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Year 1

Our teacher is Miss Ioannou and our teaching assistant is Mrs Todaro.  

This week in Year 1... 23/07/2021

What a lovely way to end this extraordinary year- a blue sky and a bright sunshine. I will truly miss every one of you.  Year 1, it has been my priviledge teaching you this year. You are such a kind and hard-working class and I have learnt so many things from each of you. It has been a strange year but you managed to make me smile every day! I am sure you will all flourish and develop in your learning in Year 2 - I have no doubt you will be amazing!

Even though it was our last week, we have not stop putting our very best in all school activities. On Monday, we completed our Ndebele houses and learnt about different weather symbols.

On Wednesday, we took part on the school production and what a production it was! Congratulations to all the cast and the staff involved; you have put together an incredible show. We sure do have talented children at St Peter’s school; Year 1 sang beautifully, as always, and performed their actions with beautiful expression.

This week, we have been writing prayers for Year 6 to wish them success and luck for their transition to secondary school. We asked God if he could help Year 6 to find resilience and build confidence so that they can continue to excel in their learning.

Ezekiel Ewulo

On Tuesday 20th July, we were very fortunate to have a visit from Olympic athlete, Ezekiel Ewulo or otherwise known as Zeeks. Zeeks is a professional long jump athlete who has competed for both Britain and for Nigeria; his proudest achievement to date is when he gained the ‘British Indoor Long Jump Title’. Zeeks delivered a fantastic virtual assembly to the children; he discussed how he came to be so successful and what his training regime consists of. He then worked with each class to push them to their limits through a variety of physical activities. Zeeks was impressed with how brilliant all the children were in the event – looks like we have many budding athletes on our hands! Thank you so much to everyone who has brought in sponsorship money, we will be able to do something special for the school with the funds!

 Many thanks

Thank you for being such supportive, generous and dedicated parents, it has been a pleasure teaching your children this year. .I hope that you have a lovely summer holiday and I really look forward to hearing your news in Year 2!

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

This week in Year 1... 16/07/2021

We had a wonderful week in Year 1, with lots of informative workshops that made our daily routine much more fun! We had a Ballet Fusion workshop as well as a health and fitness workshop! We also had the opportunity to practise our song, ‘I love to laugh’ on the big stage!

In English, we have started a new story ‘Katie in London’. We learnt lots of facts about important landmarks of our city and chose our favourite one to write a postcard. We have started planning who we are going to send our postcard too and made our first draft of what we want to write. We will be making our postcards next week.

In Maths, we reviewed our knowledge on place value: we used cubes to build 2-digit numbers and played lots of fun games to practise recognising tens and ones.

In RE, we discussed part of the Lord’s Prayer and identified what things might distract us or tempt us. We also suggested ways of dealing with distractions in a positive way. In Art, we continued our work on Ndebele houses and used lots of bright colours to decorate the wall patterns.

Here’s is this week’s gallery with snapshots of all our work:

 

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Notes and reminders

Production: Please bring in your child(ren)’s costume in a clearly labelled bag by Tuesday.

Books: next week you may return any reading or library books you may have at home. The library box will be out for the children to pop in their books.

Homework: as it is the last week of term, we will not be assigning any homework. Take this time to rest and rejuvinate! 

 

I cannot believe we only have one week left; this year has flown by so quickly! We will make the most of our last five days together with the children and hopefully the weather will contribute to our good spirits!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 09/07/2021

Year 1 had a wonderful week of learning after two weeks of Art and Health and Wellbeing. The children were well rested and ready to tackle Revision week! Sports Day gave as a great energy boost on Monday!

In English, we have completed our traditional tales unit by writing the elves’ diaries. We talked about the exciting night they had when they discovered the gifts from the shoemaker! We have also completed reading comprehension activities.

In Maths, we have also completed various revision activities. We have used all the things we have learnt in maths operations, patterns, shapes and number and place value.

In Science we looked at how seasons affect nature and in RE we discussed the meaning of the word ‘trespasses in the Lord’s prayer. We read different scenarios and discussed how we would act.

Next week’s learning:

Maths: number and place value up to 100.

English: we will start a new book called ‘Katie in London’. We will learn about different landmarks of London and write a postcard. There are  more resources on Google Classroom should you wish to

Phonics sound is /ar/ as in jar and its alternative spellings are /a/ as in bath,  /al/ as in calm and /au/ as in aunt.

We will also have two workshops next week, which we are really looking forward to!

 Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the Sunday match!

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 02/07/2021

As the quote states, this week we have realised how happy the arts can make us!

Our theme for this year's Arts Week was Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprise!’ We started off our week by looking at what makes Rousseau’s art unique and chose elements we would like to include in our own project. We then decided to give our work a twist, and chose different plants and animals. We used card, clay, acrylics, pens and lots of glue for our masterpiece.

Enjoy our gallery!

 

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We have also learnt that there are various forms of art: dance, poetry, story writing and drama are just a few of them. We took part in lots of workshops throughout the week and discovered lots of new skills. Make sure you check our photos and our video from the Street Dance workshop!

 

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Street Dance workshop:

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Notes and reminders

Sports Day: Sports Day will take place on Monday 5th July. Please make sure you come in your PE kit, or PE bottoms and a colour in the top of your school house.

English: we will complete our unit on Traditional tales and finish off some work on ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’.

Maths: next week we will revise various Maths areas: place value, number, geometry, addition and subtraction.

Phonics:  our new sound is /ar/ as in jar and its alternative spellings are /a/ as in bath,  /al/ as in calm and /au/ as in aunt.

 

Next week we will be back to our usual timetable! The children have really enjoyed having  two fun weeks off routine and they have thoroughly impressed me with their adaptability and as always, exceptional behaviour!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

This week in Year 1... 25/06/2021

We started off Health and Wellbeing week with a wake-and-shake dance workshop; the perfect morning energiser. Next, we were all ready for our first online workshop about Michael Recycle, where we learnt about the process of recycling and how to properly sort household waste. This was a wonderful beginning to a fun-packed week.

Lots more fun activities followed:  we attended the Life Bus workshop and explored emotional wellbeing. We identified different emotions and discussed ways to promote mental health. We also read ‘Parachute’, a heart-warming story about facing fears and dealing with new experiences in a positive way.

We focused on our PSHE unit about how people grow and change. We learnt all about the human life cycle and discussed parts of the human body. We have also enjoyed the glimpses of sunshine this week and enjoyed some mindfulness art, which ended up a bit more exciting than originally planned: bubble printing! 

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For our last day, we enjoyed a mindfulness drawing and colouring session at St. Peter’s square. Then, we learnt a new art skill: quilling! We used strips of paper and made a swirly cloud and colourful raindrops.

Notes and reminders

Arts Week: next week, we will have our annual Arts week. Our theme this year is the painting ‘Surprise!’ by Henri Rousseau. 

We will be taking part in lots of art-related workshops and completing a piece of art inspired by Rousseau’s work.

I wish you all a wonderful and restful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

  

 This week in Year 1... 18/06/2021

 What a busy and creative week we have had! This is only the beginning of a very exciting time in this term!

On Wednesday we enjoyed our third DT Day, and our theme was textiles. In Year 1, we looked at weaving and explored how it is used around the world to create clothes, rugs and furniture. For our project, we used natural and dyed raffia to weave baskets made out of paper and wood.

We have also kept busy with our learning! In English, we have been writing our own version of the ‘Elves and the Shoemaker.’ The children planned their tales, with different craftspeople and imaginary creatures. We focused on describing in detail the objects the creatures made and used some new vocabulary we have learnt to describe feelings: flabbergasted, astonished, astounded! I felt all of these when I read the final stories! We have such creative authors in Year 1!

In Maths, we have reviewed multiplication and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We really enjoyed playing multiplication riddled where we had to answer multiplication questions written in different ways such as 4 lots of 2, 4x2 and 4 multiplied by 2. The answer of each question revealed a letter that was hidden around the classroom and the letters made a secret phrase! We have also focused on problem solving and in making a number in different ways.

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Notes and reminders

Health and Wellbeing Week: Next week is Health and Wellbeing week and we have a fulfilled and educational week for you. The children will be taking part in a range of physical workshops, including dance, ballet and yoga as well as educational workshops, based on recycling, plastic consumption, our changing body and all things health and wellbeing. Throughout the week the children will still take part in their usual PE and music lessons but will predominantly focus on PSHE and outdoor adventurous activities with their class teacher.

 

Make sure you get some rest this weekend because it is looking to be a busy week – make sure to look out for photos on the blog next week!

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

 

This week in Year 1... 11/06/2021

Year 1 had a truly wonderful week back and the children really enjoyed being with their friends and had great fun in the splendid weather! We made the most of the nice weather on Wednesday, when we went to our riverside trip to learn more about the history of the River as well as discover local landmarks. Make sure you check the gallery to see pictures of our adventure!

