Weekly Round-up

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of term 1 already! It has been a busy term, settling in, getting used to new routines and teachers! The children have settled well and it was good to have those conversations with you this week for Parents Evening.
In Maths a big part of our learning is reasoning and problem solving; this gives children the opportunity to apply the concepts they have been taught. We encourage the children to use sentences like: ‘I know that because…’ ‘It can’t be…because…’ ‘I think…’ We continue to do this as part of our daily Maths lessons.
This week we have continued to look at addition fact families and adding numbers to 10. We have also introduced number bonds to 10. We are aiming to practice these as much as possible so that the children know them off by heart. (These are the pairs of numbers that go together to make 10).
In English we have continued to look at sentence structure; what a sentence is and how it can be improved with good word choices. We have written sentences to describe Wild’s woodland.

In phonics we are revisiting Phase 3 and the suggested texts are:
This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 3 Set 11 ‘Bang the Gong’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31603.html
Phase 3 Set 11 ‘Dick and his cat’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31571.html
We have also sent home a Snakes and Ladders game to reinforce the sounds and tricky words from Phase 3. A great website for reinforcing phase 3 phonemes is phonicsplay.co.uk. There are lots of fun and interactive games that the children all enjoy playing.

Remember to keep up the reading 3 times a week at home so that your name goes into our book draw. Paige from Class 4 won the book this week.

During art this week we painted our animal sculptures. We found out how fragile the clay can be and also the importance of joining materials carefully. We hope everyone enjoyed showing their models to their family tonight.

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijd45Qddxfo

REMINDERS
Term 2 begins on TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
Class 4 P.E kit days are now Monday and Wednesday.

Thank you for your support this term. We hope that you have a relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you for the start of term 2.

Weekly Round-up

It has been a busy week which began with the fabulous Cross-country event on Tuesday. The children participated well and at the end of the day all came together (socially distanced) to see Mr Davis presented with the ‘Mr Pearson Positive Contribution’ award. Well done. 

In Maths we have started addition and subtraction to 10. We’ve looked at part, part whole models and have started to identify addition fact families.

In English we have continued to look at sentence structure; what a sentence is and how it can be improved with good word choices. We’ve focused on using full stops at the end of our sentences.

Keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts. Please remember to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read. We are revisiting Phase 3 and the texts suggested on their homework in their red books are: 

Phase 3 Set 11 ‘The Rocket Flight’

Phase 3 Set 11 ‘Bat facts’ 

During art this week we made our animal sculptures. We had to think carefully about how the clay was joined and we are keeping our fingers crossed that they are still in one piece when they dry out! 

Class 4’s clay sculptures
Class 3’s clay sculptures

Yesterday, during morning break the children were so excited to see the rainbow that appeared. It led to lots of interesting discussions about unicorns, pots of gold and ‘pink isn’t in the rainbow’. 

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 

REMINDERS

TUESDAY 20th October: Individual photos.

We hope that you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-up


We hope that you enjoy the Harvest films that we have put together-you should receive a link today to enable you to watch these. 

In Maths, we have looked at ordering objects and numbers and worked with number lines to 10. We continue to encourage the children to use the correct language and ‘reason’ their answers, which the children have demonstrated really well this week. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Efzu2slaI We have recapped our work on comparing numbers. Here is a video that the children enjoyed using alongside their learning. If you right click on the video, copy the embed code then copy it into your blog it will show in the blog rather than take you to another page.

In English we have continued to look at using capital letters at the start of a sentence and have ordered the story of Wild. Today we did some brilliant writing about the story that the children were very proud of.

It has been very promising to see the number of people accessing Oxford Owl Reading ‘Phonics’. The texts on here are a great resource. 

We are revisiting Phase 3 and the text suggested on their homework in their red books is ‘The Rocket Flight’ https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31585.html 

During our art session this week we have designed our wild animal sculptures and look forward to getting dirty whilst making them with clay next week.

In science, we have been exploring microhabitats in school grounds and had great fun spotting ladybirds, worms, spiders and beetles.

