We have had a very busy week during sport and health week. We have made smoothies and fruit kebabs, team building activities and survival skills, sports day, dental hygiene activities and how to stay fit and healthy.
We have started our new Rio topic this week. The children have learnt about different festivals, where Rio is on a world map, listened to music whilst making a head dress for a samba session!
In maths we have focused on addition practising our skills and applying them into different situations.
In English we have produced our own story map for Handa's surprise and read through it together with expression.
Star art of the week -Lottie and Jack
What a week!!! I am very proud of everyone for their hard work and dedication in phonics!.
We had a great time in Chester Zoo on Thursday and we saw lots of animals linked to Handa's Surprise story. The children had a wonderful time and have written about it in their books today!
Maths has been a busy week focusing on place value and using 3 digit numbers.
Star of the week - Annabell and Thanushan
We had a nice first week back into our final half term in Year 1. We have been busy in maths working through booklets and remembering everything we have been taught in year 1. In English we have been focusing on writing and phonics. Next week we will be starting a new book looking at different cultures around the world.
In science we carried out two experiments linked to habitats and worms!!! The children had lots of fun touching the worms!
Today the butterflies found a new home. We let them go one at a time into the garden. Two of them flew off straight away, one crawled onto my hand and the final one enjoyed eating the apple and wouldn't let go!
This morning we found that three butterflies had emerged from their cocoon.
We are very excited to watch them grow!
Sadly, our butterflies did not emerge from their cocoon but 1KH let us join in their butterfly party! We let the butterflies out into our school garden and watched them find a new home!
Keep an eye out for photographs of our butterflies while we are off school.
Enjoy your half term holiday!
Christian Value star - truthfulness -Ellis
Over the last two weeks we have been learning about money. We have focused on coin recognition, adding amounts to find the total and lots of problem solving and investigating.
Phonics has been a priority and the children have been working hard to remember their "special friends" to help them read tricky words.
In science we have been learning about animal habitats and how to group the animals into catergories such as mammals, reptiles and insects.
We also have our own class caterpillars growing. They have been moved into their butterfly net ready to emerge from their cocoon.
We had a lovely art lesson this week focusing on our drawing skills. We had to look at different plants and flowers and have a go at sketching them focusing on size and shape.
In Maths we worked out problems involving time and tried working out and hour earlier and an hour later.
In English we focused on lots of different characters in Julia Donaldson's stories and used our adjectives to describe them.
In Science we introduced the children to evergreen and deciduous trees and what they are. We will be going to Stanley Park soon to find different trees and leaves.
Star of the week - Scarlet and Lottie
NEW TOPIC -The Enchanted Wooland
Welcome back and ready for a busy term! We have started our new topic with a science lesson focusing on plants and looking at then different parts. We also created a map of what we might see if we walked through the woods.
In maths we have continued to focus on telling the time looking at half past and in English we have started to look at books written by Julia Donaldson.
Homework - time
star of the week - Annabell and Charlie
This week we finished our solar system by painting the planets the correct colour and also made our own rockets using empty bottles and tin foil.
On Wednesday we went to the Museum of Liverpool for our school visit. We enjoyed a workshop about toys and had a chance to play with some old and new toys. After lunch we had a look around the Museum and then had a play in the mini model of the docks and tunnels in Little Liverpool.
On Thursday we went to church for our Easter service which was lead by year 4 and on Friday some children from Ethos group came to visit our class with an Easter garden to tell us the story of Easter.
Christian value star for trust -Jessica
homework - phonics booklets and reading
Another busy week in year 1! We have made our own solar system using balloons and learnt the order of the planets. We also had gymnastics, mental maths and a team building session with Littlefoot HQ.
In maths we have learnt about standard units of measure and how to work through problems involving measure.
In English we have started to write our own version of Aliens love underpants.
Next week we are visiting the Museum of Liverpool.
Star of the week - Mares and Jessica
Week 3 was a crazy week as I was in Boreatton Park but the children still enjoyed fun lessons especially a messy science lesson.
We have been busy in maths week working through difficult questions but also learning about measure.
In English we designed and wrote about our own Alien ready to write about in our Aliens Love Underpants story.
We also got to use the bee bots this week and we were able to programme it to move around space!
On Monday, we started gymnastics lessons followed by an after school club. On Tuesday, an alien landed in our garden and we had to help it collect its jewels to fly back home. On Wednesday, we started a new book in English called Aliens love Underpants which was very funny.
