Year 1 Hazel

Welcome to Hazel Class

Staff in our class: 

-Mrs Makinson

-Mrs Murphy (covers on a Wednesday)

-Miss Begum

This week we are learning: 

Welcome back! We hope you had a well deserved rest after a very long half term! 

Our topic this term is all about festivals and light and dark. By the end of the half term we will hopefully be able to answer the question 'what can you see in the dark?' During the half term we will be learning all about Guy Fawkes, Diwali, owls, nocturnal animals and Christmas! 


For our first week back we will be learning all about why we have Bonfire night. We will walk into  a mystery on Monday morning and will have to work out from the clues who has visited our school while we have been away! The rest of our English work will then link to this and the children will be deciding what our next move should be. We will be working on using capital letters and full stops correctly in our writing. 


In Mathematics we will be learning all about division and sharing. We will be learning what the ÷ sign means and how to write it. We will also be looking for any links we can see between multiplication and division.


In phonics we will continue to learn how to write cvcc words, we will learn that all you need to do is add on the initial letter to the cvc word. We will learn how to read and write: spot, step, stop, skip, trip, plan, from, frog, twin, swim

We will also be learning how to spell and write: have, like, some, come



Challenge tables: 

Art table: Firework paintings 

Maths table: doubles 

Geography/science table: books about our new topic 


PLEASE NOTE: P.E will be on a Tuesday afternoon this half term instead of Monday morning (just for this half term) 


Key dates: 

-Wellies needed in school all week (named)

-P.E is on Tuesday and Thursday (for this term)

-Homework and folder: due in every Wednesday


Forest School dates: 

-Thursday 15th November

-Thursday 29th November

-Thursday 13th December

Children will need old clothes (legs and arms covered) in a carrier bag on these dates. Please ensure they have wellies and everything is named. 


Half Term Homework

"Our children are disconnecting with nature. By the time they are 7 years old, they can identify 200 logos ...... but they cannot identify trees growing in their gardens."


Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for the fantastic half term homework on trees.  I was really impressed with the quality of the tree pictures especially the observational drawings of leaves.  I will be adding some of the highlights to the class page.  I hope that the activity has enabled you and your children to get out and about in the woods and learning more about trees.   There will be other activities for homework and as part of Forest School and science that the children will be doing during the year.

Mrs Bassett

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DOUBLES! DOUBLES! (*new* 1-10 version)

WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM ...or find me on Teachers Pay Teachers!­­­­Kindergarten-Music HARRY KINDERGARTEN MUSIC, LLC Hip educational songs & videos for the K-2 Classroom! Song: DOUBLES! DOUBLES! (1-10 VERSION) Educational Content: Practicing "doubles" addition; This version has both the "small doubles" and the "big doubles" in one song, whereas my previous versions repeated one or the other in both verses.

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

3D Shapes I Know (new pyramid version) This version includes only ONE chorus at a time, whereas the old version used to do 2 at a time. I didn't like that the old one felt too long each time. I've also included a section about "a pyramid" now.

2D Shapes I Know! (song for kids about flat shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon)

WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM Song: 2D Shapes I Know Educational Content: This song focuses on the five "most common" 2D shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, and hexagon.

Let's all do the 10 dance (number bonds of 10 song)

Come on everybody Let's all do the 10 dance. Grab your 10 partner and head out on the dance floor! A super fun and funky dance tune about the number combinations of 10. So do the 10 dance with 5 and 5, 6 and 4, 7 and 3, 10 and 0, and 8 and 2.

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