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YEar 1

 

Welcome to Year 1!

If you are isolating, please log on to the Pupil Secure Area to access learning. Please keep in touch with either Mrs Dodd or Mrs Croton through the following emails:

Mrs Croton - 1CC@leasowes.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Dodd - 1BD@leasowes.staffs.sch.uk

Friday 11th June 2021

Hello! 

We cannot believe we have welcomed the children back for the final half term of Year 1. We don't know where the time has gone. The children came back on Monday full of positivity and enthusiasm for learning. It was a pleasure to see them working so hard and to hear about all of their wonderful adventures during the Half Term holiday. 

During Monday's English lesson, the children had to become detectives as they were given a box of props from a story and some picture cards. The children had to collaborate to work out what the story could be and who the characters were. They had a variety of images including a pirate ship, a mermaid, a hook, some children and even a magic wand. It didn't take them long to work out that our new focus for the next few weeks will be on Peter Pan. They were all very pleased. Over the week, the children thought about the characters in the story and we watched a clip of them flying to Neverland. On Friday, they learnt a piece of Talk for Writing, thinking about what the children could see, hear, taste, touch and smell as they took off from the Nursery and flew over London with Peter Pan. We cannot wait to see their wonderful writing based on this next week. 

In Maths, the children worked on reading and drawing o'clock and half past times and they were so good at this that by the end of the week, they were completing problem solving activities. We were very impressed with how much the children could remember and they were very confident using the clocks. 

Our Let's Explore topic saw the children learn about a modern day explorer called Helen Thayer. She was born in New Zealand but moved to live in America. We learnt that she travelled to the North Pole alone and was only accompanied by her dog Charlie. She also walked across the Gobi desert and the Sahara Desert as well as spending a year living with wolves in Canada! We spent time learning more about her experience in the Sahara Desert and the children will be creating a fact file about this next week. 

During the PE lessons, the children have been practising for their Sport's Day. We are hoping that the weather stays as wonderful as it has been this week for us to be able to hold our Sport's Day next week. We also have class photographs on Tuesday 15th. 

Reading books continue to be available online via Collins E-books and staff add new books each week. If you need a reminder of your login or password, please let your child's teacher know, and we will reissue these. They were originally sent during the period of home learning from the 1CC or 1BD class email. 

As always, if there are any concerns or things you would like to speak to us about, we are available at the beginning and end of the day. 

Mrs Croton and Mrs Dodd

Friday 21st May 2021

Hello! 

We are nearly at the end of the wonderful half-term with the children. This week, the children have been reading and learning 'Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain' which is an African folk tale. The children have loved reciting the story and joining in with predictable rhymes and phrases. They have sequenced the story and learned sections off by heart.

This has linked with our recent Geography work on the Sahara Desert. The children have located the Sahara Desert on a map and discussed what it is like there. They have identified the human and physical features and learned about the animals that live there.

In Maths, we have revisited partitioning 2-digit numbers into tens and ones and practised counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. The children have built arrays and written repeated addition number sentences. 

Reading books continue to be available online via Collins E-books and staff add new books each week. If you need a reminder of your login or password, please let your child's teacher know, and we will reissue these. They were originally sent during the period of home learning from the 1CC or 1BD class email. 

As always, if there are any concerns or things you would like to speak to us about, we are available at the beginning and end of the day. 

Mrs Croton and Mrs Dodd

Tuesday 4th May 2021

Hello!

We hope you all had a lovely long weekend. It was wonderful to see the children back in school today eager to learn.  

In English, we are reading Tom Crean's Rabbit. It will supplement our History learning about explorers as it is set on Robert Scott's expedition. We will be making predictions about what might happen and describing characters and settings from the story. 

In Maths, we are revisiting position and direction. We will be using positional language to describe the location of objects. We will also be learning about whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns. 

Reading books continue to be available online via Collins E-books and staff add new books each week. If you need a reminder of your login or password, please let your child's teacher know, and we will reissue these. They were originally sent during the period of home learning from the 1CC or 1BD class email. 

As always, if there are any concerns or things you would like to speak to us about we are available at the beginning and end of the day. 

Mrs Dodd and Mrs Croton 

Key dates:

Summer Fayre: 25th June

 

Monday 19th April 2021

Welcome back everyone! It is so lovely to see all of the children back with us after a lovely Easter break, and the sun shone for us too! This term we are starting our new Topic of Explorers and we will be learning about some famous explorers; Helen Thayer, Columbus and Scott. We are also starting our new Science topic called Animals Including Humans. 

In English we are going to be looking at a new book called Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We began today by looking at the title and making predictions about what we think this book will be about. We thought about who might be in the book, what might they be doing and where they might be. The children were really enthusiastic about this today. 

In Maths we have been using number bonds to 10 to help us find number bonds to 20 and we were really pleased with how the children picked this up. 

Please find attached our new class timetables below. PE will always be on a Tuesday and Thursday but other lessons may change week by week. PE kits will need to be brought into school on a Monday and will be sent home again on a Friday.  We have an exciting term ahead and cannot wait to update you on all of our learning. 

As always if there are any concerns or things you would like to speak to us about we are available at the beginning and end of the day. 

Mrs Dodd and Mrs Croton 

 

 

Key dates:

Summer Fayre: 25th June