Stay and create! Maths/Art morning!
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the maths/art morning, we hope you enjoyed your time in our class. The children recapped their knowledge of 2D shapes whilst creating a stunning stained glass window picture. We learned the Easter story and noticed that some churches tell the story visually using stained glass windows. We decided to innovate this and draw a chick stained glass window. The children have been learning about symbolism and wanted to show off their skills using a chick to symbolise new life.
Take a look at our wonderful window display:
In DT and Science, we have been learning all about healthy eating and food groups. We learned that all food is important in helping our bodies to work properly. We also learned that food can be grouped into carbohydrates, proteins, dairy, fats and much more. We decided to make smoothies as these are part of a healthy diet and incorporate several macro nutrients which we need to grow. We chose our own fruit, put it into our drink container, added low fat milk and watched it turn to liquid! We then enjoyed a taste test with our peers!
We absolutely loved learning how to skip at school this term!
A special visitor showed us how to hold a skipping rope properly, like a penguin! We then learned how to use our wrists to rotate the rope over our heads and how to jump over it so it could keep turning around us! We learned to jump quickly using a good rhythm. Skipping is a great way to stay healthy and connect with our bodies! We now have a skipping area outside during lunchtimes to allow us to continue this brilliant activity!
Stay and play maths morning!
Thank you to all the parents who came and supported their children’s learning in maths. The theme was the olympics and all the children really enjoyed their activities. We hope you got a better insight into year one’s maths work and were proud of their behaviour for learning.
Thank you to all the children who participated in trying their best and putting on a great show! You all looked fantastic and really did look amazing! Thank you to all the parents who took the time to supply the children with truly magical costumes! I am so proud of year one for standing up in front of a large crowd and performing the way we did! Polish your medals guys.
Autumn half term 2. (December 2017)
We have been enjoying our second half term in Year One, doing lots of interesting learning inside and outside!
In literacy we have been learning the story Monkey See Monkey Do. We have imitated and innovated the text changing, characters objects and phrases. We have also learned similes and alliteration! This has really helped us to enrich our writing with musical phrases and decorative language. Next we will invent our own stories using the skills we have been practising this half term! A copy of our hot tasks will be sent home so you can see the amazing progress in writing so far.
In geography we have been learning about the four points of a compass. We went outside and discovered what beautiful sights our environment had to offer at each point of the compass. All the children handled a compass and were able to use it to direct themselves.
In maths we have been learning different strategies for calculating subtraction! We used the interactive board to cross out objects in subtraction, the part, part whole model to find the difference and much more.
In science we have been learning about Animals including humans. We have been learning about our senses and how they allow us to experience the world around us. We have a class diagram of the human body called Gary who we recently labelled with the senses.
We also all took part in a projects about how we change over time by bringing in baby pictures. We set these out and hid the names of each child. The children then studied the photos and tried to guess who was who! Some children were easily identifiable but others were a little trickier to identify. We all had some very interesting conversations around how humans change throughout life. The teachers also took part which showed us all how humans change on a longer scale of time.
We have been having fun across the curriculum in Year One but one of our favourite sessions each week has become Computing. This half term we are working with music and sounds. We have recorded our voices, music and edited music phrases with software. We have enjoyed working in teams to compose music and then to perform in front of our peers!
What a super start! (October 2017)
We have had so much fun starting our journey in year one. In Geography we have been learning about the continents and oceans of the world! We all boarded the ‘sea-plane’ and travelled the globe to experience the different cultures that the world has to offer. We made paper lanterns in China and even handled some real life Chinese money!
The photos above are of our computing lessons, we have these every Tuesday afternoon. As part of our computer literacy topic we have been learning how to use a search engine, follow links and find information online! We used the Ipads to research Robert Falcon Scott, who we are learning about in History.
In Literacy we have been learning The Three Little Pigs using actions. We all enjoyed using our drama skills to help us remember the story such as hot seating, conscience alley, and drama. We all produced a brilliant, invented story based on traditional tales which we are so proud of!
In maths we have been doing lots of number work with number 0-10. We have learned to sort,group and compare objects, how to make number bonds to 10, how to partition numbers using a part,part whole model and much, much more. In mental maths we have been concentrating on finding one more and one less!
We have done some very exciting things this term such as weather walks where we investigated the changing weather whilst collecting natural objects for a call collage. Our class was filled with the smell of freshly baked bread as we sung a Harvest song and read ‘The Little Red Hen.’
