Year 1

Mrs T Bartaby

Class Teacher

Mrs K Rowe

Teaching Assistant

WELCOME TO YEAR 1
 
 

In Class 1 we have Mrs Bartaby, the Class 1 Teacher and Mrs Rowe is the Year 1 Teaching Assistant.

I hope you have had a lovely summer holiday and I am sure just like myself you are now ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Year 1! I am Mrs Bartaby, Assistant Head Teacher and the Class 1 Teacher. Mrs Rowe is the Year 1 Teaching Assistant. 

We are looking forward to a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer!  

 

Transition from Reception to Year 1

Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning. 

 

Term 1 themes

We will begin the term reading a range of traditional tales. This will help to ease children back into school, with a range of fun activities. 

During the first half of term, we will begin with the theme - Who am I? Throughout this Unit, pupils will have the opportunity to express their individuality, explore their identity, develop their talents and understand their place in both their immediate and the wider world.

Just prior to half term our theme will change to – The Big Build. In this Unit, pupils will be exploring how we use materials to change the world around us. People build big, high, wide and strong. They build houses, bridges, roads and railways, airports for aeroplanes and harbours for ships. Pupils will learn how the world looks from above and how we represent our natural and made world in maps, beginning to create their own maps of places that matter to them.

In December we progress onto our theme – Let’s Celebrate. Pupils will be exploring celebrations that happen in our own families, communities and beyond. They will be considering aspects of celebrations, including parties, weddings, christenings and Christmas.

 

General Reminders

• P.E this term will be on a Friday afternoon.

• Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

• Children should read their book each night and return their reading book and home/school reading diary to school every day. We will change reading books when the book is finished and a parent has recorded this in the home/school reading diary. Remember it is important for children to understand the story, they can discuss the story, ask questions, talk about characters etc.  Reading targets are in the front of the home/school reading diary.

• Each Friday the children may bring an item from home that they would like to share for show and tell. Please can I request no toys.

• Please name all parts of your child’s uniform and P.E kit.

Please don’t hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions or queries. 

Once again I am looking forward to an exciting and productive first term in Year 1.

Mrs Bartaby   Mrs Rowe

What's been happening in class this week? - Spring Term
 
 
8.2.19
 

English

What an exciting week we have had in Year 1. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning facts about the Chinese New Year. The children have watched videos, read different kinds of information and found their own facts using the internet. The children enjoyed retelling the story of the Chinese calendar and the animals racing across the river. The children completed a reading comprehension about the story. Most children are able to read and answer questions relating to information in the text independently. The children are continuing to enjoy reading a range of non-fiction books relating to our topic. English NC - punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark. Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week,

Maths

In maths this week, the children have been practically using mathematical terms relating to length and height. The children have practically measured various objects using cubes and rulers. We have also ordered objects relating to their height and size. Maths NC - compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights, for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short.

Inspire

In Science this week the children thoroughly enjoyed making their own version of Georges Marvellous Medicine. We mixed a range of ingredients and observed the mixture rising and rising. Science NC - observing closely, using simple equipment.

In Art this week the children have enjoyed making a range of Chinese New Year crafts. The children made paper dragons, pigs and 3D lanterns. We also wrote our names in Chinese. Art NC -to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

 
1.2.19
 

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around our topic of the Polar Regions. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning information about Igloos and Penguins. The children have looked at how Igloos are made and found out lots of interesting facts. The children completed a non-fiction reading comprehension about Penguins. The children are now beginning to read a text and answer questions relating to the information in the text independently. We have finished reading our class novel of George’s Marvellous Medicine in class, the children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. English NC - develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: listening to and discussing a wide range of, stories and fiction books.

Maths

In maths this week, the children have been using mathematical terms relating to length and height. The children have practically measured various objects using cubes. We have also ordered objects relating to their height and size. Maths NC - compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights, for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short.

Inspire

The children have enjoyed designing and making an igloo. The children first began looking at pictures and photographs and then sketched ideas in their sketch book. The children next used plastic cubes to experiment building an igloo and then finally used sugar cubes to complete their igloo. Art and Design - to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

The children took part in team games in P.E this week. The children worked together in their teams, throwing and catching a ball trying to reach the goal. The children learnt how to move into a space and work together to try to score a goal. P.E - master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

25.1.19
 

English

This week in English we have again based our reading and writing around our topic of the Polar Regions. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning information about the Antarctic. We have looked closely at Penguins this week. The children have written facts in their books in full sentences. The children are continuing to enjoy reading a range of Arctic and Antarctic non-fiction books. English NC - develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: listening to and discussing a wide range of, stories and non-fiction books.

Maths

In Maths this week the children have been adding and subtracting 1-digit & 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero. They have used cubes and number lines to support their work. They have solved one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects & pictorial representations and missing number problems. The children are now confident with problems involving number bonds to 10 and 20. Maths NC - read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs. Represent and use number bonds within 10 and 20.

Inspire

In Geography this week, the children have located different countries on a globe and google maps. The children have looked at the size of these countries and how they differ from where we live. Geography NC - use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and different countries

In Art this week the children have enjoyed looking at of a range of Inuit art work. The children especially liked the animal paintings. The children sketched a range of Inuit art work using pencils and crayons. The children made their own penguin pictures, using a range of printing resources. Art NC -to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

 
18.1.19
 

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around our topic of the Polar Regions. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning information about the Arctic. We have looked closely at Polar Bears this week. The children have written facts in their books in full sentences and then made their very own Polar Bear fact book. The children are enjoying reading a range of Arctic and Antarctic non-fiction books. English NC - develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: listening to and discussing a wide range of, stories and non-fiction books.

Maths

In maths this week the children have been counting forwards and backwards to 50. The children have ordered numbers and found missing numbers. We have worked with tens and ones, understanding the value of each number. Maths NC - count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Inspire

The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Polar bears. The children have drawn detailed sketches of Polar bears in their surroundings. The children have also made a Polar bear using lots of cotton wool.

We have been active again in P.E this week. The children used their ball skills to aim at targets during a very fun class game with Mr Kay. P.E - master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

 
11.1.19
 

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around our new topic of the Polar Regions. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning information about the Arctic. We have located both the Arctic and Antarctica on a globe and on Google Earth. The children have learnt new facts about the Arctic and written these facts in their books in full sentences. The children are enjoying reading a range of Arctic and Antarctic non-fiction books. English NC - develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: listening to and discussing a wide range of, stories and non-fiction books.

Maths

In maths this week the children have been adding and subtracting 1-digit & 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.They have solved one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects & pictorial representations and missing number problems. Maths NC - read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs. Represent and use number bonds within 10 and 20.

Inspire

In Geography this week, the children have located the Artic and Antarctic on a globe and Google Maps. The children have looked at the size of these countries and how they differ from where we live. Geography NC - use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and different countries

We have been very active in P.E this week with Mr Kay. The children have been rolling different balls to hit a target, roll towards a target and roll between a target. The children have shown fantastic control and skill when aiming a ball towards a target. P.E - master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

The children are enjoying reading a range of fiction and non-fiction books in our Arctic/Antarctic reading area in the classroom.

What's been going on this week in class?

14.12.18

English

This week in English we have been busy writing Christmas letters to Father Christmas. The children have looked at the layout of a letter. The children have used correct punctuation in their letters, focussing still on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We have also enjoyed reading a range of Christmas/winter stories this week. Reading NC - becoming very familiar with key stories, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics. Writing NC - beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Maths

This week the children have been using their knowledge of adding and subtracting using a range of different methods. The children have been counting in 10’s both forwards and backwards. The children have enjoyed a range of challenges finding missing numbers.Maths NC -identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, cubes and fingers. Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words. 

Christmas with the Aliens

What an amazing performance all the children put on during our two Christmas performances. The children have worked so hard learning lines, remembering dance routines and singing all the Christmas songs. All staff are very proud of all the children!

 

7.12.18

Trip to Trelissick Gardens

On Thursday we all had a fantastic day out at Trelissick Gardens. We wrapped up warm and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the beautiful gardens and house. The children enjoyed making and building homes for tiny elves and making pictures out of natural resources. The children visited the magically decorated house, making us all feel excited for Christmas. Trelissick house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The children enjoyed finding the different Christmas trees in every room. A fantastic day had by all!! 