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In English, we have started our unit on Traditional Tales. We looked at the unique features of traditional tales and discussed some of the phrases we often find when we read them. We then focused on the story of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. The children responded to comprehension questions, retold the story using actions and described the main characters.

In Maths, we have been looking at Measures. We used rulers to measure the length and height of objects in centimentres. We also looked at weight and capacity. We used scales and measuring cups to measure how heavy objects are and how much water they can hold!

In RE, we have started our unit on the Lord’s Prayer. We looked at the first lines of the prayer and discussed why Christians sometimes call God ‘Father.’ In Computing, we have completed our talking books and started our new topic on celebrations. This term, we will be using the laptops to make cards!

In Art this term, we will be looking at artwork from the continent of Africa. For the first two lessons, we will be creating a sunset landscape with some safari animals. Look at the wonderful sunset pictures the children have created! 

  

  

 

Notes and reminders

Class photos: on Monday, children will have their individual and siblings photos taken. Please make sure your child(ren) come in school uniform (summer uniform is also allowed i.e. summer dresses). On Tuesday, we will have our class photo taken.

DT Day: on Wednesday, St. Peter’s will spend the day focusing on Design and Technology. Our theme for the day is textiles!

Sports day: on Friday 18th June, we will be having our Sports Day.

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Next week’s learning:

Phonics: our next sound is /oi/ as in boil, and its alternative spelling is /oy/ as in toy.

English: we will continue our work on ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. The children will plan and write their own version of the story.

Maths: we will be revising multiplication: we will review doubles (to 20) and writing and answering multiplication sentences.

 

Enjoy the sunny weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 This week in Year 1... 28/05/2021

Happy half term, Year 1!

What a wonderful, fun-packed week we’ve had! The children had a fantastic time with both their learning and all the special activities planned.

On Wednesday, we celebrated Environmental Day. Our theme was trees so spent the day learning about trees and their importance. We read the book ‘The giving tree’ and then wrote messages to the trees to thank them about all they offer to humans and animals. We then created wind chimes to hang on trees or on plants at home.

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In English, we have completed our explanations texts. The children planned and wrote explanation texts about sunflowers. We wrote a title, an introductions and used headings to write steps with when openers in order. We have finished our work with some excellent diagrams that the children carefully drew to show how a sunflower grows in pictures.

In Maths, we have completed some work on 3d shapes: we reviewed the names of 3d shapes, used descriptions of models to find what 3d shapes they have and identified the shapes’ faces, edges and vertices.

In Science, we have been learning about snails! We found snails in the playground and kept them in our class to observe them. We made sure to give them leaves to eat, rocks to hide under and an occasional spray of water!

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In Art, we have printed our Styrofoam stamps and in RE, we created prayer mats using geometric patterns and Islamic art.

Notes and reminders

Poetry recital: over half term, please practise the poem 'Too messy for Nessie' for our upcoming poetry recital. Make sure you are using the clear, confident voices!

Phonics: after half term, we will be reviewing the sounds covered in Year 1. I have uploaded some optional phonics resources for you to use, should you wish to practise at home. 

Lastly, thank you all for your support this half term, particularly with our new homework format!

I wish you all a wonderful bank holiday and wonderful break,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 This week in Year 1... 21/05/2021

Advice from a sunflower: be brightsunny, and positive. Spread seeds of happiness. ” — Unknown

 

What a wonderfully busy and creative week we have had in Year 1! Despite the grey weather, the children's mood was as sunny as the sunflowers we have been learning about and they have worked ever so hard! 

In English, we have been learning about explanation texts: we have read an explanation on how sunflowers grow and retold the text with actions. We then wrote sentences to describe how the sunflower looks at each stage and why. We have also identified the features of an explanation text and asked questions about sunflowers.

In Maths, we have been doing all sorts of work on 2d shapes. We have reviewed 2d shapes, identified their properties and sorted them in groups. We also had a wonderful time solving and writing riddles about 2d shapes.

In Science, we had a wonderful time birdwatching! Unfortunately we could not go out to observe birds in our school, however we joined a live Wild Animal & Bird Feeder Cam in Germany. At the beginning, we could only see a sneaky mouse, running in and out of the bird feeder. Soon though, lots of birds came to the camera! We spotted sparrows, starlings, blackbirds and even pheasants! Next week, if the weather permits, we will set up a bird feeder in the playground to attract more birds. Hopefully they won’t mind school noises!

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In Art, we have carved the pictures of animals we drew last week onto styrofoam. Next week, we will use them as paints and see what imprint they make. In RE, we have learnt about an important part of Islam, salat (prayer). We looked at how Muslims pray and discussed the importance of prayer.

Notes and reminders

English:  next week we will be planning and writing our own explanation text.

Phonics: our new sound is /ue/ as in due and its alternative spellings are /ew/ as in new, /u/ as in unit and u_e as in cute.

Maths: we will review 3d shapes and their properties . We will also review important vocabulary like faces, edges and vertices. 

 Environmental Day: St. Peter's and Year 1 will have a slightly timetable on Wednesday as we will celebrate Environmental Day. Our theme in Year 1 is trees. 

We only have a few days left before half term break; the children have once again really impressed me with their hard work and the kindness they have been showing to each other.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

 This week in Year 1... 14/05/2021

It’s been a really productive week in Year 1! The children have shown great excitement about their learning and were very busy until the end of Friday!

In English, we completed our Fantasy Unit on ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. We reviewed what verbs are and gave examples of sentences with bossy verbs. We then planned a set of fantasy instructions to help an imaginary creature find their favourite object. We came up with creative ways for the creatures to come to the human world: magic teleportation beans, golden ladders, rainbow slides, flying carpets just to name a few! We then wrote numbered instructions to guide the creature to their object.

In Maths, we have been working on subtraction. We used number lines to jump backwards from a number and worked with bar models and cubes to write two different subtractions with the same numbers (e.g. 20-6-=14 and 20-14=6). We remembered our work from last week and saw that we can use those numbers to create additions and find missing numbers in a number sentence.

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In RE, we discussed the Muslim celebration of Aqiqah, which is the Islamic celebration for the birth of babies. We compared it to our experiences of celebrating the birth of a baby. In Art, we have followed step-by-step drawing instructions to create a sketch for a stamp. In the next lesson, we will transfer our drawings on styrofoam.  In PSHE, we discussed this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, which is connecting with nature. We explored how nature can help us look after our mental and emotional wellbeing. In Science we went to Ravenscourt Park to find what animals live in our local area. I was so impressed with the children’s knowledge of all the different birds!

Notes and reminders

English: for the next two weeks we will be working on Explanation texts about plants.

Phonics: we are continuing our work on the /air/ sound as in pair and its alternative spellings /ear/ as in bear, /ere/ as in there and /are/ as in spare. 

Maths: our next unit is Shapes and Patterns! We will review 2d shapes and their properties and use them to make patterns.

 

Have a great, restful weekend,

 

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

 This week in Year 1... 07/05/2021

'I love animals, colourful and wonderful!'

-Year 1

 

What a wonderful week in Year 1!

On Wednesday, the children performed an incredible class assembly; they spoke clearly and confidently, projected their voices, sang beautifully and acted fantastically. They should be very proud of themselves, each and every one of them worked so hard to remember their lines. I was so impressed and proud- their confidence was infectious! Also, thank you to YOU for supplying wonderful costumes and for helping the children learn their lines; it was fantastic to see so many people online to watch and support the children. SLIDESHOW_{YEAR_1_ASSEMBLY_PHOTOS}_FOLDER

Year 1 kept their spirits high and put their best effort not only for their assembly but for their learning! The rainy weather did not stop us! In English, we read the book 'Aliens Love Underpants'. We were  really inspired by the story and we decided to write instructions to help the aliens wear a school uniform. 

In Maths, we have reviewed our number bonds to 10 and 20. We use equipment to show 10 or 20 in as many ways as we could and some of us noticed some patterns in the additions: we saw that 4+6 makes 10 and 14+6 makes 20! We also practised adding doubles and used those number sentences to find near doubles. Lastly, we used doubles and number bonds to help us add three numbers together.

In Art, we have completed our leaf printing: we used our colourful backgrounds and leaves and created patterns. In RE, we have spoken about how Muslims celebrate the birth of a baby. In PSHE, we had a look at the Children's Healthy Eating Plate and wrote some healthy eating habits we would like to share with other people. 

 Notes and reminders

Next week’s learning

Maths: For the next two weeks, Year 1 will be working on subtraction. We will be finding the difference between two numbers, subtraction facts up to 10 and 20 and explore how addition and subtraction are linked.

English: we will continue our work on the book 'Aliens Love Underpants'. We will come up with a new imaginary creature that likes a silly object from our world. We will then write instructions to guide the imaginary creature to that object. 

Phonics: our new sound is /air/ s in pair and its alternative spellings are /ear/ as in bear, /ere/ as in there and /are/ as in spare. 

Monday's Science: The children will go to Ravenscourt Park to explore what animals live in our local area.

