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Welcome to Buzzards Class - Yr1

 

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Meaton

 

 

Don't forget your PE kits and book bags

25th November 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

In maths, we started learning about the different coins and notes and trying to remember which is which!  In English, we started our new book, ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’, and we have started to apply the suffixes ‘s’ and ‘es’ to create plurals.  In D.T. we finished making our mini Christmas stockings and designed our tree decorations, ready to start next week.  In science, we started to learn about how scientists group and classify different animals.  We will be continuing with this over the next few weeks. In P.E., we joined up with Year 2 to take part in new age curling, yoga and other fun movements.

 

Now that the weather is getting colder, please can I ask that children bring a coat to school.  It would also be great if they could have a pair of jogging bottoms for P.E.

 

These are the links to the online games we have been playing:

Number bonds to 10

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Coins Game for 4-10 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

 

Homework

Homework: Please draw and colour a picture for each day of your advent calendar.  Please also practise with your ‘half cards’.

Reading – a minimum of 3 times per week please – every day if you can.

Online class pin for this week: OK9125 Orange Group    JI5126 Green Group

Spellings – Please see attached

Google Classroom - The Google Classroom login is attached to the cover of the reading logbook.  Our class code is 3prgx7t.

 

18th November 2022

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

In maths, we started learning our number bonds to 10, and in English, we have tried writing a mini story.  In D.T. we started making our mini Christmas stockings, and in geography, we located the surrounding seas of the United Kingdom.  In music we created some sound effects with the percussion instruments to accompany the chants we learnt last week. In gym, we used the rolls that we have been learning to create a short gymnastic sequence.

 

This link will explain the homework:

Number Bonds to 10 on Robots Worksheet - YouTube

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

11th November 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

In maths, we have continued with finding half. This week we have concentrated on finding half of a quantity. In English, we have been using the suffix ‘ing’ and using prepositions in our writing.  In D.T. we practised the running stitch and we will soon be cutting out some mini stockings to practise stitching 2 plies together.  In Geography, we located the four capital cities of the United Kingdom and played a game.  Next week we will be concentrating on the surrounding seas.  Our music is also linked to the UK. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about some myths surrounding the countries of the UK, practising some chants and using the musical instruments.

 

Homework instructions:

Spread the cards onto the floor or table with the black numbers showing.  Ask someone to point to a card. Can you say the number which is half? Turn over the card and check.  Were you correct? I will do the same with you next Thursday.  If you can say the number which is half (speedily), you will receive 3 homework stickers.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

4th November 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

In maths, we have been identifying halves of objects and shapes.  In English, we started our new book called ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker, which will hopefully inspire some imaginative writing! This week, we have been learning how to add the suffix ‘ing’ and we will soon be moving onto prepositions.  In D.T. this term, we will be making felt Christmas decorations.  We have started by learning how to thread a needle and tie a knot. The knots were particularly tricky!  In Geography, we located the four countries of the United Kingdom.  Next week we will be concentrating on the capital cities.  In art, we finished off our collage and printing project, some of which will be displayed in the corridor. I will put some photos onto Google Classrooms so that you can see the finished results!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

 

21st October 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

In maths, we have been finding the missing number in a subtraction number sentence.  In English, we have been writing about ourselves.  We will be sending what we have produced to a school in New Zealand, who kindly sent us some letters about themselves, earlier in the term.  In art, we have been completing our collage pictures, which look fantastic! We will be displaying these once everyone has completed them. In gym, we have been learning different rolls and then using these to link together the basic gymnastic shapes.

 

Before children return to school, please could I ask that jumpers and cardigans are clearly named.  The children are unable to recognise their belongings and therefore the pile of excess clothing is taken to lost property at the end of each week.

 

Have a lovely holiday!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

14th October 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

This week, we have been writing sentences about ourselves and our friends.  In maths, we have been finding the number in a missing number sentence.  We have also started to tell the time to the hour.  At the start of the week, we were finding ‘one more’ and ‘one less’.  I have attached a game below which can be played at home, using the counters and dice from the maths pack.  In art, we started to put together our collage pictures with the prints that we have been creating over the last few weeks.  In P.S.H.E., we discussed how to resist peer pressure, and in computing, we have been typing sentences about ourselves using the keyboard.  Please click the link below, to play the maths game that we were enjoying today.

 

Robot Addition (topmarks.co.uk)

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

30th September 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

We kicked off the week by whizzing around Europe, taking part in some fun activities linked to five different countries.  In art, we finished our printing. Next week, we will use these printed papers to create a collage. In maths, we have used a number line to add together two numbers.  In P.S.H.E, we learnt about keeping safe when out and about. In science, we described and sorted materials which were opaque, translucent and transparent.  In music, we continued to learn our Harvest songs, which sound wonderful!  In R.E., we each designed a Harvest loaf which will be created and baked next week.

 

Next Tuesday, we will be walking around our village.  I am wondering if any of the mums or dads would be able to join us.  Please let me know if you would be able to help.  Thank you!

 

Please click this link if you need help with the number line addition. I made this during the lockdown with larger numbers.  However, the principle will be the same.  This week, the children haven't worried about using the larger number first - we will get to that later on in the year! They have a number line in their maths pack.  I have uploaded a blank sheet, should it be needed.

https://youtu.be/LyXpmsX0Uko

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

23rd September 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

We have had a very busy week!  In art, we have been printing with vegetables and the effects have been amazing!  We didn’t quite finish, so we will continue next week.  In maths, we have been adding and subtracting.  In P.S.H.E, we learnt about keeping safe around electricity. In science, we went on a tree hunt to try to find all the different types of trees in the school grounds.  We then played a game similar to ‘build a beetle’, but ‘build a tree’ instead.  In music, we continued to learn our Harvest songs.

 

Please send some photographs for our celebration book and timeline if you haven’t already.

 

In the week beginning 3rd October, we will be walking around our village.  I am wondering if any of the mums or dads would be able to join us.  Please let me know if you would be able to help.  Thank you!

 

I have attached a video clip to show how the children have been learning to subtract this week, should they have forgotten!

 

https://youtu.be/p9VNt100H8A

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

16th September 2022

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

It was lovely to see some of you at ‘Meet the Teacher’ this week.  I hope that it was helpful and that I managed to answer all of your questions.  I have attached the slides, from the meeting to our webpage as promised.

 

The children have done amazingly well at settling into the new routines and have been working hard at writing sentences and forming their cursive style letters.  I am so proud of them!

 

In maths, we have been doing lots of counting and we have been filling in the missing numbers on number lines.  In art, we designed our own monoprints, which was great fun!  Next week, we will be printing with vegetables.  In gym, we learnt the straddle shape, and in P.S.H.E, we learnt about keeping safe at home. In science, we examined different objects to decide which materials they were made from.  In geography, we added labels to an aerial photograph of our school and in music, we have been learning some Harvest songs.

 

Thank you for sending in some photographs for our celebration book and timeline.

 

I had hoped to provide you with your Google login details, so that you could access Google Classrooms, but I have not been successful.  I will be attempting to set these up correctly for next Friday -apologies!

 

Please see below links to help with the handwriting.

 

Pencil Pete's Cursive Writing - Lowercase i - YouTube

The letter t - Learn the Alphabet and Cursive Writing! - YouTube

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Mrs. Brown

16th September 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was lovely to see some of you yesterday at 'Meet the Teacher'.  Thank you so much for coming.  With so many of the children travelling by bus each day, we don't get to see the mums and dads very often.  I have attached the PowerPoint from our meeting below.

Best wishes

Mrs. Brown

9th September 2022

 

 

Dear Buzzards, Parents and Carers,

 

A new school year has begun!  I hope that you all had a fantastic break.  There will be a ‘Meet the Teacher’ event next Wednesday (3.30pm and 4.30pm) so that I can go through the expectations for the year and try to answer all of your questions.

 

However, before then, please could I ask that the children bring in the following:

 

  • A photo of themselves celebrating something (For R.E.)
  • Photos of relatives and siblings with names and dates of birth (for our timeline)

 

This week we have been assessing the needs of each child so that we can plan lessons at an appropriate level. Alongside this, we have been practising writing sentences and counting. On Tuesday, we started a project inspired by the artist Jacqueline Mair, who specialises in collage and print.  We have also learnt some basic gymnastic shapes, considered how to keep safe when at school and categorised materials in science. Next week, we will be introducing handwriting and phonics into our busy day too!

 

This year we are following a new scheme for phonics.  We have purchased a brand-new set of books which match the lessons within this scheme. These will stay in school so that they do not meet any spills from water bottles!  However, you will be able to access the book we are using from home.  I have attached the details to the reading log. I have also sent home another book which I hope the children will enjoy.  Please encourage your child to read both at least 3 times per week.

 

This is the link to the counting song we have been using in class:

Counting By Ones Song - YouTube

 

Have a lovely weekend.  See you next Wednesday!

Best wishes,

 

Mrs. Brown

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