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Week Beginning 6.7.20 

 

Wow! What busy learners we have in Year 1! Your poems have been wonderful and we have loved seeing your craft and handwriting!

 

Keep checking Google Classrooms for new stories and challenges!

 

This week we need to pack a suitcase as we are travelling to Australia to find out about the animals which live there!

 

If you do have any questions, regarding the work set on Google Classrooms or Purple Mash please email your child's class teacher.

 

This week the children have the opportunity to meet with their teacher and some of their peers. These meetings will be taking place through Google Classroom. If you haven't already signed up then please do. If you need any help then please contact the school office. 

 

Maths

As well as RM Easimaths, please see these extra lovely activities for your child to further their Maths knowledge.

 

Capacity – This activity encourages the children to order measurements, we would recommend looking at capacity up to 10ml, 20ml and 100ml.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 

Hit the Button - This is a great game to encourage quick recall of doubles, halves and number bonds

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Here is a super game to support arithmetic - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

A suggested activity for learning about patterns: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-4-Make-it-Spiral-pattern.pdf

 

A suggested activity for measuring and building structures

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-8-Make-it-Model-building.pdf

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following letters and words. This week the focus is on writing letters with a horizontal join.

These are also the sounds, which the children in school will be learning at school.

We will also be uploading videos of how to write these letters and words on Google Classroom.

Monday – wo, wonder.

Tuesday – ol, gold

Wednesday -The golden sand.

Thursday – ot, hot.

Friday – The golden sun is hot.

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html

 

Please read on to find out about the learning at school and on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week we are learning all about measurement!

 

The children will be challenged with activities all about lengths and heights, weight and mass, comparing mass, balancing scales, capacity and volume and measuring capacity.

 

If you are able to, can you collect different containers around the home and encourage your child to explore which container holds the most liquid? Can they estimate which one will hold the most or least?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2544808-year-1-measurement-warm-up-powerpoint-1

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-n-565-lighter-or-heavier-powerpoint

 

Here is a super song all about capacity and volume!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-capacity-volume/zj8njhv

 

Literacy: 

This week, we will be focusing on telling stories! At school, we often begin a Literacy lesson by looking at a picture and telling our own class story. We create our story with each of these sentence starters: Once upon a time, one day, unfortunately, fortunately and finally. The children will be using these starters to write their own stories about a koala bear and a kangaroo! We are looking forward to hearing lots of wonderful stories!

 

Phonics:

This week, the children will be using their reading and blending skills to read words and captions and choose the correct one for the picture!

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 4 and 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading. https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5 

The log in details for this website are:

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Reading:

Reading will continue to be set on a Monday and Thursday on Google Classrooms and each book will be available for one week to read. We are not expecting your child to read the whole text on one day, please split the book over a few days. There are no interactive quizzes being set for reading but once read, please ask your child the comprehension questions at the end of the text. Once your child has completed the book, please ‘turn in’ the book on Google Classrooms.

 

Topic:

The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - Indigenous Australia, Create an information text about Indigenous Australia.

 

Wednesday - Can you create your very own piece of aboriginal art? Perhaps you can draw an Australian animal in dots? To challenge yourself, can you type a sentence describing your picture?

 

Friday - It is another art activity! Can you create your very own Koala or Kangaroo picture and type a sentence describing your picture?

 

There are some power points all about Australia and Australian animals on Google Classroom to support the learning for topic this week.

Tilgate Trip

 

As part of our topic this term all about animals we were planning on visiting Tilgate to explore the nature centre and learn about different animals from around the world. Unfortunately, we have been unable to visit Tilgate but we are bringing Tilgate to you! The staff there have been wonderful and have recorded a video for you all to watch all about animals with fur, scales and feathers! They have also sent some additional activities which you can have a go at. . The first one is to write your very own Owl story and the second is for you to sort out which fur matches which animal! Have fun and I hope that you learn lots of great facts!

Week Beginning 29.6.20 

 

What an incredible week of learning! We have seen some beautiful posters all about the Polar Regions and all learnt lots of facts about the Arctic and Antarctic!

We really are so proud of your enthusiasm and determination to complete your home learning!

 

Keep checking Google Classrooms for new stories and challenges!

 

This week we need our goggles and diving suits as we are exploring life under the sea! There will be lots of exciting reads on Google Classrooms from Monday so please keep checking for more exciting learning! In the mean time, click on Nemo and take a look at this to start your week’s learning!

 

 

If you do have any questions, regarding the work set on Google Classrooms or Purple Mash please email your child's class teacher.

 

Maths

As well as RM Easimaths, please see these extra lovely activities for your child to further their Maths knowledge.

 

Telling the time – This activity encourages the children to tell the time at o’clock and half past the hour. They have to match the time to the analogue clock to get the answer correct:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time#

 

A suggested baking activity for measuring -

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-6-Bake-it-Biscuit-Tower.pdf 

 

A suggested activity to develop the children’s understanding of time - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-5-Estimate-it-Minute-marathons.pdf 

 

Counting Cars Here, the children are challenged to find a certain numbered car! They have to move the steering wheel to find the car they are looking for! https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/countingCars/index.html 

 

Catch a Star - Here the children will need to move the chimney to collect the odd or even numbers!

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/chimney/index.html 

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following letters and words. This week the focus is on writing letters with a horizontal join.

These are also what the children will be learning at school.

We will also be uploading videos of how to write these letters and words on Google Classroom.

Monday -oa, boat

Tuesday – The boat is on the sea.

Wednesday – og.

Thursday – The dog is barking.

Friday –I can see a goat on a log.

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html

 

Please read on to find out about the learning at school and on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week we are learning all about time!

 

The children will be learning to tell the time at o’clock and half past the hour. The children will also be identifying and sorting the months of the year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

Here is a super song all about time!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks1-ks2-a-song-about-time/zv8b47h 

 

Please also see these links to support your child when learning about time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPeAo1hz8GA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRU03b5Rt3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYshA2ybFdY

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-4546-new-telling-the-time-half-past

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-7132-telling-the-time-powerpoint

 

As an additional challenge at home can you set a timer for one minute and see how many star jumps or hops you can do? Can you improve and do even more each time? Can you think of any other ways you can challenge yourself in a minute? You might see how many pegs you can put on a washing line or how many paper clips you can attach to paper!

 

Literacy: 

This week, we will be focusing on poetry. The children will be identifying rhyming words, completing poems and writing our own acrostic poems! There will be a power point all about acrostic poems on Google Classrooms on Monday.  

 

 Phonics:

This week, the children will be using their reading and blending skills to read words and choose the correct one for the picture!

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 4 and 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

The log in details for this website are:

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Reading:

Reading will continue to be set on a Monday and Thursday on Google Classrooms and each book will be available for one week to read. We are not expecting your child to read the whole text on one day, please split the book over a few days. There are no interactive quizzes being set for reading but once read, please ask your child the comprehension questions at the end of the text. Once your child has completed the book, please ‘turn in’ the book on Google Classrooms.

 

 Topic:

The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - How animals move - Science - Group the animals that move in a similar way and describe how they move.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRx4F0ERb3w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0qOYZXPIac

 

Wednesday - Shark sighting news. Basking sharks have been spotted off the coast of Pebble Beach in Bracewell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FlBKtsu_oE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELIMBe4liOs

 

Friday - Tiger life cycle - Write about the life cycle of a tiger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEQaRY4YpVo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS9E-7xAhqY

 

Extra Tasks - Paper Based

We know we have been using Purple Mash for a long time now so here are some other optional activities you can do at home. They are all printable but if you are unable to print you could have a look at them and then try them on paper.

Sun Safety

Sun Safety 1

Week Beginning 22.6.20 

 

What a busy week of learning! We really are so proud of your enthusiasm and determination to complete your home learning! Please do keep up your amazing work and remember to keep checking Google Classrooms for new stories and challenges!

 

If you do have any questions, regarding the work set on Google Classrooms or Purple Mash please email your child's class teacher.

 

This week you will need your hats and scarfs as we venture to the Arctic and Antarctic where we will be learning about animals from these places!

Please visit Google Classrooms to see a power point and clip all about animals from the Polar Regions. We would be amazed if you could create your very own posters all about the animals you might see if you visited the Arctic or Antarctic!

Please do email your class teacher with your incredible work!

 

Maths

As well as RM Easimaths, please see these extra lovely activities for your child to further their Maths knowledge.

 

Place Value Number investigation – The Nrich website is a great resource for problem solving and Maths investigations. This activity will challenge the children to see how many different numbers they can make using a certain amount of beads: https://nrich.maths.org/152/note 

 

A suggested game for making pairs for problem solving and addition -

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-10-Play-it-Board-games.pdf 

 

A suggested activity to continue to develop the children’s positional language - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-3-Move-it-Obstacle-course.pdf 

 

Play Your Cards Right- Here, the children get to choose whether they think the next card will be higher or lower! Please encourage your child to explain why it is higher or lower e.g. The card has more tens in or there are less ones in the number: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/playYourCardsRight/index.html 

 

Posting letters - Here the children will need to listen to the numbers and choose the correct door to post the letter through! This will support their number recognition skills and also their knowledge of place value by identifying the amount of hundreds, tens and ones in a number: http://www.ictgames.com/postAletter/index.html 

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following letters and words.

The focus is on writing letters with a horizontal join.

These are also the sounds, which the children in school will be learning at school.

We will also be uploading videos of how to write these letters and words on Google Classroom.

Monday -oy, joy

Tuesday – I am joyful.

Wednesday – one.

Thursday – ome.

Friday –My home is number one.

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html

 

Please read on to find out about the learning at school and on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week we are learning all about place value!

 

The children will be learning to identify hundreds, tens and ones in a number and will be challenged with different problems where they have to order numbers and also continue number sequences. Here are some links to support your child’s learning:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F3AycEDksY 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4FXl4zb3E4&vl=en 

 

Literacy: 

This week, we will be focusing on non-fiction writing. The children will be writing labels for different Arctic and Antarctic animals. They will also be piecing together factual sentences, which are all muddled up and then writing these as they should be. The children will also be using their amazing adjective knowledge to complete sentences making them even more exciting!

 

Phonics:

This week, the children will be using their reading and blending skills to make real words. The activities set will have a digraph missing and the children will need to decide which digraph to use to make a real word!

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 4 and 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading. https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5 

The log in details for this website are:

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Reading:

Reading will continue to be set on a Monday and Thursday on Google Classrooms and each book will be available for one week to read. We are not expecting your child to read the whole text on one day, please split the book over a few days. There are no interactive quizzes being set for reading but once read, please ask your child the comprehension questions at the end of the text. Once your child has completed the book, please ‘turn in’ the book on Google Classrooms.

 

Topic:

The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - How have animals adapted to live in a harsh tundra environment?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/tundra-biome/

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nat15.sci.lisci.arctanim/adaptations-of-arctic-animals/

 

Wednesday - You are on holiday in a polar region. Write a postcard about your experiences.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/habitats/polar-regions

https://www.bas.ac.uk/polar-operations/life-in-the-polar-regions/

 

Friday - Herbivores, Carnivores and omnivores.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/carnivores-herbivores-and-omnivores-for-year-1-12064769

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVgbYB_6fa8

 

Science:

Here are some links for the Scientists! Have a look at each polar experiment from Twinkl and see if you can make predictions and observe what you see happening in the experiement you choose to do! Please let your teacher know if you completed an experiment and what you found we would love to hear about your learning!

 

 

Week Beginning 15.6.20 

 

Wow! Another great week of learning! Thank you all for working so hard, we really do love seeing all of your work!

 

Keep checking Google Classrooms for new stories and challenges!

 

If you do have any questions, regarding the work set on Google Classrooms or Purple Mash please email your child's class teacher.

 

 Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency have now launched their annual summer reading challenge. This year the theme is the Silly Squad and the focus is to celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children will aim to read at least 6 books over the summer and can record their progress on the free digital platform. 

Parents will be able to sign up using the link https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

We hope lots of you will take part and look forward to hearing all about the funny books you read. 

Happy reading!

 

Maths

As well as RM Easimaths, please see these extra lovely activities for your child to further their Maths knowledge.

 

Place Value Basketball - This is a super activity for the children to further their knowledge of place value. Here they have to identify what number the dienes are representing. This will also support them to recognise the amount of tens and ones in a number. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

 

A suggested game for making pairs for number bonds to 10 –This is a game where the children can make the number cards to use. For an extra challenge, could they also write the word for each number to 10? They then play the card game and have to make 10 using 2 cards, full instructions are on this link: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-1-Play-it-Card-Games.pdf

 

A suggested activity to continue to develop the children’s measuring skills - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-2-Make-it-Den-Building.pdf 

 

3D Shapes - Here, the children can use their knowledge of 3D shapes to answer the quiz questions! https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24459.html

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing letters with a diagonal join. 

This is also what the children will be learning at school.

We will also be uploading videos of how to write these letters and words on Google Classroom.

Monday -ime, time.

Tuesday – What is the time?

Wednesday – ine, mine.

Thursday – That hat is mine.

Friday – op – drop.

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html

 

Please read on to find out about the learning at school and on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week we are learning all about positional language and direction! The children will be learning to use positional language such as ‘next to, behind, in front of’. They will also be solving problems using the terms clockwise, anti-clockwise, left, right, quarter, whole and half turn. Please visit this link to find out more about our Maths learning this week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-position-&-direction/zhh9scw

 

Here are some super links to look at to further support your child with their learning: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3miJsKZbVM https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-6202-maths-quarter-turn-and-half-turn-powerpoint 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2544816-year-1-position-and-direction-warm-up-powerpoint

 

As an extra challenge, can you make your own treasure map for someone at home? Can you also say or write down clear directions to direct them to the treasure?

 

 

Literacy: 

This week, we will be focusing on the story, “What the Ladybird Heard”. This is a lovely story written by Julia Donaldson all about a ladybird who saved the day! Listen out for the positional language you hear in the story!

 

The children will be asked to complete word banks with missing nouns, verbs and adjectives based on a picture from the story. They will then be encouraged to build and write sentences using the word banks they completed the day before.

 

This story will be available for you to listen to on Google Classrooms on Monday morning.

 

Phonics:

This week, the children will be using their reading and blending skills to make real words. The activities set will have a digraph missing and the children will need to decide which digraph to use to make a real word!

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 4 and 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

The log in details for this website are:

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Reading:

Reading will continue to be set on a Monday and Thursday on Google Classrooms and each book will be available for one week to read. We are not expecting your child to read the whole text on one day, please split the book over a few days. There are no interactive quizzes being set for reading but once read, please ask your child the comprehension questions at the end of the text. Once your child has completed the book, please ‘turn in’ the book on Google Classrooms.

 

Topic:

The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday- Rainforests, research rainforest habitats and write your own findings. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMdD6TTDZ_g

 

Wednesday - Deforestation debate, should we allow deforestation to continue in our forests?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLefU5b5vgo

 

Friday - Safari, write a fact sheet on Safari animals!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-mL12t8sE4

 

Farm Craft

Please see below for some ideas on craft projects you might like to have a go at! Please email your work to your teacher, we do love seeing all of your additional learning!

 

 

Week Beginning 8.6.20 

 

Well done to everyone who completed the Art challenge we set to sketch and paint your favourite jungle animal! They all look amazing! Thank you for taking the time to upload a photo of your work on Google Classrooms as well.

Please remember to ‘turn in’ your work so that your teacher can see your amazing masterpieces!

 

Keep checking Google Classrooms for new stories and challenges!

 

If you do have any questions regarding the work set on Google Classrooms or Purple Mash please email your child's class teacher.

 

 

Reading On Google Classrooms.

We are continuing to set reading books on Google Classrooms so please do have a look at what reading book you have been given to read at home. These are changed on a Monday and Thursday and remain for one week.

 

Maths

As well as RM Easimaths, please see these extra lovely activities for your child to further their Maths knowledge.

 

Coins game - This is a super activity for the children to further their knowledge of money. Here they can choose to order, sort or count coins. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=15

 

Multiplying by 5- A super game to practice your 5 times tables! https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/10/08/28/28/967/20163_content/startpage.html?activity=Multiply_by_5.html

 

Toy Shop Money Game - A lovely activity where your child needs to find the correct amount of money to pay for each item. You can choose whether to make amounts using just one coin or different coins. We would recommend starting to make amounts up to 10p and 20p and once confident, progress up to 50p and then £1.00. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Caterpillar ordering - Here, the children can use their knowledge of place value and how many tens and ones are in a number to practice ordering numbers! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following digraphs and words.

These are also the sounds which the children in school will be learning at school.

We will also be uploading videos of how to write these letters and words on Google Classroom each day.

Monday -ee, seeds.

Tuesday – The seeds have grown into flowers.

Wednesday – ay, pay.

Thursday – You must pay for your shopping.

Friday – ai – train.

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html

 

Please read on to find out about the learning at school and on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week we are learning all about money!

 

Please visit this link to find out more about money! The children will be recognising coins, ordering them from the lowest amount to the highest amount and will be learning to make different amounts up to 50p.

 

Here, you will find some class clips describing the different coins we have and how we can use the same coins to make different amounts:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp8dmp3/articles/zcrq2p3 There is even a quiz to try at the bottom of the page!

 

As an extra challenge, can you set up your own shop at home and play shopkeepers? Remember, you will need to write the price tags for each item and then make sure you have the correct amount of money to pay for the items! Maybe you will want to buy more than one item to test your addition skills!

 

Literacy: 

This week, we will be focusing on the story, “The Lion who Wanted to Love”. This is a lovely story written by Giles Andreae all about a Lion who did not want to roar and just wanted to care for others. My challenge for you is to think about all of the different ways you care for those around you.

The children will be learning to use conjunctions such as and, but, so and because to join ideas together and will also be encouraged to use adjectives and similes to make their writing even more exciting!

 

This story will be available for you to listen to on Google Classrooms on Monday morning.

 

 

Phonics:

This week, children will be using their reading skills to depict whether a word is a real word or an alien word. When we teach this at school, we encourage the children to spot whether there are any digraphs or trigraphs in words and to add sound buttons before sounding the word out.

