Friday 17 May 2024

 

Good evening all,

 

The children were absolutely amazing today for their class assembly and we were so proud of them all. They spoke so well and sang beautifully; well done everyone!

 

Next week:

 

Maths- The children will begin their new Maths topic based on ‘multiplication and division’. They will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

 

English- We will continue to use the story ‘Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion’ by Alex T Smith, to write instructions, questions and recount part of the story.

 

History- The children will compare and contrast three famous queens.

 

Science- Identifying and naming parts of a flower

 

RE- The children will learn about the creation story

 

Spellings for next Friday’s test are:

 

Group 1: phone, dolphin, when, white, field, shriek, gem, magic

Tricky words: friend, once, our, because

 

 

Group 2: phone, when, field, magic

Tricky words: friend, because

 

Group 3 and 4: proud, found, toy, annoy, spray, say

Tricky words: all, one

 

Group 5: zoo, zoom, moon, soon

Tricky word: me

 

Notes

Sharing Assembly- Monday 20th May at 9.00am

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 

The Year 1 team


Friday 10 May 2024

 

We’ve had a very busy and very enjoyable week in Year 1!

 

This week the children had another fantastic afternoon planting spring onions, radishes, potatoes, beetroot, lettuce and sunflowers. The children have thoroughly enjoyed planting and watering the variety of plants and vegetables and I’m sure they will be excited to see them grow over the coming weeks. We continued with our History topic ‘Famous Queens’ and we learnt all about Queen Victoria and the Victorian period. In Maths the children have been extending their understanding of place value to 50. We have been counting in 10’s and grouping objects into 10’s to help with counting larger quantities of objects. Next week we will continue to count in 10’s and I have encouraged the children to practise this at home. In English, the children have worked very hard on their non-chronological report about Bats which they completed this week  

 

Next week:

 

Maths- Using a number line up to 50, estimating on a number line up to 50 and finding 1 more and 1 less up to 50.

 

English- Using the story ‘Little Red and the very hungry Lion’ by Alex T Smith, the children will be writing character descriptions, making notes and creating a story map.

 

History- The children will be learning about Queen Elizabeth II and her reign.

 

Science- Identifying and naming a variety of trees.

 

D&T- The children will be designing their own salad.

 

PSHE- The children will be recognising their own qualities as a person and friend.

 

Spellings for next Friday’s test are:

 

Group 1: mind, child, later, baking, show, grow, music, unit

Tricky words: two, eye, thought, through

 

 

Group 2: child, later, show, music

Tricky words: two, eye

 

Group 3 and 4: day, play, boy, joy, read, treat

Tricky words: said, you

 

Group 5: shop, ship, shin, fish

Tricky word: be

 

Notes

 

Phonics booster lessons

If your child has been invited to the phonics booster sessions, you will have received a letter today. Each child will be attending Monday-Thursday and the sessions will begin at 8.25am. Please ensure your child attends on time. These sessions will continue until mid-June after the phonics screening for Year One.

 

Class Assembly

The children are very excited to share their work with you on Friday 18th May. I will send home speaking parts on Monday. If your child has a speaking part, please practise with them as it will boost their confidence.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.


The Year 1 team

Friday 3 May 2024

 Good Evening to you all,

 

This week the children had a great afternoon planting broad beans and potatoes. They also learnt how to look after them over the coming weeks. Next week the children will be planting carrots and beetroot. We continued with our History topic ‘Famous Queens’ and we learnt about Elizabeth I and the Tudors. It was Maths day on Wednesday and the children created block graphs and pictograms based on Year 1’s favourite fruit and books. They also really enjoyed learning about what the buttons did on a Beebot.

 

Next week:

 Maths- The children will continue to learn about place value to 50.

 

English- The children will finish writing their non-chronological report about bats. Towards the end of the week they will begin their new English topic based on ‘traditional tales.’

 

History- The children will be learning about Queen Victoria and her reign.

 

RE- The children will be learning about the ‘Qur’an’ which is the central religious text of Islam.

 

Science- The children will be planting various vegetables.

 

ICT- The children will learn about directional vocabulary in order to describe the movements of a Beebot

 

PSHE- Identifying the people that help us at school.

 

Spellings for next Friday’s test are:

 

Group 1: bread, thread, bird, girl, sound, out, joy, annoy

Tricky words: any, many, who, whole

 

Group 2: bread, girl, sound, joy

Tricky words: any, many

 

Group 3 and 4: green, drum, brown, train, paint, frog

Tricky words: they, some

 

Group 5: chip, chin, chat, chop

Tricky word: we

 

We hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.

 

The Year 1 Team

Friday 26 April 2024

 We’ve had a very busy and very enjoyable week in Year 1!

 

In English, the children have been learning about non-fiction texts through the book ‘Bats’ by Megan Cullis. They have been identifying the features, summarising information and generating questions that they would like to find out the answer to.

 

In Maths, the children completed their unit based on mass and volume.

 

Next week:

 

Maths- The children will be learning place value to 50. They will be counting in ones and tens to 50, making groups of tens and ones and partitioning. Maths day is on Wednesday and the children will be carrying out activities on statistics and data handling.

 

English- The children will be planning and writing a non-chronological report.

 

History- The children will be learning about Tudor life and Queen Elizabeth I.

 

RE- The children will be learning about the Christian sacred text ‘The Bible’.

