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Year 1's Diary

Hello from the Year 1 team. We are Miss Doman, Miss Garner, Mrs Hurst, Mr Cowen and Mrs Clift Keep checking the blog for news and exciting activities happening in Year 1!

Autumn 2

Emma Brameld - Monday, November 20, 2017

Wow! What an exciting first half term we had in Year One. We began our year by going on an imaginary visit to the seaside. We travelled by bus, played in the sand, rode a donkey and ate delicious ice cream. What an adventure it was!

We then investigated the different countries in the United Kingdom. We spent time researching facts about London and read all about the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. We’ve loved reading a book called ‘There’s no such thing as Nessie’ and retelling and writing our own version of the story. The idea of a monster living beneath the water in Loch Ness provoked lots of discussion on the subject. Some of us believe in the Loch Ness monster but some of us don’t. Do you believe in Nessie?

In maths, we have learnt how to count forwards and backwards to and from 100. We can now read and recognise single digit and two digit numbers. We have practised adding a single digit to a two digit number using practical objects or using a pictorial representation. We enjoyed exploring the outdoor environment and comparing objects by length. We can now describe an object as the shortest or longest and order up to five objects by size.

This half term we will be learning all about the famous children’s author Julia Donaldson and studying some of the fantastic books she has written including ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Room On The Broom’ and ‘Stickman’. We will find out all about Julia Donaldson’s life and what inspired her to write children’s books. We will have the opportunity to act out some of her famous stories, retell and sequence stories, invent our own story characters and write our very own story. We can’t wait!

In maths we will begin to count in multiples of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We will learn how to subtract a smaller number from a larger number using practical objects and pictorial representation. We will begin to name and describe the properties of both 2D and 3D shapes and learn how to measure the weight of objects. We have a visit planned to Totley Farm on the 28th November. During this visit children will learn the Christmas story and have the opportunity to act out and perform their own Christmas nativity. We are very excited about our visit!

Welcome to Year 1

Ecclesfield Teachers - Friday, September 08, 2017

Hello from the Year 1 team. We are Miss Doman, Miss Garner, Mrs Hurst, Mrs Clift and Mr Cowen. Keep checking the blog for news and exciting activities happening in Year 1! 


We hope that you have all had a great summer! We are excited to kick off the new school year and to get to know you all. We have got some fun and exciting learning for you all in the first half term.


This half term's topic is called 'Where will the magic key take us today?' 

We will be going on lots of different adventures and learning about different places in the United Kingdom, starting our journey at the seaside. We will be reading lots of Biff and Chip's magic key books! 


In numeracy, we will start the year by learning the numbers 1-100. Children will be learning to recognise patterns in the 100 square, (e.g. 23, 33, 43) and match numerals to words (e.g. 6 and six). Learning will be fun and practical. 


During the forthcoming weeks, we will be sending out reading diaries with new books. Can you please ensure that you will read with your child at least 3 times per week at home and this is written in your child's diary. If you have any questions or queries, please come and ask anyone in the Year 1 team!


See you soon!!


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