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What a trip-tastic week!

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24th June 2022

What an exciting week we have had here in Year One! 

On Monday, we ventured out of school on our first ever school trip! We had a fantastic trip to YWP. We saw a wide range of animals from the baboons to the giant otters! All children represented the school brilliantly. I am incredibly proud of the children as they did a lot of walking and coped really well with the hot weather! Thank you to all the adults who came and helped. I hope everyone has a well deserved rest this weekend! 

                  

This week in our outdoor learning session, we thought about bees and wildflowers. We read a wonderful book called Omar, the Bees and ME  by Helen Mortimer which tells the story of a class of children in a city school involving the community to create a bee corridor of wild flowers. We enjoyed reading to each other in our shady reading area and got very creative constructing bee habitats and problem solving to find ways to fill our little pond to create a water source.
         
I hope you all have a lovekly weekend and get lots of rest after our busy week! 
Mrs Parker and the Year One Team xxx

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Bring on the sun!

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17th June 2022

During our PE sessions with the sports coach, this half term we are looking at orienteering. This week we looked at locating different check points on a map of the school grounds. We found that we had to keep moving the map to ensure that the playgrounds were in the right location. 

   

In Science this week, we've been re-visiting our materials topic and enjoying some practical work.  We had four questions to investigate about the most suitable materials for nappies, coats, writing on and picnic plates.  We had a great time soaking fabrics to test their repellency, testing out absorbency and testing out the properties of plates!

      

Today, we met with our buddies to have a go with their science and DT project involving an electrical circuit. They played the buzzer games together this afternoon and were 'buzzing' about it when we come back to class! 

         

I hope you get lots of rest over the weekend, ready for Monday! 
Mrs Parker and the Year 1 Team xxx

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What a first week back!

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10th June 2022

We have had a brilliant first week back! It has been very full-on with our fabulous phonics alongside all our other exciting lessons! Thank you all for your amazing support that you have given at home, we really appreciate it! 

We have been having lots of fun last half term with Thongsbridge Tennis Club who have been coming in and teaching us tennis skills and we are lucky enough to have them coming in for another half term! Here are some photos from our session this week: 

   

   

During outdoor learning, we found some strange visitors in our wild area on Wednesday. Lots of interesting scarecrows have appeared! We found out how to make them in our story 'The Scarecrow's Secret' and had a go at building some ourselves!

   

I hope the weather stays this nice over the weekend and see you on Monday!
Mrs Parker and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Jubilee Celebrations!

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27th May 2022

This week we have been celebrating the Queen's platinum jubilee in style here in Year One! 

We worked collaboratively to create a poster to take out with us for the Proms on the Playground and here it is ... 

On Thursday, we had our very own street party indoors due to the weather! We designed and created our own crowns to wear as party hats, drew a profile of the Queen, created placemats inspired by the Union Jack and even had a picnic! 

   

   

   

To finish our week, we performed Spice up your life by the Spice Girls in our Netherthong Proms in the Playground. All classes learnt a song from the seven decades of the Queen's reign. Everyone went out onto the playground and starting with Year Two who performed a song from the 1950s, we listen to a wide genre of songs! We finished the concert by singing the national anthem as a school. 

Have a fantastic holiday everyone, have fun celebrating the Queen's platinum jubilee and see you in a week, on Tuesday 7th June!

Mrs Parker and the Year One Team xxx

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Let the preparations begin ...

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20th May 2022
We have started our preparations for our celebrations commemorating the Queen's Jubilee. We have begun learning our song for Netherthong's Proms in the Playground and during our art session, started making a collaborative flag that we are going to take with us to this fabulous event! No photos here as we want to keep everything a secret ...
During computing session this half term, we have been introduced the world of coding. We have learnt what algorithms, objects, actions and events are used for. We have explored these features through various games where the mischevious monkey, likes to set us challenges! 
   
Here are some lovely photos from our outdoor learning session this week: 
   
   
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 
Mrs Parker and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Exploring London

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13th May 2022

During our Geography topic this week, we started ecploring the famous landmarks of London. We saw real-time videos of their location after finding them on Google Earth. It was really intresting finding out different facts about them! We then matched pictures of the landmarks with the facts we had learned. 

   

The book that we have looked at in English this half-term so far is Katie in London by James Mayhew which linnks with our georgaphy topic. This week, we described the lion and last week we even wrote a newspaper article about the lion roaming around London! 

   

   

This week we read Jack and the Incredibly Meanstalk. It's a bit like the traditional tale but much funnier. We looked at the seeds for French and runner beans and we planted some of each. We made some predictions about how the will grow and now we have to look after them and see what happens!

Have a fantastic weekend and long rest! 

Miss H and the Year One Team xxx

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And breathe ...

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6th May 2022

In maths, we have started to explore multiplication. We have been using arrays to spot patterns and have begun grouping objects in various different ways. We have even started learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables by shimmying, sliding and shaking! 

   

As our wild area is full of dandelions in bloom, we read Christopher Nibbles by Charlotte Middleton this week. It's about a guinea pig who cares for the very last dandelion to make sure that its seeds blow on the breeze to spread and grow new plants. We had a great time creating a guinea pig cafe and planted spinach, lettuce and rocket so we can grow our own guinea pig food.

   

   

   

Our PE session with the sports coach this half term is yoga. We have found this very relaxing! We have been practicing lots of different yoga poses like the mountain, downward dog and even started each session with a sun salutation. It is good practice for our balancing skills! 

   

In Science this week, we checked on the progress of our beans and then discussed whether our beans were wild plants or not.  We enjoyed a wild plant (weed) hunt in the school grounds and concluded using our tally charts, that dandelions were the most common weed in school!

Have a marvellous weekend and hope the weather stays nice and sunny! 

Miss H and the Year One Team xxx

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Easter Holiday!

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8th April 2022

What a brilliant end to a half term! I would like to thank the whole year one team for all their hard and work support over this half term; Mrs McLoughlin, Miss Hamilton, Mrs Williams and Miss Littler! They have been fabulous and allowed all the children to progress brilliantly while I haven’t been there. On behalf of the whole Year 1 team, I would like to thank you all again for your continued support that you have given the children.  

We have been very busy making lots of Easter crafts! We practiced our fine motor skills by cutting out an Easter basket, decorating our own Eater egg and creating a chirpy chick! 

   

   

   

We were all thinking about the Easter holidays this week! We made a gigantic Easter Egg collage using natural materials and then thought of ways to roll wooden eggs as far as we could down the field. We worked together to find the materials with the least resistance to keep the eggs rolling.
   
   
   
   
We have finished the week raising funds for the Ukraine Appeal. We were amazed at the wonderful baking that has taken place and it smelt delicious! We came dressed in blue and yellow clothes then brought donations to choose from the brilliant selection of baking. A massive thank you to everyone who donated their time, money and beautiful baking! 
We hope you have a lovely break over Easter, get lots of rest and fun, ready for another exciting half term!  

Miss H and the Year One Team xxx 

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The Big Battle Week

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Friday 1st April

What a week we've had this week!
We've continued to learn about seasonal changes and we certainly saw those this week with Wednesday's 'winter-like' weather.  We thought about this as we learned all about pictograms, working scientifically in science to plot the average number of daylight hours per season.  We could conclude that Summer had the most daylight hours.  We wish the sunshine they used for their pictograms had been out for Forest School.....
It was Snowdrops who braved the snow flurries and looked at mini beasts this week. We tried to organise ourselves like ants, travelling in a line and passing things along. It was really difficult! We sorted sticks in ascending size order and worked as a team to create an enormous spider web ( complete with a spider in the middle!) We found worms, wood lice, centipedes and ladybirds and noticed where they like to hide and how they move. Then we had a much needed hot chocolate under the canopy to warm us up!
 
The highlight of the week was Monday - it was battle day.  We had an epic Battle of Hastings, held on the hill in the playground.  The two sides faced each other bravely and we followed our learning about how Harold was defeated and his line of shields broken.  There was some fantastic acting, with Harold being shot in the eye and William declaring victory. A real treat to watch!  Here's a screenshot from the footage!
 
We've continued our Motte & Bailey DT this week too - here's a sneak preview of work in progress!
We hope the weather warms up for you this weekend and we look forward to our last week before Easter.
Class 1

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The Big Build Week

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Friday 25th March
 
The long-awaited start date for our Motte & Bailey castle builds finally arrived this week - thank you so much for all your supplies.   The children had great fun thinking about how to ensure their Mottes were 'freestanding' on their base and you may have noticed the green paint 'grass' coming home with them!  We had to think about our sizing, our join work and certainly used our fine motor cutting skills.  More build work next week!
We enjoyed a spring walk in Science this week, noticing all the signs and new growth. The tree blossom on the field was perfectly timed and we even enjoyed the quiet buzz of a few bumble bees as we sat and 'noticed'.  
In Literacy, we've been remembering the classic Little Red Riding Hood and sequencing the story, writing our own story maps and then creating instructions for the cupcakes Little Red Riding Hood takes to Granny.  You might expect some baking requests this weekend!
In Maths, we've been looking at capacity and volume and have had great fun learning practically with the water troughs.
As you know, our topic has been 'Let the battle commence' this half term and we've been acquiring knowledge about events beyond our living history that are significant nationally.  So far. it's been the battle for the Crown and the 1066 Battle of Hastings in History. This week the children studied the battle and learned about the role of the shield wall in Harold's defeat by William.  The children made a shield each; next week is the re-enactment on the hill! Watch this space!
We hope you have a super weekend in the gorgeous spring weather.
The Class 1 team

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Sunshine and Showers

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Friday 18th March

Another Spring week has passed with a mixture of sunshine and showers!
Forest school this week was rained off eventually, but when we were out, we thought about how the weather changes so much in Spring and how we need both the sun and the rain to encourage new growth. We read The Weather Monster and shared lots of wonderful adjectives to describe the main characters, Tom and Ron, and created some fabulous collages using natural materials. Working in teams wasn't always easy so we thought of ways to cooperate and work out solutions. We've enjoyed out outdoor learning this week and topped it off with our fun 'Red Nose and Spoon Race' today, which everyone loved!  Our winner took a special bow in assembly!
 
