Welcome to Year 1 Elm

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Year 1 News

November 13, 2019

We have been very busy in Year 1 over this past week! As it was Remembrance Day were taught about how brave people were during past wars and why we wear poppies to remember them. We printed poppies using potatoes and carrots pressed into red and black paint. 


As the autumn weather had been kind for a few days we used the Trim Trail again and we impressed Mrs Mason with how confident we are becoming on the apparatus.


We highlighted Anti-Bullying Week by celebrating differences on Odd Socks Day - what a great way to learn that we are all different!


Finally we got 'hand-on' by exploring Victorian toys during our topic afternoon and compared them to the modern toys that we play with now.

Trim Trail

November 06, 2019

The year 1 children have been on the Trim Trail for the first time! They used great team-work skills to communicate taking turns and showed marvellous resilience in their willingness to complete the course.  One of the children even shouted, "We can't wait to have more fun on the Trim Trail with our friends."

Cultural Week

October 22, 2019

In recognition of cultural week, this week, the children have been learning all about the life of Benjamin Zephaniah and his famous poem, 'Eat My Words.'  Together, we have created a Talk for Writing prompt to help us recall the poem.  They have really enjoyed learning the poem and about his brilliant life.  The children clapped along to the rhythm of the poem and watched live performances of him which they really enjoyed.

Addition / World Problems

October 17, 2019

The children have been learning about addition all week and are now using problem solving skills to solve a word problem. Today they have been working hard to solve word problems using their reading and comprehending skills. We used real fruit to  introduce the problem solving lesson to the children where they stood together and we thought carefully about how to make our own word problem.   They were all engaged and all thought carefully about how important it was to link maths problems to what happens in real life. 


After that, the children worked in groups and illustrated their thinking on a whiteboard.  Some of the children even had a go at writing their own.


Ask your children to give you another word for 'add?' :)

Year 1 - Exploring the Local Area

October 14, 2019

Year 1 have been learning all about our local area. This week we have been completing maps by adding the various features around Nettlefolds Park.

Reading Website Links

October 08, 2019

There have been several parent reading meeting this week. Thank you for your support, the turnout was brilliant. As promised here is the link to the RWI Ruth MIskin Parent Support pages where you will find many helpful videos.


Ruth Miskin Parents’ Page: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
Ruth Miskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/
Free e-books for home reading: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Reading/

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