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James

Olivia

Chase

Amari

 

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Charlie G

Matti

Arella

 

 

Indy

Chloe

Maike

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 17th December 2018

 

During this week our learning will continue right up to the final day of term. Our timetable will remain  the same except that there may be Christmas music playing in the background as we work! 

 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

The Year One Team xxxxxxxxxxx

Year 1 Christmas Singalong!

 

Please join Year 1 on Monday 10th December for a very exciting Christmas Singalong! The children have worked very hard to learn all of the songs and are looking forward to their performances!

Please can children come to school on Monday in full school uniform and not PE uniform.

 

The singalong will be in the lower hall at the following times:

 

Badger and Hare classes - 9.15-9.45am

Mole and Fox classes - 10.00-10.30am

Week beginning 10.12.18

 

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

 

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – Revision of reading strategies and writing words with a selection of different phase 4 blends.

Mrs Williams - Revision of reading and writing words with a variety of Phase 5 sounds.

Miss Keast – Recognising split digraphs in words, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.

Miss Stent – Learning to recognise the 'ure' trigraph in words.

 

In MATHS this week we will be learning to explain whether a number is less than, more than or equal to when compared with another number up to or beyond twenty.

 

In LITERACY this week we will be building and writing sentences using nouns and verbs all about the Snowman!

Week beginning 3.12.18

 

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

 

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – reading strategies and writing words with a selection of different phase 4 blends.

Mrs Williams - alternative spellings for ee and ch. 

were, there, little, one. The words we are learning to spell are - they, all, are.

Miss Keast – wh, ph, oe, au and ey

Miss Stent – trigraphs such as: ear and air

In MATHS this week we will be deepening the children’s understanding of place value, working with numbers 0-20. The children will continue to develop their knowledge of teen numbers by finding 1 more and 1 less.

In LITERACY this week we will be continuing with our story of ‘Superkid’. Our HOT TASK this week is centered around describing the main character’s personality. We will then be introducing instruction writing, eventually writing about how to catch a villain.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 26.11.18

 

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Mrs Williams – alternative spellings for previously learnt sounds: ai, c. Continue to consolidate the tricky words: many, laughed, any, because different, eyes.

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – We are learning to read and write words with blends focusing on the sounds– air, ure and er. The tricky words we will be learning to read are - Oh, their, people, Mr. The words we are learning to spell are - my, her.

Miss Keast – alternative graphemes for previously learnt sounds: oy, ir, ue, aw.

Miss Stent – trigraphs such as: ear and air

Mrs Thomas - We are learning to recognise and blend these sounds in words, ar, or, ur and ow.

 

In LITERACY this week the children will be writing a character description all about Superkid! They will focus on using adjectives to make their writing even more exciting and will focus their writing on Superkid's appearance and personality.

 

In MATHS this week we will be deepening the children’s understanding of place value, working with numbers 0-20. They will learn to count both forwards and backwards and recognise the pattern between numbers 0-9 and 10-19.

 

Each classroom will be transformed into a different Zone each week, which will be rotated.

Computing and Literacy Zone – The children will be using an exciting app called ‘I can animate’ to create their own stop motion. Purple mash will be used in order for the children to make wanted posters. A lair will also be built for some villains , as well as many other literacy based activities.

PE and DT Zone – this is a Superhero training Zone where the children will learn about what makes us fit and healthy. They will be making their own superhero obstacle courses, designing and making smoothies and labelling them. The role play area will be a smoothie bar!

Science Zone – the children will be exploring, describing and sorting different materials.

Week beginning 19.11.18

 

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Mrs Williams – alternative pronunciations for previously learnt sounds: ay, ah, or. Tricky words: many, laughed, any, because different, eyes.

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – We are learning to read and write words with blends focusing on the digraphs - er, ee and ar. The tricky words we will be learning to read are - were, there, little, one. The words we are learning to spell are - they, all, are.

Miss Keast – alternative graphemes for previously learnt sounds: oy, ir, ue, aw.

Miss Stent – digraphs ur and ow, high frequency words: if, it, is, in.

 

Each classroom will be transformed into a different Zone each week, which will be rotated.

Computing and Literacy Zone – The children will be using an exciting app called ‘I can animate’ to create their own stop motion. Purple mash will be used in order for the children to make wanted posters. A lair will also be built for some villains , as well as many other literacy based activities.

PE and DT Zone – this is a Superhero training Zone where the children will learn about what makes us fit and healthy. They will be making their own superhero obstacle courses, designing and making smoothies and labelling them. The role play area will be a smoothie bar!

Science Zone – the children will be exploring, describing and sorting different materials.

Week beginning 12.11.18

In LITERACY we are starting our new Talk for Writing Unit based on a superhero story. The children will be learning the story though actions and will help their class teacher to create a story board they will use when retelling the story. They will be creating puppets of the main character to use when retelling the story and will also be acting out and creating freeze frames from the story.

 

 

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Miss Stent – digraphs ur and ow, high frequency words: if, it, is, in.

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – We are learning to read and write words with blends focusing on the digraphs - ar, or and ur. The tricky words we will be learning to read are - were, there, little, one. The words we are learning to spell are - they, all, are.

Each classroom will be transformed into a different Zone each week, which will be rotated.

PE and DT Zone – this is a Superhero training Zone where the children will learn about what makes us fit and healthy. They will be making their own superhero obstacle courses, designing and making smoothies and labelling them. The role play area will be a smoothie bar!

Science Zone – the children will be exploring, describing and sorting different materials.

Picture 1

Week beginning 5.11.18

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Miss Keast – phase 5a – alternative graphemes for the sounds ay, ie, ou, ea.

Miss Tarrant & Miss Royce – phase 4 – reading words with blends, focusing on igh, oa and oo.

Mrs Williams – digraphs including: ph, wh, aw. Tricky words: said, looked, children

Miss Stent - digraphs ‘ay’ and ‘ar’

 

In LITERACY this week we will be making lots of links with Science. The children will be learning a story board and the corresponding ‘Talk for Writing’ actions to retell the science investigation they have been exploring, as well as using their phonics to sound out when writing a sentence for their conclusion.

In MATHS this week we will be making close links with our science objectives which include: weighing and measuring, testing materials.

Science Week 

Bridge Building

For our Science Week, week beg 5th November, we are going to be making bridges!

Please can we ask for as many donations as possible of newspaper, cereal boxes, kitchen rolls or wrapping paper cardboard rolls (please no toilet roll tubes!)

 

Thank you

Reading books.

 

The children are now being encouraged to change their own reading book on a Monday and Friday. This gives them the opportunity to choose a book which they are interested in reading. It is possible that your child will select the same book more than once however, please continue to enjoy sharing that book as this will allow your child to grow in confidence and will also foster a great love of reading!

 

Library books!

 

We are also introducing book boxes for each annexe! These books are a variety of fiction and non-fiction and are there for you to choose with your child and share at home.

The boxes will be outside the classroom doors in the morning before school starts.

We do ask that you return the book before choosing another one.

Science Week 

Bridge Building

For our Science Week, week beg 5th November, we are going to be making bridges! Please can we ask for any donations of newspaper, cereal boxes and kitchen rolls (please no toilet roll tubes!)

Thank you.

 

Mystery Reader's at Earlswood!

Year 1 are on the look out for mystery readers! If you would like to come and read a story to a Year 1 class and have some time when you would be available to, we would love to hear from you!

Please speak to your child's class teacher for more information and to arrange a convenient time.

Earlswood Lodge Art Competition

Earlswood Lodge Art Competition 1

Week beginning 29.10.18

 

Superhero Day!

 

Superhero day is happening on Wednesday 31st October.

The children are invited to come to school dressed as their own or favourite superhero and be prepared for a day full of exciting superhero activities!

 

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

 

Mrs Williams – Learning to blend Phase 5 sounds when reading different words.

Miss Keast – Learning to recognise, read and write Phase 5 sounds.

Miss Stent – Revising Phase 3 sounds learnt to date.

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – Learning to read words with the qu, sh, ch and th digraphs with a focus on words with blends in i.e. st, bl, gr.

Mrs Thomas – Learning the j, v, w and x sounds.

 

In MATHS this week we will be continuing to learn to add and subtract and will be making links between these two operations. We will be looking at superhero word problems for addition and subtraction. The children will also be using the ‘part-part-whole’ model to find number facts and identify missing numbers within number sentences.

 

In LITERACY this week we will be starting our new Talk for Writing topic all about superheroes. The children will describe a superhero image using the vocabulary, nouns, adjectives and verbs. The word banks they build will then be used to support the children in writing a poem all about their superhero image! We are continuing to train the children to write their capital letters in green and their full stops in red.

 

Week beginning 15.10.18

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Mrs Williams – digraphs including: aw, ue, oy. Tricky words: Mr, Mrs, looked, called.

Miss Keast – alternative pronunciations of the

Miss Stent – cvcc words, learning how to sound out and blend 2 syllable words.

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – digraphs such as; igh, oa

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone – cvcc words, learning how to sound out and blend 2 syllable words.

 

In MATHS this week we will be continuing using the ‘part-part-whole’ model. Using the addition and equal sign.

In LITERACY this week we will be innovating the story of Stanley’s stick to turn it into their own story. They will be changing the stick to a different item and use adjectives to describe them. We have been training the children to highlight their capital letters in green and their full stops in red.

Science Week 

Bridge Building

For our Science Week, week beg 8th November, we are going to be making bridges! Please can we ask for any donations of newspaper, cereal boxes and kitchen rolls (please no toilet roll tubes!)

 

Thank you

Week beginning 8.10.18

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Mrs Williams – digraphs including: aw. Tricky words: said. Look,

Miss Keast – alternative pronunciations of the ‘a’

Miss Stent – cvcc words, Phase 4 consonant clusters st, nd, mp

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – digraphs such as; igh, oa

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone – digraphs igh, oa

 

In MATHS this week we will be continuing using the ‘part-part-whole’ model. Using the addition and equal sign.

In LITERACY this week we will be continuing the story of Stanley Stick, looking at sentence structure and punctuation. We have been training the children to highlight their capital letters in green and their full stops in red.

Week beginning 1.10.18

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Mrs Williams – digraphs including: ph, wh, aw. Tricky words: for, they, on.

Miss Keast – alternative pronunciations of the ‘a’ grapheme and the ‘e’ grapheme.

Miss Stent – digraphs ‘or’ ‘er’.

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – digraphs such as; ai, er.

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone – digraphs ‘or’ ‘er’.

 

In MATHS this week we will be learning how to use the ’part-part-whole’ model to help us learn the number bonds to 10. We are aiming for quick fire recall of these facts:

9 + 1 = 10

8 + 2 = 10

7 + 3 = 10

In LITERACY this week we will be continuing the story of Stanley Stick, looking at sentence structure and punctuation. We have been training the children to highlight their capital letters in green and their full stops in red.

WOODLANDS

 

We are planning on visiting the woodland area at the junior school next Wednesday and Thursday, during school hours. In light of this, please can all children have a pair of wellington boots that they can have at school on a permanent basis. These can be stored on the boot racks located outside each classroom. 

 

Thank you 

Easimaths

Easimaths 1

I'm sure you have all seen your child's Easimaths login, located in their reading record books. We have asked the children to challenge themselves by completing at least 20 mins per week at home. Every few weeks we do look at this home learning to see how many minutes each child has achieved so far!

If you have any difficulties in accessing this activity, or you think your child could manage a higher level within Easimaths, then please consult your class teacher.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ will be visiting Earlswood Infant and Nursery School on:

Tuesday 2nd – Monday 8th October

Please come and have a look

before school 8.30 – 8.55am

or after school 3.10 - 3.45pm.

(Please note the book fair will not be running on Tuesday 2nd in the morning, or after school on Monday 8th)

 

Picture 1

Week beginning 24th September 2018

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

Mrs Williams – digraphs including: oy, ir, ue. Tricky words: said, some, you, was.

Miss Keast – alternative pronunciations of the ‘i’ grapheme and the ‘o’ grapheme.

Miss Stent – trigraphs including ure, air, ear.

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – sounds such as; ch, sh, th.

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone – consonant blends such as; lp, mp, lt

 

 

In MATHS this week the children will be learning to compare numbers using the language of "more than", "less than" and "equal to". They will also be learning to use the symbols > < and = to compare numbers. 

