Wonderful 1L!

Hello wonderful 1L!

I have been missing everyone else in 1L so much! I wish you had all been in my bubble at school, too!

I am so sad to say that our time together has come to an end and I will miss you all SOOO much!

Unfortunately, our year together was cut far too short and that makes me really sad. However, I am really happy that we got to do so many fun things when we were all altogether and these things still make me really smile. I thought I would share some of my favourite memories with you that cheer me up when I feel sad. Maybe you could share some of your memories by commenting on this post. What a great year we have. We certainly made the most of it. We were so busy!

Do you remember at the beginning of the year we visited the Safari Park and Dinosaur Forest? It was such a long way and took so long to get there as we got stuck behind an emergency on the motorway. Even though we had to wait for so long to get moving, you all behaved beautifully and were very patient. I remember lots of dancing on the coach! When we did arrive, you all certainly made the most of it! Can you remember all the animals and dinosaurs we spotted? It was a lovely day!

Do you remember all these steps?

We have been busy chefs this year. I loved cooking and baking with you all. Do you remember what we made in these photos?

We have had some great role play areas. Do you remember the vets? It was always so busy!

Christmas! My favourite time of the year! You all put on a fantastic show!

We had a party to celebrate our great show!

We have enjoyed walks in the park. You all look very wrapped up in this picture. It must have been Winter!

Dinosaurs! Your models were amazing!

Do you remember the egg drop? we had to make a container which would carry our eggs safely. Do you remember when some eggs went SPLAT! So much fun!

Ahhh the chicks. I loved looking after the chicks with you all. You were all so kind and gentle. Can you remember all of their names? Do you remember why Barney was so special?

Here is a message from Mrs Reeves:

Hi 1L.
As your year in year 1 comes to an end I’d like to share one of my favourite memories with you all. I have so many, from our cooking sessions, to the Christmas performance, to seeing you all so proud of the hard work you produced. I have to say my favourite has to be our Christmas performance shared with 1B. You all worked so hard as a team. Your wonderful singing, and how you all performed your sign language to that beautiful song. It was amazing!
You have all achieved so much this year and you will all continue to shine in year 2. Thank you all for a wonderful year and the memories! Stay safe, love Ms Reeves x

Ahh Ahh Ahhhh!

Here is a message from Mrs Fitzpatrick:

1L, you have been a pleasure to be with for two years. One of my favourite memories is your enthusiasm for growing. Watching the flowers grow and getting so excited when a flower popped out. I will miss reading you stories, especially SUPERTATO. I miss working with you, but I look forward to seeing you at playtime for catch-ups. From Mrs Fitzpatrick

Here is a message from Miss Abbott:

I have enjoyed Year One this year, watching you grow.
One of my favourite memories is when we cooked eggs and how much you loved eating them, wanting more.
Another is how excited you all were when I came in on Monday to tell me about our hatched chicks.
I will miss what a caring class you are,all looking after each other.
Wishing you all the best in year 2 see you all in the playground
Love Ms Abbott

1L, have a fabulous time in Year 2 and please let us know about all the wonderful things you get up to!

Last but not least.. here are LOADS of photos to enjoy! What great memories!

Year 1’s last Sharing Assembly

Welcome to our last sharing assembly! Even in our last week, we have been busy and having lots of fun of course! We are so proud of everyone’s work this year!

Beautiful artwork!

Party fun!

Well done to Oscar for all your hard work over the last few weeks. Thank you for sharing these photos with us!

Dragon fun!

More gorgeous artwork!

Shape hunting and creating!

Year 1 Maths: Shape trains.

Wow! It’s Thursday. let’s look at an investigation today. We are going to make 3D shape trains.

You will need a few 3D shapes of your own. You can use anything: lego, tins and boxes, fruit and vegetables.

Ok. Think about this first:

Ok. Now it’s time to try your own trains. How many different pattern trains can you make?

Year 1 Maths: Shape sorting.

Today, we are going to think about sorting shapes. There are lots of different ways to sort shapes. Find some things you can use to sort:



What else can you find?

Try these ideas to get you started:

That’s a great start. Now how about this…

Don’t forget to try your own sorting. Good luck super shapers!

