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Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 1, access the resources linked to Key Stage 1.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 1 Class Blog

Week beginning Monday 22nd June.

Hi everyone, I have had a very busy week, I have been working in school with Miss Burnikell and I have enjoyed every minute. However, it isn’t the same without all of you making me laugh and, I am really missing your company!

This week in maths we are looking at Addition and Subtraction: Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20 including 0.

Reading:

Answer the questions below.

Our phonics programme is Read Write Inc. Every day there is a new phonics lesson to watch and complete on their website.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

In addition, you can view and read all of the children’s reading books through the oxford owl website. The children should begin by reading the colour reading book, which is the same as what they read in school.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-5-6-year-1/

Additional Activities: https://www.purplemash.com/Farringdon

I have set tasks for all children in year 1 to complete Science activities about animals on Purple Mash in the 2Do section. We are looking at different types of animals as well as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  Once complete they should save the work for their teacher to mark.

Stay safe everyone and have fun.

From Mrs Bewick and Mrs Stamper.

Year 1 Class Blog –Monday 22th June 2020

Hi Year 1,

This week, we are getting very excited for the return of some children to school. We have been busy preparing the classrooms and the school building for you to return safely. There will be a few changes to how we work in school but we will show you these, when you come back. Our keyworker children have already been practising social distancing and they truly are FANTASTIC at it!

I have attached a copy of our class timetable so if you are not coming back you may like to follow us at home, if you can. Please let us know if you have any questions and keep sending in your photographs of the home learning you have been working on.

Further resources and links to access are listed below for you. Remember to be good for your grown-ups, have fun, be kind and stay safe!

Lots of Love

Mrs Stamper, Mrs Charlton, Mrs Bewick and Miss Burnicle

P.S. Please make sure you are practising your phonics and reading skills every day… Read!, Read!, Read! Remember!!!!

Below is some work, which we would be learning in school, have a go!

Remember to try and write numbers and letters neatly.

Maths

In addition to the work listed below, children should be practising mental maths work for 10 minutes every day. Here are a list of activities to keep their skills active.

  • Counting to 100 every day from 0
  • Choose a number between 0 and 100 and say what is 1 more or 1 less
  • Count forwards from any given number (E.g. adult says 35 and child must continue counting forwards) Start between 0-20, then move up to 50 and finally up to 100.
  • Count backwards from any given number (E.g. adult says 55 and child must continue counting backwards) Start between 0-20, then move up to 50 and finally up to 100.
  • Count in 2’s every day up to 26
  • Count in 5’s every day up to 60
  • Count in 10’s every day up to 120

If you are feeling great about this already, carry on with the plan below.

Reading and Writing:

Our phonics programme is Read Write Inc. Every day there is a new phonics lesson to watch and complete on their website. This week the lessons for writing are also starting. In school we are going to follow this plan to help us read and write as much as possible. Make sure you follow the plan for the reading book colour that you were following in school.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

In addition, you can view and read all of the children’s reading books through the oxford owl website. The children should begin by reading the colour reading book, which is the same as what they read in school.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-5-6-year-1/

Once you have practised, make sure you show your grown-up how to check your success!

  • Capital Letter              
  • Letters on the line      
  • Finger spaces              
  • Full stop                        
  • Does it make sense? 

Science:

This week in science we would have been learning categorising animals. The three lessons are on the timetable above and you can find a link to the resources below.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-sc-029-planit-science-year-1-animals-including-humans-unit-pack

Additional Activities:

https://www.purplemash.com/Farringdon

All children were given their username and password. If you need a copy please email us and we will send you the details. There are tasks for the children to complete in the 2Do section. Once complete they should save the work for their teacher to mark.

Year 1 Class Blog

Monday 8th June 2020.

Hi everyone, I have had a very busy week, I have been working in school and I have enjoyed every minute. However, it isn’t the same without all of you making me laugh and, I am really missing your company!

This week in maths we are looking at multiplication and division.

Count in 2’s every day up to 26

Count in 5’s every day up to 60

Count in 10’s every day up to 120

This will help you to solve multiplication and division number or word problems.

