Welcome to the Year One Page!

Week commencing October 9th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another happy and productive week in Year as the half term break draws near.  Highlights of the week included honing our hockey skills in PE, Show and Tell, Stars of the week, Topic, Science, ‘Beat It Maths’ English and R.E.

During Class Liturgy we learnt about God’s love. We also learnt the story of St Bernadette, our yellow house patron saint, and how her devotion to Our Lady helped her come close to God.

Thinking about St Bernadette at Childrens’ Liturgy

 

We continued with our RE topic, Families and Celebrations, with the children describing their favourite celebration prompted by the  photographs of family celebrations they brought in for  “Show and Tell” last week. I would be grateful if you have not yet done so, if you could send in a photograph of a family celebration you and your child attended for our class display. It could be a photograph of a Wedding, Christening, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Easter Party, Christmas, Easter, Birthday Party etc.

Our Families and Celebrations Display in the Year 1 classroom

 

In Science the children continued our unit on Materials with an investigation to find which material would best weather proof the three little pigs’ house. The children were very excited and enjoyed this investigation enormously.

In English we had fun writing instructions on how to make jam and marmite sandwiches. On Thursday morning the children had house assemblies and elected their house captains.

On Wednesday and Thursday the children continued to hone their hockey skills in P.E. and on Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates.

Thank you for sending in Harvest donations which we will take to the Hall for our Harvest Mass on Tuesday. There is still time to make a contribution if you haven’t yet done so.

Some of the Year 1 children who brought in donations for our Harvest Appeal

Another member of the class has reached the sensible age of six and all the children sang  “Happy Birthday” to him.

But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever.

 

Phonics continues with the long i sound: igh trigraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with this sound.

Spellings: fight, flight, light, night, high

All the children have been issued with Bug Club books so please go on line to access this wonderful resource. Reading books will be changed daily when put in the house baskets in the classroom. Our library session will be on Monday afternoons and each child will be issued with a book to be returned before another book is issued the following Monday.

A reminder that homework goes out on Monday and is due back the following Friday! Please practise the spelling list each evening as “little and often” succeeds best.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

Week commencing October 2nd

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another happy and productive week in Year 1 and I am astonished to find we are nearing the end of term.  Highlights of the week included honing our hockey skills in PE, Show and Tell, Stars of the week, Topic, Science, ‘Beat It Maths’ English and R.E.

Hockey Stars!

During Class Liturgy we learnt about God’s love and began to put actions to our class prayer, The Our Father.

Putting actions to the “Our Father” and saying “the Candle Prayer” during Class Liturgy on Wednesday.

In RE we looked at the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and reflected on how he took care of God’s creation in his lifetime. We began our RE topic, Families and Celebrations, with the children bringing in photographs of family celebrations to talk about during “Show and Tell.” I would be grateful if you have not yet done so, if you could send in a photograph of a family celebration you and your child attended for our class display. It could be a photograph of a Wedding, Christening, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Easter Party, Christmas, Easter, Birthday Party etc.

Look at our Family Celebrations!

This term Year 1 we are continuing to explore our new topic, Bounce and in Topic Science we carried out an investigation to find the most bouncy ball.

The most bouncy ball was ball no. 3 which bounced 75cm high!

In Science we continued our unit on Materials with an investigation to find the most absorbent paper towel.

In Maths we focused on naming and describing 2D shapes and sorting them using two criteria on a Venn Diagram.

We played a 2D shape quiz!

 

We described and sorted 2D shapes!

 

In English we have begun looking at writing instructions. We learnt by heart the instructions using our talk for writing map and followed these instructions to make Angel Delight! We even enjoyed a little taste!!!

Making Our Angel Delight!

On Wednesday and Thursday the children continued to hone their hockey skills in P.E.

 

Believe it or not Christmas was mentioned this week. The PSA asked us to design our Christmas cards about which you will receive more information closer to the Event.

Phonics continues with the long e sound: ee digraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with this sound.

Spellings: teeth, sleep, sheep, green, tree

All the children have been issued with Bug Club books so please go on line to access this wonderful resource. Reading books will be changed daily when put in the house baskets in the classroom. Our library session will be on Monday afternoons and each child will be issued with a book to be returned before another book is issued the following Monday.

A reminder that homework goes out on Monday and is due back the following Friday!

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

 

 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

Week commencing September 25th

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy and happy week in Year 1 and I am astonished to find we are more than halfway through the term already, having completed our third full school week. Please find links at the end of the newsletter to the welcome evening presentation held earlier in the term and the curriculum information which was handed out at that event.

Highlights of the week included honing our hockey skills in PE, Show and Tell, Stars of the week, Topic, Science, ‘Beat It Maths’ English and R.E.

More Hockey Fun!

We got all our Beat -It-Maths facts correct two Fridays in a row!

 

During Class Liturgy we learnt about God’s love and began to put actions to our class prayer, The Our Father. Please find the link to the copy which I have attached to the newsletter and practise the words with your children. I will also send a copy home with the children as part of their homework this week.

We enjoyed “Show and Tell” on Friday.

In RE we looked at the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and reflected on how he took care of God’s creation in his lifetime. Our next RE topic which begins next week is Families and Celebrations. I would be grateful if you could send in a photograph of a family celebration you and your child attended for our class display. It could be a photograph of a Wedding, Christening, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Easter Party, Christmas, Easter, Birthday Party etc. This photograph can also be an item for Show-and-Tell on Friday.

 

We enjoyed practising our prayers during our Class RE assembly.

This term in Year 1 we are continuing to explore our new topic, Bounce and in Science we carried out an investigation to find the most bouncy ball.

In Maths we focused on doubling numbers and number patterns.

In English we are immersing ourselves in ball poems which the children are really enjoying! We analysed poems about movement and the children were able to identify the nouns and verbs in the poems.

On Wednesday and Thursday the children continued to hone their hockey skills in P.E.

Phonics continues with the long a sound: ai digraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with this sound.

Spellings: nail, snail, train, aim, rail

All the children have been issued with Bug Club books so please go on line to access this wonderful resource. Reading books will be changed daily when put in the house baskets in the classroom. Our library session will be on Monday afternoons and each child will be issued with a book to be returned before another book is issued.

Don’t forget to go on Bug Club!

A reminder that homework goes out on Monday and is due back the following Friday!

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

 

Meet the Year 1 teacher 2017-18

Curriculum Newsletter T1

 

 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

Week commencing September 18th

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed a busy and happy week in Year I and I am amazed at how well the children are adapting to the new routines and timetable in Year 1.

Early Days In Year 1!

The children have enjoyed activities during this time that will become part of their weekly routine such as PE, Show and Tell, Stars of the week, Topic, Science,  ‘Beat It Maths’ English and R.E., among many.

During Class Liturgy we learnt about God’s love and began to put actions to our class prayer, “The Our Father”. We already know our Candle Prayer which we recite as we light our candle and which reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world.

In Key Stage Assembly we looked at the Patron Saint of the Blue House, Saint St Anne and the children were reminded that she was Mary’s mother and Jesus’ grandmother. We prayed to St Anne and asked her to guide us this Year in St Anne’s.

In RE we revisited the story of Creation from The Old Testament and discussed how we take care of God’s Creation today. We went on a walk to find the ways we use different means of recycling to save the Earth’s valuable resources.

Look at our “Water Butt” our “Recycling Bins”  the “Compost Bin” and God’s wonderful Creation in our field!

This term Year 1 we are beginning to explore our new topic, Bounce and in Science we carried out an investigation to find the most bouncy ball.

In Maths we focused on accurate counting and place value.

We  estimated how many grapes were in a bowl and then counted them carefully!

In English we are immersing ourselves in ball poems which the children are really enjoying! We looked at shape poems and the children wrote their own shape poems on a “ball” theme.

Excellent Shape Poems About Balls!

On Wednesday and Thursday the children developed their games skills in P.E, with their first Hockey lessons.

Excellent blocking and passing through the Gate!

This Week’s “A Team!”

 

Our Friday ‘Speaking and Listening’ activity, ‘Show and Tell’ continues to be popular with the children bringing in an interesting selection of items to share. Special mention must go this week to the super horse chestnut figures one of the children made with his Dad.

 

Look at My Show and Tell Items!

All the children deserved a Certificate at Golden Assembly but the honours went to two children who excelled this week.

We worked hard this week!

Phonics begins with the sh digraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection of the Common Exception or tricky words children are expected to know how to read and spell in Year 1.

Spellings: all, was, her, she, into

A reminder that homework goes out on Monday and is due back the following Friday!

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher

Welcome to the Year One Page!

Week commencing September 11th

 

 

 

Saint Anne

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we begin this academic year, I am amazed at how well the children have begun their learning journey in Year One, and this is in no small way due to your support during this transition.

The first two weeks in Year One have been very much a time for the children to become aware of the routines and expectations in Year One. The children have enjoyed activities during this time that will become part of their weekly routine such as PE, Show and Tell, Stars of the week, Topic Science, and ‘Beat It Maths’ among many.

‘Beat It Maths’ against the clock on Fridays!

During Class Liturgy we learnt about the life of St Anne and about how she was Mary’s mother and Jesus’ grandmother. We prayed to St Anne and asked her to guide us this Year in St Anne’s.

In RE we looked at the story of Creation from The Old Testament and the children all agreed that God deserved his rest on Sunday ‘after all his hard work.’

This term Year 1 we are beginning to explore our new topic, Bounce and in Science we are learning about materials. We enjoyed carrying out an investigation to find out which of three bouncy balls is the most bouncy,

We found out which ball was the most bouncy! Can you guess?

In English we are immersing ourselves in ball poems which the children are really enjoying!

On Wednesday and Thursday the children began to develop their games skills in P.E, with our first Hockey lessons of the term,

Learning our Hockey Skills!

Our Hockey Stars of the Future!

On Friday we celebrated our children’s good work at Praise Assembly!

Our Friday our  ‘Speaking and Learning’ activity, ‘Show and Tell’ got off to a promising start with the children bringing in an interesting selection of items to share.This always proves to be a popular activity with Year 1!

Phonics begins with the ch digraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection of the Common Exception or tricky words children are expected to know how to read and spell in Year 1.

Spellings: we, they, my, me, he

A reminder that homework goes out on Monday and is due back the following Friday!

Finally I look forward to seeing you at the  ‘Welcome To Year 1’ talk after school on Tuesday in the Year 2 classroom,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher