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Year 1 - 1H & 1M

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Well done for surviving your first week of home learning. We do hope it hasn’t been too taxing for you and hopefully for many has been a rewarding and successful week of home learning with your child. We know we are all adjusting to this new virtual way of life and we want you to feel that we are supporting you at this new time.

 

We are aiming to send work to you weekly starting from next Friday so for now we hope that you have enough in your packs to keep you going but if not we have put some additional activity suggestions on our class page on the Fermor website.  Just a reminder the class page can be found as follows:

 

From the home page you click on the word children on the top right hand of the page, click on this and you then click on class pages and onto Year One. 

 

We will email you every Friday a summary of the follow week’s learning and you will find on the class page any work sheets and additional learning not covered in the email.  We will also put on the Year One class page any work that has been nominated for the Golden Book and as many photos as we can of your amazing work that you are sending through to us. The beginning of the week started with a steady trickle but is now flowing in thick and fast.  Mrs Miller and Miss Heilbron have really enjoyed seeing all the wonderful learning that is going on at home.  

 

Could we please remind you that the children need to record their work by hand unless specified otherwise and returned when completed via the dedicated Year One email, if you mark your email with the class name 1H or 1M and your child’s name that will speed things up for us at our end. The Government expectations is that we continue to educate the children and move their learning forward so your cooperation in returning their work on a weekly basis to enable us to continue to monitor and assess them is greatly appreciated. (You do not have to send in their work every day but do not feel you have to save all their work up and sending it in one email).

 

We wanted to fill you in on our strategy going forward with home learning. Every week our plan is to send the children some work on the following subjects:

Maths, English, Phonics, RE, topic work (History or Geography) or Science and something creative (Art, Music, Design Technology etc).

 

For those keen workers we will also have other extra resources on the website classpage for you to do when you have completed the work set. We will early next week publish a further list of educational websites which you may find helpful to assist you with home schooling.

 

We still expect you to read as much as time allows, you have been given some books but we appreciate that they will not sustain you through this period so we recommend looking online for free ebooks, there are lots of websites where you can download ebooks as PDFs and we will be researching further regarding this and forwarding you any of our recommendations. Alternatively at present if you are able to purchase any books Amazon are still delivering.

 

Please let us know what you think of the plan to send Maths, English, Phonics, RE, topic or Science and something creative every week for you. Would you like more worksheets or are your children preferring choice activities that they can do in their home learning books? We welcome any feedback you have.

 

We would love to see anything that the children are doing beyond the work we have set.  This week we have seen some fantastic cooking, some additional reading, Science discoveries and Maths way beyond Year One expectations – we are proud of each and everyone of you and really want to share that as a Year 1 team.  Please forward us any photos you are happy to share and we will publish them on our web page.  Mrs Miller, Miss Heilbron, Mrs Brown and Miss Bawcombe will from time to time share photo’s of what we are up to as well, for example Mrs Miller nearly took a picture attempting Joe Wick’s PE but couldn’t quite get up from the floor quick enough. We will try better next week.

 

Finally we have printed below a list of online celebrity lesson’s that have been recommended to us. This list has been circulated so you may already have seen it but we thought it was a good round up of what is out there to support you beyond what we will be doing.

 

Remember that we are here to support you and will reply to your emails as early as we are able.

 

We all hope that your families are well and safe.

 

Kind Regards

Mrs Miller & Miss Heilbron

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks

https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman

www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English with David Walliams

 https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)

https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel

https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

 https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule

2pm Mon-Fri this week only; Animal Talks from Dartmoor Zoo https://www.facebook.com/252987758563/posts/10157595491153564/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 20th March 2020

 

We in Year One would all like to say a big thank you for all your kindness and support at this unprecedented time. The children have been absolutely amazing at this trying time and it breaks our hearts that we will not be seeing them for some time.

 

We want to be positive though so today many of the children have helped make rainbows and taken some home.  We would like them to hang these up by their windows as a beacon of hope, love, friendship and community which we hope will inspire anyone who walks by.  If your child has not been in this week then it would be lovely if they could make a rainbow at home.  If you are able to please email us a picture on our dedicated Year 1 email and we will put as many as we can up on this webpage.  

 

With that in mind we have attached the worksheets that you will already have been emailed and are also in your work packs.  This work is for the next few weeks and we will be forwarding via this page and email further homework in due course.

 

Please stay safe and do not hesitate to use the email to contact us if you have any questions regarding your children's remote schooling.

 

Best wishes

Mrs Miller and Miss Heilbron

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MAKING FOSSILS!

 

This week we have been learning about Marry Anning and what she is famous for discovering. The pupils had lots of fun sculpting their own fossils out of clay. Most of the pupils wanted to make the Ammonite fossil and create their own dinosaur  fossils that she might have discovered. 

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Tuesday 17th March 2020

 

Spellings: This week's spelling is related to our History lessons: first, flight, space, walk, 

 

Phonics: Next week we will be looking at alternative spelling for the "oo" graphemes for example moon, loom, spoon, glue, balloon, screw, super, cool, blue, smooth.

 

Homework: You will find a phonic sound button worksheet in your child's contact book this week and as always please remember to go onto the following website and explore some of the fun free games.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

 

Maths: Next week the children will continue to explore money, adding coins to see what they can buy for certain amounts.  If you are stocking up in the supermarkets this week can the children add some of your items together?  We will also be looking at weight and capacity.

 

English: Continuing with our class read "The Man on the Moon" the children writing a diary of their trip to the moon using time conjunctions such as first, next, after that, then & finally.

Tuesday 10th March 2020

 

Spellings: This week's spelling is related to our English lessons: see, hear, smell, touch, taste.

 

Phonics: Next week we will be looking at alternative spelling for the "m" and "oa" graphemes.

 

Homework: More phonic homework will follow next week but remember to look up the following link as we really are noticing how well the children are doing who are practising at home. We recommend the Buried Treasure or Obb and Bob game.  

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

 

Maths: The children are continuing to look into subtraction  beyond 20. They will be looking at practical uses for coins and how we use them.

 

English: Continuing with our class read "The Man on the Moon" the children will be imagining what it is like to be on the moon using their senses of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting.  They will be packing their bags and imaging what it must be like up there with "Bob".

Bodiam Castle

 

We had such a fantastic day a Bodiam Castle on Friday.  The children were very well behaved and were a credit to the school.  As you can see from the pictures the sun shone out for us and we were lucky to be the only school at the castle which meant that we had the run of the castle and grounds.  We were also grateful that we were able to sit on the picnic tables rather than on the sodden and muddy ground!  

 

The children had fun exploring the towers, dungeon and ruined rooms and they enjoyed trying to imagine themselves in the disused kitchen, bedrooms and sheriffs office. During the day they were able to handle some medieval artifacts such as chain mail, quills, tankards made of horns and leather water bottles.

 

Thank you to the parents who accompanied us on this trip, without them the children would not have been able to experience such a fun, educational day.

 

World Book Day!

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THIS TERM'S LARGE HOMEWORK:

This term we are asking the children to make their own Easter Garden as part of our Easter celebrations.  The children can make this out of anything they can find outdoors: plants, flowers, twigs, stones etc.  Or if they wish they can make their garden from paper or cardboard and draw/paint a Easter Garden.  Below we have an example of Easter Garden's children have made in the past.

 

This is due in by Tuesday 31st March 2020.

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

 

For the rest of this term we will be looking at the book "The Man on the Moon", which links into this Term's topic of Long, long ago: famous firsts where we have been looking at famous monarchs and beginning to investigate people who have done extraordinary things. We will therefore be moving along in time from medieval England to the 1960s and Neil Armstrong.

 

Spellings: This week's spelling is related to our new class read: moon, rocket, space, earth

 

Phonics: Next week we will be looking at alternative spelling for the "igh" and "ff" graphemes for example  knight, fly, time, pie, cliff, dolphin, cough.

 

Homework: Looking ahead to the phonic screening in Term 5 you will find some sound button homework in your contact books. Hopefully the sheet will be self explanatory but if you are unsure please ask your child as we have been doing this exercise in class.

 

If you wish to practise more phonics at home we have included a link to Phonics Play, there are free games on these but we recommend the Buried Treasure or Obb and Bob game.  

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

 

Maths: The children are continuing to look into subtraction to 20 and beyond over the next few weeks. We are also beginning to discover the wonders of money and their value.

 

English: Introducing the book "The Man on the Moon" the children will be predicting what they think the book is about, discussing any new words and writing sentences using conjunctions.

Tuesday 25th February 2020

 

Spellings: We are moving on to the following spellings this week: September, October, November, December

 

Phonics: Next week we will be looking at alternative pronunciations for the "ee" and "ch" graphemes for example tea, keep, evening, key, church, catch, nature.

 

Homework: In preparation for next week's exciting trip to Bodiam Castle could the children research the Castle (bodiamcastle.uk) and write down in their contact books one interesting fact about the castle which they will need to talk about in their History lesson on Wednesday (4th) afternoon.

 

If you wish to practise more phonics at home we have included a link to Phonics Play, there are free games on these but we recommend the Buried Treasure or Obb and Bob game.  

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

 

Maths: The children are looking into subtraction to 20 and beyond over the next few weeks.

 

English: The children will be looking at diary writing this week.  We will also be preparing for World Book Day next week, don't forget your costume and accompanying book - further details on the newsletter.

Friday 14th February 2020

 

Thank you for all your support this term with homework (a selection of some of the children's brilliant Material homework is below) and continuing to read at least three times a week with your child.  We can seen a vast improvement in reading ability with those who are reading more at home and this is also translating into their written work.  

 

We have not set any half term homework but we would encourage you to speak to your children about any written words/signs/posters etc that you see when you are out and about over the holidays.  Reading everyday signs and posters will make the experience more real and hopefully enjoyable!

