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End of Year 1

 

The whole of the Year 1 team would like to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your support this year. It really has been a fantastic year with so much progress and so many achievements. As a team, we are extremely proud of all the children and we wish them all the best in Year 2! Do have a look at the Year 1 Photo Album page and the Earlswood in Action page to see the highlights of the year. 

 

Over the summer:

Do keep reading with your child and ask them questions about what they have read, this is the key to their success.  

You can do maths by logging on to RMeasimaths. 

Playing board games, cards etc are excellent ways for your children to learn.

If you want to challenge your child then they could keep a diary for one week of the holiday and focus on using capital letters, full stops, adjectives and conjunctions like and, but, because, so, as.

There are lots of other things online and phonics and learning videos on Youtube so do have a look.

 

Week Beginning: Monday 17th July

 

Summer Assemblies

Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to come and watch our summer assemblies. The children worked extremely hard and the teachers and adults were very proud of them! We have also had lots of positive comments back.

 

Gallery opening

Many thanks also to the parents and carers who were able to come to our year 1 gallery opening. It was lovely to see the children so proud of their work and sharing their achievements with you.

 

Enterprise Week

A final thank you to all the generous donations that were given for the children's canvas paintings. All money donated has been counted and we can reveal the grand total of £330!!! was made. This will be donated to our chosen charity the WWF-The World Wide Fund for Nature.

 

What’s happening in year 1 next week

 

 

Reading and Literacy: In reading we are looking at a selection of fiction and non-fiction books to do with our topic of paws, claws and whiskers.

In writing we will be writing acrostic poems based on our topic of Paws, Claws and Whiskers. We will also be thinking towards our next year and setting aspirations and goals for ourselves.

 

Maths: In Maths we will be consolidating our learning by revisiting some of our favourite math's focus's from this year.

 

Project: This week we will be finalizing our topic of Paws, Claws and Whiskers and reflecting on all we have learn't over the year.

 

Phonics: Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone and Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: reviewing and consolidating split-digraphs and trigraphs.

Mrs Raynsford, Miss Capstick and Miss Inglis: will be focusing on the alternative spelling of key digraphs.

Miss Keast: will be continuing with alternative spellings.

 

Reminders

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

 

Spellings-the last spelling test was yesterday, so there will be no spelling test next week.

 

The last day of term will be Wednesday 19th July finishing at normal pick up time, 3:00 or 3:15.

 

Week Beginning 10th July

Our school trip to Godstone Farm on Wednesday 28th June was a huge success! Both children and adults thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We got the chance to be involved in a whole host of exciting activities from piglet feeding to tractor rides and the weather stayed dry! The year 1 team would like to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful adult helpers on the day. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support in making sure this day was, in one child’s own words “the best day ever!!”

If you would like to see our trip in action we have created a short film summary of the day. Please click on ‘Earlswood in Action’ on the front page of our school website, scroll down to the year 1 section and click on ‘Year 1 Godstone Farm Trip’.

 

Thursday 13th July

Summer Assemblies

Come and join us to hear some wonderful singing of songs we have learnt and to find out all about ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.

Fox and Hare are 9:45-10:15am

Badger and Mole are 2:40-3:10pm

 

Gallery opening

Also on Thursday 13th July the year 1 classrooms will be open and showcasing a selection of our wonderful art work and artistic skills that we have been learning this year. We will be holding a gallery experience to round up our topic of Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Classrooms will be open from 3:15-4:00pm.

 

Enterprise Week

We will be producing a painted canvas of a particular animal that we saw at Godstone Farm. These beautiful canvases will be on sale at the Gallery opening (above), the amount you donate is up to you but we would like to suggest a donation of £2.50. Our canvases are on sale for Enterprise Week for you to purchase your child’s work. All money will go to our chosen charity the WWF-The World Wide Fund for Nature.

 

What’s happening in year 1 next week

 

 

Reading and Literacy: In reading we are looking at a selection of fiction and non-fiction books to do with our topic of paws, claws and whiskers.

In writing we will be continuing with our book ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ written by a very well-known and talented author Julia Donaldson. We will also be writing our invitations for our gallery opening on Thursday.

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on measurement, in particular mass. We will be using balance scales to compare the weight of objects and order them from heaviest to lightest.

 

Project: This week we will be finishing our very own beautiful silk painting to hang in our gallery. We will also be producing a painted canvas of a particular animal that we saw at Godstone Farm. These beautiful canvases will be on sale as part of our gallery opening for Enterprise Week for you to purchase your child’s work. All money will go to our chosen charity the WWF-The World Wide Fund for Nature. We will also be using our geographic skills and map reading skills by following the map the thieves used to try and steal the fine prize cow! I wonder what we may find!

 

Phonics: Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone and Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: reviewing and consolidating split-digraphs and trigraphs.

Mrs Raynsford, Miss Capstick and Miss Inglis: will be focusing on the alternative spelling of key digraphs.

Miss Keast: will be continuing with alternative spellings.

 

Reminders

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Week Beginning 3rd July

Our school trip to Godstone Farm on Wednesday 28th June was a huge success! Both children and adults thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We got the chance to be involved in a whole host of exciting activities from piglet feeding to tractor rides and the weather stayed dry! The year 1 team would like to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful adult helpers on the day. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support in making sure this day was, in one child’s own words “the best day ever!!”

If you would like to see our trip in action we have created a short film summary of the day. Please click on ‘Earlswood in Action’ on the front page of our school website, scroll down to the year 1 section and click on ‘Year 1 Godstone Farm Trip’.

 

Tuesday 4th July-Class Swap Day.

The children will come into school normally and go into their current year group’s classroom. Once all the children are in and registers have been taken the children will then swap, with their belongings, to their new classroom with their new teacher. They will have a whole day in their new classroom. The children will then be sent home at the end of the day from their new classroom, giving you the chance to meet their new teacher!

 

Thursday 13th July

Summer Assemblies

Come and join us to hear some wonderful singing of songs we have learnt and to find out all about ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.

Fox and Hare are 9:45-10:15am

Badger and Mole are 2:40-3:10pm

 

Gallery opening

Also on Thursday 13th July the year 1 classrooms will be open and showcasing a selection of our wonderful art work and artistic skills that we have been learning this year. We will be holding a gallery experience to round up our topic of Paws, Claws and Whiskers. Classrooms will be open from 3:15-4:00pm.

