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A very big congratulations to our star learners this week!

 

Badger Hare Mole Fox

Akshaj

Kayson

Poppy

Deon

Evie C

 

James

Nahid

Owen

Reggie

Sasha

 

 

Notices:

 

FoE Fireworks Night.

We hope to see lots of you at the firework night at the Junior School tonight! (6-8pm).

 

 

Children in Need

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

 

Parents evening.

Next Tuesday 12th November and Thursday 14th November are parents evenings, please contact the school office if you have not yet booked a time to meet with your child's class teacher.

 

RM EasyMaths

Your child now has an RM EasyMaths log in card which you will find in their reading log. This is a Maths program which we encourage the children to use at home to further their Mathematical skills through games and fun activities. They can work on one level at a time and once that level has been completed, you can print a certificate to celebrate your child's achievements! The link to log in is: https://www.rmeasimaths.com/Easimaths/Account/LogIn

Please give your class teacher feedback on your child's learning so that they can keep challenging them by progressing onto the next level where necessary. If you do have any questions about RM EasyMaths please speak to your class teacher.

 

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

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

 

Week beginning: 11th November 2019.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Literacy

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

 

Numeracy

 

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

 

Phonics:

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

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

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

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

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

Week beginning 4th November 2019.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Literacy

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

 

Numeracy

 

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

 

Phonics:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Week beginning 21st October 

 

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

 

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

 

Maths

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

 

Literacy 

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

 

A very big Congratulations to our star learners this week!

Badger

Hare

Mole

Fox

Charlotte

Grace R

Mounesh

Samuel M

Aishi

 

 

 

 

Hollie

Florence

Adam

Summer-Mai

Ariana

Calling all crafters!

After half term our topic will be Superheroes!

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

Many thanks in advance!

Week beginning 14th October

Woodland visit

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

 

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

 

Literacy

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

Numeracy

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

 

Phonics 

Miss Bond - ai, ee

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

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

Mrs Kaikai - 

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

 

Notices  - An invitation to the Enchanted Woodland!

Picture 1

Week beginning 7th October

 

ZONES!

Science

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

 

DT

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

 

Computing

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

 

Geography

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

 

Literacy

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

Numeracy

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

Phonics 

Miss Bond - ch, sh, ng

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

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

Mrs Kaikai - alternative pronunciations of vowel digraphs

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

Notices

 

International Day of Older Persons

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

 

 

Week beginning 30th September

 

ZONES!

Science

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

 

DT

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

 

Computing

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

 

Geography

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

 

Literacy

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

Numeracy

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

Phonics 

Miss Bond - ch, sh, ng

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

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

Mrs Kaikai - alternative pronunciations of vowel digraphs

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

A very big Congratulations to our star learners this week!

Badger

Hare

Mole

Fox

Kiaan

Harvey

Emma

Lizzy

Annie

 

Riley

Scarlett

Kayla

 

Aiden

Bryony

Kayal

Sam

Vhari

Abyan

Ariana

Pippa

Ravi

 

Week beginning 23rd September

 

Literacy

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

Numeracy

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

Phonics - stay tuned for our phonemes of the week!

Miss Bond - ch, sh, ng

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

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

Mrs Kaikai - alternative pronunciations of vowel digraphs

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

 

Reading

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

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

Week beginning: Monday 16th September

The Enchanted Woodland continues...

 

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

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

 

Literacy

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

Numeracy

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

Phonics

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ZONES!

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

 

Science

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

DT

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

Computing

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

Geography

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

 

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

Welcome to Year One! 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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