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Don't forget, we are having auditions for Clore Fest tomorrow morning! 🎭🎤🎼

Thank you very much for the fans. They have made it much cooler in the classroom.

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We had lots of fun practising for Sports Day today.

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23.6.17

English

This week the class produced their first story maps. We were very impressed with how well they were able to transfer their knowledge into the map. They then used their maps to start writing their own versions of the "Rainbow Fish" story. Some of the children have been using speech marks, exclamation mark and questions marks in their writing. That is extremely impressive as using punctuation of this type is an objective of pupils in Year 2 and Year 3.

Maths

In maths they have been working hard on open ended money problems. They really enjoyed solving the problems using coins. The children are also starting to work systematically to solve the problems.

Poetry

We have loved hearing all the poems the children have been learning for homework.

Hot weather

Please don't worry about your children in this heat wave. We have made sure that they are drinking all the time and we have kept the classroom as cool as we can. We also have limited their time outside and have told them to stick to the shade.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Benedick & The Year 1 Team

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Have a listen to our poems.

16th June 2017

Phonics Screening Check

The whole class took the phonics screening check on Monday. The children were incredibly well behaved during the check and they acquitted themselves well. We could not have been prouder of them.

We would like to thank you for all the hard work you have put in and the revision you have done with them over the last few weeks. We await the official results from the Department of Education and will let you know when this is received.

Party Time

As the children worked so hard for the phonics check we had a class pyjama party on Wednesday. We partied all morning and the children loved parading their pyjamas around the school. There were games, a disco, dances and they also watched a film. We were very impressed with some of the dance moves, especially Bertie and Tali’s! Take a look at our videos:

Don’t worry Mrs Cohen, we did do some work in the afternoon!

Body Coach

On Wednesday the whole school went into the hall to take park in a nationwide virtual fitness routine led by The Body Coach. Year 1 particularly enjoyed working out in their pyjamas.

Homework

It is pleasing to see how enthusiastic the children are with the new homework grid. Please make sure you tick the reading grid and continue to sign the reading record. We will be using the reading records as part of the transition into year 2.

Have a lovely week

Mrs Benedick and The Year 1 Team

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9 June 2017

Anti-Bullying Week

This week has been “Anti-Bullying Week”, which has kept the class very busy and engaged. As part of this we started a new class text called “The Rainbow Fish”. Using the text as a basis the class discussed what makes a good friend and then wrote about it.

The class also had lots of discussions focused around the theme of friendship. The class made lots of excellent contributions, including the following:

“You should never leave people out” Sammy

“If someone is left out you should go over to them and include them” Sophie

“Be kind and polite” Evie

“If someone is sad ask them to play” Levi

“You should always sorry if you do something wrong” Casey

On Wednesday the children came into school wearing different colours to celebrate differences. They really enjoyed this and it was lovely to see them expressing themselves.

We had a session with the group Streetwise which was focused on spreading rumours. As part of this session the children played Chinese whispers so that they could understood how a message can easily be changed.

There have also been lots of different art activities where the children have drawn things which represent them. They have come to understand that everyone is different and that this should be celebrated. They have also learnt that together we are united as one class.

At break times the children were buddied up with Year 5. The year 5 children were fantastic buddies and really looked after them. Many formed lovely friendships.

Phonics

As it is the phonics check on MONDAY we have been doing lots of revision of real and alien words. We have also been revising all of the sounds. We are very confident that the class will do well.

Please make sure you practice over the weekend. We have promised them a class party once everyone has taken the check.

Homework

The school homework system has changed. We have sent home a letter, grid, spellings and new book which explains this. It should be easy to follow but if you are not clear about anything, please do ask us about it on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend

Shabbat Shalom

Mrs Benedick and The Year 1 Team

 

Year 1 enjoying their anti bullying workshop run by Streetwise.

We are very proud of our art work in the hall.

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Look at all our fantastic pieces of art from the exhibition.

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26 May 2017

 

This week the class have been inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. They learnt all about his life and the famous pieces of art he created.

 

The class produced their own pop art using vibrant colours and also learnt the skill of printing. They are very excited to show you their work in our art exhibition.

 

Over the holidays please revise all the words and sounds that have been sent home this term in preparation for the phonics screening test.

 

Our topic next term will be plants. The class will belearning about plants and how they grow. Over the holidays it would be good to do some research with your child in preparation for our topic.

 

We hope you all have a lovely half term.



 

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19.5.17

We have had a very busy week in Year One.

 

Maths

 

In Maths the children have been learning about weight. They have weighed different objects in both cubes and grams. The children were amazed to feel how heavy a kilogram was and they used that as a comparison for other objects. Some of the children arranged objects in order from the lightest to the heaviest and they were also counting the weights in 5s, 10s and 20s.

 

We have been working hard on challenging Maths questions and have been starting every lesson with a challenge card. The children have really enjoyed having a go at the challenge cards. When they finished their work lots of them managed to answer difficult Maths mastery questions and explain their reasoning.

 

Literacy and Science

 

Literacy and science were linked together and the children wrote all about plants. They were able to explain what keeps them alive and how they reproduce. Many children wrote impressive factual explanations.

 

Phonics

 

The children are doing really well with their sounds and only have a couple of weeks to go before the Phonics screening test.

 

In Phonics we have been doing lots of revision of phase 4 sounds and the children have loved playing “Beat the Clock”. Why don't you have a go this weekend at playing it. Can you beat our score of 44 sounds in 60 seconds?

