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Badger Hare Mole Fox

Stella

Sophie

Andrew

Finley

Frankie

Esme

Betsy

Scarlett F-S

Toby

Lucas.B

Koralea

Farryl

Rim

 

Week beginning 23.4.18

 

Literacy

In Literacy, we will be learning our new story, "Gigantosaurus". The children will be using actions and a visual story map to support them when retelling the story.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning about division as grouping and sharing. The children will be solving a variety of different problems and will use practical resources to support them when dividing amounts into groups.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We are revising Phase 5 sounds and will be identifying digraphs and trigraphs in words as we read them. 

Miss Keast - We are revising vowel digraphs, ai, ee, igh and oa.

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on au and ou this week and looking at two syllable words.

Miss Sparshott - We will be focusing on the split digraphs in Phase 5 including a-e and e-e.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We will be learning the Phase 5 digraphs ue and aw.

Mrs Thomas - We will be recapping the Phase 3 sounds ai and er.

 

Independent Learning

We are all enjoying our new topic of Dinosaurs! The children have  been very busy learning all about dinosaurs in their classroom zone. This week the zones will rotate as follows;

 

Science (Animals): This zone will be in Hare class.  We will be learning all about different Dinosaurs focusing on what they eat, learning what carnivores, herbivores and omnivores are. We will also being reading lots of Harry and his bucketful of dinosaur books and using our puppet theatre to create our own stories.

 

History and Geography: This zone will be in Badger class.  We will be learning about how Pangea split into the continents, creating the world we have today.  We will be learning about the extinction theories and digging for fossils!  We will also be making our own fossils out of clay and doing some amazing cave drawings.

 

Art: In Fox class we will be creating an Art Museum, building a dinosaur using a variety of 2D shapes, collaging dinosaur scenes and creating some very detailed sketches of our favourite dinosaurs.

 

Science (Plants): In Mole class we will be taking on the role of botanical scientists. In order to help Dr Dino solve a mystery the children will need to identify plant species. They will be using magnifying glasses and microscopes to take a closer look at plants and observe their structure. Then will be planting some seeds and observing their growth. The children will conduct their own investigations to deepen their understanding of plant growth.

Week beginning 16/04/18

We hope you have a lovely Easter break, here’s a sneak peek at what year 1 will be up to when we come back…

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be introducing our new story.  There will be an exciting event to introduce the new story (but we don’t want to give anything away!)  The children will then be writing about the exciting event in the first week back.

 

Maths

In maths we will be recapping multiplication, focusing on the children's fluency of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as solving word problems.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We are revising alternative spellings for or, w, e, and ur graphemes.

Miss Keast - We are revising the graphemes, including oi, ar, er and ur.

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on au and ou this week and looking at two syllable words.

Miss Sparshott - We will be focusing on the split digraphs in phase 5, a_e, e_e and i_e.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We will be learning the graphemes oy and ir.

Mrs Thomas - We will be recapping the phase 3 sounds ear and air.

 

 Independent Learning

We are excited to start our new topic for this half term, Dinosaurs!  There will be four exciting zones which will rotate over the next month. 

 

Science (Animals): This zone will be starting in Badger class.  We will be learning all about different Dinosaurs focusing on what they eat, learning what carnivores, herbivores and omnivores are. We will also being reading lots of Harry and his bucketful of dinosaur books and using our puppet theatre to create our own stories.

 

History and Geography: This zone will be starting in Hare class.  We will be learning about how Pangea split into the continents, creating the world we have today.  We will be learning about the extinction theories and digging for fossils!  We will also be making our own fossils out of clay and doing some amazing cave drawings.

 

Art: In Mole class we will be creating an Art Museum, building a dinosaur using a variety of 2D shapes, collaging dinosaur scenes and creating some very detailed sketches of our favourite dinosaurs.

 

Science (Plants): In Fox class we will be taking on the role of botanical scientists. In order to help Dr Dino solve a mystery the children will need to identify plant species. They will be using magnifying glasses and microscopes to take a closer look at plants and observe their structure. Then will be planting some seeds and observing their growth. The children will conduct their own investigations to deepen their understanding of plant growth.

