Year 1

Parent Workshop

How we teach phonics and reading at Prince of Wales – parent workshop.

Reading and Phonics in Reception parent workshop 2020

Beebots

Year 1 have been learning about direction to support their ICT unit on Beebots. We have been learning how to program a robot. We know Algorithms are instructions for computers and they need to be clear and in the correct order. We spent time with our friend pretending to be a robot and following clear and concise instruction.

We are designing and making our own puppets in Year 1 for our Design & Technology unit.  We have begun our unit of work by learning how to thread a needle and do a running stitch.  Following an alternative story about Cinderella, called Prince Cinders, we have designed our own puppets and planned what sewing we will need to do.  We will be inviting our parents to a sewing café to make our final hand puppets.

We are designing and making our own puppets in Year 1 for our Design & Technology unit.  We have begun our unit of work by learning how to thread a needle and do a running stitch.  Following an alternative story about Cinderella, called Prince Cinders, we have designed our own puppets and planned what sewing we will need to do.  We will be inviting our parents to a sewing café to make our final hand puppets.

I can identify and sort objects into glass, water, rock and brick groups. After sorting lots of items into glass, brick, rock and water, we went for a walk around school to find the different materials being used in real life.  We looked for glass and brick materials in and around our school building.

I can weigh and compare weight.

We spent lots of time using balance scales to see how heavy or light different classroom items were. We measured in cubes. We began to look at 1kg weight.

Computing

I can compare, describe and solve practical problems for capacity and volume. In 1T, we used various containers to measure capacity.  We also used unifix cubes to show that capacity can be measured using other methods. We spent time investigating and talking about what we found out

Reading Café

Year 1 had their Reading Café at the start of this week. The children enjoyed applying different strategies to support their understanding of texts: predicting what may happen next; summarising events and describing the features of a character. The teachers modelled how they read stories to young children and shared types of questions to support their comprehension when reading. The year 1 children had a lovely time bonding with their adults over a range of stories in the classroom.

Outdoor learning

Year 1 children have been reading the Owl Babies text in their English lessons. As a stimulus and to support the children with writing a letter from one of the characters, we went to the Wetlands to get an understanding of what it was like amongst the trees. We shared our descriptions of what we could see, hear, feel and touch while we were there.

Here are some of the description the children came up with:
“It is dark in the woods”.
“I can hear the crunching when we walk”.
“The tree trunks are bumpy”.
“I can hear the trees swooshing because the wind is blowing”.