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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 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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