Year 1

Welcome to Year 1       

 

Mr. M. Tran (Y1 Teacher)

Mrs. N. Dunstone (PPA) Wed pm

Mrs. Jones (LSA) Mon, Tues

Mrs. Ely (LSA) Weds - Fri

Year One is the first year in Key Stage One. The children's education is planned using the National Curriculum via our Creative Curriculum. We use cross-curricular learning themes in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other.  Each learning theme is planned carefully to meet the needs and capabilities of the child.  We aim to develop knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for the child's whole development. 

                                                

 

 

 

Summer Home Learning 

As you will be aware, our school is committed to continuing to provide resources over the Summer period should you wish to continue to engage with learning from home.

For Numeracy and Literacy, the links provide guided sessions that you can follow at your own pace.  Whilst we are suggesting around 2 sessions of learning per week in these subjects, you may choose to engage as much or little as you choose around your home and social commitments.

Please continue to encourage your child to read for pleasure and engaging in Phonics Play activities will enable your child to return to school in September really confident to 'hit the ground running'!

We wish you all a lovely Summer rest with your families.

Summer optional home learning
Maths English

WC 20th July

SESSION 1: Measure

Comparing length and height of objects

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-lengths-and-heights-of-objects

 

SESSION 2:  Measure

Measure lengths using non-standard units

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-measure-lengths-using-non-standard-units

WC 20th July

SESSION 1: To listen to a poem

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-poem

 

SESSION 2: To identify rhyming words

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-rhyming-words

WC 27th July

SESSION 1: Number

Applying knowledge of Number Bonds

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-knowledge-of-number-bonds

 

SESSION 2: Number

Comparing numbers within 100 on a number line

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-numbers-within-100-on-a-number-line

WC 27th July

SESSION 1: To identify onomatopoeia

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-onomatopoeia

 

SESSION 2: To plan our poem

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-our-poem

WC 3rd August

SESSION 1: Place Value

Comparing numbers on a place value chart

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-numbers-within-100-on-a-place-value-chart

 

SESSION 2: Place Value

Identify patterns within a sequence of numbers

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-patterns-within-a-sequence-of-numbers

WC 3rd August

SESSION 1: To write our poem

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-our-poem

 

SESSION 2: To listen to a story

https://www.worleburyprimary.com/admin/pages/page-edit.asp?pageID=3904

WC 10th August

SESSION 1: Money

Recognise the value of different notes and coins.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins-and-notes

 

SESSION 2: Money

Use addition and subtraction in the context of money

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-addition-and-subtraction-in-the-context-of-money

WC 10th August

SESSION 1: To commit a story to memory

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-82ce18

 

SESSION 2: To use the first person and the past tense

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-first-person-and-the-past-tense

WC 17th August

SESSION 1: Capacity

Compare different volumes

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-different-volumes

 

SESSION 2: Fractions and capacity

Apply the understanding of halves and quarters to capacity

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-understanding-of-halves-and-quarters-to-capacity

WC 17th August

SESSION 1: To begin to write our recount

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-recount

 

SESSION 2: To continue to write our recount

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-recount

WC 24th August

SESSION 1: Explore addition and subtraction

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-addition-and-subtraction

 

SESSION 2: To solve problems in context to addition and subtraction

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-in-context-using-addition-and-subtraction

 WC 24th August

SESSION 1: Terrifying T-Rex information text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/terrifying-t-rex

 

SESSION 2: To commit a text to memory

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-an-information-text-to-memory 

Additional Resources

Phonics Play:  Use this link to access Phase 4 and 5 activities and games to consolidate, embed and practice phonics at home.

Phase 4: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4

Phase 5: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

 

Reading: This link is for Bug Club.  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

The online activities and questions will help develop comprehension skills as well as skills such as ‘skimming and scanning’ text.

 

Numbots: Practicing maths at your child’s own pace will continue to develop fluency.  The resource can be accessed from this link.  https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

 

Spellings: To support spellings, this interactive website enables children to engage in a range of online games and activities that will help to broaden vocabulary and embed common high frequency word spellings! 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling 

 

 

Home Learning Pack WC 13.7.20

Hi all and welcome to the final week of term before the Summer holidays commence.

