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 Year 1- Welcome

Our teacher is Miss Cook and our teaching assistant is, Miss Ioannou. 

This week in Year 1… 17.1.20

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.

Oscar Wilde

In English, we have been continuing to learn about Handa’s Surprise; a story about a little girl who is taking a basket of delicious fruits to her friend, Akeyo. Little does she know, that there are lots of animals along the way taking her fruits! We started the week by creating a story map for the story which the children performed which actions.

In maths, we have been working on our number bonds to 10, 20 and even 30. We have been practising recalling these numbers quickly, particularly those number bonds to 10. The children have been developing the understanding that number bonds to 10 can help us to identify number bonds to 20.  

In music, we have started to learn our songs for the tri-borough music hub ‘Infant Voices Festival 2020’. This event will take place on Thursday 12th March 2020. We have four songs to learn and sing which we will be singing with other schools in the borough – the children are sounding great already.

Have a lovely weekend and wrap up warm,

Miss Cook and Year 1

This week in Year 1...10.1.2020

“Hope

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,

Whispering 'it will be happier'...”
~ Alfred Tennyson

Welcome back, I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a wonderful New Year! We have been straight back into work this week in Year 1 and it has been lovely to see everyone so enthusiastic about their learning.

 Very excitingly, this term, we have Miss Tait joining us; Miss Tait is a third year degree student training to become a teacher and will be working in Year 1 at St Peter’s for her final placement – we are excited to have her in the classroom and for her to help us learn!

 In English, we have started reading Handa’s Surprise; we have acted out the story with props and we wrote some interesting riddles about the animals in the story. I have been so impressed with how accurately the children have been using capital letters and full stops; their handwriting is coming along well too! Keep up the fantastic work Year 1.

In maths, we have been learning about money; the children have been identifying the different coins and what they are worth- the children are getting very confident! We are beginning to add a range of coins to make a total.

 Exciting news

Year 1 will be taking part in the Infant Voices Festival 2020 where they will be singing a range of songs with other schools in the tri-borough music hub. Over the next week or so, I will be sending home songs to learn and will send additional information; each child will receive one audience ticket for a parent or carer to come and watch. More information to follow.

 Request from Reception

Reception class are wanting to update their collection of fancy dress clothes. If you have any costumes (Ages 5 -6) at home that you no longer want then please donate them to the Reception class. Any costumes would be welcome but we would really like some more costumes that are book characters, professions or from traditional tales. Thank you, Mrs Noonan  

 Nativity DVDs

For those of you who ordered a copy of ‘I’m Gonna Shine’ on DVD before the holidays and didn’t collect your copy then please see the school office to collect your disc and pay for the DVD.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Miss Cook and Year 1

This week in Year 1...20.12.19

'At Christmas all roads lead to home'. 

What a wonderful nativity performance we completed this week; each child should be so proud of their performance; everyone spoke and sang clearly and confidently. Next year, the children will be having lead roles, I can already see how brilliant they will be. 

We have been busy creating our final self-portraits this week; the children created A3 self-portraits using all the skills they have learnt over the past few weeks. We used a mixture of pencil crayon and pastel crayons to add colour to the artwork. They have come out great - I can really see the likeness! 

In RE, we have rounded off our nativity unit by describing the role we had in the nativity and discussing the importance of all the characters. 

We enjoyed a wonderful KS1 party on Thursday afternoon, the children are ready for Christmas now and the spirits are high.

Thank you for all your support and hardwork in you child's learning, have a wonderful break; eat lots of food, spend time with loved ones and rest! 

Festive wishes,

Miss Cook and Year 1 

 

This week in Year 1…13.12.19

Love, joy and peace are the ingredients for a wonderful Christmas.

We have had another jam packed week and we have just a few days until we perform our nativity to a big audience; we completed our first successful dress rehearsal today and we will complete one more on Monday, before the big day.

In English, we have been working on our handwriting and have been reading words that contain the ‘ue’ sound, including alternative spellings.

In math, we have been exploring direction and using directional language to follow instructions. The children have been completing full turns, half turns and quarter turns. We then began to discuss how to move in a clockwise and anticlockwise motion; we related this to using left and right.

In RE, we have been discussing the importance of Mary and Joseph in the Christmas story. We talked about why we think Mary and Joseph were chosen to give birth to and look after baby Jesus. The children thought about how they could be good role models and demonstrate good choices, like Mary and Joseph, in their everyday lives.

In art, we have been drawing self-portraits; the children have been sketching their faces and using different strategies to draw their facial features in relation to one another.  

One more very busy week to go…

Monday 16th – No PE lesson (due to Nativity rehearsals) please come to school in uniform

Please return any library books you have at home

Tuesday 17th – No Gymnastics (due to Nativity)

Nativity Performance at 10am and 2pm

 - KS2 Carols by Candle light Service in St Peters Church 6pm, Reception are not involved but you may attend this service if you wish

Wednesday 18th – Winning House trip (The winning house will be informed today)

Thursday 19th –  Reception and Key Stage 1 Christmas Party in the afternoon at school

Friday 20th – Christmas Church Service at 9am at St Peters School finishes at 2pm!

Have a wonderful restful weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1 

This week in Year 1…6.12.19

Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.

Kahlil Gibran

Another fun-filled week in Year 1! We have been busy rehearsing our nativity performance with Year 2 and Reception; the production is coming together nicely and we look forward to seeing it in costume next week. The children have been working hard with their lines – thank you for all your support at home.

In maths, we have been looking at and investigating even and odd numbers. The children have been discussing strategies they can use to identify how they know a number is odd and even and we have been completing missing number patterns by filling in the next odd or even number. The children have been using their knowledge of counting in jumps of 2 to help them count forward and backwards in 2s from any given number up to 100.

In English, we have been writing our adapted story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’; he children been trying to include joining words, a range of sentence starters and adjectives to make the story interesting.

House Dodgeball Competitions

On Monday 9th December 2019, within PE lessons, St Peter’s will be running the first sporting House Competitions; the competitions will be house dodgeball competitions which will take place within our year groups. Each class will be divided in 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 assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate. We hope that our sporting House Competitions will be an opportunity for all children to take part in competitive sport and represent their house. We will be organising a termly sporting competition and the trophy will be displayed in the trophy cabinet.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1…29.11.19

In English, we have been planning an adapted story for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children came up with new characters and items that their ‘Goldilocks’ breaks, eats or sleeps in. We are looking forward to writing our stories next week and getting some up on display. 

In maths, the children were halving shapes by splitting them into two equal parts. They then moved on to halving numbers by sharing them into two equal groups; we used various strategies and practical equipment to complete this.

In science, we took part in a science experiment involving our senses; the children used their senses to describe different tastes they could taste, different sounds they could hear, describe different things they could see and identify different textures they could feel. The children rotated round a range of activities. We then recorded our findings and observations in a table in our science books. 

In art, the children have been looking at self-portraits; the children described photographs of themselves, identifying different shapes and colours they could see. We then took close up pictures of their facial features and then they sketched them adding as much detail as possible.

We have been working very hard with our nativity this week, the children are singing beautifully and those with lines are learning them well.

Have a wonderful, restful weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1…15.11.19

“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld”

As part of Anti-bullying Week, Year 1 have been focusing on being good friends and how we might show this in our everyday lives. On Monday, the whole-school wore odd socks to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! We believe in kindness, friendship and individuality. Also, the children participated in an anti-bullying workshop; they worked on building teamwork skills, discussed their individual similarities and differences and they identified how to be a good friend.

In English, we have been looking at and discussing the features of traditional tales. We went on to discuss the story of Little Red Riding, where we sequenced key events from the story and used adjectives to write character descriptions. The children have listened to a range of tales this week and have been enthusiastically joining in with parts they know.

In maths, we have been weighing; we have been identifying how heavy or how light various objects are around the classroom. The children used balancing scales and cubes to weigh the objects; we discussed what might affect the weight/mass of an object and why.

In science, we have been learning about our senses; the children took part in an investigation where they put their senses to the test to identify different smells, tastes and sounds.

In Spanish, the children have been continuing to work on simple Spanish greetings are beginning to have a short conversation with a partner.