 

Enterprise Week

We will be producing a painted canvas of a particular animal that we saw at Godstone Farm. These beautiful canvases will be on sale as part of our gallery opening for Enterprise Week for you to purchase your child’s work. All money will go to our chosen charity the WWF-The World Wide Fund for Nature.

We’re on a Road to Nowhere

 

3rd July-Friday 7th July (Except Tuesday class swap day)

In order to promote healthy living, next week children will be competing in our ‘Road to Nowhere’ competition.

All the children need to do is to ride their bike or scooter to school next week as many times as possible (except Tuesday class swap day) and record their journeys on the tally sheet in their classroom. If they cycle to school they will receive 2 tally marks and if they scoot 1 tally mark. On Friday the class with the most points will be the winners.

Good luck and have fun!

Mr Nott and Miss Billings

 

What’s happening in year 1 next week

 

Monday, Wednesday-Friday:

 

Reading and Literacy: In reading we are looking at the book ‘Elmer’ we will be focusing on the patterns and colours of Elmer which links with our topic activities for this week.

In writing we will be starting a new book ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ written by a very well-known and talented author Julia Donaldson. We will be learning this new story and then writing our own version of the story by changing one part of it.

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on capacity. Determining whether a container is full or empty and explaining how we know this. We will then be comparing different capacities.

 

Project: This week we will be continuing our silk painting and making our very own beautiful silk painting to hang in our gallery. We will also be producing a painted canvas of a particular animal that we saw at Godstone Farm. These beautiful canvases will be on sale as part of our gallery opening for Enterprise Week for you to purchase your child’s work. All money will go to our chosen charity the WWF-The World Wide Fund for Nature.

 

Phonics: Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone and Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: reviewing and consolidating split-digraphs and trigraphs.

Mrs Raynsford, Miss Capstick and Miss Inglis: will be focusing on the alternative spelling of key digraphs.

Miss Keast: will be continuing with alternative spellings.

 

Reminders

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Week Beginning 26th June

Our school trip to Godstone Farm is on Wednesday 28th June. We are all getting very excited about it and really looking forward to it!

 

Please make sure you provide a packed lunch for your child on this day, no nuts, as we are a nut free school.

Please keep an eye on the weather and make sure your child has the appropriate gear for this......

Sunny weather-sun hat, sun cream applied.

Rain-water proof.

Colder weather-a jumper.

Children to come into school at the normal time and will be collected at the normal time at the end of the day.

 

Reading and Literacy: In reading we are looking at the book ‘We're Going on a Bear Hunt’ and focusing on our comprehension of the story.

In writing we will be continuing 'The Tiger who Came to Tea'. Looking at key questions and how these can be answered in different ways by different characters from the story. We will also be writing a letter in response to a letter received from our very own Tiger!!

 

Maths: In Maths we will be continuing to look at money. Working out how much change we would get if we brought something in a shop and looking at the difference between two items in a shop.

 

Project: This week we will continuing with our Tinga Tinga art work in preparation for our gallery display a little later on this year. We will also be starting to learn all about silk painting and make our very own beautiful silk painting to hang in our gallery. We will be progressing our computing and ICT by using algorithms with the Bee Bots.

 

Phonics:

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone and Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: reviewing and consolidating split-digraphs and trigraphs.

Mrs Raynsford, Miss Capstick and Miss Inglis: will be focusing on the alternative spelling of key digraphs.

Miss Keast: will be continuing with alternative spellings of ‘a’.

 

Reminders

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Hare Fox Mole Badger

     

 Javae             

Claudia             

 

Maka             

Yashvi

Sophia             

Sonny      

 

Lucas               

Riley

              

 

Hare Fox Mole Badger

Freddie

Daisy G         

   

Catherine            

Chloe

Evie

Hannah

Ava      

 

Karolina

Natasha

              

Week Beginning 19th June

Our school trip to Godstone Farm is on the 28th June.

 

Parent consultations are this week Tuesday 20th June 4:00-6:30 and Thursday 22nd June 4:00-6:30. This is an opportunity for you and your child to come and see your class teacher and discuss your child’s progress. Details of how to book an appointment have been sent to you.

 

Reading and Literacy: In reading we are looking at the book ‘Zookeeper Zoe’ and focusing on our comprehension of the story.

In writing we will be looking at a different story about a mysterious box! We will then be planning and writing our own story about a mysterious box.

 

Maths: In Maths we will be starting to look at money. Looking at the value of coins and amounts needed to buy different items in a shop.

 

Project: This week we will be looking at the work of Edward Tinga and re-creating our own Tinga Tinga art work, which will be displayed in our art gallery for parents to come and look at. Details of this gallery are to follow soon.

We will also be preparing for our school trip to Godstone farm by finding out a little more about the animals we will be seeing. Do they have paws, claws and whiskers??

 

Phonics:

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone and Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: reviewing and consolidating split-digraphs and trigraphs.

Mrs Raynsford, Miss Capstick and Miss Inglis: will be focusing on the alternative spelling of key digraphs.

Miss Keast: alternative spellings of ‘a’.

 

Reminders

 

Our topic in PSHE (Jigsaw) this term is ‘changing me’. Next week we will be focusing on changes that have happened from when we were babies to what we are like now. Please could every child bring in a picture of themselves as a baby to share with their class. Please make sure this picture is clearly named, it will be kept in a safe place and only handled by your child’s class teacher. It will then be safely returned.

 

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

-Please pay for the school trip (Godstone Farm, 28th June) online, if there are any issues then please inform the office or your child's class teacher.

 

Week Beginning 12th June

This week is the start of our National Phonics Screening Week.

We also have Feel Good Week in which we will be painting our own individual stone. These stones will then be grouped together to make a paths at the junior school site.

Our school trip to Godstone Farm is on the 28th June.

 

Please scroll down to more information on the phonics screening test.

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be continuing our new book 'The Tiger Came to Tea'. We will be focussing on grammar and punctuation of sentences. Learning to spot what aspects of sentences may be missing and making sure we include everything that is needed to make a quality sentence. Do read the story with your child if you can - there are clips on youtube if you don't have the book.

 

Maths: In Maths we will be starting to look at division. Sharing objects and items equally between each other and, looking at key vocabulary and language to do with division.

