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Week commencing July 10th

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we come to the end of this academic year, I am amazed at how much the children have developed their learning skills and have grown in confidence.

In Year 1 we are continuing to explore our new topic, The Enchanted Woodland and in Science we continue to learn about plants.

In Science this week we designed our favourite garden and labelled some flowers we can now identify. Thank you to the parents who sent in photographs of their children’s favourite gardens!

We continued our Enchanted Woodland topic by designing and making crowns for all our Woodland Fairy Queens and Kings. They wore these crowns home on Thursday and attracted much comment on how regal they looked.

In English we are enjoying making our “Faraway Tree” Books of our own! The children are really enjoying this project and this week they painted their book covers during our Art lesson.

On Wednesday the children continued honing their tennis skills in P.E

Year 1 have shown how much they have grown up and matured by their positive response to meeting their Year 2 teacher, Miss Lane, on Thursday morning. They were so excited and I’m sure would have liked to start in Year 2 straight away! This is a testament to how the children have grown in confidence and independence this year.

In RE we continued with our work on Jesus’ disciples and studied the story of how Jesus called Matthew, the dishonest tax collector, reminding us that Jesus is there for all of us.

Show and tell continued with some charming and interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned from another exciting visit and went off again for his last adventure before having a well-earned rest during August.

Phonics is ongoing with our spelling focus next week being the Common Exception or tricky words children are expected to know how to spell in Year 1.

Finally as a direct result of your continued generosity the children enjoyed their snack and movie treat from the PSA for the class with most donations to the tombola on Friday. The children voted to watch the movie, The Secret Lives of Pets, and had a snack and drink to enjoy while they watched it! They really enjoyed their treat!

As we conclude the academic year there will be no homework next week and we will not be issuing reading books from the Individualised Reading Scheme. Please continue to avail of our Bug Club books.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

 

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Week commencing July 3rd

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we come to the end of the summer term and the end of Year 1 I am amazed how much the children have developed their learning skills and have grown in confidence this year.

In Year 1 we are continuing to explore our new topic, The Enchanted Woodland and in Science we continue to learn about plants. This week the focus was on garden plants as opposed to wild plants and we enjoyed going on a flower hunt in our lovely grounds!

Our Maths lessons included learning about place value and ordering numbers. We also looked at repeating patterns using regular shapes.

In English we are enjoying making our “Faraway Tree” Books of our own! The children are really enjoying this project!

On Wednesday we were blessed by wonderful weather for our new PE Topic with the children learning some tennis skills. Maybe we have in our group a Wimbledon champion of the future!

We spotted some tennis stars of the week and who knows, some future champions?

A reminder that as we approach the end of the year we will no longer be issuing the children with new library books but will be taking in the books the children already have. It is a good idea to try and join your local library during the summer holiday and enjoy the annual “Summer Read” provided by the library service for children of all ages.

In RE we continued with our work on Jesus’ disciples and studied the story of how Jesus called Matthew, reminding us that Jesus is there for all of us.

Show and tell continued with some charming and interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned from another exciting visit and went off on Thursday to attend a Wedding, no less!!!

Phonics is ongoing with our spelling focus next week being the Common Exception or tricky words children are expected to know how to spell in Year 1.

Finally thank you again so much for your generous donations to the School Fair tombola and the Year 1 cake sale! We shared the crown again with another class for most donations so well done to you all for your continued generosity.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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Week commencing June 26th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Once again this week has been a busy and exciting week for Year 1!

In Year 1 we are continuing to explore our new topic, The Enchanted Woodland and in Science we are learning all about plants. We enjoyed going on a wild plant hunt in our lovely grounds!

Our Maths lessons included learning about halving and numbers.

On Tuesday we were blessed by wonderful weather for our School Sports Day and family picnic. I was so proud of how well the children participated and demonstrated the St Anne’s philosophy of fair play!

The children have enjoyed their bucket drumming sessions in Music this term!

A reminder that our Library session will continue every Wednesday this term and that the children will not be able to take out a new book until the current one is returned.

On Thursday we celebrated the feast day of St Peter and Paul with Mass said in the hall by Fr. Brian who attended St Anne’s fifty years ago and now works as a missionary in India. The children were fascinated when he popped into our classroom for a chat after Mass.

Show and tell continued with some charming and interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned from another exciting visit. We said a little prayer for his creator Michael Bond who died this week.