 

How to help at home:

We have sent home a small phonics pack to practise at home, here is the cover letter in case it never makes it home!

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Over the Easter holidays we would like your child to continue to practise their phonics. Enclosed is a pack of games and activities for them to use. It includes:

 

· Phonics screening words for your child to add sound buttons to before reading the words accurately. Ask your child if they can spot all of the digraphs and trigraphs within the words; and

· An ‘I Spy’ game.

 

Why not try out some of the websites below, there is a phonics play app you can download onto a tablet! https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ http://www.phonicsplayapps.co.uk/phonicsPlayApps.html http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

 

Thank you for your continued support

 

Kind regards

Year 1 team

Week beginning 26/03/18

Literacy

In literacy we will be doing an assessed piece of independent writing.  We will all listen to a story about going on an adventure and getting lost, the children will then be acting out these stories and ordering events as well as creating their own storyboards before writing the story.

 

Maths

In maths we will be starting to work on division, concentrating on grouping and sharing.

 

Phonics

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on oo and ue this week.

Miss Keast - We are learning the alternative pronunciations for the graphemes ch and ou.  The tricky words we will be focusing on are; any, eyes, friends, once, please.

Miss Stent - We revising alternative spellings for and ur and e graphemes.

Mrs Thomas - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds – ow and oi.

Miss Sparshott/ Mrs Westwater - We will be learning split digraphs - o_e, e_e, a_e, i_e, u_e.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are revising Phase 3 sounds – ie and ea, looking at where we see these sounds in words.

 

Independent Learning

For next week we will be continuing with our Moon Zoom topic.  We will be sharing our fact videos with other year groups this week as well as testing our amazing moon buggies.  We will be conducting our own science experiments to see how well our moon buggies work and then evaluating their performances. 

Week beginning 19/03/18

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be developing our own version of the story Robot the No-Bot. We will be changing parts of the story when we start to write our own version. 

 

Maths

In maths we will be working on odds and evens and continuing to explore multiplication through word problems.

 

Phonics

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on wh and ph this week.

Miss Keast - We are learning the alternative spellings for the graphemes a and y.  We will also be revisiting ow and tie.  The tricky words we will be focusing on are; many, laughed, because, different.

Miss Stent - We revising alternative spellings for and or and w graphemes.

Mrs Thomas - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds – or and ur.

Miss Sparshott/ Mrs Westwater - We will be continuing to focus on the digraphs, wh, aw, wh, ew.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are revising Phase 3 sounds – ay and ou, looking at where we see these sounds in words.

 

Independent Learning

For next week we will be continuing with our Moon Zoom topic.  We will be making our own fact videos sharing facts we have learnt over this topic.  We will be continuing to build and decorate our moon buggies ready for testing the following week; as well as creating so beautiful splatter paintings of the galaxy.

Week beginning 12/03/18

Literacy

In literacy we will be internalising our text ‘No Bot, The Robot’ through actions and will be focusing on using conjunctions but, so, and, because, when writing about the story.

 

Maths

In maths we will be continuing to learn how to multiply through the method of repeated addition.  We will be focusing on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

 

Phonics

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on air and ure this week.

Miss Keast - We are learning the alternative spellings for the graphemes ea and er.  We will also be revisiting ow and tie.  The tricky words we will be focusing on are; thought, through, work, mouse.

Miss Stent - We revising alternative spellings for and air, ear, sh, and v graphemes.

Mrs Thomas - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds – oo and ar.

Miss Sparshott/ Mrs Westwater - We will be focusing on the digraphs in phase 5, wh, aw, ph.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are revising Phase 3 sounds – er, ur, ar  and looking at where we see these sounds in words.

 

Independent Learning

Our topic for this half term is Moon Zoom!  There are four exciting zones which rotate weekly over the next month.

