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We are really impressed with the progress your children are making whilst using reading eggs. Each week we will print out any certificates that have been awarded and present these to the children on a Friday afternoon. Please note: we can only access the certificates earned using Reading Eggs and not the certificates earned through Fast Phonics.

Week beginning 23th November

 

Again we have been so pleased to see so many children using the www.readingeggs.com website to practise their reading. We have given out so many certificates to those children completing the Map quizzes!

Please note: for some reason we can only access the certificates earned using Reading Eggs and not the certificates earned through Fast Phonics. Any Fast Phonics certificates can be emailed to your class teacher and we will then be able to print them out.

 

This week we finished decorating our diva lamps. They look amazing!

 

In English we wrote a set of instructions: ‘How to make a diva lamp.’

 

Our teachers are so pleased with our writing! We are trying so hard and it is showing in our writing.  

 

At home can you write a set of instructions for someone in your home?

 

In phonics:

 

Read, Orange and Yellow group have been recapping the sounds ow, oi, ear and air. We have read words, written words and sentences containing these sounds.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

The 'ow' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z64j47h

The 'oi' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zfj6jhv

The 'ear' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4p3pg8

The 'air' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zj39382

 

 

Green group have been recapping the sounds j, v, w, x. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds.

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

The ‘j’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zv3cy9q

The ‘v’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zmp3pg8

The ‘w’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zmnbnrd

The ‘x’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z7p3pg8

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week or tricky words in your books. How many words can you write with using these sounds?

 

In Maths we have been comparing statements:

At home you could have a go at the questions below:

Week beginning 16th November

 

In English we retold the story of Rama and Sita. We wrote our own super sentences to retell the story.

 

At home you could choose a story that you enjoy reading. You could have a go at retelling that story. We would love to see the writing you do!

 

In phonics:

 

Read, Orange and Yellow group have been learn the sounds ow, oi, ear and air. We have read words, written words and sentences containing these sounds.

You can practice these sounds here:

The 'ow' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z64j47h

The 'oi' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zfj6jhv

The 'ear' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4p3pg8

The 'air' sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zj39382

 

 

Green group have been learning the sounds j, v, w, x. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds.

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

The ‘j’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zv3cy9q

The ‘v’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zmp3pg8

The ‘w’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zmnbnrd

The ‘x’ sound - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z7p3pg8

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week or tricky words in your books. How many words can you write with using these sounds?

 

In Maths we have been continuing to learning to subtract by counting back on a number line and number track.

We have also been learning to find the difference between 2 numbers.

At home you could have a go at the questions below:

You have all worked so hard again this week. Well done everyone!

Week beginning 2nd November.

 

We hope you all had a lovely break over half term. The children have certainly come back to school ready to learn!

 

We have been so pleased to see so many children using the www.readingeggs.com website to practise their reading. Well done.

 

In English this week we read a non-fiction book all about bees. We have found out lots of interesting facts about them and we made some delicious honey biscuits.

 

At home you could ask a grown up to help you find out more information about bees and write sentences about what you find out. We would love to see what you find out.

 

In phonics:

 

Red, Orange and Yellow group have been learning the sounds oo, ar, or and ur. We have learned to recognise these sounds and have practiced reading words, writing words and sentences containing these sounds.

 

You can practice these sounds here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4tyt39 - the oo sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh9q92p - the ar sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr6f6v4 - the or sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zjv4vk7- the ur sound

 

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words:

we, be, me, he, she, my, they, was, her and all

 

You can practice these here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr728xs Phase 3 tricky words

 

The Green group have been learning the sounds ff, l, ll, ss. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zrfrgwx - ff sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/z4v4cqt - l and ll sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zkbk92p - ss sound

 

 

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

 

You can practice these here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zdrd8xs - Phase 2 tricky words

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week or tricky words in your books.

 

 

In Maths we have been using the part whole model to add and to find the missing part.

Look at the questions below and see if you can work out the answers

 

We have also enjoyed finding out about Bonfire night and creating our own colourful fireworks.

