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ICT in the Holly class. We can program an object to move!

ICT in the Holly class.     We can program an object to move!  1 Can we program the bee?
ICT in the Holly class.     We can program an object to move!  2 Will the bee need to turn left or right?
ICT in the Holly class.     We can program an object to move!  3 Using forward commands to move the bee.

Amazing adjectives! 


After learning the story 'Peace at Last' we then began to think about how we could describe characters using adjectives. We took it in turns to be 'Mr Bear' and said how we felt. We also thought about how Mr Bear looked. We collected a bank of great adjectives to describe Mr Bear and then wrote some describing sentences. Holly class have also been learning how to use 'and' and 'because' as joining words in our sentences to give the reader more information. We hope you enjoy reading our great sentences below... 


Mr Bear was annoyed that he couldn't sleep. He was feeling tired. Mr Bear has a black nose and a dripping nose.     By Mia.


Mr Bear was tired and grumpy. Mr Bear was sad because he didn't get to sleep. He was very unhappy and very sleepy. Mr Bear has a wet nose and furry ears.  By Joshua.


Mr Bear is tired and he has a beautiful dressing gown. He has pink eyes and is wearing stripy pyjamas. He has a grumpy face because Mrs Bear was snoring. He was really grumpy.   By Esmee. 


Great writing Holly class! 



Peace at Last by Jill Murphy 


In our English work we have been reading 'Peace at Last' which is written by our Author of the half term 'Jill Murphy'.

Holly class have really enjoyed finding out about what kept Mr Bear awake all night and they are all able to confidently tell the story using their own actions. 

In Maths we have been learning Number bonds to 10. We have been finding the different bonds using cubes and learning rhymes to help us remember the pairs of numbers. A good game to play at home to add numbers to ten is to use dominoes. Can you find 2 dominoes to make a square which adds up to 10? 

We can make 10!

We can make 10!  1 I can make 10
We can make 10!  2 I am learning number bonds quickly!
We can make 10!  3 I can make 10 in lots of different ways
We can make 10!  4 Investigating two dominoes that add to 10

Colour mixing

Colour mixing  1 What does red and blue make?
Colour mixing  2 Working and observing together.

Marvellous map making! 


Last week in our Geography learning we read a story about Little Red Riding hood and the route she followed to go to her Grandma's house. We memorised the route and thought about all the symbols we could use for each part e.g. the bridge, the woods and roads. We drew our own maps using symbols and a clear order for Little Red to follow. Holly class produced some fantastic maps. Some children then decided that they would like to make a 3d model of the route and some asked for BIG pieces of paper to make collaborative maps with each other. Fantastic mapping Holly class! 



Marvellous Map making

Marvellous Map making 1
Marvellous Map making 2

Year One Parent Meeting 13.9.17

Please find below our Autumn term leaflet and the powerpoint we showed at our Year 1 parent meeting on Wednesday.

Another busy week of learning in the Holly class.
We have had a great week of learning. The children have been learning what a sentence is and have been thinking what is needed in their 'Sentence toolkit'. They have written some excellent sentences about what they like to do at home; remembering to count the words needed for their sentence, a capital letter and a full stop. In our spelling work we have been learning what a syllable is and counting the syllables we can hear in words. Maths has been very exciting with lots of estimating and subitising (reading a number from a pattern without having to count it.) The Holly class have had a chance to look at the Abacus Maths site and play their first game. The children have brought home a bookmark with their own personal login which they can use to access their learning space at home. New games will be added every Friday.
Picture 1 Estimating how many objects will fit in a matchbox
Picture 2 We are subitising!
Picture 3 Rolling a dice to subitise
Picture 4 Subitising with different dominoes
Picture 5 A great sentence!
Picture 6 Sentence expert
Picture 7 I can use my sentence toolkit
Picture 8 Challenge! Can you build your own hospital
Picture 9 Hospital role play
Picture 10 Can you design your own playdough face?
Picture 11 Listening to the syllables in words and sorting
Picture 12 We can count the different syllables in words

Welcome to Year One - September 2017

We would like to give a warm welcome to the new Holly class. The children have had a wonderful first week in Year One. They have been coming into class confidently and enthusiastically. We have been really impressed with how quickly they have settled into their daily routines and how independent everyone has been; well done Holly class!  The children have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and finding out about Year One.


The class have made an excellent start to their learning. We have been writing numbers in Maths and writing sentences about our Summer holidays in our English work. We have thought about what we would like to achieve in Year One and wrote a wish on a magic, genie lamp.  We have been thinking about our school rules of respect and made a 'Respect headband' to show what respect looks like in school. Our topic this half term is 'Marvellous Me', during which we will be learning all about our senses. Some of the Holly class have started to play and enjoy their 'Hospital' role play area. 


We look forward to meeting Holly Parents on Wednesday 13th September at the Year 1 Parents Meeting from 4-5pm.        Mrs Beresford & Mrs Jenkins.

Our first week in Year One

Our first week in Year One  1 Practising our numbers in the sand trays
Our first week in Year One  2 We can write numbers from 0-10
Our first week in Year One  3 Can you guess which number is missing?
Our first week in Year One  4 Respect headbands
Our first week in Year One  5 Thinking about our 3 school rules of respect
Our first week in Year One  6 Respect headband
Our first week in Year One  7 A doctor is ready to see his patients
Our first week in Year One  8 Hospital role play