Spelling Test - On Wednesday we will be testing the children on all their split diagraph words.
Please revise spelling grid 1.
Science - Next week we will be measuring rain fall, please could you send in a named 1L bottle so that your child can make a rain gauge.
We need these by NEXT WEDNESDAY (14th March) the latest.
Can you read these words?
This week the children learnt all about the royal family and In Literacy they created fact files about the Queen.
In Science, the class started a new topic all about the seasons. They learnt the names of all the seasons and when in they year they are.
In phonics the class have found the split diagraph words hard to spell, so we have not tested them on the last two weeks on the grid Spring 1. This week in phonics lessons the children will cover all the split diagraphs and on Friday they will be tested on all the words which contain split a-e, e-e,i-e,o-e and u-e.
A new spelling grid will be sent out on Friday for the following weeks test.
All the children have been given a new homework grid. Please can I remind you to ensure that it is returned to school by Wednesday. The children should also be reading three times a week and practicing their spellings and phonic sounds as much as possible.
On Thursday we will be celebrating Purim and World Book Day, your children can come to school dressed up as a character from a book. Please make sure they can go to the toilet in their costume and that it is warm.
This week we learnt the sounds:
Can you read these words?
This week in Maths we explored how teen numbers are made up of tens and ones. We learnt how to use Cuisenaire rods to see very clearly the relationship between the two.
In Art this week the children learnt how to mix colours to make new ones and how to make colours lighter.
They used these skills to paint pictures of the Jungle Animals in the stories they have written for Judith Kerr week.
These will be displayed in the hall next week. We are thrilled with the progress they have made with their writing!
This week in phonics we learnt the sounds:
Here are some words to practice reading:
Thank you so much for coming to the Phonics Screening Check presentation today. I hope you found it helpful.
In Phonics this week we learnt the sounds: 'ay' 'ou' and ie.
Here are some words to practice reading.
Say, may, clay, pray, holiday, today, yesterday, Friday, birthday, crayon, doorway, away, shayt
Cloud, bounce, count, found, sound, joud, about, shout, mouse, house, mouth, ground, loud, moud couch, pound, south, our
Tie, pie, lie,
cried, flies, chied
Can you spot the alien words?
Everyone has been very excited to begin the new spring term and it has been lovely to see the smiles on the children’s faces this week. We have been very impressed with how well they have settled back to work.
This week we started reading our new book, “The Crocodile Under the Bed” By Judith Kerr. The children learnt the story and acted out the story map. They then created their own story boards. Many of the children can retell the whole story already. Next week they will be writing their own version of the story.
In Maths the children have been doing lots of work on finding the difference. They have been using cubes, number lines and numicon to help them.
In Science we started our new topic “Our Body”. The children drew around each other and labelled all the different body parts. They also discussed the differences between them.
The children were incredibly excited to receive their pencil boxes this week. Each child now has a pencil box containing a black and blue biro, a pencil, a highlighter, a whiteboard pen and a ruler. They have been really good at ensuring they look after the contents of their boxes. Please be aware that if they do lose or break anything in their box, replacement stationery can be bought from the school office at a cost of 20p an item. Please can you therefore ensure that your child has some money in their school bag at all times, just in case they need to buy something for their pencil box.
Finally, we have been assessing all the children on their Phase Three sounds. This is quite a lengthly process. As a result of assessment and with it being a short week the reading books will be changed next week. Please do encourage your child to practice their sounds every night.
Have a lovely weekend and Shabbat Shalom
The Year 1 Team
Wishing you all a very Happy Chanukah and New Year. We hope you have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!
Over the holidays, don't forget to revise all the phase three sounds and real/alien words.
Year 1 had a visit from Mr Junk Man, a great character who runs a junk orchestra made out of what most of us would think is rubbish.
The morning was spent making instruments, which the children found fascinating. Once made they were able to put their instruments to work and play them as a class orchestra.
The junk orchestra performed to the class and the children enjoyed playing alongside Mr Junk Man.
A huge thank you to Mrs Gilbery-Phillips who helped the class make their instruments.
Year 1 had a fun-packed day at the Science Museum, filled with workshops and tours. They learnt all about the landing on the moon and how astronauts live in Space. The children loved the 3D show of the Apollo landing.
The children behaved beautifully.
Well done Year 1
Today the class had a lovely morning researching facts about different planets in the Solar System. They loved using the iPads.
This week we have looked at the sounds 'air and 'ear'.
Please make sure the children have their reading books in their school bags on their book changing days.
Change of Days
Monday - Mrs Benedick
Tuesday - Mrs Benedick
Wednesday - Mrs Benedick
Thursday - Miss Hackman
Friday - Mrs Benedick
13 October 2017
It has been a busy few weeks both at school and in the calendar and we hope everyone has had a good start to the New Year. The children certainly have.
