We will do a lot of learning, of course, and have lots of fun!
In English lessons we will continue to learn about poetry. Mr. Kohll'c class will make poems based on "How much is that doggy in the window?" which we read on Friday.
In Maths, we will learn about doubling, halving and multiplication. You can practice multiplying using this game.
In Science, we will learn about measuring how far we can hear sounds, and in Art we will be making more beautiful sculptures.
Here is the Sculpture game we played last week, Lots of children asked for it, and I hope you enjoy it!
A lot of great things have happened in Year 1 this week!
In English, we read and performed poems.
In Maths, we learned about directions.
In Science, we conducted experiments with sound.
And in Art, we made sculptures using clay (actually, dough; Miss Lulu knows how to make Chinese dumplings). We also made a giant stone sculpture using a computer.
In Assembly, Lily played the piano, and some Year 1 children got Silver Certificates, for 100 House Points.
And to celebrate Children's Day and Sports Day, the children had a swimming lesson on races and fun.
Making body sounds - fingers, mouths...
Sculptures in Art lessons
Harry makes an online sculpture.
Our Stone Sculpture
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Lily playing the piano in Assembly.
Here is the news from Year 1!
First, next week will be a lot of fun. On Friday the third of June, there is the School Extravaganza - an afternoon of fantastic fun, with loads of games, barbecues, balloons and more!
Then, on Saturday the 4th of June, everyone in Year 1 is invited to Harry's birthday party - at the Mom and Kids Cafe11.30 - 1.30 pm (call Harry's mother on 13323498353 if you have any questions).
From now on, the TRIS Newsletters will be on the TRIS website. Click here, or go to www.tianjinrego.com, to see them - in English, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. There is an article in there about Woo Bin and his fantastic sports record on Sports Day (although everyone in Year 1 did really well. Except possibly Mr. Kohll!)
Photos from this week
Woo Bin, with his trophy.
We had a visit from Nursery class. They showed us their face paintings!
I hope you all had a good weekend! Mr. Kohll and Miss Lulu went to Beijing, where they visited the Beijing Zoo. Click on the picture to see the photos and videos!
Has anyone in Year 1 been to a zoo before? Why not leave a comment about it?
This week, we will be learning many exciting things. Here are a few of them:
Money maths will help you to learn more about addition, subtraction, doubling and halving. It will also help to prepare you for learning about decimals in Year 2 and Year 3. Remember, Fun To Save is an excellent game to learn about money maths.
In Science, we will learn more about sound. Click here to see our song for this week, which teaches children about instruments in an orchestra. It will also help their reading!
- Ice cream is being sold tomorrow!
- Please remember to bring back library books on Wednesday, and bring reading books every day - some children have been forgetting to do this.
- Sports Day is next Wednesday. Many children have ordered a barbecue meal and sent in money. It's going to be a really fun day!
We had a very fun week in our first week back in school. In English, we read stories from other cultures (England - The Gingerbread Man - and Africa - It Takes a Village - were two of our favourites). We read them acted them out, and wrote about them. In Science, we learned about sounds and hearing, and how to use our ears to sense the world around us. We put on blindfolds and practiced listening to see if we could identify a person just by hearing their voice. In Maths, we learned about Venn diagrams and Block Graphs. We made them with roleplays, and with computer games, and in our books. And in History, we learned about the history of seaside holidays. We learned the story of how Prince George (the Prince of Wales 300 years ago) went to Brighton (in the south of England) because his doctor said he should, and how this began the tradition of the British seaside holiday. Mr. Kohll played Prince George, and told the children about his health problems (the real Prince George was overweight, and had pains in his neck). The children then went to see Miss Lucey, who acted as a doctor, and told the children that the Prince should go to Brighton to bathe in seawater. The children were very excited to hear about this, and came back with lots of advice, which they wrote on worksheets.
And now, here are some photos we would like to show you!
Look how big our potato plant is now!
Roleplaying the story of The Gingerbread Man in English lessons.
Year 1 learned about sound and hearing...
...and played listening games!
Can Miss Lucey hear who this is?
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Helping Prince George
go on holiday to Brighton.
Today we had a lesson on sounds. The children learned about using only their ears to know where things were, and what the differences are between voices.
We made a game to play for homework - 1 smiley face prize if any child can come in and tell me all the correct answers!
Listen to these recordings of people saying their names.
Can you guess who is who?
for example, you could say, "Number 4 is Jae Hun," (but it isn't! Jae Hun is another number).
Here is Mr. Kohll's class:
Cool, Mr. Kohll, Jae Hun, Sarah, Harry, Lisa, Patricia, Ellen and Woo Bin. how do their voices sound different?
