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Mrs Baker class teacher

 Miss Moore and Mrs Parsons TAs

 

 

At the core of our school values at Drapers and proudly celebrated every day are:

 

 The right to learn

   The right to be safe

   The right to have fun

      The right to have a voice

 

 

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Term 6

Traction Man

Who have you saved today?

 

 

This term we are going on an exciting journey and following the steps of super hero Traction Man.

The children will learn the features of adventure stories and invent their own adventure stories.

We will continue to develop our already amazing sentence writing skills and focus in particular on creative language to make our stories even more fabulous!

In maths we are going to perfect our adding and subtracting skills and become number bonds super heroes.

 

 

Week 5

Well done to Asi our star this week for her great determination.

She simply never gives up!

It has been a very busy and exciting week for all of us. The children have met their new teacher and had a great time getting to know their new class mates.

Next year's year 2 teachers extremely impressed with the children's behaviour and their aptitude towards their work.

Penguins class have made me very proud indeed! nosurprise

Penguins newsletter week 5

Year 1 differentiated home learning week 5

Some of the learning this week

Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic

Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 1 Lady plate
Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 2 Shaping the clay
Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 3 Pet bowl
Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 4 Miss hiccups teapot
Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 5 Mummy saucer and baby cup
Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 6 Using tools to create patterns
Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 7
Making crockery items for Traction Man's picnic 8 Decorating

Week 4

This week we have practised our multiplying skills and counting in different steps. The children are becoming more confident in using or even creating their own arrays.

Please check your child's book bag for this week's home learning on multiplication.

Well done to Amelia again, our queen our multiplication!

Our 100 and 150 time star readers!

Our 100 and 150 time star readers! 1

Outdoor Talk 4 Writing-character description for our Traction man song

Multiplication work

Multiplication work 1 Positioning counters into columns and rows
Multiplication work 2 How many different lots of cubes?
Multiplication work 3 Find the corresponding repeated addition sum
Multiplication work 4 Can you make your own array?
Multiplication work 5 How many lots of 2s?
Multiplication work 6 What's the multiplication sentence like?

Week 3

 

Penguin Newsletter week 3

Home learning for this week has been set up on Education City. We have also provided a paper copy for those with no Internet access at home.

 

 

Well done to Joshua this week for showing real endeavour in his work.

Traction Man is making himself home in our classroom...

Traction Man is making himself home in our classroom... 1 Traction Man is waiting for your writing!
Traction Man is making himself home in our classroom... 2 Food for super heroes
Traction Man is making himself home in our classroom... 3 What has happened to the dollies?
Traction Man is making himself home in our classroom... 4 Traction Man's adventures in his home and garden
Traction Man is making himself home in our classroom... 5 Traction Man story map-

And what a week it has been...

 

 

We started with Miss Barrett's 40th Birthday celebration

We started with Miss Barrett's 40th Birthday celebration 1 We had a party! What a super team we have here!
We started with Miss Barrett's 40th Birthday celebration 2 Miss Lena made us an amazing 3-tiered cream cake
We started with Miss Barrett's 40th Birthday celebration 3 Miss Barrett blowing her candles, make a wish!

KS1 Sports Day - Our little Olympians!

Outdoor learning in the pond area-Creating and describing characters

Outdoor learning in the pond area-Creating and describing characters 1
Outdoor learning in the pond area-Creating and describing characters 2

We are keeping zen - Yoga session

We are keeping zen - Yoga session 1
We are keeping zen - Yoga session 2
We are keeping zen - Yoga session 3
We are keeping zen - Yoga session 4
We are keeping zen - Yoga session 5

Week 2

Well done to Bailey this week for trying to turn things around and beginning to change his attitude towards his learning! Keep it up!surprise

 

 

 

We have all had a very busy week, the children have excelled themselves in their phonics screening and made us all extremely proud! Well done Year 1 children and a big thank you to our wonderful and dedicated TAs and HLTAs for supporting us this week. We could not have done it without you! You are amazing! smiley

Independent phonics in continuous provision

Independent phonics in continuous provision 1 Teaching each other reading strategies
Independent phonics in continuous provision 2 Matching words to pictures
Independent phonics in continuous provision 3 A one man job!
Independent phonics in continuous provision 4 Solving word puzzles

Happy Birthday Joshua!

Happy Birthday Joshua! 1

Our 150 time super star readers

Our 150 time super star readers 1

Week 1

 

Penguins newsletter

Well done to Amelia this week for always giving 100% effort in everything she does.

Next week it will be year 1 phonics screening.

The children have worked their socks off this week and applied relentlessly all the knowledge they have gained this year in phonics!

The screening consists in 40 real and nonsense words for children to read, sound out and blend.

We have set differentiated phonics home learning this week, please spend time this week end to read through the list of words with your child. 

We have also added a phonics revision table in our newsletter to help you support your support your child with their sound identification and pronunciation.

Useful links to phonics games:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

 

 

Fun with phonics

Fun with phonics 1 Burried Treasure
Fun with phonics 2 Reading and sorting real and nonsense words
Fun with phonics 3 Identifying graphemes
Fun with phonics 4
Fun with phonics 5
Fun with phonics 6
Fun with phonics 7 Applying phonics knowledge to build sentences
Fun with phonics 8

Happy Birthday Our Majesty!

We have had great fun celebrating the 90th birthday of our queen.

Children had a picnic on the field and played games.

Later on the whole school gathered again, this time on the big playground, to make a large human Union Jack flag. Photo to follow, so watch this space!

Learning to look after our teeth

Number bonds

Number bonds 1
Number bonds 2
Number bonds 3

Term 5

Bluebell wood and magic pond

The Bog Baby

Welcome back!

Our learning this term will revolve around the topic of Bluebell woodland and pond/bog habitat.

Our journey will begin with the magical story of The Bog Baby.

We will explore the world of plants and make good use of the fantastic outdoor areas we have at school to find out about plant features and grow our own plants.

We are continuing our work on number bonds and intend to become experts in partitioning numbers. The children will learn to answer multiplication and division questions.

In music, we will experiment with instruments including our voices, how low and high we can go . In geography we will explore seasonal and daily weather patterns as well as our surrounding environment.

 

 

Term 5 year 1 medium term planning

Week 7

Well done to Cameron, he is our star this week. He has showed such improvement in his sentence writing and made exceptional efforts in his behaviour for learning.surprise

Year 1 week 7 homework

Position and movement

This week our focus in maths has been about position and direction. The children have practised using positional language to describe the location of objects in our surrounding environment.

Can you use the prepositions above, between, under, next to, in front of, behind to describe positions of objects in your home?

The children have also learned to give each other directions using appropriate vocabulary. 

If you face you bedroom door and go left a quarter of a turn, what can you see now?

What will you see if you do half a turn?

 

Picture 1 Practising whole, half and quarter of a turn
Picture 2 What can I see now?
Picture 3 Describing position using simple coordinates
Picture 4 Where am I?
Picture 5 Moving forwards, backwards, left and right
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Picture 7 Learning to use prepositions
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Where am I now? The position song

A song about the language of position for children. Watch our young friend on his adventure as he has fun with a monkey before needing to get away from a monster, a dragon, a dinosaur, a couple of giants and the big bad wolf.

Week 6

 

Well done to Kevin for his efforts at home with his reading and for his amazing work and behaviour at school!

Penguins newsletter week 6

Penguins home learning week 6

Learning together afternoon

Warm thank you to you all for making this afternoon a real success.

Performing poetry

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We are learning about poetry features and performed our poem Apples, Apples to the rest of the class. We recited the poem by heart accompanied it with our own actions.

Performance 2

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Performance 3

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Performance 4

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Performance 5

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Innovating our poems

Innovating our poems 1 Make your own rhymes!
Innovating our poems 2 Words that rhyme
Innovating our poems 3 Voila! Our new poem with rhyming couplets.

Week 5

Well done to Lexie this week for displaying a growing confidence in a group but also whole class setting.

Lexie has come on a long way since she has started in Penguins. I am so very proud of her. no

Attendance has not been great in Penguins. This week we are bottom of the league again with a disappointing 92%.

Come on Penguins we can do better!

This week time is of the essence...

Understanding the length of a minute in PE-How many actions can you perform within a minute?

Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers

Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers 1 Mini challenges in our provision
Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers 2 Measuring with a 1 minute sand timer
Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers 3 How tall a tower can one build in a minute
Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers 4 Sorting beads into colour groups within a minute
Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers 5 Sorting alien and real words under a minute
Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers 6 Find the word within half a minute
Learning to use resources to measure time-sand timers and electronic timers 7 How long does it take to jump 20 times?

What time is it Mr Wolf?

What time is it Mr Wolf? 1 Reading and showing o'clock times
What time is it Mr Wolf? 2 Five o'clock
What time is it Mr Wolf? 3 Half past ten
What time is it Mr Wolf? 4 Learning half past and quarter past/to
What time is it Mr Wolf? 5 Half past nine
What time is it Mr Wolf? 6 Half past eleven

What's the Time?

