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Key Stage 1 - Year 1 and 2 (Miss Lindsay Priddle and Mrs Katy Burnett)

End of Term July 2014

 

Remember to complete your holiday homework by sending a postcard to school and writing/drawing about two days from your holidays. 

 

  • Please keep practising your reading over the holiday. Here are some links to story websites.Click on the red writing to jump to each site.

Oxford Owl website - lots of online stories (login required but this is free if you register)

Storynory website - online stories which are read aloud.

Phonics play - website of interactive games linked to phonic knowledge. Please focus on Phase 3, 4 and 5.

  • Please also keep practising your maths especially your counting, number recognition and the four mathematical operations. Click on the red writing to jump to each site.

​Maths online games - choose any games focussing on counting and number facts.

Topmarks maths - a site with lots of links to online activities to support mathematical development. 

  • Please also keep practising your handwriting and spelling. Try to remember that all letters start at the top, except e and d. Click here for a demonstration of how to form each letter.
  • Also remember to scroll down and use any of the links to games and activities that we have put on our page during the year.

 

Have a lovely Summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 3rd September 2014. frown

What have we enjoyed this year in Key Stage 1? All ideas shared by the class and then voted on (the larger the word, the more people who voted for it).

What have we enjoyed this year in Key Stage 1? All ideas shared by the class and then voted on (the larger the word, the more people who voted for it). 1

This week (beginning 14-07-14) we have been learning about:

  • English: Thinking about the future- This week we have thought about what we are looking forward to during the Summer Holidays as well as thinking about what we are excited for and worried about doing in September when we move up into a new year group. Year 2 will be sharing their thoughts during our Leaver's Assembly on Tuesday 22nd July, 9.15am in the church.
  • Maths: Shape- This week we have revisited our learning on shape, both 2d and 3d shapes. We have made shape pictures using 2d shapes; counting the number of shapes, labelling each shape and finding out how many corners and sides our pictures have. Click here for an online 2d shape picture activity. Year 2 try this trickier activity for 2d shapes.
  • Click here for a song about 2d shapes

This week (beginning 07-07-14) we have been learning about:

  • Topic: Castles -  This week we have painted and drawn from memory about our trip to Warwick Castle. We reminded ourselves of some of the things we saw and then draw our favourite bits. 
  • Performance - We have spent some time this week practising for our performance of the Pied Piper. We are working hard to learn all the words from the songs and to know when we enter and exit the stage area. Click here to view a spoken and animated version of the Pied Piper - is it like our performance?

This week (beginning 30-06-14) we have been learning about:

    Year 2 click here for a division game involving sharing.

26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.

26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  1
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  2
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  3
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  4
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  5
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  6
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  7
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  8
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  9
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  10
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  11
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  12
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  13
26-06-14: Jousting - today we have had a go at being knights and jousting! We used a space hopper as our horse and a foam javelin as a lance.  14

26-06-14: Design Technology. Our finished 3d representations of castles.

This week (beginning 23-06-14) we have been learning about:

  • English: Poetry. We have been listening to and writing our own poems. In pairs, we have written our own castle recipe poems. We have also typed them onto the computer. Click here to visit a site about John Foster (a famous poet). 
  • Maths: Addition and Multiplication- This week we have revisited addition and multiplication. Year 1 have focused on addition, using a blank number line to help answer questions. Year 2 have focused on multiplication arrays. Year 1 click here for a selection of addition games. Year 2 click here to practice making multiplication arrays.
  • Topic: Castles -  This week we have learnt about leisure pursuits that knights took part in, namely jousting. Click here for a link to a jousting game.
  • Design Technology- This week in DT we have finished our 3D castle representations in preparation for the exhibition! We have added detail and are very proud of our creations (photos to come). Don't forget to come a visit our castle exhibition on Thursday (26th June) at 3pm where you will be able to view all our wonderful 3D representations.

20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete!

