Please find below this week's homework and a covering letter.
2019-2020 - St Matthew's Year 1 Class is taught by Mrs Riordan and Mrs Blake. The teaching assistant supporting this class is Mrs L Wilson.
Term 6: week 2
Another great week of home learning, well done to everyone working hard at home. We have loved seeing photos of all your hard work...
English: Elves and the shoe maker
Year 1 have worked hard at home to complete their home learning this week.
Term 4 Science
This term we were learning about our body in Science.
We learnt about the functions of some body parts, what a balanced diet is and why it is important. We had lots of fun learning about the benefits of exercise too.
Unfortunately our Easter bonnet parade had to be cancelled but this did not put Billy off. He made an Easter bonnet at home all by himself and brought it to school to show his friends - well done Billy.
Term 4 DT
This term we have been learning about food in DT. We were taught the importance of washing our hands and used paint to show how germs can travel. We also made some fruit kebabs which were delicious!
Wednesday morning - Visitor
We were lucky enough to have a visitor who taught us all about 'Our Diverse Planet.' We went on a journey around the world exploring the seven continents and learning about the different animals that live there.
Tuesday - Straw rockets
Monday - Balloon experiment
On Monday we learned what a scientist is and what jobs they might do. We then experimented with baking soda and white vinegar to create a chemical reaction that blew up a balloon.
2nd - 6th March 2020
There were some exciting things happening across the school this week. Year 1 took part in dressing up and the sponsored read.
We chose a stone to decorate and spent time with thinking about how to make good choices. We then put them in a bowl ready for Father Frank to cleanse during the service.
In English, we 'talked' the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and created a class story map.
Wednesday 26th February
The whole school visited our church for the Ash Wednesday service. Year 1 enjoyed staying behind after Mass to explore the church a little more.
Term 4 Week 1
Tuesday 25th February
Today we learned about Shrove Tuesday and why people make pancakes on this day. In DT, we got to decorate our own pancakes after finding out how to make them.
Friday 14th February
This week in RE we have been learning about Baptism. We found out about the signs and symbols associated with Baptism and role played a baptism.
Year 1 Science display
We worked really hard to produce science display in the corridor for everyone to enjoy.
Science - body parts
This week in Science we labelled body parts and identified where they go on a body map.
The Dogs Trust visit
In week 3, The Dogs Trust visited St Edwards. We were taught how to be dog smart and safe around dogs.
we learnt the 5 happy dog rules.
Science - Term 3 Week 2
An alien crash landed trying to find out about animals on Earth. We found a device with a recording of Slimko the alien on. He asked us to help him with his mission to find out about animals including aliens. Of course, Year 1 agreed to help!
This term we have been learning about the continent Australasia. In pairs we painted some beautiful scenes from the continent.
Term 3 Science - Animals including humans
Something very peculiar happened in our outside area!
Tuesday 17th December
Today we enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas.
Year 1 held their own election. We learned about 4 parties and their manifestos. We chose one main point from each and discussed as a class.
We chose children to represent each party then had a secret ballot.
The results of Year 1's election were:
Red party - 10
Yellow party - 4
Blue party - 2
Green party - 5
Take a look at the slideshow of photos from our election.
Christmas Fair/ Enterprise Day
Term 2 week 6
Term 2 Week 4
Science - properties of everyday materials
Using our knowledge of materials, we found materials with certain properties such as hard, soft and transparent. We grouped materials according to their properties.
The children had lots of fun raising money for Children in Need.
Term 2 Week 2
In English we have been making potions and using adjectives to describe them.
Science - Everyday materials
Something has happened to our classroom!
Term 1 Week 6
Two nuns from Our Lady of All Nations in Amsterdam visited the school. They spent time with us in Year 1 so we could ask questions about what their life is like.
Science - The seasons
This term we have been learning about the seasons and weather associated with each season. Take a look at some of the fun activities we have taken part in including naming the months and seasons, measuring wind direction and strength as well as making a rain gauge and recording temperature.
Term 1 Geography - World and Continents
We have been learning about the wonderful world, the land and sea and continents. In week 2 we even made our own worlds!
Each class were given £20 and need to make as much money as they can by making and selling something.
We have been working hard to make scented playdough and popcorn to sell at the summer fare.
This week we have been learning all about capacity and have had great fun exploring different size containers in the water.
Year 1 Mass
We were lucky enough to be invited to a mass at Ss Henry and Elizabeth Catholic Church. We enjoyed having time to look around the church and admire all the beautiful religious artefacts.
Science - minibeasts
To start off our minibeast topic we went out to explore the garden and used magnifying glasses to spot as many minibeasts as we could.
To finish off our topic on plants we looked closely at the different trees on our school field. We recorded there name, height, age, colour and collected some leaves from the trees. We had great fun doing tree rubbings and creating posters to show all of our findings. What do you think of our posters....
This week we have been learning all about measuring and comparing lengths.
Science - Parts of a plant
Today we explored the garden, we carefully dug up plants to look at the roots. The plants were brought back to class and put in pots of water, we observed the roots closely and drew them.
Making bead strings
We made our own bead strings to help us with our addition and subtraction.
Term 5 Science - Plants
To start our topic, we had a visit from some botanists.
We have been learning about plants, dissecting flowers and have grown our own bean plants.
Easter Bonnet Parade
Year 1's winners this year.
The Family Trust visited and performed The Passion using puppets.
We built nests using materials that we found on the field.
We showed off our cooking skills and spent the week learning about food and nutrition. Year 1 have some keen chefs among them.
Our own Uluru
We built our own version of the sacred Australasian landmark Uluru.
This week we have been learning about Hinduism and light. We took part in some Bollywood dancing and made moving 'light' pictures.
Year 1 have worked hard to create a Harvest display to show everyone how thankful we are.