Summer Term fun!

It’s been a while since Year 1 have been on the blog, so here is an update on what we’ve been up to!

We’ve been on two trips to Southwell Minster and Mr Straw’s House. One of our favourite things about Southwell Minster was when we learnt all about the Last Supper and got to eat some bread. Our favourite thing about Mr Straw’s House was when we got to wash the clothes with our hands!

What was your favourite part?

This week Year 1 have been reading The Frog Prince. We have also read Lollipop and Grandpa’s Back Garden Safari. We have all enjoyed these stories because we like the characters. Our favourite character is Lollipop because we like that she is named after a sweet and she is very lucky that she gets to go on an exciting safari. We loved reading about all the animals like a crocologus and chimpantrees.

What other animals do you think Lollipop and Grandpa might have seen on their adventure?

The Bog Baby

This week in Year 1 we read a very lovely story called ‘The Bog Baby.’

The story is about 3 children who go fishing at a magic pond in Bluebell Wood (which wasn’t allowed because they didn’t have a grown-up with them).  The magic pond is only ever there in Spring. When the children were at the magic pond they found a Bog Baby! They decided to take the Bog Baby home with them because they loved him so much, but then the Bog Baby got sick because he was away from his pond. The children decided that even though they loved the Bog Baby very much, they should put him back in the water.

Can you write a little description about the Bog Baby?

Welcome back to a new term!

As we begin the Summer term in Year 1, we are all very excited about everything we have planned! We are going on four trips to Mr Straw’s House, Clumber Park, Southwell Minster and a Worksop Walkabout.

In Year 1 this week, we have been reading a story called ‘The Magic Paintbrush.’ The story is about a little girl called Shen who has a paintbrush that makes things come to life. Shen paints a basket for a woman, a ladder for a man, a melon for a boy and a fan for a girl. Next week, we are going to start writing our own version of ‘The Magic Paintbrush.’ Can you remember what we said we are going to call it?

If you had a magic paintbrush, what would you paint?

Teddy Bears’ picnic

We have had a very exciting week in Year 1!

We tasted lots of fruit to decide what we liked and what we didn’t like, then designed a fruit salad. Yesterday, we made our fruit salad and shared it with our favourite toys!

What did you have in your fruit salad? Did you enjoy it? Which toy did you bring in to share it?

2 apples, 4 apples…

Year 1 are experts at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This week we explored what else we could count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We started off with things like multi-link cubes and apples, and then we counted some more exciting things like… sweets, balloons, toy cars, chocolates, games, cupcakes, robots, army men and teddy bears! We even counted our own feet!

What did we count our feet in? 2s, 5s or 10s?

If you know the answer, can you explain why?

Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary

This week in Year 1 have been reading Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary. Dougal wrote about lots of exciting things in his diary which we put onto a story map. He went to Atlantis and met mermaids and mermen, he found a shipwreck, he had his dinner in a diving capsule, he got watched by sharks and he helped with a dolphin show.

One of our favourite parts of Dougal’s diary was when he found a treasure chest. Can you remember what three things Dougal found inside the treasure chest?

Next week, we’re going to be writing our own entry for Dougal’s diary. What else could Dougal get up to?

Crocodiles in maths?!

In maths this week we looked at two very strange symbols. Here they are…

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We thought that they looked like a crocodile’s hungry mouth! The crocodiles are very greedy and they always like to eat the BIGGEST number.

Can you blog me to tell me if these are right or wrong?

5 > 8
3 < 7
11 > 6
6 < 15
8 < 12

Can you make your own up to challenge someone else?


One Hot Day

Year 1 have been reading One Snowy Night over the last few weeks. This week have started to plan to write our version of the story called One Hot Day.

We started to think about some of the problems the animals might be having because the weather is so hot. This is what we came up with…

The swimming pool is closed.
The food truck is closed.
The ice cream van is closed.
The animals’ beds were dried up.
There is no sun cream left.

Can you think of any more problems the animals might be having because the weather is too hot?

Rabbits or rabbites?

‘There were two shivering rabbit’.

Year 1 realised  that there was something wrong with this sentence from ‘One Snowy Night.’ There is more than one rabbit, so it should have an ‘s’ on the end. This is called a plural. Sometimes we have to add ‘es’ to a word instead. We learnt that if a word ends in one of our ‘magic’ letters or digraphs that we add ‘es’ instead of just ‘s’.

Can you remember what the magic letters and digraphs were?

Would you add ‘s’ or ‘es’ to change these words into plurals?



All About Magnets

In science this week, Miss Hayes set us a challenge. The challenge was to get some different objects out of a cup of water without getting your hands wet or dipping anything in. The objects were a marble, a rubber, some little wooden blocks, a coin and a paperclip.

We found out that we could get the coin and the paperclip out of the cup without getting our hands wet or dipping anything in by using a magnet.

Can you remember why the magnet only worked for the coin and the paperclip?