Welcome to the Year 1 Webpage.
The staff in Year 1 are Miss Wilkins and Mrs Jefferis.
- Reading Books are changed: Monday and Thursday
- PE is on a Monday and Friday
- Spellings are sent home on a Monday
- Maths Workbooks will be sent home on a Monday
The documents below will give you more detailed information about learning in Year 1 this year.
Year 1 Blog
Florence Nightingale’s birthday lamps
In honour of Florence Nightingale’s birthday on 12th May, the Year 1 children did some research on her and why she was so influential in Nursing. They were challenged to create a lamp that Florence might have liked to use, we had a whole variety! Ivy-Rose’s little brother Mitchell even got involved and made a lamp too.
VE Day celebrations at home
What lovely pictures we have been sent of the children and their families at home celebrating VE Day. It made it much more relatable for the children because of the current state of affairs we are in. So wonderful to see families getting involved together and making more opportunities to discuss the past and build upon the future.
Look at all the fantastic bunting that has been made with so many skills! Such dedication and creativity, and what a model you are George!
VE Day preparations
Look how busy everyone has been with preparations for their own VE Day celebrations! We’ve had letters, bunting, place mats, name cards, medal designs, menus calculated and made. WOW. I have been so impressed Year 1!
I also have to say how wonderful it has been to hear about the family learning they have been doing too, with Alice who is in Year 6 teaching our George all about it, Reece and Lois sitting down together as a family and talking about their history, Elsie writing to her Grandad about the war, Ivy-Rose being able to hold and discuss some medals that her family were awarded, and so many more. This is such invaluable education and really reminds us how close to home these things are.
Can’t wait to see all the fantastic parties you will be having tomorrow to celebrate VE day.
We love reading!
We love reading in Year 1, it’s fantastic to see that the lock down can’t stop us reading! How lovely too that Ivy-Rose wrote a message to Lois, using her knowledge from today’s task of writing an email to me, to help her with sending her friend a message.
Year 1’s handmade instruments.
This week Year 1 were challenged to make the best and most interesting instruments with items they had at home. The selection of instruments they made were amazing and I bet they’d make a fabulous band when we’re all back together. Here are some of the instruments that they have made.
Year 1’s home learning
What a strange time we are all in! I want to say on behalf of Greenfields how proud we are of how hard Year 1 are working at home, keep it up! Here are some photos to show a mixture of all the learning that has been happening at home.
In honour of Science Week, Year 1 and 2 spent an afternoon together with parents exploring and investigating lots of different areas of Science. We had apple dissection to sort out the parts of an apple, dancing raising to see what gases can do, tin foil boats to create the best floating boat, lego house building with different materials for the roof to see if they were waterproof, skittle rainbows to see how colours leave the skittles, ice with different substances to see what melted it fastest, and magnets to sort out what was magnetic and what was not
The children, and parents, had masses of fun and it led to some awesome conversations. It was lovely to see so many parents get involved and be able to discuss science with such excitement and the enthusiasm followed back to classrooms where the children had (what felt like!) hundreds of great and inquisitive questions.
Alien’s in the wood!
Last week the children loved exploring the text Beegu, so we have carried it on this week. We took a walk out to our local woodland and imagined if our spaceship had landed in the woods… how would we feel? What would we do? Just like in Beegu, we spoke to the trees!
We then spent time exploring the woods, it was very muddy and we discussed why this was, we found insects and mushrooms which led to some great scientific conversations and lots of questions.
World Book Week in Year 1
To celebrate world book day at Greenfields we have had been participating in a mass of activities. We have done heaps of reading, including some shared reading with the Year 5 children.
Our focus for the week has been Beegu, which the children have loved so much we are carrying it on next week! We looked in detail at the front cover and the illustrations and considered how it would feel to be someone in an unfamiliar place where the people didn’t speak the same language. This led to some lovely conversations about the different languages that the children speak at home and some researching to discover why there are so many different languages.
We used one of the illustrations from Beegu to create some art work.
For the background we used water colours to cover a piece of paper, the children had to use long strokes across the page to make the appearance of the sky.
Then we had to create the skyline. We used shapes from our maths area to draw around and then cut out, we had to consider which shapes to use to create the different sized buildings to add levels to our art work. Then we had to cut them out and stick them on, experimenting with where the buildings overlapped to show which ones were closer and further.
To finish we used chalk to draw windows and smudged them with our fingers. Then we traced around a Beegu template and added her to the artwork before giving her the final details. The children absolutely loved it and had a huge sense of pride.