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WB 2.12.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 5:52pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had such a wonderfully exciting week and have really impressed Miss Gillam with their love of learning. We had a fantastic day at the Museum of Science and Industry on Tuesday and the children’s polite and sensible behaviour did not go unnoticed by both members of staff and the public. Thank you for representing our school so brilliantly.

We also enjoyed our Christingle service in Church this week. Starlings sang beautifully and listened respectfully throughout the service.

We have yet another busy week ahead of us. Next week, the children will have an assessment week. They will be tested on maths, reading, spelling and science. The children will be asked to ‘show me what you know’ and we aim for them see the assessment as more of a fun and exciting quiz. As part of our writing assessment, we will continue writing our diary entry about the adventures of Nibbles the book monster.

Next week’s diary dates:

Wednesday 4th December – Film night until 5.30pm.   If you would like your child to stay and watch a film until 5.30pm please email or pop into the school office, the cost is £2.50.

Homework

  • 3 reads - Please make sure that 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. Please continue to read at home with your children as often as possible, it is crucial for their love of reading, attainment and progress. We require three comments each week from an adult to ensure that the children receive a raffle ticket and have a chance of winning a very special prize.
  • Maths Challenge – Can you play addition snakes and ladders with your friends and family? Use objects to help you. Who will reach the finish line first? See reading diary.

pics photos snakes and ladders board printable intervention 3 4 1 2 n ladder template blank

  • 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

WB 25.11.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 6:39am

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had yet another busy and exciting week, continuing to make Miss Gillam and Mrs Southern proud each and every day. Our Christmas rehearsals have begun and we are busy preparing for our exciting trip to MOSI in Manchester next week.

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

Reminders

  • Tuesday 26th November – Starlings trip to MOSI.  
  • Wednesday 27th  November – Christmas Fair starting from 2pm
  • Thursday 28th November– Whole School Christingle in Church

Maths

This week, our Maths work will focus on counting backwards. We will discuss the mathematical term ‘subtraction’ and use objects to help us to make links with what we know already about addition. We will continue to use our Part-Whole and Bar Model to explore the inverse. We will then solve mixed addition and subtraction problems towards the end of the week.

Writing

Starlings are excited to be writing their own special recount of a day in the life of ‘Nibbles’ this week. They have created a story pathway, mapping out the key events from the story and are making changes to what story ‘Nibbles’ might choose to nibble into next. They will be writing a recount of his day as a big write this week.

Topic

In our Topic lessons we will be completing activities linking to our trip to MOSI this week. We will learn more about a famous bike race, local inventors and will reflect on our time spent in such a wonderful museum.

Homework

  • 3 reads - Please make sure that 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. We are getting closer to our raffle ticket draw. I am hoping for our first Starlings Winner!
  • Maths Challenge – Can you use your own toys to make a Part-Whole?  Can you write number sentences for your Part-Whole?

 

Image result for part whole model toyse.g. 4 + 6 = 10

6+4 = 10

10= 6 + 4

10 = 4 + 6

 

  • 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 & Mrs Southern

WB 11.11.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 7th Nov 2019 @ 5:50pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had such a wonderful week. We have loved having Mrs Turner and Mrs Southern working with us and have really shown how grown up and sensible we can be. We have yet another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

Tuesday 12th November – Gymnastics (PE Kits needed)

Friday 15th November – non-uniform day as we help raise funds for Children in Need. Please bring in a small donation to school and enjoy wearing your own clothes!

 

Church diary dates:

Sunday 10th November – Remembrance Day Service 10am with laying of wreaths at the War Memorial 11am. Messy Church in the Church Hall 2pm-3:30pm.

Thursday 14th November – Play and Pray in Church 10am.

 

Maths

In Maths we will be focusing on number bonds this week. We will be investigating how many ways we can make a range of numbers, using the Part-Whole and Bar Model to help us.  We will then use the greater than, less than and equal to symbols to compare number bonds.

Writing

We will be continuing to think about Nibbles the book monster in our writing this week. We will be helping him to pack for his travels by writing a list, writing postcards and creating a story pathway based on what Nibbles did in the story. We will also consider what might happen if Nibbles was to enter our favourite stories.

Topic

In our Topic lessons, we will be continuing to look 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 

(Read Write Inc book, Book Bag Book and Home Reading Book)

  • Maths Challenge – Can you solve problems involving the days of the week? Can you think of your own problem?

This does not need to be recorded and can be completed orally.

E.g. If today is Tuesday, what day will it be seven days from now?

It is Friday tomorrow, what day was it yesterday?

Yesterday was Monday and the day after tomorrow will be Thursday. What

day is it today?

 

  • 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

WB 4.11.19 Starlings, by Miss Gillam

Date: 24th Oct 2019 @ 5:52pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have been working exceptionally hard in the final week running up to half term. Although we are so sad to see Mrs Regan go, we have loved having the opportunity to work with Mrs Southern, who will be joining us after the holidays.   

 

Reminders

Monday 4th November – INSET School closed

 

Maths

The children have been really challenging themselves in maths this week, learning how to use our new and exciting part-whole model. When they return to school, we will be continuing to solve addition and subtraction problems.

 

Writing

In Writing, Starlings have been fascinated by the adventures of Nibbles the cheeky little book monster. When they return to school, we will be writing recounts and stories based on our class text, Nibbles.

 

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 learn how to spell the days of the week?
  • 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. I hope the children have a safe and restful half term and look forward to welcoming them back after the holidays, ready for another term.

 

Miss Gillam

 

 

Year One - Week Beginning 21.10.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 17th Oct 2019 @ 5:29pm

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog,

Starlings have had such a busy and exciting week, continuing to make Miss Gillam and Mrs Regan proud each and every day. We have loved meeting Mrs Southern this week who will be joining us after the half term holidays.

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

Reminders

Tuesday 22nd – No Outsiders afternoon for the whole school.

Friday 25th – will be a non-uniform day for the Christmas Fair.  Please bring in something chocolaty!

Monday 4th November – INSET School closed

Maths

Our focus in maths will continue to be addition and subtraction this week. We will be solving problems involving addition using the part-whole model taught last week.

E.g. Always, Sometimes, Never 

When I add two numbers, the answer is always smaller.  Explain your reasoning.

Writing

This week we are going to be continuing our journey, discovering the adventures of Nibbles the book monster. Will be learn about the mischief Nibbles causes as he enters a range of traditional tales in our classroom. We will consider the thoughts and feelings of the character in each story and write sentences to help the staff at Northwich Library to know how to keep Nibbles well fed and happy.

Topic

In our Topic lessons we will be continuing with our history focus, learning about how transport has changed over time.  We will continue to look at old maps of Northwich to see how the town changed as transport methods modernised.  We will look at how bicycles have changed over time. We will also learn about how the types of bikes we ride change as we grow up and why.

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 back? Can you count backwards from 50? Can you start at 39 and count backwards? 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 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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