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Summer Term

 

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside, oh we do like to be beside the sea...

Ash and Oak classes had a lovely time beside the sea. We visited Exmouth beach and had a brilliant time.

Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice.

Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 1
Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 2
Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 3
Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 4
Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 5
Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 6
Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 7
Investigating all the possible numbers that we could roll using 2 dice. 8

We visited Exwick Cemetery to try and use our tree spotting skills.

Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct?

Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct? 1 Hal thinks this is a horse chesnut leaf
Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct? 2 Migle says this is from an oak tree
Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct? 3 Mia thinks this is a Sycamore leaf
Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct? 4 Raul is confident that this is from an ash tree
Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct? 5 Lacey said this was from a beach tree
Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct? 6 Jayden says this is from a silver birch tree
Can you identify a tree by looking at its leaves? Are we correct? 7 Amy thinks this is from an elder tree

Ash Class created some colourful dragon puppets with help from Miss Neely and Miss Lindsey, PGCE students from Exeter University.

Ash blasted off into space today

This is what Ash said about their dome experience:

 

Chelsea said, " When we got into the dome, it was dark, but then pictures appeared- it was exciting!"

Hal Said, " It was a bit scary, but it was amazing."

Xanthe Said, " My favourite bit was gazing at the stars."

Jake said, " My favourite bit was seeing and finding out about the planets."

Migle said, " It was fun, because I liked the spaceship taking off into space."

Year 1 visited space today when they entered The Dome!

Making paper aeroplanes in DT

Making paper aeroplanes in DT 1 Ella was successful
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 2 Noah 's didn't work at first
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 3 But he didn't give up and made a great aeroplane
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 4 Mia made a cracker!
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 5 Hal made a jet
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 6 Amy's first and second attempts.
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 7 Oliwia was pleased with her aeroplane
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 8 Nicole was very pleased with her aeroplanes
Making paper aeroplanes in DT 9 Coby kept going until he'd made an aeroplane

Matching the amount of money to the coins - We learn by making mistakes. Can you spot who has made a mistake?

Measures in maths- We were weighing items in maths this week. Is it heavier/ lighter or the same as 1Kg?

 

We found out that Mr Widdowfield's shoes are heavier than 1 Kg but 20 pencils are lighter than 1 Kg.

Please help us by completing a 'measures homework' coming home next Friday (13th May 2016)

Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg'

Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 1 Finley is deciding which is heavier- apple or car?
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 2 Great Team Ant team work weighing in cubes!!
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 3 Archie is working accurately
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 4 Lacey and Ethan are weighing the apple
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 5 Looking for items that are heavier than 1 Kg
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 6 Finley says the 8 rulers are lighter.
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 7 Amy says the 5 whiteboards are lighter
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 8 Gemma thinks my shoes are heavier
Finding weight/mass in cubes and 'Heavier or lighter than 1 Kg' 9 Raul thinks my shoes are lighter

Ash went to Willow class this week and shared their fantastic Magic Crayon stories.

Do you remember that we planted some bulbs in the autumn term? Look back to the start of the year and take a look at them now!

Do you remember that we planted some bulbs in the autumn term?  Look back to the start of the year and take a look at them now!  1
Do you remember that we planted some bulbs in the autumn term?  Look back to the start of the year and take a look at them now!  2
Do you remember that we planted some bulbs in the autumn term?  Look back to the start of the year and take a look at them now!  3
Do you remember that we planted some bulbs in the autumn term?  Look back to the start of the year and take a look at them now!  4
Do you remember that we planted some bulbs in the autumn term?  Look back to the start of the year and take a look at them now!  5
Do you remember that we planted some bulbs in the autumn term?  Look back to the start of the year and take a look at them now!  6

Our Cress after 4 days growth- Wow!

Our Cress after 4 days growth- Wow! 1
Our Cress after 4 days growth- Wow! 2
Our Cress after 4 days growth- Wow! 3

Our cress, after just 2 days of growth!!!

Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 1 Cress growing on damp tissue paper
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 2 Wow. Something has happened already
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 3 Some seeds have grown !
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 4 Some seeds have not grown!
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 5 Raul is drawing the cress carefully.
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 6 Lacey is drawing what she can see.
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 7 Ethan is surprised by how much they have grown.
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 8 Evie is hoping her seeds grow over the weekend
Our cress, after just  2 days of growth!!! 9 Archie is thinking what to write in his seed diary

Planting cress seeds as part of our Science work this term.

