2020-2021 - St Matthew's Year 1 Class is taught by Mrs Riordan and Mrs Blake. The teaching assistants supporting this class are Mrs L Wilson and Mrs Valentine.
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This week we enjoyed Easter festivities. We took part in an Easter egg hunt on the school field and cat-walked our way across the playground in an Easter bonnet parade with Reception and Year 2. Well done to Agota and Zeus - our class winners. Their Easter bonnets were fabulous! We also filled the class marble jar and earned a teddy bears' picnic complete with snacks, music and dancing.
In History this term we have been learning about the famous female scientists Hedy Lamarr and Mary Sherman Morgan. Did you know that Mary Sherman Morgan was an inventor who helped launch rockets into space! To celebrate this, we made our own rockets and launched them too. In English we practised using our rules for sentence writing and in Art we made delicious Easter nest cakes.
On the anniversary of the first national lockdown, we join the nation and paused for a minute's silence to reflect on the past year remembering the lives that have been lost. We made daffodils to mark the day as a symbol of reflection and unity.
Year 1 have had another fabulous week of learning, taking part in a wealth of fun activities to excite us. In English we have made potions which we saw erupt and overflow. In RE we learned about the Bible story 'Jesus Enters Jerusalem' - The first Palm Sunday. We role played the story lining the street for Jesus and waving palms. We cooked our own healthy pizzas and took them home to enjoy and also made some beautiful Easter cards this week. Please browse the photos below to see what we have enjoyed this week.
Happy Mother's Day!
Year 1 made some beautiful Mother's Day cards in school using hand and finger prints.
What a way to come back to school! We had so much fun taking part in British Science Week where we learned how to design, make and advertise our very own food product - a delicious, healthy yoghurt.
We used STEMterprise and learned all about the process in different lessons throughout the week. Take a look at some examples of the fabulous Science work we have done across our lessons.
We were also blown away by some amazing Science experiments in Guided Reading.
Using skittles and water we created a rainbow in a glass. Click here to see how it was done: Rainbow in a Glass - Science Fun
Our last week of remote learning was spent celebrating Book Week. We heard the story 'The Selfish Crocodile' and used the book to help us with our learning in lots of different subjects.
We had fun reading in lots of different places and re-created the front cover of some of our favourite books.
We had lots of book fun by making a book tower, creating a book campsite, re-creating front covers of our favourite books and building our own reading dens.
We read the Selfish Crocodile and found out that the crocodile did not know how to look after his teeth. We wrote lists with information about how to look after our teeth as well as writing a letter to the selfish crocodile to tell him why we must look after our teeth.
The Selfish Crocodile, also known as Charlie Chomper helped us with our maths this week by finding more and less. Charlie Chomp like to eat the bigger numbers!
We taught the selfish crocodile how to brush his teeth correctly by filming ourselves brushing our teeth. We took photos of our super shiny and clean teeth.
We made a healthy banana smoothie which is good for your teeth. We hope the selfish crocodile likes it as much as we did!
This week we have had very snowy weather so have used the snow in our learning activities. Take a look at the photos below to see how much fun we have had.
We celebrated Safer Internet Day today by learning lots about staying safe online. We enjoyed an assembly where we met Digiduck who taught us how to stay safe, in Guided Reading we heard the story of Smartie the penguin and recited a staying safe song.
In Maths we built 3D shape SID models and in English we listed information that is safe to share online and information that is not good to share online.
We have had fun learning about doubling and halving in Maths this week. In RE we have discussed our church family and we have drawn pictures of our local church.
Dot paintings have been created in Art inspired by some Aboriginal art work we have explored this term.
This week we took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We went outside to observe birds in our outside areas tallying the amount of each type of bird we saw.
In Geography we wrote Australasian animal fact files including some of the unusual animals that live on the continent.
In English we started learning the story Monkeys and Hats and created story maps to retell the story.
The slideshow below shows some of our wonderful work.
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.