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Badger Hare Mole Fox

Cooper

Karla

Daniyal 

Evie

Scarlett C

Georgie

Freya

Rim

Week beginning 20/11/17

Literacy

In literacy this week we are going to be changing an element of the Superkid story and the children will then be writing their own versions. They will be encouraged to include correct punctuation and adventurous vocabulary. 

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be developing their understanding of place value. They will be learning to count to 20, forwards and backwards.  They will be using concrete objects to represent numbers up to 20. They will also be encouraged to make links between the pattern of numbers 0-9 and numbers 10-19.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We will be learning alternative spellings for the igh sounds (i, ie, i-e, y)

Miss Keast - we will be learning the alternative pronunciation of the ou and y graphemes and revisiting tricky words from phase 4. 

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We will be starting to learn alternative sounds. This week we will focus on the sounds ay, ou, ie and ea and which words we use them in.

Mrs Tarant/Miss Royce - We will be continuing to focus on writing our digraphs, trigraphs, CVCC and CCVC words.

Mrs Inker- - We will be recapping our phase 3 sounds including beginning to write words with the sounds ch, th and sh.

 

 

Independent Learning

DT Zone- This zone will be in Badger class this week. We will be designing and making our own fruit smoothies including designing our own labels for bottles. If you have any large bottles you could send in we would be grateful.

 

Art Zone- This zone will be in Mole class this week. We will be creating our own comics and exploring using different textures for collage. We will also be painting using our prime colours to mix.

 

Music Zone- This zone will be in Fox class this week. We will be exploring different musical instruments and using them to create onomatopoeia sound effects. We will also be creating our own superhero theme songs, experimenting with rhythm by using repetition and rhyme.

 

Science Zone- This zone will be in Hare class this week. We will be testing materials to find their properties, we will then use this information to create our own superhero masks.

 

Week beginning 13.11.17

 

Literacy

The children will be continuing with our story Superkid. They will be changing the main character and planning their own version of the story with their new characters.

 

Reading

The children will be continuing to read our superhero stories focusing on using their phonics to decode the text and answering questions on what they have read.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent's group- We will be learning alternative spellings for the ‘ai’ phoneme e.g. ay and a_e.

Miss Keast's group-We will be learning the alternative pronunciations for the letters c, g and u.

Miss Boyce's and Miss Sparshott's group-We will be starting to learn alternative sounds. This week we will focus on the sounds ay, ou, ie and ea and which words we use them in.

Miss Royce's and Miss Tarrant's group - We will be continuing to focus on writing our digraphs, trigraphs, CVCC and CCVC words.

Mrs Inker’s group- We will be recapping our phase 3 sounds including beginning to write words with the sounds j,v,w,x.

 

You can support your child's reading at home by practising reading and spelling words with these graphemes.

 

 

Maths

The children will be learning about 3D shapes, they will be learning to name the shapes and talk about their properties (how many edges and faces they have). We will be using this information to help us sort shapes into different groups e.g. shapes with square faces and shapes with circular faces.

 

Independent Learning

DT Zone- This zone will be in Badger class this week. We will be designing and making our own fruit smoothies including designing our own labels for bottles. If you have any large bottles you could send in we would be grateful.

 

Art Zone- This zone will be in Mole class this week. We will be creating our own comics and exploring using different textures for collage. We will also be painting using our prime colours to mix.

 

Music Zone- This zone will be in Fox class this week. We will be exploring different musical instruments and using them to create onomatopoeia sound effects. We will also be creating our own superhero theme songs, experimenting with rhythm by using repetition and rhyme.

 

Science Zone- This zone will be in Hare class this week. We will be testing materials to find their properties, we will then use this information to create our own superhero masks.

 

Reminders:

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to support and recognise anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

Badger Hare Mole Fox

Benji

Hugh

Lilas

Andrew

Betsy

Angelo

Annabelle

 

William C

Lucas

 

Week beginning 6.11.17

Thank you for the wonderful costumes on Wednesday, we had a great day being Superheroes!

 

Literacy

The children will be learning to retell the story ‘Superkid’. They will be creating story maps to help them retell the story and will explore acting out key parts of the story. They will also look at describing the character ‘Superkid’ and creating posters all about the story using key words and phrases.

