Hello and welcome to our class page. Here you will find out about all the wonderful and exciting things your child has done at school.
Here is our class mission statement created by the children:
We can show 5
We can keep our classroom nice and tidy
We can use our classroom voices
We are all friends
We care for each other
We like to have lots of fun!
Here are our school council class representatives for 1LN...
Our topic this half term is...Ship Ahoy!
Ready...steady...build a pirate ship!
The children demonstrated super team working and problem solving skills when making their pirate ships. I was amazed by the level of collaboration going on. Wow!
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Friday 4th May
The children will be visiting the park to learn all about the animals, their habitats and diets. Please click on the logo below for further information about the wonderful animals they have at the park.
The children have been comparing a rural Kenyan village to a Yorkshire village. They worked as a team and discussed the pictures they were sorting, justifying their answers. 🇰🇪 🇬🇧
“I think this is in Kenya because their walls are made with bushes.” - James
“I think this picture was taken in Yorkshire because it’s got long stone walls to keep the sheep in.” - Mason
“The market is so colourful so it must be in Kenya. The Masai love bright colours.” - Nevaeh
”Lions live in Africa not here.” - Riley
We will be reading lots of fiction and non-fiction books around our topic, Africa!
All Things Bright and Beautiful...
We would like to wish you a happy and restful Easter.
The children enjoyed their end of term Easter egg hunt 🥚!
The children took part in an Active Maths session on capacity.
They used their reasoning skills when talking about capacity and volume, investigating a range of bottles with various capacities. The vocabulary used included; full, empty, half full, half empty, overflowing, almost full, almost empty, volume, absorb/ed and measurement.
They also had to work as part of a team and use a range of equipment such as sponges, cups and spoons to carry water from one end of the playground to the other. The team that collected the most water won! The children discussed which equipment they found most effective and least effective to carry water; when transporting it from one container to the other. 💦
The children have been observing the caterpillars everyday 🐛
The caterpillars are nearly ready for the next stage in their life cycle. They have eaten lots of food in preparation for their transformation into chrysalides. Keep watching for updates over the Easter holidays!
In preparation for retelling and rewriting The Easter Story, the children have created their very own story maps. They will then use them to help rewrite the story!
The children have been thinking about the vocabulary used to describe height and length. They have been comparing and solving practical problems.
Words we have been using:
short, shorter shortest, tall, taller, tallest, high, higher, highest, long, longer, longest and equivalent
Our topic this half term is...Destination Outer Space!
Who is Oliver Jeffers?
We have been doing an author study on Oliver Jeffers. The children have really enjoyed reading his picture books and finding out some interesting facts about him!
The children got to take a ride in Tim Peake's rocket, fly through the ice rings of Saturn, look at the constellations of stars, explore the moon, visit the blazing sun and explore our solar system. The children really experienced lots of 'awe' and 'wonder' during the visit. It was a great experience for all.
1LN have been practising their number bonds to 10 and 20 by playing BINGO! The children have impressed the adults by how quickly they can recall their number bonds. Well done!
Our Space display is looking great. The children are working hard and producing some fantastic writing to put on our display board 💫
Into the Woods...
Week ending Friday 17th November...
Well done to all the children who raised lots of money for Children in Need.
The children came dressed in clothes from the 1980's. Some children came dressed as iconic figures and superheroes. Even ET made an appearance...
For International week, the children have been learning all about climate change and the impact it is having on the world, especially in the Arctic.
The children created posters explaining how we can help save the world from climate change.
Week ending Friday 10th November...
Year 1 had their first trip of the year to Nell Bank.
We have been learning all about hedgehogs.
The children have been researching and writing their own facts using leaflets and iPads. They have explored vocabulary such as, predator, nocturnal, hibernation, snout, protect, hunt, omnivore and scurry.
Whilst discussing what a predator was, the children practised protecting themselves by curling up into a ball and surrounding themselves in spikes, to deter the cheeky fox from eating them!
We also had a visit from a very sleepy hedgehog who got up to lots of mischief when the children were asleep in bed! We checked the CCTV in the quad!
I wonder what he will get up to during the holidays?
Week ending Friday 20th October...
Story time in the book corner!
Phoneme pop! One of our favourite games...
Black History Day
The whole school celebrated Black History Day on Monday 16th October.
Our inspirational person in Year 1 was Bessie Coleman. The children learnt lots of interesting facts about her and why she was so inspirational.
The children made Curtis Jenny planes using Mobilo. They took their own pictures using iPads and also recorded videos of their planes doing aerial tricks like those of which Bessie Coleman was famous for!
Ready steady go!
Year 1 were learning about ordinal numbers. How did we do this? We had a race!
The children created some fantastic observational drawings of apples using pastels. The children carefully observed the apples, paying attention to detail. They blended the colours with their fingers to create their desired effect.
The apples were provided by one of the children who had grown them in their very own orchard!
Week ending Friday 22nd September...
The children have been busy practising their cursive handwriting.
Friday 15th September...
The children had lots of fun on our trim trail this week. The sunshine even popped out to say hello!
We have been learning all about numbers this week. The children have been practising reading and matching number names to their numerals and practising their number formation. They have been using the learning walls and maths resources in the classroom to help them form numbers correctly. Especially those tricky number 4's, 7's and 9's! Keep practising!
We have also been using our reasoning skills to explain about sorting a variety of objects. This generated lots of fantastic reasoning between the children. We also talked about why we sort objects and what might happen if we didn't.
The children have been busy making skeletons for our classroom display.They used a variety of media to create their skeletons.
The children have been enjoying their new books in Year 1.
Friday 8th September 2017...
Attendance Trophy - 100% Attendance in 1LN!
What a brilliant start to the new school year. ALL the children attended school EVERY day and were 'in the line by a quarter to nine'. Amazing achievement! Well done and keep it up!
The children have settled well in their new classroom. They have been busy playing in the hospital role play area, reading stories in the cosy reading area, solving 2D shape problems, completing jigsaws and practising number and letter formation.
They have particularly impressed their teacher with their team effort at tidying up!