In R.E we chose The Harvest Festival as part of the school’s festival museum event. We presented our work and learning out then set off around the school to learn about the other festivals! It was so much fun!
In PSHCEE we enjoy taking part in circle time, where we each have a chance to talk and share our feelings around a weekly topic. We all really enjoy this time and look forward to respecting one another’s views. We also learned about personal hygiene and how important it is to wash our hands throughout the day. There are pictures of us doing this below.
All in all, it has been a super start to an exciting new year!
The children enjoyed a creative afternoon making African necklaces inspired by the beaded necklaces of the Samburu Tribe.
They decided on their own designs and used felt tips or paint to create their patterns and designs. They cut out their own necklaces and added detail with craft items.
We really enjoyed learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam and exploring different artefacts that are important to Muslims. We were very respectful and enjoyed listening to the Imam, joining in with the workshop and learning about Islam.
Pizza Pyjama Party
All the children have worked so hard in the first few weeks of being in year 1 and they managed to fill their marble jar up so quickly. They have had so much patience as they have been working towards having a pyjama party since Early Years. The class voted to find out what treat they would like and this came out on top! We still managed to do some computer coding, even though we were having a party. We had such a good time and it was really funny going into assembly in our pyjamas when everyone else was in their uniform. We are working towards our next treat now – I wonder what it will be.
Number Bonds Challenge
This is our first go at demonstrating some of the challenges your child is learning in class. We hope you find it useful and we welcome your feedback via your child’s communication book. It is work in progress but, if you find it useful, hopefully we will be able to share more videos with you. Thanks for having a look.
Welcome to year 1. This is where you will find lots of information about our learning we have been doing in school. We are very excited about the coming term as we will have to work as a team to achieve all the new challenges that have been set. Please have a look at our Autumn Newsletter to find out more.
Year 1 2016 – 2017
Jack and the Beanstalk
This is our last piece of writing in Class 1. We are imitating, innovating and inventing our own traditional tales based around Jack and the Beanstalk.
Here is a copy of the story map we’ve drawn:
Jack and the Beanstalk
Opening: A long time ago there lived a poor boy called Jack who swapped his cow named Daisy for three magic beans.
Build-up: The beans grew into a green, leafy beanstalk as tall as a mountain. Jack climbed the beanstalk and found a chicken that laid golden eggs.
Problem: Along came a grumpy giant. “Fe-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an English man, be he alive or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!”
Resolution: Jack was scared as he quickly scurried back down the tall beanstalk.
Ending: He sold the golden eggs and was never poor again.
Maths Stay and Play Morning
Although no parents came to play with us today, we still had a great morning working on the symmetry of flags. Our morning revolved around the Olympic Games and the children had to complete flags using mirrors and the line of symmetry. The children worked hard and loved the activity!
Active Children’s Programme
This week the children made ‘Rainbow Wraps’ which contained a variety of vegetables as well as ham and cheese. In the wraps we used Greek style yoghurt instead of mayonnaise – this was a healthy and delicious choice! We made a picture with the filling. Lots of people made smiley faces! The children learnt a new technique for rolling their wraps! Everyone got to try them and we thought they were delicious!
Whole School Trip to the Yorkshire Arboretum
This week Longman’s Hill went on a whole school trip to the Yorkshire Arboretum. We split off into classes to experience lots of new things. First we went on a mini-beast hunt and used magnifying glasses to classify insects. Then we ate lunch in an outdoor shelter. Next we went on a forest fairy walk to explore and discover things about trees. After that we made wormeries with help from the Yorkshire Rotters. Finally we had a bit of time to play on the outdoor assault course which was really good fun and a little bit tricky.
We made wormeries using compost, soil, cabbage and newspaper.
We went on a forest fairy walk where we discussed lots of different trees some of which were over 200 years old!
We went on a mini-beast hunt looking for lots of different insects.
Over the last week and a half the children have been working on the Fiver Challenge. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to set up a business for the Summer Fair using only £5. The children were split into three businesses with the task of creating a pizza company.
The children had to:
– decide on a name for their business
– create a logo for the company
– create posters to display around school to advertise the stall at the Summer Fair
– design some packaging
– decide on pizza toppings using a tally from our ‘target audience’ (other classes)
– order the food using an online shopping company
– make the dough from scratch by using a recipe
– roll out the dough and apply the toppings
– practise buying and selling pizzas using the correct money
– making decorations for the stall
– recorded an advert
– writing the menus for the stall
1. The three groups decided on the names: Pizza Dice, Allergy Friendly Healthy Pizzas and England Pizzas.
2. All children created a logo and we voted on the best one for each.
3. We used the logo designs that hadn’t made the final cut as posters by adding on the date and times of the fair.
4. Then all the children created some packaging. They then voted on the best packing using the criteria of size, ease to mass produce and practicalities of using for a slice of pizza.
