The Book People Bus came to visit.

Today the Book People bus spent the day in school.
Families could shop for books before and after school, and it wasn’t long before long queues formed.
Some children got to go on board and listen to stories and other children went on board to browse and pick out books for school.
Lots of children went home with lovely new books and we got lots of fabulous new ones for school too. (I treated myself to some more David Walliams books and I can’t wait to read ‘The Midnight Gang’ to Year 1)

Paul Klee

Today we started working on our new art topic.
We found out about the artist Paul Klee.
We looked at lots of different paintings by him and we noticed that he used 2D shapes in his work.
We labelled a painting and spotted shapes and then we had a go at colouring in the style of Paul Klee.
We cant wait to produce more work like this.
What do you think?

Discovery RE

Our new RE Topic is ‘Why was Jesus treted like a celebrity on Palm Sunday?’
We thought about what would happen if a special visitor came to school and we acted out the Queen’s arrival. We thought about what we would need to do and how we would need to act.
We then found put abput the story of Palm Sunday and we reinacted Jesus’ journey into Jerusalem. We made our own palm leaves, waved them and placed them on the floor for Jesus to walk on.

Questions for Doreen by Lewan and Amany

hi Doreen wir doo you live?

i love my class its year 1 its amazing.

wot does the wethr look like?

Have you seen a bayby kangaroo?

Do you have a bayby mi bayby is norty?

have you see a shak befur in your life?

i went to blue planet befur it was fun and i saw a shark. In blue planet i tuch a rel life shark skin. have you tuched one?

i come from in yemen by the way

 

 

An owl saw the mouse…

Today we learned the next part of ‘The Gruffalo.’ We performed to our friends and we love this story so much already.

check out our video here

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World Book Day

Today we celebrated World Book Day. We had so much fun dressing up as our favourite characters and sharing stories with one another.

My little book worms started the day by delivering a WBD book to every child in school (a massive thank you to Blackwells for making this happen)

Thank you to lots of our families who stayed to read and share books with their children today.

In Year 1 we were treated to listening to a dual language story. We heard the story in Arabic, Polish and English. You can see the video here https://twitter.com/misshath2/status/837308262533988352

We loved swapping an old book with our friends today.

We enjoyed gong back to Reception today to show our teachers how good we are now at reading. We read stories to the children and we loved pretending to be teachers.

We enjoyed taking World Book Day Selfies today!

Everyone loved dressing up (including all of the teachers)

At the end of the day we had a book sale and enjoyed buying books to take home.

Arsema.

My  feverety  Storey  is cinderella beecos I like to reed it. The uglee sistrs is meen to cindella and dot let her go to a bol but she gets a feree godmufa hoo lets her go and she gets a lost shoo but then a prins faynds it and she is kist by the prins charmig.

Gruffalo Jigsaws

Today we worked with Mr Triggs to make our very own Gruffalo jigsaw on the iPad. We painted a picture using different tools and then we used a jigsaw tool to split it up into pieces. We then had to put our Gruffalo back together again!

Even the Gruffalo had a go!

selebrating cloks by Lamin and Amany

Hello world we are selabrating klocks so we no whot Time is it

we no o clok and harf past and it is on 12 for o clok and 6 for harf past

we have lerned (alredee happined ed) how to tell if it is o clock with the big hand and harf past with the big hand on 6

we no how long 1 minit is too and we did not no haw long it was befor

klocks are fun

can you tell the time?

bye for now it is harf term

Lamin and Amany

Chester zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?

My favourit animal is a luyon because it runs fast.

Can you describe your favourite animal?

It has a long tail and shup teeth, because it is a canivor.

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
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Stay Safe Online

Today we spoke about how to keep safe online. We heard a story abut Smartie the Penguin and we helped him to do the right things and stay safe online.

Problem 1 – Smartie was playing on his new tablet, but an advery came up telling him he had won a competition and it told him to click the red cross.

