Year 1 and 2 Geography Trip Reminder

Tomorrow, Class 1 and 2 will be going into Hull as part of their Geography Fieldwork.

All children will need to bring a pack lunch and drink in a small rucksack.

Children should wear their school uniform and where comfortable shoes or trainers for walking. I have checked the weather forecast again and it is predicting light rain and wind. Therefore, please ensure your child has a suitable waterproof coat with them. In the unlikely event that the sun does come out, please pop some sun cream on your child before school and send them in wearing a hat.

Thanks,

Mr Mallison

Weekly Round Up 14th June

Good Evening Class 1!

I hope I find you all well!

It has been great to get back into work this week following my operation, the children have been superstars and it has been great to hear about everything they got up to at Wassand Hall (I really feel like I missed out!). However, next week I will be able to enjoy the trip to Hull with all of the children. Please see my last blog post for any additional details.

I mustn’t forget to say how proud I am about how the children have applied themselves in relation to the Phonics Screener, they’ve blown me away! Absolute superstars, each and every one of them!

The children have started their brand new unit this week based upon Place Value, focusing on numbers from 50-100. They have revisited skills taught earlier in the year and applied them to much larger numbers. I have been really impressed by their enthusiasm. Next week, we will explore the number line to 100, 1 more and 1 less than a given number and comparing numbers. Depending on how we get on with these subject areas we may be in a position to start the money unit the week after next.

In English we have continued our poetry unit, much to the joy of the children. We have explored a range of different silly poems from, The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems. The children have really enjoyed learning about syllables, what a rhyme is, how to spot a rhyme and how to count syllables (ask them to put their hand under their chin – it really works!). On Monday we will write our poems and on Tuesday we will edit and improve. Prior to starting our new unit that is based upon letter writing.

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

Maths

To support your learning and knowledge in regards to ordering numbers on a number line, I would like you to revisit this game:

Please follow the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

  1. Select sequencing.
  2. Choose 0-100 from the orange selection.
  3. Have fun!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Mr Mallison

Year 1 and 2 Geography Trip Reminder

Next Wednesday, Class 1 and 2 will be going into Hull as part of their Geography Fieldwork.

All children will need to bring a pack lunch and drink in a small rucksack.

Children should wear their school uniform and where comfortable shoes or trainers for walking. I have checked the long-term weather forecast and as it stands it will be light rain and wind. Therefore, please ensure your child has a suitable waterproof coat with them. In the unlikely event that the sun does come out, please pop some sun cream on your child before school and send them in wearing a hat.

Thanks,

Mr Mallison

Weekly Round Up 17th May

Good Afternoon Class 1!

I hope I find you all well!

The children have absolutely blown me away in maths this week! We have finished off our fractions unit, exploring how to find a quarter of a shape, recognising a quarter of a quantity and finding a quarter of a quantity. We did find it a little bit tricky to begin with, however we persevered and absolutely smashed it! I was particularly impressed by the children’s ability to recall previously taught number skills such as doubles, number bonds and adding.

In English we have finished our 5-part story unit, linked to Sleeping Beauty. It has been a pleasure reading the children’s stories. I have read about Princesses, Magic Elves, Magic Trees, Witches, Wizards, Rabbits and everything in between. Well done Class 1!

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

Phonics

In preparation for the upcoming phonics screener we have being playing 3 games in class this week; Buried Treasure, Dragon’s Den and Picnic on Pluto.

The children have really enjoyed having a ho at these games, therefore I thought they we like to practice at home too.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

To access the games, please follow the link above.

When you click on the link choose your game, it will take you to a start button, click this. It will then take you to a screen that looks similar to the one below:

Choose either phase 4 or 5.

You will then be greeted by a page similar to this one:

Select, Revise all Phase 5.

The children will then be able to guide you through what needs to be done.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Mr Mallison

Weekly Round Up 10th May

Good Afternoon!

I hope I find you all well!

What a beautiful start to the weekend. Fingers crossed the lovely weather will stay with us for the whole weekend.

This week in maths the children have continued with their fractions unit exploring halves and quarters. We identified a quarter and half of a shape followed by a quarter and half of a quantity.

In English we have have planned our stories and started to write the opening. Next week, we will finish our stories.

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

Maths

To continue the great work that the children have completed this week, I have found a great little game that the children can use to consolidate their understanding of fractions.

https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/firepitFractions/index.html

Have a great weekend,

Mr Mallison!

Weekly Round-Up 3rd May

Good Afternoon!

I hope I find you all well!

Despite the rubbish weather last weekend, we finally seem to be witnessing some spring sunshine. I love this time of year, it allows us to get outside much more often, the kids are still talking about our leaf hunt from last week and they are certainly enjoying PE out on the field.

This week in maths the children completed their multiplication and division unit and have commenced their Fractions unit. We completed the following Whiterose small steps: Recognise a half of an object or a shape, Find a half of an object or a shape and Recognise a half of a quantity. The children really enjoyed getting stuck in with fractions, particularly using concrete objects to support our learning.

In English we have continued with our Sleeping Beauty unit, writing a 5-part story. The children have written setting descriptions, character descriptions and explored feelings. Next week, we will plan and write our stories.

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

Maths

To continue the great work that the children have completed this week, I have found a great little game that the children can use to consolidate their understanding of fractions.

https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/firepitFractions/index.html

Have a great weekend,

Mr Mallison!

Weekly round Up 26th April

Good Afternoon Class 1,

I hope I find you well on this lovely spring afternoon, the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and the rain (for a surprise) is not pouring!

