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Year 1 Rowan

Hello and welcome to Rowan class webpage.

Key dates

Next Forest School session: 11th December (last one for this term)

If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and speak to Mrs Patel-Martin, Mrs Hudson, Mrs Parmar or Mrs Murphy.

 

 

Week beginning 2.12.19: 

This has been a very quick but productive week! The children have really enjoyed learning about the 'Owl babies' story and learnt some fantastic new vocab such as: swooped, silent, pitch-black, twilight, dusk. Can your child remember what each word means?  

 

This week our Literacy will continue to focus on our upcoming owl visit! The children will be learning some key facts about owls so that they can make a non-fiction book and answer all the questions that Dave (the owl man) asks them!  

 

In Maths we will be learning about weight and time. The children will be weighing different objects and comparing the weights. For time, the children will learn to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.The homework set this week will help you to explain this to your child. 

 

In phonics we are going to be moving on to Phase 5: We will be learning the new graphemes: ay, ou, ie, ea Tricky words for reading: oh, their, people.

We also made leaf monsters and had fun with the leaves.

Forest school. We made nests and owls.

Week beginning 25.11.19: 

The children have really enjoyed researching nocturnal animals this week. In particular the vocabulary that they were able to use to describe their appearance and actions. The poems they produced were very good. 

 

This week our Literacy will focus on our upcoming owl visit! The visit will allow the children to consolidate their learning this term but also give them a real life demonstration of how owls fly! We will be reading the story of the owl babies (please watch the video below) and acting out the story. 

 

In Maths we will be learning all about capacity and measuring. We will have a go at measuring using a ruler, tape measure and meter stick. We will also work out which type of measuring stick is most suitable to use. 

 

In phonics we are going to be learning to read and spell High Frequency Words: said, so, do, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, when, out, what.

Please note: there will be no school on Friday 29th November as it's an Inset day.

 

Have you got any books for our 'Look a book' box?

Please also feel free to take a book from the box and return it as and when you like. If you have any questions about this please speak to a member of staff. 

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

This is a lovely picture book based on Jill Tomlinson's classic best-selling story, illustrated beautifully by Paul Howard. A perfect little story for Autumn, with references to the dark, fireworks, bonfires! A good story about overcoming a fear of the dark by looking for all the positive aspects of nighttime!

Owl Babies, a story read for children

Owl Babies, a wonderful children's story about a family of owls who live in the woods.

Week beginning 18.11.19: 

The children did an absolutely fabulous job learning our poppy poems by heart and were so confident when they showcased it to the rest of year one! I hope they have come home and shared it with you too. 

 

This week our Literacy will continue to link to poetry but we will start to learn some more information about nocturnal animals. Instead of learning poems by heart we will have a go at writing our very own nocturnal animal poem using a familiar pattern. We will also continue to work on letter formation and ensuring we are using capital letters and full stops correctly.  

 

In Maths we will be learning all about position and movement. This will include using words such as: left, right, whole turn, quarter turn, half turn accurately. The homework given out on Friday should help give you some ideas on how you can help with this. 

 

In phonics we are going to be learning to read two syllable words with adjacent consonants, such as: lunchbox, helpdesk, windmill, treetop, starlight, desktop, sandwich, sandpit.

We will also be learning to read and spell the tricky words: were, there, little one

Children In Need

Children In Need 1 Some of us went to cheer on the rickshaw.
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Forest School: We went on a scavenger hunt and used what we collected to build a winter home for bear.

We had a special visitor....

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Week beginning 11.11.19: 

The children really impressed us this week with how much information they were able to learn about Guy Fawkes! By the end of the week every child was able to explain why we have fireworks on the 5th November. I hope they were able to tell you some of the key facts that they had learnt. 

 

Thank you for helping the children settle into their new morning routine. It is a lovely calm way to start the day and the children are responding very well to this time so we will continue for the rest of the term in this manner. 

 

This week our Literacy will be linked to Remembrance Day and poetry. The children will be learning why we celebrate this very important day and then learning to recite 3 poems off by heart. By the end of the week they will be able to perform to the whole of year one! 

 

In Maths we will be learning about fractions. We will learn what half and quarter means and how to apply this to practical situations, for example how to find half of a square. What can you find around the house that you can halve or quarter?  