 

Equipment

 

Many of the children do not have biros (both black and blue are needed), nor do they have glue. Please can you make sure your child's pencil case is fully equipped and labelled for Monday.

 

Homework

 

For homework we would like you to practice all the phonics words which have been sent home. Please draw sound buttons on each of the words and use your phonic fingers to sound “th” out before you say the word. Please also revise all of the Phase 3 and Phase 5 sounds and play the games on Phonics Play.

 

Some children need to recap Phase 2 as they have appear to have forgotten initial sounds. Please can you also review those sounds.

 

Next Week

 

We are very excited for Creative Arts Week next week. Watch this space for who our artist is.
We will be revealing it on Monday morning.

 

Have a lovely weekend and Shabbat Shalom

 

 

 

Time challenge game on phonics play. Can you beat 44 sounds in 60 seconds?

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We weighed different objects in cubes and the following day in grams. Some children ordered the weights of the objects and compared them to 1kg.

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We compared the weights of different objects in the class.

10 May 2017

Maths

This week in Maths we have been exploring and investigating capacity.

The children had a great time using water tanks as part of their investigations into which containers could hold the most amount of water. They compared and ordered the capacities of the containers and determined which held more or less than a litre of water. The class poured 1 litre bottles out into the playground and observed how far the water spread. The children also learnt to use the words ”full”, “half full” and “empty” to use during their observations.

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Some of the children’s observations were:

Kitty – “I think this one holds the least because it is the smallest”

Sammy – “I think that just because it is taller doesn’t mean it holds the most water”

Evie – “This is full. We used the little jug to help us fill it”

Joshua – “I know this is empty because there is no water in it.”

Harry – “We know it is half full because the water goes up to the middle of the cylinder”

Danny – “I’m having so much fun it is like we are playing on a beach”

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Phonics

In phonics we have learnt some alternative sounds. Examples include:

· “g” sounding like “j” in the word “gem”;

· “e” sounding like “ee” in the word “be”;

· the “o” sound in the word “go”; and

· how “ea” sounds in the word “deaf”.

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Homework

For homework this week can you please help your child with the following:

  1. Please help them to copy their story into best for display;
  2. Practising the new set of phonics words; and
  3. Completing the venn diagram by drawing or writing objects around the house that hold more, less or the same as a litre.

We hope you have a lovely weekend

Shabbat Shalom

Mrs Benedick

PS: If anyone would like a quick lesson on how to do sound buttons or phonics fingers please do not hesitate to pop in to class after school next week for a quick tutorial.

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5 May 2017

Inspired by our studying of the book “Chalk” the children have been extremely motivated when writing their descriptive stories this week. They also drew their own chalk pictures in the playground and acted out the characters reactions when their pictures magically came to life. We definitely have some budding actors and actresses in the class!

During our phonics sessions, the class revised some of the phonics sounds by watching videos of Geraldine the Giraffe. Geraldine is a puppet who teaches the children how to pronounce the sounds and she has sets of words for the children to find which are associated which each sound. The class found Geraldine very amusing and we had lots of giggles in class. Over the weekend please try and some of the Geraldine Giraffe videos for phase 3 & 5. They can be found via the following link:

http://mrthorne.com/home/phonics/geraldine-the-giraffe/

Alternatively you can play some phonics games on the Phonics Play website:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

Next week in Maths we will be investigating and exploring capacity. Over the weekend please can you look at different sized bottles in your house and discuss with your child.

I have sent home another pack with phonic puzzles and alien words to read over the weekend. There is also a pack from the phonics talk this morning. Please ensure you look through this over the weekend as well.

Have a lovely weekend and Shabbat Shalom

2 May 2017

 

Year 1 had lots of fun making Israeli salad and lemonade for Yom Haatzmaut. They filled pitta bread with falafel and salad.

 

The children really enjoyed eating them! 

 

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2 May 2017

 

Today in class we had our first "Everybody Reading In Class" (ERIC) time.

 

The class really enjoyed reading the books in the classroom and their home readers.

Well done Tali for writing a superb beginning to her story in Literacy today.

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Well done Sophie for getting a Golden Quill.

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We hope you all had a lovely break.

The children have settled back in to school very quickly and we absolutely love all their fantastic posters of “The Great Fire of London”.

This week we have had lots of fun investigating fractions. We turned our classroom into a pizza restaurant and made pizzas following instructions. Mrs Benedick only wanted peppers on half of her pizza, Mrs Scott wanted mushrooms on one quarter of her pizza and Miss Fox wanted a pizza with cheese on three quarters of it. The children had lots of fun working out the fractions and making them.

The children then cut them up into different fractions and learnt how many halves make a whole and how many quarters make a whole. After this we found fractions of shapes and quantities. Many children were able to work out halves, quarters and even three-quarters of different quantities.

In Literacy we have been looking at the book “Chalk”. The class thought of their own stories using the pictures in the book. They also thought of lots of brilliant adjectives to describe the sun, butterflies and the dinosaur in the story. The children then thought about what they would draw if they had a piece of chalk and wrote detailed descriptions.

For homework this week we would like the children to revise their phonic sounds in preparation for the phonics test. Each child has been sent home with a set of words from the 2012 phonic test. Please help your child to practice reading the words. They can split them into two columns “Obb” and “Bob”. A further challenge would be to think of descriptive sentences using the real words. Please ensure the children are practicing their sounds daily.

We look forward to seeing you all at the phonics morning next week.

Have a lovely weekend

Year 1

We are so proud of Joshua's maths work this week we sent him to Mrs Cohen's celebration tea. Well done Joshua!

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