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Welcome to Year 1

St Martin de Porres

Compassion

 

We are well and truly into our school year and the children are making some excellent progress thus far. We have had fun making listening ears in Science, being shape detectives in and around school for Maths, being artists and making self portraits using shapes inspired by picasso, being performers in our Collective Worship sessions and so much more.

 

You will be able to see on these pages some of the work Year 1 have compiled in picture form occasionally some vieos. I have included their favourite collective worship videos for you to enjoy at home.

 

Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging your children. This remind me of one of my favourite passages from the Bible:

 

 

Psalm 25:4-5New International Version (NIV)

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.

 

 

 

Every Blessing,

Miss Ladd smiley

"My Lighthouse" from Rend Collective (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

During Collective Worship Year 1 have been learning the actions and lyrics to "My Lighthouse" from Rend Collective (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO). See if they can teach them to you. Enjoy.

Year 1's visit by Artist Linda. You can see the children's abstract self portraits which have been displayed as a stained glass window at the Year 1 classroom.

The camera really doesn't capture the beauty of Year 1's art work. You can see the childrens work on the class 1 windows.

Year 1 enjoyed a trip to Grovelands Park to explore nature through bark rubbings, looking at why some trees lose their leaves in autumn and winter and some don't. Year 1 enjoyed some time playing at the parks playground with Year 2 and linked this experience to the book 'A Walk in The Park' by Anthony Browne.

Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix

As we near the festive season this acapella video of 'Little Drummer Boy' from the Official Video Pentatonix, reminds us to appreciate the simple things such as five voices creating this magical peice of music. Enjoy.
Every Blessing
Miss Ladd

Recently Year 1 have been learning about Christingles and how light is important in Christian artwork.The children were extremely proud to have made their own Christingle. We even learnt a new song to go with the activity. See if they can tell you what each part of the Christingle represents.

The children showed off their dance moves at the Christmas party with Reception and Year 2. Everyone enjoyed traditional games such as musical statues, musical chairs (improvised with benches) and four corners. There was lots of dancing, laughter and fun was had by all. Merry Christmas everyone , every blessing. Miss Ladd

The children showed off their dance moves at the Christmas party with Reception and Year 2. Everyone enjoyed traditional games such as musical statues, musical chairs (improvised with benches) and four corners. There was lots of dancing, laughter and fun was had by all. Merry Christmas everyone , every blessing. Miss Ladd 1
The children showed off their dance moves at the Christmas party with Reception and Year 2. Everyone enjoyed traditional games such as musical statues, musical chairs (improvised with benches) and four corners. There was lots of dancing, laughter and fun was had by all. Merry Christmas everyone , every blessing. Miss Ladd 2
The children showed off their dance moves at the Christmas party with Reception and Year 2. Everyone enjoyed traditional games such as musical statues, musical chairs (improvised with benches) and four corners. There was lots of dancing, laughter and fun was had by all. Merry Christmas everyone , every blessing. Miss Ladd 3

A spot of snow doesn't keep Year 1 away from school. Today we enjoyed making snow-people in the playground. Frosty fun was had by all.

Year 1 are becoming really proud of their work. To encourage neat handwriting (an on going target for all), correct spelling and punctuation, I have created a selfie station for children to share the work they are most proud of with you at home. Ask your children what the work was, why they were proud of it, if they could improve anything what would that be? Enjoy 😊

Year 1 are becoming really proud of their work. To encourage neat handwriting (an on going target for all), correct spelling and punctuation, I have created a selfie station for children to share the work they are most proud of with you at home. Ask your children what the work was, why they were proud of it, if they could improve anything what would that be?  Enjoy 😊 1
Year 1 are becoming really proud of their work. To encourage neat handwriting (an on going target for all), correct spelling and punctuation, I have created a selfie station for children to share the work they are most proud of with you at home. Ask your children what the work was, why they were proud of it, if they could improve anything what would that be?  Enjoy 😊 2
Year 1 are becoming really proud of their work. To encourage neat handwriting (an on going target for all), correct spelling and punctuation, I have created a selfie station for children to share the work they are most proud of with you at home. Ask your children what the work was, why they were proud of it, if they could improve anything what would that be?  Enjoy 😊 3
Year 1 are becoming really proud of their work. To encourage neat handwriting (an on going target for all), correct spelling and punctuation, I have created a selfie station for children to share the work they are most proud of with you at home. Ask your children what the work was, why they were proud of it, if they could improve anything what would that be?  Enjoy 😊 4

