we are learning about the polar regions. We will be reading lots of fiction and non fiction books based around these areas and the animals that live there. We have a igloo role play area and a lovely new small world set.
Look at the skills we are learning in P.E.
We all tried to write the 'Victorian Way' using slates boards and dip pens and ink. This was much harder that we thought it was going to be.
We had such fun at the Autumn disco. We enjoyed dancing, spending time with our friends and snack time.
It is almost the end of the first half term and we have enjoyed learning about schools from Victorian times to present day times. Here are some of the things we have covered in this topic.
Look at our amazing class fingerprint tree
As well as working hard in year one we always have fun on a Friday during our Golden Time. Here or some of the things the children choose to do this week.
Year One spent some time discussing what rules they thought would be good to have as our class rules. They came up with some great ideas.
We had good fun in PE this week.
Yet another busy week in year 1
Once again the children have been working really hard and learning lots of new things. In History they have been looking at the differences between schools in Victorian times and present day schools. They were all able to cut out pictures of school items and decide whether they were from the past, present day or would be used in both eras.
Design and Technology
As part of our topic 'School Days' we have designed and are making a model of a classroom or school. We are developing and improving our cutting and joining skills to help us make the models. Here are some examples so far.
Audio stories in the reading area.
The children have enjoyed listening to and reading along with, books written by Julia Donaldson this week. They are all developing a great love of books.
Year One Rainbow Chairs
We have two special Rainbow chairs in year one. Each day we choose two children that have worked really well, to sit on the chairs for the day. So far lots of different children have had a turn.
This week our Collective Worship time was based around saying 'Thank You' to God for all the things we are grateful for. We spent quiet time listening to relaxing music and reflecting on all the good things in our life. We each had a paper star and folded the points of our stars in to the centre. In turn we placed the stars on the water and told the class what it was that we wanted to say 'Thank You' for. We saw the stars open up, as if by magic.
We are also enjoying spending time in the reading corner. These are some of our favourite books.
The children in Year One really enjoyed sharing stories with both adults and siblings at our recent Story Stop session. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying reaing together.
On Thursday we had a special visitor who showed us some fun scientific experiements. This was a very exciting with lots of fun activities to watch.