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Week 4

This week in English we have been innovating the story of ‘The Tin Forest.’  We are working hard to remember those capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and cursive writing. 

 

In Maths we have been continuing to look at money.  We have been reading word problems and deciding on what operation we need to use. 

Challenge: Can you write a word problem for a friend?

 

Sports day will take place Monday 3rd July (weather permitting).  Our sports day will take place on the field from 1.30am.  

 

Homework this week is recapping days of the week and months of the year.  Please make sure you spell them correctly.  Please remember any extra work you do can go straight into your homework book or can be stuck in.  Homework books MUST be handed in EVERY Thursday. 

 

Enjoy the Weekend.  J

 

 

Week 3

This week in English we have been learning the story of ‘The Tin Forest.’ We made our very own tin foil structures.  We have read through the story and started to imitate the text and decide on some actions.

Challenge:  Can you perform the story to a friend or a member of your family?

 

In Maths we have started to look at money.  We looked at different coins and spoke about their value. We also had some very special visitors from the bank.  They came in to see us and speak about how to save, spend and donate money.  We looked at needs and wants relating to money. 

Challenge: Can you see what coins or notes you have at home?

 

Sports day will take place Tuesday 27th June.  Our sports day will take place on the field from 9.30am.  Children must come to school in their school PE kits please. 

 

Homework this week is all about money.  Please remember any extra work you do can go straight into your homework book or can be stuck in.  Homework books MUST be handed in EVERY Thursday. 

 

Enjoy the Weekend.  REMEMBER we are NOT at school on Monday.  We re-open on Tuesday 27th June.   J

 

 

Week 2

In Maths we have been exploring weight.  We looked around the classroom and discussed which objects were heavier and which were lighter.  We then began weighing using scales and grams (g).  Today we have weighed out ingredients to make rocky road buns!

Challenge:  Can you look around your home to see if you can any packets or tins that use grams.

 

In English we have be writing rhyming poems.  We learnt and innovated ‘Now I am Six.’ After we had innovated our poem we took it to Reception and read it to them.  We have also done our Hot Task where we have chosen our own theme for a rhyming poem.

Challenge:  Can you write another rhyming poem?

 

In Topic we have been recapping materials and talking about their properties.  We have used words such as: hard, smooth, transparent, stiff, shiny, dull, waterproof, rough, not waterproof, soft, opaque, bendy, and absorbent. 

Challenge:  Can you find some items in your home and list the materials they are made from and their properties. 

 

Homework this week is all about weight and capacity.  Please remember any extra work you do can go straight into your homework book or can be stuck in.  Homework books MUST be handed in EVERY Thursday. 

 

Enjoy the Weekend J

 

 

Week 1

We have had a lovely first week back at school.  We have been very busy and got lots done!

 

In Maths we have been learning about capacity.  We have used language such as full, empty, half full, half empty, three quarters full/empty.  We then moved onto looking at measuring liquid using ml. 

Challenge: Can you look around your home and make a list of bottles that are measured in ml.  How many ml do they hold?

 

In English we have been looking at rhyming poems.  We have created a toolkit for what we think a good poem should have.  It was lovely to see everyone’s homework talking about what they were like at different ages.  We have used these create a bank of ideas to help us next week when we write our very own poem.

 

In topic we have begun to look at different materials.  We have learnt about wood, plastic, rock, fabric, metal, glass and water.  We looked around the classroom to find objects and discussed what they were made out of. 

Challenge:  Can you draw objects from around your house and write the materials they are made out of?

 

We are taking part in 5 weeks of happiness.  This is where everyday we randomly choose 2 or 3 people to tell us one thing that has made them happy throughout the day.  We decided to record our happy song for you to share too.  Please see them below!

 

There is NO homework this week as we have already done our English homework.  Please complete challenges in homework books along with using Mathletics!

 

Enjoy the Weekend J

 

 

Just Be Happy!!

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Do a Dance and Just be Happy!!

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Laugh Around Now and Just be Happy!

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Week 5

In English this week we have started a new non-fiction piece of work.  Mr. Garden was abducted by aliens.  They left blue goo outside of his office and around the school.  We created missing posters to try and get him back.  When he came back to school he couldn’t remember what had happened to him!  On Friday we wrote diary entries thinking about how Mr. Garden might have felt.

Challenge:  Can you write a diary entry about your weekend?