We continued our Spring theme in Science, looking at seasonal changes and of course, longer days (the thing we all look forward to). We talked about how the days are longer in Spring and Summer and we looked at how shadows can change during the day depending on where we are in relation to the Sun. We had great fun making shadow puppets and testing it out using torches!
 
In English we've been looking at portmanteaus, linked to our book Woolf (part sheep, part wolf = woolf). We've been creating our own characters and describing them.  In Maths, we've been looking at mass and comparing weights - working out which objects are heavier and lighter.
 
In DT, we have planned the design for our Motte & Bailey castles.  Your child will be coming home with their design and we'd ask that you can help them to find their materials over the weekend so that next week they have the equipment in school to begin building.  We will have some spare resources but please do the best you can to find the items your child needs!
 
We wish you a lovely weekend and, fingers crossed, some spring sunshine from The Weather Monster!
 
Class 1

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A sunny week!

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11th March 2022

This week, Class 1 have had a super time learning outside and enjoying the Spring Weather.  This is just as well as in Science we've been learning about spring and summer seasonal changes and the glorious weather has meant we've been able to get out there and experience it.  The children incorporated painting into Science this week, each painting different seasons in order to compare and contrast colours and other changes we'd expect to see.

Mrs Pearce was back this week for forest school, consolidating the Science learning and thinking about the changeable weather that we get in Spring! The children read My Friend the Weather Monster which is about a lonely monster up on a hill who controls the weather with his moods. They thought of some fantastic adjectives to describe the monster and his friend Tom and worked in teams to create wonderful collages using leaves, twigs, cherry stones and grass that we found in the woods and on the school field.

        

In History, the children have been introduced to the contenders for the throne, as we study the Battle of Hastings and discuss who should take over from Edward the Confessor!  Lots of discussion there and lots of opinions!

We've had a sporting week too with our Tag Rugby and Football in the sunshine, but some children also attended an additional session run by The Pennine Sports Partnership and supported by Year 5. They had lots of fun building their balancing and targeting skills!

      

Yesterday, of course, we turned school pink and it was fantastic to see all the children 'pretty in pink' and of course helping to raise valuable funds for Eden. Thank you for your support with this.

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Don't forget to keep reading - make sure your child has set their Readathon target with you and is on with getting sponsorships and of course, achieving their target!

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Information from the Parents' Phonics Session Thursday 3rd March

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Recording of the session and links to resources    

      

Thank you again to all those of you who were able to attend the phonics session either in person, or on the later Teams session last week.  For those of you that were unable to make it, or want a refresher, please find below the Teams Recording.

Parental Phonics Session 2 recording

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to play the video for the pure sounds on the Teams link so please find below the link to how to say the pure sounds. Please have a watch of this video, as being able to use the pure sounds at home with your child is a really important part of their reading journey.  Click the back arrow button to return to this blog page once you've watched it.

Click here to listen to how to pronounce the pure sounds

As promised, I have also provided links to the Oxford Owl RWI website page which has lots of information about the scheme, about the sets, about the Phonics Check and also the letter formation practise sheets that  some of you may want to use at home.  Again, if you wish to return to this blog page, click the back arrow.

Click here to go to the parents' page RWI Oxford Owl

I referred to some additional resources during the session (letter formation patter, sound phrases and red words).  Please click below for these.  If you would like a hard copy, please use class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk to let me know and I will send a hard copy home with your child.

Red Words

Sound Sets and Phrases

Letter Formation Patter

As always, please don't hesitate to get in touch if there are any questions!

The Year 1 Team

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First Week Back After the Holidays

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4th March 2022

It was so lovely to see everyone (apart from poor Miss Hemmingway!) back this week and we’ve had a super week, despite the rain.  Of course, we wish Miss Hemmingway a very speedy recovery and look forward to having her back soon!  On behalf of the team, can we also say thank you to you and the children for your super half-term homework efforts. We’ve been wowed by the effort the children have put in and the hard work done.  Very impressive.

 

This week the children have enjoyed World Book Day and ran themselves ragged looking through books trying to find books that matched their scavenger hunt. It was absolutely fantastic to see them pouring over the books and spotting things and discovering new titles!  We bravely shared our activities in whole school assembly and loved our virtual session with author Gareth P Jones today.

                      

In other learning activities this week, we’ve started our topic ‘Let the Battle Commence’ and in DT have explored world famous free-standing structures including the Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.  This is all in preparation for building our own Motte and Bailey Castles later this half term.  In Science, we re-capped our weather knowledge and the children had a go at being weather forecasters for the afternoon, adding to their vocabulary with ‘showers’, ‘moderate’, ‘breeze’, ‘sporadic’ and much more!

The children have had an active week too! PE this term is football and Tag Rugby and the class had great fun in both.  I can see we have some future footballers in the class!

 

Have a lovely weekend and here’s keeping our fingers crossed for some brighter weather next week!

 

Mrs McLoughlin and the Year 1 team.

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What a brilliant half term!

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18th February 2022

What a fantastic half term we have had in class, on behalf of the whole Year 1 team, I would like to thank you all for your continued support that you have given the children. It has allowed them to progress and mature greatly! 

This week we used clay to make sculptures of mountains linked with our topic in geography. We ensured that we included the summit, peak, steep slopes, snow line, a valley, sharp ridges and foothills. We used different tools to sculpt the clay to represent famous mountains from the UK and the world like Mount Everest and Skiddaw. 

   

In our last session of golf this week, we had a mini tounament. We brought together all of the skills we have been learning to earn points. We had the following activities: putting the ball, chipping the ball onto the green and hitting the ball with the wedge over a great distance. We definitely have some budding golfers in our class! 

   

   

Have a lovely weekend and holiday everyone, get lots of rest ready to start back school in March! 

Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Children's Mental Health Week

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11th February2 2022

This week has been children' mental health week. We have done lots of acivities to help children understand what is mental health and how can we help ourselves and others to have a positive mental health. The theme for this year was 'Growing Together' so we looked at the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We discussed how we grow and change as the caterpillar did in the book. We created some beautiful butterflies using the end of a paint brush to show how we have grown since we were babies. We learnt how to be still by completing some mindful breathing to help us calm down and relax. We also took part in some mindful movements, trying to balance and focus. We discussed how we could uses these techniques at home to help our mind stay positive and healthy. 

   

   

This week in our outdoor learning session we were thinking about using all our senses. We played 'Bat and Moth' and learned how echolocation works and had fun finding natural objects in the woods to match our adjectives. Our book was 'Mole's Sunrise' which is a lovely story of a mole who can't see but who experiences his first sunrise by feeling the warmth in his face and by listening to the other animals describing it to him!

   

   

   

In Science, we've been looking at what materials are suitable for building houses for the three little pigs (as well as enjoying the story again - it's one of our favourites!). We've had a go at building some houses and then thought about what questions we might need to ask each other and what the properties of the materials are that we used.

Have a lovely weekend, we are nearly there with only one more week to go! 

Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Kung Hei Fat Choi

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4th February 2022

What a busy week we have had celebrating Chinese New Year! 

We learnt about the culture and how the celebrations last over 2 weeks compared with how we celebrate the new year in just one day. We discovered which year we were born in and found that we were either born in the year of the goat or the monkey. We finished our celebrations by sampling a selection of chinese food. We tried vegetable stir fry, prawn crackers and vegetable spring rolls. We had a democratic vote and recorded this in a table with a tally. We found that the most popular food to taste was the prawn crackers! 

   

   

During geography, we learnt about what we would need if we wanted to climb a mountain and found that you need to be quite strong as there is a lot of equipment needed. We made a list of what we would need in our topic books! 

During golf this week, we learnt how to drive the ball before practicing our putting, chipping and driving skills in groups. We found that the higher we pulled the clubs back, the further the balls went! 

   

I hope you have a lovely weekend and the weather is a little more settled than last week! 

Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Owl-tastic fun!

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28th January 2022

What an owl-tastic week it has been packed full of fun activities! 

In English, we have been looking at non-fiction books all about owls. We looked at the features of these books before writing our very own fact file of everything we have learnt about owls. We finished our week by creating a poster with information about owls. Did you know that some owls like to pretend that they are dead to avoid getting caught by a predator?

   

This week snowdrop group looked at the different trees that we have around our school and found some apple and pear trees that they planted when they were in reception! We thought about different seeds like cherry stones, acorns and apple pips that we need to grow a tree and then we planted to some pine cones. Hopefully we will see young pine trees starting to grow soon! There are lots of mole hills on our school field so we borrowed some of the fresh soil from them as we have found out it is very good for growing. (We were very quiet so we didn’t disturb the moles!)

   

   

Throughout school this week, all children have been giving speeches explaining why they would make a good representative for their class. We were lucky enough to have 7 people who bravely stood in front of the class and read their speech out! We held a democratic vote and the children elected Esmé Morrell to represent Year 1! We were incredibly proud of all the children who took part!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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What a hoot we have had!

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21st January 2022

What have had a real hoot this week in class! 

During our English lessons, we have been looking at the book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We have described the setting for the story, wrote a letter from Mummy Owl explaining where she had gone and over the past two days, we have written our own story which has been inspired by the book. Look how amazing these are! 

   

   

In geography this week, we have been looking at bodies of water. We learnt the difference between a pond, lake, sea and ocean before finding different rivers in the UK. We then compared our biggest river in this country, the River Thames, with one of the biggest rivers in the world, the River Amazon! 

   

Here are a few photos from our outdoor learning session this week: 

   

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and wrap up warm as it is quite chilly at the moment! 

Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx 

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What a wonderful week we have had!

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14th January 2022

In art, we have been looking at artwork by Jean Metzinger and comparing this to artists we looked at in Reception, Monet and Van Gogh. This week we had a go at creating a piece of artwork inspired by Metzinger, using colouring pencils to carefully colour in each square to create a landscape. We used some realistic colours and some none-realistic colours, just like Metzinger. How fabulous they are! 

   

In Science, class 1 are still investigating materials and learning their properties.  The children have been identifying materials in the classroom and extending their vocabulary by describing the properties.  They have loved making up a song about their chosen material's properties to the tune of Frere Jacques this week!  Their performances to the class were superb - what budding singers and brave year 1s we have!

This week the Snowdrop group found some snowdrops growing in the woods! There are just green shoots braving the cold at the moment but we will be keeping an eye on them and trying to predict when they will flower. We played lots of energetic games to keep us warm this week; we used our eyes and brains like a camera and pretended to be hungry birds hunting for worms in the forest!

   

   

Have a lovely weekend, everyone is working so hard! 

Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Welcome back!

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7th January 2022

Happy New Year to you all! On behalf of the whole team, we would just like to thank you all for the lovely Christmas wishes, cards and gifts! We adore teaching your children and you were incredibly generous!
We have had a brilliant start to the year and new half term, ready for the next 6 weeks!
We had a lovely surprise today and woke up to snow on the ground! We never like to miss an opportunity and had some fun at playtime making snowpeople. 
   
   
In PE, we began looking at golf with our sports coach. We learnt how to hold a golf club, how to stand and even begun to put the ball towards a target. We can't wait to learn more about this exciting sport! 
   
In English, we started to learn how to edit our work. We klooked at sentences and tried to spot the mistakes. We were very good at spotting the missing captial letters, full stops and spelling mistakes. 
In the forest this week we read a book called Jack Frost as it was such a cold and frosty day. We noticed twigs and branches that were frozen in the ice and made our own frost patterns by printing with conifer leaves. We made cosy dens and kept warm by playing games like Jack Frost and his friend.
Have a lovely weekend, good rest and hopefully no more snow next week!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Christmas time!

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16th December 2021

I can't believe it but the end of the Autumn term is here! We have had such a fabulous time and the children have all worked incredibly hard, we are extremely proud of them and how they have all matured. We would just like to thank all of you at home for the continuing support that you have given us and the children, we really do appreciate it! 

We have a brilliant start to our week with our Christmas party and a production by Hey Diddles. Everyone really enjoyed joining in with the games and singing, having lots of Christmas fun! 

   

We have been busy making lots of different Christmas crafts. These included reindeer out of borwn card, pom poms out of wool and melting snowman biscuits! 

   

   

On Wednesday, we found twigs that looked just like reindeer antlers then used them to add to our animal habitat hedge. We mixed lots of Christmas treats in our mud kitchen and made little houses for elves. 

   

Have a lovely Christmas break and we will see you in the New Year! Thank you all again! 

Miss H and the Year One Team xxx

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Performance Week!

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10th December 2021

What an amazing week we have had! 

We finished our DT project this week, we made Christmas cards with moving mechanisms. We chose between the following mechanisms: sliders, levers and pivots, wheels and pivots. We decorated the front of our cards in a Christmas theme, thinking of what our recipient would like on the front of a card, before adding our mechanism. I think you will agree, that they look beautiful!

   

We performed in our first ever Christmas production this week and what a spectacular job we did! We are all so proud of the children as they projected their voices, sang beautifully and the show went without a hitch! 

Thank you all the grown ups that came to watch us perform, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed performing it!

Have a lovely weekend and only 4 days left of school until our Christmas holiday!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Snow-tastic week!

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3rd December 2021

We made the most of the snowy weather on Monday and had lots of fun making snowpeople, using our 3D shape knowledge. Some of us even discovered that we could make snow stick together! What an exciting time we had! 

   

   

During our forest session, we looked for signs of the stormy weather in the woods. We noticed that lots of leaves and small branches have been knocked down over the weekend. We thought about this special time of year when we start to prepare for Christmas and learned how to use palm drills to make tree slice Christmas decorations. In our mud kitchen, we enjoyed mixing Christmas puddings! 

   

During computing sessions, we have been sorting objects into groups on PurpleMash. We looked at how we could sort different 2D shapes and even used a Venn diagram!  

We had a rehearsal for our Christmas production today! We showed Year 5 (who were socially distanced from us) what we had been rehearsing and they were truly amazed! There will be no photos yet as we don't want to spoil the suprise for you on Tuesday ... 

Have a fabulous weekend and get lots of rest, we have a busy few weeks approaching us! 

Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Shapes here, there and everywhere!

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26th November 2021

We have loved looking at shapes this week! We started looking at 3D shapes and their properties. On Wednesday, we went on a 2D and 3D shape hunt around the school grounds spotting the shapes, naming them and recalling their properties. We found that shapes are everywhere ...

   

   

We also made the 3D shapes we found using marshmallows and cocktail sticks. How much fun we had making these safely! 

   

   

In PE we have been working on different ways of moving in gymnastics. We travelled across pieces of equipment in different ways. We had lots of fun! 

   

We visited the book fair during our library time this week and enjoyed looking through the wide selection of books that were available. We came back down and had a lovely story time with a book from the book fair! 

Have a lovely weekend and wrap up warm!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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What a busy week!

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19th November 2021

What a busy week we have had! It has been Road Safety Week, Anti-bullying Week and Children in Need on top of all of the normal school learning! 

In maths, we started looking at 2D shapes and their properties. On Wednesday with Mrs McLoughlin, we went on a 2D shape hunt around the school grounds spotting the shapes, naming them and recalling their properties. We found that shapes are everywhere ... 

   

During our forest session this week, we read You and Me Little Bear and talked about all the jobs and games they played in the forest. We built our own caves and even some furniture to go inside! Lots of impromptu chat about seasonal changes and looked closely at leaves and the veins that carry nutrients. Hide and seek to finish just like Big and Little Bear!

Today we celebrated Children in Need along with the rest of the school! In class, we took some time to practice mindfullness with Dr Ranj. We listened to the techniques that he told us to us including mindful, listening, mindful listening and mindful breathing. We all felt very calm and relaxed after this! 

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

Have a lovely weekend and good rest!

Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Remembrance Day

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12th November 2021

On Thursday the whole school came together and stood in the playground, in their classes, to take part in the 2 minutes silence. During this time, we remembered all of the people and animals who we have lost and those who are still helping to keep us safe. We are incredibly proud of how all of the children conducted themselves. 

This week in Science, we've continued our work on animals. We looked at a number of animals including the amazing glass frog, the red-bellied piranha and the peacock.  We've been talking about how we can group animals by their features and discussed how some animals are grouped under the title mammals, others under reptiles, or amphibians, or birds or fish. We'll continue with this work over the coming weeks. Its also helped us with our geography as weve been looking at where in the world these animals are often found.

We started our design and technology topic this week. We are going to be creating a Christmas card using a mechanism of our choosing. Over the next few weeks we are going to be exploring different sliders and levers. This week, we discovered how to make a slider and after we made our beautiful pictures, we told stories using them! 

   

During computing session, we have been maze explorers! We have been moving characters around the screen using different functions while developing our fine motor skills on laptops. 

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

Have a lovely weekend!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Remember, remember the 5th of November!

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5th November 2021

What a brilliant first week back we have had! I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the support you are giving us at home, we can all really notice a difference in school!

In PE this half term with the sports coach, we started to look at handball. We developed our coordination and throwing and catching skills with partners before we moved on to work in groups of four to see how many catches we could do without dropping the ball. We found that if we had our hands ready to catch the ball and were looking at the person throwing the ball, we didn't drop the ball as much! 

   

During our forest session this week, we read Room on the Broom. We enjoyed joining in with the story as the witch flew through wind and rain like we have had! We made brooms with sticks and twigs, carved wands using peelers and made some fantastic potions in our mud kitchen. 

      

   

In history, as bonfire night was approaching, we have looked at the gunpowder plot. We discovered who was involved, why they plotted to kill the king and how the plot was stopped. We then sequenced the story in chronological order using pictures to help us remember, remember the 5th of November!

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

Have a lovely weekend. enjoy the bonfires and stay safe!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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First half term complete!

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22nd October 2021

We have made it! 
I would just like to take this time to thank everyone for all their hard work this first half term in Year 1! We really do appreciate the work that everyone is doing at home and it is starting to reflect in the work in school. We are super proud of how all of the children have settled in and adapted to life in Year 1! 

We have had a busy last week but ended it with something incredibly special! 

Today, we have met our Year 4 buddies for the first time! Due to the lockdowns and Covid last year, they never got to see who their older buddies were. 

We have such a wonderful afternoon with them where we did lots of different Halloween crafts. We coloured in and cut our Halloween masks, created wooden Halloween decorations, made pumpkins, used PurpleMash and used sponges to create a bat scene with orange and yellow paint! 

We would just like to thank Mrs Matthews and all of Year 4 who were all so kind and caring. We are looking forward to doing lots of other activities with our buddies throughout the year! 

   

   

Again, thank you for all of your hard work and support during this first half term in Year 1! 

Have a lovely rest and we will see you all after a week off where we will hopefully see some lovely weather! 

Miss Hemingway, Mrs McLoughlin, Miss Littler and Mrs Williams 
xxx

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Marvelous maths

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15th October 2021

I can't believe we are in week 6 already! Time has really flown by here in school! 

In maths, we have been starting to look at part-whole models and how these can help us partition numbers and also help us with our addition. We rolled dice twice to generate numbers before putting the amounts in the hands of an alien. We then helped alien work out the whole number by adding the parts together. We then wrote number sentences on whiteboards which represetned the aliens whole number and part numbers. 

   

During music sessions this half term, we have been learning to listen to a pieces of music and think about different elements of it. We might have to listen to see if the piece of music is smooth and spiky, listen to see if it is fast or slow and we have even been giving our own opinions as to whether we like the music or not. How much fun we have had having mutual respect of and tolerence of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith, which is part of our British Values. 

We finished our geography topic of hot and cold places this week by looking at the rainforest. We looked at the different layers within these hot places and used oil pastels to draw their own layers of a rainforest. How beautiful the pictures are!

Have a lovely weekend and only 1 more week to go!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Dancing through the week

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8th October 2021

During maths sessions, we have been learning what a number line is and how we can use them to help us with lots of different maths areas. We even made a human number line and counted the jumps Miss Hemingway did along the number line. 

In our dance sessions for the past two weeks, we have been creating our own dance to represent the different seasons. We learnt new vocabulary like unison and cannon to make our routines even more special! We used gliding movements across the floor like an ice skater for winter, became falling leaves for autumn, represented rain fall for spring and made shapes like the ocean for summer. We then practiced these in groups and performed them for the rest of the class, thinking of one star and a wish for each performance! 

