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Year 1

Werrington Primary School

Year 1

Welcome

A warm welcome to our Year 1 page from Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe and Mrs Stockdale.  We will be adding useful and interesting information as the year progresses.

This Week's News

20th July 2018

Well, we have now finished the last week of term and it seems like the year has flown by.  The children have worked really hard throughout the year and have made great progress.  The children should have brought home their exercise books this week so you can see all of the work they have been doing.  We do need to keep a selection of books in school so if your child hasn't come home with their books they will get them at the end of Year 3.  They will get a new reading diary and spelling book at the start of Year 2 so they can come into school with an empty book bag in September.  We have also collected the reading books in ready to sort out over the holidays. 

Mrs Stockdale and Miss Prentice were sad to say goodbye to their classes today and Miss Woodliffe will get to work with her class again next year when she moves up to Year 2 with them. 

We would like to a big thank you for all of your support this year and hope you all have a fantastic summer! 

Miss Woodliffe, Mrs Stockdale & Miss Prentice

 

13th July 2018

The children have worked really hard this week on their assessment work. They have also had lots of fun watching the Year 6 and Reception performances.

Next week in English we have a PSHE focus. We will be talking about transition and moving to their new class.  In Maths we will be revising areas that the children need a little revision on, before moving to Year 2.

On Friday we will be watching The greatest Showman as a reward for all of the children's hard work this year.   Y

Can we ask you to send in a named carrier bag for next week, ready to take home all of the children's exercise books. 

Have a sunny weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice & Miss Woodliffe

 

6th July 2018 

The children have coped well in the heat this week and have practised really well for our assembly on Tuesday. If your child has chosen to have a speaking part they should have brought their lines home to learn over the weekend. Any help with this would be much appreciated! The clothes that your child needs for the performance should have been brought into school by today and by Monday at the latest, ready for our dress rehearsal to the rest of the school. 

Next week in English we have a Science focus. The children will be looking at the diet of different animals and sorting animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. In Maths we will be learning how to tell the time and looking at half past and o’clock times. We will also be carrying out end of year assessments in Reading and Maths. 

The children should have brought home their end of year school reports today (Friday). I am sure you will agree that they have worked really hard this year and have made great progress as a result. Please note that your child's Topic Book will not come home until the end of Year 2 and will contain work from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

On Monday and Tuesday the school will be having open classrooms after school, where you can come in and talk to the teachers and look at work your children have been doing. It is also an opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher. 

Have a good weekend! 

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

29th June 2018

We have had a very busy, but enjoyable,  week this week. Our trip on Tuesday was a great success and the children behaved wonderfully. It was an extremely hot day but very enjoyable. The children have completed some wonderful writing about the day. 

In the next two weeks we will be completing end of year assessments in Reading and Mathematics with the children. We will also begin to rehearse for our end of year assembly, Farmer Duck.

In Maths next week we will be learning about money. We will be looking at the different coins and notes and will be making equivalent amounts.

On Wednesday the children will be spending the day with their new teacher. You will have the opportunity to meet them during open classrooms the following week.

Your child's end of year report will be sent out next Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Woodliffe, Miss Prentice and Mrs Stockdale

22nd June 2018

We have had a fantastic Health and Wellbeing Week this week! I am sure you will agree that Sports Day was a great success. We were very proud of the effort each child made at each of the different stations. This week we have also been lucky enough to have an extra PE session with Limitless Games, during which the children participated in disability sports, led by amputees. The children participated very well, were extremely respectful and asked thoughtful questions.

In English next week we will be writing recounts about our school trip to SacrewellFarm. This also links with the work the children completed following the Impact Workshops recently. 

In Maths we will be ordering numbers to 100 by understanding the value of the 10s and 1s digits each number.

As you know, our trip to Sacrewell Farm is on Tuesday. It looks like it is going to be very warm day. The children will not need sun hats as we will use school ones for the day. However, they will need a water bottle. Please apply sun cream before school as we will spend much of the day outside. Please also remember that the children will need sensible shoes as we will be doing quite a lot of walking.

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy the carnival if you are going!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Woodliffe and Miss Prentice

15th June 2018

The children have had a very successful week in Year 1 and their hard work has really paid off.  They have all made progress in their Phonics  and tried exceptionally hard during the Phonics screening.  We are very proud of them all!  The results for the screening will be attached to the back of their reports when they are sent out later this term.

