Year 1 Noticeboard

Croeso i Bwrdd Neges Y1

Welcome to the YEAR 1 Noticeboard.

Updated 18.3.18 (SW)

The big week is upon us! Tomorrow we are off to Co-op to buy the ingredients for our cakes. We will also be going on a Fair Trade hunt following Fair Trade fortnight. Please make sure consent forms are in tomorrow morning as we cannot take any child without written consent.

We will be baking lots of different cakes and biscuits this week ready for the  Great Sketty Bake Off on Thursday at 2.30pm. Please come along, buy some cakes and support us. Look out for the children’s posters and invitations too.

We will be incorporating lots of language and maths into this rich task – persuasive writing in the form of posters and invitations, labelling, lots of oracy work and a recount of our event. The children will be weighing, working with money, creating price labels and using halves and quarters. The children are very excited so it looks like we have a great week ahead!

Thank you to all parents who attended Y1SW class assembly on Friday. I hope you enjoyed as much as the children did. I was very proud of every one of them.

Miss Jones’ family assembly is coming up this Friday – 10.30am start.

Updated 9.3.18 (SW)

We had a great week celebrating World Book Day and the eisteddfod.

The children have started writing the story of The Magic Porridge Pot following a story map. We have also been doing some problem solving in Maths and been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Some children have also been working on mental strategies for adding and subtracting 10. The children have made some lovely gifts for Mother’s Day (which I won’t mention in case they are a surprise!)

Next week we will be starting the big preparations for our Bake Sale. We will e conducting a Science experiment into the colours we see best in order to produce an eye catching poster for our Bake Off / sale.

We will be carrying out a survey into favourite cakes and using this information to produce a graph using Jit Chart. We will be using the terms ‘most’ and ‘least popular’. We will also be introducing   the concept of giving change with money. Most children will work at giving change from 10p. Others will be giving change from £1 in multiples of 10ps.

Don’t forget it’s y1SW family assembly Friday at 10.30am. Please practise lines this weekend.

Have a lovely weekend.

Updated 8.3.18 (SW)

Important dates:
Friday 16th March – Y1SW CLASS ASSEMBLY 10.30

Friday 23rd March – Y1MJ CLASS ASSEMBLY 10.30
Monday 19th March – walk to co op to shop for cake ingredients. 2 parent helpers needed (tbc)
Thursday 22nd March – Bake Off 2.30 start in the year 1 classrooms.


Updated 4.3.18 (SW)

Dear parents,

We had an unusual week last week with the ‘Snow Days’ so will be doing some catching up this week. The Eisteddfod and World Book Day will be rescheduled. Dates TBC.

Last week we were focusing on adding and subtracting 10 using a number square and beginning to use mental strategies. We have also started to recap estimating and checking by grouping in 2s, 5s and 10s. In Language, the children wrote great descriptions about their own Welsh dragons using adjectives.

The week ahead:

Maths – continuing work on estimating and grouping. We will also be continuing work on counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and in 10s from different start points e.g. 4,14,24…

Language – we will be writing the story of The Magic Porridge Pot – our Talk for Writing story for this term. The children will be using word mats as a spelling strategy. We will also be playing some games outdoors to practise rhyming words and the children will have the opportunity to share lots of rhyming books. Please encourage your child to spot rhyming words in any books you read at home.

Active Learning – the children have started some lovely surprises in readiness for Mother’s Day but you will have to wait and see for that one!

See you all tomorrow


Updated 16.2.18 (SW)

Dear parents,

We had an exciting last week of this half term with pancake day and film night. We made lots of batter on Tuesday – weighing, measuring and reading ingredients lists. Thank you to those parents who helped out and to many others who offered too. We used this experience to write recipes independently using what they have learned this term. We continued work on 3D shapes in Maths – the vocabulary has proved quite difficult to remember – faces, corners and edges. Please help your child at home by noticing objects around the house and using the above vocabulary.

There is lots to keep the children busy over half term. We are continuing to allocate Bug Club and Maths homework on activelearn. This week could be a good opportunity to catch up on these activities.

We have sent home Welsh week competitions, our World Book Day photo activity and of course, spelling will continue as normal.

Have a wonderful half term. We’ll see you all soon.

Updated 13.2.18 (SW)

Important dates:

First week back – WELSH WEEK (Welsh costumes, rugby tops, football kits, red)

Thursday 1st March – St Davids Day (Welsh costumes)

Friday 2nd March – World Book Day (dress as your favourite book character)

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th March – Parents Evening. Appointment letters will be coming out the first week back after half term.

Friday 16th March – Y1SW Family Assembly 10.30am start

Friday 23rd March – Y1MJ Family Assembly 10.30am start


























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