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Friday 22nd October 2021

Half Term Whole School Challenge!

 

As part of our topic launch for autumn 2, you are challenged to conduct a science experiment at home, or to take a photograph of something science related. 

Please send either a video (up to 3 minutes long) or photograph(s) to your class teacher. 

Please make sure you send your videos and photographs via your school email address by 9am on Monday 1st November.

We can’t wait to see all your amazing efforts!

 

Friday 15th October 2021

 

The children loved celebrating Spanish Day on Tuesday - they all looked fantastic dressed up in their Spanish inspired costumes. We enjoyed learning about Spain, made Spanish fans with Mrs Smith and practiced our Spanish phrases. We also had a Spanish themed lunch and in the afternoon learnt some Spanish Flamenco dancing! The children all really enjoyed taking part.

 

In Literacy this week we have learnt all about instructions and what goes wrong when we don't follow them in the right order or miss some instructions out. Next week we are going to use our new understanding and skills to design our own trap to catch our troll!

In Maths we have been learning about part-whole models and how we must add all the parts together to make our whole.

 

On Friday afternoon we were thinking about our senses and we started to think about how they can help to keep us safe. We did some tasting, smelling, listening and some feeling - the children all really loved trying and smelling the different things!

Spanish Day 2021

Friday 8th October 2021

 

The children have had such a lovely week this week. 

 

In Literacy we have been looking at the importance of capital letters at the start of our sentences. We have been thinking about describing words and we came up with so many fantastic words. Unfortunately, our monkey went missing so the children made some wanted posters to help see if we could find him. They used their amazing describing word skills to make these posters and we are all hopeful he will come back soon!

 

In Maths we have looked at ordinal numbers and how they are important in a sequence. We will continue to work on these skills in the coming weeks.

 

The children were telling me about how excited they were building their rockets and models last week. I have some amazing ones in class and we have put the photos up in the classroom of those children who sent them in. It was lovely to hear how the children made them.

 

Some of the children got to attend Messy Church this week which I know the children really enjoyed. Half the class were lucky enough to go; the other half will go next time so no-one misses out. 

 

All the children are looking forward to Spanish Day on Tuesday!  Have a lovely weekend.

Friday 1st October 2021

 

This week the children have had a very busy week!

 

In Maths we have looked at greater than and less than and compared numbers and objects using these terms. We used lolly-pop sticks to help us eat up the bigger numbers which the children really enjoyed.

 

In Literacy we have moved onto writing our shared story; we changed the characters and some of the details in our Billy Goats Gruff story to different ideas. The children voted and our story now involves unicorns, cheeky monkeys and eating lots of bananas! The children have now started writing their own versions of the story which we will continue on with next week.

 

This afternoon we enjoyed Messy Church, the children learnt about creation and how the Earth was created in 7 days. They really enjoyed making their models to show what was created on each day, I'm sure they will show them off to you at home!

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Friday 24th September 2021

 

This week has been assessment week in school. The children have been absolute superstars taking part in their quizzes. They have all worked really hard.

 

We started our new phonics programme this week which the children have really embraced. We are currently consolidating some of the sounds we learnt in Reception before moving onto new sounds over the next few weeks.

 

We have continued with our story maps in Talk for Writing and we have been busy learning all the actions for our story. We have made puppets for the different characters and we have acted out the story for our friends which the children really enjoyed. We have some children who clearly love being on the stage!

 

Reading books were sent home last week and I am really happy to see the children enjoying their books (and others!) at home. The way we send home reading books will change in the coming weeks but information in regards to that will be sent out in due course.

 

Stamps in diaries for reading have also started this week, so those children who have read at home and brought their reading diaries in have had them stamped. If your child has not sent their diary in so far, then please just send them in and we can catch them up with their stamps.

Friday 17th September 2021

 

This week we have had a very busy week in year 1; I'm sure there are lots of very tired children this weekend.

 

We have had so much fun this week and all the children have really settled back into their learning. We have been counting forwards and backwards in lots of different ways, learning the actions to our class story the 3 Billy Goats Gruff for literacy, perfecting our colour wheels whilst mixing our primary and secondary colours, exploring our senses and what we would do if we didn't have them to help us understand the World and trying to decide whether we think Neil Armstrong or Christopher Columbus is braver!

 

Reading books have been sent home this evening for the first time this academic year. I can not stress how important reading is in primary school so it would really help if you could ensure your child is reading as much as possible at home. A minimum of 3 times a week if possible. I appreciate we all have busy home lives but even 5 minutes a day makes such a huge difference at this age. I really appreciate your continued support with this.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday 10th September 2021

 

What a wonderful week! The children have been busy catching up with their friends and they have had fun exploring their new classroom.

 

This week we have focused on our class routines, how we stay focused on our learning and how we play kindly with our friends.

We have practiced our phonics through games, started to learn about our bodies and our senses in Science and we have been busy thinking and writing about our dreams for Year 1. The children have really blossomed into their new learning environment and I am sure we are going to have lots of fun!

 

The children were fantastic coming in PE kit this week, but just a reminder that PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.

 

A little note:  our outdoor area is wonderful, but is definitely best experienced with wellies. If your child hasn't sent any in so far, please do so as soon as you can.

 

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

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