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Week commencing April 16th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed a busy week in Year 1 and have enjoyed the bonus which the sunny weather towards the end of the week has provided.

In R.E. we continued to look at the events of Easter Sunday and enjoyed displaying our Alleluia posters to celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead for us all on the third day.

 

n PE lessons we continued with our Summer Term Sports Topic, “cricket. ” These lessons  focused on throwing and catching the ball and were held both indoors and outdoors but were enjoyed by all the children.

“More Cricket Fun!”

 

This Week’s Cricket Stars!

 

As usual we choose our stars of the week for good work and effort.

Stars of the Week!

Some of the children excel at activities they pursue out of school and we are always delighted to share their success with the whole school during our  Friday Golden Assembly so please do continue to send in your children’s  certificates  and medals .

 

Look At My Certificate and Medal!

We launched our new topic, ‘Splendid Skies’ with the children releasing their helium filled balloons into a blue sky on Friday afternoon. Each balloon has a message attached with the school’s contact details so we await with excitement any possible information to inform us where in the world our balloons have ended up. Watch this Space!

 

Up, Up and Away!

Paddington returned from a super weekend playing with new friends and enjoying smelling the scent of the early Spring blooms. 

 

Paddington Returns

Year 1 will hold a cake sale next week to raise some money which will go towards our trip at the end of June. The cake sale will be at the end of school at 3.20pm on Friday April 27th. Please bring the cakes to the office or the Year 1 classroom at the beginning of the day. Alternatively you can bring them  along after school on the Friday! We hope to raise £100  to match the amount raised by Year 2 so no pressure then!

 

Get Baking!!

Phonics continues with the following sound: /s/ sound written as   – ‘c(e)’, ‘ci’ ‘se’, ‘st’, and ‘cl‘ 

This week’s spellings: bicycle, cinema, castle, mouse, house

Please note that PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays this term but all children should have a named PE kit in school at all times.

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Week commencing April 9th 2018

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Thank you for sending your children back to school rested and ready for the challenges this term will bring,

In R.E. we looked at  the events of Easter Sunday and enjoyed painting our Alleluia posters to celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead for us all on the third day.

 

Making Our “Alleluia” Posters!

Thank you to one of the children who brought in a lovely bunch of flowers for our prayer corner.

A lovely way to begin a new term!

In English we finished our “Fairy Tale Topic” with a visit from the evil witch  Gothel from the fairy tale  Rapunzel! We “hot seated” her which means  we asked her a lot of questions about her life and actions. We then wrote a letter from Gothel to the Fairy Godmother putting her side of the story!

Gothel popped in!

In PE lessons we began with our Summer Term Sports Topic, cricket! These lessons  focused on throwing  the ball.

“Cricket Fun!”

 

This Week’s Winning Cricket Team!

 

As usual we choose our stars of the week for good work and effort  including success out of school.

Stars of the Week!

 

“Show and Tell” continued with a good selection of interesting items to share!

Fun Time!

Each time this year when the children have been particularly good as a class they earned a marble to put into a special jar. When the jar was full we discussed what reward the class would like and the consensus was that we would have a onesie / pyjama day with a movie and popcorn in the morning! We decided on a date, Friday April 13th  and a super time was had by all as we watched Paddington 2 and munched popcorn!

 

Our Onesie / Pyjama Day!

At last Paddington returned from his adventures! I think he was having such a good time he didn’t want to return to school! However off he went on Friday for another exciting weekend…

Paddington Returns!

Some more members of the class joined the “Sensible Six” Club over the Easter Period and this week.

Now we are six…

Phonics continues with the following sound: /c/ sound written as   – ‘c’, ‘k’,’ck’ and ‘ch‘ 

This week’s spellings: card, cobweb, king, duck, anchor

Please note that PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays this term but all children should have a named PE kit in school at all times.

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Week commencing March 19th 2018

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In R.E. we looked at  the events of Easter Week which were brought to life by the excellent performance of Year Three during the Easter Service they led on Friday. On Tuesday the children had attended a Mass celebrated by Monsignor Patrick in the school hall.

 

In Readiness for our Mass

Science continued this week with our topic “Plants.”The children enjoyed exploring the trees in the school grounds and identified some by doing bark rubbings which they really enjoye

In PE lessons our Football Skills topic  culminated  with the children displaying their passing skills through skills exercises and games.

“Football Fun!”

 

This Week’s Football Stars!

The children enjoyed making Easter cards and baskets as part of their seasonal fun.

What good cutting and folding skills!

As usual we choose our stars of the week for good work and effort .

Stars of the Week!

 

Thank you for all the chocolate donations you sent in for the chocolate tombola. The PSA were delighted with the response and a record number of chocolate items were collected.

 

 

More chocolate for the Easter Tombola!

Please enjoy the Easter break with your children. Don’t forget to visit your local library to avail of it’s wonderful selection of children’s books and of course do visit the Bug Club online.

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Week commencing March 12th 2018

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In R.E. we continued our new R.E. topic, Lent, by thinking about how Jesus changed all those he met over 2000 years ago. We reflected on the story of Zacchaeus and how meeting Jesus changed him profoundly. Many thanks to one of the children who brought in flowers for our prayer corner.

I brought in flowers for the Prayer Corner!

