Weekly Roundup

What a fab week we’ve had in year 1! 

We have loved our topic writing stories and innovating the well known tale of the Little Red Hen, updating it with our own characters and thoughtful adjectives and alliteration to bring it alive. Come in and check out our writing books books and see our amazing punctuation, story language and word choices! We’ve also been thinking about inverted commas and where we need to add them to text.
In maths, we have been thinking about place value and how to count, read and write numbers to 100. We are making sure when we write a 2 digit number, we make sure the numbers are the correct way round, eg nineteen is 19, not 91! We found it quite challenging to read and write numbers in words (fifteen, forty nine etc).
Why not play these game over the weekend
* Name the number and find it on the 100 square: http://www.ictgames.com/100hunt2.html
In phonics, we have been recapping all the alternative digraphs ready for our phonics screener after the half term break. We are so impressed with how well the children are remembering them and this week we looked at reading longer compounds words like firewood, sawdust and chipboard, as well as words with suffix endings like ing, er, ed to words.
Its been amazing watching the chicks hatching from the eggs this week. Don’t forget to watch the live stream at XXX.
Next week, we would really appreciate any recycling you have at home for a junk modelling project, and any feathers you may have at home/collect on a walk – thank you in advance 🙂
Have super weekends everyone!

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Happy Friday year one!

WOW! The world book day costumes blew everyone one away! What a great effort. Well done everybody.

What another great week which has been bursting with learning!

In Maths the children were learning to transfer the part, part, whole method into the Singapore bar structure. Next week we will be focusing more on the mathematical language children need to be expose to and consolidating previous learning.

This week the children finished the story ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’ innovating the story to consolidate their work using inverted commas and their letter writing in the role of the giant. Next week the children will be writing Spring poems.

Just a quick reminder about trip letters. They need to be returned by Tuesday at the latest. The children do not need a packed lunch that day as the school will provide one which we will be eating when we arrive back at school.

At the moment we have low parent volunteers. We do rely on parents to enable us make these educational trips a success. Your help would be much appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend!


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Gosh what a busy week back year one have had!

We began the week reading ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’ and the children made predictions of what they thought would be at the top of the stalk.  On Tuesday the children wrote rhyming strings, followed by the children writing their down dialogues between the Giant and Jim.

In Maths the children consolidated working on their ‘Singapore bar’ method to support addition and subtraction.

This week in French the children have recapped colours and feelings and have begun to learn the alphabet.

In phonics the children have been recapping the ‘High Frequency Words’ and looking at the alternative ways to use the sounds; oo, ue, ew and u_e

A letter for our trip to the Mosque on the 15th March will be going home on Friday.  Please let us know if you are available to attend the trip.

It is also world book day next Thursday. Feel free to come as a character from a children’s book and not film.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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Did you know your lungs have 600 million air sacs. This week we have been learning about the human body. We looked at all the parts we could see using our eyes before we ventured into the body to focus on four organs.

Next week we will be continuing our body topic by writing Our own fact books.

In numeracy we have been focusing on the number 5 and all the different ways we can make that number.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing you all next week.


Weekly roundup

Wow, what a busy week in year 1!

We have enjoyed our dinosaur topic exploring non-fiction books. We’ve found out so many news interesting facts. Did you know that Velociraptors had hollow bones to make them faster and that they had feathers? Did you know a Stegosaurus could change the colour of their plates when they were angry? Did you a Diplodocus does not chew its food when he swallows and he can use his tail as a whip to defend himself? Next week, we are looking forward to continuing our dinosaur topic and make our final piece, a dinosaur documentary. Look out for the premier next week on the blog!
In maths, we’ve been learning about multiples of numbers, and have worked hard to secure counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We did this by counting on using our fingers, pictures and number lines. We also did some brilliant detective work looking for patterns on a hundred square. We now know that 2s are even numbers and always end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. We also discovered that multiples of 5s will only end in a 5 or a 0 and multiples of 10 always end in a 0 and we can find them at the end of a 100 square. Wowsers Year 1!
Next week, we are working on addition and subtraction skills. We will also be looking number facts and return to number bonds. Have a practise this weekend by playing this fun game
In phonics, we have begun working on the alternative digraphs. This week, we found out that -ai can also be -ay like in crayon, -ow can also be -ou like in cloud, -ee can also be -ea like in sea, and -igh can also be -ie in tie. Check out these videos to hear more about them!
Don’t forget next Friday is the school fair: come along and support our class stall and sign up if you are able to help run it for a short time slot.
Also, trip letters have been sent home for an end of term treat…please look inside book bags and sign and return them at your earliest convenience. (Please note, we are very limited on the number of adults able to join us on this trip due maximum seating at the cinema.)
Have super weekends!

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Finally the crayons have returned. We all sighed with relief.

In English with have been learning about capital letters and full stops. Did you know that you need to use capital letters for names of people, places and at the start of a sentence.
In numeracy with have been learning about place value. We have been counting backwards and forwards up to 20.
On Wednesday we will be going to the Natural History Museum. Please can all the children bring a backpack to put their lunch in. All children will receive a free school lunch.
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wow! What a busy first week back.

In Maths the children have been learning and singing about 2D & 3D shapes.  They have also been introduced to positional language.
This week in English they have continued the theme from the last half term, with the book ‘The Day the Crayons Returned Home’. The children have been focusing on improving their sentences using alternative words and ensuring they have included a capital letter at the beginning and full stop at the end.
A huge thank you for getting the postcards back to class. The children really enjoyed receiving them.
Just a quick reminder for the trip letter to be returned next week. Please ask if you need another one.
A final note. As the weather has now started to drop could you please ensure that your child is wearing the appropriate clothing for the weather. Could names be written on ALL coats, hats, gloves and scarves.
Happy bonfire weekend. Have a great time and keep safe.