Category Archives: Y1 Blog

This week in Year 1 we have been…………………

  • Counting forwards and backwards within 100
  • Adding 2 numbers by putting the bigger number first and counting on
  • Playing games involving addition
  • Listening to a fireman talk about his job and asking him questions
  • Sorting out fire fighting equipment into those that were used in the past and those that are used in the present
  • Reading a Welsh story
  • Solving a problem using addition
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This week in Year 1 we have been…….

  • Learning to read number names
  • Learning about the events of The Great Fire of London
  • Making salt dough cakes and bread for our class bakery
  • Using our senses to think about what people would have seen, smelled, heard, touched and tasted during the fire
  • Exploring words to describe fire
  • Learning the important words related to the Great Fire of London and finding out who were the important people

 

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

We will be holding a coffee morning to raise funds for this charity between 10.45- 11.45 am on Friday 29th September. Mrs Nicklin would love to get to know you over a coffee and cake so please come along and meet our new Headteacher.

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This week in Year 1 we have been…….

  • Planning our new topic “Remember Remember,” which is about the Great Fire of London & The Gunpowder Plot
  • Planning the different areas of the classroom
  • Learning to order, recognise and write numbers to 20
  • Celebrating Roald Dahl Day by finding out about his life, his books and carrying out literacy activities
  • Writing about what we did in the holidays
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This week in Year 1 we have been…………

  • Learning class routines
  • Talking about the Golden Rules
  • Talking about the difference between Helpful Talk and Unhelpful Talk
  • Talking about What helps us to learn and What stops us from learning
  • Discussing the Rights of a Child Charter and producing our own class charter
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This week in Year 1 we have been….

  • Learning how to divide numbers up to 100 into tens and units
  • Using tens and ones to make amounts up to £1
  • Making our own postcards to send to ‘Katie Morag’
  • Using the iPad to make the picture for the postcard using photographs of Swansea tourist attractions
  • Locating specific locations on a map and making a key for the map
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This week in Year 1 we have been…….

  • Learning how to halve numbers up to 20
  • Investigating materials and using appropriate vocabulary to describe them
  • Learning how to read and spell question words
  • Learning how to ask a question
  • Listening to Mrs Gill talk about the Waun Wen when she was young and asking her questions
  • Writing about gran
  • Painting pictures of gran
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This week in Year 1 we have been………………..

Planning our new topic – The Big Wide World

Planning our role play area – a desert island

Remembering about what helps us to learn / stops us from learning

Remembering what is meant by helpful / unhelpful talk

Learning about 2d shape by doing lots of different activities

Writing about our Easter news

Learning how to spell topic vocabulary

Learning about where Swansea and Africa are in the world

 

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This week in Year 1 we have been………

  • Learning about the life cycle of a hen
  • Observing chicks hatching
  • Learning about taking responsibility for living things
  • Keeping a daily diary on the chicks using a program on the iPad
  • Solving a maths problem related to hens’ eggs using their knowledge of odd and even numbers
  • Learning the story ‘ Monkey See, Monkey Do’
  • Making story maps on the story ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’
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This week in Year 1 we have been…..

• Learning about the use of capital letters at the start of a sentence
• Completing our information posters on ‘How to look after a pet’
• Learning about odd and even numbers
• Playing maths games in the hall
• Classifying minibeasts and sorting them to produce a Carroll Diagram
• Learning about animal habitats

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