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Year 1 Ash



Miss McIntosh -
Teacher
 Miss Clarke - 
Teaching Assistant
Miss Simmonds -
HLTA

Useful Information
Please send your child's PE kit into school to keep on their peg. Please ensure all items are clearly labelled. Thank you.  Please send your child with a named water bottle for use in the classroom. These will be sent home at the end of each week to be washed.  
 Click here to download a copy of the 
Year 1 Ash welcome booklet
 Click here to download information to support your child with their reading at home
Curriculum Overview 2017-2018  Click here to download 'real' and 'nonsense' words to help your child practise for the Phonics Screening Test.

 

Summer Term Learning

Our current literacy topic is: Literacy skills

Our current numeracy topic is: Problem solving    

Our current science topic is: Plant Detectives

Our current creative curriculum topic is: Rio de Vida

​In the news...

Coombe Park Trip - 11th July 2018 

We had a fantastic day at Coombe Park for our end of year trip! The children explored the beautiful grounds, identifying wild flowers and using our science knowledge. The children used wax crayons to create tree rubbings and looking at the patterns that different things made. They also had some time playing in the park. It was a lot of fun!




Climbing Wall - 2nd July 2018

The children were very excited today to get a chance to use the climbing wall. Everyone was very supportive of each other and encourage their classmates to climb further up. What a lovely afternoon was had by all. 

Our Church Visit - 8th June 2018

Year 1 walked to the church on Friday ​to learn all about what is special to Christians. We learned about all the things at the church including the Bible. It was really interesting to learn about all of the information and ask questions.


We had lots of fun exploring around the church. We had a go on the organ, stood in the pulpit and even tried on the Vicar's clothes!


Summer PE


The children have started our summer Athletics lessons with Mr Parton. He was very impressed with the enthusiasm for running and the effort put in on our first lesson. The children's competitive sides came out when we practised our skills to race, they won house points for effort, team work and winning! We can't wait to learn the three skills of Athletics! ​

Rio De Vida

To introduce our new topic Rio De Vida, Year 1 came to school with their carnival clothes on. We listened to carnival music and discussed how the music makes us feel. We then read a carnival poem and used key words to create our own carnival poetry and read them to our partners. After, we talked about celebrations around the world and looked at images of different carnivals - we then thought about the celebrations in our own lives and drew pictures of these. To learn about Brazil, we watched a video all about the country. We focused on Brasilia and thought about the similarities and differences between Coventry and Brasilia and created a poster to display these. We had a great day and our looking forward to learning all about Brazil! 


Numeracy - Learning about turns. 

Year 1 have recently learnt about turns. We practised turning using the language half, quarter, three-quarter and full. The children had lots of fun practising this. ​

West Midlands Safari Park ​

As part of our Dinosaur planet topic in our Cornerstones lesson, Year 1 visited West Midland Safari Park. We went to see The Land of The Living Dinosaurs and had a brilliant time. Despite the miserable weather, year one looked at lots of different dinosaurs and learned lots of information about them.​

After visiting the Land of the Living Dinosaurs, we had our lunch and drove around the Safari Adventure and saw so many other animals ​including lions, tigers, camels, elephants, deer, giraffes and so many more. We have had a fantastic day! 

Science Week ~ Minibeast Hunt

This week we went on a minibeast hunt around our school grounds. We used special containers with a magnifying glass lid on the top to help us to collect the minibeasts safely and so we could observe them.

  


World Book Day 

For World Book Day, we spent a whole day focusing on The Dinosaur That Pooped ​A Planet written by Tom Fletcher. We had lots of fun predicting the ending of the story, pretending to be the main character Danny, reviewing the book and even creating our own planets! Check out the pictures below of us painting our planets. 



Dinosaur Planet

We kicked off our Dinosaur Planet topic this week after we noticed there have been dinosaurs in school! We dicussed what the dinosaurs may have left in and around school and went on a hunt looking for things such as eggs, footprints, dinosaur bones and fossils. We had a great day dressed as explorers and cannot wait to learn lots more about dinosaurs! 



Story Telling Week - 29th January 2018 

We kicked off story telling week ​with a performance of Once Upon a Time by Caboodle Arts Company. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and enjoyed the combination of fairy tales within the performance. In the afternoon, we worked with one of the actors to help us to think about the different characters and what makes them all different. We used our speaking and listening skills to help us think about how we would defeat The Wicked Witch.



Our literacy work this week will be based around the Three Little Pigs and to help get inspired about this story, we used finger painting to help us to create a whole class little pig. We also individually started to create our own Big Bad Wolf. We can't wait to finish them! 




Numeracy Target Work

In year 1 we are focusing on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. To help us with this, year 1 have been mixing exercise and counting by completing our counting work outs!​ If you would like to help your child practise their counting work outs, you can find them by typing in 'Workout & Count, count by 2s 5s and 10s' to Youtube. 

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

We are currently working on our new topic, Paws, Claws and Whiskers. The children were introduced to the topic by looking at pictures of pets that the children in Year 1 Ash have as well as the teachers in the school. We were also very lucky to have a talk about looking after pets from our very own Miss Moriarty who has a pet puppy called Teddy. We are looking forward to learning all about the animals and where different animals come from. 

School December Talent Show

During the last week of term, the whole school hosted a House Talent Show in which children auditioned in the Autumn term to represent their houses in the final. We were very pleased that Bethany in Year 1 Ash was chosen to represent her house and went on to become the winner for KS1 - Well done Bethany!!

Year 1 trip to The Royal Spa Centre

Year 1 throughly enjoyed their trip to The Royal Spa Centre to see Sleeping Beauty.

Bright Lights, Big Cities

We are currently working on our new topic Bright Lights, Big Cities. The children had a fun start to the topic by taking part in a tea party and then writing letters to the Queen. The children have enjoyed using the iPads to research famous landmarks with

in our capital city. They have used junk modelling to make models of famous London eyemarks and they have also learned about the famous Great Fire of London in 1666. 

Police Visit

Year 1 were visited by two police officers to discuss their 'super qualities' and what makes them a superhero for our superhero topic. We discussed what is right and wrong and how we can use our 'super qualities' to help us do the right thing. We also dressed up as police officers and were able to try out their handcuffs!

Superhero WOW day. 

The children had fun on our superhero 'WOW' day. They came dressed as superheroes for the day and did lots of fun superhero activities...

Our Art Work​

Look at some of Year 1 Ash's a​rtwork in the hall. We explored the portrait work from Matisse and based our own portraits on his style.