English

This week in English we have enjoyed reading a range of Christmas/winter stories. The children have written a recount of their class trip, concentrating on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Reading NC - becoming very familiar with key stories, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics. Writing NC - beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Maths

This week the children have represented the numbers 11-20 in different forms. The children have used pictures, numbers, words, diennes and cubes. The children have continued with their 11 club. The children are becoming faster and more precise when answering questions. Maths NC -identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least. Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words. 

 

We have continued practising for our KS1 Nativity this week. The children are enjoying starting to see the play now coming together. 

 

23.11.18

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around the story, ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. The children have sequenced the story, written extracts from the story, recited parts of the story and enjoyed writing the beginning, middle and end part of the story. Writing NC - becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.

Maths

In maths this week, the children have been working hard on their 2X table. The children have used practical resources and have enjoyed being active whilst learning the 2Xtable. The children have solved a set of reasoning and problem solving cards to help deepen their understanding of the 2X table. Maths NC -solve one-step problems involving multiplication.

Inspire

In Art this week the children have drawn detailed pictures from the story of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. The children used crayons, coloured pencils and paint. NC Year 1 - to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

In Geography this week we used a map from ‘The Gruffalo’s child’ journey into the wood. The children sequenced her route from the start of the story to the end. The children looked at the detail they needed to include from the pictures in the book and also follow their story sequence. NC Year 1 - use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

In Science this week the children have named and labelled a range of materials. The children looked at what different objects are made of. NC Year 1 - identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

 

16.11.18

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around the story Noah’s Ark. The children have written the beginning, middle and end to the story. The children have thoroughly enjoyed writing the story this week, showing huge enthusiasm. The children have shown excellent understanding of the sequence and detail in the story. Writing NC - becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.

Maths

This week the children have been adding and taking away using a range of different methods. We have again used lots of different resources. The children have used cubes, number lines and fingers to support them when adding and subtracting. We have used the part whole model, bar model, addition and subtraction sentences and lots of word problems. NC Year 1 - read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs. Subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20.

Inspire

In Art and DT this week we have focussed on Noah’s Ark. The children have painted a range of pictures of the different animals. NC Year 1 - to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

In Science this week the children have named and labelled a range of materials. The children looked at what different objects are made of. NC Year 1 - identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

9.11.18

 

English

This week in English we have continued to base our reading and writing around the story Room on the Broom. The children looked closely at the many rhyming words in the story and thought of their own rhyming words to match. The children also answered questions about the story during a reading comprehension. The children all tried very hard to write their answers in full sentences. We have all worked hard with our handwriting this week. The children are forming both lower case and capital letters with greater confidence. Writing NC - becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.

Maths

This week the children have been subtracting two numbers. To support them when subtracting the children have used number lines. We have used the part whole model, bar model, subtracting sentences and word problems. NC Year 1 - read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs.

In Art this week the children enjoyed experimenting with a range of colours and materials when making bone fire and firework pictures.

Myself and Mrs Rowe are very proud of all the children in Year 1 for their fantastic performance during the week for Music Night. Thank you to the children and parents for coming back to school at night to perform, provide costumes and helping the children learn the songs. All the children performed like stars on stage! 

 

2.11.18

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around the story Room on the Broom. The children have sequenced the story using pictures and words. The children looked closely at the many rhyming words in the story. The children also answered questions about the story during a reading comprehension. The children have shown excellent understanding of the sequence and detail in the story. Writing NC - becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.

Maths

This week the children have been adding two one digit numbers to 20. To support them when adding the children have used number lines.. We have used the part whole model, bar model, adding sentences and word problems. NC Year 1 - read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs. Add one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20.

Inspire

In Art and DT this week we have focussed on the Autumn festivals of the week, Halloween and Bone-fire Night. The children enjoyed following instructions to make a potion on Halloween. The children experimented with different ingredients to watch the mixture bubble and rise over the cauldron. 