 

Project: This week we will be continuing our new topic: 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. We will be looking at different animals from different parts of the world and comparing them. We will also be looking at the symmetrical features of animal patterns for example zebras.

 

Phonics: The phonics screening test is this week, this is a national test that is undertaken in all Year 1 classes across the country. For more information click on the 'Curriculum' sign post on our website and then click on 'Information Workshops' and scroll down to 'Year 1 Phonics Information evening'. For information from the Government about the test and a look at last years test please click here.

 

To help your child you can go through the example test and go through the different phonic sounds. If you are unsure how to say the sounds then you can Youtube phase 3 phonic sounds or phase 5 phonic sounds.

 

**All phonics groups will be revising phase 3 sounds (click here) and phase 5 sounds (click here) with a focus on split digraphs and also trigraphs - air, ear, igh.

 

 

Reminders

 

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

-Please pay for the school trip (Godstone Farm, 28th June) online, if there are any issues then please inform the office or your child's class teacher.

Week Beginning 5th June

 

Welcome back, we trust you all had a lovely half term. As a team, we can't believe we are in the last half term of Year 1! 

 

It is a busy half term with our national phonics screening test next week and our school trip to Godstone Farm on the 28th June. 

 

Please scroll down to more information on the phonics screening test and the own clothes day this Friday and what Friends would like your child to bring in for the school fair. 

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be starting our new book 'The Tiger Came to Tea'. We will be learning the story by sequencing, hot seating characters and acting it out! Do read the story with your child if you can - there are clips on youtube if you don't have the book. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be starting to look at multiplication. We will be focusing on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. At the beginning of the week we will be counting in 2, 5, 10's and then linking this to multiplication, using language like 2 lots of 3 = 6. 

 

Project: This week we will be introducing our new topic: 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. We will be looking at different animals from different parts of the world and comparing them. 

 

Phonics: The phonics screening test is next week, this is a national test that is undertaken in all Year 1 classes across the country. For more information click on the 'Curriculum' sign post on our website and then click on 'Information Workshops' and scroll down to 'Year 1 Phonics Information evening'. For information from the Government about the test and a look at last years test please click here.

 

To help your child you can go through the example test and go through the different phonic sounds. If you are unsure how to say the sounds then you can Youtube phase 3 phonic sounds or phase 5 phonic sounds.

 

**All phonics groups will be revising phase 3 sounds (click here) and phase 5 sounds (click here) with a focus on split digraphs and also trigraphs - air, ear, igh.

 

 

Reminders

 

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

-Please pay for the school trip (Godstone Farm, 28th June) online, if there are any issues then please inform the office or your child's class teacher.

- This Friday is own clothes day, please bring in the white bag that your child was given before half term. The idea is that the bag is decorated and some toys or a prize is put inside, these will then be used for the 'Hook a Bag' stall at the Summer Fair. 

 

 

Hare Fox Mole Badger

Finlay        

Lyla                    

Xavi

Arthur

Goncalo                   

 

 

                        

David

Florence                  

Year 1 and 2 Sports Day Tuesday 23rd May 2017

 

All parents and carers please join us for a fun filled sports day!

Location: Earlswood Junior School-field

 

Time: 9:30-11:30am followed by a picnic on the field which will end at 12:15pm

The entrance for parents and carers will be via the top main entrance for the junior site. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive at the gate and if you are unsure there will be members of staff to help direct you to the activity your child will be starting on first. Please be patient, we will aim to sign you in as quickly as possible.

 

As much enthusiasm and encouragement not only for your child but the whole colour team would be fantastic!

 

See you there on what will hopefully be a bright and sunny day!

Many thanks for your continued support,

 

The PE Team

Week Beginning 22nd May

 

Reading and Literacy: Our final week on 'Parrot Tico Tango' by Anna Witte will see the children making a change to the story, we will be planning our stories ready for the big write on Thursday. The children have been focusing on using capital letters and full stops within their sentences so this will be the big focus.

 

Maths: In Maths we are continuing with addition and subtraction but this week we will be concentrating on reading and understanding word problems. The children will be learning about the language used in word problems and trying to identify if they are addition or subtraction problems before solving them.

 

Project: This week wen will be displaying all we have learnt this term to the Year 6’s who are coming to visit us. We will be continuing to practise our Tico Tango song to perform to them as well as evaluating our beautiful masks.

 

Phonics: To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Mrs Raynsford: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Miss Capstick: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Miss Ingles: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Miss Keast: Looking at different spelling rules.

 

Reminders

 

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Hare Fox Mole Badger

Maisie

Daisy H

 

Oscar

Hedley

Yousef

 

Victoria

Nathan

Dean

Elsie

Hannah P

Steven

Ella

Walk for Wildlife: This sponsored walk event takes place on Friday 19th May at 2.00pm, to raise money for animal charities both in the UK and around the world. We are also hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people walking at the same time in an organised event. We have suggested a donation of £1.00 per child to be brought in on the day, but any contribution will be greatly appreciated.  The animal charity our money will go to is the British Wildlife Centre.

Week Beginning 15th May

 

Reading and Literacy: This week we will continue to read 'Parrot Tico Tango' by Anna Witte and continue to look at the characters more closely. We will continue to develop our sentence building skills writing detailed sentences about the characters in preparation for our big write next week.

 

Maths: We are continuing to move forward looking for the links between addition and subtraction. We are still working on linking statements such as if I know that 10 + 5 = 15 then I will be able to answer 15 – 5. We will do various activities to support us with this. We will continue to link our knowledge of < and > to addition problems e.g. 5 + 8 ___ 10 - 3 having too add the appropriate symbol.

 

Project: We are continuing to learn about Brazil. We are still working hard to finish our carnival masks ready to show the Year 6 children at the end of term. We have been exploring more flags and are continuing to finish sewing and decorating our butterflies.

 

Phonics: To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e

Mrs Raynsford: oi, oy, ir, ue, aw

Miss Capstick: oi, oy, ir, ue, aw

Miss Ingles: ea, ou, ie, oy, ir

Miss Keast: Looking at different spelling rules.

 

Reminders

 

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Week beginning 8th May 

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be starting our new book, 'Parrot Tico Tango' by Anna Witte. We will get to know the book and complete different sequencing activities and character descriptions too. 

