Thursday, 21 December 2017

Merry Xmas 1G!

Wishing all of 1G and their families a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

See you back in 2018 for another year of hard work and fun!

Year 1 Christmas party 2017

I think the children well and truly deserved this party! They behaved so well and were such good sports in all the games! 
They have worked so hard in Year 1 so far and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching each and every one of them. 
Parents, you should be super proud of them all!

What else have we been doing this week?

We have been experimenting with different mechanisms on moving pictures all term. For their final pieces, the children could choose which mechanism they wanted to use on which picture to make a moving image for the story of Christmas.

In Geography this term, the children have been exploring the UK. For this lesson, they had to identify ordnance survey map symbols on printed maps of the UK capital cities. We then discussed what the cities had in common. Can the children tell me below what symbols they found in each city?


After all their work on the UK, the children had to produce and information text about one of the 4 countries in the UK. They had iPads to help them research extra facts and they were able to tell me lots of interesting things about their chosen country. Children can you remember any facts to tell your families?

At the end of a long and busy term, we finally found some free time to relax and read in our fabulous library and also listen to a nice Christmas story too!

Year 1 Christmas craft afternoon 12/12/17

We had a lovely, festive afternoon in school with the help of our wonderful volunteer parents and grandparents making lots of Christmas themed crafts including our cards, calendars, letters to Santa and many, many more!

A big thank you to those who attended, we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did!

Superstars of the weeks! 7th, 14th ad 21st of December!

This superstar was chosen for consistently being a sensible, hardworking pupil who has recently improved his presentation skills.

This superstar was chosen for super listening and soaking up information to produce an excellent information text about Northern Ireland.

This superstar was chosen because he is a good friend to others, offering his support and generally being kind and thoughtful.

Monday, 11 December 2017

What else have we been up to this week?

In maths we have begun to study 'Time'. The children have been singing the days of the week and months of the year songs below to help them remember them in the correct order.

In the pictures below, the children had to work in teams in a competition to order the months of the year the quickest! Yellow team won by doing this in 30 seconds! Fantastic teamwork!

In DT, the children made rotating pictures using a wheel mechanism.

Maths Shape day 7/12/17

On Maths day, the children were involved in lots of practical shape tasks. One of them was to make pictures out of a set of shapes (a bit like a jigsaw) called 'Tangrams'. The children brought their 7 tangram pieces home in a little bag and using the pictures below, they could practice arranging them to make different pictures.

Using a key, the children had to identify and colour shapes to reveal Christmassy coloured pictures.

 The children also had to choose a 3d shape to practice their wrapping skills on before sorting them into shape piles. They enjoyed this task!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Friday 1st December Elf Run

We had a great time on Friday afternoon joining in with the Elf Run in order to raise donations for a very worthy cause, a local children's hospice called Brian House.
 The children joined in with a variety of festive themed sporty activities including stocking throwing, present chasing, cracker relays and reindeer skipping! 

Thank you very much for your kind donations - the children had great fun!

Our Kindness Elf

For the duration of December, we have our kindness elf visiting us. Each day, there will be a new kindness task which the elf will challenge us to do so that we can help to spread the real joy of Christmas. Our first task on Friday was to smile at everyone - free and simple! On Monday 4th, we delivered little treats to staff around the school to say thank you for all their hard work.
If anyone has any achievable kindness task ideas, please feel free to comment below and we will see if the kindness elf would like us to do them!

What have we been up to in 1G this week?

In computing, we have been learning how to code and make objects move in different directions across the screen at the click of a button. We are now at the stage where we can design our own game, choosing our own characters and backgrounds.

In science, we have been studying animal diets. Can any children comment below any animals which are;
 a) carnivores? b) herbivores? or c) omnivores?