We have continued to sing and dance in preparation for ‘Music Night’. The children are absolutely amazing, they are having so much fun. I can’t wait for everyone to watch their performance.

 

 

19.10.18

English

This week in English we have continued reading and writing facts about Autumn and exploring a range of Autumn words. We have read facts about animals that hibernate in the Autumn and the children have written these facts in sentences in their books. We have explored and discovered signs of Autumn around the school grounds and the children have written some magical Autumn poems. English NC - listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction which they can begin to read independently.Writing NC - sequencing sentences, punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

Maths

In maths this week the children have continued to find number bonds to 10 using different methods. We have used cubes, number lines, fingers, Numicon and the bar model method. Maths NC - read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+) and equals (=) signs. Represent and use number bonds within 10.

Inspire

We have continued our topic ‘All about with me’ in Science. The children have focussed this week on our sight sense. The children named and labelled the different parts of an eye. We discussed how important our sight is and the important role it plays in our life. NC Science Yr1 - identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

In Art and DT the children went on an Autumn walk around the school. We looked for signs of Autumn and sketched these in an Autumn book. The children then drew an Autumn scene in their sketch book. The children made some fantastic animals made out of leaves. NC Yr 1 - to create sketch books to record their observations.

We have continued to sing and dance in preparation for ‘Music Night’. The children are absolutely amazing, they are having so much fun. I can’t wait for everyone to watch their performance.

 

28.9.18

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around the story Jack and the Beanstalk. The children sequenced the story using pictures and words. The children have written sentences from the story into their books and have also written about their favourite part of the story.Writing NC - sequencing sentences, punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading different versions of the story of ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. 

Maths

The children have enjoyed sorting a range of objects into different groups. The children worked in pairs coming up with their own groups for sorting. NC Year 1 - identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line.

The children have continued to read, write and order numbers to 10 and 20. The children have counted forwards and backwards. We have found missing numbers, ordered numbers on a number line and practised writing numbers correctly. NC Year 1 - read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Inspire

This week the children have begun thinking about Autumn. We have looked at the changes we have noticed outside and discussed a range of photos and images relating to the Autumn season.

In Art this week the children have drawn scenes from the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed gymnastics with Mr Kay this week. The children were moving and balancing in various positions. The children moved across mats in groups in various ways. We all enjoyed playing ‘Simon Says’ with the different balances we have learnt.

21.9.18

English

This week in English we have based our reading and writing around the story Little Red Riding Hood. The children sequenced the story using pictures and words. The children have written sentences from the story into their books and also have written about their favourite part of the story.Writing NC - sequencing sentences, punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

Maths

The children have continued to read, write and order numbers to 10 and 20. The children have counted forwards and backwards. We have found missing numbers, ordered numbers on a number line and practised writing numbers correctly. NC Year 1 - read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Inspire

In own learning this week the children have been busy painting, making books and making Little Red Riding Hood stick puppets. 

In P.E this week the children were very excited to be taught by Mr Kay. The children enjoyed throwing and catching with a range of different resources. The children worked well in partners and as part of a team.  NC Year 1 - participate in team games, master basic movements including running, jumping, as well as developing agility and co-ordination.

14.9.18

What a fantastic week we have had in Year 1 this week. The children are becoming more settled in their new classroom and beginning to feel more confident with new routines. It is great to see the children coming into the classroom on their own each morning. Myself and Mrs Rowe are very proud of all the children.

The children have enjoyed listening to a range of stories, especially traditional tales. They have enjoyed singing a range of new, upbeat songs. 

The children have shown their artistic talents when painting a self-portrait of themselves for our first classroom display. I am sure you will all recognise each child from their painting. 

The first group enjoyed outdoor learning with Mr Costello this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed digging up different vegetables, feeding the rabbits and even making an obstacle course for the rabbits.

We have also been very active this week. The children took part in the daily mile on Wednesday, with children both running and walking. We also started our P.E lessons on Friday.

This week the children in Year 1 have worked extremely hard completing a range of Maths, Reading and Spelling assessments. The children have all shown what fantastic abilities they possess in all areas of the curriculum.