We decided that Smartie shouldn’t press the button because he doesn’t know what the advert is for or where it might take him. One little girl said it could be a ‘bad guy’ who wants to take your money. We told Smartie to hel him family and they helped him to get rid of the advert safely.
Problem 2 – Smartie let his older brother play on his tablet and now it is open on something that Smartie has never seen before.

We decided that Smartie should ask his family for help to get back on to a game he is used to, and his mum also told his brother not to use his tablet.

Problem 3 – Smarties friend Percy wasn’t very good at an online game. Other children started to bully him and call him names.

We decided that being a cyber bully is not a good thing! We told Smartie to tell his family and to tell Percy’s family too.

We also spoke about staying safe online, never giving out your personal information and never ever talking to strangers online.

We have made some SMARTIE rules for Miss Comer’s display and we also made a #bethechange banner too.

Fraction Fun….Pizza Making

We had so much fun making pizza yesterday. We had a go at cutting our pizzs in half to make two equal pieces and some of us tried to cut it into quarters too!

What a yummy lesson! Not only did we learn about equal pieces but we got to eat our delicious pizzas too!

Teamwork…PSHE this week

This week our PHSE theme was ‘Teamwork’

We shared our ideas about what a team was with ‘Jack the Jigsaw’ and this is what we came up with.

*A team helps each other
*A team shows someone what to do
*A team takes turns
*A team shares
*A team can save people like firemen
*A team can win games like football teams
*A team wants to do well
*A team has a goal to do well at something.

We then spoke about how if we wanted to design something in a team we would have to work together to do it or we wouldn’t achieve our goal.

We desgned ‘team wellies’ for out Jigsaw garden.

Doubles fun

We are busy learning our doubles this week. We are working on our mental recall and we are trying to beat the clock and recite them out of order in the quickest time. We are getting quicker!

Today we played a doubling game, trying to get three or more counters in a row. We rolled 1-12 dice and whoever doubled the number first got to place a counter on the board.
We also used mirrors to help us to double numicon pieces up to 10. We had a go at doubling the number mentally and then checked our answer by looking in the mirror and counting how many spaces altogether.
Some of us even had fun painting some double butterflies for our working wall.
We had a very busy maths day!

Should the Pasha send Zeraffa to France?

We worked in teams to decide if the Pasha should send Zeraffa to France.
We thought of reasons why it was a good idea and also reasons why it would be better that she stayed on the plains.

We then picked our side and took part in our first conscience alley. We shouted our ideas at the Pasha (Miss Daffern), and she told us which advice she would take.

Money, Money, Money!

We have been busy learning how to combine coins to make different values. We had to work out what to do when there wasn’t a 4p to use etc.

This week in PSHE

This week in PSHE we spoke about dreams and goals. We shared our goals and spoke about how we would need clear steps to achieve them.

We used the concept of trying to tie a tie – with and without instructions.

We couldn’t work out how to do it until we identified small steps to make the task achievable!

A busy day blogging in Year 1

Today we had a busy afternoon blogging about our adventure to Chester Zoo. We shared our favourite animal, described it and shared any interesting facts we knew!

Plese have a look on our blog and let us know your favourite animal too.

Thank you.

Chester Zoo.

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?

My favourite anial is a giraffe because it was coyote.

My favrtt wos the layn bcos it is lawd and sceree.

Can you describe your favourite animal?

My aneeml has got a log nek and yelo and brawn scin.

layn has got lots of her.

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?

layn eets meet and giraffes ar herbevor.

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?

My favourite animal is a elefant because it can eat with it trunk.

Can you describe your favourite animal?
My favouite animal is a lion because it can roar.

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
Lion live in africa

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?

My favourite animal is a jrath because they have a long neck.

My favourite animal is a pagwin because it swims.
They ar strighpee.

Can you describe your favourite animal?
it has stripee

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
They swim fast

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?
My favourite animal is the baby turtle because it gave m a fright.
My favourite animal is a lion because it has big teeth.

Can you describe your favourite animal.
They have a hard shell

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
I did not no that the baby turtle was Invizibul

Chester zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why? My favourite animal is a
Giraffe because it has a tall neck.