During the week, we have completed more activities based on division including problem solving. We will be moving onto fractions next week.
In history, we learnt about a famous astronaut called Neil Armstrong and watched a film clip when he walked on the moon!
Homework -write about an Alien and read red and green words
On Tuesday we designed and created our own pancakes which were delicious! We then wrote a short recount about how we made them using time connectives.
On Thursday it was World Book Day and all the children were split up into different groups throughout the day. The children learnt about different stories and poems and all came back to class with something they had made such as a dream catcher, dream jars, crispy cakes, planted daffodils and made potions. It was a very fun and exciting day.
Homework - practise counting in 5's forwards and backwards.
We are very excited to be learning about space and the moon this half term. We have lots of ideas already and planned for a trip to the museum.
We have had a great last week in school.
We worked with a partner to design and create a memory box together and sketched and painted family portraits.
We have worked hard in maths as we have been using our understanding of multiplication to solve tricky problems and completed a difficult mental maths test!
Our RWI groups have been working extremely hard and have showed how well they are progressing to our visitors. After half term they will be working in a new group.
Over half term please make sure that you read your school book, practise your RWI sounds and words.
See you on Monday 27th February!
We had a very successful parent and grandparent afternoon tea this week. We have been learning about how things have changed from the past and we wanted our families to come and join us. We played with old toys, coloured in toys pictures, played snakes and ladders and had cakes and juice!
This week we have also been learning how to write repeated addition calculations for multiplication and working out the answers.
Keep up the hard work everyone!
WOW! This has been our busiest week yet!!
We have had lots of special visitors in our school this week and we have produced some beautiful work!
In maths we have been learning how to write repeated addition calculations and look at array images.
In science we carried out 2 investigations to understand why we have two eyes.
On Thursday we also had a visitor from Nick Sharratt! He came into our school and taught children from Rec-Year 3 who to draw some of the characters in his books. Children also got to buy some of his books and had it signed by Nick.
I would like to say thank you to all the children who have been reading at home. We now have a raffle in our class and the winner is announced on a Friday. Keep up the hard work.
We have been learning how to double and half numbers in maths this week and it was been a tricky challenge.
Our RWI groups have been leaning lots of new super speedy sounds and our tricky red words!
In history we looked at different forms of transport and how it has changed from the past up to the present day.
This week we have extended our knowledge of subtraction to solve word problems and work out the inverse of addition and subtraction!
In English we have focused on sequencing the story of Owl Babies and writing our own sentences.
In RE we have looked at prayers and the different types of prayers. We have all written our own prayers to say thank you, sorry or please.
We have also focused on different celebrations, what memories we have of our birthdays and made our own celebration cards for our families.
We have had a great first full week back in our class and have had lots of fun. This week we have had a teddy bears' picnic. We wore our pyjamas and brought in a teddy and had a chat about why it is special and if it has any memories.
In science we asked the children in bring in their baby photographs and we played a "Guess Who". The photographs are so cute!
In maths we have been solving word problems involving subtraction and we have all been working hard in our new RWI groups.
practise counting in 2's and 5's forwards and backwards
Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all!
We have started off our new year with a bang! We have already carried out our wow starter for our new topic - Memory Box. We had a visit from Miss Hamlett's Grandma who told us lots of interesting facts about her childhood and the children asked lots of interesting questions.
We have also completed 3 mental maths tests this week and have all done really well!
In English we have done lots of writing about our Christmas holidays and learnt some king foo punctuation moves!
Next week we are having a teddy bears picnic!!!
Well done for your wonderful nativity performance!!
Have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!
From Mrs Buffel-Morland and Mrs Smith
Our Nativity rehearsals are well underway now and coming together nicely!
During our DT lessons this week we have made houses from 1666! We used boxes, paper, tissue paper and designed our own house. Some of us even made it look like it was on fire!
In RE we have learnt about the Christmas Story and the gifts that baby Jesus received.
Maths homework has been set this week and please make sure you read your home reading book and bring it in on Monday.
We have been learning about the Great Fire of London and have looked at maps of London and Liverpool. In science we carried out a bread tasting experiment in preparation of making our own next week. We have also created an autumn tree picture using our hands!
Christmas rehearsals have begun and the children have been fantastic.
In maths we have been working in our number facts to 10 and 20 and using different equipment.
Busy, Busy, Busy!!
