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Year One - Week Beginning 14.10.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 4:48pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had such a fantastic week, making Miss Gillam and Mrs Regan proud each and every day. Our highlights were writing our wonderful 'Lost and Found' stories and meeting Urwin the guide dog.

We have yet another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

Monday 14th – Book fair open 3:15pm-4:00pm.

Tuesday 15th – Parent’s evening starting at 3:30pm. Book fair will be open 3:15pm - 6pm.

Tuesday 15th – Gymnastics – PE Kits needed

Wednesday 16th – Parent’s evening starting at 1:30pm. The Journeyman will be in school to tell some of his amazing stories to all pupils in the afternoon.

Thursday 17th – Worship on Road Safety led by our Road Safety Officers – William & Nicole.

Maths

Our focus in maths will be addition and subtraction this week. We will be revising symbols and using the part-whole model to add two numbers. We will be solving problems involving addition towards the end of the week.                                                 

Writing

This week we are going to be starting a new key text in our writing lessons. We will explore clues to find out about a mysterious, book eating monster loose in our classroom.

Topic

In our Topic lessons we will be continuing with our history focus, learning about how transport has changed over time.  We will look at old maps of Northwich to see how the town changed as transport methods modernised.   

Homework

  • 3 reads  -  Please make sure you keep all 3 reading books in your book bag each day. You should have a home reading book, RWI book and a book bag book.
  • Maths Challenge – Can you count on? Can you count to 50? Can you count to 30, starting from the number 8? Can you count to 23 starting from the number 11? Use the 100 square in your book bag to help you.
  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.  

 

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Year One - Week Beginning 7.10.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 12:33pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had yet another busy and exciting week. We enjoyed performing our special song during our Harvest Service on Wednesday. We also had the opportunity to invite our parents in for our ‘Come and Join Us’ session. Thank you so much to those who were able to make it.

We have yet another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

Monday 7th October – Kevin and Erwin to speak to the children about Guide Dogs.

Tuesday 8th October – Gymnastics (PE Kit needed)

Maths

In Maths we will be continuing to solve problems involving comparing numbers and learning about ordinal number (1st, 2nd, 3rd). We will also be ordering numbers and exploring number lines. The children will see that a number line can be used to:

  • Count to 10
  • See one more/one less
  • See greater than/less than statements
  • Order three numbers

Vocabulary:  count   greater than     less that    equal to  compare   same   different  more   less  order  

Writing

We are going to be authors this week in our writing lessons and create our very own stories based on our amazing class text ‘Lost and Found’.  We are going to make changes to the original story and then write our own version. Who will be the characters in your story? Where will the story be set?

Topic

In our Topic lessons, we will be looking at old maps of Northwich to see how the town has changed over time.  We will also compare Lostock Gralam to Northwich town centre, focusing on both the human and physical geography of both areas.  

Homework

  • 3 reads 
  • Maths Challenge – Go on a door number hunt. Can you read the numbers on each door? What is the highest number you can find?
  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.  

 

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Year One - Week Beginning 30.9.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 9:26pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

WOW! Starlings have had such busy and exciting week. We went on our fantastic school trip to Northwich and learnt lots of facts about our local history. Many members of the public commented on how smart and sensible the children were. We also enjoyed two wonderful sport workshops, both featuring on our school Twitter page.

We have yet another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

  • Gymnastics on Tuesday afternoon – PE kits needed (PM)
  • Come and Join us - 2pm - Wednesday 2nd October
  • Harvest Celebration in Church – 9:15 - Wednesday 2nd October

Maths

In Maths we are continuing to focus on comparing groups of objects using the words greater than, less than and equal to. We will be using the mathematical symbols for each of these words (> < =).  We will be solving problems involving comparing numbers and learning about ordinal number (1st, 2nd,3rd).  

Vocabulary:  count   greater than     less that    equal to     groups   compare   same   different

Writing

Starlings are loving their class text, Lost and Found. Next week, we will continue our journey though the text, considering how Penguin’s thoughts and feelings change along the way. We will then compare this to the thoughts and feelings of the boy in the story. Towards the end of the week, we will finish reading the story and begin learning it using pictures and actions ready for our big write re-tell next week.

Topic

In our Topic lessons we will be continuing to research well-known buildings from both Northwich and Lostock Gralam. We will create a timeline to show which buildings are the oldest and newest. We will complete Art activities focusing on our science topic of ‘Seasonal Changes’.

Homework

  • 3 reads 
  • Maths Challenge – What is doubling? Can you use objects in your house to represent doubles to 10? 1+1  2+2   3+3  4+4 etc
  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.  

 

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Year One- Week Beginning 23.9/19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 7:53am

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog.

Starlings have had such a busy week and have made Miss Gillam very proud of them.

We have another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

  • We have gymnastics on Tuesday afternoon – PE kits needed (PM)
  • We have our school trip to Northwich next Wednesday 25th September (AM)
  • National Fitness Day – Wednesday 25th September – PE kits needed (PM)
  • Tennis Workshop on Thursday – PE kits needed

Maths

In Maths we are continuing to focus on Place Value. We are going to be comparing groups of objects using the words greater than, less than and equal to. We will then learn the mathematical symbols for each of these words (><=).  We will be solving problems involving comparing numbers towards the end of the week.

Vocabulary:  count   greater than     less that    equal to     groups   compare   same   different

 

Writing

Next week we will continue to write factual sentences about penguins during our writing lessons. We will be really focusing on our handwriting and letter formation, ensuring our letters are sitting on the line. Towards the end of the week we will be helping George and the penguin from our story ‘Lost and Found’  to write a list of things to pack in their suitcase.

 

Topic

We will be continuing to focus on Geography during our topic lessons this week, completing activities linking to what we have learnt on our exciting school trip to Northwich on Wednesday 25th September. We will be researching well-known buildings and writing informative leaflets to teach others about where we live.

Homework

  • 3 reads 
  • Maths Challenge – How many ways can you make 10? Collect 10 objects (socks, coins, pebbles etc). How many different ways can you make 10 using your objects? Eg. 7 socks add 3 socks = 10 socks. This is a practical activity and does not need recording.

1+__  2+ __ 3+ ___  4+___ 5+__  6+__  7+__  8+__  9+__  10+__

  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Week beginning 16.9.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 9:00pm

Hello and welcome to Starlings Class Blog,

What a busy start to the year we have had… I am amazed with the independent learning that I have already seen this year.

We have another busy week ahead of us next week.

Maths

In Maths we are continuing to focus on Place Value. We are going to be representing objects in different ways and counting, reading and writing numbers.  Later in the week, we will focus on counting one more and one less than a given number. 

Writing

Last week, we loved using clues to identify our new class text, Lost and Found. Next week we will be continuing our reading journey, uncovering the story one page at a time.  We will be writing labels for lost animals, writing character descriptions and writing factual sentences about penguins.

Topic

We will be having a Geography focus week this week, preparing for our school trip to Northwich on Wednesday 25th September. We will be looking at maps, photographs and books to find out about our local area.

Homework

  • 3 reads
  • Maths Challenge - How many ways can you make the number 10? Eg. 6+4=10, 5+5 = 10. 
  • Spellings (In diary on Friday)

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

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