 

Forest Phonics is a lovely activity where you can choose a digraph and build words with that sound in:  http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 4 and 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5 

The log in details for this website are:

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Reading:

Reading will be set on a Monday and Thursday on Google Classrooms and each book will be available for one week to read. We are not expecting your child to read the whole text on one day, please split the book over a few days. There are no interactive quizzes being set for reading but once read, please ask your child the comprehension questions at the end of the text.

 

Topic:

The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - Research the mountain Gorilla and write down your findings. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awPNvzBMT74

 

Wednesday - Create your own monkey. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm80eILBctk

Can you also practise sketching your own Gorilla? Send photos of your sketches into your teacher, they will love to see them! Get drawing! 

 

Friday - Hyacinth Macaws factfile - Research this Macaw and write down your findings. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hKZmdH2UC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNXsHgVlvzU

 

Week Beginning 1.6.20 

 

Welcome back to the second half of the Summer term! We hope that you all had a safe, restful and enjoyable half term break in the sunshine.

 

As we start to see the introduction of more staff and children into school we are changing how we respond to the children's work on Purple Mash. We will now only mark the children's Maths and Literacy learning.

We are continuing fo set daily 2do’s as we have previously and with this in mind, please do continue to encourage your child to complete the 2do's which have been set each day.

 

If you do have any questions please email your child's class teacher.

 

Reading On Google Classrooms.

We hope that you are enjoying reading your books on Google Classrooms, we are so grateful for all of your lovely comments and we love reading them, they do make us smile!

 

There are no quizzes set for reading on Google Classroom as we want to build your child's reading fluency and hopefully continue to work on and develop their expression when reading out loud.

It would be amazing if you could ask your child the questions from the back of the book, using the text for reference if needed. You could even ask your child to retell the story once they have read it.

 

Once you have read the text, please click 'done' or 'submit' so that your child's teacher can see when the story has been read.

 

Maths

As well as RM Easimaths, please see these extra lovely activities for your child to further their Maths knowledge.

Roll the Dice: Can you make the highest total from rolling 2 dice? You can choose to add the totals, find the difference between the two dice or multiply the numbers you roll in different games! https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/10/09/04/02/608/20164_content/index.html

Multiplying by 2- A super game to practice your 2 times tables! https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/10/08/28/28/967/20163_content/startpage.html?activity=Multiply_by_2.html

2D shape patterns -A lovely activity where your child needs to complete the shape patterns: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Coconut odd or even ordering - Here, the children can choose whether they order odd or even numbers! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

 

Literacy and Handwriting.

All of the teachers would like to thank you all for your amazing handwriting that you are uploading on a Tuesday and Thursday, it really is amazing! We would like to continue with setting handwriting tasks on these days during the week. Thank you very much for your continued support with this.

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following digraphs and words.

These are linked to their Phonics on each day and as an extra challenge can you encourage your child to write each sentence whilst remembering to join their letters?

Monday -nk, drink. Please may I have a drink?

Tuesday - ft, gift. Katie had a gift.

Wednesday - sk, flask. My flask has water in.

Thursday - lt, belt. The belt is green.

Friday - lf, shelf. The book is on the shelf.

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html

 

Please read on to find out about the learning on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week we are learning all about 2D and 3D shapes!

 

Please visit this link to find out more about shapes! Here, you will find some class clips describing 2D and 3D shapes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6

As an extra challenge, can your child go on a shape hunt at home? What different shapes can they find?

 

This week the work on Purple Mash will be as follows:

 

Monday we will be identifying different 2D shapes.

Tuesday we will be learning about  the different properties of 2D shapes, for example how many sides the shapes have.
Wednesday we will be identifying 3D shapes.
Thursday we will be learning about the different properties of 3D shapes, for example how many faces the shapes have.
Friday we will be sorting 2D and 3D shapes and looking at worded questions. 

 

Literacy: 

This half term we are starting a new topic which is entitled Paws, Claws and Whiskers - so it's all about ANIMALS.   We will be looking at different habitats and we are going to start in the jungle with a very well known story called Monkey Puzzle which is written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. 

 

 

Please watch and listen to the story on the link that has been supplied on your class feed on Google Classrooms before starting the writing activity or click on the link here: https://youtu.be/JxpJnk3QO-8

 

Monday – Purple Mash activity.  Giraffes and Lions will be filling in the missing word to describe Monkey, Butterfly and Elephant.   Meerkats and Elephants will be improving the existing sentence by introducing adjectives and similes. 

 

Tuesday – Today is our handwriting day. The children will be asked to handwrite the sentences they completed yesterday and then upload them to Purple Mash.

 

Wednesday – Purple Mash activity.  Giraffes and Lions will be filling in the missing word to describe Snake, Spider and Parrot.   Meerkats and Elephants will be improving the existing sentences by introducing adjectives and similes. 

 

Thursday – Today is our handwriting day. The children will be asked to handwrite the sentences they completed yesterday and then upload them to Purple Mash.

 

Friday  - Purple Mash activity.  Giraffes and Lions will be filling in the missing word to describe Frog, Bat and Mum.   Meerkats and Elephants will be improving the existing sentences by introducing adjectives and similes. 

 

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of words with blends in.

These are the sounds the children will be revising this week:

Monday -nk as in the word drink.

Tuesday - ft as in the word gift. 

Wednesday - sk as in the word flask. 

Thursday - lt as in the word belt. 

Friday - lf as in the word shelf. 

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 4 and 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading.

 

Reading -

Reading will be set on a Monday and Thursday on Google Classrooms and each book will be available for one week to read. We are not expecting your child to read the whole text on one day, please split the book over a few days. There are no interactive quizzes being set for reading but once read, please ask your child the comprehension questions at the end of the text.

 

Grammar - This week there will be 3 grammar activities.

Monday- The focus will be on how to use question marks, this link to BBC Bitesize explains how to use a question mark: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zcm3qhv

Wednesday - Today we will be looking at adjectives and how we can use an adjective to describe a noun.

Friday - Today, the children will be learning about adverbs and how these can be used to describe a verb e.g. He ran quickly. 

 

Please visit this link on BBC Bitesize where there is a super clip all about using adjectives and adverbs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-adjectives-adverbs-with-johnny-inel/znfjbdm

 

Topic - The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - Art - Create your own dinosaur like creature and add at least one sentence to describe it!

Please visit this link to further support your child's learning on this topic:

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/00000164-27f1-d726-a5fd-3fff994b0000

 

Wednesday  - PSHE - What is your ambition? What would you like to achieve?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQusoJSh0E

 

Friday - Science -  Evolution, Write a newspaper article about the discovery of some dinosaur bones! 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/03/hints-of-dna-discovered-in-a-dinosaur-fossil/

 

 

Half term 25.5.20 - 1.6.20

 

As we come to the end of our fist half of the Summer Term we would like to say a great big well done to all of the chidlren for never failing to amaze us with their incredible learning and work this half term.

We would also like to thank everyone for all of your support and lovely messages over the past half term, we really are very grateful.

 

We will not be setting any learning activities on Purple Mash or reading books on Google Classrooms during this week and we hope that you are able to enjoy some (hopefully) lovely, sunny weather and have some time away from your screens.

 

If you would like to do some additional learning activities over the half term, please do visit our home learning tab which is full of lovely ideas you can do.

 

We hope you have a safe, happy and healthy half term and home learning will begin again on 1st June. 

 

Week Beginning 18.5.20 

 

What another super week of learning, we really are so impressed by all of your amazing work!

Well done to those of you who have been onto and are using Google Classrooms - we hope that you are enjoying the stories and assemblies!

If you are unable to log on please call the school office for assistance.

We are continuing to set reading on Google Classrooms and learning on Purple Mash will also continue as normal.

 

Reading On Google Classrooms.

We hope that you are enjoying reading your books on Google Classrooms, we are so grateful for all of your lovely comments and we love reading them, they do make us smile!

 

There are no quizzes set for reading on Google Classroom as we want to build your child's reading fluency and hopefully continue to work on and develop their expression when reading out loud.

It would be amazing if you could ask your child the questions from the back of the book, using the text for reference if needed. You could even ask your child to retell the story once they have read it.

 

Once you have read the text, please click 'done' or 'submit' so that your child's teacher can see when the story has been read.

 

Maths

As well as RM Easimaths, please see these extra lovely activities for your child to further their Maths knowledge.

Matching 2D shapes and their names: Can your child turn the shape card over, say the name and match it to the correct name label? https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24473.htm

Subtracting from 20 - A super game which will support your child with their knowledge of subtraction and counting backwards. https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/10/08/28/28/967/20163_content/startpage.html?activity=Take_Away_from_20.htmll

Measuring in cm -A lovely measuring activity where your child needs to measure the length of the item on the ruler and choose the correct measurement. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

Helicopter rescue - Here, the children can choose whether they count on or backwards or choose the option to find a number for the helicopter to get to! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

Crickweb - Wash line 1 - Can the children order the numbers on the washing line? They can even choose to order odd numbers or even numbers! 

Two digit number labelling - Can your child match the correct label to the number?

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

 

Literacy and Handwriting.