It's a video to help children learn how to tell the time.

Week 4

 

Well done to Joseph this week for improving his behaviour for learning and producing great quality work as a result!

Week 4 penguins newsletter

Our environment is changing

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

E-safety top tips!

E-safety top tips! 1
E-safety top tips! 2
E-safety top tips! 3
E-safety top tips! 4
We use Education City in computing to answer e-safety questions. We have also designed our own e-safety posters to display around the school and remind everybody how to stay safe online!

Solving multiplication problems and using sharing to divide into halves and quarters

To understand that plants change their appearance over time.

To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 1
To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 2
To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 3
To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 4
To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 5
To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 6
To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 7
To understand that plants change their appearance over time. 8

We are exploring the features of plants and learning to identify and classify common plants such as trees, bushes and flowers.

We observed many differences in the types of trees present in our school grounds. We compared the leaves we could find, in terms of size, colour and shape. We found some EVERGREEN TREES, they never loose their leaves, and some DECIDUOUS TREES, their leaves fall in the autumn.

We talked about what happen to plants throughout the seasons and used art to show these changes.

Week 3

Well done to Melanie for her amazing work on multiplication this week and also for showing such kindness towards her peers.

Learning multiplication by grouping

Real life arrays

Real life arrays 1 8x3=24
Real life arrays 2 2x3=6 and 3x2=6
Real life arrays 3 4 rows of 6
Real life arrays 4 5 rows and 3 columns
Real life arrays 5 4+4+4+4 or 4 lots of 4
Real life arrays 6 4x3=12 or 3x4=12
Real life arrays 7 2x4=8 or 4x2=8
Real life arrays 8 Can you try this one yourself?
Real life arrays 9 3 groups of 3

We made arrays to match multiplication sentences

We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 1
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 2
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 3
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 4
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 5
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 6
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 7
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 8
We made arrays to match multiplication sentences 9

Week 2

Well done to Callum our star of the week.

Callum has been working hard on changing his attitude towards his learning and has shown real endeavour in his work.

Penguins Newsletter week 1

Homework challenge week 1

Planting lesson

Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers

Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 1
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 2
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 3
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 4
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 5
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 6
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 7
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 8
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 9
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 10
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 11
Using our partitioning skills to help us add TU numbers 12

 

In PSHE we have debated the pros and cons of keeping wild animals in captivity. 

We played 'decision alley'. The class was split so we had to agree to disagree and shook hands.

What would you do? Would you rather keep Bog Baby in the jar or release him in his natural habitat?

What would you do? Would you rather keep Bog Baby in the jar or release him in his natural habitat? 1
What would you do? Would you rather keep Bog Baby in the jar or release him in his natural habitat? 2

Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives

Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives 1 FIRST
Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives 2 NEXT
Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives 3 SO
Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives 4 AFTER THAT
Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives 5 BECAUSE
Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives 6 LATER ON
Talk 4 Writing story prompts- Time connectives 7 FINALLY

We are using these pictures to help us sequence the story events when retelling and writing the story. 

 

Week 1

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Welldone to Larah and Amelia for approaching their learning with such enthusiasm this week. They have both displayed fabulous story telling skills and were excellent role models for their groups. I am very proud of them!

 

Week 1

My name is Bond! Number Bond!

We are learning our number bonds for 10 and 20.

Please practise these at home and learn them by heart!

 

0+10=10          

1+ 9 =10             11+ 9=20

2+ 8=10             12+ 8=20

3+ 7=10             13+ 7=20

4+ 6=10             14+ 6=20

5+ 5=10             15+ 5=20

What number patterns can you notice?

Have a go at writing the inverse addition sums now!

E.g  2+ 8=10   and 8+ 2=10 are inverse sentences.

Using bond beads and Numicons to help us find our number bonds

Picture 1 Bog Baby in Mrs Baker's Bluebell wood
Picture 2 She had not seen one since she was a little girl!
Picture 3 We put him in a jar
Picture 4 Bog Baby's habitat in progress
Picture 5 Our class text map
Picture 6 We Bog Baby's found footprints in our pond area!
Picture 7 Re-telling the story with actions in the pond area
Picture 8 Talk for writing in action
Picture 9 We fished, and fished and fished!
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Term 4:

What do Aliens think of life on Earth?

Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Hounds

 

 

 

 

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Beegu enjoyed her time spent with us at Drapers last term. She loved the company of Penguins class and learned so much about life at our school.

This term the children are making the acquaintance of Dr Xargle, an alien teacher, and his class. Together we are going to, amongst other things, learn how to look after dogs, design chairs for our four legged friends and continue to explore materials and their properties.

Visit our class page every week to keep updated with all the fun learning taking place in Penguins class!

 

Term 4 Year 1 Medium Term Plan

Week 5

I have chosen this week to reward all the children in Penguins' for their dedicated hard work this term!

I am extremely proud of them, keep up the good work and behaviour!

 

We are learning to partition numbers into tens and units.

We are learning to partition numbers into tens and units. 1 using Diens apparatus
We are learning to partition numbers into tens and units. 2 How many tens and units?
We are learning to partition numbers into tens and units. 3
We are learning to partition numbers into tens and units. 4 1 ten and 5 units make 15
We are learning to partition numbers into tens and units. 5
Week 4

Well done to Marek again for his super independent learning!

Well done to Marek again for his super independent learning! 1

Week 4 home challenge

Sport Relief activities

Sport Relief activities 1
Sport Relief activities 2
Sport Relief activities 3
Sport Relief activities 4
Sport Relief activities 5
Sport Relief activities 6
Sport Relief activities 7

What we have been up to in our writing

What we have been up to in our writing 1 Learning to use the -ed suffix
What we have been up to in our writing 2 Identifying past and present of regular verbs game
What we have been up to in our writing 3 Story group planning
What we have been up to in our writing 4 Learning about capital letters.
What we have been up to in our writing 5 Writing capital letters in the right places.
What we have been up to in our writing 6 Segmenting for writing activity
What we have been up to in our writing 7 Recognising capital and lower case letters.
What we have been up to in our writing 8 Working on character description
What we have been up to in our writing 9 Thinking about descriptive vocabulary for cats
What we have been up to in our writing 10 Group story plan
What we have been up to in our writing 11 Individul story plan
What we have been up to in our writing 12 Story beginning 1
What we have been up to in our writing 13 Story beginning 2
What we have been up to in our writing 14 Story beginning 3

Problem solving involving mass

We are learning to compare and order masses

We are learning to add multiples of 10 and 100 to solve mass problems. We jumped up large scales to count in 10s or in 100s when adding masses in grams and kilograms.

Why don't you practise at home using chalk on a surface outside. What step will you count in?

Week 3
Picture 1 Happy Birthday to Marek, 6 this week!
Picture 2 Well done to Asi for her super writing this week!
Picture 1 Tommy our 50 time reader!
Picture 2 Yes we have 100 time readers too!

Penguins newsletter

We have set some additional spelling practice, please check your child's book bag.

I have also , as discussed during parents evenings, some handwriting and high frequency words practice sheets available. 

Take One Island Day-The Romans

Take One Island Day-The Romans 1
Take One Island Day-The Romans 2
Take One Island Day-The Romans 3
Take One Island Day-The Romans 4

We watched videos about the Romans and compared their lifestyle with ours.

Did you know that Drapers Mills was built on a Roman settlement?

The children found out about the amazing Roman's legacy and created 3D Roman towns.

Que Tiempo Hace hoy?

We are learning to say the weather in Spanish. How many different types of weather can you recognise in the song?

Measures

We have been exploring a range of measuring equipment and are learning to measure mass, capacity and length. 

We are getting better at reading scales and are now learning to count in 100s!

 

Picture 1 How many kilograms?
Picture 2 How many centimetres wide?
Picture 3 How many centimetres tall?
Week 2

For this week's home challenge, I would like the children to practise spelling their high frequency words. The children have been given a word mat matching their ability. Please help your child achieve their writing targets by practising these spellings regularly.

Five words a week is a good start!

 

We have 3 new RED TED owners!!!

Well done to Shanade, Larah and Jenson for reading 50 times. Keep the good reading up!

 

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Well done to Kevin, our star this week!

Kevin has displayed exemplary behaviour this week and never gets distracted when working independently or in a group.

I am extremely proud of him!

World Book Day

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World Book Day 3
World Book Day 4
World Book Day 5
World Book Day 6
World Book Day 7

We had a great time sharing our favourite stories with our reading buddies from year 4 Giraffes. 

We are learning to share into equal groups

Our innovated story maps

Our innovated story maps 1 We changed the dog for a cat
Our innovated story maps 2 Pinsh gets eaten up by a tiger!

We have been working hard on improving our sentences and preparing ourselves to write our new sentences.

To be published next week!

Week 1 

 

 

Star of the week

Star of the week 1

Well done to Justin for his amazing work across the board!

He has come leaps and bounds and is now an independent writer!

 

 

Week 1 home fraction challenge

Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps

Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps 1
Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps 2
Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps 3
Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps 4
Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps 5
Our Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds' story maps 6

We shared Dr Xargle's Book on Earth Hounds story and had great fun acting out the story and making up our own actions as part of Talk 4 Writing.

The children then created their own picture maps and wrote sentences to sequence the key events of the story.

We are all working hard towards achieving our writing targets and are practising daily. 

Help your child improve their writing and practise their letter formation, segmenting sounds to write words, high frequency words spellings, sentence writing with spaces between words and correct punctuation...

I am available after school every day to assist you and answer any questions you may have, please come and see me if you need help.

We have been learning to halve and quarter shapes, quantities and numbers.

We used the folding technique to find halves and quarters of shapes.

Did you know that quartering is the same than halving twice? 

We used cubes to help us find fractions of numbers and practised writing fractions accurately with a numerator and a denominator.

We had great fun planning an alien picnic and used fractions to help us design lovely pizzas and yummy plates of alien food.

 

Introduction to Fractions for Kids

You will learn about "Introduction to Fractions" in this video. Look at this pizza. It is a whole. Now, divide it into 6 equal parts. One out of these six parts can be expressed as one upon six. This number is read as one sixth.

Constructing chairs for dogs

Constructing chairs for dogs 1
Constructing chairs for dogs 2
Constructing chairs for dogs 3
Constructing chairs for dogs 4
Constructing chairs for dogs 5
Constructing chairs for dogs 6
Constructing chairs for dogs 7
Constructing chairs for dogs 8
Constructing chairs for dogs 9
Constructing chairs for dogs 10
Constructing chairs for dogs 11
Constructing chairs for dogs 12

In D&T we used a range of materials to make chairs for dogs.

Mrs Baker set us a list of star challenges to attempt.

*    Build a simple chair.

**  Build a chair with a sun cover.

***Build a chair with a chair with a cup holder.

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, Year 1 will start using 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Year 1 Term 3 overview plan

Week 6

It has been a busy term in Penguins, we have not had a minute of rest and have made the most of our available learning time!

I am very pleased to see how the children's writing has come along since last term.

Please continue to support your child's learning at home by reading every day and completing their home challenge each week. I cannot stress how important this is and what difference it makes in your child's progress and self-esteem.

Remember to check daily your child's book bag for homework and other important written communication.

 

 

Take One Artist Day- Vincent Van Gogh

We had a great day learning about the life and amazing work of the Dutch expressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh.

We created a class tableau of his Starry Night using his famous stroke with the brush (we used our fingers!!!) technique.

Once dried, we will assemble the different tableaux we made and create a class master piece! Watch this space!

Picture 1 Our very own Van Gogh!
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Picture 3 Starry Night
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Chinese New Year

We have been learning about the Chinese New Year and its origin. 2016 is the Year of the Dragon.

We shared Chinese New Year story and Children wrote some beautiful stories to recount the myth of Chinese New Year.

We practised using chopsticks to pick up small items as part of our funky fingers activities.

We also tasted prawn crackers with a very hot chilli dip! Yummy!!

The Chinese New Year story

The Chinese New Year story 1
The Chinese New Year story 2
The Chinese New Year story 3

Chinese crackers and sweet chilli sauce tasting

Talk for Writing- Invention phase

Here are some examples of our fabulous invented stories. The children collaborated to plan their stories. They used their own ideas but also 'stole' good ideas from books read this term!

 

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Archery

We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time.

We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 1
We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 2
We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 3
We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 4
We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 5
We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 6
We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 7
We are learning to read the o'clock and half past the time. 8

Week 5

  Well done Justin for being an overall super star and making amazing progress this term!

Penguins newsletter week 5

Our attendance this week is 89.9%.

Well done Kelsey who earned her RED TED

Well done Kelsey who earned her RED TED 1

Talk for Writing - Invention phase

Talk for Writing - Invention phase 1 Whole class setting of planet Boosh, Beegu's home.
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 2 Wishing story ideas-group1
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 3 Group2 mind map
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 4 Group3 mind map
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 5 Whole class story map
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 6
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 7 Penguins space adventures picture map
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 8 Ziz-zag book
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 9 Independent writing
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 10 Sequencing events of a wishing story
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 11 Space adventures
Talk for Writing - Invention phase 12 Make a wish!

D&T using tools to assemble materials-Building houses

Independent learning in our continuous provision

Independent learning in our continuous provision 1 It is all happening in the imagination corner
Independent learning in our continuous provision 2 Talking prices-Buying ans selling food
Independent learning in our continuous provision 3 Clever hands-cutting & assembling 3D shapes nets
Independent learning in our continuous provision 4 Dexterity at its best-those fingers work magic
Independent learning in our continuous provision 5 Cutting and folding
Independent learning in our continuous provision 6 Independent writing-Describing a setting
Independent learning in our continuous provision 7 Practise spelling high frequency words
Independent learning in our continuous provision 8 Read,say and copy then cover and write
Independent learning in our continuous provision 9 Using ICT independently

Week 4

Week 4 year 1 homework

 

Well done to Scarlett and Cameron for holding the fort this week while I was absent. I was extremely proud to see the work they have both accomplished this week and above all to hear about their amazing behaviour for learning.

A big thank you as well to Shanade, Kevin, Marta, Joseph, Lydia and Callum for reading every day this week and getting their reading record signed daily.

A lot of children are getting closer the 50 times reading line, so keep reading and there will be more RED TED on their way!

Children reaching the 100 times reading bar will be able to chose a book to take home, we have a handful very close indeed, check our RED TED display!

Some of our learning this week

Some of our learning this week 1 Independent phonics
Some of our learning this week 2 Learning to level up our vocabulary
Some of our learning this week 3 SPAG -Can you use these words in a sentence?
Some of our learning this week 4 Building houses-Team work to assemble materials
Some of our learning this week 5 Using tools to attach materials
Some of our learning this week 6 A smart tepee
Some of our learning this week 7 The foundation of my house
Some of our learning this week 8 The roof of my hut
Some of our learning this week 9 A castle

Week 3

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Well done to Shanade this week, she has turned her behaviour around and has been trying her very best in all her work. I am extremely proud of her!

Penguins Newsletter week 3

Penguins homework week 3

We have had lots of fun investigating coins. We sorted, counted, swapped and played shop to get to grasp with the value of each coin.

Can you identify the coins below?

Can you use different coins to make 10p? 20?

How many different combinations can you find?

Picture 1 Sorting by shape, colour, size or value?
Picture 2 Problem solving
Picture 3 Reading prices
Picture 4 How many ways to make 10p?
Picture 5 Learning about coins with ICT
Picture 6 Funky Fingers at work-Tricky sorting
Picture 7 Still sorting
Picture 8 Playing shop. How much do I owe you?

Innovating our story-Talk for Writing

Week 2

Well done to Daniel for his amazing independent segmenting during our group work! Daniel has come leaps and bonds since he has started at Drapers, I am very proud of you Daniel!no

We have a proud new RED TED owner!

We have a proud new RED TED owner! 1 Well done Summer for reading 50 times!

Subtraction factory

Subtraction factory 1 Practise taking away with cubes.
Subtraction factory 2 Learning the take away sign
Subtraction factory 3 Remembering numbers order
Subtraction factory 4 Taking away a cube at a time to avoid confusion
Subtraction factory 5 Learning to record subtraction sentences
Subtraction factory 6 Then left to do it independently!
Subtraction factory 7 Working independently today!
Subtraction factory 8 Counting back on the number line
Subtraction factory 9 Counting back on the 100 square

Talking about and describing materials

Talking about and describing materials 1

How many different materials can you recognise? 

Go on a material hunt at home and see if you can find things made of wood, metal, plastic, fabric, stone or glass.

 

Picture 1 The brick is heavy (Jenson)
Picture 2 Gloves can stretch (Melanie)

Talk for writing & Talk for reading

Talk for writing & Talk for reading 1 Story map
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 2 Class discussion
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 3 Talk for reading
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 4 Listening is important.
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 5 The speaker holds talking ted.
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 6 Identifying a character's feelings
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 7 Impersonating Beegu calling home
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 8 A very concerned mother!
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 9 Babble Gabble or taking in turn to retell a story
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 10 It works standing up too.
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 11 We are all experts at this now.
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 12 Guess what our action means.
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 13 Class story map
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 14 Finger spaces astronaut to the rescue
Talk for writing & Talk for reading 15 Feeling more confident now!

Week 2 homework challenge

For this week's homework we would like the children to choose one of the space challenges below.

These homework projects will need to be completed and brought back to school before the 5th February 2016. 

I am available every day after school to answer any queries you may have, so please do not hesitate.

Thank you for your support.

Week 1

 

Well done to Joshua, Amelia and Asi for settling so well in Penguins this week! They have all displayed real determination during tricky tasks and have been exemplary models of behaviour!

Week 1 Homework

Our environment is changing

Our environment is changing 1
Our environment is changing 2
Our environment is changing 3
Our environment is changing 4
Our environment is changing 5
Our environment is changing 6

Talk for Writing in action

Adding skills

Adding skills 1 Use a number line to add from a given number
Adding skills 2 Using multilink cubes to add
Adding skills 3
Adding skills 4 Converting our adding into number sentences
Adding skills 5
Adding skills 6

Douce nuit, sainte nuit

A Merry Christmas to you all!
I wish all my little penguins a fantastic and well deserved Christmas break.
With love from Mrs Baker

Term 2

Why are humans

not like tigers?

 

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Year one children have made us proud during their show case to their families.

They displayed confidence and enjoyment in their performance, particularly when singing Spanish songs and parading in their designed hats.

They showed off their great reading skills while recounting the story of Sunny the meerkat.

Well done to all the children in year 1 and thank you to all of you for your support!

 

Spanish numbers and colours song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNFXntWOJw

This week we are learning to recognise dotted and shaped number patterns to solve problems

We are getting better at identifying patterns on die, dominoes and Numicons.

We are also beginning to apply these skills to help us solve addition problems.

How many different ways can you think of making 10?

Try to use dominoes at home to do this! Have fun!

Segmenting for writing

Segmenting for writing 1
Segmenting for writing 2
Segmenting for writing 3
Segmenting for writing 4
Segmenting for writing 5
Segmenting for writing 6

Children in my phonics set have worked very hard this term. We have consolidated our basic sounds and will start learning diagraphs next term.

The children are learning to segment (separate) and blend (combine) sounds. These skills are necessary for learning to read and write. 

We have provided an End of term phonics pack which you could use to support your child's reading during the holiday.

 

 

 

 

RED TED is spending the weekend with Mrs Baker.

Helping Mr Jones with his reading. Mr Jones has not been reading every day and often gets stuck on tricky words.

 

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Picture 1 Having fun looking at recipe books
Picture 2 We need our reading skills everyday!

You too can get your own RED TED if you keep reading every day at home!

 

Penguins' amazing independent writing

All these children have made progress this term in their writing, well done I am so proud of you!

Come and have a look at your children's wonderful writing on our Breaking News board in Penguins cloakroom!

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We have started designing our hats and have used different shapes and patterns to decorate them.

We then used our imagination to express how our different hats made us feel and act.

What hat will you wear tomorrow?

Guided reading is fun and busy

Guided reading is fun and busy 1 Capital letter recognition game
Guided reading is fun and busy 2 Practising cursive handwriting
Guided reading is fun and busy 3 Making those finger joints work!
Guided reading is fun and busy 4 Building sentences
Guided reading is fun and busy 5 Pencil control in glitters
Guided reading is fun and busy 6 Can you find the matching pair?
Guided reading is fun and busy 7 Learning to handle book sensibly
Guided reading is fun and busy 8 Sentence puzzles

UP UP AND AWAY READ EVERYDAY!

Come and join RED TED on the hot air balloon!

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Well done Lionel for taking care of a new entrant this week and displaying most of our school values this week.

Well done Lionel for taking care of a new entrant this week and displaying most of our school values this week. 1

Penguins Week 5 Newsletter

How to pick a hat that matches your personality...
Picture 1 His majesty Justin
Picture 2 General Baker and reporter Amelia
Picture 3 Lieutenant Jenson
Picture 4 Summer the explorer
Picture 5 King Kevin
Picture 6 Sorceress Lydia
Picture 7 PC Albert
Picture 8 Hunter Callum and his highness Cameron
Picture 9 Witch Marta
Picture 10 Mr Marek
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Picture 12 So pretty!
Picture 13 PC Igor

We are exploring hats of all shapes and sizes. 

We have been thinking about the purposes and features of hats and have designed our own hats.

Next week we will make hats using reclaimed materials.

 

 

Recommended book

Recommended book 1

We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing.

We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 1 Sequencing daily events.
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 2 3 Little Pigs Zig zag books
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 3 The Enormous Crocodile re-telling
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 4 Which time opener would you use?
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 5 Marvelous independent writing
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 6 Fabulous setting description.
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 7 Using synonyms to level up our writing
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 8 Selecting the correct time opener
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 9 Applying newly learned skills in our writing
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 10 Another great written sequence.
We are learning to use adjectives, time openers, connectives and synonyms to level up our writing. 11 First, after, next, last

We are practising colour names while learning our numbers,

We are practising colour names while learning our numbers, 1
We are practising colour names while learning our numbers, 2
We are practising colour names while learning our numbers, 3
We are practising colour names while learning our numbers, 4

Come one everybody let's get this done, numbers in the teens all start with a 1!

 Come one everybody let's get this done, numbers in the teens all start with a 1! 1
 Come one everybody let's get this done, numbers in the teens all start with a 1! 2
 Come one everybody let's get this done, numbers in the teens all start with a 1! 3
 Come one everybody let's get this done, numbers in the teens all start with a 1! 4

Learning to use different strategies to add quantities.

Well done Marek for being such a role model of good behaviour this week!

Well done Marek for being such a role model of good behaviour this week! 1

SETTINGS

We are learning to describe settings and have been trying to use our senses to write descriptive sentences about various places.

We are learning to use adjectives to level up our writing and our teacher is always challenging us to find synonyms to make our sentences more amazing and exciting to read.

It's hard work but we are practising!

Shapes

 

We have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and have started to learn about their properties.

Can you name a shape with 12 edges and 8 vertices?

How many faces does a cylinder have?

Shapes are everywhere in our environment. Look around and see how many different shapes you can find.

Attendance cup, we came 3rd this week, well done Penguins!

Attendance cup, we came 3rd this week, well done Penguins! 1

This week's star is Scarlett for her amazing work and brilliant leadership during group work!

This week's star is Scarlett for her amazing work and brilliant leadership during group work! 1

European Day of Languages

 

Our teacher is French so we have spent the day learning about France. We have learned to introduced ourselves in French and have explored some of the food you would eat at a French table!

We all dressed up in book characters to raise money for our RED TED reading competition.

We had lots of fun!

 

French greetings from Penguins

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Eiffel Towers competition

We are learning to use adjectives to describe characters' appearance and personality.

We are learning to use adjectives to describe characters' appearance and personality. 1
We are learning to use adjectives to describe characters' appearance and personality. 2
We are learning to use adjectives to describe characters' appearance and personality. 3
We are learning to use adjectives to describe characters' appearance and personality. 4

Writing describing sentences about Sunny with 'and' connective.

Writing describing sentences about Sunny with 'and' connective. 1

We are learning to use ordinal numbers.

Take one author day at Drapers - Roald Dahl-The Enormous Crocodile

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Our topic this term revolves around the story Meerkat Mail from Emily Gravett. We have practised sequencing events of the story in the correct order.

Use the story map below and see if you can re-tell the story to your family. Can you remember what happens at the end?

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We are learning to write postcards

We are learning to write postcards 1
We are learning to write postcards 2
We are learning to write postcards 3

Next time you go on holiday why not sending us a postcard:

Penguins class

Drapers-Mill primary academy

St Peter's footpath

Kent

Margate

CT9 2SP

Don't forget the stamp! frown

We are learning about shadows and have been using light to create our own shadows with our bodies.

Well done Kevin for his amazing independent writing and number work this week! nosmiley

Learning to order and spell the days of the week.

Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 1
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Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 3
Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 4
Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 5
Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 6
Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 7
Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 8
Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 9
Learning to order and spell the days of the week. 10

Can you order the days of the week?

You can listen to the song below to help you remember the sequence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY

 

How many can you spell correctly?

 

Learning to count in different steps.

Funky Fingers

Funky Fingers 1 Developing fine motor skills writing patterns.
Funky Fingers 2 Safely and accurately!
Funky Fingers 3 Sitting upright and a good pencil grip!

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THE CLASSROOM

 

Some familiar faces on our walls

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Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor

Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 1 Off we go on a train!
Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 2 "Let's save the water! Put the bowl under!"
Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 3 All aboard our Yellow Submarine!
Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 4 Wellcome to our reading jungle!
Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 5 Homework project by Melanie
Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 6 Homework project by Aiden
Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 7 Homework project by Kevin
Reception Kangaroos class 2014-2015 - Mrs Taylor 8 Our underworld display

Welcome to Kangaroos!

It's so wonderful to be back in the classroom! All Kangaroos are working really hard in their learning.

Thank you for your amazing underwater designs! Great job!

Please, see updates soon and look for a newsletter and important dates on this page.

Can I just remind all  the parents about bringing PE kits on Wednesdays!

 

 

 

 

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