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Welcome to Year 1’s wonderful page!

This half–term, our Learning Journey is:


Christmas show success!

We are all extremely proud of our Year 1 children this week as they excelled in their recent Christmas performance. They have worked hard these past weeks, rehearsing lines, lyrics to songs and dance routines.

We would like to thank you for your support with costumes and preparing the children for their performances.

Class Christmas party – Monday 16th December

Each class will have a Christmas party during the afternoon of the 16th. Due to a number of sever allergies across the cohort, we will supply suitable party food for all the children along with an afternoon of Christmassy crafts and games.

A voluntary contribution of £1 per child (instead of bringing food) due in by Friday 13th would be much appreciated.

Fit-bags – The children will be taking it in turns to take home a ‘fitbag’. The bag contains equipment for the children to play with along with a folder with ideas and games. The equipment MUST all be returned in the bag before you bring it back to school.

The bag will be given out on Friday. It must be back in school the following Thursday.

Calling all Science-enthusiasts

Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning of January 27th 2020.
We’d love for any parents or members of the community, who have careers involving science or who simply have a passion for science, to come in and share this with our children! Our aim is to inspire the children and create a real ‘buzz’ for the subject with engaging, practical activities throughout the week.
If you think this could apply to you, please email the school or speak to Miss Hennessy directly.

Week ending: Friday 6th December 2019

In English:

This week: The children watched the ‘John Lewis Christmas advert’ and enjoyed watching ‘Excitable Edgar’s’ silly mistakes. We talked about the different events in the clip and created a story map which helped the children to orally rehearse it. The children then wrote the story and added extra detail with the use of adjectives and interesting sentence starters to create interest.

Next week:  After having performed the Christmas story, it would be silly not ot write it!

In Mathematics:

This week: The children looked at writing their numbers in words.

Next week: The children will be looking at time. They will learn to read and tell the time to o’clock before moving onto half past.

Visit to St John’s church – 19.11.19

The children went on a trip to St John’s Church in Palmers Green to meet Rev Julie and learnt all about Christianity. The children had a tour of the church where they saw the chapel, the altar and the font. Rev Julie  even baptised our class toy and showed the children how to light a candle to say a prayer. The children got to try the special bread and try on the priests robes. What a fantastic morning!

Toy making workshop – 15.10.19 

To conclude, our fantastic topic on ‘Toys’ this half term, on Tuesday and Wednesday the Year 1 classrooms were transformed into a toy making work shop. This amazing workshop allowed the children to discover toys of the past and make their very own wooden toy. All the children were completely involved in the toy making process and used a range of tools and techniques, including sanding, drilling and hammering. All of the toys that were made are based on examples from the last 3,500 years.



Achievement  assembly Winners:  

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1R: Keira and Isobel
1O: Lily and Sophia
1M: Alex B and the whole of 1M

  ******************* REMINDERS AND NOTICES ******************

Reading books – The children will receive 2 home reading books and a book from the book corner each week. The TA will change these weekly during our guided reading slot in the mornings. Please ensure the books are in their book bag daily.

P.E – The children will need their full PE kit in school, throughout the week. Please can you make sure that they have their names on every item of clothing and that any jewellery is removed before school.

*****Can you also make sure that children have long sleeves jumpers/hoodies and bottoms in their PE bags*****

PE days are as follows:
1R:  Monday and Friday
1O:  Wednesday and Friday
1M:  Wednesday and Friday

Any parents or helpers who would like to assist us with trips and workshops, please could you notify the office. We really need and appreciate your support.

Thank you

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National Poetry Day – 3rd October

Please see our class poems below:

Truth by 1R
The truth is good and a lie is bad,
Sometimes you might get mad,
You might get shy,
Just give it a try,
If you tell the truth that is kind,
I am sure they won’t mind,
If you always tell the truth.

Truth by 1M
Telling the truth is important
Remember to be honest
Understanding and respecting each other
Trusting each other to say what really happened
However you have to tell the truth to everyone.

Truth by 1O
It can be hard and sometimes even scary
Truth, truth, truth
You know it’s right and it feels good
Truth, truth, truth
Being honest can help others
Truth, truth, truth
You’ll feel better, it’s always the way
Truth, truth, truth