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We have had a fantastic Enterprise Week this week.

There are just a few reminders:

 

Monday 20th:

Hare and Fox Summer Assembly is at 9am.

Otter and Mole Summer Assembly is at 9.30am.

 

Tuesday 21st we will be finishing school at 2pm.

 

For those children on Lexia it will still be available during the Summer Holidays.

 

Thank you

 

Year 1 Team

 

This week our stars of the week are:

 

Otter Class                       Fox Class                             Mole Class                           Hare Class

Emily                                     Grace                                      Yaseen                                  Tommy

                                             Tristan                                                                                   Ed                     

                                             Lydia

                                             Ava

 

                                      

Congratulations to the children who earned their place at the Top Table this week:                         

       

Otter Class               Fox Class                           Mole Class              Hare Class

Brayan                         Megan                                   Alfie                           Emily

Liam                                                                           Franklin                      Amber

Samuel                                                                       Gabriella                    Rupsa

                                                                                  Kimberley                   Theo

                                                                                  Michael                      

                                                                                  Shubi

                                                                                                               

10th  July

Week Beginning 13th July

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring money and finding different ways to make an various amounts.


Topic work- As it is Enterprise Week we will be exploring economic well-being, saving and business.   

 

Reading - Next week we will be looking at stories about money and charity.

 

Writing – We will be exploring different forms of writing, including labels and captions on planning and designs.

 

Please could you send in any small boxes and plastic tubs with lids, and any spare pieces of fabric, that we could use for our Enterprise Week project, in which we will be making money boxes and money bags.  

2ndnd July

Week Beginning 6th July

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring length and mass. We will be practically investigating these different types of measure.


Topic work- Leading on from Thomas Farynor’s bakers shop the children will be thinking about different kinds of shops and their purpose.  

 

Reading - Next week in guided reading the focus is shops. We will be reading a variety of non-fiction texts on this theme.

 

Writing – We will be writing instructions for our bread making from this week.

 

Please could you send in any small boxes and plastic tubs with lids, and any spare pieces of fabric, that we could use for our Enterprise Week project, in which we will be making money boxes and money bags.  

26th June

Week Beginning 29th June

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring all the areas we've looked at so far in Year 1 and seeing what we need to look at next.


Topic work- We will be continuing to explore our topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. Our focus will continue to be on fire safety, we will be looking at toys in the past and present and we will also be baking bread!  

 

Reading - Next week in guided reading the focus is bread. We will be reading a variety of non-fiction texts on this theme.

 

Writing – We will be writing thank you letters to a visitor who came to talk to us about fire safety.

 

22.6.15
From September, Kirsty Nimmo from Surrey Arts is offering children in Year 2 private piano lessons.
 
Lessons will be during school time once a week. Ten 20 minute lessons will be £134.
 
Places will be given on a first come first served basis. If you would like your child to start these lessons from September, please speak to your class teacher.
 
 
Thank you
 

 

This week our stars of the week are:

 

Otter Class                       Fox Class                             Mole Class                           Hare Class

Piotr                                     Megan                                     Franklin                                    Oliver

Elise                                      Olivia                                       Shubi                                        Evie

19th June

Week Beginning 22nd June

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring fractions looking at finding halves and quarters of shapes and quantities and looking at combining fractions to make a whole.


Topic work-We will be continuing to explore our topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. Our focus will be on fire safety and how this has changed since 1666.

 

Reading - Next week in guided reading the initial focus is fire safety. We will be reading a narrative and then playing an online fire safety game involving reading questions and a choice of answers. The latter part of the week will focus on reading and discussing poetry on the theme of 'fire'.

 

Writing – we will be creating our own fire safety posters, focusing on the layout of a poster.

 

 

This half term in PSHE we are discussing changes; changes in our lives as well as how we change as we grow. To help illustrate this it would be really appreciated if children could bring in a baby photo of themselves to promote discussion next week.

12th June

Week Beginning 15th June

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring division through sharing quantities of objects practically and recording our findings.


Topic work-We will be continuing to explore our topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. Our focus will continue to be on the bakery, we will be designing our own bread rolls, looking at different ways of presenting them.

 

Reading -we will be looking at recipes, how they are set out and what type of vocabulary they use.