Congratulations on another successful week of learning and thank you to those of you who have emailed me some lovely examples of your work.  You really are doing a fab job and we are proud of all your accomplishments!  This is our penultimate week of home learning - where has the time gone?

As always, please see the pack of activities below. We have made a few amendments to the packs in anticipation of a wider school opening including a Grid of activities ranging from Art, History, RE, Geography, PE  and Music based around the topic 'I Dig Dinosaurs'. See below for more info. You can download the cover sheet here.  You can download the pack in zip form here. 

As always, do let me know if you have any questions on y1@worleburyprimary.com 

Take care and hope to see some of you soon,

Mr Gill and Mr Tran 😀

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 13h July 2020
Maths English & SPAG
1. How many left 1 Answers Writing and Reading
2. How many left 2 Answers SPAG Mat
3. Subtraction Answers Handwriting precursive
4. Fact families Answers             Look, Cover, Write, Check
5. Counting back Answers Practice Spellings

Home Learning Pack WC 6.7.20

Hi all!

Mr Gill here!  I have the pleasure of supporting your home learning while Mr Tran continues to teach in class.  So...if you have any queries, you can email me on the normal Y1 email address y1@worleburyprimary.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can!  

Congratulations on another successful week of learning and thank you to those of you who have emailed me some lovely examples of your work.  You really are doing a fab job and we are proud of all your accomplishments!  This is our penultimate week of home learning - where has the time gone?

Please see the pack of activities below. We have made a few amendments to the packs in anticipation of a wider school opening including a Grid of activities ranging from Art, History, RE, Geography, PE  and Music based around the topic 'I Dig Dinosaurs'. See below for more info. You can download the cover sheet here.  You can download the pack in zip form here. 

As always, do let me know if you have any questions on 

Take care and hope to see some of you soon,

Mr Gill and Mr Tran 😀

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 6h July020
Maths English & SPAG
1. Find a Part  Answers Writing and Reading
2. Number Bonds Answers SPAG Mat
3. Comparing Number Bonds Answers Handwriting precursive
4. Adding Together Answers             Look, Cover, Write, Check
5. Adding More Answers Practise Spellings

Home Learning Pack 22.6.20 and 29.620

Hello all!

Mr Gill here!  I have the pleasure of supporting your home learning while Mr Tran continues to teach in class.  So...if you have any queries, you can email me on the normal Y1 email address y1@worleburyprimary.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Congratulations on another successful week of learning and thank you to those of you who have emailed me some lovely examples of your work.  You really are doing a fab job and we are proud of all your accomplishments!

Please see the pack of activities below. We have made a few amendments to the packs in anticipation of a wider school opening including a Grid of activities ranging from Art, History, RE, Geography, PE  and Music based around the topic 'I Dig Dinosaurs'. See below for more info. You can download the cover sheet here.  You can download the pack in zip form here. 

As always, do let me know if you have any questions on 

Take care and hope to see some of you soon,

Mr Gill and Mr Tran 😀

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 29th June 2020
Maths English & SPAG
1. Part-Whole model   Answers Writing and Reading
2. Addition Symbol Answers SPAG Mat
3. Fact Families Answers Handwriting precursive
4. Number Bonds Answers             Look, Cover, Write, Check
5. Systematic Number Bonds     Answers Practise Spellings

 

 

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 22nd June 2020
Maths English & SPAG
1. Comparing Numbers   Answers Writing and Reading
2. Ordering Objects Answers SPAG Mat
3. Ordering Numbers Answers Handwriting precursive
4. Ordinal Numbers Answers             Look, Cover, Write, Check
5. The Number Line         Answers Practise Spellings

Home Learning Pack 15.6.20

Hello all!

Mr Gill here!  I have the pleasure of supporting your home learning while Mr Tran continues to teach in class.  So...if you have any queries, you can email me on the normal Y1 email address y1@worleburyprimary.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Please see the pack of activities below. We have made a few amendments to the packs in anticipation of a wider school opening including a Grid of activities ranging from Art, History, RE, Geography, PE  and Music based around the topic 'I Dig Dinosaurs'. See below for more info. You can download the cover sheet here.  You can download the pack in zip form here. 

