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Year 1 Bramblings

WELCOME TO BRAMBLINGS

 

The Brambling can be found most commonly in the British Isles during the cold winter months, the rest of the year it explores other regions of the world. They travel in large groups (usually in the thousands!) and we will take this characteristic of this bid and use it in our classroom to ensure that there is a sense of teamwork to encourage all children to work together and support each other in their learning journey!

 

The theme for thenSummer term is Frim the Moors to the sea. This will be a whole school focus and give us plenty of opportunities to collaboratively across classes and keys stages. Key Stage 1 will be researching local land marks and be exploring geographical landmarks from Devon. This theme will include map reading and orienteering tasks to engage the children with the local environment. The children will be exploring the materials and finding the best material for a purpose. This will provide opportunities for designing and creating objects based on our theme. 

 

The theme for the Spring term is 'Footprints From The Past'. This will be a whole school focus and give us plenty of opportunities to learn collaboratively across classes and key stages. We will be exploring a variety of historical events including past inventions and dinosaurs.  The children will have a chance to embrace new foods, create and find fossils, discuss historic customs and make links to our British Values. We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you as we progress through the term. 

 

For more information on our curriculum please look at our 'Spring Term Curriculum Plan' below. 

Welcome to Year 1

The class teacher for this year is Miss Hannah Tucker and the Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Tracey Astin and Mr Christian Seiflow.

 

P.E. days: Tuesday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure they are sent home at the end of every half term.

 

Home Learning: Handed out on Friday and collected in on Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning, if you wish.

 

Year 1 and 2 Teaching and Learning Lead: Alison Dowdeswell

Key Stage One Lead: Nicky Howard

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the teacher (Miss Tucker) or alternatively please contact a Team Leader:

adowdeswell@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

nhoward@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

htucker@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

 

UPCOMING EVENTS...

Saturday 6th May 2017 @ 2pm - Happy's circus

Week beginning 12th June 2017 - Year 1 Phonic Check

 

Academic Year 2016-2017

Summer Term Curriculum Plan

Summer Term Curriculum Plan 1

Wednesday 10th May

We were so lucky today as we had two sets of visitors!! 

We started our day meeting two police officers who told us about the different ways they look after our community. We also all had a chance to try on some of their uniform and visit their car. 

We finished our day meeting two turtles and learning some really interesting facts about these amazing animals! We can't wait to learn more about them within our theme of 'From the Moors to the Sea'.

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Monday 8th May

In Science we have been investigating the properties of water and the amazing things it can do! We were able to explore ways of making ice cream using ice. We even got to eat some ice cream - it was very cold just like the ice!

Friday 5th May

In Maths we are starting a new journey focusing on 2D and 3D shapes. Today we looked at 3D shapes in real life and labelled the objects with the shape names. 

Tuesday 2nd May - Science

We are beginning to investigate different materials and how they react in water. We noticed that some objects sunk and some could float! We also used our scientific vocabulary to describe the different objects. 

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Wednesday 26th April 2017

We have been looking at new ways to find phonics in real life and today we make a-e cakes!! They were very delicious and helped us relate a-e with lots of different words!

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Monday 24th April 2017

This half term we are starting our writing journey looking at The Snail and The Whale. We had a great morning investigating snails and how they look, act, move and appear. We used this session looking at how to use word banks and label effectively. 

Thursday 20th April - Maths

We have been starting a new journey in Maths focusing on addition. We have used Numicon and other resources to investigate what addition really means. 

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Wednesday 19th April 

Today we were able to celebrate our phonic learning with our adults! We created our own phonic games to help us use our phonic fingers and recognise graphemes within words. 

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Thursday 3rd October - Exeter Trip

Today we had a fantastic day in Exeter! First we explored the Museum. Then we went to the restaurant 'Las Iguanas' for Spanish Tapas. It was delicious! We also visited Northernhay Gardens for a picnic lunch. The children were the photographers today...!

Monday 19th September - Phonics

In phonics we are securing our 'phonic finger' skills and reading longer words. We have also been learning what letters are vowels and spotting them within words! Today we went on a word hunt which gave us the chance to read real and alien words. 

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Friday 16th September - French Friday!

Today we have had a really exciting day learning about France! We have made the Eiffel Tower, croissants, hats, learnt songs and we even went to a French 'cafe' to eat out homemade croissants. We dipped our croissants in hot chocolate.

Friday 9th September - Theme and Food Technology

Today we were able to try some French food!

Friday 9th September - Maths

Today we started our new Maths Journey... 'Number Sense'! We were exploring the different ways of measuring an object and discussing the resources we would and wouldn't use.

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Thursday 8th September - Fine Motor Skills and Patterns

We have been developing our fine motor skills and pattern making using our pegs and peg boards.

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Wednesday 7th September - PE

Today we had our first PE lesson with Mr Leaman. We have been looking at the different ways of moving around a space. We had a great time!

Academic Year 2015-2016

UPCOMING EVENTS...

Thursday 26th May 2016 at 2.45pm - Open classroom to share our leanring

This term we are learning about plants and growing.

 

 

 

 
   

We will be growing different vegetables in our school allotment, learning about the lifecycles and parts of a plant, designing a shelter for the allotment and even creating our own vegetable sculptures in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Careers Curriculum - Wednesday 22nd June

We were lucky enough to have 4 different visitors today! We met Jayne who fixes iPhones and iPads; Paula who works for Virgin Airline; Paul who owns a hotel and restaurant and Barry who owns the Brixham Fish Market. 

Careers Curriculum - Tuesday 21st June

We met Rob today. He showed us some of the amazing equipment he uses to set up satellite dishes at homes and businesses around the bay! 

Careers Curriculum - Monday 20th June

We met Gill who told us all about her job as a Yoga Instructor!

Thursday 27th May - Learning Celebration

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Thursday 5th May 2015 - Maths: missing number

We have started looking at different ways to solve missing number problems. We were able to record in any way we wanted and Miss Tucker gave us all a challenge too!

Wednesday 4th May 2016 - Year 1 minibeast work shop

We had an amazing morning learning about the different animals that live in our garden and help us to make compost!

Wednesday 27th May 2016 - Parent lunches

We had a very exciting lunch today with our family!! We shared our delicious school dinners and packed lunches with our Mums, Dads, Nannies, Grandads, Uncles, Aunties and many more!! 

Tuesday 26.4.16 - MATHS

We are learning about the equals symbol. We found out that we can use Numicon and the balances to check if our calculations are correct. We will be calculation experts by the end of the week!

Monday 25.4.16 - SCIENCE

Today Bramblings and Buzzards worked together to design a watering system for our allotment!

Friday 22nd April 2016 - Year 1 Gardening Morning.

Today we put our boots on and braved the wet and windy weather!

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Thursday 14th April 2016 - We have some brand new music resources that we used for the first time today! We are learning to clap in different rhythms and use words to help us create a variety of different beats.

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - We talked about what we already know about fruits and vegetables. We then learnt more about the vegetables and the different types that we can choose from! We also asked lots of questions about them. We are going to be plant experts!
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What Makes Britain British?

This term we are learning what makes Britain British. In Key Stage One we will be focussing on 3 m's:

Monarchy, Music and Mmmm!

 

 

We will be exploring significant members of the British monarchy, from King Henry VIII to Prince George. We will also be engaging our creative sides to develop music and dance in the style of influential artists from different decades. We will also be learning about the different religions and cultures that make up our diverse nation through food. Check back here to find out what we get up to... 

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 

Bramblings dressed up as their favourite literary heroes and went wild for reading! Kestrels from Year 4 came to visit and they shared their favourite books with each other, talking about why it is good to share your reading.

Harry said: "It's better having two people reading a book because some words might be hard."

Dexter said; "This can help me choose more challenging books."

From Kestrels:

Tayla Runciman said; "I helped improve Lucy's expression while reading."

Francesca Waugh said; "We can inspire younger children to read more books."

Harvey Cater said; "It helps all children improve their reading skills."

Jacob Rose said; "My partner tried really hard and we solved our reading problems together."

Toby Horner said; "Children can learn more sounding-out words with someone older."

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

We have made our own scones! We had to be prepared so first we wrote a list of ingredients and equipment we needed to buy. We washed our hands thoroughly and then started making! Our wonderful kitchen staff baked then for us and then we had an afternoon tea party. We put lots of jam and cream on our scones.

Friday 12th February - We posted our letters to the Queen!

Today we walked up to the local newsagent and purchased a stamp. We asked for a second class stamp and then posted our letter in the post box. We hope the Queen enjoys reading our questions!

Our Nativity

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Plurals - 18.11.15

We went on a plural hunt around our school, listing as many plurals that we can see! We have started to look at some of the rules to make the singular into the plural and will continue this in our Phonic sessions too. 

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3D shapes - 17.11.15

We have been investigating the different properties of 3D shapes with a real focus on the vocabulary that we are using.

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Handwashing - 19.11.15

We had an exciting visit from our School Nurse explaining how important it is that we all know how to was our hands properly and when we need to do it. We made the classroom extremely sparkly as we used glitter to show the germs that we can carry on our hands and how they can spread.

 

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Eden Project - 12.11.15

We had a great time experiencing a 'Rainforest' and exploring the beautiful plants, fruits, smells and way life would be if you lived there! We were all able to learn more about some amazing green machines... plants!

Art - 15.10.15

We have had the exciting opportunity of working with a local poet! We had a selection of six poems that we then created our own illustrations for. To help inspire us we looked at famous illustrations by Quentin Blake. 

Phonics - 02.10.15

We took our learning outside and found all the hidden words around our outdoor learning area!

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Maths - Additive Reasoning - 28.09.15

We have begun this block of learning by investing the variety of ways we can use addition to make a given number. We used cubes as a resource to support us in being able to see the calculations practically and visually. 

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Science - 25.09.15

as part of our habitat hunting we spent an afternoon making our school garden more inviting for insects to live in! To make sure our plants grow in the best way possible we looked around the different areas available and learnt about the life cycle and needs of a healthy plant. 

Maths - 21.09.15

During our maths sessions we have been investigating how we could count quickly and accurately. Through trial and improvement we discovered that we can count in our 10s to help us! We then used this idea to measure lots of different items around the classroom!

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Literacy - 18.09.15

We have started to use adjectives within our writing. To help us think of some exciting and varied adjectives we visited the White Rock Chickens to create wordbanks, that we then included in our own sentences back in class! 

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Maths - 16.09.15

We have been measuring boats using cubes! Then we discussed the length of our boats using the vocabulary longest and shortest.

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Boat Building - 09.09.15

During our first two weeks in Year 1 we had the exciting opportunity to learn in our houses as well as our normal class! This meant we were working with a mixture of Year 2s during the afternoon Theme sessions and created our very own boats. We used recycled materials and developed our painting skills to get our finished products!


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