 

Writing – we will be continuing and developing our diary writing using the facts we have learnt about ‘The Great Fire of London’.

 

Next week we will be creating houses from 1666, if you could send in any cereal boxes or boxes of a similar size it would be very much appreciated.

4th June

Week Beginning 8th June

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be looking at multiplication, exploring how to use multiplication strategies to solve problems.


Topic work-We will be continuing to explore our topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. Our focus will be on the bakery, so we will taste different kinds of bread, to help the children for designing their own bread the following week. Please let your class teacher know if you would not like your child to participate.

 

Reading -we will be reading a story based on the events of ‘The Great Fire of London’ and some poetry written about that time.

 

Writing – we will be writing our own diary using the facts we have learnt about ‘The Great Fire of London’.

 

Just to remind you:

 

Sport’s Morning and Picnic will be on Friday 12th June at 9.30am.

15th May

Week Beginning 18th May

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring time. We will be making o’clock and half-past times looking at finding one hour earlier or later and ordering times.

 
Topic work-We will be continuing to explore where food comes from, how it is grown and farmed. The children will continue to create their own garden sculptures out of clay.

 

Reading -we will be reading fiction texts all about map and planning routes and we will also be looking at alphabetically ordered text and exploring how we use these.

 

Writing – we will be a recount from our trip focusing on our favourite part.

 

Just to you remind you that our trip to Gatton Park is next week.

Otter and Hare class will be going on Monday 18th May.

Mole and Fox will be going on Wednesday 20th May.

Your child will need to bring a backpack including:

  • a NAMED waterproof coat

  • a NAMED sunhat (if appropriate)

  • a NAMED water bottle

  • a NAMED packed lunch in a carrier bag (so that it can be disposed of after lunch).

 

Due to the weather forecast all children need to wear jogging bottoms or trousers and a coat and trainers.

8th May

Week Beginning 11th May

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring all the areas we have looked at in Year 1 so far, and seeing what we need to look at next.

 
Topic work-We will be exploring where food comes from, how it is grown and farmed. The children will be creating their own garden sculptures out of clay.

 

Reading -we will be reading non-fiction texts all about where food comes from and how it is grown to support the children’s topic learning for the week. We will be focusing on the layout of the text and different ways text can be presented.

 

Writing – we will be using writing facts about how food changes from farm to fork and talking about their favourite foods.

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be using everyday language to talk about position, direction and movement. 

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below for the focus of these sessions.
 
Topic work- We will be continuing to explore our school and the surrounding area, looking at maps and aerial photographs. We will be planning a route for a walk in the locality and then following it using a map. Over the following days we will be doing some writing to express our views about the locality.

 

Reading- We will be reading fictional texts. Our focus will be looking for interesting vocabulary in the texts and locating information from the text to answer questions.

 

Writing– Our focus write will be writing a list of things we saw on our walk earlier in the week. 

 

 

23rd April

Week Beginning 27th April

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring addition facts including doubles and near doubles and using these to solve problems.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below for the focus of these sessions.
 
Topic work-We will be exploring our school and the surrounding area, looking at maps and aerial photographs. We will be designing our own playgrounds using a map and key.

 

Reading -We will be reading non-fiction text and poetry all about Spring, growing plants and our local environment. Our focus will be on comparing fiction and non-fiction texts and locating information from the text to answer questions.

 

Writing – We will be creating a class book all about our school and the children will be writing captions about their favourite places in school.

 

Help wanted!

 

We are looking for parents that would be happy to come and help when we go on our Gatton Park Trip. Otter and Hare class will be going on Monday 18th May and Fox and Mole class will be going on Wednesday 20th May.

 

Please let your child's class teacher know if you would be interested in accompanying us and on what day you would be available.

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 1 team.

16th April

Week Beginning 20th April

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring place value, looking at tens and units and ordering numbers from smallest to largest.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below for the focus of these sessions.
 
Topic work-We will be exploring plants, looking in particular at life-cycles, the parts of plants and what plants need to grow. We will also be exploring sketching and painting different natural materials.

 

Reading -we will be reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk, focusing on comparing different versions and looking at character description and punctuation that has been used.

 

Writing – we will be using the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to write a character description of the Giant.

 

 

19th March

 

Week Beginning 23rd March

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week we will be exploring quarters, we will be looking at finding a quarter of a shape and a quarter of an amount.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions. 
 
