Weekly Round up 23rd February

Good Evening Class 1!

I hope I find you all well this evening?

What a lovely first week back at school! The children have all been absolute superstars. They have really enjoyed our Geography lessons this week, they particularly enjoyed re-capping the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans, the song that we use went down a storm. In PE the children have enjoyed taking part in Netball sessions for both PE slots this week due to the weather not being on our side to go outside for orienteering, but we will have double orienteering at some point this half-term to catch up. In our IT lesson we explored how to de-bug a program followed by creating algorithms with out bugs. Finally in Jigsaw we have learning about how we can be healthy.

In maths this week we have continued with our Addition and Subtraction unit, which we are very close to finishing. The children have really benefitted from using manipulatives to solve addition and subtraction problems to 20. We have also been working on our mental maths skills. From
Tuesday onwards we will commence our new unit which is all about Place Value within 50.

English

In English we have continued with our NCR unit. The children have spent time researching facts about seaside holidays and developing suitable headings for each section of their reports. Furthermore, the children have worked really hard to created sentences to show what they know about seaside holidays. Finally, they have spent today’s lesson grouping sentences together in an extended piece of writing about how we can travel on holidays and where we can stay.

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

The children struggled a little bit today with their knowledge of number bonds to 20. Therefore I would like them to practice their number bonds using the Hit the Button online game platform:

Maths

TO cement our knowledge of number bonds to 20. I would really like the children to spend some time on Hit the button again. If they want an extra challenge they could have a go at the doubles activity.

.Task:

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

  1. Select the number bonds button.
  2. Choose make 20.

If you are struggling with number bonds to 20, please have ago at number bonds to 10. The knowledge that you gather from number bonds to 10 will help with your number bonds to 20 (remember what I showed you in class with the red and blue pens on the board).

Have a great weekend!

Mr Mallison

Safer Internet Day

Today in Class 1, the children have been learning all about how they can stay safe online. We started the day by reading an e-book about Pop-Up Gremlins.

We learnt about how Pop-Ups and unwanted messages can be harmful online. The most important part of the session was learning about what to do if something goes wrong or we are unsure; STOP, CLOSE, TELL.

Next, Mr Mallison worked with us on pretend situations and what we should do to stay safe, the main rule was to STOP, CLOSE, TELL.

After that we took part in a very exciting live lesson from the BBC.

Weekly Round up 2nd February

Good Evening Class 1!

I hope I find you all well this evening?

This week in class 1 has seen the children investigate what different items in class are made from in our Science lessons. In PE the children have loved playing Dodgeball and our dance unit linked to The Lion King. We have completed our history unit, exploring the differences between Victorian seaside holidays, Post War seaside holidays and the modern era, with a clear focus on the transportation methods used and how this has changed where we visit and the types of holidays that we enjoy. Next week will see us take part in art week. I don’t’ want to give anything away at this point, but I am super excited about everything that we have planned.

In maths this week the children have started their Addition and Subtraction unit. We have found it tricky to start with, but we are showing great resilience and we are applying our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to solve addition problems to 20. Next week, we will work on our number bonds to 20, doubles, near doubles and subtracting ones using number bonds.

English

In English we have completed our story writing unit and commenced our non-fiction unit linked to the book, Seaside Holidays: Then and Now. The children will be writing a Non-Chronological Report about seaside holidays based upon what they have learned in their history lessons. So far the children have explored non-fiction texts, identified the key features of NCRs in addition to exploring prefixes.

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

The children struggled a little bit today with their knowledge of number bonds to 20. Therefore I would like them to practice their number bonds using the Hit the Button online game platform:

.Task:

  1. Select the number bonds button.
  2. Choose make 20.

If you are struggling with number bonds to 20, please have ago at number bonds to 10. The knowledge that you gather from number bonds to 10 will help with your number bonds to 20 (remember what I showed you in class with the red and blue pens on the board).

Have a great weekend!

Mr Mallison

Good Evening Class 1!

Another extremely busy week this week in class 1, I can’t believe we have gotten through two weeks of the half-term already, due to the short nature of the half-term we will be half way through come next Wednesday…mind blown! This week the children have continued to work incredibly hard and have really enjoyed their history work on the Seaside, I am really looking forward to next Thursday as we will be having a special guest visitor join us to discuss their childhood experiences of seaside holidays in the 1950s and 60s. Our visitor is very excited too!

Maths

In maths the children have continued with their place value unit. They have investigated 17.18.19 and 20 as well as one more and one less and the number line to 20. The children have thrived in this unit and displayed their understanding with great pride, the place value units are really important as they provide the foundation for building their future maths skills; therefore their solid understand at this stage puts them in good standing for future learning. Next week, will see the conclusion of our place value unit and the commencement of our Addition and Subtraction unit.

English

In English we have continued our story writing unit linked to; The Pirates Next Door. The children have enjoyed creating character descriptions and learning how to use suffixes to convert singular nouns to plurals.

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

This week I would like you to practice your suffix skills;

https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/more-suffixes/plural-pirates

Ignore that the link says year 2, the part of the game I would like you to access is suitable for year 1 children. Please play the game with an adult as they may need to help you to read the words aloud.

When you click on Start, please choose the adding s or es game option, handy videos are available for the adults at home.

Weekly Round Up 12th January 2024

Good Afternoon Class 1!

And welcome back to school. I hope all the parents and carers had a wonderful Christmas break, it has been lovely hearing from the children about all the things that they have been up to and the gifts that they received. Thankyou very much for your kind gifts! On a sperate note, I cannot believe that we have completed our first term term, we are a 1/3 of the way through year 1!