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend. Stay safe everyone!

Week beginning 19th October.

 

In English we read the story ‘Funnybones’. We learnt the song ‘Dem bones’ We then drew around a friend in class and labelled the bones in their body.

 

You could watch ‘Funnybones’ here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gweOq4OT-H0

 

You can practise ‘Dem bones song here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpvuqj5nv6U

 

At home you could ask a grown up to draw around you and you could write labels for the parts of your body and the bones in your body. With a grown up, could you find out the names of any more bones in our bodies?

 

In phonics:

 

Read, Orange and Yellow group have been recapping the sounds ai, ee, igh and oa. We have continued to practice reading words, writing words and sentences containing these sounds.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4xsxyc - the ai sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zn9q92p - the ee sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zkhvhbk - the igh sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh4j47h the oa sound

 

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

 

You can practice these here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zdrd8xs - Phase 2 tricky words

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr728xs Phase 3 tricky words

 

The Green group have been recapping the sounds h, b, f. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zvhvy9q - the h sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zbnb382 - the b sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zrfrgwx - the f sound

 

 

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

 

You can practice these here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zdrd8xs - Phase 2 tricky words

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr728xs Phase 3 tricky words

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week or tricky words in your books.

 

In Maths we have systematically found all the pairs of numbers that make 10. We are getting really good at recalling the different ways to make 10.

 

We have also be comparing number bonds using the language, less than, greater than and equal to. Have a look at the sheet below and see if you can answer some of the questions.

We have been so proud of how you have all showed what superstar learners you are this half term. We think you all deserve next week off! Enjoy half term everyone!

Week beginning 12th October.

 

 

In English we read an information text about ‘Animals that Hibernate’ We talked about the animals in the text an discussed what how each animas prepares for winter. We used the conjunction  ‘and’ to join 2 sentences together about the hibernating animals.

 

At home you could write more sentences about animals that hibernate.

 

In phonics:

 

Read, Orange and Yellow group have been learning the sounds ai, ee, igh and oa. We have read words, written words and sentences containing these sounds.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4xsxyc - the ai sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zn9q92p - the ee sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zkhvhbk - the igh sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh4j47h the oa sound

 

The Green group have been recapping the sounds ck, e, u, r. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds, we know know that the ck usually goes at the end or middle of a word, not the beginning.

You can practice these sounds here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/z6wxmfr - the ck sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zhqt6v4 - the e sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zn2phbk - the u sound

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zfxsnrd - the r sound

 

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

 

You can practice these here:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zdrd8xs - Phase 2 tricky words

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr728xs Phase 3 tricky words

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week or tricky words in your books.

 

In Maths we have been learning to systematically find the number bonds for numbers within 10.

At home you could systematically find different ways to find number bonds for numbers 1 - 9

 

You have all worked so hard again this week. Well done everyone!

Week beginning 5th October.

 

We had some very exciting news to start the week, we have new names for our classes! Class C are now known as the Hedgehog class and Class D are now the Squirrel class.

 

In English we read the story ‘Don’t hog the hedge’ We talked about the characters in the story an discussed what happened. We then listened to clue to guess which animal was being described. We have written our own clues for different animals.  We used a question mark and an exclamation mark in our writing.

 

At home you could write clues for another woodland creature.

 

In phonics some of us have been recapping the sounds ck, sh, th and ch. We have read words, written words and sentences containing these sounds.

Some of us have been recapping the sounds g, o, c, k. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds, we have also been learning to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week or tricky words in your books.

 

In Maths we have been exploring the part whole model to find the total of 2 groups of objects. We remembered so much from Reception and during home learning, our teachers are very pleased.

 

At home you could use the part whole model to find the different ways to make 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

 

In preparation for our Autumn displays in school, we would like you to complete 2 activities at home over the next few weekends:

 

  1. Take an autumn selfie. It could be absolutely anything related to autumn. Please send your selfie to your class teacher.