20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 1
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 2 The Barber's Pole
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 3
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 4
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 5
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 6
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 7 The Triple Plait
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 8
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 9
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 10
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 11
20-06-14: PE. We have been learning how to maypole dance. We can do a dances called the Barber's Pole and the Triple Plait. Hopefully we will share our skills at the fete! 12

This week (beginning 16-06-14) we have been learning about:

13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating.

13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 1
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 2
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 3
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 4
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 5
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 6
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 7
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 8
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 9
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 10
13-06-14 - Today we have started to create our own reclaimed material castles. We joined boxes together will a large amount of masking tape (!) in preparation for next weeks painting and decorating. 11

This week (beginning 09-06-14) we have been learning about:

  • English: Fiction and Non-fiction texts. We have found out about the similarities and differences between fiction and non-fiction texts. We know that fiction books are stories with characters and are made up, and that non-fiction books contain information and facts. We identified the key features of each book and found examples in our classroom. Click here to visit an online information book complete with contents - what information can you find out about each animal?
  • Maths: Capacity- This week we have found out about measuring liquids. We used language such as full, empty, half full etc to describe quantities of water. Year 2 started to use the scales on the jugs to measure liquids more precisely.Click here for a filling game. Click here for comparison activity - click on the container which has most in each time.
  • Topic: Castles -  This week we learnt about the process of becoming a knight. We found out about the Page, Squire and Knight. Did you know that a boy could become a page when he was 6 or 7. Think about all the information that we learnt and try to share your information at home. Next week we will find out about what clothing a knight would wear, click here for an online activity about dressing a knight.
  • Science - what do animals eat? This week we continued to learn about animals and how they can be grouped. We learnt that animals that eat meat are called carnivores, animals that eat plants are called herbivores and those that eat both are called omnivores. Click here for a game choosing the correct food group for each animal.
  • Design Technology- This week in DT we have continued to look at how castles can be represented in 3D. We looked at a selection of representations using cardboard and then proceeded to join reclaimed materials together to make our own castles (photographs above). Next week we will be painting and decorating our castle creations. 

06-06-14 Biscuit Castles - Today we worked in pairs to made our own 3D representations of castles using edible materials. We used biscuits for walls and icing as cement to fix them altogether. First we had to make the cement! Next we stuck the walls together and then we decorated using marshmallow and raisin battlements.

Welcome back after the half term holiday.

This week (beginning 02-06-14) we have spent much of the time working on assessments in English and Maths. We have all tried extra hard and showed our best.

22-05-14 Drawbridges - we have all made working drawbridges using cardboard, string and a piece of wooden doweling. We were very pleased with the end product!

This week (beginning 19-05-14) we have been learning about:

  • English: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks - We have continued to focus our learning on developing story maps from a character. Using the descriptions of our knights, we used our imaginations and made our own story maps of what obstacles might pose a problem for our knights. Some very ferocious dragons and monsters appeared! On Wednesday afternoon we went to watch Kristina Stephenson (the author and illustrator of the Sir Charlie books) sing, dance and perform one of her books - it was a great afternoon and photos can be found by clicking here.

Click here to link to the website - remember to keep checking about Kristina's new book.

  • Maths: Fractions- This week we have started to learn about fractions. We have found out about halves and quarters of shapes (and linked quarters to telling the time!). Year 2 even had a go at finding halves and quarters of numbers (using Smarties - definitely the best way to find out about a tricky maths topic by using chocolate!) Click here for a reminder about fractions.
  • Topic: Castles -  This week we have made our own working drawbridge! This was a tricky task as we had to work out the mechanism to make it work. 

​1.  Click here for an castle labelling activity. 

2.  Click here to dress a knight!

  • Art - This week in art we have critiqued castle paintings. We particularly looked at a painting by Paul Klee called Castle and Sun. We are recreating our own versions of this picture using geometric shapes.

