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Robin Hood has come to Haddon!

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ROBIN HOOD HAS COME TO HADDON!

The children were filled with excitement today when we got a visit from a brilliant Robin Hood Theatre company. This tied in brilliantly with our learning all about him and why he is so important locally. The children truly took to the drama element of it, acting out their roles superbly! Must have been all the practice from our Christmas play and Talk for Writing!

 

Firefighters

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Big thank you to the Firefighters at Carlton Fire Station who have continuously come to read with the children this year! Not only does this give more opportunity for reading but excites and encourages the children to persevere with their reading too! 

Andy Goldsworthy

Safe to say Year 1 have been feeling inspired today by the brilliant work of Andy Goldsworthy. The children were enthused to do art outdoors and use natural materials as oppose to paints or pencils like we had done when looking at Mark A Garlick's work. They used anything they found outside to explore with and create an outdoor installation. 

Bark Rubbing

The children enjoyed doing some outdoor learning, learning about surfaces and textures through bark rubbing. We began focussing mainly on trees to link with our learning about forests and the text Where the Wild Things Are but the children were very innovative with where to find new surfaces. Safe to say we really do have a fantastic outdoor space as the children were able to create lots of different patterns using their wax crayons. Well done Year 1.

Space Centre

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Year 1 and 2 absolutely adored our trip to the National Space Centre from learning all about Night and Day in the Planetarium to exploring the rocket and the interactive parts of the centre. It was a brilliant day for everyone and safe to say the children had a fantastic time. Thanks to all the parents and staff for your help!

Useful Phonics Resources-

Alphablocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

 

Letterjoin

If you are unsure of the school login, please just ask. 

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/

 

Phonics Play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

 

Geraldine the Giraffe

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

 

Regularly reading with and to your child(ren) will also boost their confidence and ability with reading and Phonics, generally.

 

 

Slides from Phonics Screening Meeting

What is phonics? | Oxford Owl

This video helps explain what phonics is and how you can help your child with their learning and understanding of Phonics!

Bob and The Moontree Mystery

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We have been having a go at being travel agents in Year 1, trying to advertise the top attraction 'the Moontree' as featured in our new book Bob and the Moontree Mystery. The children were tasked with designing a poster, writing and rehearsing something that would be included in their deal to visiting tourists!

Happy New Year! I hope you have all enjoyed a well-earned, restful break and are ready for the new school year. Thank you all for a brilliant first term, your help and support is truly shining in the children’s progress and I know I, and the children, are excited to see what this term will hold.

 

 

Staff in Year 1

Just the same as last year, I will be working in Year 1 alongside Mrs Etherington and Mrs Beardsall throughout the week.
Mrs Stevenson will also be teaching R.E. to Year 1 each week.

This term the children will also be having P.E. with the brilliant Premier Sports.

 

 

  What are we looking at this term in Wolf class?
This term we are exploring the topic ‘What’s it like out there?’ A topic starting off in outer space and after half term, coming back down to earth. Through this we will begin exploring materials in Science, significant individuals such as Neil Armstrong in History. In Art, we will be exploring the work of Mark .A.Garlick, creating a solar system out of paper mache. This will link in with our learning in lots of different subjects primarily Geography and Science.

Phonics is a huge part of the Year 1 curriculum and the children take part in a national screening at the end of the academic year. Keep a look out in the diary for the Phonics screening meeting and workshop which will be coming up soon to give you some more information about what the screening entails and how you can help at home. We therefore do phonics every day and the children will begin to apply new sounds and recognise ‘alien’ words in their reading and writing.


In English we will continue working on confidence in constructing sentences and beginning to look at Fiction, Non-Fiction and poetry texts. All our English work this term will be linked to our key question ‘What’s it like out there?’ starting from books about space to in Spring 2 texts about habitats and different countries and the children are already really excited about it.

 

In Maths we are looking at place value focussing on counting, one more and one less than and ordering numbers to 50. We will continue our work on addition and subtraction using larger numbers as well as beginning to look at length, height, weight and mass.

Our new whole school scheme times table rock stars has been implemented throughout the school and In Year 1 we are due to introduce the ‘x’ symbol at the beginning of the Summer term. Once this is done, I will ensure every child has their log on and can use and enjoy it.

 

Alien delivery

Last week we had a visitor from the planet Neptune called Quinz. An alien who came and asked us for help. Each week the children will have a chance to take Quinz home and show him their world. He will come with a book for the children to write and draw in what they did with him too.

Here’s some information about the coming Spring term:

- The children need to be brought in on Monday and they will be sent home each Friday. The class will be taking part in P.E. on a Tuesday this term so please ensure earrings are taken out and hair is tied back, as usual.

- One small pair of stud earrings are allowed. Any other earrings including small hoops need to be removed or replaced with studs.

  - Please, please remember to write names in all clothes and shoes that are brought into school. We find it very difficult to return clothing that is not named.

-Please make sure you check your child’s book bags every night for important information and letters.

- If your child is going home with someone different or with another parent, please let me or the office know.

- Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them in school for throughout the day. Juice and other drinks are allowed for lunch times, but please ensure if you’re doing this, your child has a water bottle, too.

-Now the children have settled into Year 1 their homework will be sent home on Tuesdays. Each week the children will be set various words to practise reading and writing at home as well as continuing read. If the children read 3 times per week and do their homework they will move up the rainbow twice each week.


