Year 1AI: Blog items
Date: 22nd Jan 2023 @ 8:00pm
On Friday we had a special workshop where we learnt about Chinese New Year. We also
learnt how to do a peacock and dragon dance. It was so much fun!! In the afternoon we continued our Chinese New Year celebrations and created our very own concertina dragons.
Date: 15th Jan 2023 @ 8:43am
In computing we used the Beebots again! We reminded ourselves how to use them and made some videos to explain to our friends.
Look at the videos attached and how clear the explanations are!
Date: 6th Jan 2023 @ 11:34am
What a great start to the New Year and Spring 1 term!!! The children have come back with such a great attitude towards their learning and have got stuck back into their learning in a positive way.
In computing we have started to use the programmable toys Beebots. This week we were 'tinkering' and thinking about how the toys will move. We learnt that we can use the buttons on the top of the Beebot and programme it by giving it some instructions which will then allow the toy to move.
This term we will continue to use this piece of computing equipment to plan, test and debug a set of instructions on a Beebot.
Here is a link to a virtual Beebot game that can be played online:
Date: 31st Dec 2022 @ 12:03pm
We hope you have had an amazing holiday and for those of you who celebrate Christmas we hope it has been fantastic.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 4th January 2023!!
Mrs Iqbal & Miss Timmins 😊
Date: 31st Dec 2022 @ 11:58am
We enjoyed delicious Christmas Dinner in the last week of term. It was delicious and we also had a singalong to the song Jingle Bells!
Date: 11th Dec 2022 @ 9:11am
On Friday we came to school wearing some fabulous Christmassey jumpers, dresses and head gear. Everyone looked amazing and after school we joined in with all the festivities at the Christmas Fair. We even had twins in the same Christmas dresses!!😊
Date: 9th Dec 2022 @ 10:45am
What a week it has been! I can't believe that in 6 days we have chosen roles, learnt lines and songs to perform to all the grown ups at home on Tuesday. The children were amazing and we had some very talented actors, singers and dancers.
Here is a short video of the children dressed in their wonderful costumes.
Date: 4th Dec 2022 @ 3:13pm
Look who came to visit us on Friday!! Mrs Thewlis had some contacts and we had a special visit from Santa. We had a lovely chat with Santa, shared our present ideas, took a photograph with him and he gave us all a present. Some children even gave Santa a special picture or letter that they had made at home.
Date: 4th Dec 2022 @ 3:09pm
Thank you to everyone who attended progress meetings (parents evening) last Tuesday and Wednesday. It was great to meet everyone and share your child’s achievements during the first term in Year 1. Check your child’s book bag as the progress report and booklet of resources were sent home on Friday.
Date: 27th Nov 2022 @ 8:29pm
Last week we started our next story called ‘Stickman.’ We used our prediction skills to guess what might happen by just looking at a picture. Then we learned new vocabulary, understood what it meant and used word rap to remember the words.
We learned about what settings were in a story and generated adjectives to describe what Stickman could see and hear in each setting. We used an activity called chat mats to work in two smaller groups to think of adjectives and then use them to write some sentences.
Date: 27th Nov 2022 @ 8:24pm
Last week we were introduced to a compass. We looked at some compasses and learned about the four compass points of north, east, south and west. We learned why a compass might be used and how we can use the compass points to give directions.
We played a partner game where we imagined we were the wolf and our partner hadn’t to give us some directions using the compass points to get to each house that the wolf built.
Date: 13th Nov 2022 @ 9:01am
In science our topic is all about Everyday Materials where we will be naming and understanding the properties of materials. When the three little pigs were moving to the brick house they left lots objects behind in the straw and stick houses. It was our job to look at these objects and group them depending on which material they were built out of. We felt the objects, looked at them closely and discussed with our groups to find out how to group the objects. Then we wrote some labels for each group.
Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 1:55pm
This week we started our new topic called 'Could the three little pigs use a better material to build their houses?' This topic has a focus on:
*Science - materials and their properties
*Design and Technology - designing, building and making things using simple joins
*Geography - map work skills and learning about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom
On Friday we had a fantastic launch where we invited our grown ups to help us with a building challenge. We had to work as a team to build a better house for the three little pigs. We talked about our learning powers and tried to use them whilst we were completing the challenge. Miss Wolfenden came to judge of creations and was speechless!! It was fair to say that everyone tried their best and she thought everyone deserved the certificate and prize! Well done Everyone!!!
It was such a great experience and the teams worked really well together. The grown ups from home were amazing and had some very creative ideas. We even had a house with a hot tub, swimming pool and solar panels!!!! Thank you to all the growns who took time out of their schedule to come and share this experience with us!
Attached a some pictures of our creations...
Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 1:30pm
What a fantastic start to Autumn 2 we have had in our class! The children have come back with a very positive attitude and have got stuck into their learning. On Thursday we had a great morning when Rebaz Mohammed Freestyle Footballer came into school to show off his amazing skills. We started the morning watching him in a very special assembly led by Mrs Ganner. Then we had our own session with him where he taught us some skills that we parcatised with our partner. It was lots of fun!!!
