w.b. 28th November

What a busy week in our school! Year 1 enjoyed the visit from Bishop John Sherrington on Thursday.

Religious Education.

Maths

Thank you for the supply of tissues this week! We went through another 4 boxes!

Please see your child’s book bag for a letter regarding The Nativity.

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday,

Miss Lambie

 

Home learning:

Mathletics- there is no game linked to this week’s focus so please use the additional activity sheet and the video below to support your child.

The children found it challenging to ‘find the difference’ between two numbers this week as it was presented differently from their usual language of subtraction. Please encourage the use of the language of ‘difference’ in everyday situations to reinforce this new learning. E.g. what is the difference between my portion and yours? What is the difference between NAME age and yours? Here is a video to explain the language and method used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao6cCbwhWFY

Spelling Shed sounds taught this week: ie (terrible tie) ow (blow the snow) ue (come to the rescue)

I have not set activities as when I went on under a child’s login I wasn’t able to have the full access because of the assignments set. If your child logs on like usual, then they should be able to select the sounds taught this week from the stepping stones and then have full access to all games based on the sounds. Please let me know if this is a more efficient way of accessing the sounds and games.
Here are some videos the children may which to watch to reinforce the pronunciation of the new sounds taught:

ow- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr4WeMDMUCQ

ie- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF2MaR7_J8Q

ue- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLrAGcK26s4 

week 4 w.b. 21.11.2022

On Friday we joined the whole school in marking the start of The Season of Advent. We placed our Advent Promises on the board for all to see. We are looking forward to changing our prayer table and R.E. board on Monday to mark the transition towards Christmas.

In English we received a letter from Farmer duck to tell us that he was fed up and has left the farm for a holiday! He had left us instructions on how to take care of the farm but he muddled the order up! We worked really hard to reorder then and add in time connectives to sequence the instructions. We wrote them up in our best handwriting with our best spellings and we have taken a copy home to show you! If a letter wasn’t enough, on Thursday we received a postcard from Farmer Duck! He explained his reasons for leaving and asked us if we had any ideas how he could be happier on the farm. We had loads of ideas and included them in our postcards back to him. We hope he comes back soon as we will be writing the story of Farmer Duck next week and really need his help! Come back soon Farmer Duck!!

 

We have really enjoyed the last week of addition and subtraction problems in maths. We enjoyed using our water bottles to knock down and add together and we put masking tape on the carpet squares to add together. We worked really hard as a class to solve addition problems by adding the two bottom numbers to write the answer above. We liked it so much we asked for some for additional home learning!

We got very excited when our new bookcase arrived this week! We worked hard together to categorise our books. We especially liked the drawer units underneath and found them perfect to fit some comics in. If your child has enjoyed and finished reading a comic, please may you donate it to our comic drawer? It doesn’t matter if the activities have been filled in, we still enjoy reading them! We really liked our superhero drawer…

We learnt about Miss Lambie’s favourite sound this week, ‘ea’ cup of tea! We applied it well in our writing and have Spelling Shed activities to complete.

Enjoy the weekend,

Miss Lambie

  • Please may children have their reading books in their bags every day.
  • Please can you spare any boxes of tissues, we are very sneezy at the moment and have gone through three boxes this week!

wk 3 w.b. 14.11.2022

Friday was Odd Sock Day! We wore odd socks to celebrate the end of Anti-Bullying Week and to remind us that we are all different and important. The children worked hard this week to complete our Kindness Bingo Challenge. Year 1 paired up with Year 4 for Friendship Friday. They shared the playground at lunchtime together, a session of Karate in the afternoon, followed by shared golden time to finish off their day.

Year 1 have learnt ‘ay’ May I play? And ‘oy’ Toy for a boy in their first Phase 5 sounds this week. They worked very well to apply their new sounds in their spellings this week.

Enjoy the weekend,

Miss Lambie

  • Please may children have their reading books in their bags every day.
  • Please can you spare any boxes of tissues, we are very sneezy at the moment!
  • Mathletics and Spelling Shed have been set. I have sent home a Phase 5 phonic mat for support.

Week 2 w.b. 07.11.2022

Year 1 joined the school today on a Pilgrimage of Remembrance around the classrooms; they were thoughtful and respectful throughout. Thank you to those families who have sent in a picture of a past loved ones as we are including them in our prayers.

Year 1 have learnt about Remembrance this week and the importance of Memorials and poppies as lasting symbols.

In Maths Year 1 have continued to solve number problems with missing wholes and parts. Mathletics has been set to consolidate this learning.

In phonics Year 1 have been applying their Phase 4 knowledge in various different activities. Assessments have been carried out and they are excited to begin Phase 5 sounds next week.

