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Year 1 – Nathan Bryon

Welcome to Year 1!

Our Class Teacher is Alison Baskerville and our Learning Support Assistants are Lisa Smith and Natalie Jewell.

  • Junk Music Orchestra

    As part of our drive to provide our pupils with enriching experiences, we arranged for EYFS and KS1 to take part in a ‘Junk Music Orchestra’. This orchestra, led by the Junk Music Man, gave children the opportunity to listen to and respond to a piece of created music, explore different musical elements such as tone and pitch, try out some of the different musical instruments before taking part in a ‘jam’ session. The children were also fascinated to see how the instruments had been made out of every day items! Here you can see some of the fun we had …

  • NSPCC Number Day!

    Today, we raised money for the charity NSPCC whilst celebrating numbers! To celebrate the day and get into the spirit we dressed up as anything to do with a number. We then a full day of just MATHS MATHS MATHS!

    In Year 1, we used Purple Mash to play fun number games, we also created and compared aliens! We used the Numicon to represent flowers and tried to fill a flower bed.

    Here are some phots from our day…

     

  • Learning This Week …

    In Year 1 this week, we have been practising our numbers to 20, and have represented them using bead strings, numicon and tens frames. In English we created our own friends for the lonely alien Beegu, we thought about words to describe our friends and wrote a character description for them.
    In Science we have been learning about the different types of animals, and we used our computing lesson to create groups and sort our animals into mammals, birds and fish. Year 1 have been working really hard in computing and most of us can now log on to the computer and onto Purple Mash.
  • An Alien In London Colney …

    This week our Year 1’s have started reading our class text, Beegu. To start off the week we had a surprise call from the Police on Monday morning! There was a report that something unusual had landed in our Year 1 garden. To our surprise it was a UFO and the alien has gone missing. We spent some time looking for clues and investigating the scene, and have been on the look out for the mystery creature.
    We found out that the Alien’s name is Beegu and that she is lost here on planet Earth. We wrote letters to Beegu giving her advice and telling her where she can go to get some help. We thought that she could come back to our school, and we would be her friends.
  • MATHS WEEK 2021!

    In  November, as a school we took part in Maths Week 2021!

    The aim of Maths Week is to raise the profile of Maths throughout the school and enable all children to access interesting mathematical experiences.  Our Maths lessons this week were engaging, fun and practical!

    Below is an explanation from each class teacher about what each class did throughout the week:

    Year 1

    This week, Year 1 have been practising our counting skills. We have participated in lots of activities, these include playing snakes and ladders and a counting game using a big inflatable dice out in the garden.

    Year 2

    For Maths week, we have been having lots of fun and working together to learn in fun, creative ways. We have been playing lots of games and completing lots of puzzles and challenges. We learnt about a range of maths topics and built on skills we already had. We played number bingo, snakes and ladders, going to the shops game to help us learn about money and we sang a range of fun songs.

    Year 3

    Maths Week in Year 3 was fantastic! We participated in fun activities such as a maths escape room and designing our own tessellations. We even went on a hunt in school to find objects with specific mathematical properties that we use in everyday life.

    Year 4

    During Maths week, Year 4 played games which focused on learning about money, fractions and time. We made our own clocks which helped us learn how to tell the time! In addition, we also played Mathsopoly to support our addition problem solving.

    Year 5

    In Year 5, we played a number of Maths games such as snakes and ladders, battleship and four in a row (all 3 games involved using multiplication skills).

    We also played Mathopoly (maths version of monopoly where they had to answer addition and subtraction questions as they moved around the board.  There were also chance cards which gave additional challenges for them to answer).  We absolutely loved this!

    During the end of the week we created art work using lines of symmetry – we used mandala art to help with this.

    Year 6

    During Maths Week in Year 6, we explored and focused on fractions and angles. Firstly, we created our own pizzas and then used our knowledge of fractions to add ingredients to the pizza. We then had to write down what fraction each ingredient was on the pizza. We absolutely loved creating the pizzas and it was SO fun to get creative!

    During the end of the week, we focused on angles. We wrote our initials down and then drew random lines in the initial. We then had to use a protractor to find how many degrees the angle was and then what type of angel such as obtuse, acute, right angle or reflex. We loved doing this activity and was great fun using a protractor!

    Please find below various pictures of different year groups taken throughout our Maths Week 2021, as you can see we had great fun! 

  • Egg Box Dragon

    Our Egg Box Dragon has been on a few adventures around our classroom, we have created dragon footprints out in the playground, made dragons out of play dough and written letters to him too. We also collected clues about where he may have been in the classroom. This week we have been practising our addition and number bonds, in English we have written an invitation for a tea party.
  • Crazy About Kidzania …

    Following on from our Aspirations Week, on Wednesday 10th November Years 1-6 visiting Kidzania in London. Kidzania is an indoor role play centre that allows children to take on various jobs and occupations for the day. Ranging from firemen and women to postal workers, our pupils had the opportunity to try out different roles, thinking about and reflecting on what they may like to be when they are older. Our children also had the opportunity to develop their independence and confidence skills as us adults were not allowed to help them at all! We all had a fantastic experience and all the children enjoyed themselves hugely – with lots of children asking to go back already! The children particularly enjoyed spending the money they have earned on the day. Here you can see some of the fun we got up to …

  • Aspirations Week 2021

    During our first week back this half term, we spent the week thinking about and reflecting on our aspirations. We took time each day to complete activities in class that let us think about our dreams and goals and what we want to be when we grow up. Some of us completed talent shows in class, displaying our many and varied talents that we have. Some us created dream jars, writing down all of our hopes and dreams so that we can remind ourselves of them as we grow. Some of us created a time capsule, writing what we wanted to be when we are older in the hope that someone may find it in years to come and we would have achieved our dreams. We finished the week by having a ‘Dress As Your Dream Job Day. Here you can see some of the occupations we would like to have when we grow up …

  • Writing Numbers

    In Year 1, we have been working hard on our number formation. We spent time in our garden, practicing writing our numbers wherever we could find a space to do so. Whilst we were writing, we also spent time practicing our counting, counting as high as we could. Here you can see us writing our numbers …

  • Let’s Investigate …

    Year 1 have been busy learning about the properties of materials.  One of our class teddies had a hole in his umbrella, so we had to investigate which material was the most waterproof so that we could help teddy to fix his brolly. we investigated which material by pouring water onto each material. We worked together so well in groups. Our results showed us that plastic was the most waterproof material.
    In maths, we have been practising our number sense. In pairs, we played a game where we had to choose a card and our partner had to say the number which was one more. We really enjoyed playing this game and we were learning lots too.