I'm sure you will agree that the running races on Thursday afternoon were a great success and the children are looking forward to Sports Day morning next Wednesday.  Please remember that PE bags will be sent home on Tuesday night and the children will need to come to school in their kit on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please remember to send school uniform in their PE bags on Thursday for them to change into after lunch.  The children should also have a water bottle and a hat for both days.  

Next week is Whole School Health and Wellbeing Week.  Our work will focus on how to stay happy and healthy.  We are also practising for our end of year performance which will be on the 10th July.  

 

8th June 2018

It's hard to believe that this is the last half term of the year already! 

In English next week the children will have a focussed SPaG week. They will be learning about suffixes as well as revising areas of SPaG already covered this year.  In Maths the children will be counting forwards and backwards from any number in 10s and 1s, reading and writing numbers to 100 and partitioning numbers. We will also begin rehearsals for our end of year assembly.

Next week is also Phonics Screening Week. Results will be sent to you with your child's school report in July.

Please could we remind you that children's bottles should contain water and not juice. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale.

25th May 2018

The children have really enjoyed International Week. They have really enjoyed the practical activities this week, particularly making models of Werrington Village buildings!

After half term our topic is Healthy and Happy Me. Our first week of English will be about the history of holidays in this country and abroad. In Maths we will be learning about position and direction. We will also begin to learn lines and songs for our End Of Year Assembly on 10th July, and to practice for our Sports Days.

There is a growing pile of lost property in Year 1 which is not named. If your child has lost any uniform please let us know and we can try to match it up with its owners. Any uniform that is not claimed by the end of the first week back after half term will be moved to the main school lost property area, near to the school office.

Have a fantastic half term holiday!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice and Miss Woodliffe.

 

18th May 2018

Next week is our whole school International Week. In Year 1 we will be concentrating on our local area: Werrington Village and the school grounds.  The children will be looking at maps of the local area and as well as comparing photos past and present.   On Wednesday we will be making 3D models of the children’s favourite village landmarks. A note has come home to ask the children to bring in one box/container in order for them to make their model and an old shirt/t-shirt to wear whilst making and painting their model.

We will also be celebrating the different languages spoken by children in school.  We will be looking at where different children's families come from on world maps as well as making flags, learning greetings in the different languages and numbers 1 to 5.  Please do let us know if you do speak a different language at home and this could be incorporated into the children's work.  

We hope you have a good weekend!

Miss Prentice, Mrs Stockdale and Miss Woodliffe

 

11th May 2018

The children have noticed a fairy door appear in their classroom's this week and have enjoyed writing some imaginative descriptions about what could be behind the door.  Our narrative unit will continue  next week in English and will be looking at mixed up fairytales where traditional stories have been changed.  They will then write their own mixed up fairytale based around a whole class plan.

In Maths we will be learning about quartering objects, shapes and amounts. The children will continue to work on the iPads in ICT lessons to program characters and cars to move around at different speeds and directions. 

We will continue to learn alternative pronounications for the different sounds in Phonics as well as practising sounding out real and pseudo words.  The children are working really well on this and we aprreciate all the hard work you are putting in at home with this.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe and Mrs Stockdale

 

4th May 2018

Next week in English the children will be writing descriptions of fantasy settings. In Maths they will be looking at halving shape and quantities.

Now it is warmer, please remember to send a sun hat to school with your child each day and a water (not juice/squash) bottle. Please also apply sun cream at home before school.

Please remember to write in your child's reading record each time they read with you at home. 

Have a great, long weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice & Miss Woodliffe

27th April 2018

Next week in English we will be looking at features of Non-Fiction books. The children will be learning about what each part is for, ordering words alphabetically and writing headings, labels and captions. In Maths we will be beginning division by sharing and beginning to look at the division symbol. We will also be solving worded problems and practicing our reasoning skills using division.

Please remember to send a water bottle (not juice) in with your child each day, a sun hat if it is sunny and a coat or jumper if it is cold or wet. On a hot day please remember to apply sun cream in the morning before school. It should last all day and therfore will not need to be reapplied at school.

Please remember to retun your child's Impact Homework each week.

Have a lovely  weekend,

Miss Woodliffe, Miss Prentice and Mrs Stockdale

20th April 2018

The children have all returned to school refreshed and enthusiastic for the new term!