Year 1 Maths: Shape

Hello! We are still thinking about shapes. Today we are going on a shape hunt. You can do this inside, or outside, or even by looking out of the window.

The world is made of 3D shapes. Here are some of them:

A vertex is where the edge or point of a shape meets. More than 1 vertex = vertices.

Ok. Now for the hunt, get looking! Don’t forget the information on the link will help with your shape vocabulary: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/primary-geometry-shapes/geometry-shapes-year-2-age-6-7/

Find some shapes, count how many you find!

What are we using the shapes for? Clue: A cone is useful for ice cream isn’t it?

Year 1 Maths: Shaping up!

What do you know about 2D and 3D shapes? Here is a short video clip to help you remember. (It’s quite a way down the page, which has lots of useful information).


Here is some more shape information. You will need it this week:

Now play the pattern game. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Now try these patterns:

Try naming some shapes.

Now make some patterns of your own. You can use any shapes.

Distance Learning Year 1: wb 13/07/2020

Here is the plan for the last week of term. Have a great week. This week we are thinking about the Paper Bag Princess, and dragons!

Phonics: Practise as many sounds as you can. Keep trying these all summer long. Don’t forget to use these sounds in your reading and your writing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mWqsLR3faA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QwrkowksKk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPW-ZkhRUPY&t=7s

Art: You will need: some paper, some pens or pencils, your imagination. Try making some art from just a doodle or a scribble. Make sure you draw lots of loop and whirls. Watch this for some ideas to get started: https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/scribble-art/

Wellbeing: Take a calming trip with Cracker the Dragon. Make a space to stretch and relax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NWzS2xziI4

Music: Don’t forget to keep checking Miss Middleton’s amazing music site on the blog. Try some body percussion. Practise this one, then make up your own body percussion beats, what sounds can you make just using your own body? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW2DY1OpgrI

Science: Are dragons real? Can you find anything in the real world that is named after a dragon? Animals? Fruits or vegetables? Buildings? Why do think these things are named after dragons? What features do they have? Here is something to start you off: http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20150426-ten-amazing-real-life-dragons Perhaps you could try making a foaming dragon https://thejoysofboys.com/foaming-dragon-science-experiment/

History: The Paper Bag Princess lived in a castle. Find some information about castles here. Try drawing a plan of a castle you design. Or plan a meal for a Princess. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/guide-to-castles/

Computing: Remember your typing skills from last week? Keep playing these games to get better and better. https://www.typing.com/student/games

English: The Paper Bag Princess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0lNFZtpq7A&t=8s

Can you still be a Princess if you are wearing a paper bag? How can you tell if someone is a Prince or a Princess?

What sort of Prince or Princess would you be? Where would you live? What would you eat? What would you do all day? What special powers would you have? Write down your ideas, and draw and label a picture to explain them.

Do you know any other books or stories that are like The Paper Bag Princess?

Maths: 2D and 3D Shapes. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns Can you recognise and name shapes? What are the features of each shape? Here are some words you might need: Sides, corners, vertices, edges, point, faces. We set a maths activity on the blog each day. Please check them out!

Spelling: burn, wear, she, put, came

Year 1 History: Castles.

Have a look at the picture of the castle. Using the information here, and on the website, can you design your own castle? https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/guide-to-castles/

Look at this picture of a castle. Use it to help you plan your own castle. Don’t forget to leave space for your dragon!

What job do you think you might have had in the castle? Look at these jobs (and there’s a quiz on the link) and choose a job. Or perhaps you would like a different job. Write about why you think you would be good at that job.

Year 1 Reading

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Have a look at the end paper from this story.

What do you notice?

What is different?

What is the same?

Do they give you any clues about the story?

What do you notice about the text on this page?

Why is the writing so big and bold and in capitals?

Do you think this is a very clever plan? Why do you think it is or isn’t clever?

Here is the full story. Does it remind you of any other stories you know?

Here is little Red’s journey. You could have a go at drawing a journey you have been on recently. Maybe a trip to the park. You could draw an imaginary journey.

You might enjoy these stories by the same author, Alex T Smith.