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Educating for life in all its fullness - John 10:10

Year 1

Term 6 Week 1

Half term poetry fun

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Listen to and act out the attached poem. Have fun and make it as create as possible, you may even make some props! If you would like a challenge, learn and recite the poem at the same it.
Send in your videos and I look forward to watching them and uploading them onto the class page.

Half term poetry

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan

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WB 18.5.20

 

Dear All,

Please find below the work for this week.

 

Phonics:

Please use the attached ‘untitled’ PDF to look at the different ways that we can make the ‘ow’ sound and write the correct words next to the pictures.


Using the attached sheet which looks at the different ways that you can make the ‘ie’ sound, cut and stick the correct words into the correct column. Underneath the table can you please use five of the words to create a sentence.

 

‘ea’ as in bread, deaf, ready, feather, pleasant, instead, breakfast.

 

‘ey’ as in money, key, donkey, valley, monkey, chimney, trolley, pulley, honey.

 

Please see attached sheets for each phoneme. The ‘ea’ game has the different ‘ea’ sounds.

 

Please remember to have a pencil and paper ready for Monday’s Zoom meeting so we can have our weekly spelling test.

 

Writing:

Please can you have a look through the attached Pentecost PowerPoint and discuss the story of Pentecost with your child.

Using the attached template please can you write a summary of the different parts within the story. One or two sentences would be perfect for each box, please do not feel that you have to fill the whole box with writing.

 

Grammar and punctuation.

This week please recap what the children have learnt this term.
In week 1, we looked at capital letters and full stops. Look at Simple Sentence Writing Prompt Pictures Power point on Twinkl.
Week 2, we looked at adding ‘s’, ‘ies’ or ‘es’ to make plurals. Recap sheet added.
Week 3, we covered, adding endings ‘ing’, ‘ed’ & ‘er’. Recap sheet added.
Week 4, we covered, adding ending ‘est’.  Recap, read and play the game.

 

Comprehension:

Please can you read and answer the questions on the attached Pentecost comprehension activity. Please choose from either the page with one star at the bottom left corner, or the page with two stars at the bottom left of the page.

 

Reading:

Please can you listen to your child read for a minimum of three times during the week. Remember to refer back to the link to the oxford owl reading website, previously posted on this page.

Can you please continue to read ‘The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan’ and answer the below questions:

  1. Where does Duchess put the lump of sugar?
  2. What animal was the Dr. that Ribby fetch and what was his name?

 

Maths:

Please can you complete Lesson 1 Chapter 13 in Workbook 1B.

Please complete the ‘Review’ P126.

 

Mental Arithmetic:

Please complete the attached Mental Arithmetic worksheet.

 

Zoom:

For next Monday's Zoom meeting Mrs Scott has very kindly offered to host another baking session. Cooking with Mrs Scott has been very popular in the past few weeks and I am very excited to have another session in the diary. As usual you can cook with her or you can watch and then recreate the delicious food at a later time.

 

For next weeks baking Mrs Scott will be making a pizza dough. The plan is for you then to add your own passata and choice of toppings, these can be shop brought! We would then love to see pictures and hear how delicious they are.

 

Please follow the below link for the ingredients:

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/no-yeast-pizza-dough

 

Later in the week during our zoom session, we will be doing some food printing with paint. You can either use plastic food you might have that can be washed, or real food that will print some lovely patterns. You will need to paint or make a collaged fruit bowl or basket on your paper, ready to add the fruit to.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Mr Vaughan and Mrs Clare

Mrs Vicary's Farm tour

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WB 11.5.20

Dear All,
Please find below the work for this week.

 

Phonics:

Words such as clue, blue, glue, true, Sue, flue, 

Cue, due, hue, venue, value, pursue, queue, statue, rescue, argue. 

 

Please complete sheet attached and play quick read on the attached power point. 

Choose a word from each group above and write a sentence.

 

Optional- Beach scene sheet. Using a magnifying glass to find the words and word search.

 

Please can you use the cards with ‘ou’ and ‘ow’ words on, print them off a mix them up. Can you then sort and stick the words onto the correct page of the poster. Please then use some of the words to create sentences.

 

Please complete the u-e sound activity on education city.

 

Please remember to have a pencil and paper ready for Monday’s Zoom meeting so we can have our weekly spelling test.

 

Writing:

Can you please choose your favourite piece of music and write about why it is your favourite piece of music. You might like to dance to it, you like the words or the beat or you may just like the singer. Can you please use and in your writing to join two sentences together. Make sure that you don’t connect too many sentences with and as they become to long. If you can use any other joining words i.e. but, so or because that would be brilliant.

 

Grammar and punctuation:

Using ‘est’, eg big becomes biggest, small becomes smallest. 

 

Please find attached sheet to complete. It recaps ‘er’ and expands to the ‘est’ words.

 

Comprehension:

Please can you read and answer the questions on the attached Ed Sheeran comprehension activity. Please choose from either the page with one star at the bottom left corner, or the page with two stars at the bottom left of the page.

 

Reading:

Please can you listen to your child read for a minimum of three times during the week. Remember to refer back to the link to the oxford owl reading website, previously posted on this page.

 

Maths:

Please can you complete Chapter 12 in Workbook 1B. Can you also complete the Lesson mind workout for this chapter.