In Literacy the children continue working on our new key text, the fairy-tale, Rapunzel. The children wrote a letter from The Prince to the Good Fairy asking for her help with the wicked witch Gothel.

Science continues with our topic “Plants.”

In PE lessons our Football Skills topic  progressed with the children concentrating on developing their passing skills through skills exercises and games.

“Football Fun!”

 

This Week’s Football Stars!

The children enjoyed a visit from a group of musicians who told them all about the different orchestral instruments.

What a lovely sound!

As usual we choose our stars of the week for good work and effort and also celebrated the children’s wider achievements.

Stars of the Week!

Due to snowy conditions on March 1st we celebrated World Book Day on Friday March 16th instead when the children really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character.

Fun!

This term please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times. A reminder that the children, for health and safety reasons, must not wear hoop earrings to PE lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

As part of our PSHE programme we had a visit from the NSPCC who brought along speech bubble to give the children  information on how to keep  safe.

NSPCC!

Another member of the class joins the “Sensible Six” group this week.

“Happy Birthday to You!”

Please don’t forget to send in chocolate for the traditional chocolate tombola. Remember the PSA will award a prize to the class who brings in most contributions.

Chocolate for the Easter Tombola!

Phonics continues with the following sounds: /ow/ sound written as   – ‘ou’, and the /oi/ sound written as ‘oy‘. This week’s spellings: cloud, mouth, oyster, boy, toy.

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Week commencing March 5th 2018

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In R.E. we continued our new R.E. topic, Lent, by thinking about how Jesus changed all those he met over 2000 years ago. We reflected on the story of Zacchaeus and how meeting Jesus changed him profoundly.

 

We use God’s energy when we help others!

In Literacy the children continue working on our new key text, the fairy-tale, Rapunzel. We looked at a letter from the Prince to evil Gothel and analysed the key features of letters.

Science continues with our topic “Plants.”

In PE lessons our Football Skills topic  progressed with the children concentrating on developing their passing skills through skills exercises and games.

“Football Fun!”

This Week’s Football Stars!

The children enjoyed their music lesson this week when they sang, learned about wind instruments and how to recognise the sound the piccolo makes.

What a lovely sound!

As usual we choose our stars of the week for good work and effort and also celebrated the children’s wider achievements.

Super Stars!

I am glad some of you and  your children were able to enjoy some time together in the snow  and I was particularly pleased to see some “snowy” pictures and news for “show and tell” this week.

Fun!

This term please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times. A reminder that the children, for health and safety reasons, must not wear hoop earrings to PE lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Paddington Bear returned from his long weekend exhausted from all the fun and games he enjoyed but still set off again for a new adventure this weekend.

Paddington had lots of fun!

Phonics continues with the following sound: ur sound written as   – ir, er and ear. This week’s spellings: bird, shirt, desert, pearl, earth

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Week commencing February 26th 2018

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In R.E. we continued our new R.E. topic, Lent, by discussing and reflecting on how we can change during Lent. We thought about doing random acts of kindness each day during Lent. We wrote our Lenten promises.

 

We wrote our Lenten Promises!

In Literacy the children began working on our new key text, the fairy-tale, Rapunzel. We looked at the opening, build-up, problem, resolution and ending of the story.

Science continues with our topic “Plants.”

In PE lessons our topic High Five” progressed with the children concentrating on developing their passing skills.

“Plant, Point & Pass”

This Week’s Football Stars!

This term please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times. A reminder that the children, for health and safety reasons, must not wear hoop earrings to PE lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I hope you and your children enjoyed some time together in the snow and I would welcome “snowy” pictures and news for “show and tell” this week.

Phonics continues with the following sound: aw sound written as   – aw, au and al.

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Week commencing February 19th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for sending your children back to school ready for another exciting term.

In RE we began a new RE topic, Lent, by discussing and reflecting on how we can change during Lent. We thought about doing random acts of kindness each day during Lent. We wrote our Lenten promises. Our prayer focus for the week reflects the message in the parable of the Good Samaritan, to be kind to each other. Collective worship in class continues with the children saying the candle prayer and The Glory Be as well as listening to the reading of the day.

During Lent I promise…

Again many thanks to another of the children who brought from home some fresh flowers for our prayer corner and I will be asking another child to do so next week.

Flowers For The Prayer Corner

In Literacy  the children began working on our new key text,the fairytale, Rapunzel. We looked at the opening, build-up, problem, resolution and ending of the story.

We put the events on our story mountain!

In Maths we focused on Even and Odd numbers and “Beat It Maths” goes from strength to strength.”

Is It Even or Odd?

Science continues with our new topic “Plants.”

In PE lessons a new topic was introduced, High Five” which will concentrate on developing the children’s basketball skills this term.

“High Five!”

Some of the children excelled in PE and were our Stars of the Day!

High 5 Stars of The Week!

Circle time continued with the children identifying what they are good at and discussing their worries and concerns.

Show and tell continues but I would like to link it with “World book Day” which we will celebrate next Friday. The children should  bring in a book which contains their “dress up “ character for World Book Day.

Look At Me!

Paddington Bear returned after having a splendid time with one of the children who had taken Paddington Bear home for the weekend. Lucky Paddington even got to visit Heathrow Aerport! He has headed off again for a week away and we are looking forward to finding out all about the next adventure he will get up to. I hope that when it is their turn, each child will write a diary entry (in pencil please) with a photograph to accompany it which we can share in class each Friday. I am always pleasantly surprised at the support provided by you parents for this popular activity.

Paddington Went To Heathrow!

Our two school council representatives took part in their first school council meeting this week.

This term please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times.

Phonics continues the following sound: long u sound written as   – ew,  u-e  and ue.

Spellings: screw, stew, blue, glue, cube

Looking forward to another happy and productive term in Year 1,

Mrs Tuggey

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Week commencing February 22nd 2018

 

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Week commencing February 5th 2018

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We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1.

In RE we continued our new RE topic, Jesus Teacher and Healer, by discussing and reflecting on the message in the parable of the Good Samaritan. Collective worship in class continues with the children saying the candle prayer and The Glory Be as well as listening to the reading of the day. Again many thanks to one of the children who brought from home some fresh flowers for our prayer corner and I will be asking another child to do so next term.

“Glory Be To The Father…”

On Tuesday we attended Mass at St Anne’s Church which proved to be a happy occasion as always.

In Literacy we the children we continued working on our  key text, “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch” by Ronda and David Armitage, which is now a firm favourite of the children. This week we once again used the Kagan “Timed Pair Share” structure to remind each other during the paired talk what we imagine Mr Grinling, the Lighthouse Keeper and his wife might have said when they saw the seagulls steal his lunch. We focused on direct speech when writing what we imagined the characters might have said in speech bubbles. 

In Maths this week the children learnt to name and describe 3 D shapes. They also honed their arithmetic skills during our popular  Friday Beat It Maths quiz against the clock!

“We love Beat It Maths!”

Science continues with our topic “Animals Including Humans” The children were excited to hear once more from the alien Gloop.

On Tuesday six children from year 1 represented the school at the change for life event and together with the representatives from Year 2 came first in the competition in their age class. All went home on Friday with shiny medals to mark their success.

We were good!

PE lessons continued with Gymnastics and the children impressed with their strong body shapes and jumps. The session focused on different hopping movements for travelling and the children learnt to vault over and move along a bench using different movements. Circle time continued with the children identifying what they are good at and discussing their worries and concerns. Show and tell continues as a popular child -led event with the children always happy to show and talk about what is of topical interest to them that week.

“This is interesting”

Paddington Bear returned after having a splendid time with one of the children who had taken Paddington Bear home for the weekend. He has headed off again for a week away and we are looking forward to finding out all about the next adventure he will get up to. I hope that when it is their turn, each child will write a diary entry (in pencil please) with a photograph to accompany it which we can share in class each Friday. I am always pleasantly surprised at the support provided by you parents for this popular activity.

“Back Safely!”

The children voted for their class school council representative and the polling was brisk on Thursday afternoon with a high turnout at the polling booth. My congratulations go to the two successful candidates and to all the candidates who put themselves forward as all received votes from their peers.

Friday morning brings Golden Assembly when the children receive certificates for their achievements in school and the House with the most house points for that week is announced. This is a popular assembly with staff  and children and the stars of the week were awarded their certificates as usual this week.to two children who had impressed this week.

“We were good!”

Next term please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times.

Phonics continues the following sound: long o sound written as   – ow,  o-e, o and oe.

Spellings: yellow, rainbow, cone, nose, toe

Looking forward to another happy and productive term in Year 1,

Mrs Tuggey

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Week commencing January 29th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1.

In RE we began our new RE topic, Jesus Teacher and Healer, by discussing and reflecting on the miracle Jesus performed when he brought back to life Jairus’ daughter. The children could really empathise with the story as the little girl was just twelve years old. Collective worship in class continues with the children saying the candle prayer and The Glory Be as well as listening to the reading of the day. One of the children brought from home some fresh flowers for our prayer corner and I will be asking another child to do this next week.

We have fresh flowers for our prayer corner.

In Literacy we the children we continued working on our  key text, “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch” by Ronda and David Armitage, which is now a firm favourite of the children. This week we used the Kagan “Timed Pair Share” structure to remind each other during the paired talk what we know so far about Mr Grinling, the Lighthouse Keeper.

What can you tell me about Mr Grinling?

During “Beat – It – Maths” the children continue to improve with their timed maths facts scores.

We did better than last week!

Science continues with our topic “Animals Including Humans” The children were excited to hear once more from the alien Gloop. We continued with our topic, “Beachcombers” with the children enjoying putting the final touches to their seascape paintings.

This is fun!

PE lessons continued with Gymnastics and the children impressed with their strong body shapes and jumps. The session focused on different hopping movements for travelling and the children learnt to vault over and move along a bench using different movements. As usual some of the children particularly impressed us and were awarded with the title of” Star of the Week.”

I can do bunny hops!

Gymnastic Stars of the Week!

In music the children enjoyed using actions and percussion to perform songs based on Fairy tales.

Putting the Three Bears to Music

Circle time continued with the children identifying what they are good at and discussing their worries and concerns.

Show and tell continues but I would like the children to bring in an artefact connected to the sea –side this week. It need only be a shell or a sea pebble. If this is not possible by all means send your child in with an interesting object from home.

Look what I shared!

Paddington Bear returned after having a splendid time with one of the children who had taken Paddington Bear home for the weekend. He has headed off again for another weekend away and we are looking forward to finding out all about the next adventure he will get up to. I hope that when it is their turn, each child will write a diary entry (in pencil please) with a photograph to accompany it which we can share in class each Friday. I am always pleasantly surprised at the support provided by you parents for this popular activity.

Paddington Bear had a fun weekend!

In addition to the usual homework this week the children who wish to be elected as year 1 representatives on the school council have taken home a form for them to complete giving three reasons why they think they would be a good choice for this role. During the week the children can present their case with the elections happening at the end of the week.

Please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times.

Phonics continues the following sound: long i sound written as  ie,  i-e, y and i.

Spellings: pie, tie, bike, kite, sky

Looking forward to another happy and productive week in Year 1,

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Week commencing January 22nd 2018

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1.

In RE we continued with our Christmas topic by reflecting on Mary and her response to God’s call through the agency of the Angel Gabriel. The children said the Hail Mary and really thought about the words. Collective worship in class continues with the children learning the prayer, The Glory Be.

We said the “Glory Be”

During Maths the children enjoyed investigating how seven balls should be shared equally between three boxes. This fun activity encouraged the children to think logically and add three numbers mentally to make 7.

How many ways have you found?

“Beat it Maths” continued with enthusiasm and some children continue to get all the answers correct week after week!

We got all our maths facts correct!

We continued with our new topic, “Beachcombers” with the children enjoying painting their own seascape.

This is fun!

In Literacy we the children are getting to know our key text, “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch” by Ronda and David Armitage, which is rapidly becoming a favourite of the children. This week we looked at adjectives to describe Mrs Grinling’s appearance and personality. Science continues with our new topic “Animals Including Humans” The children waited eagerly for the alien Gloop to answer the questions they set him last week.PE lessons continued with Gymnastics and the children impressed with their strong body shapes and jumps. The session focused on the forward roll with some children really impressing with their rolls from a standing start. As usual some of the children particularly impressed us and were awarded with the title of” Star of the Week.”

We can do a forward roll!

Gymnasts of the Week!

Circle time continued with the children identifying what they are good at and discussing their worries and concerns.

Show and tell continues but I would like the children to bring in an artefact connected to the sea –side this week. It need only be a shell or a sea pebble. If this is not possible by all means send your child in with an interesting object from home.

Look at my special artifact!

Paddington Bear returned after having a splendid time with one of the children who had taken Paddington Bear home for the weekend. He has headed off again for another weekend away and we are looking forward to finding out all about the next adventure he will get up to. I hope that when it is their turn, each child will write a diary entry (in pencil please) with a photograph to accompany it which we can share in class each Friday. I am always pleasantly surprised at the support provided by you parents for this popular activity.

“I took care of Paddington!”

The week finished off on an upbeat tone with the children wearing a woolly hat in school for a very good cause, the  charity St Mungos, which champions the homeless.

We enjoyed being part of the school haterpillar!

Finally three more children reached the sensible age of six this week and we enjoyed celebrating their special day with a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday …”

Happy Birthday to You!

Please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times.

Phonics continues the following sound: long e sound written as   – ea, e-e, ie, ey, y

Spellings: beach, seal, Steve, athlete, monkey

Looking forward to another happy and productive week in Year 1,

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Week commencing January 15th 2018

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We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1. We continued with our new topic, “Beachcombers” with the children identifying the main oceans and labelling on a map the seas around the UK.In RE we are studying the birth of Jesus as part of our Christmas topic. The children were able to sequence and describe the events of the First Christmas. Collective worship in class continues with the children learning the prayer, “The Glory Be.”

During Maths the children enjoyed exploring 2 digit numbers which they described in terms of tens and units. We also used bead strings to identify tens and units in numbers.

We can find numbers with tens and units on the 100 square!

In Literacy we the children are getting to know our key text, “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch” by Ronda and David Armitage, which is rapidly becoming a favourite of the children. This week we had a surprise visitor to Year 1 with Mr Grinling, the Lighthouse Keeper paying us a surprise visit. The children interviewed Mr Grinling who answered all their questions. We now know what knid of a person Mr Grinling is and this will help us when we write our character profiles.

Mr Grinling, the Lighthouse keeper visited us!

Science continues with our new topic “Animals Including Humans” The children focused on using their sense of smell and taste to identify different foods and spices and will have gathered  lots of information to tell our friendly alien visitor.

We enjoyed tasting different foods.

We  explored foods and spices using our senses!

PE lessons continued with Gymnastics and the children impressed with their strong body shapes and jumps. As usual some of the children particularly impressed us and were awarded with the title of” Star Of The Week.” On Friday the whole school gathered for golden assembly when two children from each class received certificates for good work and behaviour. As always the children were proud to be awarded their certificates and as  Red house had the most house points this children in this house received extra play.

We were stars of the week!

 

Circle time continued with the children identifying what they are good at and discussing their worries and concerns in a safe place.

“Thinking skills, listening skills, looking skills and concentrating skills!”

Show and tell continues but I would like the children to bring in an artifact connected to the sea –side this week. It need only be a shell or a sea pebble. If this is not possible by all means send your child in with an interesting object from home.

Paddington Bear returned after having a splendid time with one of the children who had taken him home for the weekend. He has already headed off again for another adventure and we are looking forward to finding out all about the fun he will have. I hope that when it is their turn, each child will write a diary entry with a photograph to accompany it which we can share in class each Friday. I am always pleasantly surprised at the support provided by you parents for this popular activity.

“Paddington & I had lots of fun!”

Please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times.

Phonics continues the following sounds: ai sound written as ay, a-e, eigh, ey, ei

Spellings: Sunday, hay, tray, spade, grapes

Looking forward to another happy and productive week in Year 1,

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Week commencing January 8th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to school after what I hope was a happy and peaceful Christmas. The children have returned full of energy for the term ahead.

We began our new topic, “Beachcombers” with the children combing sand trays to find and describe their shore line finds. The children wrote a description of their “find” and labelled their diagram.

In RE we are studying the birth of Jesus as part of our Christmas topic. The children were able to sequence and describe the events of the First Christmas. Collective worship in class continues with the children learning the prayer, The Glory Be.

We are learning a new prayer.

During Maths the children enjoyed doing a measuring activity where they investigated how long their hand-span is and found objects to compare to this length in cms. The children made a bar graph and found that most children had a hand span of 14cms. In “Beat –It-Maths” a select group got all their answers correct but we are hoping to increase the number in this group as the term proceeds.

We found out that our hand spans ranged from 10 – 16 cms long!                 We got all our  “Beat-It-Maths’ facts correct!

In Literacy we the children are getting to know our key text, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage, which is rapidly becoming a favourite of the children. This week we used a story map of the story to help us verbally rehearse the story with Pie Corbett actions which the children really enjoyed.

We are learning our story!

Science continues with our new topic “Animals Including Humans” Once again the garden area has been the site of strange happenings with the arrival of a space rocket carrying a message from aliens. The children think that the aliens are friendly as in their message they were asking questions about humans and other animals on our planet.

The Aliens have landed!

 

PE lessons began again with Gymnastics and the children impressed with their strong body shapes. As usual some of the children particularly impressed us and were awarded with the title of” Star Of The Week.”

Gymnastics Fun!

 

Stars of the Week!

Show and tell continues but I would like the children to bring in an artifact connected to the sea –side this week. It need only be a shell or a sea pebble. If this is not possible by all means send your child in with an interesting object from home.

Listen to this!

This weekend one of the children has taken Paddington Bear home for the weekend and we are looking forward to finding out all about the adventures he will get up to. I hope that when it is their turn, each child will write a diary entry with a photograph to accompany it which we can share in class each Friday. I am always pleasantly surprised at the support provided by you parents for this popular activity.

Paddington Bear is all set to go on an adventure!

Please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times.

Phonics continues the following sounds: zh sound written as s, w sound written as wh, and the f sound written as ph.

Spellings: television, treasure, whip, elephant, photo

Looking forward to a happy and productive week in Year 1,

Mrs Tuggey

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Week commencing January 4th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to school after what I hope was a happy and peaceful Christmas. The children have returned full of energy for the term ahead.

We began our new topic, “Beachcombers” with the children combing sand trays to find and describe their shore line finds.

We enjoyed pretending to be beachcombers!

In RE we are studying the birth of Jesus as part of our Christmas topic. During Maths the children enjoyed doing a measuring activity where they investigated how long their hand-span is and found objects to compare to this length in cms.

We measured our hand-spans in cms and compared this with objects in the classroom!

Show and tell continues but I would like the children to bring in an artifact connected to the sea –side this week. It need only be a shell or a sea pebble.

Look what I got from Father Christmas!

The children had golden time in class this Friday during which they had the opportunity to play “Connect Four” and make some construction models, The children thoroughly enjoyed both activities!

“I can stop you!”

Another one of our children has celebrated their 6th birthday and we enjoyed the birthday treats sent in on Friday! Just a reminder that two members of the class have a nut allergy and as a result I would be grateful if this was kept in mind when sending in sweets etc.

“Sensible Six”

This term the children will be taking turns to take Paddington Bear home each weekend and I hope each child will  write a diary entry with a photograph to accompany it about their adventures, which we can share in class each Friday. I am always pleasantly surprised at the support provided by you parents for this popular activity.

Library will continue on Mondays as usual until further notice.

Please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit in school at all times.

Phonics continues with some cvcc and ccvc words.

Homework will commence this week and will go out as usual on Mondays to be returned on Fridays.

Spellings: said, were, there, when, what

Looking forward to a happy and productive term in Year 1,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher   

 

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Week commencing December 11th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 in the build up to Christmas! We celebrated the second week of Advent by lighting our Advent candle during Collective Worship. We continue the countdown to Christmas by taking turns to open the class Advent calendar and enjoy the yummy treat inside!

During the last full week of term our activities have taken a seasonal turn. On Monday and Tuesday afternoon we performed our Nativity “Little Angel Gets Her Wings” to the parents and the rest of the school. Everybody enjoyed our happy production of this seasonal tale. On Tuesday morning Year 1 with the rest of the school were charmed by the Nativity with carols performed by the Nursery and Reception classes.

Little Angel Gets Her Wings

We marked the end of the PE programme this year with an exciting inter house P.E. skills competition in the hall involving the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes.