Phonics is ongoing with our spelling focus next week being the Common Exception  or tricky words children are expected to know how to spell in Year 1.

Finally thank you so much for your generous donations to the School Fair tombola and the Year 1 cake sale!

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

 

 

 

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Week commencing June 19th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Once again this week has been a busy and exciting week for Year 1!

We have begun learning about how we are Jesus’ followers and how we can show this in how we live. We are also learning about the disciples who shared in Jesus’ life.

In Year 1 we are beginning to explore our new topic, The Enchanted Woodland and in Science we are learning all about plants.

Our Maths lessons included learning about even and odd numbers and number sequences.

In PE the children have started to hone their athletics skills which should come in useful on our Sports Day next Tuesday!

A reminder that our Library session will continue every Wednesday this term and that the children will not be able to take out a new book until the current one is returned.

On Thursday we had a super day on our trip to Beale Park, where we learned lots about animals and plants.

Show and tell continued with some charming and interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned from half term with lots of exciting news about birthday parties and trips to Legoland.

Phonics is ongoing with our spelling focus next week being the Common Exception  or tricky words children are expected to know how to spell in Year 1.

It’s that time of the year again and we are appealing for donations to the Year 1 bottle tombola collection for The Summer Fayre.

We have had the best response previously and it will be great if we win the PSA prize again!

Finally don’t forget to get baking for the Year 1 cake sale on Friday!

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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Week commencing May 15th

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Once again this week has been a busy and exciting week for Year 1!

Monday began well with one of the children brining in a gorgeous bunch of roses with which to honour Mary, Our Lady, during her month of May, The flowers were arranged in a vase and were put on our prayer table to honour her. We will also be praying to Our lady this month as we say the Hail Mary twice daily.

In Year 1 we continue to look at Beegu, story of a little alien who crash lands on earth and has adventures before being beamed back home by her parents.

This week in our art lessons we had fun painting the figures of Beegu we modelled the previous week using salt dough and clay!

Our Maths lessons included learning about and measuring capacity with an emphasis on the language used when describing capacity.We also learned to compare the weight fo various objects.

In PE the children further continued to develop their cricket skills and particularly enjoyed attempting to strike the wicket throwing ball with an underarm throw.

Five children excelled this week and were our stars of the week.

A reminder that our Library session will continue every Wednesday this term and that the children will not be able to take out a new book until the current one is returned.

Our fine motor skills group continued with some fine paintbrush techniques.

 

In science we are studying the topic, plants , and the children enjoyed planting their broad beans and beginning their broad bean diaries.

Show and tell continued with some charming and interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned from his weekend very happy after another fun packed weekend when he attended a disco, went climbing and had a bicycle ride! I don’t know where he gets his energy!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus next week being revision of the long a phoneme.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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Week commencing May 8th

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week has been a busy and exciting week for Year 1!

Monday began well with one of the students bringing in his Good Shephard collection box where he had put all his spare coins during lent and Holy Week! The collection will go to the nominated Lenten Charities. Thank You!

In Year 1 we continue to look at Beegu, story of a little alien who crash lands on earth and has adventures before being beamed back home by her parents. This charming story by Alexis Deacon stimulated the children use drama and freeze frame techniques to understand how Beegu might ave felt at various points of the story.

In our art lesson we had fun modelling figures of Beegu using salt dough and clay!

On Monday afternoon potential Young Sports Leaders from Highdown school came to teach Year 1 PE skills which they all enjoyed.

In PE the children continued to develop their cricket skills and particularly enjoyed attempting to strike the wicket throwing ball with an underarm throw.

Five children excelled this week and were our stars of the week.

A reminder that our Library session will continue every Wednesday this term and that the children will not be able to take out a new book until the current one is returned.

Huge excitement outside school on Thursday afternoon as we gave Father Paul a typical St Anne’s welcome back from his pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham, Norfolk. The children could not believe it was possible to walk as far as Fr Paul had! He is now a big hero to the Year 1 children! Alleluia!

Our RE lesson focused on the Easter candle and its significance during the season of Easter. We looked at the symbols on the Pascal Candle and some of the children enjoyed making their own versions!

Show and tell continued with some charming and interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned from his weekend very happy with his visit to Clare’s Court and its fabulous bluebell wood which he enjoyed in the Spring sunshine!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus next week being revision of the long aw phoneme.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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Week commencing May 1st

Dear Parents and Carers,

The children returned from their Bank Holiday“weekend full of beans” after their long weekend!

