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Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 20th May – Friday 25th May

 

Another half term comes to an end and as usual, it has been a busy week! Art discovery day on Monday was thoroughly enjoyed by all, on Wednesday and Thursday we had our special visitors from OFSTED and the highlight of this half term…the Ludworth Oscars! Everyone looked fantastic and a big well done to our winners. In English we have completed writing recipes and in Maths we have continued our work on fractions - looking at quarters.

 

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • As the Year 1 phonic screening is the first week after the holiday, we would encourage parents to access Phonics Play regularly throughout the break. Little and often is best. Please focus on Phase 5 games.
  • Keep practising spelling the common exception words sent home earlier in the year. List on school website if you’ve lost them!
  • Many children have been fascinated by Google Earth during our discovery sessions recently. It would be super if you could explore this together even more at home, looking at different famous landmarks around the world…or whatever takes your interest!

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Tuesday (outdoor)

                    Friday (indoor)          

 


Dates for your diary:

 

School re-opens Monday 10th June

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

We would like to wish you a lovely half term holiday and look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks.

 

The Year 1 Team

 

Tiger Class - London landmarks collages

Coral Class Oscar Winners

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May

 

In English we have analysed the writer’s knowledge and begun to write our own recipe for a hungry wolf. In Maths we have been recognising and finding half of shapes and quantities. In Discovery, we have been looking at the different human and physical features of the UK.

 

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • As the Year 1 phonic screening is fast approaching, we would encourage parents to access Phonics Play regularly throughout the week. Little and often is best. Please focus on Phase 5 games.
  • Research a London landmark of your choice and write information sentences for this.
  • Keep practicing spelling the common exception words sent home earlier in the year. List on school website if you’ve lost them!
  • Fractions sorting half/not half

https://wordwall.net/en-gb/community/half-a-shape  

extra challenge for those who are feeling confident! https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/firepitFractions/index.html

 

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Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Wednesday (indoor)

                    Friday (outdoor)          

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Oscars Thursday 23rd May – dress to impress!

 

School closes Friday 24th May for Whit holiday.

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

The Year 1 Team

 

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 6th May – Friday 10th May

 

Thank you to all those adults who came and participated in our DT morning on Thursday. The children had a fabulous time and we hope you did too! The models created were super and met the design criteria. In English we have explored Instructions and made our own jam sandwiches (yum yum).

 

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • As the Year 1 phonic screening is fast approaching we would encourage parents to access Phonics Play regularly throughout the week. Little and often is best. Please focus on Phase 5 games.
  • Research a London landmark of your choice and write information sentences for this.
  • Keep practicing spelling the common exception words sent home earlier in the year. List on school website if you’ve lost them!
  • Practise sharing by grouping using the following game:

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/ remember to drag the treats to the dogs nose.

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Wednesday (indoor) Friday (outdoor)

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Friday 17th May – Non uniform: bottle donations please.

3.30 – 6pm: Spring Fair

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

The Year 1 Team

 

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 29th April- Friday 3rd May

 

It was lovely to see so many Coral Class parents at their assembly this morning. We hope you enjoyed learning about the hatting industry of Stockport. We are very proud of all the children who did some amazing singing and confident speaking.

In English we have continued our learning based on The Last Wolf by Mini Grey. We have planned our own story and begun writing them paying special attention to ensure we include lots of new vocabulary. In maths we have focused on making arrays and doubles. 

We had a great Discovery day on Monday where we learnt lots of new joining techniques and designed new London landmarks in preparation for Thursday.

 

Please ensure you have signed up for the D&T morning. If you are unavailable to join us Grandparents, aunties, uncles, or other family members are welcome to join us. 

 

 

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • As the Year 1 phonic screening is fast approaching we would encourage parents to access Phonics Play regularly throughout the week. Little and often is best. Please focus on Phase 5 games.
  • Our writing next week will focus on recipes. Have a look through some of your recipe books at home. Look at the language features (bossy verbs- cut, chop, mix and time adverbials- first, next, then). Help your child to follow a simple recipe.
  • Keep practicing spelling the common exception words sent home earlier in the year. List on school website if you’ve lost them!

 

  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage. There are lots of helpful words lists.