Year 1 have continued to learn about Farmer Duck in English and learnt to add adjectives to their writing to increase the description and enjoyment for the reader. They shared lovely adjectives to describe the exhausted and fed up duck. Home learning has been set to support the understanding of adjectives.

Here is a suitable BBC Bitesize reference on adjectives to explore with your child.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc

 

Enjoy the dry weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday,

Miss Lambie

Week 1 w.b. 31.10.22

I hope you all enjoyed the half term holidays and it was lovely to see the children come back to school ready to learn.

The children were very excited to start their new unit in English and are learning about ‘Farmer Duck’. They worked well together to predict the story, discuss the characters and used their phonic knowledge to write the animal names and noises; it was a loud lesson! Then they had a lovely idea to change the provision to reflect our topic; look at their farm!

The children are enjoyed P.E. today and worked well in groups to listen, respond and retrieve. They played the ‘Mr Men’ game to warm up so ask them if they remember any of the actions for an at home workout!


In maths this week Year 1 worked hard on subtraction and used all the different language associated with it; minus, subtract, take away, less than and fewest. They represented their calculations in number sentences, tens frame, bead string, number bond diagrams and even challenged themselves to solve some word problems.

Well done Year 1 on a fantastic first week of learning!

Be safe at any firework events this weekend and I will see you on Monday,

Miss Lambie

 

Home learning – last home learning as none will be set for half term so this one can go over the two weeks.
• Phonics/ Spelling- Phase 4 – we have finished! The children will be assessed next week before we begin Phase 5 the week after. Please use Spelling shed to consolidate any sounds your child may still be unsure on and remember these are listed on your Parent Consultation sheet.
• I have included some handwriting paper for you to work on securing formation as many of us mentioned this at Parent Consultations.
• Tricky words we focused on this week: were, little, there, one, they (phase 4)
• Mathletics has been set but you also have free access to all games and challenges within it.

Week 7 w.b. 17.10.22

Year 1 had an exciting week of learning which started with our toys to school day. The children played party games and had treats. On Tuesday they used their toys in their last History lesson and produced beautiful descriptive writing pieces which were displayed proudly in our classroom.

During One World Week Year 1 learnt about why people go on pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy. They used Google maps and earth to locate the town and then found it on a map. They decided it all looks like a boot shape and learnt it is in the Continent of Europe. Year 1 learnt: Assisi was the birth places of St.Francis, built and drew some of the churches, played pizza parlour role play, decorated Italian flags and even learnt some Italian language phrases.

Thank you to our Italian families for providing us with resources and even some Italian breakfast biscuits! The children enjoyed them and so did the staff!

Thank you to all those who were able to attend parent consultations and open morning. The targets are in the children’s bags. No home learning is set over the holidays.

I wish you a peaceful and restful half term and look forward to seeing you on Monday 31st October.

Buona Vacanza,

Miss Lambie

 

w.b. 10th October

The children are enjoying their P.E. topic and are working hard in their teams to complete their challenges.

The children had a fantastic time on their trip yesterday and their behaviour was excellent. Next week the children will be writing a recount based on their experience and using their newfound animal knowledge after half term with their ‘Animal’ science topic. Thank you to all the staff and parents who accompanied KS1 on their trip as it would not be possible without you all!

 

 

Please continue to read with your child daily and comment in the reading record about anything they found challenging or any sounds they were unsure about. Reading books will only be changed when the child is reading the book fluently. Your comments support us in making that decision to change books or if they need to read it again. Please remember to have reading folders in daily. Thank you for your continued support.

Children are invited to bring in a small cuddly toy and a small treat for snack on Monday 17th October to enjoy at our cuddly toy tea party to celebrate our English learning on ‘Plenty of Love to go around’. Please make sure it is not their favourite toy as they will be staying in school all week so the children can use them in their History topic ‘Toys’ too and then they will go home for half term.

Well done on another fantastic learning week Year 1 and I will see you all on Monday,

Miss Lambie

Home learning – last home learning as none will be set for half term so this one can go over the two weeks.

  • Phase 4 snakes and ladders and maze has been sent home for consolidation of the learning this week; there is no need to hand this back to me as it is additional support for home. It can be challenging to hear the clusters in some of the words and they are being spelt and read incorrectly e.g. wet instead of went and jumt instead of jump.
  • Tricky words we focused on this week: have, like, some, come, (phase 4) was, you (revised phase 3).
  • Mathletics has been set but you also have free access to all games and challenges within it.
  • Spelling Shed Phase 3 revision has been set and you also have free access to other games and sounds. I have emailed Spelling Shed about some of the queries and challenges some of you have mentioned this week but unfortunately I can not fix them myself.
  • As always, daily reading and revising phonic sounds. Please continue to use the ‘spelling strategies’ sheets that I sent home for additional support the second week. I will work on making some templates for the games that you may wish to use.
  • See last week’s blog for additional home learning links to further support Year 1. These have been added to the Year 1 webpage too.