Continuing with our Easter RE topic, this week we focused on describing the emotions of Jesus’ friends and his Mother Mary, as Jesus’ Resurrection unfolded. Once again we looked at the word “Alleluia” which describes the joy felt at Jesus’ resurrection. The children completed painting their “Alleluia” posters for our RE board.

In Year 1 we have looked at the film, Beegu and the children have listened to the story with rapt attention. It tells the story of a little alien who crash lands on earth and has adventures before being beamed back home by her parents. This charming story by Alexis Deacon stimulated the children to write the key opening, build-up, problem, resolution and ending events on their super story mountains!

Coincidently the children were excited to hear from a member of staff that an extra-terrestrial event was suspected to have taken place in the school grounds! Could it be? …The children examined the crash site, finding an alien hand, (which they were not allowed to touch for biosecurity reasons) debris and what looked suspiciously like alien footprints! Stranger and stranger…

In Maths the children used their critical thinking skills to solve an investigation using their skills in adding three one digit numbers.

In PE the children continued to develop their ball skills and particularly enjoyed the warm up game, hills and holes!

 

Two of the children excelled and were awarded the accolade “Star of the Week!”

Continuing with our space theme, a highlight of our week was the visit of The Planetarium to the school. The children along with the Key Stage 1 children from St Martin’s were fascinated to learn about the night sky and the many constellations out in space. We definitely have some budding astronomers in Year 1!

A reminder that our Library session will continue every Wednesday this term and that the children will not be able to take out a new book until the current one is returned.

Show and tell continued with some charming and interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned from his bank holiday weekend full of excitement after his trip to London where he even met a bronze of himself at Paddington Station!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus next week being revision of the long i-e phoneme.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

 

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Week commencing April 24th

Dear Parents and Carers,

The children returned from their Easter Holiday “full of beans” after their welcome Easter break!

Although Easter might now seem long past to the children we are in the Liturgical season of Easter and our RE topic is Easter. This week we focused on the emotions of Jesus’ friends and his Mother, Mary as Jesus’ Resurrection unfolded. We looked at the word “Alleluia” which describes the joy felt at Jesus’ resurrection which we use in our prayers today. The children are enjoying painting their “Alleluia” posters for our RE board.

The children have looked at the film, Beegu and have listened to the story with rapt attention. It tells the story of a little alien who crash lands on earth and has adventures before being beamed back home by her parents.

In Maths we are looking at tens and units using dienes apparatus and coins to illustrate the concept.

The basketball module in PE came to an exciting end with a shoot-out with Year Two and we have now begun our new unit developing the children’s cricket skills. Maybe we will have a cricket match with Year Two at the end of term! PE days are on Monday and Tuesday this term but all children are to have their PE kit in school every day as on occasion unexpected opportunities arise for extra skills training and it would be a shame for the children to miss out !

Once again thank you for your amazing response to the Chocolate Tombola appeal last term. Your generosity meant that on Friday the children received the PSA prize and enjoyed a film with popcorn and nibbles to eat. A nice treat on the first week back!

A reminder that our Library session will continue every Wednesday this term and that the children will not be able to take out a new book until the current one is returned.

Show and tell continued with some interesting conversation pieces!

Paddington Bear returned with a healthy glow from Greece this week , full of tales of exciting Easter games and food! 

Phonics is ongoing with our focus next week being revision of  word endings including the suffix  “ing”

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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Week commencing April 3rd

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

The children were really excited this week as there was a rumour going around that a certain Easter bunny might visit!  There must have been some strange happenings in the classroom on Thursday night as evidenced by the footprints discovered on Friday morning and the Easter baskets full of Easter eggs!

Could it have been……?!!

Once again he children had a busy week and enjoyed some outdoor learning in the spring sunshine.

They enjoyed making their Easter cards and baskets. On the last morning they enjoyed making an edible version of their Easter baskets and ate them in the April sunshine. Yummy!

This week the children enjoyed singing their Easter songs with actions. They also had the opportunity to plant our Spring Bulbs in the Year 1 raised bed in our garden. We will look forward to looking at how our broad beans and peas will progress.

The basketball module in PE came to an exciting end with a shoot-out with Year 2. The children really enjoyed the High Five unit this term.

