Welcome to Year 1 Ash!
Here you'll be able to find everything you need for Year 1. You will be able to keep up to date with everything going on in Ash class, as well as finding useful information that can be used at home. Please check in every week to see more updates of what we are learning about.
Curriculum Overview 2019 - 2020
Curriculum Map - Autumn 2019
Curriculum Map - Spring 2020
Curriculum Map - Summer 2020
Summer Holiday Project 17.7.20https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/
A bit of a project for you (if you fancy) over part of the summer.
The big butterfly count is a U.K wide survey aimed at helping monitor the health of our environment by counting the amount of butterflies we see. Follow the link above for more info. You could even make your own I.D sheet by drawing the butterflies and then you could tally next to them in order to practise your maths skills.
Watching and being part of all your transformations, from little caterpillars to big butterflies, has been wonderful this year. I hope you have a fantastic summer. Thank you for all your hard work. Be safe and take care.
Story time with Mrs Miles
Links to Mrs Miles stories on youtube:
The Huge Bag of Worries by Virgina Ironside
* Link below
And here's what we've been up to...
Home learning photos...
A big thank you to parents throughout the 'lockdown' period, who have sent in work and continued to support with the children's education - I couldn't have done it without you all!
Thank you for all your hard work this last week. In particular, Ava your fairy tale was wonderful - great punctuation, included lots of fairy tale elements and was exceptionally neat. Avleen, your Charles Darwin work was brilliant too - punctuation for proper nouns a real highlight - well done.
Enjoy the summer.
The string family
Numbers to 100
Place value to 100
Great scientists and explorers
Fairy tale blurb
Great 'fairy tale' elements
Fab front cover
Moving to Year 2!
Differences and similarities
DT - emoji evaluation
A brilliant weather report - giving those on the TV a real run for their money. Well done.
Monday 13th July 2020
And one week to go... you are still really hard at work. It has been great to read your 'Big Bad Wolf' descriptions. Avleen - your punctuation, the phonics and the use of description were all brilliant - well done and to all those who sent one in, I enjoyed them very much.
Climate work, evaluations, detailed mandalas, brass instruments, timelines, wanted posters, fairy tales... Some pictures below of all of this and more.
Thank you for the continued support in educating your children.
Butterflies flying free
Climates and clothes
Did someone say holiday?
Brrrrrrr... good for chilly weather
Cool sunglasses for the sun
DT - plan through to make
Designing a Mandala, some detailed patterns
The brass family
Weather report evaluation
What a good Goldilocks
Fairy tale features
Great use of phonics
Monday 6th July 2020
Some lovely photos and updates this week. Thank you all.
Even though we've had some rain, there's been sunny smiles had by me from all your hard work! Ava your weather report video was superb - giving those professionals a real run for their money!
The shelter work I've been sent was brilliant too. Good work team.
Thank you to Dylan for the updates on your butterflies - they are beautiful.
Hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well.
Retelling a fairy tale
WANTED FOR MAKING A MESS!
Fairy tale poster
DT - design for a biscuit
Biscuit decoration plan - DT
What a great idea for the pony tail!
Was it waterproof?
Getting inside the den
Fractions of time
comparing fractions - capacity
fractions in capacity
Monday 29th June 2020
Lovely work sent in last week - thank you.
It has been great to see the progress of your work over the lockdown period. Some of you have been really keeping up with every subject, which I know must be tricky and such hard work. I am incredibly proud of all the work everyone is doing.
Keep up the good work.
Where food is from - DT
Where food comes from
Getting some tips
Frida inspired collage
Frida inspired portrait
Great artists - written work
Fractions of shape
Fantastic fraction work
Hands on fraction work
SMSC - Growing old
Changes when getting old
Butterfly English work
Ordering the story
Cloud watching to predict weather
Friday 19th June 2020
We've had all sorts of weather this week. From sun to thunder & lots of rain, which has been great news for your rain catchers! I hope the sun returns this weekend and you have fun. Thank you for all your photos. It's been brilliant to see your smiles.
Accurate gauge on this rain catcher
Tape - what a good idea
A colourful rain maker
Icebergs and melting
Iceberg written work
North and South Pole
Art research - fab spider diagrams
Shapes in flowers
looking at responsibility
Toys old and new - a fluffy Furby
History - Changes in toys
Drawings and labels of toys
Problem solving for ICT
Maths - showing and understanding
super sharing and dividing
Clocks and time - what a smile!
Time - half past and O'clock
Music - detailed guitar
Great drawings of instruments
Creepy, crawly caterpillars!
Pink is ...
DT - Evaluation of cookies
DT - Plan for cookies
Yummy DT food make
DT Yummy cookie making
Yummy cake for Nan - lucky Nan!
Monday 8th June 2020
Wow - what a busy week you have had. I've loved looking at all your work and have been so impressed. The Degas work was tricky and the pictures I have had are wonderful - so too were the Maths arrays! Great job Ash class. keep up the good work.
