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Fox Hare Otter Mole

Taylor

Ruby

Luke

Alvi

Daniel

Jersey

 

Ada

Isaac

Josh

Week beginning 18th July 2016

Reminders

MONEY BOX SALE: MONDAY 18th JULY – OUTSIDE FOX AND MOLE CLASSES

Please come along on Monday after school and admire our marvellous money boxes. For a small donation you will be able to take one home!!!

Writing

Next week in writing we will be writing some descriptive poetry and writing about what we are looking forward to doing over the summer holidays.

Mathematics

In mathematics we will be participating in some investigative work, using the maths we have learned this year.

Reading

We will be sharing books that we enjoy with each other.

Topic

As our fantastic topic of the Great Fire of London concludes, we will be burning our Tudor Houses.

 

SUMMER ASSEMBLIES (parents and carers are welcome to attend)

Tuesday 19th July

Otter & Mole: 9.45-10.15 am, Fox & Hare: 2.40-3.10 pm

Week beginning 11th July 2016

Reminders

Millipede Class: Mr Murray will be spending the afternoon with his new class on Tuesday 12th July. 

ENTERPRISE WEEK: This Week

Please bring in newspaper and empty plastic bottles of various sizes which we will be making into money boxes.

Writing

Next week in writing we will be creating posters to advertise the money boxes that we are creating during Enterprise week.

Mathematics

In mathematics we will be revisiting the Money topic.

Reading

We will learning about the charity, the Tadworth Court Children’s Trust. They will be sent the donations that we receive during Enterprise week.

 

SUMMER ASSEMBLIES (parents and carers are welcome to attend)

Tuesday 19th July

Otter & Mole: 9.45-10.15 am, Fox & Hare: 2.40-3.10 pm

Fox Hare Otter Mole

Jo

Harry

Zachary

Amy

Tilly

Leo

Jessica

Jahkari

Week beginning 4th July 2016

Reminders

On Monday morning we will be walking to the Junior school to watch the dress rehearsal of the year 6 play. Please ensure your child is wearing a waterproof coat.

Due to NUT strike action, Fox and Otter classes are not in on Tuesday.

The children will be spending a day with their new classes on Friday.

ENTERPRISE WEEK: Week beginning 11th July

Please start bringing in newspaper and empty plastic bottles of various sizes which we will be making into money boxes.

Writing

Next week in writing we will continue to look at newspaper articles. We will be writing a newspaper report about the Great Fire of London, and creating our own front pages of newspapers using the information we learned this week.

Mathematics

In mathematics we will be learning about 3D shapes. Please encourage your child to find the following shapes around your home: cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, cuboid and pyramid.

Reading

We will be reading information about Tudor houses.

Topic

We will be learning our songs and practising our script for our assembly. We will be learning about prefixes and suffixes. We will also be looking at paintings by Kandinsky and creating our own pictures in a similar style.

 

SUMMER ASSEMBLIES (parents and carers are welcome to attend)

Tuesday 19th July

Otter & Mole: 9.45-10.15 am, Fox & Hare: 2.40-3.10 pm

 

Fox Hare Otter Mole

Jessica

Jaimey

Bennie

Rushan

Sam

Hannah

Christopher

Max

Rosie

 

 

23.6.16

Week beginning 27th June 2016

Reminders

The Great Fire of London

***URGENT***: Please can you send in more cereal boxes? We are beginning to build our Tudor houses this week but don’t have enough boxes for the children to make a house each.

Writing

Next week in writing we will be looking at newspaper articles. We will be preparing a newspaper report about the Great Fire of London and using out knowledge of ICT to record these reports.

Mathematics

In mathematics we have been learning about fractions. We will be looking at finding halves and quarters of amounts.

Reading

We shall be building up our skills in comprehension by sharing topic related books. We will be looking at the key features of a newspaper in preparations for writing our own the following week. We will also be focussing on suffixes and prefixes.

Topic

In topic next week we will be building our own Tudor houses using the designs we drew last week. We will be looking carefully at newspaper articles, the layout and design that these take. We will be continuing to update our weather diaries, and hopefully this week we’ll be able to add different types of weather other than rain! We will also be making our own microphones to help us when we act out being news reporters.

PSHE

Our focus is changing me, talking about our changing bodies. We will be looking at lifecycles and thinking about the fact that changes happen as we grow and that is ok.

 

Enterprise Week 11th - 15th July

We will be selling money boxes on Monday 18th July after school, any donations will go to the Children's Trust.

 

SUMMER ASSEMBLIES (parents and carers are welcome to attend)

Tuesday 19th July

Otter & Mole: 9.45-10.15 am,

Fox & Hare: 2.40-3.10 pm

 

Fox Hare Otter Mole

Thomas

Chloe

     

 

17.6.16

Week beginning 20th June 2016

 

The Great Fire of London

Thank you for your lovely messages about how much the children are enjoying our current topic of The Great Fire of London. We are all really getting into the swing of our diary writing and enjoying recalling the specific facts of what happened during that famous event.

Thank you to all those parents who have contributed cardboard boxes for us to use when building our Tudor houses. Please keep them coming in as we will be beginning to build our houses next week.

Writing

Next week in writing we will be looking at newspaper articles. We will be preparing a newspaper report about the Great Fire of London and using out knowledge of ICT to record these reports.

Mathematics

In mathematics we have been learning about division. We will be moving onto fractions and working practically with different resources inside and outside the classroom.

Reading

We shall be building up our skills in comprehension by sharing topic related books. We will be looking at the key features of a newspaper in preparations for writing our own the following week.

Topic

In topic next week we will be mapping out the route the fire took across London. We will be designing our own Tudor houses which will then be built the following week. We will be looking carefully at newspaper articles, the layout and design that these take. We will also be keeping our own weather diaries, as we know the weather is ever changing so this should be interesting!

PSHE

Our focus is Changing me, talking about our changing bodies. We will be looking at lifecycles and thinking about the fact that changes happen as we grow and that is ok.