Thank you for your amazing response to the Chocolate Tombola appeal! Once again our class were victorious with the most items donated to the chocolate tombola! Not that we are a competitive lot!!! This means that Year 1 has won the PSA prize and will enjoy a film with popcorn on the first Friday after returning back from the Easter break! A nice treat to look forward to the first week back!

On a personal note I would like to thank all of you for your kind wishes, prayers, cards and gifts this Easter which were gratefully received.

I have been touched by the kindness of some of our children who continue to bring in their pocket money to put in the “Coppers jar” to be donated to this year’s CAFOD appeal. Thank You!

Show and tell continued with some interesting conversation pieces!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus next week being words with the prefixes “re” and “un”.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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Week commencing March 27th

Dear Parents and Carers,

 We are all looking forward to our Easter Holiday which will begin on Friday April 7th!

The children have had a busy week and enjoyed some outdoor learning in the Spring sunshine.

Thank you for the super response to our Key Stage 1 Superhero Day this week! Although we also had some superheroes dropping in the previous week the majority of the children came into school imaginatively dressed on Monday and joined in the spirit of the day.

The children wrote super character descriptions of their favourite superheroes and enjoyed designing and painting their superhero masks.

During our High Five PE lessons the children enjoyed practising their passes and they learnt how to dodge and swerve,  useful skills for playing basketball. Some stars of the day were chosen for their basketball skills and sportsman skills.

Paddington Bear arrived back to class with news of the super attractions and entertaining rides he enjoyed in Florida.

Thank you for your amazing response to the Chocolate Tombola appeal! So far our class seems to have had one of the best responses but there is always room for more! Let’s fill up the box this week!

I have been touched by the kindness of some of our children who have brought in their pocket money to put in the “Coppers jar” to be donated to this year’s CAFOD appeal. Thank You!

 

Show and tell continued with some interesting conversation pieces!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus sounds next week being the suffix “s” and “es”  after words ending with “ch” and “sh”.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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 Week commencing March 20th

Dear Parents and Carers,

 As usual another busy time at school this week.

I enjoyed meeting most of you at parents evening this week and was grateful to have the opportunity to let you know the amazing progress your children  are making in Year One.

All our frog spawn has hatched now and over the next few weeks we will continue to watch future developments with interest as the children continue to keep their Frog Life Cycle Diary !

British Summer Time begins with the clocks going forward this weekend. The generally warmer brighter weather is pleasant when the sun shines as it did on Tuesday morning when we did our outdoor PE session. The children enjoyed practising their passes and they learnt how to dodge and swerve, useful skills for playing basketball.

As Mother’s Day is approaching the children were very excited to welcome their Mums into school for a special lunch on Wednesday not to mention making a heart shaped card in class to match the special present they bought last week!

 Please don’t forget our Library sessions are up and running, and will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child brings back their current library book as another will not be issued until the borrowed book has been returned.

Our Paddington Bear update will continue next week as he is currently suffering from jet lag since returning from Disneyland Florida and has not yet returned to school to tell us all about his adventures. Doubtless he will return to school next week.

It’s that time of the year when we begin to think of all things chocolate in the run up to Easter! Please donate a chocolate item to the class chocolate tombola and as an extra incentive the class with the most items will receive a prize from the PTA. As we did so well at Christmas, jointly winning the bottle tombola prize with Year five, we don’t want to lose our crown this time! No pressure!!!

 

Our week ended with the Comic Relief Red Nose fundraising day! The children looked great with their crazy hairstyles and colourful socks.

 

Show and tell continued with some interesting conversation pieces!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus sounds next week being the ed and ing word endings.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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 Week commencing March 13th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Another a busy time at school this week!

Last week we knew that Spring was in the air with the exciting arrival of frog spawn kindly donated to the class! This week the spawn has hatched into tadpoles and as with keeping any living things the children are now beginning to realise the responsibility that entails. Some of the children had fun changing the water in the aquarium. Over the next few weeks we will continue to watch future developments with interest as the children continue to keep their Frog Life Cycle Diary !

Another spring continuous learning activity was presented in the form of incubated eggs which to the delight of the children hatched into cute chicks last week. On Thursday we enjoyed seeing and stroking the yellow little cuties!

Mother’s Day approaches and the children were very excited to buy  their Mums a special present!

Please don’t forget our Library sessions are up and running, and will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child brings back their current library book as another will not be issued until the borrowed book has been returned.

