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A very big congratulations to our star learners this week!

 

Badger Hare Mole Fox

Aadarsh

Grace K

Poppy

Thomas

 

 

 

Sujith

Nathan

Isla

Oscar

Maddie

Mimi

 

Alice

Aqsa

Joseph

Kayal

Sophie

 

 

Alja

Abyan

Lewis

Ravi

Hollie

 

 

 

Notices:

 

Cardboard boxes:

Thank you very much for your cardboard boxes and tubes that you have sent in so far, we would still appreciate some more small boxes and would be very grateful if the boxes could come into school already turned inside out and taped back together again with masking tape.

 

Wool

 

Has your child brought home a certificate and an item of clothing for their RED TED reading bear?

Please can you look in your cupboards as we need more wool (3 and 4 ply) for our champion Knitter as she is running out.

If any of you can knit and would like to join in with knitting some clothes for the bears please can you contact Mrs Emery (Mole Class).

Many Thanks

 

Dates for your diary:

Friday 7th February 2020 - NSPCC Number Day - more details to follow.

Wednesday 12th February 2020 - Tea with the Queen!

 

Week beginning 20th January 2020.

Please read on to find out about the zones in each class this week.

 

Geography and Computing zone - This zone will be in Hare class. Here, the children will be learning about London and the different landmarks in London today. They will be sketching sights such as Big Ben and the London Eye. The children will also be using algorithms when programming Beebots around a London based map.

 

Geography Zone - This zone will be in Badger class this week. The children will be learning about the United Kingdom and identifying features from each country in the UK. They will also be looking at weather in the UK and will be becoming weather reporters in the role play area!

 

History and DT - This zone will be in Fox class. In this zone, the children will be learning about the Great Fire of London. They will be looking at the structure of the houses built in 1666 and will be designing and making their own houses. The children will also be looking at the fire equipment used in 1666 and comparing it to the equipment which is used today. 

 

History - Mole class will have this zone this week. In this zone, the children will be exploring how the Great fire of London began. Their role play area is based on a bakery from Pudding Lane in 1666 and the children will be making bread and looking at how food has changed from 1666 to today. 

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be innovating their class story, 'Katie's Great Present Adventure.' They will be changing the two settings in the story and will be working with their teacher to share write their new class story. This is in preparation for when the children will be writing their own stories in the following week. The children will also be encouraged to select their own adjectives when writing.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers using number lines to support them when counting on and backwards. The children will also be ordering and writing numbers on their own number lines.

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to read words with blends and will also focus on the ar, or and ur digraphs within these words e.g. star, storm and burst.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs oy and ir. The tricky words they will be learning are, water, where and who.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs, ea, au, ou, o-e and u-e when reading and writing words e.g. clean, haunted, sound, telephone and flute.

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds igh and f, e.g. night, flies, five, shy, cuff, fish and elephant. The high frequency words that they will be learning to spell will be come, some, who and were.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be revising the alternative spellings for igh, f, m and oa. The tricky words the children will be learning to write are, some, come and were.

 

Week beginning 13th January 2020.

Please read on to find out about the zones in each class this week.

 

Geography and Computing zone - This zone will be in Fox class. Here, the children will be learning about London and the different landmarks in London today. They will be sketching sights such as Big Ben and the London Eye. The children will also be using algorithms when programming Beebots around a London based map.

 

Geography Zone - This zone will be in Mole class this week. The children will be learning about the United Kingdom and identifying features from each country in the UK. They will also be looking at weather in the UK and will be becoming weather reporters in the role play area!

 

History and DT - This zone will be in Badger class. In this zone, the children will be learning about the Great Fire of London. They will be looking at the structure of the houses built in 1666 and will be designing and making their own houses. The chidlren will also be looking at the fire equipment used in 1666 and comparing it to the equipment which is used today. 

 

History - Hare class will have this zone this week. In this zone, the children will be exploring how the Great fire of London began. Their role play area is based on a bakery from Pudding Lane in 1666 and the children will be making bread and looking at how food has changed from 1666 to today. 

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be focusing on writing descriptive settings. They will be building word banks when describing settings and will be writing sentences with a particular focus on describing the time of day and weather. We will also continue to learn our new story, "Katie's Great Present Adventure."