 

Maths: We are moving back to addition and subtraction and trying to link the two e.g. If I know that 12 + 6 = 18 then I will be able to answer 18 - 12.  We will do various activities to support us with this. Finally, at the end of the week move onto the greater than and less than symbols < and >. We will link this to addition and subtraction e.g.  5 + 8 ___  10 - 3  having too add the appropriate symbol. 

 

Project: We are continuing to learn about Brazil. We will continue collaging  flags from around the world to create a colourful display and continue making our very own masks - which we will share with the Year 6's in the final week. 

 

Phonics: This week in phonics we will be shuffling the groups. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: oe, au, ph, a-e, e-e

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: oe, au, ph, a-e, e-e

Mrs Raynsford: ay, ou, ie, ea

Miss Capstick: ay, ou, ie, ea

Miss Ingles: ay, ou, ie, ea

Miss Keast: Looking at different spelling rules. 

 

Hare Fox Mole Badger

Sophie 

Jayla

 

Sienna

Pavithra

Jess

 

 

Toby 

Natasha

Week beginning 2nd May

 

Reading and Literacy: We will continue to learn the story Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. We will be making our own story plans where we change the main characterand the setting ready to rewrite the story at the end of the week. We will continue to focus on our punctuation skills using the story theme.

 

Maths: We are learning to read and write numbers to 100 in word and number form and are continuing to work on identify numbers which come before and after. We will be learning to skip count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and will be continuing to work on numbers greater than and less than.

 

 

Project: We are continuing to learn about Brazil and we will be learning about different flags from around the world. We will be collaging some flags from around the world to create a colourful display. This week the children will be making the masks that we have designed using a range of different materials.

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: continue words with adjacent consonants (e.g. brush, train, help)

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: wh, ph, ew

Mrs Raynsford: ai, ee, oa, oo

Miss Ingles: continuing to revise phase 5 sounds.

Miss Capstick: -un prefix, apostrophes and reading and writing compound words.

 

Week beginning 24th April

 

Reading and Literacy: We will continue to learn the story Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. We will be making our own story plans where we change the main character ready to rewrite the story at the end of the week. We will continue to focus on our punctuation skills using the story theme.

 

Maths: We are learning to read and write numbers to 100 in word and number form and are continuing to work on identify numbers which come before and after. We will be consolidating our knowledge of how to write greater than and less than mathematically.

 

 

Project: We have started our new topic ‘Rio De Vida’ and during topic time will be designing our own carnival masks with lots of bright and colourful materials ready to start making them next week. We will be continuing to develop our art skills by sketching. We will also be looking at some differences between Rio and London and doing some comparisons between the two.

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: continue words with adjacent consonants (e.g. brush, train, help)

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: oy, ir, ur, aw

Mrs Raynsford: alternative pronunciations for ai (rain, play, make, bacon, grey etc), c (cat, chick, fox, queen)

Miss Ingles: alternative pronunciations for ow and ng.

Miss Capstick: -ed suffixes and writing the days of the week and months of the year.

 

Reminders:

 

As part of our topic we will be making some musical instruments, we ask kindly if you have any spare bottles or containers at home that could be brought into school, they would be gratefully appreciated. We are also asking for any donations of rice or pasta that we could fill the containers with could be brought into school next week. Thank you very much for your support!

 

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Welcome Back

 

We all hope you had a lovely Easter. Watch this space for more information about our new Topic "Rio De Vida". We have an exciting Zumba session to get us in the carnival spirit... do look at our photo album page for pictures! 

Phonics Evening

 

Thank you to everyone who came to the Phonics Evening on Thursday 23rd - we hope you found it

really informative.  If you did miss it then you can find the PowerPoint presentation by clicking on the 'Curriculum' tab on the signpost; then 'Information Workshops'; finally scroll down to the 'Phonics Screening Evening'. 

 

If you have any questions then please do ask any of the Year 1 Team. 

 

 

Big Pedal 20th-31st March 2017

Come and take part in the Big Pedal, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. During the next two weeks we would like to encourage children, parents and staff to cycle or scoot to school. When you have pedalled or scooted to school simple record your journey and class on the clipboard in the bike shelters at the Infant and Junior schools. Which class will be the winner? Happy cycling and scooting!

 

 

Hare Fox Mole Badger

Taylor

Amelia

 

Evie L

Evie H

Domas

Kevin

Holly

 

Sonnie

Euan

Olivia M

Drew

Week beginning 27th March

 

Reading and Literacy: We will continue to learn the story of Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum by Ian Whybrow. We will be thinking about how we would feel, what we would see, what we would hear and what we would smell if we were Harry in the museum. We will write about being lost in the museum with our dinosaurs. We will continue to focus on our punctuation skills using the story theme.

 

Maths: We will be building on our knowledge of using arrays to solve simple multiplication problems and we will learn how to solve simple division problems using arrays.

 

 

Project: This is our last week of our super Dinosaur Planet topic! The children have created some excellent work for this topic and we are really excited as we will be performing a 'Dinosaur Rumpus' dance to Year 5 at the end of the week! At the beginning of the week, we will be making dinosaurs masks to wear for our rumpus!  We will continue to think about what could hatch out of our eggs and think about other animals that hatch out of eggs too.

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: continue words with adjacent consonants (e.g. brush, train, help)

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

Mrs Raynsford: alternative pronunciations for ow (snow, cow), ie (field, pie), ea (sea, head), er (

Miss Ingles: alternative pronunciations for igh, f, m, oa, ee, ea

Miss Capstick: -er and -est suffixes

 

Reminders:

Your child has a login and password in their spelling book for the RMEasimaths homework programme.

 

Please Read to Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day).  After 20 reads they will receive a teddy bear.  We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Week beginning 20th March

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be learning the story of Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum by Ian Whybrow. We will be learning key vocabulary from the story and building word banks. We will also be acting out the story and consolidating our basic punctuation skills using the story theme.

 

Maths: We will continue to learn about fractions and we will be finding and naming a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. We will be making fraction flowers to help us understand this concept.

 

Project: We will continue our fantastic Dinosaur Planet topic! The children have been creating some lovely work for this topic so far. We will be completing our papier-mâché eggs in splatter painting. We will then be thinking and writing about what is going to hatch out of our eggs! We will also be creating dinosaurs out of 2D shapes. We will continue to practise our sketching and shading with pencils to create pictures.