 

Coral class: Please practice your assembly words & bring in a hat of your choice by Wednesday.

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Wednesday (indoor) Friday (outdoor)

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Design and Technology morning Thursday 9th May 9am – 11.15am. Come and make London landmarks with your child. If you are not able to attend we would welcome grandparents, aunties, uncles, etc. We all had a fabulous time last year! Only one adult per child due to limited space in the hall. Don’t forget to bring your junk modelling materials.

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

The Year 1 Team

 

Geography- local traffic survey and making a UK jigsaw

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 22nd April- Friday 26th April

 

What a busy week Year 1 have had. It was lovely to see so many Tiger Class parents at our assembly this morning. The children were so confident when speaking and did their best singing.  

We have continued to explore our new text –The Last Wolf by Mini Grey. We have developed our understanding of synonyms and broadened our vocabulary. In maths, we have learnt to count in 2s, 5s & 10s and counting in equal groups. Our Discovery learning has focused on London and its landmarks.

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • As the Year 1 phonic screening is fast approaching we would encourage parents to access Phonics Play regularly throughout the week. Little and often is best. Please focus on Phase 5 games.
  • Counting up in 2’s 5’s and 10’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQSdKlNvrmw -  10’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw- 5’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ-  2’s

 

  • Practise spelling your name including middle and surname.  
  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage. There are lots of helpful words lists.

 

Coral class: Please practice your assembly words & bring in a hat of your choice by Wednesday.

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Wednesday (indoor) Friday (outdoor)

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Coral Class Assembly:

Friday 3rd May at 9am in the hall. Please enter school via the main office doors. We are really looking forward to seeing you!

 

Design and Technology workshop- Come and make London landmarks with your child. If you are not able to attend we would welcome grandparents, aunties, uncles, etc. We all had a fabulous time last year! Only one adult per child due to limited space in the hall. Don’t forget to bring your junk modelling materials.

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

The Year 1 Team

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 15th April – Thursday 19th April

We have enjoyed being back together to start our Summer term. We have immersed ourselves in our new text –The Last Wolf by Mini Grey. We have explored new vocabulary and recapped learning on question marks. In maths, we have investigated measures including length and mass. Our Discovery learning question is What do we mean by the UK? This week we have learnt the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities.  

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • As the Year 1 phonic screening is fast approaching we would encourage parents to access Phonics Play regularly throughout the week. Little and often is best. Please focus on Phase 5 games.
  • Choose 10 objects from around the house and measure using a ruler or tape measure. Please use cm. Don’t forget to load a picture onto Tapestry

 

  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage. There are lots of helpful words lists.

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Wednesday (indoor) Friday (outdoor)

 


Dates for your diary:

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend. Hopefully the sun will shine!

 

The Year 1 Team

Notice for Tiger Class

We are all looking forward to our upcoming class assembly. Today the children have brought home their line/lines to learn. They are on small slips of paper which have been put into their reading record. Please look out for these and help your child to practise them. In most cases its only one or two lines. 

 

Thank you 

 

Miss Morten

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 25th March – Thursday 28th March

This week Year 1 have written non- chronological reports based on their own Wild Thing. They have used their skills and knowledge of adjectives, conjunctions, punctuation and factual openers to make their writing successful. In maths, we have explored estimating on an empty number line.

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week.
  • Use Phonics Play to play Phase 5 games. Our favourite is Reading Robot and Picnic on Pluto
  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage https://www.ludworth.org.uk/learning-resources-7/ We are learning Choose to Use Phase 5.

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Wednesday (indoor) Friday (outdoor)

 


Dates for your diary:

 

School opens Monday 15th April for the Summer term.

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a wonderful Easter holiday and thank you for your continued support,

The Year 1 Team

Forest School sessions across this half term

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 18th March – Friday 22nd March

This week Year 1 have begun exploring non- chronological reports on Where the Wild Things Live. We had a fabulous time on our trip to the Hat Works and developed our historical knowledge even further. Thank you to all those parents who supported us on this trip.

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practice Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week.
  • Use Phonics Play to play Phase 5 games. Our favourite is Reading Robot and Picnic on Pluto
  • Practice place value skills to 50 using the following game:

https://ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html

  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage https://www.ludworth.org.uk/learning-resources-7/ We are learning Choose to Use Phase 5.
  • History – Make a waterwheel just like the Lily wheel at Compstall mill. Use the instructions on Tapestry to help you or just create your own! Post a short video or photo of your water wheel, too.

