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Prayer to Guardian Angel

Our R.E.Topic is Pentecost

 

Beegu

Week commencing May  13th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We really got into our stride this week with the children fully immersed in our science fiction literacy genre. Highlights of the week included composing and writing a story about Jack who made a visit to Beegu’s planet and making our own planets out of papier mache.

When The Sun Came Out !

Phonics is ongoing this year and the children are now able to apply their phonic knowledge to write sentences about pictures with a digraph theme. We are currently enjoying revising our phase 5 sounds.

Clever Sentences

The children also enjoyed getting all their spellings correct during our weekly  spelling quiz.

  Spelling Stars

The children enjoyed the improved weather during their athletics lesson when they focused on running long distances and developing their relay running skills.

 

Run,Run,Run!!

 On Friday we celebrated the children’s successes in and out of school .

Stars of the week!

One more of  our class has  reached the magical age of six and we wished him a “Happy Birthday!”

Now I am six…

Show and tell continues this term giving the children an opportunity to present an item to their friends. They can bring in an artifact relating to the topic, something they picked up on their holidays or a favourite picture book.

Interesting!

Paddington came back from his weekend and had a super time, full of excitement about a vintage car rally he attended. I wonder what he will get up to next? One of the children brought fresh flowers in for our prayer altar and we hope we will have fresh flowers  during May to adorn our prayer corner.

                        Paddington is back!                                                       Flowers for Our Lady

Please note Mrs King and I are planning an exciting local trip to Clayfield Copse, on June 6th, and we hope as many as you can come as possible! We need £2.50 for both adults and children intending to go and a signed permission slip as soon as you can, but preferably by Tuesday 21st.

 

Spelling List :  Common Exception Words :   find, kind, mind, behind, child

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Prayer to Guardian Angel

Our R.E.Topic is Easter

Angel of God my Guardian Dear

Week commencing May  6th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We began the week on a positive note with the whole school going to Mass together on Tuesday morning to celebrate with Fr Patrick the start to the summer term.

At Church

We have enjoyed another hardworking and  productive week in Year 1. We are now getting into our stride with the topic Moon Zoom with the children enjoying the science fiction story of Beegu and learning the order of the planets in the solar system. The children enjoyed ordering the planets in the solar system and beginning to make their own planets out of papier mache.

Moon Zoom

During RE lessons the children enjoyed learning about the symbols on the Easter candle and why it is important to us today.

  The Pascal Candle

Phonics fun continued with the children being digraph detectives  by finding as many words as they could in our class picture books with the digraphs of the week.

 

Phonics is Fun!!

Maths continued with the children enjoying their CLIC sessions with some children getting all their maths facts correct against the clock!

 

CLIC Is Fun!

In Maths lessons the children enjoyed playing place value games with 10p & 1p coins.

Place Value Games

As usual on Fridays we celebrate the children’s successes in and out of school so please do continue to send in the children’s awards from clubs they attend.

Stars of the week!

The children learnt their Common Exception words with some getting full marks in our spelling quiz!

 

 

I got all my spellings correct!

More of  our children have reached the magical age of six and we wished them a “Happy Birthday!”

Now I am six…

Show and tell continues this term giving the children an opportunity to present an item to their friends. They can bring in an artifact relating to the topic, something they picked up on their holidays or a favourite picture book.

Common Exception Words :   old, wild, gold, hold, told

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Prayer to Guardian Angel

Our R.E.Topic is Easter

Week commencing April  29th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed a hardworking and  productive week in Year 1. Our focus in English has been writing recounts and we wrote a recount of our recent trip to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. We are now getting into our stride with the topic Moon Zoom with the children enjoying the science fiction story of Beegu and learning the order of the planets in the solar system

Each week, during the summer term a child is chosen to bring  in fresh flowers to adorn the prayer table in the classroom. Already a big thank you to those who have brought in the flowers.

  May Flowers

 

PE  continued with Athletics and the children enjoyed learning the correct technique when doing a chest push and a shot put throw.

 

How far ?

Phonics fun continued with the children writing sentences and making up Alien names with up to five sounds!

 

Phonics is Fun!!

Maths continued with the children enjoying their CLIC sessions!

 

CLIC Is Fun!

In R.E. we looked at the events of the first Easter morning and the children dramatised what they thought the women at the tomb might have said and done. Some of the children wrote a report of the happenings at the tomb as if they were reporting the events for a newspaper! 

Strange Events At The Tomb!

As usual on Fridays we celebrate the children’s successes in and out of school so please do continue to send in the children’s awards from clubs they attend.

Stars of the week!

Paddington Bear has just returned from another of his weekend adventures. Paddington even had a wash in a washing machine which was a first for him!

 

I Looked  After This Bear!

Another one of  our children has reached the magical age of six and we wished her a “Happy Birthday!”

Now I am six…

Show and tell continues this term giving the children an opportunity to present an item to their friends. They can bring in an artifact relating to the topic, something they picked up on their holidays or a favourite picture book.

Common Exception Words :   water, father, after, plant, grass

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Holy Week

Week commencing April  23rd

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our first week of term, although short, was a very busy and productive one in Year One. Our main event of the week was our trip to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium which definitely provided a “Wow” start to our new term’s topic “Moon Zoom!”

   

At the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

 

PE  began with Athletics and the children enjoyed developing their jumping and marking skills.

 

How far ?

Phonics fun continued with the children writing sentences with, and spotting  words, with split

digraphs!

Phonics is Fun!!

Music began with the children enjoying developing their percussion skills when doing their bucket drumming.

 

Bucket Drumming Is Fun!

 

As usual on Fridays we celebrate the children’s successes in and out of school so please do continue to send in the children’s awards from clubs they attend.

Stars of the week!

Paddington Bear has just returned from another of his weekend adventures. Paddington continues to be very complementary about  the hospitality offered to him by this years Year One class.

 

I Looked  After This Bear!

More of our children reached the magical age of six and we wished them a “Happy Birthday!”

Show and tell continues this term giving the children an opportunity to present an item to their friends. They can bring in an artifact relating to the topic, something they picked up on their holidays or a favourite picture book.

Common Exception Words :   could, should, would, children, parent

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Holy Week

Week commencing April  1st

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our last week of term, although short, was a very busy and productive one in Year One. The children worked hard completing their assessments but there was also time for fun.  The highlights of the week included  the Year 3 reverent rendition of the passion and death of Jesus. The children enjoyed the traditional chocolate tombola. Thank you so much to those parents who sent in chocolate donations. Your generosity means that Year 1 has  won a PSA prize of a movie and snack afternoon as we were one of  the classes with most chocolate items. Details to follow…

    Last Minute Donations Made The Difference !

In our Maths lessons we focused on fractions in shapes.

One Quarter!

Phonics fun continued with the children writing sentences with, and spotting  words, with split

digraphs!

Phonics is Fun!!

During our English Comprehension lesson we were reading about the Artic Tern. A good friend to St Annes, Mrs De Jode, brought the subject to life when she brought in a Tern, although the Artic Tern was stuffed and in a glass case! This relic from Victorian times fascinated the children although we all agreed it would be better if we could spot an Artic Tern in flight on one of it’s infrequent trips to our shores!

 

Look at The Artic Tern!

 

Children’s Liturgy continued in the classroom with the children  reflecting on how they were trying to demonstrate the three pillars of Lent  by giving to the poor, fasting and praying.

Thinking of Others!

Stars of the week!

Paddington Bear has just returned from another of his weekend adventures. Paddington continues to be very complementary about  the hospitality offered to him by this years Year One class.

 

I Looked  After This Bear!

Finally a forthcoming event for your diary! Year One and Year Two will be going on a trip to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium on Wednesday April 24th, just after we return from our Easter break. Please give in the permission slip and contribution this week if you have not already done so. Please note that all children will need a  packed lunch from home on that day  and will need to be in school for the earlier time of 8.00am.

Next week is the first week of  our new term so reading books will be issued on Tuesday and changed on Friday as we are out on Wednesday. Our regular homework programme will commence next week, with formal homework and Library books being issued on Monday, reading books changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday , and homework folders taken in on Friday.

Finally, on a personal note, many thanks for the Easter wishes, cards and gifts received at the end of term.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Lent

Week commencing March 25th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our fifth week of term was a very busy and productive one in Year One. I will share with you some of this weeks highlights

In our Maths lessons we focused on time. We related terms such as morning, midday, afternoon and evening to specific activities and times of the day. We continue with matching times on the digital clock to those on an analogue clock. You can help at home by encouraging your child to wear a watch and begin by noting the hour times, half-past, moving  on to the quarter past and quarter to until finally addressing the shorter time intervals.

Time Of The Day!

 

Phonics continued with good sounding out of words with trigraphs and with the children making up sentences to describe what happened to a chair.

Phonics is Fun!!

We enjoyed the Year One Inter-skills Competition in glorious sunshine!

Look at Me!

 

The Year One children enjoyed their “Fun & Film Day ” on Friday when they wore their pyjamas and brought their cuddly toys into school. This was their reward for their good behaviour! We watched the film ” Paddington” and ate popcorn.

This Is Fun!

 

Stars of the week!

The prayer focus this term for year One is “The Glory Be ” and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear has just returned from another of his weekend adventures. Paddington continues to be very complementary about  the hospitality offered to him by this years Year One class.

 

I Looked  After This Bear!

Finally some forthcoming events for your diary! Year One and Year Two will be going on a trip to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium on Wednesday April 24th, just after we return from our Easter break. Please give in the permission slip and contribution this week if you have not already done so. Many thanks to all of you who made and bought cakes on Friday!

Thank You Year One Bakers!

On a happy note, another one of the children has reached the age of sensible six and we all celebrated this with her during the week.

Now I am six…

Finally many thanks to those of you who have donated chocolate items for the chocolate tombola which takes place after school next Thursday! We are still looking for more chocolate so please continue to support our appeal!

For The Chocolate Tombola!

Finally as next week is the last week of term we will be taking in the reading books from Wednesday and the Library books from Monday. Please try to visit your local library during the holiday as well as enjoying your own personal libraries at home during the Easter Holiday!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Lent

Week commencing March 18th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our fourth week of term was a very busy and productive one in Year One. I will share with you some of this weeks highlights

 

In our Maths lessons we focused on our Maths Investigation calculating different possible  combinations of odd numbers of eggs the birds could have laid.

Three Nests?

In the aftermath of the excellent Comic Relief Talent Show,  all those who performed in the heats have been awarded with a well earned  certificate. Well Done!

We Took Part!

Phonics continued with good sounding out of words with trigraphs and with the children making up nonsense names for our alien with three or four sounds.

Phonics is Fun!!

Our Dance module continued with the children putting sequences together to create a Superhero themed dance.

Look at Me!

Dance Stars of The Week!

Excitement mounted as the children clutched their purses on their way to buy a gift for their mums in the Mothers’  Day secret present room! St Annes’s mums will get a lovely surprise next Sunday!

 

Off Shopping!

Show and Tell continued this week and I appeal for you to send in an item relating to one of our topics: Superheros, Animals & Humans, Lent, for your child to share with their class. In this small way the children learn to make a presentation with a small, supportive audience. 

 Show & Tell

Spelling continues to be a focus and I am pleased with the growing number of children achieving a perfect score!

    I got all my spellings correct!

Stars of the week!

The prayer focus this term for year One is “The Glory Be ” and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear has just departed for another of his weekend adventures. Paddington is very complementary about  the hospitality offered to him by this years Year One class.

 

I Looked  After This Bear!

Finally some forthcoming events for your diary! Year One and Year Two will be going on a trip to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium on Wednesday April 24th, just after we return from our Easter break. In order to keep down the cost of this trip, Year One will  be hosting a cake sale on Friday March 29th after school and the proceeds of this will go towards the transport costs of the trip. Year Two have just held  their cake sale and although they did very well I feel we can do even better…

Year One Bakers

Your Child’s Class Needs You on March 29th!