Please look at the Mind work out in the text book, p. 112 and in the work book complete 

 

P. 125.  Please keep recapping the recognition of coins and notes and keep adding and giving change. 

 

Mental Arithmetic:

Please complete the attached Mental Arithmetic worksheet.
Please send me a photo of your child’s work by the end of the school day on Wednesday so I can mark and return the work.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, enjoy music week. 

 

Mr Vaughan and Mrs Clare

WB 4.5.20

 

Dear All,

 

It has been great to see all of your hard work over last week and I was especially impressed with the amazing Forest School creations that you completed. This week the Family Leaning theme is Art Week and we have used this as a theme for our writing and comprehension activities.

 

Phonics:

Wh as in ‘who, whose, whole, whom, whoever’

Wh as in ‘when, what, which, where, why, whistle, whenever, wheel, whisper, white’

Play naught and crosses. Add a word in each square. When you read a word cross it off. Can you get three words in a row, top to bottom, across, or diagonally? You can mix and match the words.

Choose one word from each list to write a sentence.

Please can you complete the ‘f-alternative’ sheet. This involves sorting the words into the correct columns and then write the sentences below.

Can you please print, or copy out the ‘ew sound buried treasure game’. You will need to sort the words on the coins as to whether they are real or ‘fake’. If you would like you could create some of your own fake words to add to the game.

This week we will be having our spelling test on Wednesday. Can you please remember to have a pencil and paper ready for Wednesday’s Zoom meeting so we can have our weekly spelling test, in-between baking!

 

Writing:

With this week’s family learning theme focussing on artists we would like to use this for our writing focus for the week. Can you find, either using books, online resources or in your local environment a flower or plant that you find beautiful and interesting. We would then like you to draw your find and add labels using adjectives to describe the different parts of the plant. Underneath the drawing you can then create some sentences using verbs to describe how you found your plant how you drew it. You can also create some sentences describing why you choose this plant/flower and what made it interesting to you.

 

Grammar and punctuation.

Last week we turned singular words into plurals. We focused of adding ‘s’ or ‘es’. Some children also went on to add ‘ies’.

This week we will look at adding ‘ed’, ‘ing’, and ‘er’ to words. Please do not teach all in one go. One a day is better so as not to confuse the children. Explain to the children that if we add ‘ed’, that has already happened, eg, I played with my hoop at school. If we add ‘ing’ it changes the word to a verb (an action word), eg I am running in the race. If we add ‘er’, it makes the adjective stronger, eg I can run faster.

I have attached a separate sheet for each suffix.

 

Comprehension:

Please can you read and answer the questions on the attached Georgia O’Keefe comprehension activity. Please choose from either the page with one star at the bottom left corner, or the page with two stars at the bottom left of the page.

 

Reading:

Please can you listen to your child read for a minimum of three times during the week. Remember to refer back to the link to the oxford owl reading website, previously posted on this page.

 

Maths:

Please can you work through Chapter 12, lesson 5 in Workbook 1B

Please continue using smaller coins to make amounts if your child has not secured this yet. If they have, please go on to using larger coins, 50p, £1, £2. How can you make these amounts in different ways? How many 10p, 20p, 50p coins in a £1 and so on. How many 1p in £1?

Just let the children play with the coins to make different amounts. Have some toys (or other resources) in front of them with larger price tags that they can buy. Which coins do you need to buy this toy for £2? If a toy is £2, they might give 50p +50p +50p +50p, or £1 +50p +50p, etc.

Optional- Please find Toy Shop Bingo up to £2 on Twinkl.

 

Mental Arithmetic:

Please complete the attached Mental Arithmetic worksheet.
Please send me a photo of your child’s work by the end of the school day on Wednesday so I can mark and return the work.

 

Wednesday Baking:

On Wednesday Mrs Scott has very kindly agreed to do another Zoom baking with the class. Please join and either watch and take inspiration or if you would like join in a bake your own creations! Below are the ingredients and equipment you will need if you would like to bake along.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Mr Vaughan and Mrs Clare

More from Pooh Corner

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WB 27.4.20

 

Dear All,

What a glorious week of weather we have just had, fingers crossed it continues throughout the upcoming week. Please see below for work for this week and please do contact us if you have any questions.

 

Phonics:

Please complete the attached sheets, working through the ee/ea/y sounds.

Please also look at the below sounds:

Oy/oi-

boy, toy, joy, oyster,  Roy, destroy, Floyd, enjoy, royal, annoying, oil, boil, coin, coil, join, soil, toil, quoit, poison, tinfoil.

ir/er/ur

girl, sir, bird, shirt, skirt, birthday, third, first, thirteen, thirsty, her, fern, stern, herbs, perky, servant, permanent, fur, burn, urn, curl, hurt, surf, turn, turnip, curds.

Please choose one word from each sound to write a sentence. To make it fun, it would be great if the children could add the words to a game, for example hop scotch. Then when they throw the counter onto a word, they have to use that word to write a sentence. I have attached other ideas to choose from below. You can even add words to board games they already have to change the game and add a bit of a challenge. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest that can be adapted. I have attached optional work sheets. The ‘er’ sound sheet has alternative ‘er’ sounds on it. You might want to leave these out for now.

