Thank you for visiting our Year 1 page. We will be sharing lots of the activities, visits and events that we have been involved in on this page. We hope you enjoy sharing our learning with us.
Miss Bradbrook, Mrs Bude and Miss Smith
Home Learning January 2021
Please find the timetable for this week of Home Learning below.
House Building Extravaganza!
During the final week of term, the Year One children got very busy creating, building and decorating their own houses. These houses were designed with Fairy Tale characters in mind as local Estate Agent Fiona had set them the challenge of designing and building a house for some of her more challenging Fairy Tale character clients. The children wrote letters to the Fairy Tale characters to establish what they would like in their new house, and they created a brochure - complete with floor plan and garden design - to advertise the houses, just like the ones that Fiona showed us that she creates at the Estate Agents.
The whole project was a LOT of fun and a massive challenge this year as we were unable to have any parent helpers in to assist on the 'Big Build' days. The children did a tremendous job and they were very proud of their completed work.
We then caught up with Fiona again, on TEAMs and she was amazed at the children's creations - admiring the fine details and great ideas that the children came up with to impress the clients.
We would like to thank the Year One parents for sending in all of the equipment that your child needed to create their design - we could not have managed this brilliant project without your invaluable support at home.
On Friday 11th December, many of the children in Year One enjoyed a Christmas themed 'Daily Mile' - proudly wearing their Christmas jumpers and assorted Santa hats and other Christmas related headwear. They had great fun and looked brilliant as they completed their run. Thank you for participating everyone and joining in with the event!
Estate Agent - a virtual experience!
On Friday 20th November the Year One classes were 'virtually' visited by Fiona, from Strutt and Parker, Chelmsford - who told them all about her role as an Estate Agent.
The children enjoyed looking at the glossy house brochures and floor plans, and were surprised to hear that lots of the characters from Fairy Tale land had been viewing local houses recently. All of the children had previously written questions to ask Fiona - and many were brave enough to do so over the webcam and in front of the whole class. They found out many interesting facts about being an Estate Agent and all about what Fiona's role involves on a daily basis, including the most expensive house she's ever sold, if she works on a laptop and what time she starts and finishes work!
The children have now been set the challenge of designing and making a house suitable for a Fairy Tale character. They got straight to work and created their designs last week. Please now talk to your child about their design and the materials that they will use to create their model - large and small cardboard boxes, tubes, egg boxes, yogurt pots and so on. We will be creating the houses later on in the half term, so please keep any items that they might need in a safe place until we ask you to bring them into school. If you are able to turn the cardboard boxes inside out and re-glue them at home (to make them easier to paint) then we would really appreciate the help with this.
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Fiona and Strutt and Parker Chelmsford for their help with this project.
Odd Socks Day!
Monday 16th November was Odd Socks Day in school, to show our support to Anti-Bullying Week. We had a special Anti-Bullying assembly and talked about how our odd socks could show that we were all unique and special. We also talked about what to do if you felt that you were being bullied or if you saw someone else being bullied. Well done to everyone in Year One who supported this important day by wearing odd socks.
Year One have been learning a fabulous poem this week called 'Gingerbread!' We put actions with the poem to help us remember each line and tried to use LOTS of lovely expression!
Here are our videos for you to enjoy!
Individual Child Progress Meetings
Many thanks to those of you who managed to attend the Year One Individual Child Progress Meetings in school or via telephone this year. Please find a short presentation containing information from the session and the handouts given below.