You can support your child's learning at home by encouraging them to compare amounts, asking "Which is more?" and " Which is less?".  Games are available online to support your child's understanding of place value to 10 and 20, for example The Coconut Ordering game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering on the top marks website.

Coconut Ordering - Comparing Numbers, Prices, Mass, Length ...

www.topmarks.co.uk

Coconut Ordering is a free, tablet-friendly maths game designed to help children from 5 to 11 years of age compare numbers, money, mass, length and capacity. The higher levels involve metric notation.

In LITERACY this week we will be introducing a new story to the children entitled ‘Stanley Stick’.

 The children will be learning to retell our new story, through actions and a visual story map. We will also be continuing sentences using descriptive vocabulary and finishing sentences with a full stop.

Each classroom will be transformed into a different Zone each week, which will be rotated.

 

Art Zone – The children will be learning how to sketch and draw different woodland animals, adding detail using a variety of sketching techniques. They will be making leaf prints and exploring a range of different natural materials.

 

Computing Zone – We will explore the ‘Beebots’, navigating them through a forest and embarking on an eventful woodland trail. Learning lots of facts about woodland creatures will be a focus, including learning how to use a new programme on the IPads.

 

DT Zone - This zone will include: designing and making a ‘Tree Boggart’ out of clay and natural materials. The children will learn how to make a blackberry crumble, have fun designing dens and playing lots of games!

 

Science Zone – We will be going on a hunt to find Deciduous and Evergreen trees. We will learn the similarities and differences between them and how to spot them. We will have to solve many challenges set by the Fairies and the Elves, discovering how to classify leaves and find the woodland animals!

Phonics Evening Information - In case you couldn't make the presentation here is all the information for you to have a look at at home!

 

Phonics Information Evening

Thursday 20st September 2018

2pm or 7.00pm @Infants school hall

Come and find out how we teach reading and spelling at Earlswood. We will also discuss the phonics screening process. Particularly helpful for Reception and Year 1 parents but all are welcome!

Week beginning 17.9.18

 

This week the phonics being taught in each group is as follows:

 

Mrs Williams – digraphs including: ay, ou, ie, ea

Miss Keast – alternative pronunciations of the ‘i’ grapheme and the ‘o’ grapheme.

Miss Stent – a variety of trigraphs.including air, igh,

Mrs Tarrant and Miss Royce – sounds such as; y, z, zz, qu

Mrs Inker and Mrs Bone – consonant blends such as; lp, mp, lt

 

 

Welcome to Year 1!

 

We hope you've all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to starting Year 1, the staff are all very excited to get to know their new classes.

 

The Year 1 PE days are Mondays and Fridays so please can your children wear PE kits and trainers on these days. Please also tie long hair back and remove earrings.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 10.9.18

 

We are thrilled to be embarking on our first topic ‘The Enchanted Woodland’.  Our  topic has a magical twist as we enter The Enchanted Woodland! We will be using a variety of texts as stimuli for our imagination and our writing. We will be looking in detail at character and setting descriptions, which will develop into the children writing their own woodland stories.

 

In Maths the children will be revisiting their learning from Reception by counting to 20, both forwards and backwards and ordering numbers from smallest to largest. You can support their learning at home by counting objects e.g toys or items in a shopping basket. 

 

Each classroom will be transformed into a different Zone each week, which will be rotated.

Art Zone – The children will be learning how to sketch and draw different woodland animals, adding detail using a variety of sketching techniques. They will be making leaf prints and exploring a range of different natural materials.

 

Computing Zone – We will explore the ‘Beebots’, navigating them through a forest and embarking on an eventful woodland trail. Learning lots of facts about woodland creatures will be a focus, including learning how to use a new programme on the IPads.

 

DT Zone - This zone will include: designing and making a ‘Tree Boggart’ out of clay and natural materials. The children will learn how to make a blackberry crumble, have fun designing dens and playing lots of games!

 

Science Zone – We will be going on a hunt to find Deciduous and Evergreen trees. We will learn the similarities and differences between them and how to spot them. We will have to solve many challenges set by the Fairies and the Elves, discovering how to classify leaves and find the woodland animals!

 

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