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be using the method of subtraction to identify number bonds within 20 e.g. 9-1=8, 10-2=8, 11-3 =8. To support them with this, they will be encouraged to use number lines, Numicon and Unifix cubes.

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to read CVCC words with a focus on the igh, oa and oo digraphs e.g. flight, cloak and stood.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be starting Phase 5 and will be learning to recognise the digraphs ie and ea. The tricky words they will be learning are, Mr, Mrs and looked.

 

Mrs Garcia, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs, ue, ew (making the oo sound) aw, ue and ew (making the you sound) when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds ee and ch.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative spellings for oa and m. The tricky words the children will be learning are, water, where, who and again.

 

Week beginning 6th January 2020.

The Spring term begins with the topic, "Bright Lights, Big City". Each classroom zone will have a different focus, please read on to find out which each class will be learning about.

 

Geography and Computing zone - This zone will be in Mole class. Here, the children will be learning about London and the different landmarks in London today. They will be sketching sights such as Big Ben and the London Eye. The children will also be using algorithms when programming Beebots around a London based map.

 

Geography Zone - This zone will be in Fox class this week. The children will be learning about the United Kingdom and identifying features from each country in the UK. They will also be looking at weather in the UK and will be becoming weather reporters in the role play area!

 

History and DT - This zone will be in Hare class. In this zone, the children will be learning about the Great Fire of London. They will be looking at the structure of the houses built in 1666 and will be designing and making their own houses. The chidlren will also be looking at the fire equipment used in 1666 and comparing it to the equipment which is used today. 

 

History - Badger class will have this zone this week. In this zone, the children will be exploring how the Great fire of London began. Their role play area is based on a bakery from Pudding Lane in 1666 and the children will be making bread and looking at how food has changed from 1666 to today. 

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be learning their new Talk for Writing story, "Katie's Present Adventure." They will be story mapping the text and using actions when retelling. They will also be  creating freeze frames to support them when learning the story.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be using the method of subtraction to identify number bonds within 20 e.g. 9-1=8, 10-2=8, 11-3 =8.

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to read CVCC words with a focus on the ng, ai and ee digraphs e.g. sting, plain and street.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be starting Phase 5 and will be learning to recognise the digraphs ay and ou.

 

Mrs Garcia, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the split digraphs a-e, e-e and i-e, o-e and u-e when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds ai and c.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative spellings for igh and f.

 

Week beginning 16th December 2019.

 

Here is our class learning for this week...

 

All of the Year 1 classes will have the same zone this week which will have a Christmas theme. The children will be designing and creating their own board games to share with one another. They will also be busy making Christmas hats and practising their number formation by making advent calendars!

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be focusing on sentence structure - using capital letters and full stops, and writing sentences with noun phrases based on the text, "The Gruffalo's Child."

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths, this week we are continuing to identify doubles of numbers up to 10.  We will be continuing our learning about place value and will be comparing two numbers up to twenty using the terms and symbols - greater than, less than or equal to.

 

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the trigraph ure when reading and sounding out words.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be continuing to blend sounds and read words with consonant blends in i.e. st, fl and sm. they will also be recapping the Phase 3 sounds air, ure and er. The high frequency words they will be learning to read are: oh, there, people and Mr.

 

Mrs Garcia, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the digraph, ey, and the split digraphs a-e, e-e and i-e when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be revising the different alternative pronunciations they have learnt and will be using this knowledge to support them when reading.

 

Mrs Bridges - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative spellings for ee.

 

Week beginning 2nd December 2019.

 

Here is our class learning for this week...

 

Mole: In this zone, we will be focusing on Art. The children will be creating their own superhero comic strips and will be learning about primary colours and how we can mix them to make new colours.

 

Fox: In this zone we will be learning about Science with a focus on materials. The children will be sorting and investigating which materials make the best capes and masks! 

 

Hare: This zone is focused on PE and DT. The children will be designing and making their own superhero smoothies and will be building different obstacle courses to improve a superheroes fitness! 

 

Badger: This zone will be the Computing zone. The children will be using Purple Mash to navigate around simple programs and creating short animations of their own stories!