Fill in the missing number:

0 _ 1 _ 3 _ 5 _ 7 _ 9 _ 11 _ 13 _ 15 _ 17 _ 19 _ 21 _ 23 _ .

2+2+2= 6 this is the same as 2×3= or 3×2=.  How many number sentences can you make?

2×2=, 1×2=, 2×4=, 3×5=, 4×5=, 6×5=.

Can you solve these one-step problems involving multiplication and division below?

Reading:

Our phonics programme is Read Write Inc. Every day there is a new phonics lesson to watch and complete on their website.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

In addition, you can view and read all of the children’s reading books through the oxford owl website. The children should begin by reading the colour reading book, which is the same as what they read in school.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-5-6-year-1/

Additional Activities:

https://www.purplemash.com/Farringdon

I have set tasks for all children in year 1 to write a story on Purple Mash in the 2Do section. I have also set science tasks, these are about healthy eating and looking after plants. Once complete they should save the work for their teacher to mark.

Stay safe everyone and have fun.

From Mrs Bewick and Mrs Stamper.

Monday 1st June 2020.

Hi Year 1,

I can not believe another week of lockdown has passed us by. Have you all enjoyed the glorious weather over half term? This week, I have been working hard in the garden of our new house. We have had to do a lot of digging and Adam has realised this is not a job he particularly enjoys! Thankfully, it is nearly ready to have the new grass and paving put down. As we enter, what would have been our final term in Year 1 our science would have involved looking at animals. I was shocked yesterday, when a HUGE bird was hovering directly above my head. It stayed there for ages (I think it was looking for something to eat!) I took a photograph and Mr Stamper identified the unusual bird. I’m setting you a challenge to try and identify it. Email your answer in, if you can!

Some of you have been sending in some lovely photographs of what you have been getting up to at home! I noticed that Lucy has lost her tooth! You can email photographs to school for the website, and your teachers and friends can see them! We love to see you having fun and doing your best to complete school work!

I have also heard that some of you are going to be coming back into school soon, which is very exciting! (I can’t wait to see you!). There will be some changes to our daily routines, Mrs McDermott and Mrs Matthews have been working hard, trying to organise school for everyone. All of your teachers are busy preparing our new socially distanced classrooms and planning out activities, that we can do. We are looking forward to getting you safely settled in, to your new routines and I am sure you will continue to make us so proud of you all!

Until then, remember to be good for your grown-ups, have fun, be kind and stay safe!

Lots of Love

Mrs Stamper, Mrs Charlton, Mrs Bewick and Miss Burnicle

P.S. We have put together some activities for you to try this week. Please make sure you are practising your phonics and reading skills every day… Read!, Read!, Read! Remember!!!!

Below is some work, which we would be learning in school, have a go!

Remember to try and write numbers and letters neatly.

Maths

In addition to the work listed below, children should be practising mental maths work for 10 minutes every day. Here are a list of activities to keep their skills active.

  • Counting to 100 every day from 0
  • Choose a number between 0 and 100 and say what is 1 more or 1 less
  • Count forwards from any given number (E.g. adult says 35 and child must continue counting forwards) Start between 0-20, then move up to 50 and finally up to 100.
  • Count backwards from any given number (E.g. adult says 55 and child must continue counting backwards) Start between 0-20, then move up to 50 and finally up to 100.
  • Count in 2’s every day up to 26
  • Count in 5’s every day up to 60
  • Count in 10’s every day up to 120

This is a link to the PowerPoint show to help you.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-7132-telling-the-time-powerpoint

There are some practise activities on this link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2544952-oclock-and-half-past-activity-sheets

Reading:

Our phonics programme is Read Write Inc. Every day there is a new phonics lesson to watch and complete on their website.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

In addition, you can view and read all of the children’s reading books through the oxford owl website. The children should begin by reading the colour reading book, which is the same as what they read in school.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-5-6-year-1/

Writing: To write a setting description from The Wind in The Willows

If we had been in school, we would have been reading The Wind in the Willows.

This is one of my favourite stories and you can watch it on you tube if you haven’t got a copy at home

Last time I asked you to write a character description using some fantastic adjectives! This week you should try and use all those skills to write a description from one of the attached ideas.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-8624-story-settings-description-writing-frames

Here is a power point to help you further:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4598-story-setting-powerpoint

Once you have practised, make sure you show your grown-up how to check your success!

