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December 16
Autumn 2

How are we already at the end of Autumn? It has been another wonderful half term in Year One full of hard work and fun! 


In English we have been reading a fantastic story called Stick Man. We really enjoyed listening to the story and writing descriptions about the main character. We also have read lost of traditional tales which means we have had lots of chance to practice or writing skills. 


We’ve been practicing lots of number skills in Maths. We’ve been counting in 2s and 10s, ordering numbers and have worked really hard on addition and subtraction. 


In Science we’ve been learning about materials and YPC has been all about dressing up. It was lovely to see everyone in their favourite clothes for our entry point.


We’ve all worked so hard so a well deserved break is very much needed. We hope you all have a wonderful Break and a super Christmas! ​

December 15
Autumn 2 1H

We’re very nearly at the end of another wonderful half term in Year One. The class are making excellent progress, excitement has been building for both the end of the year and a well-deserved break.

Recently in English we’ve been reading a modern festive classic: Stick Man. We’ve enjoyed both the picture book and film adaptation then used them to help us practise our sentence writing skills. Also if you head to our Twitter page (twitter.com/Mr_Hodgkinson) you’ll see some lovely examples of writing taken during our ‘Dream Big’ week. A week in which we learnt about the amazing lives of inspirational people such as Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart.

In Maths, we’ve been continuing to develop our sense of number and doing lots of counting work. We’ve also spent some time this half term exploring shapes and measures. Science has seen us discovering about using materials practically and in YPC we’ve learnt about clothing over time.

Do continue to access the ‘working from home’ section of the intranet to keep the learning going at home, too. Check out Purple Mash on the intranet also; this is where any ‘remote learning’ will happen. Keep reading, keep counting!

Have a wonderful Winter Break and Christmas time. We’ll be seeing you back again soon!​

December 15
Class 1R Autumn 2

We can't believe we are at the end of another term. What a busy time we have had!
 
In Maths, we have been practising our number formation, counting forwards and backwards, simple addition and number bonds to 10. Make sure you keep practising writing your numbers and counting lots while you are at home. We have also been looking at 2d and 3d shape. We can identify and name most 2d shapes and some 3d shapes.
 
In English, we have continued to practise our writing skills and have read some lovely books, including Froggy Gets Dressed and Stick Man. The children have been working hard on improving their handwriting, capital letters and full stops. We have also continued to work hard on reading and spelling our sight words!  

 
 

In Science we have had the opportunity to understand how things around us change during Autumn and Winter. I wonder what changes we will see when we return in the New Year? We have also enjoyed looking at different kinds of animals and deciding which animal group they belong to and have been exploring everyday materials such as metal, plastic, wood and fabric.

 
 

In YPC, we have been looking at clothes through the ages. The children have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making their own Christmas wrist bands.
In P.E. we have enjoyed learning some football and gymnastic skills.
Amongst all this, we have spent the last few weeks preparing for our Christmas concert song. The performances were enjoyed by all of us and the children were fantastic.
Thank you as always for your continued support and I hope you all have a super break.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!
Mrs Ryan

 

December 09
Christmas is almost here!

We can't believe we are at the end of another term and what a busy one it has been.
 
In English, we have continued to practise our writing skills and have shared some wonderful books, including Froggy Gets Dressed and Stick Man. The children have been working hard on improving their handwriting, capital letters and full stops. We have also continued to work hard on reading and spelling those sight words!  
 
In Maths, we have focused on number formation, counting forwards and backwards, simple addition and number bonds to 10. Make sure you keep practising writing your numbers and counting lots. We have also been looking at 2d and 3d shape. We can identify and name most 2d shapes and some 3d shapes.

 

In Science we have had the opportunity to understand how things around us change during Autumn. I wonder what changes we will see when we return in the New Year? We have also enjoyed looking at different kinds of animals and decide which animal group they belong to and have been exploring everyday materials.

 

In YPC, we have been looking at clothes through the ages. The children have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making their own Christmas wrist bands.
Amongst all this, we have spent the last few weeks preparing for our Christmas song and creating many wonderful festive pieces of art work. The performances were enjoyed by all of us and the children were incredible.
 
Thank you as always for your continued support and we hope you all have a wonderful break.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!
Mrs Farmer and Mrs Wilson

 

November 09
Autumn 2 Year 1

We really appreciate any parental support that can be given at home through helping your child with basic number skills (counting and number bonds) and hearing them read regularly.

 

 

This half term we will be learning about:
 
English
We will be continuing to practise writing in sentences using a capital letter and full stop. We will be sequencing simple sentences to make a story.
In phonics we are learning the Phase 5 sounds and continuing to use all digraphs and trigraphs learned in our reading.
It is important to keep practising our cursive handwriting too.
 
Maths
We are counting, ordering and writing numbers to 50 and beyond and finding one more and one less than a number.
We are leaning to add and subtract numbers up to 20. 
We are counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and are practising our number bonds to 20.

