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Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you will find important information about what we are up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 1 staff:

Teacher: Miss Kiera Horn

Week beginning 13th July 2020 (School Closed)

Hi Year 1,

It is the final week until the six weeks holidays! You have all worked incredibly hard over the last term and I am so proud of you all. Keep it up for one more week. This week I would like you to complete the week 5 of your home learning pack.

Reading and Writing

In week 5 of your home learning pack, you will find some more reading and writing activities. This week the activities are all based on a pirate theme.

  • Sentence writing about pirates  
  • Write instructions on how to make a treasure map
  • Make a pirate poster
  • Write a diary entry as a pirate
  • Pirate reading comprehension

Maths

For maths this week, I would like you to complete the maths activities in week 5 of your home learning packs.

  • Compare lengths and heights
  • Measure lengths
  • Measuring lengths part 2
  • Compare mass

Topic

At the back of your week 5 home learning pack you will see some topic activities to complete this week.

Have a lovely six weeks off. Stay safe and have lots of fun!

I can’t wait until I can see you all again.  

Love Miss Horn x

Week beginning 6th July 2020 (School Closed)

Hello Year 1.

We are now in July! I can not believe how quickly this year has gone and the summer holidays are approaching. This week I would like you to complete week 4 of your home learning pack and continue to complete the work set on Purple Mash.

Reading and Writing

In week 4 of your home learning pack, you will find some more reading and writing activities. This week the activities are all based around the desert.

  • Writing about the desert
  • Write instructions on how to survive the desert
  • Repeated poem
  • Write warning labels for the animals you might see in the desert
  • Desert wildlife reading comprehension

Maths

For maths this week, I would like you to complete the maths activities in week 4 of your home learning packs.

  • Add by making 10
  • Subtraction crossing 10
  • Roald Dahl Word Problems
  • Compare number sentences

Topic

At the back of your week 4 home learning pack you will see some topic activities to complete this week.

Here are some more ideas:

Research animal that use camouflage to hide.

See if you can make a picture using pasta!

Create a menu for all of the foods you eat in one day. You could also help to prepare each meal!

Love Miss Horn x

Week beginning 29th June 2020 (School Closed)

Good morning Year 1

Well done for those of you who have continued to complete the 2Dos and managed to complete some of the activities in your week 2 pack. We have had some beautiful warm weather. I hope you have enjoyed being outside. It is the perfect weather to go on nice walks and play in the water.

I hope you are finding the activities in the packs interesting and beneficial. This week I would like you to complete week 3 of your home learning pack.

Reading and Writing

In week 3 of your home learning pack, you will find some more reading and writing activities. I think this weeks activities look interesting and I look forward to seeing the lovely work you produce.

  • Writing about Blackpool
  • Write a postcard
  • Poem about a lighthouse
  • Writing questions about the seaside
  • Reading comprehension

Maths

For maths this week, I would like you to complete the maths activities in week 3 of your home learning packs. These activities will help you to secure your understanding of the value of numbers and help you to revise your mathematical skills.

  • Number bonds
  • Related facts
  • Finding a part
  • Add by counting on

Topic

At the back of your week 3 home learning pack you will see some topic activities to complete this week.

Here are some more ideas

Why not play shadows? Have a look at the shadows on the ground. What shapes can you see? Using chalk you could draw around the shadows you see!

You could have a try making rainbow bubble by following these instructions https://www.science-sparks.com/rainbow-bubbles/

Keep checking Purple Mash as I will continue to set new activities.

Love Miss Horn x

Week beginning 22nd June 2020 (School Closed)

Hello again Year 1!

I hope you have had a lovely week working on your home learning packs. This week I would like you to start week 2 of your home learning pack.

Reading and Writing

In week 2 of your home learning packs you will find some writing activities. It is important that we keep writing to practise those skills we have worked so hard to learn. In your pack this week there is a alliteration activity to describe the animals and a writing challenge to explain the life cycle of a caterpillar. You can also complete the minibeast fact file and some ideas to help you write a story about a bee.

Please continue to read often and access the free stories on oxford owl.  

Maths

For maths this week I would like you to complete the maths activities in week 2 of your home learning packs. There is a great activity where you are required to use ordinal numbers and another which will support your understanding of tens and ones. You should also complete the comparing numbers within 50 and ordering numbers within 50 worksheet.  

Please continue to access Numbots as it will greatly support your maths.

Topic

I have loved seeing some of the creative faces that you have made on Purple Mash this week. Some of us even used our reading skills to label the features!

In the back of your week 2 home learning pack you will see some topic activities to complete this week.

Keep checking Purple Mash as I will continue to set new activities.

Love Miss Horn x

Week beginning 15th June 2020 (School Closed)

Hello!

I have had a lovely week speaking to most of you of the phone and seeing some of you at the school office. Thank you to those who have collected their home learning packs ready for the next few weeks ahead.

This week I would like you to complete week 1 of your home learning pack. Within this there is a Maths and English activity to complete each day and some topic activities behind this. At the back of each week you will find guidance and answers in case you need any advice however please remember that I can be contacted via the Purple Mash blog if you have any questions.

I will continue to set 2Dos on Purple Mash which will link to the activities in your packs.

Love Miss Horn x

Week beginning 8th June 2020 (School Closed)

Hello!

Thank you to all of you who are continuing to access Numbots and Purple Mash. I am always looking for new and exciting activities to set to keep you all motivated with your learning at home. As we are into our final half term we should have been completing our ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’ topic about animals! If any of you have any pets, you could upload a picture of them onto our Purple Mash blog and tell us their name and some facts about them. I will find and set some 2Dos about animals as well as more English and Maths 2Dos so please keep checking the Purple Mash website.  

Each class teacher has put together a new home learning pack with a range of English, Maths and Topic work for the children to complete each week leading up to the summer holidays. These new home learning packs will be available to collect this week from the school office from Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th.

Here are some activities for the week ahead:

Reading/Phonics

  • As we should have been learning about animals this half term why not try to find a fiction book about an animal. My favourite is ‘A Tiger Who Came to Tea’. You could; read the story together, design a new front cover for the story, change the ending to make it your own or act out the story with your family.
  • Here is a classic game which is excellent for phonics! ‘I Spy the Sound’ is a fun way to build phonics skills and phonemic awareness. In this variation of the classic game, ‘I Spy’, ask your child to spy words that begin with a certain sound, rather than a letter. For example, “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with mmm.”
  • Mr Thorne Does Phonics are short phonics videos available to watch for free on Youtube. There are videos to watch for all different sounds, even watching one a day would be very helpful. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Writing

  • Please keep writing short, simple sentences focussing on accurate capital letters at the beginning of the sentence and a full stop at the end. It is very important that we are in the habit of always including a capital letter and full stop in every sentence that we write. You could choose an object in your house and build up a sentence about it. For example…

‘pillow’

‘A pillow.’

