# GSO Test

Year 1

This year our class teacher is Miss Preece, our teaching assistant is Mrs Todaro and our learning support assistant is Miss Child.

A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.

– Dalai Lama

# This week in Year 1...24.09.21

## Ahoy ma mateys! It's a pirate's life for me!

Ahoy ma mateys! What a grrrreat week we had in Year 1! On Monday we had the most terrific 'Talk like a Pirate' day! The children came in with their pirate costumes and accessories and they were ready for adventure. We practised talking like pirates, created our treasure chests, filled with gold and gems and designed our own pirate flag.

The rest of the week was just as busy. In English, we finished off our 'Little Red Hen' unit. We used adjectives to create our own characters- I was so impressed by the wonderful word choices and imagination! We then created a story map for our alternative story of the Little Red Hen.

In Maths, we counted in 2s and found the missing numbers in a counting in 2s number line. We also learnt about ordinal numbers: we raced toy cars and labelled which car came first, second, third and fourth. We watched the Snail Olympics and recorded the results in number form (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) and in word form.

In Science, we made predictions for our experiment of which material will be best for a house for the 3 little pigs.

## National Fitness Day 2021 – Wednesday 22nd September 2021

At St Peter’s we value the importance of regular physical activity to enhance both mental and physical well-being of all children. In honour of National Fitness Day, every year group took part in the daily mile, either around the school playground or around Ravenscourt Park. The children did amazingly and all tried their very best – even the teachers did! Remember, we have a weekly KS2 running club with Mr Thomas and Mr Correia, which the children can attend if they wish. There is still chance to sign up; we have some talented runners in the school.

## Reminders:

Lastly, please remember that Friday is the day for Library books to be changed so please ensure the children return their book on a Friday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Preece and Year 1

# This week in Year 1...17.09.21

This week has been a very busy week in year 1. We have had lots of fun learning and we are getting much better at our new year 1 routines.

Monday was Roald Dahl day and we listen to the story of the enormous crocodile. The children did lots of work focusing on the book. In maths we counted the crocodiles teeth and in art we created our own enormous crocodile using green oil pastel and water colour paint.

In English, we continued our work with the Little Red Hen. We have been re-telling the story with actions, creating story maps and we have reinvented parts of the story: we shared what food we would like to grow and we have created new main characters. We came up with some great adjectives to make our title interesting for the reader! Next week, we will reinvent the story by creating new characters and a new setting! Our phonics focus for this week and next week it 'ee'.

In Maths, we continued looking at numbers from 0-20. We have used objects and number lines to find one more and one less, we have located numbers on beaded number lines and we have represented teen numbers in various ways. We have also started making numbers in ten frames and started to observe have many full ten frames we get.

In Science, we continued our work in Materials and we had a look at different textures around the classroom.

## Reminders:

Monday is 'Talk like a pirate day!' and children can come in dressed as pirates  (or wear something stripy).

I hope year 1 arrrrrr ready for some fun!!

Have a lovely, sunny weekend,

Miss Preece and Year 1

This week in Year 1...10.09.21

It has been a wonderful week in year 1 and the children have been settling in to year 1 very well.

In Maths this week we been focusing on our number between 1 and 20. Thank you for your lovely homework. It was great to see so many of you counting some objects around the house. We have also practiced our number formation.

In English we began to think about what key features are in a sentence. We also began to explore our class book, 'The Little Red Hen'.

In RE, we looked at the Bible story of Creation: we sequenced what God did on each day and we shared our favourite parts of Creation.

In science we became detectives to find different materials around our classroom and the school. The children are really looking forward to finding out more about our topic this term.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss Preece and Year 1

# This week in Year 1...03.09.21

## -Hermann Hesse

A huge welcome back to St. Peter’s School; hope everyone had a wonderful summer. What an amazing first two days in year 1! The children are settling in really well into the learning routine of Year 1 and also their new learning environment. I am truly amazed at how well the children have been coming in and already trying their best.It has been a busy two days in Year 1! We have learnt lots of grown up things like how to sit on the carpet, how to line up and what it is like to sit at our own table. We have also learnt about each other, how to be kind to our friends, and agreed on some rules to make sure year 1 is a safe and happy place for everyone.It has been a super busy 2 days and everyone has been trying their hardest to learn our new routines. We are so excited to get stuck into our learning next week.
Notes and remindersOn Tuesday we will be starting our PE lessons. We have decided for the autumn term the children can come in, in their PE kits and will then change back to their uniform after their lesson on both Tuesday and Thursday (all items of clothing should be fully labelled).Please make sure on Tuesday and Thursday that the children have their full school uniforms to change into after PE. The PE kits will need to go home with them at the end of the day.Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday.Green homework goes out on Monday and is due back on Friday.Blue homework goes out on Friday and is due back on either Monday or Tuesday. I hope you are looking forward to seeing some great photos of the children next week!Have a nice, restful weekend,Miss Preece and Year 1