This week has been forgiveness week linked to anit-bullying. We have had some lovely sessions in class looking at what to do if someone "bugs" us, how our feelings can be hurt with nasty comments and how we can make someone smile by giving them a compliment. We also met up with children in year 4 and made some friendship hearts for our new buddy bench.
In maths we have been detectives trying to solve tricky problems and making 2 digit numbers using given numbers.
On Friday we wore our own clothes to raise money for Children in Need and 5GM led a great assembly. We even had a visit from Pudsey Bear!!
We have had a wonderful week with lots of exciting things happening. For our geography lessons we went on our school mini bus and went around Liverpool looking a landmarks such as the Albert Dock, museums, Cathedrals, EFC and Stanley park.
In maths we have been working on number lines and correcting any mistakes.
We also attended a remembrance service in school which was delivered by our year 6 children.
Aswell as having an afternoon tea, we have also been learning about where liverpool is on the map of the UK and comparing the distance to London! We have learnt that there are 4 countries in the UK and we live in England!
Following our visit from the firefighters, we had a circle time session about bonfire night and came up with our own class rules for staying safe. We then made firework pictures using chalk and had our own mini firework display in class all wrapped up in our coats and scarfs!
Remember to log onto my maths and play the games and if you can't practise counting forwards and backwards to 100!
For the launch into our new topic we had an afternoon tea with the king and queen. We nominated a king and queen and they got to wear a crown and sit on the top table!
We enjoyed sandwiches, cakes, scones and juice!
I hope you all had a great half term holiday and managed to collect your autumn leaves!!
Our new topic for this half term is Bright lights Big city which is about London!
Our last week has been the busiest yet!
We had some real life superheroes visit our class this week - POLICE!!!
We had two SSCO's come to talk to us about what they do and how they help and look after people everyday. They took some of our superhero powers to use with other police officers and then let some children try on their uniform. They also joined in playtime on the yard!!!!
We have also been working hard in RWI and Maths and carried out an investigation about What our hands can do for science.
Half term is from Monday 24th - Friday 28th October and we return on Monday 31st October.
Keep checking our class page over the half term for any homework ideas!!
Have a happy and safe break!
Year 1 have had an interesting week!
In science we had fun investigating body parts! We put rubber body parts in jelly and let the children have a feel!!
We had a DT lesson this week were we designed and made our own superhero pizzas.
Of course we had a chance to eat them but some of the children said their super power would be to turn everyone into ice!!! I hope they didn't use their powers on anyone at home!! Even I enjoyed my own pizza and my power was to disappear!
We also had a great PE lesson and produced our own dance moves linked to superheroes! We also leant about another hero this week in collective worship- Mother Teresa. She helped lots of children and people who were homeless and sick.
Maths has been very enjoyable this week as the children have been investigating numbers using equipment. We have been learning how to partition a number into tens and ones and use a place value mat! Well done everyone!
Science has been very messy ...... We have been learning about our senses and carried out an experiment using our senses! We used blind folds to taste, feel, smell and hear and then took them off to see what was inside the box!!!
Make sure you keep reading your books at home and practise counting forwards and backwards to 50!
We have been working hard in read write inc this week and practising our handwriting.
Maths has been hard trying to work out one more and one less than a given number!
1DBM have missed Mrs BM this week as she took children to Crosby Hall but they had a fab day on Thursday for International Day of languages! They can now count to 5 in Mandarin.
What a busy week!
In maths we have been focusing on making numbers using numicon and base ten and numbers that are more than and less than given numbers. We have also been playing lots of counting games!
In English we have been focusing on sentence structure and writing sentences and captions about superheroes and villains.
Homework this week is to practise reading and spelling the days of the week and finding out your house number for an activity in class.
We have had a busy week starting lots of new and exciting lessons. We have been very busy with maths this week focusing on number and ordering numbers. In PE we performed superhero movements with superhero music and ended with a yoga session.
Today was our superhero day and we all dressed up as a superhero or our own hero. We went on a superhero hunt around the school and found 16 different superhero pictures. We also had a photoshoot flying through the sky!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and welcome back to school.
Your class teacher is Mrs Buffel-Morland and teaching assistant is Mrs Smith. If you need anything please speak to either of us at the end of the day.
Year 1 is a very busy year group with lots of new skills to be learnt through new topics.
Our first topic is Superheroes which involves lots of science work and designing our own superhero food!
Monday 12th September is our Superhero day. Children are welcome to dress up as a superhero, dress up as their own hero (nurse, police officer) or bring in photographs or objects linked to heroes.