 

Have a lovely rest and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday 24th February.

 

 

Tuesday 4th February 2020

 

Spellings: We are moving on to the following spellings this week: January, February, March & April.

 

Phonics: Next week we will be looking at alternative pronunciations for the "a" and "c" graphemes for example came, rain, pain, fame, pray, May, acorn, alien, cat, lick, kit, school.

Homework: You will find in this week's contact book a list of real words and alien words for the children to complete.  The children have been practising this recently, ask them to show you how to use sound buttons to help sound out the words.  These words form the basis of their phonic's screening in June (although we have not mentioned this to the children).

 

If you wish to practise more phonics at home we have included a link to Phonics Play, there are free games on these but we recommend the Buried Treasure or Obb and Bob game.  

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

 

Maths: The children are continuing to look at calculations to 20 this term also looking at the value of numbers beyond 50. This week we will be looking at number sentences adding two digit numbers with one digit numbers. We are continuing to look at Mass and weights, this week it is 1Ms turn to measure. We have been practising counting in 5s whilst consolidating our 2s.

 

English: The children have continued to look at the film Shrek, this week we are using the film as inspiration whilst we experiment with poetry by writing our own Shrek inspired acrostic poem.

 

Homework: Phonic worksheet (see above)  

 

Large Homework: 

This term's task is to create a Materials mood board of different materials the children can find in their home environment.  You can do this on A3 paper (or card - the back of a cereal packet will be fine) 

Categories they need to look for are:

-Glass

-Wood

-Metal

-Rock

-Plastic

-Water

 

You can either photos or draw the different objects and group them into the right category. Please see the picture below of an example of a Materials Mood Board.

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We have had such fun over the past two Friday's creating, cutting, glueing and painting our Castles.  We have seen drawbridges, towers and turrets, battlements and arrow slits. The children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have show tremendous creative talents!
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Tuesday 28th January 2020

 

Spellings: We are concentrating on the following spellings this week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, weekend. Can they think of a favourite thing they do on each day of the week?

 

Phonics: Next week we will be looking at alternative pronunciations for the "ou" and "ai" graphemes for example mould, shoulder, boulder, could, would, you, group, found, mound. 

 

If you wish to practise more phonics at home we have included a link to Phonics Play, there are free games on these but we recommend the Buried Treasure or Obb and Bob game.  Further Phonic homework will follow next week.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

 

Maths: The children are continuing to look at calculations to 20 this term but also looking at the value of numbers to 50. This week we will be looking at number sentences adding and subtracting two digit numbers with one digit numbers. We are continuing to look at Mass and weights, this week it is 1Hs turn to measure. We have been practising counting in 2s and we will be practising counting in 5s.

 

English: The children have been looking at the film Shrek and revising their understanding of Nouns and Adjectives.  They have also been looking at how characters interact and speak to each other using speech bubbles.

 

Homework: To consolidate their History learning next week the children will be designing their own shield with their family crest.  Could the children therefore, with your help, research the meaning of their surname and write this down in their contact books.  For example Miller means: a surname used for an occupation, someone who works at a mill, a mill-keeper.  With this information the children will then be able to draw images that represent their surname.  

 

Large Homework: 

This term's task is to create a Materials mood board of different materials the children can find in their home environment.  You can do this on A3 paper (or card - the back of a cereal packet will be fine) 

Categories they need to look for are:

-Glass

-Wood

-Metal

-Rock

-Plastic

-Water

 

You can either photos or draw the different objects and group them into the right category. Please see the picture below of an example of a Materials Mood Board.

 

This is due on Monday 10th February 2020 in time for them to present their homework during the last Science lesson of the term.

Thursday 23rd January 2020

 

Spellings: We are concentrating on the following spellings this week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (can you guess what the following week's homework will be?). Can they remember the order of the days of the week?

 

Phonics: Thank you for all of you who have completed the split diagraph sheets,  the children have raised themselves to the challenge and we will continue to practise and consolidate our phonics on a daily bases.  This week we have been looking at alternative pronunciations for the "a" and "y" graphemes for example angel, hat, grass, was, yellow, sky.  If you wish to practise more phonics at home we have included a link to Phonics Play, there are free games on these but we recommend the Buried Treasure or Obb and Bob game.  Further Phonic homework will follow in a few weeks.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

 

Maths: The children are continuing to look at calculations to 20 this term but also looking at the value of numbers to 50. This week we have been looking at how many tens and ones (we used to call them units) make up a number and they have had fun using diens bricks to help consolidate their understanding. We are continuing to look at Mass and weights, this week it was 1Ms turn to measure fruit and books. We have been practising counting in 2s and we are happy to hear that so many of you have been practising your 2 times tables at home.  In the next few weeks we will be practising counting in 5s.

 

English: The children have worked very hard this week writing their instructions on how to make a castle in preparation for their junk model castle, we will post photos of their masterpieces as soon as we can.

 

Large Homework: 

This term's task is to create a Materials mood board of different materials the children can find in their home environment.  You can do this on A3 paper (or card - the back of a cereal packet will be fine) 

Categories they need to look for are:

-Glass

-Wood

-Metal

-Rock

-Plastic

-Water

 

You can either photos or draw the different objects and group them into the right category. Please see the picture below of an example of a Materials Mood Board.

 

This is due on Monday 10th February 2020 in time for them to present their homework during the last Science lesson of the term.

Our Stunning Start to Science this week involved the children being "Rubbish Detectives".  Someone had trashed the shared area (Mrs King said it was a naughty puppet but some children said it was Mrs Miller and Miss Heilbron...what do you think?!). Our detectives had to collect the evidence and sort the materials. They were looking not just to sort them by plastic, paper, metal etc but they were also looking at their properties; were they bumpy, smooth, hard, soft..? They then turned their investigation into a Venn diagram. Everyone had a wonderful time and we think there may be a few detectives of the future!
Forest school was back for Year One this term and this week it was 1M who ventured out into the wild.  The weather did not dim their enthusiasm and as you can see in the pictures they had a fun, if muddy, time.  1H's turn next week.
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Yeah 1 have been learning all about mass this week. In particular measuring the  weight of different classroom objects using cubes to make the scale balance. The pupils had lots of fun recording just how many cubes they needed to make the scale balance for each item.  

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Tuesday 14th January 2020

 

Spellings: We are concentrating on the following spellings this week consolidating on our phonics learning: Please encourage your child to sound out (how do they pronounce the a sound in these words, what sound does the y in sky make?) and write the words either in their contact books or on a separate piece of paper:  bath, want, sky castle

 

Phonics: You will find a phonic sheet in this week's contact book with split diagraphs.  These words all have the "magic e" at the end of them e.g. cake, eve, bike, bone, tube.  Ask the children what does the e do to the a, e, i o & u sounds?  Please return this sheet by Tuesday 21st January.

 

Maths: The children are continuing to look  at calculations to 20 this term. We will begin to look at counting in 2s, working towards their 2 times tables.  We will also be discussing which numbers are odd and which numbers are even.

 

English: The children are continuing to discover how to write instructions and will begin to consider what instructions they will need to make their junk model castle.

 

Large Homework: 

This term's task is to create a Materials mood board of different materials the children can find in their home environment.  You can do this on A3 paper (or card - the back of a cereal packet will be fine) 

Categories they need to look for are:

-Glass

-Wood

-Metal

-Rock

-Plastic

-Water

 

You can either photos or draw the different objects and group them into the right category. Please see the picture below of an example of a Materials Mood Board.

 

This is due on Monday 10th February 2020 in time for them to present their homework during the last Science lesson of the term.

 

We look forward to seeing all your amazing mood boards

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Colour copy of homework sheet for your reference

Week beginning – Tuesday 7th January 2020.

 

Welcome back! We all hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  Please find below details of this week's homework.  Please also remember that Forest School is back this term (you should have been sent a separate email regarding this) and Swimming is for 1M.

 

Spellings: We are concentrating on the following spellings this week consolidating on words we were focusing on last term: Please encourage your child to sound out and write the words.  pull, full, house, our.

 

Phonics: We are continuing with our Phase 5 consolidating on what they have learnt last term. Moving forward we will be looking at blending sounds to make real and "alien" words. Phonics homework will be coming out more regularly to you this term.

 

Maths: The children will be looking at calculations to 20 this term. In their contact books please get your children to write 1-20 making sure they form their numbers correctly. As an extension to this can they write the numbers in words: one, two, three etc...

 

English: The children have had fun this week writing up instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. Next week they will be thinking about instructions for how to get ready in the morning - hopefully this will help you with the children getting ready more efficiently in the mornings!

 

Homework: This term in Science the children are learning about Materials therefore this terms large homework project will be related to this subject. Details will follow next week. 

Thank you all very much for all the wonderful presents you have given us this Christmas.  You have been so generous.  We would like to wish you all an joyful Christmas and a fantastic 2020.

 

Many thanks

 

Mrs Miller, Miss Heilbron, Mrs Brown and Miss Bawcombe 

We had a really fun and amazing Christmas Maths Fun day this week.  We made Christmas Trees out of lego, counting how many bricks we used. Could we use fewer or more bricks than our friends?  Who's tree was the tallest?  We made number bond Christmas paper chains, answered Christmas puzzles and worked out some adding and subtraction number sentences to reveal a Christmas story.  Some of the children came in as "Rulers" or protractors and we had great fun discussing all the different things everyone was wearing.

 

Thank you all for making such an effort to make this day a success.

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To conclude our Geography topic "Crowborough and beyond" the children this week have enjoyed playing traditional British parlour games which are often played at Christmas time across the United Kingdom.  The children enjoyed pass the parcel, musical chairs and a Christmas version of musical statues where they had to freeze as a reindeer, Christmas tree or star.  We discussed with the children how Christmas was a time for everyone to get together and enjoy games with all their family and friends.  We then discussed how other countries across the world celebrated Christmas and what traditions and games they would play.  The children were very surprised to learn that not all children open their presents on 25th December and many have to wait until January!