If you would like to learn more abour Rebaz or watch some of his videos please use this link below: https://www.youtube.com/c/RebazSkills
Date: 22nd Oct 2022 @ 8:46am
Wow! we can't believe it is the end of the first half term in Year 1! The class have settled in really well into the routines of the Year 1 timetable and have become part of the wider school activities as well. They have become very confidenet at joining in with Singing assembly and our Friday assembly with Year 2 and 3. After the holiday we will also join in with the Monday morning awards assembly.
On the class page you will find the Autumn 2 parent overview which details everything that we will be covering in the curriculum for our next topic called 'Could the three little pigs use a better material to build their houses?' To launch this next topic we are inviting grown ups from home to a building challenge on Friday 4th November at 10am. Children have taken home a letter about this, please check their book bags! However, we have also attached it to this blog.
We hope you have an amazing half term and we will see you on Monday 31st October.
Mrs iqbal & Miss Timmins
Date: 22nd Oct 2022 @ 8:38am
On Friday we had our Harvest Assembly. We performed the song 'The Farmer plants some seeds' using our wonderful singing voices and actions. The children really enjoyed performing to Nursery, Reception, Mrs Bierley's class and Year 2. We then became a great audience for the other classes during their performances. It was such a great assembly!
Here is the link to the song if you wish to listen to it at home:
Date: 16th Oct 2022 @ 7:38am
Last Wednesday was Celebrate Me Day. We came to school dressed in clothes that represented us or something that we wanted to become when we were older. The day started with an assembly where some visitors came into school and told us about their journey in life. In class we listened to the story 'It's OK to be different' and started to think about how we are all different but fit nicley together in our class. Here is the link to the story:
We created some thought bubbles showing things that represented us. We also discussed the word 'aspirations' and talked about what we wanted to be when we were older. We hope you enjoy our aspiration video!
Date: 9th Oct 2022 @ 10:02am
Last week we finished our art project with Mrs McAffer. We used Autumn template shapes such as squirrels, trees, and leaves to draw around. We then filled each template with paint on our colourful background that we did last week. Look at the concentration on some of the faces!!!!
We will work with Mrs McAffer again in the Spring term for our third topic all about toys past and new!
Date: 29th Sep 2022 @ 1:25pm
This week in ICT we were practising our mouse skills using the chrome books and website 'Sketchpad.' We learned how to change the background colour and insert a picture from a library of images. It was lots of fun!!!
Here is the website if you would like to have a go at home...
Date: 29th Sep 2022 @ 1:19pm
This week we had the opportunity to start our art journey with Mrs McAffer. We will work with Mrs McAffer over the year on different projects. On Tuesday we looked at how to use painting techniques to create a background for our artwork that we will complete next week. We used brightly coloured paint to make marks using spatulas and then used brush techniques to paint across the paper.
Check back next week to see our finished artwork!
Date: 25th Sep 2022 @ 10:56am
In Year 1 we have these provision areas where children continue their learning using resources and equipment independently:
*funky fingers/loose parts
Each week the challenges are linked with the English and maths learning which is displayed in the areas. Children have a go at reading the challenge along with any symbols or examples of what the challenge should look like. Over the week they have time in the provision to try out the challenges. It's a good way to show independence and practice using our learning powers.
Date: 19th Sep 2022 @ 4:09pm
Last week in Science we began to think about our scientific enquiry skills. We learned what these skills were and started to think about seeking patterns. Our enquiry question was 'Do children with larger hands have larger feet?' We discussed what we needed to do and how we were going to do the investigation. We used ant team work to measure around each others hands and feet then worked together to measure them using cubes. We discovered that not all children who had larger hands also had larger feet!
Date: 19th Sep 2022 @ 4:00pm
Last week in Year 1 we started our learning in computing. We learned what logging in details included and discussed what different types of things are included in computing. We looked in detail at a chrome book and used our logging in details to log on for the very first time! Some of us used our learning powere of Roger the resilient rhino beetle to persevere even when there were errors in typing the details. Well done Year 1!!!
Date: 11th Sep 2022 @ 5:07pm
On Friday we launched our first topic called 'What makes us Incredible?' We dressed up as superheroes and did a range of activities. We designed some masks, thought about what the word Incredible meant, created some Numicon cities and Superhero cities/towns. We also learned how to use a green screen and posed like a Superhero for our front cover on our new CC books.
We ended the day by doing lots of Just Dance and Go Noodle superhero dances with Mrs Brierley's class.
We will now explore this topic with science and history learning linked to body parts, senses and how our local area has changed in our lifetime. The focus of the history work will be changes to Ravensbury school building and Tartan Street.
Date: 11th Sep 2022 @ 8:40am
Welcome to academic year 2022-23!!!
We have had an amazing first week back into school. The children have settled in well and have become used to the routines and timetable of Year 1. We have introduced the areas of the classroom and set out expectations of how to use resources in these areas. We have thought of some class rules which we have agreed to follow each day. We have been in two assemblies already and completed our first two PE sessions as well. We have learned about our Learning Powers and linked it to the story 'Albert Upside Down' that we listened to during our transition morning in July. To finish off the week we have launched our first topic called 'What makes us Incredible?'
Keep checking the website and click on class 1AI as new blogs will be posted each week!
It's going to be another fanatstic year of learning in Class 1AI!!!