Croeso i Flwyddyn 1
Welcome to Year 1
Dosbarth Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Latham
Summer Term 1 - Real Superheroes!
During this half term, we have learnt that not all superheroes wear capes!
Our topic started with a visit from Florence Nightingale. We had lots of questions to ask her and we found out so much information about her life and work. We continued our topic by finding out about other famous nurses from history, including Betsi Cadwaldr and Mary Seacole. We learnt about their beliefs, culture and background. We had lots of fun playing in our role play hospital and cafe and finding the best way to wash our hands. We have also looked at the beautiful art work created by Kyffin Williams and we have created our own fantastic display. We have achieved so much this half term and we hope you enjoy looking at our photographs.
Outdoor Learning - Summer Term 1 2021
Year 1 have had so much fun learning in the outdoor area. We have practiced and developed the skills we have learnt indoors and enjoyed new experiences. Our outdoor learning has included counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, making equal groups and arrays, estimating how long a task takes, sorting objects, observing their environment and sketching, hospital and fruit and vegetable shop role play and having lots of fun with the parachute!
Comic Relief/Red Nose Day 2021
Year 1 have been celebrating Red Nose Day with their superhero friends!
Polar Explorer Challenge!
Year 1 are training to become Polar Explorers. To complete one of the challenges they had to work together as a team. They all did an amazing job!
Colour Melting Ice Experiment
We had an exciting day being scientists! We sprinkled large pieces of ice with salt then added droplets of colour. We observed the ice and noticed that the salt created tunnels by warming up the ice, making it melt. The colour travelled through the tunnels creating a colourful piece of art!
World Book Day
We enjoyed celebrating World Book Day and read the Julia Donaldson ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ book. We had lots of fun taking part in activities - matching rhyming words, measuring and comparing lengths, writing ‘thank you’ cards to the giant, building a town, painting and designing a new tie for the giant! Mrs Mitchell made a surprise virtual visit to share her favourite story with us!
Dathlu Dydd Gwŷl Dewi - Celebrating St David’s Day
Year 1 had lots of fun celebrating St David’s Day, learning about St David, making daffodils, playing games, building monasteries, listening to Welsh stories and Welsh music.
Welcome Back! 😀
It has been lovely to see the children in Year 1 return to school this week. They have been busy catching up with their friends, playing games on the school field, counting in 2’s, completing outdoor challenges, listening to a story all about ‘The Colour Monster’ and completing activities based on the story.
Monday 22nd February Week 7
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We hope you have all enjoyed your half-term break and are excited to all be back in school on Wednesday and Thursday with your friends. Mrs Latham and Mrs Hinton are really looking forward to seeing you all again. Don't forget it will be great for you to all be together again but there will be important rules to remember - lots of handwashing, using tissues and trying to keep a safe distance from Mrs Latham and Mrs Hinton. You were all really good at helping to keep each other safe before Christmas so keep up the good work!
Unfortunately, Mrs Mitchell is still shielding, but she has had her first Covid Vaccination and can't wait to see all of you again soon.
This week there is an optional 'Blended Learning' plan for you to do at home on the days you are not in school. The 'key worker' children will be following this plan in school.
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Latham x
Week 6 8th February 2021
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Well here we are again! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and are ready for this weeks' learning. Thank you for the photos and emails we received last week. It's great to see our 'home learners' engaging in the activities we have planned. As this is the last week before half term, it would be lovely to hear from everyone this week via our email addresses or 2Email on Purple mash.
This week you will be consolidating your knowledge of shape in Maths and writing your own version of the story 'Lost and Found.' We also have Internet Safety Day, Wellbeing Wednesday and Chinese New Year activities to keep you learning and having fun!
Please keep in touch and stay safe.
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Latham
Week 5 1st February 2021
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We hope you are all ready for this weeks' fun and challenging learning activities!
Thank you to all those who have been in touch this week - we really do appreciate receiving your positive emails and looking at your photos.
This week we have decided that the children need to consolidate some of their maths learning before moving on. We will be going back to Autumn Week 11 - Number: Place Value (within 20). This can be found in the WhiteRose Maths Home Learning Year 1 section and scroll down to Autumn Week 11. We will be continuing to base our Literacy work around the 'Lost and Found' story and there are lots of Science and Wellbeing activities too.
As always, please remember that we are here to help and support you with your home learning.
Keep in touch and stay safe.
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Latham
Week 4 25th January 2021
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I hope you have been out and about in the snow this weekend. If you send me your snow pictures I'll add them to mine on this page.
Thank you for keeping in touch and for your positive comments and photos of your children's work. It's great to see their learning and their smiley faces!
Please find below this weeks learning plan and resources. Don't forget we are here to help and support you with your child's learning.
Stay Safe and Stay Positive.
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Latham
Week 3 Blended Learning 18th January 2021
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We hope you are all safe and well and ready for more learning activities! Thank you for the Emails and photos about your learning which we have received - it's always lovely to see your work and your smiley faces!!
Please find below this week's plan and the resources you will need to complete them.
Keep in Touch and Stay Safe
Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Latham
Week 2 Blended Learning 11th January 2021
Good Morning Year 1
We hope you are all well and ready to start this weeks learning! Please find attached this weeks plan and the resources which you will need to complete the activities.
Don't forget to keep in touch and remember that Mrs.Latham and I are here to help you.
Mrs.Mitchell & Mrs.Latham
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Dosbarth 1
Happy New Year - Year 1
We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas. We have our 'blended learning' ready for this week. This means that all children will be following the same learning whether they are in school or at home. Our priority is to keep our children and staff safe. Please email Mrs Latham or Mrs Mitchell if you have any queries.
Please find below the resources for this week - Week 1
It Was on a Starry Night!
We have been learning to sign using Makaton. We hope you enjoy our Makaton Christmas performance!
Here are a selection of photos showing some of our Christmas activities. They include:
Christmas tree decorating
Christmas post office role-play
Christmas card making
Christmas hat making
Christmas story writing
Reading Christmas stories
Pass the parcel
Opening our class Christmas presents from Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Latham and Mrs Hinton and playing with them!
Here are some photos of our Outdoor Learning during this half term. We used the large outdoor area to work with a partner to practise our ‘part whole’ models in maths. We had fun searching for shapes outdoors and playing parachute games. We had so much fun on our ‘Christmas Star Challenge Hunt!’ We had lots of challenges including singing, counting, actions, rolling in leaves, laughing like Santa, hugging trees and telling jokes! We all achieved our challenges and enjoyed a chocolate treat.
This week we have been following the ‘Children in Need - Five to Thrive weekly calendar.’
We have been very active with Joe Wicks and on Friday we joined in with more physical activities and lots of fun Pudsey challenges!
The children have enjoyed learning about Harvest time and saying ‘Thank you’ for our Harvest food.
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
We enjoyed reading the story ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ by Carol McCloud. We discussed lots of ideas about how we can help ourselves and others to feel happy.
The story made us think about the importance of giving, sharing and caring. We created a class display of all our hard work!
We started our topic – ‘Wonderful Woodland’ and thought about what we would like to learn. We came up with lots of interesting questions that we would like to find the answers to and look forward to continuing with this after half-term.
We’ve really enjoyed re-telling the story of the Gruffalo following the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach.
We explored the forest with a partner and thought about where woodland animals might live. We then used our geography skills to draw and label a map of the forest.
We had a surprise delivery! A letter from mouse, asking for our help! The Gruffalo was missing and had been spotted in Northop Hall! As quickly as we could, we got on our coats and went out hunting for clues around school and in the forest. We found lots of clues but unfortunately, we did not find the Gruffalo! We decided we should record the story of our Gruffalo hunt. We worked together to create a class story map then we used the story map to help us write about our hunt in our books.
We were pleased to receive an email from mouse at the end of the day to say the Gruffalo had returned home safe with lots of stories to tell the woodland animals about his adventures at Northop Hall School!
Year 1 have been busy developing their ball skills and having fun working together as a team, listening, following instructions and taking turns.
We have been enjoying our independent learning activities too!
Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Hinton and I are so delighted with how quickly the children have settled into their first week. It is great to see how independent they are already, especially when saying goodbye to you at the gate and walking into school. Thank you for your support.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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