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Chiddingstone Church of England School

Excellence through effort and enjoyment

Year 1

Friday 19th July

Dear Parents,

We made it to the end of the year! 

The Year 1 team would like to thank you very much for your very generous gifts and kind words. Thank you all for your support this year with reading and accompanying us on the trips. 

We have really enjoyed teaching your children and we wish them all the best in Year 2. 

Have a great relaxing summer.

The Year 1 team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 12thJuly 2019

 

Dear Parents

 

The children spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon on Wednesday being introduced to their teacher for next year, Mrs Frederick and the Year 2 classroom.

 

At the end of the day they came back into class 1 all smiling and excited about September.  Full of news including did I know that they will have proper desks with lift up lids!

 

So into our last week.  As promised the children will bring home all their books so could you please send in a named carrier bag on Monday because there are too many books to fit into their school bags. 

 

All costumes should now be in school as the dress rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday with the show on Thursday.  We look forward to seeing you for the afternoon and/or the evening performance.

 

Spellings – Tuesday 16th July

Group 1 – playing, looking, calling, helping, jumping, asking, wanting, pushing, pulling.

Group 2 – playing, looking, calling, helping, jumping, asking.

Group 3 – playing, looking, calling, helping.

 

Handwriting

The nursery rhyme this week is Hey diddle, diddle.

 

The star of the week is Rose. The raffle winner is Annabel. Well done to both.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 team.

 

 

Friday 5thJuly 2019

 

Dear Parents

 

It was lovely to see so many parents at the open evening yesterday.  The children have all worked so hard all year and were very proud to show you their books and their classroom. If you didn’t get the chance to see every page, in every book, in detail, just to confirm that the books will all come home at the end of the year.

 

Just a reminder that all costumes for the summer production need to be in school on Monday 8thJuly.  All clothing named and in a named carrier bag please. 

 

A long t-shirt

A pair of leggings or tights

Footwear can be either school shoes or black plimsolls

Colours for t-shirt, leggings or tights – green, brown or grey.

 

Spellings – Tuesday 9thJuly

Group 1 – there, where, some, once, one, ask, friend, school, house.

Group 2 – some, come, one, once, saw, ask.

Group 3 – they, one, my, the.

 

Handwriting

The nursery rhyme this week is Old Mother Hubbard

 

Star of the week goes to Sam. The reading raffle was won by Jasmine. Well done to both.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 team.

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you all very much for coming and supporting the children at sports day. What a wonderful day it was, thanks to the weather!

 

In class this week we have also enjoyed the 'Danceathon which kicked off this morning with a conga around the school, down the path to the Chiding Stone and back again. The Y6 children did a great job going around the classes every hour to lead the dancing.

Please don't forget to send in your donations to this worth-while cause. 

 

The school looked very colourful today, with a variety of mediums being used to make props for our end of year performance. Our class enjoyed an afternoon of collage. 

 

Please could you make sure that all costumes are in by Monday 8th July. All clothing named and in a named carrier bag too. 

 

Leo is on a roll this week, he has had 'Star of the week' and won the reading raffle. Well done Leo!  

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

From the Year 1 Team.

Friday 21st June 2019

 

Dear Parents

 

It was lovely to see so many parents on Wednesday afternoon for the maypole dancing.  Your children were amazing learning all the words and the actions and thoroughly enjoyed performing to you and the rest of the school.  

 

Next Thursday is sports day and Year 1 will be taking part in an egg and spoon race.  With that in mind could you provide a decorated very hard boiled egg for your child to use.  The eggs need to be in school by Wednesday next week.   We look forward to seeing you next Thursday morning.

 

The summer production this year is Robin Hood. Year 1 will be villagers and need to be dressed as medieval peasants.  The costumes the children will need and it is the same for boys and girls;

 

A long t-shirt

A pair of leggings or tights

Footwear can be either their school shoes or black plimsolls.

Colours for t-shirt, leggings or tights – green, brown or grey please

 

This week, star of the week goes to Oscar and Sam won the reading raffle.

 

Spellings – Tuesday 25thJune

Group 1 – played, looked, called, helped, jumped, asked, wanted, pushed, pulled.

Group 2 – played, looked, called, helped, jumped, asked.

Group 3 – played, looked, called, helped.

 

Handwriting

The nursery rhyme this week is Fee Fi Fo Fum

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 team.

 

Friday 14thJune 2019

 

Dear Parents

 

It was lovely to see the children back at school this week looking rested and eager to share their holiday adventures with the class. The class also welcomed the newest member to Year 1 – Sophia who has joined us from Singapore.  

 

Thank you for sending in a photograph of your child as a baby, we have copied them to use in school and will send the originals back to you.  Anyone who hasn’t sent in a photographs yet but would still like to then please send them in next week. 

 

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday afternoon for the maypole celebrations.

 

Could you also please send in an old shoe box that your child could decorate to use as their memory box.

 

Handwriting

 

The nursery rhyme this week is The crab likes walking sideways.

 

Star of the week is Sophia. Winner of the reading raffle is Henry.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 team.

 

Friday 24th May 2019

 

Dear Parents

 

The sounds that we have been looking at this week include – ue/ew/ue = blue, true, stew, grew, cube, tube, er/ir/ur = her, shower, bird, dirt, fur, burn and ure = sure, manure.  If you come across words using these sounds in their reading books could you please point them out and talk about the sounds.

