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12.6.21

The Last week and the Runaway Pea!

The saddest week of the year is here - the last week in class1! Miss Evans and I will definitely need some tissues on Friday!

This year has been amazing. Your children have been an absolute joy to work with and it has been a privilege teaching them. They have all worked very hard and have achieved so much in such a short space of time and a lockdown! Well done to each and everyone! Miss Evans, Mrs Dodd and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to you for having such super children!

 

It is going to pea a very busy week. We will pea finishing off some literacy and maths activities. Enjoying a (socially distanced) whole school sports day on Tuesday, which will include a variety of sports skills activities in the morning and a variety of running races in the afternoon.  We will also pea tidying up the classroom and doing a mini topic on a very enjoyable book - The Runaway Pea! We will pea making the most of every minute of this last week!

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3 - focus writing 'ew' words.

Handwriting & reading

Making Maps - From Stories

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ire' words.

Handwriting & reading

Making Maps - Journey to School

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ear' words.

Handwriting & reading

Making Maps - Obstacle Course

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ur' words.

Handwriting & reading

 X Marks the Spot

Friday

 

Designing Mazes

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

On the Move - Week 3 | White Rose Maths

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

5.7.21

Under the Sea

This week we will be continuing to find out about sea and oceans of the world, what they are like and what lives there.  We will also begin to reflect on the wonderful year that the children and staff have had this year.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3 - focus writing 'ur' words.

Handwriting & reading

Cuisenaire Rods

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'er' words.

Handwriting & reading

Cuisenaire Rods (2)

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ow' words.

Handwriting & reading

Bean Bag Game

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ai' words.

Handwriting & reading

Patterns

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'oa' words.

Handwriting & reading

Pattern

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

On the Move - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

 

28.6.21

Beside the Seaside

I would like to start by telling you a little about our trip last week, your children were amazing!

Colin the Crocodile Keeper gave the class a personal and very detailed tour of all the animals, and throughout the tour the children listened, engaged and were extremely polite and friendly. They were a credit to you all. I will put a few photos on the website this week - watch this space!

 

This week we are going to be starting a mini topic on rockpools, beaches and the sea. We will be learning about the many creatures that live in and around the beach and sea habitat.

 

Forest School we be on Thursday afternoon, do not forget some old clothes if possible.

PE will be on Friday afternoon this week.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3 - focus writing 'a-e' words.

Handwriting & reading

Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'i-e' words.

Handwriting & reading

Mr Gumpy's Outing Problem Solving

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'o-e' words.

Handwriting & reading

How Many Legs Problem Solving

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'u-e' words.

Handwriting & reading

Making Boats

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'are' words.

Handwriting & reading

Making Bridges

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

On the Move - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

21.6.21

Crocodiles and class trip

Your children have been amazing! They have been through the whole process of organising the class trip and it has been wonderful. This week they will do one last thing - the risk assessment. We will talk about the risks, fill the forms out and hand them to Mt Pratley for signing. Then after all their hard work, we are off to Crocodiles of the World on Thursday! I for one cannot wait, how many sleeps to go?

The children need to be in full school uniform, with a packed lunch, drink and coat.

 

On Monday we have our Trek for a Trail, do not forget that the children need to come to school in their PE kits. This we be a very exciting day and it will be great to see how many kilometres they can achieve. 

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3 - focus writing 'ou' words.

Handwriting & reading

Even & Odd

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'oy' words.

Handwriting & reading

One Odd Day

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ea' words.

Handwriting & reading

Even & Odd (2)

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'oi' words.

Handwriting & reading

How Many Cubes

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'aw' words.

Handwriting & reading

Barrier Game

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

Find My Pattern - Week 3 | White Rose Maths

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

14.6.21

Animal Growth & Organising a Trip - Part 2

We will continue to look at how a variety of other animals grow this week, and will focus on a few creatures that change as they grow - the babies do not look like the adults.

We will also continue to organise the class trip. Last week, the children did an amazing job of emailing Crocodiles of the World, writing information down for Mr Pratley and talking to the bus company on the telephone! It was a real joy to watch them engage with these activities. 

This week we will be calculating the costs of the trip, doing a risk assessment and finally, writing to you. Look out for a letter in their bags at the end of the week. They have all worked so hard in class on this project, please make some time to talk to them about what they have done.

 

Forest School will be on Thursday - do not forget to bring in some old clothes if you can.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3 - focus writing 'ar' words.

Handwriting & reading

Sharing

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'or' words.

Handwriting & reading

Teddy Bear Picnic

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'air' words.

Handwriting & reading

The Doorbell Rang

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ir' words.

Handwriting & reading

Grouping

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ou' words.

Handwriting & reading

Grouping (2)

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

Find My Pattern - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

7.6.21

Animal Growth & Organising a Trip - Part 1

This week we will begin to look at a variety of animals and how they grow and change.

We will also, I am very excited to say, start to plan a class trip! Just before half term the children talked about animals that they would like to lean about, and top of their list was crocodiles and alligators! We are going on a class trip to find out more about these amazing creatures and the children will be helping me organise the visit over the coming weeks.  This week we will be asking Mr Pratley for permission to go on a class trip and giving him reasons for the visit. We will then talk to the bus company on the phone to book a coach and we will be emailing the destination to check dates, times and what we can do on our visit.

Next week, we will be working out the costs and writing a letter to parents to ask for permission to go. The official letter for parents will come out at the start of this week.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3 - focus writing 'ay' words.

Handwriting & reading

Doubling

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ee' words.

Handwriting & reading

Doubling (2)

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'igh' words.

Handwriting & reading

Doubling Dice Game

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'ow' words.

Handwriting & reading

Doubling Barrier Game

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3- focus writing 'oo' words.

Handwriting & reading

Domino Game

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

Find My Pattern - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

 

 

 

24.5.21

Odds and ends

This week we will be finishing off a few growing projects and tying up a few loose ends.

Cricket will continue on Tuesday and we will be sending home their PE kits.

Forest School will be on Thursday and we will send home their old clothes.

 

It has been wonderful having the children back for a full half term. They have all been a delight to teach and they have all worked really hard. I hope you and the children have a well deserved half term break.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3.

Handwriting & blending

Making New Shapes with 2 Right-Angle Triangles

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3

Handwriting & blending

Making New Shapes with Squares

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3

Handwriting & blending

Grandpa's Quilt

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3. 

Handwriting & blending

Making New Shapes with Tangrams

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3.

Handwriting & blending

Pattern Blocks

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

 First Then Now - Week 3 | White Rose Maths

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

17.5.21

Plant Growth

This week we will be exploring the growth of plants. We will be identifying different plants around the school, planting in the allotment and comparing different seeds and bulbs.

 

Cricket will continue on Tuesday and there will be Forest School on Thursday.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3.

Handwriting & blending

Taking Away with Pebbles

Tuesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3

Handwriting & blending

Taking Away (1)

Wednesday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3

Handwriting & blending

Taking Away (2)

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3. 

Handwriting & blending

Taking Away - Unknown Then

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3.

Handwriting & blending

Pass It On Game

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

 First Then Now - Week 2 | White Rose Maths 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

 

10.5.21

More Minibeast Mayhem!

This will be the final week of minibeasts. I am amazed how much fun the children are having learning about minibeasts, we even have our own ant farm in class now!

This week we will be finding out about a few more minibeasts, including having a stick insect egg in class that will hatch in a few weeks. We will also be creating our own mini mini-beast house. 

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ire

Handwriting & blending

Track Game - Counting On

Tuesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ear

Handwriting & blending

Adding More (1)

Wednesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ure

Handwriting & blending

Adding More (2)

Thursday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3. 

Handwriting & blending

Adding More - Unknown Then

Friday

Revise Set 1, 2 and 3.

Handwriting & blending

Adding More - First Unknown

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

First Then Now - Week 1 | White Rose Maths 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

 

3.5.21

Minibeast Mayhem

We will be continuing with minibeasts this week - the children are engrossed in this particular theme. Our classroom is also becoming a giant garden with giant minibeasts all around.

 

On Tuesday we have our next cricket session and Thursday will be Forest school - do not forget the change of clothes.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

 

 

Tuesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ow

Handwriting & blending

Find My Match with Models

Wednesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ai

Handwriting & blending

Match and Fill

Thursday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce oa

Handwriting & blending

Replicate my Model

Friday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ew

Handwriting & blending

Tangrams

Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

To 20 & Beyond - Week 3 | White Rose Maths 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

26.4.21

Honey, I shrunk the kids!

We have had a fabulous start to our new topic on growing. The children really enjoyed finding out about living and non-living things, and in last week’s visit to Forest School the class really enjoyed looking for minibeasts. Therefore, this week we are going to focus on minibeasts and all things creepy crawly. We will be imagining that we are only a few centimetres tall and taking a closer look at a variety of bugs and insects.

 

On Tuesday we will be having another session with WCC and on Thursday we will be continuing with our Forest School sessions. Do not forget that the children are welcome to bring in a change of clothes for the Forest School session.

 

We will also be talking about the festival of Ramadan and on Friday we will be taking part in a very special maths activity – The Captain Tom 100 Maths challenge!

 

Could I also ask that the books, on a Monday and a Friday, are returned to school in the correct plastic bags please. On a Monday there should be the Home Liaison book and the library book in the zip wallet. On a Friday there should be 2 readers (in a plastic wallet) and the Home Liaison book in the zip wallet. The children take them out of the bags and put them on the side, it is much easier for them if they are already sorted properly. Many thanks.

 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce u-e

Handwriting & blending

Missing Numbers to 20
Tuesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce aw

Handwriting & blending

Ordering Numbers to 20
Wednesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce are

Handwriting & blending

Race to 20 Game
Thursday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ur

Handwriting & blending

Bingo with Numbers to 20
Friday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce er

Handwriting & blending

Which Holds the Most?
Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

To 20 & Beyond - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

19.4.21

Let's Get Growing

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and the children had a well deserved rest.

We are jumping straight back into the swing of things this week by finding out about their Easter Holiday and introducing the new topic of growth. I will be finding out what they already know and what they would like to find out about this term.

As part of the initial work on growth we will be exploring what is alive and what is not alive and talking about the 5 key requirements that make something living.

 

On Tuesday we will be starting our PE sessions, please make sure that their PE kits are in school. We are very fortunate to have a coach from the Worcestershire Cricket Club leading the sessions this half term.
 

 PhonicsNumeracy
Monday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce ea

Handwriting & blending

Number patterns to 20
Tuesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce oi

Handwriting & blending

Matching Picture to Numeral
Wednesday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce a-e

Handwriting & blending

Ten Frame Fill Beyond 10
Thursday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce i-e

Handwriting & blending

Estimating Game
Friday

Revise Set 1 and 2. Introduce o-e

Handwriting & blending

Ten Frame Subtraction Game
Home support

https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks?seriesId=b00qjwv4

https://www.youtube.com/c/officialalphablocks/featured

To 20 & Beyond - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

 

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