Year 1’s fantastic learning WE 5.3.21

This week the children in year 1 have been continuing to learn and practise their speed sounds. They have been using their phonics knowledge to write a letters and descriptions.

During our maths lessons the children have been learning how to identify different coins and their value. They have also been using their addition knowledge to add coins together to make a given amount.

In our project sessions the we have been thinking about how toys have changed during the children’s life times. They then created their own timeline of toys, representing toys from when they were a baby, toddler and now.

World Book day

Year 1’s remote learning wb 1.3.21

This week the children in year 1 will be continuing with their phonics learning as.  The children will find their specific phonics learning on their groups Class Dojo pages daily. During our maths lessons, the children will be beginning to learn how to recognise coins and notes and combine to make given amounts.

In our project sessions we will be continuing to think about the past, focussing on how toys have changed over the years. We will be spending some time this week to talk about how we are feeling about all our friends returning to school next week.

Daily planning will be posted throughout the school day on our Class dojo pages so remember to check regularly.

Please click on the link for this weeks overview pdf – Website timetable overview 1.3.21

 

Year 1’s amazing learning W/E 26.2.21

This week the children in year 1 have been working hard in phonics, continuing to learn their speed sounds and using them in their writing. The children have used their understanding of their storybook and have produced great pieces of writing.

In maths we have been learning how to measure using non-standard and standard measure. We have been measuring objects and accurately drawing lines to the nearest centimetre.

In our project sessions we have been thinking about life in the past and have been discussing how toys have changed over the years. We have also observed the changes in nature as we move into spring.

  

 

Year 1’s remote learning W/B 22.2.21

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful half term and ready for another great week of learning at home and school.

This week the children in year 1 will be continuing with their phonics learning as previous weeks. They will begin a new story book to focus their reading and writing on based on their phonics group. The children will find their specific phonics learning on their groups Class Dojo pages daily. During our maths lessons, the children will be beginning to learn how to measure height and length using non-standard and standard measurements.

The children will be starting a new project this half term based around the question – ‘I wonder what life was like in the past’. They will also be given the opportunity to revisit our ongoing project about the seasons and will be asked to observe how the season has changed through drawings and discussions.

In RE we will be finding out about what makes a place special and why we believe it is special.

Daily planning will be posted throughout the school day on our Class dojo pages so remember to check regularly.

Please click on the link for this weeks overview pdf – Year 1 timetable overview 22.2.21

Green group’s phonics writing this week.

Year 1’s amazing learning W/E 12.2.21

This week the children in year 1 have been retelling the story ‘the gingerbread man’ using puppets. Some of our remote learners decided to retell other familiar tales such as ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. They also created their own scene of Jack and the Beanstalk and thought about different lands that Jack may find at the top of the beanstalk. The children then used these to rewrite part of the story.

During our maths the children have practising their addition and subtraction skills by playing a range of maths games. They have also access a range of tasks on Education City so that they could secure their understanding of counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

In our project sessions we have had a design and technology focus. The children have designed, made, tested and evaluated a product that would help keep them dry. They thought carefully about the material that they could use and why it would be best for the job.

The children have even had a go at chopping fruit to make a fruit salad. Those at home helped their grown ups make their lunch making sure that they practised their chopping skills.

Year 1’s Remote Learning w/b 8.2.21

This week in year 1 the children will be continuing to learn their set 1, set 2 and set 3 speed sounds. They will then be learning how to use their knowledge stories to retell a traditional tale before becoming authors and writing their own ending to Jack and the Beanstalk. During our maths lessons we will be practising our addition and subtraction knowledge by making and playing our own maths board games. We will also be reinforcing our understanding of counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

In our project sessions the children will be posed the question ‘How do we stay dry?’ They will be asked to think about the different items we could create to keep us dry when it rains and what materials would be best. The children will design, make and evaluate their designs.

Website timetable overview 8.2.21

 

Children’s Mental Health week – Year 1

On Friday the year 1 children did some learning based on Children’s Mental Health. They were asked to work with their grown ups at home to think about themselves in a positive way and what makes them amazing!

The children took part in the following tasks:

  • Draw a self-portrait and write words that describe yourself in a positive way
  • Write and draw about why you are an amazing person
  • Draw and write about all the things that make you happy

Here are some examples of the amazing work the children produced:

Year 1’s amazing remote learning WE 5.2.21

What an amazing week of home learning!

This week all of year 1 have been learning from home and they have worked their socks off!

They have been learning their speed sounds and becoming more fluent at reading their group’s storybook. They have been using their phonics to hold and write sentences as well as editing our proofreads for grammar and spelling mistakes.

The children have pushed themselves when learning to count in 2’s and 5’s. They have tried to see how quickly they can put the numbers in order to 50 when counting in 2’s and 5’s – they are getting quicker!

 

They have also been exploring their senses further by finding out what would happen if we took our sense of sight away. They predicted what they thought an object was by just touching and what food it was from just tasting! We think the grown up’s at home had lots of fun with this! The children also used their sense of sight to create an observational drawing of what we can see out of our window.

Good luck at your new school Mrs Preece!

Good morning everyone,

Sadly, Mrs Preece will be leaving Woodlands at Half Term to take up another position in Telford and Wrekin. She has been at Woodlands for almost 9 years and is a very valued member of staff. The team and I will miss her very much and are sorry to see her go.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Preece for everything she has contributed to our school and it’s community… we’ve been on quite a journey. We wish her all the very best for her new role and hope you will also join us, in wishing her well for her future endeavours.

Goodbye and good luck Mrs Preece xx