All of the teachers would like to thank you all for your amazing handwriting that you are uploading on a Tuesday and Thursday, it really is amazing! We would like to continue with setting handwriting tasks on these days during the week. Thank you very much for your continued support with this.

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following digraphs and words.

These are linked to their Phonics on each day and as an extra challenge can you encourage your child to write each sentence whilst remembering to join their letters?

Monday - o-e, cone. A cone is a shape.

Tuesday - u-e, flute. The flute is silver.

Wednesday - st, first. I was first in the race.

Thursday - nd, stand. Can you stand up?

Friday - mp, jump. Can you jump?

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html
 

Reading resource

Here is a lovely book all about hopes which is free for you to read and share with your children- https://literacytrust.org.uk/news/katherine-rundell-launches-the-book-of-hopes-a-free-childrens-book-by-over-110-authors-and-illustrators/

Katherine Rundell has created this online book of stories from well known writers to entertain children in lockdown. It is dedicated to NHS workers. 

 

Please read on to find out about the home learning on Purple Mash this week, we have found some links which might be helpful to further support your child's understanding.

 

Maths - This week we are learning all about measurement! Please visit this clip for a super song all about measuring in cm or m! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-length-height/zdrx92p

 

 
Monday we will be comparing the length of objects focusing on the words longer, longest, shorter shortest.

Tuesday we will be comparing the height of objects focusing on the words taller, tallest, shorter, shortest.

Wednesday we will be learning how to measure through non-standard units, using cubes.

Thursday we will be progressing to learning how to measure by centimetres using a ruler.

Friday we will be comparing lengths using a ruler.

 

Literacy:  Mrs Emery has recorded her reading the story of Katie and the Dinosaurs for you to listen to on Google Classrooms! This is the story we will be focusing on for our writing this week, so please do log in and listen to the story.

 

Monday – The children will be completing two sentences by filling in the missing gaps. The words they will be asked to complete will be linked to describing the day and the size of the skeleton.

 

Tuesday – Today is our handwriting day. The children will be asked to handwrite the sentences they completed yesterday and then please do upload onto Purple Mash.

 

Wednesday – Today, the children will be asked to complete 2 more sentences by filling in the missing gaps. The missing words will be based on describing the Hadrosaurus's appearance and how he is feeling.

 

ThursdayToday is our handwriting day. The children will be asked to handwrite the sentences they completed yesterday and then please do upload onto Purple Mash.

 

Friday  -Today, some children will be asked to draw and label a picture of Hadrosaurus. Some children will be asked to write a character profile describing Hadrosaurus focusing on his appearance and personality. 

 

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of Phase 5 digraphs and will be encouraged to sound out words with the o-e, u-e split digraphs and words with the st, nd, mp blends in.

 

Please visit these links for further support on the digraphs being covered this week:

Monday -o-e https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpTIpkgU1fY

Tuesday - u-ehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQXnqp8g9WM

We do not have any clips for blends however, there are lots of lovely additional games to play to support your child to read words with blends on Phonics Play:  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading.

 

Reading -

Reading will be set on a Monday and Thursday on Google Classrooms and each book will be available for one week to read. We are not expecting your child to read the whole text on one day, please split the book over a few days. There are no interactive quizzes being set for reading but once read, please ask your child the comprehension questions at the end of the text.

 

Grammar - This week there will be 2 grammar activities.

Tuesday- The focus will be on the suffix 'ed' and how we use this suffix to change a verb into the past tense e.g. Yesterday I danced, Last week I bounced on the trampoline.

Thursday- Today we will be looking at opposites. Here is a lovely song all about different opposites! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ftglh

 

Topic - The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - Science - How do we use water? Create a list of how you use water at home.

Please visit these links to further support your child's learning on this topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkIEjgynmYY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGWr5jXJfbs

 

Wednesday  - PSHE, Feelings, Can you show 4 different feelings on the faces? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J7HcVLsCrY

 

Friday - PSHE, Homework - Can you help Andrew with his homework problem?

 

We have absolutely loved seeing all of your amazing dinosaur crafts! If you do create any more masterpieces please do email us!

Here is a great link to Cbeebies for Andy's Dinosaur Adventures! There are lots of clips, quizzes and facts that you could learn all about dinosaurs! Perhaps you could create your very own dinosaur factfile or poster? https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/andys-dinosaur-adventures

 

 

Week Beginning 11.5.20

 

Thank you for continuing to wow us with your amazing learning! We  hope that you were able to enjoy VE Day and the sunshine!

 

This week Google Classrooms was launched! We hope that you enjoyed listening to the stories read by your class teacher, we loved hearing back from you and reading your comments! We will continue to upload a clip during next week for you to see. There are also assemblies in the assembly room which you can watch and listen to aswell.

 

Reading On Google Classrooms.

We are very excited to be able to start setting reading books through Google Classrooms!

The reading books we will be setting will be linked to your child's current reading level.

 

There will be no quizzes set as we want to build your child's reading fluency and hopefully continue to work on and develop their expression when reading out loud.

It would be amazing if you could ask your child the questions from the back of the book, using the text for reference if needed and you could even ask your child to retell the story once they have read it.

Once you have read the text, please click 'done' so that your child's teacher can see when the story has been read.

 

We will be issuing two books a week -

The first book will be set from Monday to Thursday and the second book will run from Thursday to Sunday.

There is no expectation that your child should be reading the whole book in one sitting, ideally do a little each day.

You will be able to see the story set for your child on your child's class page, please click on the link and it will take you to the book to read.

Please do email your child's class teacher if you have any further questions or difficulty in accessing the books.

 

Home Learning

Please do continue to have a look at the Home Learning section of the website for some extra ideas if you would like to. You can get to it via ‘Children’ on the signpost, or click this link:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Art

There will be a new art project launched by Ms Melotte on Monday through Google Classroom. We are looking forward to seeing some of your self-portraits over the coming weeks!

 

Maths

Please explore these links if your child would like to access further Maths activities in addition to their learning on Purple Mash and RM Easimaths:

Hit the Button - This is a great game developing knowledge of doubles, halves, number bonds and times tables: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Toy Shop Money Game - Here your child can develop their knowledge of money by choosing the correct coins to pay for different items. You could also make a shop at home and ask your child to use real coins to pay for items. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

BBC Place Value - This is a super game where your child can consolidate their learning of place value by making numbers using tens and ones. For instance, in the number 27 there are 2 tens and 7 ones. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8sfr82/articles/zw4g2nb

Matching numbers to digits -  Can you have a go at reading the numbers and matching them to the correct digits? https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24442.html

Ordering numbers - Here you can order numbers and choose the lowest number and the highest number to order in between. Perhaps you can challenge yourself to order numbers between 10-50 or 10-100? https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/countingCaterpillar/index.html

 

Literacy and Handwriting.

We are going to continue setting a writing task on a Tuesday and Thursday on Purple mash and would still be very grateful if you could continue to upload your child's writing on these days to Purple Mash. If you experience difficulties uploading your child's writing, please do let your class teacher know.

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following digraphs and words.

These are linked to their Phonics on each day and as an extra challenge can you encourage your child to write each sentence whilst remembering to join their letters?

Monday - au, haunted. The house is haunted.

Tuesday - ey, donkey. The donkey has soft fur.

Wednesday - a-e, bake. I like to bake cakes.

Thursday - e-e, these. These days are hot.

Friday - i-e, slime. The slime is green.

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html
 

Please read on to find out about the home learning on Purple Mash this week, we have found some links which might be helpful to further support your child's understanding.

 

Maths - This week in maths the children will be learning about the less than, greater than and equal to symbols. 

Please read on to find out about the learning on each day:

Monday we will be finishing off our learning on multiplication and will be matching multiplication sums to the correct model.

Tuesday we will be looking at the greater than and less than symbols in relation to groups of objects and dienes.

Wednesday we will be looking at the greater than and less than symbol in relation to numbers. Thursday we will be looking at the greater than, less than, and equal to symbols in relation to dienes.

Friday we will be looking at the greater than, less than, and equal to symbols in relation to numbers. 

 

Literacy:  This week some of the children will be labelling a dinosaur and writing sentences about dinosaurs and their features. Some children will be building a spine poem all about a dinosaur. The idea of a spine poem is that the children choose 1 adjective, noun and verb (in that order) to write a sentence and build up to a short passage of writing all about a dinosaur. The poems do not have to rhyme and can be as long as the children want them to be. Ideally, we would like to see at least 3 sentences e.g. 

 

Adjective                            Noun                       Verb 

sharp, pointy, long               claws                      scratch, dig, grip.

 

From this, the children will choose one adjective and one verb to then build their poem.

 

"The T-Rex's sharp claws dig for food."

 

Here is an outline of the Literacy learning for this week:

 

Monday – The children will be reading a spine poem and then building their own on Purple Mash. 

 

Tuesday – Today is our handwriting day. The children will be asked to use the words they saw yesterday about the Brachiosaurus on Purple Mash to write their own spine poem. Please upload your child's writing today. 

 

Wednesday – Today, the children will read another spine poem and then create their own on Purple Mash.