During computing, we have been learning how to save our work on PurpleMash. We continued to develop our fine motor skills by using the track pad to colour in different pictures! 

Have a lovely weekend and hope the weather stays warm and sunny! 

Miss H and the Year One Team xxx

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Tiger-ific writing

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1st October 2021

We have been rounding off our work on The Tiger Who Came to Tea in literacy. We have had a go at writing our own version of this story. They used adjectives and focused on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

   

In Science this week, we have been learning that the days are shorter in Autumn and Winter. To help us, we used our fine motor skills to cut out two circles, which we made into a day and night wheel for each season. We compared our wheels and what they showed us.   We could notice that in Spring and Summer the days are longer and in Autumn and Winter the days get shorter.  We'll build on this theme over the next couple of weeks. The children were excellent with their scissor usage and colouring - we were really impressed with their wheels!
In RE, we continued our work on special books and this week looked at how Muslims look after the Qur'an.
Have a lovely weekend! 
Miss H and the Year One Team xxx

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Monster Maths

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24th September 2021

We also like to start our day and have brain breaks with GoNoodle! You can access this at home as well so you can all get your dancing shoes on ... 

Here is the link: https://app.gonoodle.com/ 

In maths, we have been introduced to a new concept! We used the Numberblocks to help us understand the greater than, less than and equals to symbols. We used multilink to create two amounts then wrote the number sentence, putting Blockzilla in the correct place as he wanted to eat the bigger number!

This week in Science, we sang our seasons song to help us observe how the weather changes between seasons and what changes we see between seasons.  We are still checking our rain gauge...(happily!) there is very little to measure at the moment, as we continue to enjoy the good weather.  
One half of the class enjoyed their forest school session this week, with Oak group looking forward to theirs next week.  If you're not sure which dates your child needs wellies in, then remember they are in your child's reading records. Here are some photos from their time in the woods, enjoy!
   
We also watched the Year 6 pupils explain why they would be a good choice for house captain. We then used a democratic vote to choose our individual captains!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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Weater-tastic Week!

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17th September 2021
What a busy week we have had in Year 1! 
We have started looking at The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr, which most of our literacy work is going to be based on for the next few weeks. We made ourselves familiar with the story by drawing and describing our favourite character and retelling the story through acting.
This week we have made a rain gauge as we observe the weather. Every day we are now excitedly checking and measuring the amount of rain fall and the temperature, recording it on our class weather chart.  Tuesday gave us a super start with all the rain that fell!
The children enjoyed their (muddy!) forest school session. From next week the children will be in two groups and will take it in turns on alternate weeks to access forest school. This will give them more time for each session.  We'll let you know in due course which group your child is in and therefore which weeks they will need their wellies.
During art, we learnt about hot and cold colours and how they can influence our feelings. We then learnt how to create a colourwash using the 'hot' colours red, yellow and orange. Next week we are going to do the same for cold colours! 
   
We've also been looking at the school behaviour system this week and reminding the children why it's 'good to be green'. Our Key Stage 1 assembly on Boris and the Giant Turnip helped us understand how teamwork and working together can solve so many problems.
Have a lovely weekend and hope the weather stays sunny! 
Miss H and the Year 1 Team xxx

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First week back!

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10th September 2021

Wow!

I know I speak on behalf of the whole team in Year 1 when I say how incredibly proud we are of how well all the children have settled into the life of being a Year 1 child! 

We have been doing lots of fun activities in maths, including an I spy, where we placed multi-link on the objects so we could see how many there were. 

In art, we learnt how to draw a self portrait using a mirror to look at our different features and compared these to our partners. We then walked around the room and admired the amazing work everyone had done!

   

We begun our phonic sessions and within these, we work together with a partner to read a book. Here we are looking through our speed sounds. 

During PE, we started our dance topic where we will be creating dance routines linked with our science topic of the seasons. We pretended the hall was made of ice and 'skated' around jumping, spinning and creating different shapes like real ice skaters! 

After such a busy week, we hope you all have a good rest ready for our first full week in Year 1! 

Miss H and the Year 1 team xxx

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9.7.21 Week in Review

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Hi all,

We have a had a great week here in class one.

I has been punctuated mainly by transition day. I just wanted to leave quick note to say how well the children adapted to life in year two. It is a different classroom with different routines, albeit with the same teacher! They were fab! 

I have a couple of links to share with you, one is for the parents transition event that was recorded. If you missed it hit the link below and press year two. 

https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/information/parent-carers-and-visitors-1/transition


The second link is to have a look at previous English reading SATS paper and get a feel for the level of reading needed from the children in year two:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/805114/STA198202e_2019_ks1_English_reading_Paper2_reading_booklet.pdf


Thirdly, here is a link for a nice KS1 sports day video that has been put together:

https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/curriculum-1/curriculum-pages/pe-1


Have a great weekend everyone!

Mr. H.


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2.7.21 Week in Review

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Sports Day!

What a glorious sports day we had this afternoon!

I was so proud of all the children in Y1 and KS1 as well as all the staff who organised it! 

Well done everyone!

Here are a few photos from the day and I believe there might be a montage video put together too! 









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25.6.21 Week in Review

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Good afternoon everyone, 

We have had a lovely week here in class!

It has been a busy one! This picture below, is of Zahra, the main character from a short video clip we have watched. We have used the clip to inspire us and the class have been learning about nouns and adjectives and trying to use the two together to make their writing entertaining and exciting! We have also had a go at using commas to make a list of objects we would take into the desert to help live in Zahra's rural village. 



Maths this week, has focussed around telling the time. The class have used mini clocks to make o'clock and half past times and we have been more aware of the timings of a school such as lunch time being at 12 o'clock and break time finishing at half past 10. 

We had lots of fun learning about where fish comes from and facts about different types. The children loved making small paper fish too! 

In PE, we have loved doing orienteering and following maps to find certain points! We even used special dibbers to check in at different points around the school grounds! 

Have a good weekend all, and see you next week!

Thanks again,

Mr. H.

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18.6.21 Week In Review

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Hi all,

We have had a very exciting week here in class one!

To start with, we have been handling money and making sure we know the differences between different coins and what the value of each coin is. We have even been adding coins together to make totals! 

In DT this week, we have discussed healthy eating and had a go a preparing fresh vegetables and fruit. Here are some photos of the class making and eating their salads!











Have a good weekend! 


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11.6.21 Week in Review

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Hello all,

The children have come back to school in such good spirits! It has been lovely to catch up with them and hear about all the lovely things they have been up to during the break!

In our English lessons, we have been having a go at describing interesting pictures and using lots of adjectives and conjunctions and uplevelling our sentences!

We have been making great BIG numbers in maths, using place value cards and sticks and bricks! Of course, the children were eager to make 999 using nine hundreds, nine tens and nine ones! 

We have started a unit all about food and looked at fruits and vegetables and where they come from and this afternoon, we have explored how transport has changed over time!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy some sun!

Thanks

Mr. H.

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21.5.21 Week in Review

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Hi all! 

The class have worked hard on their fraction knowledge this week during maths! Make sure to test them on cutting things into halves and quarters! Sharing pizza must be fair! Or so I'm told! 

In English, we have been using the story of Katie in London to help us describe and write accurately. The class enjoyed imagining a destination of there own to go and visit.

Here is a collection of work from Art this week!



The class used pencil skills, watercolours and charcoal to create these beautiful Baobab tree inspired art pieces!

This afternoon, we have been thinking about similarities and differences between our local area and London! We think it is very different! 

Enjoy the weekend everyone! 

Thanks 

Mr. H. 

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14.5.21 Week in Review

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I'm going to open this post with these lovely painting done in class one! 



We are using plants and spring to do lots of lovely work in science and art at the moment! It feels like summer is just around the corner!

We were trying to use lots of control whilst painting these flowers. We used the very tip of the brush to start out the petals and used different brush techniques to create leaves, stems and the rest of the flowers. 

In science, we are monitoring some geranium seeds we planted and thought about different types of garden plants that we might use in our own gardens!

Time for plant watch:



In Maths, fractions has been the focus. We have halved and quartered shapes and started working on doing the same to numbers! See Mathletics for some lovely fraction tasks! 

In English and Geography we have been learning all about London! Today the children had a look at some facts about famous landmarks, such as, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben! They also worked their socks off writing gorgeous descriptions about the sites and sounds of London using some videos and audio to get inspiration.

It has been a busy week but we have had fun!

Have a lovely weekend! 


Thanks

Mr. H. 

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7.5.21 Week in Review

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Hello everyone!

Welcome to May! 

The class have been working very hard on division this week and I think they have all done fantastic work! 

I thought that the photographs for this week should come from the gorgeous Andy Goldsworthy inspired art that the class made up. They used natural materials and plenty of imagination to create images!

Take a look and have a lovely weekend!  







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30.4.21 Week in Review

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Hello everyone,

I hope you have all had a good week.

There has been all sorts going on in class one this week! From planting seeds, to doubling, sharing and dividing, we have all been keeping busy!

Here are a few photos of the doubling work the children enjoyed this week!







The children have brilliant imaginations and have been mixing words together to make a new creature! After reading the story Woolf, all about a part sheep part wolf, they thought of their own mixed creature and created a name for them too. When, two words are mixed and create a new meaning, it is called a portmanteau!

What do you think these could be?

Goraffe

Buttercorn

Narfish

Jellyfark

Hippino

Find the answers below! 

I hope you all enjoy the slightly longer weekend and I look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday! 

Thanks 

Mr. H.

Answers

Goraffe - Gorilla Giraffe

Buttercorn - Butterfly Unicorn

Narfish - Narwhal Swordfish

Jellyfark - Jellyfish Shark

Hippino - Hippo Rhino


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23.4.21 Week in Review

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First up, here is a lovely photo of some of the science work the children have produced, showing the different parts of plants! 

They look amazing! 



We have been busy looking at places around the world we have visited during geography, and looked at wild plants around the school in science. The class have loved PE in the sun and drawing natural objects in the woodland too! 

In maths, they are becoming masters of multiplication! We have worked on using arrays and groups to help us work out times questions! 

I'm sure you will agree - very busy indeed! 

Well done everyone! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Thanks

Mr. H. 

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16.4.21 Week in Review

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Hello everyone,

We have had a lovely week here in school!

We have started learning about a new story book called Woolf in English and the class have been impressing me with their new found love for multiplication! 

On Tuesday, the class were amazing in science, they made marvellous models of plants and could name the different parts.

Today, we have been looking at the UK and the countries that make it up. I've added a few pictures below that show the lovely maps the children have made! 

Have a great weekend all! 










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Happy Easter!

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Well done, class one! You have worked amazingly hard this half term! It has been awesome to have you all back in school and I can't wait to see you back in April!

In the meantime, have a lovely Easter break and I'll see you soon!

Thanks,

Mr. H!

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19.3.21  Week in Review

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Another week has flown by and we have been very busy! We have been producing some beautiful writing all about Jim and the Beanstalk, yes, Jim! History has been a big focus and as part of our 1066 topic, we have been recreating a medieval shield wall.

You would not believe what a formidable sight a classful of year one children make when they form a shield wall and stand at the top of a steep hill! See for yourselves!

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12.3.21 Week in Review

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The children have come back wonderfully - so a big well done from me here to everyone who has made it a smooth and calm experience! 

Homework will be posted over on teams from now on so you can head there to find the tasks for the week. 

In class, we have been busy and had loads of fun. For world book day, we looked at Jack and the Beanstalk and James and the Giant Peach as our theme was spring and we talked about things that grow. 

We have recapped measuring in centimetres and the concept of heavy and light. We also had a lovely time working on capacity and testing out words like full, empty, half full, and nearly empty and used awesome coloured water to make the task even more fun. It is needless to say after our maths lesson we mixed the colours and in the process, made a huge mess! 

Here are some lovely photos to finish off the week:

Thanks for your ongoing support! 

Mr. H.

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Special Delivery!

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We had a special delivery of Dr Simpo's new comic on Wednesday morning. He has kindly donated one for every child in school.

Thank you Dr Simpo!

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Christmas crafting!

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14th December 2020

This afternoon, myself and year 1 have had lots of fun creating different Christmas crafts. We have made photo frames which look like Rudolph, Christmas tree decorations, Christmas cards with our handprints and we used special acrylic pens to draw Christmas scenes on Petri dishes. 

      

What a busy afternoon we have had! 

Have a lovely Christmas break and see you all in 2021!

Miss H xx

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Merry Christmas from Mr Curly-Wurly

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Here is a Merry Christmas from Mr Curly-Wurly!

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Christmas Pantomime

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Here are a few snaps from today's Christmas Panto!

The children all had a great time and enjoyed the story of The Wizard of Oz!






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Four seasons in one day!

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Here are a few photos from our art project of the week focusing on the four seasons and some photos of the lovely hall Christmas display we have put together! 

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Marshmallows and Matchsticks!

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Hello everyone!

Firstly, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

This week, we have concluded our learning on 2D and 3D shapes! As a celebration of tis we had a go at making marvelous shapes using marshmallows and sticks! 

As well as all this maths, we have been having fun exploring the story of The Deep Dark Wood! Very apt for this time of year. the children have produced some lovely descriptions today!

Homework will be publish via teams so head there for the update!

Many thanks!

Mr. H

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20.11.20 Homework

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Hi everyone!

We have had another great week in class one!

Well done to everybody for all their hard work and effort. 

I am scheduling a mini phonics lesson using Microsoft Teams that will take place on Tuesday 24th November at 4.00pm. Please try to be available and on Teams at this time as it will give everybody (including me) a chance to be on Teams together and test out the video conferencing features available. All you have to do is be logged onto teams and you will get a notification to join a meeting.

In other news, Spelling Shed and Mathletics have been updated and please continue your wonderful reading!

Many thanks everyone!

Mr. H.

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13.11.20 Homework

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Good afternoon everybody.

Here is a collection of photos of some of the children's work from this week's DT/ History lesson. We spoke about Rememberance Day and its importance and then put our DT skills to the test by making the poppies slide upwards as if growing.





Homework 

Both Mathletics and Spelling Shed have been updated with up to date task on shapes and the 'a-e' and 'ow' sounds.

Teams has an assignment set up for you to try. It is a shape hunt around the house and reply with a photo of what things you found. 

Thanks everybody! Have a great weekend and stay well!

Cheers,

Mr. H.

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6.11.20 Homework

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Hi all,

Well done to everybody in class one! They have all done wonderfully and settled back into school brilliantly!

During the first few weeks of this half term, we are going to be exploring the story of Old Bear! I know some children already know this story, they have told me they know it! In the story, Bramwell Brown and his pals make a tower to reach up to the attic to try and rescue Old Bear. How tall a tower can you make at home?



Head over to Microsoft teams and log in. Post a photo of your tallest tower there!

I look forward to seeing your towers on there!

Mathletics and Spelling Shed have been updated too!

Many thanks,

I hope you all have a good weekend!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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October Half Term 2020

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Hello everyone!

Firstly, well done to all the children who have worked unbelievably hard throughout these first seven weeks of the school year. They have all done amazing and it has been a pleasure to be teaching them!

Spelling shed and Mathletics have been updated for you for enjoy over the holidays and please try to keep reading!

I spoke to the class about a fundraising event organised by FONS. You can enter the virtual Halloween balloon race by clicking the link here:  https://ecoracing.co/user/page/665



Thanks everyone! Have a lovely half term!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Friday 16th October 2020

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Hello everybody!

Firstly, just a spot of housekeeping...

Could I ask you to check cardigans and jumpers to make sure you have your child's and not other people's? There are some that have gone missing and haven't seen them around school. Thanks in advance.

This week we have been busy drawing and writing about the fantastic book called hibernation hotel! Here is a snap of the display that has just gone up in class one - well done everyone!



The children have had great fun blending colours, cutting out, adding markings to our coffee filter autumn leaves! we think they look ace!

Homework

Spelling shed and Mathletics have both been updated with new tasks for the children to enjoy.


Microsoft Teams also has a nice grammar (the children will call it Grandma - sorry!) task to have a go at too.


Many thanks and have a lovely weekend!

Cheers

Mr. H.


  

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. Why not ask your child/ren about what they have learned today?

Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Friday 9th October 2020

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Hi all,

We have had a great week in class one and have, as always, been keeping very busy!

Firstly, just a quick note from the school library. If anyone has got library books from pre-lockdown time in reception class, please could you send them back into school.

Thanks to our helpers for coming in this week! It has been great for all the children to have that extra time and help!

Spelling shed has been updated with the 'oo' and 'ar' sounds and Mathletics has been updated too.

I hope you all have lovely weekends! Thanks!

Mr. H.

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Friday 2nd October 2020

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Hi all!

It is October already! Time flies when you're having fun!

We have had a busy week! Deserts, animal groups, greater than, less than, capital letters, full stops, balance and symmetry!

For homework this week, Spelling shed has been updated with the 'ee' and 'ow' sounds.

We won the KS1 Mathletics competition this week so well done to all who have been on and contributed to our overall score!

There are now new tasks online.

I have added a task on Teams all about hibernation for you to have look at. Our new book for next week revolves around this topic so it will be interesting to see what you all know already.

And of course, keep reading! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Thanks,

Mr. H.

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Friday 25th September 2020

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Hello everybody!

Another week has gone by already - they are flying!

Well done to class one, they have been fab again this week! They are all settling into the rhythms and routines of school again so well!

Thank you for your support with homework - it has been great to see all the engagement on Mathletics and Spelling Shed already this year. 

The children are already making lots of progress in reading and phonics, so please keep reading with them at home. 

I'm hoping that you got your letter about TEAMS. Please have a try at logging into this either through the app or on a web browser. I've set a little 'welcome task' on there for children to have a go at.

As usual, Mathletics has been updated and Spelling Shed now has 'ay' words and 'igh' words to complete.

Many thanks, have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Friday 18th September 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good afternoon everyone!

We have had another brilliant week in class one and all the children seem to settling in really well!

As promised, Spelling Shed and Mathletics have been updated and are ready to use. You will find the logins required stuck on to their reading record books as well as a purple mash login card. 

Purple mash is a great tool to explore but homework isn't set on it each week. Home work tasks will usually be on Spelling Shed and Mathletics. 

Make sure you find a pocket of time to have a read with your child at home and fill in their reading records.

Many thanks,

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr. H.

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Friday 11th September 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hello everyone,

Happy Friday! This is the first blog of the new academic year, so hello to all the parents of the new year ones!

Firstly, I want to say how well all the children have come back to school! They have been amazing!

I will start posting work to do at home and any other news next week.

In the meantime, make sure you find a pocket of time to have a read with your child at home and fill in their reading records.

Lastly, if anyone has any spare time and they would be willing to pop in and volunteer please drop me an email at class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Many thanks,

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr. H.

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Friday 17th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone!

My bubble and I will be updating the class one blog this morning with activities for over the summer break!

More to follow!

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Thursday 16th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all well and good!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ure’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ure’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!


- English -

Write me a paragraph telling me what you are excited about in the summer break!


- Break -

- Maths -

Summer themed morning maths presentation Thursday! 

Crack the code place value activity!


- Lunch -

- Cinema - 

This afternoon we are going to sit back and enjoy a film together! 

Have a lovely day!

Thanks 

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 15th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I just want to reiterate our thanks here at Netherthong for all your generosity! It is so appreciated, thanks again!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ear’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ear’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

How good are you at knowing what type of punctuation to use at the end of different types of sentences?

Click here to open a page with different sentences that are missing punctuation.

Can you tell which is needed? There are answers underneath each level! 

-Break -

- Maths -

Summer themed morning maths presentation Wednesday page - click here!

Practice some addition and subtraction number sentences in your remote learning books and try using a number line or hundred square to assist you if you are getting into the larger numbers!


- Lunch -


- PE – 

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

Have a lovely day!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Tuesday 14th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

A huge thank you for the cards and gifts you have dropped in school for Mrs. Cooper, Miss Hemingway, Mrs. Barker and myself. Thank you so very much!

Hi Mrs Barker here - yes I have to repeat what Mr Hobson has just said, I really didn't expect anything but your kind words and gift are so appreciated. I'm definitely going to try to treat myself and not buy Lego for my boys! So this is the last transition Tuesday. Thank you to all of you who have sent in work, it's lovely to see how you are getting on at home. It's been really nice getting to know the ten children in my bubble but I'm really excited about getting to know you all in September.

So today I'd like you to list all the things you'd like to do in Class 2 - use your imagination - be wild and wacky if you want to be. I can't promise we'll be able to do them all but we might get to do a few! Remember to email me your list to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk

I'd love it if you could also draw or paint a portrait of yourself, then I'll know who to look out for in September! Enjoy your day! Mrs B xx

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ire’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ire’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

I'd like you to imagine you are on your desert island and you are making yourself a shelter to sleep under and live around...


Can you write a set of instructions on how to build a shelter?

Remember to use command words!


- Break -

- Maths -

Summer-themed morning maths presentation Tuesday click here.

Use this tool called daily 10 to practice a wide range of maths topics.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

I recommend starting on level one and then exploring some of the level two topics as well!

- Lunch -

- Story time -

Share a story with somebody at home.

- Choice - 

This afternoon, in class, the children are going to get some choice time to decide what they would like to do. They may draw and make things out of scrap paper or card. They may play imaginative games or with some small toys such as animals or bricks etc.

I think it is fair that you do the same!

Have fun!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Monday 13th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all!

I can't believe that it is the final week of term! How fast and strange this one has been!

Here is a photo of Luna from the weekend! 



Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ew’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ew’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- Maths -

Summer-themed morning maths starters - there is one for each day of this week! Click here!

Brush up on 2s 5s 10s – use any maths games you like to support this. http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

In class, we are going to have a go at writing out our times tables for the 10s, 5s, and 2s in columns. E.g. 1 x 10 = 

- Break -

- English -

Gracie sent me a gorgeous picture of her desert island last week! Here it is:



Could you write a few solid sentences about how you may have ended up on your desert island! 

Use your imagination to work out how you got there!

Remember your BIG3!

- Lunch -

Draw with Rob: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 10th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone!

Firstly. I want to say a big thank you to all of you who sent in your sports day results despite the weather!

In school, we had lots of fun but got a little wet!

It's crazy to think that there is only one more week of this academic year left to go! Where has the time gone?

Anyhow, here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘oa’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘oa’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- Maths -

In school, we have been practicing our times table knowledge using the funky mummy game, focusing on the 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Click the link to open this up: http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

We have made chatterboxes to help us practice our 10s. If you have access to a printer, click here to have a go at making one of those!

Another great activity to help remember your times tables is to use a 100 square to color in the multiples! Have a go at making your very own.

- Break -

- English –
 

Well done for making lovely (and some spooky) desert islands!

What things would you need on the island to help you survive and live happily?

Think carefully...

Is there electricity?

Is there clean water?

Are there any animals you need to watch out for?

You should be professionals at lists now! So write a list using commas to separate your items and use an and between the penultimate and last items.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Thanks,

Mr. H.


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Thursday 9th July 2020 - SPORTS DAY

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone!

Keep your fingers very, very tightly crossed for some sunshine today for our 'Virtual Sports Day'!

Here is a summary of the activities we'd like the children to do and some extra information. I have also added a sheet you can use for your results and then you can email me them! 

The most important point is that you have a great time.

Sports Day Results sheet.docx

Sports Day bulletin.docx

Enjoy yourselves and do please let me know your results. We will see which team wins in our class and then we'll be able to see which team wins overall! Good luck!

Thanks!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 8th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning everybody!

Don't forget it is sports day tomorrow and I will be putting up a set of activities for you to have a go at!

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ow’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ow’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

Design your very own desert island, please!

-Break -

- Maths -

Warm-up: http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

Colour by numbers 

Draw a picture and in each part of your picture, write a subtraction number sentence with 5 different answers.

Decide which colour will equal each number and then work out your number sentences and colour in your picture accordingly. 

We are going to be having a go at these this morning too!

- Lunch -

- Painting - 

This morning you designed your very own desert island!

Could you try to paint it using warm colours for the island and cold colours for the ocean!

Thanks all,

Have a good day!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Tuesday 7th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone!

It's transition Tuesday again!

So hello to everyone at home! Mrs Barker here, I hope you are all OK. Many thanks to Gracie again this week for your work - you are working incredibly hard and I really do appreciate your efforts! 


Today I'd like you to have a go at this maths activity (click on the picture and it will take you to the activity, try both options:

I'd also like you to write me a letter - you can write to me about what you have been doing whilst you have been at home, you could ask me some questions about what it is like in Year 2 or you could tell me your favourite things to do at school. Use your best handwriting, with finger spaces and don't forget your capital letters and full stops. 

I look forward to receiving them!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘er’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘er’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- English -

Question mark grammar today!

Click here to open a presentation designed to warm up your brain ready for learning about question marks!

If you think you have got what it takes, try finishing these sentences with the correct punctuation!

Click here to view the sentences!

- Break -

- Maths -

Warm-up game!

http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

Main: Addition and subtraction speed challenge 

Can you complete the speed challenge in 5 minutes?

Click here and let me know how you get on!

Challenge: Block adventurer

- Lunch -

- Story time - 

Share a story from your collection at home!

Handwriting - 

In your remote learning books, could you try to write the sentence below?

Remember to have all your letters the correct way around and make your letters the right size including any ascenders and descenders.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
 


Many thanks!

Have a lovely day!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Monday 6th July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone!

I hope this morning's blog post finds you well and ready for a week of home learning.

Here's a quick snap of the Luna and Brego getting filthy on the beach!



Here is today's suggested list of activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ur’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ur’ sound!

Feel free to enjoy the reading longer words video below too!

- Maths -

Subtraction recap!

Remind children of the operations we have covered this year. + - x ÷ =

Click here to have a go at some simple subtraction problems.

Use a number line to help with these subtraction questions - click here!

You don't need to print out the sheet, just write the number sentence in your home learning books and away you go!

- Break -

- English -

Click here to view the short Zahra clip!

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Last week you wrote a description about the main character Zahra. This week I would like you to focus on writing about her actions. 

Write a short paragraph about what Zahra did in the clip. Think carefully about which verbs you could use to describe the way she acts. 

Remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

- Lunch -

Draw with Rob https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

If the weather perks up later on, head out for a walk! I know I will be taking Luna and Brego out later on!

Have a lovely day!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 3rd July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone!

It's Friday!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘are’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘are’ sound!


- Maths -

In school today, we are going to be practicing the basics using some fun maths games. 

Daily ten -  we are going to be playing some of the daily 10 level one addition questions!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

A school favourite - Archery Arithmetic - doubles and ten times tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Hit the button - number bonds and addition.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

- Break -

- English –


Commas in lists

Play the Zahra clip.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Discuss as a group what items/ objects you would take to Zahra’s village.

Children to make a list and use commas to separate items and finish list with an and between the final and penultimate items.

- Lunch - 

Have a look outside this afternoon. If the weather isn't too bad, why not go for a run, walk, bike ride or scooter ride. 

If the weather is poor - try designing you own desert island - what would you need on the island to help you live there?

Have a lovely weekend everybody!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Thursday 2nd July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

The weather looks yuck this morning! Not to worry though! It is a have fun inside kind of day!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘aw’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘aw’ sound!

- English -




Look at the description in newspaper article. Explain that this is a character description and we are going to write something similar for Zahra to celebrate her achievement.

Here is a link to the Zahra clip: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Children write a character appearance and a character personality description about Zahra including conjunctions and adjectives!

Challenge – Can they include an exclamation? 

- Break -

- Maths -

Before and after times

Fluency:

Can you tell the time that is one hour before/ after the shown time here?

before and after times.pdf

- Lunch -

This afternoon, we are going to be colouring and chatting about what we are doing at home to keep busy!

Cheers,

Mr. H. 

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Wednesday 1st July 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘u-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘u-e’ sound!

- English -


Task: Children to write a description of Zahra using adjectives.



-Break -

- Maths -

Recap o’clock and half past

 Warm up:
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeK3zr-cMyk

Input:
Chat about the positioning of the clock hands and language of half past and o'clock.

Fluency:

Have a go at telling the time to half past and o'clock using the sheets here. You don't need to print these out. 


- Lunch -

-Story time-

Share a story together at home.

- Craft- 

This afternoon, try making a cut-out creature with scraps of paper and colour it in afterwards! 

Cheers and have a good day everyone!

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 30th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hello everyone from Year 1! Mrs Barker here again!

A big thank you to Gracie for emailing me your 'All About Me' page. I'm not sure if everyone got to see my post from last week, so I'm going to re-post it here to give everyone a chance to tell me about themselves:

This is very exciting, being a guest on the Year 1 blog! I'm really enjoying my time with my little Year 1 bubble. I've also enjoyed meeting the other bubble in the playground on a morning and in the afternoon. But this is a chance for me to get to know those of you at home accessing our home learning. I'm super excited to have you in my Year 2 class next year. As yet, we don't know what that will look like, but we're all hopeful that things will be more 'normal' by then. Usually at this time of year, we might have a morning together or a few lessons here and there. It's always nice to get to know new children and a little bit about what they like to do. If you click here, you'll find a sheet to fill in about yourself. I'd love it if you could fill this in and email to me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk 

This week, I'd like you to have a go at these maths 10 questions:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Click on 'Level 1, Addition, Up to 10' and see how you get on. You'll need a pencil and paper to write down your answers. We'll do the same in class! Enjoy!

Thanks, Mrs. Barker!

Good morning everyone, 

I got soaked taking Luna and Brego out for a walk last night! What lovely weather we have!

I hope everybody is well!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘o-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘o-e’ sound!

- English -

Watch this clip:
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Scroll down until you find the clip titled Zahra.


Can you make a list of nouns (naming words: cat, bucket, leaf) whilst you watch the video clip?

Click here to have a look at what we will be doing in class today!

Can you write descriptive sentences using the pictures to give you some ideas?

- Break -

- Maths -

Time to half past


Input:
Recap on prior learning on time to the hour from yesterday. Click here to explore a little bit more on time - especially working towards half-past times!

Have a go at showing half past the hour times by drawing some clock faces in your remote learning book! Use these questions to guide you.

- Lunch -

- Yoga - 

Head over to Cosmic Yoga's YouTube channel and get in some active time despite the bad weather!

https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Cheers,

Mr. H.

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Monday 29th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘i-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘i-e’ sound!


- Maths -
Intro to time

Warm up:


Input:
Use this boat timetable ppt as input for today's lesson on time.

Fluency:

Click the link below and see if you can tell the time and write the time.

You don't have to print out the sheet, you could make blank clock faces in your remote learning books.

Boat timetable

- Break -

- English -

Zahra

Go to this link below and scroll down until you find the Zahra section.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html

Play the clip but for the first time only listen to the sound, don't watch it.
 
Ask your children where they think it is set now?
Does the music remind them of anything?
A type of weather or animals?
Watch the clip with pictures now up to 12 seconds.
Were their predictions correct?
What have they learnt so far about the story?
Tell the children they will be writing statements today.
Before playing the rest of the clip tell the children they need to be thinking about the plot of the story.
What happens at the beginning? What is the problem, solution, ending?

Task: Children to write statements sentences to match pauseed images from the video clip. Can they use conjunctions to join ideas?

- Lunch -

Draw with Rob on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=draw+with+rob

Thanks everyone,

Have a good day!

Mr. H.

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Friday 26th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather we have had!

Well done for another week of home learning, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘a-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘a-e’ sound!

- Maths -


Start with a number challenge, can you write your numbers the correct way around all the way up to 100?

Using coins you could 'buy' food items out of the cupboards!

You could log onto purplemash, mathletics or top marks and have a go at some of the maths games online. 

- Break -

- English –


Have a listen to the story of BEEGU if you haven't already by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3J__jv6b4w&t=2s

Pause the story regularly and discuss how different characters are feeling at different points in the story.

Why not have a go at making your own mini storybook based on the Beegu story. We did a little bit of this yesterday in school and it work really well.

- Lunch - 

- Art -

Draw a summer picture using warm colours to show what the weather is like and think about what sort of summer items or activities you could include.

Thanks all,

Have a great weekend!

Mr. H.



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Thursday 25th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather we had yesterday. Hopefully, today is more of the same!

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘oi’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘oi’ sound!

- English -

Have another listen to the story of Beegu by clicking the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3J__jv6b4w

Make a lost Poster from the point of view of Beegu's parents. Illustrate Beegu and write a description of her looks and personality.

- Break -

- Maths -

Arithmetic archery: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

Click here for a money quiz!

- Lunch -

- YOGA! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Have a lovely day everyone!

Take care!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 24th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather we are having! 

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ea’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ea’ sound!

- English -

Have a listen to the story of Beegu by clicking here! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3J__jv6b4w

Ask children to draw an outline of Beegu and colour it in. After, write everything they know about her around the outside.

Ask them to write inside of Beegu how they think she is feeling during the time she is on Earth in the story. 

- Break -

- Maths -

Recognising coins and notes.

Go through the different coins and the values again. Introduce notes. Talk about the equivalence between a £5 note and 5 pound coins and 2 £5 notes being the same as a £10 note.








- Lunch -

- Outdoor time! - 

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, please spend some time outside today. I've heard the weather is supposed to be gorgeous so make sure to put some suncream on. Why not help your parents out with wedding or planting and maybe even a bit of watering! Can you name some of the plants you see growing in your garden, you could even draw a picture of your favourite one. If you don't have a garden, could you make your way to a local park and see what you recognise there?


Cheers all,

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 23rd June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Apologies for the lack of activities yesterday, there was a Kirklees wide school internet issue which meant as soon I was in school I was unable to post any of the work I had planned for you. 

Today is the first of the 'transition Tuesdays' and the aim is to give you a chance to get to know a little bit about your teacher next year. Here is a message from Mrs Barker:

Hello everyone from Year 1! This is very exciting, being a guest on the Year 1 blog! I'm really enjoying my time with my little Year 1 bubble. I've also enjoyed meeting the other bubble in the playground on a morning and in the afternoon. But this is a chance for me to get to know those of you at home accessing our home learning. I'm super excited to have you in my Year 2 class next year. As yet, we don't know what that will look like, but we're all hopeful that things will be more 'normal' by then. Usually at this time of year, we might have a morning together or a few lessons here and there. It's always nice to get to know new children and a little bit about what they like to do. If you click here, you'll find a sheet to fill in about yourself. I'd love it if you could fill this in and email to me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk I'm going to ask the year 1 bubbles to do it too! I hope you have a lovely day!

Here is today's list of suggested activities: 

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ure’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ure’ sound!

- Maths -

Recognising coins

Warm up: Counting robot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cARYvdtB4&t=5s

Input:
Talk through the various coins, name them and discuss their value. talk about the colour, shape and size and the comparison in value between them. 

Task
Children to draw around and name each coin in their books.

- Break -

- English -

We are starting to look at new book named Beegu. 

Here is the front cover of the book:



Can you answer these questions in your remote learning books?



- Lunch - 

- Reading - 

Be sure to keep up the reading at home! It is super important to keep your reading and phonics going. 

- Scavenger Hunt - 

If possible, have a walk out and see what natural objects you can find to take home. When you are home with your collection, try making a picture out of your finds!

Cheers everyone!

Mr. H. 

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Monday 22nd June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everybody,

Unfortunately, there is no internet at Netherthong School today - yikes! This means accessing the usual daily blog and uploading what I had planned for today is proving tricky at the moment. I really do apologise for those of you waiting to read through today's activities. I am hoping the internet in school will be back up and running soon and I assure you I will post the daily activities as soon as I am able to do so.

What a start to a new week! Have a good Monday everyone!

Mr H

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Friday 19th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone! 

I hope you have all had a lovely week! 

Thank you to you guys who dropped off some letters for me to read to the children.

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ire’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ire’ sound!

- Maths -

Try to keep up with practicing number bonds plus adding and subtraction!

You can use lots of different tools to help you with this.

Top marks has lots of games that will help.

Top marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=2 

Purple mash has lots of maths games online.

If you wanted something paper based you could do a little bit of simple adding and taking away to brush up and keep the skills there. 


- Break -

- English –


Practice a little bit of handwriting. Remember that some letters need to have ascenders and descenders. Try thinking of a funny sentence to help encourage neat writing! 

- Lunch - 

- Afternoon - 

Try painting some bubbles and when they have dried, draw the people you care about inside. We made some these this week in school. 

Thanks everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Mr. H.


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Thursday 18th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities: 

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ew’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ew’ sound!


- English -

Narwhal research 




- Break -

- Maths -

Arithmetic archery : https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

Y
ear 1 goals


Have a look through this Mojo Maths. Discuss the first few slides and then when you reach the last slide get your child to set out their work in books using pictorial methods to help them work out. 

Click here to view!

- Lunch -

- PE -

Dependent of which website you check on, the weather looks like it is going to do different things!

If it is nice (not raining) - get out and make an obstacle course! We made one in school link to the Not Quite Narwhal story. It had a section to move like a crab, frog, narwhal and unicorn. 

If the weather inst great, why not try another cosmic yoga or something like that! We had a go at the Pokemon yoga earlier in the week and we had great fun!

Cheers everyone,

Keep up the great work!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 17th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Hello everyone - good morning!

Thanks for all the updates and emails you have sent across!

It has been lovely to see what you guys have been doing at home!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘oa’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘oa’ sound!

- English -

Challenge! Write a letter to the class one bubbles led by Mrs> Barker and I and we will read them to our mini classes.

Tell us what you are up to, what you have enjoyed about being at home and maybe some of the things you haven't enjoyed!

Have a walk and drop it of at the school office so that we can have a read of them at school.  

-Break -

- Maths -

Warm up - Can you make these numbers by drawing sticks and bricks?

44    52    89    61    27

Click here to see today's maths activity.

Can you work out how many tens and ones each of the numbers in the tables has and circle the bigger number?

You don't need to print the sheet out, you could recreate the small tables in your remote learning books.
 

Extension – Make a number with:



- Lunch -

- ICT -

Log onto purple mash and practice some maths on the maths section and why not recreate the story of Not Quite Narwhal in the create a story app?

Cheers everyone! 

Stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Tuesday 16th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ai’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ai’ sound!

- English -

Alphabet challenge – Can you get every single letter in the alphabet the correct way around?

Have another listen to the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk and stop at the point where kelp is wondering about going back to the Narwhals.

Ask the your children how Kelp could get in touch with the Narwhals?

What could he do?

Talk about the process of posting a letter.

Could you write an address for Kelp to write to and an address for Kelp to use as his home address?

I think he might live on Coral Avenue in Turtle City.

- Break -

- Maths -

Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Practice number bonds to ten and addition facts.

To partition numbers.

Using hoops, string or tape to make an aliens head alien arm model. (The children will know what to make!) Use some toys or things from around the house to signify tens as stick shaped objects and ones as brick / cube shaped objects.

Try making 3 numbers with tens in one hand/hoop and ones in another hand/hoop. Can your child tell what number should go in the head of of the model?

Can you make these numbers using sticks and bricks? Remember that a stick is ten and brick is one.

E.g. 35 would look like III .....

13
64
38
92
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- Lunch -

Cosmic yoga pokemon style! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCjkPlsaes

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Mr. H. 

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Monday 15th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you have all had lovely weekends!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -


- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ow’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ow’ sound!


- Maths -

I can count to 100.

Warm up: Counting robot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cARYvdtB4&t=2s


3 minutes challenge -  You have 3 minutes to write as many numbers as you can, starting at zero and counting up.

Use toys or pasta or anything smaller to see if you can count up to 100 with apparatus!

Reasoning:



- Break -

- English -

Not quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Use the YT link to have another listen to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk

Warm up

Look at LAND NARWHALS page: Can you make a list or draw of all the things the unicorns are doing?

Writing activity:

Look at the page where kelp arrives at the shore.

Write a sentence about what Kelp might be thinking and feeling when he reaches the shore.


- Lunch -


- Science -

We know that plants need water don't we?

Well, how do you know if they are drinking?

See if you can pick some daisies with their stems on and put them into some water containing food colouring and observe what happens.


Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 12th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Well done for all the hard work you have put in once again this week and thank you to all of you who have emailed me photos and updates!

I took this photograph last night whilst out with the dogs, and then look at the one below from when Brego first arrived with us. He has grown so much!

 


- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘er’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘er’ sound!

- Maths -

Input:
Can anybody think of words that help us tell others where something is? Discuss.

Fluency:

 

Reasoning

 

 

Extension

 



- Other activities - 

You could log onto mathletics and keep practicing your maths skills.

You could get onto purple mash and explore that.

You could have a go at making your own narwhal and unicorn game using toys and craft materials.

Enjoy a story together.

I hope you all have lovely weekends!

Cheers

Mr. H. 

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Thursday 11th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘ur’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘ur’ sound!

- English -

Could you make speech bubbles to go with beach page of the story Not Quite Narwhal?

You can pause the video on the page and think about what the narwhals, unicorns and Kelp may say to each other.

Video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk 

- Break -

- Maths -

To describe positions

Head outside if you can and and talk about the language of left and right. Have some form of markers set out and say left or right and see if your children can remember which way is which and run to the left marker and right marker. 

Recreate this shape picture and see if you can follow the instructions to get the correct colour on the correct shape. 



Have a chat about this picture: 

- Lunch -

- Art -

Narwhal inspired sea wash using watercolour paints if you have some.

Using blues greens and other colours, can the children create a wash that looks a little like the sea on the cover of Not Quite Narwhal?

Leave to dry.

On scraps of plain paper, can you try to draw your own Kelp and colour it in?

Go over the edges and key lines of kelp with a black fine felt tip and when the wash is dry stick it onto the sea.

Thanks everyone - enjoy!

Cheers

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 10th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘are’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘are’ sound!

- English -

Discuss the word blurb! What are they, what do they do?

Explain to the children that Not Quite Narwhal doesn’t have a blurb and that our job today is to write one for the back of the story book.

Read blurbs of stories that we have read already or other books and discuss the key features.

Set class on task of writing a blurb paragraph.

Give time to check for BIG3 and spellings.

Here's the link for the story if you want or need to listen again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB6fTm3XGSk 

-Break -

- Maths -

I can describe turns.

Recap on capacity with a container of water, show full, empty, half, quarter, three quarter etc.

Get outside to discuss, demonstrate and do. Try doing quarter, half, three quarter and full turns. You could use the cardinal point on a the compass to help you with this and also the language of clockwise and anticlockwise.

Find something with a similar shape to this and try tracing the shape after you have done the turns.





Problem solving



- Lunch -

- ICT -

Log onto purple mash and have an explore. I think the maths games on there are brill!

Cheers

Mr. H.


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Tuesday 9th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘aw’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘aw’ sound!

- English -

Alphabet challenge – Can you get every single letter in the alphabet the correct way around?

Listen to the story of Not Quite Narwhal by clicking here! Can you answer the questions below after listening to the story?

Where is Kelp sleeping?
Find and copy a word that tells you Kelp was born at the bottom of the ocean.
Do you notice anything strange about Kelp?
How many fish can you see?
What do you think might be in the treasure chest?
How is Kelp different to all the other narwhals?
Can you give two reasons?
How do you think Kelp feels when he finds out he is different from all the other narwhals?
Do you think your friends should be the same as you and like exactly the same things?
Do you think the narwhals are friendly? Yes or no?
What might the narwhals have said to Kelp to make him feel better about himself?
How is Kelp able to breath and swim under water?
Can you explain to a partner what a ‘strong current’ is?
What might Kelp be thinking and feeling when he is swept away?
What do you think is going to happen to Kelp next? Where might he go?
What do you notice about the way ‘I wish I were a better swimmer!’ is presented?
How are the colours on these pages different to the colours on the pages before?
What do you think the mysterious, sparkling creature might be?
Where does Kelp see the sparkling creature?
What does the word ‘familiar’ mean?
How has Jessie Simma presented Kelp’s journey onto land? Why
is the page split into three sections? Why do you think the she has
done this?

- Break -

- Maths -

3-minute challenge!

Starting at zero, how many numbers can you write down in 3 minutes? Are they all the right way around?

Discuss:



Work out quarter of quantities independently where possible using pictorial representation in their books.



Extension:



- Lunch -

- Narwhal Art -


Using the Narwhal event pack linked here– use some of the nice colouring pages to have some afternoon colouring time and maybe have a listen to some of the suggested music too! You can print these out but it is also non - essential!

Cheers everyone!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday 1st July

admin on: Class 1

Good morning everyone,

Here is a happy photo for you all!



Luna and Brego cuddling in the sun!

Here is today's list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘u-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘u-e’ sound!

- English -



Task: Children to write adjectives about Zahra in their books.

-Break -

- Maths -
Recap o’clock and half past

 Warm up:
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS-2dUpkoHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeK3zr-cMyk

Input:
Talk about the difference between o'clock and half past with regard to where the hands are.

Fluency:

Click here to have a peek at the questions to have a go at!

- Lunch -

- Story time- 

Share a story after lunch.

- Craft -

We are going to be making cut out creatures in the afternoon. Why don't you try joining in. Cut out some paper into different shapes. Glue it back together in a different shape and try to colour an alien onto it.

Have a lovely day!

Cheers

Mr. H. 

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Monday 8th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Mrs. Barker and I are looking forward to welcoming some of you back into school today, but if you are learning from home, we hope you and your families are well.

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

‘u-e’ sound!

Use the link above to view the Set 3 video published at 9.30 each day. Join in with the phonics learning and then at the end see how many words you can write down containing the ‘u-e’ sound! Don’t forget the secret e!

- Maths -

Grab a clear container/bottle and fill it with water.

Empty half out and ask how much is there in now?

Empty a quarter ask how much is in now?

See if the children can use language like: full, half full, half empty, a quarter full/empty, three quarters full etc.

Time for a little more practice on finding a quarter of a quantity.

If you have them available – grab a paper plate! (We have these ready in school Emma)

Draw a cross going across the plate , splitting it into quarters and try to make sure each area you make is equal.

Use anything you have (pasta, counters, small toys, cubes, blocks, lego) to help you solve these questions.

Children to place cubes into 4 groups to find a quarter of a number.

- Break -

- English -

Not quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Look at the book cover by clicking these blue words.

What is the title of this book?

Who is the author/illustrator?

What do you think this book will be about?

Children to write a prediction paragraph about what they think will happen in the story.

Remember good handwriting and your BIG3! Could you include any adjectives or interesting punctuation?

- Lunch -

- Science -


Can you find ten different objects from around your house?

When you have collected all ten, can you tell what the object is made out of?

Could you also say what properties the material has?

It could be hard/soft, smooth/rough etc.



Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Friday 5th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

How is everyone?

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

Get logged onto spelling Shed and practice the ‘ear’ and ‘are’ sounds we have done this week!

- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Break -

- Maths -

Well done for the lovely work you have been doing on fractions!

Draw around some squares in your home learning books with a coloured pencil.

How many ways can you shade in a quarter?
Can you shade in a half?
Can you shade in three quarters?

Support where necessary.

Click here to open a presentation about finding quarters of a quantity.

Feel free to attempt some of the questions in the presentation.

There is also a challenge section for anyone who wants to give it a go.

- Lunch -

- RE -

Who was Joseph and why is he remembered?

Have you ever had to say sorry?   

Is it easy or difficult?  Why? 

How do you feel when you say sorry?

Do you think it is good to say sorry?

How does it make the other person feel? 

What might happen next?  (Forgiveness)

Click here to listen to the story of Joseph.

Can you imagine have 11 brothers?  Do you think that you would always get along?  Why?

How do you think Joseph’s brothers felt when they saw all the special treatment Joseph was getting from their dad?

What did his father make for him?

What is a famine?

Does Joseph show forgiveness or anger when he meets his brothers again?

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Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers, and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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Thursday 4th June 2020

admin on: Class 1

Morning all,

Here is a photo of Brego to keep you all updated!



You can see here how much he has grown!

Here is today’s list of suggested activities:

- GoNoodle -

- Phonics -

A little more practice on the ‘ear’ sound!

near
rear
shear
spear
tear
year
appear

- English -

Pobble!

Have a look at these strange pictures. Can you write exclamations about these pictures? Remember that an exclamation needs to be loud or interesting and different from usual. Make sure to use the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence!













- Break -


- PE -

Throughout the summer term, I would be teaching athletics and tennis to the children. While at home, I am going to leave this open-ended for you and make this a repeated PE 'job' for the coming weeks.

If you have the facilities and space to do tennis, teach your children balance and coordination, by balancing a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging, get them to bounce the ball like a basketball using the racquet, try to encourage good eye to hand coordination by getting the children to drop the ball with their non-dominant hand and hit the ball after a bounce with their dominant hand.

Encourage a good grip of the racquet by showing them either the frying pan grip or the axe grip. Use a swingball if you have one!

After a while, try to feed them throws and ask them to hit back to you with control.

Encourage a forehand style shot and work up to a backhand shot.

Once they have shown understanding have a game where you shout out forehand or backhand and they have to return the ball using the correct shot type. 

Other shot types could be practicing the volley (hitting the ball without it bouncing) or the smash (hitting a ball in an over arm style above head height shot).

Always encourage control over power, as balls in next door's garden will soon halt PE play in these days of social distancing! 

Over the coming weeks, try to get to a level where you could have a rally of five or ten simple shots with your child and incorporate moving to the ball where space allows it.

Where athletics are involved, track and field style events could be replicated at home through the use of jogging and running as track events or the use of makeshift hurdles. Field events could be trying to improve and progress the throwing technique, working on jumping, both high and long. 

This is an open-ended PE task that is open to interpretation and adaption to fit your needs. Most of all, have fun!

- Lunch -

- Art -

Mindfulness art – Have a look at these mindfulness art pictures. You could print these out but you don’t need to. You could always try to make your own and then colour it in.

Assorted pictures

Wildlife pictures

Words of encouragement pictures



Thanks for all your hard work and efforts!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mr. H.

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