 

In phonics we are going to continue learning to read and spell CVCC words and putting them into a sentence. Some of the words we will be learning are: spot, step, stop, skip, trip, plan, from, frog, twin, swim. We will also be learning to read and spell the tricky words: have, like, some, come

 

 

Have you got any books for our 'Look a book' box?

Please also feel free to take a book from the box and return it as and when you like. If you have any questions about this please speak to a member of staff. 

Week Beginning 4.11.19: 

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a relaxing half term. This term we will are moving away from Transport and beginning to learn about celebrations and festivals. We will hopefully be visiting some religious buildings during the term and we also have an exciting visit booked to come into school but we will tell you more about this nearer the time! 

 

There are also going to be changes to our morning routine. To encourage the children to come into school in a calm and ready to learn mind set once they have finished all their jobs they will go to their table and read their reading book quietly until they are all called to the carpet for register. You are more than welcome to sit with them and listen to them read and we will also be taking the opportunity to hear readers. 

 

This week our Literacy will be linked to Bonfire night. We will learn why we celebrate this occasion and act out the story of Guy Fawkes. By the end of the week we will be making our own guy ready for Strathmore's Firework's event on Saturday. 

 

In Maths we will be learning about division. We will learn what it means to share items and then investigate if all numbers can be shared fairly. Towards the end of the week we will be exploring the relationship between division and multiplication.

 

In phonics we are very excited to be starting phase 4! This weeks learning will focus on reading and writing CVCC words. For example: damp, tent, went etc. Children can find it very hard to hear the 3rd sound in a CVCC word so feel free to look at the phase 4 games when you click on the following link: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  

 

Have you got any books for our 'Look a book' box?

Please also feel free to take a book from the box and return it as and when you like. If you have any questions about this please speak to a member of staff. 

Week beginning 14.10.19

This week our Literacy will be linked to our trip on Tuesday. We will be writing letters to say thank you and posting them to the museum. They might even put them on display if they are really good! Our big focus at the moment is starting sentences with capital letters and ending a sentence with a full stop. Can you write some sentences which don't include any and see if your child can spot what is missing? 

 

Our main focus of the trip is transport (see photo's above of some of the things that we will see) and the children will have a chance to see some of the types of transport that we have been learning about. We will also have plenty of time to explore the rest of the museum and complete some forest school activities. We will also be making a film on the the I-pads to tell others what we have enjoyed. 

 

In Maths we will be moving on to shape. The focus this week will be on 2D shapes. Watch  the video below and see if you can name all the shapes (even the tricky ones!). We will be starting the week with a shape hunt looking for shapes around the school. What shapes can you find at home? What language can you use to describe it? Have a go at using the vocabulary sides and corners. 

 

In phonics this week we will focus on the following: 

Vowel digraphs: Revise all graphemes learned so far and read and write cvcc words such as 'tent'

Read tricky words: said, so

Here is a link to phonics play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  

Shapes Song 2

Words children should know how to spell by the end of Year One

Words children should know how to spell by the end of Year One 1

Week beginning: 7.10.19

The children have been working so hard making their scarecrows and they will be ready to be shown in our Harvest Assembly next week! 

In Literacy this week we will be sticking to our Transport theme, this week focussing on methods of air travel. We will be looking at helicopters, hot air balloons and airplanes. We will be linking this to History by learning about the Wright brothers, carrying out tasks such as writing questions to the brothers and labelling diagrams of different transports.

 

In Maths we will be continue to be using what we have learnt about addition and subtraction to solve real life problems. We will also be looking at the number bonds to 20. 

 

In phonics this week we will focus on the following: 

Digraphs: er and revise everything learned so far

Read tricky words: was, my, you, they, her, all

Zones of regulation

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Week Beginning 30.9.19: 

We had a fabulous turn out to our parent workshop and some very positive feedback. Following on from the power point you can find the web pages that we were talking about below and the list of the words the children should be able to spell by the end of year one. 

This week our focus is on Harvest. The children will learn why Harvest is celebrated and the importance of this. They will also be reading the story 'The Scarecrows' Wedding' (which you can watch below) and having a go at writing their very own list for the wooden scarecrow they are going to make! 

