Weekly Round-up

This week we started learning some songs for our Christmas performance. This will be some songs from one of our plays put together as a KS1 Christmas film. This involves singing outside and keeping within our bubbles! When complete a link will be sent to you. If you would rather that your child was not in this film please let us know.

In English, we have been continuing our work on ‘The Tiger Child’ and have been looking at questions. We have discussed how these are different to statements and have been busy asking each other questions when we’re in character, practicing question marks and writing our own questions! The children have also been securing their understanding of verbs (past tense) and how to use these in their writing.

Here is a picture of some Year 1 children acting out the roles of the Tiger Child and the villagers.

In Maths, we have moved onto to our new block of work: Place Value to 20. We have been identifying and writing numbers to 20 (in numbers and words) and have used visual representations to understand tens and ones. Using our knowledge of numbers to 10, we have also been identifying one more and one less to 20. The children have been practicing their reasoning skills when explaining what they notice and the patterns they can see.

In DT, the children have started looking at the materials they will need to make their fire engines and why that material will be suitable. For example, we discussed using pipecleaners for the hose as they are easy to wrap around a cardboard tube. We also talked about using strong cardboard for the chassis so it would stay intact and sturdy.

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.
Year 1 are looking at Phase 4 phonics:
This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 4 Set 12 ‘No tricks gran’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31523.html
Phase 4 Set 12 ‘Cat’s painting’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31525.html

We hope that you have a relaxing weekend.

Mrs Kelly, Mrs MacIntyre and Miss Worsfold

Weekly Round Up

We had a good start to the week with our ‘Odd socks Day’ for anti-bullying week. We talked about the importance of being unique and strategies for dealing with bullying. This linked in nicely with our PSHE lesson, where we were looking at the some of the differences between us.

In English we have developing our understanding of sentences, including verbs in the past tense. We described what the Tiger Child did on the way to the village and had lots of fun acting out different verbs. We have also been trying to develop our creativity and using different sentence starters.

In Maths, we have just finished our block on addition and subtraction to 10. We had a fun active maths lesson on Thursday, where we had to find and answer questions around the classroom.

In History, we had a go at ‘stepping in’ to a scene from 1666. We acted out the events of the Great Fire of London, demonstrating how the people of London escaped across the river on boats, how the strong wind made the fire spread quicker and how houses were pulled down to stop the fire from spreading further.

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 looking at Phase 4 phonics:
This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 4 Set 14 ‘Cat’s Painting’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31525.html
Phase 4 Set 12 ‘The crab dragon’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31597.html


Our DT project this term links with our history topic-we will be designing and making a fire engine. This week the children investigated wheels, axles and chassis’ and made their own.

REMINDERS

If children would like to bring in something for show and tell on a Friday, it must be something they have made or written themselves or something they have achieved. This does not include toys.

We hope that you have a relaxing weekend.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly round up

It has been another busy week and the children have been working hard. The children have had a fun filled Friday in their mufti clothes. Thank you so much for all your kind donations to Children in Need.

In English, we have started our new text “The Tiger Child” and have been focusing on using finger spaces when writing our sentences.

In Maths, we have been finding the difference using subtraction and comparing calculations. We have also continued developing our reasoning vocabulary.

We are really pleased to see everyone really busy reading at home. Please remember to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read. Remember that if your child reads 3 times or more at home each week, their name will go into our key stage reading raffle with a chance of winning a book! Paige from Class 4 has been lucky to win it again this week. She was very kind and let the whole class read her book with her.

Keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts.
We are looking at Phase 4 phonics:
This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 4 Set 13 ‘Little Blending book’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31578.html
Phase 4 Set 12 ‘Up, up, down’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31579.html

Our DT project this term links with our history topic – we will be designing and making a fire engine. This week the children had a ‘cold task’ of drawing what they thought a fire engine looked like, trying to include as many features, before we looked at them. The children then compared their drawings with the actual fire engine and added any bits they missed.

REMINDERS

MONDAY 16th ANTI-BULLYING ODD SOCK DAY – children to come to school wearing odd socks.

We hope that you have a relaxing weekend.

Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold

Weekly round up

We hope you all had a lovely half term break. We have had a busy first week back thinking about Guy Fawkes night and Remembrance Day. We have made pom pom poppies which we have displayed on our school gates. When you are out on your daily exercise or collecting street tags please do have a look.

As part of our English focus the children watched and listened to fireworks. They thought of onomatopoeic words and adjectives to describe rockets, catherine wheels and bonfires. The children then used these words in their own poems.

In Maths we have been looking at take away to 10. We used counters and drawn pictures to find out how many was left. We also used part, part whole models to identify fact families. Next week we will count backwards and find the difference between two numbers.

It is important that the children are able to talk about their maths and reason their answers. Look at the image below (from TES) for some examples of what this might look like.

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 have started looking at Phase 4 phonics.:
This week’s Oxford Owl focus: Phase 4 Set 12 ‘Little Blending book’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31604.html
Phase 4 Set 12 ‘The Pest’
Link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/31527.html

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

Street Tag

Don’t forget to collect tags on your daily exercise. I wonder if we can move up the leader board???

REMINDERS

FRIDAY 13th CHILDREN IN NEED-Children to come in their House Colours

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 relaxing weekend.

Mrs Macintyre Miss Worsfold and Mrs Kelly