“I can hit it!”

Wednesday followed with Christmas jumper Day during which we all enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner.

We Had Christmas Dinner!

The children continued to enjoy Class Worship when we said prayers of thanks and praise to God for our wonderful world. We lit both candles while we sang ‘Light The Advent Candle.’ We learnt that the 2nd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the “Bethlehem Candle” reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

We lit our second Advent Candle!

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with our superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work.

‘I worked hard this week!’

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter. Picture books make excellent Christmas presents for children of this age to read and enjoy and provide excellent value for money.

I am also attaching the maths “Learn It’s” the children need to practise and know by rote this term.

Friday would not be Friday without the children bringing in their items of interest to share with their friends and present to the class during our Sharing and Listening activity of “Show and Tell”.

Look What I Brought!

On a happy note we finished this exciting week with our Christmas Fair! Finally many thanks to the parents who generously contributed to the Christmas tombola. These contributions are always appreciated by the PSA.

Some of the items we brought in for the Christmas tombola!

Looking forward to the last two days of term. On a personal note I would like to thank those parents who have sent in with their children their seasonal best wishes!

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Week commencing December 4th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 in the build up to Christmas! We celebrated the first week of Advent by lighting our Advent candle during Collective Worship, by attending an Advent Mass with Monsignor Daly at St Anne’s Church, not to mention by taking turns to open the class Advent calendar and enjoy the yummy treat inside!

 

 

We celebrated the Beginning of Advent with Mass in Church!

In Maths the children focused on learning to count on in 10s, 5s and 2s and to solve subtraction problems.In English the children wrote their own adventure stories with an interplanetary theme and I have been gratified by the improvement in their composition and transcription skills.

We are busy with rehearsals for the Key Stage 1 Christmas Production, “Little Angel Gets Her Wings” and I would like to thank the parents who ensured that their child’s contributions to the costumes were brought in by Wednesday December 6th.

A taste of delights to come!

The children continued to enjoy Class Worship when we said prayers of thanks and praise to God for our wonderful world. We looked at and discussed the miracle of the five loaves and two fish. In our R.E. lessons we continued with our new topic of Advent and we continued to learn about Advent and the symbolism of the Advent Wreath.

We sang “Light the Advent Candle”

Tag rugby continued with some good games to develop the children’s rugby skills including those of passing and dodging.

 

We love PE!

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work.

 

We worked hard!

We rounded the week off with a “buzzy” dress rehearsal for the Key Stage 1 Christmas Nativity, “Little Angel Gets Her Wings” in eager anticipation of our production on Tuesday afternoon.  In the next few weeks any dinosaur related models, objects or books would continue to be welcomed for our Speaking and Listening sessions.

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter.I am also attaching the maths “Learn It’s” the children need to practise and know by rote this term.

The Year 1 written homework programme has finished for this term and I want to thank the parents who have supported this important learning reinforcement activity so conscientiously.The Year 1 team will continue to change the individual reading books until Wednesday and on Thursday and Friday the reading books will be collected in. Please take your child to their local library during the Christmas holiday and avail of your personal libraries to encourage your child to access the fantastic range of children’s literature and read real books for pleasure!

On a happy note if you have not done so I appeal to you to bring in a contribution for the bottle tombola which is always a popular feature of our Christmas Fair. If we have collected the largest number of items by the end of next week we will get a class treat from the PSA. I know we have stiff competition from the present Year 2 who won this fabulous prize last year. No pressure!!!

For the Christmas Fair Tombola!

Looking forward to another happy, hectic week in Year 1.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher    

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 St Bernadette – Patron Saint of Yellow House
Week commencing November 27th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1!  In Maths the children focused on using addition facts to solve subtraction problems.

Children continue to make excellent progress with their quick fire responses to the questions during “Beat IT Maths” with five children getting full marks last week and many children improving on their previous scores.

Hurrah For Beat It Maths!

We are busy with rehearsals for the Key Stage 1 Christmas Production, “Little Angel Gets Her Wings” and I would be grateful if all costumes could be brought in by Wednesday December 6th.

In Science we continued our topic on Seasonal changes when we made our own rain gauges with which to measure the amount of rainfall. Watch this Space!

Structured play in our outside play area ia a very popular activity in our busy schedule.

Playing is fun!

The children continued to enjoy Class Worship when we said prayers of thanks and praise to God for our many gifts. In our R.E. lessons we have begun our new topic of Advent and although it is not yet the Liturgical Season of Advent we began to prepare for this by learning about Advent and the symbolism of the Advent Wreath.

Thank You God For Our Lovely World!

The children hugely enjoyed a pantomime, Beauty and the Beast” on Wednesday afternoon and all were thrilled when the Prince finally won his beautiful princess, Belle.

 

 

He’s Behind You!!!

Tag rugby continued with some good games to develop the children’s rugby skills including those of passing and dodging.

On Thursday the ‘Yellow House’ Captains once again showed great leadership in organising a ‘Yellow House’ Assembly with a group of children from Year 1 to Year 6 on their patron Saint, St Bernadette. We particularly enjoyed seeing Our Lady, The Blessed Virgin Mary, played beautifully by one of our Year 1 girls.

Our Lady Of  Lourdes

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work.

Didn’t We Do Well!

As usual we rounded the week off with show and tell. Our new topic of Dinosaurs continues to excite interest and I was again very pleased to welcome a selection of dinosaur friends into the classroom for show and tell. In the next few weeks any dinosaur related models, objects or books would continue to be welcomed for our Speaking and Listening sessions. With the arrival of Advent the children are getting excited about Christmas and Christmas items are beginning to make an appearance with children bringing in items such as a Christmas Elf, a Christmas hat and some Christmas baubles to show.

Look What I Have!

Another member of the class has reached the sensible age of six and all sang Happy Birthday with enthusiasm on Friday!

Now I am six I’m as clever as clever!

Phonics continues with the air sound: air trigraph and the ure sound: ure trigraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with these sounds.

Spellings: chair, stairs, air, sure, pure

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. Library continues on Mondays as usual.

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter.

I am also attaching the maths “Learn It’s” the children need to practise and know by rote this term.

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

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 St Benedict – Patron Saint of Green House
Week commencing November 20th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1!  In Maths the children focused ordinal numbers and had fun sorting out the positions their cars came in a race.

Children continue to make excellent progress with their quick fire responses to the questions during “Beat IT Maths” with two children getting full marks last week.

We continued with our topic on Dinosaurs with the children completing an ordering activity on the Life Cycle of a dinosaur.

In Science we continued our topic on Seasonal changes when we made our own rain gauges with which to measure the amount of rainfall. Watch this Space!

The children continued to enjoy Class Worship when we said prayers of thanks and praise to God for our many gifts.

In our R.E. we have begun our new topic of Advent and although it is not yet the Liturgical Season of Advent we began to prepare for this topic by writing our Advent promises.

Tag rugby continued with some good games to develop the children’s rugby skills including those of passing and dodging.

We also prepared for spring by planting crocuses in The Year 1 raised bed in the garden.

On Thursday the ‘Green House’ Captains once again showed great leadership in organising a ‘Green House’ Assembly with a selection of children from Year 1 to Year 6 on their patron Saint, St Benedict.

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work.

As usual we rounded the week off with show and tell. Our new topic of Dinosaurs continues to excite interest and I was again very pleased to welcome a selection of dinosaur friends into the classroom for show and tell. In the next few weeks any dinosaur related models, objects or books would continue to be welcomed for our Speaking and Listening sessions.

Phonics continues with the oi sound: oi digraph and the ear sound: ear trigraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with these sounds.

Spellings: coin, soil, ear, beard, year

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. Library continues on Mondays as usual.

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter.

I am also attaching the maths “Learn It’s” the children need to practise and know by rote this term.

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

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Week commencing November 13th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy day in Year 1!  In Maths the children continued to build their understanding of place value with number games when we focused on ordering numbers.

What is the biggest number? What is the smallest number? Which are the in-between numbers?

Children continue to make excellent progress with their quick fire responses to the questions during “Beat IT Maths” with three children making exceedingly good progress this week.

Beat It Maths Whizzes!

 

We continued with our topic on Dinosaurs with the children investigating rumours of strange happenings in the garden. Imagine our surprise when we found some large foot prints and nests with eggs in them! Could these eggs be dinosaur eggs? We left them overnight before bringing them into the classroom to await developments. Watch this space!

What A Surprise!!

In Science we continued our topic on Seasonal changes when we made our own wind socks with which to measure the direction and strength of the wind. The children had fum trying theirs out.

Look at it fly!

The children continued to enjoy Class Worship when we said prayers of thanks and praise to God for our many gifts.

In our R.E. topic, Families and Celebrations, we looked at how Jesus showed his love for his mother and his friends by performing his first miracle at the “Wedding Feast at Cana” “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”, so the children had once again an opportunity to enjoy structured play in our outdoor area.Tag rugby continued with some good games to develop the children’s rugby skills including those of passing and dodging.

Hold on to that Rugby Ball!

Tag Rugby Stars of the Week!

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work.

Superstars!

The children dressed in Spots to raise money for “Children in Need” and although the underlying message was serious it is true to say we were slightly “dotty” in Year 1 on Friday! Many thanks to the grownups who helped with the costumes and face painting etc. not to mention your generous contributions to this worthy cause.

We supported Children In Need!

As usual we rounded the week off with show and tell. Our new topic of Dinosaurs continues to excite interest and I was again very pleased to welcome a selection of dinosaur friends into the classroom for show and tell. In the next few weeks any dinosaur related models, objects or books would continue to be welcomed for our Speaking and Listening sessions.

From Venus Fly Trap to a Brontosaurus!

Phonics continues with the ur sound: ur digraph and the ow sound: ow digraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with these sounds.

Spellings: church, surf, burp, cow, town

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. Library will continue as usual next term.

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter.

I am also attaching the maths “Learn It’s” the children need to practise and know by rote this term.

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

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

 

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Week commencing November 6th

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy day in Year 1!  In Maths the children continued to build their understanding of place value with games on the Interactive White Board and practical activities using numercon.

Maths is fun!

Thank you all those who volunteered to help us with our visit to the library where we enjoyed a super afternoon looking at and reading books. The librarian told us all how Caversham Library functions as well as reading us a story with appropriately, a dinosaur as the main character.

Listening to the Librarian and enjoying books at Caversham Library!