 

Science- Identifying and naming wild flowers.

 

ICT- The children will be introduced to Beebot robots. They will talk about what the buttons on a Beebot might do and then try the buttons out.

 

Spellings for next Friday’s test are:

 

Group 1: blue, true, new, flew, use, ruler, saw, straw

Tricky words: today, their, people, your

 

Group 2: blue, true, new, use, saw

Tricky words: today, people

 

Group 3 and 4: chain, queen, chair, year, goats, shark

Tricky words: she, love

 

Group 5: oil, boil, coil, soil

Tricky word: we

 

Notes:

 

Reading

Can you please ensure that you comment in your child’s reading record each week. It would be great if reading books and logs could be returned to school by Wednesday as it gives us a chance to comment on their reading that week. Thank you.

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend

 

The Year 1 Team


Friday 19 April 2024

I hope you had a lovely Easter!

 

It was wonderful to welcome the children back and hear all about their Easter holidays. This week we finished our unit based on the book ‘Hello Mr Postmouse.’ The children planned and wrote a letter to a character in the book.

 

In Maths the children began their new topic based on length and height. During the week they compared lengths and heights, measured objects using cubes and then measured the length of objects in Centimetres.

 

In PSHE, the children thought about what a family is and why their family is special. They then drew and labelled the members of their family.

 

In ICT, the children learnt how to use a search engine to find information.

 

Next week

 Maths- The children will be learning about mass and volume. They will measure and compare mass, volume and capacity and explore full and empty.

 

English- The children will begin their non-fiction topic which focuses on non-chronological reports.

 

Science- The children will be planting beans.

 

History- Understanding what a monarch is and where monarchs live.

 

ICT- The children will be developing typing skills.

 

Spellings for next Friday’s test are:

 

Group 1: lie, cried, time, like, both, over, home, note

Tricky words: were, one, says, here

 

Group 2: lie, time, both, home

Tricky words: here, one

 

Group 3 and 4: feel, food, right, hard, sort, took

Tricky word: go, my

 

Group 5: car, bar, far, jar

Tricky word: was

 

Notes

 Show and Tell

Please ensure that no toys are brought in for show and tell.

 

Sports Festival

The children attending the sports festival at Oakmere school on Tuesday should wear their PE kit into school that day. A letter has been sent home to those attending.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend

 

The Year 1 Team


Friday 22 March 2024

 

Good Evening Everyone,

 

We’ve had a very busy week and the children have worked so hard. In English, they are really enjoying their learning based on the book ‘Hello Mr Postmouse.’ In Maths they have been doubling and subtracting on a number line and by counting backwards. In RE, they learnt all about Ramadan and in Geography they have been exploring compass directions. I shared the mnemonics ‘Naughty Elephants Squirt Water’ to help the children remember the compass points. I was so impressed that some children were able to come up with their own mnemonics. Also, well done to all the children who presented their learning in the sharing assembly on Monday.

  

Next Week:

Maths- The children will be finding the difference, exploring number facts and solving missing number problems.

 

English- The children will continue to work from the book ‘Hello Mr Postmouse.’ They will be planning and writing a letter to a chosen character from the book.

 

RE- The children will be learning about and recounting the Easter story

 

Geography-  The children will be exploring the weather and finding out if the weather is the same everywhere in the UK.

 

On Monday morning, we will be watching the KS2 performance of ‘Rock Bottom’.

 

Spellings for next Friday’s test are:

 

Group 1: school, echo, chef, freeze, squeeze, sneeze, ball, salt

Tricky words: laugh, eye, once, because

 

Group 2: school, echo, freeze, ball

Tricky words: eye, because

 

Group 3 & 4: groan, groaning, sleep, sleeping, paint, painting,

Tricky words: you, said

 

Group 4: cat, hat, sat, mat, bat

Tricky word: me

 

Notes

 

Open Afternoon- Wednesday 27th March

 

End of term- Thursday 28th March @ 2pm

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend

 

The Year 1 Team


Friday 15 March 2024

 

Good Evening Everyone,

This week was Science week and the children carried out a range of exciting activities. They tracked the weather and measured the rain using rain gauges. They completed a challenge on Wednesday where they worked in pairs to make a tree by using only 4 pieces of paper and a pair of scissors. We were so impressed with the children’s amazing creations. Today, they took part in a Science workshop which they thoroughly enjoyed!

   

















































Next Week:

Maths- The children will be finding doubles, near doubles, subtracting using number bonds and counting backwards.

 

English- The children will continue to work from the book ‘Hello Mr Postmouse.’ They will be extending sentences by using ‘and’ and ‘but,’ writing noun phrases and writing labels.

 

RE- The children will be learning about Ramadan

 

Geography-  The children will be identifying the four compass directions.

 

PSHE- The children will learn about cleanliness to keep healthy

 

Spellings for next Friday’s test are:

 

Group 1: learn, early, write, wrong, scent, listen, colour, actor

Tricky words: any, many, two, friend

 

Group 2: learn, wrong, listen, colour

 Tricky words: two, friend

 

Group 3 & 4: float, boast, train, paint, street, speech

Tricky words: love, like

 

Group 5: mop, mat, man, mug

Tricky word: we

 

Notes

Monday 18th March- Sharing Assembly

 

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend

 

The Year 1 Team