Topic work-
Mole class will be basing their learning on the story of the Three Billy Goat’s Gruff. The children will be able to explore the story through role play and re-tell and re write the story.

The children will be designing a bridge to cross a 20cm gap in the tables and then will follow their plan to make the bride using the construction.

Reading- we will be looking at the similarities and differences of several versions of the traditional tale and looking at the varied punctuation and picking out the exciting vocabulary.

 

 

 Fox class will be basing their learning around the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. They will be re-telling the story on a storyboard, sorting vegetables, growing cress seeds and making (and tasting!) vegetable soup.

Reading - Our shared reading sessions this week will be reading and comparing several versions of the Enormous Turnip, looking for similarities and differences between them.

 

 

Hare class will be basing their learning on the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker. They will be re-telling the story on a story board; they will be writing letters to the Elves, they will be designing their own shoes looking at different materials they will use and why.

Reading – we will be looking at different versions of the Elves and the Shoemaker, exploring how the characters are feeling and the exciting vocabulary the authors have used.

 

Otter class will be using this story to inspire us to be creative. We shall be making models, role-playing our own stories and using marbling ink to create Hansel and Gretel images inspired by the writer and illustrator John Patience. ​

Reading - we are focusing on making interpretations about the feelings and actions of characters, as well as looking at the language and style of the book and discussing our opinions of it.​

 

 

Writing- The children will be writing parts of their focus story each week.

 

Just to remind you:

 

Thursday 26th March- 10:00am Hare and Fox Spring Assembly.

Thursday 26th March- 10:30am Otter and Mole Spring Assembly

 

12th March

 

Week Beginning 16th March

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week we will be looking at place value, finding one more and one less and looking at tens and units.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions. 
 
Topic work-
Mole class will be basing their learning on the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker. They will be re-telling the story on a story board; they will be writing letters to the Elves, they will be designing their own shoes looking at different materials they will use and why.

Reading – we will be looking at different versions of the Elves and the Shoemaker, exploring how the characters are feeling and the exciting vocabulary the authors have used.

 

 Fox class will be basing their learning on the story of the Three Billy Goat’s Gruff. The children will be able to explore the story through role play and re-tell and re write the story.

The children will be designing a bridge to cross a 20cm gap in the tables and then will follow their plan to make the bride using the construction.

Reading- we will be looking at the similarities and differences of several versions of the traditional tale and looking at the varied punctuation and picking out the exciting vocabulary.

 

 

Hare class will be using this story to inspire us to be creative. We shall be making models, role-playing our own stories and using marbling ink to create Hansel and Gretel images inspired by the writer and illustrator John Patience. ​

Reading - we are focusing on making interpretations about the feelings and actions of characters, as well as looking at the language and style of the book and discussing our opinions of it.​

 

Otter class will be basing their learning around the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. They will be re-telling the story on a storyboard, sorting vegetables, growing cress seeds and making (and tasting!) vegetable soup.

Reading - Our shared reading sessions this week will be reading and comparing several versions of the Enormous Turnip, looking for similarities and differences between them.

 

  

Writing- The children will be writing parts of their focus story each week.

6th March

 

Week Beginning 9th March

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week we will be exploring subtraction and using our number facts to help us to take away.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions. 
 
Topic work-
Mole class we will be using this story to inspire us to be creative. We shall be making models, role-playing our own stories and using marbling ink to create Hansel and Gretel images inspired by the writer and illustrator John Patience. ​

Reading - we are focusing on making interpretations about the feelings and actions of characters, as well as looking at the language and style of the book and discussing our opinions of it.​

 

 Fox class will be basing their learning on the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker. They will be re-telling the story on a story board; they will be writing letters to the Elves, they will be designing their own shoes looking at different materials they will use and why.

Reading – we will be looking at different versions of the Elves and the Shoemaker, exploring how the characters are feeling and the exciting vocabulary the authors have used.

 

Hare class will be basing their learning around the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. They will be re-telling the story on a storyboard, sorting vegetables, growing cress seeds and making (and tasting!) vegetable soup.

Reading - Our shared reading sessions this week will be reading and comparing several versions of the Enormous Turnip, looking for similarities and differences between them.

