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Year 1 - 1H & 1M

Friday 26th June 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We hope you all had a lovely week and enjoyed the beautiful, hot weather too! Thank you to those who sent us in some amazing home learning this week. As always, we have enjoyed looking through all the photos and seeing what you've been up to, thank you for sharing them with us.

 

 

In school

It’s been a rather hot and sticky week in class so we’ve tried to conduct as many lessons outside as possible. This has included practising our phonics on chalk in the playground and calculating  

sharing equally with sticks, leaves and daisies. We had fun earlier in the week making our boomerangs then testing our throwing skills outside. Some of us were able to throw quite far but we were less successful in attempting to get them to return to us - we had fun trying though! We would also like to say a big thank you to Ruby's mum who supplied a lovely cool ice-lolly to all the children and year 1 staff on Thursday.  It had been a long and sweltering few days so they were very much appreciated.

 

The children have also created some fantastic birthday cards this week for a special resident of Crowborough.  Lily is a resident of Heatherview Care Home who turned 100 this week. The care home called out to the local community to help make her day memorable and Year 1 answered the call.  Thank you Amber's mum for alerting us to this, full details and some lovely pictures of the children should be in this week's school newsletter

 

English

The week began with a recap of capital letters and full stops. Well done to those who correctly used full stops and capital letters to complete the sentences. This week we also introduced the first part of the book ‘Are we there yet?’ by Alison Lester. We can see that lots of you have had fun comparing your own holidays or days out to the journey in the story. It has been so wonderful to see how hard many of you have been working on all the tasks we have set this week.

 

Phonics and Reading

This week we've been revisiting and recapping on all our phase 5 phonics, practising blending with the numerous online activities that we have available.  We have also been looking at the Year One suffixes with a variety of worksheets to help them. Well done for all of you at school and at home who are keeping up with your phonics and reading.  For those of you who are struggling with reading and who have inevitably read the books we supplied you in March numerous times we do recommend you try the following website for some good free online reading material, if you want any further advise on what level of books your child should be reading please contact your class teacher on the usual Year 1 email address.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/library-page?login-error=true

 

Maths

This week has been all about division. We started the week by recapping finding a half and finding a quarter by cutting an object into 2 or 4 equal pieces. We ended the week with a recap of sharing different numbers equally. Afterwards we used our knowledge to work out some problem solving questions. Well done to those of you who had a go at the challenge questions.

 

Other

We hope you have enjoyed the creative activities this week? Thank you all for the pictures you sent us of your brilliant boomerangs you have made. Keep an eye for next weeks art as Mrs Oram takes you through how to make a didgeridoo. There has also been some great sorting of the Australian animals and some very informative posters. Well done.

 

 

Thank you all for the home learning you have been doing this week.

From the year 1 team

 

Friday 19th June 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We hope that you have all had a great and productive week? Thank you to those who sent us in work this week, we really appreciate all the time and effort spent supporting your children in their learning at this difficult time.

 

 

In school:

In class our bubbles have been busy keeping up with you guys at home. They’ve been working on their 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and will keep on practising next week. They have also read Possum Magic completing the story map and creating their own Australian animal describing what the animal was like with adjectives and verbs. They really enjoyed looking at the Australian landmarks and we imagined visiting Uluru and watching it change colour as the earth moved around the sun.

 

We are very fortunate in our Year 1 bubbles to have the Musical talent of Mr Novkovic who runs a music lesson for us every Thursday afternoon. We have all the bubbles sitting in separate parts of the hall practising our hymns and learning about Australian music. This week he demonstrated the look and sound of a didgeridoo, which was very unique, the children absolutely loved it!

 

English

This week we introduced the book ‘Possum magic’ by Mem fox. We can see that lots of you have had fun with the possum theme. We have been very impressed with the standard of written English this week, your stories have been written so magically and were a joy to read.

 

Phonics

It has been a busy week re-capping our tricky words. Thank you those of you working from home who have sent back some of the booklets, we’re glad you have enjoyed it. The children back in class have been working on them too, they’ve found some of the words easy but some of them “tricky” funnily enough!

 

Maths

This week has been all about multiplication. We started the week by recapping our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We ended the week with a recap of doubling, grouping and problem solving. Well done to those of you who had a go at the challenge questions.

 

Other

Thank you for your brilliant Fathers day cards this week. We hope your Fathers/ step Fathers/ Granddad’s/ Godfathers, enjoy getting them on Sunday. Keep an eye for next weeks Art lesson as Mrs Oram takes you through how to make a boomerang.

 

 

Thank you for the amazing home learning you have been doing this week and thank you for sharing your work with us.

From the year 1 team

 

Friday 12th June

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We hope that you have had a great week despite the miserable wet weather we have been having. It was lovely to welcome more children in class for three days, they have all adapted very well to their new classes and 1H and 1M children have mixed very well and seem to be really happy to see everyone. Next week we will be increasing our days to 4 (Monday to Thursday).

 

Thank you to those who have sent us in your learning from home, we love to see all the amazing work you are continuing to do.

 

 

English and Phonics

It looks like many of you have enjoyed the animal poems. We’ve had some great describing sentences recounting adjectives and verbs to describe the animals. Well done for all the extra work we can see that many of you are putting into your phonics.  We are assessing the children in class and have been delighted with those who have been clearly following the phonics videos and completing the worksheets. We can see without doubt a direct result of this in their improved reading and writing.

 

Maths

This week we started by recapping 2D and 3D shapes. We have seen lots of you going on shape hunts finding 2D and 3D shapes in your houses and in your gardens. We ended the week with a recap of place value, well done to those of you who used objects around you to help you work out the answers.

 

Other

Thank you for your animal aboriginal pictures this week, the creativity with colour and skill with creating the dots have been brilliant.  We have loved seeing them.

 

Thank you for the amazing home learning you have been doing this week and thank you for sharing your work with us.

From the year 1 team

Friday 5th June 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Welcome to Term 6. On Thursday we saw the first tentative steps towards some of the children returning to class. We had two groups or “bubbles” which we have named Koalas and Emus, going along with this term’s Australian topic. The children were amazing yesterday and adapted to the new regime with such resilience and positivity. Needless to say we will continue to post home learning in the usual manner and the Koalas and Emus will be using this as the basis for their school learning.

Thank you to those who have sent us in your learning from home, we love to see all the amazing work you are continuing to do.

 

English and Phonics

It’s been a full and varied week with lots of English and phonics work flooding in, we have loved seeing all the crazy alien names you have been coming up with - very creative! It has been lovely to see how hard many of you have been working to keep up with your phonic practise. Thank you also for those of you who have worked on the days of the week and the diaries, that has certainly been a challenge during lockdown!

 

 

Maths

This week we have been recapping number bonds to 10 and 20. The week began with a numicon recap of number bonds to 10 then to 20 by the end of the week. It has been brilliant to see how many of you have a firm grasp of number bonds to 10 and 20 and how you were able to use your knowledge to work out addition problem solving questions.  

 

Other

 Thank you for your lovely flag pictures. The colours and the drawings on them have been brilliant. We hope you enjoyed learning a little about the amazing country of Australia, and are excited to learn some more over the coming weeks.

 

Thank you for the amazing home learning you have been doing this week and thank you for sharing your work with us.

From the year 1 team

Friday 22nd May 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

What a sunny week we have had to end Term 5 with. Once again in this newsletter, we want to extend our thanks for all your support this term. We can see from the photos you have sent in over the past 5 weeks that so many of you have gone over and above what we could have hoped for in your home learning.

 

English and Phonics

It’s been a full and varied week with the work that we have seen from many of you. We have enjoyed reading your Ronald the Rhino thought bubbles and comprehension and have loved your African animal rhyming words and poems. In phonics we can see you have enjoyed the worksheets and online activities, we will continue with more of these next term. Looking ahead to next term we will be having a look at poems and books with the theme of Australia.

 

Maths

It was quite a refreshing topic this week in maths where we have been practising telling time to the hour and to the half past. Well done for remembering the names of the clock hands and that one hand needs to be longer than the other. The week ended with a journal of what you get up to at different times of the day. We really enjoyed reading your journals, some of you get up to quite exciting things during the day! Looking ahead to next term, we will have a recap of all the topics we have covered in maths this year.

 

Other

We have been really impressed with many of you who have embraced the African topic this term and in particular the fascinating Maasai people, well done all of you who have completed these activities. Well done to many of you who have had a go at making a Maasai necklace. We have really enjoyed seeing you wearing your creations as you had a go at dancing like a Maasai Worior.

 

We really appreciate all the work that has been put in and have enjoyed seeing the learning that is taking place this term! We wish you a happy and restful half term break!

From the year 1 team

Thursday 14th May 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Happy Friday year 1! We do hope you have had a wonderful week and enjoyed your bank holiday 3-Day weekend. Can we first say thank you to those who sent us in pictures of how you celebrated VE day it brought a smile to our faces seeing what you got up to.

Once again we are all so very pleased that you are all getting so much home learning done and sending us so many examples. So thank you to all the parents and carers for their continuing effort and support.

 

English and Phonics

Thank you for the book reviews and film reviews which you have been completing for The Lion King.  We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the story and many of you have sat down and watched the film. It has been brilliant to read about your favourite, and not so favourite, parts of the story.  Well done also for those of you who are completing the phonics worksheets, it is really important for the children to keep up with their phonics practise as the screening may still be a feature of their Year Two studies so it will not stop once they have left Year One. Looking ahead we will be examining rhyming sounds in English and phonics and creating our own African themed poetry.

 

Maths

Well done for surviving a particularly hard topic this week in maths as we began to learn about fractions. We have received great work on this from finding a half of different objects to finding a quarter of a number. Well done for using your prior knowledge of sharing into equal groups to help you solve all the number sentences you have looked at this week.

 

Other

Thank you to those who sent us in pictures of your African Sunset paintings they look fantastic. It’s great to see you all continuing to be so creative at home. If you have not made one yet this week, we would love to see them next week. Some of you had a go at the Science this week, which was about drawing an African tree and an English tree. Well done for clearly labelling parts of your trees using scientific vocabulary. Some of you even went onto creating brilliant Venn diagram to compare your trees. Great work Year 1!

 

Thank you for the amazing home learning you have been doing this week and thank you for sharing your work with us.

From the Year 1 team.

Thursday 7th May 

 

Dear Parents and Carers 

 

We hope that you and your families are enjoying the four-day working week. On this sunny week we began our African theme, we really hope you enjoyed making the African masks and had a go at making and playing a Bongo drum?

On Friday as some of you may know it is VE Day, we have uploaded a VE day activity grid of a few ideas you could do at home. We would love to see how your family celebrated it so please do send us in some pictures.

 

English

Well done everyone who has been sending in some amazing African themed traditional tales, we have been so impressed with your creativity. You are all doing so well on suffixes and we can see lots of words ending in -ed, -ing and -er in your own writing. Looking ahead next week will be looking at prefixes.

 

Maths

We have been so impressed by the hard work you have been doing in maths this week. Lots of you have used your mathematical skills to work out how to share different numbers of objects into equal groups. This new knowledge will come in handy as we next week we will be learning all about splitting things into halves and quarters.

 

Other

We can see that lots of you have had fun with the African themed Geography activities this week. Well done to everyone who had a go at imagining that you are in Africa and writing about what you could hear, see or smell. We enjoyed reading them, as some of them were very imaginative. Thank you to those who sent us in your labelled maps of Africa we can’t wait to see how the rest of you are getting along with them.

 

We have all been so impressed that you are continuing to show so much effort with your learning and we love seeing all the products of your hard work- so thank you.

We hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

From the year 1 team

Our news

 

We thought you would like to know how we have all been getting on since we were all in school so here is a little snippet into our lives away from school:

Hello Year One and Happy Friday.

 

I hope you are all still staying safe at home. This week we have been doing lots of art, my children have an art club they still can do so it's been something to occupy us all. 

 

Here is some of their artwork. For the gumball machine (taking inspiration from American artist Wayne Thiebaud) we used a carrot and a milk bottle top to make prints with different colours. They also made some colourful and sparkly bugs and some fish puppets. Maybe you could try some of these at home too? 

 

Apart from that lots of dog walking with George and a spot of baking, I think you all know that Mrs Brown loves the cake! Missing you all very much and hope you're all helping your grown ups at home. See you soon, keep reading!! 

 

Mrs B 

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Hello Year One!

 

I am missing your little happy faces and hope you and your families are well.

It looks like you’ve all been doing some fabulous home learning and working hard, which is great!

I have been eating lots of chocolate over the Easter holidays (maybe as much as I weigh) but I have been cooking lots too.

Here is a picture of some of the yummy recipes I have made.  There is pulled pork and apple with veggie couscous, a pasta bake and a banoffee  pie (it was super yummy!)

I have also been working on a special project that we hope to share with you soon.

Until next time, stay safe and smile.

 

Miss Bawcombe

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Hello Year 1

Hope you are all well and managing to keep busy during this time. I am really missing you but I know you are all doing a fantastic job keeping up with your school work and being good at home. I have loved seeing all the photos you are sending me of your work or other interesting creative things you have been up to. Some of you have even sent me videos which have really cheered me up. We’ve been particularly busy in the Miller household this week with two birthdays. Piglet as you can see has particularly enjoyed making – and eating – some brownies for Fraser’s birthday!

All my love

Mrs Miller

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Hello year 1 

I hope you and your family are keeping well and safe at home. 

 

Winnie the Pooh and I have been keeping busy this week.  Every day we go on a walk near where  Miss Heilbron lives. On our walks we have spotted lots of Hope Rainbows, on houses walls, hung on windows in trees and even drawn on the pavements. Have you seen any Hope Rainbows on your walks?

 Do hang up your Hope Rainbows so that everyone can see them and please send Winnie the Pooh a photo of them.  

 

I have been showing Winnie the Pool all the amazing learning that you are doing at home so please keep sending us the pictures of what you are up to. 

 

All my love 

Miss Heilbron and Winnie the Pooh

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Friday 1st May 

Dear parents and Carers 

 

Well done for surviving another week, we hope you have enjoyed this weeks activities.

Year 1 would like to say another huge thank you for all the amazing work your children have been doing at home, it has really made us smile seeing how hard you are working.

We would also like to thank you for your continued support and positivity during this time!

 

English

We have been very impressed with the standard of written English this week, thank you to those children especially who struggle with creative writing. As we have said before the more you read the larger your vocabulary will become and the more imaginative ideas you can borrow from these stories. Using the story map method is also another great way to help children explore their imagination and is especially useful for those with less confidence in writing.

 

Maths

We started this week recapping counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We then went onto doubling and making equal groups. It has been wonderful to see so many of you completing these activities and finding doubling easy. Finally we finished with adding equal groups, we saw many of you practising grouping different objects you have at home to work out the answers. This knowledge will help us as we move onto division next week.

 

Other

We seem to have some scientists in the making this week as we learnt about Animal grouping. Many of you have had fun with the activities where you had to sort animals out into groups. We especially loved how some of you decided to sort out your own toy animals out into groups.

 

Again, thank you for all you are doing and continue to do in these times! We are very proud of 1H and 1M and love hearing about what you get up to!

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

From the year 1 team

Friday 24th April

 

Welcome back everyone to term 5, virtual style!! We hope you and your families managed to have a restful Easter break in the glorious sunshine we have been having, long may it continue!!

 

We would like to start this week’s newsletter with a MASSIVE thank you for all the supportive messages and feedback about the learning, we particularly note that the children have been enjoying our daily story telling, this is something that we have all enjoyed doing so watch out next week for our follow up stories! We have been so proud of the photos that have been uploaded and for all the fabulous work we have had the pleasure of viewing! We are all so impressed with the effort that has gone in this week and appreciate all the juggling of time and support you are giving to your children, well done everyone!

 

English

As you know, our main focus this week was Neil Armstrong which followed on nicely from last term where we were learning about significant people in history. We have had lovely work on reading comprehension, sentences with the suffix –ing and wonderful letters to Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.  This kind of writing task always highlights to us how good you all are at forming sentences correctly with capital letters and full stops, you are now writing on the line and with finger spacing between each word and some of the descriptive language you are now using is amazing and surely makes you think how far you have come this year.

 

Maths

We started the week looking at direction, with the children concentrating on left and right, half, whole, quarter and three quarter turn.  We can see from the work that has been returned how much the children have enjoyed this and are now mastering what for some can be quite a tricky concept.

 

Other

Thank you for all brilliant rockets (and for one robot) that you have made, wow you are a creative bunch.  It is good also to see the budding historians who have been researching more into Neil Armstrong, if we had had more time on this subject who knows what other amazing things the children would have been able to produce.  Next week we will concentrate on Science as our other topic (something that I’m sure you will all enjoy and explore with this glorious sunshine and on your daily walks) and Music as our creative subject.

 

Again, thank you for all you are doing and continue to do in these times! We are very proud of 1M and 1H and love hearing about what you get up to! Have a lovely weekend, from the year 1 team!

 

Monday 20th April 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you are well and have had a good Easter break.

Welcome back to Term 5!  

The learning that we have planned has the overall title of "Around the World" which will run throughout both terms 5 and 6 and we hope your children will find it exciting and motivating as the theme unfolds.  We may all be stuck indoors but hopefully this will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to explore the wider world and dream of all the new places, people and animals that are out there to be discovered when all this is over. Our aim with this learning if for it to be an accessible, flexible and coherent way of learning for the foreseeable future.