This week (beginning 12-05-14) we have been learning about:

​1.  Click here for an castle labelling activity. 

2.  Click here to dress a knight!

3.  Click here to visit a website with lots of information about castles.

  • Art - This week in art we have critiqued castle paintings. We particularly looked at a painting by Paul Klee called Castle and Sun. We are recreating our own versions of this picture using geometric shapes.

This week (beginning 05-05-14) we have been learning about:

  • Topic: Castles -  This week we have learnt about the features of a stone castle. We recognise some of the important parts of a castle and have labelled a diagram of a castle.

​1.  Click here for an castle labelling activity. 

2.  Click here to dress a knight!

3.  Click here to visit a website with lots of information about castles.

  • Science - In Science we are learning about materials. We have consolidated our knowledge of vocabulary related to the properties of materials, including rough, hard, smooth, soft, transparent, opaque. Click here for science activities (scroll down to Materials 1 and Materials 2)
  • Art - Having made our crowns, this week we will have our own royal portraits painted by a friend.
  • Music - This term we are learning about pitch and having a go at playing pitched percussion. We can identify if the sounds are high or low and are starting to think about how sounds can accompany actions and pictures.

This week (beginning 28-04-14) we have been learning about:

  • English: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks - We have read a story called Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and The Wizard's Whisper. We have focused our learning on characters and settings. We know what characters are people or animals (Who?) and that the setting is the place (Where?). We have been also learning about adjectives which would describe the settings, identifying good phrases from our storybooks. Click here to visit the Sir Charlie website to find out about more stories and the author.
  • Maths: Addition- This week we have been reminded about addition strategies. We know that addition means that the answer is more and that we use the + sign. We have learnt that when adding more than two numbers it is easier to find the numbers which make 10 or 20. Click on the links below for some addition games:

1. Funky Mummy

2. Post Box addition (choose the levels yourself)

3. Rock Hopper (adding a selection numbers to solve a problem and make a total)

  • Topic: Castles -  This week we have learnt about Motte and Bailey castles. We now know that they weren't very protective as the wooden fence could be burnt. Click here to visit a website with lots of information about castles.
  • Science - In Science we are learning about materials. We have looked at a number of materials and why they are used for specific jobs.
  • Art - Last week we painted our own versions of royal portraits noticing that they all wore crowns. This week we have made our own royal crowns in preparation for painting our own royal portraits next week. 

Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted?

Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 1 George V
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 2 Queen Elizabeth II
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 3 Henry VII
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 4 Queen Elizabeth II
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 5 Clara
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 6 Thibault
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 7 Louise
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 8 Libby
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 9 William
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 10 Nina
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 11 Nicolas
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 12 Nathan
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 13 John
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 14 Harry
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 15 Faith
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 16 Emma
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 17 Christopher
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 18 Maia
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 19 Joe
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 20 Sam
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 21 Melissa
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 22 Evie R
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 23 Anna
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 24 Lily
Royal Portraits (25-04-14). We looked at a selection of royal portraits and then recreated our own versions using paint. Can you guess which one each of us painted? 25 Evie BJ

This week (beginning 21-04-14) we have been learning about:

  • English: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks - We have read a story called Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and The Really Big Adventure. We identified the many characters within the story and found adjectives to describe them. On 21st May we will be going on a visit to see the author Kristina Stephenson discuss her books, so will be reading lots of them in the next couple of weeks. Click here to visit the Sir Charlie website to find out about more stories and the author.
  • Maths: Addition- This week we have been reminded about addition strategies. We know that addition means that the answer is more and that we use the + sign. We have learnt about how to work out the missing number in a sum. Click on the links below for some addition games:

1. Spinners (make your own addition sums) 

2. Machines (click on add, then choose a level)

Welcome back to the Summer Term. 

 

Don't forget swimming now starts every Wednesday. Please ensure 

your child has a swimming hat, swimming costume/trunks and towel. 

