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Class Teacher: Mrs Baker

HLTA: Miss Brown

 

On this page you will find information about important dates, homework and events taking place. You will also be able to see what exciting learning your child has been taking part in along with some photos.
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Oliver's Vegetable

Environment: Outdoor and garden

Find out what we will be learning about this term

Week 6

Well done to Tiffany for being an amazing and supportive friend to all her peers in Cambridge class!

 

Problem solving with measurements

Activities to help us write our invented story

Activities to help us write our invented story 1
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Activities to help us write our invented story 3
Activities to help us write our invented story 4
Activities to help us write our invented story 5
Activities to help us write our invented story 6
Activities to help us write our invented story 7

Week 5

Well done to Oliver for his huge improvement in contributing during carpets times and group activities.

In D&T we made a fruit salad!

We played a guess my fruit game to help us find adjectives to describe our fruits. We have learned all about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day. Our fruit salad was a real success!

 

Fruit salad story.

Year 1 homework project-Our fantastic castles!

Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems

Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems 1
Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems 2
Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems 3
Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems 4
Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems 5
Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems 6
Learning to read scales to solve measurements problems 7

Week 4

We have had an amazing time at Leeds Castle this week! The children went on a Nature Trail on the castle grounds and explored its maze. We took part in a 'Walk on the Wild Side' workshop where each child was able to make their own clay owl.

We also visited the magnificent castle and its beautiful garden.

Cambridge's Olympians

Week 3

 

Well done to the unstoppable Marek for his truly amazing imitation work in literacy this week. Marek is writing confidently now and takes great care in his work too!

 

Cambridge's newsletter

We are getting all fruity!

We are getting all fruity! 1 Fruit bingo to identify and read fruits names
We are getting all fruity! 2 Kim's game to learn fruits names
We are getting all fruity! 3 Turning vegetables into fruits in our innovation
We are getting all fruity! 4 Leveling up our sentences
We are getting all fruity! 5

Learning coins and notes value, making amounts and giving change

Week 2

Well done to all the children in Cambridge for the amazing endeavour they have showed this week during Year 1 Phonics Screening!

They have all made such great progress this year, I am very proud of every single one of them!no

Our evolving environment

Our evolving environment 1 Our vegetables patch
Our evolving environment 2 Our farm shop
Our evolving environment 3 Carrots number bonds

Watch the Tricky Words!

Watch the Tricky Words! 1

We are going to focus on tricky words for the rest of the term in order to improve children's spellings.

Tricky words cannot be sounded out correctly. The only way these words can be read and spelt correctly is by learning them and having plenty of practice.

Practising our number bonds to 20

Practising our number bonds to 20 1 Start with smaller numbers
Practising our number bonds to 20 2 Use objects to find the bonds
Practising our number bonds to 20 3 use counters to find missing numbers
Practising our number bonds to 20 4 Use the systematic approach
Practising our number bonds to 20 5 Add using our bonds knowledge
Practising our number bonds to 20 6 Use the inverse operation to check answers

Week 1

Well done Viktoria for her great improvements in her attitude towards her learning this week.

Viktoria is beginning to show more resilience during focus learning, in particular with her writing.no

Phonics revision home learning

Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable?

Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 1 On Monday we ate carrots.
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 2 Crunchy carrots!
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 3 On Tuesday we ate spinach.
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 4 Fresh and leafy spinach!
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 5 On Wednesday we ate rhubarb.
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 6 Squishy and soggy rhubarb!
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 7 On Thursday we ate red and green cabbage.
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 8 Delicious cabbage!
Vegetables tasting-What adjective describes best your vegetable? 9 On Friday we ate sweet beetroot.

Busy hands and feet creating a vegetable patch in the classroom

We released our beautiful butterflies

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Our last butterfly was born during the holiday in Mrs Baker's garden

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BOG BABY:

Can you keep a secret?

                  Woodland and magic pond environment

 

Year 1 Medium Term Plan

Week 6

Well done Cambridge class, you are my super stars this week! You have all worked so hard and made amazing progress. You have all 'stuck with it' even when it was hard going! Your teacher is extremely proud of you!nonono

Year 1 trip to Dane Park

Year 1 trip to Dane Park 1 A troll lives under, grumpy pose!
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 2 Cuddling the biggest tree in the park
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 3 Group hug
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 4
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 5 Can you guess the sign?
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 6 How many girls can fit on a bench?
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 7 How many more boys could fit on the bench?
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 8 Riding a bike or walking a dog
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 9 Learning the ropes of parachute
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 10 Mrs Baker vs Miss Moore
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 11 quickly sit on it!
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 12 The mushroom!
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 13 Boys talking...
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 14 Well deserved breaK
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 15 Running under the parachute
Year 1 trip to Dane Park 16 Practising waves

Week 5

 

Well done to Dymitr for surpassing himself this week with his extraordinary addition and subtraction work using the 100 square and partitioning.no

 

 

Cambridge newsletter

What it takes to invent a story

What it takes to invent a story 1 Our class story map
What it takes to invent a story 2 Writing about problems our character could face
What it takes to invent a story 3 Independent writing
What it takes to invent a story 4 Thinking about the story structure
What it takes to invent a story 5 What should each part of the story include?

Subtraction techniques

Subtraction techniques 1 Learning to count back on the number line
Subtraction techniques 2 Independent work
Subtraction techniques 3 Counting back with a partner
Subtraction techniques 4
Subtraction techniques 5 Using partitioning!

Week 4

 

Well done to Abbie for being an enthusiastic learning this week. She has shown great leadership in her group and her contribution to class and group activities has been excellent!

 

 

Learning together afternoon

Learning together afternoon 1
Learning together afternoon 2
Learning together afternoon 3
Learning together afternoon 4

Bog Baby's cousin in troubles?

Bog Baby's cousin in troubles? 1 We received a postcard from Bog baby's cousin
Bog Baby's cousin in troubles? 2 Enrico is sad and leaving his Rainforest!
Bog Baby's cousin in troubles? 3 We chose Rainforest characters for our story
Bog Baby's cousin in troubles? 4 We described the Rainforest setting
Bog Baby's cousin in troubles? 5 We chose a problem Enrico might be facing
Bog Baby's cousin in troubles? 6 We used drawings to map out our invented story

Everything is growing...

Everything is growing... 1 Our bulbs are shooting!
Everything is growing... 2 Our caterpillars are getting bigger!

Week 3

Well done Marek this week for his fabulous reading! Marek can sight read some tricky words now!no

 

Learning together in year 1

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Learning together in year 1 3
Learning together in year 1 4

Inventing a morale story

Cambridge newsletter

Year 1 home learning

In D&T we made thaumatropes or moving images

THAUMATROPES

A scientific toy devised in the 19th century, consisting of a disc with a different picture on each of its two sides, these appearing to combine into one image when the disc is rapidly rotated.

We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures

We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 1
We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 2
We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 3
We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 4
We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 5
We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 6
We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 7
We innovated the Bog Baby and created our own pond creatures 8

In maths we are learning to sequence events using time related words

In maths we are learning to sequence events using time related words 1 Early learning-Impeccable ordering and spelling!
In maths we are learning to sequence events using time related words 2 We turned this into a Birthday chart
In maths we are learning to sequence events using time related words 3 Our own What month is missing game
In maths we are learning to sequence events using time related words 4 EAL group-Learning the days of the week

Week 2 

Well done to Riley this week for his relentless efforts during independent and focused learning.

I am very proud of him!no

 

Our environment is evolving

Our environment is evolving 1
Our environment is evolving 2
Our environment is evolving 3
Our environment is evolving 4
Our environment is evolving 5
Our environment is evolving 6
Our environment is evolving 7
Our environment is evolving 8
Our environment is evolving 9

Our active planters!

Week 1

Well done to Marek for working more independently now during writing activities!no

Cambridge newsletter and homelearning

Getting our classroom ready for Bog Baby!

Getting our classroom ready for Bog Baby! 1 We have found a Bog Baby in our pond area!
Getting our classroom ready for Bog Baby! 2 Making our pond
Getting our classroom ready for Bog Baby! 3 There is no Spring without blossoms!
Getting our classroom ready for Bog Baby! 4 What does Bog Baby need in his new habitat?
Getting our classroom ready for Bog Baby! 5 What does Bog Baby look like?

Should we keep Bog Baby in our classroom?

Should we keep Bog Baby in our classroom? 1 Decision Alley game-Who is right and who is wrong?
Should we keep Bog Baby in our classroom? 2 Should we keep it or release it?

Learning about 2D and 3D shapes' properties

Learning about 2D and 3D shapes' properties 1 Can you beat the teacher?
Learning about 2D and 3D shapes' properties 2 Kim's game
Learning about 2D and 3D shapes' properties 3 Feelie bag-Guess my shape

Term 4:

Space Poetry

 

This term we are continuing to venture into Space amongst aliens. The children will explore poetry and write their own alien poems.

In maths, we will consolidate our number skills and practise adding and subtracting two digit and one digit numbers. The children will apply their knowledge to solve problems.

Things to do at home: Help you child practise the 10 and 20 number bonds. Practise reading the hour and half past the hour times.

 

 

Week 6

Well done to Jayce this week for contributing with enthusiasm to our class learning and behaving sensibly during independent learning.

 

Happy Birthday Tiffany!

 

 

Pyjama Day and Easter fun!

Pyjama Day and Easter fun! 1
Pyjama Day and Easter fun! 2
Pyjama Day and Easter fun! 3
Pyjama Day and Easter fun! 4
Pyjama Day and Easter fun! 5
Pyjama Day and Easter fun! 6

History of Drapers Day

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History of Drapers Day 2
History of Drapers Day 3

Our school council members and Miss Williams did a fantastic job and organised a great day, full of history about what Drapers Mills used to be like years ago.

We have had a whole school assembly about the history of our school to start with and ex pupils and teachers visiting our classroom later on during the day to share their past experiences.

we concluded the day with a balloon send off in our field, what a day!

 

Week 5

Well done to Abbie for showing endeavour in everything she does and being such a supportive friend for her group!no 

 

 

Cambridge Newsletter

Year 1 Home learning this week:

Drawing competition; check your child's school bag, a drawing sheet has been included in homework books this week.

Please return your drawings before next Tuesday, if you are entering the competition!!!

Learning to divide through sharing and grouping

Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 1 How can you divide 15 into 3 equal groups?
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 2 Can you share any number between 4?
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 3 Can you divide 20 into 3 equal groups? Why not?
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 4 Investigating the magic number
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 5 Solve division problems with apparatus
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 6 How to share 20 into equal groups?
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 7 Learning to group to divide
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 8 Applying sharing and grouping skills to divide
Learning to divide through sharing and grouping 9 Are these equal groups?

Amazing independent writing in Cambridge Class!

Amazing independent writing in Cambridge Class! 1
Amazing independent writing in Cambridge Class! 2

Week 4

 

 

Well done to Stefania for showing such enthusiasm and enjoyment in her reading  this week!no

Our second 100th time reader, well done ABBIE!

What a super star!!!no

 

Cambridge home learning

Celebrating Science Week

Exploring arrays to understand multiplication

Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 1 Counters make good arrays
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 2 Maths with clever hands!
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 3 What number sentences match these arrays?
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 4 Learning to describe an array
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 5
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 6
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 7
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 8
Exploring arrays to understand multiplication 9

Real Life Arrays

Introduction to arrays. This will establish the idea of counting groups of objects with equal amounts using repeated addition, which will lay the foundation for multiplication.

Week 3

 

Well done to Nevaeh for settling rapidly and making lots of new friends in Cambridge class!

Nevaeh is already part of the family!no

A big well done to Oliver for being the first 100 time reader in Cambridge class!

I am SO very proud of you Oliver!surprise 

Cambridge Newsletter

Que Tiempo Hace hoy?

Que tiempo hace hoy?

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Learning to ask and answer questions about the weather in Spanish

Learning to ask and answer questions about the weather in Spanish 1 Que tiempo Hace hoy?
Learning to ask and answer questions about the weather in Spanish 2 Hace calor!
Learning to ask and answer questions about the weather in Spanish 3 Hace sol!
Learning to ask and answer questions about the weather in Spanish 4 Have no mal tiempo!

Learning positional and directional language

Our fabulous invented poems

Our fabulous invented poems 1
Our fabulous invented poems 2
Our fabulous invented poems 3
Our fabulous invented poems 4
Our fabulous invented poems 5
Our fabulous invented poems 6

Week 2

 

Well done to Jayce-Rai this week for improving his learning attitude. Jayce-Rai has been working very hard in class and in intervention groups and this is beginning to make a difference. Keep up the good work!no

World Book Day 2017

We had a great day celebrating the beautiful world of books and reading!

We started the day sharing our favourite books with the children in assembly. This was followed by activities in classrooms. all book themed. 

Children had fun reading with year 5 Liverpool class and we created some fabulous displays in our school hall!

Japanese visitors

Japanese visitors 1 Yoma translated and read our alien poem
Japanese visitors 2 Kaito taught us to count to ten in Japanese!
Japanese visitors 3
Japanese visitors 4 Japanese workshops-calligraphy
Japanese visitors 5 Traditional games

Our Alien poem performed in Japanese

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Numbers Song in Japanese すうじのうた

Business as usual in Cambridge!

Business as usual in Cambridge! 1 Using bond beads to find 20 number bonds
Business as usual in Cambridge! 2 Rhyming game in guided reading
Business as usual in Cambridge! 3 10 number bonds systematically
Business as usual in Cambridge! 4 Then trying independently!
Business as usual in Cambridge! 5 using Numicons to find bonds with our teacher
Business as usual in Cambridge! 6 We like to make Mrs Baker look silly!
Business as usual in Cambridge! 7 Time for number practice outside!
Business as usual in Cambridge! 8 Learning to use the suffix -ing in verbs
Business as usual in Cambridge! 9 Sentences with -ing verbs

Week 1

 

Well done to Tiffany for the relentless efforts she always puts into her work and her consistent contribution to our class learning. She is an exceptional star! no

A confident and amazing imitation of our Alien poem

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Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units...so clever!

Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units...so clever! 1 Reversed partitioning: What are the numbers?
Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units...so clever! 2 Working on our teen numbers!
Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units...so clever! 3 Learning to use the Dienes apparatus
Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units...so clever! 4 Mastery work with 3 digit numbers!
Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units...so clever! 5 More Dienes apparatus
Partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units...so clever! 6 Recording partitioning in number sentences

Cambridge newsletter

Week 1 home learning-History

Term 3:

What do aliens think of life on planet Earth?

 

 

     Come along and join Beegu's adventures on Earth!

This term our topic will be around space and aliens, we will use Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' and 'Talk for Reading' approaches and bring writing and reading to life in the classroom!

To find out more about it follow the link below:

http://www.talk4writing.co.uk/about/

 

In maths the children will continue developing strategies to help them add and subtract. I wonder who will be our first white badge winner? Come on my little ninjas!

 

In science, we will learn about materials and explore their properties. Children will then use their knowledge of materials in D&T to help them plan and design the perfect home for Beegu on Earth.

 

We will also learn about weather patterns in the UK and have a go at saying it in Spanish too!!!

 

This promises to be a very busy and exciting term indeed. Stay in touch, we will keep you posted!

Year 1 Term 3 planning overview

Week 6

 

Well done to Marek for all his perseverance this term in his writing. He has come leaps and bounds with his sounding and can now write some simple words!

Alien invasion!

Alien invasion! 1

Listening to music and learning about instruments

Listening to music and learning about instruments 1
Listening to music and learning about instruments 2

Exploring mass and capacity

Exploring mass and capacity 1 Predicting less and more than 1 kg
Exploring mass and capacity 2 Can the tallest container hold the most?
Exploring mass and capacity 3 Reading scales
Exploring mass and capacity 4 Measuring accurately
Exploring mass and capacity 5 Reading scales in different steps
Exploring mass and capacity 6 Which container can hold the most?
Exploring mass and capacity 7 Which one is heavier/lighter?
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Exploring mass and capacity 9
Exploring mass and capacity 10

Learning animals names in Spanish

Learning animals names in Spanish 1 ¿Qué animal es?
Learning animals names in Spanish 2 ¿es un perro?
Learning animals names in Spanish 3 ¿es un mono?
Learning animals names in Spanish 4 Soy un cangrejo!
Learning animals names in Spanish 5 Soy un cocodrilo!

Week 5

Well done to Sarlota for settling so beautifully this week in Cambridge! She also took great care of work and presented it very neatly!no

Our new proud RED TED owner!

Our new proud RED TED owner! 1

Year 1 homework challenge week 5

We are inventing our space wishing stories

We are inventing our space wishing stories 1 Planning the structure of our wishing story
We are inventing our space wishing stories 2 Acting out some ideas
We are inventing our space wishing stories 3 Using interesting adjective for our character
We are inventing our space wishing stories 4 Levelling up our vocabulary for the story
We are inventing our space wishing stories 5 learning to use adjectives in sentences
We are inventing our space wishing stories 6 Using adjectives to describe the alien
We are inventing our space wishing stories 7 Learning to use synonyms to improve our work
We are inventing our space wishing stories 8 We are learning to level up our writing
We are inventing our space wishing stories 9

Halving and doubling is fun!

Halving and doubling is fun! 1 Doubling our scores when playing Snakes & Ladders
Halving and doubling is fun! 2 Doubling magic potion in cauldrons
Halving and doubling is fun! 3 Halving & doubling roblem solving
Halving and doubling is fun! 4 Can you halve any number?
Halving and doubling is fun! 5 Doubling the height of our towers
Halving and doubling is fun! 6 Recording our doubling
Halving and doubling is fun! 7 Checking my results

Week 4

 

 

 

 Well done to Nikolas for his truly amazing halving in maths. Nikolas is turning a page and showing superb endeavour in his work and attitude to learning! 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Homework

Learning together making rockets and spaceships

Space Oddity

Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts

Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts 1
Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts 2
Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts 3
Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts 4
Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts 5
Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts 6
Halving shapes / quantities and sharing into equal parts 7

Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots

Week 3

Well done to our new RED TED owner this week!

 

 

Well done to Kieran this week for his AMAZING independent imitation of Beegu's story! What a writing wizzard!

Time is of the essence...

Time is of the essence... 1 Matching o'clock times
Time is of the essence... 2 Learning to learning the time on analogue clocks
Time is of the essence... 3 Learning the o'clock time with our clocks
Time is of the essence... 4 Early learning-Tic toc our little brains clock!
Time is of the essence... 5 Making our own clocks to read the time
Time is of the essence... 6 Early learning-Showing o'clock and half past
Time is of the essence... 7 Ordering the months of the year
Time is of the essence... 8 Can you put the days of the week back in order?
Time is of the essence... 9 Using time connectives to sequence Beegu's story
Time is of the essence... 10 Beegu's story sequencing

D&T-Making a house for an alien to live in

The children designed their 'perfect' home to shelter a lost alien. They thought about the materials they would need to build their houses and what techniques they would use to assemble the different parts. 

They then worked in groups to create houses using different materials:

Team 1 built a tall newspaper town house with door and windows

Team 2 built a paper teepee with paper straws

Team 3 built a log cabin with wooden blocks

Team 4 built a cardboard bungalow out of cereal boxes

Next week we will evaluate our houses and test their resistance to adverse weather!

 

Week 2

Well done to Ethan this week for his much improved behaviour for learning and his great endeavour during focus and independent learning.

I am very proud of him!

Cambridge Newsletter

Our 50 time readers with their RED TED

Our 50 time readers with their RED TED 1

Year 1's triple whammy!!!

Well done to everybody for getting up and coming to school everyday this week! Our 3 classes have won the 3 attendance trophies this week!

1st Brighton

2nd Cambridge

3rd Cardiff

 

Our environment is evolving

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Our environment is evolving 3
Our environment is evolving 4
Our environment is evolving 5
Our environment is evolving 6

How much money do you have?

We are learning to recognise different coins and understand their value.

We practised making amounts and applied our adding skills when playing shop.

Using actions to retell Beegu's story

Using actions to retell Beegu's story 1
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 2
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 3
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 4
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 5
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 6
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 7
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 8
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 9
Using actions to retell Beegu's story 10

Can you guess the words matching the actions?

Enjoying a dance lesson with Miss Czarnomski

Enjoying a dance lesson with Miss Czarnomski 1
Enjoying a dance lesson with Miss Czarnomski 2
Enjoying a dance lesson with Miss Czarnomski 3

Week 1

Have a look at our new classroom environment, what fabulous work the children have done!

Have a look at our new classroom environment, what fabulous work the children have done! 1 What does Earth look like from space?
Have a look at our new classroom environment, what fabulous work the children have done! 2 What planet could this be?
Have a look at our new classroom environment, what fabulous work the children have done! 3 A city nightscape outside, a spaceship inside!
Have a look at our new classroom environment, what fabulous work the children have done! 4 Step into another world -Investigation corner

Who took Mrs Evans???

Year 1 investigated Mrs Evans' mysterious disappearance last Wednesday. 

We received a video showing our deputy head teacher held captive in a dark place, hands tied up, begging us to find her.

In our search around the school we followed some clues that led us to an incredible sight...

It appeared that aliens might have crash-landed on our field. Fortunately Mrs Evans returned safely hours later, the aliens were not so bad after all...

 

Term 2

Why are humans not like bears?

Environment: Bear habitats

What we are going to learn about this term

Week 8

Getting into the spirit of Christmas!

 

Well done to everybody in Cambridge class for their super work this term!

I wish you all a lovely and restful Christmas break with your family!

 

 

Our Class Bear Book

Week 7

 

Stefania is our star this week for her much improved behaviour for learning.

Keep up the good work!no

 

Benjamin and Emma our new 50-time readers!

Well done to both of them!

Picture 1 Panda bear
Picture 2 Making our new Imagination corner
Picture 3 Phonics activity
Picture 4 Paper chain competition

Week 6

Well done to Sofie for persevering during our phonics sessions. Hard work is paying off and Sofie is beginning to blend simple words independently now! I am very proud of her!no

 

 

A big well done again to all the children who completed their bear projects. They proudly showed their work to the rest of the school during our phase assembly. So proud!smiley

Oliver and Abbie our first 50-time readers have received their RED TED. Well done to our amazing readers!

Who's the bear?

We have received a letter from a bear this week. Unfortunately it had got wet in the rain and some of the words were missing so we could not tell what bear had sent it!

The children wrote a letter to the bear including questions to find out what the bear looks like, where it lives, what foods it eats and how it behaves.

So, who's the bear?....

 

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Perfecting our adding and subtracting skills using a number line.

Learning to use the prefix un- to change the meaning of words.

The un -people: dressed-undressed

Week 5

 

Our star of the week is Jayden!

Jayden has turned a page and is showing greater determination and care when completing a task. He has produced some truly amazing writing this week, well done!nono 

Cambridge Bear Home Projects

Cambridge Bear Home Projects 1 Super Grizzly bear and is den!
Cambridge Bear Home Projects 2 A lovely polar bear!
Cambridge Bear Home Projects 3 An amazing bear story!
Cambridge Bear Home Projects 4 Fantastic 3D project!
Cambridge Bear Home Projects 5 Brown bear in its cave!
Well done to the children who completed their bear projects, they all look absolutely amazing. Thank you for supporting your child with their home challenges! 

So what's being going on in Cambridge class?

So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 1 We have innovated our text maps
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 2 Used actions to tell polar bear facts
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 3 Our innovated polar bear text map
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 4 Polar bears factory!
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 5 Used play dough to create polar bears
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 6 Used expressive language to describe polar bears
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 7 Can you recognise the body parts?
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 8 Learned about simple plural forms
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 9 Applied plural forms in our bear facts writing
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 10 And what fabulous writing!
So what's being going on in Cambridge class? 11 A bear transformation!

Nessy Spelling Strategy: Plurals -s -es

Solving investigation problems

We tried to find all the possible colour combinations using counters and compare bears.

We started with 3 bears and moved on to 4 bears!

How many different combinations can you find if you use yellow, blue and red bears?

Rule 1: Use 3 bears only!

Rule 2: You can use the same colour more than once!

Week 4

 

Well done to Danielius this week for showing endeavour in his work and going the extra mile when writing sentences!no

Cambridge newsletter

Light and Dark

We are investigating light and dark.

We discussed light sources and explored shadows using our bears puppets. We listened to the story Can't You Sleep Little Bear? Watch the clip below, how many different light sources can you spot?

 

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell (Animated)

Grizzly Bears information page

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Grizzly Bears information page 2
Grizzly Bears information page 3
Grizzly Bears information page 4
Grizzly Bears information page 5
Grizzly Bears information page 6

We have started to write our information book about bears. This week the children have created their first pages about Grizzly bears. They included all the key features of information books, such as headings, photographs with captions and bear facts. Children worked really hard to apply their new writing skills and made us very proud!

We are learning to count in different steps

Cambridge class counting in 5's

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Cambridge class counting in 10's

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Counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's

Week 3

Well done to David for showing great leadership in both his directed and independent learning! David has produced this week some excellent writing and solved subtraction problems independently. Keep up the good work!no

Cambridge class have raised £11.55 today for Children in Need. Thank you for all your support!

Picture 1 Our very own Pudsey Bear!

Year 1 Home learning

D&T morning in the hall

The Year One's Bear Chair Challenge

We made three chairs fit for our class bears out of  newspapers, wood and card board!

Picture 1 A chair for a bear!
Picture 2 Are you sitting comfortably?

Learning about brown bears in different ways

Learning about brown bears in different ways 1 Art with Mrs Brandon on Tuesdays
Learning about brown bears in different ways 2 Sorting brown bears facts
Learning about brown bears in different ways 3 Grizzly bear modelling clay sculpture
Learning about brown bears in different ways 4 My bear has a long snout
Learning about brown bears in different ways 5 What is that bear doing?
Learning about brown bears in different ways 6 Using bear verbs in our sentences
Learning about brown bears in different ways 7 Selecting interesting verbs

Using bond beads to take away

Using bond beads to take away 1
Using bond beads to take away 2
Using bond beads to take away 3
Using bond beads to take away 4
Using bond beads to take away 5

Week 2

 

Well done to Nikolas this week, for his much improved behaviour and his amazing efforts in phonics! Keep the good work up!no

 

The children are improving very hard at improving their writing skills.

Most of them are now thinking about their pencil grip and their sitting position to help them become better writers.

They are also trying to remember to leave finger spaces between words and to start their sentences with a capital letter.

 

 

 

Picture 1 Using adjectives to write bear facts.
Picture 2 A bear fact file
Picture 3 Conscious effort to use finger spaces.
Picture 4 Capital letters at the beginning of sentences.

Remembrance Day

 

Poppies animation

A BBC Children's remembrance animation. Poppies sees war as experienced by the animal inhabitants of a WW1 battlefield. Visit us at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

In maths we are learning to measure length accurately.

The children are using rulers, measuring tapes and metre sticks and becoming experts in the art of recording their measurements with centimetres.

How tall is your dad?

How wide is your kitchen table?

How long is your little finger?

Alphablocks : Sail - Series 1

Use Alphablocks at home to practise your child's blending skills.

Year 1 Newsletter Term 2 week 2

Week 1

 

A very well done to Reagan, our star this week. He has showed real endeavour in his maths work and above all has proven that he could be trusted to work independently in a sensible manner.

I am very proud of him!no

 

 

Week 1 year 1 home learning

The world of bears around us...

The world of bears around us... 1
The world of bears around us... 2
The world of bears around us... 3

To ask relevant questions

To ask relevant questions 1
To ask relevant questions 2
To ask relevant questions 3
To ask relevant questions 4

We created bear mind maps and thought about what we would like to find out about bears this term.

The children practised asking questions and recorded these using question marks.

Understanding the purpose of a passport

Our RED TED mascot will very soon begin his journey to visit nearby schools and other schools abroad in Spain and Poland.

What should RED TED pack in his suitcase? 

The children made their own passport and role played travelling through the border controls of different countries .

Farmer Pete number bond song

We have practised combining numbers to make numbers bonds and recorded the number sentences using a systematic approach.

0+10=10

1+9=10

2+8=10

3+7=10

4+6=10

5+5=10

6+4=10

7+3=10

8+2=10

9+1=10

10+0=10

 

Creative ways to make number bonds

Creative ways to make number bonds 1
Creative ways to make number bonds 2
Creative ways to make number bonds 3
Creative ways to make number bonds 4
Creative ways to make number bonds 5
Creative ways to make number bonds 6
Creative ways to make number bonds 7
Creative ways to make number bonds 8

Term 1

What is a Gruffalo?

Environment: Woodland-forest

Our Medium Term Planning for this term

Week 7

Our last week of term has not quite ended yet but we have been ever so busy in Cambridge.

We have had teachers from Spain and Italy visiting our school to have a look at our amazing learning. The children impressed us all with their excellent manners and made our guests feel welcome in our classroom!

We are hoping to develop further links with their schools. What this space next term...

Cambridge holiday homelearning

Please practise your sounds at home to keep up your phonics skills. How many words can you find with the 'ch' sound? Can you write them?

Remember to say the word out loud to hear the sounds. Can you sound out every sound? Which sound can you hear at the beginning? In the middle? At the end? 

Now see if you can spot them on the sound mat before you write the word!  smiley

Cambridge learning this week

Cambridge learning this week 1 Lower case and capital letters
Cambridge learning this week 2 Clever ordering hands!
Cambridge learning this week 3 Finding one more and one less than a given number
Cambridge learning this week 4 Matching capital letters
Cambridge learning this week 5 A comfortable nest
Cambridge learning this week 6 My tree top house
Cambridge learning this week 7 An underground habitat
Cambridge learning this week 8 Which woodland creature lives in here?

The Big and Small Letters Song

Learn your capital letters.

Week 6

 

Well done to Riley for showing great endeavour in trying to better his attitude and to keep up with the high work expectations of his table. You can do it Riley, keep this up! I am very proud of youno

 

 

Happy Birthday Benjamin!

Happy Birthday Benjamin! 1

Cambridge home learning week 6

Animal body parts in a muddle

Spanish

We have learned some colours' names in Spanish and are now learning to count to ten.Have fun practising at home and teaching your mum and dad!

Some of our many super star writers

Some of our many super star writers 1 Writing about our voice in music-The singer in you
Some of our many super star writers 2 Using the conjunction 'and' when writing sentences
Some of our many super star writers 3 Using accurate punctuation

Our champions in full action!

Our champions in full action! 1 Strengthening our palm grip
Our champions in full action! 2 Talking to the rubber to memorise a sentence
Our champions in full action! 3 Applying our phonics knowledge
Our champions in full action! 4 Independent learning in maths
Our champions in full action! 5 Perseverance pays off
Our champions in full action! 6 Applying new skills
Our champions in full action! 7 Group learning, everybody contributes

Week 5

Well done to Emma this week for her great endeavour and contribution during group activities. She has been a fantastic role model!nono

 

 

What a busy week we had!

Our trip at Tesco was a real success. The children made us all very proud and behaved so well!

We visited the 'behind the scene' and even went inside the big fridge and freezer!!!

Next time you go shopping why don't you let your children show you where to find the products?

 

 

We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations!

We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 1
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 2
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 3
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 4
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 5
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 6
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 7
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 8
We celebrated Harvest-Thank you for all your donations! 9

It was a fabulous assembly, children in all year groups produced some amazing work to show the significance and importance of Harvest in school, in the wider community but also anywhere in the world. Year 1 children have created art work linked to our fund raising event to support African farmers in growing their own fruits and vegetables. We are hoping to raise more money to help farmers buy new tools so please keep the pennies coming! Thank you for your support.

This week's highlights in the classroom

This week's highlights in the classroom 1 A friendly addition to our class
This week's highlights in the classroom 2 Guess who lives in our tree top house?
This week's highlights in the classroom 3 Number formation
This week's highlights in the classroom 4 1-10 recognition and with matching quantities
This week's highlights in the classroom 5 Ordering multiples of 10
This week's highlights in the classroom 6 Ordering multiples of 100
This week's highlights in the classroom 7 Fun with addition
This week's highlights in the classroom 8 Getting to grip with place value, not easy!
This week's highlights in the classroom 9 Using subject and verb to write in full sentences
This week's highlights in the classroom 10 Which verb will it be?