We have been so impressed by the fantastic Nativity scenes the pupils have produced. 

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We are looking forward to seeing you all at the KS1 performance this morning.  Please enter via the KS2 library door which will be open from 9.15.

FOREST SCHOOL

 

You will be pleased to know that Year 1 will resume Forest School after the Christmas Break.  A letter notifying you which class is which week will be sent to you once we return in January.

 

SWIMMING

 

Next term will be 1Ms turn to resume swimming on a Thursday afternoon.  Could we please remind you that this will not happen if we do not have enough volunteer helpers so we would really appreciate it if you could sign up in the office as soon as possible.  Many thanks.

 

Please read through the powerpoint about the power of five with your children this week about what to do on the playground. 

In Phonics this week we have been recapping our phase 5 sounds and in particular the 'wh' sound. We used our detective skills to search through different books in the library to find words that had the 'wh' sound. We spotted lots of words: what, when,where and why.

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Homework: Week beginning Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

 

Nativity rehearsals are well underway.  As homework this week could you please help the children the practise the words for "Away in a Manger".  See link below.

 

There will be no spelling this week due to busy performance schedule!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi45JkZtUnM

 

 

'The elf is reading to the bears Miss Heilbron.'

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We are learning to tell the time to the o'clock using an analogue clock.

Someone's been to visit the classroom and keeps moving around when we don't notice. Can you spot him..?
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The pupils had lots of fun discovering ice this morning that had formed on the top of the water buckets.  

Week beginning – Tuesday 26th November 2019.

 

Spellings: We are concentrating on the following spellings this week: Please encourage your child to sound out and write out the following words with you. Can the children spell number words beyond this? one, two, three & four

 

Phonics: We are continuing with our Phase 5 consolidating on what they have learnt this term

 

Maths: The children will be experimenting with telling the time using an analogue clock. They will be practising o'clock and half past.

 

English: Next week we will be writing a letter to Father Christmas, please talk to your children about what they would like him to bring (I'm sure they are already discussing this!).

 

Homework: We are learning about the birth of Jesus in Religious Education this term and looking at the nativity scene. For homework we would like you to make a nativity scene.  Below are some examples seen in previous years. Please be as creative as you can. We look forward to seeing what you have made. DUE DATE: MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2019 

Dear Parents/ Carers

Year 1 Trip to All Saints Church

We are writing to inform you that we intend to take all year 1 students to visit All Saints Church on Thursday 28th November. As part of their RE curriculum pupils are learning about incarnation and how the church prepares for Christmas. This will be an excellent way to deepen their understanding and knowledge of the Church’s preparation for Christmas. 

We will leave school around 9am just after registration and aim to be back at 10am just in time for Worship. Pupils will be expected to wear full school uniform.

To enable us to do this we will require two parents to accompany us and supervise as we take the children to and from the church. If you were able to do this could you please let your class teacher know either via the contact books or speak to your teacher directly. 

Many thanks

 

Miss Heilbron  and Mrs Miller

Week beginning – Tuesday 19th November 2019.

 

Spellings: We are concentrating on the following spellings this week: Please encourage your child to sound out and write out the following words with you. Can the children explain to you the difference between there and their? There, their, they, them.

 

Phonics: We are continuing with our Phase 5 split diagraphs, looking at the a-e e-e i-e o-e u-e sounds e.g. lake, eve, bike, bone, cube and continuing to recap our Phase 2, 3 and 4 sounds. The children will be bringing home a fun phonics dice game you could play with them. How many of these words can they read to you?

 

Maths: Over the next week we will be assessing the children's learning so far in Year One.  Looking forward the children will be experimenting with telling the time using an analogue clock. They will be practising o'clock and half past.

 

English: This week we have been exploring what a noun and adjective is and whether we can find these in our Traditional Tales.

 

Science: This term we are learning about the Human Body. We have been learning about all the different parts of the body (head, shoulders, legs etc) and what they do. On Tuesday we had great fun labelling one lucky volunteer - can you spot who it is in the pictures?!

 

Geography/Dance: On Friday we had an exciting Wales morning as part of our United Kingdom topic. The children were learning some interesting new dance moves from a professional dancer from Wales. You may see some of these moves recreated in the upcoming Nativity performance!

 

Art Exhibition: Thank you all so much for those of you who came along to our exhibition this week.  The children had a fantastic time looking around to see their artwork and work from other year groups and I know they thoroughly enjoyed showing you all around.  If you are still interested in purchasing items from the exhibition please speak to the office for further details.

 

 

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British Value: To commemorate Remembrance Day the children discussed the true meaning of what many call "Poppy Day". They then had fun painting recycled plastic bottle into poppies which have been displayed on the Key Stage One British Values display board as a joint project with Year 2. We are all very pleased with how it has turned out.

Week beginning – Tuesday 12th November 2019.

 

Spellings: We are recaping the following spellings this week: Please encourage your children to sound out and write out the words with you. says, said, today & of

 

Phonics: We have now started Phase 5 split diagraphs, looking at the a-e e-e i-e o-e u-e sounds eg lake, eve, bike, bone, cube and continuing to recap our Phase 2, 3 and 4 sounds. We are not sending any phonics homework this week but can we please remind you to send in last week's homework if you have not done so.

 

Maths: We are looking at subtracting within 10 and will be looking forward to reasoning and problem solving with subtraction.

 

English: This week we have introduced a new book: The Three Horrid Pigs and the friendly wolf.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the alternative story and role playing the actions. They have also sequenced the story and looking forward they will be examining the beginning, middle and end of a story.

 

In Food Technology the children looked at recipes from across the four countries of the United Kingdom. We spent the morning making well known dishes from each country,:

England - cucumber sandwiches

Northern Ireland - Soda Bread

Scotland - porridge

Wales - Welsh rarebit

 

They were spreading and cutting, mixing and kneading and it was a fantastic opportunity for both classes to work together and show fantastic collaboration and teamwork. Everyone was able to sample their hard work (allegies allowing) and many commented that it was the "best day ever".

 

Mrs Brown took the bread home to bake and on Thursday everyone sampled their cooking. They all agreed that it was delicious with some butter and jam. They loved it so much that they shared it with some of the staff who thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

Thank you to those who donated some money towards this activity, the learning opportunites were immense. We would like to do more of this kind of activity if possible but cannot do it without your generous support.  

 

If you have any further questions, please remember to use the yellow contact books in the first instance but we are always happy to speak to you at the end of the day too.

DONATION

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANY SPARE PLASTIC BOTTLES THAT YOU ARE HAPPY TO DONATE FOR A REMEMBRANCE DAY ART PROJECT. COULD WE HAVE THESE BY FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER.

 

£1 DONATION

As part of our Geography topic "Crowborough and beyond" next week the children will be cooking some exciting dishes from the four difference countries in the United Kingdom.  To help us pay for this additional cost we would welcome a £1 donation per child.  Please may we have this by MONDAY 11th NOVEMBER.  

 

 

This term's “large homework projects”  will be concentrating on the Nativity scene we will be asking the children to create their own nativity scene.  Further details will follow next week.

 

Spellings: We are practicing the following spellings this week:  where, were, house, our Please encourage your children to sound out and write them out.

 

Phonics: In this week’s contact books you will find a phonics activity sheet revising phonics they have already learnt. Please encourage your children to complete and return by next Tuesday (12th).

 

Maths: This week we are looking at subtraction within 10.

Celebrating Guy Fawkes Day with our amazing Firework Rockets!

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Thank you for all of you who have worked so hard with your Autumn bottles, they have been such fun to look at and will decorate our nature table beautifully.  The children enjoyed explaining to the class what exciting things they had been able to forage and collect.
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Art Week!

We have had such as amazing week. Our inspiration has been from the Russian artist Kandinski. The children have had so much fun painting their own versions of his abstract shape art, we also had fun making hope hands in the style of Barbara Hepworth, which I am sure you will all enjoy viewing during our upcoming Art Exhibition in November.

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In Maths we are continuing to learn about measurement. We have been busy measuring lots of different things this week: we have been measuring our chairs, table legs, our feet, legs and arms. We have been measuring using lots of different things, we measured with paper, paper chains and straws. The children then had lots of fun measuring the bears in the classroom!

We challenged the pupils this week to follow instructions as we followed a video on how to draw a Pirate. The pupils followed tentatively to what to do next as they draw their Pirate. 

Year 1 Home Learning

Week beginning – Tuesday 15th October 2019.

 

Spellings: We are practicing the following spellings this week: Please encourage your children to sound out and write out the words with you. Mr Mrs where love

 

Phonics: We have now started Phase 5, looking at the ay, ou, ie ea oy ir & ue sounds and recapping our Phase 2, 3 and 4 sounds. Next term we will start to send some phonics activities out as part of the children's home learning.  This will not be weekly.

 

Maths: For the remainder of this term we are looking at measurement and lengths of things, using the key vocabulary of tall, taller, tallest, small, smaller, smallest, long, longer, longest, short, shorter and shortest. You will see some pictures of this as we we measured ourselves and other objects. Whilst out and about can the children spot anything that they could describe using these words.

 

English: This week we have introduced a new book: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. The children have been thinking about their senses as they describe what the country mouse can see, hear, smell, touch and taste.

 

Art/Design & Technology: Whilst Art week has not officially started until next week we are already ahead of ourselves.  The children had great fun building their homes. Some made tall towers, others are living in castles and some are living in a little cottage for a country mouse. The children have also started working with clay making their own hand model.  They will continue with both of these projects painting the homes and the hands next week.

 

If you have any further questions, please remember to use the yellow contact books in the first instance but we are always happy to speak to you at the end of the day too.

In Geography this week we have been creating our own houses using junk modelling. The children really enjoyed making their houses, some made little bungalows and some made huge mansions. We are really impressed with the houses they produced. Thank you for all the stuff you brought in. 
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In Religious Education this week we created our own class values based on the Parable of the Lost Son. We have been discussing as a class the hidden meanings from the Parable. From this we created our own values that we think we should use at school. As a class we came up with five values: Forgiveness, Kindness, Love, Hope and Joy. 

Year 1 Home Learning

Week beginning – Tuesday 8th October 2019.

 

Spellings: We are practicing the following spellings this week: Please encourage your children to sound out and write out the words with you. There, here, so, no.

 

Phonics: We are speeding through Phase 4 of the phonics scheme continuing with our tricky words, next week we will begin to introduce some Phase 5 sounds whilst continuing with our tricky words. To help with this phase, children can read to you the following words: think, thank, people, oh, their, their, fried, pie, tie, lie.

 

Maths: This week we are continuing with our number bonds and adding within 10. Encourage children to use their fingers adding numbers up to 10 e.g. 3 + 6 =   4 + 2 =   9 + 1 =. We are also looking at number greater than or less than a number. Please talk to your children about numbers greater than or less than using their crocodile hands.

 

REMINDER:

On week commencing 14th October the children will be making homes from recycled materials, e.g. shoe boxes, toilet rolls, silver foil, egg boxes etc. They will not be able to do this without your donations so could we please ask you to collect as many of these items as possible and give them to your child to bring in on Monday 14th . PLEASE NOTE THESE MUST BE ITEMS THAT CAN BE GLUED ON TO A BOX SO NO PLASTIC ITEMS.

 

If you have any further questions, please remember to use the yellow contact books in the first instance but we are always happy to speak to you at the end of the day too.

 

 

 

 

Art- Year 1 have been painting the trees for each season. As a class we have been talking about what colours we think of that represents each different season. The children had lots of fun painting their trees using cotton buds. We are very impressed by the artwork they produced.  

Year 1 are adapting so well to sitting at their tables for longer stretches as they have been concentrating on their Maths and writing producing some fabulous work. Well done!

Year 1 are adapting so well to sitting at their tables for longer stretches as they have been concentrating on their Maths and writing producing some fabulous work. Well done! 1
Year 1 are adapting so well to sitting at their tables for longer stretches as they have been concentrating on their Maths and writing producing some fabulous work. Well done! 2
Year 1 are adapting so well to sitting at their tables for longer stretches as they have been concentrating on their Maths and writing producing some fabulous work. Well done! 3
Year 1 are adapting so well to sitting at their tables for longer stretches as they have been concentrating on their Maths and writing producing some fabulous work. Well done! 4
Year 1 are adapting so well to sitting at their tables for longer stretches as they have been concentrating on their Maths and writing producing some fabulous work. Well done! 5
Year 1 are adapting so well to sitting at their tables for longer stretches as they have been concentrating on their Maths and writing producing some fabulous work. Well done! 6
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Week 5

 

Spellings: We are practicing the following spellings this week: Please encourage your children to sound out and write out the words with you. what, we, this that

 

Phonics: We are now stepping into Phase 4 of the phonics scheme where we focus on tricky words looking at words with adjacent consonants and vowels as we build them up, for example ten into tent. Children have been practising this in class by sounding out the words, playing matching word and picture games and experimenting with different sounds together. To help with this phase children can read to you the following words: do, when, out, what said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, when, out, what, this, that

 

Maths: This week we are continuing with our number bonds and adding within 10. Encourage children to use their fingers adding numbers up to 10 e.g. 3 + 6 =   4 + 2 =   9 + 1 =. In class the children have been experimenting with balancing out number sentences to 10, finding the matching number bond in a rainbow and solving number sentences.

 

English: We are continuing with our Winnie the Pooh theme, acting out a story, creating story maps and writing descriptive stories in a sequence inspired by the stories we have read and seen.The children had lots of fun acting out and performing their story to the class.

 

Geography: working on our maps of the local area the children acted as a human "bee-bot" as they gave each other directions on how to get from school to All Saints Church.  In the playground we thought about how to be safe crossing the road, looking left and right and discussed if landmarks were near or far. We had fun pretending to cross the road at the traffic lights making sure we were safe from passing cars.

 

In Music- The Year 1 classrooms have echoed this week with the sound of the xylophone. As the children enthusiastically learn how to play it. For the next few weeks the children will continue to learn to play our chosen tune ‘In the grove.’ 

 

In Art this week we have created leaf sculptures out of salt dough. Using leaves the children had fun collecting earlier on in the week. The children were given a piece of salt dough onto which they pressed their chosen leaf. They then cut out the shape of the leaf with a lolly stick. Once they were baked they had fun painting them different autumnal colours.