Our topic this half term is Plants and Growing. In English & Science next week we will be going on a wild plant hunt to see which plants are most common and then drawing their own gardens with the common plants in.  They will also being collecting different leaves and matching them to pictures of different trees. We will also be labelling parts of plants and writing about the things they need in order to grow.

In Maths we be continue to look at multiplication. We will be looking at arrays and repeated addition as well as doubles.  

Can we remind you to ensure your child has a hat, water bottle and suncream (applied at home which will last for the whole day) as the weather has been lovely this week and hopefully it will continue.

Have a lovely long weekend,

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale.

 

29th March 2018

What a fantastic term we have had! The children have worked hard right up to the very last day and are very deserving of their break. They are all very tired and ready to recharge.

Next half term our topic is 'Growing'. We will be investigating the parts of plants, sketching them and writing about plants.

In the first week back in English we will be reading, reviewing and writing poetry about plants. In Maths we will be beginning to look at multiplication, using arrays and repeated addition.

As (we hope) the sun wil come out during the summer term, please remember to send a water bottle in with your child every day as well as a sun hat (we will spend as much time as possible outside). Please also apply sun cream, if necessary, at home before school. It will last all day and wont need reapplying during the day. We have sent home PE kits with your child this week in order that they can be washed and checked for sizing.

Thank you all so much for your support so far this year! Have a wonderful break with your children.

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Woodliffe and Miss Prentice.

23rd March 2018

We have had such a brilliant STEM week this week. The children have really enjoyed our mission, which was to create healthy meals for astronuats. They particularly enjoyed tasting space food on Monday.

Next week we will be completing assessment activities in Maths, Reading and Phonics with the children. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice & Miss Woodliffe

16th March 2018

Thank you for attending our Parents evenings this week.  We really enjoyed seeing you all and sharing your child's achievements with you.

This week the children have been working hard.  They have enjoyed learning about Capacity in Maths and Poetry in English.  We were lucky enough to host the Immersive Dome in our Key Stage 2 hall on Thursday where the children were taken on a journey through space.  They enjoyed exploring the different planets and learnng about our solar system.  This marked an exciting start to our STEM (Sceince, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week which will continue next week. 

The children will carry out lots of interesting activities next week based around our space theme: tasting space food, planning an astronauts meal, carrying out Space missions in PE and learing about different planets.  

Have a good weekend!

 

9th March 2018

We have had another great week!

Next week in English we will be reading, performing and reviewing Transport Poetry. In Maths we will be continuing to explore measures by looking at capacity.

On Wednesday Year 1 will be carrying out our 'Sponsored Go Noodle' dance event in aid of the NSPCC & Sports Relief. We will be aiming to dance continuously for 30 minutes!

At the end of next week, the whole school STEM week will commence. For our misson to Mars, Year 1 will have the task of investigating which food the astronauts should take with them. We will be learning about a balanced diet, tasting space food and designing menus for the trip. We will also be looking at the importance of hygiene when preparing food. 

We are very much looking forward to meeting you all next week for our second Parent Consultation Evening of the year. I am sure you will agree, when you see their books, that the children have all worked extremely hard this year! We are very proud of them all.

Have a fantastic weekend!

2nd March 2018

What an exciting week it has been with so much snow! 

Next Week in English our work will be about the story: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The children will be writing a review, describing the setting and imagining that they are king for a day. In Maths the children will be continuing their work on measures. We will be measuring weight/mass using non-standard measures.

Please may we remind you that, for insurance reasons, children should not use the school trim trails before or after school and that scooters and bicycles should not be ridden on the school playground.

Have a relaxing weekend! 

Miss Woodliffe, Miss Prentice & Mrs Stockdale

23rd February 2018

The children have settled back into school well and we cannot believe that we are already more than half way through Year 1!

Next week in English we will be focussing on two of John Burningham's books: 'Oi! Get off our Train' & 'The Magic Bed'. We will be writing about the messages in the stories, and writing our own versions. In Maths we will be learnng about measures. We will be measuring objects using standard and non-standard measures.

Please ensure any remaining PE bags are in school by Monday as we have PE on Monday and Tuesday each week this half-term.