 

Otter class Reading – will be basing their learning on the story of the Three Billy Goat’s Gruff. The children will be able to explore the story through role play and re-tell and re write the story.

The children will be designing a bridge to cross a 20cm gap in the tables and then will follow their plan to make the bride using the construction.

Reading- we will be looking at the similarities and differences of several versions of the traditional tale and looking at the varied punctuation and picking out the exciting vocabulary.

  

Writing- The children will be writing parts of their focus story each week.

Book Week

 

Monday 2nd March- Friday 6th March

 

Dates for your diary:

23.2.15 – Bring books into school for Book Swap Shop.

2.2.15-5.3.15 – Bring Book Shelfie Selfie photographs into school.

11.3.15-16.3.15 – Book Fair

 

Book Swap Shop

Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it, swap it!

To help us share good books at Earlswood, we will be setting up a ‘Book Swap Shop’ during Book Week. If you have a book at home that you have enjoyed and would like to swap with another good book, please bring it into school week beginning 23rd February. Please ensure the books you donate are in a good condition so that they can be enjoyed again.

 

‘Book Shelfie Selfie’ Competition!

Have you ever had a weird look when reading a book? No? Then what you need is a crazy place to read! To help us celebrate reading during Book Week, we are inviting all children and staff to enter our competition ‘Book Shelfie Selfie!’ We would like everyone to get involved and have some fun by taking a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place! On Friday 6th March, World Book Day, the entries will be judged by Mrs Tidy, and prizes will be awarded to children and staff with the most unusual photograph! Please bring your photographs into school between Monday 2nd March and Thursday 5th March.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ will be returning to the Federation on Wednesday 11th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised hundreds of pounds worth of book vouchers for the school. There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look at the Junior School on 11th, 12th, 13thand 16th March before and after school. Your child will receive a book token during Book Week that can be used at the book fair or taken to your local bookseller and can be exchanged for one of ten books.

 

We are really looking forward to Book Week and we can’t wait to see your photographs! If you have any questions, please just speak to your class teacher.

26th February

 

Week Beginning 2nd March

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring addition facts, number doubles and using these to help us solve problems.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions below.
 
Topic work-We will be exploring a variety of Julia Donaldson books and creating artwork linked to stories and the illustrations.

 

Writing – we will be doing a variety of writing activities during topic time focusing on their knowledge of rhyming and description.

 

Reading -we will be reading a selection of Julia Donaldson fiction texts focusing on recognising adventurous vocabulary to excite the reader and exploring rhyming words.

5th February

 

Week Beginning 9th February

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring all the areas we have looked at in Year 1 so far and seeing what we need to look at next.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions below.
 
Topic work-We will be bringing together our learning from this term and exploring how the days change through the seasons.

 

Writing – we will be doing a variety of writing activities during topic time focusing on their knowledge of continents, weather and seasons.

 

Reading -we will be reading a selection of fiction texts focusing on recognising adventurous vocabulary to excite the reader.

 

 

Please can you make sure your child has wellington boots in school.

 

29th January

 

Week Beginning 2nd February

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week we will be exploring counting in twos, fives and tens linking this with multiplication and using arrays.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions. 
 
Topic work-
Mole class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in the North and South poles. We will be making an ice castle on Monday so please remember to bring in your containers of ice.

Writing - we will be focusing on writing a story inspired by our ice castle.

Reading - we will be comparing a variety of fiction and non - fiction texts and exploring how the texts are organised.

 

 Fox class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Finland as this is our international link country in Year 1.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on writing questions to about Finland.

Reading - While learning about Finland children will be focusing on the different type of print in non-fiction text and identifying unusual vocabulary in our text.

 

Hare class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Australia. We will focus on creating artwork and composing music linked to Aboriginal art and music.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on writing postcards.

Reading - Our shared reading sessions this week will be working on extending the children's skills at understanding and extracting information (both literal and inferred) from non-fiction texts.

 

Otter class will be learning about the world's seven continents and why those closer to the equator are hotter.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on creating weather reports.

Reading - While learning about the world's seven continents children will be focusing on locating information from our non-fiction texts by answering questions and developing their understanding of the presentation of texts by exploring how non-fiction texts can be organised.

  

Please can you make sure your child has wellington boots in school.