Can you guess who is who?
Miss Lucey's class. Can you guess who it is?
One, Two, Three, Four,
I hope all of you, parents and children, had a wonderufl holiday.
I certainly did!
And now, after a good rest, I hope all the children in Year 1 are ready for hard work, learning, and fun.
This term we will be learning about many exciting things. Click here to go to the Summer Term page to read aall about it.
Here are some games to help you get ready. Click on each picture to play them.
In English lessons we will be reading stories from around the world. Do you know some of the countries they will come from? Have a look at this map, and see if you can find China, England, Africa and Russia.
In Science this term, we will be learning about sound and hearing. Click here to play a game where you can practice listening to sounds.
In History, for the next three weeks, we will be learning about the sea side, and about holidays a long time ago. To begin, play this game so you can learn about sea side sounds. This will also help you in Science.
This week, we:
- Had a PE lesson with Mr. Kohll and Miss Lucey. Miss Mackay was ill on that day, so we helped the children prepare for sports Day.
- Worked on a science topic, and learned about pushing, pulling and lifting to help the Easter Bunny build a new home.
- Learned about information books in English.
- Had fun at the Key Stage 1 Swimming Gala.
- Learned about 2-d shapes, 3-d shapes and symmetry in Maths.
- Began to sing "London Bridge is Falling Down."
Please feel free to leave a comment about what you did or enjoyed this week!
Exercising before starting the lesson.
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Here are some photos and films of what we did.
The children practiced long jumping, high jumping, throwing the discus and racing.
Video: the high jump.
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The children work together to construct a building.
Lifting, Pushing and Pulling
Thursday 14th April: The Key Stage 1 Swimming Gala
The children did great swimming!
VIDEO: Swimming to win races!
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And they all had a lot of fun!
Anybody who can learn ALL of the words for:
2-D shapes (click here)
3-D shapes (click here)
can get ONE HOUSEPOINT prize on Monday.
(Note - some people may have trouble playing this gamer
Once again it is the end of the week; and as I look back on it I am very happy to think about all the things Year 1 have done.
We started an experiment in dyeing plants, which the children were very excited about.
Year 1 finished reading The Great Plant Expedition
as a class. We read it all together, a little bit every day. The children loved it, and I did too because I wrote it and found or made all the pictures myself! The children play a roleplaying adventure where they travel back in time and go on an expedition to America to search for new plants. Perhaps you'd like to read it at home?
Congratulations to Patricia on getting her Silver Certificate. 100 House Points! Well done!
(Special note: can all children please bring PE clothes for House Activities tomorrow. Thank you!)
Well, here we are in Week 5! I'm very happy to be back in Year 1, and Mr. Simpson is almost recovered.
Today we celebrated Pi Day. The children all many different groups in their Houses and went throughout the school, to many classrooms, where they did many different activities. They did activities such as memorising the digits of pi, making 3-D shapes, answering questions about higher or lower numbers, learning about the mathematics of maps, and much more! They worked with older children and sometimes younger children and had lots of fun! I only saw a few children from Year 1 through the afternoon, but more photos will be on the TRIS website at www.tianjinrego.com
later in the week.
This week, what will we learn?
We have a new Word Search puzzle outside the class! It has words in it to show all the things we will learn this week. The children all have a picture of it, and they will each get a smiley face (3 :) = 1 house point) if they can find all of the words on the paper.
Here is the Word Search for you to see:
Today we had PE. I'm sorry to say that one Year 1 child lost his PE jacket. We will look for it and hope to find it; but please, can I ask you to make sure that all of your child's clothes have their name and "Year 1" written in them. Thank you. After school, we had clubs. It was lots of fun in the ICT club. Go to Mr. Kohll's Computer Club page to see the games we played and the work we did. Children will find the "Safari Units" game useful for their maths lessons this week.
This week we will also continue learning about plants in Science. We are very happy that the bean seeds have begun to grow! On Friday we are going to go to the Botanical Gardens; and tomorrow we will begin an exciting new experiment, which the children will love, and which will teach them a lot!
In PSHE, we will learn about police officers and fire fighters. In English, we will work on recounts, describing a real event in sequence. In maths we will learn about "place value" and tens and units. In geography we will learn about being safe and making the local area safe. And finally, Miss Lucey will teach an exciting lesson on a famous Irish holiday on Thursday. On that day, children can come to school in non-uniform if they like - but they have to wear something green if they do!
We'll tell you more on Thursday!
Finally, Harry may be leaving us soon. We're all very sad, but would like to say thank you to Harry for the chocolate presents he brought for us today! Thanks, Harry!
Have a good week, everybody!