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: continue words with adjacent consonants (e.g. brush, train, help)

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

Mrs Raynsford: alternative pronunciations for i (kind or tin), o (hot, hold), c , g and u.

Miss Ingles: oa (oe, o-e, o, ow) and m (mb,mm) alternative spellings

Miss Capstick: -s and -es plurals

 

Reminders:

 

YEAR 1 PHONICS SCREENING INFORMATION EVENING: 6.30PM ON THURSDAY 23RD MARCH - INFANTS SITE. Come along and find out about the phonics screening check your child will be completing in June 2017.

 

Your child will has a login and password in their spelling book for the new RMEasimaths homework programme.  There was an email sent out with information about this last week.

 

Please Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday.

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant and Junior School on Wednesday 15th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised over £300 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 15th,16th, 17th and 20th March, 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 the online shop at: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-books and start shopping! If you enter your school postcode RH1 6DZ (Infants) or RH1 6JX (Juniors), you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

Please remember, you can use your World Book Day token at the Infant or Junior School book fair to get £1 off any full price book, as long as it costs £2.99 or more.

 

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

 

The Literacy Team

 

Week beginning 13th March

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be planning and writing our own adventure stories about an invisibility cloak. 

 

Maths: We will be learning about fractions and finding and naming half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.  We will also be finding and naming a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. 

 

Project: We will be continuing our Dinosaur Planet topic.  We will be writing facts about dinosaurs and using a marbling technique to paint our papier-mâché dinosaur eggs.  We will also be sorting dinosaurs into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  We will be practising our sketching and shading with pencils to create pictures and measuring dinosaurs using centimetre rulers and meter rulers.

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

 

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone: words with adjacent consonants (e.g. brush, train, help)

Mr Skelton and Miss Royce: oe, au, ph, a-e

Mrs Raynsford: split digraphs:  i-e, o-e, u-e.

Miss Ingles: igh alternatives (ie, i-e, y, i) plus f alternatives (ff, ough, ph).

Miss Capstick: ure alternatives (oor, our)

 

Reminders

 

YEAR 1 PHONICS SCREENING INFORMATION EVENING: 6.30PM ON THURSDAY 23RD MARCH - INFANTS SITE.  Come along and find out about the phonics screening check your child will be completing in June 2017.

 

Your child will have a new login and password in their spelling book for the new RMEasimaths homework programme.  You will also receive an email about how to use this.    

 

Please Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears! 

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday.

 

Week beginning 6th March

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be learning the book 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson'. We will be describing the dinosaurs in the story and writing fact books about them. 

 

Maths: We will continue our work on  multiplication. We will be using concrete objects to find groups of and then transferring this into arrays and repeated addition.

 

Project: We will be continuing our new Project of Dinosaur Planet - Thank you to all adults and children who have brought in books to share and items for the class to look at, including some really interesting fossils! We will be making our own dinosaur eggs this week out of papier-mâché! We will also be using a computer programme to draw and label a dinosaur! 

 

Reminders

 

Own clothes day - Friday 10th March in exchange for a non-edible Easter contribution for the Easter Fair.

Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears! 

Spellings will be tested every Thursday.

We do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday.

Week beginning 27th February

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be continuing with the book 'The Day Louis Got Eaten' by John Fardell. Next week we will be designing our own monsters and re-writing sections of the story!

 

Maths: We will learning about multiplication. Using concrete objects to find groups of and then transferring this into arrays and repeated addition.

 

Project: We will be continuing our new Project of Dinosaur Planet - it is super exciting. Thank you to all adults and children who have brought in books to share and items for the class to look at, including some really interesting fossils! Next week we will be making our own dinosaur eggs! We will also be discussing and writing some questions, just in case a dinosaur was to pop into our classroom!

 

Reminders:

-Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears!

-Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

-Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

-For our dinosaur eggs we need a lot of newspaper, if you have any old newspaper that you don’t mind donating for our paper mache that would be great!

-World Book day is on Thursday 2nd March, your child needs to come into school dressed up as their favourite book character.

Thank you for all your continued hard work and support at home this half term, it really does make a difference to your child's development.  We have LOVED the Moon Zoom topic. If you would like to see a video which our children created all about our learning then please click on the Earlswood in Action sign post on the main home page then select Year 1. It is a video worth watching! 

 

** If you have any old dinosaur related toys you do not want then please bring them for our new topic Dinosaur Planet! Additionally, if you have any old white shirts we could use as lab coats then please bring them in too.

 

Week beginning 20th February

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will be looking at the book 'The Day Louis Got Eaten' by John Fardell. It is a lovely book which the children always love! This week we will be learning the story, creating story maps and creating three of our own dinosaurs! 

**Please note, no spellings have been set over the half term.

 

Maths: We will learning about length and height. We will be ordering different objects and thinking about specific vocabulary connected to measurement such as height, width, length etc. If we do really well we will looking at using a ruler to measure in cm.

 

Project: We will start our new Project Dinosaur Planet - it is a super exciting. To begin with we will be having an archaeological dig in Earlswood's very own sand pit. What might we find!!!! 

 

Reminders

·  Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. We have already given out lots of bears! 

·  Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

· Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 6th February

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will continue with our book, The Darkest Dark! by Chris Hadfield. We will be writing the story and changing certain parts of it ensuring we are using our capital letters and full-stops correctly. 

 

Maths: We will continue with addition and subtraction with numbers up to and beyond 40. We will looking at different problems and deciding if it is an addition or subtraction problem.

 

Project: In final week of our project Moon Zoom - we will be evaluating our Moon Buggies, which we are really proud of - watch out as we will be bringing them home next week! 

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

- Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone = tricky words: so, one do, when some, out, what, come, what;

- Mr Skelton and Miss Royce = tricky words:  said, were, have, there, like, little;

- Mrs Raynsford = recap sounds: ay, ea, ie, ou, ue;

- Miss Ingles = a review of phase 5-alternative pronunciations of digraphs ch, ea, y, ie and tricky words;

- Miss Capstick = revising phase 5 sounds.

 

Reminders

· School breaks up Thursday! Friday is an inset day.  

·  Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. 

·  Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

· Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 23rd January

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will start reading our final book for the topic, The Darkest Dark! by Chris Hadfield. We will be learning the story and putting actions to certain parts to help us remember it.  

 

Maths: We will be adding and subtracting different numbers up to and beyond 40. Do take time to practice number bonds to 10 and 20 with your child as this really helps. 