As always, we have had a busy week this in school and the children have settled back in and have smashed all of their work.

Maths

In maths the children continue their second place value unit: Place Value within 20. The children have explored the number 11, 12 and 13, along with 14, 15, and 16. Exploring different ways that the numbers can be made as well as solving problems associated with these numbers. Next week the children will explore; 17,18 and 19, the number 20, one more and one less and then the number line to 20.

English

In English we have started a new unit on story writing linked to the book; The Pirates Next Door. The children have spent the week familiarising themselves with the book. The children have made predictions, made character profiles and today we created a story map to explain what happens in the story:

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

This week I would like you to play a game to practice your number bonds to 10 and 20 using the hit the button online game:

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

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Mallison

Weekly Round up 8th December

Good Evening Class 1!

I hope I find you all well this evening?

What a superb week we’re had! I was blown away by the session with Ladies in Pigs and I am sure that the children had a wonderful time too, I hope the sausage rolls tasted as good as they looked. I know I included this date for your diaries last week, but I just wanted to add an additional date too, please could you ensure that your child comes into school next Tuesday and Wednesday wearing a Christmas jumper. Tuesday for dress rehearsal and Wednesday for Christmas jumper day.

In maths the children have started their Place Value (numbers within 20) with great gusto. The children have recapped the numbers within 20 and manipulated the number 10. Next week, we will explore out understanding of the numbers between 11-19 through a range of different challenges.

We have really challenged the children this week in English. We have asked them to critique poems (saying what they like and dislike), compare poems, create word banks of Christmas vocabulary and identify words that rhyme in poems. Next week, the children will learn the difference between rhyme and repetition as well as creating their own poems.

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?

Ladies in Pigs

Today in Class 1, we have had an amazing morning with the team from Ladies in Pigs https://www.ladiesinpigs.co.uk/. The children were given the opportunity to make their very own sausage roll or a vegetarian alternative. They also took part in a question and answer session about farming, as you can see from the photos the children had lots of fun.

Weekly Round Up 1st December

Good Evening Class!

I hope I find you all well this evening? wow, I can’t believe we’re already into December. Before we know it we’ll be send all the children off for the Christmas break. We are well on our way with practice for the Christmas play, please keep an eye out for information regarding dates for Christmas events as they will come thick and fast as we hurtle towards the final week of term. A date for your diaries; 12th December, the children will be completing their dress rehearsal for the play, therefore could you please send your child into school with a Christmas jumper this is in addition to the Christmas jumper day.

In maths the children have completed their shape unit this week, we explored both 2D and 3D shapes. The children revisited the names of shapes and took part in problem solving challenges which entailed exploring the key features of different shapes. Next week, we will be starting a new unit; Place Value (Numbers within 20) which will see us up until the Christmas break.

In English the children completed their unit on setting descriptions, but will continue to utilise, ‘Twas the night before Christmas to influence their work. We will be writing Christmas Poetry.

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 preparation for our new unit, I would like the children to have a go at the game below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

The children only need to visit numbers up to 19 for next week, but if they excel they could attempt numbers to 29 and 49 if you wish.

Weekly Round Up 17th November

Good Evening Class!

I hope I find you all well this evening. Another amazing week of learning this week in class 1. The children have really enjoyed their foundation subjects this week, they were really excited in Geography to find out the different between a hamlet, village, town and city. Moreover, they were very engaged with their work on human and physical features within the village, you could even challenge them to tell you the difference between the two and give you an example. In Science the children began their new unit on Animals including humans. They loved the challenge of deciding whether a living things was a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian or fish. They are also making great steps towards learning the songs for the Christmas play (I apologise now for them singing Christmas Cracker constantly!).

Maths

In maths the children continue to learn about addition and subtraction. I have been very impressed as to how quick the children have picked up this skills and their ability to apply it to problem solving scenarios. Miss Northen covered my maths lesson on Tuesday, due to me conducting a learning walk to see how the other children in school are getting on in maths and she expressed her delight to me regarding how impressed she was with the children! Next week, the children will complete the subtraction strand of the unit.

English

In English this week the children have continued their setting description work linked to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. We have spent time improving word choices to make our writing more engaging, explored a range of unfamiliar words from the book and then used them to create our own sentences. Finally, the children then revisited adding a suffix to make a singular noun plural by adding ‘s’.

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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 Homework

This week I would like you to play a game to practice your knowledge of plurals. When you follow the link, make sure you click on the demonstrations first and grab an adult to check our understanding, as they might need to read the explanations to you (note for adults – sometimes the sound doesn’t work for me). You only need to look at the demonstrations for ‘s’ and ‘es’. Then you can play the adding s or es game.

https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/more-suffixes/plural-pirates

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Mallison

Weekly Round Up 10th November

Good Evening Class!

And welcome back to school. I hope all the parents and carers had a great half-term break, it has been lovely hearing from the children about all the things that they have been up to. As always, we have had a busy week this in school and the children have settled back in and have smashed all of their work. .

Maths

In maths the children have continued their unit on addition and subtraction following the White Rose Maths scheme. The children have explored number bonds within 10, systematic number bonds within 10 and number bonds to 10. Next week, will see us learn about adding together within 10, adding more, addition problems and finally finding a part.

English

In English we have started a new unit on setting description based upon the poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Utilising the picture book by P.J. Lynch. Although it may seem a little early to be mentioning Christmas, the book lends itself perfectly to setting descriptions and then our next unit which will be on poetry. Moreover, next week we will begin practising for our epic Christmas performance in partnership with Class 2.

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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

This week I would like you to play a game to practice your number bonds to 10:

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/ten/

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Mallison