Friday, 15 June 2018

Another busy week has flown by!

The children have enjoyed planning their story of Jack and The Beanstalk. They had fun changing the setting and characters. Next week, they will finish their story along with re reading and checking it makes sense.

Next week, in Maths, the children will be learning to tell the time using analogue and digital clocks. We will recap the o'clock and half an hour and we will begin to read quarter past and quarter to. In addition to learning to tell the time we will use language relating to date, including days of the week, months and years.

In Science, we will continue our topic on the summer season.
In History, we will learn the features and characteristics on Australia.

On Wednesday it is our class trip to Mill Green. Children can wear their own clothes; we will be outside some of the day so please ensure appropriate clothing and footwear (nothing open toed), check the weather forecasts. Children will need a packed lunch and water in a suitable water bottle, no fizzy drinks.

On Thursday at 8.15-9.15 am it is the Governors breakfast for parents and all children are welcome. Please confirm your attendance by Monday 18th so that they can cater accordingly.
After this event at 9.15 it is KS1 sports day (subject to weather).

Spelling for Friday are:
Group 1: hug, back, sell.
Group 2: turn, hurt, church, burst, Thursday.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells

Friday, 8 June 2018

It has been a lovely sunny busy week back. The children enjoyed displaying their dance they learnt to yourselves today, well done year one.

 The children have been extremely creative during Art Week, below are photos of the netting poppy skirts and large poppy’s the children have created for the Potters Bar festival on Sunday.

During art week we have been learning about the pop artist Andy Warhol. The children have had fun print painting and creating a variety of patterns to illustrate his work.

 Next week is phonics assessment, children are unaware this is a test and I will be taking children at random to be tested during the morning.

In English, the children will re-create their version of Jack and The Beanstalk in a storyboard and then in to a story, changing the characters and setting.

In Maths, the children will be learning odd and even numbers along with focusing on identifying patterns in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.

Next week every morning I will be carrying out the phonics assessments, the children are unaware this is an assessment.

Pre-learning please could you practise the phonic sounds over the weekend in preparation for Monday.

Spellings for Friday are:
Group 1: log, bid, nod.
Group 2: girl, bird, shirt, first, third.

Wishing you a great sunny weekend
Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells

Friday, 25 May 2018

Hello, I hope you enjoyed looking at your children's books; they have been working very hard.

Our first week back is art week, we will be studying the pop artist Andy Warhol and the children will create their own pop art centred on fruit. We also will be creating poppy props for the carnival.  Year one will be making giant poppies from tissue paper and making red netting skirts to wear.

We also have a dance workshop in school on the first week back and on Friday from 2.00pm the children will be showing the parents the dance they have learnt.

In English we will be continuing our topic on traditional tales and on the second week back we will be looking at Jack and The Beanstalk.

In Maths the first week back to school, the children will be completing activities on number and place value. They will be solving place value additions and subtractions, ordering and comparing 2 digit numbers.

Pre-Learning: If you have a moment during the holidays could you play any number bond games, you can find some on the internet. Write out numbers such as 0,10; 5,5; 2,8; 3,7; 4,6 on little bits of paper and get your child to match them up to make number bonds to 10. This could also be extended to make number bonds to 20.

In Science we will begin a new topic about seasonal changes. We will recap Autumn and Winter and learn in more depth about Spring and Summer looking at our climate and making charts to record the weather. We will also look at shadows.

In Geography, Barnaby Bear will be taking lots of trips to different countries to find out about their culture. The children will be looking at Europe, continents, capital cities and the different cultures that surround them. We have introduced Barnaby Bear to the class and some children have already had the experience of Barnaby Bear having a sleepover with them. Every child will have an opportunity to take Barnaby Bear home; please could your child write a few sentences that night to explain what or where they have taken Barnaby.
Barnaby is very excited about his forthcoming adventures!

In Art and D&T the children will learn about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, they will create their own fruit faces. This will link with PSHE healthy eating.

In PSHE the children have been learning about relationships and changing me.

We will continue to look at phonics every day.

Pre-Learning: During the half term please could you continue to practice the sounds on the blog. You could also play a phonics game:
Where your child will recognise if the word is a real or alien word.

Spellings for Friday after half term are:
Group 1: him, dip, cap.
Group 2: better, under, summer, winter, sister.