For Monday the 20th June please could your child bring in pictures of themselves of when they were a baby. We understand these are precious photos, please make sure they are clearly named and be assured that they will remain in a safe place until they are given back to your child at the end of the day.

Hare Otter Fox Mole

Nathan

Florrie

Ace

Gabe

Freddy

Tate

Jesse

Jahkari

9.6.16

Week beginning 13th June 2016

Reminders

Year One Phonics Screening

As you are aware it is phonics screening next week. Your child will complete this check at some point during the week. This does not need to be mentioned to your children, phonics is a daily part of their routine. The results of the check will be given to you in due course.

Bling you Bike-Tuesday 14th June

Remember its bling your bike on Tuesday 14th June. Decorations need to be with an Olympic theme in mind.

 

 

Writing

We have been really enjoying our drama and acting out of the Great Fire of London. We have been hot seating the main characters and answering key questions about the event. We have been acting out Thomas Farriner’s bakery and using our senses to describe what it’s like in the bakery and we have been building up the city of London in bricks, labelling key buildings and then developing a fire through the city with tissue paper.

Next week we will be writing and making our own diaries as if we were Samuel Pepys recounting the events taking place during the fire.

Reading

For reading next week as we are writing diaries about the fire we will be reading extracts from an age appropriate version of his diary.

Mathematics

In mathematics next week we will be moving onto division.  We will be focusing on grouping and sharing objects.

PSHE

Our focus is changing me, talking about our changing bodies. We will be looking at lifecycles and thinking about the fact that changes happen as we grow and that is ok.

For Monday the 20th June please could your child bring in pictures of themselves of when they were a baby. We understand these are precious photos, please make sure they are clearly named and be assured that they will remain in a safe place until they are given back to your child at the end of the day.

Topic

Next week we will be using the bee bots to navigate around a building block city of London to escape the fire!

We will be orienteering, using our map skills.

We will be tea staining pages and making them look old for our diaries.

Hare Otter Fox Mole

Vlad

Florence

Lydia

Alexi

Catherine

Issy

Caylum

Archie

 

Week Beginning: 7th June 2016

Reminders

The children have really enjoyed our topic of growing, please look after your bean over the holiday and enjoy watching it grow at home.

ILPs, if your child has an individual learning plan please can you make sure this is signed and returned.

Please note that Monday the 6th June is an inset day. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday 7th June.

Next half term as part of our enterprise week in July, we need newspapers for our creations. Please bring in some newspaper for our activity in July.

Next half term we are moving onto the topic of The Great Fire of London, we will be making houses as part of this topic. Every child will need a cereal box in school to adapt into a house. If anyone is a fireman or knows a fireman please get in touch with your class teacher as we would love them to come into school and talk about their job.

Writing

In writing we will be thinking about the events that led up to The Great Fire of London. We will be writing diaries from the perspective of a person that was there, using our knowledge on senses to give detail and description in our writing.

Mathematics

In Mathematics we will be looking at multiplication, using arrays to help us with our working out. We will also focus on repeated addition.

Reading

We will be looking at information texts to find out about events of the past e.g The Great Fire of London. We will be using our school library to find information about the event.

Topic

We are staring our new topic of The Great Fire of London we will be looking at what life was like in 1666s and doing our own research in the library. We will also be looking carefully at baked goods and the ingredients that make up these tasty things!

In our history we will be looking at the houses of the past and comparing them to current houses. If you have any old fashioned household items such as hoovers or irons, we would love to share them in school.

Fox Otter Mole Hare

Belle

Hector

 

Lewis

Shivesh

 

 

19.5.16

Week beginning: 23rd May 2016

 

Reading - We will be listening to a range of poems. Please can your child bring in a favourite poem to share, staff will be doing the same!  We will learn a poem and practise reciting the poem by heart.

Writing – We will be poets next week, writing our own poems to perform for each other.

 

Maths – We will be developing our skills learning about volume and capacity. We will be estimating, measuring and comparing capacities, using cups.

 

PE - We are continuing to develop our throwing and catching skills using small balls. We have begun using bats to strike the ball and hit a target.  We will be ‘Running to Rio’ as a Federation.  Each day the children will be running about 3 laps around the playground to accumulate the distance from Earlswood to Rio, where the Olympics will be held in the summer.

Topic – We will explore our local environment and classify trees.

 

Reminders:

We will be going to the woodlands regularly, please make sure your child has wellies in school.

It is now getting warmer so it is very important that the children always have their water bottles in school also.

 

Fox Mole Otter Hare

William

Neve

Maia

Theo

Holly L

Bertie

 

 

Week beginning: 16th May 2016

 

Reading - We will be reading “Titch” by Pat Hutchins, and focussing on articulating punctuation.

 

Writing – We will be recounting our trip to Gatton Park, and writing about all of the activities that we took part in during the day.

 

Maths – We will be measuring and comparing the weights and lengths of objects using non-standard measurements.

 

PE - We will develop our throwing and catching skills using large and small sized balls and learn basic cricket skills.  We will also be ‘Running to Rio’ as a Federation.  Each day the children will be running about 3 laps around the playground to accumulate the distance from Earlswood to Rio, where the Olympics will be held in the summer.

 

Topic – We will be sowing beans and observing the changes that happen as they grow.

 

Reminders:

We will be going to the woodlands regularly, please make sure your child has wellies in school.

 

Fox Mole Otter Hare

Summer

Imogen

Devansh

Haleema

Elliot

Lauren

 

 

6.5.16

 

Week beginning: 9th May 2016

Reading - We will be listening to a range of poems about nature and plants.  We will learn a poem and practise reciting the poem by heart.

 

Writing – We will write a thank you letter to the volunteers who are going on our Gatton Park trip.  We will also be writing about our trip to Gatton Park.

 

Maths – We will develop our addition and subtraction knowledge of numbers up to 100.  We will use Dienes to support our work. 

 

PE - We will develop our throwing and catching skills using large and small sized balls and learn basic cricket skills.  We will also be ‘Running to Rio’ as a Federation.  Each day the children will be running about 3 laps around the playground to accumulate the distance from Earlswood to Rio, where the Olympics will be held in the summer.