HANDWRITING

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 

REMINDERS

School Cross-Country Event-TUESDAY 13th OCTOBER

Class 4 have their after school club with Mr Davis on THURSDAY 15th OCTOBER. Please remember to let us know if your child is NOT staying.

BOOKBAGS-Please check your child’s bookbag daily and only leave in there what needs to be in there-their reading books, homework on days it needs to be returned and any letters/documents that need to be returned. 

We hope that you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round-up

The children have done a fantastic job preparing for our Harvest film, where they have thought about what they are grateful for. We look forward to sharing it with you.

In Maths, we have been looking at counting forwards and backwards; identifying one more and one less. We have also been comparing numbers using the greater than, less than and equals to signs. Click on this link for an interactive game for finding one more/less to 20. CHOPPER SQUAD

In English we have been thinking about our sentence structure; what a sentence is and how it can be improved with good word choices. We have focused on capital letters at the start of sentences and how to write labels correctly.

This term, in Phonics, we have been working on Phase 3. We hope you have enjoyed accessing the Oxford Owl eBooks. The texts on here are a great resource. 

Phase 3 Set 10 ‘Popcorn Surfing

HANDWRITING

We are focusing on the children’s handwriting and their pencil grip/control and have shown the children a video clip to help them get ready for writing. We are also reinforcing the position they should be sat in when writing. It is included within the attached PPT, which you will need to view in slide show mode for the clip to work.

handwriting-help Download

REMINDERS

Please can we remind you about the importance of earrings either being covered with micropore tape (or similar) or being removed on PE days (Wednesday and Thursday). Long hair should be tied back and children should be in an appropriate PE kit, which includes the school PE t-shirt and appropriate bottoms.

Year 1 homework/phonics books should be returned on a Friday.

We hope that you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Oxford Owl Reading Resource

Please look in your child ‘s book bag today for information about how you can access Oxford Owl’s eBooks to support your child’s phonics. You will find the username and password on the information provided.

Each week we will direct you to a book that will reinforce the sounds that we are practising that week. We realise that the level of the book may be below or above what your child may be reading but we would like you to use these books to reinforce the sounds we are covering in our phonic sessions. You can also look at the levels below this to reinforce previously taught sounds. The suggested book will be included in their red phonics book that they bring home and is linked to the sounds they are practising for their phonics homework.

The texts include guidance on how to use them and comprehension activities.

We hope you enjoy using this resource to help support your child’s learning and thank you for your continued support.

This week’s phonics focus

Year 1: Phase 3 Set 10 ‘The hunt for Ted’

Login in My Class Login
Scroll down and click on My Bookshelf
Click on levels and choose ‘Letters and sounds phase’ and choose correct phase and set to find the book!

Welcome to the Year 1 Blog!

A belated welcome back, it is genuinely wonderful to see you all! We are really pleased with how the children have settled into the new routines, which can be tricky at the best of times, especially for the younger children. We have been so, so impressed with how they have adapted to the changes since lockdown, they have been amazing and you should be hugely proud of them. We appreciate that this must be difficult for you and appreciate your support with helping us to ensure that transitions in the morning and at hometime can be as smooth as possible.

During our first couple of days back at school the children chose a name for our classes. Class 3 chose to become the Golden Giraffes and Class 4 are the Brilliant Bees! We then went on to create a class charter, identify ways of becoming successful learners and thinking about how we are smart.

Our topic this term is ‘Wild’  which we began with an amazing animal day-lots of interesting costumes were worn on the day and the children enjoyed talking about their favourite animals. We have been using the text ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes as an inspiration for our English and topic work. Ask your child to tell you about the story, so far!

As these are still early days, we are spending time getting to know the children as individuals and as a class group. We are very much looking forward to an exciting year ahead as Year One!

The Year One Team

IMPORTANT PE INFORMATION

Please remember that on the days when your  child has PE they need to come to school in a school PE kit  and appropriate for the weather. Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed or covered with micropore tape (or similar).

CLASS 3 AND 4 PE KIT DAYS: WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

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