‘The pillow is grey.’

‘The pillow is soft and grey’.

  • You could also write one simple sentence every day about something you have done that day (a little bit like a diary). This would also help with your spelling of the days of the week! It could be as simple as this…

Monday – I played in the garden.

Tuesday – I made cakes today.

Wednesday – Today I watched a movie.

You could keep this going for as long as you wanted as it is very good practise and means that when we get back to school you will be an expert at writing sentences.

REMEMBER your capital letter and full stop.

Maths

  • BBC Bitesize have a range of maths lesson available to watch to help with all areas of maths. There are videos to support counting in 2s, measuring capacity and volume, addition, number bonds and many more! Remember small bursts of work is often better so even just watching one a day would be very helpful. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons (There is also a English section with videos and games)
  • Please keep counting as often as possible. In your day-to-day life there are many things happening around you that you could count. Remember that is it ok to make a mistake, just go back to the beginning and start counting again.

– Count how many steps there are when walking up your stairs.

– Count how many sweets or pieces of food you are having for your lunch.

– Count how many soft toys are in your bedroom.

– Count how many plates you need at tea time.

Topic

  • In Year 1 we work on identifying and naming a wider variety of common animals. This website has a list of lots of different animals. You could find one or two animals you have never heard of before, click on their names and it will show you a picture of the animal and some facts about it.  https://a-z-animals.com/animals/
  • Compare the structure of a fish and a bird. Look at a picture of a fish and a picture of a bird. What is different between the two and is anything the same? Have a discussion with your grown up about similarities and differences between the two.
  • If you type in ‘animals’ into the search bar on the Purple Mash homepage a great amount of activities appears for you to choose from. You can colour different animals, sort animals and create fact files about them.
  • You could create a picture, painting or collage of an animal. It may be a family pet or just an animal you like the look of online. Look carefully at the shapes of the animals body and features and it is always best to draw an outline first.

Please share any completed work on the blog as I love to see what you have been up to!

Love Miss Horn x

Week beginning 1st June 2020 (School Closed)

Hello again!

 I hope you all had a lovely half term off since you have all been working so hard over the past few weeks and months. I can’t believe that it is June already! We had beautiful weather last week so I hope that it continues this week. Please continue to access Purple Mash this week as more 2Do’s will be added for you to complete. Below are some further examples of activities you may wish to complete this week.

Reading/Phonics

  • Choose a text on Oxford Owl and read it once a day for three days. By the third day you should be able to read it super speedily!
  • How many of these phonics sounds can you remember? Practise saying the sounds. Can you write down a word which contains one of each of the sounds e.g. for ‘oo’ you could write food.

Writing

  • Learn to write and spell the seven days of the week. Remember they must have capital letters.
  • As I will hopefully be able to see you all again soon why not write me a letter to tell me about one of the best things you did while being at home. You could bring your letter in once we are back together and I will read them.

Maths

One more and one less

Get some raisins, grapes, cereal pieces. Place some on a plate. If the grown up with you says ‘one more’, add one more and say what number you have now. If they say ‘one less’, eat one and count how many you have left.

Ask a grown up to give you some toys. Count how many you have. Can you put out another group of toys so you have one more and then one less?

Build a tower with bricks. Can you build another tower with one more brick? Can you build another with one less brick?

Money

Ask your grown up for some money. Can you identify all the coins?

Can you make 10p? Can you find a different way to make 10p, using different coins? Try this for different amounts of money.

Fractions of shapes

Find things you can cut into halves and quarters, e.g a pizza, a cake, an apple. Remember they have to be equal.

Topic

As we are approaching Summer here are some fun summer activities to get us ready for my favourite season!

  • Design and dress up in a summer outfit. You might choose a sun hat, sunglasses, shorts, a thin t-shirt etc. Choose your outfit and discuss why you choose each item. Why would you not wear a scarf? You could take a picture of yourself in your outfit and then label each part of your outfit.
  • Have a look at the weather across the UK for that day. You could draw a map of the UK and draw the symbols to show the weather across the UK, just like the one below!
  • You could collect leaves, sticks and other pieces of nature from around your home and create a picture using them.
  • Sink or swim? Why not get a bucket of water and place objects in the bucket to see if they sink or swim!

I hope to see you all really soon!

From Miss Horn x

Week beginning 18th May 2020 (School Closed)

Hello,

I will continue to set 2Dos on Purple Mash throughout the week as I know lots of you have been enjoying them and finding the set tasks beneficial.

Please continue to access the great online resources that have been posted within the last few weeks (Oxford Owl, Numbots, Ruth Miskin, Phonics Bloom).

Below are some further ideas of activities that you may wish to complete this week.

Reading/Phonics

Please visit Purple Mash and complete the Phonics 2Dos which have been set.

Why not try to find as many objects in your house as you can that start with the same letter as your first name e.g. for k

  • Kettle
  • Kindle
  • Kitkat

Practice your split digraph sounds     a-e      i-e       o-e      u-e      e-e.

Practice reading and spelling all of the Year 1 common exception words (below).

Writing

This week I thought you might like to complete some activities based on the story Zog! You can search for it on BBC Iplayer by typing ‘Zog’ into the search box or by following this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

Here are some activities that you might like to complete based on the story once you have watched the video or read the story.

  • What skills must Zog learn at dragon school? Write a list of these skills, titled ‘How to become a dragon’
  • In the story, the princess dreams of being something else when she grows up. Can you write a dream for yourself for when you grow up? What do you want to be, and why?
  • Imagine you were flying on the back of Zog. What would you see whilst you were up in the air, and where would you choose to go?
  • Imagine you have arrived at your chosen destination after Zog has flown you there. Can you write a postcard from that place to the people back at home?
  • Zog’s ‘super power’ is being able to fly. If you could have a super power, what would it be, and why?

Maths

Please visit Purple Mash and complete the maths 2Dos which have been set.

Follow the link to a video to help you practise counting in twos. After you have practised perhaps you could count in twos around the house. You could pair up socks and count them in twos, or group sweets into twos and then count them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

Topic

Science

Have a look at the leaves in your garden or on the trees that you pass next time you are out on a walk. Can you identify the type of tree the leaves came from? How many of these leaves can you find?

R.E

Research Buddha and find out 3 facts.