 

Project: In our project Moon Zoom - we will be continuing making our Moon Buggies. We will also be looking at the first moon landing and ordering pictures of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. 

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

- Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone = ear, air, er, ure, they; 

- Mr Skelton and Miss Royce = blends - tw, sc, sp, cr, sl, thr, pl, pr, str; 

- Mrs Raynsford = i-e, o-e, u-e;

- Miss Ingles = phase 5 tricky words- called, people, little, eyes, friends, different, because;

- Miss Capstick = air alternatives.

 

Reminders

·  Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. 

·  Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

·         Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Event Reminders: 

Early Number Maths Information for Infant Parents:

On Tuesday 24th January we will be running 2 information sessions to share with you how children develop their early number skills. We will explain what we do at school, talk about the resources we use, and give you some ideas on how you can further support your child at home. There is an afternoon session at 2.00pm, and another session in the evening at 6.00pm. Crèche facilities will be available for the afternoon session only. Please come along, we would love to see you.

 

Breck’s Story:

On Wednesday 1st February, 6.30pm, in the Junior hall, we will be holding an information evening about protecting children online. Guest speaker, Lorin LaFave, will be talking about the experiences of her son, Breck, and will be sharing ways that we can protect our children. So that we have an idea of numbers, could we please ask you to return the tear off slip as per our letter dated 6th January, confirming the number of spaces required. All parents are welcome to attend but we do ask that you do not bring your children to this event.

Week beginning 23rd January

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will continue with our  book, Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy. By the end of the week we will be writing our own stories making sure we are using capital letters and full-stops correctly. 

 

Maths: We will continue with our focus on place value - securely knowing numbers to 40. This will involve counting to 40 from any given number, identifying missing numbers, counting backwards and one more or one less. 

 

Project: We will be continuing with our project Moon Zoom - we have designed our Moon Buggies and now we need to make them! Watch this space.....literally! 

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

- Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone = oo (moon) oo (book), or, ar, go, no;

- Mr Skelton and Miss Royce = blends - xt, pt, br, cl, st; 

- Mrs Raynsford = oe (toe), au (launch), ey (money), a-e (snake), e-e (even); 

- Miss Ingles = a, y, ch and ou alternatives;

- Miss Capstick = recapping all phase 5 sounds.  

 

Reminders

·  Read Ted! In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. 

·  Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

·         Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 16th January

 

Please note that Year 1 have changed a PE day, the new PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a permanent change! Please send your child in with their PE kit on.

 

** If you have any old CD's or cardboard boxes then please bring them in. 

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will start our new book, Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy. With our grammar hats on we will remind ourselves about capital letters and full-stops and how to use them in sentences. 

 

Maths: We will be focusing on place value and trying to securely know numbers to 40. This will involve missing numbers, counting backwards and one more or one less. 

 

Project: We will be continuing with our new project Moon Zoom - we will be using our boxes to make Moon Buggies and the CD's to make aliens! 

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

- Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone = ur, ow, oi, you;

- Mr Skelton and Miss Royce = front blends - cr, br, fr, bl;

- Mrs Raynsford = wh (which), wh (who), ph, ew (flew)

- Miss Ingles = Phase 5 tricky words click here

- Miss Capstick = ar alternatives 

 

Reminders

·  Read Ted has begun. In the back of your child's Reading Record you will find their Read Ted chart where you can write in when your child finishes a book (please limit this to one a day). After 20 they will receive a teddy bear. 

·  Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

·         Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 9th January

 

Please note that Year 1 have changed a PE day, the new PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a permanent change! Please send your child in with their PE kit on.

 

** If you have any old CD's or cardboard boxes then please bring them in. 

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will continue with our book, Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram. We will be looking at what 'and' and 'because' do to a sentence and then writing our own sentences from the perspective of being a tourist that visits the moon with 'and' and 'because' in. 

 

Maths: We will be continuing to learn about time. It is such an important skill in life so do think about how you can support your child to tell the time at home. This week we will focus on learning about days of the week. 

 

Project: We will be continuing with our new project Moon Zoom - the children have loved the opening week. We will be creating so exciting work to put inside our Topic Books. 

 

Phonics: In Phonic lessons your children will be looking at the following sounds. To help your child you can go through these sounds, just ask your child who teaches them phonics and go through the relevant sounds.

- Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone = ai, ee, oa, igh, was, my

- Mr Skelton and Miss Royce = quick blends - nd, nt, mp, sn, sm

- Mrs Raynsford = oy, ir, ue (glue), ue (que), aw

- Miss Ingles = Phase 5 tricky words click here

- Miss Capstick = oy and oi alternatives 

 

Reminders

·          On Wednesday 11th January we will have a visiting planetarium, it is such a memorable experience. If you haven't, please can you log on to the school system and pay your £2.50 contribution or alternatively send it in with your child. Any questions please ask. 

·         Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

·         Year 1 PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 2nd January

 

Happy New Year, we hope you have all had a lovely holiday. 

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will looking at our new book, Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram. We will order events of the book and focus on what a tourist does when they visits the moon. 

 

Maths: We will be learning how to tell the time. It is such an important skill in life so do think about how you can support your child to tell the time at home. This week we will focus on learning about o'clock, half past and quarter past and quarter to. 

 

Project: We will be starting our new project Moon Zoom - it's an exciting one. We will explore our new role play areas and also learning facts about the moon. 

 

Reminders

·          On Wednesday 11th January we will have a visiting planetarium, it is such a memorable experience. If you haven't, please can you log on to the school system and pay your £2.50 contribution or alternatively send it in with your child. Any questions please ask. 

·         Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

·         Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 19th December

 

Reading and Literacy:  We be concluding our work about Charlie and the Great Fire of London and will be thinking about what we would do if we were to write a parallel book.

 

Maths: We will be using our number bonds to 20 knowledge to help us solve word problems. We will also undertake different investigations to show off our understanding of numbers to 20. 

 

Project: We will be concluding our project on Bright Lights and Big City and celebrating all the work we have done. 

 

Reminders

·    The last day of term will be Tuesday and children will finish at normal time. 

Week beginning 12th December

 

Reading and Literacy:  We will be retelling the story: Charlie and the Great Fire of London. We will use our story maps and word banks we have created to help us write different sentences. In the afternoon we will read Katie at Christmas (from the same author and series as Katie in London). 

