11.11.19 Remembrance Day

 Today we talked about Remembrance Day and tried to answer the question; Why do we wear poppies on November 11th?

"We wear poppies to remember the people who fought in the wars. We remember the people who dies in the wars by wearing poppies." Chase

"We need to say thank-you to the soldiers by buying poppies. We wear poppies to say thank-you soldiers, dogs and horses." Edie

"We wear poppies to thank all of the soldiers who fighted to help our country. Thank-you soldiers." Rory

We made our own fields of poppies pictures.

7.11.19 We did a firework dance as part of our topic on celebrations.  We had a lovely time using coloured scarves to add to the effect.

Term 2 'Let's Celebrate'

Welcome back to Term 2. We hope you have had a relaxing break. This term is always a busy one as we lead up to Christmas. Please remember to send in a tracksuit for PE and label any gloves and hats. 

Please use the links below to read our curriculum letter and see this term's spelling lists. We have included the home learning expectationsfor Year 1.

Home Learning

Phonics homework- This will be set weekly on a Thursday  and will be checked the following Thursday by a staff member. We will be sending out spellings for the whole term.

This year we are trying a cummulative apporach to help embed the learning of the tricky words. There are 5 words for week 1, then the original 5 plus 5 more for week 2 and finally 5 more plus the original 10 for week 3. The words are Year 1 common exception words. Each week in class we will check how the children are getting on with these words. For the remaining weeks of term we will have 'lucky dip' spellings using a selection of the 15 words they have learnt. In Term 3 we will repeat this with different words. Please see the link below for the Term 2 list.
Regular reading – ideally your children should be reading at least 3 times a week. If your child is a reluctant reader remember ‘little and often’ – a page or two regularly is better than a long battle. Please come and speak to one of us if you would like any further advice.
Please be aware of fluency, accuracy, and understanding of the text, expression and their ability to follow punctuation. This is also a time when you can ask them to re-tell part of the story, to predict what might happen and to question them about the characters, setting and plot. Your child should also be developing his/her opinion of the text and considering how and why events are happening.
This term we are introducing a star reward system for home learning. Each child  will be given a sticker at the end of each week if they have read three times and completed phonics homework. When they have a full set of stickers they will receive a certifificate.

Term 2 cummalative spelling lists.pdf

Yr1 term 2 Celebrations 2019.pdf

 

Forest Friday 18.10.19

We met on The Green, looked for signs of Autumn and identified beech, oak and holly trees.

We walked into the forest and made mobiles to hang in our outdoor area. We hung leaf shapes that we had written on our thoughts about the world.

We thought about how we are like a little leaf on a branch, all different and special.  The branch of leaves is like our class and the tree is like our school and the forest is like all the schools with lots of other children.

18.10.19 Some new Mathletics activities have been added to follow on from the work we have been doing in class on number bonds to 10.

3.10.19 We had a wonderful time at St Andrew's Church celebrating Harvest.  We showed our vegetable paintings, sang songs, said prayers together and brought donations in to be sent to The Trussell Trust to help families in need.

2.10.19

This week we have been thinking about the vegetables that are ready to harvest. We made and tried vegetable soup and then written some instructions. 

In maths we have learnt how to use'part-whole models' to partition numbers to 10.

27.9.19 This week in dance we explored how we can express our feelings through dancing.  Can you tell our feelings by the way we are moving and our expressions?  We performed happy, cross and relaxed dances.

20.9.19 We have been having lots of fun in our outdoor area with our new toys, funded by our fabulous PTA.  Thank you to the PTA for helping us enjoy this wonderful September sunshine, you can see that we are doing a fantastic job of sharing our new toys and co-operating brilliantly with each other.

18.9.19 We loved meeting Teddy the dog today, the newest member of The New Forest team.

13.9.19 Mathletics and Purple Mash passwords are stuck in the front of reading diaries for you to use as you wish to.  Some Mathletics activities has been assigned and more will follow in a few weeks. There is no deadline set for the activities however once they are completed you will then be able to access more of the website. Have fun!

12.9.19

We danced the story of The Creation in our PE lesson – separating the waters, creating the arch of the sky, the seas, the dry land and plants, the sun, moon and stars and of course all of the animals.  We needed a rest at the end just like God!

9.9.19

Making land art natural sculptures

Pines Term 1 2019

Welcome to Pines Class!

 Our topic this term is 'Who am I?' and we will be looking at how they have changed since they were babies and celebrating what they can do now. Please see below for information about home learning and use the links to find out more from our curriculum letter, Year 1 expectations and home learning.

Home Learning

Phonics homework- This will be set weekly on a Thursday from 12.9.19 and will be checked the following Thursday by a staff member. We will be sending out spellings for the whole term.

This year we are trying a cummulative apporach to help embed the learning of the tricky words. There are 5 words for week 1, then the original 5 plus 5 more for week 2 and finally 5 more plus the original 10 for week 3. The words are Year 1 common exception words and startvery simply (I, the etc). Each week in class we will check how the children are getting on with these words. For the remaining weeks of term we will have 'lucky dip' spellings using a selection of the 15 words they have learnt. In Term 2 we will repeat this with different words. Please see the link below for the Term 1 list.
Regular reading – ideally your children should be reading at least 3 times a week. If your child is a reluctant reader remember ‘little and often’ – a page or two regularly is better than a long battle. Please come and speak to one of us if you would like any further advice.
Please be aware of fluency, accuracy, and understanding of the text, expression and their ability to follow punctuation. This is also a time when you can ask them to re-tell part of the story, to predict what might happen and to question them about the characters, setting and plot. Your child should also be developing his/her opinion of the text and considering how and why events are happening.
This term we are introducing a star reward system for home learning. Each child  will be given a sticker at the end of each week if they have read three times and completed phonics homework. When they have a full set of stickers they will receive a certifificate.

We will also set occasional Mathletics games to support our maths topics. Log-ins will be sent home shortly.

New style LTP Pines.pdf

Term 1 cummalative spelling lists.docx

Yr1 term 1 parent Information Letter 2019 Who am I.pdf

Parent Leaflet - Year 1.pdf