Year One trip news

Thank you very much for spending time with your child on their geography home learning last week.  The children were very proud of their drawings and have used these ideas to create their own islands in groups.

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Today, the children brought home their spelling and handwriting home learning as well as a letter giving further details of what they need to bring with them on 21st June, when we go to Whipsnade Zoo.

In order to help the day run smoothly on Wednesday, your child will need:

  1. To arrive at school by 8.45am
  2. To wear a small, comfortable back pack that contains a packed lunch with disposable plastic bottles or cartons of drinks (no sweets, fizzy drinks or glass bottles please).  Your child will be responsible for this bag all day, so it needs to be one that they can carry easily.
  3. To wear their own clothes, including a light raincoat, school cardigan or jumper and casual shorts/trousers, along with shoes suitable for a playground i.e. trainers
  4.  A named St. Adrian’s school cap
  5. Sun cream applied before school if it is sunny.

Fingers crossed for the weather!

As we will be at Whipsnade Zoo on the day that we would normally have our spell check, this will take place on 28th June, so the children have two weeks to learn the spellings below:

Year 1 homework 06.16.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 06.16.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 06.16.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 06.16.17 Group C

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Year 1 explore how to build a house from sticks or straw.

The children have used the knowledge gained from building houses out of bricks and other materials to build a stick or a straw house for one of the three little pigs.  This involved a great deal of planning and learning together as the children tried out their ideas to see what worked well and what ideas needed adapting.    The children learned the importance of perseverance, working well as a team and were very proud of the final results.  You are very welcome to come and see the children’s houses during this week’s Sharing Friday.

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Over the weekend, enjoy working on the home learning below, which will support your child greatly as they learn about islands next week in school.

There will be no spell check next week, as we are focussing on the Phonic Screening Check.  Please continue to work on the reading activities in your child’s book bag and revise any phonemes that your child is unsure of by going onto the phonicsplay website.

Year 1 islands homework 06.09.17

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Year 1 say their prayers

This week, the children learned the story of how Guru Nanak began the faith of Sikhism.  Guru Nanak wanted people to live peacefully together and the children wrote prayers, asking God to help them to do this.  Here are some of the children’s very thoughtful ideas that we have made into a class prayer.

Dear Lord,

Help me to follow Jesus’ footsteps. 

Help me to play happily in the playground.

Help me to not be selfish. 

Help me to be grateful for what I receive. 

Help me to be a good friend to everyone. 

Help me to stick up for other people.

Help me to be kind to my friends and family. 

If someone feels sad, help me to make them happy again.  Amen

The children have also been using the skills that they learned at home when building houses to build a brick house for the third little pig.  The children had to make sure that each house had walls and a roof as well as a door and window.  The children learned that the most important thing was to plan the roof as if the walls are too far apart, the roof will fall in!  The children also had to share and listen to one another’s ideas which led to lots of investigation and compromise.

Next, the children will be working together to build stick or straw houses – any junk modelling that you can send in, including cereal boxes, sticks or straws would be very gratefully received.

Below, you will find this week’s home learning:

Year 1 homework 05.19.17 Group A,B

Year 1 homework 05.19.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 05.19.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 05.19.17 Group C

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Year One home learning

This week’s home learning can be found below:

Year 1 homework 05.12.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 05.12.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 05.12.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 05.12.17 Group C

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Year One designers

Poor Mr. Magnolia has only one boot.

This week, the children were set the challenge of designing a new boot for Mr. Magnolia.  They read Quentin Blake’s story to find out what Mr. Magnolia might like on his new boots and then searched the internet to find ideas for images.  The children designed their boot before going onto making it, adapting their original plans as they worked together.  The whole process developed the children’s skills in computing and art and design technology as well as their ability to communicate their ideas and compromise.  Here are their wonderful boots, which we are sure that Mr. Magnolia will love!

