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               21st October 2020

Dear Parents,

Please remember to bring the Parent Communication book to school this Friday.

Homework:

Reading:

Please continue to read with your child at least 5-10 minutes a day. For the half term I have assigned 3 books on MyRisingStars. On Friday, we will give you additional books for your child to read over half term. Please write in their yellow book which books they have read.

Phonics:

At school we have learnt the diagraph ‘ea’ making the ‘ee’ phoneme like in words: eat or dream and sometimes making the phoneme ‘e’ like in bread or head.

When reading, please try to spot words with those diagraphs and ask your children to use these words in a different context, maybe creating simple funny sentences.

Spellings:

Please practise with your child the following National Curriculum words:

read, sea leaf, dream, bread, head, ready, instead.

We will assess if the children remember how to write these words after half term on Friday 6th November 2020.

Maths:

In Maths we have learnt number bonds to 10. Please practice number bonds by playing the interactive game: Hit the button on topmarks:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Below you can find some ideas of creative activities to do at home to support learning and rehearsing number bonds to 10. Encourage your child to complete the activities assigned on diagnostic questions.

 

We look forward to seeing your coat of arms when we return.

                                  Thank you                                 

Mrs Saganowska and Ms ALfredson

                               14/10/2020

Dear Parents,

Please continue to bring the Parent Communication books to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Homework:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child at least 5-10 minutes a day. I have assigned books on MyRisingStars.

Phonics: At school we have learnt the diagraphs:’ee’ and the split diagrap ‘e-e both making the sound ‘e’ like in the word ‘tree’ or ‘these’.

When reading, please try to spot words with those diagraphs and ask your children to use these words in a different context, maybe creating simple funny sentences.

Spellings:

Please practise with your child the following National Curriculum words: meet, green, tree, these, theme, evening. We will assess if the children remember how to write those words on Friday 23rd October 2020.

Maths:

In Maths we have started learning about addition.

Encourage your child to complete the activities assigned on diagnostic questions.

History:

My coat of arms project – half term project

In our Topic lessons, we are continuing to learn about castles and knights. In the class, the children have created their first design of their coat of arms. Please chat about their idea and help them to improve it. Then, please help them to make the coat of arms out of material available in your house, it could be a cereal box or a cardboard box. The children can choose suitable colours for the background and draw their symbols. The supportive resources including an explanation of symbols, meaning of colours etc., you can find below in a Power Point format. The children should bring their coat of arms to school in w/c 9th November 2020. We look forward to seeing them and listen to the stories behind their designs.

Thank you                                  Mrs Saganowska

Our History work: Learning who lived in medival castles.

07/10/2020

Dear Parents,

Please ensure you bring the Parent Communication books to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Science:

This week the children were planting strawberries and onions in our vegetable patch. Thank you to the parents who worked so hard over the weekend and prepared the ground for us. The children thoroughly enjoyed planting and making a scarecrow. This a perfect start to our science lessons and we are very excited!

Homework:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child at least 5-10 minutes a day.

MyRisingStars is now working properly. I have allocated two more books for your child to read.

Phonics: At school we have learnt the following split diagraph: ‘a_e making the sound ‘ai’ like in the word ‘name’, ‘same’, ‘take’, ‘late’.

When reading, please try to spot words with those diagraphs and ask your children to use these words in a different context, maybe creating simple funny sentences.

Spellings:

Please practise with your child the following National Curriculum words:

make, take, same, came, late, made.

We will assess if the children remember how to write those words on Friday 17th October 2020.

Maths:

In Maths we have started learning about whole, parts and part-part-whole models. This week we will introduce the addition sign.

Encourage your children to complete the activities assigned on diagnostic questions.

Thank you

Mrs Saganowska

 

30/09/2020

Dear Parents,

Please ensure you bring the Parent Communication books to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Homework:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child at least 5-10 minutes a day.

Today, another book has been allocated on MyRisingStars for your child to read.

Phonics: At school we have learnt the following graphemes ‘oi’ in the word ‘ boil’, ‘coin’; and the diagraph ‘oy’ like in the word ‘boy’ or ‘toy’.

When reading, please try to spot words with those diagraphs and ask your children to use these words in a different context, maybe creating simple funny sentences.

Spellings:

Please practise with your child the following National Curriculum words: boil, coin, join, boy, toy, enjoy.

We will assess if the children remember how to write those words on Friday 9th October 2020.