 

Thursday – This is our handwriting day today. The children will be encouraged to handwrite their own spine poem about a Pteranodon. Please upload your child's writing today. 

 

Friday – We are loving seeing all of your writing so today is another handwriting task! Can you build and write your very own spine poem about your favourite dinosaur? Please upload your child's writing today. 

 

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of Phase 5 digraphs and will be encouraged to sound out words with the au, ey, a-e, e-e and i-e digraphs.

 

Please visit these links for further support on the digraphs being covered this week:

Monday - au https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOHDkQGhku4

Tuesday - eyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jua0OODatow

Wednesday - a-e https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1xqLjHF53A

Thursday - e-ehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFuETDoqVnA

Friday- i-e -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-swf3Gy_40

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading.

 

Reading -

As well as setting reading books on Google Classrooms this week we will also set reading on Purple Mash. The book this week will be called 'Sam and the Wet Day' and there will be quizzes and challenges linked to the text throughout the week.

 

Grammar - This week there will be 2 grammar activities.

Monday - The focus will be on the prefix 'un' - Here is a link to BBC Bitesize to explain about prefixes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/z9hjwxs

Wednesday - Today we will be looking at verbs. Please see this link which explains what verbs are -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

 

Topic - The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - Science - Herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. 
Can you decide which animals are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores?
Wednesday  - Dinosaur dragging. Create a detailed scene for the dinosaurs - change the size and rotate to create a fun animated scene. 

Friday - Dinosaur pairing - Memory game, Can you match the pairs!

 

We have absolutely loved seeing all of your amazing dinosaur paintings and pictures! If you do create any more masterpieces please do email us!

Perhaps you could make some dinosaurs out of paper plates or semi circles and create your own dinosaur picture? I wonder how many different dinosaurs you can make?

 

Week Beginning 4.5.20

 

Thank you all so much for the amazing learning that you have been doing this week, we are particularly loving seeing your super handwriting! Thank you so much with your support in uploading your children's work onto Purple Mash, we really are very grateful!

 

If your child would like to have a go at some of the additional learning we put onto the blog this can be completed anytime that is convenient for you. We would still love to see pictures of any additional learning so please do email them to your class teacher or add them into your child's Purple Mash folder.

 

As next Friday is a bank holiday, we will only be setting work from Monday to Thursday on Purple Mash.

 

Home Learning

Please do have a look at the Home Learning section of the website for some extra ideas if you would like to. You can get to it via ‘Children’ on the signpost, or click this link:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Assemblies

Please click on the link below for the next assembly to share with your child all about resilience.

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/earlswood/UploadedDocument/4fd7781ade2d47368ec8d225fd1a78d6/week-3-infant-school-smile-assembly-4.5.20-resilience.pdf

 

Literacy and Handwriting.

We are very impressed with the children's super handwriting and as a team believe that by setting a handwriting task at least twice a week is definitely going to support your child with their handwriting and fine motor skills. With this in mind, we are going to continue setting a writing task on a Tuesday and Thursday on Purple mash and would still be very grateful if you could continue to upload your child's writing on these days to Purple Mash. If you experience difficulties uploading your child's writing, please do let your class teacher know.

 

Handwriting

This week, please encourage your child to practice writing the following digraphs and words.

These are linked to their Phonics on each day and as an extra challenge can you encourage your child to say and write each one of these words in a sentence?

Monday - aw, paw, claw

Tuesday - wh, who, when,

Wednesday - ph, elephant

Thursday - ew, pew and flew 

Please visit this link if you require any helpful hints for teaching handwriting.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html
 

Please read on to find out about the home learning on Purple Mash this week, we have found some links which might be helpful to further support your child's understanding.

 

Maths - This week in maths the children will be continuing to use their knowledge of arrays and counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to answer multiplication questions.

Monday the children will continue their learning of arrays. 

Tuesday the children will be consoloidating their learning by multiplying in 2's.

Wednesday we will be multiplying whilst looking at equal groups of 5.

Thursday will be multiplying focusing on counting in 10's.

 

As an additional challenge, can your child spot any arrays at home? Could they make a poster all about the arrays they found at home? Here are some ideas!

 

 

Literacy:  We are continuing to focus on building sentences using nouns, adjectives and verbs. Please revisit this link with your child to find out about nouns, adjectives and verbs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

 

Here is an outline of the Literacy learning for this week:

 

Monday – The children will be building adjective and verb word banks on a Purple Mash template. They will be building these word banks using Brachiosaurus and Stegasaurus images.

Tuesday – Today is our handwriting day. The children will be asked to handwrite the sentence: I like the Brachiosaurus best because... or I like the Stegasaurus best because...

Please upload your child's writing today. Please also encourage your child to sound out independently, and to start their sentences with a capital letter and full stop. When we write in school, we use a green pencil for a capital letter and a red pencil for a full stop.

Wednesday – Today, the children will create another word bank of adjectives and verbs to go with the Triceratops and Pteranodon images.

Thursday – This is our handwriting day today. The children will be encouraged to handwrite the sentence: I like the Triceratops best because... or I like the Pterandon best because... Please upload your child's writing today. Please also encourage your child to sound out independently, and to start their sentences with a capital letter and full stop. When we write in school, we use a green pencil for a capital letter and a red pencil for a full stop.

 

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of Phase 5 digraphs and will be encouraged to sound out words with the ew, wh, ph and oe digraphs.

 

Please visit these links for further support on the digraphs being covered this week:

Monday - ew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJL84QOnGIA

Tuesday - whhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mppiO8xtYoA

Wednesday - ph https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1bseW0nI2k

Thursday - oehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQFilBxEseg (this link features all of the different ways to write and read the 'O' sound such as 'O', 'oa', 'oe' and 'o-e')

 

Please also continue to access the Phase 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading.

 

Reading -

This week we are focusing on the story: 'Ned and the Jungle Animals'.  Ned is sure that he has seen some very large animals at school. The chase is on!
There are 4 activities this week due to the Bank Holiday on Friday. Chapter 4 is added to Thursday's 2dos. 

 

In addition to the Oxford Owl and Phonics Comic Play websites please also visit the Literacy Trust website where there are lots more reading resources to explore. If you would like to visit this website, please click on this link for more information: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/

 

Grammar - This week there will be 2 grammar activities.

Monday - The focus will be on plurals - How we change from one noun to more than one noun i.e. cake - cakes.

Wednesday - Today we will be looking at suffixes. Here is a link to BBC Bitesize which explains about adding a suffix to the end of a word.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx

 

Topic - The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - Computing,  2GO - Give instructions, learn directions and explore Logo. Can you extend the task by using the flow charts to learn about programming and choose a challenge to test yourself?
 
Wednesday - Science, The stages of fossilisation. Sequence the stages of fossilisation and write a description detailing each page.
 

We have absolutely loved seeing all of your amazing dinosaur paintings and pictures! If you do create any more masterpieces please do email us!

Perhaps you could make some dinosaurs out of playdoh and create your own dinosaur scene?

 

Thank you again for your support and commitment to your child's learning during these strange times. We are happy to help in any way we can, just ask if you need anything!

 

W/b 27.4.20

 

Thank you all so much for the amazing learning that you have been doing this week, you are all working so hard and we really do love seeing your super work!

This week we are beginning our new topic all about dinosaurs! Please visit this link for an educational game all about dinosaurs which will also encourage your children to work and think scientifically:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/znc3y9q

 

Home Learning

Please do have a look at the Home Learning section of the website for some extra ideas if you would like to. You can get to it via ‘Children’ on the signpost, or click this link:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Assemblies

There will be one assembly uploaded each week and will cover topics to support your child's emotional development. If you would like to talk through one of the assemblies with your child, please follow this link:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/emotional-social-and-mental-wellbeing-1/

 

Literacy and Handwriting.

The year 1 team have decided to reduce the quantity of writing activities we are setting each week to try and relieve some of the stress of typing and also provide additional time for the children to continue to practice their handwriting as this is such an important skill in their development.

With this in mind, we will be setting writing tasks to be completed on the computer on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

On a Tuesday and Thursday we would really love to see the children's writing. There will still be tasks set on a Tuesday and Thursday which will explain what your child needs to write on these days and there will also be a space on the page for you to upload a photo of your child's writing. If you experience difficulties uploading your child's writing, please do let your class teacher know.

 

Here are some helpful hints to follow to upload your child's work on a Tuesday and Thursday:

 

1. Open the 2do for Writing. On Tuesday, it will look similar to this:

 

2. Once your child has read the task and completed their writing, please take a photo of their work and save either on your computer or their work folder on Purple Mash.

 

3. Now, click on the green circle with the white arrow:

 

4. Next find where you saved the writing

 

5. Finally, click open:

 

Your child's writing should then be seen in the box for their teacher to mark.

 

Handwriting

As handwriting is so important for your child to continue to practice, please visit https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/how-to-teach-handwriting.html Here you will find lots of clips which will support cursive handwriting and also some hints and tips for supporting your child with their handwriting.

Please encourage your child to practice writing the digraphs and words:

ie, pie, tries,

ea, tea, beach,

oy, joy, oyster,

ir, stir,

ue and clue.