 

History – Our history zone will be in Mole class this week, we will be finding out about some of the famous astronauts.  We will be making fact files about our chosen famous astronauts, applying to be an astronaut in the role play, acting out the first landing on the moon in the tuff spot and sketching astronaut pictures with a marble background.

 

DT - This zone will be in Hare class and focuses on designing and making moon buggies! We will be finding out about levers, axels and pulleys and exploring how these work and what we will need in order for our space buggy to move. Our role play area will be a rocket where the children will be exploring the best and worst surfaces for moon buggies to travel on.

 

Computing – This zone will be in Badger class this week.  In our reading sessions we will be finding out about Bob- the man on the moon. In the role play area the children will be able to buy and sell tickets to travel to the moon in a rocket, as space tourists. Then 3, 2, 1! Blast off! When they get to the moon the children will learn lots of interesting facts and be able to write postcards home.  The children will be learning to program B-bot Bob to travel between the planets of our solar system. The children will also be using the ipads to program the astronaut to rescue alien spaceships. They will begin to find ways of recording the algorithms they are using, by listing the instructions given.

 

Science – This zone will be in Fox class this week.  The children will find an alien has landed in the classroom!  They will be making welcome boxes and writing letters to help the alien learn about the different materials we have on earth and their properties. 

 

Reminders:

World Book Day, Thursday 15th March 2018

World Book Day has been rescheduled to Thursday 15th March due to the snow days.

Children are invited to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character and it would be great if they could also bring in a book with their character in!

 

Extreme Reading Competition – extension of deadline date!

As the snow disrupted our World Book Day plans, we’ve extended the deadline for our ‘Extreme Reading competition’! We will be taking in photos of you reading in extreme places up until Wednesday 14th March, winners will be announced on our book dress up day on Thursday 15th March.

We look forward to seeing your photos of you reading in weird and wonderful places!

Happy reading! J

 

Badger Hare Mole Fox

Adriana

Clara

Luke

Dominic

Louisa

Eva

Youssef

Joshua

Marrij

Richard

Oscar

James

Maddy

Imogen

Erin

Freya

Week beginning 05/03/18

Literacy

In literacy we will be learning our new text ‘No Bot, The Robot’.  We will be helping Bernard the Robot to find his bottom by writing Wanted posters.  The children will be focusing on using full stops, capital letters and learning to use a range of conjunctions.

 

Maths

In maths we will learning how to multiply through the method of repeated addition.  We will be focusing on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

 

Phonics

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on ue and aw this week.

Miss Keast - We are learning the alternative spellings for the graphemes ow, ie, ea and er.  We will also be learning the tricky words; water, where, who, again this week.

Miss Stent - We are learning alternative spellings for air and v graphemes.

Mrs Thomas - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds – th, ai, ee, igh and oa.

Miss Sparshott/ Mrs Westwater - We will be focusing on the digraphs in phase 5, oy, ir, ue/ue.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are revising Phase 3 sounds -  air / ure  and looking at where we see these sounds in words.

 

Independent Learning

Our topic for this half term is Moon Zoom!  There are four exciting zones which rotate weekly over the next month.

 

History – Our history zone will be in Fox class this week, we will be finding out about some of the famous astronauts.  We will be making fact files about our chosen famous astronauts, applying to be an astronaut in the role play, acting out the first landing on the moon in the tuff spot and sketching astronaut pictures with a marble background.

 

DT - This zone will be in Badger class and focuses on designing and making moon buggies! We will be finding out about levers, axels and pulleys and exploring how these work and what we will need in order for our space buggy to move. Our role play area will be a rocket where the children will be exploring the best and worst surfaces for moon buggies to travel on.

 

Computing – This zone will be in Hare class this week.  In our reading sessions we will be finding out about Bob- the man on the moon. In the role play area the children will be able to buy and sell tickets to travel to the moon in a rocket, as space tourists. Then 3, 2, 1! Blast off! When they get to the moon the children will learn lots of interesting facts and be able to write postcards home.  The children will be learning to program B-bot Bob to travel between the planets of our solar system. The children will also be using the ipads to program the astronaut to rescue alien spaceships. They will begin to find ways of recording the algorithms they are using, by listing the instructions given.

 

Science – This zone will be in Mole class this week.  The children will find an alien has landed in the classroom!  They will be making welcome boxes and writing letters to help the alien learn about the different materials we have on earth and their properties. 

 

Reminders:

Please keep bringing in any shoe boxes you have at home for the children to make their moon buggies out of!

Week beginning 26/02/18

Literacy

In literacy we will be starting our new Talk for Writing Unit. The children will be writing about losing something and creating comic strips based on a journey we will take around the school.

 

Maths

In maths we will learning how to identify one more and one less as well as using the language of more than and less than with numbers up to 50.

 

Phonics

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on oy and ir this week.

Miss Keast - We are continuing alternative spellings for the graphemes i, o, c, g and u.  We will also be learning the tricky words little, one, when, what, out this week.

Miss Stent - We are learning alternative spellings for ear and sh graphemes.

Mrs Thomas - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds – sh, ng, th, ai.

Miss Sparshott/ Mrs Westwater - We will be focusing on the digraphs in phase 5, oy, ir, ue.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are revising Phase 3 sounds - ear / air / ure  and looking at where we see these sounds in words.

 

Independent Learning

Our topic for this half term is Moon Zoom!  There are four exciting zones which rotate weekly over the next month.

 

History – Our history zone will be in Badger class this week, we will be finding out about some of the famous astronauts.  We will be making fact files about our chosen famous astronauts, applying to be an astronaut in the role play, acting out the first landing on the moon in the tuff spot and sketching astronaut pictures with a marble background.

 

DT - This zone will be in Fox class and focuses on designing and making moon buggies! We will be finding out about levers, axels and pulleys and exploring how these work and what we will need in order for our space buggy to move. Our role play area will be a rocket where the children will be exploring the best and worst surfaces for moon buggies to travel on.

 

Computing – This zone will be in Mole class this week.  In our reading sessions we will be finding out about Bob- the man on the moon. In the role play area the children will be able to buy and sell tickets to travel to the moon in a rocket, as space tourists. Then 3, 2, 1! Blast off! When they get to the moon the children will learn lots of interesting facts and be able to write postcards home.  The children will be learning to program B-bot Bob to travel between the planets of our solar system. The children will also be using the ipads to program the astronaut to rescue alien spaceships. They will begin to find ways of recording the algorithms they are using, by listing the instructions given.

 

Science – This zone will be in Hare class this week.  The children will find an alien has landed in the classroom!  They will be making welcome boxes and writing letters to help the alien learn about the different materials we have on earth and their properties. 

 

Request:

Another request! Please could we have any shoe boxes you may have at home to make some amazing Moon Buggies with!! Thank you so much for your continued support, we really appreciate it.

Week beginning 19/02/18

We hope you have a lovely break. Our topic next half term is Moon Zoom.  The focus of this topic is learning about space!

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be starting our new Talk for Writing Unit. The children will be writing about losing something and creating comic strips based on a journey we will take around the school.

 

Maths

In maths we will learning our place value within 50, counting forwards and backwards.

 

Phonics

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on ea and ie this week.

Miss Keast - We are learning alternative spellings for the graphemes i, o, c, g and u.  We will also be learning the tricky words little, one, when, what, out this week.

Miss Stent - We are revising alternative spellings for oi, s, r, ar graphemes.

Mrs Thomas - We will be revising Phase 3 sounds - z, zz, qu and ch.

Miss Sparshott/ Mrs Westwater - We will be focusing on the digraphs in phase 5, ay, ou, ie, ea.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are revising Phase 3 sounds - ur / ow / oi / er and looking at where we see these sounds in words.

 

Independent Learning

We are excited to start our new topic for this half term, Moon Zoom!  There will be four exciting zones which will rotate over the next month.

 

History – Our history zone will start in Hare class, we will be finding out about some of the famous astronauts.  We will be making fact files about our chosen famous astronauts, applying to be an astronaut in the role play, acting out the first landing on the moon in the tuff spot and sketching astronaut pictures with a marble background.