  • Capital Letter              
  • Letters on the line      
  • Finger spaces              
  • Full stop                        
  • Does it make sense? 

Science:

This week in science we would have been learning about healthy eating! The link below takes you to a PowerPoint story of The Enormous Turnip!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-7965-the-enormous-turnip-story-powerpoint

Here are some recipes for some healthy food choices. Complete the comprehension activity and then why not try and make one?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526499-ks1-greek-salad-healthy-recipe-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity

Additional Activities:

https://www.purplemash.com/Farringdon

All children were given their username and password. If you need a copy please email us and we will send you the details. There are tasks for the children to complete in the 2Do section. Once complete they should save the work for their teacher to mark.

Hello everyone in year 1.

I am missing you all very much and I hope you are all well and keeping busy.

This week, I did some baking with my Jaxson this week.

I have put some photographs of Jaxson making a ham and egg pie.  What I want you to do is have a go at putting the pictures in order then writing some instructions to match the pictures. I hope you will accept my challenge and bring your work into school when we are all back together. Please don’t worry if you can’t download the pictures, just write what Jaxson is doing in each picture you have ordered.

For maths I would like you to have a try at working with measures.

For those of you whom like a challenge, try the problems below too.

You can also go onto Classroom Secrets where there are many free activities on all maths topics. An adult may need to read the questions to you.

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/compare-mass-year-1-weight-and-volume-discussion-problems/

Mrs Stamper would like a special mention to Freya and Lucy from her class, they both have a golden sticker and 5 dojo points for all their Purple Mash hard work.

I From Mrs Bewick’s class, I would like to mention Jamie and Erin. You have done such a good job working hard on Purple Mash that both of you can have a dip in the box.

Monday 11th May 2020.

Hi Year 1,

We hope you are all safe and well. It is great to see that you are logging in to Purple Mash and trying the activities – Well done!

This week I have been working in school teaching all of the children whose parents are key workers. They are missing you all very much but we have been keeping them busy, with lots of hard work.

The children read a story this week about “Wild Things”. They then got into groups and acted out the story using role play. After this, they knew the story so well, that they started to write it and there were some brilliant outcomes. They remembered all of their writing success like, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, and letters on the line. It would be lovely to see some of your story writing at home. You could take a picture and email it to school for me to have a look at?

On Wednesday it was Mr. Hodgson’s birthday. We sang happy birthday to him and ate birthday cake. The children even made him wear Miss Liddle’s birthday hat!

We are putting together some activities for you to try this week. Please make sure you are practising your phonics and reading skills every day. We are looking forward to when we are all back together again but in the meantime, it is very important, that you keep trying to work at home.

Take Care and send us some photographs of your story writing if you can!

Mrs Stamper and Mrs Bewick

Below is some work, which we would be learning in school, have a go!

Remember to try and write numbers and letters neatly.

Maths

In addition to the work listed below, children should be practising mental maths work for 10 minutes every day. Here are a list of activities to keep their skills active.

  • Counting to 100 every day from 0
  • Choose a number between 0 and 100 and say what is 1 more or 1 less
  • Count forwards from any given number (E.g. adult says 35 and child must continue counting forwards) Start between 0-20, then move up to 50 and finally up to 100.
  • Count backwards from any given number (E.g. adult says 55 and child must continue counting backwards) Start between 0-20, then move up to 50 and finally up to 100.
  • Count in 2’s every day up to 26
  • Count in 5’s every day up to 60
  • Count in 10’s every day up to 120

Reading:

Our phonics programme is Read Write Inc. Every day there is a new phonics lesson to watch and complete on their website.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

In addition, you can view and read all of the children’s reading books through the oxford owl website. The children should begin by reading the colour reading book, which is the same as what they read in school.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-5-6-year-1/

Writing: To write a character description from The Wind in The Willows

If we had been in school, we would have begun reading The Wind in the Willows.

This is one of my favourite stories and you can watch it on you tube if you haven’t got a copy at home

Once you are familiar with one of the stories from the series, you can begin thinking carefully about the characters. When we are describing a character we talk about what they look like and what they are wearing first. We remember that we need to us adjectives to make our sentences fantastic! You can draw the character and then write some brilliant sentences to describe them.

After this, we start to think about the characters personality.

Question ideas:

How has the author made us feel about the character?

How does the character behave towards other characters in the story?

Can you find any clues in the text to support your answer?

Once you have formed an opinion of your chosen character you can write a brief explanation of your characters personality and why.

There are some fantastic resources below to help you:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-14959-the-wind-in-the-willows-resource-pack

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4876-adjectives-powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-53913-character-profile-writing-template

Geography:

This week in geography we would have been learning about our local area. The link below takes you to a PowerPoint teaching point and 5 separate activities to work though. Good luck!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-g-028-planit-geography-year-1-our-local-area-unit-pack

Additional Activities:

https://www.purplemash.com/Farringdon

All children were given their username and password. If you need a copy please email us and we will send you the details. There are tasks for the children to complete in the 2Do section. Once complete they should save the work for their teacher to mark.

Year 1

Hi everyone, I really hope you’re all well and having fun learning at home. I have been busy cooking meals for my elderly relatives and food shopping for them too. I have also been helping my grandchildren Jaxson and Maddie do schoolwork using Facetime and WhatsApp. So, because I can’t Facetime all of you I thought I would give you some extra activities to do to help you to keep your brains working and improving your knowledge too.

Below is some maths which we would be learning in school, have a go! Remember to try and write numbers and letters neatly.

Maths

Match the number to the word: 6                      twelve 8                      six 10                    eight 12                    tenWrite the following numbers as words: 5 11 9 15
For those of you who like difficulty try the challenges below.

Literacy

You can also use BBC Bitesize at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize they are adding three new lessons everyday for you to do. All you have to do is put which year group you are in and the lesson choice is yours.

Read Write Inc is a reading programme we use in school for all children. The website below takes you straight to year 1. It explains really well how to help with reading skills, such as phonics and book bands. The books children have access to at school are available on this website.  The children should know which colour book band they were on from their daily phonics session.  

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-5-6-year-1/

Vooks is a eLearning website with an amazing choice of books for children to read. There is even a section for parents to use lesson plans for learning at home.  The website is free for one year.

https://watch.vooks.com/top-storybooks/videos/the-day-punctuation-came-to-town

Why don’t you choose a book to read. You could draw a picture of something that happens in the story and write 3 sentences about the book? Can you design your own cover for the book?

https://www.purplemash.com/

I have set a writing task for everyone in year 1B and 1S, there is no time limit, but I will be checking to see whose logging on.

Science

There are also science tasks too for both classes to complete, they are about plants.  

Stay safe everyone and have fun.

From Mrs Bewick and Mrs Stamper.

Year 1 Class Blog –Monday 27th April 2020

Good Morning Children,

I hope that you are all safe and well and looking after your families at home. I would like to say a HUGE well done to those children who have been completing their 2DO list tasks on purple mash. I am really enjoying seeing your different activities come in and it is keeping me busy. I have set up a new bingo board for you all this week and it is linked to our National Curriculum topics that we would have been learning in school. I hope you are able to try some of the activities. Our special government advisors have also put together some top tips to help your adults help you learn at home. Here is the link

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Alongside trying to support my own children (Grace and Adam)with their schoolwork, we have been busy keeping active in our household. We went on a long walk yesterday; can you spot the famous landmark in the photograph? Adam has also been practising his planting skills and we are trying to grow our own tomatoes and herbs.

I hope you have all seen the video that we made for you on the school website. We really are missing you all and we are looking forward to seeing all of your work on purplemash soon. Remember, keep reading children!