5. Two group representatives went to other classes to decide on the most popular flavours. We realised we hadn’t suggested any vegetarian pizzas so we tweaked our original menu/shopping list.
6. We used ASDA online to order the things we had put on our shopping lists. We compared prices using the ‘pounds per 100 gram’ and picked the cheapest products due to our low budget.
7. In small groups with Miss Kemp’s help we made the dough using a Jamie Oliver recipe. Before we began using touching the ingredients we discussed hygiene. We talked about washing hands and under nails, we spoke about coughing and sneezing in the crook of your elbow and washing hands straight after and that none of the ingredients should go near their mouths. We took it in turns to weigh and measure the ingredients. We all had a go at kneading the dough and then we left it in a bowl, covered with clingfilm, to prove.
8. We froze the dough after we made it so that we could finish the pizzas on Friday before the fair. We used our hands and rolling pins to stretch the dough to fill the tray.
9. Then we applied the toppings to the pizzas carefully. We got to try the pizzas we had made in the afternoon – delicious!
10. We had some practise of buying and selling pizzas using pounds and 50p at school and for homework! This was a bit tricky but we persevered.
11. We made decorations for the stall including bunting so that it would catch people’s eye and they would want to buy from our stall.
12. The children recorded and advert using an iPad and the techniques we had practised in our last computing topic.
13. As a class we wrote the menus for the pizza stall, ready for the fair.
Finally we were ready!
At the summer fair Mr Henderson, Mrs Lumb and Miss Kemp served lots of customers with the occasional help of some Class 1 children. We thought we’d made plenty of pizzas (12!) but we practically sold out in the first hour! The pizzas went down a treat! In total our stall made £60.05. What a great achievement – well done class 1!
Nrich Maths Morning
We got our math’s brains working hard this morning when a woman from Cambridge University came in to help us solve some mathematical problems. She was really impressed with our listening and reasoning skills. Some problems were quite tricky but we did not give up. We applied the perseverance skills we learnt in Forest School and stuck with it. The lady said that some math’s problems can take weeks to work out and some can’t be worked out at all!
Challenge yourselves to some problems by following the link below and see how fun math’s challenges can be.
Active Children’s Programme
The children have been taking part in a programme designed to inspire children to live a healthy lifestyle. So far we have played some really fun games to encourage fitness and participation in sport. We have also tasted some vegetable soup and discussed the vegetables which were included in it.
Click this link to open the word document: GRAPHEME PHONEME MAT FULL PHASE 5
How To Make A Jam Sandwich
This week we have been learning to write the instructions for how to make a jam sandwich. We have imitated the instructions what we wrote as a class. Miss Kemp pretended to be a robot and follow the children’s instructions on how to make a jam sandwich exactly. When instructed to ‘get the jam and put in on the bread’, Miss Kemp scooped the jam out of the jar with her hands and dumped it onto the bread- which caused a lot of laughter! This made us realise how precise our instructions need to be. We changed this step to: ‘ After that, spoon the jam onto the bread and spread it using a knife’.
Little Red Riding Hood
Opening: Early one morning Little Red Riding Hood put on a bright, red cape.
Build-up: She walked through the forest to her poorly grandma’s house.
Problem: But her grandma looked strange. “What big teeth you have.” said Little Red Riding Hood. “All the better to eat you with.” said the big, bad wolf that was disguised as Little Red Riding Hood’s granny.
Resolution: Little Red Riding Hood was as scared as a mouse so she shouted “Help!”
Ending: Finally she was saved and ran back home.
Parents Stay and Play – The Queen’s Birthday!
Yesterday two parents came to join us for a maths morning to celebrate the queen’s birthday. We read the story the Queen’s Knickers and then made the Queen’s 90 birthday knickers. We ordered these knickers on a numberline outside. We had so much fun and enjoyed the sunshine.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
This is our shortened version of the story:
Opening: One day Goldilocks broke into a cottage belonging to three bears.
Build-up: Mummy, Daddy and Baby Bear came home and they were very unhappy.
Problem: “Has someone has eaten my tasty porridge?” said the biggest bear. “Has someone sat on my comfortable chair?” said the smaller bear. “Someone has slept in my cosy bed and they are still there!” said the smallest bear.