22nd January

 

Week Beginning 26th January

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week we will be revisiting 2D shapes, their names and properties and learning about 3D shapes their names and properties.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions. 
 
Topic work-
Mole class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Finland as this is our international link country in Year 1.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on writing questions to about Finland.

Reading - While learning about Finland children will be focusing on the different type of print in non-fiction text and identifying unusual vocabulary in our text.

 

 Fox class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in the North and South poles. We will be making an ice castle on Monday so please remember to bring in your containers of ice.

Writing - we will be focusing on writing a story inspired by our ice castle.

Reading - we will be comparing a variety of fiction and non - fiction texts and exploring how the texts are organised.

 

Hare class will be learning about the world's seven continents and why those closer to the equator are hotter.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on creating weather reports.

Reading - While learning about the world's seven continents children will be focusing on locating information from our non-fiction texts by answering questions and developing their understanding of the presentation of texts by exploring how non-fiction texts can be organised.

 

Otter class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Australia. We will focus on creating artwork and composing music linked to Aboriginal art and music.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on writing postcards.

Reading - Our shared reading sessions this week will be working on extending the children's skills at understanding and extracting information (both literal and inferred) from non-fiction texts.

 

These will be rotated over the next two weeks.

 

Please can you make sure your child has wellington boots in school.

In Otter class this week we have created our own Ice Castle which we have been exploring and observing as it changes throughout each day.

In Otter class this week we have created our own Ice Castle which we have been exploring and observing as it changes throughout each day. 1
In Otter class this week we have created our own Ice Castle which we have been exploring and observing as it changes throughout each day. 2
In Otter class this week we have created our own Ice Castle which we have been exploring and observing as it changes throughout each day. 3
In Otter class this week we have created our own Ice Castle which we have been exploring and observing as it changes throughout each day. 4
In Otter class this week we have created our own Ice Castle which we have been exploring and observing as it changes throughout each day. 5

16th January

 

Week Beginning 19th January

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week we will be looking at adding and subtracting using the context of money, for example finding how much change you would get.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions. 
 
Topic work-
Mole class will be learning about the world's seven continents and why those closer to the equator are hotter.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on creating weather reports.

Reading - While learning about the world's seven continents children will be focusing on locating information from our non-fiction texts by answering questions and developing their understanding of the presentation of texts by exploring how non-fiction texts can be organised.

 

Fox class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Australia. We will focus on creating artwork and composing music linked to Aboriginal art and music.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on writing postcards.

Reading - Our shared reading sessions this week will be working on extending the children's skills at understanding and extracting information (both literal and inferred) from non-fiction texts.

 

Hare class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Finland as this is our international link country in Year 1.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on writing questions to about Finland.

Reading - While learning about Finland children will be focusing on the different type of print in non-fiction text and identifying unusual vocabulary in our text.

 

Otter class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in the North and South poles. We will be making an ice castle on Monday so please remember to bring in your containers of ice.

Writing - we will be focusing on writing a story inspired by our ice castle.

Reading - we will be comparing a variety of fiction and non - fiction texts and exploring how the texts are organised.

 

These will be rotated over the next three weeks.

 

Please can you make sure your child has wellington boots in school.

This week we have been using the laptops to create our own season pictures.

This week we have been using the laptops to create our own season pictures. 1
This week we have been using the laptops to create our own season pictures. 2
This week we have been using the laptops to create our own season pictures. 3
This week we have been using the laptops to create our own season pictures. 4

8th January

 

Week Beginning 12th January

 

We hope you have had a lovely break.

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week we will be looking at ordering numbers and patterns including odd and even numbers.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and our reading and writing will be embedded in our topic work, please see below the focus of these sessions below.
 
Topic work-
Mole class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Australia. We will focus on creating artwork and composing music linked to Aboriginal art and music.

Writing - Mole Class are focusing on writing postcards this week.

Reading - Our shared reading sessions this week will be working on extending the children's skills at understanding and extracting information (both literal and inferred) from non-fiction texts.

 

Fox class will be learning about the world's seven continents and why those closer to the equator are hotter.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on creating weather reports.

Reading - While learning about the world's seven continents children will be focusing on locating information from our non-fiction texts by answering questions and developing their understanding of the presentation of texts by exploring how non-fiction texts can be organised.