Please remember to have a pencil and paper ready for Monday’s Zoom meeting so we can have our weekly spelling test, in-between baking!

 

Writing:

Using this week’s family learning theme of Forest School and nurture week, can you please use one of the attached page boarder documents to create a fact page about the English Oak tree. If you follow this link it will take you to a information page where you can choose which facts you would like to include:
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/english-oak/
Please send me a photo of your child’s work by the end of Wednesday so I can mark the work.

 

Grammar and punctuation.

How did the children get on with Capital letters and full stops? From what I have seen so far, they are doing very well. This week we are looking at two lessons of grammar and punctuation, making singular words into plurals, using ‘s’ or ‘es’. The children have covered this in class, but they now need to consolidate their understanding. I have attached a worksheet for this. There is also a power point on Twinkl with a good explanation – look for ‘Y1 Adding ‘s’ and ‘es’ to make plurals warm up power point’. I have also attached a simple power point and an extra work sheet as an optional. Please choose which sheet your child is more comfortable with.

 

Comprehension:

Please see the attached Honeybee reading comprehension activity.

 

Reading:

Please can you listen to your child read for a minimum of three times during the week. Remember to refer back to the link to the oxford owl reading website, previously posted on this page.

 

Maths:

Please can you work through workbook 1B, chapter 12, lessons 3-4. In

In the MNP lesson guide Text book P.110 to 111. In the workbook p.122-124. This lesson is more for recognition of paper money.

It is very important that the children recognise the coins, looking at the numbers on the coins. This week, use a variety of coins to make their value using smaller coins in as many different ways as possible.   EG 20p can be made with 5p + 5p + 2p +2p+2p+2p+ 1p+1p.  or 10p +5p +5p, and so on. I have attached a couple of work sheets from Twinkl for optional extended work. Some children will find it easier to tap the coins to find and add their value. For example, tap the 5p coin 5 times. You can make 5p with 5X1p. Tap each 1p once. You can also use 2p (tap twice) +2p (tap twice) +1p (tap once).

 

Mental Arithmetic:

Please complete the attached Mental Arithmetic worksheet.
Please send me a photo of your child’s work by the end of the school day on Wednesday so I can mark and return the work.

 

Monday Baking:

On Monday Mrs Scott has very kindly agreed to do a Zoom baking with the class. Please join and either watch and take inspiration or if you would like join in a bake your own creations! Below are the ingredients and equipment you will need if you would like to bake along.

1 cup of self rising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 Cup of milk
2 tablespoons of mayo

I use a large cup/mug and as long as the same size is used for flour and milk all is good.

Instructions
Gently combine flour, baking powder, salt, milk and mayo until well combined
Spoon into a greased muffin pan, makes about 5 rolls., depending on the size of each.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have baking powder as it’s self-raising flour. I usually bake them for 13 mins at 180 degrees. Probably best for parents to measure out the quantities first. They are meant to turn out looking like scones.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Mr Vaughan and Mrs Clare

The House at Pooh Corner Part 1

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Bitesize weekly timetable

Wednesday 22.4.20

Easter holidays and Monday 20th April antics.

Dear Year One,

 

The activities below are to be completed in your own time through the week. Some activities are optional.

 

For our writing activity and with this week's theme being Masterchef, can you please also create your own recipe. This can be for any food item or meal, maybe an Easter cake! The focus for the writing activity is to use bossy verbs (imperative verbs) at the beginning of the sentences i.e. mix, stir, pour. I have included a document listing examples below.

 

Spellings test. How did you do? Are you beating your previous score? Have you corrected the spellings you are not sure of?

 

This term, instead of handwriting we will be looking at grammar and punctuation.

For this week please look at ‘Y1 Full Stops and Capital Letters Power point’ on Twinkl. The children know that a sentence must begin with a capital letter and a full stop. They also know that names of people and places must begin with a capital letter. This now needs to be reinforced. This power point can be done in stages through the week.

 

Phonics- looking at family sounds ‘au, or, aw’.

‘Saw, paw, raw, claw, jaw, lawn’

‘Paul, haul, launch, August, author, automatic’

‘fork, for, cord, cork, sort, born’

Game-Write words on paper, put them in a pile and sort them.

Game- Count down- read as many words as you can in a minute or 2.

Optional- Choose one word from each sound and write it in a sentence.

 

Maths - This week on Maths No Problem find ‘Recognising coins’ P.119-121 in the work book. The teaching guide is on P.108-109 in the text book.  Optional- The children can set up a shop using any objects, toys or tins from the cupboard and price them up. Remember to add ‘P’ for pence or the ‘£’ sign so that we know we are talking about money.

Coin rubbings are also fun!

 

The rest of the time is for your family to take part in the ‘Family Learning’ on the class page.

Please do email me if there are any queries.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions or queries.

 

Best wishes,

 

Mr Vaughan and Mrs Clare

Spellings 20.4.20

20.4.20

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to ‘Home schooling Term 5’. We hope you have had a lovely Easter break enjoying the lovely weather, that looks as it will continue in the next week.

As you are aware, we are now setting weekly maths and phonics plans with the rest of the day set aside for Family Learning activities. 