Our Paddington Bear update will continue next week as he is currently visiting Disneyland Florida and is no doubt having a marvellous, fun packed time. Lucky Paddington Bear!

Show and tell continued with some interesting conversation pieces!

Our week ended with St Patrick’s Day and  our Year 1 Class Assembly. I was very proud of the children who all played their part with confidence and enjoyment!

 

Phonics is ongoing with our focus sounds next week being the ch sound written in words as tch, the e sound written in words as ea and sh  alternatives .

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

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Spring is here!

Week commencing March 6th

Dear Parents and Carers,

As usual we have had a busy time at school this week.

We knew that Spring was in the air with the exciting arrival of frog spawn kindly donated to the class! Over the next few weeks we will be watching developments with interest ! I would be grateful if anybody could bring in some large rocks to put in the aquarium to help with the next stage of the life cycle.

The weather has been slightly changeable this week with warm sunshine and heavy showers. As a result the children have enjoyed some indoor carpet time and really enjoyed being creative with the lego and construction kits.

An ongoing part of the P.S.H.E. curriculum are our circle time sessions which help the children develop their emotional vocabulary and discuss their  worries and feelings with others. We hold an “open forum” feature where the children discuss any problems they have e.g.. in the playground, and the other children offer advice on how to resolve these issues.

The children’s quick recall of maths facts continues to improve with our Friday Beat – It- Maths sessions where the children put their heads down and complete a timed maths sheet. Amazingly one of our most popular activities!

Our Library sessions are up and running, and will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child brings back their current library book as another will not be issued until the borrowed book has been returned.

Paddington Bear returned exhausted from his adventures last weekend! First on Friday he went to Bingo where he won some paints and on Saturday he went to see some animals at a petting zoo. Last but not least, on Sunday he attended a lively Year 1 party!

Show and tell continued with some interesting conversation pieces!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus sounds next week being the m sound written in words as mb, the n sound written in words as kn and gn !.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Teacher

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Week commencing February 27th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had an extremely busy time at school this week.

Shrove Tuesday began with a fun activity which involved racing with a frying pan and eating yummy pancakes.

Watch us Go!

On Wednesday we went to the Ash Wednesday Mass, when Father Paul reminded us of the reasons why we are marked by the cross in ash on Ash Wednesday and how we can use Lent as a time to pray, support others through our Lenten charities and fast.

The children were very excited to mark World Book Day on Thursday by dressing up as their favourite book character. The grown-ups in the school joined in the fun by dressing up as Roald Dahl characters with the adults in year one choosing to dress up as the Witches from Roald Dahl’s book of the same name.They looked very scary! 

We enjoyed dressing up on World Book Day!

We enjoyed visiting year three for a reading buddy session. The older children in particular enjoyed showing the year 1 class their books.

We enjoyed reading with our Year Three buddies!

We also enjoyed a visit from some very special storytellers who taught us how to make up tongue twisters!

Paddington Bear enjoyed visiting a shop on this week’s visit with one of his Year One friends and was amazed at all the marmalade he found for sale there. He persuaded his hostess to allow him to make his own marmalade which by all accounts proved to be a very sticky business. Paddington looked very smug when he returned to school on Monday carrying his own jar of marmalade!

We enjoyed a yummy end to the week with some refreshing rainbow jelly a kind parent made us to taste.

Show and tell continued with some nice examples of the children’s creativity and  interesting conversation pieces!

Phonics is ongoing with our focus sounds next week being the s and j sounds.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Teacher

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Week commencing February 20th

 

Our new topic is Superheroes !.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back for an exciting term. Our new topic is Superheroes which has already captured the imagination of the Year 1 children.

In Maths the children enjoyed learning to sort numbers into those which are even and odd.

          

We began learning ball skills as part of our ‘High Five’ PE topic!

                          

In Science the children enjoyed tasting different foods. They described the foods before sorting them into those which tasted salty, sweet, bland, sour or bitter. We then mapped where those taste buds were concentrated on the tongue.

                 

 

           

 

 

Paddington Bear enjoyed visiting three farms during half term. The girls he visited made a fuss of him which he thoroughly enjoyed!

Show and tell continues with some Superhero artifacts and books making a popular appearance,

                          

 

      

 

Phonics is ongoing with our focus sounds next week being the ck and ch sounds.Please do not forget to return your child’s reading book to be put in the basket in the  morning if it needs changing. The school library sessions will begin next week so expect your children to bring home up to two library books each Thursday. They will only be able to take out  new books on return of their borrowed books.

 

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Week commencing February 6th

   

We enjoyed our Paddington Bear Day Reward !

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had another happy and productive week in year 1.

In Maths the children have been learning how to describe the properties of 3D shapes and to sort them using a Venn Diagram. The children used large 3d shapes and physically sorted them into shapes with curved faces, shapes with flat faces and shapes with both flat and curved faces. The children particularly enjoyed doing the activity in our new outdoor classroom in the playground.

                        

  We enjoyed sorting 3D shapes into shapes that roll and slide!

Continuing with our Claws, Paws and Whiskers Art Topic this week the children explored further their animal printing theme. They focused on stripes, using a wax relief and wash technique to make tiger and zebra animal stripe prints.

                           

Look at our zebra and tiger stripe prints!

On Thursday the children received their long awaited treat for being so good as a class. The class receives a marble if they have been sensible and when the jar is full of marbles they decide on their class treat with their class teacher. They win this incentive if they have been for example sitting nicely in assembly, settling quickly to their tasks, working quietly during activities such as Guided Reading and for not having lost any golden time that day.

Our treat on Thursday was to have a  Paddington Bear Day. The children brought in their bears to enjoy the film Paddington with them. They really enjoyed the  Paddington Bear character voiced hilariously by the actor Ben Whishaw. Year 1 is now looking forward to the release of the film Paddington 2 this year!

                   

We enjoyed our Paddington Bear Day and our Bears loved the yummy honey and marmalade sandwiches!

  On Friday afternoon we enjoyed the Great Valentine’s Day Bake Off in the Hall with an assembly to award prizes to the parents and children who entered the Bake Off contest for their houses. As you can imagine the excitement levels were high as the winners were announced.

Earlier in the day the children had decorated biscuits in their house colours to enjoy at home!

    

We decorated our Valentine’s Day biscuits in our house colours!.

As ever our Speaking and Listening skills were developed further this week during “Show and Tell” The creativity of the children and parents continues to impress me with examples of painting, book making and Origami being brought in for our Friday session. The children learnt that origami is the Japanese word for paper folding and that it is an art form handed down from parent to child through many generations.

   

We  brought in items to show off our creativity at home!

Look at the Origami frog I made with my Dad!

Paddington Bear returned, tired but happy, from another super adventure last weekend!

“I had a super time with my new friend!”

Phonics lessons continue daily as usual with the next school week’s phonics focus being the sounds: ear and air.

Have a happy and relaxed half term!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Week commencing January 30th

   tinga tinga

We were inspired by Tinga Tinga art during our Literacy and Art lessons.

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had another busy week in Year 1 and continue to enjoy our topic,”Claws Paws and Whiskers”  with activities including writing fables and making animal prints.

Our Friday *Speaking and Listening* sessions go from strength to strength with the children enjoying bringing in  their precious items and telling us their news.

The children enjoyed showing their precious objects and telling their news at “Show and Tell”

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   The children enjoyed showing off their Gymnastic skills in PE

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Look at our strong shapes and safe landings!

As we near the end of our Gymnastics unit in PE, the children continue to impress with their excellent sequences of moves, strong body shapes and their confident landings.

We enjoyed our art activity where we looked at animal prints and printed our own.

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Making animal prints.

We also enjoyed looking at animal prints influenced by the coats of animals including the giraffe, tiger, zebra and leopard. We were inspired to make animal prints during our art sessions which will continue next week.

Paddington Bear returned from his visit to his friend’s house for the weekend and was exhausted after his adventures. He had been on a play date with two other friends where they played a star wars game. We read all about it in his diary!  

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“I had a super time with my new friend!”

Our main phonic focus for this forthcoming week will be the ou” and “oy” sounds.. There will be a spelling quiz on Friday as usual so continue to practise the spelling list each evening and on Thursday night  in particular. Already I have noticed an improvement in the spelling scores so keep up the good work!

Finally as the class has been so good and has collected lots of marbles we have decided to hold a Paddington Bear Day on Thursday February 9th! The children can bring in their bears and we will eat marmalade sandwiches and watch Paddington Bear’s video and take part in other related activities. Further details to follow!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

 

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Week commencing January 23rd

   Jesus meets the children

Our new RE Topic in Year 1 is, Jesus: Teacher and Healer

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had another busy week in Year 1 and continue to enjoy our topic,”Claws Paws and Whiskers” with more visits from our four legged friends.

Our Friday *Speaking and Listening* sessions go from strength to strength with the children bringing in an increasingly varied assortment of objects and interesting stories to tell!

The children enjoyed showing their precious objects at “Show and Tell”

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    I think this is a good book!

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Children using their phonic fingers to decode words with more than one syllable during their phonics session.

We continued our Maths programme this week by investigating tens and units in 2 digit numbers using different apparatus.

 

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Using apparatus, dice and cube to make 2 -digit numbers!

Our Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic continued with more visitors of the animal variety to our school. We enjoyed a visit from Angelina the cat and Lola the dog on Thursday afternoon. Both of the owners were impressed that we were able to classify their pets as Carnivores, as both Cats and Dogs eat meat.

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Angelina isn’t too sure about coming out to say “hello!”

We learnt that Angelina, who is nineteen months old, has a medical book which records all her vaccinations and a microchip to help locate her in cases she strays too far from home. Unlike most cats, Angelina loves water and particularly enjoys her bath,

We also enjoyed a visit from Lola,an adorable Maltipoo. This cute little dog is a cross of a Maltese and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Her owner told us that, with the intelligence of the Poodle and the sweetness of the Maltese, the Maltipoo is a smart, darling dog and a loving companion.

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Lola was pleased to say hello to Year 1

Paddington Bear has been on his travels and had a super time last weekend. He went on a play date with his new friend and explored a new neighbourhood on the back of his friend’s two wheeler bike. He was very excited to tell us all about his adventures and was very proud of his diary when he came back to school.

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“I had a super time with my new friend!”

Our main phonic focus for this forthcoming week will be the “ir” “er” and “ear” sounds.. There will be a spelling quiz on Friday as usual so don’t forget to practise the spelling list each evening and on Thursday night  in particular.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Week commencing January 16th

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“I will spend my weekends with the super children in Year 1” 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a busy week in Year 1 and continue to enjoy our topic,Claws Paws and Whiskers!

This week the children have enjoyed listening to the Michael Bond Paddington Bear stories at Story Time and are all excited to take Paddington Bear home for the Weekend. One child was so concerned that Paddington Bear would be chilly that he bought him a new pair of boots! Do encourage your children to take a photograph or draw a  picture and write about his weekend adventures in the diary which accompanies Paddington. 

The children enjoyed making and painting their animal masks this week!

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  “Look at our animal masks !

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Lilly the pony came to visit us !

Our Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic continued with more visitors of the animal variety to our school. A parent from Year 2 organised a visit from Lilly the pony and the children got to ask questions about Lilly and even to stroke her!

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We also enjoyed a visit from Riley a lovely ten year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier to our class. His owner was surprised that the children knew that, because Riley has hair, is warm blooded and if female could have puppies and feed them, he is classed as a Mammal in the Animal Kingdom.

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Saying “Hello” to Riley the Staffy!”

Our main phonics focus for this forthcoming week will be the “or” phoneme and the digraphs aw, au  and all. There will be a spelling quiz on Friday as usual so don’t forget to practise the spelling list each evening and on Thursday night  in particular.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Week commencing January 9th

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We celebrated the Epiphany at Mass on Tuesday January 10th 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

“Happy New Year ” and thank you for sending your children back to school ready and eager to for the challenges a new term presents.

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We are using playdoh exercises to help develop our fine motor skills.

This week in Maths we were learning to find one more and one less and ten more and ten less than numbers to one hundred.

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Picking a number to find ten more or less than!

Our new topic is  “Paws Claws and Whiskers” and one of our parents brought in two guinea pigs, Hulk and Ironman. All the children had an opportunity to stroke, feed and learn how to take care of these delightful pets. Please let me know if you have an exciting pet to share with us!

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Saying “Hello” to Hulk and Ironman!.

We had  exciting visitors to Year 1 when the guinea pig brothers Hulk and Ironman visited us on Thursday afternoon! 

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                           A Star Jump!                                             Making a “Dish Shape”

Our PE lessons this term will be held indoors as we focus on our gymnastic skills. We enjoyed making strong shapes and learning how to do Star jumps.

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        ” Show and Tell” continues !

Our phonics focus for this forthcoming week will be the long oo  and the long e sounds and our homework programme will continue as usual.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Week commencing December 19th

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Have a Happy Christmas!

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you all for your support this term.

We are having our class party on Monday afternoon and have asked that the children bring into school a party outfit in a named carrier bag to change into. 

Finally I wish you all a “Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!”

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Week commencing December 12th

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Thank You for all the class donations to the Tombola!

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you all for being so generous and donating a staggering 103 items to the Year 1 Tombola collection. We were a close second to Year 5 but won a special prize for collecting the most items in the younger classes. Our prize included a treat for each of the children with a movie afternoon to look forward to.

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We are using bead strings to compare numbers!

This week in Maths we were learning to order numbers from smallest to largest. Children took turns to picked  three numbers and compare them using a hundred bead string.

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Even one of our Dads got involved at The Pantomime.

We all enjoyed the pantomime, Aladdin, on Wednesday and Year 1 were particularly fascinated by the talking white board not to mention the Aladdin’s cave and Aladdin’s friend the naughty monkey.

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A talking white board!.

We had an exciting visitor to Year 1 when Billy the snake dropped in and we all  got to hold him.

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I hope you are all enjoying Advent and don’t forget we will have our Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day on Tuesday and our Christmas Nativity Production on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Week commencing December 4th

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Our Advent Display made from the children’s hand prints!

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week was the first week of the liturgical season of Advent which we marked by putting up our Advent display. The children learnt all about the Advent wreath with the evergreen leaves reminding us that God’s love is ever with us and the candles representing Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, We also opened the first doors of our Advent Calendar to help us count down to the birth of Jesus.All the children will get an opportunity to enjoy an Advent treat!

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Year 1 children with the Advent Calendar and Wreath!

This week  we are excitedly preparing for the Christmas Fayre next Friday and are collecting items for the Tombola. Please send in  treats such as chocolate, wine, biscuits, soft drinks e.t.c. with your child on Monday for our class Tombola collection, The class which collects the most items will win a Movie afternoon with sweets and popcorn from the PTA so no pressure then!

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Look what we brought for the Tombola!

We are learning about animals in Science and this week focused on the differences between birds and reptiles. One of the children could tell us all about snakes as his family keeps them and he brought us in the skin which his snake had shed. Our next task is to measure how long it is.

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Look at my snake’s skin!.

Our phonics focus this week will include words with the letters/ ee, ea, e-e, ie, ey, y

I hope you are all enjoying Advent and don’t forget we will have our Christmas Panto on Wednesday and our Christmas Surprise Room on Thursday both of which require a small monetary contribution.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

 

Week commencing November 28th

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Some Year One Children lining up in order while learning their Ordinal numbers!

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1. In Maths the children tackled subtraction problems. They also enjoyed learning their ordinal numbers in real contexts such a lining up in register order and  racing their toy cars in the hall!  

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Year 1 children racing their cars in the hall.

We are mindful that this Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and in RE we learnt that  Advent is a period of waiting and preparing for the birth of Jesus. We began our own class preparations by taking hand prints which will form part of our own class Advent display.

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Look at my hand print!

We are learning about animals in Science and this week focused on birds and reptiles. Some of the children brought in animal related toys for Show and Tell on Friday.

 

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Look at our toy animals.

Our phonics focus this week will include words with the letters/ sounds: ay, a-e, eigh, ey, ei.

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Using our bug club books for Guided Reading

Our Bug Club books are an excellent resource for reinforcing these sounds in a fun context so please log on with your child to read the e books regularly. 

Finally it was lovely meeting you all recently at Parent’s evening. 

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher

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Some Year One Parents who enjoyed the picnic with their own teddy bears!

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 which included our well attended Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Thursday afternoon. The children enjoyed planning and making their sandwiches and introducing their teddy bears to their friends. Thank you to all the parents who came including those who joined in with the spirit of the event and brought their own teddy bears as well.

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Year 1 parents and children enjoying the fun at the teddy bears picnic!

It is nearing that time of the year again when a St Anne’s tea-towel is the must have Christmas present. This week the children drew their portraits for the 2016 – 2017 version and two of the class were excited to find their older siblings’ faces on one we found in school.

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Look at my sister!

Our phonics focus this week will include words with the letters/ sounds: jvwx  and ccvc words with adjacent consonants.

 

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Lots of fun at the Teddy Bears Picnic!

I am looking forward to seeing you at Parents evening next Tuesday and Thursday.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year 1 Teacher