Maths - Multiplying and dividing
Maths - Amazing arrays
Maths - marvellous money
Maths - super duper doubling
Yummy - jam tarts DT make
Jam tarts plan for DT
Hoverfly hotels - fab DT
Well planned DT food make
Great vocab for music labels
Instrument drawing and fab phonics for the labels
Science - spring and summer
Linked learning in Geography
looking at learning dips
Accurate sorting of shades in nature
What a beautiful caterpillar
Nature inspired art
Great movement in the arms and legs
What a graceful dancer!
lots of healthy food
measuring in cms
9km bike ride - wow!
Good use of openers for sentences
Great texture collage
Happiness and strength
A tea party and smiles
Rob Biddulph work
22nd May 2020
Such fabulous photos again this week. Thank you for sending them in. They bring me smiles and it's lovely to see what you've been up to.
I hope you have a brilliant half term and enjoy the sunshine that is predicted.
I have put up a video link to a story; it's read by me! I will try and upload some more as soon as I can.
So much learning!
Brilliant food wheel
Phonics sounding out
Great work on the months of the year
The first hoverfly home - Well done!
A very realistic lighthouse
Lots of great Maths
I miss you too!
Excellent repetitive pattern through printing
Mastery of fine motor skills
15th May 2020
Another brilliant week of learning... I'm so proud of you all.
Have a fab weekend
Looking at shades in nature
What accurate shading!
Great attention to shape detail
A well written evaluation - well done
Yes - alight the world with all that you are
A great mix of colours to choose from
Good choice of colours and shapes
Some great potato prints
Mind map of the senses
Patterns in the 5 x table
Finding patterns in the 10x table
Counting in 2's
Thank you note from a key worker
Reading in the sun
Ordering coins by value
VE day decorations
A detailed senses table
Tricky adding of coins
Nature fairy house - wonderful
Beautiful nature art
Detailed drawings of the senses
Rubbings for sense of touch
Brilliant use of phonics
Adding up prices in the shop. Yummy... biscuits
Great sharing - well done...
Cotton wool as snow - fab idea
A design of your house - great plan
Independent maths - great idea
Fine motor skills - lots of concentration
A bit of baking
A nature picture - well done
A pen pal friend - brilliant
Great idea - a shop!
What a week! Lots of fabulous work has been sent in. Thank you. It has been uplifting to see all your efforts.
Have a great weekend.
Excellent summary of religions Great magnetic addition
Fab vein and artery detail
Finding the difference - well done
Excellent detail - life size!
KNIGHTS AND PRINCESSES WORKSHOP
We had a knights and princesses workshop in our hall today. We had to rescue a sword, which had been stolen by an evil wizard. We had lots of fun pretending. We made potions, ate cake, tricked the wizard by being statues and of course we were super brave and rescued the sword.
SCIENCE - PLANTING
In Science, Ash Class have been learning about plants and what they need to grow. We have planted our own bean and are waiting for some growth so that we can measure them. We also planted a flower bed on the Infant playground.
We worked with the IPads this morning to research dinosaurs. We looked at images and learnt that technology doesn’t always do what we want it to!
We used primary colours to make secondary colours. Our colour wheels look great – we are sure you agree!
Seed planting for Summer Fair
We have been super busy working to make things for our Summer Fair stall. We planted seeds. We have looked after them really well and now they have grown into plants. Why not come and buy one from our stall?
This afternoon, some of us chose to write stories. We then read them to the class. We hope to get enough stories to begin our very own library. Mrs Miles was very impressed with our punctuation (some of us included speech marks - WOW), our spelling, the plots (with beginnings, middles and ends) and our illustrations. She is immensely proud of who we have become.
Bench Making at Break
Today during afternoon break, some children made a bench out of the blocks -what excellent engineering skills! They then let everyone rest their weary legs after a long day of learning. Great sharing Ash class.
Year 1 Volume in Maths
This week in Year 1, we have been working on volume and measuring in millilitres. We got a bit wet – Luckily it was sunny so we dried off!
Year 1 Mass
Weighing Mass We have been weighing mass. We used the opportunity to make biscuits for the Summer Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!
Year 1 Weather
In Science, Year 1 have been looking at the weather. We've been busy cloud watching, doing experiments with ice and food colouring, researching Charles Thompson Rees Wilson on the iPads and recording our own weather reports in ICT. We definitely have some of our very own TV stars!
Year 1 Calligraphy
In Year 1, we have been looking at calligraphy - in both English and Japanese - to go with our Houksai work. The children have enjoyed it immensely. Here are some pictures of us painting Japanese words for ‘water’ and ‘picture’.
Year 1 Hokusai
This week Year 1 have been learning about Hokusai - a Japanese artist. We have also begun our Learn it's in Big Maths. We get one minute to answer as many mathematical questions as possible! We love the Big Maths song - it's very catchy.
Year 1 Wild days
We have also begun our Wildlife Trust 'Wild Days' - where we do wild things everyday! Today we looked outside for wildlife things and based our English writing on what we found. We used adjectives to describe and obviously didn't forget our full stops and capital letters. We had lots of fun.