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days:

No PE on Monday due to walk to Brabyns Park

Forest School on Tuesday.

 

 


Dates for your diary:

Monday 25th March (1pm – 3pm) – Geography fieldwork walk to Brabyns Park

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team

Hat Works Trip

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 11th March – Friday 15th March

This week Year 1 have completed writing our own return narrative based on Where the Wild Things Live. All children should be congratulated for their effort and commitment. We have been very busy completing assessments in Maths, Phonics, Spelling and Reading.

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week.
  • Use Phonics Play to play Phase 5 games. Our favourite is Reading Robot and Picnic on Pluto
  • Computing: Download the free App: Scratch Jr. and create your own algorithms for different sprites. Don’t forget to practice all the skills you have learnt this half term.

https://www.scratchjr.org/

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor

Forest School on Tuesday.

 

 


Dates for your diary:

Thursday 21st March – Hat works trip

Monday 25th March (1pm – 3pm) – Geography fieldwork walk to Brabyns Park. We still need helpers for this trip. Please let your class teacher know as soon as possible if you are able to volunteer your time.

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March

This week Year 1 have loved celebrating World Book Week. We have taken part in a variety of activities including read dating, a book swap, bed time stories with hot chocolate and creating our own Traction Man inspired comics.  We also enjoyed the Lego Robotic workshop and sharing our work with our adults on Thursday. Thank you to all who attended.

 

Home learning:                                                                                    

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week.
  • Use Phonics Play to play Phase 5 games. Our favourite is Reading Robot and Picnic on Pluto
  • Next week in maths we are learning to count in 10’s. In preparation have a go at singing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQSdKlNvrmw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs

  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage https://www.ludworth.org.uk/learning-resources-7/ We are learning Choose to Use Phase 5.
  • Go for a walk around Etherow Country Park and discuss the changes that have taken place over the last century (we have been learning about it this week).

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor

Forest School on Tuesday.

 

 


Dates for your diary:

Friday 15th March – Comic Relief ‘Wear something funny for money’

Thursday 21st March – Hat works trip

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team

 

Lego Robotics

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 26th February – Friday 1st March

In Y1 this week:

In English we have looked at features of the text, adding suffixes and writer’s knowledge. We have really enjoyed Scratch Jr in Computing and our first Forest School session.

 

Home learning:                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: No P.E. this week due to World Book Day activities on Monday & Forest School on Tuesday.

 

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Lego Workshops week beginning 4th March

World Book Day week beginning 4th March

Children’s Work Showcase Thursday 7th March

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

 

The Year 1 Team

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February

In Y1 this week:

In English we began exploring a new text ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.  

As part of our Discovery learning, we have use fieldwork skills, walking around Marple Bridge identifying Human and Physical features. In Maths, we are learning about number bonds to 20 and adding by counting on a numberline.

 

 

Home learning:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week.
  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage https://www.ludworth.org.uk/learning-resources-7/ We are learning Choose to Use Phase 5.
  • Please use the link below to Top Marks Maths Learning games to practice number bonds to 10 and 20. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor & Tuesday Outdoor (weather permitting)

 

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Lego Workshops week beginning 4th March

World Book Day week beginning 4th March

Children’s Work Showcase Thursday 7th March

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

 

The Year 1 Team

A selection of Coral Class learning activities this week:

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 5th February – Friday 9th February 

In Y1 this week:  

The children have shown great commitment in English, writing a detective narrative with increased independence.  

As part of our Discovery learning, we had a talk on Chinese culture and explored the celebration of Chinese New Year. We also had a Wellbeing workshop that encouraged the children to understand their feelings and emotions and how to manage these. Child voice “I like shaking the glitter jar and waiting for it to fall to the bottom” “I will try deep breathing the next time I am angry.”  

 

Please can we politely remind all parents/carers that whilst waiting on the playground before school starts, the children are under your own parental supervision. Please ensure you can always see your children at this time. 

 

Home learning

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record). 

  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week. 