My favourite animal is a snake because there are very long and they have a long tunges.

Can you describe your favourite animal?
Very long with snake skin. My animal has patterns

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
They are strippy.

Chester. Zoo.

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?

My. Favarite. Animai. Is. A. bat. because. It. Sleeps. Upside down.
My farourite is the bats because they flie super fast and they like the dark.

Can you describe your favourite animal?
The. batIs. Culer. Is. Black

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
They. Get. They. Orms. On. They. bodea

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?
My favourite animal is a cheetah because they run so fast.
My my favourite is a tiger because it is big.

Can you describe your favourite animal?
It is brown and yellow it is like fluffy spots

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
It is the fastest animal in the howl entiyr world

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?
My favourite animal is the baby frog because it is green.
My faveourite animal is the bats because they can sleep up said done.

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?
My favourite animal is the baby turtle because it gave my a fright.
My favourite animal is a lion because it has big teeth.
Can you describe your favourite animal.
I did not no that the baby turtle was Invizibul.

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?
I liked the Lion because he was really big

Can you describe your favourite animal? The LIon had big teeth and his big paws

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?
They are kings of jungle

Chester Zoo

Which animal was your favourite at Chester Zoo and why?
My favouite animal is a chimpanzee because they can swing everywhere.

Can you describe your favourite animal?Darkbrown and perch

Do you know any interesting facts about your favourite animal?They swing everywhere

A wonderful day at Chester Zoo

We had a wonderful day at Chester Zoo today. We braved the cold, wrapped up warm and didn’t stop smiling and laughing all day!

We were so excited when we saw the new baby giraffe, and spotted our own ‘Zeraffa Giraffa’

We recognised lots of animals and started identfying the continents they were from too.

Please have a look at our adventure!

The chidren will be on the blog next week to share their experiences with you all.

Well done Year 1 we are all so proud of you. Your behaviour was exceptional today.

We can locate the continents!

Last week we learned the names of the seven continents and now we can locate them on a map of the world!

IMG 0023 from Gemma Hathaway on Vimeo.

Miss Hathaway is so proud of us all!

A special delivery…

Today a story bag was delivered to our classroom.

Inside the bag there were lots of clues about of new story and we predicted what might happen.


Inside the bag we found:-

*a boat
*a crown (which we later decided was an old, ancient crown from a long time ago)
*a colourful heart
*a scroll
*a giraffe
*a map

Here are some of our ideas. We used ‘because’ to back up our opinions.

I think that the giraffe is an old king from the olden days because the crown is rusty and dusty. Taha

I think that the giraffe loses his crown when he goes on adventure because it looks like it has been in the sea. Ahmed

I think that he is an ancient king from a long time ago because the crown belongs to him.

I think the giraffe has lost the crown because he isn’t wearing it now in our classroom.

I think he is a pirate giraffe who travels the world because there is a map for him to follow.

What do you think the story could be about?

Another busy day!

We had so much fun during our ‘Deep Dive Challenge’ today.
Miss McCrave set us some great questions and we worked well in a team to explain our reasoning and prove our answers.

WE started our new topic today too. We will be learning where different animals come from and the continents of the world.
Today we thought about all of the animals we could name, and shared ideas where we though the animals might come from.
We also learned a continents song and will film ourselves singing it tomorrow for you all to listen to.

Check out our wonderful animal thought showers!

What a busy day in Year 1 today!

Wow! We had a busy start to 2017!

We started by writing letters to Miss White to tell her all about what we got up to over the Christmas break!

Then we got stuck into our first deep dive challenge of 2017!

The circles had a fantastc first day back and showed everyone that they could make 7 using numicon, without any help from one of their teachers. We are so proud of you.

We also made some New Year’s Resolutions about things that we want to get even better at.

Finally we started our new RE topic ‘Was Jesus a good friend?’

We thought about what qualities a good friend needed, and what a good friend wouldn’t do.

We listed to a sad story about ‘Sam’ who went to a new school and had no friends. We acted out what it would have been like to be Sam and to have no one. Then we acted out how to include Sam in our games and how to show him he had some friends.