This afternoon in class 1, we made the most of the nice weather and went on a leaf hunt as part of our Science unit. We collected a range of different leaves and then observed them closely using magnifying glasses.

In maths the children continued their unit on multiplication and division. We identified equal groups, added equal groups, practiced our doubling skills and made arrays to help with multiplication and division problems.

English

I cannot believe how much the children have enjoyed the start of our Sleeping Beauty unit. I thought they may be a little disappointed to be starting a new book after the fun we had with Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary. However, the children loved sequencing the story and writing setting descriptions linked to the book.

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

Maths

In Maths we have spent time practicing our doubling skills. The children really enjoyed using the game below therefore I thought they could have another go at home.

To find the game, the children should click on doubles and then choose one of the games at the top of the left-hand side of the screen. The easiest game is at the top, I would focus on the top 3 games only.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mr Mallison

Weekly Round up 19th April

Good Morning Class 1!

I hope I find you all well this lovely sunny Sunday morning, fingers crossed the rain and wind will stay away today and you will all be able to enjoy the lovely April sunshine.

My apologies for the late posting of the blog this week, slight technical problem, but we’re back up and running (fingers crossed).

In maths this week the children began their Multiplication and Division unit with great enthusiasm, I was blown away by their knowledge of the 10x table. We got a little bit confused with our 5x table to begin with, but our confidence improved as the week end on (please see the homework task at the bottom of the page which will help with a little bit of practice at home). Tomorrow we are going to be identifying equal groups and then seeking to add equal groups, we will then make arrays and practice our doubling.

English

The children have absolutely loved our Diary writing unit, especially finding out all about Dougal’s adventures. Furthermore, the children really enjoyed working together to create their very own adventure for Dougal ( I really hope they’ve been telling you all about it – especially the grumpy octopus!). I was very impressed that the children wanted to link their diary entries to our previous class book Smiley Shark, which seems to be a class favourite this year. Tomorrow, we will be finishing off our diaries and then we will commence our new unit; 5-part story writing linked to the book Sleeping Beauty.

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

Maths

To support our maths development and understanding of the 5x table I would really like the children to spend some time playing both of these games (the children loved using these games in class on Friday). Please do focus on the 5x table, although it wouldn’t harm to have a go at the 10x table as well.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mr Mallison

Weekly Round Up 12th April

Good Evening Class 1!

I hope I find you all well this evening?

What a lovely first week back following the very early Easter break, I hope you all had a relaxing break and managed to rest up. The Spring half-term this year was unusually short due to when Easter Weekend fell, therefore the Summer term is going to a rather long term this year. However, the children have bounced in this week with bags of energy and I have been immensely impressed with their attitude to learning and energy.

In maths this week we have completed their Mass and Volume unit in which the children have compared the volumes of items as well as measuring and comparing the capacity of objects which has also entailed multi-step problems involving addition and subtraction. Next week, we will start our Multiplication and Division unit, which I am very much looking forward to and I am sure that the children will enjoy learning how to multiply by 2, 5 and 10. We will also seek to identify equal groups and add equal groups.

English

In English we have commenced our new unit; Diary writing using Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary as our inspiration. The children have loved this book and have come up with many ideas for Dougal’s next adventure. This week we have made predictions as to what we think will happen in the story, identified the key features of a diary, practiced using capital letters and writing in the first person.

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

English

To support our English development I would like you all to have a go at the punctuation game on Small Town Superheroes. Focusing in full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and questions marks. If you follow the instructions on the screen, I’m sure you’ll be absolute whizzes on the games.

Adults: You may need to read the tasks to your child, to help them identify missing punctuation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7

Have a great weekend!

Mr Mallison

Weekly round Up 15th March

Good Evening Class 1!

I hope I find you all well this evening?

I just wanted to start the blog this week by saying a massive thank you for such a wonderful parents evening. It was really nice to sit down and chat to you about the amazing progress that the children are making. Also thank you for your patience for when I was running slightly behind between 17:30 and 18:00, it was greatly appreciated.

In maths this week we have completed our Place Value unit and commenced our Measurement unit on length and height. The children have really enjoyed measuring items around the classroom to cement their understanding as well as problem solving in their maths books. This measurement unit is a relatively short unit, therefore next week the children will complete their unit assessment, followed by starting the next unit which once again is another measurement unit but we will be focusing on Mass and Volume. .

English

In English we have continued with our story writing unit, which the children are loving, Smiley Shark appears to be the most sought after book in class at the moment. the children have developed their punctuation skills with a focus on exclamation marks, question marks and full stops. The children have written about Smiley’s adventures whilst trying to apply these skills. I have been blown away with the content of their this week as well as presentation, we must be the neatest writers in the whole school.

To finish the week the children have completed a science experiment to identify which material would be the best to use when making an umbrella. The children learnt all about what it means to be absorbent and non-absorbent. Next, they made predictions about which material would be up to the job (justifying why) and then they put their theories to the test.

RWI Home learning:

Practice your  story green words and red words from your home reading book on a piece of paper at home. These can be found on the How to help your child read this book page.

Challenge: Can you use the words in sentences?

Maths

On our Daily ten activity for today, some of the children struggled to remember their number bonds to 10, which is a skill that is really important and can help the children to solve a range of problems. Therefore, I would really like the children to practice their number bonds using the Hit the Button game on Top Marks (see link below).

  1. Select the Number bonds button.
  2. On the next screen choose to make 10.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Have a great weekend!

Mr Mallison