Welcome to Year 1's Class Page. While the school remains closed, this is where you can find key information and support regarding Home Learning. You can also send a photograph of any work that your child is proud of to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be celebrated in our Home Learning Gallery.
Please find the final week of home learning attached above. Please send any work that you are proud of to email@example.com and it will be celebrated on the class gallery.
Have a lovely Summer and I look forward to seeing you all in September!
Please find home learning for Term 6 Week 5 attached under 'important information'. The home learning this week is different and has a focus on creativity, well being and enquiry. I hope you enjoy it!
Please send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org to be celebrated on the class gallery.
Phonics Lesson 19.06.20
You will need a pencil and paper.
We have been thinking about how we are all still connected as a school community even though we can't see everyone in our class or give hugs and high fives. We have tied bright, colourful ribbons to the tree outside school and other classes will do the same. It will be a symbol of togetherness and hope which children learning from home can see if they walk by the school. Keep smiling!
Emily Brown and the Thing
Term 6 Week 2 Explanation
Story time 05.06.20
Writing activities based on the story Little Red Riding Hood
Choose the activities that you would like to do:
Make puppets and re-tell the story to an adult.
Create a story map of the key events in the story. The story map can include pictures and key words.
Choose a charachter and write a charachter description.
Plan and re-write your own story based on Little Red Riding Hood by changing some of the events that happened.
Watch the video and listen out for interesting adjectives.
Create a WANTED poster for the wolf.
Home Learning Term 5 Week 5 Explained
08.05.20 Term 5 Week 4
Please find the fourth week of term 5 home learning below. Answers will be posted next Friday the 15th of May! There is also a PowerPoint to support learning for the RE task this week. Thank you for sending in photos of your home learning. It has been lovely to see what you have been up to. I will be in school this week, making phone calls home to see how you are getting on and we can discuss this weeks home learning. Have a great week!
Please find the third week of Term 5 home learning above. Answers will be posted on Friday the 8th May.
Keep up the great work
Home Learning Term 5 Week 3 explained
Please find the second week of Term 5 home learning below. Answers will be posted next Friday the 1st May.
Have a great week! If you haven't received a phone call yet, I will ring you by the end of this week to see how you're getting on.
Home learning Term 5 Week 2 explained
Term 5 Week 1 - answers and discussion
Welcome to Term 5!
I hope you are all well and that you've had a lovely Easter holiday. I have attached your home learning for Term 5 Week 1 and a phonics lesson (video) for you to complete. Answers to your home learning will be uploaded on 24.04.20, along with the next week's activities. I would love to see what you are all doing so please continue to send photographs of any completed art work, writing, poems etc. to email@example.com and I will add them to the gallery. Keep up the good work!
Phonics lesson - you will need a pencil and paper.
Miss you all!
Miss Bennett and the children learnt how to structure a dance. A specialist dance teacher came it to teach Reception and Year 1 a superhero dance. We thought about the ways the different Superheroes would move. We developed skills of working independently, in pairs and in a group with posture and keeping in time with the music. We used a Motif (group of movements) to help create a structure.
Watch our Superhero dance...
World Book Day
World Book Day! We dressed up as our favourite book characters, celebrated stories and shared lots of books.
Library - Surprise Visit
We went to the library during the week of World Book Day and we had a lovely surprise. The librarian read a Kipper story to us and half way through the book Kipper walked in the room! This made the story even better. We were able to give Kipper a hug and have our photo with him.
Environment fortnight was super busy and fun! We learned about caring for our common home – Laudato Si. As a school we became gardeners and enjoyed planting flowers and seeds in the new planting beds around the school. We also worked with Reception to create decorations for the flower beds and fruit bird feeders. We also enjoyed making toys out of recycling.
We the Curious
We went on a school trip to 'We the Curious'. We attended a Build It workshop where we explored the properties of materials. We looked at houses around the world and discussed the materials they were made from. We then carried out an experiment and tested which material would be best for a house. After, we put on our builder hats and built a house! We ensured we laid the bricks in an offset pattern. Finally, we had fun exploring all of the other activities in We the Curious.
We all made a Christingle and attended a Christingle service with the whole school. We learnt about the meaning of the Christingle and enjoyed holding 'the light'. It was a magical service as Our Lady of Lourdes school and the community came together as a family to sing hymns and pray together.
Year 1 sang the song 'Little Donkey' in the Christmas Nativity.
This term we have learnt about Sacraments in RE. We were very lucky to be able to witness the baptism of our very own class twins, Gabriella and Eddie, with the help of Father Jim. Father Jim went through the way that a child is baptised which allowed us to learn and reflect upon the importance of this for the new Christian, as well as gaining a better understanding of the role of parents and Godparents. This encouraged us to think about our own baptism, baptisms we have attended and enabled us to understand the different elements involved.
This week, we had the opportunity to try something new... Indo Boarding! We were coached by a professional indo-boarding instructor who taught us the best way of balancing on our boards. It was a great experience and we developed skills that could be applied to other sports such as surfing.
We have signed up to Kingswood library and we all now have our very own library card! On our first visit we took part in a true or false quiz about the library. The librarian then read a really funny story to us and we couldn't stop laughing. We are having fortnightly visits which will enable children to access a broad range of books and encourage enjoyment in reading.
Viva La Dance
Two professional dancers came into school today! They taught us a variety of dances including Salsa and Country dancing. We had so much fun and many of us left feeling inspired.
It has been an exciting week full of musical surprises! We have been lucky to have many guests who have performed to us using a wide range of musical instruments. In class we have been discovering how an orchestra works. We learnt about the different families of the orchestra and which instruments belonged to each family. We also learnt about the artist Wassily Kandinsky who would often listen to music while he painted and try to paint what he heard. We then created our own Kandinsky inspired art whilst listening to music. Finally, we performed ‘Old McDonald Had a Farm’ to the whole school, using body percussion and instruments.
Body percussion, musical instruments and singing!
Painting to music
Year 1 love Forest School! We have had so much fun going outside in all weathers... we have played team building games, made dens, created art, had campfires, toasted marshmallows and laughed so much. What fantastic memories we have made!