 

Science

In Science we are learning about animal groups ( mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, fish and amphibians) and Everyday Materials

 

YPC

Our YPC topics are Dressing Up and Healthy Eating.

 

Computing

We are learning how to use Purple Mash and practising our keyboard skills.

 

P.E.

Our topics are Football and Gymnastics.

If your child wears earrings on P.E. days, there are three options:
 1) Send plasters in so that their ears are covered.
2) Children have plasters put on at home so that they are prepared for their P.E lesson.

3) Children do not wear their earrings on the day they have PE.​
October 21
Autumn 1 is at an end!

​Well what a busy and very different start to the year it has been! We have been so impressed by the mature attitude all the children have had when dealing with all of the changes in school.

In Maths we have been doing lots of lovely number activities, place value and addition. Our English work has all been about listening to stories, writing sentences and describing characters.

The seasons have changed and in Science we have been looking for signs of Autumn. It has been very exciting playing with conkers, acorns and creating our own Autumn colour palletes.

Our YPC topic was 'All about me' and we really enjoyed learning about how life has changed since our parents were small.

Forest school has been a real highlight of our week and Mr Jones has worked incredibly hard to create an amaxing outdoor learning space for us all.

After all that, we think it is definitely time for a break.

 

October 21
Autumn 1, where have you gone?

It has been a very strange first half term back at school but also one full of learning, smiles and fun.

We have been looking at lots of different stories in English such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gruffalo and We're Going on a Bear hunt. This gave us lots of opportunity to practice our writing skills. We have written character descriptions and letters which were fantastic.
 
In Maths we have been making sure we know all about numbers. We have been counting, representing numbers and have even started to add numbers together.

We have just started our brand new YPC topic all about dressing up. It was lovely to see you all in your favourite outfits. We looked at how school uniform has changed and designed our own school jumper.
 
Our science lessons have been about the body. We labelled body parts and thought about what each part helped us to do. We have started to move onto animals in science and have learnt about animals that are pets. We enjoyed hearing all about each other’s pets. 

 
Thank you for all your hard work this half term. I can't wait to see what Autumn 2 has in store! 

October 21
Autumn 1 1H

It has been a super start for our pupils in 1H. Many have settled in really well and are working very hard.

In our YPC lessons we began our ‘All About Me’ topic: we are looking at the things in our lives that make us who we are. We’ve been continuing this into Science too by learning about the body. We have also started our ‘Dressing Up’ topic. Recently, we’ve been exploring the various clothes worn by children and adults over the decades. Science and Forest School have also seen us discovering the signs of Autumn.

In English, we’ve been reading a range of popular tales from Goldilocks and the Three Bears to modern classics such as The Gruffalo. I was particularly impressed with some letter writing that the children have been doing. They are really beginning to understand what makes a super sentence!

In Maths, we’ve been developing our sense of number and doing lots of counting work. We’ve begun to explore the concept of addition through telling stories and using cubes/practical pieces.

 

Thank you to all parents who stuck with us during our self-isolation period; it really helped our children out on our return. Refer to the ‘working from home’ section of the intranet to keep the learning going at home, too. Don’t forget to follow twitter.com/Mr_Hodgkinson to catch what we’re up to in the classroom.

 

Have a super half-term break. We’ll see you again soon! 

October 20
Class 1R Autumn 1

​We have almost completed our first half term in Year 1 and what a busy one it's been!

We are all adjusting really well to the different routines we have in school now and Mrs Jones and I are really proud of all the children in 1R.

We have been working hard on our phonics over the past term and are becoming more confident in using our synthesis and segmentation skills in our reading and writing.

In Maths we have been counting, adding and subtracting and in Science we have been looking at seasonal change in the world around us.

We have just begun our new Dressing Up topic in YPC which we will be continuing after half term.

I hope you all have a lovely half term and I'll see you on November 2nd ready for some more great learning.

September 14
Autumn 1

We are really pleased to welcome back our pupils this week. If you have any questions related to the reopening of school, please see the ‘September opening of school’ area on the school website.

We really appreciate any parental support that can be given at home through helping your child with basic number skills and hearing them read regularly.

 

This half term we will be learning about:
 
English
Sequencing stories we have read.
Talking about books we enjoy.
Writing simple sentences and using capital letters and full stops.
 
Maths
Counting forwards and backwards to 100.
Recognising and writing numbers 1 - 20
Counting amounts to 20.
 
Science
Seasonal change
Animals
 
YPC
All about me
 
Computing
E safety
Keyboard skills
 
P.E.
Activity skills
Dance
 If your child wears earrings there are three options:
 1) Send plasters in so that their ears are covered.
2) Children have plasters put on at home so that they are prepared for their P.E lesson.
3) Children do not wear their earrings on the day they have PE.​

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