 

Hare class will be learning about the the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in the North and South poles. We will be making an ice castle on Monday so please remember to bring in your containers of ice.

Writing - Hare class will be focusing on writing a story inspired by our ice castle.

Reading - we will be comparing a variety of fiction and non - fiction texts and exploring how the texts are organised.

 

Otter class will be learning about the climate, seasons, landscapes and wildlife in Finland as this is our international link country in Year 1.

Writing - This week we will be focusing on writing questions to about Finland.

Reading - While learning about Finland children will be focusing on the different type of print in non-fiction text and identifying unusual vocabulary in our text.

 

These will be rotated over the next four weeks.

 

Please can you make sure your child has wellington boots in school.

19th December

We have had a fantastic term and we hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 6th January.

 

Just to remind you:

We have set 2 mathletics activities to complete over the holidays.

We have not be sent any reading books or spellings home but please read regularly with your child.

 

Thank you

 

The Year 1 team.

 

Books

We had a lot of lovely new books at the start of the year, however, our boxes are becoming rapidly empty again. Please check your homes for any school books and return them to your child's class teacher by Thursday 18th December. No library books will be sent home next week and home school links books will be kept in school over the Christmas break.

From January, we are going to have to start asking for money for lost or damaged books as our records show that we are already missing over a hundred books. Each book costs about £3 to buy so this has been a massive loss to our Literacy budget.​

 

 

11th December

Week Beginning 15th December

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring money, looking at different ways of paying the same amount.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and now our writing will be embedded into our topic work, please see below.

 

Topic Work- This week our activities will be based on our class story, we will be looking at writing letters and exploring wants, needs and wishes.

 

 

Just to remind you:

 

Monday 15th December- 9:00am Otter and Mole sing along at the Infants.

Tuesday 16th December- 9:00am Hare and Fox sing along at the Infants.

 

All welcome.

4th December

Week Beginning 8th December

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring halving of shapes and numbers.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and now our writing will be embedded into our topic work, please see below.

 

Topic Work- This week our activities will be based on journeys; exploring transport and geographical features on the journeys.

 

 

Just to remind you:

 

15th December- 9:00am Otter and Mole sing along at the Infants.

16th December- 9:00am Hare and Fox sing along at the Infants.

 

All welcome.

 

27th November

Week Beginning 1st December

 

 Monday 1st December

Christmas Making Morning

9.00-11.00

All welcome to join your child to make some decorations.

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be looking at addition and beginning to use our addition skills to solve problems.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and now our writing will be embedded into our topic work, please see below.

 

Topic Work-

Mole class will be exploring the different features and environments around the UK, using their map skills and vocabulary to describe the landscapes of Britain.

  

Fox class will be exploring the capital cities of the UK countries, finding out all about what makes each capital city special.

 

Hare class will be exploring British Transport with a focus on design and technology- creating their own model vehicles.

 

 Otter class will be exploring the history of British vehicles and how transport has developed. 

 

If you or your children have anything relating to our topic that you would like to share with their class please let your class teacher know.

 

21st November

Week Beginning 24th November

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be exploring all the areas we have looked at in Year 1 so far and seeing what we need to look at next.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and now our writing will be embedded into our topic work, please see below.

 

Topic Work-

Mole class will be exploring the capital cities of the UK countries, finding out all about what makes each capital city special.

 

 

Fox class will be exploring the different features and environments around the UK, using their map skills and vocabulary to describe the landscapes of Britain.

 

Hare class will be exploring the history of British vehicles and how transport has developed. 

 

Otter class will be exploring British Transport with a focus on design and technology- creating their own model vehicles.

 

These will be rotated over the next two weeks.

 

If you or your children have anything relating to our topic that you would like to share with their class please let your class teacher know.

 

Just to remind you:

 

Phonics Evening- Thursday 27th November at 6.30pm.

 

Friday 28th November- Own clothes day- please bring in a present for a male.

13th November

Week Beginning 16th November

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be learning how to describe direction, movement and position.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and now our writing will be embedded into our topic work, please see below.

 

Topic Work-

Mole class will be exploring the history of British vehicles and how transport has developed. 

 

Fox class will be exploring British Transport with a focus on design and technology- creating their own model vehicles.