 

Our topic for the Summer Term is going to be Castles. We will look at different types of castles, their main features and what it was like to live in a castle. We will also learn about the roles people had in the castle. Click below for our topic overview.

 

                                 

Summer Term Overview

This week (beginning 31-03-14) we have been learning about:

  • Instructions - On Tuesday we made Easter nests carefully following a recipe. After that we wrote instructions. Our instructions had to include bossy words and numbers to show the correct order.  Click here for a link to the recipe
  • Weight- This week we have started to learn about weight. We have been comparing the weight of objects, weighing them with a variety of objects, i.e. bears, bricks etc. (non-standard measures) and some of us have been using digital scales to weigh objects in grams. We have been using comparative language to describe the weight of objects. Click here for a weighing activity - start with the kg and half kg activity
  • Topic -  This week we have reviewed what we have learnt about Africa. We looked through our topic books and were amazed by all the things we had learnt about.
  • Easter- We hope you have a lovely Easter holiday. Remember to read lots during the holidays, practise your letter formation and spelling. You can also practise your number bonds, addition and subtraction. Use some of the links from previous weeks work to consolidate your learning. 

HAPPY EASTER.

                                                               

Lambing visit - 25-03-14 We went to the Earth Trust to see the lambs. Some were very new and some were in larger pens. We also saw a pig with piglets and chickens! We had our snack in a new Tepee and then played in the trees. For extra photos please take a look at the Foundation Stage page.

This week (beginning 24-03-14) we have been learning about:

  • Length - This week we have started to learn about length. We have been measuring things with a variety of objects, i.e. bears, bricks etc (non-standard measures) and some of us have been using a ruler to measure length. We have been using comparative language to describe lengths of objects. Click here for a ruler activity - remember to start measuring at 0.
  • Topic -  This week we have developed our knowledge of African culture, particularly looking at masks. We critiqued the masks and discussed which ones we liked/disliked and why. We have designed our own masks for making next week.
  • Forest School - This weeks Forest School was slightly unusual as we went to see the lambing at Earth Trust. We saw lots of different varieties of sheep and some very new lambs - two were born whilst we were there! 

African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 1
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 2
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 3
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 4
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 5
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 6
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 7
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 8 Nicolas
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 9 Lily
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 10 Lily
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 11 Libby
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 12 Libby
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 13 Selwyn
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 14 Selwyn
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 15 Faith
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 16 Faith
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 17 Charlie
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 18 Charlie
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 19 Maia
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 20 Maia
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 21 Christopher
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 22 Christopher
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 23 Harry
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 24 Harry
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 25 Louise
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 26 Louise
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 27 Emma
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 28 Emma
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 29 Alexander
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 30 Alexander
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 31 Clara
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 32 Clara
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 33 Sam
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 34 Sam
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 35 Joe
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 36 Joe
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 37 Evie R
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 38 Evie R
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 39 Evie BJ
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 40 Evie BJ
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 41 Nathan
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 42 Nathan
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 43 Anna
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 44 Anna
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 45 William
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 46 William
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 47 Thibault
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 48 Thibault
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 49 Nina
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 50 Nina
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 51 John
African Huts 21-03-14: We designed and constructed African huts out of paper, art straws, lollipop sticks and a small amount of clay. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 52 John

This week (beginning 17-03-14) we have been learning about:

 

  • Topic -  This week we have looked at African houses. We talked about how they are made, what materials they are made from and why they are used. We have designed our own rural African houses and are planning to start to make them during Topic and DT. Click here for a link to the video clip about building a rural home in Kenya.
  • PE - as part of our PE curriculum we have been learning Tennis skills. We know how to hold the racket and are learning how to hit the ball to a partner. Sometimes the ball goes where we expect it to although most of the time the ball seems to fly in a number of different directions! Look at a selection of photos (below) from this weeks session.
  • Forest School - We took our third visit to Forest School this week and took part in a egg hunt. Click here to look at the Forest School page for pictures.​

Tennis - we have practised hitting the ball against the wall and also trying to hit it over the net to a partner.

Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at.

Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 1 William
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 2 Lily
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 3 Libby
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 4 Anna
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 5 Clara
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 6 Nina
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 7 Alexander
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 8 Nicolas
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 9 Evie BJ
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 10 Christopher
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 11 Harry
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 12 Selwyn
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 13 Emma
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 14 Nathan
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 15 Maia
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 16 Louise
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 17 Joe
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 18 Thibault
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 19 Charlie
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 20 Evie R
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 21 Sam
Paper Weaving 14-03-14. Following on from our work on African fabric patterns, we have learnt how to complete paper weaving. This was quite tricky but we persevered and then we added extra colours to make the patterns more like the African ones we looked at. 22 John

This week (beginning 10-03-14) we have been learning about:

 

  • Changing a known story into our own version - We have read the story of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and made actions and a story map to retell the story. We are going to use the format and patterned text to make our own African versions.

07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer.

07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 1 Anna
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 2 Alexander
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 3 Charlie
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 4 Christopher
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 5 Clara
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 6 Emma
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 7 Evie BJ
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 8 Evie R
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 9 Faith
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 10 Harry
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 11 Joe
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 12 Libby
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 13 Lily
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 14 Louise
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 15 Maia
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 16 Nathan
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 17 Nicolas
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 18 Nina
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 19 Sam
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 20 Selwyn
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 21 Thibault
07-03-14 African Fabric inspired art work using 2Paint computer program. First we looked at a selection of pictures of African fabrics. We noticed that they were patterned and then we recreated our own patterns using the computer. 22 William

This week (beginning 03-03-14) we have been learning about:

 

  • Stories from Africa - We have read a story called Mama Panya's Pancakes. The story is from Kenya and Adika and Mama Panya go off to market to buy ingredients to make pancakes. On their way Adika asks all his friends to come and eat the pancakes. Can you make a story map showing which people Adika met? 
  • Pancakes - on Tuesday 4th March we made and ate pancakes because it was Shrove Tuesday. We learnt that this is the beginning of Lent and thought about how we could "turn over a new leaf" during Lent.

27-02-14: African Animals made out of clay - we have designed, made and painted our clay animals.

Welcome back. We hope you have all had a lovely half term. We have a very busy term ahead of us with lots of activities planned.

 

This week (beginning 24-02-14) we have been learning about:

 

  • Subtraction - This week we have started to focus on subtraction. We know that take away means that the answer always gets smaller, we are counting back and when writing our own sums tgat the biggest number always comes at the beginning. Click here for a subtraction game.

Click here for a harder subtraction game.

This week (beginning 10-02-14) we have been learning about:

This week (beginning 04-02-14) we have been learning about:

Friday 31st January was Chinese New Year. To celebrate we learnt about the story where 12 animals argued about who was best, so the Emperor set a race to see who could cross the river first. The rat won and the first year was named after him. Can you remember which animal came next? Click here to hear the story again.

 

We tasted some Chinese food. We tried noodles, rice and prawn crackers as well as cucumber and carrot in dipping sauces. We also watched some Chinese Dragon dances and had a go ourselves. Click here to watch the clip again (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

 

Please look at the pictures below.

African Sunsets - we have learnt about mixing colours. We used our knowledge to make sunset backgrounds for our African scenes.

This week (beginning 27-01-14) we have been learning about:

               

Savannah animals - we made animals that live in the African savannah

This week (beginning 20-01-14) we have been learning about:

Click the link below to be redirected to a page containing videos of our puppet shows retelling the story of Handa's Surprise.

This week (beginning 13-01-14) we have been learning about:

On Friday 10th January 2014, we had a drama workshop from an organisation called Perform4schools. The Wild West came to KS1! A cowgirl appeared in our classroom and asked for our help to find the golden mane. We had to be strong, brave and venture to the Wild West. Look at the photographs below showing what we did. Information about local after school drama clubs run by this organisation was sent home on the back of your child's certificate.