Have a restful weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice and Miss Woodliffe

9th February 2018

It was great to see so many of you here on Tuesday evening for our Phonics Evening. We hope it has explained the Screening Check in more detail and that the pack was useful. We will be carrying out our next practice test just before the Easter Holidays.

The children have worked really hard this half term and are really ready for a relaxing break!

Our topic next half term is Transport. Our English work in the first week is cross-curricular with History and focuses on the history of transport from bicycles to space travel.

In Maths we will be continuing our work on number and place value. We will be looking at inequality and more and less than numbers and amounts.

After half term our Thursday PE slot will move to Tuesday afternoons. This change is for the next half term only. The children will be visited by coaches who will teach them cricket skills. Please ensure that they have outdoor PE kit for these sessions.

Have a fantastic half term break,

Miss Woodliffe, Miss Prentice & Mrs Stockdale.

2nd February 2018

Next week in English we will be linking all of our writing to the traditional tale Jack And The Beanstalk. We will be writing imaginatively; writing instructions for planting magic beans and writing letters to the characters from the story.

In Maths we will be revising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and using them to solve mathematical problems.

We are looking forward to meeting you all on Tuesday for our Phonics Screening Information Evening. Please could we remind you that this evening is for adults only. 

Have a restful weekend,

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Woodliffe and Miss Prentice

26th January 2018

The children have really enjoyed learning about Paddington for the past two weeks and they have learned lots of facts about Peru and London this week. 

Next week in English we will be using stories about weather and clouds as our stimuli. We will be watching Pixar's The Blue Umbrella on Monday, and completing writing tasks based on the short film. We will also be using the book The Cloud Boy and the short film A Cloudy Lesson for the rest of the week. In Maths we will be partitioning two-digit numbers to 50.

In Kaizen we will begin our coding unit, using Scratch Jnr. This is a fun, free app which you may like to download in order to give your child some extra coding practice.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice & Miss Woodliffe.

19th January 2018

In English this week the children have learned lots about Paddington Bear. This work will continue into next week, with a Geography theme. We will be learning a little about Peru, about the countries and capital cities of the UK, and about London.

In Maths the children will be continuing theior work on addition and subtraction, looking at fact families and inequality symbols.

In Kaizen, the children will continue to paint Paddington's scarf using hot and cold colours.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Woodliffe, Mrs Stockdale & Miss Prentice. 

12th January 2018

The children have worked hard this week and have enjoyed being poets, writing some fantastically descriptive poems about weather. They have also been adding and subtracting to 20 using different pictorial models to help them.

Next week in English the children will be learning all about Paddington Bear. We will be writing a review of the story; answering questions about it; writing a character description and writing instructions to help Paddington. In Maths the children will be subtracting to 20 using tens frames and number lines.

In Kaizen we will begin to paint Paddington's scarf in hot and cold colours. 

Please remember to send a water bottle in to school with your child each day.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Prentice and Miss Woodliffe

5th January 2018

The children have settled back into school very well over the last couple of days and seem ready for the half-term ahead.

In English we have been focusing on sentence writing.  We have re-looked at using capital letters and full stops as well as using adjectives and adverbs to extend sentences  to make them more interesting to read. In Maths we have been looking at adding numbers up to 20 by 'counting on' and have used 10s frames and number lines to help us do this.

Next week in English we will be writing weather poetry, including acrostic poems and poems using the senses.    In Maths we will continue to look at addition up to 20.

Please remember that PE kits must be in school by Monday.

Haver a great weekend!

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

 

19th December 2017

What a great term we have had! The children have settled into Year 1 very well.

They are all very tired after working so hard and are ready for a restful break!

The whole Year 1 team would like to sincerely thank you all for your thoughful cards and gifts. We are very touched.

We would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in January.

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Woodliffe and Miss Prentice

15th December 2017

What a wonderful week we have had. The children have continued to work hard. I am sure you will agree that they performed beautifully in the Carol Concerts at St John's Church. It was lovely to see so many of you there.

The children really enjoyed their Christmas party on Wednesday and their reward afternoon in pyjamas on Friday.

Next week we will be learning about the story of the Nativity and will be completing related activities.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice and Miss Woodliffe.

8th December 2017

What a week we have had! Thank you for everyone that came to the Christmas fair on Thursday. The Year 1 Christmas Baubles were a huge success and were sold out by very early on in the fair!

