Menu

Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School

Google Translate

Google Translate

Home Page

Sir Henry Fermor

Church of England Primary School

Tel: 01892 652405

Content Slideshow

Year 1 - 1H & 1M

Picture 1

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 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.

 

Geography/Dance: On Friday we will be having a Wales morning as part of our United Kingdom topic. The children will be learning some interesting new dance moves from a professional dancer from Wales. Pictures to follow

 

Art Exhibition: Please remember to come and look at the children's amazing Kandinski art work on Thursday afternoon. The children are very excited to show you what they have achieved.

 

 

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!

Celebrating Guy Fawkes Day with our amazing Firework Rockets! 1
Celebrating Guy Fawkes Day with our amazing Firework Rockets! 2
Celebrating Guy Fawkes Day with our amazing Firework Rockets! 3
Celebrating Guy Fawkes Day with our amazing Firework Rockets! 4
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.
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6

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.

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5

 

 

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. 
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
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
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 1
Picture 2

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4

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.

 

 

Picture 1
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11
Picture 12
Picture 13
Picture 14
Picture 15
Picture 16
Picture 17
Picture 18

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Picture 11
Picture 12
Top