This powerpoint might help! https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2548045-eyfs-all-about-buddha-powerpoint

D&T

Why not design a healthy snack for Zog! You could practice your cooking methods to make soup, salad or fruit kebabs! You could take pictures and write down your recipe.

From Miss Horn x

Week beginning 11th May 2020 (School Closed)

Hello Year 1!

Another week has passed and I am missing you all very much! I can’t believe how quickly the last month has gone. This weekend we celebrated VE Day. I know some of you made flags and spent time in the garden. I had a lovely day with a picnic in my garden too!

Well done to Samuel, Phoebe, Anya and Thomas who have all logged into Numbots within the last week.

Well done to Samuel, Anna, Phoebe, Thomas who have completed the maths and phonics 2Dos set on Purple Mash last week.

Also, thank you to everyone who has been onto our class blog on Purple Mash and are keeping in touch with myself and their friends during this time. I really appreciate every single post. It is the highlight of my day reading what you have all been up to!

Finally, a big thank you to the grown-ups at home who are helping their children with their learning whilst also having to juggle lots of other things! You are all doing a brilliant job.

Over the next week, please continue to access the great online resources that have been posted within the last few weeks (Oxford Owl, Numbots, Ruth Miskin, Phonics Bloom).

Every day please try to read, write a short sentence and complete some number work to ensure that we are continuously developing our basic skills that we have worked so hard on so far this year. Below are some further ideas of activities that you may wish to complete this week.

Reading/Phonics

I have set a new 2Do on Purple Mash which is a spelling quiz which focusses on the ow and ou sound.  

I have set another 2Do on Purple Mash to read the sentences and sequence them in order.

Writing

I have set a new 2Do on Purple Mash to create a menu for a witch. What would she have for breakfast, lunch and dinner? I look forward to reading your delicious menus.

I know that some of you have enjoyed the work based on the stories on BBC Iplayer so this week we have a new story to watch! It is a favourite of mine…… Room on the Broom! You can search for it on BBC Iplayer by typing ‘Room on the Broom’ into the search box or by following this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0102qfj/room-on-the-broom

Here are some activities that you might like to complete based on the story once you have watched the video or read the story.

  • Design a new and improved broom for the witch and her friends. Draw a picture of it and label its key features.
  • Create a potion that the witch can use to make the new broom. What ingredients would be needed to make it? Write a recipe for your potion.
  • Create a magic spell for the witch to say as she mixes the potion for the new broom.
  • A terrible beast protects the witch from the dragon at the end of the story. Who is this terrible beast and how does it save the witch? Was it such a ‘terrible’ beast after all? Talk about this with your grown-ups or write a sentence explaining what it was.  
  • Where should the witch and her friends travel next on the broom? What could be their next adventure together? Write about what it could be and draw a picture to go with it.

Maths

I have set a new maths 2Do on Purple Mash where you have to read the numbers to 20 and match the word to the numeral.

There is also another maths 2Do set which you may like to complete which is a counting in tens activity. If you completed the maths activities last week that will help you this week.

Follow the link to a video to help you practise counting in tens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs&list=PLM95cb_Szq3am4n6jJw127QbBlDivZgIc

Topic

Science

I have set a Science 2Do on Purple Mash to label the parts of a plant. You might even be able to read the labels yourself!

History

We have toys and technology to keep us entertained while at home. I wonder what children a long time ago used to play with and what games they played? Research old toys and games and try to notice the biggest differences between today’s toys and games. You might want to try playing some of the old games at home! These websites might help:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/history-toys

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5356-toys-from-the-past-video-powerpoint

Art

You could get a mirror or a recent picture of yourself and draw a self portrait. Remember to fill up a whole piece of paper by drawing or painting. This video might help! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/art-and-design-draw-self-portrait/z6ytscw

Phoebe made a fantastic sock puppet last week which has inspired me to create my own! Perhaps you would also like to make your own sock puppet using scrap materials from around your house. Post your finished puppets on the blog and I will post mine to!

I look forward to seeing what you manage to complete this week! I hope you find this information useful.

Thinking of you all!

Love,

Miss Horn xx

Week beginning 4th May 2020 (School Closed)

Hello. I hope you all managed to have a lovely week last week.

Phoebe, Samuel, Anna and Leah M completed all of their 2Dos last week. They all received fabulous results on the addition and subtraction quiz and wrote some lovely sentences about Pets so well done to you four. In addition to this it has been lovely having the class blog to hear from you all and to learn about all of the new skills you have been learning. This week we have had baking, gymnastics, planting and lots of creativity!

Below are some more ideas that you can dip into this week to keep your brains active and learning!

How to access the class blog on Purple Mash

For information on how to access the class blog on Purple Mash please read last weeks post.

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to use the free eBooks on Oxford Owl and access the Ruth Miskin phonics videos following the details I posted in the last two blogs.

Play Word Pairs on Phonics Bloom by following this link https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/word-pairs?phase=4  Phonics Bloom has many free phonics games. This is a Phase 4 game. You can make it easier by choosing a Phase 1, 2 or 3 game or you can make it harder by choosing a Phase 5 or 6 game.

Writing

This week I thought we could watch/read The Highway Rat which is available on BBC Iplayer. You can search for it on BBC Iplayer by typing ‘The Highway Rat’ into the search box or by following this link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kkt1k

Here are some activities that you might like to complete based on the story once you have watched the video or read the story.

  • In the story, the Highway Rat steals from others around him. Can you make a wanted poster for the Highway Rat, listing his name, what he look like and his crime?
  • At the end of the story, the cunning duck becomes the hero of the story by saving the day. If you were the hero in the story what would you do to stop the Highway Rat from stealing? How would you help?
  • Can you write a book review of the Highway Rat? What did you like/dislike about the story, and why? Is there anything you would have changed about it?
  • The Highway Rat finally gets caught out for his unkind acts towards others. Can you make a newspaper report about the moment he is caught out and what happens to him?
  • Can you write an apology from the Highway Rat to the other animals that he stole from to say sorry for what he had done and ask for their forgiveness?

Maths

Continue to access numbots at https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

I have set a new maths 2Do on Purple Mash to help you tell the time (o’clock only). You have to match the time on the clock to help Mr Wolf. Remember to look carefully at the minute and hour hand.

Practise counting in tens using this youtube video to help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs&list=PLM95cb_Szq3am4n6jJw127QbBlDivZgIc

You could group objects into groups of 10 and then count how many you have. For example, If you have lots of pencils. Put them into groups of ten. Count how many groups of ten do you have. Then count in tens to see how many pencils you have altogether.  

Topic

PSHE

Washing our hand thoroughly and often has become an important part of our daily routines. You could write a set of instructions teaching others how to wash their hands properly.

For example:

  1. Press soap into the palm of your hand.
  2. Rub together the palms of your hands.
  3. Wash between your fingers and wrists.

What might you do next?
Alternatively you could write instructions on how to:

  • Make your lunch
  • Clean your teeth
  • Bake a cake

Music

Dr Renwick who usually comes into school to deliver some of our music sessions has 21 interactive mini-music-lessons on YouTube. Follow the link to access his lessons https://www.youtube.com/user/mfsdesk . There is an intended learning sequence so starting from lesson 1 would be best however you can dip in and out of them as you please.

Art

Research artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s fruit portraits. You could try to make your own picture using different fruits and vegetables or use fruits and vegetables to make your own printing blocks and make different patterns with paint.

Do you have any unwanted items lying around? (boxes, paper, toilet rolls) Design and make an emergency vehicle for people who help us. What will you use? What will you use to join? How will you decorate it?

History

You could create your own family tree showing any siblings, parents or carers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins you have. If you have the information you might be able to show how far back your family tree goes.

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a free website that is providing free lessons for English, Maths, Foundation Subjects and PE. Children may choose a topic that interests them and complete the lesson. Follow this link to access the lessons https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#subjects

I hope you find this information useful.

Love,

Miss Horn xx

Week beginning 27th April 2020 (School Closed)

Hello again! Another week has passed! I hope you are all still doing ok. I hope you have been able to enjoy some of the lovely weather we have had this week. I have been enjoying going on nice walks and baking lots of delicious treats. Yummy!

I hope that you found last weeks ideas useful and were able to complete some at home. Last week I mentioned that I have created our very own Year 1 blog on Purple Mash. It’s been fantastic to hear from some of you and hear about what you have been up to. If you haven’t yet logged into Purple Mash you might find it quite useful. Each week I will set some 2Do’s which you can complete. I will then be able to see your scores and comment on the work you have done. Leah M and Anna completed all of their 2Do’s last week so a massive well done to them!

I can also see that our scores on Numbots are soaring! Well done to Samuel, Phoebe, Anya, Leah M, Thomas and Anna who all logged into Numbots last week and are improving their scores.

How to access the class blog on Purple Mash

Log into Purple Mash on a phone/tablet/laptop.

Click on the green ‘sharing’ icon on the top left of the webpage.

Then click on the ‘Shared Blogs’ tab and you should see the file entitled ‘Year 1 Blog’.

Once on you should be able to see the posts that myself and other children in our class have already posted. You may read them and talk to each other.

To add your own message or pictures you click on the big green + sign on the top right of the webpage.

I will be checking the blog frequently every day and will reply to you all often.

Reading/Phonics

Please continue to use the free eBooks on Oxford Owl following the details I posted in last weeks blog.

Every day Ruth Miskin who create the Read Write Inc phonics programe we follow in school is putting on a free 15 minutes phonics session every day just like the ones we do in class! You can access each one for 24 hours after it has been streamed. To access it go to www.ruthmiskin.com then scroll down to the Home Page and click on the link to the youtube channel. I would recommend that most children watch the set 3 lesson. If this is too difficult try the set 2 lesson or the set 1 lesson.

Teach your monster to read is a fantastic game which is fun and free to access from a computer https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ . When you sign up to get your free account you will need to select a level from these 3 options:

Game 1: First Steps

This level focusses on practising:

Practice for 31 letter-sound combinations:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, qu, v, w, x, y, z, zz

Blending and segmenting practice with CVC words

Game 2: Fun with words

This level focuses on practising:

ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Lots of blending and segmenting practice with CVC, CVCC, CCV and CCVC words

Practice of non-decodable (‘tricky’) words: he, she, the, to, we, me, be, was, no, go, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do when, out, what

Game 3: Champion Reader

To play this level they must be able to read and understand short sentences like: ‘Go and get me a black bee for my jar,’ she said and have secure knowledge of the following graphemes / phonemes:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, qu, v, w, x, y, z, zz, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Please choose a level suitable for your child. Most children should play Game 2: Fun with words.

Writing

I hope you enjoyed the activities based on the Gruffalo last week. This week I thought we could watch/read The Snail and the Whale which is also available on BBC Iplayer. You can search for it on BBC Iplayer by typing ‘The Snail and the Whale’ into the search box or by following this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

Here are some activities that you might like to complete based on the story once you have watched the video or read the story.

  • Choose one of the places that the snail and the whale visit and write a diary entry as the snail about her time there. For example, Dear Diary, Today I am at the top of a very large mountain. It is very warm up here…
  • In the story, the whale gets stuck on the beach. Can you write a letter to a friend asking for their help to save the whale?  
  • The snail and the whale travel across the ocean to visit many places together. Can you use the ocean as the main setting. Imagine you were in the middle of the ocean. Can you write a description about what you might see, hear, feel, taste and even smell.
  • Imagine you were the snail in the story and you could choose a place to visit with the whale. Where would you go? Write down where you would go. Why would you go there and who else might you take with you?
  • Thinking about that place you would visit on the whale this time you could write a list of items you would pack in your bag to take with you and explain why you would take them.

Maths

Continue to access numbots at https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

White Rose Maths have a home learning section on their website with maths questions and activities for each year group. You can access this by searching for white rose maths on the internet or by following this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Practise forming your numbers 0-9 correctly and neatly.

You could make your own Hundred Square and then use it to help you count daily. Your grownups could also use it to point to a number and see if you can recognise that number.

Topic

Twinkl have a home learning hub with lots of resources for a variety of different subjects including English and Maths. As well as printable worksheets there are some interactive games, recipes, colouring pages and even PowerPoints! You will need to create an account at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and put in the offer code – CVDTWINKLHELPS

Science

This half term we should have been starting our plants topic! If you have a garden you could have a look to see what plants or trees you have growing near you. You could then research it to try about find out the plants name. You could also draw a plant and learn about the different parts. Here is a useful Youtube video which might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3St51F4kE8

Geography

You could learn your address by saying it lots of times and practise writing it. You could search for your address on Google Earth and have a look at where you are in the world. You could search for your house and our school and talk to your grown up about how you would get to school. You may want to learn your left side from the right side as this is an important skill in Geography. You could even draw a map of your house!

I hope you will find all of these ideas useful for the week ahead. Although there are a lot of activities here just do what you can when you can. Try to keep your brains busy as much as possible but remember it is just as important to be calm, be strong and share your laughter as a family. This is a very strange time for all of our children so please take time to comfort each other, have fun and reassure your children that we will all be together again soon and remember in order to learn they must be happy.

Missing you all lots!

Miss Horn xx

Week beginning 20th April 2020 (School Closed)

Hello Year 1. I hope that you and your family are all continuing to stay safe and have tried to enjoy the Easter Break as much as possible. I am missing you all very much and I am looking forward to seeing all of your happy smiling faces again when we return. As we won’t be returning to school this week I have prepared a list of activities that will hopefully give you and your grown-ups some ideas on how you can continue your learning at home this week.

English

On BBC Iplayer they have a range of Julia Donaldson story episodes available. This week I would like us to watch the Gruffalo. You can access the video on a laptop/tablet/phone by going onto the BBC Iplayer website and typing in ‘gruffalo’ in the search bar. You may also be able to access it by following this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo . You may also read the book if you have it at home. Below are some activities that you could complete based on the story once you have watched the video or read the story.

Monday

What does the Gruffalo look like? Can you make a list of all the words that are used throughout the story to describe him? Remember that describing words are called adjectives! You may be able to write your own sentences about what he looks. For example ‘He has scary white teeth’.

Tuesday

Gruffalo food menu. Throughout the story, the mouse talks about the Gruffalo’s ‘favourite foods’. Use these to make a menu for a Gruffalo themed café. You might like to draw pictures of the foods on the menu and then label them by writing what each of them are.

Wednesday

Think about what you would do if you met the Gruffalo. What would you say? Would you trick the Gruffalo like the mouse did? Write about it by finishing my sentence ‘If I met the Gruffalo…’

Here are so examples, however I bet your imagination is such better than mine!

 If I met the gruffalo I would try to catch him by making a sneaky trap with his favourite food inside!

 If I met the gruffalo I would try to become his friend by telling him jokes.

Thursday

Create your own Gruffalo. Design your own fictional Gruffalo character with different features to the original. Draw/colour it and then label the main features. I think my Gruffalo character would have pink eyes, be shaped like a dog and have green spots all over the body!

Friday

Identifying rhyming pairs in the story. Can you spot the rhyming words in the story? Write down or record any rhyming pairs you can find. An example from the story are ‘jaws’ and ‘claws’.

Phonics

Please continue to keep reading as much as you can while at home. Oxford Owl have lots of story books that we would usually read in school online as free eBooks. You can access them by typing ‘oxford owl for home’ into the internet and then clicking on the ‘free eBook library’. All books are tablet friendly. Parents may need to create a free log in the first time but it will be worth it as there is a really good range of books to ensure you are keeping up you reading at home! Remember to spot any special-friends and silly-friends while you are reading.

You can also try getting onto the site by following this link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Maths

  • Addition and Subtraction – Solve addition and subtraction calculations within 20 using resources around the house e.g. marbles, counters, pegs, sweets.

13 + 2 =

For addition, start with 13 objects then add two more to the pile. Line them up and count how many you have altogether.

17 – 5 =

For subtraction, start with 17 objects then take away 5 from the pile. Line up the ones that are left and count how many are left. This is your answer. Here are some example calculations:

7 + 4 =                                                 7 – 5=

10 + 6 =                                              10 – 2 =

12 + 7 =                                              15 – 3 =

8 + 9 =                                                17 – 4 =     

6 + 12 =                                              20 – 7 =

Remember calculations can be reversed      = 5 + 8

  • You can take addition and subtraction one step further to solve missing number problems. Using the same objects as before to help you. This time a calculation might have a missing number. For example, 5 + _____ = 10. How many more would you need to add to 5 to make 10 in total? Here are some example missing number calculations.

2 + ________ = 8                                     17 – ______ = 11

______ + 4 = 10                                       ______ – 8 = 12 

11 + ______ = 20                                     12 – ______ = 0

  • Remember your number bonds! How many different ways can you make 10? See if you can remember our number bond song and sing it to your grown-ups. Please continue to use Numbots to help with this. I can see that some of you are accessing this resource and I would like to say a special well done to Phoebe who so far has earned 2891 points!
  • Before we left school we were learning about numbers to 50. Please make sure you know all of your numbers to 50 and then 100! Ask your grown up to write down a number on a piece of paper for example ‘32’. Look at the number and say the number out-loud. Try to spell the number ‘Thirty Two’. How many tens does this number have? (32 has 3 tens). How many ones does this number have? (32 has 2 ones). What would happen if I added one more one? What would happen to this number if I took one away? Do this as often as possible for any many numbers as you can.
  • Compare numbers. Grown up to write down two numbers on a piece of paper. For example, 12 and 34. Which number is the greatest? Which number is less? How do you know?

Science

Due to the school closure we didn’t get the chance the finish our Dinosaur topic which I know we were all really enjoying. We were due to learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Carnivores are animals that eat meat.

Herbivores are animals that eat plants and fruits.

Omnivores are animals that eat both meat and plants.

Choose an animal and do some research to find out if it is a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.

Geography

Why don’t you keep a weather diary for a week? Every day you can record the weather on a piece of paper or make a booklet. Check the weather outside from your window or from your garden. Is it sunny, cloudy, rainy, windy? What colour are the clouds? Maybe it is a mixture of a few different weather conditions. While you are in your garden you may want to sit down, close your eyes and talk about your senses with a grown up e.g. what can you hear, what can you smell, what can you feel? You might then open your eyes and talk about what you can see. Try to include detail ‘green grass’ or ‘brown fence’.

Art

During this time remember to be creative. I would like you to draw your favourite animal. This may be a pet or an animal you have never seen but heard about like an elephant, seals, giraffe or whale. Create a picture of this animal using pencil, pens, paint or whatever resources you have in your house. You could even use dried pasta!

Class Blog

If you are able to log into Purple Mash I have created a blog in which you can write short messages and attach pictures that you have made on Purple Mash. If you go to the green ‘sharing’ icon on the top left of the webpage then click on the ‘Shared Blogs’ tab you should see the file entitled ‘Year 1 Blog’. Each child should then be able to go on and add messages or work that they would like me and their friends to see. You can do this by pressing the big green + sign on the top right of the webpage. I will check the blog every day to see any messages or work that you have posted!

I hope that this information has provided you with some possible activities to keep you busy and your brains active this week. I will post more activities at the beginning of each week so please keep checking on here for further resources and activities. You have all made me an unbelievably proud teacher so far this school year and I am sure you will all continue to work your socks of and make me proud from home also! Remember staying at home is very important at the minute but we will all be together again soon.

Thinking of you all

Love, Miss Horn xx

Week beginning 28th March 2020

Hi Year 1! I can’t believe it has been one whole week since I saw you last! I miss you so much already. I hope you are keeping safe and well through this tricky time. Please keep trying to do a little piece of work each day – remember little and often is key! It has been lovely to see so many of you accessing tasks on Purple Mash and Numbots. Remember that there are lots of fun activities that you could be doing together at home. You might want to learn to sing a new song, make a scrap book or family journal, cook together, enjoy reading together and maybe design a new front cover for your favourite books! You may also want to try out two of my favourite games:

  • Play ‘Kim’s Game’. This is a good idea to help your child’s memory skills. Place 5-6 objects on a table, name them with your child. Then cover them with a cloth or scarf. Ask your child to close their eyes, so you can remove one object. Check if your child can remember which object is missing.

  • Play ‘What’s in my hand?’ Ask your child to put their hands behind their back and place something in your child’s hands. Ask your child to describe the object (size, shape, feel) before naming the object. Take turns.

Make sure you look after yourselves and stay safe. I look forward to hearing all about your adventures when we are back to school!

Miss Horn x

Week beginning 9th March 2020

English

In English this week, we have been writing our report about Mary Anning. We have been able to sort information into the correct sub-headings. We have developed our use of accurate capital letters and full stops when writing sentences and used capital letters for names.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have introduced to mass and weight. We have enjoyed exploring weight using balancing scales. We compared the weight of classroom objects. We then measures the weight of objects using cubes to make the balancing scales equal.

 Topic

This week we have completed our geography unit. We have been able to show on a map where we live in the United Kingdom. We have been able to name and label the four countries within the United Kingdom and used different maps and atlases to find the United Kingdom. We have also learnt about the location of continents and oceans within the world. We discussed where we live and where a variety of dinosaur fossil were found in relation to us.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Anna for writing a fantastic report about Mary Anning
Maths Award: Samuel for excellent accurate counting and recognition of numerals.
Head Teacher Award: Leah C for working her socks off all week!
Golden Table Awards: Phoebe and Ellie

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 2nd March 2020

English

In English this week, we have wrote our reports about a Triceratops. We included all of the facts and features that we learnt about last week. We have also moved on to writing a report about Mary Anning. We have learnt that names need capital letters when writing and how to use conjunctions to extend our sentences.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been comparing length and height. We used mathematical such as; taller, longer and shorter to compare the length and height of objects and people in our classroom.

 Topic

This week we have completed our history unit. We have been learning about significant individuals. We have read stories and watched videos to learn facts about Mary Anning who was a famous fossil collector. We sequenced events in her life in chronological order and used words relating to chronology such as; long time ago, yesterday, last week etc. to describe when event happen.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Leah for beginning to extend her sentences using conjunctions.
Maths Award: Anya for comparing and measuring length and height accurately.
Head Teacher Award: Ellie for always trying her very best in every lesson.
Golden Table Awards: Anna and Faith

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 24th February 2020

English

In English this week, we have been learning about reports. On Tuesday we found eggs in our classroom. We hatched the eggs and found baby dinosaurs! We decided that we wanted to write a report about dinosaurs. We have learnt to distinguish between fiction and non-fiction texts. We have identified the features of reports and used sources to conduct our own research about dinosaurs.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to explore place value up to 50. We have practiced counting in tens and identifying the tens and ones within a number using dienes. We have compared numbers within 50 using inequality signs and have ordered numbers within 50 according to their value.

 Topic

This week we have enjoyed our wellbeing week. Each day we have focussed on a different area of wellbeing. We have been active, learnt something new, connected with others and given to others. We enjoyed learning how to make cakes. We participated in yoya. We worked alongside Year 6 to connect with different peers and we gave appreciation to others. Alongside this we have also used clay to make our own dinosaur fossils.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Thomas for identifying fiction and non-fiction texts.
Maths Award: Lillie for working with numbers to 50 independently!
Head Teacher Award: Brody for always being kind and polite to others.
Golden Table Awards: Samuel and Brody

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 10th February 2020

English

In English this week, we have been writing our recount. We learnt about plural endings and when to add s or es to the end of words. We have explored using coordinating conjunctions to extend our sentences and then we wrote our recount using all of the knowledge we have learnt over the past few weeks.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to explore place value up to 50. We have enjoyed representing numbers to 50 using different resources. We have been able to identify one more and one less than a given number within 50 and we have used greater than and less than signs to compare amounts within 50.

 Topic

This week we have been using collage to create artwork about the sky. We sorted collage materials in different ways and we were able to tear and cut materials to make our own collage resources. We then created our sky collage using our chosen materials. We created some lovely effects and were able to use colour to show how the sky changes colour.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 3rd February 2020

English

In English this week, we have been learning about recount writing style. On Monday we read the story Room on the Broom. The witch had fallen off her broom and had landed in our school. We went on an adventure around school to find her. We visited lots of places along the way and eventually found her in the library. We have sequenced the adventure in order and learnt how to use time adverbs and adjectives to describe where we had been.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about place value up to 50! We have counted forwards and backwards within 50 and have used resources to represent numbers to 50. We bunches straws together, used tens frames and bed strings to make 10. This helped us to accurately count larger amounts.

 Topic

This week we have celebrated Chinese new year. We learnt about how chinese new year is celebrated and read the story of the Great Race. Then we made rat masks to celebrate the year of the rat. We have completed our art unit this week. We studied the work of painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. We have been colour mixing, practising painting techniques and learning how to distinguish between thick and thin paint brushes. We painted our own flower paintings.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Anya for amazing progress with her writing and always having an amazing attitude.
Maths Award: Phoebe for excellent counting and number recognition.
Head Teacher Award: Faith for always showing great perseverance in all subject areas.
Golden Table Awards: Brody and Leah

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 27th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have been authors. We wrote our own version of the snow queen using our very own story plans. We wrote the story using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We also experiments with exclamation marks. We have enjoyed describing the snow queens palace and have learnt some excellent new vocabulary.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been distinguishing between addition and subtraction. We had to look carefully at the sign ( + or – ) and then solve calculations. We have worked on solving word problems using our taught methods and have enjoyed finding fact families.

Topic

This week we have continued our learning about weather and seasons. We used our knowledge of light sources to experiment with making shadows. We used common light sources e.g. the sun, torches and projector screen to make shadows and create interesting shapes. We explored what happens when we block light the opaque and transparent objects and discussed which objects created the better shadow.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Anna for writing an outstanding story using exclamation marks.
Maths Award: Ellie for accurate counting to 15 and beyond!
Head Teacher Award: Samuel for excellent concentration this week.
Golden Table Awards: Anya and Phoebe

Reminders


It is number day next Friday (7th). Year 1 will be preparing biscuits using their knowledge of number bonds. We hope to see you there!

Week beginning 20th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have continued to read our class text ‘The Snow Queen’. We have distinguished between past and present tense, we have described the snow queen using adjectives and we have used our knowledge of the text to plan our own story which we will retell next week.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about subtraction. We learnt how to use a range of methods to help us solve subtraction calculations with numbers up to 20. We were able to use cubes, pictures and number lines to help us.

Topic

This week we have continued our learning about weather and seasons. We dressed up and thought about the clothing we should wear in each of the four seasons. We have learnt about different light sources and identified sources which give light and reflect light.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Samuel for writing words independently.
Maths Award: Leah C for solving addition and subtraction calculations independently.
Head Teacher Award: Leah M for always trying her best and being a caring friend.
Golden Table Awards: Thomas and Anya.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 13th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have continued to read our class text ‘The Snow Queen’. We have enjoyed sequencing the story in order and using role-play to respond to the story. We have practised forming and using capital letters in the correct place within a sentence and for names.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about addition. We were able to add numbers within 20 using a range of resources. We have practised recalling our number bonds facts and used different methods to help us find and make different number bonds to make 10.

Topic

This week we have used our knowledge of the world map to identify hot and cold areas of the world. We discussed how the countries near the equator were warmer than countries further away from the equator. We looked at a heat map of the world. We thought about what we would wear in these countries and what animals might live there. We have enjoyed our second week of our road safety workshops and completed some R.E work about Noah’s Ark.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Lillie for working hard to improve her independent sentences.
Maths Award: Brody for counting on from a given number.
Head Teacher Award: Trang for always working exceptionally hard.
Golden Table Awards: Leah and Leah.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 6th January 2020

English

In English this week, we have been reading our new text The Snow Queen. We had snow, snowflakes and clues left in our classroom on Tuesday. There was a broken mirror, a white dress and a crown. We predicted which character it may belong to. It was the Snow Queen! We have read the story and described the main characters Gerda and Kay. We have also wrote a letter as Gerda asking for help to find Kay.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued deepen our understanding of numbers within 20. We have made numbers using base 10 and then identified which number was the greatest/least. We were able to put the numbers in order according to their value.

Topic

This week we have started our new topic Splendid Skies. We have been learning about UK weather patterns in Geography. We have used maps, atlases and globes to locate the UK. We have thought about weather that we commonly see in the UK and we have thought about how weather varied according to the seasons. We have also kept a weather chart. Each day we observed and monitored the weather and recorded our findings on our charts.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Phoebe for writing words independently.
Maths Award: Faith for independently solving problems to order numbers within 20.
Head Teacher Award: Thomas for always having super manners!
Golden Table Awards: Thomas and Samuel.

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 9th December 2019

English

In English this week, we have been working on our narrative writing style. We have continued to read our class text Supertato. We have learnt about writing verbs in past tense, using capital letters for names and how to plan a story. We will use our story plans to help us retell the story.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to work with place value to 20. We have used tens and ones to partition numbers using a range of resources to help us. We have also identified one more and one less than numbers within 20.

Topic

This week Year 1 have worked incredibly hard in their Christmas Performance. The children have enjoyed learning the songs over the past few weeks . We hope you enjoyed the show.C

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Grace for accurate spelling when writing sentences independently.
Maths Award: Ellie for trying hard with her counting this week.
Head Teacher Award: Anya for always being polite and helping others.
Golden Table Awards: Grace and Lillie

Reminders


Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 2nd December 2019

English

In English this week, we have been reading the story Supertato. We read the beginning of the story and made a prediction about what might happen next. We then enjoyed listening to the rest of the story and acting the story out with our peers.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been counting amounts within 20. We were able to count cubes and objects in the classroom up to 20. We then matched the amount to the numeral.

Topic

This week Year 1 have been on their class trip to the Centre for Life. We enjoyed our materials workshop and participating in a range of science activities. We have also a day out at the pantomime to watch ‘Snow White’. We have made advent wreaths in R.E and enjoyed our Christmas Fair on Friday afternoon.

Certificates and Awards
Maths Award: Leah M for excellent accurate counting to 20.
Head Teacher Award: All of Year 1 for excellent behaviour on both of their visits this week.
Golden Table Awards: Anya and Leah M

Reminders

KS1 will be performing their Christmas production next week.

Week beginning 25th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have begun our narrative unit. We have thought about the characters Supertato and Evil Pea from our class text ‘Supertato’. We used adjectives to write descriptive sentences about the characters. We also thought about words to describe their personalities. We said that Supertato is brave, caring and helpful whereas Evil Pea is heartless, nasty and cruel. We made connections between texts and thought about other ‘good’ and ‘bad’ characters from other stories.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been developing our number knowledge of numbers to 20. We have recognised and ordered numbers to 20. We have been able to read and write numbers to 20 in word form and have thought carefully about the tricky sounds when writing numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about Christianity and why we give gifts at Christmas. We have learnt about Christmas traditions and how Christians celebrate. We thought about the presents that The Three Wise Men gave Jesus and thought about why we still give presents.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Lewy for writing instructions with consistent capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
Maths Award: Anna for working independently to solve mathematical problems.
Head Teacher Award: Ellie for working incredibly hard every day.
Golden Table Awards: Samuel and Leah C

Reminders

Next Tuesday (3rd) Year 1 will be going on their class trip.

Week beginning 18th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have been learning about time adverbs. We learnt what ‘First’ and ‘Finally’ mean and how to use them in our writing. We then wrote a list of equipment using our phonics knowledge. We used all of the skills we had learnt over the past few weeks to write our instructions.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about shape. We have learnt the names of some 3D shapes such as; sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid, pyramid and cone. We were able to recognise 3D shapes in our classroom. We were able to identify 2D faces on the 3D shapes.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have carried out an investigation to find out which materials were waterproof. We needed to make an umbrella for Supertato! We tested which materials would keep Supertato dry by pouring water over them and observing whether the water stayed on top, absorbed or dripped through. We made predictions and recorded our findings.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Brody for using her phonics knowledge to write words.
Maths Award: Grace for exploring properties of 3D shapes.
Head Teacher Award: Faith for always being positive and supportive to others.
Golden Table Awards: Faith and Anna

