Woodpeckers

Year 1

Our Teacher is Mrs Brown

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bylett and Miss M

Welcome!

This term our learning journey is: Can I be a knight?

News - w/b 15th Oct

Wow! What a week! Our trip to Bodiam was fantastic. All the children were well behaved and represented the school really well. I'm very proud of them all, especially those who were worried about something but found the courage to have a go! Great job! There was also some great sketching of the castle and lots of strength used to climb those 56 steps to the top of the tower. Well done Woodpeckers!

In English, we have been thinking about the differences between the clothing of poor and rich medieval women. Then the children wrote a recount of their trip to Bodiam castle (see examples below).

In maths, we started to learn addition, thinking about using the part, part, whole model and addition symbol to write corresponding number sentence. Lots of lovely talk with great explanations about why they have done something and how they know.

In other subjects, we have painted and drawn a castle and the landscape (see examples below) and thought about the seasonal change.

Click on the link above to find your child's homework for this week.

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has full PE kit in school at all times. We aim for one indoor and one outdoor session a week in all seasons, so please make sure children have suitable clothing including a black sweatshirt or hoody and black tracksuit trousers. We recommend trainers rather than plimsolls as they are more durable and stay in place better during sports.

**I would love to put some photos on our page but there are a lot of children without photo permission. If you would like to see photos of what your child is learning in class please complete a form from the office & return ASAP. Many Thanks!**

Our Castles and landscapes.

Bodiam Writing.pptx

Some of our amazing Bodiam recount writing.

Key Dates

  • Thursday 18th October - Trip to Bodiam
  • w/b 22nd October - Half Term

Reading

The Library is now up and running! So the children have all been to the library and chosen a reading book to take home. Children will visit once a week with an adult to change their books. Unfortunately they cannot take a new one out until they have returned a book so keep them safe in book bags.

Please try and read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading record. These get checked once a week in guided reading so please don't write urgent messages in them. When they have finished reading their book, re-reading will develop their fluency and asking questions about the story will develop their understanding of the text. They could also write or draw a picture about what has happened or the characters.

Growth Mindset

We have been learning how to change our mindset and how we think about our learning. Last year we used the term "Have a go, your brain will grow!". We have learnt some new words which are linked to animals to help us remember them. So ask us about them and see if we can remember what they mean:

  • Persevering Panda - To keep trying and try a different way.
  • Disciplined Dog - To stay focused and follow the rules.
  • Imaginative Iguana - Think up your own ideas and pretend.
  • Curious Cat - Ask questions and look closely.
  • Collaborative Crab - Share ideas and listen to each other.