Health and Wellbeing and Genius Time in Year 1

Health and Wellbeing Poster

HWB&Genius Time poster – Year 1

Health and Wellbeing is a personalised curriculum for each year group using results from pupil questionnaires and teachers’ knowledge of their classes. The Health and Wellbeing poster attached explains the strands of our Health and Wellbeing curriculum.

Genius Time is our afternoon of enrichment activities. Children have the opportunity to learn to develop new and existing talents, while learning about our Avenue Values. The Genius Time poster lists the activities on offer this term, suggested activities that could be completed at home and talk topics. If your child completes any activities at home, they can bring them into school to show their class and teacher.

These are our Genius Time Avenue Values for the year:

 Autumn: Resilience

Spring: Perseverance

Summer: Pride in Achievements

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

This Week’s Learning – w/c 17.09.2018

Topic

This week in Topic, we were learning all about keeping our bodies healthy. We started by talking about what healthy and unhealthy means. Then we sorted some foods into healthy and unhealthy. We discussed that we can have foods which are not always healthy for a special treat! Next we use this knowledge to write our very own healthy shopping list. We choose lots of fruit and vegetables which we like to eat and wrote fantastic lists! Finally, we explored our five senses by tasting some yummy fruit, smelling some unusual smells, playing and listening to musical instruments, touching different materials and looking at different pictures and describing them.

   

 

Maths

In maths this week, we recapped counting forwards and backwards with numbers 0-10. We remembered that when we count forwards, the numbers get bigger and when we count backwards, the numbers get smaller. We even got to draw our own number lines on the playground with chalk! Next, we investigated the meaning of zero and were able to explain that it means nothing. We ended the week in maths by practicing writing all our numbers from 0-10 correctly and used numicon to help us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – w/c 17.09.2018

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: Rizwan and Charlie

Crickets: Salima and Eduardo

Grasshoppers: Fejiro and Gabriel

Ladybirds: Daniel. B and Lyra

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 Teacher Awards

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: Rory and Billie

Crickets: Muna and Laila

Grasshoppers: Miley and Georgie

Ladybirds: Daniel. D and Lucia

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 10.09.18

Topic

We have had a fantastic week during our Amazing Me topic lessons. We began the week by sharing the things that we already know about our topic and then we wrote questions about things we would like to find out during our new topic. Next we learnt the basic body parts and labelled them.  We had lots of fun drawing around our bodies and labelled the body parts with post it notes. To help us remember some of the body parts we sung ‘head shoulders knees and toes’ whilst pointing correct body part as we sang it. Then we learnt about what our body parts can do!  Finally we had a circle time and all shared something that is amazing about ourselves and spoke about how everyone is different and unique.

Maths

During maths this week, we have been counting forwards from 0 to 10 and ordering the numerals from smallest to largest. Next we played the number line game with our partner. We used a number line and a counter to hide numbers whilst our partner had to figure out which number was missing. Then we challenged ourselves by counting backwards from 10 to 0 and ordered number cards from largest to smallest. We sung lots of catchy songs and played number games to help us remember! Finally we tested our new skills by counting different groups of objects up to 10.

This Week’s Learning W/C 03.09.18

We had a lovely first week in Year 1. We enjoyed getting to know our knew friends and our new teachers and had lots of fun building with the Lego, playing learning games on the laptops, drawing pictures of what we did in the summer holidays and role-playing in the doctors surgery in preparation for our Amazing Me topic. We also enjoyed participating in our Team Challenge which involved lots of outdoor games and gave us the opportunity to work as a team within our new class. Finally, we used our sounds to write our holiday news, focusing on using capital letters, full-stops and finger spaces, to really impress our new teachers!