For Y1 our plans include daily maths and phonics activities, 1 comprehension and 2 grammar and punctuation activities, 1 piece of writing (possibly to do with the week family learning activity) and weekly spellings. Please complete whatever is achievable for your family. For maths, if you can do the introduction and main activity but not the challenge or extension that is fine. In phonics we are now looking at family sounds for eg; ‘ai, ay, ey, a-e’.  As always, please email us with any queries or feedback.

 

We love to see examples of the work your child has produced and we look forward to seeing the children in our daily Zoom sessions (a password for this will be emailed to you).

 

Best wishes Mr Vaughan and Mrs Clare

 

Term 5 Week 1

The Gigantic Turnip

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Wednesday 1.4.20

 

Literacy:

Can you please use the attached alternative ue and ew spelling sheet to create an activity. Suggestions could be matching the pictures with the words, playing hangman with the different words, charades or using the words in sentences. The focus for the activity needs to be writing the word out and identifying how the ue/ew is being made. 

 

Maths:

Please use some of the attached activity sheets and have a go at playing the suggested games and completing the tasks. They are all focussing on using number bonds to number between 0-20. To help support this you may wish to use dienes or visual representatives. The below website is a good online resource that gives you access to digital dienes.
https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-pieces/

 

Optional Forest School activities 1.4.20:

Design and make a model spaceship or rocket using a variety of junk materials. This could be modelling equipment from around the house or also from outside. Using twigs and knots could you make a spaceship from branches and natural objects? Investigate different ways to make and join your structures, using taping, gluing and tying. Explore ways of making a structure sturdier so that it can stand alone. Have a look through the attached alien spaceships images for ideas.
Useful resources:

  • Junk materials or construction kits
  • Card
  • Books and stories about space
  • Camera
  • Role play items

 

Great reading resource:

 

Please have a look through some of the fantastic resources via the link below to use for reading opportunities:

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Tuesday 31.3.20

Literacy:

Please use the attached sheet and sort through the words on the coins, identifying if they are real of alien words. To prevent printing the sheets you can create two lists, one with real words and one with alien words. Reviewing some of the sounds that were looked at last week you can then create some of your own alien words and add them to your list.

 

Maths:

Please work through the attached workbook sheet and continue onto the relevant 1B textbook pages. I have included a Lesson Approach which may be useful to help give ideas on how to approach the areas covered.

Monday 30.3.20

 

Literacy:

Please use the attached sheet to base your activity on. The children will need to match up the picture with the correct caption. To save printing the children could write out the caption and then draw their own version of the picture.

 

Maths:

Use the attached workbook sheet to introduce the area that will be worked on in today’s activity. I have included a Lesson Approach which may be useful to help give ideas on how to approach the areas covered. Once the workbook sheet is complete please move onto the relevant 1B textbook pages.

 

RE:

I have attached a range of different Easter activities. Please can you choose one or more if you would like and send me the pictures of the fantastic results.

 

 

Celebration of Wednesday 25.3.20

Wednesday 25.3.20

Wednesday 25.3.20

 

Phonics:

Please can you play the below game, if your choose phase 5 and then focus on the sounds that
we have covered this week. If you would like then please look at some of the other sounds in this phase.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html#
Once you have spent some time on the activity can you create two ‘Aliens’ which your child can name, one for each of the sounds looked at this week.

 

Maths:

Please work through the attached Textbook document and then complete the subsequent Maths No Problem pages outlined at the bottom of the page in Workbook 1B.

 

Forest School:

Please watch the story of Beegu, using the below link. Then work individually to create clay or dough models of Beegu, sharing resources and talking about what they are making. You could make salt dough following the below link. Place their model on a piece of paper and list all of the different adjectives that they can think of to describe her. Take a digital photograph of their Beegu model and send it back so we can all have a look and we can share them on the school website.

Space learning at home

Space learning at home 1

Daily PE

I am sure that many of you are aware of this but just in case, here is a great way to start the day:

 

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Tuesday 24.3.20

 

Phonics:

Please work through the i-e split digraph Powerpoint. Recapping the sound with the children. The children can then complete the attached sheet, colouring the real words and alien words.

 

Literacy:

Can you please read through the attached Space comprehension information sheet. There is also an answer booklet that needs to be completed. Please have a discussion with your children about the questions and slowly fill out the answers, this can be done over several days.

 

Maths:

Please work through the attached Textbook document and then complete the subsequent Maths No Problem pages outlined at the bottom of the page.

 

I have also uploaded the Spellings and Maths homework that would have been given out today. Please do not rush to complete this and work on this only if you have time in between activities.

 

Y1 Tuesday afternoon 24th March

Good afternoon all.

 

Here are some things to do today.

Check your spellings. Look, cover, write. How did you do?

 

Do ONE of your pieces of handwriting I gave you last Thursday. Be careful, don’t forget the tall letters and the tails!

 

PSHE

Sleep and exercise. Look at the Power point above (it’s on Twinkl ) about sleep and exercise. Write a list of things you do to help you sleep and fun ways to exercise, or draw a picture of some good exercises and what you do to help you get to sleep. Another activity to do if you like is to make a poster to show some of these things.

 

Don’t forget to Zoom in at 1.45. I hope I can make it work! If it goes wrong, don’t worry I’ll try again on Thursday and Friday.

Have fun!

Busy Things

Dear Parents,

The school has an account with BusyThings website, which has a huge range of brilliant resources for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Please do have a look through the activities that are on offer. It may be used to set work at some points.

To gain the best from this resource you will need to go via the BusyThings website, not through the school site. You will also need our School login details. Please can you email me if you would like the login and I can send it to you:
year1@chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk

Best wishes,

Jack Vaughan

Education City:

Dear Parents,

Some of the suggested activities will be through the Education City website. Please can you use the above, class email address to ask for your childs login and password details.

Jack

FAO all parents - Access to resources at home.

 

Twinkl - Twinkl is a fantastic teaching resource that has a range of powerpoints and worksheets available for each year group and subject in line with the national curriculum. To support parents during this difficult period, Twinkl is offering access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. This is available to every parent and carer so your children can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

 

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS . You can create an account and access their resources if you are looking for additional work to do whilst at home. 

 

Classroom secrets - Classroom secrets have added a free learning home resource pack for each year group - https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

 

Kahoot - Kahoot has over 40,000 games and resources that they have made available for free - https://kahoot.com/

Phonics:
Please find the attached Powerpoint to use to recap the o-e split digraph sound. Can you and your child sound out and then blend the words that are included in the slides. Once you have worked through them please use the o-e domino cards. If possible print these out and cut up for the children to match up, they can then create a sentence for each word and write these in their books. 

 

Literacy:
Using the attached photo can your child write a recount of their time at Forest School last week. Focussing on using capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

 

Maths:

Please can you complete the attached worksheet. Once completed please work through the Maths No Problem Workbook 1B lesson 1, Pg 1-4. 

 

Topic:

Can you and your child create a paper mache model of the solar system. Please research and create each planet and creatively group them together so that they are in the correct order. Mrs Clare and myself are planning to use these models as a basis for some further activities in future lessons. If you are unsure of how best to do this there are some great starting points and ideas available online.

An interesting read.......

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51960865

 

Dear Parents,

Reading books and diaries have been sent home. 

A spare exercise book, for when we begin online learning on Zoom, (any work to be stuck in that book please). 

The children's journals, (they can write/draw anything they wish). 

All their Maths No Problem books, (Only to be used when we are doing the lessons. Please do not race through them, this will not help your child, as often we add extensions to the blocks). 

I have also added handwriting sheets  (only one a week as usual)

Also some phonic based sheets to be done through next week. 

We will be in contact through Zoom for the virtual lessons next week. 

The show must go on as they say!

 

We will miss you all, and thank you for being so understanding. This is very much a time when we need to pull together in spirit !

 

Keep safe 

 

The Year 1 team.

Forest School

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Forest School

Forest School 1

Help explaining COVID 19 for children

Dear Parents,

Just an update for you if your child was absent from school today;

In class 1 this afternoon, we checked our spellings, handwriting and in PSHE we talked about being kind. Thank you

Mrs Clare

 

Dear Parents,

We have been made aware of a TWINKL, an online teaching resource allowing parents free access for a month to help educate at home. To create an account please go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and under 'New To TWINKL' create an account and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.

We hope you find this useful.

Jack 

Comprehension

Maths 17.3.20

Spellings and Maths

Dear Parents,

This week the phonics we have recapped are 'ph,ew, wh (h) & wh (w)'. Please keep noticing them in their books or other books they read. In Maths we have continued reading half past the hour and using words 'before, after, then, now, next and finally'. Please keep asking your child the time on the hour and half past.  They understand the time on the hour, some might need a little practise for half past the hour.

 

Today the children enjoyed the DT afternoon making models of their moon buggies. I have taken a photo of most of them, but if your child has not had a photo taken of their buggy, please email one in. I think only a couple of children had not quite finished. 

 

Finally, please encourage your child to keep their pencil cases at home. We have stationery at the moment, however if anyone would like to donate erasers, pencils and sharpeners, that would be lovely and they would be accessible to the children on their tables. 

Thank you

Have a lovely weekend.

 

The Year 1 Team.

 

 

Forest School

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Forest School

Forest School 1

Dear Parents,

This week the children have had a great trip to the Science Museum, and they have had a go at designing a moon buggy in class. Please make sure your child brings in SMALL junk to make their buggy eg small soap boxes, egg boxes, kitchen paper towel tube (NOT TOILET TUBES), bottle tops (please could parents add the holes in the bottle tops for the children to push the dowel through for the wheels), yogurt pots, tooth paste boxes etc .

The children enjoyed the drama based on the book, 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak, and making their own 'Wild Thing' monster mask. 

This week the phonics we recapped were 'ue, aw, oy & ir'. We have also been looking at the family of sounds, eg, 'ir, ur & er'.

In maths we learnt how to tell the time on the half hour. Can they remember to do this at home? 

Lastly we have been doing a little comprehension and I have explained to the children that it is a good idea to read a text more than once, so that they can find the answers easily in the passage. When they read their books please ask them lots of questions to see if they can find the answer. The more they do this the easier comprehension will be for them. 

 

Last week- star of the week was Florence and reading raffle winner was Tobias.

This week, star of the week is Darrell and reading raffle winner is Jack.

Well done all. 

Have a great weekend, and lets hope the sun shines more from now on!!

The Year 1 team. 