As always, do let me know if you have any questions on 

Take care and hope to see some of you soon,

Mr Gill and Mr Tran 😀

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 15th June 2020
Maths English & SPAG
1. Count one more    Answers Writing and Reading
2. Count one less Answers SPAG Mat
3. 1-1 correspondence Answers Handwriting precursive
4. Comparing objects Answers             Look, Cover, Write, Check
5. Introducing symbols         Answers Practise Spellings

 

Home Learning Pack 8.6.20

Hello all!

Mr Gill here!  I have the pleasure of supporting your home learning while Mr Tran continues to teach in class.  So...if you have any queries, you can email me on the normal Y1 email address y1@worleburyprimary.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Please see the pack of activities below. We have made a few amendments to the packs in anticipation of a wider school opening including a Grid of activities ranging from Art, History, RE, Geography, PE  and Music based around the topic 'I Dig Dinosaurs. See below for more info. Please find the cover sheet for activities here. You can download the pack in zip form here. 

As always, do let me know if you have any questions on 

Take care and hope to see some of you soon,

Mr Gill and Mr Tran 😀

 

 

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 8th June 2020
Maths English & SPAG
1. Sorting Objects    Answers Writing and Reading
2. Counting Objects Answers SPAG Mat
3. Representing Objects Answers Handwriting precursive
4. Counting Forwards Answers             Spelling Practice
5. Counting Backwards         Answers Look, Cover, Write, Check

 

Home Learning Pack 1.6.20

Hello everyone! 

I hope you have had an enjoyable Half-Term and managed to put your feet up and enjoy the beautiful weather we've had! It's week 1 of Term 6 so please find the pack of activities below. We have made a few amendments to the packs in anticipation of a wider school opening including a Grid of activities ranging from Art, History, RE, Geography, PE  and Music based around the topic 'I Dig Dinosaurs. See below for more info. Please find the cover note for activities here. You can download the pack in zip form here

As always, do let me know if you have any questions on y1@worleburyprimary.com

Class blog: https://padlet.com/mrtran2020/k5uow7kwn0t6

Take care and hope to see some of you soon,

Mr Tran 😀

 

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 1st June 2020
Maths English & SPAG
1. Introduce Weight and Mass    Answers Writing and Reading
2. Measure Mass  Answers SPAG Mat A            B           C
3. Compare Mass    Answers Handwriting 'ph' 'wh'
4. Introduce Capacity and Volume Answers             Spelling Practice 'ph' wh'
5. Measure Capacity          Answers Look, Cover, Write HFW5
                 Wordsearch 'ph'

'I Dig Dinosaurs!'

As part of our Learning from home packs, this term we are having a closer look at dinosaurs in our 'I Dig Dinosaurs' topic! Please find the topic grid of activities for our topic this term, this will be on-going throughout the term so do please try to complete around two of these activities each week! Remember to share your learning on the class blog and via email.

I Dig Dinosaurs Topic Grid


Other Weekly Activities (with links):

Home Learning Pack 18.5.20

Hello Year 1!

It was an absolute joy seeing so many of you during our Zoom Meeting the other day - thank you for those who attended and those who missed out, please do not worry as another opportunity will be set up for same time next week.

Please find the cover note detailing the activities for this week here. You can download the zip file here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me on the details below.

Contact email: y1@worleburyprimary.com

Class blog: https://padlet.com/mrtran2020/k5uow7kwn0t6

As always, thank you, stay safe and take care, Mr Tran :)

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 18th May 2020
English Maths SPAG Science D&T
Instructions Example Text ArithmeKit 13      14     15 SPAG A      B      C Terrific Trees PPT Toy Design PPT
Instructions Genre Checklist ArithmeKit Answers 13-15   Handwriting 'air' 'are' Terrific Trees pdf Toy Design pdf
Instructions Planning Template White Rose Problem Solving 4 Spelling Practice 'air' 'are' Tree Hunt Design a Toy
Instructions Word Mat Investigation - Triangles Alternative Spellings 'air' Deciduous or Evergreen Sorting Cards
Instructions I Can Checklist 0-100 Number Line Look, Cover, Write HFW4 In the Garden
Instructions Writing Frame 100 Square Reading A     B     C


Home Learning Pack 11.5.20

Hello Year 1!

Well done for another week - keep it up you super lot! Please find the cover note detailing the activities for this week here. As usual you can find the activities separately below or you can download the zip file here.

Remember to contact me with updates on how you are getting on at y1@worleburyprimary.com or if you have any questions or concerns.

Keep posting updates of your wonderful learning on the class blog page too! It's a lovely way to keep in contact and celebrate all your magnificent learning! https://padlet.com/mrtran2020/k5uow7kwn0t6 

As always, thank you, stay safe and take care, Mr Tran :)

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 11th May 2020
English Maths SPAG RE French
Writing Checklist ArithmeKit 10      11     12    Answers SPAG A     B     C All about Mandalas Les Couleurs
Character Description White Rose Problem Solving & Answers 3 Handwriting 'aw' 'au' All about Mandalas pdf Les Couleurs Word Mat
Story Planning Hill Investigation - Coins Spelling Practice 'aw' 'au' Design your own Mandala Les Couleurs Activity
Example Text - Billy Goats Gruff Part-Part-Whole Look, Cover, Write HFW3 Flower Mandalas Arc en Ciel
Alternative Adjectives Numicon Wordsearch 'aw'
Reading A     B     C

 

Home Learning Pack 4.5.20

Hello everyone!

I hope you are well and keeping safe - please find this week's cover note that explains the activities for this week here. You will find this week's activities below or if you prefer to download the whole pack as a zip file, you can do so here.

This week is also VE Day on Friday 8th May, marking 75 years since the end of World War II. To celebrate, we invite you all to host your own stay at home street party! Information of which, you can find here alongside resources you might wish to do alongside your party here. Do let me know if you have any questions about this or the home learning, and please do share pictures of your celebrations for this event y1@worleburyprimary.com

Don't forget also to share your learning on our class blog which you can find here https://padlet.com/mrtran2020/k5uow7kwn0t6 

It has been wonderful seeing all your lovely work, so thank you for sharing :)

As always, thank you and take care, Mr Tran :)

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 4th May 2020
English Maths SPAG Science Computing
Example News Report ArithmeKit    7   8   9 Handwriting 'or'  Wild Plants PPT Buddy the Dog PPT
Newspaper Report Template ArithmeKit Answers 7-9 Spelling practice 'or' Wild Plants pdf Buddy the Dog pdf
Newspaper Features White Rose Problem Solving and Answers Wordsearch 'or' Wild Plant Hunt Buddy the Dog Activity 1
Newspaper Report Checklist Maths Investigation Look, Cover, Write HFW2 Bean Diary Buddy the Dog Activity 2
Newspaper Report Planning Sheet 0-100 Number Line SPAG Mat A   B    C
Newspaper Report Word Mat 100 Square Reading A    B    C

Home Learning Pack 27.4.20

Hello!

I trust you are all good and well! Please find a cover note detailing this week's activities here. Below you will find this week's pack of activities or if you prefer to download a zip file you can do so here.

If you have any questions at all, please do let me know on Y1@worleburyprimary.com 

Remember you also can share your learning with your friends on our class blog page, which can be found at https://padlet.com/mrtran2020/k5uow7kwn0t6 

As always, thank you and take care, Mr Tran :)

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 27th April 2020
English Maths Spelling RE Geography
Quest Story Challenge ArithmeKit 1 Handwriting Diwali Story Local Walk Observation
Story Planning Hill ArithmeKit 2 Look, Cover, Write HFW Diwali Storyboard Local Walk Observation (rural)
Story Writing Checklist ArithmeKit 3 Spelling Practice Diwali Story Puppets My Community
Adventure Story Word Mat ArithmeKit Answers Colour By Phonics Diwali Rangoli Patterns
Reading A White Rose Problem Solving and Answers SPAG A
Reading B Maths Investigation SPAG B
Reading C 100 Square    Number Line 0-50 SPAG C


Other Weekly Activities:

 

Home Learning Pack 20.4.20

Hello all,

I hope you are all safe and well and that you have had an enjoyable Easter break and most important of all, got loads of chocolate goodies!!

Please find this week's pack of activities below. If you have any questions at all, please do let me know on Y1@worleburyprimary.com 

Remember you also can share your learning with your friends on our class blog page, which can be found at https://padlet.com/mrtran2020/k5uow7kwn0t6 

Take care,

Mr Tran :D

Home Learning Pack Week Commencing 20th April 2020
English Maths Spelling Science Art
 Non Chron Report Challenge pdf  ArithmeKit 1 pdf  SPAG A and answers pdf Plants Challenge pdf Monets Garden pdf
 Non Chron Report Examples pdf  ArithmeKit 2 pdf  SPAG B and answers pdf Plants Bean Diary pdf Monets Garden Picture pdf
 Non Chron Report Features pdf  ArithmeKit 3 pdf  SPAG C and answers pdf Planting Beans Guidance pdf Monets Garden Guidance pdf
 Non Chron Report Planning Sheet pdf  ArithmeKit 1-3 answers pdf  Handwriting and Spelling pdf Plants Bean Diary Key Words pdf Van Gogh Bedroom pdf
 Space Comprehension and Information pdf  White Rose Problem Solving and answers  Spelling practice pdf
Year 1 Reading Challenges pdf Mosaic Colouring Activity pdf


Other Weekly Activities:

Easter Activities

Please find some suggestions of activities you could do over the Easter holidays here (links to most activities included, just hold down Ctrl + Click. Alternatively, click on the links in the table below, download and print): Easter Activities

Do some origami. You could decorate your own paper too!

Draw or paint a butterfly with exotic colours

Make your own sock puppet

Design and make a parachute to protect a boiled egg

Make a castle using an empty box

Make some cornflake or rice crispy cakes

Make a papier-mâché sculpture

Design a mask for yourself – it could be an animal, warrior or something else!

Make some shadow puppets and put on a show

Use spaghetti or toothpicks and marshmallows to build 3D shapes

Make an Easter egg hunt using real or paper eggs

Go for a walk and take some photographs

Make some playdough or clay and build an animal

 

Make your own monster bookmark

Make a rocket using recycled card or plastics

Collect some nature things make an Andy Goldsworthy picture or collage

How many times can you throw and catch a ball with a family member without stopping?

Video call a family member

Make a den in your house or garden using fabric, cushions etc.

Read a joke or fact book on myOn

Design your own superhero with superpowers

Make a friendship bracelet out of thread, beads or wool

Design an exercise circuit in your garden or house for your family to complete

Make musical instruments out of things you find in your house

Join in with a BBC Supermovers video

Make your own board game

Design a new Easter egg and make a poster advertising it

Make a collage of your favourite things using magazines or drawings

Do an Oti Mabuse dance class on YouTube*

Walk or run a daily mile

Paint rocks and turn them into rock pets

Create a poster showing healthy and unhealthy foods

Make a colour wheel out of objects in your house

Create a bird house or bird feeder to hang in your garden

Make your own kite

Do a Joe Wicks workout on YouTube*

Class Blog

Please go check out our newly set up Class Blog Page where you can upload and post updates on all the wonderful learning your children have been doing at home. It is a lovely opportunity to share and celebrate everyone's learning and to catch up with one another, so get involved! You can also download the app for free in all app stores and add the class page, this will make uploading pictures and posting updates a lot quicker and easier. Any questions, do let me know on Y1@worleburyprimary.com

Year 1 Class Blog Page - Padlet

Home Learning Pack w/b 30.3.20

Maths - 2D shape hunt

Maths - Problem solving using 30

Phonics - Animal mosaic

Art - Self-portrait

English - Free write - Green dog

English - Free write - Lions

English - Letter writing challenge

Handwriting practice

Maths - Problem solving - Place value

Maths - Butterfly number sentences

Maths - Part-part-whole Challenge

Phonics - Read and race board game

Science - Soap investigation instructions

Science - Soap investigation recording sheet

English - Adjectives - suffixes

Rainbow challenges

Art - mixing colours

 

Other Weekly Activities:

Useful websites:                  

 

 

Advice and guidance for parents

Dear parents, please try not to stress over the home learning set for your child and do what you can. The best thing you can do is to consolidate and cement what the children have been taught already, this will be plenty enough. Wherever possible, let them lead where their learning will take them next and have fun with your children. I have provided some (hopefully) useful bits to help guide you and advise you of the expectations of where children should be in Year 1 in terms of handwriting and spelling. Any questions, please do let me know.

 

   Please take care and stay safe 

 

 

Y1 HOME LEARNING 

  • Reading 5 times a week
  • NumBots
  • letter and number formation
  • Revision of Phase 2/3 sounds
  • Red words (exception words) practice
  • Maths fluency: addition and subtraction facts

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

  • Phonics Play
  • Phonics Bloom
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Hit the Button

Y1 NOTICES

 

If you have any skills, hobbies or resources that you think will be useful to share, please do let me know. Any additional support and expertise is always welcome!

