Take a look at our tremendous time work in Maths this week.
We have also found out about what makes an animal a mammal in Science.
This week in RE we have learned about families and what they mean to us.
We have become poets in English and have written poems in different styles.
On Tuesday 15th December, we celebrated this special time of year by wearing Christmas jumpers to school, making our own Christmas hats which we wore when we ate our Christmas dinners. It was delicious!
We also made Christmas decorations to take home and we made Mr Garton a thank you card for donating crackers to our school which made our Christmas dinner even more special.
We made a display at school to celebrate all the amazing learning we have done during our time at home.
We have worked hard at home completing English, Maths, RE, Science, History and some beautiful William Morris artwork too. We even completed some using Purple Mash.
Take a look at our display below.
We have been busy making displays for our corridors and hall. Outside our classroom we have made a reading display on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit.'
We have painted portraits for our 'Year 1 Bubble' display by the hall and we learned about St Matthew and drew pictures of him for our class display in the hall.
This term Year 1 have enjoyed learning about the world. We have learned that the world has 7 continents and 5 oceans. You have probably heard your child sing the continents song! To end the term, we painted our own globes.
This term we have been learning about the landscape artist Turner. Take a look through our gallery to see what the Year 1 artists have painted.
This week we have been learning to write in clear sentences. We planted some bulbs in our outside area and wrote about the experience.
We have been busy on Purple Mash this term learning to log in and create our avatars. This week we learnt how to open a programme and save our work.
This week we have been learning about the rain. We observed the rain outside and we are going to be measuring the rainfall over the 4 seasons using a rain gauge.
We have been practising our handwriting by making patterns on the playground and on big paper.
Please find below this week's homework.
This week some of us enjoyed building cvc words using our phoneme frames. It helped us to blend the words to read them.
Please find below this week's homework and a covering letter.
In RE this week we learned about Sikhism and what happens at the Gurdwara. Some of us dressed as if we were visiting a gurdwara.
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.