 

Topic – Hare and Fox will visit Gatton Park on Monday and Otter and Mole will visit Gatton Park on Tuesday to further our understanding of trees and plants.  We will also visit the woodlands later in the week to create ‘Andy Goldsworthy’ style nature art and make our class animals out of natural materials.

 

Reminders:

Gatton Park trips: 

As the weather is looking good for the trips please send your child in to school in trainers!

Monday – Hare & Fox classes

Tuesday – Mole & Otter classes

We will be going to the woodlands regularly, please make sure your child has wellies in school.

It is now getting warmer so it is very important that the children always have their water bottles in school also.

 
Fox Hare Otter Mole

William

Stanley

Gerald

Melody

Tilly

Matthew

Jessica

Mateo

 

29.4.16

 

Week beginning: 2nd May 2016

 

Reading - We will read the sequel to ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson and look at how she has created another story on the farm.  We will develop our use of expression and fluency by reading the story aloud to others. 

 

Writing – We will continue to look at the original story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson.  We will describe the different animals in the story and think of another animal that the thieves might want to steal.  We will write our own farm story using Julia Donaldson’s ideas.

 

Maths – We will continue to develop our knowledge of numbers up to 100 and look at one more and one less than these numbers.  We will develop our knowledge of place value and number squares.  We will be using place value cards, bead strings and Dienes to support our work.

 

PE - We will develop our throwing and catching skills using large and small sized balls and learn basic cricket skills.  We will also be ‘Running to Rio’ as a Federation.  Each day the children will be running about 3 laps around the playground to accumulate the distance from Earlswood to Rio, where the Olympics will be held in the summer.

 

Topic – We will discuss where food comes from use a map of the school and find different hidden “animals” around the school grounds.  We will visit our allotment and see how our seeds are growing and we will plants some more vegetables. 

 

Reminders:

Monday is a bank holiday so the school will be closed.

We wish all the children doing the YMCA fun run a successful race.

We will be going to the woodlands regularly, please make sure your child has wellies in school.

It is now getting warmer so it is very important that the children always have their water bottles in school also.

Please return your Gatton Park trip letters if you have not done so already.  We are watching the weather for our Gatton Park trip.  We have been to visit the park and it is quite exposed to the weather.  Children will need to be wearing a warm coat and bring gloves and a scarf if the weather is very cold.

 

9th & 10th Gatton Park trips

 
Otter Hare Mole Fox

Leo

Lydia

Sophia

Adarsh

Muzn

Leo

Hannah

Cam

22.4.16

 

Week beginning: 25th April 2016

 

Reading - We will look at the text of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and think about what the ladybird overheard and what will come next in the story.  We will answer questions about the text and think about why the author (Julia Donaldson) used different sizes and shapes for the text. 

 

Writing – We will learn the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson.  We will use actions to tell the story and describe the characters of Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len.

 

Maths – We will develop our knowledge of ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd ...) and revisit odd and even numbers and numbers to hundred.  We will be using our knowledge of two digit numbers to order numbers to 20 and beyond.

 

PE - We will develop our throwing and catching skills using large and small sized balls and learn basic cricket skills.  We will also be ‘Running to Rio’ as a Federation.  Each day the children will be running laps around the playground to accumulate the distance from Earlswood to Rio, where the Olympics will be held in the summer.

 

Topic – We will use a map of the school and find different hidden “animals” around the school grounds.  We will visit our allotment and see how our seeds are growing and we will plants some more vegetables. 

 

Reminders:

We have an RE day on Wednesday 26th April to learn about the Jewish festival of Passover. 

 

We have our Year 1 ‘Come and Learn’ maths session on Thursday 28th April.  Parents are welcome to come and join in with our maths learning from 9am till 9.30am.

 

We will be going to the woodlands regularly, please make sure your child has wellies in school.

 

It is now getting warmer so it is very important that the children always have their water bottles in school also.

 

Please return your Gatton Park trip letter.

 

 
Otter Hare Mole Fox

Ollie

Katey

 

Lucas

Zennor

Leo

Rose

Jai

Sam

 

15.4.16

 

Week beginning: 18th April 2016

 

Reading - We will continue to read information texts and develop our comprehension skills by answering questions about what we have read.

 

Writing – We will continue to use the story of ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle.  We will use actions to tell the story and think about how we can change one event in the story to make it our own.  We will be writing our own version of the  ‘Tiny Seed’ .

 

Maths – We will continue to tell the time to the hour and half hour and learn to use a variety of time vocabulary for example, hours, minutes, days, months etc.

 

PE - We are developing our throwing and catching skills using large and small sized balls.  We will also be learning about cricket with Mr Blackman.

 

Topic – We will be creating collages using different sized seeds and thinking about what plants the seeds will grow into.  We are developing our drawing skills by sketching. 

 

Reminders:

Please can you bring in any tubes, small boxes (e.g. tissue boxes) and yoghurt pots that you no longer need to make musical instruments this half term – Thank you.

We will be going to the woodlands regularly, please make sure your child has wellies in school.

It is now getting warmer so it is very important that the children always have their water bottles.

Gatton Park trip

Please return your trip letter to the office giving permission for your child to go. 

 

Come and learn maths session - 28th April 9.00 - 9.30 for year 1 parents

 

 

 

Fox Hare Otter Mole

Harry

Alvi

Ruby

Belle

Stanley

Amy

Rosalind

 

 

24.3.16

There will be no homework set over the spring break, but please can you continue to share books with your child.  Have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 11th April.

 

Week beginning: 11th April 2016

 

Reading - We will be working on our reading comprehension by discussing and answering questions about different fiction and non-fiction texts that we read.

 

Writing –We will be learning the text called 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle and working on our sentence structure to form a narrative about the journey of the seed in the story.  We will be also be reading our work out to the class.

 

Maths – We will be making our own clock faces and will use them to make o'clock and half past times.

 

Topic - After half term we will be starting a new topic called Food and Plants.  We have planted vegetables in the allotment and will be checking on how they have grown.  We will also be thinking about what part of the different vegetables we eat, e.g. a carrot is the root, a lettuce is the leaf etc. We will be planting cress seeds to make cress heads and keeping a daily record of how our cress grows.

 

Reminders:

We will be handing out new reading books and returning orange reading diaries on Monday 11th April. 

 

If you have any poems or stories about plants or growing, please bring them in to share them with the class.

 

If you have a Lexia log in, please keep up your usage over the holidays.

 

 

 

Fox Hare Otter Mole

Thomas

Neve

William

Nathan

Hannah

Sharo

Scarlett

Bertie

Holly R

 

Lewis

Ada

Lydia

Leo

18.3.16

 

Week beginning: 21st March 2016

 

Reading - We will be focusing on our paired reading and sharing books that we like with a friend. We will continue to focus on our topic book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak. 

 

Writing –We will be writing a letter from Max to the wild things, saying why he had to leave! We will be retelling the story using our talk for writing skills. We will be going on a wild rumpus in the woodlands and recounting what a fantastic time we had!

 

Maths – We will be investigating and problem solving with a focus on eggs.

 

PE - We will continue to develop our skills of throwing and catching using rugby equipment. 

 

Topic - We will be creating Easter baskets out of paper and constructing them together to make a basket. We will also be investigating materials. Which materials would be suitable to use for a boat for Max?  We will continue to develop our orienteering and map making skills in our school grounds. 

 

Reminders:

We will be heading to the woodlands next week, please bring in your child’s wellington boots!

Please remember to sign your reading record books everyday so we know the children are sharing books at home.

 

Our spellings for all Year One children will be the same at the moment as they need to be able to write all the numbers to twenty in words.

 

Spring assemblies Tuesday 22nd March:

Fox & Hare    9.15-9.45am

Otter & Mole   2.40-3.10pm

 

Wear a hat day, fo Thursday 24th March

 

Spring term ends at 2:00pm on Thursday 24th March

 

There will be no readings, spellings or Mathletics over the Easter holidays. Please continue to practice you reading and follow the links below for extra activities.

 

Here are some of online links to help with phonics:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemeFlop_v4.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/popup.shtml

http://mrthorne.com/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=phonics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

 

 

 

 

 

Fox Hare Otter Mole

Tate

Imogen

Issy

Taylor

Zachary

Connor

Freddy

Patrick

Caylum

Florence

Shivesh

 

11.3.16

Year 1 will be changing their reading books on a Monday.

PE days will be on Mondays and Fridays for all classes.

Our spelling tests will continue on Thursdays.

 

Week beginning: 14th March 2016

 

Reading - We will be reading ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak and reading books for pleasure with a friend.  We will be using different strategies to read unfamiliar words, e.g. using the picture and first letter to read the new words.

 

Writing - We will be writing a story about a character being lost.  Have you got a story about a character getting lost (e.g. Dogger by Shirley Hughes) that your child could bring in to share?  We will be encouraging the children to use adjectives to add detail to their story.  We will plan a beginning, middle and end to our stories.

 

Maths - We will be consolidating our understanding of place value (tens and units) and solving addition and subtraction problems.  We will be practising our key instant recall facts (KIRFs).

 

PE - We will continue to develop our skills of throwing and catching using rugby equipment.

We will continue to think about how to be healthy this half term and how we keep fit.

 

Topic - We will be making crowns to be ‘king’ of our special land.  We will be learning songs about spring and about being a ‘wild thing’.  We will be filming and rehearsing our assembly songs and actions using iPads.  We will also be investigating materials and which materials would be suitable to use for a boat for Max in our ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ story.  We will be creating ‘wild things’ in design technology with moving parts using split pins and painting maps for Max to follow in art.  We will continue to develop our orienteering and map making skills in our school grounds.

 

Reminders:

We have our phonics screening meeting on 17th March at 6.30pm in the lower hall.

Please remember to sign your reading record books everyday so we know the children are sharing books at home.

Our spellings for all Year One children will be the same as the children need to be able to write all the numbers to twenty in words.

 

Spring assemblies Tuesday 22nd March:

Fox & Hare    9.15 - 9.45am

Otter & Mole   2.40-3.10pm

Picture 1

Hare Mole Otter Fox

Christopher

Sophie R

 

Lily

Zoya

Mateo

 

Leo

Holly L

Rushan

Bennie

Juliette

4.3.16

 Year 1 will be changing their reading books on a Monday.

PE days will be on Mondays and Fridays for all classes.

Our spelling tests will continue on Thursdays.

 

Week beginning: 7th March 2016

 

Writing - We will use our knowledge of the story of Hansel and Gretel and we will be improving our work. We will be developing a different character for our story.  We will write a description of some of the ‘baddie’ characters from traditional tales.

Reading - We will be reading the Anthony Browne version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and answering questions about the text and discussing what we know about the characters from the text.

Maths - We will be using our knowledge of place value (tens and units) by adding 2 digit numbers, e.g. 23 +16.  We will use the Numicon and Dienes resource to support us.

PE - We will continue to develop our skills of throwing and catching using rugby equipment.

We will continue to think about how to be healthy this half term and how we keep fit.

Topic - We will be cooking potions, building a model of the gingerbread house in the woods for our forest background.  We will be developing our orienteering and map making skills in our school grounds.

 

Reminders:

Can you help us?

If you have any small boxes or empty sweet wrappers to decorate our gingerbread houses they would be appreciated.

 

We have our phonics screening meeting on 17th March at 6.30pm in the lower hall

Please remember to sign your reading record books everyday so we know the children are sharing books at home

 

It is not long until our Spring assemblies Tuesday 22nd March

Fox & Hare    9.45 -10.15am

Otter & Mole   2.40-3.10pm

Hare Mole Otter Fox

Vlad

Sejal

 

 

 

Tilly

Ayan

Jai

Catherine 

 

 

 

26.2.16

 

We will be thinking  about the story of Hansel and Gretel in our learning. 

 

Year 1 will be changing their reading books on a Monday

PE days will be on Mondays and Fridays for all classes

Our spelling tests will continue on Thursdays.

