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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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