 

Please read on to find out about the home learning on Purple Mash this week, we have found some links which might be helpful to further support your child's understanding.

 

Maths - This week the children will be consolidating their knowledge of repeated addition and arrays. The children will be counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and looking at how repeated addition can be represented through arrays. Please do visit this link which will further support your child's understanding with this topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOyOVDMjUdo


Literacy:  As we are starting our new topic all about dinosaurs, our writing will now be linked to dinosaurs! We will be focusing on building sentences using nouns, adjectives and verbs. Please visit this link with your child to find out about nouns, adjectives and verbs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

 

Here is an outline of the Literacy learning for this week:

 

Monday – The children will look at a picture of a dinosaur and will be asked to add some more nouns and adjectives to the word banks to describe the picture.

Tuesday – Today is our handwriting day. Using the nouns and adjectives they thought of yesterday, the children will be asked to write their own sentence to describe the picture. Please upload your child's writing today. Please also encourage your child to sound out independently, and to start their sentences with a capital letter and full stop. When we write in school, we use a green pencil for a capital letter and a red pencil for a full stop.

Wednesday – Today, the children will create a word bank of verbs to go with the dinosaur picture.

Thursday – This is our handwriting day today. The children will write their own sentence using the nouns, adjectives and verbs to describe the picture. Please upload your child's writing today. Please also encourage your child to sound out independently, and to start their sentences with a capital letter and full stop. When we write in school, we use a green pencil for a capital letter and a red pencil for a full stop.

Friday – The children will be given a very basic sentence to read and will rewrite it themselves to see how they can improve and enhance it by using the exciting nouns, adjectives and verbs they have been using this week.

 

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of Phase 5 digraphs and will be encouraged to sound out words with the ie, ea, oy, ir and ue digraphs.

Please also continue to access the Phase 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading.

 

Grammar - There will also be three grammar activities set on Purple Mash this week. These will focus on nouns, adjectives and full stops.

 

Reading -

This week, we are reading 'Little Red' which is based on the well known traditional tale 'Little Red Riding Hood'. 
Please read each daily chapter with your child and support them with the activity they have been assigned for that chapter.

 

In addition to the Oxford Owl and Phonics Comic Play websites please also visit the Literacy Trust website where there are lots more reading resources to explore. If you would like to visit this website, please click on this link for more information: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/

 

Topic - The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday  - Comparing dinosaurs, choose 2 dinosaurs to find out some facts about and write about the similarities and differences between them.
 
Wednesday - Create your own dinosaur - Can you add your own labels or even a sentence to describe it?
If you can draw then paint your dinosaur onto paper instead, the teachers would love to see your creation via email! Here is a clip to support this activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikYB5XbqzGQ
 
Friday - Fossil leaflet - Can you create an information leaflet about fossils? Please visit this link for more information about fossils: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQBkawjFVIA

 

Thank you again for your support and commitment to your child's learning during these strange times. We are happy to help in any way we can, just ask if you need anything!

 
20th April 2020.

 

Welcome back to the Summer term! We hope that you have all had a happy, healthy and safe Easter break and got to make the most of the nice weather and spending time with your families!

 

It has been lovely to see so many children accessing Purple Mash over the holiday and we would like to thankyou for your continued support with this. We are carrying on as before the holidays with the following work being set on Purple Mash. Please remember that the class teachers are contactable via email if you have any questions.

 

Please read on to find out about the home learning on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week the children will be consolidating their knowledge of subtraction. We will be finding one less using counters and number lines. The children will then progress to answering subtraction word problems.

 

Literacy - Here, the children will be using their prior learning of special events in Year 1! The writing tasks will each focus on a different event the children have participated in during Year 1, for example, our woodland walk and Tea with the Queen. The children will be asked to write a recount for each event. We have previously learnt about using different time conjunctions to support us when writing a recount such as: first, then, next, after, finally.

 

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of digraphs and will be encouraged to sound out words based on completing sentences and identifying words for different pictures.

The sounds we will be focusing on this week are: ur, short oo, long oo, ay and ou.

If they would like an additional challenge at home, can they write each word they have spelt on Purple Mash? I wonder how many sentences can they could also write with that word in?

Please also continue to access the Phase 5 activities on Phonics Play where your child can continue to develop their blending skills when reading.

 

Reading - This week we are focusing on the text: 'Wolf's New Friends'. Please support and encourage your child to read a new chapter each day. There will then be a comprehension and sentence activity after each daily read to complete.

 

In addition to this and the Oxford Owl website, please do visit:  http://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html Here you will be able to find lots of exciting comics all linked to your child's current Phonics phase to read out loud!

 

Topic - The topic activities on Purple Mash this week will be set on different days and include:

 

Monday - Design and Technology: Chocolate crispy cakes recipe.

Can the children write a set of instructions based on how to make chocolate crispy cakes? Your child might want to look at these pictures to support them if they have not made these cakes before.

 

Tuesday - Science: What is your food made of?

This is a sorting activity which will hopefully bring about lots of discussion about different food groups. Here is a clip which you could also watch with your child to support their understanding about different food groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ymkJK2QCU

 

Thursday - Literacy and Art: 2animate.

Here the children will need to either invent and draw their own story or draw pictures from a story which they are familiar with. They will need to draw a different picture on each slide and then press the green triangle to play their animation! They might want to create their own superhero story or one based in space! If your child would like to use a background for their story they will need to click on this button on the tab at the top of the slides:

For an extra challenge, could your child have a go at writing the story they have drawn?

I have had a go, can you guess what story I have started to draw? 

 

 

If your child does do any additional learning or writing, please do take a photo of their work and add it to their work folder on Purple Mash. We do love seeing their additional learning, especially their amazing writing!

 

Easter Holidays - 6th April - 19th April 2020.

 

We would like to thank you all for your continued support with your child's home learning and are still continuing to be wowed by the fabulous work your children are producing on Purple Mash! Please remember that if you take any photos of your child's additional learning to upload them into their folder on Purple Mash.

 

We would like to wish you all a very happy and safe Easter break and look forward to seeing your amazing learning after the holidays!

 

Purple Mash:

 

As the Easter holidays fall in the following two weeks there will not be daily tasks set on Purple Mash, however if your child would still like to continue with Purple Mash, we will set 3 2do's and would encourage the children to visit the Maths area where they can continue to practice their times tables. These activities are optional and not compulsory.

 

The first activity which will be set from Monday 6th April is for the children to create their very own Easter poem or poster. Please save this in your child's folder on Purple Mash.

 

The second activity will be set on Thursday 9th April and will be an Easter egg painting activity which can be completed more than once and can also be saved in your child's work folder. Here you could encourage your child to create patterns or draw pictures on the Easter egg based on what they see during Spring.

 

On Monday 13th April there will be a Computing activity - 2go - The children can explore giving simple instructions and learn directions. You could give your child challenges to navigate around the grid to get to a particular place!

 

The Maths area is also great and is where the children can practice their 2, 5 and 10 times tables!

If you would like to continue to work on these please click on:

Mathematics - Times Tables - 2simple Table Toons.

Here the children can sing along to the different songs for each table and even test their knowledge in the speed test game!

 

Practical learning opportunities:

 

Please see our list of exciting activities which your child might also like to have a go at!

 

 

  • A fun and exciting Maths challenge!

 

  • Can you create your own Maths scavenger hunts during the holidays for the children to find?

 

  • Here are some ideas for Easter cards:

 

 

 

 

 

  • We have also found some lovely Easter craft ideas to have a go at:


 

  • You could even try some stone painting!

 

As our topic after the Easter holidays is based on dinosaurs, you might also like to find out facts about your favourite dinosaur, create a painting or poster all about dinosaurs, write a fact file or even have a go at some of these dinosaur crafts!

 

 

30th March 2020.

 

This week has been very different for all of us. We are missing you all so very much! We would all like to thank you for your amazing work that you have been completing on Purple Mash, we are very impressed with the great effort you are putting into your learning!

 

We also have our very own Year 1 Wow Work display board! Please click on the green 'sharing' icon and take a look at all of the amazing work on our display board!


We have also loved receiving emails and hearing all about your additional learning too! If you would like to upload photographs of your learning onto Purple Mash, please click on the orange tab - 'my work' and then click 'upload'. This will then be uploaded to your child's learning folder in the 'my work' area of the website.

The activities we have set on Purple Mash will be set on from Monday to Friday. The activities will clear after every day in order to start new ones the following day.

If you are experiencing any problems with Purple Mash please email your child's class teacher.

 

Please read on to find out about the home learning on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week the children will be consolidating their knowledge of addition. We will be adding using counters, dienes and will then progress to answering addition word problems.

 

Literacy - Here the children will be using their prior learning of adjectives, similes and adverbs. The children will be set with a different writing task each day to describe an animal. There will be an example of what is expected in each task and the children will be able to select an image of an animal from clip art to describe. If your child does any additional writing throughout the week please do upload photos of this to your child's work folder! We do love to see the children's beautiful handwriting!

 

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of Phase 5 digraphs. They will be building words from a selection of different graphemes. The sounds we will be focusing on this week are: ie, the split digraph i-e, er, ir and high frequency words.

