Monday, 21 May 2018

21st May 2018


This week in English we will be reading the story Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Nick Inkpen. The children have been learning how to write instructions and will be writing their own instructions later on in the week on how to plant a seed. 



In maths we have been recapping addition and subtraction. We have been using the number line to recap jumping forwards for addition and jumping backwards for subtraction. Later on in the week will be solving worded questions for addition and subtraction.  As part of your home learning you could ask your child worded questions such as- 'If I have 6 apples and you give me 5 more, how many have I got altogether?' and 'I have 12 biscuits and eat 3, how many do I have left?'.  


After half term the children will be completing a quick phonics check. Over the next few weeks we will be sending home some real and alien words. We encourage the children to sound the words out and then blend them back together, for example, glump > g-l-u-m-p; fair > f-air; rescue > r-e-s-c-ue. They do not need to remember the words but be able to identify the sounds and blend them back together.

We have moved our Summer Reading Event to Thursday 7th June at 9am. This is our final year one event for the year.

With the ever changing weather please remember to send children in suitable clothing! In PE we are hoping to be outside as much as possible so please send in suitable outdoor shoes.

We also ask that you continue to read with your children at least five times a week. This can be a mixture of phonics, tricky words, reading book, magazines, library books, big talk. It does not have to be the school reading book but reading these regularly helps the children to become more confident and fluent readers. 

We hope you all have a lovely half term break- we cannot believe that we only have one half term left!


Thursday, 17 May 2018

14th May 2018



This week in English we have been reading The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr. We have been recapping on how to write a list using bullet points, learning how to write a list using a comma within a sentence and writing our own stories about an animal that came to tea. As part of your home learning you could encourage your child to write a list of...
  • favourite toys
  • food
  • phonic sounds
  • tricky words
  • books they enjoy



In maths we have been recapping fractions. We know that halving is sharing into two equal parts and quartering is sharing into four equal parts. We have been practicing sharing amounts of objects- for example 1/2 of 4 = 2. 1/4 of 8 -+2. As part of your home learning you could encourage your children to share their sweets, toys, or if they are lucky enough to have pocket money ask them things such as "If you spent half of your 10p- how much would you have left?".


After half term the children will be completing a quick phonics check. Over the next few weeks we will be sending home some real and alien words. We encourage the children to sound the words out and then blend them back together, for example, glump > g-l-u-m-p; fair > f-air; rescue > r-e-s-c-ue. They do not need to remember the words but be able to identify the sounds and blend them back together.

We have moved our Summer Reading Event to Thursday 7th June at 9am. This is our final year one event for the year.

With the ever changing weather please remember to send children in suitable clothing! In PE we are hoping to be outside as much as possible so please send in suitable outdoor shoes.

We also ask that you continue to read with your children at least five times a week. This can be a mixture of phonics, tricky words, reading book, magazines, library books, big talk. It does not have to be the school reading book but reading these regularly helps the children to become more confident and fluent readers. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

8th May 2018

We hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and the glorious weather! Please remember to send children in with sun cream already applied (they can also bring some in to reapply but please write your child's name on the bottle) and a bottle of water.

Last week the children had a fantastic time at the Big Sing! The sun was shining, we all danced, sang our hearts out and got to listen to some fantastic music! Below are a few pictures...

 
 
 

 
In PE this half term we are learning tri-golf. The children are really enjoying learning how to hold the putter and chipper and know not to cross the red safety line!





In maths this week we have been recapping time and learning how to tell the time to half past the hour. We know that when the minute hand is on the 12 it is o'clock and when it is on the 6 (half way round the clock) then it is half past the hour. As part of your home learning this week you could recap on days on the week, months of the year, talk about your daily routine and the time things happen, look at watches and digital clocks.


In English this week we read the story The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The children sequenced the life-cycle of a butterfly and will be using time connectives such as first, next, then and finally to write about it. We have also been doing some paper craft to make and decorate butterflies.







