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Mrs Bendelow 👩🏻‍🦱 Mrs Robinson 👱🏻‍♀️ Year 1

Class newsletter - Autumn

02.12.21 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’ve had such a fun day getting ready for our nativity. The children have started to make their props and costumes. Here’s a sneak peak!

25.11.21 To help children learn about their locality and gain prospective of distances between local areas such as Escrick and York city centre, We performed a 'Fair test' and tested out various modes of transportation. We had such a great time learning all about the types of transport and where they could take us. Well done to all the children for their energetic spirits! Ask them all about it, we had foot patrol, cars, a bus and trucks too!

18.11.21 We used our imaginations to create our own scenes. We worked together to talk about where the bus will go. In our writing we also used ! To end sentences to add excitement to our work.

16.11.21 In P E Year 1 have been practising moving their bodies with control and accuracy. We practised mat leaps, shuttle runs, hoop jumps and bean bag throws.

11.11.21 Lest we forget. As a class, we talked about Remembrance Day and why we remember the brave people who sacrificed for us. We showed we were thankful for them by creating our own Year 1 Poppy Wreath. We were proud it was displayed in our school assembly.

08.11.21 LI: To label and use the proper names for our main body parts.

22.10.21 Harvest Festival - Well done Year 1 for taking part in the school harvest. You should be very proud of your presentation, you were so smart and spoke so clearly, well done! Here are all your amazing charcoals art pieces. You observed the pumpkin so well, using your curved and straight lines with a good level of accuracy.

21.10.21 Thank you so much to the Grandparents who took part in our interviews today. The children were fantastic interviewers. They had written and prepared their questions, learning how to use a ? to end a sentence. They carefully considered what they wanted to find out about life of grandparents when they were their age. They should all be very proud of themselves, they asked the questions so clearly and considered the answers given. Well done Year 1 and thanks again to our Grandparents.

Over the last two weeks we have found out all about ‘How to look after a pet’ and writing instructions. We know just what they need and how to wash them. Ask us all about Dogger’s disappearance and how we helped wash him afterwards.

13.10.21 Learning intention: To use our herbivore,omnivore and carnivore knowledge to investigate and create animal poo.

Year 1 have had a fabulous time in science this week using our classifying and observing skills. 
We used our animal diet knowledge after finding lots of research ( just like Professor Bookworm) from previous lessons to investigate different animal poos. We then classified and sorted the poo into groups of herbivore, omnivore and carnivore. Year 1 were so hooked by this task that they wanted a go at making their own. So we scavenged the woodland for items we would find in each poo and chose an animal to create a poo for. Fabulous scientific skills! 

12.10.21 Learning intention: To recognise parts of technology and to turn on a laptop and use a trackpad to select options.

Year 1 have enjoyed identifying, labelling and understanding how technology help us this half term. We were very excited to use the chrome books on Tuesday. We practised turning them on and off and using the trackpad to select our log in options. 

Presenting the ‘Grizzly Bear!’

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As part of out exploration of the past we looked at how people danced. We watched the Grizzly Bear dance and thought the moves were great so had a go ourselves! We counted out the steps and thought carefully about how we moved. We hope you love it as much as we did!

01.10.21 Thank you to all of Year for helping to find Mr. Squeakers! Their searched high and low but couldn’t find him in our classroom. After thinking about what might have happened we decided the best thing to do was to create LOST posters so the rest of the school could help find him. I’m sure you’ll be as impressed as I was with their amazing posters! The children used their phonics to write some great descriptions. As a result, thankfully Mr Broxup found him! Thank you everyone for their efforts, we’re all pleased to have him home again.

29.09.21 Today we recognised feeling proud of our achievements and how we can all help each other by contributing to our class charter.

Year 1 have enjoyed classifying and sorting animals by their diets today. We have been exploring what it means to be a Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore.

A huge warm welcome to Year 1! 
We have had a fabulous first day, the children have settled back into school life as quick as a flash. Everyone is enjoying working together, listening carefully, sharing ideas and exploring the exciting provision inside and outside. 

10.09.21 We’re going on a Bear Hunt! This great book has inspired so much of our learning. We have been on a Bear hunt to explore sound affects to inspire our writing. We used the characters to help us represent number. In PE, our imaginations created an obstacle course to travel through. Ask us all about out journey!

We have been busy using our maths eyes for shapes, racing cars with ordinal numbers, dressing up and exploring characters, playing with old and new toys, strengthening our fingers with threading and being imaginative in the small world. Wow it’s been a busy day!