 

Our topic Rio de Vida has now finished.  The children have really enjoyed this topic and have totally immersed themselves into everything to do with carnivals including the music, food, art, costumes and culture of different countries but particularly Brazil.   Although it has only been a short term we seem to have covered a great deal. 

 

The new topic for next term is called Memory Box. It’s an opportunity to look back at family photographs of special occasions, perhaps holiday snapshots or a birthday or two, a wedding or a christening.  Could the children bring into school a photograph from when they were a baby.  If the photographs could be in school during the first week of next term we can begin to discuss when they were small.

 

Star of the week is Leo and the reading raffle winner is Bea.

 

 

Handwriting

 

The nursery rhyme this week is Nellie Bligh.

 

Have a fantastic half term.

The Year 1 team.

 

Friday 17th May 2019

 

Dear Parents

 

The sounds that we have been looking at this week include – oa/oe/ow/o-e = coat, road, toe, Joe, snow, grow, home, phone, oi/oy = boil, soil, boy, toy, ear = hear, near and air = chair, hair.  If you come across words using these sounds in their reading books could you please point them out and talk about the sounds.

 

This week seems to have had a food theme.  We made  Pao de Queijo -           Brazilian cheese bread on Monday and on Tuesday we looked at the Jewish celebration called Shabbat and tasted Challah bread.  In numeracy we are looking at solving word problems and discussing whether we need to use addition or subtraction to solve the problem and in literacy we used our knowledge of imperative (bossy) verbs to help us write the recipe for  Pao de Queijo before we made them.

Winner of the reading raffle this week is Darcie. Star of the week is Thomas.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 team.

 

 

Homework

 

Spellings – Tuesday 21st May – oa/oe/ow/o-e

Group 1 – coat, toe, snow, home, road, heroes, grow, note, phone.

Group 2 – coat, toe, snow, home, road, phone.

Group 3 – coat, toe, snow, home.

 

Handwriting

Well done children with your handwriting homework. The nursery rhyme this week is Baa Baa Black Sheep.

 

Dear Parents

 

The sounds that we have been looking at this week include – ie/igh/i-e/y = pie, cried, right, might, time, like, why, sky, and aw = raw, shawl.  If you come across words using these sounds in their reading books could you please point them out and talk about the sounds.

 

This week the children made a Torah and wrote their name and a message in their Torah using the Hebrew alphabet.  We have listened to the traditional Brazilian legend of Vitoria-Regia, talking about what happens in the story and using pictures to sequence the story.  We then researched the largest water lily in the world, which is called Vitoria Regia, a native of the Amazon River. In numeracy we have continued to look at number patterns, using language such as more than, less than and arranging numbers in order starting with the smallest to the greatest and greatest to smallest. We are also continuing to count in twos, fives and tens.

The star of the week this week is Hayden.

Winner of the reading raffle is Lily.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 team.

 

 

Homework

 

Spellings – Tuesday 14th May – ie/igh/i-e/y

Group 1 – pie, high, like, my, cried, right, time, sky, nice.

Group 2 – pie, right, like, my, time, nice.

Group 3 – pie, right, like, my

 

Handwriting

Well done children with your handwriting homework. The nursery rhyme this week is Humpty Dumpty.

 

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7th May 2019

Dear Parents

 

The sounds that we have been looking at this week include – ee/ea/e-e/y = see, read, even, happy,  ou/ow = out, shout, cow, brown, ey = money, key.  If you come across words using these sounds in their reading books could you please point them out and talk about the sounds.

 

In literacy we have been listening to poems on a carnival theme and writing our own and in numeracy we are learning to recognise coins and understand their different values.

 

The RE focus this term is Judaism and next week the children will make a Torah and look at the Hebrew alphabet. 

 

Homework

 

Spellings – Tuesday 7th May – ee/ea/e-e/y

Group 1 – see, sea, Steve, happy, keep, read, even, sunny, daddy.

Group 2 – see, sea, even, happy, keep, daddy.

Group 3 – see, sea, even, happy.

 

Handwriting

Well done children with your handwriting homework. The nursery rhyme this week is Jack be Nimble.

 

April 29th

 

Dear Parents

It's lovely to see the children looking so rested and eager to learn after the Easter holidays.

 

The topic for this term is called Rio de Vida. We shall be looking at the culture and geography of Brazil and developing our knowledge and appreciation of its music, dance and football.

 

The sounds that we have been looking at this week include ai/ay/a-e = rain, play, cake, au = haul, author.  If you come across words using these sounds in their reading books could you please point them out and talk about the sounds.

 

We hope the children will enjoy the little bit of handwriting homework that was sent home on Wednesday this week. Please sit with your child whilst they spend about 5 minutes copying out the nursery rhyme into their handwriting book to ensure that they are   forming their letters correctly. Please could the folders be back into school on a Monday.

Homeword

Class 1, week of 8th April

Dear Parents 

The children had a fantastic day at the singing workshop on Monday. It was lovely to see their confidence blossoming during the day culminating in a brilliant performance in the afternoon. Thank you for coming and supporting the children they certainly enjoy performing to an audience. 
Please see attached the video and photograph from the day. 

The tadpoles have found a new home. Many thanks to Miss Skinner who has agreed to take the tadpoles to her farm. 

Our topic next term is called Rio de Vida. We shall be looking at the culture and geography of Brazil and developing our knowledge and appreciation of its music, dance and of course football. 
This week, stars of the week go to Renee and Darcie. 
The reading raffle was won by Isla. 
Congratulations all. 

Happy Easter 
The Year 1 team. 

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