Maths

In Maths we are learning how to order objects and numbers. We have also learnt about ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.).

Encourage your children to complete the activities assigned on diagnostic questions.

The children can also use the interactive games and practise ordering numbers on topmarks – please access the link from: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Outdoor learning

Over the next few weeks we will do more outdoor learning. Please may we request for your child to bring named wellies to school.

Thank you
Mrs Saganowska

Dear Parents,                                                                                         23/09/2020

The children have produced some brilliant work and have worked hard in phonics, reading and Maths.

Please ensure you bring the Parent Communication books to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so we can leave messages regarding reading, homework and planning.

Homework:

Reading: Please continue to read with your child at least 5-10 minutes a day.

Today, another book has been allocated on MyRisingStars for your child to read.

Please let me know if you have any problems with accessing MyRisingStars.

Phonics: At school we have learnt the following graphemes: ‘ve’ which makes the single ‘v’ sound’ like in the word ‘have’ or ‘give’; ‘ai’ in the word ‘train’ or ‘main’; and the diagraph ‘ay’ like in the word ‘day’ or ‘say’.

When reading, please try to spot words with those diagraphs and ask your children to use these words in a different context, maybe creating simple funny sentences.

Spellings:

Please practise with your child the following National Curriculum words:

have, love, rain, wait, say, play.

We will assess how well the children can write those words on Friday 2nd October 2020.

Maths

In Maths we are learning how to compare objects and numbers using mathematical signs: greater than >, smaller than < and equal to =. Please encourage your child to make statements like these using numbers or natural objects.

They can make the statements outdoor or indoors using the ‘crocodile’ signs they have taken home today.

A few Maths activities has been assigned on diagnostic questions to practise.

https://diagnosticquestions.com/

The children can also use the interactive games on topmarks – please access the link from the website:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering.

Thank you

Mrs Saganowska

Wednesday, 16/09/2020

Dear Parents,

Thank you for supporting your children in their second week of school. All children have worked hard in lessons and they are slowly getting used to our Year 1 routine.

Please ensure you bring the Parent Communication books to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so we can leave messages regarding reading, homework and planning.

Homework:

In Term 1 and 2 the homework will be given on Wednesdays. We are not expecting the children to bring completed homework back to school. We will only collect their projects once per term – details will follow soon.

Reading: Please continue to read with your child at least 5-10 minutes per day.

Hopefully, we have managed to solve all issues and now you will be able to use this system smoothly.

Please let me know if you have any problems with your new logins.

The books have been assigned for your children starting today. Please follow the link:

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/

A book will be assigned every Wednesday. Please encourage your child to read it with your support. Talk about the story and the pictures. At school new reading books will be given on Mondays and Fridays only.

Phonics: So far we have revised following Phase 3 graphemes in our phonics lessons: ‘ff’, ‘ss’, ‘zz’, ‘ck’, ‘ll’, ‘nk’ and ‘tch’.

Those sounds come mainly at the end of words and after vowels: a, e, i, o and u.  For example: fluff, fizz, grass, puff, quick, pink, catch; th exception word: ‘pal’.

When reading, please try to spot words with these graphemes and ask your children to use these words in a different context, maybe creating simple funny sentences.

Spellings:

Please practise with your child the following National Curriculum words:

off, well, miss, buzz, back, think.

We will assess how well the children can write those words on Friday 25th September 2020.

Maths

In Maths we have started with ordering objects and counting to 10. Please encourage your child to count forwards and backwards starting from any number, find one more and less than a number too. In Year 1 the children must learn to form all digits correctly. This week, please encourage your child to write numbers from 0-10 as digits and challenge them to write the numbers in words. They can do it on the sand or on the glass etc.

A few Maths activities has been assigned on diagnostic questions. Please fin the link to the diagnostic questions:

https://diagnosticquestions.com/

You may read the questions to support them.

You can access the diagnostic questions on the eedi app on Apple or Android.

Additionally, the children can play the interactive games – please follow the links:

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/5012

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

 

Thank you

Mrs Saganowska

Year 1 Newsletter Term 1 and 2

 

Welcome to Year 1!       

It has been lovely to welcome all the children to our classroom. We have had two successful settling in days and now we are ready to begin our learning journey. Please read the following information about our Year 1 routine.

Drop off and pick up time - Children should enter the school by the Year 1 classroom door at 9am in the morning. (Parents should walk behind the pre-school towards KS1 playground and social distance when waiting in front of the classroom door). At the end of the day, the children will leave the classroom through the same door.