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be writing their own version of our text, Superkid! They have planned and innovated the story with their own superhero and will use the story map they have innovated to support them when writing their stories.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths, this week we are continuing to learn about place value and will be introducing the children to dienes which are an additional resource to support the learning of tens and ones. They will be looking at two digit numbers and will be identifying how many tens and ones make the number. They will also be using their knowledge of place value to support them when faced with more or less questions when comparing two numbers.

 

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the trigraph air when reading and sounding out words.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be continuing to blend sounds and read words with consonant blends in i.e. st, fl and sm. they will also be recapping the Phase 3 digraphs ar, or and ur. The high frequency words they will be learning to read are: were, there, little and one.

 

Mrs Kaikai, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs, oy and ir when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning to recognise alternative pronunciations for a, ou, y and ch e.g. apple, angel, basket and watch, cloud, soup, would and mould, sky and yes and school, children, and chef.

 

Mrs Bridges - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative spellings for ai.

 

 

Week beginning 25th November 2019.

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be working together to innovate the storymap of Superkid and will be encouraged to think about how they could change the story when they come to write. The children will also be changing different parts of the story which will primarily focus on the characteristics of Superkid.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths, this week we will be learning all about place value to 10 and then 20. The children will be representing numbers using tens frames, identifying numbers which are higher and lower than others and will also be learning about how many tens and ones are in two digit numbers, this will then support them when ordering numbers.

 

An example of a tens frame:

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the trigraph ear when reading and sounding out words.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be reading words with the sounds, igh and oa and will be writing words with the sounds igh, oa and oo. They will also be learning to read the tricky words, have, some and come.

 

Mrs Kaikai, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs, ie and ea when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning to recognise alternative pronunciations for ow, ie, ea and er e.g. snow and cow, shield and pie, seat and feather, ladder and herbs.

 

Mrs Bridges - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative spellings for ee and ch.

 

 

Week beginning 18th November 2019.

 

Next week we will be swapping round the class zones, here is a summary of what the children will be learning in each zone.

 

Fox: In this zone, we will be focusing on Art. The children will be creating their own superhero comic strips and will be learning about primary colours and how we can mix them to make new colours.

 

Mole: In this zone we will be learning about Science with a focus on materials. The children will be sorting and investigating which materials make the best capes and masks! 

 

Badger: This zone is focused on PE and DT. The children will be designing and making their own superhero smoothies and will be building different obstacle courses to improve a superheroes fitness! 

 

Hare: This zone will be the Computing zone. The children will be using Purple Mash to navigate around simple programs and creating short animations of their own stories!

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be continuing to embed the story of Superkid by practising the actions and story script daily. They will also be developing their vocabulary by thinking about different powers superheroes have, their personality and appearance. We will also be building word banks of exciting adjectives describing the above features of a superhero for the children to use when writing.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths, this week we will be learning all about 3D shapes! The children will be naming, sorting and identifying shapes based on their properties. The language we will be using to describe shapes will include - faces, vertices and edges.

 

Image result for 3d shape properties poster ks1

 

Phonics:

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs oi and er when reading and sounding out words.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning to recognise the consonant blends: mp, nt, lk which can be seen in the words: bump, tent and milk. They will also be recapping the Phase 3 digraph er.

 

Mrs Kaikai, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs, ay and ou when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning to recognise alternative pronunciations for i, o, g, c and u e.g. wild and stick, to and pond, plug and magic, cat and ice and music and stuck.

 

Mrs Bridges - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative spellings for ai and c.

 

 

 

Welcome back to a new half term! We hope that you all had a restful and enjoyable half term break!

This week has been the start of our superhero topic and has been packed full of exciting learning with an amazing Superhero Day on Wednesday! Thank you all very much for your support on this day, the children looked super and loved creating superhero accessories! They were also very busy acting out the story of Superkid, enjoyed creating city landscapes with a Brusho skyline and worked incredibly hard alongside each other to make comics! The children also worked very hard to design their t-shirts in recognition of Anti Bullying Day and took part in outdoor activities for outdoor learning day!

 

Week beginning: 11th November 2019.

Next week the class zones will be changing, here is a summary of what the children will be learning in each zone.

 

Fox: This zone will be the Computing zone. The children will be using Purple Mash to navigate around simple programs and creating short animations of their own stories!

 

Mole: This zone is focused on PE and DT. The children will be designing and making their own superhero smoothies and will be building different obstacle courses to improve a superheroes fitness!

 

Badger: In this zone we will be learning about Science with a focus on materials. The children will be sorting and  investigating which materials make the best capes and masks!

 

Hare: In this zone, we will be focusing on Art. The children will be creating their own superhero comic strips and will be learning about primary colours and how we can mix them to make new colours.

 

Literacy

The children are now familiar with the story of Superkid and will be working hard to internalise the text which has been written all about Superkid. They will be drawing the story map and continuing to learn the story through actions.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths, this week we will be learning all about 2D shapes! The children will be naming and identifying shapes based on their properties. The language we will be using to describe shapes will include - sides, corners and vertices.

 

Phonics:

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs ur and ow when reading and sounding out words.

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs ur and ow when reading and sounding out words.

Mrs Bridges and Mr McDonald - The children will be learning to sound out, add sound buttons to and read cvcc and ccvc words in sentences i.e. jump and stop.

Mrs Kaikai - The children will be learning to recognise the split digraphs, e-e and i-e when reading and writing words.

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the split digraphs i-e and o-e when reading and writing.

Week beginning 4th November 2019.

 

Our new topic after half term is Superheroes and we are looking forward to our superhero day on Wednesday 6th November! Our new zones are super exciting... Here is a sneak peak!

 

Mole: This zone will be the Computing zone. The children will be using Purple Mash to navigate around simple programs and creating short animations of their own stories!

 

Fox: This zone is focused on PE and DT. The children will be designing and making their own superhero smoothies and will be building different obstacle courses to improve a superheroes fitness!

 

Hare: In this zone we will be learning about Science with a focus on materials. The children will be sorting and  investigating which materials make the best capes and masks!

 

Badger: In this zone, we will be focusing on Art. The children will be creating their own superhero comic strips and will be learning about primary colours and how we can mix them to make new colours.

 

Literacy

We will be introducing our new story, Superkid! The children will be learning the story through actions and will create a storyboard with their teacher to support them when re telling it.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths, we will be putting our addition and subtraction skills to the test! The children will be faced with different problems to solve using all of the knowledge they have learnt to support them when finding the answers to different addition and subtraction questions.

 

Phonics:

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs or and ar when reading and sounding out words.

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs or and ar when reading and sounding out words.

Mrs Bridges and Mr McDonald - consolidating knowledge of adjacent consonant and spotting digraphs and trigraphs within words.

Mrs Kaikai - The children will be learning to recognise the sounds, ey, a-e and ee when reading and writing words.

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the split digraphs a-e and e-e when reading and writing.

 

 

Week beginning 21st October 

 

Well, we're wrapping up our first half term in year 1, and what a brilliant time it has been! We will have our woodland extravaganza on Thursday afternoon, displaying the children's many creative artworks. Please come along between 4-5pm, but remember - walking only! Due to the terrain, the woodlands is not suitable for buggies. 

 

This week we will be plant scientists, exploring the features and properties of plants from a scientific point of view. We will be classifying plants and making observational sketches. 

 

Maths

Our focus this week is subtraction. We will be using the vocabulary less than and take away. We will use number lines to count backwards and different resources to find solutions to subtraction problems.

 

Literacy 

We are continuing to explore non fiction through recounting our experiences in the woodlands.

 

A very big Congratulations to our star learners this week!

Badger

Hare

Mole

Fox

Charlotte

Grace R

Mounesh

Samuel M

Aishi

 

 

 

 

Hollie

Florence

Adam

Summer-Mai

Ariana

Calling all crafters!

After half term our topic will be Superheroes!

We would love to really give the children free reign to imagine and role play their hero   stories, and so we are sending out a request for very simple capes, with ribbons to secure around the neck, masks, gloves or even spray painted old wellies! You know your children love to dress up, so please consider asking grannies or crafty people you know to contribute an item or two for the dressing up box.

Many thanks in advance!