 

Please encourage your child to write these sounds during the week too! You could even ask your child to write words with these sounds in! Please do also continue to visit the Phonics Play website to flashcard sounds and have a go at the Phase 3, 4 and 5 activities!

 

Reading - We would like to encourage you to share the text with your child. When a quiz is set, please encourage your child to answer the questions independently in order to further their comprehension skills.

 

In addition to this and the Oxford Owl website, please do visit:  http://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html Here you will be able to find lots of exciting comics all linked to your child's current Phonics phase to read out loud!

 

Topic - This weeks topic activities are all about London and caring for the environment! The children will be extending the knowledge they learnt during our Bright Lights, Big City topic to support them when completing the tasks set!

 

23rd March 2020.

Please read on to find out about the home learning on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths - This week the children will be consolidating their knowledge of number and place value. They will be identifying missing numbers, solving problems with dienes and also matching numerals to words.

Literacy - Here the children will be using their prior learning of the story, No Bot the Robot with No Bottom and will be completing different sentence building activities linked to the story each day. They will be asked to write descriptive sentences using adjectives, similes and verbs. If your child wants to give themselves an additional challenge ask if they can include an adverb in their writing!

Phonics - The children will be revising their knowledge of Phase 5 digraphs. They will be building words from a selection of different graphemes.

Reading - We would like to encourage you to share the text with your child. When a quiz is set, please encourage your child to answer the questions independently in order to further their comprehension skills.

Topic - This task will last for the whole week. The children will be asked to use a paint program to create their own space picture! We would like the children to explore changing the thickness of the lines in their pictures when using the paintbrush or pens. We would also like the children to write a sentence at the bottom of their picture describing their space scene. Please encourage your child to include adjectives in their sentence to make their writing even more exciting!

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding. Should you need help knowing what questions to ask please contact your child’s class teacher.

 

In addition to the activities on Purple Mash please visit the home learning section of the website, this can be found on the signpost labelled 'children' where you will be directed to more activities which can be accessed online.

 

We also recommend exploring these websites:

 

Twinkl

This website has a vast amount of resources which you can choose to print at home and they are currently offering a one month membership. Please visit https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. Once you have registered, visit the parent hub https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents to find learning activities appropriate for your child's age.

 

Phonics

To support your child with their Phonics learning, please visit Phonics playhttps://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ This website has many resources and games your child can use to further their Phonics knowledge. It also has a flashcard game which times children how long it takes to read Phase 3 and 5 graphemes, can they beat their time whilst reading the graphemes? Phonics play is split into different phases and supports children with their reading, blending and spelling skills.

It is currently offering all of its games and resources for free:

Username: march20

password: home

 

Reading

A great resource to support your child with their reading at home is the Oxford Owl website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ This website offers e-books for your child to read and they are linked to the colour which your child is currently reading. Please continue to support your child's understanding of the text by asking both comprehension and inference type questions e.g. Can you predict what will happen in the story? Tell me about the character, why do you think this happened? How do you think the character feels? Can you sequence or retell the events of the story?

 

In addition to this is - Roy the Zebrahttps://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games.html This website has a variety of different reading activities to support your child with sentence structure and Phonics.

 

PE 

To encourage PE whilst at home, please visit BBC Supermovers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw Here the children are encouraged to join in with the different movement routines whilst learning different English and Maths concepts!

 

Joe Wicks has also announced that he will be recording live workouts for children on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k He will begin these live workouts from Monday and will be shown at between 9am and 5pm. He has said that it will be called "PE with Joe" and will be on his YouTube channel The Body Coach TV. If you miss the live workouts, there are lots which he has already recorded!

 

Music

If you are looking for some music related activities, Mr Scullin has a YouTube channel with lots of videos on it that you can watch and join in with. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKovqh8teAdzoNuEk52a8RA

 

Times Tables

Your children should continue to practice their timetables 2x, 5x, 10x.

Hit the Button is a great game that tests recall and speed and can be used for multiplication and number facts. Challenge your child to beat your score…believe me they love it!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Lexia

If your child has a Lexia log in we would like them to continue using this for at least 10 minutes a day.

 

RM EasiMaths

Please continue to log into RM EasiMaths and encourage your child to use this program daily. If you do not have a log in for EasiMaths please email your child's class teacher.

 

If you have an Android device please follow these steps to access RM EasiMaths:

 

How to get access to RM Easimaths via the Puffin Academy Class Portal

1. On your Android device, download the free Puffin Academy app from the Google Play Store.

2. Once installed, open the Puffin Academy app.

3. Select Home Page.

4. In the Latest Courses section, RM Education Easimaths will be listed (or you can search for Easimaths if that isn't listed).

5. Select RM Education Easimaths, followed by Install.

6. A message stating "Do you want to install this site" will be displayed. Click OK.

7. The RM Education Easimaths app will now be listed on the Puffin Academy app's Home Page.

8. From the Home Page, select RM Education Easimaths to open the standard RM Easimaths Home Page that you would see if you were logging on via a web browser on a computer.

9. Enter your usual RM Easimaths credentials to log on to RM Easimaths. You will now be able to complete your RM Easimaths session as normal on your Android tablet. Please note: You will need access to your RM Easimaths Username, Site Id (this goes after '@' on the logon screen) and Password in order to log on.

 

We thank you again for all of your support. A reminder that should you need anything we are here to help! Please email us should you need us.

 

We hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy!

Year 1 Team

 

 

 

Notices:

 

Phonics Information Evening.

Thank you for your support during this evening. If you would like to see the presentation again or you were not able to attend the evening please click here.

 

If you would like to further support your child with their Phonics at home please visit these links:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/InteractiveResources.htm Some of the activities on Phonics play are subscription only however there are a selection of free resources which can be used.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

 

Small boxes for Art Week

Thank you very much for all of the shoe boxes you have kindly brought in, if you have any smaller boxes we would also be very grateful for these too! 

 

Week beginning 16th March 2020.

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

 

Art Zone - Hare class will have this zone for this week. The children will be learning about observational drawings and will be sketching items linked to our moon zoom topic. They will also be taught how to use water colours to paint their pictures and will be finding out about the artist Jackson Pollock who was famous for his splatter style paintings. The children will be learning the technique of how to create their own splatter paintings. 

 

Science and Design Technology Zone - Fox class will have this zone. Here they will be investigating materials found from an alien crash site and will be focusing on whether they are magnetic or not. The children will also be designing and sewing alien underpants using the cross stitch and running stitch methods.

 

Computing Zone - Mole class will have this zone. The children will be learning to programme, they will be exploring algorithms (set of instructions) in the role play area and using purple mash on the iPads to programme a space animation. They will also be looking at the constellations and planets and using pastels to create artwork of the planets. 

 

History Zone - Badger class will have this zone. Here, the children will be learning about famous astronauts from both the past and present and will also be finding out facts about Tim Peake. The children will also be recreating the first moon landing in the tuff spot.

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be innovating their own story of "No Bot the Robot with No Bottom!". They will be deciding on a new character for their version and will be working hard to write about the new character's personality and appearance. Whilst writing, the children will also be adding in their own adjectives, adverbs, verbs and similes into their descriptions and will be encouraged to start their sentences differently.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be learning about arrays and how these are used to support us when making and finding groups of 2's, 5's and 10's. The children will be using the language of multiply and lots of i.e. there are 4 lots of 2 and 4x2. They will also be continuing to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. In order to support your child further, it would be amazing if you could practise counting up in 2's, 5's, or 10's at home. Here are some songs to support this learning!

Counting in 2's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

Counting in 5's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw

 

Here are some examples of arrays:

 

Phonics:

 

Mr McDonald - The children will be consolidating their learning of Phase 3 digraphs and digraphs with a focus on learning the phase 3 tricky words.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the split digraphs ue, ew and u-e e.g. glue, flew and flute.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce and Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative pronunciations for the sounds, ee and ch when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning the digraphs ue and aw. They will also be focusing on consonant blends in words e.g. blue and claws.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for air and v e.g. chair, bear, there, care and their, violet and believe. The tricky words the children will be learning are please, one, little, do, when, what, out, Mr and Mrs.

 

Week beginning 9th March 2020.

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

 

Art Zone - Badger class will have this zone for this week. The children will be learning about observational drawings and will be sketching items linked to our moon zoom topic. They will also be taught how to use water colours to paint their pictures and will be finding out about the artist Jackson Pollock who was famous for his splatter style paintings. The children will be learning the technique of how to create their own splatter paintings. 

 

Science and Design Technology Zone - Hare class will have this zone. Here they will be investigating materials found from an alien crash site and will be focusing on whether they are magnetic or not. The children will also be designing and sewing alien underpants using the cross stitch and running stitch methods.

 

Computing Zone - Fox class will have this zone. The children will be learning to programme, they will be exploring algorithms (set of instructions) in the role play area and using purple mash on the iPads to programme a space animation. They will also be looking at the constellations and planets and using pastels to create artwork of the planets. 

 

History Zone - Mole class will have this zone. Here, the children will be learning about famous astronauts from both the past and present and will also be finding out facts about Tim Peake. The children will also be recreating the first moon landing in the tuff spot.