Resolution: Goldilocks jumped out of bed.
Ending: Then she ran away home.
Check out our story map using the link below:
Forest School 17th March
This week we found objects and learnt how to create a picture of them by using wax crayons to make a rubbing. We then cut out our pictures and created a collage. We found that some leaves worked really well, however the feathers were more tricky.
Art / RE
Today the children learned about two different British artists:
Andy Goldsworthy style Natural Art
After discussing Andy Goldsworthy’s work the children created pieces of art, using things they could find in the immediate environment, the playground and field. They collaborated to form pieces of Easter inspired natural art.
Banksy style Graffiti Art
After looking at pieces of, and discussing, Banky’s art the children set about creating stencils of Easter themed artifacts (eggs, crucifixes etc.) using spray bottles filled with powder paint. They created a class piece and individual pieces of graffiti art.
In RE today we acted out the Easter Story! We talked about all the key objects and people involved in the Easter story. The children loved acting out the story and wrote some fantastic sentences about the artefacts.
We have been learning the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy! Children have loved acting the story out using props and the story map.
Children have been learning some songs in French. Ask your children to show you the songs they have learnt.
Salut. Salut. Quel âge a tu? Je m’appelle (insert name) et je suis (insert age).
I know all the days of the week and listen to me sing them: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
I know them in French as well and listen to me sing them: Lundi, Mardi, Mecredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi, Dimanche.
They also know the names of lots of animals in French. We have been using these to play ‘Simon Says’ e.g. Simon dit, je suis un tigre…
Topic Presentations – Wales
Today was our last day of presentations on the countries in the United Kingdom. The country we studied was Wales! Children brought in fantastic things to present and taught us about the country. We learnt about the flag, the patron Saint David and that the national flower is the daffodil. We also learnt the capital city of Wales is called Cardiff and the tallest mountain in Wales is called Mount Snowdon! Thank you for bringing in such fantastic pieces of work!
We also finished building our display which we have used to write fantastic facts about all of the countries of the UK.
Science – Ted’s Umbrella Investigation
Poor Ted got all wet when he went to the park yesterday! He asked if we could make him an umbrella to keep him dry. We had to do a scientific investigation to decide which material would be best to use for Ted’s umbrella. The choices were metal (tin foil), fabric, paper and plastic (cling-film). We used pipettes carefully to put 10 drops of water onto the material. The two that were waterproof were tin foil and cling film! We decided that cling-film would be the best material because we didn’t want Ted to attract the lightening with a big metal umbrella!
Forest School – 5th February 2016
It felt like we were at a bit of a boot camp this week. After focusing our minds we worked in pairs on an assault course and after a safety discussion we climbed trees.
- Team work
The children challenged themselves to be brave and climb trees. Initially they were just off the ground but some children climbed a little higher. We had to watch out for lots of things to keep ourselves safe especially getting our feet wedged.
Topic Presentations – Scotland
Today lots of our friends in the class brought in their homework on Scotland. We loved to see all the hard work that had gone into preparing a variety of things to present to the class. We learnt that the capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh and that the national flower is a thistle. We even listened to a story which explained why the thistle is the national flower of Scotland. Someone even brought in some Scottish Shortbread for us to try!
One member of the class brought in some Scottish music which included a bagpipe playing. We all had fun dancing! P1030504
Forest School 28th January 2016
Topic Presentations – Northern Ireland
This week children brought in a range of work that they had produced at home about Northern Ireland. We learnt lots of fun facts about the country, such as, the Patron Saint is called Patrick. People celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day (Paddy’s Day) all over the world once a year. We learnt that the national flower of Northern Ireland is the shamrock. The capital city of Northern Ireland is Belfast.
Forest School – 21st January 2016
This week we were involved in using drama to create our own human sculptures.
The Magic Porridge Pot Story, Story Map and Recordings
The Magic Porridge Pot – Click this link to see the Magic Porridge Pot Story
This is our story map for The Magic Porridge Pot:
The Magic Porridge Pot recordings:
Topic Presentations – England
We learnt that the capital city of England is called London and that it is where the queen usually lives. We learnt that the flag is a red cross on a white background. We talked about the patron saint of England who is called George. We found out that the national flower is the rose. We know that we live in Yorkshire, which is in England, which is in the United Kingdom, which is in Europe, which is part of the world! We really enjoyed looking at all the fantastic things that you have spent a lot of time preparing at home! Thank you! We look forward to seeing Northern Ireland’s group of presentations next week!