  • Don’t forget to look at our phonic resources on our class webpage https://www.ludworth.org.uk/learning-resources-7/ We are learning Choose to Use Phase 5. 

  • Please download the free White Rose 1 minute maths app, to practice maths knowledge and skills https://whiteroseeducation.com/1-minute-maths#download 

 

 

 

Key Information: 

 

Please order all school dinners at home. 

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor & Tuesday Outdoor (weather permitting) 

 

 

 
Dates for your diary: 

 

School opens Monday 19th February 

Walk into Marple Bridge Thursday 22nd February 

Lego Workshops week beginning 4th March 

World Book Day week beginning 4th March 

Children’s Work Showcase Thursday 7th March 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action. 

 

 

The Year 1 Team 

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 29th January – Friday 2nd February

In Y1 this week:

We have continued our English work on Hermelin the Detective Mouse by beginning our own detective narrative.

As part of our Discovery learning we had a visit from Animal Magic who brought in a variety of animals for us to handle. See below for some photos’ There are lots more on Tapestry too.  

Child voice “The snake feels really smooth.” “I can’t believe I held a tarantula-that was cool!”

It was lovely seeing so many of you at the Parent Teacher Meetings and sharing the children achievements and progress.

 

Home learning:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week.
  • Next week we are learning about the weather and becoming weather forecasters. Please talk to you child about different types of weather and watch a weather forecast together,

 

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor & Tuesday Outdoor (weather permitting)

 

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Chinese New Year cultural talk Monday 5th February

 

Wellbeing workshop Tuesday 6th February

 

Don’t forget to log on to Parent Pay for information about our upcoming visit to the Hat Works

 

Half term Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February

 

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

 

The Year 1 Team

 

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 22nd January – Friday 26th January

In Y1 this week:

We have continued our English work on Hermelin the Detective Mouse by learning all about the ‘ed’ endings. We had to hunt through the text to find all the ’ed’ ending and then sort them by the sound it made e.g. ‘t’, ‘id’ and ‘d’. We then wrote sentences containing ‘ed’ words.  As part of our Discovery learning we explored animals and sorted them into groups. Ask us to explain what a mammal is? On Wednesday it was our Art day and we all had a great time exploring different types of line, media and textures of paper.  

Child voice “I really like drawing!”

 

Home learning:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week.
  • In math’s this week we have been finding 1 more and 1 less to 20. The children have played this in class and are familiar with it. You could extend to numbers beyond 20 if you fancied a challenge. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue
  • Be senses detective- go outside, what can you hear, smell, see, feel?

 

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor & Tuesday Outdoor (weather permitting)

 

 


Dates for your diary:

 

We are all looking forward to our sessions with Animal Magic on Tuesday 30th January

 

Parent meetings Wednesday 31st and Friday 2nd

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

 

The Year 1 Team

Art Day- exploring line and media both collaboratively and independently

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 15th January – Friday 19th January

In Y1 this week:

 

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Maths’ Showcase. We hope you enjoyed all the activities, the children certainly did and were buzzing with excitement.   

During our English lessons we have continued our work on Hermelin by Mini Grey by exploring the key features of the text. We were detectives and had to find all the noun phrases, time adverbials and plurals. As part of our Discovery learning we explored our senses. We took part in a carousel of activities which included smelling crisps to discover the flavour. We all had lots of fun.

Child voice “They are very smelly. I definitely think its cheese and onion!”

 

Home learning:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words (these are stapled into your child’s reading record).
  • Practise Year 1 Common Exception word spelling- we would suggest focusing on a couple each week..

 

The children have loved these place value games last week so we thought we would set them for homework again.

 

 

Key Information:

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor & Tuesday Outdoor (weather permitting)

 

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Don’t forget to log into ParentPay for information and payment for Animal Magic (Tuesday 30th Jan) and RE Chinese Culture workshop (Monday 5th February). If we have insufficient contributions, these activities will have to be cancelled.

 

 

Parent meetings Wednesday 31st and Friday 2nd

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a great weekend

The Year 1 Team

Using our senses outside- what can you hear, see, smell and feel?

SPRING TERM

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 8th January – Friday 12th January 

In Y1 this week:  

 

During our English lessons we have begun immersing ourselves in a new text ‘Hermelin’ by Mini Grey. In Maths, we have explored place value to 20 using tens and ones. 