Environmental Day

Next week, Thursday 21st November 2019, is our first Environmental Day; the whole-school will be taking part in a range of activities to promote living in a sustainable world!

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1

This week in Year 1…8.11.19

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."

We have been very creative this week in Year 1.

On Wednesday we had DT Day, where we focused on Nature. The children designed and created bug houses, which they filled with a range of bamboo and straw. We then reviewed our products, saying what we thought went well and identifying what we would do better next time. We then used a range of equipment to cut wood and other natural materials to fill our whole-school bug house.

In English, we have continued looking at ‘Five Minutes Peace’; the children have been sequencing the pictures from the story and trying joining words to extend our sentences. In maths, we have been continuing a unit of work on Measures; we have been measuring and comparing the length of our hands and feet.

Kew Gardens

We had a fantastic - slightly chilly - trip to Kew Gardens. The children explored the four seasons and were identifying different plants they could find; we discussed how the plants might change through the different seasons. Also, we used a range of scientific equipment to investigate the weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1…1.11.19

‘I went to the shop to get me a carrot…oh dear…they gave me a parrot’

Oh Dear by Michael Rosen

Wow…wow…wow! What a wonderful poetry recital, Year 1 were fabulous; they spoke clearly and confidently with wonderful actions. I was very proud of each and every one of them.

We hope you had a lovely half term, we are definitely back into the swing of our learning in Year 1, we have a wonderful new teacher assisting, Miss Ioannou, who will be joining us in the classroom for lots of learning and fun.

In English this week, we have been looking at the story ‘5 Minutes Peace’; we have been discussing what happens in the story, describing the main characters and asking and answering questions, as if we were characters from the story.

In maths, we have been looking at and identifying 3D shapes; I have been so impressed with the children’s knowledge – I cannot believe in Year 1 some of us know what a hexagonal prism is, amazing!

In Science, we have started looking at the human body and describing the job of different parts of our bodies. Oh and  wait for this, in Computing we are going to be TV chefs and filming our own cooking show (we enjoyed watching a clip of Mary Berry).

Parents Evening

Don’t forget Parents evening is on Monday 4th November and Tuesday 5th November; I am pleased to see everyone has signed up. Please remember that the appointments are for 10 minutes, if there is anything you wish to discuss in more length please let me know and I can arrange a meeting at a separate time. I hope to keep appointments on time so it is always helpful if you are aware of your time slot and between us we can keep the appointments running on time! 

 Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1… 18.10.19

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
― Rosa Parks

We made it to half term - I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone!

As part of Black History Month, St Peter’s has taken part in a BHW; we have been learning about pivotal black activist, who have helped transform history, we have been learnt about a modern day black icon and we have taken part in a range of activities, including a jazz workshop.

In English, we have been writing instructions; the children have been creating story maps and writing the methods of how we should brush our teeth. We have been including when openers (after, then, next etc.) and have been using bossy verbs (squeeze, place, rinse etc.) to indicate what you should do. In maths, we have been exploring and investigating 2D shapes; we have been identifying how many corners and sides a shape has, completing repeated patterns and sorting shapes into tables. In RE, we have finished our unit on ‘Buddhism’, the children finished the unit by reflecting on Buddhist beliefs: thinking about what we can do that is similar to them to help the world. In science, we have been writing up our experiment from last week. Finally, in Spanish we have been singing a Spanish song, helping us learn how to count from 0 -10. 

Art Competition

The Art Ambassadors are running an ‘Art Competition’ for the whole school to promote art and to celebrate the amazing talents we have in our school. To enter the competition please make a piece of art based on the theme ‘Fantasy’ on an A4 piece of paper. Please write your name and year group on the back of your artwork. All entries must be given to an Art Ambassador or Mrs Noonan by Tuesday 29th October. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and the winning pieces of work will be displayed in the Art Room for everyone to see.

 Poetry Recital

Thursday 31st October is our first poetry recital in Year 1; we will be performing Oh Dear by Michael Rosen. I have put a copy in the blue homework folder, please learn as much as possible over the break. To see Michael perform the poem life please click the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdDWvgX4q0I

Have a wonderful half term,

Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1…11.10.19

'When it rains, look for the rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars'. 