Monday, 30 April 2018

30th April 2018



This week is the Big Sing! The children are really looking forward to this- a letter is being sent home with more information.

In Maths this week we are counting in 2s and beginning to look at simple multiplication as lots of. For example 2 lots of 2 = 4. We will be counting pairs of shoes, socks and 2p coins to help us to become more confident at counting in 2s. As part of your home learning you could encourage your child to practice counting in 2s. Can they hop and count in 2s? Can they count all the shoes and socks counting in 2s? Can you count out 2p coins?

In English we have been reading the story Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. We have been using adjectives to describe the animals in the story and later in the week we will be thinking of our own animals to add to the story.

This week we welcome back Miss Moreton into Mrs Ellis's class. She will be here for the next 8 weeks as part of her teacher training.


With the ever changing weather please remember to send children with a rain coat every day!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

23rd April 2018

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the last summer Maths event. We hope you enjoyed the challenge of the trail!




This week in Maths we have met Charlie crocodile- he likes to eat the biggest numbers! We have been comparing amounts and using more than, less than and equal to. As part of your home learning you could compare numbers in the environment. Would Charlie like to eat the number 27 bus or the number 10? Why? 

In English we have been reading animal poems and learning about rhyming words. We created class poems and even had a go at writing our own poems using rhyming words.

This half term our PE will usually be on a Wednesday afternoon- we will try and be outside as much as we can so please remember to send in some suitable outdoor shoes and a PE kit each week.

We are really excited about the Big Sing next Thursday!Please remember to send in a home packed lunch if you didn't order a school packed lunch. The children need to be in school at normal time. 

We have had some lovely donations for the outdoor area - thank you to everyone who has sent something in. We are still in need of donations so if you have any of the following we would be extremely grateful....
  • kitchen role play or old pots, pans and utensils
  • bug hunting equipment
  • plastic toys such as  mini beasts 
  • natural resources such as clean sticks, pine cones, pebbles and different leaves
  • children's gardening tools

Next week we welcome back Miss Morton in to Mrs Ellis's class. She will be with us for the next eight weeks. 

Thursday, 19 April 2018

16th April 2018

Welcome back to the final term of year one! We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break.
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With the warmer weather please remember to send children in with a water bottle and with sun cream already applied. Children can bring in their own sun cream (please remember to label it with your child's name) and reapply it themselves before break and lunch time.


This week has been science week and the children are really enjoying it! Here are some pictures to show you what we have been up to...






 
 

 
 
...the children have worked really hard at making predictions and carrying out experiments and tests.




We would like to welcome you all to our final year one Maths Event next Tuesday 24th April at 9am. We will be starting in the school hall- a letter will be sent out this week.




Please can you send in outdoor PE shoes as we are hoping to do PE outside as often as possible (weather depending!)


We are making the most of using the outdoor area. We are still in need of donations so if you have any of the following we would be extremely grateful....

  • toy cars
  • kitchen role play or old pots, pans and utensils
  • bug hunting equipment
  • plastic toys such as dinosaurs and mini beasts 
  • natural resources such as clean sticks, pine cones, pebbles and different leaves
  • children's gardening tools

Thank you to those parents who have sent in photographs of places you have visited in the UK- remember they can be handed in or emailed to rellis37ru@nsix.org.uk and we can add them to our map on the UK.

Monday, 26 March 2018

26th March 2018

Happy Easter!

This week we are reading the Easter story and learning about why Christians celebrate Easter. As part of your home learning you could encourage your child to retell you the story. We will also be making some Easter treats for your children to bring home!

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday morning for our open morning 9 a.m until 1130 a.m. The children will have their normal break from 1030-1050 a.m but you will be able to enjoy a hot drink (and biscuit!) in the school hall.

This week were lucky enough to have Tommy from Rock Steady in to do a workshop - the children absolutely loved it and some got to enjoy being part of a rock band!



Please remember to keep reading over the Easter break. This can include...
  • school book
  • sharing book
  • chapter book (we have been reading The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton in class)
  • magazines
  • recipes
  • instructions 
  • shops signs/ street names whilst out and about
  • food labels whilst shopping and cooking
  • menus in restaurants 
  • tricky words
  • phonics 

If you lucky enough to be going away over the Easter holidays please send us in some photographs (especially if it is within the UK!). These can be emailed to rellis37ru@nsix.org.uk or you can send the photographs in for us to copy. 

We are still in need of donations so if you have any of the following we would be extremely grateful....

  • toy cars
  • kitchen role play or old pots, pans and utensils
  • bug hunting equipment
  • plastic toys such as dinosaurs and mini beasts 
  • natural resources such as clean sticks, pine cones, pebbles and different leaves
  • children's gardening tools

Big Sing
Here are some more lyrics for you to practice at home...

Boys and Girls

I'm looking in the mirror and I think I'm liking what I see.
Big pink lights shining bright, like I'm on the TV.
My heart pumps as the bass drum thumps,
You gotta move when the floorboard jumps.
Something's going on and I think it's going on right now.

All the boys and the girls, they got it going on,
And when the beat kicks in you feel it your bones.
And when the basement cracks and the needle drops,
You can't turn back and you just can't stop.
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the girls.

I can see the silhouettes dancing up against the wall.
It sure feels good, feels good, yeah, we're gonna lose control.
Turn it on, make it strong, a good beat never hurt no-one.
Kicking up the dust and we're making every move we know.
All the boys and the girls, they got it going on,
And when the beat kicks in you feel it your bones.
And when the basement cracks and the needle drops,
You can't turn back and you just can't stop.
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
(The boys and the girls.)
Whoa, oh, baby, don't stop now.
Whoa, oh, (Keep the vibe up.)
Whoa, oh, (Baby, don't stop.)
Whoa, oh, (Keep the vibe up.)
Turn it on, (Make it strong,)
A good beat never hurt no-one.

All the boys and the girls, they got it going on,
And when the beat kicks in you feel it your bones.
And when the basement cracks and the needle drops,
You can't turn back and you just can't stop.
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the girls, (No, you just can't stop.)
All the boys and the g
irls, no, you just can't stop.


Build It High
We’ve got a problem,
We can work it out.
Let’s get together,
That’s what it’s all about.
Got to build it, build it high.
Got to build it, build it high. 


We’ve got a problem,
We can work it out.
Let’s get together,
That’s what it’s all about.
Got to build it, build it high.
Got to build it, build it high. 


Don’t give in because you fail your first attempt.
Don’t start shouting, what’s the point in argument?
Let’s stand united, take the challenge in our stride.
Just remember that we’re on the same side. 


We’ve got a problem,
We can work it out.
Let’s get together,
That’s what it’s all about.
Got to build it, build it high.
Got to build it, build it high. 


Don’t start blaming someone else when things go wrong.
That’s wasting precious time and we don’t have too long.
No use in panic when the situation’s grim,
Trust in teamwork and let the game begin! 


We’ve got a problem,
We can work it out.
Let’s get together,
That’s what it’s all about.
Got to build it, build it high.
Got to build it, build it high.

Build it high,
Build it high,
Build it high.


Wonder
I can beat the night, I’m not afraid of thunder,
I am full of light, I am full of wonder.

Woah, oh, I ain't falling under,
Woah, oh, I am full of wonder.


Though our feet might ache, the world's upon our shoulders,
No way we gon' break, 'cause we are full of wonder.

Woah, oh we ain't falling under,
Woah, oh we are full of wonder.


This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours,
Just reach out and pass it on, oh yeah, (x3)


This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours,
Just reach out and pass it on, yeah.


Woah, oh we ain't falling under,
Woah, oh, we are full of wonder.


When everything feels wrong, and darkness falls upon ya,
Just try sing along, this is a message from Cabana.

If your heart turns blue, I want you to remember,
This song is for you, and you are full of wonder.


Woah, oh we ain't falling under, Woah, oh we are full of wonder. (x2)