 

Reading

The children will be reading the story ‘Superworm’ they will be using their phonics to decode the text and starting to explore rhyming.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent's group- We will be looking at alternative spellings for the ‘ee’ phoneme e.g. ea, ey, e_e.

Miss Keast's group-We will be learning the alternative pronunciations for the letters: i, o, g, g and u. We will also be learning to read and spell the words:little, one, do, when, what and out.

Miss Boyce's and Miss Sparshott's group-We will be focusing on writing our digraphs, CVCC and CCVC words.

Miss Royce''s and Miss Tarrant's group - We will be focusing on writing our digraphs, CVCC and CCVC words.

Mrs Inker’s group- We will be recapping the digraphs sh and ch and beginning to write these digraphs into words.

 

You can support your child's reading at home by practising reading and spelling words with these graphemes.

 

 

Maths

The children will be learning about 2D shapes, they will be learning to name the shapes and talk about their properties (how many sides and corners they have). We will be using this information to help us sort shapes into different groups e.g. shape with straight sides and shapes with curved sides and we will be looking at and continuing patterns using shapes.

 

Independent Learning

The children will be continuing with our class investigation into whether the person with the largest feet is the tallest. They will also be creating their own superhero number lines and designing our own superhero logos using the different 2D shapes we have learnt about. We are also investigating light and dark, using torches to find shadows as well as creating foil figures who cast a large shadow for us to trace!

 

Reminders:

Poppy Day!

From Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies for £1.00 each, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the infant and junior sites.

You class teacher will be given a timetable detailing when the poppies will be sold in your class.

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to support and recognise anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

Week beginning 30.10.17

We have had a great half term in Year 1. Thank you for the great response to 'visit the classroom' and our Woodland evening, it was lovely to see so many of you. We hope you have a restful half-term.

 

Literacy

The children will be writing about their Superhero character thinking about all the powers they would have. They will be writing sentences using what we have learnt about the pronoun ‘I’ and extending their sentences with ‘and’. The children will share their writing with their class.

 

Reading

The children will be reading the story ‘Super Daisy’ they will be discussing what they have read and answering questions about the text.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent's group- We will be revisiting phase 5b during the beginning of the week before moving onto phase 5c. To start phase 5c we will be learning alternative spellings for the ai phoneme.

Miss Keast's group-We will be revisiting the split digraphs a_e, e_e, o_e, i_e and u_e, looking at words which contain these digraphs e.g. cake, these, stone, kite, flute.

Miss Boyce's and Miss Sparshott's group-We will be revisiting CVCC (e.g. tent, camp) and CCVC (e.g. slug, grip) words focusing on using sound buttons to help us blend the words.

Miss Royce''s and Miss Tarrant's group - We will be revisiting CVCC (e.g. tent, camp) and CCVC (e.g. slug, grip) words focusing on using sound buttons to help us blend the words.

 

You can support your child's reading at home by practising reading and spelling words with these graphemes.

 

 

Maths

The children will be learning about the relationship between addition and subtraction, they will be finding fact families for different numbers e.g. If I know that 4+5=9 I also know that 5+4=9 and 9-4=5 and 9-5=4. The children will also be learning how to solve addition and subtraction word problems.

 

Independent Learning

The children will be learning about their senses and which part of the body they use for each sense, they will also be investigating which sense to use to explore different materials.

We will also use the Ipads to create our own captions for their superhero photographs.

 

Reminders:

Super Hero Day Wednesday 1st November

To launch our new topic - Superheroes, we would like the children to come to school dressed up as a Superhero, this could be an existing Superhero or their own invention.

As part of Superhero day, the children will be junk modelling to create exciting tuff spot settings which will be used in the classroom throughout the half term. Please could children bring in any clean cardboard boxes e.g cereal boxes or smaller and newspaper.

We would also be very grateful for any donations of superhero toys or comics, in good condition.

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to support and recognise anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

Superhero Day 

 

To launch our new topic - Superheoes, on Wednesday 1st November we would like the children to come to schoool dressed up as a superhero, this could be an existing superhero or their own invention.

As part of Superhero day, the children will be junk modelling to create exciting tuff spot settings which will be used in the classroom throughout the half term. Please could children bring in any clean cardboard boxes e.g cereal boxes or smaller and newspaper.

We would also be very grateful for any donations of superhero toys or comics, in good condition.

Week beginning 16th October

 

Literacy

The children will be writing their own Little Red Riding Hood stories using what they have learnt this week about time connectives (first, next, then, while etc) and adjectives. The children will then reflect on their stories and make improvements by editing.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent's group- We are revising split digraphs a-e, e-e, i-e and o-e (as in cake, Pete, slide and home) and tricky words 'because' and 'laughed' which the children have learnt rhymes for.

Miss Keast's group-We will be revisiting some previously learnt sounds: ey, ew, ie and oe (as in key, few, pie, toe) and revising phase 5 tricky words.

Miss Boyce's and Miss Sparshott's group-We will be looking at two syllable words focusing on breaking these up in order to sound out and blend the words. e.g. cob/web, zig/zag. 

Miss Royce''s and Miss Tarrant's group - We will be looking at two syllable words focusing on breaking these up in order to sound out and blend the words. e.g. cob/web, zig/zag. 

 

You can support your child's reading at home by practising reading and spelling words with these graphemes.

 

Maths

In maths we will be learning to subtract. Throughout the week the children will begin to subtract using concrete objects and will then learn a counting back strategy to find answers using their fingers. Children will be recording their answers as number sentences, i.e. 17-2 = 15 Children will be challenged to make links between addition and subtraction by tackling missing number problems. 

 

Independent Learning

Children will be learning about maps and making their own maps for the journey from the Infants to the Juniors.

We will also be learning different clay modelling techniques, making Enchanted Woodland Boggarts, which will then be decorated using a range of materials.

 

 

Reminders:

Next week it is visit the Classroom on Wednesday 18th October you are invited to come into the classroom after school to see your child's work.

 

On Thursday 19th October, you are invited to an ‘Enchanted Woodlands Exhibition’ showing the children’s  wonderful artwork from this half term . You can come along between 4pm and 5pm. You will need to enter the woodlands by the bottom gate of the Junior field, opposite Emlyn Road.

 

Week beginning 9th October 

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be reading an alternative version of the story Little Red Riding Hood. The children will compare the new story with the traditional version and find similarities and differences. Then we will begin to rewrite our own version of the story replacing the character of the wolf with a new character. The children will learn about adjectives and will cone up with adjectives to describe the new character. The children will learn and act out the new Class story. 

 

Maths

In maths we will be focusing on addition. The children will use objects to strengthen their understanding of what it means to add. They will learn a new strategy to add, counting on by 'putting the big number in their head'. They will record their work as number sentences  e.g 5 + 2 = 7

By the end of the week the children will use the counting on strategy to solve 1 step word problems.

You can support you child's learning by giving them opportunist to add by counting on in their head.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - 

Miss Keast - We will be revisiting the following phase 3 graphemes: oi, oy, ir, ur, er, ai, aw, or and air.

Miss Boyce and Miss Sparshot - different consonant blends at the beginning (e.g. From, stop, flag) and ends of words (belt, camp, tent).

Miss Royce and Miss Tarrant - 

 

Stars of the Week

Fox - Florence and Kai

Mole -

Hare -

Badger - Gillies and Bennie

Week beginning 2nd October 2017

 

Literacy 

In Literacy we will be learning the traditional tale - Little Red Riding Hood. We will be thinking about the characters and the setting. The children will be using adjectives to write descriptive sentences about the characters.

 

Reading

In Reading lessons Children will read a story from the Percy the Park Keeper collection  -applying their phonics to read and developing comprehension skills.

 

Phonics with Miss Stent – We will be learning alternative pronunciations for the a, y and ch digraphs.

Phonics with Miss Keast – We will be learning the split digraphs i-e, o-e, a-e, u-e and e-e.

Phonics with Miss Boyce and Miss Sparshot – We are revising some previously learned phase 3 sounds including ur and ai.

Phonics with Miss Royce and Mrs Tarrant - We are revising some previously learned phase 3 sounds.

 

You can support your child’s learning at home by encouraging them to read and spell words with these graphemes.

 

Maths

The children will be investigating number bonds up to 10, using cubes. This gives children the skills required later on to quickly and easily add and subtract by recalling their number facts.

 

Independent learning

During Independent Learning time children will be engaging in a variety of learning activities across the curriculum:

Science-The children are learning facts about spiders; they will observe spiders webs to look for patterns and have a chance to design their own webs.