 

In Maths we have been multiplying and dividing numbers using arrays.  We have had to read the number sentence carefully and work out the answer.

Challenge:  Can you work out these number sentences?

4x5=     6x10=      9x2=     6/2 =     60/ 5=        90/10=

 

In Topic we have learnt about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.

“A carnivore is an animal that eats meat” Chloe

“A omnivore is an animal that eats everything!” Harley

“A herbivores eats plants and fruit and grass.” Jonathan

We have grouped these animals using a venn diagram. 

Challenge: Can you write about some animals and their diets?

 

 

Homework this week is maths work. 

Please remember to bring your completed homework book in every Thursday!

Week 3

Well done to Nyah, Isabel and Kelsie for getting their pencil licences. Remember to get a pencil licence you need to ALWAYS use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and try your best at neat cursive writing. 

 

In English we have started innovating our story.  We have changed the characters and setting so far.  Next week when we continue our story we will be using our own ‘Wild’ character that we designed. 

 

We have had lots of fun in Topic this week especially on Thursday when we visited Middleton Woods.  While we were there we looked at the different flowers and plants.  We saw lots of bluebells, dandelions, buttercups, daisies, nettles.  We saw some brambles and clover too!  While we were walking there was a huge slope that we couldn’t resist rolling down.  Mr Garden and Jonathan played ‘pooh sticks’ by the little stream.  We visited the playground and even had a biscuit in the sunshine.   

Challenge: Can you write about your favourite part of our trip?

 

In Maths we have been adding and subtracting numbers up to 100.  We have used number lines to help us.  Remember for adding we jump forward and for subtracting we jump backwards. 

Challenge:  Can you work out these number sentences?

55+8=                                                76-5=                                     77+26=

50-30 =                                             80-9=                                     30+16=

 

Homework this week is to practice for our phonics screening check.  Please do as many as you can each day – don’t worry if you can’t do them all!

Please remember to bring your completed homework book in every Thursday!

Week 2

In Maths we have continued looking at number up to 100.  We have worked hard to put numbers in order.  We have also used numbers to create two digit numbers.

Challenge:  Can you use the numbers below to create

  • Smallest two digit number
  • Largest two digit number
  • An odd number
  • An even number

4     6    9     8

 

In English we have made a word mat to help us with our story writing next week.  We have also designed and described our very own ‘Wild Thing.’ We labelled our ‘Wild Thing’ thinking about his appearance and his personality. 

 

Well done to Lucas, Rafay and Danielius for getting their pencil licences. Remember to get a pencil licence you need to ALWAYS use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and neat cursive writing. 

 

Next Thursday we will be going to Middleton Woods so please make sure you bring a sensible coat and wellies!

 

Homework this week is to practice cursive writing. 

Please remember to bring your completed homework book in every Thursday!

Week 1

In English this week we have been learning our new Talk 4 Writing story ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’  We have used actions and our story maps to help us remember the story.  We have also drawn the characters and the setting to decorate our classroom door. 

 

In Maths we have been looking at numbers up to 100.  We have looked at 100 squares to help us learn patterns.  We had to put a broken 100 square back together!  We also went down to the garden to hunt around for the numerals and the number names.

 

We have started our brand new topic this week of ‘The Great Outdoors!’  We have written down what we already know about plants and flowers and what we would like to find out.  On Thursday we went to the garden to went pond dipping, we planted a sunflower seed and look for different creatures.  Please remember to water for sunflower and take any pictures of it growing. 

 

Please remember to bring your completed homework book in every Thursday!

Reading our stories in Nursery

Week 6

In English this week we have been writing stories.  We have used capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and neat writing.  We are trying our best to also include: cursive writing, commas, question marks, exclamation marks and speech marks.  We have turned our story into a book with pictures and some of us went to Nursery to read our stories to the children. 

 

In Topic this week we have been learning all about Easter and the Easter story.  We found out that Christians celebrate Easter to remind them of when Jesus was crucified on the cross and when he was resurrected on Easter Sunday.  We have also designed our own Easter eggs to celebrate! We had lots of Fun!

 

This week we have had five people who went to ASDA to collect their magazines for reading 100times.  Well done to Isabel, Matthew, Eric, Daniel and Poppy. 

 

 

Over the Easter break we are asking children to write a story all about their holidays.  This can be done in their purple homework book.  Please keep practising number bonds, high frequency word writing, times tables and one more and one less than (up to 100)

Homework will be due in Thursday 20Th April 2017

 

Happy Easter!

Week 4

We have been continuing with our multiplication focusing on twos, fives and tens.  We have then go on to divide by these numbers. 

Challenge:  Can you practise writing and answering division number sentences e.g. 50/  5 =  

  Remember you write or draw these in your purple homework book. 

 

In English this week we have started to write our innovated story ‘ The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.’  We have changed characters, food items and the setting.  We have worked hard to use cursive writing, full stops, capital letters and even began to use commas and exclamation marks!

 

This week has been a special week in school as it is ‘Science Week.’ We looked at animals that lived under the sea and did an observational drawing.  We then moved on to look at food chains for those animals. 

Today we have of science experiments.  First we used skittles and warm water to see if we could make a rainbow.  We saw that the colour from the skittles came off and stained the plate.  Then we went outside with a bottle of diet coke and a packet of Mentos and added them together.  We saw the Mentos reacting with the diet coke to create an explosion.  After that we got a tray of milk and added food colouring before squirting washing up liquid to create a rainbow in the bubbles.  Once we emptied the tray it had created a rainbow on the bottom too!  Finally we poured vinegar into a plastic bottle and put bicarbonate of soda into a balloon before tipping it in.  It reacted with the vinegar and it started to blow the balloon up. 

 

Challenge:  Can you write about a feature of the seaside? E.g The sea is a large amount of water that surrounds the land. 

 

 

 

  • Please ensure children bring their homework book to hand in to school every Thursday

Week 3

We have been learning about multiplication.  We have focused on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  We started the week by doubling numbers and then recognised that doubling a number is the same as timing it by 2!

Challenge:  Can you practise writing and answering multiplication number sentences e.g. 5 x 10 = 50

  Remember you write or draw these in your purple homework book. 

 

In English this week we have been learning ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ Story.  We have practised using our actions and we have also boxed up our story and began to innovate it.  In phonics we have been recapping our ‘ai’ sounds.  We have been using our phonic knowledge to use the correct ‘ai’ sound for each word. 

Spellings – nine, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, fifteen and eighteen. 

We have changed the way we do our spelling test.  Our test paper will come home for you to look at.  Please do not stick these in your homework book. 

 

In topic we have been focusing on the different features on the seaside.  We have labelled a picture and also create a glossary. 

Challenge:  Can you write about a feature of the seaside? E.g The sea is a large amount of water that surrounds the land. 

 

 

 

  • Please ensure children bring their homework book to hand in to school every Thursday

Week 1

This week in Maths we have been looking at fractions.  We know that a half is 2 equal parts that make a whole and a quarter is made up of 4 equal parts to make a whole.  We have found halves and quarters of shapes and quantities. 

Challenge:  Can you investigate halves and quarters at home?  Remember you write or draw these in your purple homework book. 

 

In English this week we have been reading descriptive poetry all about gardens.  We then went to the garden on wet, cold, miserable Thursday to see what we could find.  After we wrote our very own descriptive poem about our visit. 

 

Spellings – We are continuing to practise the months of the year. 

  • Please ensure children bring their homework book to hand in to school every Thursday

Week 5

This week in Maths we have been looking at time.  We have made our very own clocks.  We wrote number on our clock face then added 2 hands.  We created a long minute hand and a shorter hour hand.  We have used our clocks to show different times: o’clock and half pasts. 

Challenge:  Can use your clocks at home to tell the time?

 

In Phonics we have been recapping all of the sounds we have learnt! It is VERY important to revise all sounds to make sure we don’t forget any.  We have been using phoneme spotters and playing sentence substitution. 

Spellings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 

In Topic we have learning about Florence Nightingale.  We learnt that she was a nurse who was not happy with the conditions of the hospital.  She decided to tidy and clean them up.  She was sometimes called ‘The Lady of the Lamp’ because she use to check on the soldiers with her lamp. 

Challenge: Can you write a sentence about Florence Nightingale?

 

In English we have been looking at instructions.  We have found out that instructions have:  Capital letters, numbers, finger spaces, full stops, time connectives and Imperative verbs.

Challenge:  Can you write a set of instructions?

 

 

  • Please ensure children bring their homework book to hand in to school every Thursday

Week 4

This week in English we have finished our innovated fantasy story.  We have worked hard to use adjectives throughout our stories.  Once we had finished we purple polished our work.  This means we check our work for any mistakes and correct them. 