 

In PE we were training indoors working on our general fitness with star jumps, kicks and some fantastic press-ups.

Message regarding swimming:

 

Thank you for those of you who have put your names down to help with the swimming, we really appreciate it. It looks like we have most Thursday's covered but we do not have enough volunteers for Thursday 17th October so would appreciate it if some of you could make yourselves available. If you are available could you please let them know in the office.

 

Many thanks

Mrs Miller

Despite the blustery weather we have been busy this week in Year One.  

 

In Maths we have been examining 3D shapes and their properties. The children had fun making the shapes and counting how many faces, edges and vertices they have.

 

In English we have been exploring the A A Milne stories of Winnie the Pooh. The children have been introduced to the concept of nouns and adjectives and have used this to come up with lots of describing words for Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin, Eeyore and Tigger. They then turned these words into describing sentences.

 

In Science we have looked at the weather. The children have had fun using a wind gauge to measure the wind, they have asked the question: is it coming from the North, South, East or West? As scientist they will be doing this every day at the same time and then comparing the results.  They have also been recording the temperature and will be doing this daily.

 

In Geography we are continuing to look at local maps, next week we will be looking at directional language of left, right, near and far.

 

In Art the children have been introduced to the land art of Andy Goldsworthy. We will be using the leaves we have collected to create our own work inspired by his art. 

 

 

 

 

 

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It has been another full and busy week in Year One as we continue to explore our lovely outdoor play area. Thank you again in particular for the donation of our new play house which we will be able to adapt throughout the year to link in with our themes of “Crowborough and Beyond”. On this topic the children this week have progressed from the 3D maps they created last week to 2D maps using map symbols and images. We looked at examples of maps, atlases and even Google Maps and Google Earth where we were surprised that some children could already identify the UK and North Sea, this is something that we will be developing more up until Christmas.

 

In Maths we have continued to look at numbers exploring the vocabulary of most, fewer, greater than, smaller than and the same. We then moved on to recapping on our 2d shape knowledge. The children had fun making pictures out of 2d shapes, we had some houses, trees, rockets and even a couple of dumper trucks!

 

In English we have been discussing our summer holidays and role playing some of our favourite things we did whilst we were away.  It has been exciting to hear all about the wonderful places the children have visited and the fun times they have also had whilst at home in Crowborough.  The role play was fun to see, if you look at the photographs see if you can guess what they enjoyed doing over their summer. After the role play they then wrote a postcard about where they went.

 

In Science we are continuing on the theme of the Seasons and weather.  This week the children looked at what months are in each season and ordered the months of the year.

 

Art links in with our theme of “Crowborough and beyond” as we explored art inspired by the Ashdown Forest. We introduced the work of E. H. Shepherd who illustrated the A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh book series. The children were then introduced to their first sketch books which they will use throughout their journey at Fermor. Inspired by E. H. Shepherd’s illustrations and Winnie the Pooh character’s the children sketched and coloured their chosen character. We had many Poohs, Piglets, Tigger, Kangas, and Eeyores.

 

In PE we have been developing our eye co-ordination skills this week, by practising throwing a ball and catching it with either two hands or one. Further developing these skills as we practised aiming the ball into a target. We have been very impressed by the pupil’s skills with many of them hitting the target every time.

 

 

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Key Stage 1 have taken the decision to allow small toys or activity items to be brought to school to play with during the children's break time for a trial period.  These items must not be expensive or precious and good examples are a small note pad, yo-yo, or soft ball.  We have spoken to all the children about choosing appropriate items and reminded them to check with their parents that these toys are allowed to be brought in.  They MUST fit into a coat pocket and are not allowed to be taken out at any other time than their play times.  We have made it imperative that they are not allowed to get toys from other children's pockets.  We also made it clear that if anyone breaks the rules then the privilege will be removed from all.  Please support your child in making the right choice and speak to their teacher if you have any concerns or questions.

This term we are exploring our topic "Crowborough and beyond" where we investigate where we live and what is in our local area.  We started off this topic by creating familiar buildings of Crowborough out of lego and blocks and then developed this into a 3D map. Familiar landmarks include All Saints Church, the school, Morrisons, the War Memorial and the Railway Station.

 

In English we began the week with a tour of the school looking at all the posters we could find from Year One up to Year Six. We talked about what we thought they told us.  Then we created our own posters about how we could look after our school and our classroom, the pupils had lots of fantastic ideas.

 

In Maths we have been practising our numbers to 20, in particular we having been looking at how to spell the word. We have enjoyed using our Maths skills in our outdoor area searching for number pebbles in the sand and identifying what the number is and how we could spell that. We have also drawn number lines in chalk and played hopscotch.

 

In Science we have started our topic of the Seasons and weather. The children had fun sorting the seasons in order and talking about what they know and what they want to know about the seasons.

 

Year One have been busy exploring their new outside play area.  Thank you again for all the hard work, dedication and contributions towards developing this new area. We couldn't do this without you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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