National Outdoor Learning Day!

To celebrate National Outdoor Learning Day 2018 Year 1 took their science lesson outside to carry out a leaf hunt. We found lots of different leaves and used our tree identifying chart to find out which tree the leaf came from. We found Pine leaves, Cheery tree leaves, Horse Chestnut leaves and Sycamore leaves.

          

Hindu visitor

Year 1 were so lucky today to have a guest speaker come into the classroom to teach us all about Hinduism; our RE topic this half term. Nahbi was very impressed with Year one’s subject knowledge and thought their questions were very thought provoking!

He showed us a Puja tray, played a conch shell and did some relaxing meditation.

 

   

Super salads

Well done to year 1 for making delicious salads this week. They wrote their shopping lists, drew a design and learnt how to use a knife safely when cutting. Take a look at their hard work!

 

          

Year 1’s Class assembly

All the children in Year 1 are very excited about their upcoming class assembly. It will take place on

Friday 27th April at 9.15 am in the hall.

The children have been practicing so hard this week and can’t wait to show you all of the wonderful things they have been learning this year.

Great Gardeners :)

This week Year 1 have been learning how to write clear instructions using time conjunctions and bossy verbs. In science they have been planting their own bean plants and will write a set of instructions to show Nursery how to be great gardeners too.

A visit from the animals!

To celebrate National Science week, Year 1 had an amazing visit from Wild Science Animal Workshops.

 The children were so  brave meeting lots of different kinds of animals and some even touched some very creepy crawlies. They showed a lot of courage and I was very proud of them all.

Wetlands centre trip

Year 1’s class trip to The London Wetland Centre was an amazing success. The children had so much fun learning all about different birds and ducks. They loved walking around the marshes, playing in the adventure playground and even met Father Christmas!!!! 

The Frog Prince

In January The Hobgoblin Theatre Company visited our school to perform ‘The Frog Prince’. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were lucky enough to watch the performance and take part in a drama workshop afterwards.

The children really enjoyed the performance and they were extremely keen to participate in the workshop! The children had lots to say about the performance afterwards:

“I liked the part when the princess couldn’t remember the magic word and she thought it was potatoes!”

“I liked it when the frog turned into the Prince because it was crazy and magical”

“I liked the bit when the frog was eating the food and it disappeared and he threw the plate on the floor”

 

Our Year 1 scientists!!!

This week children have been working scientifically using their amazing science skills. After learning all about our bodies’ senses and discovering that our whole body helps us with our sense of touch, children wanted to investigate which part of our bodies are best for touching.

 

They decided to try to guess which object was in my box, first with th

eir feet and then by feeling with their hands.

We had lots of different predictions but all found that our hands were the best part of our bodies to feel with. Here are some of our pictures from the experiment.

 

 

Phonics support

A big thank you to all of the parents that managed to come to our ‘meet the teacher’ event earlier this week.

As I mentioned, Year 1 has a major focus on phonics. Your support and help will have a huge impact on your child’s progress this year so please practise at home and read every day.

 

Here is a  great site to help with the pronunciation of each sound

https://www.lesleyclarkesyntheticphonics.co.uk/

Here is a site that will give you some more information on the phonics programme we use at St Anne’s;

http://www.sounds-write.co.uk/

 

Have a great weekend 🙂