 

  1. You have taken home either a squirrel or a hedgehog outline. We would love you carefully cut it out and decorate it. You could glue leaves you find on the ground, you could paint it… be as creative as you like!

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Week beginning 28th September

 

This week we have enjoyed baking delicious apple and pear flapjacks using our very own school grown fruits! We loving prepared the ingredients ourselves!

 

In English we wrote a sentence about what we did. We use the conjunction ‘and’ to join 2 sentences together. We wrote ‘Chop the apple and put it in the pan.’ We are trying to become more independent when writing.

 

At home you could write about something you have done. Can you use the conjunction ‘and’ to join 2 sentences together?

 

In phonics some of us have been learning the sounds ck, sh, th and ch. We have read words, written words and sentences containing these sounds.

Some of us have been recapping the sounds i, n, m and d. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds.

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week in your books.

 

In Maths we have been ordering numbers and using number lines. We have also been using ordinal numbers and we’ve had races to find out what position we came in.

 

At home you could make your own number lines and use it to answer these questions:

 

  • Find the number that is one more than 8
  • Find a number that is less than 5
  • Find a number that greater than 3
  • How many jumps from 4 is 9?
  • How many jumps from 2 is 5?

 

In preparation for our Autumn displays in school, we would like you to complete 2 activities at home over the next few weekends:

 

  1. Take an autumn selfie. It could be absolutely anything related to autumn. Please send your selfie to your class teacher.

 

  1. You have taken home either a squirrel or a hedgehog outline. We would love you carefully cut it out and decorate it. You could glue leaves you find on the ground, you could paint it… be as creative as you like!

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. You have all worked so hard. Well done

Week beginning 21st September.

 

What an exciting week we have had! We have had tiny little visitors! We were exploring our outdoor area and we found a fairy glen. It was very exciting. Then we came into school the next day to find that some of the fairies had travelled down into year 1, bringing us a letter! We have enjoyed writing messages back to the fairies.

In Maths this week we have explored the language greater than, less than and equal to. We have also explored the symbols > < and =. Our teachers are very impressed at how well we have learnt these. We are super mathematicians! 

At home you could practice using this language and using the symbols.

 

 

In English we have written sentences about what we found in our outdoor area. We are trying so hard with our writing and trying to remember to start our letters with a flick from the line.

 

At home you could write a sentence about what you have done at home over the weekend. 

 

In phonics some of us have been learning the sounds ss, ll, ff and zz. We know they are always at the end of a word. Some of us have been recapping the sounds s, a, t, p. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds.

 

At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week in your books.

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. You have all worked so hard. Well done smiley

Week beginning 14th September.

 

Well it has been another brilliant week in Year 1 . Some of us enjoyed time exploring the forest, some enjoyed an art lesson and some of us learned about growth mindset. 

 

In Maths we have been counting forwards and backwards and finding one more and one less. 

We now know that to find one less we count backwards and to find one more we count forwards.

 

At home practice some of these questions:

In English we have been recapping our letter sounds and letter formation. Next week we will be going to learn new sounds in our phonics groups.

 

At home read both of your new books and practice forming your letters, remembering our letters start with a flick from the line.

 

Reading books should be brought back on Tuesdays and Fridays. There will be a box outside your child's classroom for you to put the reading diary and books in.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!

 

We have missed you all so much and we have loved seeing your smiley happy faces! The children are all settling back so well and we have had a great week. 

 

This week we have explored our new classrooms and talked about the ways to help to keep ourselves clean and safe. We have really enjoyed playing on the climbing frame and we have talked about the rules we have to follow whilst using it. We know that we are not allowed to use the climbing frame before or after school. 

 

We are currently working with each child to find out where they are with their phonics so we will be ready to hand out their reading books next week.

At home: Enjoy reading stories with your grown ups.

 

In Maths we have been showing off our counting skills and representing numbers in different ways.

 

At home: Pick a number between 1 and 10. Can you:

 

  • Write the number?
  • Draw a picture?
  • Build it with blocks?
  • Draw it on a ten frame?

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

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