Quote inspired by national Mental Health Day, 10.10.19

I can’t believe that we only have one more week left of this half term. We have had another fantastic week and the children have been working extremely hard.

In English, we have started a new style of writing: we have been focusing on instruction texts and learning what language we need to use for this. Over the week, we have been focusing on ‘How to Build a Campfire’; the children have created story maps to illustrate the instructions and we came up with actions to perform them.  We have been using when openers such as ‘First of all’ and we have been using instruction verbs such as ‘place’. I am very impressed with vocabulary the children are developing; it has been wonderful to hear them act out their instructions.

In maths, we have finished looking at addition and subtraction; the children finished the week by answering a range of mixed operation questions; we worked hard to identify the correct operation and explain what we need to do to get the answer. We finished the week by exploring 2D shapes; we sang lots of songs and drew a range of 2D shapes, describing their properties.

In RE, we have been continuing to learn about Buddhism. This week we focused on the story of ‘The King’s Elephant. We discussed what Buddhists might learn from the story- how we should surround ourselves with good people-and we discussed how the elephant’s mood changed throughout the story.  We used a mood chart to associate colour with emotions.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1… 4.10.19

We have had a very fun week in Year 1!

In phonics, we have continued to learn about some of the ways we can spell the ee sound in words (ee, ea, ey, y and e). The children have been really grasping this concept this week and we have moved on to look at the alternative spellings for the ai sound (ae, a_e, ai and ay). I will send a list of words containing the ai sound on Monday, this will be for you to practise in your own leisure.

In English, we have been continuing to look at the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’; the children have been writing alternative sentences and verses for story. They have been very imaginative and have come up with some fantastic ideas; we have been stretching our vocabulary this week, well done Year 1.

In maths, we have been learning how to add and subtract; we have been using ten frames and counters and number lines to help us work out number sentences; we have been differentiating between the addition and subtraction symbol (we've got some snazzy actions to go with it). 

In RE, we listened to and discussed the Buddhist story ‘Siddhartha and The Swan’; a story based on kindness where Prince Siddhartha saves a swan who has been shot down by a bow and arrow. The children created some work about a time that they have shown kindness to someone or to something; we created some very thoughtful work, it was a delight to read.

Reminder:

Monday 7th October, is Harvest at the Church. Thank you to those who have already donated, you can also bring something in on Monday morning.

 Have a wonderful weekend,

 Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1…27.9.19

 ‘In all this world there is nothing as beautiful as a happy child’.

We have had another great week in Year 1; it has been very busy with some fantastic learning taking place. The children are really settling into the routines and Year 1 transitions well - it is wonderful to see their confidence grow and their learning flourish, already!

In English, we have been reading, discussing and listening to the story, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children have been re-telling the story verbally, with actions using an illustrated story map - we are excited to start creating our alternative character next week! The children have been generating describing words (adjectives) to describe the bear from the story; we have been focusing on describing the features of the bear and what the bear might feel like.

In maths, we have been looking at ordinal numbers; the children have been naming the position of objects up to and beyond 10th position. We started the week by racing different vehicles and placing them 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. We have been practising writing ordinal numbers in both the written form and as a numeral.

In RE, we have been re-telling the Buddhist story ‘The Monkey King’ and discussing what it means to make sacrifices for other people. The children created freeze frames to capture key aspects of the story, they then performed these to the class.

We have had lots of fun learning and practising numbers 1-10 in Spanish, we have a wonderful song to help us remember them-which I am sure you have all been hearing at home.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Miss Cook and Year 1

 

This week in Year 1...20.9.19

'Ahoy matey!'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been doing lots of fun activities this week.  The highlight of our week was ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’; we all dressed up as pirates and participated in a range of  activities; we designed treasure boxes, pirate ships, explored directions on a compass, read pirate stories and sang pirate songs.

In English, we have created an alternative character for 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', we have written invitations for our characters and completed some wonderful character descriptions. We are really focusing on our letter formation and getting our letters to sit neatly on the line.