Week beginning 14th October

Woodland visit

On wednesday 16th We are all going to our woodland for an outdoor learning experience. Please ensure your children have wellies, a waterproof coat and a water bottle

 

ZONES! - All of Year 1 will enjoy the Art zone this week, with a focus on Andy Goldsworthy as an artist inspired by the woodlands and using natural materials to make ephemeral and temporary art pieces. We will have lots of natural resources in our fine motor and sensory learning activities, and an art gallery in the classroom for the children to role play visiting and working in. There will be a lot of creations to work on, including sculptures and pointillist pieces.

 

Literacy

Non fiction is our literacy focus this week, keeping with the enchanted woodland theme. We will be researching and writing factual texts about evergreen and deciduous trees, and learning about examples of these from our own woodlands.

Numeracy

We are continuing to learn about addition and will be investigating different ways to make a number using addition, including finding fact families for a number. The children will be recording addition number sentences and will be using language such as add, total, equals and altogether.

 

Phonics 

Miss Bond - ai, ee

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - sh. ch. th, ng, ai, ee

Mrs Bridges and Mr McDonald - consolidating knowledge of adjacent consonant and spotting digraphs and trigraphs within words.

Mrs Kaikai - 

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Lawrence - oe, au

 

Notices  - An invitation to the Enchanted Woodland!

Picture 1

Week beginning 7th October

 

ZONES!

Science

Using the Hedgehogs Balloons as a base text, Badger class will be identifying and naming different animals as well as learning about habitats. They will also be looking at, and identifying evergreen and deciduous trees of Britain and will be going on a tree hunt around the school grounds!

 

DT

Moles will be busy in this zone this week. The children will be designing and making their own clay Boggart - a mysterious woodland creature, and then designing and constructing a home for them! In addition to this, the children will be cooking delicious woodland crumbles!

 

Computing

This zone is in Hare class this week. The children will be learning to use their programming skills. This will be developed using BeeBots to navigate a trial, and we will be using an art programme to make a woodland picture and be able to save it.

 

Geography

This zone is in Fox class this week and the children will be learning to identify human and physical features of their environment, including the local area. We will also be learning about the seasons and patterns of seasonal changes across the UK.

 

Literacy

We continue to practise the story of Stanley's stick daily, using our class actions to bring the story to life! We will be thinking about what amazing things Stanley's stick can change into, then completing a Hot Task which will show us how much the children have absorbed from the story so far.

Numeracy

We will be introducing the addition and equals symbols and continuing to build on our knowledge of number bonds by recording using the part part whole method and also completing number sentences with the correct symbols.

Phonics 

Miss Bond - ch, sh, ng

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - sh, ng, th

Mrs Bridges and Mr McDonald - two syllable words and compound words, ie windmill, sandwich, sandpit.

Mrs Kaikai - alternative pronunciations of vowel digraphs

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Lawrence - ph and ew

Notices

 

International Day of Older Persons

On 1st October it is ‘International Day of Older Persons’.  To celebrate this, we would like to invite the children's grandparents to come and share one of their favourite childhood stories with their grandchild's class on this day. If you would like to come into school, please speak to your class teacher.

 

 

Week beginning 30th September

 

ZONES!

Science

Using the Hedgehogs Balloons as a base text, Hare class will be identifying and naming different animals as well as learning about habitats. They will also be looking at, and identifying evergreen and deciduous trees of Britain and will be going on a tree hunt around the school grounds!

 

DT

Foxes will be busy in this zone this week. The children will be designing and making their own clay Boggart - a mysterious woodland creature, and then designing and constructing a home for them! In addition to this, the children will be cooking delicious woodland crumbles!

 

Computing

This zone is in Badger class this week. The children will be learning to use their programming skills. This will be developed using BeeBots to navigate a trial, and we will be using an art programme to make a woodland picture and be able to save it.

 

Geography

This zone is in Mole class this week and the children will be learning to identify human and physical features of their environment, including the local area. We will also be learning about the seasons and patterns of seasonal changes across the UK.

 

Literacy

The children have been learning the story map for Stanley's Stick, and in this week they will be innovating the story by creating a new setting for Stanley to visit and using adjectives to describe the setting as welll as the magical things the stick turns into!

Numeracy

We are focusing on the number bonds to 10 and using the Part-Part-Whole method when recording, as well as learning the symbols for addition and equals.

