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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

Welcome to the Year One Page!

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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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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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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.

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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

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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

Year One Class Teacher 

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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 

Welcome to the Year One Page!

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A-Guide-for-Parents-to-Phonics

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common exception words alphabetical order

 

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!

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A-Guide-for-Parents-to-Phonics

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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!

 

Fun in Music!

Estimating and counting the number of Grapes!

After Seurat!

 

Developing Our Ball Skills!

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 week I am asking that the children bring in a book, object or artifact relating to our topic, Land Ahoy!

Look What I Made!

On Tuesday afternoon we joined all the other schools in the Diocese of Birmingham by live feed for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This took place in the hall and the children’s prayerful attitude made me feel so proud of them.

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament

Phonics continues with the focus on the oo sounds this week. 

This week’s spellings: long oo  sound – zoo, spoon, food,

                                       short oo sound – foot, hook 

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 

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Our R.E.Topic is Creation
Week commencing September 3rd 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for sending the children back in such high spirits for their first term in Year 1.

 

Welcome Back Year 1

In RE we are  looking at the story of Creation and I am asking that you all send a photograph of your children as a baby so we can show them in class and add them to our display. I promise to return them to you.

Year One PE lessons this term will begin with the children practising their ball skills leading to a focus on developing hockey skills.

We are ready to develop Our Ball Skills!

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!

Show and Tell!

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 that the children bring in a baby photograph to show to their friends.

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 

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Weeks commencing June 4th & June 11th

Summer Fete Appeal

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for sending the children back in such high spirits for their final term in Year 1.

In RE we are  looking at how Jesus called his disciples and how we too can be followers of Jesus.

In PE lessons we are practising our athletic skills in order to shine at Sports Day later on in the term.

Look at Our Skills!

In Maths the children looked at place value, comparing numbers, finding in between numbers and sequencing numbers to 100.

‘Beat-It-Maths’ continued with more children than ever getting a perfect score in this popular Friday maths quiz.

100%

In Music the children enjoyed singing and playing listening games which were fun!

Listen!

We were delighted to welcome the children’s author Perry Walker to Year 1 where the children heard all about how to write a picture book and listened to Perry’s latest book.

What Fun!

Once again we celebrated 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!

Stars of  the Week!

As usual 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 we also looked at the children’s favourite outfits which they described for their friends!

 

Show and Tell!

Paddington Bear continues to have a super if tiring time at his new friend’s houses.He even managed to get to Disneyland Paris this half term!

Lucky Paddington Bear!

More of our class have joined the ‘sensible six’ club and many thanks to the parents for sending in the treats which the children really enjoy.

Phonics continues with the focus this year on spelling patterns. This weeks spelling list will feature some of the common exception words the children are expected to be able to spell at this stage. These words are not always phonetically decodable so do use the: Look, Cover, Write & Check strategy when learning these spellings!

Spellings: today, are, were, was, here

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

Library will  continue as usual on Mondays. Please continue sending in bottles for the Summer Fete as the children will win house-points for each item they bring in.

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Week commencing May 21st

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 and have enjoyed the pleasant weather.

In RE we continued to look at the feast of  Pentecost and reflected on what Jesus’ followers would have experienced and felt during the first Pentecost which was the birthday of the Christian Church.

 In English the children enjoyed orally rehearsing our Key Text “The Story Orchestra” and have written their own story which they have innovated by changing the main character, plant, pet and problem.

In PE lessons we finished the term  with an exciting inter-house skills competition!

 

Look at Our Skills!

In Maths the children looked at numbers to find the best way to add three small numbers uding their knowledge of doubles and bonds to ten.

In Music the children enjoyed exploring the percussion instruments!

Listen!

Once again the children took advantage of the lovely weather to enjoy some structured outdoor play. 

What Fun!

Once again we celebrated 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!

 

Stars of the Week!

As usual 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.

Show and Tell!

Phonics continues with the focus on spelling patterns. This weeks spelling list will feature some of the common exception words the children are expected to be able to spell at this stage.

Spellings: some, beautiful, friend, school, where

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

Library will  continue as usual on the first Monday back but do avail of the local library and of course use the bug club until then.

Mrs Tuggey

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Week commencing May 14th

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 and have enjoyed the pleasant weather.

In RE we looked at the feast of  Pentecost and reflected on what Jesus’ promise to send us the Holy Spirit means for Christians today.

 In English the children enjoyed orally rehearsing our Key Text “The Story Orchestra” and have written the whole story which they have innovated with their own choice of adjectives.

In PE lessons we continued with our Summer Term Sports Topic, “cricket. ” This outdoor lesson  focused on the children’s batting skills and holding the cricket bat correctly!

Enjoying Batting Practise!

Our Cricket Stars!

In Maths the children enjoyed using the correct terms to describe the Capacity of different containers!

Once again the children took advantage of the lovely weather to enjoy some structured outdoor play. 

Paddington Bear returned from a super weekend making yet again more new friends .

Paddington Returns!

Once again we celebrated 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!

Stars of the Week!

Phonics continues with the focus on spelling patterns. This weeks spelling list will feature common words the children are expected to be able to spell at this stage.

Spellings: said, so, there, people, because

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

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Week commencing May 7th 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 although the weather  continues to be mixed. As part of our Splendid Skies topic the children have been learning about how an apple tree changes during the seasons.

In RE we celebrated Ascension Thursday with Mass at St Annes’s Church where the children impressed all the adults with the respect they showed during the service. Year 1 visited the church to see the Easter Candle up close in order to look at the symbols on it which we are learning about at the moment.

 In English the children enjoyed orally rehearsing our Key Text “The Story Orchestra” and added their own actions.

 

In PE lessons we continued with our Summer Term Sports Topic, “cricket. ” This outdoor lesson  focused on throwing and catching the ball and  were enjoyed by all the children. The children also practiced bowling overarm using the tick stance !

“Fun At The Crease!”

 More Fun Practising our Overarm Throw!

Paddington Bear returned from a super weekend playing yet again with new friends he met at  a Bank Holiday barbecue!

Paddington Returns!

The children enjoyed using shapes to create their own version of a geometrical picture in the style of Kandinski.

After Kandinski!

 

Show and Tell!

Once again we celebrated the children’s achievements during our regular Friday Golden Assembly! Don’t forget to send in certificates, awards, medals e.t.c. that the children are awarded for their out of school activities which we can share with the whole school!

Children in Year 1 continue to excel  at the “Beat It Maths” Friday quiz with some children achieving full marks and some improving and just missing out by one mark!

“Beat It Maths” Brains!

Once again many thanks to the parents of the person chosen at random to bring in flowers for the prayer corner. We very much appreciate your support.

Prayer Corner Tulips!

Finally we were anxious in Year 1 to wish our Year Six students “Good Luck” in their forthcoming SATS. In our eyes they are all Stars!

Good Luck Year Six!

Phonics continues with the focus on silent letters this week: /l/ sound as le, /m/ sound as mb, /n/ sound as  kn and gn, /r/ sound as wr

This week’s spellings: apple, thumb, knot, gnome, write

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

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Week commencing April 30th  2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 although the weather  continues to be mixed with typical April showers. As part of our Splendid Skies topic the children have been learning about weather and taking turns presenting the weather forecast!

In RE we have been imagining how the women  felt when they  found Jesus’ tomb empty all those years ago. We were lucky to be able to interview one of the women, Mary Magdalene when she visited our class. 

 

 

In PE lessons we continued with our Summer Term Sports Topic, “cricket. ” These lessons  focused on throwing and catching the ball and were held both indoors and outdoors but were enjoyed by all the children. The children also practiced bowling overarm using the tick stance !

“Fun At The Crease!”

 More Fun Practising our Overarm Throw!

This Week’s Cricket Stars in their ‘Usain Bolt’ Pose!

Paddington Returns!

Paddington returned from a super weekend playing yet again with new friends he met at  the swimming pool. He even went to a costume making session for The Notting Hill Carnival and hopes he can take part  wearing a fabulous headdress and a colourful costume.

 

After Seurat!

The children enjoyed using their fingers to create a pointillism effect when creating their paintings inspired by Seurat.

 

Show and Tell!

Phonics continues with the focus on silent letters this week: /l/ sound as le, /m/ sound as mb, /n/ sound as  kn and gn, /r/ sound as wr

This week’s spellings: apple, thumb, knot, gnome, write

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

Mrs Tuggey

Year One Class Teacher 

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Week commencing April 23rd 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have enjoyed another busy week in Year 1 although the weather has been mixed with typical April showers towards the end of the week. First of all I want to say a big “thank you” to all of you who responded to the Year 1 Cake Sale appeal  and baked or donated the cakes which made the appeal such a success even on a wet Friday afternoon!

.

 

In PE lessons we continued with our Summer Term Sports Topic, “cricket. ” These lessons  focused on throwing and catching the ball and were held both indoors and outdoors but were enjoyed by all the children. The children also practiced bowling underarm to strike the wicket!

“Fun At The Crease!”

 

This Week’s Cricket Stars!

 

As usual we choose our stars of the week for good work and for displaying our terms values o

“Generosity and Gratitude.”

Stars of the Week!

 

We launched our new topic, ‘Splendid Skies’ last with the children releasing their helium filled balloons into a blue sky on Friday afternoon. Each balloon has a message attached with the school’s contact details so we were delighted to receive the news that some balloons had been found by children in neighbouring schools! This week the  children learnt to identify stratus, cirrus and cumulus cloud formations and to use symbols to identify the weather in the United Kingdom. We have some excellent weather girls and weather boys in the making!