 

DT - This zone will start in Mole class and focuses on designing and making moon buggies! We will be finding out about levers, axels and pulleys and exploring how these work and what we will need in order for our space buggy to move. Our role play area will be a rocket where the children will be exploring the best and worst surfaces for moon buggies to travel on.

 

Computing – This zone will start in Fox class.  In our reading sessions we will be finding out about Bob- the man on the moon. In the role play area the children will be able to buy and sell tickets to travel to the moon in a rocket, as space tourists. Then 3, 2, 1! Blast off! When they get to the moon the children will learn lots of interesting facts and be able to write postcards home.  The children will be learning to program B-bot Bob to travel between the planets of our solar system. The children will also be using the ipads to program the astronaut to rescue alien spaceships. They will begin to find ways of recording the algorithms they are using, by listing the instructions given.

 

Science – This zone will begin in Badger class.  The children will find an alien has landed in the classroom!  They will be making welcome boxes and writing letters to help the alien learn about the different materials we have on earth and their properties. 

 

Week beginning 05/02/18

 

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be writing a recount of when the Queen came to Tea, sharing our favourite part of the visit!

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be working on measuring in centimetres (cms). We will be investigating using the vocabulary ‘shorter’ and ‘longer’.

 

Phonics

We recently completed phonics assessment on the children and following this we have moved the groups around. You will receive your word strips at the end of the week which will inform you as to which group the children are now working in.

 

Miss Stent - We are learning alternative spellings for the ar and s graphemes.

Miss Keast - We are consolidating our phase 5 digraphs this week.

Miss Boyce – We are focusing on ay and ou this week.

Miss Sparshott - We will be focusing on the digraphs in phase 5 ay, ou, ie, ea.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are recapping phase 3 sounds this week introducing some Phase 5 sounds.

Mrs Thomas - We are continuing to recap our phase 3 sounds this week, e.g oa, oo, ur.

 

Independent Learning

This week we will be preparing for our Tea Party with the Queen! We will be baking scones, preparing sandwiches and snacks. We will also be making all our decorations, we will be making our own bunting and pipe cleaner flowers for the tables. We are sure to impress the Queen with our amazing creations!

We will also be taking part in the Safer Internet Day, looking at how to stay safe online. As a year group we will be recreating the Great Fire of London, burning our Tudor houses in the playground!

 

Reminders:

Just a reminder, please can we prevent toys coming into school as we have had a few popping up recently. Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any empty small plastic bottles e.g Actimel/Yakult bottles at home that you could bring in for some more crafty activities this week to make vases for our Tea Party that would be brilliant, thank you!

Week beginning 29/01/18

 

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be writing our invitations to the Queen to come to Earlswood for a tea party!  In our letters we will be including some impressive facts we have found out about her.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction word problems using their bonds to 20.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We are learning alternative spellings for the oi and r graphemes.

Miss Keast - We are learning the alternative spellings for the ai and c graphemes.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We are continuing to learn the split digraphs a_e, o_e, e_e, i_e.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are recapping phase 5 sounds this week, focusing on ew, oe and au.

Mrs Inker - We are continuing to recap our phase 3 sounds this week, e.g aw, ee and oo.

 

Independent Learning

We will making our last rotation of our Bright Lights, Big City zones this week.

Geography - London – This zone will be in Mole class this week.  The zone focuses on the tourist attractions in London e.g. The London Eye.  The role play has become a big red tour bus where the children can buy tickets and give guided tours of London!

Geography - United Kingdom – This zone will be in Fox class this week.  The focus of this zone will be learning all about the four countries that make up the UK.  We will have a weather station as a role play area where the children will be creating their own weather forecasts for the UK.

History & DT - Architect Studio – This zone will be in Badger class this week, with its historical focus on London during the Great Fire, they will be exploring the materials the buildings were built with and find out how the fire spread.

