Year 1 Class - 1B - Autumn - 2019 - 2020

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Welcome to Class 1B!
Class Teacher: Miss Byatt 
Teacher Assistant: Mrs Higham 
Tuesday Morning- P.E.
Friday Morning- Dance. 
P.E. kits to be left in school and will be sent home at the end of term. 
Homework will be sent out every Monday and must be returned by Friday. 
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Phonics is the first important step to learning how to spell and read.
In Year 1, the children will be given a reading book and a phonics pack to take home.
Please practise this as much as possible with your child, in preparation for the Year 1 screening test next year. 
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Whole School Talent Show
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We had an array of performances including dancing, singing, rapping, pianist, beat-boxing and karate. The children did really well.
James was Class 1B's representative. He did some amazing Irish dancing with a twist (see video below). We are all so proud of you James. WELL DONE!
Whole School Bake Off
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Each class in the school had to bake a cake and decorate it. class 1B decided to make a toilet cake, as the children found it hilarious! The cakes were then judged by Mrs Loftus. The children had so much fun making the cake and described it as 'THE BEST TOILET EVER'. 
KS1 Nativity
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Well done to all the children who participated in the Nativity! All the actors, singers and dancers did amazing! We hope all the children's family members enjoyed it as much as we did. 
Here are some lovely videos of the children singing.



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The topic in Art is all about nature. To begin this topic, the children were introduced to nature and all of the natural objects they could think of. 

 The children were then able to create a natural object of their choice... using clay! 

Take a look at some of their mini models. 

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The children enjoyed watching Peter Pan the Musical. It was interactive and fun! The children joined in with the songs and loved booing at Captain Hook.
Special Visitor 
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Today we had a very special Visitor.  James' mum come into school to tell us all about healthy living.  
Did you know that you should wash your teeth 3 times a day?  Did you know that we should drink at least 10 glasses of water a day. 


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The children have been exploring a range of toys from the past. They have been learning about how toys have changed over the decades. 

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Fun Science Messy Morning
On Thursday 14/11/19 
Thank you to all the parents who were able to come and join us!
The children enjoyed exploring all the activities and observing fun science experiments
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The children in P4C were looking at different types of toys. Their activity was to sort the pictures of toys from the worst to the best. After they had completed the activity, they gathered on the carpet to look at the end result. They found out that they had all sorted the toys in different orders. After asking for the children's reasons why they put them in that order, they realised everyone had different opinions. The children were very Caring towards one another and respected each others opinions. 
We then formulated and answered the questions 'Why are some toys more special than others?'
Take a look below at some of the children's responses. 


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We all gather together for Collective Worship to listen, reflect, respond through a song, prayer and the children's own work and ideas.


Today in Collective Worship, we have been discussing what we thank God for. Here are some of the children's lovey ideas: 


"I thank God for my family."

"I thank God for all of the fruit and water." 

"I thank God for being nice." 

"I thank God for creating us." 


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Philosophy for Children  aims to build 'communities of enquiry' where children develop the 4C's: creative, critical, caring and collaborative thinking skills.
Philosophy for Children offers a way to open up children’s learning through enquiry and the exploration of ideas (creative thinker). Children learn that their ideas have value, and that the ideas of other children have value too (caring thinker). Through Philosophy for Children they realise that they don’t always have to be right, but they gain the confidence to ask questions and learn through discussion (critical and collaborative thinker).  
In P4C we watched the story about The Ugly Duckling. We then discussed events of the story and any important messages. Following from this, we came up with different questions but settled on 'is being beautiful the most important thing?' We had a deep discussion and shared our ideas, whilst demonstrating the 4Cs. Have a look below at some of the children's responses. 

Unplugged Week 

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Algorithms are extremely important while solving any type of computer science problems. Algorithms involves a sequence of instructions to follow. 

The children have been using algorithms to create their own unique character. 


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In music, the children have been practising their song about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Take a look at the video of their amazing singing! Well done Class 1B. 
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In maths, the children have been adding two different numbers within 10, using a number bonds diagram. The children have also been learning about the different vocabulary associated with addition, such as plus, add, equals, parts and whole.
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In PSHE, we've been learning about how to be a good listener. If you want to be a good listener, you have to follow three important steps;
Stay still
Look at the person who is talking
Nod your head to give encouragement
In PSHE, we've been exploring new beginnings and happy classrooms. We even wrote a class song about how to be a good friend and calm ourselves down when we get upset.

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In Geography, the children have been learning all about the 4 countries in the United Kingdom and their capital cities.


We have also discussed how each country are different and what they are well known for:



Grace - "England is famous for fish and chips."

Bella - "The Queen lives in London."



Jude - "Scotland is famous for the instrument, bagpipe."

Izzy - "Some men wear Kilts." 



James - "Prince Charles is the prince of Wales." 

Katherine - "Wales has lots of sheep."


Northern Island 

Layla - "They do Irish dancing."

Joseph - "It doesn't have a national animal."


The children watched a video of a traditional Irish dance and decided they wanted to have a little go themselves! Take a look at their amazing Irish dance moves...

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The children have been learning all about disco dance moves, which emerged during the 1970s. They have been practising their dance to the song Blame it on the Boogie by Jackson 5.
The children love learning all about the dance moves in the 1970's, such as side-stepping in between bigger moves, raising their arms overhead, large hip and pelvic movements, and twisting their hands in time to the beat.
Emmie - "I like those kinds of songs."
Alfie - "I like it because we do loads of moves."
Our 5 Senses
Did you know that there are five senses – sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing?  We have found out that our senses help us to understand what's happening around us. Our senses send messages through receptor cells to our brain, using our nervous system to deliver that message.
How our  senses work:
Our brain collects information, like smells and sounds, through our five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Each of our five senses has its own special sensor. Each sensor collects information about our surroundings and sends it to our  brain.
Here we are investigating our senses...
WOW! Isabella and James could name all the 5 senses under 20 seconds. Take a look below!

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It is science week!


The topic in science is all about animals (including humans).


The children have been learning about the different parts of a human body and exploring the 5 senses. 

Please welcome Class 1B's 'attendance monitor'!

Ivy is in charge of reporting information back to the class about their attendance and punctuality.

Last week Class 1B got 100% attendance and all the children received a special sticker!
A huge well done to the children and thank you to all parents for your support.
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In Geography, the children have been developing their awareness of the school environment through a simple plan and symbols.
The children had to work in groups to follow an aerial view of the classroom, in order to find the toys.


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In music the theme is traditional tales. The children are beginning to use small percussion instruments, such as a glockenspiel to explore the dimensions of music. 

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This week, the children have been learning all about labels and captions. 
Take a look at some photos of the children labeling pictures.
Digi Dog
Each week one child from our class will take Glitter, our class Digi Dog home, and help keep them safe online. 
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The children have been practising their sentences- making sure they start with a capital letter and ending it with a full stop. They have also been trying so hard to remember finger spaces in between words and practising their cursive style handwriting!
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The children have been reading and writing all numbers to 10 in numerals and in words. They have also been categorising and counting objects with the same name in a group.
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Congratulations to Sklyer who has been elected as Class 1B's new School Councillor! It was a tough decision but we are sure Skyler will be a great representative to our class.
Skyler - "I think I would be a really good role model in class and I will be willing to listen to all ideas. I want to make school a fun and happy place."
Well done to all the other children who were nominated and thank you to their families who helped with their speeches- they were all brilliant!
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In maths the children have been exploring numbers to 10. They have been counting using one-to-one correspondence and using ten frames to represent numbers. 


   Meet Our Digi Dog 




Digi Dog is part of promoting online safety. The children have decided to name our Digi Dog, Glitter. Every Friday, a child will get the chance to take Glitter home with them. They will have a diary to write about how Glitter has helped them keep safe online and about the adventure they have had together.