 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Thank you!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the children and parents for such a fantastic trip yesterday. The class behaved beautiful throughout their visit and really engaged with the different learning opportunities that were to hand at the Science Museum. Thank you also to the parents for your time and support. A great way to start the topic!

Science Museum

Exploring space!

Exploring space! 1

Dear Parents,

This week we have recapped phonic sounds 'ie, ea, ay, & ou'.  Please recap at home as you are reading any books. Comics are also a great way for children to become enthusiastic with reading and finding phonics. 

This week we have looked at stories to do with aliens and have used drama to retell the story of Beegu, which the children really enjoyed. 

In maths we have been learning to tell the time on the hour and the children have made their own clock. This weekend please encourage children to notice the times of the day that they do different activities, eg wake up, brush their teeth, have breakfast, lunch, play, tea etc 

If the children have any space books, (fiction or non-fiction) please could  bring them in next week (Tuesday). We are particularly interested in information books about space. Please make sure they are labelled with your child's name so that they can be returned.

Thank you

Have a great weekend.

The Y1 Team

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings

Dear Parents,

The children have really enjoyed the Dinosaur Planet topic this term including writing poems, riddles, making dinosaur foot prints and so much more. Thank you for the parents that were able to make it to our class 1 museum exhibit. The children loved showing you their work. For the parents that could not make it, don't worry, their work comes home at the end of the year.

 

Next term the topic is Moon Zoom. The children will be finding out about our planet as well as others and who the first astronauts were to go to the moon. Please save kitchen towel tubes to make rockets. 

 

Please keep going with their reading and phonics. Just to recap and keep their enthusiasm going in their reading, the phonics this term have been, 'ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh (whole), wh (why), ph, ew, oe, au, ey, u-e, a-e, e-e, i-e & o-e'. Please make sure your child remembers what these look like when they see them in words. We will revisit these sounds next term. 

 

Thank you to all the Mummies that help at school and to all the parents for helping with reading at home. 

 

Have a great half term.

The Y1 Team

 

 

 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings and Maths due: 25.2.20

Dear Parents,

We have had great fun this week measuring dinosaurs in the playground with meter rulers and making dinosaur eggs with malleable materials and adding texture to them. The children have designed and made their own dinosaur and we have displayed them in our art room. If any parents have time to pop in next Friday at around 3.10pm, to see our displays, you are welcome. 

This week the phonics we have covered are 'a-e, e-e, i-e & o-e'. Please recap them at home. Finding the sounds in books is a very important part of the children's reading and hopefully it helps to secure the phonics. 

 

The raffle winner this week was Josh and star of the week is Ivy. Well done. 

Have a restful weekend.

The Year 1 Team

Forest School

Forest School 1

Term 4 Forest School rota

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings

Dear Parents,

This week the children have made their own class anthology poem book based on dinosaurs and their own dinosaur information booklets. They used information books to find out about the dinosaur they wanted to write about and illustrated their pages. Then more fun was had making our dinosaur sock puppets Fabulous work children!

In maths we have been continuing with measuring, using hands, fingers, feet, rulers and meter sticks. We have also recapped using the language long, longer, longest, tall, taller, tallest and short, shorter and shortest. 

 

The letter sounds we have focused on  this week are 'oe, au, ey & the split digraph u_e'. Please recap these sounds at home when reading. 

Reading raffle winner this week is Tess and star of the week is Eve. Well done!

Have a great weekend,

the Year 1 team. 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Natural History Museum

Spellings

Natural History Museum trip:

 

On Monday 27th January Year will be visiting the Natural History Museum to enhance our topic of Dinosaur Planet. The children will need to be dropped at Hildenborough station by 9.20am, a member of staff will be there from 9.10am. We will be aiming to get the 9.35am train to London Charing Cross.

The class need to be wearing red school sunhats and school uniform. Can the children be sent in with two healthy snacks and a refillable water bottle in their school rucksack, we will not be taking single use plastic bottles with us. The children will be provided with a school lunch.

The children will need to be collected from Hildenborough station at 14.42.

Letter sounds this week 'wh' as in whole, 'wh' as in when, 'ph' and 'ew'. Please recap at home if you find the sounds when reading to your child. Thank you.

Raffle winner is Albie. Star of the week is Charlie. Well done!

 

We look forward to seeing you all for an exciting day!

 

Jack
 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Dear Parents,

 

From next Tuesday Maths homework will be sent home in their spelling books. Please can you help your child to complete the activity and record any calculations or evidence in their spelling books. These will need to be returned for the following Tuesday, similar to their spellings.

 

Many thanks,

 

Year 1 team

Spellings

Dear Parents,

This week we have covered phonic sounds 'oy, ir, ue & aw'.  We have also talked about phonic sounds we have already learnt in phase 3 that make the same sound but are made with different letters, eg 'oy & oi'. 

 

In mathematics we have been measuring objects with blocks, paper clips and dominoes. We have discovered that we need less dominoes than we do paper clips. What else can the children use to measure an object at home? Try measuring a toy car with some beads or pasta. 

 

For next week please can you send in a clean old sock to make a dinosaur puppet. 

The raffle winner this week is Peggy and star of the week is Jack. 

Thank You.

Have a restful weekend.

The Y1 team.

