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 🐢🎅🏼
Week 6 and 7
We took a trip to the Church to see how they prepared for Advent 🌈
We posted our letters to Father Christmas! ⛄️☃️
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!
Our school trip to Portsmouth Toy Museum 🧸
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 🐢
You’ve got a friend in me 🐢
Turtles and their odd socks proving that we are all different and unique 🌈
Dance like no one is watching 🥰💃🏻
At the end of the day, when it’s getting darker and it’s rainy outside we have found a way to keep our spirits up and big smiles on our faces 😆 🐢
This week we are writing the sequence of events in Dogger 🐶. We have been looking at ways to start our sentences like first, next and after that. In Maths we have been learning more about place value and the value of different numbers to 100. We have been placing the numbers on the number line and seeing which numbers come before and after. Have a go at doing this at home and see which number you can count to (forwards and backwards). 😆During Phonics we are sounding out and blending together four letter words and practising our tricky words still. This week we have been learning they and are. Keep up the fantastic work Turtle Class 🐢
Topic homework. Please bring your lovely creations in near this date as there is not much room to store them in school! Can’t wait to see them😊😊
What a brilliant day we had today! This morning we visited the Life Education Bus where we thought about healthy eating 🌽. This afternoon we went to see our new chicken and then voted as a class to name her. We decided on Florence Fluffy Toes! 🐤🐓 In English this week we will be learning more about the past tense and which suffix to use when writing. In maths, we will be learning about doubling and halving. Can you remember the doubling and halving song we learnt today? Can you teach your family? 🐢
Our learning this week is based around our new topic of Terrific Toys! In English we will be talking about the book Dogger and thinking about the different characters and how they are feeling at different points. We are making sure that when we write sentences about them they must have capital letters because it is their name! In Maths we have been sharing equally into 2 groups using the bar model. In phonics we are revising all of the sounds we have learnt, please keep practising the tricky word song ✔️☺️
Grandparents day part 2 ☺️ Thank you for joining us in our phonics and art lesson. We really enjoyed bark rubbing and adding to our Creation pictures 🍁
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 🍎
Grandparents day 😁 We had a lovely afternoon making creation pictures with you. Thank you for coming along 🍁
Well done Year 1 your soup was delicious. It was not easy smelling it cooking all day, made me very hungry! Mrs Hodgkinson
A big thank you to everyone who shared our soup with us today. Sorry we were so squished in but it was lovely to see so many of you 🐢 I hope you enjoyed it ☺️🥕🍠
Can’t wait to see as many of you as possible this afternoon to share our Turnip soup!
Powerpoint for the Reading and Phonics workshop is below.
This week we have been so busy! We have read the book ‘The Gigantic Turnip’ and we planted our own turnip seeds hoping they will grow as we are inviting all parents in next week for soup (invites are coming). 🥕🌽 In Phonics we have been learning the sounds ai, ee, igh and oa. During Maths we have been learning about capacity and volume, we have been using water jugs outside and measuring and ordering leaves 🍁Well dome Turtles, keep up the good work! 🐢
Today we read with our quiet turtles 🐢 they don’t like a lot of noise so we made sure we read to them quietly and we loved stroking them to! We even named one...sticky toes ☺️
Phonics song : Letters and Sounds, Phase 3, Set 8 ch, sh, th, ng
This song follows 'Letters and Sounds'. It has the names of the letters and the sounds together with a picture using that sound.
Tricky words song~ enjoy!
Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was.
These are our actions for the capital letter, full stop and ‘and’! Brilliant 🐢🐢
Terrific turtles have had another wonderful week 🐢 Thankyou to all the parents who came to the teacher meeting today your support is greatly appreciated ☺️ The phonic sounds we will learn next week are: sh, ch, th and ng. I have attached some videos and a really catchy and helpful song for those tricky words! In English we will be continuing to write our story and practice our sentence building, we’ve been practicing this through actions to help us remember our capital letters and full stops. Next week in maths we will be learning addition with a focus on number bonds to 10 ✔️ Enjoy your weekend 🍎
What a wonderful first week back Turtles 🐢You have worked so hard and I am so proud! We have been learning all about Jack and the Beanstalk, how many of you could re-tell this at home? In Maths we have been counting in ones and exploring the place value of numbers to 20. The phonic letters we have learnt this week are x,y,j and v see if you can spot anything around your home that begins with these sounds. Have a well earned rest Turtles and see you Monday 🐢 Miss Fooks 🍎
If you haven’t yet had a chance to fill in your sunflower 🌻 diary, there’s still time.
☔️☀️ Now is a good time to stick your May weather chart in your homework diary for a stamp.
Don’t worry if you forgot, maybe you could try filling in a weather chart for June.☔️☀️
Good morning, I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday and those of you camping didn’t get caught in a thunder storm!
Our next DT project is to design and make ☀️ sun hats. If you have any suitable fabric off-cuts or cardboard (cereal boxes will do), please bring them in as soon as possible, thank you.
Squirrel’s Healthy Recipe Book
🍴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.
Playdough - making Time!
Our recipe books are finished, time to follow the instructions...
Royal Wedding Designers
We wrote Thank You Letters to Aggie from Hilliers
Repairing our Hilliers Nature Curtain
Our Nature Curtain is looking a little sad...