In Maths, we have been counting to and back from 50; the children have been working on identifying what numbers up to 30 look like. We have been using ten frames and counters to show teen numbers. Additionally, we have been investigating the tens and ones of teen numbers and even beyond 20. Similarly to English, the children have been working on their formation; we have been focusing on the orientation of our numbers.

 In RE, we’ve continued to learn about Buddhism and we have been looking at what Buddhists believe is the cause of suffering around the world. We listened to and discuss ‘The Story of Buddha’, a story about Prince Siddhartha who lived in a palace in Nepal. One day, Siddhartha decided to leave the palace walls to help people who were suffering and to find peace and calm; his teachings gave him the new name of Buddha. The children drew pictures of Buddha and described why he is important in Buddhism.

A few reminders:

Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week is a week-long (23rd- 27th September 2019) event designed to showcase the benefits of cycling to school across the UK.

Bike to School Week is a great opportunity to promote the positive impact that an active lifestyle can have on pupils' wellbeing and health. It's free, there's no need to register, and it's a fantastic way to get warmed up ready for Sustrans Big Pedal in the spring.

During Bike to School Week we ask teachers to encourage pupils, parents and staff to cycle to school.

To win, Sustrans invite you to download the free 'Guide to walking, cycling and scooting to school' and to take part in the photo competition; click the link below for more information.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/bike-to-school-week-2019/bike-to-school-week-photo-competition/

 Have a great weekend,

Miss Cook and Year 1.

 

Our first full week in Year 1…13.9.19

'In Year 1, we value difference; it is our differences that make us special' (Miss Cook). 

The Year 1’s are settling in amazingly. It was great to see so many of you last night at the classroom showing; I hope you all had a wonderful time!

This week we have been looking at 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr. The children have been re-telling the story with actions, creating story maps and reinventing the title-what great actors we are in Year 1! We have lots of detailed pieces of work for our classroom display, we look forward to sharing it with you all.

In maths, we have been counting up to 30, identifying one more or one less than a given number, representing numbers to 30 in a range of ways and we have been practising number bonds to 10. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A few reminders:

Thursday 19th September is Pirate Day! Don't forget to wear your pirate costumes (if you do not already have anything your child can wear something simple with a few stripes). We are all very excited to take part in lots of fun activities; we are especially looking forward to playing with the new reception children.

Reading Books

Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that you have written a comment in the reading log so that we know the book is finished. Thank you!

PE Kits

Please note that children are to come in their PE kits on Monday and Tuesday mornings, with their uniform in a bag.

Thank you to those who have volunteered to help out this year, the help is greatly appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend,

Year 1 and Miss Cook

 

 

This week in Year 1...6.9.19 

‘Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8).

A huge welcome back to St. Peter’s School; I hope that everyone had an amazing summer and is excited to start the new academic year. Well, what an amazing first three days in Year 1. The children are settling in amazingly and getting into the routine of Year 1 learning…those big tables are not so scary after all. The children are also looking very smart in their uniform - haven’t they shot up over the summer!

Over the past three days we have been describing a memory from our summer holidays, learning about the school’s RE statement, ‘Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God’ and practising our handwriting.

In Science, we potted new plants and discussed what the plants needed to grow; we discussed how like the plants we will grow and flourish this year. We drew our plants and wrote how we are going to look after them.

Next week in English, we will be reading and discussing ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’; this week we have created some wonderful art work; we used a mixture of paint and pencil crayon to draw and decorate our very own tigers in a jungle. The art work will be displayed in the classroom for you all to see on welcome evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders

On Monday we will be starting our PE lessons so please make sure all children have their PE kits in school, including a pair of trainers or pumps (fully labelled).

The children need to come to school on Monday in their PE kits and they will go home at the end of the day as the children need to come in their PE kits on Tuesday also for Gymnastics. For Gymnastics the children will need to wear shorts and if they have earrings this will need to be taken out or taped over.

Our Open Evening is on Thursday 12th September. Join us for a look around the classroom and school from 5 – 6pm.

 Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday.

Blue homework is due back on a Monday (goes out Friday) and green homework (goes out Friday) is due back on Friday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Year 1 and Miss Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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