 

Everyone will be dressing up for book day on Wednesday, on Thursday staff will be sharing a favourite story of their own with the children 

 

Week beginning: 29th February 

 

Writing - We will be exploring the story Hansel and Gretel. We will be writing about the characters and will change one of the characters in the story, when we write our own version. 

 

Reading - We will be reading different versions of Hansel and Gretel. 

 

Maths - We will be developing our understanding of place value.  e.g 14 is made up of one 10 and 4 units. 

 

PE - We will be developing the skills of throwing and catching using rugby equipment. 

We will be thinking about how to be Healthy this half term, how we keep fit. 

 

Topic - we will be cooking gingerbread, using a painting skills to draw a forest and building a model of the gingerbread house in the woods. 

 

Can you help? 

If you have any little boxes or empty sweet wrappers to decorate our gingerbread houses they would be appreciated. 

 

 

Next week:

Wednesday 2nd March - Please come to school dressed as your favourite book character.

 

Hare Mole Otter Fox

Jackson

Ewan
 

Maya

Isaac
 

Rosie

Carter
 

Luke

Alvi

 

Y12.2.16

 

We will be starting our new topic after half term looking at well known stories. 

 

Year 1 will be changing their reading books on a Monday from after half term

PE days will be on Mondays and Fridays for all classes

Our spelling tests will continue on Thursdays.  The children do not have spellings over half term.

 

Monday 22 February - School closed for INSET

 

Tuesday -

Hare visiting the Redhill library 9.00

Mole visiting the Redhill library 10.00

 

Thursday

Otter visiting the Redhill library 9.00

Fox visiting the Redhill library 10.00

 

 

Week beginning: 23rd February

 

Writing - We will be writing a recount of our trip to the library. 

 

Reading - We will be reading different versions of the magic porridge pot. 

 

Maths - We will be continuing to look at money.  We will be identifying coins and counting totals.

 

PE - We will be developing the skills needed to play basketball this half term.

We will be thinking about how to be Healthy this half term, how we keep fit. 

Week beginning: 8th February 2016

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We have been having lots of fun with the book 'Lost and Found'.  This week we will be drawing story maps and changing parts of the story to make a whole new story. 

 

Reading: We will be using the text Mr Wolf's Pancakes to work on our reading comprehension.  We will also be looking at suffixes,   -ing, -er, -ed, -est word endings. We will also be reading  a pancake Recipe on Monday when we will be making and eating pancakes! 

 

Maths: We will be looking at money next week, making sure we recognise the coins, making different amounts and working out what we can buy with given amounts. 

 

Topic:  As we finish up our 'Hot and Cold' topic we will be continuing to compare hot and cold countries and will be thinking about the landscapes in each. 

 

 

Are you free to help? 

Year 1 will be visiting Redhill library on the mornings of Tuesday 23rd February and Thursday 25th February.  If you would like to help out, please speak to one of the class teachers. 

 

Reminders:

  • Hare and Mole book changing day is every Thursday. Fox and Otter book changing day is every Wednesday. 
  • Homework for this week: spellings and Mathletics.  If you do not have your child's Mathletics login, please ask your class teacher.

Fox Otter Mole  Hare

Sam

Lacey

Debangshi

Faye

Lily

Ahin

Emily

Daniel

 

Week beginning: 1st February 2016

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We will continue our fantastic work on the story of 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers and begin to write what we know of the characters and the setting of the story.  We will be using adjectives to describe the characters and settings in our work.

 

Reading: We will be using the text of 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers to work on our reading comprehension.  We will focus on correcting inaccurate reading by checking that the text makes sense to us as we are reading and discuss our understanding of what we have read.

 

Maths: We will continue to explore multiplication through grouping small quantities, this time using arrays to help us with our problem solving.  

 

Topic:  We will continue to find out about the 'cold' part of our 'Hot and Cold' topic again this week.  We will be comparing hot and cold countries, focusing on the language we use to describe human and physical features, such as soil, weather, villages and houses.

 

Reminders:

 

Thank you for bringing in the tubs of ice on Friday.  The children had a great day watching the ice change to water and trying to build their own igloos!  

 

  • Hare and Mole book changing day is every Thursday. Fox and Otter book changing day is every Wednesday. 
  • Homework for this week: spellings and Mathletics.  If you do not have your child's Mathletics login, please ask your class teacher.

Week beginning: 25th January 2016

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We will learn the story of Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and find out about the characters and setting of the story.  We will continue to focus on our punctuation by talking about full stops, commas and question marks in the text.

 

Reading: We will be reading texts about different animals in hot and cold countries.  We will focus on reading common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between the spelling and the sounds.

 

Maths: We will be exploring multiplication through grouping small quantities.  We will look at the connections between number patterns and counting in twos, fives and tens.

 

Topic:  We will be learning about the 'cold' part of our 'Hot and Cold' topic this week and discover interesting facts about the polar regions.  We will talk about the differences between the North and South Poles and look at where they are in relation to the equator.  We will also be talking about the differences between homes in the UK, Africa and Arctic.  We will be creating our own igloos out of ice at the end of the week.

 

Reminders:

 

Please can you bring in an ice-cream tub (or similar tub) full of ice water (not ice cream!) on Friday morning as we will be attempting to create an igloo!  Thank you. 

 

If if the weather is not too wet, we are planning to walk to the woodlands on Friday. Please can all the Year 1 children have wellies and coats in school. Thank you. 

 

  • Hare and Mole book changing day is every Thursday. Fox and Otter book changing day is every Wednesday. 
  • Homework for this week: spellings and Mathletics.  If you do not have your child's Mathletics login, please ask your class teacher.

Week beginning: 18th January 2016

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  After receiving an email from 'Habib the Rock Hyrax', we will be writing questions to Habib about his life in Tanzania.  We will focus on using a question mark (?) and ensure we are using question starters, such as why, how and what.

 

Reading: We will be reading an online text together that contains days of the week and months of the year.  We will focus on blending and segmenting new words and reading high frequency words in the text.

 

Maths: We will be exploring subtraction strategies within 20, using the Numicon resource, number lines and number squares.