 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings

Dear Parents,

A huge welcome back to all of you and the children and a Happy New Year!

This week we have started our new topic Dinosaur Planet. We have learnt a lot from Andy's Adventures on cbeebies and we have studied Mary Anning in History. 

In phonics we have started the phase 5 sounds, 'ou, ay, ie, & ea'. Please recap these sounds at home when reading with your child. 

You will have noticed in your child's bag there is a book with the nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill, for your child to practice their handwriting. I will normally give them a new rhyme to take home and copy on a Tuesday (a bit late this week as it is our first week). Please could they return the handwriting book every Monday, in the wallet provided. 

This week's star of the week is Kreeshi, and winner of the reading raffle is Darrell. Well done.

Have a great weekend, 

The Y1 Team

 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings

18.12.19

Dear Parents,

Hooray! We have reached the end of term 2. The staff in Y1 would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who come in to help and also to those that help your children at home with the extra reading etc. We really appreciate what you do to help the children. 

A huge THANK YOU to you for the lovely thoughtful gifts. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all next term.

The Y1 Team

13.12.19

Dear Parents,

This week we have revised all the phase 3 sounds , finished off our topic on Bright Lights Big City and enjoyed some Christmas activities. Nearly at the end now!

Looking forward to next term already, when we begin our new topic on dinosaurs. 

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 team. 

Spellings

The Great Fire of London

Dear Parents,

Thank you all very much for supporting your child and attending the assembly on Thursday morning. The children were very excited to show you what they have been learning and they put on a brilliant performance. Well done children. 

This week we have covered 'sh, th, qu, & ch' in phonics. In shape space and measures we have been learning positional language including left and right. 

Please make sure your child has a labelled coat at school as they do go out in the rain at break times if it is just a light drizzle. Also over the holidays please could you check all labels in their uniform, PE kit, socks, snack boxes, lunch boxes etc. If you have bought any second hand uniform, make sure it now has your child's name in it and not the previous owner.  

 

This week the star of the week is Darrell and the reading raffle winner is Arabella. 

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 team. 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Can you please ensure that all costumes for the Nativity are in school, in a named bag by Monday 9th December.

 

Many thanks,

 

Jack Vaughan

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings

Dear Parents,

This weekend, we have sent homes some words for your children to learn, ready for our assembly on Thursday. Some children will be playing a well rehearsed tune on their instrument, so please do not forget the instruments in the morning. 

 

This week we have covered sounds 'ng and ai'. In maths we have been looking at ordinal and positional language, eg 1st 2nd 3rd & behind, in front of, in between, in the middle, last, behind etc. Please go over the language used to explain position. You can use toys.

Could you also listen to the National Anthem on You Tube (the one with the words). 

Thank you

Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team

P.S Thank you again to the wonderful helpers and the stationery you donated. 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings

Year 1 Nativity songs

Dear Parents,

What an exciting week it has been  for class 1! A visit to London, followed by making puppets of the Royal Family and using 3D shapes to make some London buildings. 

In phonics lesson we have covered the long and short 'oo, ar, &  oa'. Please spot them in their books. 

 

For the class Act of Worship on Thursday 5th Dec, we asked for your children to bring in smart/party clothes, but it would be better for them to come in wearing their own clothes and bring their uniform in a bag. Then we can be ready and on time for the assembly. 

 

This week, star of the week is Ellie and the reading raffle winner is Queenie. Well done. 

Have a fab weekend. 

The Year 1 Team.

Spellings

Dear Parents,

We have had a lovely day with all your little super heroes, and as usual, a very busy week. We have covered phonic sounds 'ow, oi, or & ur'. Please look out for these phonics in books and anywhere in the environment.

The children have loved learning about 3D shapes. We have been making them using the 'net' of each shape, ready to create our class Christmas tree. Do ask the children about the cube, cuboid, pyramid, and cone. We still have a couple to make. 

We have been learning about the Royal family and looking at old and new buildings in London. Next week we will be looking at London transport. Please talk to your child about your/their experience of how you travel to London, on Underground, overground train, bus, taxi or any other transport used to get around London. 

This week star of the week is Jacob. The reading raffle winner is Charlie. Well done both. 

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 team

Forest School

Forest School 1

Spellings

Dear Parents,

 

We are going to start setting weekly spellings homework. The words will be based on the sounds that the children have been learning during the previous week. Can you please practice the attached sheet with your child and they will have an informal test at school.

 

The spellings will be set, and sent home in a spelling book on Tuesday. The children will then have a week to practice them at home and will be tested at school the following Tuesday.

 

This week's spellings are set on the 12th November and will be tested on the 19th November.

Star of the week is George. Winner of the reading raffle is Polly. Well done both.

 

Many thanks,

 

Jack and Jo

Forest School

Forest School 1

Dear Parents,

Phew!  That was a very busy 6 weeks, learning lots of things to do with our topic, Paws, Claws and Whiskers. The children really enjoyed it. Next term the topic will be Bright Lights, Big City. Please could you all save tubes from the inside of kitchen towels and cereal boxes ( and anything else that would be useful to make buildings with). 

Over the holidays please could you keep looking out for the phonic sounds in their reading books and also in the environment, especially in the names of shops. 