Take Care

Mrs Stamper

Practise your phonics skills every day! You can use the cards we gave you or go on Purple Mash. Remember to be Super Speedy! There are also daily lessons here: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/Science: Can you go outside and explore your local environment? Can you find some wild flowers and different types of trees? Talk with your adults about the basic structure of it and the conditions it has grown in. Then watch the PP together and complete an activity on https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-sc-009-planit-science-year-1-plants-unit-pack  Spend some time practising your relaxation techniques and complete some yoga.   https://www.cosmickids.com/Listen to a story being read to you by our phonics programme here:       https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/It’s important to stay healthy! What healthy food could you make to eat today, with an adult?   Tidy a room in the house: BedroomPlayroomKitchen hallway
Using the website link below you will see an image every day. This is for creative writing and there are questions and ideas to help you write your story.   https://www.pobble365.com/Try and find some seeds to plant yourself. There is a great slideshow here teaching you how to look after a plant and what it needs to grow.   https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-sc-409-what-does-a-healthy-plant-need-powerpointThis week make sure you complete the White- Rose maths lessons. We are starting with Week 1 (20th April 2020) There is a different lesson every day and you should work through them in order.   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/Chill out and watch the TV quietly so that adults can have a little time to themselves.Complete a task from your Purple Mash to do list. https://www.purplemash.com/Farringdon
Read a book every day for 15 minutes to: an adulta brother or sisterto someone on facetime to your teddy bear J (you know you want to)A Year 1 target is to be able to identify and describe the parts of a plant. As you watch your plant grow look out for the special parts. You can complete an activity for this here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-10000130-parts-of-a-plant-powerpoint-Do 30 mins of exercise (dance to a song, do some circuits, skip in the garden, do some squats) I am doing Joe Wicks every day!Find a lovely art/craft activity from the Twinkl website   Log in details on the website: www.farringdonacademy.co.ukComplete a maths game on purple mash to practise your mental maths skills!
Enjoy some poetry here:   https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/   Can you write your own?

There are two different types of trees, Evergreen and Deciduous. Research them here and write a report explaining what you have learnt. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-sc-014-planit-science-year-1-plants-lesson-4-terrific-trees-lesson-pack  Spend time today watching and practising your maths skills here:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-mathsBuild a den outside and use your acting skills to create a story. You could perform the story to other people in your house!Helped someone at home with a job e.g. washing up gardening.

Mrs. Bewick home blog.

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and busy.

To keep busy I have been baking, I have baked: cakes, cheese scones as well as some lovely scrumptious shortbread biscuits.

My grandchildren Maddie and Jaxson are driving their mummy round the bend so I have been using FaceTime to do some school work with them.

Jaxson, who is four likes to show me his writing as well as his very careful colouring in, he hasn’t coloured over any of the lines, amazing.

Maddie is ten and she hasn’t been as keen to do some school work, however, the work she has completed has been of high quality. Maddie wrote a fabulous story focusing on figurative language. Her story included an airship full of bunny rabbits whom were being kidnapped by an evil unicorn.

So, I thought I could challenge you to write a story about anything you want, here are some ideas:

        A team of scientists have successfully teleported a child. The child reappears with a bag of lottery tickets. Who would you teleport? Do you get teleported to find out where the child got the lottery tickets from or do you want a different story?

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, they make great stories. Have your character find one.

Instead of a tiger coming to tea have a dinosaur, elephant, flying dragon or any creature you have an interest in.

I hope you are all trying to get some exercise into your daily routine too. I have seen lots of exercise videos on YouTube, these will keep you fit and healthy.

I have kept fit by going for long walks with Mr. Bewick. We ensure we always have a bottle of water each with us because our walks have taken us over an hour or more.

I hope you all continue to stay safe and healthy, but most of all I am really looking forward to seeing you all back at school happy and healthy.

Goodbye for now, from Mrs. Bewick

Monday 20th April 2020

Year 1.

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and busy.

To keep busy, I have been baking. I have baked cakes and cheese scones as well as some lovely scrumptious shortbread biscuits.

My grandchildren Maddie and Jaxson are driving their mummy round the bend so I have been using FaceTime to do some school work with them!

Jaxson, who is four likes to show me his writing as well as his very careful colouring in, he hasn’t coloured over any of the lines. Amazing!

Maddie is ten and she hasn’t been as keen to do some school work, however, the work she has completed has been of high quality. Maddie wrote a fabulous story focusing on figurative language. Her story included an airship full of bunny rabbits who were being kidnapped by an evil unicorn.

So, I thought I could challenge you to write a story about anything you want. Here are some ideas:

       

When you go for a walk in the woods you come across a strange creature. Can you describe it? What does it look like? What noise does it make? What does it eat? Where does it live? Is it friendly?

