Summer 2 week 2 w.b 10.6.24

This week has been ‘Healthy Eating Week: Give it a Go!’ and in Year 1 the class have been busy learning all about how to keep their bodies healthy!

  • Get at least 5 A DAY
  • Stay hydrated
  • Move more
  • Focus on fibre
  • Reduce food waste
On Monday and Tuesday, we talked about the importance of fruit and vegetables in our diets. We cut up a variety of fruits and looked inside the fruits to see what seeds we could find. The children could talk about the differences and similarities between the fruits, We made a fruit salad to share together. Thank you to Ellie and Daniele who brought in home grown cherries and strawberries to share with their friends.
     
On Wednesday, we talked about the importance of keeping our bodies hydrated. We used fruit and mint to flavour our water and set up a hydration station for children to help themselves to water throughout the day.
 
On Thursday the focus was on fibre. The children were given flash cards to learn about the amount of fibre we can find in different foods. They sorted them from the highest to the lowest.
Finally, on Friday the focus was to reduce waste. The children looked at different foods and decided if it was food ‘waste’ or food ‘wasted’

Home Learning – Due Friday

Please complete the Healthy Eating survey.

Mathletics – complete the activities set.

Spellings – practice the spellings with your child for a spelling test next Friday.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Reminder, sports day is on Tuesday 18th June at 9.30am.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer 2 week 1 w.b 3.6.24

In RE this week, the children were learning about the Feast of Corpus Christi Procession in preparation for the procession on Friday afternoon. They enjoyed learning about the symbols of Corpus Christi and taking part in the walk themselves as a way of consolidating their learning this week.

In Maths, the focus has been sharing into equal groups. The children chose a number from 2-20 and had to investigate if it can be shared between two groups equally.

In English, the children have continued their learning on the colour purple, they wrote a list of things that are purple in preparation for the poems they are going to write in the next few weeks.

In History the children have been looking at family trees. They focused on the succession of the Monarchy from the Queen Mother and King George IV down to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

On Friday, the children took part in the Blessed Sacrament procession. The children walked to the Church in silence and showed great reverance and prayerfulness on this special occasion. After the procession the children were treated to an ice lolly!

           

Home Learning – Due Friday. Homework sheets will be sent home on Monday next week when the children have their bags in school. 

Mathletics – please complete the activities set.

Spellings – please practice the spellings with your child for a spelling test next Friday.

Phonics – please complete the phonics sheet and encourage your child to read the words to you. Please revise all Phase 5 sounds given out on sheet earlier this week and play Picnic on Pluto for real and nonsense words!https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer 1 week 6 w.b 20.5.24

As part of Spirituality week, Year one were partnered with a child in Year five to write a prayer for, thinking of what  they would like to say to each other. They met and exchanged their prayers with each other. It was very special hearing the children read their prayers for each and every child.

On Tuesday, the weather wasn’t playing ball which meant the children took part in their tennis lesson under the cover outside the classroom. The rain didn’t stop play and the children took part in the fun games Mr Mills organised for them!

On Thursday afternoon the children took part in spirituality stations that were set up in the hall. This was led beautifully by year 6 and the children engaged and responded in all of the activates showing great respect and enthusiasm.

 

In History this week the children were looking at some important British Monarchs dating back to King John all the way to King Charles III. They used a timeline to plot who ruled first in chronological order.

In Preparation for the Phonics screening test that takes place from the week of June 10th, we would like to ask you to spend some time practising all the Phase 5 sounds and practise by playing some phonics games or completing past papers from the gov website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-2022-materials

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-5

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

 

Wishing you all a lovely week with your families. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 3rd June.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer 1 week 5 w.b 13.5.24

In Re this week the children were learning about how the word of God was spread throughout the world. They discussed how it began with Jesus preaching, to the Apostles preaching at Pentecost all the way to us learning about it at Pope Paul School. They also made some beautiful flames that will be displayed in the school hall.

In Maths the children have focused on counting in multiples of 5. They worked with number lines, completed a 100 square adding missing numbers and also spotted the missing numbers.

 

In History the focus was very much on King Chares and a timeline of his life. The children ordered pictures using the correct dates and discussed  the events of each image.

Home Learning – Due Friday.

Mathletics – please complete the activities set.

Spellings – please practice the spellings with your child for a spelling test next Friday.

Phonics – please complete the phonics sheet and encourage your child to read the words to you.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer Term: Week 4

We hope you enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend! It has been another busy week for Year one. On Tuesday, we took part in the May Procession. It was so lovely to see the children walking in procession and laying their flowers in our beautiful Peace garden. Thank you for all your donations of flowers and plants that will be planted in the Peace garden and the Class gardens.