... so we are filling it up again.
🍂🌸🌿🌺 We loved our Nature curtain so much that we brought it back to school with us. It is now hanging in the school field where we can spend all playtime caring for it.🌺🌿🌸🍂
A request 😀
I have been asked for more footage of our “Wobbly Bridge Adventure”. I’ve managed to make a few more of you into ‘Movie 🌟 Stars’!
🥄🥙🍇🍲 Project Homework Reminder 🥒🥗🍡🥣
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.
Look how our garden is growing!
We have radishes popping up...
and baby strawberries growing from their flowers.
Wild flower spotting on the field...
In science we are
spotting and naming
Earthy Potatoes: how do potatoes grow?
We have been finding out how potatoes start life underground before being picked for us to buy in the shops. Here is our favourite video to share at home.
A great website to try...
We play these phonics games at school, but you can get some extra practise at home.
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!
Phonics PlayIf you have a spare moment this month, why not have a go at some phonics games?
🌲🌺🌿What a Wonderful Day Out 🌱🌸🍃
We had an amazing visit to Hillier's Arboretum, the children learned SO much and had great fun. It's no wonder they were all falling asleep on the way home! Thank you ever so much to the adults who came to help for the day, we couldn't have done it without you.
Braving the wobbly bridge...
More Cricket 🏏 skills in the sunshine.
Perfecting the long throw
Sharing work with Owls
Owls class have been writing
about the Titanic.
They shared their work with us
and we loved finding out
such interesting facts.
Mums Join In Day
Our mums helped us to
make recipe books
for play dough.
We wrote a list of ingredients
then acted out the instructions.
We managed to cut out and stick
recipe photos in order
using 🏆 Mum Power 🏆!
It’s Sunflower 🌻 competition time!
All the children have planted a sunflower seed at school. If they remembered to water it, then it may have started growing already🤗.
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.🌻
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 .
Phew, what a busy term!
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...
Rabbits came to
Then we went
to look at 🦉
Alice in Wonderland
Spring has arrived, So we are bouncing and jumping...
Here we are, keeping ourselves fit and healthy; balancing, climbing, bouncing
🐬🐴 Amazing Animal Projects! 🦒 🐘
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? …
🌴🌴 Palm Sunday activities 🌴🌴
We were welcomed at church for an amazing morning, finding out all about Palm Sunday.
tasting fruits for the special day
making welcoming flags
creating palms leaves
hunting for Palm Sunday clues in the churchyard
Thank you so much to the great volunteers at our church who gave us such a warm welcome and made the morning so enjoyable.
⚒Serious, hard work going on...🛠
As well as all this Easter fun...
We have been...
Making split-pin animals...
Sorting animals in Science,
And counting in 5s in Maths.
Can you write your numbers to 100 in fives?
Maybe a Golden Ticket if you bring them in?
I agree Mrs Mannie Golden Tickets for those that complete extra homework.
YES! Count how many eggs we have filled now🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣
🐿 I think we’ve edged ahead of Rabbits Class. 🐰
What a Show! 🐶🐱🐮🐔
Each performance seemed better...
...and better. Do you think they all deserve...
...those 3 GOLDEN TICKETS each, Mrs Hodgkinson?
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.
Congratulations to all our DECORATED EGG entrants, you showed great imagination 🐔
Here are just a few of your great designs.
I hope you are enjoying the snow, don't forget to keep practising your words for our Play tomorrow.
Wednesday is Homework Project day. So add those finishing touches! I can't wait to see which animals you have been finding out about.
A sneak preview of our class play...
Thank you for providing such wonderful costumes.
Four eggs full!
Six more Sleeps until our Class Play!
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.
🔥 We have been practising Fire Safety and what to do in an emergency. 🔥
We are filling Easter Eggs!
Thank you to those of you who have brought in coins to fill our eggs. We have almost filled in 3 eggs and are catching up with Rabbits Class.
February Education City Stars
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🤩.
WOW! What Amazing Explorer Projects. What fantastic projects Year 1. You have all worked so hard. I think you all deserve a Golden Ticket! Who will be the first one to notice this message and let the class know? From Mrs Hodgkinson
Mysterious bag appears in Squirrels’ Class
Where has it come from?
Who left it?
Why is it in our classroom?
Ahh, a letter...the mystery deepens...
We love our IPads!
We used them to help design our Explorer Vehicles.
and to program a Bee-Bot.
Did you know, the Bee-bot app is free to download? Why not have a go at home... it’s great fun for all the family!
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?
Ball Skills in Action
Watch some handy ball skills in action, the one-handed bounce and the ‘roll and snatch’.
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.
‘Decorate a Tree’ competition
Team balloon challenge
A Freezy-Weezy Snowman
We have been learning poems by heart, here is our favourite...
Maths- Quarters Day!
We quartered shapes...
Paper chain squares...
And wrapping paper
with Mrs Hodgkinson ☃️.
Here are our
More Road Safety
THINK of a safe place to cross.
STOP, LOOK & LISTEN.
Watch out for passing cars!
... and walk safely across.
We made it! Brrr, time to go back in the warm ❄️.
Tianna made a Road Safety poster.
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.
Wow, Isabelle, you have had a go already, well done😀
Writing our names
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.
Christmas jumper day, a chance to do some shopping and make some decorations.