This week in Turtle Class we have been learning about fractions! We have been recognising a 1/2 and a 1/4 of shapes, objects and numbers. We have used dinosaur nests to help us share equally when working with numbers and have been busy folding shapes into 2 or 4 equal parts. They have all worked so hard on this and have been fantastic when using the resources independently. 🐢
In English this week we have been asking questions about dinosaurs:
Which dinosaur has a long blue neck like this? 🦕
Which dinosaur has sharp white teeth like this? 🦖
We have been focusing on learning new vocabulary to describe the way they look to make it more interesting for our reader. Next week we are going to be writing non-fiction reports on a dinosaur of our choice so we are making a list of interesting describing words to chose from. Who could bring in a few from home to teach the class? 🌟
In Phonics we have been learning long and short vowel sounds, we have been adding our sound buttons, reading words, splatting and using microscopes to find the mini words! 🔎
In our RE lessons this term we are learning about Diwali, the children have learnt about the Fesitival of Light so this week we talked about the importance of candles and what they meant to us. We talked about the smell, how they make us feel calm and some children wrote some amazing acrostic poems. They are becoming really reflective about the world around them which is fantastic to see. We have also been sharing some prayers before lunch so well done Ella and William J for leading them this week 🕯
In Science we have been learning about Animals and Humans. This week we have been researching herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. The children used books about animals to sort them into groups accordingly.
Well done for working hard once again Turtles, see you next week 🐢
Welcome back! Hope you all had a lovely break, Turtles have been working so hard this week.
In English, we have introduced our new topic: Dinosaurs 🦕
We have been reading the books Dinosaurs: from head to tail as well as our Jurassic World interactive book with our I-pads which the children have loved!
In Maths we have been learning about the time, focusing on half past and o’clock. Please keep practising this at home as much as possible, the children have been showing off their lovely watches this week too!
We have also started learning about Uganda in Geography and they way animals and humans survive in Science. What a busy week! 🍎
Week 6 and 7
Last week was so busy I forgot to update (sorry 🤗) but we have been getting up to a lot! We visited the church to see how they have started to prepare for Advent and some of us got to try on the clothes! We talked about the representation of the candles and even had time to sing some Christmas Carols.
In Maths last week we were focusing on number bonds to ten and adding more than one number. This week we have been focused on subtraction with money, we set up a toy shop and have been spending all week! The children have been using different methods to show this and we have recently started to use the number line to add and subtract.
In English last week we were looking at how to form a letter, we practised reading one from Holly in our book and even found a mysterious one in the library. We then thought very carefully about who we wanted to write to and of course it was Father Christmas. We practised writing questions to ask in our letter and also spoke about contractions and using apostrophes. All the children wrote their letters and we posted them this week...let’s hope for a reply! This week we have been looking at a non fiction text about caring for reindeers and by the end of this week we will have written our own guide.
During our phonics lessons we have started to focus on the split I-E and O-E sounds, these along with all the sounds we have learnt will be our focus up until Christmas.
This week we have also found time to put on our wellies and have some time outdoors🍁 Nearly Christmas Turtles 🐢🎅🏼
What a jam packed week! Not only was I super impressed with the school trip but your projects to. They were brilliant and I hope you enjoyed playing with them in your golden time⭐️
In Maths this week we have carried on counting and representing tens. We have started on random numbers and thought about counting ten more or less. We have shown this with numicon and number lines.
In English this week we have written a diary whilst thinking about capital letters for the days of the week. We have pretended to be the Teddy from our story: The Teddy Robber and we documented what we did each day until we were taken!
Well done Turtles 🐢
Portsmouth Toy Museum 🧸
Turtles I am so proud of how you represented our school today. Everyone said how polite and well behaved you were so a huge well done 😀. We spent our morning playing old games such as hoop throwing, hobby horses, pick up sticks and games. After lunch we went and had a look around the museum and saw a Victorian living, dining and play room which we noted was very different from the ones we have today. What a fantastic day!
This week has been so busy and as usual the Turtles took on every challenge that came their way. I’m so proud of how hard they worked this week and how confident they were in delivering their assembly to you. Friendships are so important to us all and it’s vital that we learn how to be a good friend. I love seeing their acts of kindness to one another and the way they make each other laugh every day so for us an assembly based around friendship and kindness was the way foreword. I hope you enjoyed it🎶🎵
In English this week we have been joining clauses with the conjunction ‘and’ based around our class text: The Teddy Robber. The children have been working in pairs to join sentences together.
In our Phonics lessons this week we have learnt the new phonemes: ay as in crayon, ie as it tie and ou as in cloud. See how many sounds you can spot around your home.
Maths this week has consisted of making a lot of numbers. We’ve been learning all about tens and ones and what the value of numbers are. We have used lots of resources to show this such as numicon, bar models and number lines.
Keep up up the hard work Turtles 🐢
One week to go until a well earned rest for all the lovely Turtles 🐢 They have been working so hard again this week focusing on subtraction in Maths. We have learnt a new method to help us called the 10 frame. Next week we are going to start multiplying in 2s, see if you can have a practise at home!
In English this week, we have been writing sentences about the animals in our book, we have been focusing on using a capital letter and full stop correctly.
Lots of us have been ordering jumbled up sentences to make sure we can structure our sentences, using silly sentences makes this a lot of fun!