We deserve a rest after all of that today!

Our New Year’s Resolutions

Today we spoke about New Year’s Resolutions. We decided to base them on something we would like to improve and get better at.

We Would like to get even better at:-

Sleeping – Ahmed

Running my own shop and ice cream shop. I need to know counting money – Aaliyah

Yusra – Swimming

Aamer – Swimming in the shower!!

Mohammed – Naming birds

Eilaf – Learning about animals

Sonam – Swimming

Taha – To get better at science, maths and english

Ibrahim -Cooking

Mikey – Running

Amr – Sleeping

Yusuf – Swimming

am any- Swimming

Ahmed R – Tidying my room

Amany – Learning new tgings

Lamin – Learning how to be a teacher like Miss Hathaway

Musiwa – Being brave

Roza – Art

Ava-Swimming

Alaa – Doing the splits

Ahmed A – Swimming

Stefan – Going on water slides

Lamin

Which part is your favourite and why?
I liked it when he gets a green romper suit because he is not happy.

Would you like a knitted green romper suit?
I wouldn’t like one it would make me itchy.

Where would you take Traction Man on an adventure?
I would take him to a Christmas shop to buy Christmas things.

QR Codes

We used QR codes for the first time today. We scanned them to retrieve pictures from the past about The Beatles and we answered questions about what information the picture and source gave us.

Traction Man and the Evil Egg

In Year 1 we have planned and wrote our own Traction Man stories this week.

Have a look at the first finished piece.

Traction Man and the Evil Egg!

Planning a new adventure for Traction Man

We have been set the challenge of writing a new Traction Man adventure story. We had to pick a new bad character, a new setting and a new plot.

Just by looking at some of the Year 1 plans I can tell that the stories are going to be very exciting and I can’t wait to read them!

What do you think?

The blog about blogging!

Blogging with Year 1 might seem like a challenge, but believe me it isn’t! Start your children blogging now and imagine what they will be able to do as they grow in confidence! The children aren’t just blogging at school, they are also going home and blogging too. It’s amazing to see their enthusiasm grow and I’m excited to continue our blogging journey this year.

Year 1 have been blogging independently this week. I created a Traction Man book review form and the children were able to navigate the questions and post online. Children worked with a friend to share their ideas.

Children also commented on a setting description post without any prompting from their teachers. I am so proud of how well Year 1 are getting on with their blog and they absolutely love checking on their flag counter every morning!

I wonder where we can get a hit from next?

Marvellous Maths

This week Year 1 have produced some marvellous maths work. You have made me very proud.

Traction Man Story Boxes

In Year 1 we have been busy making story boxes of our favourite Traction Man scenes.

Can you spot the kitchen scene’ Granny’s Christmas cottage, the bedroom, the bathroom and the garden?

Can you also spot the spoons that needed saving, the mysterious toes, the Evil pillows, the dolls stuck in the mud or an unhappy Traction Man in his knitted green romper suit?

Well done Y1 you worked so hard on your story boxes.

Amr and Aamer

Which part is your favourite and why?
my farvrite part is when Traction man savd the dolls because I lik it

Would you like a knitted green romper suit?
yes I would lik a knitted green romper suit to wer

Where would you take Traction Man on an adventure?
we would like to take Traction Man to the beach

Yusif and ibrahim

Which part is your favourite and why my favourite it when Traction man save the spoon from the lagging cupcak.
Would you like a knitted green romper suit?

No we don’t want one because it will make me look silly and I don’t like green

Where would you take Traction Man on an adventure?
We would take him to China because he could see the dragons

Ava and Yusra

Which part is your favourite and why?my favrit part is when he rescoos the dolls because it macs me lafe.my favrit part is when he is relaxing on a book because he is silly in his little knitted green swimming trunks.

Would you like a knitted green romper suit?both of us wouldn’t want a knitted green romper suit because it maks me lafe.

Where would you take Traction Man on an adventure?

I wud take Traction Man to the park because he might like the slide