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 11th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have been learning how to write instructions. We have identified common features in instructions. We have learnt about imperative verbs, sequencing of instructions and thought about the importance of why they must be in chronological order.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about subtraction and finding the difference between numbers. We have been able to solve subtraction calculations using cubes, pictures and a numberline. We have used language relating to subtraction and have been able to calculate the difference between numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have learning about materials and their properties. On Monday we had a video from the Evil Pea! We had to name and sort the materials to stop him! We learnt about glass, metal, wood, plastic and fabric and found the materials in the classroom environment. We then learnt about the properties of different materials. We have also enjoyed Children in Need and Hoopstarz this week.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Leah C for writing verbs using her phonics knowledge.
Maths Award: Samuel for ordering numbers independently.
Head Teacher Award: Phoebe for always trying her very best.
Golden Table Awards: Thomas and Lewy

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 4th November 2019

English

In English this week, we have had a Evil Pea in our classroom linked to our text Supertato. The Evil Pea was up to mischief! We made wanted posters and put them around school. We have also started learning about instructions. We are going to write instructions for Super Steve telling him how to make his own superhero cuffs.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about addition and subtraction. We have added numbers together using cubes and pictures to help us. We have used language relating to both addition and subtraction.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about D.T. We designed our own superhero cuffs based on a design criteria. We then made the cuffs using rolls of toilet roll. We painted them, stuck on a superhero logo and threaded ribbon so that they would fasten. We then evaluated them saying what we liked and what we could improve.

Certificates and Awards
English Award: Leah M for creating a fantastic wanted poster for the Evil Pea.
Maths Award: Trang for excellent counting and participation this week.
Head Teacher Award: Lewy for always being polite and considerate.
Golden Table Awards: Grace and Ellie.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 21st October 2019

English

In English this week, we have been retelling the story of ‘Were Going on a Bear Hunt’. We wrote the story in three parts. We wrote the beginning of the story using interesting story openers such as ‘One day’ and ‘Once upon a time’. We wrote the middle of the story using capital letters and full stops. And we wrote the ending using an appropriate story ending.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning our number bonds. We were able to solve number bonds within 10 using resources to help us. We then worked on systematic number bonds. We have developed our knowledge of number bonds to make 10.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our History unit. We have been able to sequence objects in time and use words relating to chronology e.g. ‘a long time ago’, ‘ yesterday’ and ‘in the past’.
We have also enjoyed our Harvest Festival day and Halloween day this week.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 14th October 2019

English

In English this week, we have been writing sentences. We thought carefully about the characters in our text and thought about how they may be feeling at different points in our story. We came up with some brilliant vocabulary. We then wrote sentences explaining how the characters were feeling. We have also created a simple plan of the story to help us with our writing next week.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about addition. We were introduce to the add sign (+). We have completed part-whole models and were able to add two parts to find the whole using cubes to help us.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about past and present in History. We have thought about our own pasts and have discussed some of our favourite special memories. We have also sorted old and new objects into different categories. We enjoyed exploring the old toys and old objects.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Anya for an amazing improvment with her finger spaces.
Maths Award: Thomas for working independently with tricky mathematical problems.
Head Teacher Award: Leah C for always having an amazing attitude.
Golden Table Awards: Ellie and Anna.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 7th October 2019

English

In English this week, we have been working on our narrative writing style. We read the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We sequenced the story in order and acted the story out in the hall. We have worked on identifying adjectives in the story and using finger spaces consistently.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been ordering objects and numbers. We ordered objects and numbers from greatest to smallest and from smallest to greatest. We also worked on using ordinal numbers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our Geography learning. We have learnt about the places in our local area. We thought about why we might go to those places and who works there. In RE we have been learning about the parts of the church.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Ellie for enjoying rhyme and matching continuing a rhyming string.
Maths Award: Lillie for ordering numbers confidently.
Head Teacher Award: Anna for always having a brilliant attitude towards learning.
Golden Table Awards: Lewy and Leah M.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 30th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been writing a recount about our bear hunt. We learnt how to include time adverbs and adjectives into our writing. We orally rehearsed our sentences and then wrote them using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Miss Horn loved reading our recounts!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been developing our understanding of numbers 1-10. We have been working on identify one more and one less than a number. We have practised our one to one correspondence and comparing amounts using mathematical language.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about the features in our local area as part of our Geography unit. We researched which features we have in our local area. We then discussed what we like and dislike about our locality. In PSHE we have been thinking about what it means to be a good listener and explaining why it is important to listen. We completed listening activities in our pairs. We had to build a tower by following instructions carefully given by our partner.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Faith for writing a fantastic recount with accurate punctuation.
Maths Award: Phoebe for demonstrating determination in maths this week.
Head Teacher Award: Leah M for always having outstanding behaviour in school.
Golden Table Awards: Leah C and Phoebe

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 23rd September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been practising writing sentences using capital letters and full stops. We have been practising forming our capital letters and correcting the capital letters in a sentence. We have also learnt how to use include adjectives into our writing.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been practising our number formation. We have also been working out one more and one less than a number within 10.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have continued our learning about our body and the senses. We have had lots of fun completing activities to investigate why we need two eyes and what happens as we move further away from a sound.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Grace for writing sentences using her phonics knowledge.
Maths Award: Leah C for working independently in maths.
Head Teacher Award: Lillie for always being such an excellent friend.
Golden Table Awards: Samuel and Thomas

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 16th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been our class novel ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We have used adjectives to describe the bear and wrote a list of items we would take in our backpacks if we were going on a bear hunt! We then went on a walk around the school yard to look for the bear. We found him in the forest!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been developing our knowledge of numbers to 10. We have been finding different ways to represent numbers and we have been working on our ability to count really carefully.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning all about our body. We have labelled some parts of our bodies and were able to locate our knees, elbows and shoulders! We have then begun thinking about our senses and how some of our body parts help us to smell, hear, feel, see and hear.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Anna for writing a excellent list!
Maths Award: Lewy for working independently in maths and demonstrating super counting!
Head Teacher Award: Brody for beautiful manners and a positive attitude to learning.
Golden Table Awards: Lillie and Anna.

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

Week beginning 9th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have been practising writing sentences using capital letters and full stops. We have used our phonics knowledge to read a range of texts.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have started to look at counting. We have been practising counting to 10 forwards and backwards!

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been learning about road safety. We have learnt the Green Cross Code and we have practised to make sure that we stop, look, listen and think when we cross the road. We have thought about different ways to cross the road safely and designed our own brightly coloured t-shirt so that we can be seen on the roads.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Thomas for writing fantastic sentences with correct use of capital letters and full stops.
Maths Award: Anya for demonstrating incredible counting!
Head Teacher Award: Samuel for settling into his new school extremely well.
Golden Table Awards: Brody and Faith

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school everyday!

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