 

Hare class will be exploring the capital cities of the UK countries, finding out all about what makes each capital city special.

 

Otter class will be exploring the different features and environments around the UK, using their map skills and vocabulary to describe the landscapes of Britain.

 

These will be rotated over the next three weeks.

 

If you or your children have anything relating to our topic that you would like to share with their class please let your class teacher know.

 

Just to you remind you that our first year 1 trip is next week, to Brooklands Museum.

Otter and Mole - Monday 17th November

Hare and Fox - Friday 21st November

All children will need to take a small back pack/bag:

  • A named disposable packed lunch
  • A named water bottle
  • A named waterproof coat
  • Full school uniform including a named school jumper or cardigan.

 

Reminder

Maths Workshop for Parents of Year 1 and 2

Thursday 13th November 2014

6.30pm

@ Infants School hall

This is an opportunity for parents to find out how maths is taught in Key Stage 1 and to ask any questions that you might have.

Help wanted!

 

We are looking for parents that would be happy to come and help when we go on our Brookland Museum Trip. Otter and Mole class will be going on Monday 17th November and Hare and Fox class will be going on Friday 21st November.

 

Please let your child's class teacher know if you would be interested in accompanying us and on what day you would be available.

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 1 team.

6th November

Week Beginning 10th November

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths- Next week in maths we will be investigating multiplication and division, leading on from this weeks maths work on counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

 

English- We will be continuing with our phonics and now our writing will be embedded into our topic work, please see below.

 

Topic Work-

Mole class will be exploring British Transport with a focus on design and technology- creating their own model vehicles.

 

Fox class will be exploring the history of British vehicles and how transport has developed,

 

Hare class will be exploring the different features and environments around the UK, using their map skills and vocabulary to describe the landscapes of Britain.

 

Otter class will be exploring the capital cities of the UK countries, finding out all about what makes each capital city special.

 

These will be rotated over the next four weeks.

 

If you or your children have anything relating to our topic that you would like to share with their class please let your class teacher know.

 

Just to remind you that on Thursday 13th November there will  a maths  evening at the infant site to share our teaching strategies of mathematics for you to better support your children at home.

 

23rd October

 

We have had a wonderful first half-term; we hope you all have a lovely break.

 

Week beginning 3rd November

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths – we will be counting in twos, fives and tens and exploring these number patterns.

 

Literacy- we will continue to focus on writing, ensuring we have finger spaces and capital letters and full stops.  

 

Our focus in project based learning this half term will be ‘What makes Britain Great?’ We will start by finding out about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot.

16th October

 

Week beginning 20th October

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths - we will be looking at measuring length and height using non-standard and standard units.

 

Literacy- we will be writing, ensuring we have finger space and capital letter and full stops.  

 

Our focus in project based learning this week will be consolidating our term’s learning and designing posters to share all our knowledge about humans and animals.  

 

Remember to bring in wellies to school in this wet weather.

 

9th October

 

Week beginning 13th October

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths - we will be continuing to learn about subtraction, linking this with our knowledge of number facts.

 

Literacy- we will be exploring letter formation for both upper case and lower case letters.

 

Our focus in project based learning this week will continue to be woodland animals. We will be focusing our learning on nocturnal animals and animals that hibernate.

 

Mathletics

We are aware that some of the activities are not compatible with tablets. We have selected activities for next week that should work on these devices. However, if you have any problems accessing these there will be computers available in each classroom every morning at 8.30am for you to complete the homework with your child.

 

Just to remind you that our Year 1 Harvest Assemblies are next Friday 17th October. Everyone Welcome.

Hare and Fox 1.45pm

Otter and Mole 2.15pm

Please bring in your Harvest donations on the day.

 

Thank you

 

 Year 1 Team

3rd October

 

Thursday 9th October

 

Because of school photographs on this day we would appreciate it if all children could come in to school in full school uniform. 

 

Many thanks 

Year 1 Team

 

 

3rd October

 

Week beginning 6th October

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths - we will be continuing to learn about addition, consolidating our knowledge of number facts to 5 and exploring number facts to 10.

 

Literacy- Punctuation – We will be continuing to learn how to use full stops and capital letters in our writing.

 

Our focus in project based learning this week will be woodland animals. We will be basing several activities on the story of 'The Gruffalo'.