History & DT - Pudding Lane Bakery – This zone will be in Hare class this week and will be also looking at the Great Fire of London with a focus on how the fire started.  The role play area has been transformed into the Pudding lane Bakery where the children can make bread, following recipes, measuring ingredients.

 

Reminders:

Just a reminder, please can we prevent toys coming into school as we have had a few popping up recently.  Thank you for your continued support. 

 

This note went into Reading Records this week:

On Wednesday 7th February we are creating a tea party for a special visitor. To make this a special event we ask that your child wears smart clothes to school (e.g. party dress, trousers, shirt, tie etc.). Please can your child wear their school shoes.

 

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who brought in boxes they have been and will continue to be put to good use in the Architect studio! 

 

If you have any empty small plastic bottles e.g actimel/yakult bottles at home that you could bring in for some more crafty activities that would be brilliant, thank you!

Week beginning 22/01/18

 

Literacy

In literacy this week we are continuing to work on our text; Katie in London. Now that we have learnt the story are making some simple changes before writing our own versions. We will be continuing to practise our punctuation, focusing on capital letters and full stops.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction word problems using their bonds to 20.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We are learning alternative spellings for the oo, n, and ng graphemes.

Miss Keast - We are learning the alternative spellings for the ee and ch graphemes.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We are learning the split digraphs a_e, o_e, e_e, i_e.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are recapping phase 5 sounds this week, focusing on aw, wh and ph.

Mrs Inker- - We are consolidating our phase 3 sounds this week, e.g aw, ee and oo.

 

Independent Learning

We will be launching our topic Bright Lights, Big City this week, with four exciting new zones focusing on London. Two zones will focus on modern day London and the U.K while the other two are based around the Great Fire of London.

Geography - London – This zone will be in Fox class this week. The zone focuses on the tourist attractions in London e.g. The London Eye. The role play has become a big red tour bus where the children can buy tickets and give guided tours of London!

Geography - United Kingdom – This zone will be in Mole class this week. The focus of this zone will be learning all about the four countries that make up the UK. We will have a weather station as a role play area where the children will be creating their own weather forecasts for the UK.

History & DT - Architect Studio – This zone will be in Hare class this week, with its historical focus on London during the Great Fire, they will be exploring the materials the buildings were built with and find out how the fire spread.

History & DT - Pudding Lane Bakery – This zone will be in Badger class this week and will be also looking at the Great Fire of London with a focus on how the fire started. The role play area has been transformed into the Pudding lane Bakery where the children can make bread, following recipes, measuring ingredients.

 

Reminders:

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who brought in boxes they have been and will continue to be put to good use in the Architect studio!

 

If you have any empty small plastic bottles e.g actimel/yakult bottles at home that you could bring in for some more crafty activities that would be brilliant, thank you!

Week beginning 15/01/18

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be continuing to work on Katie in London. During this week we are starting to internalise the text and look at the story in greater depth. At the end of the week we will be changing one aspect of the story to take some ownership of the text. Independently we will be continuing to practise our grammar specifically practising capital letters and full stops.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be starting to learn how to solve addition and subtraction number problems using number bonds up to 20.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We are learning alternative spellings for the ow and ng graphemes.

Miss Keast - We are learning alternative spellings for the ai phoneme.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We are learning the graphemes ew, oe, au, ey and practising some more high frequency words with tricky parts.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are recapping phase 5 sounds this week, focusing on oy, ir and ue.

Mrs Inker- - We are consolidating our phase 3 sounds this week, e.g ch,sh and learning some tricky words.

 

Independent Learning

We will be continuing our topic Bright Lights, Big City, with the four zones rotating classes.

 

Geography - London – This zone will be in Hare class this week. The zone focuses on the tourist attractions in London e.g. The London Eye. The role play has become a big red tour bus where the children can buy tickets and give guided tours of London!

 

Geography - United Kingdom – This zone will be in Badger class this week. The focus of this zone will be learning all about the four countries that make up the UK. We will have a weather station as a role play area where the children will be creating their own weather forecasts for the UK.