The children learned about Saint Mary during this week’s liturgy and we were all very pleased that the weather stayed dry for the May Procession.  Thank you so much for your very kind donations of flowers which looked wonderful on our May hoop.

Below, you will find this week’s home learning:

Year 1 homework 05.06.16 Group A,B

Year 1 homework 05.06.16 Group A

Year 1 homework 05.06.16 Group B

Year 1 homework 05.06.16 Group C

If your child has not drawn a picture of the outside of their house and labelled it, please send it in by next Wednesday.  Further details can be found on last week’s home learning sheets.

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Year One love to read

This week, the children have been enjoying reading the story of Mr. Magnolia by Quentin Blake.  They were keen to read more books by the famous author and illustrator and were excited to receive a huge parcel of books to enjoy reading together.

Below, you will find this week’s home learning:

Year 1 homework 04.28.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 04.28.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 04.28.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 04.28.17 Group C

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Year 1 get swimming!

You should be very proud of your children (and yourselves!) this week.  The children were excellent at organising themselves at the swimming pool and listened very carefully to the swimming instructors.  We are looking forward to our next five sessions as the children gain in confidence.

The houses that have been brought in are also wonderful and the children have obviously had a great time building these at home with their family.  Thank you for your support in developing their Design and Technology skills, which the children will be using when they work together in groups to plan and build houses for the Three Little Pigs later in the term.

After the amazing flowers on the amaryllis plants, the children were very pleased to see that the daffodils that they planted in the autumn are in full flower, their seed potatoes are growing rapidly in the sunshine and the tomato seeds are germinating too.  We are certainly enjoying the Plants and Seasons topic that continues throughout the year!

Mr MagnoliaWe were very surprised to receive a book in the post all about Mr. Magnolia.  The children have been challenged to find more books by Quentin Blake, so please do take a look through your book shelves at home or at the library to see if you can find any.  It would be wonderful if these could be brought into school for the children to read together, but please do make sure that they are clearly named.

This term’s curriculum overview can be found here:

Y1-Curriculum-information-summer term

Below, you will find this week’s spelling and handwriting home learning:

Year 1 homework 21.04.17 Group A,B

Year 1 homework 21.04.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 21.04.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 21.04.17 Group C

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Year One learn about the polar regions

The children have certainly enjoyed sharing their learning about the polar regions with each other this week.   To continue with the theme, the children are very eager to learn about wildlife in the polar regions, so please could your child find out more about a polar animal of their choice.  A polar animal will live in The Arctic or Antarctica.

What next?

What next?

What animal will you choose?  Look on a map to find out where it lives.

Make a poster about your animal.  Your poster should include:

  1. A carefully drawn picture of your animal, which pays close attention to how the animal looks
  2. At least three different facts about your animal

This home learning is due in by Wednesday 29th March, but the children will spend the week presenting their posters, so feel free to send them in earlier if they are completed sooner.  Enjoy researching together.

Spelling and handwriting home learning can be found below:

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 03.24.17 Group C

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Year one home learning

Spelling and handwriting home learning (due in as normal on 22nd March) can be found below:

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group A

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group AB

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group B

Year 1 homework 03.17.17 Group C

Please note that home learning relating to the topic of the polar regions will be posted on Monday and will be due in during the last week of term.

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Year 1 performers

You should be very proud of your children who spoke and sang so clearly during their class assembly on Friday.  Well done to everyone!

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This week, the children have worked in pairs to plan, design and make a bag for Little Robin to carry his vest in.  This involved a great deal of design technology skills as the children practised their joining techniques, learned from their mistakes and revised their approach as they found what methods worked and which didn’t.  The children were very pleased with their completed bags and then tested them to ensure that they would carry one of Little Robin’s vests.

mothering sundayBy this Wednesday 15th March, please send in your child’s home learning relating to the polar regions, details of which can be found on the previous blog.

We look forward to seeing you at the Mothers’ Day assembly which will take place on 23rd March at 9am.

 

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