 

Maths: We will be going back to our number work and use our number bonds to 20 knowledge to help us solve word problems. We will also undertake different investigations to show off our understanding of numbers to 20. 

 

Project: We will be continue our concluding our learning of the Great Fire of London. We will be thinking about what we have learnt over the last two weeks and create work to go inside our Topic Books. 

 

Reminders

·          Monday 12th December we have our Christmas sing alongs. Please do come: Badger and Mole class are performing at 9am with Fox and Hare performing at 9.30am. 

·         Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!

·         Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

 

Week beginning 5th December

 

Reading and Literacy: At the end of the week we will be writing a story. To help us write it we will listen to example stories, create story maps, act out the example stories and write shared sentences together. 

 

Maths: We will move on to looking at geometry. This will include children being able to describe the position, direction and movement of shapes including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns.  

 

Project: We will be continue our second week of learning all about the Great Fire of London. We will use the book: Charlie and the Great Fire of London to help us. 

 

Reminders

  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 28th November

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be using the book 'Charlie and the Great Fire of London' to help us to learn and write about the Great Fire of London. 

 

Maths: We will continue to use our knowledge of number bonds to 20 to help us to add and subtract different word problems numbers. Keep practising number bonds to 20 (e.g. 19 + 1 = 20).

 

Project: We will be learning all about the Great Fire of London. 

 

Reminders

  • Christmas Making Morning is Thursday 1st December - do come along and join in the fun in your child's class. 
  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 21st November

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be using the book 'Katie in London' to help us to write about different places in London. By the end of the week we will be writing sentences with different time connective sentence starters (e.g. first, next, then, finally) about where we have visited.  

 

Maths: We will use our knowledge of number bonds to 20 to help us to subtract different numbers. Keep practising number bonds to 20 (e.g. 19 + 1 = 20).

 

Project: We will continue with our junk modelling buildings so if you have any small cardboard boxes do send them in with your child. 

 

Reminders

  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Here are some leaflets to help you support your child with phonics at home

Week beginning 14th November

 

Reading and Literacy: We will be using the book 'Katie in London' to help us to visit different places in London. Throughout the week we will be discussing different adjectives to describe various tourist sights in London which will result in us writing sentences about the different sights.  

 

Maths: We will complete an investigation to see how many ways we can make 20. We will use this knowledge through the week to help us solve various problems including buying toys which total 20p. Keep practising number bonds to 20 (e.g. 19 + 1 = 20).

 

Project: We will continue with our new project: Bright Light, Big City. We will start our junk modelling buildings so if you have any small cardboard boxes do send them in with your child. 

 

Reminders

  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 7th November

 

Tea with the Queen was fantastic, the children looked so smart for the special day - thank you for all your effort at home. Do look at the Year 1 photo album page to see what your child got up to.

 

On Monday 7th we will have an RE day focused around the parables that Jesus told. We will hear 3 parables; see what the meaning of the parables are; and what Jesus' followers may have learnt from them. 

 

Literacy: By then end of the week we will be making our own firework poems. If you visit any firework displays then do discuss different adjectives that describe what you can hear and see. 

 

Reading: We will look at the book 'Katie in London'. We will have a different phonological focus everyday to help us to read the sentences together. We will link the book to our topic and see what adventures Katie gets up to in London. 

 

Maths: We will compare numbers up to 20. We will also be counting in 2's and 5's. Do have a practise with your child over the week. 

 

Project: We will continue with our new project: Bright Light, Big City. If you visit London or any other cities then do bring in/email any photos that we can share with the class.

 

Reminders

  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.
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Week beginning 31st October

 

How time flies! We are already at half term and Christmas is fast approaching. Thank you to all your support and we hope you enjoy the half term. Great ways to support your child over the half term is to read everyday with them, complete the Mathletics homework, practise/test the spellings from the whole half term and practise letter and number formation... and of course play, have fun and relax. 

 

Our new topic for Autumn 2 is: Bright Lights, Big City. 

 

Literacy: On Friday 4th November we will be having a tea party with the Queen. To prepare for this we will need to reply to an invitation from the Queen with our best handwriting and letter formation. We will focus on using capital letters correctly for names, places, days of the week and I . 

 

Reading: We will look at the book 'Tea with the Queen'. We will discuss the meanings of the words and link the new meanings to the words we already know.  

 

Maths: We will focusing on place value and counting forwards in order from 10 - 20 and from any given number. We will also be identifying the numbers that come before or after a given number. 

 

Project: To prepare from the visit from the Queen we will learn how to bow and curtsy and, of course, brush up on our basic etiquette. We will make bunting, flags and top hats for the tea and some healthy food we think the Queen may like. 

If you are visiting London during the half term week any booklets, leaflets or maps would be greatly appreciated as we will be learning about London during our new topic. 

Thank you

 

Reminders

  • Friday 4th November we will have our tea party with the Queen. This is own clothes day so two potential options are: (1) to send your child in with the smart clothes they will wear for the tea party or (2) send your child in with a bag of smart clothes to change into after lunch. Please make sure names are in all item of clothes. 
  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 17th October

 

The Enchanted Woodland Exhibition was a great success, the woodlands looked incredible and the children's work looked magical displayed in there. Thank you for all who came and if you did not get a chance to come then do look at the Year 1 Photo Album page. 

 

Literacy: We will be reflecting on the Woodland Exhibition, thinking of our favourite parts. We will write sentences around this. 

 

Reading: We will be think about all the books we have looked at for Percy the Parkkeeper and do a book review of one of them. 

 

Maths: We will exploring 2D shapes. We will think about the different names and the properties they have that help to identify them. 

 

Project: In the final week of the Enchanted Woodland Exhibition we will celebrate all our learning from this half term. We will finalise everything that needs to be stuck into our topic books (which will be taken home at the end of the year). 

 

Reminders

  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Enchanted Woodland Exhibition

 

The final reminder that Year 1 parents are invited to the Junior School woodlands at 2.15pm on Thursday 13th October (please enter via the bottom gate of the Junior school field opposite Emlyn Road). The event will be finished at 2.45pm where you can take your child home. 

 

School Photos

 

Year 1 school photos are on Friday.  Please send your child in with their school uniform on (not their PE kit) but do send them in wearing trainers as we will still have PE. 

