Summer 2 week 6

Year one had a fantastic time on Wednesday for their Summer Fun Day! There were a variety of activities and games to play as well as a turn on the Go-Karts!Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to help with the stalls and food.

 

In Geography this week the children were exploring how people enjoy themselves at the seaside. They discussed their trip to Southend and made a poster about how people can enjoy their time there. The children also looked at lots of pictures and maps.

 

  

Home Learning – Due Friday

Mathletics – complete the activities set.

Spellings – practice the spellings with your child.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Next week could you please send in 2 bags with your child in preparation for their books to come home. Also, a reminder that school finishes next Friday 19th at 1pm.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer 2: Week 5

It has been another wonderful week for Year One! It was lovely meeting with you all at parents evening.

In Maths, the children carried on with their topic of Time. We practised learning how to tell the time on the hour and half past the hour and we talked about the duration of time.  The children estimated how many times they would be able to do certain activities in 10 seconds. We used a stop clock to see how quickly time passes.  They had to see how many claps they could do, hop on one leg, count to five and how many times they could blink their eyes all in 10 seconds! They had great fun working with a partner, counting times for each other. The results showed that they were actually able to do more than they estimated!

In Italian, the children made their own bingo boards choosing what colours, food and numbers they have learned so far in Italian. It was very exciting waiting to see who would fill their board first!

 

On Wednesday, Joshua kindly brought in Butterflies from home that had transformed from when we last saw them as a Chrysallis! We were so enthralled to see them! Joshua explained to the children how he has been looking after them and how long it will be before he releases them. Thank you to Joshua and his family for bringing them into Year one to show us.

 

The children have been watering their beans and keeping an eye on their growth so far! They have noticed that some beans have some roots beginning to grow and some are still waiting to split and begin germination. We discussed reasons why some beans may be slower than others to grow.

In Geography we looked at how the seaside is different from other places. The children looked at different pictures and discussed what they could see. They then had to sort them into 3 groups and give each group a name and reason for sorting.

Home Learning – Due Friday

Mathletics – complete the activities set.

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

Handwriting sheet – months of the year.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Thursday 4th July Learning

Good morning Year 1,

Please log onto Mathletics and complete the activities set, these will include tasks based on time.

Practice the new set of spellings below, these will be sent home on Friday.

Please also take this time to research an athlete of your choice who is going to the Paris Olympics. Draw a picture of them and write some sentences about them e.g where they are from, what their sport is and if they have won any medals before.

See you all on Friday.

Summer 2 Week 4 w.b 24.6.24

What an exciting week Year one have had! The children have been learning to tell the time in Maths. They have been learning to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour using the minute and hour hands on the clock. They made their own clocks and have talked about their daily routines and times that they get up, have lunch, dinner etc… Please talk to your child about the days and times they have certain activities and talk about the times they take place!

In Italian, the children have been learning to name foods and how to order from an Italian  restaurant! Year one played an interactive game and had fun matching food types.

In Science, the children have continued with our topic on Plants. They decorated their own pots and are growing their own broad bean! We will be writing a class diary and children will note the changes they see happening and the stages of growth that their bean will go through.

On Thursday, we went to the Seaside. The children had a lovely day and I was very proud of how they behaved. We played in the sea, collected water samples to test, played in the sand, fished with nets, collected shells, had lunch on the beach and ended the day with an ice cream! At the end of the trip, there were lots of sleepy children on the coach! Thank you to our parent helpers for your support.

Home Learning – Due Friday

Mathletics – complete the activities set.

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

Handwriting sheet.

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

Summer 2 week 3 w.b 17.6.24

Finally the sun came out this week just in time for Sports Day!  The children took part in all the races and activities with great enthusiasm and it was wonderful to see so many of you come along to help cheer and support them. Thank you!

 

In Maths the children continued  skip counting in twos and counting objects in groups of two. Please practice this at home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zt3xwnb#ztpw6rd

In RE the children have been learning to understand the context of the calling story in Mark’s Gospel. After discussing what happens when we go fishing and what is needed, the children went on to design their own fishing nets for our RE display. They also wrote their own rendition of the story.

In English this week the children started their new unit – Non-fiction Bats. They started by writing some facts they already know about Bats and we then did some of our own research. The children were fascinated by some of the things they discovered!

In History the children took a closer look at King Charles III, they looked at his early life, his family and some interesting facts about him.

 

On Friday afternoon we made the most of the beautiful weather and went in to the Peace Garden for story and a snack!

Our trip is on Thursday next week. The weather is looking very hot, please remember to apply sun cream to your child before they come to school. Send them in with a packed lunch in a throw away bag and also remember a hat and a small towel.

Home Learning – Due Friday

Mathletics – complete the activities set.

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

Reading – 5/10 minutes daily.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs Poyiadzis & Mrs Barnes

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