What do seeds need to grow?

We hope to find out.

Year 1 Spring Term 2016 2nd half - Curriculum Overview - See what we are learning this half term

We had an amazing time at Dunster Castle
An Exciting visit to Dunster Castle near Minehead

Jousting at Dunster Castle

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Becoming a Knight

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Our latest car designs using The Early Essentials paint program

 

Can you see the improvement from earlier this term?

Ash have used a finer drawing pen and created more car like designs, including careful colour choices and adding a background colour too.

Making Castles in Design Technology

Take a look at our fantastic Barbicans (The fortified gateway to a castle). We made them ourselves. We have included the following details:

 

portcullis

drawbridge

 

towers

arrow slots

battlements

 

The added bonus is that these will easily sit on a window sill or shelf.

 


 

World Book Day - Peter Bently came to share some of his books with us. They were very funny.

World Book Day - Sharing our reading with adults from home

Making Hot Cross Buns in DT 

We have been using our measuring maths skills to make Hot Cross Buns in our Design Technology lessons this week.

We started by tasting some shop bought buns

We learned the rhyme Hot Cross Buns

We made our own Hot Cross Buns using flour, sugar, butter, milk, yeast, currants, grated orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg.

We tasted our own and compared them to the shop bought ones.
 

Our first lesson using an art program in ICT- Ash were asked to draw a car. These are their first attempts using a new program with no help. Look and then come back in a few weeks to see their progress.

Our Fantastic library - Jump on in!

Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 1 Have you got a wobbly tooth?
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 2 A lovely quiet read
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 3 Sharing a book together
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 4 Totally engrossed in a book
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 5 Our favourite spot in the library
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 6 This is a great story
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 7 Using my phonics to help me read
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 8 This is my favourite book
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 9 A BIG Read!
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 10 We also read about Handa's Surprise in Ash.
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 11 A funny book to share
Our Fantastic library - Jump on in! 12 Lost in a good book

Recording our knowledge of the number system - Evie shows she understands what comes after zero.

Recording our knowledge of the number system - Evie shows she understands what comes after zero. 1 'minus or negative' numbers in year 1!

Sharing out Pirate treasure in maths

Sharing out Pirate treasure in maths  1 Finley and Oliwia share out the task
Sharing out Pirate treasure in maths  2 Jake's checking what they've done so far
Sharing out Pirate treasure in maths  3 Working well together, but is it fair?

We learn by making mistakes. 

Mistakes are shared with others and celebrated because we were brave enough to try, Sometimes we are correct and sometimes we get things wrong. We learn by making mistakes. Can you spot our mistakes here?

Working with Money - making amounts using different coins

Working with Money - making amounts using different coins 1 Coby corrected his work, including 'p' for pence
Working with Money - making amounts using different coins 2 Gemma found a way to make 5p using coins
Working with Money - making amounts using different coins 3 Jayden looks pleased with his hard work
Working with Money - making amounts using different coins 4 Can you see Migle's mistakes?
Working with Money - making amounts using different coins 5 Kai's neat work has one mistake
Working with Money - making amounts using different coins 6 Finley worked extremely hard
Working with Money - making amounts using different coins 7 Kiera worked well in her group
Week beginning 25 January: This week we will be going for a short walk around our local environment to look at features of the landscape, and then compare with features of the landscape around our partner school in Magaoni, Tanzania. Please make sure that your child has a raincoat and waterproof shoes / wellies in school on Wednesday. Thanks.

Spring Term First Half Curriculum overview

Our first Nativity Performance to the whole school.

Our first Nativity Performance to the whole school. 1
Our first Nativity Performance to the whole school. 2
Our first Nativity Performance to the whole school. 3
Our first Nativity Performance to the whole school. 4
Our first Nativity Performance to the whole school. 5
Our first Nativity Performance to the whole school. 6

Getting Ready for Our Nativity

Autumn Term 2nd half - Curriculum Overview

Ash class working hard on their writing assessment.

Second half of the autumn term writing assessment

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Picture 1 A self-assessment sheet
Picture 2 A story map- to help remember their own story.

Learning some new games

Ash have been learning some new maths games to practise their number skills. Take a look and try these at home.

A Totality game board

How to play Dotty 6

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Maths - Using Numicon

Ash have been learning to split numbers into tens and units (ones). Have a go at this powerpoint. Count the tens first then the units. And say what the number is. Write the number on a piece of paper.

numicon PPT for partitioning and combining numbers

Home Learning

Ash class have been doing extra work at home. Take a look at some of the fantastic home work.