Thank you to all the Mummies who come into help and listen to readers. We really appreciate it. 

Have a super rest. 

The Year 1 Team

 

 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Dear Parents,

This week we have recapped the sounds 'ear, air, ure & er'. To secure these sounds, please spot them in your child's reading book or their own books at home. Most children know their sounds and we are working with them to be able to use and transfer these sounds when writing. We have also been looking at tricky words such as 'the, they, he, me, we, she, be, are, my, what & there'. 

 

In science we have looked at carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Please talk to your children about what they found out about these animals and what they eat.

 

We have also looked at a day in the life of a zookeeper and the equipment he needs to use to look after the animals. 

 

In shape , space and measures we have begun to look at 3D shapes and their properties. can the children find 3D shapes at home and tell you what their properties are? 

 

This week, star of the week is Zach. The reading raffle winner is Giselle.

 

Have a great week end.

The Year 1 Team.

Forest School

Forest School 1

Term 2 Forest School rota

Dear Parents,

This week in maths we have explored shape patterns and looking to see which shape comes next, eg triangle , square, circle, triangle, square circle etc. Ask the children to look around your home to find any repeated patterns, eg wallpaper, fabrics, drain covers etc

 

In literacy we have read the story The Tiger Who Came To Tea and made a list of what the tiger ate.

 

The sounds we learnt in phonics this week were 'or, ur, ow & oi', can they spot any of these sounds in their reading books? 

 

This weeks winner of the reading raffle was Torin. Star of the week is Polly.  Well done to both.

Thank you to all the parents who come in to help, we really appreciate you giving up your time. It really helps!

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 team.

 

 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Dear Parents,

Time is going so quickly and before we know it we will be on half term holidays. Here is a taster of what we have learnt this week for you to chat about over supper. 

This week Y1 have looked at shape patterns eg circle triangle circle triangle etc Also sorting shapes in different ways, either by colour, shape, shapes that have more than 3 sides, shapes without corners or straight edges and large, medium and small shapes. 

In phonics we have covered, 'qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa,oo (long and short) and ar'. Please make sure they notice these sounds when they are reading. We have also looked at the vowel sounds, 'a,e,i,o,and u'. We have also looked at rhyming words.

For science in our topic, Paws, Claws and Whiskers we have been looking at butterfly camouflage and discussed why some butterflies are easier to spot than others depending on their colours. The children were divided into 2 groups, each having one minute to find hidden butterfly. The first group found a few butterflies that were not brightly coloured. The second group found more of the brightly coloured butterflies. 

 

As from next week, every time your child reads at home, please write a capital 'H' in a circle. If they have read 5 times, their name will be entered in a reading raffle. There will be a prize for one winner each week.

 

Star of the week-

Week 1 was Jasper

Week 2 was Kizzy

This week, the star goes to Arabella. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 team

 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Dear Parents,

The year 1 children are slowly but surely settling in well into the new routine. 

This week, in maths,  we have been looking at shapes in the environment and making pictures using circles and squares. make sure your child knows the name of the shapes and their properties, ie, equal sides, edges, corners, curved sides etc.

 

In science, we have looked at animals that are camouflaged. We have looked at four different types of camouflage;

 

1. Concealing colouration- that is animals eg, a polar bear that blends in with the background.

2. Disruptive colouration- animals such as zebras and leopards that have patterns that help them hide in their environment.

3. Disguise-  insects that make themselves look like the object they are sitting on for example a stick insect.

4. Mimicry- where animals make themselves look dangerous or poisonous to keep their predator away.

 

Over the weekend please chat to your children about these types of camouflage. The children found the science lesson fascinating.

 

Also from now on your child will bring home two reading books for the weekend. Please try to read both if possible, but do not force them if they are too tired. However we feel that now they are Year 1's they could go forward in their reading.

 

Have a great weekend

 

The Year 1 team. 

Forest School

Forest School 1

Dear Parents,

 

A massive thank you to the class for being such a delight to take to Port Lympne wildlife park this week. The children had a great time exploring all the different Paws, Claws and Whiskers that they could see. Thank you also to the parent helpers, your assistance was invaluable. We are also grateful for your understanding with our slightly later return to school, feeding time with the lions was a must see!

 

This week we have been looking at shapes in the environment, concentrating on objects that are circular, square, rectangular and triangular - talking about the shapes and their properties. How do we know they are circles, squares etc? At home, please chat about the shapes and see what they can see in their own environment. Flat shapes only please!

 

Many thanks,

 

Jack Vaughan

Port Lympne

Port Lympne 1

Dear Parents,

It was lovely to catch up with the Y1's this week and hear all their exciting news about their holidays. 

 

As it has been a lovely long holiday, this weekend the children really need to remind themselves of the single sounds. Please could you go over them and get the children to write them forming the letters correctly. This is very important as there is a lot more writing in class 1 this year. We have gone over the letters in phase 2 this week, writing CVC words, eg dog, cat etc However the children need to know these sounds off by heart and be able to blend words for writing.  Next week we begin to go over phase 3 again. 

 

Milk- if you are still paying for milk, please check that your child still wants to have it, as many of them are refusing it. There is a lot of wasted milk and it does cost! You might have to de-register online. 

Thank you

Have a lovely weekend.

The Y1 Team

 

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