Week 4

 

Well done to Abbie this week for always making the right choice and trying her very best in her writing and number work. Abbie has also settled very well in her new group and demonstrated some good leadership during independent activities. Super job!no

 

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Happy Birthday Kieran!

Happy Birthday Kieran! 1

Week 5 Home learning

This week we are asking the children to complete phonics challenges on Education City. If you have no Internet access and are not able to go to your local library please use the paper copy provided today in your child's home learning book and also attached below. Thank you for your continuous support.

 

'OA' Words Phonics

Practice reading words with the oa digraph. Each word comes with a clip art image to support understanding.

We celebrated European Day of Languages.

We learned about Spain and some of its traditions. The children made Spanish flags, bull mask and folded fans for our flamenco performance!

We also tasted Spanish products, some made us pull some very funny faces!

What adjectives would you use to describe the taste of anchovies? How about the shape of an olive? What did the orange feel like?

Grandparents' afternoon

Grandparents' afternoon 1
Grandparents' afternoon 2
Grandparents' afternoon 3
Grandparents' afternoon 4
Grandparents' afternoon 5
Grandparents' afternoon 6
Grandparents visited us last Thursday afternoon. I was so pleased to meet you all and see the children interact with you. Thank you for coming and keep up with the hard work you are all doing, your grandchildren need you!

Our week's number work

Our week's number work 1 Ordering soft toys
Our week's number work 2 First, second, third, fourth
Our week's number work 3 The children had races and recorded their position
Our week's number work 4 Creative number formation

Week 3

Cambridge Class Newsletter week 3

Year 1 home learning

Well done to Alec our star of the week! He has showed such endeavour in all areas of leaning this week and has been a real model of kindness towards his peers. What a great achievement!

Superheroes writers and superheroes readers!

Superheroes writers and superheroes readers! 1 With the mask I can write on the lines!
Superheroes writers and superheroes readers! 2 Great letter shapes
Superheroes writers and superheroes readers! 3 What magic powers does the wand have?
Superheroes writers and superheroes readers! 4 Terrific number formation

D&T making bags for the mouse to carry her nut

We investigated different materials and discussed which one would be best to make a bag for the mouse.

We then designed our bags and made these use classroom resources.

We decorated our bags using patterns or woodland scenes

Exploring the world of 2 D and 3 D shapes

Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 1
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 2
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 3
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 4
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 5
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 6
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 7
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 8
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 9
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 10
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 11
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 12
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 13
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 14
Exploring the world of 2 D and  3 D shapes 15

We are learning to identify 2D and 3D shapes in the environment and are getting better at remembering the tricky names of the trickiest ones. We are learning to describe shapes according to their properties and can count the number of sides a 2D shape has and the number of faces a 3D shape has.

Look around at home and see how many different shapes you can find. Does it have straight or curved sides? How many vertices does it have?

 

Gruffalo moments

In Literacy we are learning to write descriptive sentences about the characters of the Gruffalo story. 

What adjectives can you think of to describe the owl, the fox or the mouse?

We discussed and compared the body parts of these different animals including ours!

Can you list all the body parts you know? 

Our fabulous art studio with our favourite art teacher Miss Lena

Our fabulous art studio with our favourite art teacher Miss Lena 1
Our fabulous art studio with our favourite art teacher Miss Lena 2
Our fabulous art studio with our favourite art teacher Miss Lena 3
Our fabulous art studio with our favourite art teacher Miss Lena 4
Our fabulous art studio with our favourite art teacher Miss Lena 5
Our fabulous art studio with our favourite art teacher Miss Lena 6

Week 2

Massive well done to Tiffany  this week. She showed great leadership during group activities and contributed to lessons with real enthusiasm! 

 

These children have read every day this week and earned a well deserved a treat! 

Don't forget to read every day at home and you will soon receive your very own new Red Ted!

 

Hook lesson: This week we have entered the Gruffalo's realm and enjoyed the delights of the Gruffalo's Diner!

 

 

We are practising re-telling the Gruffalo story using actions.

We have used pictures to help us remember the sequence of events and all the characters.

Picture 1
Picture 2

The Gruffalo - Narrated by Ollie Heath

We used this video to learn the story of the Gruffalo.
Listen to the story at home. Can you remember the actions?

We are becoming experts in team work:
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Picture 2
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Picture 4

Year 1 Week 2 Home learning

Week 1

 

Well done to Benjamin this week for displaying all our school values and acting like a great role model to his peers.no

 

Teacher Newsletter

Homework:

Education City logins have been sent home, please check your child's book bag tonight or this week end. Any problems or questions, I am available every day after school to help!

Education City is a wonderful learning resource with lots of phonics, reading, maths and many other activities to support your child's learning at home. Please encourage your child to use Education City at home or in your local library.

http://www.educationcity.com/

 

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