We are rehearsing for our Christmas concert and looking forward to performing all our Christmas carols to you on Tuesday and Thursday at St John's Church in the village.

Our Year 1 party is on Wednesday afternoon. As per our letter, your child may bring in a party outfit to wear at the party. They can get changed after lunch. Please also send in a small packet of crisps or popcorn and a sweet snack to eat at the party.

On Friday it is Christmas Lunch at school. That afternoon the children will have a reward afternoon. They may bring in pyjamas to change into after lunch. We will watch a Christmas movie and have milk and cookies.

What a festive week!

Next week our English work will be cross-curricular with Science. We will be having a Christmas Science Mash-Up week by linking lots of different areas of the Year 1 Science curriculum to Christmas.

In Maths we will be looking at Place Value again, and will be comparing quantities and numbers and saying which are greater, less or equal to a given number.

If it is snowy on Monday, please send wellington boots in with your child as we will try to spend some time outside in the snow.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe and Miss Prentice

1st December 2017

The children have really enjoyed Enterprise Week this week and have made some fantastic baubles to sell at the Christmas Fayre to raise money for our chosen charity REACH - supporting children with upper limb differences.  The Christmas Fayre will take place next Thursday 7th December after school - we hope to see you there!!!

We have been busy rehearsing for our Christmas concert and looking forward to performing all our Christmas carols to you on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th December, at St John's Church in the village.

Next week we will be carrying out essential Maths and Reading assessments. We will also be completing Christmas craft and continuing with our Maths Meetings.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

 

24th November 2017

Another great week in Year 1, rounded off nicely with our annual Hamper Day. Thank you so much to everyone for your contributions. The hampers have now been made and raffle tickets will be coming home to you soon if you wish to buy them. 

Next week is Enterprise Week. Our work will focus on the items each year group will be selling at the Christmas Fair. Year 1 will be selling decorate Christmas Baubles to raise money for the REACH. In English, we will be following and writing instructions to make our baubles. Maths next week is also focussed on Enterprise Week. We will be looking at positional language, money and repeating patterns. In Kaizen we will be making Christmas cards, and head pieces for our Christmas Carol Concerts.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice and Miss Woodliffe

17th November 2017

What a fantastic Children In Need Day we had on Friday to round off the week, the children all looked wonderful.! Thank you to everyone who sent in money for this very worthy cause.

In English next week we will be learning about the history of toys. This is a cross-curricular link with History. On Tuesday we are very lucky to have a visit from Peterborough Museum, during which the children will get to see, learn about and play with a variety of historical toys.

In Maths, we will be learning about place value. We will be counting objects and ordering quantities from greatest to fewest and vice versa.

On Wednesday afternoon the pantomime comes to school! This year the show is Pinocchio.

On Friday, it is our annual Hamper Day at school. For a donation of something to go into one of our hampers, the children are able to wear mufti for the day. Raffle tickets will be available to buy, and the winning tickets will be drawn during the Year 4 Christmas Performance.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Miss Woodliffe, Miss Prentice & Mrs Stockdale

10th November 2017

The children really enjoyed decorating their rocks with poppies this week, after learning about Remembrance Day and the story behind it. Hopefully they have hidden them now and maybe found some more decorated rocks!

In English next week, we will continue our work on Handa's Surprise. We will be re-writing the story set in England rather than Kenya, replacing the animals and fruit with those that can be found in this country. 

In Maths we will be naming 2D and 3D shapes and learning about their properties.

On Friday it is Children In Need day. Children can wear their own clothes and something spotty for a donation of £1. 

We will be continuing to make Christmas cards and calendars this week and to practice singing Christmas carols for our Christmas Concert.

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Woodliffe and Miss Prentice.

 

3rd November 2017

The children have settled back into school well for what promises to be an exciting half term!

Next week in English we will be looking at Handa's Surprise. The children will be reading the book and re-telling it using actions. They will be describing settings, answering questions about the story and using adjectives and adverbs to describe the characters.

In Maths we will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction. We will be looking at inverse operations and revesiting greater and less than.

In Kaizen we will be making fireworks pictures on the iPads and will begin to make our Christmas cards and calendars. We will also be practicing our songs for our Christmas carol concert.

Please remember to send in your child's New Year's Resolutions, and a stone to decorate with a poppy.