Phonics 

Miss Bond - ch, sh, ng

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - sh, ng, th

Mrs Bridges and Mr McDonald - two syllable words and compound words, ie windmill, sandwich, sandpit.

Mrs Kaikai - alternative pronunciations of vowel digraphs

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Lawrence - aw and ue

A very big Congratulations to our star learners this week!

Badger

Hare

Mole

Fox

Kiaan

Harvey

Emma

Lizzy

Annie

 

Riley

Scarlett

Kayla

 

Aiden

Bryony

Kayal

Sam

Vhari

Abyan

Ariana

Pippa

Ravi

 

Week beginning 23rd September

 

Literacy

The children have been learning the story map for Stanley's Stick, and in this week they will be learning about sentence structure as they develop their use of Talk 4 Writing.

Numeracy

Year one continue to develop their fluency and reasoning skills, with a focus place value and the symbols for greater than and less than.

Phonics - stay tuned for our phonemes of the week!

Miss Bond - ch, sh, ng

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - y, z, zz, qu, ch

Mrs Bridges and Mr McDonald - ccvc words - those with consonant clusters, such as plop and slip.

Mrs Kaikai - alternative pronunciations of vowel digraphs

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Lawrence - reading and writing words with the 'oy' and 'ir' sounds in them.

 

Reading

Reading is a priority for us as a school, promoting a love of reading and supporting children's developing literacy. If you would like to be a volunteer reader with our classes, please see the Quick Reads, speak to your class teacher or pop into the school office. Any time you can offer will be transformative!

Likewise, the greater the variety of texts we can offer our childre, the better. With that in mind, if you have any books your children have grown out of or are looking to pass on to new homes, please consider donating them to the school. You can drop them off at the classroom or at the office, where they will be very welcome!

Week beginning: Monday 16th September

The Enchanted Woodland continues...

 

In Year one this week we have been very busy getting to know each other and started our learning.

Next week we continue exploring our topic, including some exciting outdoor learning with Mr Jackson! 

 

Literacy

We will be learning how to recognise and use nouns and verbs in sentences, and continuing to practice using capital letters nad full stops.

Numeracy

Year one continue to develop their fluency and reasoning skills, with a focus on more and fewer.

Phonics

The children are well established in their phonics groups now, and will be continuing to use phonemes and graphemes.

Miss Bond - We will be learning to recognise the j and v graphemes and will be working on our blending skills when reading words with these sounds in.

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - We will be learning to recognise and read words with the j, v, w and x sounds in.

Mrs Bridges and Mr McDonald - We will be learning to read cvcc words with consonant clusters e.g. jump and went.

Mrs Kaikai - We will be learning to recognise and read words with the ie and ea graphemes in.

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Lawrence - We will be learning to read and write words with the ie and ea graphemes in.

 

ZONES!

For the next four weeks, each classroom will be an investigation zone. In addition to the literacy and numeracy, the children will be exploring a Science zone, DT, Computing and Geography zone

 

Science

Using the Gruffalo's child as a base text, we will explore the change of seasons, particularly looking at, and identifying evergreen and deciduous trees of Britain.

DT

The DT zone will allow children to design and make their own clay Boggart - a mysterious woodland creature, and then designing and constructing a home for them!

Computing

Early programming skills will be developed using BeeBots to navigate a trial, and we will be using an art programme to make a woodland picture and be able to save it.

Geography

The Geography children will support children to be able to identify the man made and natural features of their environment, including the local area, and then to discover patterns of seasonal changes  across the UK.

 

Please continue to send children to school with a waterproof coat as the weather is very changeable and we are still going out! 

Welcome to Year One! 

We are super excited to get started with our learning after the summer holidays. The first half term is named Enchanted Woodland and we are encouraging the children to get out into the environment and find out fantastic animal facts! 

We will be sending home reading boks from Friday 6th September, in Year 1 children have new reading books on a Monday and a Friday, so remember to check your bags and read a few pages in the evenings. 

PE days are also Mondays and Fridays, so children can come to school dressed in their PE kit; trainers, white t shirt and black joggers or school PE shorts. Remember to take off any earrings if children cannot remove them independently.

 

The children have settled amazingly well into their first day in Key Stage 1, even managing to get through to a later lunchtime! We look forweard to seeing them develop and flourish this year. 

 

 

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