In English the children have loved learning the “Forest Poem” and they now all know the poem off by heart.
The class have also been doing lots of work focused on sentence construction using our golden rules. They should all know the golden rules and they have learnt actions to remember them. Some of the children wrote their own version of the poem and they all wrote descriptive sentences about the forest.
In phonics we have revised lots of digraphs and have been playing lots of games on phonics play.
The diagraphs we have revised are:
“Ch”, “sh”, “th”, “ng”, “oa” and “ai”.
The children have practiced reading and writing of both real and “alien” words for each diagraph. They have also been working hard on writing their sound buttons.
In class the children have all had to sound each word out using sound fingers before then saying the word out loud. They have really enjoyed feeding “OBB” and “BOB” words onto the literacy working wall. Have a look at some of the class’ brilliant spelling.
We were incredibly proud of the class during phonics this week. While the class were learning the “ai” sound they also learnt two phase 5 sounds, “ay” and “a-e”. The children were surprised to see how many words have the same sound but are spelt differently.
It was wonderful to celebrate Succot at school. The children made a Succah out of Lego and then visted the school Succah for lunch. As part of the celebrations the children learnt about shelters around the world. We also discussed looking after and welcoming guests into our homes.
In Maths we have been revising and learning 2D shape names and properties.
The children have also been working on recognising numbers and making numbers using the manipulatives.
We have started a new topic in History and have begun learning about Christopher Columbus. The children were all fascinated to hear about his life and journey. In groups they discussed what they would take on a voyage.
After Half term we will providing the class with a phonics file to keep all their words in and to practice at home. Please ensure homework books are handed in on a Wednesday and that reading books are kept in your child's school bag every day.
29 September 2017
In Literacy this week the children wrote detailed accounts of the tricks the crocodile played in "The Enormous Crocodile". They also continued working on writing descriptive sentences about the characters. Some of their fantastic work has been displayed in the corridor, so please do have a look when you have the chance.
In Maths the children investigated how to find one more and one less of a number using tens frames. They also started to explore what numbers look like using dice, numicon and objects.
In Phonics the children have been revising lots of the sounds they learnt in Reception. Many of the children are showing a good understanding of how to sound the words out and write the words using sound buttons.
Yesterday we focused on the sound "oa". Many of the children wrote excellent sentences using words which contain this sound.
In Science the class went on a material hunt around the school. Lots of materials were identified and the children are starting to use excellent scientific terminology to describe and identify the materials.
Unfortunately tickets for the Bear Grylls event have sold out, so we will not be able to go to that now. However, we will be doing some survival activities during our humanities lessons which will be focused on explorers.
Finally, it was a busy week welcoming the Ofsted Inspectors to the School. We are incredibly proud of how the class behaved and how hard they worked during all of their lessons.
Next week the children will be finding out their book changing days. They will also be getting new home tables and new carpet places.
We wish you all well over the fast.
Have a lovely weekend and Shabbat Shalom
The Year 1 Team
Home Tables & Book Changing Days:
Pluto - Wednesday
Saturn - Thursday
Continuing with our Enormous Crocodile story, the children have been writing wonderful sentences describing the crocodile. They have been practising all of our Golden Rules in writing, such as capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. In our quest to find the crocodile and stop him from eating the children, Year One made Wanted Posters so that everyone in the school could help to find him. We were very impressed with how descriptive their sentences were.
All the children looked fantastic today and were so excited all day.
We wish you all a very happy, healthy and sweet new year.
From Year 1 Team
7 September 2017 – The New Term Begins
It has been fantastic to welcome and get to know the new Year 1 class.
We have started reading “The Enormous Crocodile”, which will be our class story for the next few weeks. The children considered where the crocodile might be lurking and decided that he was somewhere in the school. We went on a hunt around the school but could not find him anywhere. Even Mrs Cohen helped us with our search, but not even she could find him !
The class also learnt the poem “Alligator Pie”. Don’t be surprised to hear them asking you not to give away their alligator pie.
Taking crocodiles and alligators as inspiration the children made alligator cakes, wrote descriptive sentences about crocodiles and made model crocodiles. Some of the children also put play dough teeth on pretend crocodile mouths to make up for the animals’ missing teeth.
We also introduced our jungle role play area and many of the children enjoyed being explorers in the jungle. During this time some of the children made up their own crocodile poems and songs. It was lovely to see their creative minds at work.
The classroom needs lots more junk modelling materials, so please can you send your children in with any cardboard boxes, tubes etc that you may have.
We are really looking forward to seeing those of you that can make it to the curriculum evening tonight.