 

In Maths we will be using what we have learnt about addition and subtraction to solve real life problems. Have a go at some of these at home and see how you get on. For example if 2 more people came for 2 how many more knives and forks would you need? How do you know? There are so many different number problems around the house that you can use to practise. 

 

In phonics this week we will focus on the following: 

Digraphs: ear, air, ure

Read tricky words: was, my, they

 

 

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Our first Forest School session was fun! We started by playing 1, 2, 3 where are you? Then collected natural materials to create a 'Leaf Man'. We also had fun rolling down a hill, some of us went really fast. We finished by lying on the ground and looking up at the clouds....some of us saw a cloud dragon!

Cloud gazing..... can you see a dragon?

Rolling down a hill...

We have been busy designing a bike for the future..

We made delicious soup with Mrs Hudson.....most of us liked it!

The children absolutely loved our work on 'Oi Get Off Train'. They were really interested in why the animals were in danger and what they could do to help, which is fantastic to see. 

This week we will be moving on to learning all about bikes. We will literally be going through the years looking at the very first bike to what we think the bike of the future will look like! The children's homework will help them with this last task so please ensure it is returned as early as possible. Also feel free to watch the short video below and discuss the names of each bike and what changes over the years.

The children's books will be available for you to look through at the parent workshop that will take place on Thursday. Please make every effort to attend this as we will be discussing everything that your child needs to know this term and hopefully picking up some very good tips on how to help them at home. 

In Maths this week we will be learning about addition and how it is exactly the same as finding one more but just changing the number. We will be teaching the children to count on from the first number and how to find number bonds to 10/20.

 

In phonics this week we will focus on the following: 

Vowel digraphs: ur, ow, oi

Read tricky words: you

 

The Evolution Of The Bicycle

The bicycle is one of those things that's just as enjoyable to use as it is pragmatic, which is why it's endured the test of time so well. Of course, it's also managed to stay around because it's being constantly adapted and tweaked to make it for fit for purpose.

The Evolution Of The Bicycle

We use the zones of regulation to help manage our emotions. We are free to move our name to each of the colours when we are feeling excited, sad, tired, or cross. We understand it is normal to feel all these different emotions. By acknowledging them we can then find strategies to help us, which in turn will ensure we can move ourselves back to green. When we are on green we are ready to learn. 

We have had fun using the Beebots.

Week beginning: 16.9.19

This week we will be reading the story 'Oi get off our train' and you can watch the video of this story below. The children will act out the story as a class and discuss the important messages that the book is trying to communicate with us. They will be writing about a new animal that wishes to join the train and give reasons why. They will also be writing some instructions for the animals to follow using 'bossy' words. Our main focus will be on full stops, capital letter and finger spaces between their words.

 

In Maths we will be learning about ordinal numbers, matching number words to digits, how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's and also learning what odd and even mean. Why don't you play a game on the way to school where you work out if the door number is odd or even?  

 

In phonics this week we will focus on the following: 

Recapping: Consonant digraphs: sh, ch, th, ng Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa

Introducing: Vowel digraphs: oo, ar, or 

Spell tricky words: no, go, to, the

Read tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, my

 

Topic: 

Old and New Transport: Look at a range of transport form different eras and think about how they may work.

Oi Get off our train

Rowan have been busy on the computers and they would like to say...."Hello"

We have been making 'teen' numbers by adding more to 10.

This week we will be learning....

We will be thinking about what we like and dislike, as well as beginning to learn about different senses.

If children could try to bring in their memory jars by Friday the 13th so that we can start them on the following Monday that would be brilliant please!

Please note that the Reading Challenge award assembly will be the 20th September.

This term is also the KS1 Carol Concert and a Parent Workshop- details will be on the weekly newsletters.

What a busy first week Rowan class have had.....

The children have been very busy settling in and are doing brilliantly! Although a slightly shorter week, we have been counting and ordering numbers to 20, and thinking hard about what our super- strengths are. We have been busy making lovely superhero cuffs, and creating self portraits.

Drawing and painting self-portraits...

Making Superhero cuffs...

Counting amounts to 20 and beyond..

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