Forest School – 14th January 2016
This week we were resourceful when we created micro dens with objects we found lying around the woods.
Forest School – 7th January 2016
In forest schools this week we worked on the dispositions of: imagination, problem solving, listening and co-operation. We had a fantastic first session.
Topic Work – Making Flags
This week we created some Big Art! We watched a video of Art Attack where Neil Buchanan was very resourceful by using army clothing and objects to create a piece of helicopter art. We worked across EYFS and KS1 in our Fab Families to create the 4 flags of the UK.
Year 1 Newsletter
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
We hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas holiday and are enjoying the New Year!
Christmas Play – Christmas With The Aliens
Here are a few photos of our Christmas Play! We hope you all enjoyed it.
Hour of Code
Children completed an hour of code this week using the Hour of Code website (https://code.org/learn). They had great fun programming and debugging their code.
Today we walked a mile around the field in our Wellies! This was part of the Great African Welly Walk. This was to raise money to help the people in Africa who often walk long distances to find safe food and water. The children has a great time!
Maths Parents Stay and Play 2
This morning we had a parents stay and play again. This time we all wore Christmas jumpers and played Christmas themed games! We had lots of fun.
Fab Families Event
All week children have been working on space related activities. On Friday the whole school took part in a space day! It was very exciting! We learnt about Tim Peaks’ up and coming space mission and designed rockets as well as lots of other fun things!
This week we learnt about positional language. The children demonstrated some examples!
Children In Need: Flash Mob
Today we dressed as superheroes for children in need and performed a flash mob!
Visit to a Hindu Mandir
Today we went to a Hindu Mandir in Bradford. We learn lots about this religion and found that some of their religious teachings match our school rules, for example, respect everyone and everything. Some of us got to dress up in Hindu wedding clothes.
Parents Stay and Play Maths Morning 1
We had so much fun playing maths games with some of Class 1’s parents this week!
We went to church today to celebrate harvest. Reverend Pete led the service.
Welcome to Class 1’s website page! 2015/2016
This year Class 1 will be taught by Miss Kemp on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by Mrs Hartley on Thursdays and Fridays. The class teaching assistant is Mrs Lumb. We are all looking forward to a fantastic year in which we have planned lots of exciting learning opportunities. Please keep up to date with our page so you can be a part of it.
Welcome to Class 1’s website page! 2014/15
Class 1 will be taught by Mrs Watson (Monday / Tuesday) and Mrs Hartley (Wednesday to Friday). The class teaching assistant is Miss Scarr. We will post photos and news about all of the exciting things we do we this year on this page and hope that you enjoy finding out about what we get up to!
Our Tree Elves!
We made some tree elves out of clay and bits and pieces we found about the Forest. We added detail using wool and twigs. Don’t be frightened they’re friendly really!
Forest School Art
Please click the link below to find out all about the brilliant things we will be learning over this next term. Summer 2015 Newsletter
Mother’s Day message and portraits.
IMG_0472 Please click on this link to hear our message. (It will only work on a computer)
World Book Day!
Money, Money, Money!
Year 1 have been having a great time learning about money and matching the value to notes and coins. We had fun using our money in our class shop and ordering money from the lowest to the highest value. Mrs Hartley brought in some real money that we could look at. We want to find out more about the people on the money and why they are famous. We also practiced our SMIRF counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and realised why it was so important to know this when adding up money. In the afternoon two ladies came from the Halifax bank and we learned that people work to earn money and that you can save money in order to buy things you really need. We added up some coins and wrote our names on security paper and watched it glow!
It’s time for Africa!
We have had a fantastic trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week: http://www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com/ We saw many animals that we have been learning about in class. It was a great day and we were so glad that the weather stayed nice. Everyone was also very excited about their picnic lunch. We were sad that Mrs Watson couldn’t come but we all wrote some lovely recounts of the day so she knew what we had learned. Have a look at some pictures below..
Please read our newsletter to see what exciting learning we will be doing in year 1 this term. Spring Newsletter
As part of our topic ‘Selling Selby’ Year 1 went on a trip to Selby Abbey. The children really enjoyed it-despite the wind and rain, and learnt lots along the way and whilst in the Abbey. They used this new found knowledge to write a recount of their experience. Here are some of our pictures!
We loved it when Mrs Elcock came and read to us. We tricked her with our funny book! For more information about the start to the year in Y1, please read our Autumn Newsletter.