In our Topic lessons we have been learning about toys from past and present. The children have had some hands on experiences of playing and sorting some old toys. They found that some toys are still used today. Can you recognise any toys from your childhood? Talk to your children about which toys you played with growing up. Talk to grandparents, friends, neighbours about which toys they played with growing up. Enjoy the memories.

Cornerstone - Cornerstone - Hillsong Live 2012 - (HD) (With Lyrics)

Cornerstone is a new song for us to sing in Collective Worship and to listen to for a time of reflection.

Isiah 28:16
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.

Every Blessing
Miss Ladd

Read Write Inc. Phonics: Word Time

To help you with the phonics practise sheets I have provided, please watch trainer Ruth show delegates how to teach children to read familiar and nonsense words. The children are familiar with these techniques and phrases so please encourage clear and concise sounding out to help their fluidity. Miss Ladd

Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way. In this video Mr Thorne tackles 100 high frequency words which children must know by the end of year 1.

Help name the alien. Here is an example of how to name your aliens using the phonics sounds given. Here Year 1 are naming the alien using the 'ow' sound and the split digraph 'o-e' sound (as in phone home). At Christmas time Year 1 also named some aliens using the 'augh' sound.

Phonics Practise ch, sh, th & ng with Mr Brock

Practise recognising and writing the sounds ch, sh, th and ng with teacher Mr Brock. Then try blending and segmenting with those phonemes. This video is meant as a revision tool for children that have recently learnt these sounds at school. Even if you think you know these fluently you can use this video as a revision tool. Enjoy!

Year 1 have enjoyed making 3D animals and learning what a net is in Maths. Which 3D shapes can you spot at home?

Alive (Lyric Video) - Hillsong Young & Free

As you know in collective worship I like to introduce the children to new and exciting forms of worship music. This is a fun and uplifting song by Hillsong. Here is the official lyric video from Hillsong Young & Free's debut single, ALIVE. Enjoy!

Every Blessing
Miss Ladd

Moments of reflection in Collective Worship with the thoughtful children of Year 1. Psalm 127: 3-5 '3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.' Every Blessing.

Moments of reflection in Collective Worship with the thoughtful children of Year 1. Psalm 127: 3-5 '3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.' Every Blessing. 1
Moments of reflection in Collective Worship with the thoughtful children of Year 1. Psalm 127: 3-5 '3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.' Every Blessing. 2

King Of My Heart - [Lyric Video] Kutless

This is our latest action song for Collective Worship in Year 1.

Psalm 119: 67-68
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. 68 You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.

Every Blessing
Miss Ladd

Even a sprinkling of snow can't keep the children away from St. Andrews. Who can blame them when you see how much fun they have during a whole school playtime. Even the teachers found it fun. Please take care when travelling in such conditions and make the most of the weather. Enjoy

Year 1 made some amazing teddybears to complete their creative curriculum learning about toys from the past and present. They were so proud of their efforts that they shared their makings with the grandparents on grandparents day, who also had some interesting items to talk about.

Year 1 had a smelly visitor during their science lesson this week. They took great delight in examining, naming and comparing mackerel fish. Here are some of the pictures from their close encounter. Enjoy

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their Easter Breakfast this morning along with the rest of the school. Here are some pictures from the main event and the children who entered the competition for making the best Easter bonnet for the occasion. Happy Easter from us all in Year 1. See you when we return in two weeks time. Every Blessing

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