The sounds we have focused on this week are on your homework sheets, next week we will be practising ure and er. After that we will be practising our tricky words.
I can give you a sheet of our tricky words at parents evening if you would like to practise at home. Thank you for all of your continued support, Miss Fooks 🍎
🍴What a creative lot you all are in the kitchen! 🍴
You created some fantastic recipes, thank you so much 👨🏽🍳 grown-ups 👩🏽🍳 for all your support. Here are just a selection of the delicious foods you dished up, our recipe book is going to live in the 📚 library 📚 for everyone to enjoy.
I hope you have all been having fun in the kitchen, rustling up some delicious, healthy recipes! Project Exhibition & Drop-in is next Wednesday, when we can put together our class recipe book.
Tap the www. icon below. When you load the web page, tap on the ‘FREE PHONICSPLAY’ link on the right.
Try playing some Phase 5 games using alien words and sentences. You can even print off your own set of phoneme cards.
Drop in if you need any help navigating the website, although I’m sure your children will let you know their favourite games!
If your children spend the next few weeks watering, feeding and talking to their sunflower, we will see in July if the flowers have outgrown their gardeners!
There is also a Sunflower Diary to fill in and count the number of leaves on your flower as it grows.🌻
One week to go!
just a few reminders:
Please let me know beforehand if your child does not travel well !
This half-term we are learning all about where fruit and vegetables come from and healthy eating. Your Homework Challenge is to make your own healthy recipe for our Class Cook Book.
Please could you write up your recipe on an A4 sized piece of paper or use the template I have provided. If you need a paper copy, pop in and ask.
What a lot of busy Squirrels you were over the holiday! Here are my latest stars...
Finn, Ethan, Sami, Sophie, Amelie, Oliver, Tianna, Macie, Joshua E, Isabelle, Olivia, Alfie E.
I have just uploaded lots of new Education City activities so you can practise your fractions, counting in 5s, plants work, phonics and tricky words.
Welcome back, I hope you all had a restful holiday.
We have an exciting half-term ahead, learning all about plants... growing them...drawing them... finding out how they grow...and visiting them on our trip!
We are going to be planting sunflowers at school and I am asking the children to bring in empty yogurt pots ready for us to use next week. Thank you .
We have worked our socks off this term, time for a well earned rest... except for a small homework challenge! We have now learned all our 'Year 1 Tricky words' and I have set Squirrels the Challenge of practising them over the holiday. I'm sure I can think of a suitable Reward for those of you amazing me when we get back to school.
Also, a strange request, we require a few empty shampoo bottles for our English lessons after the holiday! All will be revealed...
Here we are, keeping ourselves fit and healthy; balancing, climbing, bouncing
Yet again, you have excelled yourselves with a wonderful set of homework projects. Thank you grown ups, for all the time and effort you have spent helping to create these imaginative projects 👍🏽.
How about getting creative in the kitchen next term? …
We were welcomed at church for an amazing morning, finding out all about Palm Sunday.
Thank you so much to the great volunteers at our church who gave us such a warm welcome and made the morning so enjoyable.
I agree Mrs Mannie Golden Tickets for those that complete extra homework.
Well done Year 1, your play was truly amazing. I am so proud of every one of you. The singing was stunning and your acting was perfect. So yes I do think you each deserve 3 Golden Tickets! I think I need to print some more off before tomorrow.
I hope you are enjoying the snow, don't forget to keep practising your words for our Play tomorrow.
To say we are excited is an understatement!
Please keep practising your words, well done to Sami, Alfie and Ethan who didn't need their script today .
Our dress rehearsal is on Friday and we have invited Catherington Nursery, so costumes in as soon as possible, please.
Well done to Darcey, Marcie and Carina, my homework champions this month🏆.
I have uploaded some new activities for March... log in and check them out🤩.
Thank you so much parents, for all the thought and effort put into such wonderful costumes. Can you spot Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cousteau, Amy Johnson, Neil Armstrong & Lief Erikson, the Viking?
Just a quick reminder that projects can be handed in this week, on Wednesday 31st January. It has been fantastic to see how children are already ‘experts’ on particular explorers that we are learning about in class. Our dress-up day is next Wednesday, 7th February, I wonder how many astronauts will float into school?
What a long 'Roll of Honour' this week, fantastic work everyone... I have added some of our Science work on Materials this week.
Here is a copy of the 'Ways to spell at home' idea sheet sent home this week
Have a try and decide which activity is most fun!
Please make sure both your spelling and homework books are in school on Fridays.
Well done to; Eva, Samuel, Tianna, Alfie, Olivia and Isabelle, who are my Education City Champions this week!
Squirrels Class had a fantastic last day of term with a festive lunch, party and team games. Well done Squirrels, your behaviour was superb. Enjoy your holiday and come back refreshed, ready for our exciting new “Explorers” topic.
The holiday is just around the corner!
If you have a spare moment before the new year, then have a go at your Education City homework and earn yourself a sticker when we come back to school.
This week the children are really concentrating on writing both their names neatly. Lots of the class are SO close to getting their blue hand-writing pencil and this time of year is a great chance to get in a little extra practise at home...let them write their own cards and gift tags!
Let’s see who can get their pencil in the New Year.
We are learning about keeping ourselves safe near roads. We listened for traffic... more next week.
Rain stopped play! We’ll try again NEXT week...