Child voice “If we didn’t have a skeleton, we would just be a blob on the floor”. 

  

Home learning this holiday: 

 

 

Key Information: 

 

Please order all school dinners at home. 

 

P.E. Days: Monday Indoor & Tuesday Outdoor (weather permitting) 

 

Today we are sending home individual spelling words that your child will need to know by the end of the year. The highlighted words are the words that your child needs to practise.  

 

As mentioned in the Phonics Information Workshop, we are also sending home a ‘Choose to Use’ mat and a ‘Tricky words’ mat. 

 
Dates for your diary: 

 

Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th January: Maths Showcase 8.40 – 9.15am 

 

Thank you to the parents who attended the Phonics Information Workshops this week. We appreciate the time you took to come into school and learn about how to support your child in their learning journey.  

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action. 

 

 

The Year 1 Team 

Week 8: Week Commencing Monday 18th December - Friday 22nd December 

 

In Y1 this week:  

 

During our English lessons we have completed writing instructions for ‘How to Catch a Witch’. In Maths, we have explored Christmas themed 2D and 3D shapes. The children enjoyed Christmas activities throughout the week including their Christmas party, where much fun as had by all!  

Child voice “I didn’t win but I still had fun” (Arabella) “I liked playing corners in the hall” (Josie) 

  

Home learning this holiday: 

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words. 

  • Practice phonics skills using Phonics Play 

  • Practice maths skills within 10 and 20 using Top Marks maths games & ICT Games 

 

 

Key Information: 

 

Please order all school dinners at home. 

 

P.E. Days: Monday & Tuesday 

 

 
Dates for your diary: 

 

Monday 8th January 2024 – school opens at 8.40am 

Thursday 11th January 2024 – Year 1 Phonics Workshop: 2.30pm & 5pm places are still available for these workshops. Please sign up through Parent Pay.

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action. 

  

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Thank you for all your support this term and our lovely gifts. 

 

The Year 1 Team 

 

Christmas!

Week 7: Week Commencing Monday 11th December - Friday 15th December

 

In Y1 this week:

 

During our English lessons we have looked at time adverbials and imperative (bossy) verbs. We have begun to explore instructions and have written instruction sentences in preparation for writing next week.

In Maths, we have put our skills to the test to see how much we have learnt over the term. Child voice (Arthur): “I know it is 6 because I can subitise.”

 

We very much enjoyed watching the Year 2 Christmas production and thought they gave a fantastic performance.

 

 

Home learning this week:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words.
  • Practice phonics skills using Phonics Play

 

We understand how tired and busy everyone is. Please just prioritise reading for this week’s homework.

 

Key Information:

 

There no P.E. next week due to Christmas festivities.

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Thursday 21st: Christmas Party afternoon – Children can wear a Christmas jumper/top on this day. Popcorn and juice will be provided by school – your child does not need to bring in any extra food.

 

Friday 22nd: Carols in the Woods – we look forward to seeing you for a sing-a-long.

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 Team

Look at our amazing moving picture Christmas cards!

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 4th December - Friday 8th December 

In Y1 this week:  

 

We have had a very active, exciting week!  

During our English lessons we have looked at vocabulary in our narrative, Rapunzel, and written sentences using the conjunction ‘and’.  We have experimented with floating and sinking, made and tested aluminium foil boats, put our DT skills into practise making wheels, sliders & levers. We have even had a trip into our school hall where we were immersed into the pantomime, Cinderella...Oh yes we did! 

Child Voice (Harry): “We sat in the hall and Cinderella came all around us, there were trees around us too and they did boxing... the rotten egg sister and Cinderella. It was funny.” 

  

Home learning this week: 

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words. 

  • Practice phonics skills using Phonics Play 

  • Practise Maths skills – addition & subtraction within 20 using Top Marks Learning games. 

 

 

Key Information: 

 

- Indoor PE is on Thursday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting). 

 

- Please order all school dinners at home. 

 


Dates for your diary: 

 

Thursday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Christmas Dinner 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action. 

  

Have a lovely weekend 

The Year 1 Team 

This week we explored floating and sinking. We made tinfoil boats and experimented which design would hold the most treasure!

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 27th November - Friday 1st December

In Y1 this week:

 

In Maths this week we have continued to explore number bonds to 10.

One class member shared: “We can also use our fingers or the multi-link or anything of 10 and then in 2 bits you can make another bond’.
 

In English, we have put all our new skills together to plan and write a traditional tale.

In our Discovery learning we have been super scientific investigators experimenting with changes of state: solid and liquid.

 

Home learning this week:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words.
  • Write a letter to Santa explaining why you have been good.

 

 

Key Information:

 

Indoor PE is on Thursday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting).

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 


Dates for your diary:

 

Thursday 7th December – Panto in the hall

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 Team

 

Science

Q. What is the strongest material to rescue Rapunzel from the tower?

We measured the strength of a selection of different materials to see which was the strongest.

R.E. Learning about belonging to the Jewish faith

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 20th November - Friday 24th November

In Y1 this week:

 

In Maths this week we have become more fluent at recognising and using number bonds to 10. In English, we have analysed the writer’s knowledge in Rapunzel and looked at how this affects the reader.

In our Discovery learning we become scientific investigators looking into the question: Which is the strongest material to get Rapunzel down from the tower?

 

Home learning this week:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words.
  • Maths – Go onto Top Marks website (this can be found by putting it into the search bar) then select Learning Games and select addition games within 10 for your child to practice. Challenge: addition games within 20

 

Key Information:

 

Indoor PE is on Thursday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting).

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

 

Book Bags: We have noticed an increase in keyrings on some book bags. This is causing some difficulties putting them in the children’s trays. Please could we ask that your child has only 1 small keyring on their bag.

Dates for your diary:

 

Saturday 2nd December: Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 Team

 

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 13th November - Friday 17th November

In Y1 this week:

 

In Maths this week we have moved onto addition and finding fact families using part whole models. In English, we have continued to explore the characters of Rapunzel and the witch, focussed on using ‘and’ in sentences.

In our Discovery learning we have looked at the properties of materials using vocabulary such as smooth, rough, bendy, transparent etc.

We really enjoyed our Run for Pudsey and all the children took part with enthusiasm!


Home learning this week:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words.
  • Go on a material hunt around your home. E.g. plastic, metal, wood, etc. Write a list of all the different ones you find.
  • Science Research: During our science discussions this week, children have been asking interesting questions that you might like to explore at home. These are:

 

Are all fabrics not waterproof?

Why does wood come from trees?

Why is plastic made by humans?

Where does metal come from?

 

This is a discussion homework and does not need to be written down.


Key Information:

 

Indoor PE is on Thursday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting).

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

Dates for your diary:

 

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st Reading morning 8.40-9.30am. It's not too late to sign up. We would love to see as many grown ups as possible. There will be lots of lovely reading activities for you to explore with your child. 

Tuesday 21st Reading Information Event 5-6pm

Friday 24th November – non uniform day for bottle donations to the fair.

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 Team

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 6th November - Friday 10th November

In Y1 this week:

 

In English this week we have explored the text Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin, thinking about and describing the main characters of Rapunzel and the witch.

In our Discovery learning we have identified, named and sorted everyday materials both inside and outside the classroom. In Maths, we have developed our knowledge on part-whole models.


Home learning this week:

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words.
  • Log into Phonics Play and play any of the games for the following phases:

 

Miss Smirk/Miss Wilson – Phase 5 games

Miss Morten – Phase 3 games

Mrs Welsh – Phase 4 games

Mrs Gichero – Phase 3

 

The password for this was shared via Tapestry.

 

  • Maths – How many different ways can you make 10 using a part-whole model? Challenge: How many different ways can you make 20? Record these in your homework book.

Children can use counters, Lego bricks, cubes etc to help them to investigate.

A part-whole model template can be found on Tapestry.

 


Key Information:

 

Indoor PE is on Thursday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting).

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

Dates for your diary:

 

Wednesday 15th or Thursday 16th (weather dependent)​: Year 1 Run Pudsey Smile for a while - Children will be completing their sponsored run during our PE lesson and they are invited to wear Pudsey head bands/badges whilst they take part if they would like to. 

 

 

Friday 17th November – non uniform day for chocolate donations to the fair.

