Wrens 2016-17

World Book Day 2017

We really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters for World Book day. 

We had Matildas, BFGs, Enormous Crocodiles, Willy Wonkas, Witches, Ladybirds and Mrs Stafford was Mrs Silver from Esio Trot with her trusty tortoise Alfie! (Unfortunately made of plastic!)

Here we are in our wonderful costumes.

 

As part of our topic and Science week, our catering team Caterlink gave us a wonderful workshop on creating our own fruit salads! We learned about food hygiene and safety as well as the names of lots of different fruits! Here we are being chefs!

 

As part of 'The Big Pedal' we all participated in a brilliant session of 'Balanceability'. We used special 'Scoot bikes' to practise balancing and travelling around a space. Unfortunately it was raining during our sessions but the hall was a perfect space for us to wizz around! Look at us in action...

Our topic is 'Our neck of the woods' where we will be learning about our local area including the school, church and parks. 

English

We have been looking at instructions over the last few weeks, which we learned need many elements including: titles, sub-headings, lists of ingredients, numbers, time connectives and bossy verbs. We used this to write some excellent instructions on how to wash your hands.

Here is our video about how to make bird cakes which we are very proud of!

We will be continuing our English work writing a newspaper report about The Great Fire of London and then moving onto some animal poetry. 

 

PHONICS

 We are continuing our Phonics groups each day where we are working on Letters and Sounds to progress our knowledge of sounds in order to read and write with increasing proficiency. We will be sending phonics homework home in due course to aid your children's learning in this area. As you may be aware the children must take a 'Phonics screener' towards the end of year 1 and we want every child to do the best they can - not just for the test but as a growing learner!

There is more information about the Phonics screener here: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/the-year-1-phonics-screening-check

Also please remind your children to complete their spellings at home as well as school, as these are the High Frequency words that need to be spelled correctly in their independent writing. 

 

READING

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible (we recommend just a few minutes every day). If you read at home - remember to sign the reading diary to say you have done so (with a comment if possible!) - the children will get a sticker for each time they read at home and when they get up to 10 they can choose a prize from the box!

They will also get a sticker on their reading cards and when they have filled these will receive a prize from Mrs Lewis in celebration assembly! 

Maths

We have continued our year of Maths with some measuring work and learning about time (o'clock and half past). 

We have also been doing a lot of problem solving.

 

Some useful websites for practising maths at home:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

 

Please also log onto the MyMaths website which will be updated regularly with new homework activities.

 

 

 

Please remember to keep your PE kit on your peg EVERY DAY - sometimes PE days change around and we want everyone to be able to participate fully.

Remember your PE kit should include: school t-shirt, shorts, long trousers, plimsolls and trainers. 

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER TO NAME ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING!