Weekly Round Up

We hope you all had an enjoyable half term and enjoyed the sunshine!

It has been a busy and creative week due to it being our 2021 Arts Week, ‘What’s the story?’

Our focus text has been ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Anthony Browne. We have had lots of interesting discussions about the setting and have written a descriptive piece focusing on the forest and the gingerbread house.

The children have experimented with lots of different techniques and worked with different materials. Our focus was on houses, inspired by the illustrations from the story. They have created clay houses, patchwork houses, cardboard tube houses and had lots of fun painting terracotta pots outside. They have produced independent pieces of art and a whole-class piece – our fantastic hanging forests! You can see a small selection from the week in the photos below. There will be a video with these and additional photos in emailed to you at the end of next week and also keep an eye on our classroom window!

In Maths the Year 1 children have been looking at position and direction. We’ve been learning our left and rights and other positional language in lots of different ways!

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, especially since the weather has been much warmer! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

CLASS PHOTOS: The school photographer will be coming into school on Wednesday 16th June. Please send your child in their school uniform instead of their PE kits. Please could you also make sure that they have a school jumper or cardigan.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers. 

PE

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access. 

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation. 

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video 

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the weather, whilst keeping safe! Don’t forget the suncream and keep hydrated.

Mrs Macintyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-Up 

This week, despite starting a little wet, the weather has been much better, which meant we could finally have playtimes on the field and enjoy some outdoor learning!

It was great to speak to you this week during our parents evening calls; thank you for giving us your time.

As part of our English work this week, the children have compared ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’ stories and used the conjunction ‘because’ to explain which we preferred. We also created our own solution to the pesky seagull problem! The children did a great job at writing these up using this term’s learning.

In Maths the Year 1 children have enjoyed learning about ‘mass’, using the balances to weigh and compare objects. We also recapped one more and one less using numbers to 50.

We completed our art focus on printing this week. The children created their own printing tile and then used these to create multiple prints, inspired by Andy Warhol – messy but fun and some great results.

ARTS WEEK 2021

The first week after half term will be our annual arts week. This year we are using a text as our focus; planning our English and arts activities around this text. If your child has access to one of your old shirts/t-shirts that could be worn to protect their school uniform please bring it in (named) on Monday 7th June, the start of term 6.

We are planning lots of different activities and will put together a film to share with you as we are unable to hold an exhibition again  this year.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week. Not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

TERM 6 begins on Monday 7th June.

ARTS WEEK: 7th-11th June

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers. 

PE

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access. 

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation. 

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video 

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of Term 6. Thank you for your support this term.

Mrs Macintyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-up 

In English, the children have worked hard on their letters to Mr Grinling this week and are looking forward to ‘posting’ them next week. These will be sent home for you to have a look at. Their letter writing has included many processes, including looking at an example of a letter, use of the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’, questions and expanded noun phrases.

In Maths, the children have continued to look at fractions – finding quarters of shapes and amounts.

We had a real treat on Wednesday afternoon – we were invited to watch Year 6’s dress rehearsal of their Indian dances. The children choreographed their own dance pieces which was very much enjoyed; some of the audience joined in trying to copy the moves. It was great fun.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

PARENTS EVENING: We are looking forward to catching up with you on Monday/Tuesday to discuss your child, you should have received your slips with the times to expect a phone call – be aware that this will display as ‘no caller ID’.

CLUB LETTERS: We have put a reply slip in the children’s’ book bags who have applied for an after school or lunchtime club. After school clubs start straight after school and run until 3.50pm. Relax Kids Club will be Tuesday lunchtimes and Girls Football/Lego Club will be on Tuesdays after school.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers. 

PE

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access. 

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation. 

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video 

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend.

Mrs Macintyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round up

We have continued with our Seaside topic this week and have looked at the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’ in relation to our text the Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. We have orally composed sentences using these conjunctions and written some in our books.

In Maths we have started our work on fractions. We have focused on a half this week and we have found half of shapes, objects and amounts. Next week we will move on to working on quarters.

During our art session we are focusing on printing this term. We will be looking at the work of two famous artists from the past-William Morris and Andy Warhol; both significant figures when looking at the impact they had on art and printing.

In geography we have looked at and described St Ives. We found it on a map and watched a tourist board clip to give us more information. The children made their own fact files about the town.

‘School Street’ began on Wednesday, an initiative to try and make the streets around schools safer and limit traffic. We have spoken to the children about the importance of staying on the paths, despite the road being closed, whilst waiting to come into school-we don’t want the children to think that roads can be used as a place to play!

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.




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IMPORTANT REMINDERS
SCHOOL CLUBS: You should have received the list with after-school clubs on. These need to be returned to school by Monday 17th May. The children should only choose clubs from their ‘bubble’, those for ‘Classes 3 and 4’. We will do our best to make sure your child gets at least one of their clubs requested.
SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.
FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.
 
PE
PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday
Get Active
We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.
5 a-day-fitness
PE with Joe (The body coach)
Go Noodle (Register for free)
Cosmic kids

Have a great weekend

Mrs Macintyre, Miss Worsfold and Mrs Kelly

Weekly Round-up 

A shorter week and another busy week which culminated in our support of the NSPCC Number Day. Thank you very much for your support, the NSPCC does an invaluable job and hopefully the children have a better idea of their role in helping to keep children safe. 

In Maths, the children have been looking at making equal groups through sharing – the beginnings of division. This will lead nicely to our work with fractions next week.

As part of our English work, the children have looked in more detail at using exclamation marks in their writing. We have now looked at one word exclamations and writing exclamation sentences starting with ‘what’ and ‘how’. They used all of this knowledge to write a recount of the story.

The children have been working on throwing with accuracy in PE over the recent weeks. This week we put all of our skills to use and took part in a throwing golf competition! In Geography, we looked at human and physical features at the seaside, where the children identified and sorted different features.

How are you getting on with Street Tag? On Thursday we were top of the leader board. Please help us to stay on top!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

PE

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday for Class 3 and Class 4

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access. 

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation. 

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video 

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round Up

This week we have continued our work on multiplication in Maths. We have been looking at and describing arrays and we’ve been making doubles. We will keep practicing these so the children know them off by heart.

In Literacy, we have continued looking at our story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We have enjoyed a bit of drama this week where the children have been acting out the story in groups. We have also carried on our work on exclamation marks, where we’ve been looking at commands e.g. Leave my sandwiches alone! The children came up with some other fantastic examples.

In Geography we found out about seaside towns and compared them to Bicester. In Art, we started our work on printing and looked at lots of different examples of printing.

We have had a coach from Wildcats to work with Class 4 girls this Friday, working on their football skills. Class 3 girls have lots to look forward to when it’s their turn next Friday. We’ve also all had great fun this week exploring our new Adventure Trail.

Don’t forget Street Tag starts again on Saturday so get those walking shoes on!

Next Friday is the NSPCC Number Day, where we can all come in dressed as a digit. If possible, we’re looking for our Year 1s to come in a digit from 0-50 so we can link it in with our learning. This might include football shirts with numbers or sticking a number on an old t-shirt – anything you can think of! Please don’t go out and buy anything. As well as raising awareness for the NSPCC, please can you donate £1 on the day.

NSPCC Number Day - How to STEM

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-Up

Welcome back! What a great start to the week, the sun was shining which added to that ‘beach’ feel. We had a great day being creative and playing outdoor games. We also got very crafty and made beach huts and paper plate seagulls!

In Maths we have been counting in 10s, making equal groups and repeated addition as the start of some work on multiplication.

Our focus text in English for the next few weeks is ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. We’ve been looking at the front cover and predicting what we think might happen in the story. The children have also thought of some fantastic adjectives to describe the nouns they could see!

Just a reminder, Street Tag will be back on May 1st. Until then we are checking daily with the children about how they travelled to school as part of our ‘Big Pedal’ data collection. Well done to everyone for taking part!

PE

PE kit days for Class 3 and Class 4 are Wednesday and Thursday.

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access. 

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation. 

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video 

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-up

It has been a short and busy week!

We had lots of fun following instructions on how to make Easter egg nests and we hope the children enjoyed eating these when they got home! The children also enjoyed their Easter scavenger hunt!

Well done to all of the children who created an Easter T-shirt-it was lovely to see them parading on the playground. Such a lot of wonderful creativity on display.

Also, ‘Congratulations’ to everyone that took part in Street Tag and helped the school achieve the winning position. We are really proud of you all.

We would like to introduce you to Bug Club. This is an online reading scheme that gives children an opportunity to read books personalised to their reading ability. The Bug Club pupil world is where your children log in to read books allocated to them, whether at home or in class. It is also where they can access the rewards they earn when they complete all the activities in a book.  Well done to the children who have manage to log on and have even read some books! Please see the email from Integris to access the log in information if you’re still unsure of what to do.

WEEK BEGINNING: 19th APRIL

MONDAY 19th APRIL: Term 5 Begins

Hook-in day for KS1 Children can come to school dressed in their beach/summer wear – appropriate for the weather on the day!

PE

PE kit days: Wednesday and Thursday for Class 3 and 4

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope that you all have an enjoyable Easter break and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of Term 5.

Mrs Kelly, Mrs MacIntyre and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round up

The children have worked hard this week writing their instructions on ‘How to plant a pea seed, which culminated in them actually planting their seeds on Friday! Hopefully with some sunshine and water they will grow as well as some of the bean seeds did that we have seen this week.

In Maths we have continued with some work on addition and subtraction but we have looked at the concept through problem solving. The children have been looking at the important words and phrases that help them decide whether it is a addition or subtraction number sentence.

In reading we have been focusing on individual reading, since our return to school to ensure all children are on the correct level. Bug club links into our school reading colours so provides extra books for you to read.. If you use the bug club books please write these in your reading diary so they will be added to our reading raffle count on Friday.

We were very excited as we had a visit from the chicks this week! We watched them last week as they hatched and this week when they came for a visit they were trying to fly!!

Also, we have been busy putting together our Easter Sharing film, which you will be able to watch next week-you will receive a link to view this.

NEXT WEEK

Wednesday 31st March: Buddies Easter T-Shirt competition

                                             End of Term 4 Class 3 2.05pm Class 4 2.10pm

Some useful websites to help you keep active over the holidays.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG! We need you to get those steps in, find those codes to help us keep our high score. We wonder how many points you can collect this weekend?

Have a great weekend

Mrs Macintyre Miss Worsfold and Mrs Kelly

Weekly Round-up

It has been another busy week; the children have been working hard and enjoying their social time with their friends.

This week in English we have continued looking at instructions with a focus on the different features and imperative verbs. The children had a great time instructing their teachers to make a sandwich. Miss Worsfold got very messy as he class forgot to instruct her to use the knife to spread the butter!!

In Maths the children have been revisiting place value to 50 and comparing numbers using less than, greater than and equal to. We have done lots of active maths outside and around the classroom and it has been great to see lots of smiles and teamwork!

The reading raffle has started up again this week and was won by a child in class 3! Please remember to try and listen to your child read at least three times each week and record this in their reading diary. We take the reading diaries in on a Friday morning and those who have read at least three times get entered into the KS1 reading raffle. The raffle is drawn on a Thursday morning during the KS1 assembly and the winner selects a book to keep.

PE

PE kit days for Class 3 are Wednesday and Thursday.

Pe kit days for Class 4 are Monday and Wednesday.

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog, which could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

And don’t forget…STREET TAG! We need you to get those steps in, find those codes to help us keep our high score. We’re still in first place but we need to all work together to hold onto the lead!! We wonder how many points you can collect this weekend?

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a great weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Miss Worsfold, Mrs MacIntyre and Mrs Kelly