 

Thank you all once more for a truly wonderful week! The children have once again out their best effort and creativity in everything they had to do. I could not be prouder of you, Year 1!

 

It is now time for a good rest!

Wishing you all a great weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 30/04/2021

This week, Year 1 have been busy practising our upcoming assembly. We have been focusing on saying our lines in a clear, confident voice and we have also added actions and expressions to make our roles come to life!

The children have also been busy with their learning too! In English, we completed our unit on the fantasy story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. We firstly learnt what adverbs are and read sentences with adverbs and without to notice the difference. We practised using them in our writing to help the reader become part of the story. We then planned and wrote our own fantasy stories, where our naughty characters were sent to their room because they got into all sorts of mischief! The bedrooms transformed into imaginary lands with fantasy creatures. Our characters had a fun time with silly dragons, giggling gnomes, talking dogs and then realised that there is no place like home!

In Maths, we have consolidated our Money unit. The children reviewed the coins, their features and their values. Then, they moved on to recognising notes and practised writing the pound symbol- it reminded us of a candy cane!

In Science, we have learnt about nocturnal animals and which characteristics help some animals survive in the dark. In RE, we have continued our work on Islam and looked at a story with elements and vocabulary of the Islamic faith.  The story was ‘Amira’s Totally Chocolate World’ and it reminded us of the Christian story of Creation, in which we learnt about God’s wisdom in creating the world.

In Art, we have explored how to use leaves as stamps. We practised using brushes and paint and we printed leaves in our sketchbooks. We also created coloured backgrounds for our final leaf print piece; it is inspired by Pop Art!

 Notes and reminders

Next week’s learning

Maths: For the next two weeks, Year 1 will be working on addition and subtraction. Next week, our focus is on addition: we will review number bonds to 10 and 20, doubles (e.g. 4+4) and using near doubles in addition (if we know that 4+4=8, we know that 4+5=9).

English: our next book is ‘Aliens Love Underpants’

Phonics: we will continue the ‘or’ sound and its alternative spellings: /al/ as in also, /aw/ as in crawl and /a/ as in all.

Class assembly: our assembly will be live streamed on the 5th May. The children are really looking forward to it! Please make sure you bring your costume in on Tuesday 4th May

 

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 This week in Year 1... 23/04/2021

It has been a wonderful week back for Year 1! The children came back in such positive spirits and with great enthusiasm in their learning and our upcoming Assembly! 

In English, we started looking at stories with imaginary settings. Our book is called ‘Where the Wild Things are’ and it has imaginary places as well as imaginary characters! We started off by reading the story and discussed the meaning of some new words: roared, gnashed and other ‘wild’ words! We have used clues from the story and our own understanding to answer comprehension questions. Lastly, we focused on the settings of the story and used adjectives and our five senses to describe them. We then created and described our own imaginary location!

In Maths, we have been working on number and place value. The children started writing numbers as words- our Phonics really came handy for this!- represented numbers up to 100 in cubes and found what is 1 more or less from a given number. We practised finding the tens and ones in a number and by the end of the week we were able to find 10 more and 10 less from a number!

In Computing, we have introduced our new unit about talking books. We have compared eBooks and paper books and discussed how they are similar or different. In Art, we have started our Printing Unit. We used fruit and vegetables as stamps to create pictures. 

 

Notes and reminders

Year 1 Class Assembly

Our class assembly will take place on the 5th May. You should have received your child(ren)’s lines at the beginning of the week, as well as a letter with ideas for costumes. I have created an assembly folder with all the relevant documents. Please click the button below to access it and if there are any questions, please get in touch.

Year 1 Class Assembly 

  The Big Pedal

For these two weeks, St. Peter’s is participating in the Big Pedal Challenge.  Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. Schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of active journeys over two weeks, from 19th April Friday 30 April 2021. . Our Eco Council has been doing a fantastic job recording the children’s journeys so far! 

Next week’s learning

English: we are continuing our work on ‘Where the Wild Things are’. The children will move on to planning and writing their own fantasy story where their mischievous character will visit an imaginary location and meet some imaginary creatures. I can’t wait to see what you will come up with!

Phonics: our next sound is /or/ as in /born/ and its spellings are /al/ as in also, /aw/ as in crawl and /a/ as in all.

Maths: next week, we will be looking at money. We will review the coins and introduce notes.

 

Have a wonderful sunny weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 This week in Year 1... 01/04/2021

Happy Easter Year 1!

A huge well done to all of you for your amazing work in Spring Term! You have put such great effort in your learning and have settled beautifully back to our class. In these three weeks I could see the excellent progress you have made. You are true resilience super heroes!

Our last week for this term was quite special: we celebrated Easter by making lots of Easter crafts but the most fun part was…. the egg rolling competition! We decorated our eggs in pretty designs and rolled them on a number track and tried to reach a target. Some of our eggs were rolling around in circles but we showed perseverance and tried again. Everyone had successful rolls!

Easter fashion:

 

 

 Egg rolling competition:

 

 

 

 

Year 1s were also busy with their learning! In English, we have completed the Farmer Duck’s recounts. The children began their diary entries with ‘Dear diary’ and used when openers to order the Duck’s chores. We focused on using adjectives to describe feelings and wrote sentences to explain how the duck showed her feelings. The poor duck was so tired it could not lift its wings! Our favourite part was the ending because we had to use our imagination and come up with creative ways to finish our diary entries. Lots of us imagined the duck saying ‘bye’ to its diary, as it rushed to get a frothy milkshake the cows have prepared!

In Maths, we have focused on division. We worked in pairs and investigated which numbers can be shared in 2 equal groups. We then used division mats and explored which numbers could be shared in 5 or 10 equal groups. We then wrote division number sentences to show which numbers could be divided into equal groups.

 

 In RE, we have completed our Easter unit and discussed the story of Easter Sunday and why it is the most important Christian celebration.

In Science, we looked at classifying animals based on their diet. We learnt about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We discovered that some of our pets are actually herbivores!

Next term's learning

English: our next English focus will be stories with imaginative settings. Our new book will be ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.

Maths: in our first two weeks back, we will be looking at number and place value. We will be reading and comparing numbers up to 100.

 

Easter: the children should have received a new library book, as well as reading books. Please make sure you are reading regularly and record comments and progress in the yellow reading record.

 

Thank you again, for your tremendous support and generous gifts. Your kind gestures never fail to bring a smile to my face and make me feel blessed to be part of a lovely community. 

I wish you all a wonderful break. Please use these weeks as an opportunity to relax, do activities you enjoy and spend time in nature and with loved ones. 

 

I am looking forward to seeing you all soon again.

 

Happy Easter,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

 

This week in Year 1... 26/03/2021

What a fun week this one has been! We have been really enthusiastic about our learning and have worked very hard and produced some excellent work. I have been really impressed with the children's ability to work as a team: everyone really adhered to the school values and shown that they have grown to be kind and considerate children!

In English, we have started working on the story of ‘Farmer Duck’ by Martin Waddell. We have read the story in groups, identified the feelings of the duck in different points of the story, used clues from the story to respond to comprehension questions and used a story map to act out the story. We all had an important role in the story and focused on using the correct expressions! We lastly created the duck’s to-do list as a plan for our writing next week.

Please see below a video of the story!

 

In Maths, we have worked really hard in multiplication: we used arrays to create multiplication number sentences and used a number line to count in jumps and write multiplications as repeated additions.

In Computing we focused on copying and arranging photos on a PowerPoint slide.  In RE, we looked at the events of Good Friday and discussed how different people felt and acted on that day. 

 Make sure you have a look at this week's gallery some snippets of our learning!

 

Notes and reminders

Easter Egg Rolling

As part of our school’s Easter celebrations, Year 1 will take part in an Easter Egg rolling competition on Wednesday. An email was sent with more information; it all sounds really egg-sciting! Remember to bring your egg to school on the day! 

Spellings: our spelling test will take place on Thursday next week. 

 

 Next week’s learning

Phonics: we will be looking at the /s/ grapheme and how it can sound like a /s/ (as in slit) or as a /z/ (as in eggs).

Maths: we will consolidate multiplication and start looking at division through equal sharing.

English: we will complete our Farmer Duck unit by writing a recount. We will be focusing on when openers and using verbs in the past.

 

We have a really fun week to look forward to Year 1, but I won't share everything now and spoil the fun! 

 

Have a restful weekend with smiles and cheer,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

 This week in Year 1... 19/03/2021

 Happy Red Nose Day!

Year 1 ended their second week back with wild hairstyles, fun outfits and a buzzing mood! Our classroom looked super colourful today! 

This week, Year 1 has worked really hard with their learning! In English, we completed our adventure stories, inspired by the book 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. The children used story mountains to plan their own stories, in which their main character faced a problem and met a helpful imaginary creature that helped them find their way back home. We focused on using adjectives to describe our characters and their feelings. I have seen very creative ideas; we have very creative writers in Year 1!

 

In Maths, we have been using  analogue clocks and practised reading and writing the time to the hour and to the half hour. We used accurate vocabulary such as 'o'clock' and 'half past'. We used the minute hand and the hour hand to help us! We also had a fun time playing 'time bingo!'

 

 

In Computing, we practised resizing pictures on a powerpoint slide and printing our work. In RE, we continued our Easter unit and discussed the events of the Last Supper. In Art, we completed our Mondrian paintings by adding black stripes and introduced a new artist that used lots of shapes in his work: Wassily Kadinsky!

Notes and reminders

Parent's Evening: on Monday and Tuesday we will have parents' evenings. if you haven't already, please sign up for a time slot. I look forward to meeting everyone.

 Next week’s learning

English: our new book is 'Farmer Duck' by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury. We will focus on the jobs the Duck had to do so we can write a recount! 

Maths: we will be focusing on multiplication and division. The children will focus on number sentences and the relationship between multiplication and division. 

Phonics: different ways of spelling the /s/ sound: /s/ as in sit, /c/ as in cell,/ss/ as in less, /se/ as in house, /sc/ as in scene and /ce/ as in mice.

 

You have worked extremely hard this week Year 1!

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

  This week in Year 1... 12/03/2021

‘The only way to have a friend is to be one’

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome back, Year 1! We had a lovely first week back to school and we were all thrilled to meet and play with our friends again! On our first day back, we wrote uplifting quotes to help motivate ourselves and others. We then decorated some zentagles with bright colours and wrote our quotes in their sections. The children have also created friendship journals to remind themselves the importance of friendship and treating each other with fairness and kindness. We have a page for helping others which is ice cream themed! We add in a helping of ice cream every time we help others!

The children have also been working really hard on their learning as always. In English, we started our work on the book ‘They Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. We identified how the main characters felt at different points of the story and created story mountains to retell the story, identify the problem and its solution. The children then started coming up with ideas for their own version: we came up with a new vehicle for a new adventure, a new setting and a new imaginary creature.

In Maths, we have been looking at splitting shapes and sets of objects in halves and quarters. We have looked at how we can write a half and a quarter as fractions and folded paper shapes to see how the parts should always be equal.

In RE, we have started our Easter Unit. We discussed the story of Palm Sunday and acted out a scene. We all waved imaginary palm leaves and cheered ‘Hosanna!’

 

In Science, we looked at parts of fish and how they can look different on different types of fish.

In Art, we started making artwork inspired by Mondrian! The children observed some of Mondrian’s famous paintings and identified the use of primary colours and straight black lines. We have started making our own versions, which we will finish next week.

In Computing, the children worked in pairs to continue their PowerPoint presentations and did a slide on birds: we discussed how we can make groups of birds by answering a yes or no question.

 

Next week’s learning

English: we will plan and write a new adventure story with an imaginary creature, inspired by ‘The Way Back Home’!

Maths: we will start looking at time using an analogue clock. We will identify the parts of a clock (the hands and the numbers) and use them to tell the time by the hour and half an hour.

Phonics: we will look at different ways of spelling the /s/ sound: /s/ as in sit, /c/ as in cell,/ss/ as in less, /se/ as in house, /sc/ as in scene and /ce/ as in mice.

Lastly, I would like to say a big well done to all the children for their positivity this week! You have made incredible progress everyone and you always try your very best in everything we do.

 

Have a wonderful weekend and a good rest!

Year 1 and Miss Ioannou

 

 

 This week in Year 1... 05/03/2021

'Blossom by blossom the spring begins.'
 — Algernon Charles Swinburne

In a few hours, our Google classroom journey will come to an end and the countdown for returning to our school begins. I am really looking forward to seeing you all again and I can’t wait for your big smiles to brighten up our classroom again!

You have all done brilliantly these last weeks and I am more than proud of you!

 

We had a fun week, with World Book Day being the highlight for many! Our theme this year was ‘Bedtime stories’ so everyone joined in their comfiest outfits and spent lots of time reading and listening to stories.

 

 Together, we looked at the book ‘What I Like Most’ by Mary Murphy. We created mind maps to show the things we like most and then we drew selfies of story book characters with their favourite things! I have seen lots of pictures of Winnie the Pooh with his jar of honey!

In English, we completed our Unit on ‘Whatever Next.’ We wrote an adventure story with a ‘twist’ where we swapped the characters around and had Owl going on an adventure and finding Baby Bear along the way. We came up with new adventure locations and came up with some inventive ideas on creating vehicles to go there. Who knew you could make a bus out of a roller skate and a basket?

In Maths, we looked at weight and mass. We used our hands for some direct comparisons as well as some balance scales made out of clothes hangers to compare weights of similar objects. We also investigated how heavy a kilogram is and used pictures of scales to identify the lightest/ heaviest objects shown.

In Science, we recapped the different animal groups we have learnt and observed their bodies to see how they move.

In RE, we completed our unit of Noah’s Ark and discussed an important word for Christians: Grace. We explained how Grace is God’s unconditional love and came up with ways of showing Grace to others.

In Computing, we continued our work on image gathering. We practised dragging and dropping images to create groups on a slide and used text boxes to make headings.

Notes and reminders

Returning to school

Please remember to return any homework folders and reading folders you may have.

Library books can be returned on Library Day (Thursday).  

Next week's learning

English: our new book is ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will start off by making predictions about how the characters felt at different points and identify what happened at the beginning, middle and end. 

Phonics: we will be focusing on the /ou/ grapheme next week (different ways of reading the /ou/ spelling, as in count, couple and group).

Maths: we will start looking at halves and quarters of shapes and sets of objects.

 

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and a good rest before our reunion!

Stay happy and safe,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 26/02/2021

What a busy and wonderful first week back we've had in  our virtual Year 1 classroom! You all came back with big smiles and  have produced some lovely work. I am sure you have all heard the great news: we will all be back together after one more week of online learning! Perfect time to enjoy the nice weather and the blossoming flowers together.  

In English, we have started a new adventure story, 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy! We read the story, sequenced its events and focused on retelling what happened in our own words. We have started using different openers to make our writing more interesting and used adjectives to give the reader more information.

In Maths, we looked at measuring length and height. We started off by estimating the length of various objects and then measured it using non-standard units. We then investigated how long a metre is by using metre sticks and tape measures to find things that are shorter, taller or equal to a metre! Finally, we practised measuring length and height accurately by using rulers. We focused on placing objects on the 0 mark and recorded our answers in cm. 

In Science, we have started our unit on Animals. We discussed what different groups of animals we know and what characteristics each group has. 

In PSHE, we suggested ways we can look after people that are special to us and explained why are they important people in our lives. We also mentioned that  some people might be far away but still have a special place in our hearts. 

In Computing, we searched for animal images online and practised using the left and right buttons of a mouse to copy and paste. The most popular animal in Year 1 is definitely the rabbit!

 

 Notes and reminders

 Next week's learning

English: we will continue our work on ‘Whatever next!’. We will write an alternative version in which Owl goes on an adventure and finds Baby Bear along the way.

Maths: next week, we will be measure weight/ mass. We will describe the mass of objects by direct comparison and investigate kilograms as a standard unit of measure.

Phonics: our sound will be /u/ as in stuck and its alternative spellings are /o/ as in mother, /ou/ as in young and /oo/ as in flood.

Mr Cotton’s New Competition

Mr Cotton has set up a really fun competition for us to take part in! A video will be uploaded on Google classroom on Monday with more information about it.

World Book Day

On Thursday we will celebrate World Book Day! I will share the timetable with all the events of the day on Google classroom. 

 

Well done once again Year 1. You have worked really hard this week and it is now time to have a little break away from screens and enjoy the beautiful blue skies and sunshine we are going to have this weekend! 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 12/02/2021

'My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.'

-Stephen Hawking

 

Happy Lunar New Year and Happy Year of the Ox! What a lovely way to end this half term, a day of celebration! According to Chinese tradition, people born in ox years are faithful and trustworthy!

This wonderful day brings us to our final week of Remote Learning for this half term and what an amazing journey it has been! You have been ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT everyone! Each and every one of you have shone this half term! You have all shown great resilience and have adapted beautifully to our new online classroom. You have been impressing me every day with the work you have produced and your willingness to do your very best. I couldn’t be prouder of you, you are an amazing group!

We have kept busy on our last week with lots of STEM activities and challenges. We had a very interesting talk about 3d printing and as well as various STEM tasks. We had fun experimenting with bubble mixtures and bubble blowers, we designed and made different food products, paper planes, planters and cup-and-ball toys.  Make sure you visit this week’s gallery to see our projects! 

 

 

In English, we have completed our Instruction unit. The children have planned a set of instruction for special fruit salads that give you magic powers like super speed, invisibility and understanding plant language. We wrote titles and brief introductions, created bullet point lists for the ingredients and we numbered steps of what you need to do with bossy verbs and when openers.

In Maths, we have been working on shapes and patterns. We firstly created patterns and identified their rules and then we explored 3d shapes. We identified their edges, faces and vertices, sorted them into diagrams based on their properties and compared them to see how they are different or similar.

I would also like to say a bit thank you to everyone who took part in Miss Cook and Mr Cotton’s Yoga and Keepy Uppy challenge. It was so lovely seeing everyone participating in the same activity and finding fun ways to stay active! Have a look at the gallery below with all the St Peter's yoga masters!

 

 

 Notes and reminders

Next term's learning

English: once back, we will start a new unit on stories with familiar settings. Our work will be based on the book ‘Whatever next!’ by Jill Murphy.

Maths: our next Maths unit will be Measure. We will Estimate, compare, measure and describe  length, height, mass and capacity.

Phonics: our next sound will be /u/ as in stuck and its alternative spellings are /o/ as in mother, /ou/ as in young and /oo/ as in flood.

  

Finally, thank you for all your cooperation, patience, enthusiasm and hard work this half term. It has been a pleasure to teach such a motivated and kind group that put their best effort out every single day.

Have a wonderful half term break and take this week to rejuvenate, enjoy nature and of course, stay safe.

We will virtually meet again in a week and I look forward to seeing you all. Hopefully we will soon get together again in person!

 

Best wishes for a restful half term break,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 05/02/2021

Without the rain, there would be no rainbow

-Gilbert Chesterton

Year 1, we are just one week away from completing a whole half term of Remote Learning! I am still wowed by your work and effort; you try your very best in everything you do and your positivity makes me smile every time I see you in our live lessons! 

In English, we focused on non-fiction texts and we looked at verbs. We listened to a set of instructions on how to build a snowman and we created our own instruction maps. We included the title, the things we needed and the steps we had to follow. We acted out the instructions and identified the ‘when openers’ and the ‘bossy verbs’ in each sentence. We then used our imagination to write fun and creative instructions for getting the snowman decorations! If you are looking for a carrot you could politely ask a bunny! Or if it is coal that you need, you should seek a volcano troll! Lastly, we practised summarising a text for writing instructions for a snowman’s favourite healthy treat: a refreshing fruit salad.

In Maths, we consolidated counting in jumps of 2, 5 and 10. We made equal groups of objects and counted in multiples and we wrote repeated additions which we turned into multiplication number sentences. We created arrays to represent multiplications and solved word problems.

In Science, we discussed the life cycle of a plant and in Art we identified warm and cool colours. We grouped colours together and created sunset pictures and drawings of the sun and moon!

In RE, we reviewed Jewish artefacts, symbols and celebrations by looking at what happens in a Synagogue. We created our own menorahs and Stars of David.

In Computing, we explored drawing software and created pictures on Google drawing and Paint.

Here is a  Gallery with some of our cool digital illustrations!

  

 

We also celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week by discussing the importance of self-expression.

 Notes and reminders

STEM Week: next week will be slightly different but nevertheless fun! Our morning sessions (Maths and English) will run as usual and in the afternoons we will enjoy various STEM related activities. The timetable for the next week will be uploaded on Google Classroom.

You should also have received an email with further information about the activities.

Next week’s learning

English: we will finish off our instruction writing by writing a set of instructions on how to make a fruit salad.

Phonics: revision of sounds. Due to STEM week, we will not run our daily Phonics at 13:00. We will include Phonics activities in our English lessons.

Maths: we will be looking at patterns as well as .2D and 3D shapes. We will focus on their properties and identify their similarities and differences.

 

Thank you for another week of  amazing learning.

 

It is now time for a restful weekend! We need to get ready for a  a busy week of exploring, investigating and learning!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

This week in Year 1... 29/01/2021

'Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body'

-Proverbs 16:24

Wow, another week of outstanding learning from all of you Year 1! It has been a true pleasure seeing you working ever so hard and joining in with lovely smiles and a great mood in our live lessons. I have really enjoyed reading the work you have been submitting; your creative ideas never fail to amaze me!

 

Our imagination really shone with our English work with week as we completed our work with ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. We created new characters and invented new settings for our characters to go: our imagination took us to fairy gardens, savannahs, grassy fields and murky lakes! We used descriptive writing with lots of adjectives to make our work interesting and help the reader become a part of the story. In our story, we described what the character did every day of the week. We focused on writing the days with capital letters.

 

In Maths, we have started finding doubles of numbers to 10 and added equal objects together. We counted in jumps of 2, 5 and 10 to make counting easier. We have also started using the division symbol and came up with a cool action to show it in number sentences. We practised splitting a number into equal parts and by Friday we shared numbers into 3,5 and 10 equal groups!

In RE, we discussed the importance of Shabbat in the Jewish faith. We compared it with our own special events and identified how people prepare for different celebrations. In Computing, we identified parts of a computer/ laptop and completed an online image search on Google. In PSHE, we discussed the importance of hand hygiene and created posters with all the steps of how to properly wash our hands.

In Art we created different shades of a colour by adding small amounts of black paint into a bright hue. We used our shades to make paintings of slices of citrus!

 

Check the gallery to see what we’ve been up to during Home Learning!

 

 

 

Notes and reminders

Next week's learning

Phonics: we are going to learn the three different spellings of the /oo/ sound as in 'book' , /u/ as in 'put' and  & 'oul' as in 'could'.

English: for the next two weeks we will be looking at instruction writing. We will start off by reading different sets of instructions and acting them out. We will be identifying different time openers (firstly, then, next, after, finally, etc) and bossy (imperative) verbs. 

Maths: we will continue practising doubles up to 10 and we will introduce multiplication. We will use our grouping methods to write multiplication number sentences.

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing you putting such amazing effort in your work, Year 1. You are doing a brilliant work at home! 

 

Make sure you have a good rest this weekend and I am looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 22/01/2021

'Go as far as you can see and you will see further'

-Zig Ziglar

It's been another wonderful week in Year 1, full of fun learning activities! You continue to amaze me with your positivity and resilience everyone; you truly bring the sunshine to our online classroom! 

In English, we started off our week by learning how to add the '-ed' suffix to verbs to show actions that happened in the past. We also started to work on our new story, 'Oliver's Vegetables'. We imagined that Oliver gave us a phone call from Grandpa's farm and wrote recounts. We then retold the story by creating a timeline and described the story's setting. To describe the vegetables from the story and our own choice of vegetables, we wrote some really fun riddles! 

In Maths, we continued our work with addition and subtraction. We  found the difference between two sets of objects, we subtracted by counting backwards, we started adding by making 10 first and we also solved word problems by using addition and subtraction.

In Computing, we read the story of Smartie the penguin and identified what things we should keep safe and not share on the Internet. In RE we looked at the Jewish holy book, the Torah and how it is used in Judaism. In Art, we created tints by adding white to a hue: we used those tints to make ice cream paintings!

Notes and reminders

Next week's learning

Phonics: we are going to learn the three different spellings of the /oo/ sound as in 'book' , /u/ as in 'put' and  & 'oul' as in 'could'.

English: we are going to finish off our Unit with 'Oliver's Vegetables' by creating our own version, with a new picky eater as a main character and a new story setting!

Maths: next week we are going to introduce multiplication and division. We will start by counting sets of objects in twos and tens and write our counting as repeated addition. We will identify doubles and use  repeated addition to introduce multiplication.

Google Classroom

Starting next week, we will be introducing 'Focus Groups' on Google Classroom. The sessions will take 15 minutes and they will run from Monday – Thursday, 14:30-14:45. This will give the children the opportunity to catch up with their peers and share their news!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will also have a chance to meet on Google Classroom for a lovely story time from 15:00-15:15.  

I really look forward meeting you all for these activities.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 15/01/2021

'Remember, you are the one who can fill the world with sunshine'

-Walt Disney

It is the end of Week 2 of Online Learning, and as the quote above says, you can and you did fill our online classroom with sunshine this week! You have blown me away with your perseverance, hard work and good cheer! For every single day you have all tuned in our live lessons with big smiles, great mood and lots of excitement for learning. I could not have asked for a more enthusiastic class! 

 

In English, we have completed our work with 'Handa's Surprise'. We created our own baskets for a friend and described all the fruit and vegetables with some really effective adjectives. Shiny,  red cherries seem to be a popular choice for fruit baskets in Year 1! We also created plans for a new version of the story to help us with our writing. The plans were indeed very useful because they helped you write such amazing stories! I have seen lots of interesting animals coming to get fruit from your basket. After checking your work, I can also say that we are all pretty confident in using apostrophes for possession too!

 

In Maths, we have been working hard on addition and subtraction. We discovered that we can swap the numbers in an addition without changing the result. We also practised jumping backwards on a number line to find the answer to a subtraction and then we jumped forwards to create additions. We called those related facts 'Fact Families'. 

 

In RE we continued our work on Judaism and found out more about the purpose of some Jewish symbols and artefacts. In PSHE we had a look at 'local heroes': we learned about all the people in our community who work to help other and made information posters about them and appreciation drawings. 

 

In Science we looked at familiar garden plants and completed a plant investigation as well as a garden design. I have also received lots of pictures of your bean plants- they are growing so fast! 

 

Notes and reminders

Next week's learning

English: Our next unit will be based on the book 'Oliver's vegetables'. It is a book about a fussy eater! We will follow Oliver's journey as he discovers what different vegetables taste like!  

Phonics: /ie/ as in pie and its alternative spellings are /y/ as in fly, /i_e/ as in time/ as in flute and /igh/ as in high.

Maths: we will continue working on addition and subtraction and we will introduce two new ways to write number sentences: multiplication and division. We will practise putting things in groups and also doubling sets of objects.

 

Thank you

Without a doubt, the children have worked absolutely brilliantly this week. All your support and feedback have been invaluable and made me smile every single day. Thank you for all your kindness and support. Please know that I am here to support you in any way I can.

 

It is now time for a well-deserved break! 

 

Wishing you all a restful, cosy weekend,

 

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

 

This week in Year 1... 08/01/2021

'Learning together even if we are apart...' 

Happy New Year everyone! 

Week 1 of Home Learning- check!

 

I cannot even begin to describe how proud I am for all of you! You have adapted so well to online learning and it is a real pleasure to see you with a big smile every day, trying your very best in every single lesson!  You have all managed to create a happy and positive online classroom for all of us! Seeing you sharing your work, answers and ideas with such enthusiasm is a true joy- keep it up!

We had a full-on week of learning! In English, we have been working on a new book, 'Handa's Surprise'. We started off by reading and discussing the story and we also came up with some interesting questions to ask Handa! I think we are all interested to know how Handa can balance a basket on her head! We have also started retelling the story by using actions and drawings in a story map.

In Maths, we have been working hard on our Money unit. We identified the various coins we use in the UK, discussed their features such us their shapes, colours and values and  we used them to make various amounts. We also investigated different ways of creating a coin. Did you know that there are 11 ways of making a 10p coin using other coins?

In Science, we have started our Plants unit. We looked at what steps we need to follow to plant a bean. At this point, I am happy to report that your classroom beans have been planted, labelled and some of them have started to open! They will be sprouting in no time! Remember to give your beans a small amount of water every day. 

In RE, we have started our Judaism unit. We looked at various objects that are important to the Jewish faith and wrote questions about what we would like to learn about them. 

Notes and reminders

Google classroom

Of course this would be the first note! Thank you all for being active on Google classroom this week. We are all still getting familiar with it but I am sure it will become second nature soon. A kind reminder to keep your microphones on mute throughout the lesson- it makes it easier to hear everyone's questions and comments at the end.

To upload work, please see this video tutorial, I hope it makes the process a bit clearer.

Next week's learning

English: We will continue our work on 'Handa's Surpirse'. We will be planning and writing our own version of the story, such as 'Miss Ioannou's Surprise!'

Phonics: /ie/ as in pie and its alternative spellings are /y/ as in fly, /i_e/ as in time/ as in flute and /igh/ as in high.

 Maths: we will be looking at  addition and subtraction. We will be focusing on number bonds to 10 and making relevant number facts (e.g. If I know that 2+8=10, I know that 10-8=2). We will be also practising switching numbers in an addition (e.g. 3+4= 7 is the same as 4+3=7). 

 

 

Thank you to everyone for showing great support, resilience and patience! You have been exceptional the children has been absolutely brilliant. Your work has been excellent and I am very proud of you!

It is now time for a well-deserved rest! 

Have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday!

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

This week in Year 1... 18/12/2020

“May your days be merry and bright...

It is Christmas and the new year is just around a corner! I would like to start this blog post by thanking you for all your amazing support with the children's learning during this unusual time. I am really proud of each and every one of them and they should be proud of themselves! 

 

This week Year 1 took part in lots of festive activities and had a jolly good time! Everybody enjoyed our special Christmas lunch and celebrated the end of term with our Christmas party!

We have completed lots of Christmas crafts and projects which have been sent home throughout this week. We have also completed our Toy Unit in English with a fun poem! The children came up with well-matched actions to go with the verses and they had a go writing their own rhyming couplets! We included them in our performance!

  

Lastly, I have sent home some optional activities the children can complete during the holidays. Please note that the bigger pack is for you to keep at home: it includes activities and resources we have discussed in our last Parents evening. 

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I would also like to say goodbye and send my all of my best wishes to a wonderful member of our class. We wish you the best of luck to your new adventure; you have have really flourished this term and  I am sure you will continue to shine anywhere you go! We will all really miss you, it has been a privilege being your teacher.

 

I wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas, Year 1. May your holidays be filled with moments of laughter and joy. 

Looking forward to meeting you again in 2021! 

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

This week in Year 1... 11/12/2020

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”
Elf 

Oh, what a jolly good time we had in Year 1 this week!  Let's start from the highlight of the week: our Nativity! The children performed their lines with great expression and they have put on a  truly outstanding show! The show was filmed on Thursday and you will be able to enjoy it next week. Thank you to the parent volunteers who helped film and edit the play and also to all of you for your support. 

 

Year 1 have also been busy with their learning! In English we have completed our non-fiction unit. The children planned and wrote their own fact files about spinning tops. They included pictures, captions, headings and fun facts! Did you know that nature has its own spinning tops? Shells and acorns have the perfect shape to twirl round and round. 

In Maths, we have been partitioning 2-digit numbers. We used part-part whole models to find the tens and ones in a number and then wrote the number as an addition.

In Science, we explored our sense of sight and learnt all about how our eyes work.

 

In RE, we continued our work on the story of the Nativity. We discussed the importance of all the characters, we described their role and wrote questions we would like to ask them. 

Notes and reminders

Next week is looking very merry! Year 1 will have a special Christmas lunch, a Christmas party and we will also get to watch our Nativity. 

 

Next week's learning

English: We will have a look at poems with rhyming couplets. Our focus will be the poem 'Teddy bear Teddy bear turn around'.

Phonics: oo/ as in moon and its alternative spellings are /ew/ as in blew, /ue/ as in blue, /u_e/ as in flute and /o/ as in do.

 Maths: we will continue our work with place value and we will start looking at different coins. 

 

Celebrate Me Book

The ‘Celebrate Me Book’ is an opportunity to share your authentic and unique self with the rest of your class. Remember, there is only one you and you should have the chance to shout out about it and celebrate! You are wonderful!

Every Friday, one child will have the opportunity to take this book and record something inside. You could share something you love, share something you are proud of or ultimately, just share something that makes you, you!

The book will be due back on the Monday.

 

Sporting News

Next week, within our PE lessons, we will be running Christmas themed House Competitions. The competitions will be snowball (dodgeball) competitions which will take place within each year group. 

Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate.

 

I wonder who will be the winning house this half term.

 Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

This week in Year 1... 04/12/2020

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”
D. Parton

 Year 1 is getting into the Christmas spirit! Our Nativity rehearsals have been in full swing, thank you all for  learning yourlines.  Our final performance is coming up this week, so keep practising your words and songs over the weekend in big, confident voices!

 

In addition to our Nativity practice, we have been learning lots of new things.

In English, we have started looking at non-fiction books for our new topic, ‘Toys’. We compared non-fiction and fiction books and identified the differences and similarities between them. We have also identified the features of non-fiction books and as the week progressed, we wrote questions about the toys that we wanted to find the answers to. We finished the week by retrieving information from non-fiction text so that we could answer our questions.

 

In Maths, we have started looking at time! We investigated what activities we can do in 1 second and 1 minute. We then ordered activities starting from the ones that take the least amount of time -like blinking our eyes!- to the most amount of time –like our summer holidays-. We have also completed work about the days of the week and the months: we ordered them, identified the missing month or day and used calendars to respond to word problems.

In Science, we investigated our sense of touch: we looked at how are skin protects the inside of our bodies by feeling different temperatures and textures of objects. We worked in groups and felt various materials and used accurate vocabulary to describe them. We really enjoyed stepping on the squashy sponge!

In RE, we looked at the visit of the angel to the shepherds. We spoke about what the shepherds experienced and what they felt when they saw the angel and heard the message about the birth of Jesus.

Notes and reminders:

Next week’s learning

English: we will continue our work on non-fiction texts and we will plan and write our own fact file for a toy. It would be really useful to look at any non-fiction books you might have at home. 

Maths: we will look into numbers up to 50 and find ways to partition them into tens and ones.We will also order numbers from smallest to largest and find what is one more/less from a given number. 

 Phonics: our next sound will be /oo/ as in moon and its alternative spellings are /ew/ as in blew, /ue/ as in blue, /u_e/ as in flute and /o/ as in do.

 

Foodbank

Our school is still accepting foodbank donations. You may bring any items you wish to donate into school by the 11th December.

For a list of food items the foodbank accepts, please follow the link below.

https://hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

 

Eco Christmas Competition

Our Eco-Council is looking for ways to make Christmas a bit more eco-friendly! Please check the poster below to find out all about it.

 Please remember to bring in your Nativity outfit on Monday.

 

Have a wonderful weekend and keep warm,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 27/11/2020

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner anywhere

-Chinese proverb

Year 1 Songs and lyrics

It's been another busy week in Year 1, full of new knowledge! Well done to all the children for their motivation for learning! 

In English, we have completed our work on ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’. We had great fun using alliteration to create new titles and find animals that matched different meals of the day. A popular title was ‘The Dog Who Came to Dinner’. On Wednesday, we planned our stories and we wrote the new versions on Thursday and Friday. We have also written and read words with the /ow/ sound (as in town and /ou/ as in found). We practised reading real words and silly, alien words too!

In Maths, we had a look at position and movement. Children used positional language to write clues about where they sit, they followed instructions with two steps (e.g. move the bear 2 places left and then 3 places down) and practised turning clockwise and anti-clockwise.  They turned objects and pictures towards different directions, completing full, half and quarter turns.

In Science, we completed a smell investigation. The children worked in their House Teams and rotated around four stations. Each station had two smelly pots and we used our sense of smell to try and identify what was in the pot. The trickiest smell to identify was rosemary! We then created a bar graph to show how many people liked each smell: cocoa powder was a class favourite- it reminded us of hot chocolate! 

 

In Computing, we all had a go turning a camera on and off, and practised moving it to what we wanted to record.

In Art, we have completed our self-portraits using oil pastels and pencil. The children worked carefully to replicate their facial features and mixed oil pastels to create the accurate shades for their eyes and hair. The children produced some amazing work; what great artists we have in Year 1!

In RE, we continued our work in the Nativity Story and focused on Mary and Joseph. We discussed what they were like and why they were a good choice to be parents for Jesus. 

Notes and reminders

Nativity

Our show this year is called ‘A Midwife Crisis’. We read through the script in class and I have sent the words home to practise. .  All the children in Year 1 will narrate the story and sing some of the songs. Please support your child in learning their lines in a clear, confident voice!

You will also find a letter regarding costumes for our show. Our school has an impressive collection of costumes for the children to wear, so you only need to bring (in a bag labelled with the child’s name) what is mentioned on the letter.

 

Foodbank Advent Collection

Our School Council is currently collecting items to give to the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank to support the local community over the Christmas period.

Children can bring any items they wish to donate into school and give them to their class teacher. We are hoping to make a final collection on the 11th December.

For a list of food items the foodbank accepts, please follow the link below.

https://hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

 

Next week’s learning

 

English: in the next two weeks, we will be looking at non-fiction texts. We will be identifying their features, read various examples and focus on non-chronological reports.We will also learn all about writing questions: we will read and write question words (who, what, when, where, how, etc.) and how to use question marks.

 

Phonics: /ow/ as in town and /ou/ as in out.

 

Maths: we will start looking at time in terms of chronological sequence and order. We will explore duration of activities, we will recognise things that happen in the morning, afternoon and dinner and we will name and order the days of the week.

 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 20/11/2020

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

-Dalai Lama

It’s been another busy and fun week in Year 1! In addition to our usual work, we had the opportunity to reflect on the important message of Anti-bullying week through various activities.

 On Monday, Year 1 and St Peter’s School wore odd socks. Odd Socks Day was a wonderful opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! On Thursday, we attended a virtual Anti-bullying workshop by Chelsea Football Club. The children gave examples of what bullying might look like and discussed this year’s motto: ‘United Against Bullying’. The children suggested ways of encouraging kind behaviour and they all created a ‘helping hand’. The hands were then united to create a wreath and promote this year’s motto.

 

In English, we started looking at a new book, ‘The tiger who came to tea’. We started off by making predictions and guessed what the characters were saying or thinking. We used our ideas to write some really creative speech and thought bubbles with question marks and exclamation marks. We then performed the story and retold it through a story map.

In Maths, we have continued finding half of numbers and shapes. We discovered that not all numbers can be halved so we carried out an investigation to find more about it. We learnt about odd and even numbers and we tried halving all sorts of things!

In Computing, we looked at filming equipment. We discussed about different devices we could use to film our cooking show and had a closer look at the school camera. We had a close look at the different buttons and identified the play, pause and record buttons.

In Science, we worked in groups to go on a sound hunt- make sure you check this week's gallery to see us being careful sound collectors! We used our listening ears to identify sounds from the Reception play area and the library. Some of the sounds we heard were children talking, leaves moving, a car driving by, the noise of the hand dryer and the wheels of the lunch trolley! We also spoke about our sense of touch and how different objects feel.

 

 

Notes and reminders

 

Next week’s learning

English: We will continue our work on ‘The tiger who came to tea’. We will use alliteration to create a new title for our own version of the story. We will identify different meals of the day and come up with what animals might visit us at those times (e.g. the lion who came to lunch).

Phonics: Our new sound will be /ow/ as in now and its alternative spelling is /ou/ in cloud.

Maths: We will start looking into position and movement. We will use positional language to identify where objects are (between, next to, above, under/ underneath, outside, left, right) and how they can move (one whole turn, half a turn, a quarter of a turn).

 

Well done for another wonderful week of learning, Year 1. Keep trying your very best!

 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 13/11/2020

 

Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.

-Brene Brown

Let’s start from the highlight of our week: DT Day! We had an amazingly creative Wednesday, where we created 3d models of cars. We discussed about how cars have changed the world and who has helped make cars what they are today. We created a design sheet, where we demonstrated how we want our car to look like and designed its four sides: the front, the back, the left side and the right side. We were inspired by our previous work in Maths, and we drew 2d shapes and patterns to decorate our models. Our materials included Techcard (a recyclable card), wooden axles, plastic nuts and bolts and of course, wheels!

 

On Monday, we watched an assembly by the NSPCC, where we discussed about children’s rights and who we can talk to if we are worried or nervous about something. We also learnt the NSPCC childline number and met Buddy, the mascot of the charity, which is shaped like a speech bubble, to remind us to ‘speak out, stay safe’.

In English, we have completed our unit on ‘Dogger’. We created our own alternative characters and toys for the story, which we have used to plan and then write our own version. We continued looking at using adjectives and joining words in our work, and also checking our work to make sure the meaning is clear. In Phonics, we wrote and read sentences including words with the ‘e’ sound (as in red, head and said). We will continue our work on the ‘e’ sound next week as well.  

In Maths, we have continued our work in measure and looked at capacity, where we had to estimate and measure how much various containers could hold. We have introduced finding halves of shapes and numbers, which we will continue for next week too.

In Science, we have looked at the five senses and looked at the sense of hearing. We identified what sounds we can hear when we go on a Sound Walk and if the sounds are loud or quiet.

In Art, we have started looking at portraits and used our photos to draw our facial features. We made sure we drew the correct shapes and used accurate colours.

Notes and Reminders:

In terms of our next week’s learning, we will start a new story in English, ‘The tiger who came to tea’. We will also continue looking at the ‘e’ sound and for Maths we will continue our work in finding halves.

Next week will be Anti-bullying week and Monday will be Odd Socks Day, when children have the opportunity to express themselves, celebrate their individuality and make a stand to bullying.

 

Have a lovely, restful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 06/11/2020

I've been around the world and back

Guess what I have seen!

-Emma Blackstone

A big welcome back to everyone and an even bigger well done to all the children in Year 1! They came to the second term very excited and with a truly positive attitude! All the lovely energy everybody brought in this week was evident in our poetry recital: we performed our poem in clear voices and showed all the moves with great enthusiasm and expression! I am really proud of your amazing efforts!

In English, we have started reading ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes, a story about finding your favourite toy. We wrote questions that we would like to ask the characters, identified the settings and discussed about our favourite and least favourite parts of the story. We then practised using joining words in our sentences and used them to describe Dogger. One of our favourite joining words is ‘because’- we now know a cool trick to remember how to spell it (big elephants can always understand small elephants)!

In Maths, we explored measuring length and weight. We started off our week by investigating length: we used cubes to measure the length and height of various classroom objects and made estimations as well as comparisons. We then moved on to weight/mass where we used balance scales to weigh our fruit of the day and different objects from our desks and pencil pots! Have a look at the gallery to see our investigations!

 

In Science, we introduced our new topic ‘Using our senses’. We identified parts of our bodies and explained their roles.

In RE, we reviewed the story of Creation and talked about what things we find interesting or puzzling. We wrote questions we would like to ask God and spoke about questions God would perhaps like to ask us! I was really impressed with the children’s inquisitiveness and their creative questions.

In Computing, we started our new unit ‘We are TV chefs’! We are planning to use cameras to film a cooking video! We discussed what healthy recipes we would like to share and identified what makes a good TV presenter.

 

Notes and reminders:

I have sent a handwriting booklet with the Blue Homework to further support with handwriting and letter formation. It can be kept at home and completed at your own pace.