 

Topic:  We will continue to focus on the 'Hot' part of our 'Hot and Cold' topic this week and discover interesting facts about Tanzania.  We will consider the differences between the lives of people who live in the UK and the lives of people who live in Tanzania.  We will also plan and carry out an experiment to investigate changes over time and the process of melting.  We will be trying to work out why chocolate buttons melt in the heat!  (If you do not want your child to handle a chocolate button during the experiment due to allergies etc. please speak to your class teacher).

 

  • The Infant enrichment clubs letters went home today (15th Jan).  Clubs will start on Monday.
  • Hare and Mole book changing day is on Thursdays. Fox and Otter's book changing is on Wednesdays.
  • Homework for this week: spellings and Mathletics.  If you do not have your child's Mathletics login, please ask your class teacher.

Week beginning: 11th January 2016

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We will be reading a diary of our class animals' cousin from Tanzania and we will be writing back to their cousin to tell them all about a typical day here in the UK, focusing on our full stops and capital letters.

 

Reading: We will be reading information texts about the different continents of the world.  We will discuss the meaning of new words and explain our understanding of what we have read.

 

Maths: We will be exploring calculation strategies within 20, using the Numicon resource, number lines and number squares.

 

Topic:  We will be focusing on the 'Hot' part of our 'Hot and Cold' topic this week by finding out about a country that is situated near the equator called Tanzania.  We will find out what it is like to live in Tanzania from our class animals' cousin who lives there!  We will find out about the mud huts that some people in Tanzania live in and using our designs from last week, we will create our own clay model mud huts.  We will also plan an experiment to investigate the difference between hot and cold water and how we feel the difference using our sense of touch.

 

Reminders:

  • Hare and Mole book changing day will be a Thursday from now on. Fox and Otter's book changing day will remain as Wednesday.
  • There are no spellings sent home this week (8th Jan) but spellings will be sent home next Friday (15th Jan).
  • The Infant enrichment clubs letter went home today (8th Jan)

 

 

 

 

Week beginning: 4th January 2016

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We will be writing about our holiday news and adding adjectives to make our writing more interesting. 

 

Reading: We will be reading about New Years' resolutions and discussing the meaning of them.

We are focusing on finding digraphs in words.

 

Maths: We will be halving shapes and also finding half of a weight, using sand, water and pasta.  We will then look at how to halve groups of objects using cubes.

 

Topic:  We will be introducing our exciting new topic 'Cold and Hot'.  We will discuss what we know about the words 'hot' and 'cold' and what we would like to find out about them.  We will be looking at buildings in hot countries and design our own mud huts.

 

 

Week beginning: 14th December 2015

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We will be writing descriptive sentences about the story of 'Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present' using adjectives. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at different stories about Winter and working on our reading comprehension.

 

Maths: We will be counting in tens using our hands.

 

Topic:  We will be finding out about how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

 

Reminders: 

Christmas Singalong: Parents/carers welcome!

Monday 14th December

Mole & Otter - 9.00am

Fox & Hare - 9.30am

 

 

Week beginning: 7th December 2015

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We will continue to focus on combining words to make sentences and ordering our sentences to form short stories.   

 

Reading: We will continue to share fiction texts and discuss how stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. We will discuss the different features of the story structure.

 

Maths: We will be revisiting the skills that we have learnt so far in Year One and applying our knowledge of  these skills in maths games and practical activities.

 

Topic:  We will be applying our knowledge of the United Kingdom to create a fact book. We will also find out about the seas that surround the United Kingdom by looking at maps. 

 

Reminders: 

Christmas Fair at the Infants: Saturday 5th December - 12-2pm!

 

 

Week beginning: 23rd November 2015

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar):  We will be writing facts about the four cities of the United Kingdom.  We will continue to work on putting a capital letter at the start of names of places in our sentences.

 

Reading: We will be sharing fiction texts that contain information on road safety.  We will be participating in discussions about what we have read and take turns to listen to what others say about the text.

 

Maths: We will be adding two numbers by holding the first number in our heads and counting on the second number.

 

Topic: We will be using our knowledge of transport to "travel" to the four countries of the United Kingdom.  We will explore the four capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and find out about their famous landmarks.  

 

Reminders:

Parent Consultation evenings this week:  Tuesday 24th November and Thursday 26th November.  Please remember to book an appointment online if you have not already.

 

Bike It Breakfast

Earlswood Infant and Junior Schools would like to invite you to get in gear for our very special, family Bike It Breakfast. This will take place in the main hall at the Infant School on Tuesday 24th November.

From 8.00 – 8.25 am we will be offering a breakfast of croissants, pain au chocolat, fruit, juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate to all parents, pupils and staff that cycle to school.

How do we join in?

  • IMPORTANT - To give us an idea of how many to cater for, please complete and return the slip attached to your child’s letter which they will be receiving today by Monday 23rd November.
  • Bike to school on Tuesday, secure your bike and join us for breakfast in the hall!

We hope to see you on Tuesday!

 

Week beginning: 16th November 2015

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will be writing facts about the history of transport in Britain.  We will be concentrating on using a capital letter for names of places and people.

 

Reading: We will be sharing non-fiction books on transport.  We will be focusing on re-reading a sentence to check that the sentence makes sense and correcting inaccurate reading.

 

Maths: We will be using number bonds to 20 and the related subtraction facts.

 

Topic: We will be finding out about the history of the British transport and learning about John Henry Knight who built Britain’s first petrol powered motor vehicle and lived in Farnham in Surrey.  We will be making our own transport models using junk modelling and other materials. Please could you bring in any boxes or recycling you have at home for our transport models! 

 

Reminders:

Own Clothes Day

On Friday 20th November the children can come dressed in their own clothes in exchange for a donation for the Christmas fair for the Friends of Earslwood.  

Year 1 need to decorate and fill a bag for Friday! Thank you.

 

Anti-Bullying Week -beginning 16th November 2015

We are proud to be an 'Anti-Bullying School'. This week we will be learning about kind and unkind behaviour and what to do if we experience unkind words or actions.