The children continued to enjoy Class Worship where we heard that the most important commandment was to “love one another as God loves you. “ In our R.E. topic, Families and Celebrations, we looked at how our family celebrations are an opportunity to share God’s love and to show our love for each other. We focused on the sacrament of marriage and role played a marriage ceremony in the Church which increased the children’s understanding of this special sacrament and which the children enjoyed.

“To Have and to Hold…”

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, so the children had an opportunity to enjoy structured play in our outdoor area.

What fun!

Tag rugby continued with some good games to develop the children’s rugby skills.

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work. The children dressed in “Blue to be you” to mark anti-bullying day, and apart from looking marvellous really took the message of being kind to each other on board.

As usual we rounded the week off with show and tell. Our new topic of Dinosaurs continues to excite interest and I was very pleased to welcome Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and Spinosaurus .into the classroom for show and tell. In the next few weeks any dinosaur related models, objects or books would be welcomed for our Speaking and Listening sessions.

Phonics continues with the ar sound: ar digraph and the or sound: or digraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with these sounds.

Spellings: arm, star, storm, fork, torch

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. Library will continue as usual next term.

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter.

I am also attaching the maths “Learn It’s” the children need to practise and know by rote this term.

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

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Week commencing October 30th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for sending the children back to school after half term, full of enthusiasm for the term ahead! This week in school was a busy one as usual for Year 1! The week began in Year 1 with another child reaching the age of six and generously giving his classmates a treat to celebrate!

 

Happy 6th Birthday!

We began a new topic in Science, Seasonal changes, a topic which encourages the children to notice the changes in weather, day length, plants and  animal behaviour each season brings.

Organising a timeline!

 

In English lessons we read the story, Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Michael Foreman, and enjoyed writing our book reviews.All Saints Day on Wednesday was marked when the whole school attended a Mass celebrated by Monsignor Patrick Daly at St Anne’s Church. This was an uplifting experiences and I was very impressed by the prayerful behaviour of the children.

All Saints Day!

As Term One and Term Two are very much transitional terms for Year 1 children we try to give them the opportunity to enjoy some structured play in our outdoor play area. The children really enjoyed this child led activity this week in the Autumn sunshine.

We continued with our RE topic, Families and Celebrations, with the children describing how the church family celebrates together by attending Mass. The children were excited about the bonfire and fireworks parties the beginning of November affords and we talked in class about Firework and Bonfire Safety! On Wednesday and Thursday the children began a new PE unit on tag rugby which they enjoyed enormously.

Tag Rugby Fun!

Tag Rugby Stars!

 

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work.

Stars of the Week!

Beat It Maths continued with three children in particular making excellent progress.

As usual we rounded the week off with “Show and Tell “. Our new topic is dinosaurs and I was very pleased to welcome Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and Spinosaurus into the classroom for “Show and Tell “. In the next few weeks any more dinosaur related models, objects or books would be welcomed for our speaking and listening sessions.

Phonics continues with the long o sound: oo digraph and the short o sound: oo digraph, with our spelling focus this week being a selection words with these sounds.

Spellings: food, moon, spoon, book, foot

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. Library will continue as usual next term.

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter.

I am also attaching the maths “Learn It’s” the children need to practise and know by rote this term.

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

 

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Recommended books for Year 1

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Week commencing October 16th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another happy and productive week in Year 1 at the end of this term.

This week in school was designated Black Awareness Week. The month of October is a time set aside each year to celebrate the achievements of black men and women in the past and today. This Black Awareness Month has been celebrated in The UK since 1987.

Black Awareness Week began for Year 1 with a workshop on Black History in the hall on Monday morning and continued each day with workshops on the theme in each of the classrooms. The children really enjoyed the activities which reinforced the school motto to “live, love and learn as children of God” regardless of race, gender, ability or creed.

Children enjoying the Black History Workshop!

Some African Games!

Fun in Year Three!

Harvest Festival was marked by a whole school Mass celebrated by Monsignor Patrick Daly in the School Hall. This was an uplifting experiences and I wish to thank all those who brought in items of food for our hamper which were passed on to those in need in our own community.

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.”

In Maths the children explored  2D shapes in order to discover if they were symmetrical by folding them or finding lines of symmetry with a mirror. Beat -It -Maths, a popular activity, continued with most children now on the longer list of “learn-its”.

Investigating 2D Shapes!

Beat – It – Maths Success!

 

In Science the children continued our unit on Materials with an investigation during which they predicted, observed and recorded what happens when certain materials are heated. In Topic Science we continued with our bouncy ball investigation.

Bouncy Ball Investigation!

 

In English we had fun writing instructions on how to make a sandwich of our choice and enjoyed listening to the story, The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord.

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

It was lovely to see the parents and carers who came into the classroom on Thursday afternoon when the children proudly shared their work with them.

On Friday we enjoyed Golden Assembly with two superstars getting their certificates for a week of hard work.

Weren’t we good?

We rounded off a slightly hectic week and a busy term with our popular “Show and Tell” activity on Friday afternoon.

 

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

Spellings: soap, oak, coat, float, road

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. Library will continue as usual next term.

In response to parents’ queries a list of recommended children’s literature is attached to this newsletter.

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

 
 Recommended books for Year 1

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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

 

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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!!!