 

In Maths we have been exploring height and length.  We have used comparative language such as:  taller, longer, shorter, tallest, the same, shortest and longest.  We then used objects to measure different items around the classroom.  We used blocks, rulers, pens, hands, counting cubes and paperclips.  We then went on to measure in cm using rulers. 

Homework:  Please check homework books to see this week’s Maths Homework.  It is due in Thursday 2nd February.

 

In Phonics we have learnt the alternative ‘oa’ spelling of ‘ow’ as in yellow.  WE have also learnt the alternative  ‘ee’ spelling of ‘ie’ as in Kelsie. 

Spellings: chief, relief, glow, yellow, oh & called

 

In topic we tried some food that Christopher Columbus brought back from his journey.  We tried avocado, pineapple, pepper and chocolate.   Please see the pictures below.

 

 

  • Please ensure children bring their homework book to hand in to school every Thursday

Week 2

This week in phonics we have been learning the alternative way to write ee and e.  We found we can write ‘ee’ as ‘ea’, ‘y’, ‘ey’ or  ‘e_e.’  We can write e as ‘e’ or ‘ea.’  We have worked hard to recognise which sound we need. 

Spellings: money, honey, head, bread, Mr, Mrs

 

In English this week we have practising our talk for writing story ‘At the end of the rainbow.’  We have spoken about fantasy creatures which could be sued in our stories. 

Challenge:  Could you design your own fantasy creature and write some adjectives to describe it?

 

In Maths we have been practising addition using numbers 0-40.  We have been using base 10 alongside number lines and 100 squares to help us work out the answers.

Challenge:  Could you add two numbers together, write the number sentences and work out the answer? 

 

 In Topic we have been learning about Nelson Mandela.  We have looked at what he did to help the world and found out about significant events that happened during his life. 

Challenge:  Can you write three facts about Nelson Mandela?

 

Please ensure children bring their homework book to school every Thursday in order for us to get next week’s spellings ready along with checking any homework which has been set and any challenges that they have completed.  Thank you!

Week 1

This week we have really enjoyed being back at school after the Christmas Holidays!  We spoke about what we did during our holidays and about the lovely gifts we received for Christmas. 

 

This week we have started to learn a brand new talk for writing story.  Our fantasy story is called ‘At the end of the Rainbow.’  We have learnt the story using actions to help us.  Today we have drawn our very own story map so help us remember it. 

Challenge:  Can you perform ‘At the end of the Rainbow’ for family or friends?

 

In Maths this week we have been exploring number to 40.  We have been practising writing number names and numerals.  We have been looking at how the different numbers are made up using base 10.  We know that 24 is made up of 2 lots of 10 and 4 ones!

Challenge:  Can you write number names to forty in your homework book?

 

In phonics we have been reading and writing words that contain the ‘ee’ sound.  We have also learnt the ‘y’ way to use ee.

Spellings: angry, happy, rainy,hungry could, people

 

Today is Nevan’s 6th Birthday.  Happy Birthday Nevan!

 

Merry Christmas!

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We hope you enjoy the Christmas holiday. We have chosen not to set homework as we want the children to enjoy a fun filled Christmas. Children can document anything about their Christmas holidays in their homework books. See you in the New Year!

Week 6

This week we have been very busy!  On Monday we made our Christingles ready for our visit to St. Mary’s Church.  Thank you to everyone who came and watched us.  We really enjoyed it and we hope you did too!  We were very lucky as on Tuesday morning we got the opportunity to watch ‘Santa and the Goblin Market’ pantomime.  It was lots of fun and we got to meet: Santa Claus, Scary Fairy, Trixie Pixie and the Goblin King. 

Challenge:  Can you write about your favourite character from the pantomime?

 

We have worked really hard this week and have been practising writing the day of the week and the months of the year.

Challenge:  Can you write the days of the week and the months of the year?

 

We have also had a very special visitor this week.  Bernard has come back to visit us and he left us some presents under our Christmas tree.  On Wednesday Ben (Nevan’s elf) came to visit Bernard but they ended up eating all of our advent calendar chocolate!  On Friday Bernard replaced all of the chocolate and said sorry!

 

Our spelling test will be on Thursday next week as on Friday we are having a Christmas craft day! 

Spellings: what, there, were, like, little, come

 

Important Dates!

Wednesday – Christmas Dinner Day £1 to wear party clothes

Thursday – PJ Party!  Please bring a named pair of PJs if you would like to join in our attendance treat.

Friday – Christmas Jumper Day!

Week 5

This week we have been working hard learning and applying our spellings in our writing.  We have now finished our innovated story and today we purple polished our work.

Challenge:  Can you write a story then purple polish it?

 

We had a lovely day on Thursday in the garden.  We took it in turns to plant our very own tree!  While we were waiting we built a home for an elf or a fairy!  We have put some pictures below!

 

We came into our decorated classroom and saw that we had a little door!  On Friday we had a present under the tree and a letter from our old elf friend Bernard.  We need to get our ladybird to number 7 so we can open our gift.  We are currently on number 4 so we are going to work really hard as we want to know what it is there. 

Challenge: Can you write a letter back to Bernard?

 

We have been practising our songs for our Christingle service.  We would love or you to join us on Tuesday 6th December at St Mary’s Church!

 

 

We are very pleased to welcome Miss Wiechula to our class!

Week 4

This week in Maths we have been exploring subtraction.  We have been using part-part whole models as well as bar models.  We have chosen our own equipment to help us such as: numicon, objects, counting cubes, threading shapes. 

Challenge: Can you create a part-part whole model or a bar model and create a number sentence to match?

 

We have continued to innovate our Little Charlie story.  We have been using lots adjectives to describe characters.  We have also been using speech marks and commas.  We have been using our Purple Polishing Pens to make our work even better.

Challenge:  Can you write your own innovated story based on Little Charlie?

This week has been very exciting as on Thursday we had Take Over day.  We had a brand new Miss Swan who came in to teach our lessons.  She taught us some English were we focused on using our Purple Polishing Pens.  She was very kind and helpful and even read us lots of stories.  We really liked our new Miss Swan.  Nyah left us over lunchtime to become Mrs Hamilton.  She had to look after children and helped to keep them safe.  Harrison left us all day and became Mrs Tiffany in the school office.  He was stamping invoices, taking letters around school and even created next weeks lunch menus!  Please see the pictures below!

Below are two lists of words that all children in Year 1 should be getting familiar with.   By the end of Year 1 we would like children to be able to confidently read, write and spell all of these words and more!! Please have a look at the lists and check with your child and help them learn them!

 

High Frequency Words list

 

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Reading at home

Following a training course, we have been told that your child's reading record can be a key piece of evidence in helping decide if your child is a fluent reader or not. The comments that you put in the reading record can be extremely important. Below is an example which highlights the strengths and areas to work on for the child.

 

 

In addition to this, we have also been told that children should be keeping reading books for anywhere up to 2 weeks. This will enable your child to have a much deeper understanding of the book. Being able to read books is an important skill but if books are kept longer, children will know the texts better and therefore will be able to engage in discussion about the book. This is an important skill for any child to be Working at the Expected Standard in Year 1. Please keep this in mind if your child's book is not changed as frequently.

Week 2

In English this week we have been practising our Little Charlie story.  We wrote a letter to Charlie asking some questions that we had.  We asked him what his favourite colour, why he gave the food away and why he ate the chocolate.  We then created wanted posters to help Charlie find the animals but we didn’t find them!  On Friday we got a letter back from Charlie that explained he needed our hep still because he really wants to find the animals. We decided to film a short news article. 

 

In Maths we have been practising writing number names to twenty and developing our problem solving skills.  We have had to fill in blank spaced on a number line.  We have also been reading word problems and using our mathematical knowledge to answer them.

Challenge:  Can you write our own word problems for someone at home to solve e.g. I am more than 10 but less than 17.  I am a multiple of 2.  What number am I?

 

 

News Cast

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Charlie - Isabel
Camera Lady - Poppy

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Charlie - Travis
Camera Man - Kaiden

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Presenter - Finley
Charlie - Danielius
Camera Man - Harrison

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Presenter - Thomas
Camera Man - Harley

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Charlie - Kai
Camera Lady - Rosie

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Presenter - Shannae
Charlie - Shannae
Camera Lady - Mei

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Presenters - Scarlett & Daniel

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Presenter - Nevan
Charlie - Sophia
Camera Lady - Lilly

Autumn 2 Week 1

This week we have enjoyed back at school after our week holiday.  We have been practising writing our numerals and the number names up to 20!

Challenge:  Can you write the numerals and number names in order up to 20?

We have learnt a brand new Talk for writing story called Little Charlie.  We have practised our story by adding in actions to accompany the story.  We have also created our own story maps to help us remember it. 

Challenge:  Can you perform Little Charlie for your family?

This week we have really been focusing on our 6R’s:  responsible, resilient, resourceful, relationships, reflective and risk taking!  We have been redesigning our 6Rs animals to make them into super heroes.  Year 1 had Penny the Responsible Penguin to redesign.  We thought about how she was responsible and what she might be doing. 

 

We have been learning all about bonfire night.  We learnt the story about Guy Fawkes and how he tried to kill King James by putting gunpowder in the cellars of The houses of Parliament.  We were then very lucky to have our very own bonfire.  We spoke about how to be safe around a bonfire and the rules for bonfire night.  We listened really carefully to the fire and heard the different noises that it made.  Please see below for our bonfire photographs.  

Week 7

This week we have been very busy!  In Maths we have been talking our shapes.  We have looked at 2D and 3D shapes and spoken about their properties.  We went on a 2D shape hunt in the garden around school and around outside.  WE then had a 3D shape hunt I our classroom.  We have really enjoyed playing shape bingo.

Challenge: Can you create a list of 2D and 3D shapes that you can find around your house!

 

In topic we have been looking at our world map ad identified where the United Kingdom is.  We then looked at the United Kingdom and labelled Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland.  We used different colour to show the different parts.

Challenge:  Can you use a map of the United Kingdom and label any cities within England.

 

We had a special visitor, Gurleen from Year 6 who came to speak to us about how Sikhs celebrate Diwali.  We then watched a video about how Hindus got ready and celebrated Diwali and discussed the similarities and differences.  We then heard the story Rama and Sita.  

 

We are very happy to announce we have had our class reward of extra break time today as our ladybird has reached number 10! 

Over the half term holiday please remember to read your books and complete our homework!  Please draw a picture and write a sentence about what you have done every day of the holidays.  Don’t forget you r capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.  We will be sharing these on Monday 31st October. 

 

Our Visit to the 'Big Draw' Exhibition!

Week 6

This week we have been innovating our T4W story.  We have worked hard to write the story with our changes.  

Challenge:  Can you write your innovated story and read it to your family?  Don't forget you need finger spaces, capital letters and full stops!

 

This week we have been looking at our family trees and where abouts in the world our family comes from.  We have lots of families from different places such as: Poland, Australia, England, Pakistan, Lithuania, Caribbean, Japan and India. 

We have also been looking at a famous person from Australia.  We watched a video about Steve Irwin and found out all about his life.  He worked with dangerous animals such as crocodiles that he had rescued.

Challenge:  Can you find out any interesting facts about Steve Irwin or crocodiles?

 

This week in Maths we have worked hard practising addition and subtraction.  We have used fact families to help us.  We have also been finding out the missing answers using the number sentence to help us!

Challenge: Can you work out these number sentences?

10-?=6      5-?=3      6-?=2   7+?=10     6+?=9

Our Family Tress!

Week 5

This week we have continued to practise our T4W story ‘How the Tortoise got his Shell’ We have been performing our story in small groups to our class and to other classes too! 

Challenge:  Can you draw your ow story map?

 

In Maths we have been doing subtractions using our box models to help us. For our subtractions we have to make sure we have the biggest number first and then take away the smaller number.

Challenge: Can you create your own subtraction number sentences using our box models?

 

We have also been watching a video clip by Kid President who explained to us that we need to make every day awesome and think about how we can change the world and what we would like to teach the world. 

Challenge:  How can you change the world for the better? 

Our Talk for Writing Story

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How the Tortoise got his shell.

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How the Tortoise got his shell.

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Homework!

As part of our ‘All about me’ topic we are asking children to create a piece of homework that shows who is in their family and where they are from.  This could be done as a family tree, a labelled picture/ photograph, list or any other idea you have! Please bring into school on or before Monday 10th October 2016 so we can use it throughout the week.  Thank you!

 

Week 4

This week in Maths we have been practising one more and one less.  We have chosen a number and then asked our friend what one more or one less would be!  We have also been adding two number together and using our part-part whole model to help us.