P.E. – In Term 1 our PE day will be on Wednesday. The children are expected to wear their PE kit on this day instead of their school uniform.

Parent Communication Books - Reading - Each week the expectation is that your child reads for at least 10 minutes every day. Please write a comment about your child’s reading in the ‘Parent Communication Book’.

Reading books will be changed on set days (Mondays and Fridays) and we will expect the children to bring the books to school on those days together with Parent Communication books. On Wednesdays, the children will be assigned reading books on My Rising Stars.

Spellings - The children will be practising spelling words containing various phonics sounds and also some common exception words. We will be using Sir Linkalot for practising tricky words and Monster Phonics/Letters and Sounds for learning phonics sounds. Each week the children will be expected to practise spellings six words at home.  To help them remember the words, they could try to make up silly sentences using as many of these words as possible. The children may bring in these words or sentences to school to earn team points or just keep them at home.  The children will be encouraged to write the words independently and rewards will be given for their perseverance and hard work.

Homework - Every week there will be a Maths online task to be completed at home. We are going to use http://Diagnosticquestions.com and the children will have tasks to complete every week. Once a term, there will be a creative task given (project work) which will be related to Foundation Subjects such as Science, Geography, Topic or Art. The children will have a few weeks to complete it and will have an opportunity to bring it to the class and share their work with the class at the beginning of each term.

Show and Tell - There will be no Show and Tell. We will strongly encourage the children to complete their projects instead. This will be their time to shine! There will be lots of rewards, stickers, house points and certificates awarded.

Communication with the Teacher - Please use the Parent Communication Books for leaving messages for the Teacher on daily basis if necessary. Additionally, we are also happy to chat to you briefly (socially distanced) at pick up time. However, if there is anything you wish to discuss in detail with the teacher, please book an appointment in the school office.

 

Thank you       

Mrs Saganowska-Kearney and Ms Alfredson J

 

3rd September 2020

Welcome to Year 1!

 

The time has arrived to polish those school shoes and join Year 1 learning adventure.

We are really looking forward to meeting you all on Thursday morning. Please arrive at 9am and walk toward the Year 1 classroom, following the path behind the pre-school towards the KS1 playground. We will be welcoming you at the Year 1 classroom door. The school time will finish at 3pm.

 

See you soon.

 

Mrs Saganowska and Ms Alfredson

 

 

Dear Year 1 Parents and children,

 

I hope your Summer holiday started well and you are all enjoying the sunshine. We are really looking forward to seeing you all in September. In the meantime, please read about the new arrangements for the start of the year 1.

We will start school on Thursday 3rd September 2020. Year One's school day will start from 9:00am and will finish at 3:00pm. The children will come into school and leave from the KS1 side entrance, opposite Pre-School. Please would parents continue to social distance when dropping and collecting children. We will endeavour to social distance at school as much as this is possible. The classroom will be set up in compliance with the government’s guidance which involves seating children side by side and forward facing.

The Year One children will be in their own bubble. It is still recommended that the children limit the amount of equipment they bring into school each day, so please ensure the children bring only essentials such as lunch, snack boxes,  jumpers/waterproofs and water bottles. We will require the children to bring just a school bag to carry their reading books. However, after first week at school, we will provide you with further instructions in relation to reading books. Please do not bring books bags to school in the first week of term. 

 

As we are unable to have whole school assemblies, we will be having whole school Zoom assemblies in the classrooms on Mondays and Fridays instead. Playtimes and lunchtimes will be staggered throughout the school. Year One will have morning break from 10:15-10:30. Their lunch time will be from 11:45-12.45pm, their lunch sitting is from 11:45-12:15pm. There will be no clubs in Term One.

P.E will take place on Wednesdays in Term One, so please can children come to school dressed in their PE kit on this day. Please wear full school PE kit. The children can wear school sweatshirts, tracksuit trousers or t-shirt and shorts, depending on the weather. Ensure they wear trainers on Wednesdays.

 

The website ‘Rising Stars’ is available for reading over the Summer holidays. New books will be set at the beginning of the holiday. If you are able to read over the Summer, it will really benefit the children when they return in September. Maths can be part of every day too when included in everyday conversations.  Play the number counting in car journeys or eye-spy with my little eye for shapes! Thank you and see you soon.

 

We hope you have a wonderful Summer holiday,

Best Wishes

Mrs Saganowska and Ms Alfredson

 

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