 

Reminders:

  • Library books are changed every Tuesday. Please keep them at home until then, along with the laminated bookmark.
  • Your child can choose a book from the baskets in their classroom each day.
  • Please ensure you keep a record of the date and book title each time you read with your child at home in their red home-school link books. A brief note about how they got on is also useful.
  • Green spelling homework books should be returned every Thursday for the spelling quiz.
  • Mathletics homework should also be completed by Thursday, as the new homework is set on Fridays.
  • We are still in need of junk modelling materials, so if anyone has anything they can donate we would be most grateful. Thanks in advance J

 

Year 1 Team

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 8th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 8th, 9th and 10th October before and after school.

 

Alice Young and Helen Pull – Infant Literacy Leaders

 

25th September

 

Week beginning 29th September

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths - we will be learning about 2D shapes, their names and properties e.g. how many sides or corners they have

 

Literacy- Punctuation – We will be continuing to learn how to use full stops and capital letters in our writing.

 

Our focus in project based learning this week will be woodland animals.

 

If you have any junk modelling materials at home that you could bring in, we would be most grateful.

 

Thank you

 

Year 1 Team

 

Homework

 

Writing

Each week children will be given 5 spellings and 2 optional challenge words to learn at home. They will then have a spelling quiz the following Thursday. Please use this Homework Book to practise spellings. The method for learning these words is to look, cover, say, write and check:

 

Reading

Children will be given a reading book appropriate for their stage of development once per week. Please read at least 5 times per week with your child and record in the Home School Links Book.

 

Maths

Children will be set some maths to complete on our computer programme ‘Mathletics’ each week.

 

 

 

Week beginning 22nd September

 

We will be learning:

 

Maths - we will be exploring subtraction looking at different strategies including practically taking away and using a number line.

 

Literacy- Punctuation – We will be learning how to use full stops and capital letters in our writing.

 

Our focus in project based learning this week will be animals.

15th September

 

On Thursday 18th we will be setting up a ‘Tasting Station’ for children to explore their sense of taste. They will be trying Lemon, Lime, Sweet and Salty Popcorn.

Please let your class teacher know if you would not like your child to participate.

 

Thank you.

11th September

 

We have had a fantastic first week back in Year 1. We have enjoyed getting to know each other, learning the rules and routines and beginning to explore our new topic.

 

Week beginning 15th September:

Phonics - we will be focusing on consolidating and extending the children’s knowledge of letter sounds. We will be using this to label pictures and diagrams in our project based learning.

 

Maths - we will be exploring addition looking at different strategies including practically combining two sets of objects and using a number line.

 

Our first topic focus is Human Bodies; we will be exploring body parts, the senses and bones.

 

 

Just a quick reminder if someone other than yourself is collecting your child please could you record this in the Going Home book which is in every classroom.

 

Home School Links Book

 

Today, you will have received your child’s Home School Links Book.

 

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

 

Please use this book to:

  • Record reading comments.

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

  • Communicate with your child’s class teacher.

 

Please check your child’s book every day.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at least 5 times per week to an adult and this must be recorded in the Home School Links Book. Children can choose books from their classroom to take home every day. The school librarian will also choose a specific book each week for your child, according to their reading stage. Along with this book, you will receive a reading bookmark to support your child with their reading. Please keep this book for a week and return on the following Tuesday with the reading bookmark. If the book is not returned, we cannot send another book home.

 

The first reading book will be sent home on Tuesday 16th September, until then, please take books from your child’s classroom to read at home.

 

Thank you

The Year 1 Team

Welcome to Year 1!

 

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

 

On this page we will be giving you and your parents/carers a weekly update of what we have been doing and what we will be doing in the coming week. We hope that by doing this it will give your parents/carers a clear idea of what you are doing at school.

 

Your P.E days will be:

 

Otter class- Tuesday and Wednesday- please come in wearing your P.E kit on these days.

Fox class- Tuesday and Wednesday- please come in wearing your P.E kit on these days.

 

Hare class- Tuesday and Thursday- please come in wearing your P.E kit on these days.

Mole class- Tuesday and Thursday- please come in wearing your P.E kit on these days.

 

Please remember that we have an open door policy - come and speak to us at any time.

 

Have you visited the Kids’ Zone yet? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

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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