Year 1 Launch Rainbow Readers

Children chose their first Rainbow Readers today, on their first step to reading 50 books this year. These books are designed to be read to or with your child and the other Oxford Reading Tree book is for your child to read to you. Enjoy!

Mrs Baggley and Miss Weatherall

We love Story time in Year 1!

We love story time in Year 1! Everyday we look forward to enjoying wonderful recommendations from the children themselves, or from one of the adults in the team. This week we had some very special story times where some of the children read their reading book to the class instead of the teachers! The children not only decoded their books confidently to their class, but also read with wonderful expression. We are proud of you both and Year 1 are looking forward to continuing to do this with all the children in the future.

Class 3 enjoying their story time.

A big thank you to everyone for getting dressed up on World Book Day – there were some wonderful costumes. We had a great time celebrating all our favourite books and authors!

Great acting in Year 1 – Partake Theatre

We had a visit from Partake Theatre which linked with our topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’. The children were all extremely excited to dress up as residents of London from 1666. Some children were even chosen to act out the roles of King Charles the Second and Thomas Farriner!

The children acted out many of the events of the 4 day long fire, including filling their buckets up with water from the River Thames to try and put it out, digging holes to bury their favourite possessions, pulling the houses down with fire hooks and even pretended to be the rats who were carrying the Plague! It really helped us to understand just how frightened all the people must have been at the time.

This experience has improved our knowledge and understanding of the event which has meant that the content of our writing has been wonderful. Thank you to all the parents and carers who brought in their pound so that we could enjoy this wonderful experience!

The Year 1 Team.

Wow – some amazing work!

In English we have been reading a book called ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ to link with our topic this term. This week, we have been imagining that we were in London at the time of the fire and thinking about how that would make us feel. We have been doing this to help us with our descriptive writing.

We particularly love the use of the words ‘and’ and ‘because’ to make the sentences more detailed!

We love celebrating amazing work in Year 1 and we thought that this piece of writing set the scene perfectly and was a brilliant example to share. Well done!

Super reading in Year 1!

Class 3 and 4 have been working very hard with our reading this half term. We have enjoyed reading stories that have linked to our topic of ‘Great Explorers’. We particularly enjoyed ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘Whatever Next’. In our continuous provision, we have been acting out the story of ‘Whatever Next’. We used a big cardboard box for the rocket (just as Bear did), bowls for helmets and welly boots as rocket blasters – it has been lots of fun and it’s really helped us with sequencing the story!

Children sharing a large copy of the book!

One child loved the story of Whatever Next so much that he chose the book as his prize for achieving his Bronze Band! We are so pleased that he loves the book as much as we do.

A wonderful choice for a Bronze Band prize!

We have given our reading corners a makeover to display our love of Rainbow Reading. The children are all enjoying using the reading corners to read together during our continuous provision time. We have been making good progress with our Rainbow Reading. Rainbow Reading books are chosen by the children – please enjoy them together at home.

We have been working hard on our phonics everyday this year. Please look out for our signs outside the classrooms which tell you the sounds we are working on throughout the week. To support us in class it would be great if you could practise reading and writing words with these sounds in at home.

Year 1 Team