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be innovating the class story of "No Bot the Robot with No Bottom!". They will be working as a class to decide on a new character for their class version and will be working hard to write about the new character's personality and appearance. Whilst writing, the children will also be adding in their own adjectives, adverbs, verbs and similes into their descriptions and will be encouraged to start their sentences differently.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be counting in multiples of 2's, 5's and 10's. They will be using repeated addition to support them when grouping numbers to find a total. The children will be introduced to the language multiply, group, lots of, total and repeated addition. They will also be shown the symbol for multiplication.

 

Phonics:

 

Mr McDonald - The children will be consolidating their learning of Phase 3 digraphs with a focus on reading words with consonant blends e.g. star, clown and float.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the split digraphs o-e and u-e e.g. stone and flute.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce and Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative pronunciations for the sounds, ou, ch and ai when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning the digraphs oy and ir. They will also be focusing on consonant blends in words e.g. oyster and shirt.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for ear and sh e.g. hear, cheer, sphere, cashier and chef, sure, official, potion and tissue. The tricky words the children will be learning are any, eyes, friends, once and oh.

 

Week beginning 3rd March 2020.

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

 

Art Zone - Mole class will have this zone for this week. The children will be learning about observational drawings and will be sketching items linked to our moon zoom topic. They will also be taught how to use water colours to paint their pictures and will be finding out about the artist Jackson Pollock who was famous for his splatter style paintings. The children will be learning the technique of how to create their own splatter paintings. 

 

Science and Design Technology Zone - Badger class will have this zone. Here they will be investigating materials found from an alien crash site and will be focusing on whether they are magnetic or not. The children will also be designing and sewing alien underpants using the cross stitch and running stitch methods.

 

Computing Zone - Hare class will have this zone. The children will be learning to programme, they will be exploring algorithms (set of instructions) in the role play area and using purple mash on the iPads to programme a space animation. They will also be looking at the constellations and planets and using pastels to create artwork of the planets. 

 

History Zone - Fox class will have this zone. Here, the children will be learning about famous astronauts from both the past and present and will also be finding out facts about Tim Peake. The children will also be recreating the first moon landing in the tuff spot.

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be continuing to learn the new story for the half term, "No Bot, the Robot with No Bottom". They will be focusing on using a variety of different sentence starters when writing and using adverbs to describe how different verbs are happening.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be consolidating their previous learning of counting both forwards and backwards to 50. They will be finding one more and one less than a number to 50 and will be comparing numbers using the symbols for greater than, less than and equals to.

 

Phonics:

 

Mr McDonald - The children will be consolidating their learning of Phase 3 digraphs with a focus on reading words with consonant blends e.g. star, clown and float.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the split digraphs e-e and i-e e.g. theme and time.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce and Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative pronunciations for the sounds, a, ch and when reading and writing words.

 

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning the digraphs ie and ea. They will also be focusing on consonant blends in words e.g. spied and treat.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for ar and s e.g. car, path, calf, heart, are, laugh and sand, cress, listen and house. The tricky words the children will be learning are laughed, many, because and different.

 

Week beginning 25th February 2020.

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

 

Zone - This week, all of the classes will have the same zone. The children will be learning facts and listening to songs and rhymes all linked to our new topic, 'Moon Zoom'. They will be writing recounts linked to their time in the Science Dome and will be refining their Design and Technology skills by preparing cards for Mother's Day.

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be learning our new story for the half term, "No Bot, the Robot with No Bottom". They will be creating a story map with pictures to support them to remember the story and will be thinking of actions to go alongside the story. The children will also be creating freeze frames from the story.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be counting forwards to 50 and reading numbers using number grids and number tracks. We will be learning how to count a larger number of objects and how grouping in tens can help us to find the total. The children will be able to select resources such as dienes, Numicon and tens frames to further support them.

 

Phonics:

 

Mr McDonald - The children will be learning to read words with blends and will focus on the air, ure and er sounds within these words e.g. stairs, picture and painter.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the digraph ey and split digraph a-e e.g. donkey, valley, name and late.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce and Miss Bond - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative pronunciations for the sounds, i, o and c when reading and writing words, e.g. trick and remind, pond and do, catch and city. 

 

Mrs Tarrant, Mrs Emery and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning the digraphs ay and ou. They will also be focusing on consonant blends in words e.g. stay, play, pound and cloud.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be revising the alternative spellings for igh, oa, ow and oi.

 

Week beginning 10th February 2020.

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

 

Zone - This week, all of the classes will have the same zone. They will be learning about the Queen and will be busy preparing for our exciting day on Wednesday! The children will be writing invitations, baking scones and preparing fruit kebabs and sandwiches before the tea party and will also be busy designing bunting and placemats to decorate the hall for the Queen! As well as this, the children will be learning about each season and weather patterns across the United Kingdom. Each class will also make their own rain gauge and will leave these out to investigate how much rain fall we have over different months of the year.

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be learning about what a recount is and the time conjunctions, first, next, then, after and finally. We will be using this knowledge to write a recount all about our tea with the Queen.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be comparing and measuring different heights and lengths using the language, long, longer, tall, taller, short and shorter. The children will be measuring using non standard units of measurement such as unifix cubes and standard units of measurement by using rulers.

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to read words with blends and will focus on the air, ure and er sounds within these words e.g. stairs, picture and painter.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs oe and au e.g. tomatoes and haunted.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative pronunciations for the sounds, i, o and c when reading and writing words, e.g. trick and remind, pond and do, catch and city. 

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds ow and ng e.g. how and count, ink and sing.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for oi and r e.g. toilet and annoy, rose, wrote and carrot. The tricky words the children will be learning to write are, many, laughed, because and different.

 

Week beginning 3rd February 2020.

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

 

Geography Zone - This week, all of the classes will have the same zone. They will be learning about the United Kingdom and identifying the four countries, capital cities and seas surrounding the United Kingdom on a map. The children will also be identifying key features of each country in the United Kingdom.

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the children will be building sentences about places in London. They will be identifying nouns and verbs from a picture and will use these to write sentences. They will then progress to extending their sentences using exciting descriptive vocabulary.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be comparing and measuring different heights and lengths using the language, long, longer, tall, taller, short and shorter. The children will be measuring using non standard units of measurement such as unifix cubes and standard units of measurement by using rulers.

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to read words with blends and will focus on the igh, ure and ear sounds within these words e.g. flight, picture and clear.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs ue as in oo, ue as in you and aw e.g. barbeque, clue, straw. The tricky words the children will learn are, again, thought and through.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative pronunciations for the sounds, i, o and c when reading and writing words, e.g. trick and remind, pond and do, catch and city. 

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds short oo, long oo (sounds like yoo) and n

e.g. short oo -book, push, could, long oo - cube, stew, barbeque, n - name, gnome, knit and dinner.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for ow and ng. The tricky words the children will be learning to write are, thought, through, work and mouse.

 

 

Week beginning 27th 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 Badger 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 Hare 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 Mole 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 - Fox 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 own version of the story, 'Katie's Great Present Adventure.' They will be changing the two settings in the story and will also decide on the time of the day their story takes place and the what the weather is like in their version of the story. As they have learnt the original story, we will spend some time rehearsing the children's own stories and they will then be writing their story using their planned story map as support.

 

Numeracy

 

In Maths this week, the children will be using their knowledge of number bonds to 10 to make number bonds to 20 on a tens frame and will be writing corresponding number sentences. The children will also be 'adding by making 10' and using their number bond knowledge to help them partition one digit numbers e.g.

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In this example, there are 9 red counters, however to make 10, we have taken 1 yellow counter and moved it to the red tens frame. Leaving 4 yellow counters on the bottom tens frame, so our new number sentence is: 10 + 4 = 14.

Here is an example of how the children will progress to partitioning numbers to make 10.

 

Phonics:

 

Miss Bond - The children will be learning to read words with blends and will focus on the or, er and ear sounds within these words e.g. storm, stern and clear.

 

Miss Royce, Mrs Saraceno and Mrs Bone - The children will be learning to recognise the digraphs ue as in oo, ue as in you and aw e.g. barbeque, clue, straw. The tricky words the children will learn are, again, thought and through.

 

Mrs Garcia, Miss Boyce, Mr McDonald and Mrs Lawrence - The children will be learning to recognise the alternative pronunciations for the sounds, i, o and c when reading and writing words, e.g. trick and remind, pond and do, catch and city. 

 

Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Emery  - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds oa and m, e.g. snow, boat, toe, alone, dough, go, crumb, swimming and make. The high frequency words that they will be learning to spell will be water, there, where and again.

 

Miss Louis-Jean - The children will be learning the alternative spellings for oo and n. The tricky words the children will be learning to write are, water, there, where and again.

 

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.

A very big congratulations to our star learners this week!

 

Badger Hare Mole Fox

Lizzy

Charlotte

Felami

Harvey

Kurt

Sam B

 

 

Sophia

Dylan

Billy

Phoebe

Isla

 

 

Aqsa

Lilly

Nahid

Sasha

Scarlett C

 

 

Freddie

Edwin

Brandon

Abyan

Isobel

 

 

 

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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