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Autumn Term 1

Week beginning 17th September 2018


This week in English  we have been looking at the story Tiddler by Julia Donaldson.

We have practised saying our sentences out loud, counting the words in our sentences and then writing our sentences.

We have also been practising our handwriting, ensuring our letters are sitting on the lines and are formed correctly.

Home learning challenge - Please practise your five spellings ready for Friday's test.


In Maths we have been adding 1 digit numbers to ten eg 6+3=9

Then we  practised adding  1 digit and 2 digit numbers eg 13+7=20.

We have learnt that it is quicker to put the larger number first when adding and then count on.

Home learning challenge- Please practise adding pairs of numbers such as 5+5, 7+6, 9+8, 10+10 etc


In IPC we started our new topic called 'A Day In The Life'.

On Monday we began by dressing up as Farmers for the day.

We learnt how to look after our Eagley animals - a pony, sheep, rabbits, ducks, hens, an African snail and stick insects!

On Tuesday we were given lots of different props by the teachers and we had to decide who would use them in their job. 

On Thursday we played a game where we had to think of as many jobs as we could.

We thought of about 50 different ones! 

Then we had to decide what our dream job would be, such as a firefighter, doctor, vet, footballer, taxi driver, ballerina etc.

We drew pictures of ourselves wearing the appropriate uniforms and with the necessary equipment needed for our jobs.


Well done to all the children who have read 5 times (to adults at home) this week.

Some names have been placed on the second balloon of 'Up, Up, and Away' and  are another step nearer to achieving a  treat at the end of the half term


Have a lovely weekend 



Week beginning 10th September 2018


In English we have been discussing and writing about the story 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.

We have also been practising our handwriting, remembering our 'ups'(leads)

We have learnt that some letters sit in the grass, some letters reach up to the sky and some letters go underground.


In Maths we have been learning about place value.

We have used vocabulary such as one digit, two digit, tens and ones

eg 26 is a 2 digit number and it has 2 tens and 6 ones 

Home learning challenge -How many tens and ones are there in the numbers 14, 67, 81 and 100? 


In IPC we have continued to explore the wonderful things our brains can do.

We have learnt how we can keep our brains healthy by doing puzzles, getting plenty of sleep, eating a balanced diet, drinking lots of water and doing some exercise.


We have also had fun making glasses using red and blue cellophane to represent knowledge and skills.When we watched some special animation clips on the internet we could see in 3D! It was amazing!


Thank you to everybody who attended the Year 1 Welcome meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Information packs will be sent out next week.

Also homework, centred around the topic 'A Day in the Life of', will be given out on Monday.

Our first lot of spellings will be handed out on Friday 21st September.


Well done to all the children who have read 5 times this week. Their names have been placed on the first balloon of 'Up, Up, and Away' and they are one step nearer to achieving a  treat at the end of the half term.


Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday dressed up as Farmers,  for our special themed day. 


Week beginning 4th September 2018


Wow! What a busy four days we have had.

The children have settled well into their new classes and have produced some fabulous learning this week.


In English we have been writing sentences based on the book 'What makes me a me?'  

We were very inventive and wrote sentences such as -

I am like a monkey because I am good at climbing trees.

I am like a frog because I like jumping on my trampoline.


We had to remember to use a capital letter at the start of our sentences and a full stop at the end. We also had to remember to leave spaces between our words.


In Maths we have been counting, reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.

Home learning challenge - See how many different numbers you can find in your house or on your travels this weekend.


On Thursday afternoon we harvested the potatoes grown in our school grounds and we made potato salad with them.

We all agreed that they tasted delicious! 


It has been the first week of our IPC Brainwave topic.

We have been learning about what the brain does and how it helps us to learn.

We joined our Year 2 friends in the hall and found out lots of interesting facts about the human brain.  We learned about how big our brain is... ask your child to demonstrate how they know how big their own brain is!

We also learned about how our brains develop and grow and were all able to use scientific vocabulary such as neurons and brain cells!


The teachers have set your children a fact finding challenge and when the children can prove to us they know the answer to the following question they will receive a sticker:


                                        "Do all living things have a brain?"


We look forward to seeing you at our Year 1 welcome meeting on Tuesday 11th September at 2:45 pm.  We will be sharing information about the year 1 curriculum and life in Year 1. 


Have a lovely weekend.

See you on Monday.