 

Similarly, if you are interested in volunteering your time to read with the children in class, do let me know.

 

Many thanks, 

Mr Tran

 

DATES

 

20.03.20 School Closure (until further notice)

Y1 CURRICULUM INFORMATION

 

Term 1 and 2 Curriculum Map

link

Term 3 and 4 Curriculum Map

link

 

 

 

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term Three & Four

WHAT MAKES AFRICA AMAZING?

Happy new year to you all! We have got an exciting year ahead of us and we are kick starting the year with our new topic 'What makes Africa amazing?'

Throughout Terms 3 & 4, we will be improving our understanding of our place in the world and focus on the incredibly diverse continent of Africa. 

We will be extending our knowledge of maps and atlases as well as investigating and researching wildlife.

Keep coming back to see how we are getting on!

 

 

 

 

 

Term One & Two

Where in the world ARE We?

Hello and welcome to Year 1! We are all very excited about the year ahead and ready to kick start our topic 'Where are we in the world?'

Throughout the topic, children will be learning about maps and atlases, as well as learning more about where we are in this big, wonderful world that we live in.

Keep checking back to see all the fun learning happening in Year 1!

 

                                                                                          

 

READING IN YEAR ONE

As you are aware, reading is so vital for children's development at this Key Stage as it reinforces their understanding of the phonics they will and have been taught so far. To ensure children are exposed to as much reading as possible, we do as that you read with your child 5 times a week (one house point for each read!). Please be advised your child will be read with by the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant at least once a week. 

  • Book-band books - children are encouraged to independently change their reading books when they are confident reading and understood its content. Please place your child's book bag in the 'Change Reading Books' box in the morning and the Teacher or Teaching Assistant will ensure their book is changed. Children will be assessed in order to move up book bands at least once a Term.  
  • Bookmarks - children will be given bookmarks to enable them to keep their place in their reading books. There are also prompts on the bookmarks to help you at home with questions and activities you can do with your child to extend their understanding of the text. 
  • Library - the school library is available to children and as a class we will try to visit once a week. Children are allowed to take home a maximum of 2 books that can be anything of their choice.
  • Reading Challenge - In addition to daily reading, reading challenges will be going home for you to with your child this term - these include activities such as 'Can you draw a picture of your favourite book character?' 
  • Caught Reading Photo Challenge - where is the coolest place you've read a book? We are looking for the best pictures of you reading in amazing spaces, adults included! More information to follow...Any questions, please do let me know.

 

TIMES TABLES ROCKSTAR DAY

The children all loved dressing up and unleashing their inner rock stars for our Rock Star day! They had fun using the iPads and practising their skills with number bonds using the app 'Hit the Button'. Some were so good they even showed off their skills in the times table challenges!

 

 

Tobogganing and orienteering

We had a wonderful day over at Mendip Outdoor Pursuits and loved experiencing the two different activities. The children loved going up and down the tobogganing slope and many surprised themselves by being brave and going all the way from the very top! The children also took part in an orienteering activity that got them to think about maps. They were shown how to read a map and decipher the symbols before going off in small groups to complete a number of challenges. Overall, the children had a fab day and understandably were very tired afterwards! 

  

  

 

Weston Woods

As part of our topic, we ventured out of the school grounds to Weston Woods and thankfully it stayed dry! We walked to the woods from school and took the opportunity to take our newly found knowledge of plants and trees out in the field. It also gave us an opportunity to look at our local area and locate where we were on maps. Once in the woods, we went on a tree and plant hunt to see what we could find. We looked to see if we could identify the different trees by looking more closely at their leaves. We also discussed which trees were deciduous and evergreen and how we could tell as well as keeping an eye out for the local wildlife. Mr Doutre was also kind enough to show us King Alfred's cakes that were once used by people to make fires whilst living out in the woods. We really enjoyed our day out in the woods. Thank you to all the mums and dads for coming to help!

 

 

 

 

 

THE MATTHEW

We had a fab time on board The Matthew today. We learnt a lot about ships and navigation, the explorer John Cabot as well as discovering what life on the seven seas was really like! We then had our lunch at the nearby M Shed where we were able to explore the many exhibits before heading back home!