In Tennis, Year one played crocodiles and worked on their tennis skills. These included controlling the ball with their forehands and back hands.

In Maths the children have been looking at pairs and learning to count in two. The counted different objects and found the totals.

In English this week the children have been looking at sequencing instructions. They discussed how they brush their teeth and the different steps involved in order to add connectives to the start of their instructions.  They had to choose which connective was suitable for each instruction e.g. first, next, then, finally.

In Geography the children have continued with their learning about the Monarchy. They have focused on chronological order this week, completing a timeline based on King Charles.

In computing this week the children have been learning how to use a computer safely. The discussed the rules we have in place at school and why we have them, they then went on to link the same rules to their computing. The children focused on these 3 main points:

  • I can identify rules to keep us safe and healthy when we are using technology in and beyond the home.
  • I can give examples of some of these rules.
  • I can discuss how we benefit from these rules.

 

Home Learning – Due Friday.

Mathletics – please complete the activities set.

Spellings – please practice the spellings with your child for a spelling test next Friday.

Phonics – please complete the phonics sheet and encourage your child to read the words to you.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer 1: Week 3

In Re this week the children were learning to recognise what a Pentecost person is like. They came up with a brainstorm of ideas on the carpet and then went on to complete the person outline in their books.

Year one have enjoyed all their activities this week. The week started with our last session with the Hertfordshire mental health well being team. The children revisited all the zones of regulation and how to use their backpack of skills to help them with their emotions.They were awarded their certificates and were sad to say goodbye to Debbie and Bethany who have been working with them this term. A big thank you to the them for all the lovely activities they have done with the children.

 

Year one continued their tennis lessons with more fun games and balancing skills.

In History the children continued their learning on the Monarchy and King Charles III. They designed a coin for him and were also given scenarios to discuss and decide how they would respond if they were King or Queen.

Home Learning – Due Friday.

Mathletics – please complete the activities set.

Spellings – please practice the spellings with your child for a spelling test next Friday.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Have a wonderful long weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer 1 week 2 w.b 22.4.24

In English this week the children have been learning to summarise a new instruction text. Using images and text they sequenced the first part by matching the pictures with the captions.

The children are really enjoying their weekly tennis lesson with Coach Mills. This week, Year one worked in partners to drop and catch the tennis ball, bounce the tennis ball to each other using their rackets to hit the ball and roll the ball on the floor to each other.

Year one were very excited to take part in a mini Easter egg Hunt outside. All the classes, were kindly given a donation of  Malteser bunnies that we were very fortunate to share.

In Science, we have started our learning on our new Unit: Plants. Year one looked for plants, weeds, grass and trees that can be found in our outdoor area. We talked about their qualities, similarities, differences and discussed plants we would find in our gardens and in the wild.

In Italian this week, the children learned the names of various animals in Italian.

                                           

In History the children have explored what they know about Kings and Queens and looked at the role of the Monarchy. This week they focused on King Charles and what his role involves, they also explored what they think makes a good, successful King or Queen.

In RE the children were learning to understand the story of the Pentecost through imagery. After some discussion on the carpet, they chose a picture to write about and explained why they liked that specific image.

Home Learning – Due Friday.

Mathletics – please complete the activities set.

Spellings – please practice the spellings with your child for a spelling test next Friday.

Phonics – In preparation for the Phonics Screening, could you please practice the words that have been sent home. Please encourage your child to add the sound buttons as they read. This does not need to be sent back to school as the children practise these daily. The words with monsters next to them are nonsense words, which they will also need to read in the screening. Thank you for your support.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

 

 

Summer 1 Week 1 w.b 15.4.24

Welcome back year 1!

The children began their week with a visit from the Mental health and well being team. The children found out the yellow zone of regulation and ways in which to help themselves when they are feeling frustrated, silly worried or excited, Thank you to all the parents who attended the coffee morning on Wednesday and met the Mental health team, We hope you enjoyed it and found the morning beneficial.

In PE, year one began their first session of Tennis with coach Karl Mills. The weather was a bit temperamental but the children thoroughly enjoyed using their tennis rackets for balancing and hitting their tennis balls.They finished their lesson with a fun game of  ‘Where is the crocodile!’  Please remember that year one will begin their weekly swimming lessons commencing on Wednesday 24th April in the  afternoons.