 

History & DT - Architect Studio – This zone will be in Fox class this week, with its historical focus on London during the Great Fire, they will be exploring the materials the buildings were built with and find out how the fire spread.

 

History & DT - Pudding Lane Bakery – This zone will be in Mole class this week and will be also looking at the Great Fire of London with a focus on how the fire started. The role play area has been transformed into the Pudding lane Bakery where the children can make bread, following recipes and measuring ingredients.

 

Reminders:

Please could everyone bring in a box this week to make Tudor houses with, preferably a cereal box or shoe box! Thank you.

Week beginning 08/01/18

 

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be starting a new story; Katie in London.  In this first week we will be getting to know the story and story-mapping the text.  We will be practising our grammar and writing sentences about the places in London that Katie visits in the story.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be practising bonds to 10 and learning their number bonds from 10 to 20.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We are learning alternative spellings for the oo and n graphemes.

Miss Keast - We are revisiting phase 5 digraphs: ou, ue, aw, au, u_e.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We are learning the graphemes aw, wh, ph, ew and practising some more high frequency words with tricky parts.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are recapping phase 5 sounds this week, focusing on ay.

Mrs Inker- - We are consolidating our phase 3 sounds this week, e.g ch,sh.

 

Independent Learning

We will be launching our topic Bright Lights, Big City this week, with four exciting new zones focusing on London.  Two zones will focus on modern day London and the U.K while the other two are based around the Great Fire of London.

 

Geography - London – This zone will be in Badger class this week.  The zone focuses on the tourist attractions in London e.g. The London Eye.  The role play has become a big red tour bus where the children can buy tickets and give guided tours of London!

Geography - United Kingdom – This zone will be in Hare class this week.  The focus of this zone will be learning all about the four countries that make up the UK.  We will have a weather station as a role play area where the children will be creating their own weather forecasts for the UK.

History & DT - Architect Studio – This zone will be in Mole class this week, with its historical focus on London during the Great Fire, they will be exploring the materials the buildings were built with and find out how the fire spread.

History & DT - Pudding Lane Bakery – This zone will be in Fox class this week and will be also looking at the Great Fire of London with a focus on how the fire started.  The role play area has been transformed into the Pudding lane Bakery where the children can make bread, following recipes, measuring ingredients.

Week beginning 04/01/18

We hope you had a lovely break. Our topic this term is Bright Lights, Big City. The focus of this topic is learning about the United Kingdom, focusing on London including The Great Fire!

 

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be writing our own labels for Paddington’s belongings, focusing on using our phonics to spell words.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be learning their number bonds to 20 and using these to solve problems.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We are learning some challenging high frequency words this week.

Miss Keast - We are revisiting the ew digraph.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We are learning to read and write high frequency words this week.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We are recapping phase 5 sounds this week.

Mrs Inker- - We are consolidating our phase 3 sounds this week, e.g ch,sh.

 

Independent Learning

We received a letter from Paddington Bear and are writing to tell him about our favourite places to visit in Redhill. We are painting pictures of bears and writing labels for our class pets in case they went on an adventure like Paddington!

Week beginning 18/12/17

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be continuing to look at forming sentences using nouns and verbs and exploring making longer sentences using adjectives.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be using their addition and subtraction skills to help them solve problems including making their own word problems for their friends to solve.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We will be revisiting the new sounds we have been learning, focusing on the alternative spellings for the phonemes igh, f and ee.

Miss Keast - We will be learning the alternative pronunciation of the u and a graphemes and revisiting previously learnt tricky words.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We will be revisiting all the phase 5 sounds we have learnt so far and the children will be exploring when to use these sounds in which words and starting to write these words into sentences.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We will be revisiting the graphemes: ir and oy and beginning to write these into words and sentences.

Mrs Inker- - We will be recapping our phase 3 sounds including beginning to write words with the sounds oi, ow and oa.

 

 

Independent Learning

This week we will looking at creating Christmas paintings, inventing their own board games and writing their own winter stories.

