This week the children enjoyed listening to and engaging within lots of activities based around the book, Traction Man by Mini Grey. They retold the story in story parts and imagined what it would be like to be Traction Man. In maths the have continued to explore numbers to ten using a tens frame using counters and making additions. For Anti Bullying week they created a jigsaw and wrote about their different likes. This helped them to understand that everyone is different but each piece creates our class, school and community.
Last week the children engaged in outdoor learning activities. They dug up their flower bed and planted new bulbs in time for Spring. This linked to their science learning – seasonal change and plants. There was lots of discussion about if they planted their bulbs up side down or side ways would they still grow?
This week the children have been learning all about regrouping numbers to 10 using a whole and two part model. There was lots of discussion based around this and they enjoyed the hands on practical approach opportunity it provided.
In P.E the children have been learning how to roll.
Jamaica, Jamaica! was Year 1’s One World Week theme and they absolutely loved it! From finding out all about the country, its landscape, human and physical features, weather and food to discovering famous people from the island and much more. They enjoyed painting the native Hummingbird, cooking rock buns and listening each afternoon to a story read in Patois. They explored the atlas to discover its position in the world and were tickled when they found out it was shaped like a guinea pig! This morning they celebrated all their new learning and understanding with their parents. Well done Year 1 for all your achievements! Have a safe and peaceful half-term holiday and we look forward to seeing you when you return!
This week the children learnt about the importance of friendship. They were inspired by the book, Imaginary Fred. This lead them to think about what qualities they would like their own imaginary friend to have and they made a wanted poster to advertise for one. During art sessions they made an imaginary friend and even put on their own puppet shows! In science they carried out a test to find out which material was the most absorbent for the caretaker to use. They had lots of fun finding out and learnt about the importance of a fair test. Lastly, Year 1 made Father Shaun a thank you card for our recent visit to the church where he baptised the baby. We also made a 60th Birthday card to Father Shaun – Happy 60th Birthday!
This week the children visited the Potters Bar Museum to support their current topic, Now and Then. They got the chance to listen to Terry who talked about toys from the past. The children were thrilled when they were given the opportunity to play with them! They were fascinated with the character telephones from the 70s and 80s. A big thank you to all the parent volunteers on the day! The children have really transitioned into Year 1 children. They are learning their spellings and are very keen to write these down in booklets each week – Well done Year 1
Year 1 had a very busy week. On Tuesday, they took part in a special mass at the school to mark the start of the new school year – welcoming the reception and new children across the year groups into the school. Later that afternoon, they made an old fashioned toy ‘cup and cone’ made out of paper a piece of string and a conker. On Wednesday, they visited OLSV to learn about Baptism. Father Shaun talked Year 1 and Year 2 children through the ceremony and discussed the meaning of the objects and symbols. The children sat beautifully throughout and listened attentively. On Thursday, KS1 were very lucky to take part in a ‘Perform Drama’ session called ‘Under the Sea’ in which they pretended to be sea creatures whilst trying to avoid the sharks. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this.
This week, Year 1 enjoyed learning about materials in science. They sorted objects into groups and thought about what they would like to find out about materials. In Maths, they have been learning about number and this week they took part in a 1 more 1 less circle game. The sun shone brightly today when we visited the peace garden for our whole class photo. Afterwards, they sat in the story tellers chair to share their weekly show and tell. Alfie, is this week’s, ‘Star of the Week’ for being a very brave boy. Year 1 all made a ‘Get well soon’ card for his daddy and we all wish him a speedy recovery! We hope you can come along and support the coffee morning on Tuesday after the Mass. We look forward to seeing you there!
This week Year 1 engaged in activities based around the book, ‘Dogger’. They wondered how Dave felt when he lost his favourite toy and wrote about it in the first person. They hot seated Dave and interviewed him which really tickled the children. The children were all given roles of responsibility in the class and were very keen to carry out their roles. This week our,’ Star of the Week’ is, Sofia – Well done to you!
Year 1 enjoyed their first week by taking part in a special class ‘Act of Worship’ welcoming the new school year. They listened to the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and spent the week, creating, writing, drawing and collecting a range of natural materials to build the caterpillar a bed to sleep in.
Our final week in Year 1 has been an action packed one! One of the highlights this week was harvesting our potatoes and onions. We had a bumper crop of potatoes and our onions were enormous!
After digging up our potatoes and onions there was only one thing left to do…. get them into the oven! They were delicious!!!!
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge Thank You for all the very generous gifts I received this week and for all the beautiful cards – I will treasure them! Enjoy your summer holidays! I will see you in September in Year 2!
Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
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