Week 5 w/b 03.10.22

Thank you to Year 5 who led us in an assembly on St. Francis today. The children enjoyed listening to you and they remembered lots of the facts back in class. In Religion this week Year 1 have been recapping the creation story, praying the Rosary, learning about St. Francis and understanding that God created us all and wants us to be happy.

Year 1 will not have set reading days so please remember to have reading folders in daily so we can read and change books. Please continue to use the class library loan box for books to read to your child. Thank you to all the parents who helped organise and contribute to this.

Please see the school trip letter that was sent out this week for trip information.

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you all on Monday,
Miss Lambie

Home learning

• https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zndc96f/articles/zp4sydm The children enjoyed their learning on seasons this week so I said I would add the quiz to their home learning.

• Phase 4 I spy has been sent home for consolidation of the learning this week; there is no need to hand this back to me as it is additional support for home. It can be challenging to hear the clusters in some of the words and they are being spelt and read incorrectly e.g. wet instead of went and jumt instead of jump. Tricky words we focused on this week: said, so, (phase 4) he, she, me, we, be (revised phase 3).

• Mathletics has been set but you also have free access to all games and challenges within it.

• Spelling Shed Phase 3 revision has been set and you also have free access to other games and sounds. I have emailed Spelling Shed about some of the queries and challenges some of you have mentioned this week.

• As always, daily reading and revising phonic sounds.

 

Additional home learning links to support Year 1

I have compiled a list of additional home learning sites that parents may wish to use to support and challenge your children further if the home learning I have set is not loading or working for you then you always have alternatives:

  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/ counting You are able to select Maths and English games in different levels
  • https://www.ictgames.com/  Maths and English games
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p  Has every curriculum area support if there is something your child is finding challenging or if they want to develop an interest further.
  • https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/maths-games-ks1/#2-2-number-game-total-of-10- This contains videos on how to play some of the maths games so this one is very useful for family fun home learning. I am happy to lend out resources if needed.
  • https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular Maths Frame contains interactive games.
  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB5TN0ac12P_p1yZu7bieuGfK8X5pptza Oxford Owl has a playlist on you tube that explains the way maths methods are taught in primary schools. We all know the children learn very differently from how we were taught at school so these have proved very valuable to parents in the past; I hope they are of some use to you.
  • https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_2_games.html If using this site to support maths leaning then please select ‘Grade 2’ with is the same as Year 1.
  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured The DfE has produced phonic videos for every sound and there are lessons to watch to ensure the correct sounds are said.

Please let me know if there is any other apps or resources you have found helpful and I can continue to add to the list so we are all supporting and helping with ideas. Would a list of Year 1 workbooks or anything else be of use to you to support learning from home in Year 1? Please come and speak to me if you have any requests. I have already sent home spelling strategies so I hope you are finding them helpful. Please continue to refer to the curriculum maps on the website which show the learning for this half term and the blog will communicate the current learning.

 

Week 4 w/b 26.09.22

Thank you to Year 6 who led us in a wonderful assembly today explaining The Rosary to us all. Year 1 will be praying the decades next week and throughout the month of October.

In Religion Year 1 have been exploring their topic ‘In the Beginning’ further by learning about the creation stories from Genesis. They worked hard to represent what they understood from the stories.

We have nearly finished our maths topic about represent numbers and will be moving on to addition and subtraction within ten. Please find a Mathletics account login in the reading folder. You can use this to access any Mathletics games and the one that have been set by me.

Apparently I set ‘ng’ on Spelling Shed for the whole school last week! Well done to those Year 1 children who completed the games and the rest of the school! I have tried again today and I think I have managed to set ‘ear’ for Phase 3 revision for just Year 1 this time! I have also snuck a Phase 4 sheet and spelling strategies in their reading folders for additional support.

We have started to change reading books so please continue to have reading folders in daily. Please comment in the reading record every time you read with your child as this supports our decision in changing books.

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you all on Monday,

Miss Lambie

Week 3 w/b 19.09.2022

Week 3 w/b 19.09.2022

Year 1 behaved so well in our Welcome Mass this morning. They were respectful, responded well to the prayers and their singing was beautiful. I was very proud teacher again!

I have been learning how to use our new spelling resource ‘spelling shed’ and I think I have managed to set two activities on ‘ng’ sound to complete at home. The password and website have been stapled to your phonic sheet and placed in the reading folder. The Mathletics accounts are being created so we should be able to use them next week. Maths home learning this week is in the reading folder with instructions.

Please may all children have their reading book in their bag every day as I would like to change their books next week. Reading records have been ordered and should arrive next week so sorry about the post-its for now!

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you all on Monday,

Miss Lambie