Challenge:  Can you create your own part-part whole model at home?

 

In English we have been drawing story maps for our Talk 4 Writing story, How the Tortoise got his shell!  We have been practising our story using actions to help us remember the different parts. 

Challenge:  Can you tell your friends and family our story? 

 

In Topic we have been talking about our houses and where we live.  We also looked at different homes from around the world.  We saw that some children live in tree houses,  some children live in leaf houses and some children live in houses which sit in the ocean. 

Challenge:  Can you write down all the different houses that we saw? 

 

As the weather is now getting colder and wetter please ensure that your child brings a coat to school every day.  As we are going to be spending lots of time in the garden we are asking for children to bring a named pair of wellington or snow boots to be left at school.  These will be kept in the cloakroom along with their other belongings.  Thank you.  

Week 3

This week in maths we have been looking at two numbers and talking about which is more than or less than.  We have been using our more than and less than signs to show this.  We have also been to visit the garden to find all the multiples of two.  We worked together to find them and then put them in order.

Challenge:  To write all the multiples of two in order all the way up to 20!

 

In topic this week we have been looking at our bodies.  We have been investigating our 5 senses.  We went down to the garden and created a list of the different things we could see, hear, smell and touch in the garden.  We also learnt a song to help us remember these 5 senses.

Challenge: Can you make a list of different objects in your house that relate to the 5 senses? 

 

In Phonics we have learnt 5 brand new tricky words: out, little, there, have and like.  We have also learnt new ways to make the ‘ai’ sound and the ‘ow’ sound.

Challenge:  Can you write a sentence that has one of our new tricky words in?  Can you add a word that has our new ‘ay’ or ‘ou’ sound?

Them Bones, them bones them dancing bones!

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Week 2

This week we have been learning all about our bodies.  We learnt a skeleton song all about our bones.  We started by drawing around Poppy and labelled the different parts of her body such as her arms, legs, hands, head and her ribs!  We then got our very own skeleton picture and had our own go.   In Maths we have been writing numbers and have learnt how to write number names one to ten.

Challenge:  Can you write number names 1 -10 at home?

 

In English this week we have been writing sentences and captions to match a picture.  We really enjoyed writing a sentence all about our Roald Dahl costumes.  We have also been practising our leading lines.

Challenge:  Can you write the alphabet using leading lines?  Can you write your name too?

 

 

Reminder: Roald Dahl day is on Tuesday 13th September, come dressed as your favourite Roald Dahl character or in his favourite colour yellow!

Reminder: Roald Dahl day is on Tuesday 13th September, come dressed as your favourite Roald Dahl character or in his favourite colour yellow! 1

We have had a brilliant first week in Year 1!  We have done lots of hands on learning this week and enjoyed exploring our new classroom.  This week we have been learning all about the benefits of a ‘Growth Mindset’ and how we can use it to overcome different problems.  Our topic this half term is ‘All About Me!’  We will be looking at the different parts of our body and which senses are associated with each.  We are also going to be looking at where in the world we live and different places we have visited.  If you have any photographs of holidays you have been on, please bring them in so we can put them on our world map! 

 

Useful Information!

 

Our PE days are Mondays (Outdoor) and Wednesdays (Indoor).

Please make sure your child has:

* A plain white t-shirt

* Plain black/dark coloured shorts

* Plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms

* Plain, dark coloured hoodie/zip up jacket (Outdoor PE)

* A pair of trainers

* A water bottle

 

Health & Safety: Please ensure children with shoulder length and longer hair tie it up in a bobble. Children with pierced ears will need to remove their earrings for PE lessons. We strongly advise they are removed at home as staff are unable to remove the earrings for the children. If you are unable to remove the earrings, please provide plasters for your child to cover them.

 

Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  To help develop independence children will need to place their book and signed reading log in the blue box at the front of our classroom so we can changed their book on these days. 

 

 

Look out for our half termly new letter and check back here for weekly updates!

Our First Day Back in Year 1!

In Adelaide we are creative, enthusiastic learners.  We try our best in all that we do and when we encounter difficulties we persevere and keep going until we reach our goals.  We are kind and caring towards each other and nature.  We really enjoy being in the garden and use all our senses to help our learning and development.  This year we are really excited to gain more knowledge and continue exploring and learning through hands on active experiences.  

 

In Our Class:  Miss Swan & Mrs McElvogue


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