Please see our Anti Bullying Policy on the school website for more information about 'Anti-Bullying':

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/earlswood/UploadedDocument/5388ca93f23b476cb5cff4b393019b8b/AntiBullyingPolicy2015-16.pdf

 

Definition of Bullying:

‘Behaviour by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally’ (Safe to Learn: embedding anti bullying work in schools)

 

Come and Learn Sessions

Come and Learn Sessions are an opportunity for you to see how we teach phonics. You will see the children learn their sounds and take part in phonics games (which you can join in with too!).

Please come to the school office at 9am on your allocated day.

Allocated days:

Tuesday 17th: Surnames beginning with A-G

Wednesday 18th: Surnames beginning with H-O

Thursday 19th: Surnames beginning with P-Z

 

Home learning

  • Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday. Please ensure you are signing the orange reading records every time you hear your child read.
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday.  Children will be quizzed on these the following Thursday, therefore spelling books must be in school on Thursdays.
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.  You will find your child's Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

PE days

Fox and Otter have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mole and Hare have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 

 

 

 

Fox Otter Mole Hare

Alvin

Chloe

Ollie

Leo

Haleema

Lily

Sophie M

Lucas

 

Week beginning 9th November

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): Following our trip to Brooklands, we will be writing thank you letters to the tour guides who showed us around the museum. We will be focusing on using and to extend our sentences.

 

Reading: We will be reading a story book and participating in discussions about the characters. We will be finding out what punctuation is used in our story and practising reading aloud with expression.

 

Maths: We are continuing counting to 20, using Numicon to help us. We will be finding out about odd and even numbers and undertaking an investigation! 

 

Topic:  Following our trip to Brooklands museum, we will be recounting our adventures! We will be writing about our favorite parts of the trip. We will discuss what we want to find out next about what made Britain great. On Thursday we have Divali day, where children will be finding out about Hindu traditions and trying some Divali treats! 

Rememberance Day is on 11th November and we will be taking part in the 1 minute silence as a mark of respect at 11am.

 

Reminders:

 

Tuesday 10th November - Maths Workshop at the Infants 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Friday  13th November - Children In Need - Children to wear their pyjamas to school in exchange for a donation!

 

Home learning

  • Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday. Please ensure you are signing the orange reading records every time you hear your child read.
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday.  Children will be quizzed on these the following Thursday, therefore spelling books must be in school on Thursdays.
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.  You will find your child's Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

PE days

Fox and Otter have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mole and Hare have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

Picture 1

 
Mole Hare Otter Fox

Maya

Florence

Nathan

Rosalind

Faye

Tilly

 

Jai

Neve

 

 

Week beginning 2nd November

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will be thinking of words to describe fireworks and will be using these to write firework display invitations. We will be concentrating on leaving spaces in between our words when writing.

 

Reading: We will be reading a non-fiction book on Guy Fawkes and participating in discussions about what is read to us, listening to what others say. We will talk about what we already know about Guy Fawkes and discuss new vocabulary.

 

Maths: We will be practising counting to 20 using Numicon to help us. We will be practising writing and reading our numbers.

 

Topic: We are going to be finding out about 'What Makes Britain Great' for the next half term.  We are off on our trip to Brooklands Museum, we will have a guided tour around the museum and a go on the Brooklands Concorde experience, we will see cars, planes and machines that have helped Britain be great!  Ahead of our firework show, we will be looking at fireworks and creating firework sketches. We will be discussing how to stay safe around fireworks.

 

Reminders:

Our Brooklands visits are:

Mole and Hare: Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Otter and Fox: Friday 6th November 2015.     

 

Otter and Fox classes please wear school uniform on the 6th November, we need to be able to identify all Earlswood children quickly to keep them safe.  

 

If you are bringing donations for the parent present donation day, you can wear own clothes on Thursday 5th November. 

 

Home learning

  • Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday. Please ensure you are signing the orange reading records every time you hear your child read.
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday.  Children will be quizzed on these the following Thursday, therefore spelling books must be in school on Thursday.
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.  You will find your child's Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

PE days

Fox and Otter have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mole and Hare have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 

Week beginning 12th October

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will focus on writing clear sentences with capital letters and full stops.  We will be thinking of adjectives to describe 'Autumn' (such as gold and crisp) and use these to write poems.

 

Reading: We will be sharing Autumn poems and discussing the features of a poem.  We will be taking turns and listening to what others say about the poems.  We will also continue to recognise and join in with the phrases of the Little Red Hen story.

 

Maths: We will be identifying and naming common 2D shapes (eg. rectangles, circles and triangles) and looking for everyday objects that are these shapes.  We will also create pictures with 2D shapes and label them.

 

Project: Year 1 had a lovely walk to see the hens at the juniors site on Wednesday morning.  We observed how they moved, discussed their features and fed them.  The children also took lots of photographs and then sketched the hens when they came back to school.

Next week we will be creating large hen collages for a hall display and rehearsing our Harvest Assembly, by learning Harvest songs, words and actions and retelling the story of The Little Red Hen. 

 

Reminders:

Year 1 Harvest Assembly times: Monday 19th October 2015

Mole/Otter: 9.15 am

Hare/Fox: 9.45 am

 

Individual photos:

Thursday 15th November or Friday 15th November 2015

 

Home learning

  • Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday. Please ensure you are signing the orange reading records every time you hear your child read.
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday.  Children will be quizzed on these the following Thursday, therefore spelling books must be in school on Thursday.
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.  You will find your child's Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

PE days

Fox and Otter have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mole and Hare have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 
Mole Hare Otter Fox

Zoya

Shivesh

Sejal

Sharo

Grace

Holly L

Luke

Cam

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 7th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school.

 

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 7th, 8th and 9th October before and after school.

 

If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to http://shop.travellingbooks.co.uk/pages/Book-Store.html and start shopping!

 

If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, you can have the books delivered to school free of charge. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

We hope to see you at the book fair next week.