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 Team

 

We’ve been super busy in the provision this week!

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 

In Y1 this week: 

 

In English this week we have begun to immerse ourselves in traditional tales. We have opened the story box and made predictions based on the contents. Please ask your child to tell you all about it! 

In our Discovery learning this half term, we are focussing on Science and will be exploring and experimenting materials alongside learning about the seasons. 

 
Home learning this week: 

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words. 

  • Log into Phonics Play and play any of the games for the following phases: 

 

Miss Smirk/Miss Wilson – Phase 5 games 

Miss Morten – Phase 3 games 

Mrs Welsh – Phase 4 games 

Mrs Gichero – Phase 3 

 

The password for this was shared via Tapestry.  

 

  • Choose a traditional tale (fairy tale) to read with your child. Ask questions such as: 

How is...(character) feeling? Can you tell me the story in your own words (sequence in correct order), Can you find the page when…happens (retrieval), what did you enjoy about the story? Why? 

 
Key Information: 

 

Indoor PE is on Thursday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting). 

 

Please order all school dinners at home. 
 
Dates for your diary: 

 

Friday 17th November – non uniform day for chocolate donations to the fair. 

  

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action. 

  

Have a lovely weekend

Year 1 team

 

Outdoor learning - Observing what happens to trees in Autumn

Week 7: Week Commencing Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October 

In Y1 this week: 

  

In Maths this week we have been developing our understanding of comparing numbers using the vocabulary greater than, less than and equal to. We have extended this to look at the associated symbols.  

In our Discovery learning, we continued our topic ‘Are new things always better? by looking at space travel and the impact of changes in transport over time. We also had a visit from a pilot and generated questions to ask him during one of our English sessions.  

 
Home learning this week

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words. 

  • Log into Phonics Play and play any of the Phase 3 games. We are recapping the Phase 3 sounds from Reception. Reading Robot is one of our favourites in class. The password for this was shared via Tapestry.  

  • make a rain gauge and keep a weather log over the holidays- information sent home via Tapestry 

 

 
Key Information: 

Next Half Term P.E.  

Indoor PE is on Thursday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting). 

 

Please order all school dinners at home. 
 
Dates for your diary: 

  • Monday 30th October is an INSET Day – school closed to children 

  • Thursday 2nd November Individual photographs 

  

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action. 

  

Have a lovely half term holiday 

The Year 1 Team 

 

Transport in the future!

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 

In Y1 this week: 

 

Thank you to everyone who came to Parent meetings this week. It was lovely to meet you all and talk with you about your children.  

  

In English this week we continued our work on Old Bear by writing a re-telling of the story over several sessions. We worked hard to include full stops, capital letters and to extend our sentences using and. 

 

In our Discovery learning, we continued our topic ‘Are new things always better? by looking at how aeroplanes have changed over time and learning about Bessie Coleman & Amelia Earhart. 

 
Home learning this week: 

  • Read regularly with your child, including practising sight (RR) words. 

  • Log into Phonics Play and play any of the Phase 3 games. We are recapping the Phase 3 sounds from Reception. Reading Robot is one of our favourites in class. The password for this was shared via Tapestry last week.  

  • Use the free learning game Bee More or Less on the website ICT Games to explore one more and one less within 20. Please follow this link: https://ictgames.com/mobilePage/beeMoreOrLess/index.html you can extend this to 20 by changing the slider at the top. 

 

 
Key Information: 

Indoor PE is on Tuesday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday (weather permitting). 

 

Please order all school dinners at home. 
 
Dates for your diary: 

  • PTA Pumpkin Patch Saturday 14th Oct 

  • PTA Spooky Disco Thursday 19th Oct 4.15-5pm Reception and Year 1 

 

  

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action. 

  

Have a lovely weekend 

The Year 1 Team 

 

Computing in Coral Class using Painz

Week 5 : Week Commencing Monday 2nd October - Friday 6th October

In Y1 this week:

 

A huge thank you to everyone who came to watch our Harvest Festival Assembly. We are so proud of all the children. They did a great job!

 

In English this week we continued our work on Old Bear by writing a character description for him. We were great at thinking of adjectives and then applying them in our sentences. We worked hard to include full stops and capital letters.  