Week beginning 10th October

 

Science day was a great success. We do hope your child enjoyed it- ask them what they thought about the visit from Science Boffin Kieran or what they learnt in the class. Do have a look at the Whole School Photo Album to see pictures of the day.

 

Literacy: We will be looking at how to construct a sentence so we can write an invitation to invite the Year 1 parents to the Enchanted Woodland Exhibition. 

 

Reading: We will be focusing on the book 'Voices in the Park'. We will use our listening skills to listen to the story and then by the end of the week we will aim to connect all the characters and understand how they interact with each other in the park. 

 

Maths: In the last two weeks we have looked at addition and  subtraction. This week week will be using our addition and subtraction to knowledge to decide whether we need to add or take away. To help your child at home you can use uncooked pasta as counters to help add or subtract. If they can do that competently then you can even make your own numberline to 20. Do keep practising number bonds to 10 with your child (e.g. 1+9 = 10; 2+8=10)

 

Project: This week we will be getting everything ready for the Enchanted Woodland Exhibition Thursday 13th October at 2.15pm-2.45pm (weather dependent). We do hope you are looking forward to it! 

 

Reminders

  • Enchanted Woodland Exhibition is on Thursday 13th October at the Junior School woodlands .2.15pm-2.45pm (please enter via the bottom gate of the Junior school field opposite Emlyn Road) - please come along to see what your child has been learning this half term! This event is dependent on the weather. 
  • Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will usually be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week!
  • Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.
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Week beginning 3rd October

 

Literacy: We are now in the second week of Literacy focusing on the book 'Hansel and Gretel'. We have retold the story, ordered pictures of the story and now we will think about writing sentences to write the story. 

 

Reading: We will continue hearing about the adventures of Percy the Park-Keeper. We will use our listening skills to listen to the story and then use our retrieval and interpret skills to answer questions about the text.

 

Maths: Last week we looked at addition and this week we will focus on subtraction. We will use our number bonds to 10 to help answer simple questions and use different resources to help answer larger subtraction questions. Do keep practising number bonds to 10 with your child (e.g. 1+9 = 10; 2+8=10)

 

Project: As part of the Enchanted Woodlands topic we will be making pinecone mobiles and other fun things to go in the woodlands for the parent visit on the 13th October. We do hope you are looking forward to it! 

 

Reminders: Science day will be Friday 7th October - we will have a fun assembly led by the Science Boffins and will do different fun science experiments throughout the day (PE will be as normal on that day so do send your children in with their PE on). 

Enchanted Woodland Exhibition is on Thursday 13th October at the Junior School woodlands .2.15pm-2.45pm (please enter via the bottom gate of the Junior school field opposite Emlyn Road) - please come along to see what your child has been learning this half term!

Mathletics homework needs to be completed every week by Thursday and spellings will be tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week! Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 26th September

 

Literacy: For the next couple of weeks we will base our Literacy around the book 'Hansel and Gretel'. This week we will hear the story and retell it by ordering pictures and acting it out. 

 

Reading: We will continue hearing about the adventures of Percy the Park-Keeper in the 'The Owl takes Charge'. We will use our listening skills to listen to the story and then use our retrieval skills to answer questions about the text.

 

Maths: We will be adding numbers. We will use different apparatus to help us see the numbers and, hopefully, move on to challenge ourselves by adding larger numbers.

 

Project: As part of the Enchanted Woodlands topic we will identifying evergreen and deciduous trees. Challenge your child and see if they can tell the difference between the two! 

 

Reminders: Mathletics homework and spellings are tested every Thursday. You will find your child's Mathletics password in their Reading Record, any problems do let us know, but we do expect every child to complete the homework every week! Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Week beginning 19th September

 

Literacy: Will be based all around our topic the Enchanted Woodlands. We will be working on writing basic sentences with capital letters and full-stops.  

 

Reading: We will continue hearing about the adventures of Percy the Park-Keeper in the 'The Lost Acorn'. We will use our role play skills to imagine we are different characters in the book and emphathise with how they feel.

 

Maths: We will be counting in 2's and looking at odd and even numbers. 

 

Project: As part of the Enchanted Woodlands topic we will identify different birds, create pictures using purple mash (computer programme) and make tree boggarts to protect the trees.

 

Reminders: Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. Reading books will be exchanged on Tuesday and Friday's.

Reading Record Book

This book is to support the communication between home and school and will be checked every day by the class teachers.

 

Please use this book to:

  • Record reading comments.
  • Record any other learning that your child does at home.

 

Please check your child’s book every day.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week to an adult and this must be recorded in this book. The teachers will also choose a specific book twice a week for your child, according to their reading stage. These books will be changed only on Tuesday and Friday. If the book is not returned, we cannot send another book home. Children can also choose books from their classroom to take home every day.

We love our books at Earlswood so please take care of them. Damaged or lost books will be charged for by the school. If books are damaged or lost, please speak to your child’s class teacher and they will be able to issue you a letter to explain how you can pay for the book.

Week beginning 12th September

 

Literacy: Will be based all around our trip to the woodlands at the Junior site. This week we will use photos to sequence our trip; then we will verbalise and act out different sentences about the trip. 

 

Reading: We will continue hearing about the adventures of Percy the Park-Keeper in the short picture books written by Nick Butterworth. We will use our super prediction skills to predict what will happen next in the stories. 

 

Maths: We will be looking at the value of different numbers. We will use our place value skills to form and order numbers.

 

Project: For our enchanted woodlands topic we will be visiting the woodlands, then through the week we will be doing different activities related to Science and Art all connected to our enchanted woodland topic. 

 

Reminders: Please send your child in with wellington boots on Monday, they can be kept at school - just make sure they have a name on them. Year 1 PE days are Wednesday and Friday - please send your child in with their kit on. 

 

Welcome to Year 1

 

We hope you have had a lovely holiday, it has gone so quickly! We have had a brilliant first day back and are extremely excited about the year ahead. 

 

Just a couple of reminders: 

- Morning drop off is between 8.30am-8.55am and pick up is either 3pm or 3.15pm (please let the office know if you are a 3pm pick up);

- Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday - on these days please send your children in with their PE kit on. The first PE session will be Friday 9th September;

- Books will be sent home next week, but in the meantime please do read with your child - it makes such a difference. 

 

If you have any queries then please do just ask.

 

The Year 1 Team

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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