Woodpeckers

Year 1

Our Teacher is Mrs Brown

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bylett and Miss M

Welcome!

This term our learning journey is: Why did London burn?

News - w/b 28th January 2019

In English this week, we have been using all our learning so far to write facts about The Great Fire of London in a timeline. The children know so much about this topic. We have also focused on capital letters and when they are needed, e.g. a name, place and at the beginning of a sentence, and then remembering a full stop at the end of a sentence.

In maths, we have being learning to count on and find and make number bonds to 20. The children have really developed their reasoning skills since the beginning of year 1 and they are doing really well.

In other subjects, we have been learning about the parts of our body in PSHE and how to give 2-step instructions in computing.

At the end of this week, we had a visit from the fire service to talk about fire safety and the snow also sparked some lovely ideas for poems, see some below.

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.

Curriculum letter year 1 and 2 Term 3&4 2019.doc
Snow writing - Woodpeckers.pptx

Snow!

Snow arrived this week! We went outside to explore how it looked, felt, moved and sounded like and this inspired us to write some fantastic snow simile poems.

Well done Woodpeckers!

The Great fire of London.

On Tuesday 8th January, we recreated the Great fire of London out on our playground.

It was a fantastic experience and it sparked some lovely creative writing from all the children.

Thank you to all the families who worked so hard with their children to create such lovely houses at home. They looked amazing!

GFOL Pics.pptx

Key Dates

  • Thurs 3rd Jan 2019 - First day of Term 3
  • Mon 4th Feb 2019 - Hands on History workshop
  • Friday 15th Feb - Last day of term 3
  • Monday 25th Feb - INSET Day
  • Tuesday 26th Feb - First day or term 4
  • Thurs 7th March - World Book Day
  • Fri 8th March - Miss De St Croix's last day

Reading

***We visit the library on Mondays***

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.