       Welcome back to a new term.      

This week (beginning 06-01-14) we have been learning about:

  • Stories from Africa: We read the story of The Clever Tortoise. You could retell the story to your family - remember how the tortoise tricked the elephant.
  • 2d Shape - We have been learning about 2d shapes, the mathematical names and some of the properties. Click here for an online shape pattern activity.

Our topic for this term is going to be Africa.

Click below to see an overview of our topic. We will spend the first half of term learning about the animals that live there in different landscapes (savannah, rainforest and desert) and then after half term we will learn about life and schooling in Africa.

                    

Spring Term 2014 Overview Africa

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the new year. 

  • Please keep practising your reading over the holiday. Here are some links to story websites.

Oxford Owl website - lots of online stories (login required but this is free if you register)

Storynory website - online stories which are read aloud.

Phonics play - website of interactive games linked to phonic knowledge. Please focus on Phase 3, 4 and 5.

  • Please also keep practising your maths especially your counting (how many presents have you had), number recognition (the advent calendar is great for this) and number bonds.

​Maths online games - choose any games focussing on counting and number facts. 

 

                    

 

This week (beginning 16-12-13) we have been learning:

                     

  11-12-13                                         

Today we all did a fantastic job in our nativity performance dress rehearsal - A Little Bird Told Me. We have all worked really hard to learn our parts and the song words. Look at our pictures below for a sneak preview!

Christmas Performance

This week (beginning 09-12-13) we have been learning:

  • English- we have continued with our nativity rehearsals - we all know our lines... or at least we are trying to! 
  • Maths- we have been completing some Christmas maths in between our rehearsals.
  •  Christmas is definitely upon us now, we even have a chocolate calendar! Click here for an interactive Christmas Nativity Story
  • Performance - our performance is on Thursday 12th December at 6pm. 

This week (beginning 02-12-13) we have been learning:

  • English- we have read a lovely story called Russell's Christmas Magic about a sheep who helped Santa when he crashed his sleigh! 
  • Maths- we have been learning about measuring this week. We have been using bricks, paperclips, rulers and tape measures to measure the length of different objects. Look at some of the pictures below to see what we have been doing. Try this interactive ruler activity to test your skills. Remember the ruler must line up with 0 at the end of the line.
  • Art - this week we made the entrance hall display and wooden baubles for our Christmas tree. Look at our fantastic winter wonderland and robins that we made.
  •  Christmas is upon us! Click here for an interactive Christmas Nativity Story.

Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger

Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 1 Measuring with multilink
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 2 How long is the book?
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 3 How long is teddy?
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 4 Comparing the length of paper chains.
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 5 Which is longest?
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 6 Recording our measurements
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 7 How tall are you?
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 8 Which resource shall we use?
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 9 Using a ruler
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 10 How long is each paper chain?
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 11
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 12 Our wooden Christmas Tree Decorations.
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 13 Our wooden Christmas Tree Decorations.
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 14 Our entrance hall display
Measuring - click on each picture to make it bigger 15 Our frosty winter tree.

This week (beginning 25-11-13) we have been learning about:

  • Phonics - we have been working on developing our phonic knowledge. Click here for a game we play at school working hard to develop knowledge of real and pseudo words. 
  • Subtraction - we have been learning about subtraction, we can work out the answer to questions by counting back, using a number line or a hundred square. Click here for a selection of subtraction games.
  • Remember to keep practising your number bonds, this will help with our addition. Click here for a new number bond game.

 

Forces Game - Try the game we played on Tuesday. You need: Playdough and a dice. Roll the dice and then make an animal using the instructions: 1 = push, 2 = pull, 3 = twist, 4 = bend, 5 = squeeze and 6 = your choice. Have a look at our photographs to see how we got on.