Have a amazing weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice and Miss Woodliffe

20th October 2017

What a fabulous first half term the children have had in Year 1. They have worked so hard and adjusted to the new routines really well. We are really looking forward to the next half term with them!

We really enjoyed meeting you all this week and putting faces to names. 

Next half term our topic is Festivals and Toys. We will have a visit from Peterborough Museum during which the children will be able to view and play with historical toys. We will, of course, also be practicing for our Christmas Carol Concert as well as making cards and calendars.

In the first week of the next half term our English work will focus on the story ‘Room on the Broom’. In Maths we will continue to look at addition and subtraction and will focus on counting on and back as well as finding the difference. 

Spellings will be sent home on the first week back after half term.  They will usually be sent out on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday.

PE bags have been sent home this week. Please ensure that they are complete and named ready for the new half term. Our first PE lesson is on Monday 30th October, therefore please send PE kits back to school on the first day of term.

Have a wonderful, relaxing half term holiday! 

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Prentice & Miss Woodliffe.

 

13th October 2017

Despite becoming tired as we near the half term, the children are still working very hard. We are so proud of them all.

Next week is Art Week. All of our Maths, English & Kaizen work will be linked to the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We will be looking at the seasons. In English we will be looking at changes n the seasons, particularly Autumn and Winter. We will be writing seasons poetry, looking at sources of light, and writing about events in a seasonal story. In Maths we will also be looking at seasons and linking it to our work on time. We will be ordering months of the year, days of the week and events in a typical day. We will also be making a seasonal wheel. In Kaizen we will be going on an Autumn walk, making and photographing leaf designs and performing a seasons song in our end of week assembly.

We are very much looking forward to meeitng you all next week during Parents' Consultation Evenings!

Have an amazing weekend!

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

6th October 2017

The children have all worked really hard this week and have produced some amazing work!

In English next week we will be continuing our work on senses poetry and will be writing a class poem.

In Maths we will continue with our addidition and subtraction unit and will be looking at number stories.  The children will use the 'part whole model' and write number setences using the + - = signs.  

In Kaizen we will be looking at parts of the body and discussing what makes a healthy diet.

Have a restful weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice & Miss Robinson.

 

29th September 2017

I'm sure you will all agree that the children put on a very good show in the Harvest Assembly. We hope you enjoyed watching it.

Next week in English, we will begin to look at senses poetry. The children will be using their senses to describe what they can taste, see, hear, feel and smell. Please remember to return your food tasting letter before Tuesday.

In Maths we will be beginning our block on addition and subtraction, using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child each day.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Woodliffe, Miss Prentice & Mrs Stockdale

22nd September 2017

The children have worked really hard again this week.  In English they have learnt the story of the Little Red Hen and re-told it in their own words.  In Maths they have been comparing numbers and beginning to use the < and > symbols.   They have also been busy learning songs and a story, in preparation for our Harvest Assembly which we will perform next Friday morning to parents and carers.

Next week in English we will be learning about our local area as part of a cross curricular unit with Geography. In Maths the children will be finding one more and one less than a given number.  

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Prentice and Miss Woodliffe.

 

15th September 2017

What a great first full week we have had! The children have been writing lists, labels and captions in English, and in Maths they have been counting on and back from given numbers.

Next week in English we will be using adjectives to describe characters, and will be learning and re-writing the story of The Little Red Hen. In Maths we will be learning different ways to find more or less than a given number, including an introduction to the symbols < and >. 

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school each day.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Prentice, Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

8th September 2017

The children have settled into school fantastically well this week. We can already tell that they are more than ready for the challenges ahead!

This week we have begun to carry out some essential baseline assessment for Year 1. We have also talked to the children about the new timetable, routines and expectations in Year 1. They seem to be adapting well.

Our topic this half term is Ourselves.

Next week in English the children will be learning about lists, labels and captions. They will be using their phonics to sound out words and to join them to form a sentence.

In Maths we will be learning about Place Value. We will begin by recognising, reading and writing numbers to 20. We will also be completing number sequences and finding 1 more than/less than a given number.

Our assessment will continue next week.

Please remember that PE bags should be in school by Monday morning if it is not in school already. Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

Parent helpers are most welcome, please let us know if you are interested.

Have a relaxing weekend!

Mrs Stockdale, Miss Woodliffe & Miss Prentice

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