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20.4.18

This week we have been looking at The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. We have been writing diary entries, non chronological reports, speech bubbles and created story maps. The children have also enjoyed creating a wall frieze and a small world scene based on the book. Take a look at what we have been up to in the photos below.

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20.4.18 Here are our sports champions for this week

20.4.18 Here are our sports champions for this week 1

Summer Term 2018   

We hope you all had a lovely Easter with your families. Our topic this half term is ‘Our Wonderful World’. Please see the topic web that has been added below to show the activities we will be doing. To start off our topic we will be basing our work around The Snail and The Whale by Julia Donaldson. The phonics screening check will take place the week beginning 11th June. We will continue to work on sounds during our RWInc sessions and we will have lots of opportunities to work on decoding real and nonsense (alien) words.

Your child will continue to receive the following homework to support our class work:

  • Reading
  • Talk homework which is handed out on a Friday and needs to be discussed by the following Friday so that your child can use the information to complete their exciting writing.
  • Abacus maths online homework is set on a Thursday and needs to be completed for the following Thursday.
  • Learn It’s are for the children to read through. If they wish to complete any answers in their book they can. Please can the books be returned each Friday so new Learn It’s can be added in if needed and they will be sent home on a Monday.
  • Spellings and phonics– your child will have 3 or 4 spellings to work on at home throughout the week. Please make sure child has their phonics folder in school on a Friday so new words can be added.

The children will continue to do PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the 1st half of the summer term. Please ensure your child has their correct PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We will be outside for one of our PE sessions so a pair of joggers/tracksuit bottoms and a jumper would be useful as the weather can be very unpredictable. All kits will remain in school for the half-term. If your child wears earrings please can you either remove them on P.E. days or provide tape to cover them.

Please use the home school log book as a communication between home and school. If possible please let us know the end of the day arrangements for your child - bus or going to After 3 Club or one of our after school clubs. Please let us know as soon as you can if someone different will be picking them up. We will continue to send home a weekly note in the log books which will explain what we have been working on during the week.

Many thanks,

Mrs Rickerby, Miss Tarbit and Miss Mossop

 

Our wonderful world topic web

29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests.

29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 1
29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 2
29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 3
29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 4
29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 5
29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 6
29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 7
29.3.18 Happy Easter from year 1 we have had lots of fun creating chocolate Easter nests. 8

28.3.18 As part of our exciting writing we wrote letters to Mrs Hunter about Science week. Today we received a lovely letter from her. Thank you Mrs hunter

28.3.18 As part of our exciting writing we wrote letters to Mrs Hunter about Science week. Today we received a lovely letter from her. Thank you Mrs hunter 1

28.3.18 easter decoration

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28.3.18 Decorating easter biscuits

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28.3.18 Decorating easter biscuits 8

26.3.18 Making easter cards

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Compass Directions

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23.3.18 look at our fabulous easter bonnets

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21.3.18 we made our own clock to help tell the time

21.3.18 we made our own clock to help tell the time 1

20.3.18 We had great fun when Carlisle United Footballers took over our school this afternoon!

15.3.18 signs of spring

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14.3.18 We found out that huddling penguins stay the warmest during our investigation.

14.3.18 We found out that huddling penguins stay the warmest during our investigation.  1
14.3.18 We found out that huddling penguins stay the warmest during our investigation.  2
14.3.18 We found out that huddling penguins stay the warmest during our investigation.  3

We are working on painting our own interpretations of Van Gogh's Starry Night.

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7.3.18 World book day

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23.2.18 10 Things I can do to Help My Word by Melanie Walsh

 

This week we have been finding out how we can help our world. The children have used use questions marks, made their own books and thought of their own ways to help the world. On Wednesday we made bird feeders to help the birds in this cold weather. We are busy writing instructions to show other children how to make their own bird feeder.

We are learning about the four Seasons.

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We are working on painting our own interpretations of Van Gogh's Starry Night.