Week beginning 8/12/17

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be looking at forming sentences using nouns and verbs and exploring making longer sentences using adjectives.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be continuing to use the language of more than, less than and equal to and will be beginning to use the signs >, <, = when comparing numicon, sets of objects, dienes and numerals.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We will be continuing to learn the alternative spellings for the oa and m phonemes.

Miss Keast - We will be learning the alternative pronunciation of the ea and u graphemes and revisiting previously learnt tricky words.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We will learning continuing to learn the sounds aw, wh and ph. The children will explore when to use these sounds in which words and begin to write these sounds into words.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We will be learning new phase 5 graphemes: ir and oy and will be revisiting high frequency words and beginning to read these in sentences.

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

 

 

Independent Learning

This week we will be focusing on Superhero Villains and creating traps to catch them and lairs for them to hide in. We are also using our writing skills to create Wanted Posters and designing our own villains using 2Paint Software on the Ipads.

 

Reminders

Badger and Hare Sing Along – Monday 11th December 9.00-9.30am.

 

Fox and Mole Sing Along- Monday 11th December 9.30-10.00am.

 

Please can the children be in full school uniform for these performances.

 

Many thanks.

Week beginning 4/12/17

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be looking at a Chase story which we will act out and order. The children will then explore changing the character and using this text to create their own versions of a Chase story.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will be using the terms more than, less than and equal to, to compare groups of objects and numbers including ordering their numbers to 20.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We will be learning alternative spellings for the m and oa sounds.

Miss Keast - We will be learning the alternative pronunciation of the ow and ie graphemes and revisiting previously learnt tricky words.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We will be continuing to learn the sounds oy, ir, ue, ue and aw. The children will explore when to use these sounds in which words.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We will be learning new phase 5 graphemes: this week will be learning to read and write with the digraphs ie and ea.

Mrs Inker- - We will be recapping our phase 3 sounds including beginning to write words with the sounds igh and oa sounds.

 

 

Independent Learning

DT Zone- This zone will be in Fox 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 Hare 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.

 

Computing Zone- This zone will be in Mole class this week. We will be exploring using the software 2paint to create a superhero picture and beginning to add some text. We will also be exploring giving instructions to the Beebots to complete superhero challenges.

 

 

Science Zone- This zone will be in Badger 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

Badger and Hare Sing along – Monday 11th December 9.00-9.30am.

 

Fox and Mole Sing along- Monday 11th December 9.30-10.00am.

Week beginning 27/11/17

Literacy

In literacy this week we will be focusing on non-fiction style texts, reading superhero fact files. The children will be learning the features of fact files and using the ones they have read to retrieve facts about fictional characters.

 

Maths

In maths this week the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value, up to 20. The children will be counting, reading and writing numbers. Learning will focus on teen numbers and understanding that teen numbers are made up of a ten and ones.

 

Phonics

Miss Stent - We will be learning alternative spellings for the f and oa sounds

Miss Keast - We will be learning the alternative pronunciation of the ou and y graphemes and revisiting previously learnt tricky words.

Miss Boyce/Miss Sparshott - We will learning the sounds oy, ir, ue, ue and aw.

Mrs Tarrant/Miss Royce - We will be learning new phase 5 graphemes: ay, ou, ie, and ea.

Mrs Inker- - We will be recapping our phase 3 sounds including beginning to write words with the sounds ng, ai and ee.

 

 

Independent Learning

DT Zone- This zone will be in Mole 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 Badger 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.

 

Computing Zone- This zone will be in Hare class this week. We will be exploring using the software 2paint to create a superhero picture and beginning to add some text. We will also be exploring giving instructions to the Beebots to complete superhero challenges.

 

 

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

 

Infant Christmas Making Morning
On Friday 1st we will have our annual Christmas Making Morning at the Infants from
09.30-11.00.
This is an opportunity to come and participate in Christmas craft activities with your children.
Please drop your child at school and then return at 9.25 when we will open both gates for you to sign in at the main office. Hopefully see you there!

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 er, a , y and ch graphemes and revisiting learning to read phase 5 tricky words. 

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.

 

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

CEOP Children's Centre
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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