I hope you all have a lovely half term break!
From Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells.

Friday, 18 May 2018

This week the children have enjoyed the story of Cinderella, they have created a detailed storyboard and in small groups performed the story with lots of expression and voice tones!

Next week, the children will write their own version of Cinderella changing the characters, setting etc.

In maths, the children learnt fractions: whole, half, quarters and three quarters using a variety of equipment.

Next week, I will be recapping the topics learnt so far in maths to consolidate their learning.

In science, the children enjoyed learning the parts of the trees along with finding evergreen and deciduous trees/leaves.

Next week, we will recap the parts of the plant and tree and look at wild flowers in detail.

In art we have completed our art display on ‘Who am I’ the children learnt how to shade carefully using a variety of pencils and created thought bubbles on their favourite colour, activities, family and words to describe their personality.

Wednesday is open afternoon from 3pm, please come and see your children’s wonderful work with your child.

Spelling for next Friday are:
Group 1: rub, get, man.
Group 2: her, term, verb, person.

Just a reminder sharing assembly is for the following children on Monday 21st at 9.00am:
Freyja, Jake, Joe, Henry, Niall and Anees.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells.

Friday, 11 May 2018

This short week has flown, the children have worked extremely hard.

In English this week the children enjoyed learning a variety of nature poems, we discussed in detail the structure, rhyming words, alliterations and similes. The children created Japanese haiku poems in small groups.

Next week in English, the children will be starting their 6 week topic on traditional tales/fairy stories. We will look at a variety of stories and we will start with Cinderella.

In Maths the children had fun learning about capacities using various size containers with coloured water. The children learnt lots of vocabulary for measuring and also enjoyed using the weighing scales.

Next week in Maths, we will be completing activities relating to fractions (halves, quarters), ratio and proportion.

Pre-Learning - It would be really helpful if you could continue to go over number bonds to 20 with your child and play any number bond games on the internet, as at the beginning of our maths lessons the children are going to continue to practice their number bonds.

We will be continuing to spend time everyday on Phonics. If you have a moment please could you keep practicing the sounds and writing any words containing those sounds.

In Science we walked around the school field looking and discussing wild plants, we then created a tally chart centred on our findings.

Next week in Science, we will label the parts of a tree and look at the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.

Spellings for Friday will be:
Group 1: fit, pad, den.
Group 2: head, bread, meant, instead, read (past tense).

Have a great weekend
Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

This week in Maths the children learnt methods to add three different numbers and looked at number bonds up to 20.

Next week, the children will compare weights by direct comparison using scales, cubes, various objects and estimating first. They will use the vocabulary: light, lighter, lightest, heavy, heavier and heaviest.

In English the children wrote explanations using chronological time connectives. The children chose to write in detailed sentences the process from planting their cress seed to making cress sandwiches.

Next week, in English we will be looking at a variety of nature poems and in detail this will include: alliterations, similes, structure and rhyming words.

In Science the children learnt the parts of the plant, they created their own flower collage which they labelled and wrote a sentence explaining each part.

Next week, in Science the children will look at a variety of flowers, we will walk around the field (subject to weather) and create a tally and bar chart from their feedback.

In History the children enjoyed learning about Neil Armstrong. 
Next week, we will be learning about the adventures of Christopher Columbus .

Spellings for Friday are:
Group 1: fed, hop, sun.
Group 2: sea, dream, meat, each, read.

Have a wonderful sunny long weekend,
Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Firstly, I would like to thank you for all your support with our assembly today. I hope you enjoyed it if you were able to come and watch. All of the children worked very hard all week with learning their lines and the songs, and I hope you would agree they were fantastic this morning!

In science the children enjoyed watching their cress grow and making cress sandwiches.

In english next week, the children will be explaining in short sentences along with pictures how to make cress sandwiches, from the beginning planting the seed to eating the sandwiches!

In maths next week, the children will add three small numbers, spot pairs to 10 and doubles; add and subtract 10 to and from 2-digit numbers.

In history next week, the children will be learning all about Neil Armstrong.

Our spellings for Thursday  will be:
Group 1: cat, pin, bag.
Group 2: see, tree, green, meet, week.

Wishing you a great weekend
Mrs Beadle and Mrs Wells.