A parcel is delivered to your house that you weren’t expecting addressed to you! What is inside it? Is it something exciting? IS it magic? I wonder who sent it?

Instead of a tiger coming to tea why not write about a dinosaur, elephant, flying dragon or any creature you have an interest in, coming for tea?

I hope you are all trying to get some exercise into your daily routine too. I have seen lots of exercise videos on YouTube, these will keep you fit and healthy.

I have kept fit by going for long walks with Mr. Bewick. We ensure we always have a bottle of water each with us because our walks have taken us over an hour or more.

I hope you all continue to stay safe and healthy, but most of all I am really looking forward to seeing you all back at school happy and healthy.

Goodbye for now, from Mrs. Bewick

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 13th March 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

Year 1 have been working fantastically well on adding detail to their writing this week and learning some new mathematical skills. Well done Everyone!

As we will be writing our own version of the class text Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs, next week. We have been working hard at how we can use adjectives to improve the reading for our audience. We have some fantastic imaginations in Year 1 and the vocabulary that the children were choosing to use was wonderful.

In maths we have been working very hard, learning new concepts. We started the week by beginning to understand multiplication and how we can add groups of equal numbers together. Then we moved on to division and practised how to share groups equally. We loved working together to check we were understanding the steps correctly.

In our topic work we have been studying science and geography. We went on a dinosaur hunt to find out names, diets and interesting facts about many common dinosaurs. Then we investigated where in the world they lived, which showed us the 7 continents.

Dinosaur Fact Hunt    

                Learning new maths skills     

       

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was Esme awarded for having a fantastic week.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Kai for fabulous maths learning.

               Attendance was 97% for Year 1S

Attendance was % for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 28th February 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

We have had an amazing week!

This week has been our whole school ‘Well Being’ week where we have been taking part in some fantastic, different and exciting learning.

Our aim has been to spend time together as a class, enjoying new experiences and learning more about each other.

The circus came to school and showed us some circus skills including hula hooping, juggling and magic tricks.  We really enjoyed taking part in the different activities.

The children also enjoyed a yoga session in school on Friday! Here are some photos of the yoga poses we attempted.

We had a go in class first before we enjoyed our session with the yoga teacher.

Our session with the yoga teacher.

The children have taken part in mindful activities. We have focused on the Five Ways of well-being:

  • Give
  • Get active
  • Connect
  • Take Notice
  • Learn

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Skye for having a fantastic start in her new class and school. Skye is a fantastic role model too.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Zac Brown for fabulous work ethic. Zac is always busy getting his jobs done and he won’t stop until they are done!

               Attendance was % for Year 1S

Attendance was % for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 7th February 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have continued to look at Traditional Fairy Tales. We have been writing using the personal pronoun I, so that they can write in role of Sleeping Beauty or the handsome Prince. The children have also been writing in past tense by adding ed to an action word.

In maths our focus has been learning to use number lines to help us to add and subtract.

Our topic work continues about light sources, the children have a good understanding of discussing natural light sources and manmade.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Hunter for working hard at improving his handwriting and for being a maths genius.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Gracie for her persistence of not giving up in maths.

               Attendance was 95% for Year 1S

Attendance was 94.2% for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 24th January 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have begun to write our three-part story called Mrs. Noah’s Pockets. Our story is based on a traditional tale and we have been learning lots of new vocabulary. We have been working hard to make sure we use finger spaces between our words and we sound out our words to spell them.

In maths our focus has been naming and describing shapes. We used shapes in different ways to understand that a square is still a square no matter which position it is.  

Our topic work has been lots of fun we have been learning how to paint thick and thin lines. We have also learnt how to mix paints and use this knowledge in our paintings.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to for Esme for working extremely hard in her phonics class.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Zac Brown for his knowledge of sounds in his phonics group.

Year 1 creating art

 Attendance was % for Year 1S

Attendance was % for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Week ending 15th November 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have been looking at the characters in our class story No Dragon’s for Tea, linked to our topic of superheroes we have also learnt about keeping safe if there ever was a fire.

In maths our focus has been looking at fractions. We have used division to find half of an amount. We find halves and quarters of shapes we have shaded them.