Finally on a happy note your children have been so good as a class that they have filled their marble jar which means a class treat! They have voted for a popcorn and pyjama day, when they can come into school wearing their pyjamas or onesie and they can bring in a cuddly toy with them.They will watch, Paddington One and eat sweet and savoury popcorn. This event will  take place next Friday, March 29th!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Lent

 

Week commencing March 11th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our third week of term was a very busy and productive one in Year One. I will share with you some of this weeks highlights! It began well with one of the Year 1 Parents buying two books from our wishing tree titles to contribute to the library. Many thanks to this family for such a supportive gesture!

The Wishing Tree

In our Maths lessons we focused on early muliplication and counting in 2s using the X symbol.

X2

In our numeracy lesson we also focused on a Maths Investigation trying to work out systematically how many ways three birds could lay an odd number of eggs each day to a total of 19.

Egg Investigation!

We continued our science topic, “Animals including Humans” with the children exploring our five senses of: touching, tasting, hearing, seeing and smelling.

Tasting, Smelling, Touching, Seeing & Hearing!

Our Dance module continued with the children putting sequences together to create a jungle themed dance.

Look at Me!

Dance Stars of The Week!

On Friday we celebrated Comic Relief and the children enjoyed wearing crazy hair and crazy socks for a small contribution towards Comic Relief  and the day finished with the entertaining “St Annes Got Talent Comic Relief” Talent Show!

 

Comic Relief Day!

Show and Tell continued this week and I appeal for you to send in an item relating to one of our topics: Superheros, Animals & Humans, Lent, for your child to share with their class. In this small way the children learn to make a presentation with a small, supportive audience. 

 Show & Tell

 

 

Spelling continues to be a focus and I am pleased with the growing number of children achieving a perfect score!

    I got all my spellings correct!

Stars of the week!

 “oi”  digraph Spellings :   spoilt, coins, oil, join, oil

The prayer focus this term for year One is “The Glory Be ” and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from this weekend’s stay with a member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week! He even had some vanilla ice-cream to eat with his host family.

 

I Will Look After This Bear!

Finally you may have noticed that we have sent out boxes for our Good Shepherd Appeal. Traditionally this appeal begins during Lent and the children are asked to bring it in after the Easter break! I know we have given you a head start but the idea is that the children may contribute some of their pocket money or sweet money during Lent! I know that you will be as generous as always during this worthwhile appeal!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Lent

 

Week commencing March 3rd

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our second week of term was a very busy and productive one in Year One. I will share with you some of this weeks highlights! 

We marked Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent, with fun activities such as the pancake race as well as reflecting on the three pillars of Lent: Prayer, Giving to charity , and Fasting. All the children in Year 1 wrote their Lenten Promises in which they identified some small positive change they would try to make this Lent.

Yummy Pancakes!

In our numeracy lesson we practically worked out which numbers are even and which are  odd.

Even or Odd!

Phonics continued with our focus being to develop our blending skill to decode ccvc and cvcc words.

Spelling Tricky Words!

On Friday we celebrated World Book Day and the children enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities relating to World Book Day, culminating with our Parade at the end of the day!

 

World Book Day!

World Book Day Assembly!

Show and Tell continued this week with a difference as the children were asked to share their favourite picture book and many linked this with their choice of character costume.

World Book Day Show & Tell

Another  member of our class had their Sixth Birthday which we celebrated in class in our own special way.

 

Happy Birthday to You!

                      CCVC Word Spellings :   from, blot, swim, spin, pram 

The prayer focus this term for year One is “The Glory Be ” and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from this weekend’s stay with a member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week! He even had some vanilla ice-cream to eat with his host family.

 

I Looked After This Bear!

Finally you may have noticed that we have sent out boxes for our Good Shepherd Appeal. Traditionally this appeal begins during Lent and the children are asked to bring it in at the end of this term when we break up for Easter ! I know we have given you a head start but the idea is that the children may contribute some of their pocket money or sweet money during Lent! I know that you will be as generous as always during this worthwhile appeal!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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common exception words alphabetical order

 

Our R.E.Topic is Forgiveness

 

Week commencing February 25th

Dear Parents and Carers,

This first week back from half term was a very busy and productive one in Year One . I will share with you some of this weeks highlights! 

As usual as part of our class collective worship the children took part in a class assembly . This week we reflected on the theme of God’s  Forgiveness through the retelling of the parable, The Prodigal Son. In our RE lesson we analysed the main characters feelings at the beginning, middle and ending of the story, which we used to construct a fortune grid. After that we discussed and wrote about the special important message in the parable for all of us.

Forgiveness is …

In our literacy lesson we began the unit on Fantasy Stories by focusing on our key text, Eliot the Midnight Superhero! The children enjoyed listening to and writing a review of the Picture Book.

Book Reviews!

In this week’s Art lesson the children used all the skills they had been developing to finish their paintings of  a picture of a cat in the style of Van Gogh. They enjoyed the experience and painted some excellent cats, which linked our art unit to our topic, Paws, Claws and Whiskers.

Vincent Van Cat!

In PE the children enjoyed their first dance lesson of the term displaying different emotions using facial expressions and through movement in dance.

Dance! Dance!…

In Year One spelling continues to be a focus with some of the children excelling by getting a full score in the weekly spelling quiz. Well done!

Spelling Stars!

This term we will continue to celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to continue to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

Wow!

Another two members of our class had their Sixth Birthday which we celebrated in class in our own special way.

 

Happy Birthday to You!

                      CCVC Word Spellings :   from, blot, swim, spin, pram 

The prayer focus this term for year One is “The Glory Be ” and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from this weekend’s stay with a member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week! He even had a movie night with popcorn to eat ! I wonder what he will get up  to this weekend!

 

 

I Looked After This Bear!

Finally you may have noticed that we have sent out boxes for our Good Shepherd Appeal. Traditionally this appeal begins during Lent and the children are asked to bring it in at the end of this term when we break up for Easter ! I know we have given you a head start but the idea is that the children may contribute some of their pocket money or sweet money during Lent! I know that you will be as generous as always during this worthwhile appeal!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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common exception words alphabetical order

 

Our R.E.Topic is Jesus Teacher And Healer

Week commencing February 25th

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week was very busy in Year One . I will share with you some of this weeks highlights! 