 

Alice Calvert, Helen Pull, Jo Stockton and Katy Royce – Literacy Leaders

Week beginning 5th October

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will focus on the spelling of some of the common exception words (tricky words such as 'the', 'no' and 'me') in the Little Red Hen fairy tale.  We will be creating our own 'Zig Zag' books of the Little Red Hen story and writing shopping lists for the Little Red Hen to make her bread.

 

Reading: We will be sharing a non-fiction book on birds and hens and participating in discussions about what is read to us, taking turns and listening to what others say.  We will also be recognising and joining in with the predictable phrases of the Little Red Hen story.

 

Maths: We will be learning and using number bonds to 10, using Numicon to help us.  We will also be using our '1 more' and '1 less' knowledge to find numbers to 20 and beyond.

 

Project: We will continue to learn about 'Amazing Animals' and next week we will be describing and comparing the features of different types of animals, such as wings, claws, tails, fins, beaks etc. We are also hoping to have a walk to the Junior School site to visit the hens so that we can create some observational drawings and paintings of them.  

 

Reminders:

 

Home learning

  • Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday. Please can you ensure you are signing the orange reading records every time you hear your child read.
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday.  Children will be quizzed on these the following Thursday, therefore spelling books must be in school on Thursday.
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.  You will find your Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

PE days

Fox and Otter have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mole and Hare have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 
Mole Hare Otter Fox

Olivia

Caylum

Daniel

Faye

Alexi

Ayan

 

Ruby

Jaimey

 

Week beginning 28th September

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will continue to develop our sentence structure and focus on putting a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence.  We will be writing captions to our illustrations of the Little Red Hen fairy tale.

 

Reading: We will be sharing the Little Red Hen fairy tale and building up a confidence in word reading by re-reading the story and becoming familiar with the text. We will be using our phonic knowledge to read new words in the text and discuss their meaning.

 

Maths: We will be reading and solving subtraction number sentences using the Numicon resource to support us.  E.g. 8 - 2 = 6.

 

Project: We are finding out so many facts about 'Amazing Animals' and next week the children will be grouping animals according to what they eat, identifying which common animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and using their observations through videos and photographs. 

 

Reminders:

 

Home learning

  • Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday. 
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday.  Children will be quizzed on these the following Thursday, therefore spelling books must be in school on Thursday.
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.   You will find your Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

PE days

Fox and Otter have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday

Mole and Hare have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 

 

Mole Hare Otter Fox

 

Lydia

Leo

 

Vlad

Jersey

Willow

Carter

Stanley

Sam

 

Week beginning 21st September

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We are developing our sentence structure and  will be focusing on leaving appropriate spaces between our words.  We will be writing about a variety of different animals.

 

Reading: We will be sharing a non-fiction text called 'Elephants' and discussing the features. We will be developing our vocabulary and linking new word meanings to those already known.

 

Maths: We will be reading and solving addition number sentences using the Numicon resource to support us.  E.g. 12 + 4 = 16.

 

Project:  We have been finding out about what different animals eat, where they live and their different body parts such as wings, claws, beaks etc.  

We also had a special visit from Rebecca at Priory Veterinary Surgeons to teach us about a day in the life of a vet and how to take care of animals.  The children thoroughly enjoyed this session and we would like to say a big 'Thank you' to Rebecca for taking time out of her busy day to visit us.

We will be learning about the different animal groups, including amphibians, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals, including those that are kept as pets.  

 

Reminders:

 

PE days

Fox and Otter will have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday

Mole and Hare will have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 

Home learning

  • Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday. 
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday, children will be quizzed on these the following Thursday, therefore spelling books must be in school on Thursday.
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.   You will find your Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

Our visit from Rebecca the vet and learning about Amazing Animals!

 

Our first 'star of the week' children!

 

Mole Hare Otter Fox

 

Rose

Alex

 

 

Melody

Ben

 

Gabe 

Melissa

 

Harry

Tate

 

Week beginning 14th September

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will continue to work on composing sentences by saying aloud what we are going to write about and combining words to make sentences.  We will be composing more super sentences about our class animals. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at the fiction text 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' and a non- fiction text about owls.  We will be comparing the books and answering questions by looking back through the text. 

 

Maths: We will be looking at subtraction as taking away and using objects and number lines to answer number sentences e.g. 12 - 3 =

 

Project: For our Amazing Animals topic we will complete our class animal fact book.  We are also lucky enough to have a vet coming into school to visit us on Monday!

 

Reminders:

 

PE days

Fox and Otter will have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday

Mole and Hare will have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 

Home learning

  • Reading diaries have been sent out.  Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday.  
  • Spelling lists will be sent home every Friday, these words will be tested the following Thursday. 
  • Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.   You will find your Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

If you have any other questions, please ask your class teacher.

 

Week beginning 7th September

 

We have had a great first two days back. It has been lovely seeing all of the children making new friends and sharing their holiday news.

 

SPAG(Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will be learning to say out loud what we are going to write about and combining words to make sentences.  We will be composing sentences about our class animals. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at fiction texts from the 'Percy the Park Keeper' stories by Nick Butterworth.  We will be comparing the texts and discussing the animal characters and the settings in the stories.

 

Maths: We will be be counting, reading and writing numbers and saying one more and one less than a given number.

 

Project: We will be learning about Amazing Animals. We will find out about the different types of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  We will also learn about the basic parts of the human body.

 

Reminders:

 

PE days

Fox and Otter will have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday

Mole and Hare will have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.

All children should come into school dressed in their PE uniform, which is a plain white t-shirt, burgundy shorts, black joggers or leggings and black trainers or plimsolls. 

 

Home learning

Home contact books will be sent out next week.

 

Reading books will be changed on a Wednesday.

 

Spelling lists will be sent home on a Friday, these words will be tested the following Thursday. 

 

Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday.   You will find your Mathletics password on the inside cover of the reading record book.  

 

If you have any other questions, please ask your class teacher.

 

Our first week in Year One!

Welcome to Year 1!

 

We hope you had a fantastic summer and are ready for all the exciting things that will be happening this year!
 

On this page we will provide a weekly update of what we have been doing and what's coming up in the following week. 

 

As always, we encourage communication between home and school. Please come and talk to us if you have any questions.

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
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