House Athletics Competition

We would like to congratulate all of the children for their wonderful sporting skills in athletics. Mr Cotton was so pleased with the determination and sportsmanship he saw. We would like to give an almighty congratulations to the children in Keys who received the most points in the competition, well done.

We look forward to running the next house sporting competitions at the end of this term. Thank you, Miss Cook

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

This week in Year 1... 23/10/2020

The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe.

-Mae Jemison

It's half term! A big well done to all the children in Year 1 for all their hard word and continuous excitement for learning these first seven weeks: they have all been trying their very best every single day!

This week we have been celebrating Black History Month: we looked into the life and achievements of Mae Jemison and how she showed resilience and followed her dreams of becoming an astronaut. We also took part on a wonderful Caribbean dance workshop and learnt about the Windrush generation and its impact on our lives. 

 In English, we have been looking at poetry. We read and created list poems about different animals, using descriptive clues to help the reader guess what animal we are talking about. We also read the poem 'Everything you do' by Mabel Segun and wrote our own verse to continue it. 

In Maths, we looked at 3D shapes: we named  and created different 3D shapes,  identified what 2D shapes they are made of and tested them to see if they can roll or if they can be stacked (or both!), 

In Art, we learnt all about primary colours and we used them in our artwork. We also explored what happens when you mix two -or three!- of the colours.

 

Notes and reminders:

Home Learning

I have set some phonics homework for this break. Also, an email was sent out with our poem for our upcoming Poetry Recital Assembly, as well as some optional homework. Please see below a video version of the poem for the children to listen to for their poetry practice.

House Competitions

What a wonderful week for sport. Thank you to all year groups for taking part in the house athletics competitions this week; it has been lovely to get the children involved in competitive sport, and they really enjoyed it. It has been a very close call but Mr Cotton will tally up the results and announce the winning house after half term.

 

Lastly, I would like to thank you all for your continuous support this first half term and wish you a wonderful half term break,

 

Stay safe and full of smiles,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1... 16/10/2020

We all come in different shapes and sizes, and that's fine by me.

-Kristin Scott Thomas

We have had a wonderful week in Year 1, full of creativity and learning! The children  have been really enthusiastic about all the new things we have learnt these last five days and I am most impressed with both their work and positive attitude!

 

In English, we have been looking at labels, lists and captions. We have labelled Barnaby Bear, our class teddy, and also a picture of Barnaby's picnic! We have then used the picture to  write simple and detailed captions and create a picnic list!The children had some really creative ideas about what to bring in a picnic and they wrote their own lists. Lastly, we explored various non-fiction books to spot examples of captions, lists and labels. 

 

In Maths, we have been investigating 2d shapes: learning their names and identifying their sides and corners. We had great fun using the shapes to make patterns and also playing Guess my Shape! 

 

In Science, we have completed our materials experiment and tested which materials are best for an umbrella.

 

In Art, we were inspired by the song ‘Ten green bottles’ and we created a watercolour painting with multi-coloured bottles! We used pencil to practise sketching and watercolours.

 

Show Racism the Red Card

 Today the children wore something red as a way to say stop to discrimination. We have shared all the things that make us special and unique and how important it is to treat others how we want to be treated.

 

 

 Have a lovely and peaceful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

This week in Year 1... 09/10/2020

 

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. 

-W. Clement Stone

We had another full week in Year 1! I have been so impressed with how dedicated the children are in their learning. They have been working really hard and they have produced some amazing work!

In English, we have completed our 'We're going on a bear hunt' unit. The children planned their own verse of the poem, including a new animal and a new setting. We then had an opportunity to perform our work in class! We have been really stretching our vocabulary and have made some excellent choices to describe our animal and the obstacles we found along the way. Very creative ideas, Year 1- well done! 

In Maths, we have been looking at subtraction this week. The children have worked with practical resources to 'take away' , we subtracted by crossing out and used number lines to count backwards.  We have also practiced reading number sentences and focused on using accurate vocabulary such as 'plus', 'minus' and 'equals'. 

In RE we have discussed was in which we can take care of God's creation. We have shared some great ideas about looking after each other and treating people around us with kindness. 

Notes and reminders:

Thank you for your Harvest donations. The children delivered the donations to church on Monday. 

Next Friday, our school will participate in the 'Show Racism the Red Card' movement. Children may wear something red in addition to their school uniform. 

Sporting News

During the final week of school, before half term (week commencing 19th October 2020), within our PE lessons, we will be running sporting House Competitions. The competitions will be house athletics competitions which will take place within each year group. 

Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate.

Lastly, please ensure you are reading daily and logging this in your reading logs.

 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

This week in Year 1... 02/10/2020

 

Our eyes see the beauty of nature. Our hearts see the beauty in each other. 

-Unknown

What a creative and busy week we had in Year 1! 

In English, we have been looking at 'We're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen. The children worked in their tables and found actions and sounds to match the settings  of the story. Then we performed the story as a class. We also did lots of work with adjectives: we described the different obstacles of the story and also the bear! Lastly, we wrote some imaginative verbs to show how we would move through the different obstacles. 

In Maths, we did lots of work with addition. We used a part-whole model to split a number into two parts and we used ten frames to make addition number sentences and  bonds to 10. We also learnt how to use a number line to find the answer to an addition. 

In RE, we discussed about our favourite parts of God's creation and reflected on how we can look after them. We also discussed how humans are part of God's creation and shared ideas about how can we help those who might be less fortunate for the upcoming Harvest Festival. In the prayers we wrote, we expressed our gratitude and asked for those in need to be happy and safe. 

In Science, we are testing which materials are waterproof: we made predictions for which materials are best for a Teddy's umbrella. 

Lastly, next week will be 'Walk to School Week'. Please see below a message from Miss Cook that says all about it.

Next week:

WALK WITH US
ON W/C 5 OCTOBER!

Get your happy feet on, it’s time to celebrate.
Living Streets, have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.

The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life.

 

Walk to School Week is now scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.

The class with the most amount of children and staff walking to school will receive a lovely, sparkly certificate.

Thank you,

Miss Cook - happy walking!

 

 Have a restful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1 

 

This week in Year 1… 25/09/2020

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

Ahoy ma mateys! What a grrrreat week we had in Year 1! On Thursday 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. Firstly, we practised talking like pirates and then we created our treasure chests, filled with gold and gems. We finished off the day by making pirate puppets and learning a pirate dance. 

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 wrote letters to the Little Red Hen, asking her to help us grow some seeds and inviting her for some delicious baked treats afterwards. Strawberries and carrots were our most popular choices! 

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 Art, we created some Picasso-inspired hens and explored using different colours of wax crayons in different parts of the hen- just like in Picasso's Cockerel. 

In Science, we went on a texture hunt and found things that were hard, bumpy, smooth, soft, and pointy.

Reminders:

Next week we will revise our first two sounds: /ae/ (as in bake, rain and say) and /ee/ (as in we, tree, meal, happy).

Lastly, please make sure you are reading with your child daily at home and signing the yellow reading record. 

 

Have a lovely weekend and keep warm,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

 This week in Year 1… 18/09/2020

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

– Dalai Lama

 

 We had a really fun week in Year 1! A big well done to everyone for a wonderful week! Children are making great progress and are getting back into routine. 

 

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!

 

In Maths, we continued looking at numbers from 0-50. 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:

Our next sound of the week is: 'ee

Thursday is 'Talk like a pirate day!' and children can come in dressed as pirates  (or wear something stripy). We will still have our PE lesson, so please make sure you bring your PE kit to school. 

 Have a lovely, sunny weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1… 11/09/2020

There is a miracle in every new beginning.

-Hermann Hesse

A huge virtual welcome back to St. Peter’s School; hope everyone had a wonderful summer. It  Well, what an exciting week back we had! The children are settling in really well into the learning routine of Year 1 and also the unique 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 week in Year 1! In English, we have described a memory from our summer holidays and we have been writing sentences focusing on punctuation. We  have also practised our handwriting and made sure our letters are sitting neatly on the line. On Thursday, we have looked at the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’, which will be our first English unit. Today we celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday and the children chose describing words for Mr. Wonka’s outfit.

In Maths, we have been counting objects up to 30, comparing numbers and identifying one more or one less from a given number. We have also practised our number formation.

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. 

 

Notes and reminders

On Monday we will be starting our PE lessons, so please make sure all children have their PE kits in school (all items of clothing should be fully labelled).

The children need to come to school in their PE kits on Mondays and they need to go home at the end of the day as the children need to come in their PE kits on Thursday as well.

Our Virtual Open Evening is on Tuesday 15th September at 17:00- 17:30. I am looking forward to meeting you then.

Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday.

Blue homework goes out on Friday and is due back on either Monday or Tuesday.

Green homework goes out on Monday and is due back on Friday.

 

Have a nice, restful weekend,

Miss Ioannou and Year 1

 

 

 

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