We are working on painting our own interpretations of Van Gogh's Starry Night. 1
We are working on painting our own interpretations of Van Gogh's Starry Night. 2
We are working on painting our own interpretations of Van Gogh's Starry Night. 3

creating the ark for our display

creating the ark for our display 1
creating the ark for our display 2

counting 5's and missing numbers

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we enjoyed creating rain gauges as apart of our weather day

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Our marble day!! we came dressed as our favourite weather

Our marble day!! we came dressed as our favourite weather 1
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Our marble day!! we came dressed as our favourite weather 6
Our marble day!! we came dressed as our favourite weather 7
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Our marble day!! we came dressed as our favourite weather 11

1.2.18 we are making e-books in computing

In RE we have enjoined writing fact files about the animals from noah's ark

In RE we have enjoined writing fact files about the animals from noah's ark  1

Year 1 we have been busy creating animals for Noah's Ark display!

Year 1 we have been busy creating animals for Noah's Ark display! 1
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Year 1 we have been busy creating animals for Noah's Ark display! 3

our sports stars this week...

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17.1.18 using ladders and hurdles in PE

17.1.18 using ladders and hurdles in PE 1
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17.1.18 using ladders and hurdles in PE 3

17.1.18 we had snow!

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16.1.18 colour mixing in art

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12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one.

12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 1
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 2
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 3
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 4
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 5
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 6
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 7
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 8
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 9
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 10
12.1.18 in science we have investigated waterproof materials. Traction man has ripped his underwater suit so we needed to find him the best material to use for a new one. 11

11.1.18 we have created new evil characters for traction man

using adjectives to describe the foamy waters in traction man

using adjectives to describe the foamy waters in traction man 1
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using adjectives to describe the foamy waters in traction man 3

5.1.18 Describing materials

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5.1.18 Investigating gloop during our science lesson

5.1.18 Investigating gloop during our science lesson 1
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we love our new travel agents role play area

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Happy New Year

Our new topic is 'And the weather is...' Here is our topic web

8.12.17 our christmas trip to walby with EYFs and year 2

6.12.17 Christmas crafts and games

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1.12.17 we are getting ready for Christmas in year 1

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24.11.17 100% attendance this week. Well done Year 1

24.11.17 100% attendance this week. Well done Year 1 1

22.11.17 our class assembly

22.11.17 our class assembly 1
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22.11.17 our class assembly 3
22.11.17 our class assembly 4

16.11.17 CHILDREN IN NEED

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15.11.17 EXPLORING MAZES ON THE COMPUTER

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14.11.17 our trip to tullie house

We have been very busy in year 1 creating split pin poppies

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19.10.17 We have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. The children have written acrostic poems, designed Mendhi patterns, made lanterns and used Purple Mash to make symmetrical rangoli patterns. 
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19.10.17 RANGOLI PATTERNS

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OUR STAINED GLASS CROSSES WE MADE IN RE

OUR STAINED GLASS CROSSES WE MADE IN RE 1
OUR STAINED GLASS CROSSES WE MADE IN RE 2

using our sense of smell

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4.10.17 Today we went on an autumn hunt around the school grounds

4.10.17 Today we went on an autumn hunt around the school grounds 1
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4.10.17 Today we went on an autumn hunt around the school grounds 6
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4.10.17 Today we went on an autumn hunt around the school grounds 8

4.10.17 We have been investigating repeating patterns in maths

4.10.17 We have been investigating repeating patterns in maths 1
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4.10.17 We have been investigating repeating patterns in maths 3
4.10.17 We have been investigating repeating patterns in maths 4

29.9.17 we have used the leaves we found at home to print with

29.9.17 we have used the leaves we found at home to print with 1
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29.9.17 In science we have been investigating the sense of taste

29.9.17 In science we have been investigating the sense of taste 1
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29.9.17 In science we have been investigating the sense of taste 3
29.9.17 In science we have been investigating the sense of taste 4
29.9.17 In science we have been investigating the sense of taste 5
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29.9.17 In science we have been investigating the sense of taste 7

29.9.17 Today we wrote our first piece of exciting writing

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29.9.17 Today we wrote our first piece of exciting writing  2

28.9.17 Music

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We have been investigating rhythm and pulse in music.

28.9.17 Creating a tree for our seasons display

28.9.17 Creating a tree for our seasons display 1
28.9.17 Creating a tree for our seasons display 2

21.9.17

Some of the Year 6 children are running a lunchtime maths club for our class. The club takes place on a Thursday and the children play board games linked to addition, subtraction, shape and time. 

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15.9.17 0ur roald dahl display

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15.9.17 Learning our doubles facts

15.9.17 Learning our doubles facts 1
15.9.17 Learning our doubles facts 2
15.9.17 Learning our doubles facts 3

14.9.17

Today we had a lovely visit from Noah and his mum Shelly. Noah and Shelly talked to us about his wheelchair and shared a story they have written called A day at the zoo with #HugsForNoah.

Please visit http://www.hugsfornoah.co.uk/ for more information about Noah, Spina Bifida and his adventures. We hope Noah will come back to visit us soon.

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We are practising our Cursive Handwriting.

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8.9.17 our first week in year one

Welcome to Year 1

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back and we hope you all had a lovely summer.

We hope that your child enjoys the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer. Miss Tarbit will teach the children all day Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning. Mrs Rickerby will teach the children all day Wednesday, Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. Throughout the week the children will also work with Miss Mossop who is the senior teaching assistant in Year 1.

 

The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. The children will have a more formal learning environment in Year 1 but they will continue to learn through play, alongside being involved in exciting topics so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. RWINc phonics will be taught every day to help with reading, writing and spelling. The children are expected to become more independent readers and writers as the year advances.

 

We will listen to your child read regularly in school to assess their progress. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school independently. Your child will continue to bring home a reading book as well as a RWInc home book to read. As the year progresses your child will start Accelerated Reader. We will send home more information about this programme when we introduce it to the children.

 

We will be introducing ‘Talk Homework’ at the start of the year. It is a chance for your child to have a conversation with someone at home about a topic we are writing about in class. We will give detailed guidance about the topic and the kinds of questions you may want to discuss with your child. Your child will have their own ‘Talk Homework’ book that has information about the topic and there will be space for you to record notes about what you have discussed with your child. The children will be using these notes during their exciting writing session on a Friday. Throughout the year your child may be bring home key words to read and spell.

 

This year your child will receive a login for Abacus maths online homework. We will send home more information about the homework along with the login details when we begin the programme. The maths homework may not always be online and we will put any other homework in a homework book.

 

The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has their correct PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We will be outside for one of our PE sessions so a pair of joggers/tracksuit bottoms and a jumper would be useful as the weather turns colder. All kits will remain in school for the half-term. If your child wears earrings please can you either remove them on P.E. days or provide tape to cover them. The children need to have a water bottle to keep in school. Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school.

 

Please use the home school log book as a communication between home and school. We have changed the log books we are using this year. Please let us know the end of the day arrangements for your child - bus or going to after school club and also let us know as soon as you can if someone different will be picking them up. Each week we will send home a note which will explain what we have been working on during the week. Remember to look at the school website for information. Our class is called Skiddaw so please visit our class page to find photographs and videos showing what we have been up to.

 

Our topic for this term is ‘Who do you think you are?’ We will be sending home a topic web detailing our focus for each of the subjects. We have attached the targets Year 1 children will be working towards. These targets are what the children are expected to achieve by the end of Year 1and we will be working on them throughout the whole year. We have also included the RWInc set 1 and set 2 sounds and the common exception words that Year 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of the year.

 

If you have any questions or queries about your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to a fun, happy and productive year with your children.

 

Many thanks

Mrs Rickerby, Miss Tarbit and Miss Mossop

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