Year 1 Autumn Show

Thank you for a wonderful first half-term! The Year 1 team would like to thank all parents and carers for their continuous help and support during Autumn 1. We hope that all of the children have a wonderful half-term break and come back refreshed and ready for some exciting opportunities in Autumn 2…

In which we will be proud to present our Toys and Games show!

Please be informed of our show dates:

Ants and Ladybird class shows: Tuesday 13th November: 9:00am & Wednesday 14th
November: 2:00pm
Cricket and Grasshopper class shows: Tuesday 13th November: 2:00pm & Wednesday 14th November: 9:00am

Your children will have received a letter today, detailing which part they have been given and the costume that they will need to bring in a labelled bag by Monday 5th of November (some children will be wearing school uniform, if they have been given the part of a school child).

We ask that if your child has been given a line, please could you practice it with them ready to perform off-by-heart when we return from the half-term break. This will enable us to maximise the productivity of our limited rehearsal time.

All ticketing information will be sent home on Tuesday 30th of October.

Thank you and have a wonderful half-term break!

Health and Wellbeing

In Health and Wellbeing this half term we learnt lots of new things in our  social strand.

Knowledge we have gained:

We have learnt how to make new friends and get along with others.

Skills we have learnt and used: 

We have learnt how to share when playing a game and we use this skill in the playground and in the classroom. We have learnt how to resolve conflicts in the playground by walking away, telling a teacher or negotiating. We have also learnt how to make new friends and how to ask other children to play. This has been great in helping our new class friends settle into Avenue.

Reflections:

Jacopo: ‘I always let other children join in because I know it makes them feel happy.’

Louie : ‘I used kind words at lunch time and when someone did not use kind words, I walked away and told a grown up.’

Vibhav: ‘I told my friend a joke when they were sad and it cheered them up.

Fejiro : ‘I helped all my friends when they hurt themselves by looking after them and asking for help.’ 

Key Vocabulary that we have learned and used: Friends, social, skills, kind, helpful, share,  play, ask, join in, game, take turns, fair, unfair, sharing,  cooperating, fairness, rules, well done, congratulations, teamwork, communicate, kindness, compliment.

This Week’s Learning – w/c 15th October 2018

Topic

This week in Topic, we were writing our own instructions, informing people how to make a yummy, fruit smoothie! At the start of the week, we followed some instructions to help us understand why we use instructions and to identify the features of instructions. We worked as a class to create some time starters and imperative verbs that we could use in our own instructions and wrote them down on our own plans.

We then used all of this to write some excellent instructions of our own. We made sure our writing was full of all the features we had learnt about and we were all really proud of what we had written. We even gave all our instructions to Miss Salter so she could make some healthy smoothies of her own!

Maths

In our maths lessons this week, we continued to learn our number bonds, focusing on making number bonds for numbers 7 and 8. We were continuing to use our part, part, whole models to partition the numbers 7 and 8 into two parts and we worked as a class to correctly write the number sentence that represented what we had made with our counters. We also represented our number bonds in different ways this week, including helping Granny Smith sort her apples and counting the two different coloured birds in the bird house. We have also been recapping the number bonds we have already learnt.

 

Class Teacher Awards – w/c 15.10.2018

Well done to the following children who have received Class Teacher awards since the start of the academic year for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Kesia and Leo

Crickets: Naisha and Emmi

Grasshoppers: Vibhav and Ava

Ladybirds: Yilan and Krish

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

 
Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.

Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

Year Group Leader and Phase Leader Awards

Well done to the following children who have received Year Group Leader and Phase Leader awards since the start of the academic year for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Billie and Edward

Crickets: Viren, Yavuz, Aidan and Salima

Grasshoppers: Louisa, Azlan and Miley

Ladybirds: Mahati and Pranit

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

 
Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.

Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

This Week’s Learning – W/C 08.10.18

Topic 

This week has been so much fun! We have been making smoothies. First, we started off by tasting different fruit and describing the taste and texture. Some fruits were sweet and crunchy others were soft and tropical. Next, we made a whole class pictogram to find out which fruit was the most popular in our class. Strawberries seemed to be popular! Then it was time to design our smoothies we had to choose two fruits to blend together to create a delicious mixture. After that, it was time to make the smoothies. We carefully cut the ingredients and then put it in the blender. Then we sensibly poured the mixture into cups to try our delicious smoothies. Finally, we evaluated our smoothies and discussed what we liked about them and what we would do differently next time.

Maths

In Maths we started the week by identifying 1 less than any number to 10 using our number buses to help us. Then we looked at making number bonds for the number 5. We explored using 5 counters and investigated all the different ways of splitting the 5 counters. We found out that there are 6 ways of making the number 5! Next we investigated the different ways of making the number bonds to 6.

Class Teacher Awards – W/C 08.10.18

Well done to the following children who have received Class Teacher awards since the start of the academic year for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Kalin and Lily

Crickets: Oviya and Gregory

Grasshoppers: Louie and Tharuka

Ladybirds: Abby and Siyana

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

 
Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.

Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

Class Bear Forms

Please be informed that when completing the form for your child’s class bear you are thereby giving your consent for this information to be shared with other parents in your child’s class and for others to read it within the class folder.

If you are unhappy with this information being shared, please make your child’s class teacher aware, to ensure that your form is not on display during Parent’s Evening events.