Takeover Day 22-11-13. Look at what exciting activities Key Stage 1 got to do. Robert was in charge during the morning and Siena and Charlotte were in charge during the afternoon.

This week (beginning 18-11-13) we have been learning about:

  • Posters, captions and labels - click here for a link to a website containing some labelling activities. Look out for the farm labelling!
  • Addition - Click here for an addition activity which keeps addition as combining sets.
  • Addition Click here for a more challenging addition activity where you will need to use your skills to answer mathematical sums.
  • Remember to keep practising your number bonds, this will help with our addition. Click here for a new number bond game.
  • Topic work - this week in topic work we found out how wool is made. Click here if you would like to see the film again.
  • Science - this week we started to learn about forces, please check the forest school page for photographs of things we made which need forces to move.

 

This week (beginning: 11-11-13), we have been working on:

Our topic for the Autumn Term is Food and Farming.

             

 

Click below to look at our topic overview.

As part of our topic we have done lots of exciting things, including a visit to Sheepdrove Farm, Lambourn, tasting fruit and vegetables grown on UK farms and a visit from a tractor.

Tractor visit 24-10-13. We were very lucky that a tractor came to visit from Lister Wilder, Wallingford.

Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger)

Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 1
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 2 We went to visit the turkeys on a tractor.
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 3
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 4 The turkeys.
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 5 The pigs
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 6
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 7 The cows and calves.
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 8 We could stroke the cows if we wanted to.
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 9 We looked at types of grain.
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 10
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 11
Sheepdrove Farm Trip 30-09-13 (Click on each picture to make it bigger) 12 The wheat was ground into flour.

 

Class Information

Mrs Burnett will be teaching Y1 and Y2 all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Miss Priddle will be teaching Wednesday afternoons, all day Thursday and Friday. 

Miss Dallaway and Ms Smith support specific children and the class throughout the week.

 

Your child will be doing PE on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, please make sure they have their PE kits these days. Your child's PE kit should contain shorts, t-shirt, tracksuit and trainers. Please make sure all items are named.
Spellings are written in books on a Monday by Mrs Burnett ready for practice at home for a spelling test on the following Monday. If you have any queries about spellings, please speak with Mrs Burnett.

Reading practice is essential to develop decoding, understanding and enjoyment of books. Please use the pink reading record within your child's book bag to record when they have read with you at home.

 

For more information about supporting your child with reading at home, please look at our guidance document.

Homework will be given out on Thursday to be brought back to school the following Monday. Please check your child's book bag for their green homework book for an English, Maths or Topic related activity.

 

To view our weekly timetable, click on the link below. Please note that this timetable is flexible and may be altered to accommodate special events, trips and extended learning activities.

English:

Focus in Key Stage 1 is to acquire skills and knowledge and to learn how to apply them. We are developing our phonic knowledge enabling us to decode texts and apply this knowledge to spelling. We are learning to form sentences correctly with finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. In addition to this, we try to add interesting vocabulary to make our writing more exciting. 

 

Websites which support English development are:

Phonics:

When your child is learning to read there are two crucial things to learn:

  • the sounds represented by written letters
  • how to blend the sounds together to make words.

 

Synthetic Phonics is a statutory part of our English curriculum. Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent - so, they are taught the letter 'l' sounds like 'lllllll' when we say it. Children can then start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word.

 

Phonics is taught consistently throughout Key Stage 1 using Floppy Phonics. For more information about the sounds that each letter, or group of letters creates, please click on this link to the Oxford Owl website.

 

Websites which support Phonic progression are:

 

Mathematics:

Throughout Key Stage 1, the focus in mathematics is to acquire new skills in number, calcuations, shape and space and measures. Topics last for one or two weeks ensuring consolidation of new knowledge and enabling progression within each strand of mathematics. Teaching is often practical with games, activities and computer work offering opportunities to discover new learning and to apply known skills.

 

Websites which support mathematical learning are: