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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Miss Bush is the class teacher and Mrs Smith is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class 1 news, pictures of things that we've done and more.

Talk For Writing

As a Talk 4 Writing school, we place emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. Throughout the year, children will learn approximately 9-12 model texts. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions.

 

The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 1. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!

 

Date Text Type Text Title
w.c. 4th September 2017 A Cumulative Tale The Three Bears
w.c. 25th September 2017 A Cumulative Tale The Squeaky Story
w.c. 30th October 2017 A Traditional Tale The Elves and the Shoemaker
w.c. 27th November 2017 A Recount Toy Museum Recount
w.c. 4th January 2018 A Journey Story At the End of the Rainbow
w.c. 20th January 2018 A Journey Story Mr Men and Little Miss
w.c. 19th February 2018 A Finding Story The Story of Pirate Tom
w.c. 12th March 2018 Overcoming the Monster Little Red Riding Hood
w.c. 16th April 2018 Instructions How to Trap a Wolf
w.c. 7th May 2018 A Rescue Story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
  Poetry Seaside Poems
  A Non-Chronological Report Sea Creatures
  A Friendship Story The Rainbow Fish

 

Maths No Problem

 

     

As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit http://www.st-lukes.hants.sch.uk/click-here-for-parent-videos-for-singapore-maths/ to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's.


The table below highlights the textbook and chapters that we are learning in Year 1. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. If you wish to purchase a copy of the Maths No Problem Textbook A and B and Workbook A and B for your year group for use at home and also find out more about how Maths is taught in school, these are available to order at http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/mathematics/primary-key-stage1-and-key-stage-2/maths-no-problem.html

 

We ask all parents to support children with learning their number bonds at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians.

 

Please also remember to make use of  IXL https://uk.ixl.com/ and Education City to further support Maths at home.

 

Date Focus Textbook Chapter and Title
w.c. 4th September 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 1 - Numbers to 10
w.c. 18th September 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 2 - Number bonds to 10
w.c. 2nd October 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 3 - Addition to 10
w.c. 9th October 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 4 - Subtraction to 10
w.c. 30th October 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 5 - Positions
w.c. 6th November 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 6 - Numbers to 20
w.c. 20th November 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 7 - Addition and Subtraction to 20
w.c. 11th December 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 8 - Shapes and Patterns
w.c. 4th January 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 9 - Length and Height
w.c. 15th January 2018 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 10 - Numbers to 40
w.c. 29th January 2018 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 11 - Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
w.c. 19th February 2018 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 12 - Multiplication
w.c. 5th March 2018 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 13 - Division
w.c. 12th March 2018 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 14 - Fractions
w.c. 16th April 2018 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 15 - Numbers to 100
w.c. 30th April 2018 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 16 - Time
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 17 - Money
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 18 - Capacity
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 19 - Mass
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 20 - Space

 

 

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Summer 1:

Off to the Seaside!

Our new topic is called Off to the Seaside! Barnaby Bear will return to Sway to tell us about his holiday to Poole and our local coastal towns. We will also be investigating how Bournemouth Beach has changed over the past century and comparing the Victorian seaside to today. For our Brilliant Beginning, we will be created shoebox aquariums. For our Fantastic Finale, we will be visiting Bournemouth beach and a Victorian Seaside museum. 

 

 

Spring 2:

Fire! Fire!

For our Fantastic Finale, we recreated Pudding Lane by creating our own 3D model houses.

 

   

 

   

 

In Computing, we have been using the internet to research interesting facts about the Great Fire of London. We worked in groups to write a news report script. We then performed these to the class and filmed them using iPads.

 

   

 

World Book Day!

We had an excellent day celebrating World Book Day. We came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Can you guess who we are!?

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Fire! Fire!

This term, we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London! We will learn how the fire started, what caused it to spread so far and it's impact on London. We will also find out about Samuel Pepys and his perspective of the event.

 

For our Brilliant Beginning, we became bakers in Pudding Lane Bakery and made some delicious bread. We used our woodland area to make wooden houses and roast marshmallows on a fire. Then, we created silhouette paintings of the London landscape.

For our Fantastic Finale, we will recreate Pudding Lane by creating our own 3D model houses.

 

     

 

       

 

     

 

 

 

Spring 1:

Andy Goldsworthy Land Art

In Art, we have been learning about the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We used natural materials to create some fantastic art of our own! 

     

 

     

 

Mr Men and Little Miss Day!

We had a fantastic day as Mr Men and Little Miss characters! We decorated biscuits and painted our own characters. We also designed new characters, then wrote stories about them! 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

   

 

Katie Morag - An Island Home

For our Geography topic, we learnt about the home of Katie Morag. Katie lives on the Isle of Struay, which is based on the Isle of Coll in Scotland. We learnt about the features of an island, looked at different features from aerial perspective and considered how important transport is for remote islands. In Music and PE, we listened and danced to music from Scottish Ceilidh's.

 

For our Brilliant Beginning, we went on an imaginary journey to the Isle of Struay, where we created our own 3D maps, Scottish shortbread and tartan.

     

 

     

 

     

 

 

Jam Sandwiches and Scratch Junior!

In Computing, we have been writing and debugging algorithms. We had to write precise instructions to make a jam sandwich, ensuring they were in the correct order. We then became robots to test the algorithms and see if we could follow them.

 

   

 

We have also been working together to write algorithms on Scratch Jnr. We designed our backgrounds and characters, then programmed the characters to move in different ways.

 

      

 

Autumn 2:

Toys from the Past!

Our topic is all about toys! We compared our favourite modern day toys to toys from the past. We learnt all about toys and games from the Victorian period and even considered how toys have changed since our Parents and Grandparents were children.

 

For our Brilliant Beginning, we visited a Toy Museum. We found out all about Victorian toys and playground games and even make our very own wooden peg dolls and finger puppets.

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

For our Fantastic Finale, we turned our classroom into Santa's workshop. We became Santa's elves to design and create a winding Christmas toy!

 

     

 

     

 

Autumn 1: 

Up Our Street!

We have been learning all about Sway! We mapped key features of our school and village on a map and created our own local area albums.

 

For our Brilliant Beginning, we became meteorologists! We created our own weather stations to record the weather in our local area throughout the year. We made a rain gauge to measure rainfall and a windsock to measure wind direction. We will be using these throughout the year to observe how the weather changes across the four seasons. We predict that we will measure the most rain during the winter and the windiest season will be autumn!

 

   

 

For our Fantastic Finale, we took Barnaby Bear for a tour around Sway. We showed him the local shops, the doctors and the church. We even gave him some useful facts about how to catch a train at the station!

 

   

 

Beebots!

In Computing, we have be learning how to program and debug Beebot Robots. Using our map skills, we have identified the key features of our own local area and used these to create our very own Beebot worlds. We then came up with algorithms to code a Beebot to move from one square to another.

 

   

 

Colour Chaos!

In Art, we have been learning all about colour! We have been talking about using primary colours and mixing these to create secondary colours and lighter and darker shades. We looked at art created by Piet Mondrian who uses blocks of primary colours. We then had a go at making our own! We also created art in the style of Kandinsky. To do this, we had to carefully mix the primary colours to create secondary colours and different shades.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Class Country

Our class country is France. 

 

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