Each Monday you will receive an email like this to inform you of the lessons for the week ahead. You will find all of the lessons on our Year One Class Page. You will need to click on the yellow star Extraordinary Home Learning and from there you will see icons for the individual subjects.

We will provide you with 4 sessions in each area of EnglishMaths and Phonics. In addition there is a storytelling icon which will have a daily (Monday – Friday) video from one of the Year One teachers or TAs. At the end of the story there will be a question for the children to ask about what they have listened to, this is an important step into guided reading and comprehension which the children will be participating in more in Year 2 so this is a golden opportunity for them to engage and begin to question stories they are listening to or reading themselves. We have designed the lessons so that the 5th session for English, Maths and Phonics is more flexible and provides the opportunity to return to activities to finish them off or consolidate the learning from that week.

For each day’s core lesson there are a number of activities for the children.  It is up to you how much of these activities you are able to do with the children but as a rough guide our expectations are as follows:

1 activity is considered a basic level or "working towards" the expected Year 1 standard

2 activities are working at the expected standard

3 or more activities are a challenge level, working "beyond expectations"

Your children may want to try one of the activities and move on to a challenge, or move back to reinforce the learning.

In addition to these core subjects you will also find icons for additional subjects, in this section we will be sending you, a science OR history & geography lesson once a week, a weekly creative curriculum subject plus weekly Religious Education. There are also opportunities to spend time on developing their handwriting with handwriting sheets and activities found under the additional activities icon.  You will also find an icon for Forest School with a chart full of fun ideas for the children to participate either in their gardens on when they are on their daily walk.

Each session will have optional activities for those of you who are not able to print sheets or are sharing technology or do not have access to the internet.  Please remember if there is anything you are not able to access or do not understand please email your question on the Year One dedicated email and we will be around during the daytime to get back to you.  If we are unable to find the answer to a technical problem we will know someone who does!

 

For those of you who like structure we have downloaded a Suggested Structure timetable that you may find useful (this can be found on the Learning Overview icon). You are under no obligation to follow this timetable but we know from feedback that some of really find it helpful.

 

Week 1 Learning

English

This week we are finishing off our exploration into Space which we were unable to finish last term, the children will be looking at a new book and predicting what they think it will be about. They will also be answering comprehension questions on a text and practising words ending in –ing. At the end of the week they will be writing a letter to Piglet or Pooh describing their trip to the moon. There will be a PowerPoint and video to support this learning. (There has been some technical difficulties with the video which we are still trying to rectify so if we are unable to download the video please click on the lesson 1 book text PDF and read the text to your child instead).

Phonics

This week we are revising some phase 5 sounds. The children will need to access Phonics plays (details of the link will be on the lesson plan on our website).  They will also be practising writing words with those sounds and writing sentences dictated to them by you.

Storytime

This week starts off with Mrs Brown reading The Pig’s Knickers – can children answer the question at the bottom of the video?

Maths

This week in Maths we are continuing our topic of exploration into space in particular learning about position and direction, which will help us to direct our spaceship into outer space. The children will be learning about whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns. Each lesson has a PowerPoint or a ‘YouTube’ video to watch that will help to introduce the lesson. 

History

This week we are completing our work and learning of Space and therefore the amazing achievements of Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut. There are 3 levelled activities, you can choose to just complete 1, or work through 2 or all of them. There is a PowerPoint of information and a link to follow to BBC Bitesize to help the children.

Art

In Art this week Pupils will be learning about how to make a ‘rocket loo roll’. On the website will be a step by step guide about how to make one. Please send us in a picture of your finished rocket.

RE

In Religious Education this week we will be learning about the Parable of the Lost sheep.

 


Week 1 Work to be marked

Where possible we would like you to please send in at least 5 pieces of work so that we can see how you are doing. You can do this in one email before Friday 1pm or as you do them throughout the week.

The pieces that we would like are:

  • Two English pieces: The letter to Piglet or Pooh and the –ing activity.
  • Two maths pieces: The turning activities for lesson 3 and 4.
  • One History piece: Their pictures of 2 things Neil Armstrong did during his life.

We can't wait to see your completed work but please remember that if you have any problems with this or any other issues do not hesitate to let us know, we are here to help.

Happy Learning!

 

Best wishes from the Year 1 team!

Mrs Miller, Miss Heilbron, Mrs King

Mrs Brown, Miss Bawcombe.

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

We all hope you are now starting to find you rhythm with home learning and are starting to find a manageable balance with school obligations, work obligations and most importantly family obligations.

 

Thank you to those who are continuing to send us pictures of your child's work. It really is wonderful to see the amazing things that you are all doing at home whether it’s the work we sent in your packs or other exciting extra curricular activites which many of you have been undertaking this week. We wanted to highlight a few things in particular:

 

Maths- We have noticed many of you working hard with your Maths. It has been great to see that pupils are becoming enthusiastic about their Maths and wanting to get stuck into a Maths problem.

 

English – Many of you are working away on your diaries, we are so pleased to see you remembering your punctuations and spelling, and have loved reading about what you have been up to. We want to particularly mention the amazing handwriting that you are doing, I hope your parents and carers are as proud of you as we are.

 

Phonics – There has been a lot of phonics work going on this week, your sound buttons are spot on, keep practising as this will help you with your reading.

 

 

For the next two weeks we will now technically be on our Easter holidays but we are very conscious that many of you have requested some activities to help to support you over this period.  Therefore we have uploaded on our class page some Easter activities and ideas for the children. All of this is entirely optional but if you do some of these please remember to take a picture and send it to us in the normal way as we would love to see what everyone is up to.

 

From the beginning of next Term we will be sending out weekly home learning for you to complete as and when it is possible considering your family situation.  This will be sent out every Friday prior to the week’s learning and we would like you to continue to send what you can back to us.

 

If you have any queries please email us on our Year One email address, remembering to put 1H or 1M on the subject section as usual.

 

We hope you have a safe and restful Easter.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs Miller and Miss Heilbron

 

Our news

 

We thought you would like to know how we have all been getting on since we were all in school so here is a little snippet into our lives away from school:

Dear Year 1 

I am really missing teaching you all but I am very lucky that Winnie the Pooh has come to live with me.  I have made up a bed for him and set a place at the table. He has been very well behaved and watches me as I plan the lessons for you to do at your home.  Every day we go for a little walk together near my home. We both love looking for the daffodils that are now in bloom. Have you seen any daffodils on your walks? I would love you to draw some for me and tell me where you saw them.

 

It is wonderful to see all the amazing learning that you are doing at home so please keep sending in the pictures of what you are up to and I can show them to Winnie the Pooh.

Stay safe

Love 

Miss Heilbron and Winnie the Pooh

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Hello lovely year one!  

 

I hope you are all having a lovely time doing your learning at home. I am missing you lots!

This week, I have been doing lots of cleaning (boring!) and cooking some tasty new recipes that I have found on the internet, like this yummy Cannelloni.

I hope you’ve been reading lots at home.  I’ve been reading some lovely children’s books this week to my little boy and I would highly recommend ‘No-bot, the robot with no bottom’ by Sue Hendra - it’s very funny!

Keep up the good work everyone,

 

Miss Bawcombe

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Dear Year One

 

How are you all? I've been very busy whilst we have been off doing lots of weeding in my garden with Florence. We've planted some bulbs that we are looking forward to watching grow. We also cleaned all the windows, and Florence climbed the ladder...with daddy's help!.

 

lots of love

Mrs King

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Hello Year One, Mrs Brown here. I do hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well at home. I'm missing you all lots but have been keeping busy with my own family this week. We have been reading (not every day but shh don't tell anyone!) doing a little bit of maths and writing and lots of art. Here is Maisy practising her gymnastics in the garden. 

 

love

Mrs Brown

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Dear Year One

 

How are you all? I am really missing you but I know that you are all being good at home and staying safe.  I've had a busy week planning things for you to do at home, I have loved seeing all the work that has been sent in so far, keep it up! This week I have been spending more time with my own family and Piglet came home with me.  I needed to wash him first because like all of us he is keeping clean and washing his hands, unfortunately the bath wasn't good enough and I had to go for more drastic measures as you will see in the photo!  Once clean he then played a game of monopoly with all the Millers, unfortunately Mr Miller won this round but we'll try again another day.

 

Love 

Mrs Miller

 

 

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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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for this week.

 

Dear God

We thank you for this new day and the basic things we have,

Open our hearts and minds to be with those who need our help and support at this time,

We pray in gratitude to those who are helping us through this tough time.

We give thanks for their continued work in the service of the people. We ask you to bless them, strengthen them and guide them with your goodness.

We ask you to guide our leaders, that they may make the right decisions for the wellbeing of people.

We are thankful to our parents who are doing a great job teaching us and looking after us during this difficult time.

Bless them and keep them safe,

In the knowledge of your love.

Amen

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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