 

In our Discovery learning, we continued our topic ‘Are new things always better? by looking at how cars and buses have changed over time.


Home learning this week:

  • Log into Phonics Play and play any of the Phase 3 games. We are recapping the Phase 3 sounds from Reception. Reading Robot is one of our favourites in class. The password for this will be shared via Tapestry.
  • Write a description of your favourite toy. E.g I like my unicorn teddy the best. It has sparkly eyes and a big horn. It feels fluffy and soft.
  • Practise getting dressed. We've had lots of back to front and inside clothes when getting changed for PE.

 


Key Information:

Indoor PE is on Tuesday and outdoor PE is on Wednesday.

 

Please order all school dinners at home.

Dates for your diary:

  • Parent meetings Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th October- sign up using SchoolCloud.
  • PTA Pumpkin Patch Saturday 14th Oct
  • PTA Spooky Disco 4.15-5pm Reception and Year 1

 

 

Below are the photo highlights of our week in action.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 Team

Harvest

Week 4 : Week Commencing Monday 25th September - Friday 29th September  

 

During Maths this week we have been recognsing numbers as words. We used tens frames in the form of train carriages and had to match the numeral, word and then add the correct amount of passengers.   

 

In PSHE we talked about ways to keep ourselves and our friends safe online. Children shared the many different ICT devices that they are fortunate to have at home and we learnt about ways to keep safe and what to do if anything makes us feel uncomfortable. We shared who our trusted adults are and the importance of talking to adults if ever we are unsure. Great ideas Y1.  

Jack shared that ‘there are so many things you can play on and use to talk to friends but everyone has to be careful and have fun as well’.  

 
Home learning this week: 

 

Y1 : Please login to Tapesty to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week. 

Please read with your child regularly throughout the week, including asking comprehension questions and practice sight words.  

In maths this week, please look at the ‘learning resources’ page of our website https://www.ludworth.org.uk/learning-resources-7/ and have a go at some of the Maths games.  

 
Key Information: 
 

  • Please remember to send you child’s reading books into school each day. 

 

  • This term our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to limited storage in Year 1 PE bags will need to be brought into school on those days.  

 
Dates for your diary:  

 

  • Our Harvest Assembly is on Thursday 5th October 9am involving all of Y1. 

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.  

Have a lovely weekend. 

Week 3

Week 2

A few photos of learning in action from this week in Coral Class 

Week 1: 

 

What a super first few days we have had in Year One. We have had a fantastic time getting to know each other and seeing our children settle brilliantly into their new learning environment. Excellent adaptability and independence skills have been shown by all of our children.
 

This week we have been focusing on building relationships across Y1 and learning about our class colours, Coral and Tiger Orange!


During our English focused carpet sessions we have read ‘The Tiger who came for Tea’ by Judith Kerr and ‘The Rainbow fish’ by Marcus Pfister. In our role play area we have had a tea table set up ready for the Tiger and our small word area has seen an ocean scene with sand, shells and sea creatures to explore.

 

Within Maths this week we have reviewed our learning from Reception and, making the most of this glorious weather, we completed an Active Maths session outdoors. Children worked in pairs to find numbers and record one more and one less on their whiteboards.

We have had a very busy and exciting week. As part of a whole school project we have completed our own self portraits in the style of a artist. Our learning has been interconnected with PSHE and feelings too. Y1 have been inspired by Edvard Munch and completed 'shocked/astonished/surprised' faces linking to his expressionist portrait of 'The Scream' ! 

 

 

Week 2:

 

We have completed our first full week in school and have been very impressed with how quickly our children have adapted to life in Y1! 
 

Our week started with Circle Time. We used the book entitled ‘The Colour Monster’ to help us understand different feelings and emotions. Children worked together to draw pictures in labelled jars to represent different feelings.

 

In English we have introduced our first text Old Bear through our Story box ritual as part of Narrative Immersion - ask your child what they have done ! 

On Tuesday afternoons we are fortunate to have Mrs Law, a Specialist PE Teacher, working with Y1 and will be primarily focusing on fundamental movement skills related to gymnastics. She will be working with all of Y1 children over this half term. 
 

During our Discovery Learning afternoons are focusing on History and have made comparisons things that are old and things that are new. 
 

 

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