Picture 1 Jayden has made an autumn picture using leaves
Picture 2 Kai has made a seasons picture.
Picture 3 He has written about the seasons too
Picture 4 Ethan shared his picture from home.
Picture 5 Hal has cut out some oak leaf shapes
Picture 6 Hal used his oak leaf shapes to make this picture
Picture 7 Xanthe made this picture using a colouring program
Picture 8 Jake collected leaves and made this with Gemma
Picture 9 Rachel answered some puzzling questions
Learning about 2d and 3d shapes
Picture 1 Kai has made a cuboid using Polydron
Picture 2 Alex has made a cube using Polydron

identifying shapes

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Leap into Life

Playing The Bean Game

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Being Team Ants and helping each other to balance.

Making cards ready for Christmas

Some examples of work in Maths, English and Topic work this term.

A story teller visits Ash.

Planting bulbs ready for spring

Planting bulbs ready for spring 1 We planted Daffodils, Tulips and these.
Planting bulbs ready for spring 2 The bulbs were hard and had brown skins.
Planting bulbs ready for spring 3 We put the bulbs in a space on the soil.
Planting bulbs ready for spring 4 We placed them, then covered them over with soil.
Planting bulbs ready for spring 5 We planted some more bulbs at different depths
Planting bulbs ready for spring 6 We scooped soil over them.
Planting bulbs ready for spring 7 There was a lot of soil to put back onto the beds.
Planting bulbs ready for spring 8 We had to wash our gardening hands afterwards.

Science - What changes happen during autumn?

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Ash have been practising asking questions about autumn and using their knowledge about the changes that happen to answer.

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Ash have been learning the alphabet song and saying the letter names. We have also been practising writing capital letters and lower case letters.

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Handwriting Practice

Handwriting Practice 1
Handwriting Practice 2
Handwriting Practice 3
Handwriting Practice 4
Here are our phonics displays which we use to help us read and write.
Picture 1 Phase 2 phonics
Picture 2 Phase 3 phonics
Picture 3 Phase 5 phonics
We are currently working on revising Phase 3 phonics and learning Phase 5 phonics. See if your children can tell you the sounds of these digraphs and trigraphs ( They know what these words mean )

We went to a local park to find out about materials and structures.

Looking at arrays in maths
In maths, we have been looking at arrays. We have been counting accurately using counters and writing our answers on the table.
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Finding 'more and less' and comparing to 'find a difference' in maths.

We have also been looking at 'more' and 'less' and comparing these using towers of cubes and columns of counters. We talked about finding the difference by comparing columns of cubes or counters.

 

You can help your child at home by practising finding one more or one less than a number, writing the numbers from 0 to 30, finding number bonds to 10 and then to 20. If you want some help or useful 'practice sheets', come and speak to Mr. Widdowfield in Ash classroom.

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We have been recording our answers independently. As you can see these children are confident to record and learn by making mistakes.

(We try to practise writing numbers regularly to avoid reversals of numbers)

A week doing practical measures in maths!

 

We have been looking at containers and finding their capacity. We have ordered our containers from smallest capacity to greatest capacity.

We have also been comparing other measures including height and weight. We have ordered lightest to heaviest using a balance scale and ordered ourselves into height order- shortest to tallest. 

 

We have been using lots of' language related to measure- biggest, smallest, smaller than, tallest, shortest, shorter than, heaviest and lightest, biggest capacity and smallest capacity.

 

We made predictions and then checked these to see if we were correct. 

Creating Self-Portraits, using white paint on black card or black paint on white card.

Creating Self-Portraits, using white paint on black card or black paint on white card. 1
Creating Self-Portraits, using white paint on black card or black paint on white card. 2
Creating Self-Portraits, using white paint on black card or black paint on white card. 3
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If you look closely, you can see we have used construction lines to help us place our facial features accurately. We tried to remember not to paint these lines in at the end, but they did help..

Rugby World Cup

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Rugby World Cup 3
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Rugby World Cup 5
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Year 1 have been lucky enough to have 'Andy' for some special World Cup Rugby lessons. 

Writing the numbers1 to 20.

Colour Bands Book Chart

Curriculum Information - Autumn Term First Half

Welcome to Year 1 - Our Meet the Teacher Meeting Information


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