In science: we have looked at materials and their properties. We know why certain materials are used for particular objects, such as glass for windows so we can see through them.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Noah for trying his best to Work super hard all week.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Isla this week for being an outstanding role model in our classroom.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 8th November 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have begun to look at superheroes, linked to our topic of superheroes we had special visits from the RNLI, and Farringdon Fire station.

It has been an exciting week. Firefighters came to our school to show us how they attend an emergency and they showed us, all of their amazing equipment and gave us lots of advice too.

The RNLI gave us lots of advice and they let us dress up too. We all know how to keep safe at the beach as well as what the flags mean.

In maths our focus has been counting in 10’s. We used objects to help us understand what counting in 10’s represented. Why not test us at home because we are really good at this!

Our topic work is all about Superheroes.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Max for trying his best to write neatly.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Ava Brown this week for being an outstanding role model in our classroom.

Year 1 RNLI and Fire Fighter visit.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 18th October 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have been looking at Peace at Last and how we can use this story to write a recount. After we will also write our own recount about our visit to Beamish.

In maths our focus has been to add and subtract as well as knowing our number bonds to 10. We have also looked at the hungry crocodile < > symbols. Test your children as I am sure they can give you an example.  

Our topic work is geography. We have looked at the different countries within the UK and we have also looked at the seas around us.

We have had a Give Racism the Red Card Day.  We talked about the right thing to do and how we all expect to be treated.

Year 1B all wearing red in support of Give Racism the Red Card.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Maisie for excellent behaviour and trying her very best to complete her work.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Lucy for her amazing story writing.

Attendance was 96.7% for Year 1S

Attendance was 95.0% for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and spellings are sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • We have also sent home reading for pleasure books with the homework, to be returned on a Wednesday.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 4th October 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we in literacy we have begun to write our story Not Now Bernard. We have been working hard to make sure we use finger spaces between our words.

In maths our focus has been counting in 2’s. We used objects to help us understand what counting in 2’s represented. Why not test us at home because we are really good at this!

Our topic work has moved into history. We thoroughly enjoyed a trip to The Beamish Museum. We got to try out lots of traditional toys.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to  for coming into school really happy and ready to work.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Ava Brown this week for being an outstanding role model in our classroom.

Year 1 Beamish Museum Visit

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 27th September 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we in literacy we have really enjoyed role playing the story Not Now Bernard. We have some amazing actors in year 1.

In maths our focus has been looking closely at counting groups and using a number line. We have learnt how to use a number line by jumping away from the starting number.

Our topic work has continued in the area of science. We have been looking at our senses and how we use them.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Marnie Carr for coming into school really happy and ready to work.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Joey Joyce this week for being an outstanding role model.

Year 1 Actors

Attendance was 94.8% for Year 1S

Attendance was 94.2% for Year 1B

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 20th September 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we continued working on our correct letter formation and how to sit letters neatly on the lines. We have worked really hard at this.

In maths our focus has been looking closely at counting forwards and backwards. We have learnt how to write our numbers in words as well as digits. Why don’t you test us at home?

Our topic work has continued in the area of science. We have become scientists and began using scientific language like diagrams, equipment, data and biology.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Evie Gibson for showing a fantastic effort in all of her lessons.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Louis this week for his fantastic effort.

Year 1 Scientists

 Attendance was 92.4% for Year 1S

Attendance was 93.2% for Year 1B

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 13th September 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we began by looking at writing letters correctly, we made sure our letters sit on the lines and they are the correct size.

In maths our focus has been looking at numbers and their place value on a number line from 0-10 and 10-20. We have ordered numbers, counted numbers and have written numbers.

Our P.E. lessons will be on a Wednesday and we will be learning gymnastics. We will learn how to do forward rolls and cartwheels, especially looking at how to keep ourselves safe whilst doing gymnastics.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, last week was awarded to Ava for showing a fantastic effort in all of her lessons.

This week it is Freddie for taking the time and effort to write beautifully.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Ava B this week for being a superstar in everything she has done.

Year 1 Class Councillors

Marnie Smart – Year 1S  
           Ava Russell – Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and spellings are sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • PE is on a Wednesday, all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school.