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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Year 1 News

Autumn Term 1 - Week 7 - 21 October 2022

Year 1 have been continuing to learn about their favourite books this term. We have read the books Funny Bones, Owl babies and The New Small Person. We had a trip to Great Hollands library where Lisa showed us around and told us how we can use the library to get lots of different books to read at home. We have made a display of our favourite books in the hall where we wrote about why we liked the book and drew some pictures of our favourite characters. 



Autumn Term 1 - Week 4 - 26 September 2022

This week the children have been centred around English and have produced some amazing sentences and ideas. The children have also enjoyed lots of tough tray activities and have been very creative making cats, bears and witches from our favourite stories.  

Our maths table this week has been revising all of the learning we did last week. We have been letting the children work independently to show us counting up to 10 and counting backwards from 10 as well as using counters and number cards to show more than, less than and same. The children have been working really hard independently to show us how much they have learnt already so well done! 

Our English learning has been focused around a class favourite book ‘Ruby’s Worry’. The children have been writing a sentence each day in order to create their own version of the story and some of our sentences have been amazing! We have been using connectives such as ‘and’ and ‘but’ to extend our sentences and make them even better, as well as remembering to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Thanks to our handwriting lessons which we started this week, our letter formation in our English books is looking better already! 

Our craft table has changed each day based on our favourite books again. This week we have made a witches face from ‘Room on the Broom’, we painted a cat face for ‘Tabby McTat’, we painted a bear after watching a rendition of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, we made dinosaurs out of cupcake cases after reading some different versions of Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs and we painted a rainbow elephant after reading ‘Elmer’. The children’s enthusiasm for the creative tasks is always super and they can’t wait to bring their creations home to show everyone.  

Our fine motor skills activities have included threading beads onto broomsticks, sorting bears into coloured bowls and covering a large elephant in colourful stickers.  

Autumn Term 1 - Week 3 - 19 September 2022

This week the children have focused on maths and have had lots of fun with craft, tuff tray activities and fine motors. It's been a strange week with staff in Beaver, but the children have been amazing. Well done everyone! 

Our writing table this week has been based on handwriting and keywords. We have been helping the children form the letters c. a, o, g, d, and spell their red word train words. They are doing brilliantly and some have moved onto their yellow words so well done and keep practising everyone! Next week we will introduce our first handwriting lessons after lunch where all children will write at the same time. We know they will be brilliant. 

Our maths learning has continued to be around place value within 10. The children have looked at greater and less than, few, more and same, counting backwards from any number and finding 1 less. We have been doing lots of practical activities with children forming their numbers. 

Our craft focus this week has changed every day, as our topic this term is 'our favourite book' we have introduced the children to a different book each day. They have made flowers after listening to the tiny seed, made caterpillar just like the hungry caterpillar and made tiger faces after we heard the tiger came to tea. The children have enjoyed taking part in all these different activities.

Our fine motor skills activities have included threading, placing counters on lines and squiggly. 

Autumn Term 1 - Week 2 - 12 September 2022

This week the children have been looking at themselves and sharing their favourite things, for example, colour, movie, food, holiday. The children have enjoyed sharing information about themselves and it has been great for us to get to know them more.

Our writing focus has been writing words and sentences to describe our favourite things, such as lesson, things we like to do, smell or listen to. We have use working very hard on using our sound mats to support our writing.

Our maths focus has been on counting forwards from any number and learning what one more is than any number. We have looked at digits and words for numbers as well as matching counters to a group of pictures. They are very secure with their numbers to 10.

On our fine motor skills tables the children have been using their scissor skills and made rockets, used tweezers to pick up pom poms and bead and threaded pasta.

On our craft table we have been looking at ourselves and drawing eyes and lips using mirrors. We have used paint to explore shades of skin and hair and used all of these skills to paint a self-portrait.

Autumn Term 1 - Week 1 - 5 September 2022

This week the children have been learning about the colour monster. We have looked at the feelings, happy, sad, fear, anger, love and calm. The children have been conducting a range of activities link to these emotions.

Our writing focus has been on ordering the story of the colour monster and writing about times when we were happy, sad, or scared.

Our maths focus has been counting objects up to 10 and sorting objects, making groups of colours or sizes.

On our fine motor skills tables the children have use string to thread round a monster, used playdoh and used tweezers to pick up poms poms. ALl helping develop the control of their hands and support the formation of letters and numbers.

On our craft table they have completed their own monsters using toilet roll holidays and card.

It has been a great first week and the children although very tired by the end have worked very hard and we are very proud of their achievements this week. Keep up the good work!