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Year 1 - Seahorses class

Welcome to 2018! 

Mrs Martin is our teacher for the next two terms, and other adults who work in our classroom are; Miss Antunes, Mes Whelton, Mrs Francis and Miss Goodwin (not always all at the same time!).  

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Monday 27th November 2017

Two more weeks until the Christmas performance!!

We have a very exciting couple of weeks coming up, preparing for the Yr1 and Yr2 Christmas performance: Lights Camel Action. A letter went home last Friday with the date and time of the two showings the children will be doing (one AM and another PM on Friday 8th December) and whether their costume is being provided or if they need to bring in something extra. Please do not spend money on costumes. If you don't have the items your child needs then please talk to your class teacher and we will help.

 

We look forward to seeing you all there :)

Monday 20th November 2017

We've had a great couple of weeks. Read Write Inc has been a great success and everyone's reading, writing and phonics is improving. Hopefully you're noticing this at home too :) We even did a Power Write last week where the children had to write independently for 30 minutes and the results were fantastic. Well done everyone for working so hard! If you would like to pop in before or after school to see this work which is stuck on our class room wall, please do.

 

Don't forget, if you have finished your current reading book, please put it with your reading record in the yellow basket each morning so it can be changed.

 

Also your child's Mathletics login was sent home last week. Please check their book bags and if you still cannot find them please feel free to let me know so I can send home another copy.

 

Have a great week everyone!

Monday 6th November 2017

Welcome back everybody!

I hope everybody had a super half term and enjoyed the fireworks last night too.

We all had a great first week back at school. The children were busy recognising the value of different coins in Maths and they have been doing lots of fantastic Reading and Writing too, with the school's new Read Write Inc programme.

 

Take a look at this introduction to RWI phonics; 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-1-understanding-read-write-inc-phonics/ 

 

For their super behaviours, the class has earnt their second Golden Fuzzy time, well done Seahorses! The children chose five activity ideas and voted for their favourite. This time they have voted for a ninja or fancy dress teddy bears picnic which will be this Wednesday 8th November in the afternoon. If they wish, please can they bring their fancy-dress clothes and teddy bear to school in a named bag. This will go on their peg until the Golden Fuzzy time which will be after lunch, and then they will change back in to their school uniform after.

 

Have a super week everybody :)

On Wednseday the 18th October KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from a real firefighter and she even asked her crew to bring a fire engine! This was a fantastic finish to our Great Fire of London topic and the children had a fantastic time!

On Wednseday the 18th October KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from a real firefighter and she even asked her crew to bring a fire engine! This was a fantastic finish to our Great Fire of London topic and the children had a fantastic time! 1
On Wednseday the 18th October KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from a real firefighter and she even asked her crew to bring a fire engine! This was a fantastic finish to our Great Fire of London topic and the children had a fantastic time! 2
On Wednseday the 18th October KS1 were very lucky to have a visit from a real firefighter and she even asked her crew to bring a fire engine! This was a fantastic finish to our Great Fire of London topic and the children had a fantastic time! 3

Author Caroline Hall and Illustrator Alec Wills visited today and went into EYFS and KS1 to do some book related activities with the individual classes. We then all attended the whole school assembly.

Author Caroline Hall and Illustrator Alec Wills visited today and went into EYFS and KS1 to do some book related activities with the individual classes. We then all attended the whole school assembly.  1
Author Caroline Hall and Illustrator Alec Wills visited today and went into EYFS and KS1 to do some book related activities with the individual classes. We then all attended the whole school assembly.  2

The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story.

The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story. 1
The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story. 2
The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story. 3
The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story. 4
The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story. 5
The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story. 6
The children worked in groups to draw illustrations of characters they may use in their own story. 7

Autumn Term Home Learning Activities - these are the same for all children across the school. Please show me any learning you are proud of!

Can you read and spell these tricky words?

Can you read and spell these tricky words? 1
Can you read and spell these tricky words? 2

Monday 9th October 2017

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

 

Last week, the children were practising their number bonds of 5 and 10 and we learnt a rap to help us remember our bonds of 10 (two numbers that make 10). This is attached below if you would like to practise at home.

 

In English, the children were learning how to spell the days of the week and Phase 2&3 tricky words. There is a photo of these tricky words above. Please practise saying and spelling them at home to really help your reading and writing.

 

I haven't been given any Seahorse pictures or facts yet to display on our webpage, so don't forget if you would like your work or ideas shared on here please bring them in.

 

Have a great week.

What can you tell your family and friends about The Great Fire of London?

What can you tell your family and friends about The Great Fire of London? 1
What can you tell your family and friends about The Great Fire of London? 2
What can you tell your family and friends about The Great Fire of London? 3

Monday 2nd October

Hi everybody,

 

I hope you've all been having a lovely weekend.

Last week the Seahorse children were very busy learning and writing about the Great Fire of London and the important jobs fire fighters do. In Maths we were learning how to work out 1 more and 1 less of given numbers using cubes, Numicon and number lines. At the end of the week the children tried 'teaching the alien' how to work out 1 more and 1 less, perhaps they could show their families at home. Don't worry if you don't have cubes, Numicon or a number line, you could always use pasta, pencils or other small objects to help.

 

Attached below are links to the Year 1 National Curriculum writing expectations and the Oxford Owl spelling expectations if you would like to take a look at what we will be trying to teach your child in English this year. 

 

There are a few children still without PE kits, a note will be going home today. Please can you make sure your child has a named PE kit that is suitable for indoor and outdoor PE.

 

Have a great week,

Miss Blackburn

Here are some photos of beautiful seahorses in the wild.

Can you find a super seahorse photo or perhaps you could draw a picture of one?

Maybe you know an interesting seahorse fact that I could share on our class page?

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Welcome to Seahorse's class page!

 

I was very pleased to see so many of you attend the Parent's Information meeting and hope you found it useful. Please do not worry if you were unable to attend, I have attached the presentation to the bottom of this page. If you have any questions please arrange a suitable time to speak with me.

 

The Seahorse class is taught by myself, Miss Blackburn, Mondays through to Thursdays and then Mr Boucher teaches on a Friday. We are lucky enough to have a variety of teaching assistants support our class room at different times of the week, they are Miss A, Mrs Francis, Mrs Bell and Mrs Whelton.

 

On a Monday the children are taught outdoor PE by Mrs Stone and history by Mrs Rose. The children know both of these adults from when they were in Reception and they always enjoy their afternoons with them.

 

Just a reminder, please can all items of clothing (particularly jumpers and PE kits) have the children's names clearly written or re-written after they have been through the wash a few times. We like to encourage the children to be as independant as they can in Year 1, so it is important they are able to identify their own clothes and keep them safe. We also have a 'jumper dumper' in the class as the jumpers often fall off pegs, so if your child has misplaced one please have a look after school.

 

The children have been busy practising the formation of their letters and numbers to help their wonderful work look even neater. Well done everybody, keep up the great concentration! We have also been trying to write short sentences and have started to learn three different ways a capital letter is used in a sentence. In Maths the children have been writing, building and reading their numbers to 20 and finding the quickest ways to work out what is 1 more or 1 less than a given number. Please bring in any learning the children continue to do at home, I would love to see it!

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