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Cottam

Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1's Class Page

Teacher: Mrs N Ward

Teaching Assistants: Monday to Thursday - Mrs Griffin

Monday to Friday - Mrs Kaur

Welcome to Year 1's website page!

Please check the page regularly for updates and information about what we have been up to.

 

 

Story Time

Look out for a new story each week!

Home Learning: Week Beginning 25th January

Our magic hats, cloaks and shoes

Thursday 28th January

Good morning Year 1,

I hope you're all having a good week.

I know you're all still working very hard on all the activities that have been set, well done! I have really enjoyed looking at all the photos showing what you have been up to. Lots of you have been busy baking, which is nice to see! We're hoping to squeeze some baking in later on this afternoon ready for my little boys birthday tomorrow. 

 

Have a lovely day,

 

Mrs Ward

 

Wednesday 27th January

Hello everyone,

I loved seeing all your drawings of how you would look after the world. We have some very kind and caring children in our class!

 

Below are the links for today's lessons.

Mrs Griffin's phonics group: I will email the Espresso video to you/ If you haven't received it or have trouble with opening it then please contact me on y1homework@cottam.lancs.sch.uk

 

I'm looking forward to hearing about your magic hat, shoes or cloak. Please send a photo in of your magic item. I will put the photos on the class web page so we can see each other's. 

 

Take care,

Mrs Ward

Tuesday 26th January 

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the snow yesterday and had time to play out in it. I've seen some wonderful photos of some of you painting in the snow and I saw some of you playing in the snow on the grass near the duck pond on my way home from school. It looked like you were having lots of fun! 

Below are the links for today's activities.

Have a wonderful day,

Take care,

Mrs Ward

Monday 25th January

Good morning everyone!, 

I hope you enjoy the my video!

Have a lovely day,

Mrs Ward

Home Learning - January 2021

 

Hello everyone,

 

It was lovely to see all your lovely smiling faces yesterday and hear the excitement in your voices as you talked about the wonderful time you had over the Christmas holidays (and in the snow!). I am sorry the time at school this half term has been short lived, but I am already counting down the days until we can welcome you all back into the classroom, hopefully sooner rather than later.

 

Due to the enforced closure learning will now take place remotely through a range of platforms. Each morning between 8:30 and 9:00 I will upload the resources for the day’s lessons. Each day there will be a new Maths, English and Phonics lesson and a topic lesson.

 

I can’t stress how important it is to keep reading. Encourage your child to read at least every other day. This can be from books you’ve got at home, magazines or something taken from the attached list of suggested websites.

 

I had planned to introduce weekly spellings this half term – I will now do these through the school website. I will upload the spellings list and teaching PowerPoint on a Monday, to be learnt over the week and tested by yourselves on the Friday.

 

I know it is easier said than done, but please try not to worry about what you complete or what your child achieves over the next few weeks. Learning at home with the people they are closest to is completely different to the school routine and set up. The most important thing is to ensure that both they and you are happy and healthy.

 

I am only an email away!

Please make use of the Year 1 email address (y1homework@cottam.lancs.sch.uk), whether this be to share the wonderful activities you have done or to ask questions or for advice. I will check it as regularly as possible.

 

Take care and stay safe,

 

Mrs Ward, Mrs Griffin and Mrs Kaur

Christmas Party Day

 

The children have really enjoyed party day today. We did lots of dancing and played party games. Mrs Timms discovered a special visitor had been to school overnight and left a sackful of presents for the children! They really enjoyed watching Father Christmas on the CCTV.

We have had lots of fun learning new skills on a Wednesday afternoon. The children have really enjoyed this unit of Design Technology on making puppets. Year 1 have acquired the following skills-

To select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

To use drawings to record ideas for a design.

 To use simple design criteria to help develop their ideas.

To understand that a 3-D textiles product can be assembled from two identical fabric shapes.

To suggest how their products could be improved.

To generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing and templates.

DT Finished puppets

The finished puppets!

The children have done a fantastic job completing their puppets. We are really proud of each and every one of them!

Can you spot a sloth, a mermaid, a unicorn, a tortoise and a bird? There are plenty of cats, dogs and snakes! We are sure the children will all enjoy playing with their finished puppets at home. 

We are sure you'll agree the range of puppets and the standard achieved is brilliant!

Well done everyone!!

Mrs Harrison, Mrs Griffin and Mrs Kaur have loved working with all those superstar workers!

Thursday 10th December - Hanukkah

 

The children had a fabulous day celebrating Hanukkah. Daniel taught us lots of things about the special celebration and how he celebrates. We watched the story of Hanukkah and retold our favourite part. We learnt what a menorah was and made our own ready for our celebration in the afternoon. 

 

We made latkes and enjoyed tasting them in the afternoon with sour cream or apple sauce. 

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Christmas Dinner - 2nd December 

The children all really enjoyed their Christmas lunch. Take a look at our photos!

 

ART We have all enjoyed the collage unit of work. Have a look at our fantastic work!

Week Beginning 2/11/20

What a week!

On Monday the children discovered some toys and a message about a toy box. They wondered what the toy box was and predicted why the toys were scared of it. 

On Tuesday a trail of toys and arrows led us to the toy box. Together, we captured the toy box and created a pen to keep it in. We also discovered the poem 'The Naughty toy Box'. We talked about the poem and discussed some of the interesting words in it. 

We recited the poem and used items around the classroom to create sound effects. We all loved performing the poem to each other.

 

    

 

 

Autumn Term 2

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the break and managed to get some rest.

We were really impressed with how settled the children are and how well they have got back into the school routine after the holidays. 

 

Below is the homework menu for this half term.

Please use a pencil to complete any written work in the homework book.

 

Thank you.

Halloween

The children looked fabulous in all their costumes!

They had a great time looking at each others' pumpkins and completing Halloween activities.

Tuesday 20th October 2020

This afternoon we were treated to a film afternoon!

As a reward for all our hard work writing stories we had hot chocolate and biscuits whilst we watched the animated film 'Lost and Found'. We all really enjoyed the hot chocolate and watching another version of the story we explored over the past few weeks.  

Monday 19th October 2020

The children worked extremely hard today. They planned and wrote their own version of the story 'Lost and Found'. Mrs Griffin and I were very impressed with their stories! 

We will send the completed stories home later on in the week for the children to share with you. 

 

13th October 2020

The children have been very curious about a huge box that appeared outside our classroom yesterday. They were desperate to open the box and discover what was inside. Luckily, we were allowed to peer inside the box this afternoon.

 

Inside the box we discovered a mysterious animal! Using new facts we learnt in Science, we decided the animal was a mammal as it was covered in fur... but we don't know anything else about it!

 

We will spend some time this week finding out more about the new animal: the type of eater it is, where it has come from and how to care for it. Next week we will use this information to create an information leaflet about the new animal for others to use.  

7th October 2020

Today we went on another welly walk. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to spot lots of signs of autumn. We all loved walking underneath the row of trees and admiring the colourful leaves above us. On our return to school we talked about what we had seen and how things had changed since our last welly walk in September. We read the story 'Leaf Man' and used the items we collected to create our own leaf pictures. 

6th October 2020

We have had a very busy and exciting week! As part of our Science work we have been learning all about animals and different ways of classifying them. We have also been learning about the seasons and hibernation. To enhance our learning, Mrs Griffin brought her pet tortoise, Dale, in to visit. We all loved meeting him and learning about how to look after him. 

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