- All children in Year 1 are entitled to a free school meal and a dinner purse is not required but the children will need to say during the morning register what they are having.

-If you would like your child to have milk at school please log on to the Cool Milk website where you are able to apply for it and this will be applied from the following week.

 

How can you help your child with their learning at home?

- Please do try to read with your child 3 times a week and sign or write in their reading diary once they’ve done so. The children’s homework and diaries will be checked and due on Mondays for the reading rainbow.

- Allow the children to share their knowledge of Phonics and apply this to different words.

- Begin to talk about what time it is, how to read the time or what time of day we do things.

-Counting 1-50 with them, forwards and backwards and beginning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s are great ways of helping your child feel more confident with numbers. As well as this talking about height, length, weight,

- Since the children are still young, learning to get changed for P.E. is really important. The children should be able to do this independently, with little help so allowing them to do this at home is really important.

 

 

Kind Regards,
Miss Thomas

Trip to Gedling Library

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Year 1 Dates for your Diary

26.11.18- C.A.S.E Presentation 2:45pm

04.12.18- Gedling Library visit

05.12.18- Y1 and 2 Beech Court visit

10.12.18- Y1 and 2 to Perlethorpe

12.12.18- Y1 and 2 Christmas Production PM

13.12.18- Y1 and 2 Christmas Production AM

Searching for repeating patterns in our outdoor environment!

Outdoor Learning- The Colours of Autumn

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Who will help me eat the bread? said the Little Red Hen.

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Outdoor Learning- Making Funnybones characters

Book Fair has arrived!

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Welcome back, I hope you have all enjoyed your summer holidays and the children are looking forward to having a happy year in Year 1, Wolf Class!

 

 

A little about us!

Hello! My name is Hannah Thomas and I will be your child’s teacher during this school year. After teaching in Year 1 last year, I am really looking forward to continuing at Haddon Primary. I am a very creative and active person who loves being outdoors and, this year, I hope to embed this ethos within my teaching. I believe that to effectively teach my students I must get to know them first. Therefore, I am very much looking forward to getting to know you and your family. I also believe the children should be the centre of the teaching and that they should take an active role in their own learning.

 

In Year 1 we have two lovely teaching assistants who will be working in class throughout the week, Mrs Etherington and Ms Beardsall.

Mrs Stevenson will also be teaching R.E. to Year 1 each week.

 

What are we looking at this term in Wolf class?
Our topic for this term is ‘We can make the world a brighter day!’ A lovely topic learning about being kind to others, how we can help each other, our community and the wider world. This will link in with our learning in lots of different subjects including Geography, Science, PSHE and ICT.

Phonics is a huge part of the Year 1 curriculum and the children take part in a national screening at the end of the academic year, which you will receive more information about later on. We therefore do phonics every day and the children will begin to apply new sounds and recognise ‘alien’ words in their reading and writing.


In English we will continue working on confidence in writing, retelling stories, traditional tales and linking this to some great books such as Elmer and The Little Red Hen.

 

In Maths we are looking at place value focussing on counting, one more and one less than and ordering numbers to 30. The children will begin to add and subtract numbers more confidently as well as counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will be finding out about 2D and 3D shapes, too!

 

 

Here’s some information about this school year and the coming Autumn term:

- The children will be taking part in PE on a Monday and Thursday afternoon so PE kits are required to be in school. They need to be brought in on Monday and they will be sent home each Friday.

- Please, please remember to write names in all clothes and shoes that are brought into school. We find it very difficult to return clothing that is not named.

-Please make sure you check your child’s book bags every night for important information and letters.

- If your child is going home with someone different or with another parent, please let me or the office know.

- Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them in school for throughout the day. Juice and other drinks are allowed for lunch times, but please ensure if you’re doing this, your child has a water bottle, too.

-This term we will be having Children and Safety Education (C.A.S.E.)  sessions with the brilliant Mr Fowkes and these take place throughout the Autumn term. A letter will be sent out at a later date with information regarding this. Simple homework may be set with C.A.S.E. on a weekly basis.

-Whilst the children settle in to Year 1 their homework will be to read, this is essential in their stage of learning. If they read five days in one week they get to move up the reading rainbow in the classroom. As the year goes on other tasks may be sent home, too.

-Please make sure your child has a coat in school with them now the weather is getting colder (and wetter!).

- Shoulder length hair or longer must be tied back.

- One small pair of stud earrings are allowed. Any other earrings including small hoops need to be removed or replaced with studs. These must be removed for P.E. and if your child cannot remove them independently, please ensure they are not wearing them on Monday and Thursday.
- All children in Year 1 are entitled to a free school meal and a dinner purse is not required but the children will need to say during the morning register what they are having.

-If you would like your child to have milk at school please log on to the Cool Milk website where you are able to apply for it and this will be applied from the following week.

 

How can you help your child with their learning at home?

- Please do try to read with your child 5 times a week and sign or write in their reading diary once they’ve done so.

- Allow the children to share their knowledge of Phonics and apply this to different words.

- Begin to talk about what time it is, how to read the time or what time of day we do things.

-Counting 1-30 with them, forwards and backwards and beginning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s are great ways of helping your child feel more confident with number.

- Since the children are still very young, learning to get changed for P.E. is really important. The children should be able to do this independently, with little help so allowing them to do this at home is really important.

 

Please feel free to approach me with any questions you may have and I look forward to meeting some of you at the open morning on Thursday.
 

Kind Regards,
Miss Thomas