Welcome to Goldfinches - Year 1!
We are very pleased to see how well all the children have settled into Year 1. Both ourselves and the children are proud of all the hard work which we are seeing in the classroom.We have a very exciting term looking at castles which I am sure the children will thoroughly enjoy.
If there are any concerns or questions regarding your child or their learning, please let us know and we can arrange a time at the end of the day.
I hope you enjoy looking through all the pictures of the children's learning.
Mrs Grimmer and Mrs Doy.
St Patrick's Day.
A little bit late, but we had a lot of fun celebrating St Patrick's Day. We wrote acrostic poems about the celebration, cake decorating and even had a try at some Irish dancing. Great Risk Taking throughout the day!
This week we have been using the balance scales to help us make cakes.
Year 1 had lots of fun with their Paralympic taster. We tried out Boccia and Sit down Volley Ball!
As a class we discussed what we thought made a good friend. Everyone had some fantastic ideas with the most popular idea being 'playing with everyone', we then went on to discuss some of the fun games they could play as a class. As the sun was shining we went to play some of these games as a class.
Box 2 Get Fit.
We have all enjoyed our new Box 2 Get Fit P.E lessons.
Year 1 have been recognising and using different coins. We have been trying to make the same amount using different coins.
Getting technical with the iPads.
Year 1 have had lots of fun in their Guided reading sessions this week, we used the dictionaries online to search for new word meaning. We were then able to share our findings with the rest of the class.
Year 1 have had lots of fun learning in lots of different ways. We decided to snowball lots of different questions to ask Gerald the giraffe in Giraffes Can't Dance. Everyone has lots of fun thinking about our questions and then writing them on the snowball to throw. We also tested out our odd and even numbers through rally robin. All the children challenged themselves to think of higher numbers.
Year 1 have been using balance scales to compare the different weights of objects. We then used our prediction skills to guess how many cubes an object would weigh and then used the scales to see if our prediction was correct.
Pirates love Underpants.
Year 1 have been doing some fantastic work in Guided reading, we have all enjoyed the book Pirates love underpants and doing lots of different activities.
Year 1 are feeling proud in Maths!
We have been working really hard this half term on our Maths
This half term we have been learning the story The Gruffalo, using our T4W and our story maps we are able to retell and perform the story. As a class we wrote the first part of the story and reflected back on our writing. We have also turned our reading corner into a Gruffalo cave, lets hope the Gruffalo does not come back.
Phase 5 Phonics
We have moved onto Phase 5 phonics and started to look at split digraphs.
Year 1 love the games on Phonics play-
Year 1 had a visit from the naughty Gruffalo. During assembly time the Gruffalo came into the classroom and made a BIG mess. We discovered he left his teddy Gruffalo behind in the classroom, as a class we decided he would be coming back to find his teddy so we wrote some instructions to trap the Gruffalo.
Year 1 were given the task to write Captain Jack and his crew some new tale to tell, while they are at sea. We all showed great resilience and risk taking to write Captain Jack a super story.
Year one enjoyed a whole day of Art, making our model castles. We were able to follow our plan, going back to reflect on what went well and how we would improve our castle.
Everyone displayed all the Reydon 5Rs. Well done Year One they looked amazing!
Our trip to Norwich Castle!
We all had a fantastic day out at Norwich Castle. We all enjoyed looking around the castle especially the king's toilets! The children were able to look at all the different parts of a castle ready to help us to make our castles.
For Black History Month, Year 1 looked at Mo Farah. After watching Mo Farah win his gold medal in the London Olympics, we decided to hold our own mini Olympics. Showing fantastic relationships and team work we competed in running races, jumping races and relay races. We then designed our own Olympic gold medal after looking at the different medals Mo Farah had won.
We love Reading.
We have all had so much fun this half term, looking at all the different and new books in our reading area.
Floating and Sinking.
This half term we received a letter from the King asking Year 1 to build him a boat. We decided all the different features our boat would need to have. To decide which material we wanted to use we tested to see which material floated or sank.
After our first half term learning about Castles, we made our own catapults. We all went outside and tested out our design.
We have enjoyed some fun math learning outside this week.
Team Working in Maths.
Year 1 have been showing they are good relationship bees in Maths, using games we were able to work together to put the numbers in the correct order.
We have been working on our throwing and catching in PE. We had to do lots of running around to keep warm.
A visit from the Three Bears.
This week we had an exciting visitor to our classroom, we were left with 3 bowls of porridge and 3 different chairs. We tried the different bowls of porridge and came up with some fantastic describing words.
In our first week back we have got ourselves into groups to take part in daily funky fingers sessions. Each week all groups will move around to a new activity.
Monkey and Me
This week we have had lots of fun learning the story 'Monkey and Me', we worked in small groups to perform the story using our inside and outside stage.