In Ten Ten the children were learning to

  • Recognise when they have been unkind and say sorry.
  • To recognise when people are being unkind to them and others and how to respond.
  • That when we are unkind to others, we hurt God also and should say sorry to him as well.
  • That we should forgive like Jesus forgives.

In Maths the children have been learning about money. They were introduced to the different coins and ordering coins to their values from the least amount to the largest amount.We will be continuing learning about money next week, This weekend, if you are popping to the shops could you talk to your child about prices of items in the shop, and if you pay for any items with cash maybe your child could help count the money and pay for the items!

In English this week the children have been independently writing their own version of a familiar story. The children spent the first part of the week planning their story with a beginning, a setting and deciding what characters they were going to include. They also had to include some or all of the days of the week and end the story using their plan. There were some very creative writers in Year 1 with amazing imaginations!

Home Learning – Due Friday.

Mathletics – please complete the activities set.

Handwriting sheet – practice letters sent home. You do not need to send this back as they are also practised daily in school.

Phonics – In preparation for the Phonics Screening, could you please practice the words that have been sent home. Please encourage your child to add the sound buttons as they read, they will know how to do this and I have also done the top one as an example for them. This does not need to be sent back to school as the children practise these daily. The words with monsters next to them are nonsense words, which they will also need to read in the screening. Thank you for your support.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Ten Ten – please click here for this terms letter.

Reminders

Swimming starts next Wednesday. Please indicate permission on Schoolcomms if your child can wear goggles and send them to school in their PE kit.

PE days are now on Tuesday and Wednesday, please ensure your child is wearing their kit on these days.

Wishing you all a Lovely weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis and Mrs Barnes

Spring 2 : Week 5

We have reached the end of another busy term and the children have all enjoyed the preparations for Easter. On Monday, the children enjoyed their lesson from the Mental health team learning  how to express their emotions in a controlled way. The children are learning about the zones of regulation, and how to recognise how they are feeling. The team  went through each colour zone describing how your body may feel eg. Blue zone may mean you have a lack of energy, feel sad, sick, tired or bored. We talked about ways we can try to get into the Green zone. The children took part in a Body scan exercise where they took the time to meditate and be still, listening to how their body may be feeling. Please follow the link provided if you would like to use this as a calming exercise at home.

 

In PE, the children practised throwing and catching the balls to their partners. Year one are becoming more confident in their passing skills and moving their bodies to receive the ball when working together.

On Wednesday, Year one took part in a multi sports activity outside with Year 6 children. They enjoyed activities including participating in using hockey sticks to dribble around apparatus, an egg and spoon race, throwing beanbags into a target and basketball.

We finished the week with an exciting Easter egg hunt outside!

There is no set homework for the Easter break, but please continue to practise reading daily Please visit Phonics play for some Phonics games to practise blending and segmenting and reinforcing Phase 4/5 sounds.  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/picnic-on-pluto

Please could we ask if you could check at home, if you have any reading books from our school reading scheme as our library stock is running low.

We would like to thank you all for your support this term, and wish you a very happy and peaceful Easter Break. We will see you when we return on Monday 15th April.

The Year One Team.

 

Spring 2 Week 4 w.b 18.3.24

In Re this week the children retold the story of The Last Supper. They were split into two groups and went off to set their own tables, including unleavened bread, cups and plates. The children then re-enacted the events of the story.

Year one started their week with their second visit from the Hertfordshire Mental support team. This week. the children continued to learn how to recognise and name a range of emotions. They were introduced to the Zones of regulation and talked about how they were feeling. They discussed which colour zone they were feeling they were in on that day. The children were asked to draw how they were feeling and how this would show to other people. Next, the children drew around their hands and wrote down the people who are important to them in their lives and who helps them in their everyday lives.

 

In Maths this week, the children worked on subtracting by counting back using a number line. They used the words first, then and now to help them to subtract by counting back using a number line as a guide. We will be continuing subtraction activities next week.

In English, Year one sequenced pictures from the story of The Last Noo- Noo and retold the story in groups using the pictures to help them.

In PE, the children practised bouncing and retrieving a ball with a partner. The children practised using one and two bounces to pass the ball to each other. It was a very enjoyable lesson, with the children working together and enjoying practising together.

Home Learning – Due Friday.

Mathletics – please complete the activities set.

Handwriting sheet – practice letters sent home. You do not need to send this back as they are also practised daily in school.

Spellings – please practice the spellings with your child for a spelling test next Friday. This also does not need to be sent back.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Reminder – school finishes at 1pm next Thursday.

Wishing you all a restful weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis and Mrs Barnes