As usual as part of our class collective worship the children took part in a class assembly . This week we reflected on the message in St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. 

 

Love Is …

In our phonics lessons the children again enjoyed the challenge of making up and writing silly sentences using words with the focus sounds.

Silly Sentences!

In this week’s Art lesson the children used all the skills they had been developing to paint a picture of a cat in the style of Van Gogh. They enjoyed the experience and painted some excellent cats!

Vincent Van Cat!

The children enjoyed their final gymnastics lesson of the term using the climbing frame and gymnastic equipment with confidence and imagination.

.

Watch Me Go!

Our Topic, “Claws, Paws and Whiskers” continued with the children learning to identify and sort animals into Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores using a Venn Diagram.

Sorting Animals!

In Year One spelling continues to be a focus with some of the children excelling by getting a full score in the weekly spelling quiz. Well done!

Spelling Stars!

This term we will continue to celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to continue to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

 

Wow!

 

Another two members of our class had their Sixth Birthday which we celebrated in class in our own special way.

 

Happy Birthday to You!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words, also called Common Exception Words,  which the children need to be able to read and spell in  Year 1, are to be found attached above. This week I am asking the children to focus on five tricky words.

                       Tricky Word Spellings :   friend, school, house, said, they

The prayer focus this term for year One is “The Glory Be ” and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from this weekend’s stay with a member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week! He even had a movie night with popcorn to eat ! I wonder what he will get up  to this weekend!

 

I Looked After This Bear!

Finally you may have noticed that we have sent out boxes for our Good Shepherd Appeal. Traditionally this appeal begins during Lent and the children are asked to bring it in at the end of this term when we break up for Easter ! I know we have given you a head start but the idea is that the children may contribute some of their pocket money or sweet money during Lent! I know that you will be as generous as always during this worthwhile appeal!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Welcome to the Year One Page!

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A-Guide-for-Parents-to-Phonics

Phonics-fun-workbook

Cursive-Letter-Formation-with-Sounds

common exception words alphabetical order

 

Our R.E.Topic is Jesus Teacher And Healer
Week commencing February 4th

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week was very busy in Year One . I will share with you some of this weeks highlights! 

As usual as part of our class collective worship the children took part in a class assembly reflecting on the commandment Jesus gave us to, “love one another as God loves us and love your neighbour as yourself.”

 

Love Your Neighbour!

In our phonics lessons the children enjoyed the challenge of making up and writing sentences using words with silent letters.

Super Sentences!

In this week’s Art lesson the children learnt how to use their knowledge of mixing primary colours to produce wonderul paintings after the artist kandinski.

After Kandinski!

The children enjoyed their music lesson, singing action songs and using percussion to explore pitch

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Music Fun with Actions & Percussion to Tell a Story Through Song!

Maths continued with the children using their knowledge of Maths Fact families to solve addition and subtraction problems.

Look at Me!

In Year One spelling continues to be a focus with some of the children excelling by getting a full score in the weekly spelling quiz. Well done!

 

 

Spelling Stars!

This term we will continue to celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to continue to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As part of our topic, Paws Claws and Whiskers, we were delighted to welcome a pet into our classroom this  week. We learnt about the Australian Shepherd breed and the children heard how to look after a dog like  Ruby! We were amazed to learn that Ruby is only eight months old! Again if anybody has a pet to bring in we would welcome a visit.

Ruby!

Another member of our class celebrated their Sixth Birthday which we celebrated in class in our own special way.

 

Happy Birthday to You!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words, also called Common Exception Words,  which the children need to be able to read and spell in  Year 1, are to be found attached above. 

                        Spellings:  /e/ sound:   head, feather, bread, deaf, thread

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from his third weekend stay with a member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week! He even had a ride in the train driver’s seat ! I wonder what he will get up  to this weekend!

 

I Looked After This Bear!

Finally our new topic is Paws Claws and Whiskers and I hope to hear from you who are able to pop into class with a pet to show off!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Jesus Teacher And Healer

Week commencing January 28th

Dear Parents and Carers,

This slightly shorter week was very busy in Year One and it is true to say it had everything, definitely snow! I will share with you some of this weeks highlights! 

Our focus in phonics this week were the silent letters and the children enjoyed putting our focus words into silly sentences.

Silly Sentence Fun!!

The children heard about the miracle of Jesus and the daughter of Jairus. They produced some super work and competed a fortune grid which helped them show empathy with the feelings of Jesus, Jairus, Jairus’ daughter and the crowd during the event.

 

Good Work!

 

In Maths the children investigated how many different ways Farmer Seed could divide his sheep between two fields and they managed to record the different options systematically.

 

Our Maths Investigation!

 

The children enjoy their CLIC maths where they practise calculations and their learn-it facts.

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Maths Fun!

During our Literacy the children enjoyed reciting our model text, an example of non-chronological writing on Gruffalos. They orally rehearsed the piece with actions selected in collaboration with the children.

Look at Me!

 

This term we will continue to celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to continue to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. A nice picture book, ornament, a picture, or an item related to animals or a family pet would all be very acceptable for this activity which develops the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Show and Tell!

As part of our topic, Paws Calws and Whiskers, we were delighted to welcome a pet into our classroom this  week. We learnt about Victorian British Bulldogs and the children heard how to look after a dog like  Miss Honey! Again if anybody has a pet to bring in we would welcome a visit.

 

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in   Year 1 which you will find attached above. Another  priority  in Year 1 is Phonics which continues with the focus on silent letters this week. 

                        Spellings:    write, wrap, wrist, wren, wrapper,

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from his third weekend stay with a member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week! I wonder what he will get up  to this weekend!

 

 

Finally our new topic is Paws Claws and Whiskers and I hope to hear from you who are able to pop into class with a pet to show off!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Jesus Teacher And Healer
Week commencing January 21st

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week was very busy in Year One and it is true to say it had everything, even snow! I will share with you some of this weeks highlights! 

The children enjoyed doing practical work on place value using bead strings!

 

Bead String Fun!!

Good Work!

In our phonics lessons the children enjoyed the challenge of making up and writing silly sentences using our sound of the week, /j/.

 

Super Silly Sentences!

In this week’s Art lesson the children learnt how to mix primary colours to produce complementary colours. They enjoyed learning these skills and had fun producing their colour wheels.

Our Colour Wheels!

The children enjoyed their music lesson, singing action songs and using percussion to explore pitch

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Music Fun!

PE continued with the children learning how to do rocket and moon rolls on the apparatus.

Look at Me!

 

 

Sports Stars!

This term we will continue to celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to continue to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. A nice picture book, ornament, a picture, or an item related to animals or a family pet would all be very acceptable for this activity which develops the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Show and Tell!

As part of our topic, Paws Calws and Whiskers, we were delighted to welcome a pet into our classroom this  week. We learnt about Victorian British Bulldogs and the children heard how to look after a dog like  Miss Honey! Again if anybody has a pet to bring in we would welcome a visit.

Miss Honey!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in   Year 1 which you will find attached above. Another  priority  in Year 1 is Phonics which continues with the focus on silent letters this week. 

                        Spellings:    knife, knapsack, kneel, knob, knife

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from his second weekend stay with a member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week! I wonder what he will get up  to this weekend!

 

I Looked After This Bear!

Finally our new topic is Paws Claws and Whiskers and I hope to hear from you who are able to pop into class with a pet to show off!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Christmas
Week commencing January 14th

Dear Parents and Carers,

The children are now back into  routine and we have had a very productive week. Daily Collective Worship continues and the children are always eager to pray together.

 

Praying Together!

Our RE focus continues to be Christmas for this final week. The children reflected on the  events of the First Christmas from the Annunciation to the Exile to Egypt. They wrote an account of the First Christmas and discussed how Joseph, Mary and the Angel Gabriel felt which enabled them to make their own Fortune Grid.

Discussing Emotions!

Our Fortune Grids!

The Events of The First Christmas!

Maths continued this week with  the children developing their understanding of place value and how this links to the position of numbers on the 10X10 hundred square.

 

Super Maths work!

In Art lessons the children built on the skills learnt last week, mixing primary colours and changing colour tone, to produce their own version of an abstract work in blue.

Study in Blue!

Phonics continues to be an important focus in Year 1. The children enjoy using the focus sounds to make words to write their silly sentences!

Silly Sentences!

 

PE continued with the children performing different jumps from the gym equipment during their gymnastics lessons.

Look at Me!

Sports Stars!

This term we will continue to celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to continue to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. A nice picture book, ornament, a picture, or an item related to animals or a family pet would all be very acceptable for this activity which develops the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Show and Tell!

One more of our children  reached the sensible age of six this week and as usual we marked this  in class by wishing her a very happy birthday in our unique Year 1 way!

 

Sensible Six!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in   Year 1 which you will find attached above. Another  priority  in Year 1 is Phonics which continues with the focus on the “j”  phoneme this week. 

                        Spellings:     angel, giraffe, giant, gems, jam

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Paddington Bear returned from his first weekend stay with one member of our class and was so tired from all the excitement that he slept in class for the remainder of the week!

I Looked After This Bear!

Finally our new topic is Paws Claws and Whiskers and I hope to hear from you who are able to pop into class with a pet to show off!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Christmas
Week commencing January 6th

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for sending the children back to school ready to begin a new exciting term! Our PE focus this term is gymnastics and the children definitely enjoyed their first lesson of the year!

Look At Me!

 

 

Stars of the Week!

Maths continued this week and the children enjoyed doing good work on calculations and patterns using their knowledge of one more and one less with numbers to 100.

 

Super Maths work!

In Art lessons the children had fun as they eperimented with mixing primary colours and learnt how to change the colour tone.

In English the children used the skills from last term’s diary writing unit to write a diary entry about their favourite day this Christmas.

 

Christmas Diary!

In our assemblies this week we looked at the feast day of the Epiphany and the children remembered the chalked message over the Church door they noticed when we visited our local Church before Christmas. The chalking of the doors,  traditionally done over the doors of the homes of Christians on the feast day of the Epiphany, asks that the Holy Jesus Christ blesses all those who dwell in this home.

 

The Chalking of the doors at Epiphany!

This term we will continue to celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to continue to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

                                                    

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. A nice picture book, ornament, a picture, or an item related to animals or a family pet would all be very acceptable for this activity which develops the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Show and Tell!

Two more of our children have reached the sensible age of six and as usual we marked this landmark in class by wishing them a very happy birthday in our unique Year 1 way!

                                    

Sensible Six!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in   Year 1 which you will find attached above.

 Another  priority  in Year 1 is Phonics which continues with the focus on the “s” and “z” phonemes this week. This week’s spelling focuses on the se digraph.

                        Spellings:     please, sit, horse, mouse, cheese

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. 

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Finally thank you for your continued support with the homework programme which will restart on Monday January 14th. Library will also restart this Monday and the children are invited to bring in their reading book to change every Monday.

Please Look After This Bear!

This term Paddington Bear will resume his travels going home for the weekend with a different child each week. Paddington will also take a diary with him for your child to record his adventures. The diary needs to be returned with Paddington each Monday if possible to share with the class. Please  encourage your child to record their diary entry in pencil!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Our R.E.Topic is Christmas
Week commencing December 17th

Thank you for all your kind wishes this Christmas! 

Mrs Tuggey

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Our R.E.Topic is Advent
Week commencing December 10th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We enjoyed another exciting week in Year One. Excitement was mounting as we entered the second week of Advent. The children have enjoyed the Christmas activities, particularly their visit to the Hexagon for the pantomime, Aladdin, on Friday which was a great success. On Wednesday the children came to school dressed as a Christmas decoration and as always I was impressed at the ingenuity of the children and parents in putting together a suitably original look.

Look At Me!

On Thursday the children enjoyed a visit from a local children’s author, Hester Casey who read her new Christmas book to the children.

 

Cuddling toy characters from Hester Casey’s new book!

As the end of term approaches the children are working hard during our Nativity rehearsals and our Christmas topic activities. 

Thank you for supporting the children with their homework this term. The homework programme is now finished. Library books will be taken in on Monday 17th of December and will be reissued in January. Likewise the reading scheme books will be taken in on Wednesday. I urge you visit the local library during the Christmas period and of course to take the opportunity to read the bug club books online.

I look forward to seeing you all at our Nativity, “It’s a Baby”, on Monday & Tuesday afternoon!

 

Finally thank you for your continued support with our various appeals and activities. 

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Our R.E.Topic is Advent
Week commencing December 3rd

Dear Parents and Carers,

We enjoyed another exciting week in Year One. PE continued with our two sessions focusing on ball skills which the children really enjoyed.

Look At Me!

 

Stars of the Week!

Maths continued this week and concluded with our “Beat It Maths” quiz at the end of the week which the children really enjoy! 

Moving Up in Beat It Maths!

Christmas Fayre Tombola!

Thank you for your generosity this term but we still have one more Appeal. We are collecting items for the  Christmas Fayre Tombola so any toiletries, bottles chocolate, or sweets you can donate will be very welcome. An added incentive is that the PSA will award a prize to the class with the most contributions!

 

Thank You for supporting our Christmas Fayre!

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly!

Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. A nice ornament, a picture, an item related to a family memory or a favourite picture book would all be very acceptable for this activity which develops the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in   Year 1 which you will find attached above. Phonics continues with the focus on the “c” phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focuses on the ch digraph.

                        Spellings:     anchor, toothache, Christmas, choir and school

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. As the Christmas season approaches, we have begun practising our Christmas songs for our Nativity. I have sent home four songs so far and I hope that you will help your child learn the words. The costume requests have gone home and the children must bring them in by Monday December 10th in a named carrier bag.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Finally thank you for your continued support with our various appeals and activities. 

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Our R.E.Topic is Prayer
Week commencing November 26th

Dear Parents and Carers,

We enjoyed another exciting week in Year One. On Monday we visited the Church of Our Lady and St Anne where we were met by Fr Patrick who told us all about the shrine and the painting of the Archbishop of Birmingham. We were looking at artifacts which help us to pray . We were shown  the thurible in which incense is burnt and the incense boat where the incense is kept. We lit a votive candle for the class’ intentions.

On Tuesday afternoon the children really enjoyed their Teddy Bears picnic in the hall. Thank you to all the parents who supported this happy event and for giving the children a happy shared memory for our Memory Box.

When you go into the hall today be sure of a good surprise!

Our Science Topic, materials, finished with an exciting investigation on the physical change of Melting. 

Which materials melt?

Thank you for your generosity but we still have one more Appeal. We are collecting items for the  Christmas Fayre Tombola so any toiletries, bottles or sweets you can donate will be very acceptable. An added incentive is that the PSA will award a prize to the class with the most contributions!

Thank You for supporting our Christmas Fayre!

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. A nice ornament, a picture, an item related to a family memory or a favourite picture book would all be very acceptable for this activity which develops the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in   Year 1 which you will find attached above. Phonics continues with the focus on the “air” phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focuses on the air and ear digraphs.

                        Spellings:      flare, tear,square,bear, pear

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. As the Christmas season approaches, we have begun practising our Christmas songs for our Nativity. I have sent home four songs so far and I hope that you will help your child learn the words. The costume requests have gone home and the children must bring them in by Monday December 10th in a named carrier bag.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Finally thank you for your continued support with our various appeals and activities. 

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Our R.E.Topic is Prayer
Week commencing November 19th

Dear Parents and Carers,

As usual the children enjoyed their PE sessions during which they continued to develop their ball handling skills.Please make sure your child always has a fully labelled P.E. kit in school and at this time of the year the P.E. kit should include a navy sweatshirt or PE jumper as well as navy tracksuit bottoms.

 

 

In Maths this week, we focused on ordinal numbers!

Which car came first?

Science continued with our Materials Topic. The children looked at the story of the three little pigs and  investigated which roof was made of the best material?

Which is the strongest?

A lovely gesture was made by one of our families this week when one of the children brought in a toy to donate to our Christmas toy appeal. Please support this worthwhile cause which will mean that needy children in Reading will receive new or nearly toys for Christmas this year when otherwise they may not have received any.

Thank You for supporting our Christmas Appeal!

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. A nice ornament, a picture, an item related to a family memory or a favourite picture book would all be very acceptable for this activity which develops the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in   Year 1 which you will find attached above. Phonics continues with the focus on the “ou” phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focuses on the ou digraph.

                        Spellings:       shout, count, sound, mouth, cloud

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Glory Be  and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. As the Christmas season approaches, we have begun practising our Christmas songs for our Nativity. I have sent home four songs so far and I hope that you will help your child learn the words.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Finally thank you for your continued support with our various appeals. It was lovely to meet all of you who attended parents’ evening this week! 

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Our R.E.Topic is Prayer
Week commencing November 12th

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week ended with the excitement of dressing up in pyjamas and bringing into school our teddies. As usual the children enjoyed their PE sessions during which they continued to develop their ball handling skills.Please make sure your child always has a fully labelled P.E. kit in school and at this time of the year the P.E. kit should include a navy sweatshirt or PE jumper as well as navy tracksuit bottoms.

 

 

Ball Skills Stars

In Maths this week, we focused on ordering numbers to 100!

Ordering Numbers!

Science continued with our Materials Topic. The children investigated three different types of paper towel to find out which was the most absorbent, i.e. which one did its job the best ?

Which is the most absorbent?

Stars of the Week

A lovely gesture was made by one of our families this week when one of the children brought in a toy to donate to our Christmas toy appeal. Please support this worthwhile cause which will mean that needy children in Reading will receive new or nearly toys for Christmas this year when otherwise they may not have received any.

Thank You!

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class. This Friday the children told me all about their favourite pyjamas or cuddly toy which they brought into school as part of the Children in Need Appeal.

Look at my Cuddly!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in Year 1 which you will find attached above. Phonics continues with the focus on the “ur” phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focuses on the ir and ur digraphs.

                        Spellings:        bird, first, third, verb, desert

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. As the Christmas season approaches, we have begun practising our Christmas songs for our Nativity. I have sent home four songs so far and I hope that you will help your child learn the words.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Finally thank you for your continued support with our various appeals. It was lovely to see all the children dressed up for Children In Need, and a special thank you must go to the  parents who donated cakes for Friday’s cake sale.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Our R.E.Topic is Prayer
Week commencing November 5th

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week ended with the excitement of some very welcome  visitors to the classroom for our learning event!  P.E. this term continues with our topic of Ball Skills and this week the children practised hitting a target  using different throws. Please make sure your child always has a fully labelled P.E. kit in school and at this time of the year the P.E. kit should include a  sweatshirt or jumper as well as navy tracksuit bottoms.

P.E. Skills

More Ball Skills

 

 

Ball Skills Stars

In Maths this week, we focused on our teen munbers working out place value in tens and units! 

Investigating Place Value

On Thursday we celebrated All Saints Day with a visit to our parish church of Our Lady & St. Anne’s R.C. Church for Mass. The children enjoyed looking at the statues of St Anne and Our Lady at the entrance to church. Science continued with the children getting “hands – on ” and describing different materials.

Can you describe it to me?

Stars of the Week

A lovely gesture was made by one of our families this week when one of the children brought in a book to donate to our library. Don’t forget to check out our wishing tree in the school reception area on which you will find book titles we would love you to buy for our library.

Thank You!

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. Please support your child by ensuring they bring something into school they can talk about to the class.

Lots to Talk About!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in Year 1 which you will find attached above.

 

Spelling Stars!

Phonics continues with the focus on the aw phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focus is aw digraph

                        Spellings:        draw, straw, seesaw, jigsaw, prawns.

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart. As the Christmas season approaches, we have begun practising our Christmas songs for our Nativity. I have sent home four songs so far and I hope that you will help your child learn the words.

Please note that all children should have a named PE kit in school in a draw-string PE bag at at all times.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

Year One Curriculum map Autumn Term 2018

A-Guide-for-Parents-to-Phonics

Phonics-fun-workbook

Cursive-Letter-Formation-with-Sounds

common exception words alphabetical order

Our R.E.Topic is Prayer
Week commencing October  29th

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week ended with the excitement of some unexpected visitors to the classroom! Hopefully pest control have dealt with the wasp invasion and this week we will have no extra little creatures in class. I have been very impressed with the calm and sensible way the children responded to the event! P.E. this term continues with our topic of Ball Skills and this week the children practised three different throws. Please make sure your child always has a fully labelled P.E. kit in school and at this time of the year the P.E. kit should include a  sweatshirt or jumper as well as navy tracksuit bottoms.

P.E. Skills

More Ball Skills

 

Ball Skill Stars

In Maths this week, in response to a letter from Mr. Smart, we investigated how many smarties of different colours ended up in the Smartie tubes, as a result of a mix-up in the factory! 

Investigating Mr Smart’s Smarties

I can see Our Lady and St Anne!

 

Stars of the Week

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. This week the children  brought in a photograph or picture of a family celebration or something from home which they felt would interest their friends. We even had a photograph of one of the children visiting the Queen at Buckingham Palace!

Lots to Talk About!

Spelling is a particular focus in Year 1! Please note the list of tricky or not completely decodable words also called Common Exception Words the children need to be able to read and spell in Year 1 which you will find attached above.

Spelling Stars!

Phonics continues with the focus on the long oo phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focus is the u-e split digraph

                        Spellings:         rule, flute, tube, cube, glue.

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart.

Please note that all children should have a named PE kit in school in a draw-string PE bag at at all times.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

Year One Curriculum map Autumn Term 2018

A-Guide-for-Parents-to-Phonics

Phonics-fun-workbook

Cursive-Letter-Formation-with-Sounds

Our R.E.Topic is Families & Celebrations
Week commencing October  15th

Dear Parents and Carers,

 We finished the term with an exciting week which included a Key Stage 1 PE inter-skills competition.  On Tuesday the children impressed us all with their excellent attitude to fair play not to mention their excellent PE skills.

P.E. Skills

More Ball Skills

 

Football Stars

As part of our current Science Topic, Seasonal Changes, the children enjoyed making and testing out their rain gauges.

 

Making Our rain Gauge

Stars of the Week

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we  ended the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. This week the children  brought in a photograph or picture of a family celebration. If you haven’t sent in a picture please do as I will use them to stimulate interest in our new  R.E. topic, Families and Celebrations.

Families and Celebrations !

Lots to Talk About!

Sensible Six!

Inspired by Captain Flinn!

Phonics continues with the focus on the long o phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focus is the o-e split digraph

                        Spellings:         stone, cone, nose, rope, phone

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart.

Please note that all children should have a named PE kit in school in a draw-string PE bag at at all times.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather, coats, cardigans and jumpers tend to be left in the playground when the sun shines. 

Enjoy Half Term!

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

Year One Curriculum map Autumn Term 2018

A-Guide-for-Parents-to-Phonics

Phonics-fun-workbook

Cursive-Letter-Formation-with-Sounds

October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary
Our R.E.Topic is Families & Celebrations
Week commencing October  8th

Dear Parents and Carers,

 The children are becoming accustomed to the routines and expectations in Year 1 and I’m sure are relieved to discover that there are still opportunities to learn through play . On Tuesday we celebrated Harvest with a special Mass at the local church, Our Lady and St Annes RC Church.

Harvest Festival!

More Ball Skills

 

As part of our current topic, Land Ahoy, Year 1 and Year 2, went to Christchurch Park to look at the river boats. Thankfully the rain held off and the children did wonderfully observed line drawings of the boats. In addition the children had an opportunity to play in the playground. Fortunately the play equipment included a ship structure, on which the children paricularly enjoyed role playing as Captain Flinn, the hero of our current model text, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. I would like to thank our parent volunteers who helped to make this a really successful trip.

 

 

At the Sandy Park

Observational Drawings of River Boats

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we will end the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. This week I am once again asking the children to bring in a photograph or picture of a family celebration. It may be a birthday party, a family gathering, a christening, a wedding e.t.c. and will stimulate interest in our new  R.E. topic, Families and Celebrations.

Look What I Brought In !

 

Phonics continues with the focus on the  igh phoneme this week. This week’s spelling focus is the ie digraph & i-e split digraph

                        Spellings:          tie, pie, lie, bike, strike

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart.

Please note that PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays this term but all children should have a named PE kit in school in a draw-string PE bag at at all times.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather they tend to take their cardigans and jumpers off in the playground when the sun shines. 

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

Year One Curriculum map Autumn Term 2018

A-Guide-for-Parents-to-Phonics

Phonics-fun-workbook

Cursive-Letter-Formation-with-Sounds

St Francis of Assisi
Our R.E.Topic is Creation
Week commencing October 1st

Dear Parents and Carers,

 The children are becoming accustomed to the routines and expectations in Year 1 and I’m sure are relieved to discover that there are still  opportunities to learn through play .

We continued our Science Topic, Seasonal Changes, when we designed, made and used our wind socks to investigate the wind.

The Wind Blows!

 

More Ball Skills

Sports Stars Of The Week

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we will end the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. This week I am asking the children to bring in a photograph or picture of a family celebration. It may be a birthday party, a family gathering, a christening, a wedding e.t.c. and will stimulate interest in our new  R.E. topic, Families and Celebrations.

Look What I Brought In !

Thank you for the generous contributions you have made to our Harvest Appeal. There is still time to bring in some food for the Reading Drop In Centre.

Phonics continues with the focus on the long e sound this week. This week’s spelling focus is the ea digraph & e-e split digraph

                        Spellings:           seat, beach, read, athlete, concrete

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart.

Please note that PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays this term but all children should have a named PE kit in school in a draw-string PE bag at at all times.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather they tend to take their cardigans and jumpers off in the playground when the sun shines. 

Please send in some offerings for Our Harvest celebration. All your donations go to support poor people in Reading.

Finally please make sure you have sent in your consent form and Medical contact forms for our Thursday afternoon trip.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

Year One Curriculum map Autumn Term 2018

Our R.E.Topic is Creation
Week commencing September 24th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed our third full week back at school. The children are becoming accustomed to the routines and expectations in Year 1 and I’m sure are relieved to discover that there are still  opportunities to learn through play .

In R. E. we used the picture-book “Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish”  by Michael Foreman to stimulate a discussion on what we can do to take care of our world. We discussed recycling in school and how we conserve our resources through the use of water butts and compost heaps.

Taking Care of God’s Creation

We enjoyed our English lessons based on the picture-book, Captain Flinn and the Dinosaur Pirates, in which the fearless Flinn saved the day. We used words from the text to practise our sentence structure and punctuation. We described Captain Flinn, inside and out using interesting adjectives. Best of all, a grown up Flinn visited Year 1 to tell us all about his adventures!

 

Ahoy There!

With the lovely Autumnal weather continuing Year 1 continue to enjoy some structured play!

Fun! Fun! Fun!

We continued our Science Topic, Seasonal Changes, when we used bubbles to help us investigate those nippy Autumnal winds.

We’re Forever Blowing bubbles!

 

 

More Ball Skills

Sports Stars Of The Week

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

As usual in Year One we will end the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. This term I am asking that the children bring in a book, object or artifact relating to our topic, Land Ahoy!

Look What I Brought In !

Stars of The Week

Now we are six…

 

But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever,

So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.

Phonics continues with the focus on the long a sound this week. This week’s spelling focus is the ay digraph & a-i split digraph

                        Spellings:             Sunday, stray, spade, grapes, name

The prayer focus this term for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart.

Please note that PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays this term but all children should have a named PE kit in school in a draw-string PE bag at at all times.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather they tend to take their cardigans and jumpers off in the playground when the sun shines. 

Please send in some offerings for Our Harvest celebration. All your donations go to support poor people in Reading.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

Meet the Year 1 teacher 2018-2019

Year One Curriculum map Autumn Term 2018

Our R.E.Topic is Creation
Week commencing September 17th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed our second full week back at school. The children are becoming accustomed to the routines and expectations in Year 1 and I’m sure are relieved to discover that there are still  opportunities to learn through play . Lots of fun was had during  lessons this week! It was lovely seeing so many of you at our “Meet the Teacher” session on Wednesday.

Sorting out  a Muddled Sentence!

GB Team!

Thank you for sponsoring our GB Team high jumper. The children really enjoyed their  session with him.

 

Recognising Dice and Domino Faces

After Seurat!

Body Part Football!

Sports Stars Of The Week

This term we will celebrate the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals etc. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

Super Stars !

As usual in Year One we will end the week with our “Show and  Tell ” activity where the children practise their speaking and listening skills as part of a small and supportive group. This term I am asking that the children bring in a book, object or artifact relating to our topic, Land Ahoy!

Look What I Brought!

Stars of The Week

Phonics continues with the focus on the sh and ch sounds this week. 

This week’s spellings:ch digraph & sh digraph

                                     chin, chips, fish, shell, ship

The prayer focus for year One is The Our Father and I hope you will help the children learn it by heart.

Please note that PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays this term but all children should have a named PE kit in school in a draw-string PE bag at at all times.

A final reminder, please make sure that your child’s uniform is labelled, as with this changeable weather they tend to take their cardigans and jumpers off in the playground when the sun shines. 

Once again thank you for sending your  beautiful children back to school so eager and willing to learn.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

TOP TWENTY READS – Year one

Year 1 Learn Its

Year One Curriculum map Autumn Term 2018

Our R.E.Topic is Creation
Week commencing September 10th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed our first full week back at school. The children are becoming accustomed to the routines and expectations in Year 1 and I’m sure are relieved to discover that there are still  opportunities to learn through play . Lots of fun was had during  lessons this week!