-Following on from last week’s learning about the different parts of a plant, the children will be planting their own conkers, collected from the Woodlands.

Art and Design -The children will be creating their own mini woodlands in the classroom, using natural resources which they collected on our visit to the Woodlands. They will also be making Woodland photo frames to display photos of our Woodland Visit, using natural resources and developing fine motor skills.

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 4th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. The book fair will be coming to the Juniors in March next year.

 

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 in the bottom hall everyday October 4th - 9th 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-booksl and start shopping!

 

If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, 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.

 

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

 

The Literacy Team

Week beginning 26.09.17

 

Message for parents and carers:  As part of our Topic learning we will be making crowns and mobiles using woodland treasure. Please could children bring in pine cones and metal coat hangers for their creations.

 

Literacy

This week we will be continuingwith the story Stick Man. Children will be using their imaginations to write their own stories, in a different setting, Stick Man will encounter different problems before making his way home to the family tree. 

 

Maths

In Maths this week the children will be comparing numbers. They will use a range of concrete resources, and will apply their counting skills and understanding of place value to decide which

numbers are bigger or smaller. They will learn to use the greater than (>) and less than (<) symbols in their number sentences.

 

Independent learning

During independent learning time the children will be able to choose from a range of different skill based activities  including:

-Collecting natural materials and making a Stick Man, using sticking and fine motor skills

-Painting an Autumn tree, practising colour mixing 

-Practising number formation with play doh

-Designing and building a woodland mobile

-Observing, drawing and labelling a flowering plant

 

Stars of the  week

Fox Class                    Mole Class                   Badger Class                    Hare Class

William D                      Leone                            Layla                                   Esme

William S                      Richard                          Phoebe                               Eddie

Nathan

James

 

Picture 1

Week beginning 18.09.17

 

Woodland Visit-Important message for parents and carers

To engage the children in learning about the Enchanted Woodland we will be visiting the woodlands at the Junior School. Badger Class and Hare Class will be visiting on Wednesday morning. Fox Class and Mole Class will be visiting on Thursday morning. Please could you ensure that your child has welly boots and a waterproof coat in school on these days.

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be continuing with Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. The children will be telling their own version of the Stick Man story by changing one part of the story, using their imaginations and developing skills in speaking and listening and sentence writing.

 

Reading

In reading lessons children will read the fairy tale - Hansel and Gretel. They will have opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge and engage in discussion about the story. 

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be finding one more and one less. Children will learn through games and will use a range of practical resources to support their learning. 

 

Independent Learning

During independent learning time the children will continue learning about our topic - The Enchanted Woodland. The children will be sketching and painting woodland animals, developing fine motor skills and independently mixing primary colour paints. We will be heading outdoors onto the field and into the allotment in search of birds and other wildlife to identify and categorise. We will then use the ipads to draw and colour a bird using the purplemash website. We will also be taking rubbings on leaves and park, looking for patterns in nature. 

The children will also have the  opportunity during their independent learning time to develop reading and writing skill and practise number formation.

Week beginning 11.09.17

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be reading the story Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. The children will become familiar with the setting, the characters and the sequence of events in the story, and will develop a Talk For Writing script as a class. Children will be involved in writing a shared Stick Man story as a class.

 

Reading

In reading lessons children will read Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. They will have opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge and engage in discussion about the story. Daily Phonics lessons will begin on Monday11th September.

 

Maths

In maths this week we will be learning to count objects and recognise numbers to 10. We will also be representing numbers using objects and writing numerals to 10. The children will use a range of practical resources including numicon to support their understanding.

 

Independent Learning

During independent learning time the children will continue learning about our topic - The Enchanted Woodland. We will be heading outside to explore the natural environments around the school, searching for and identifying animals and birds. We will be using the ipads to develop the children’s computing skills and create drawings of birds. Following on from the reading lessons, children will be able to make Owl Baby puppets to use at the small World area – they will be challenged to use a range of materials and skills.

Welcome to Year 1!

 

All the team are looking forward to the year ahead. Our topic this term we will be The Enchanted Woodland where we will be exploring the magical woodland area and learning about the mysterious features around us.

 

Our PE days will be on Monday and Friday, on these days your child needs to comes to school in their PE kits.

 

We will be sending home reading books which will be changed on a Monday and Friday.

 

If you have any questions please come and speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

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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