Wishing everyone a restful half term

The children have worked incredibly hard this half term and have settled into Year 1 life with ease. The children have adapted really well to the strange situation they have found themselves in and that is thanks to your support and patience as we work through the situation together. Next term in…

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Learning to spell two syllable words

Today we are learning how to spell 2 syllable words eg chicken, jacket, zigzag, boatman, tonight etc. Please use opportunities when sharing a book with your child or listening to them read to help identify these word types. Recognising the syllables in words helps support spelling and breaks it…

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Supporting phonics at home

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

We have been using the above clips and activities located on this website. If your child needs further support with some of the tricky digraphs and trigraphs that we are covering why not have a look at this site.

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Super autumnal findings

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Awesome autumnal changes by scientific students

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New models and images for the children to explore

We are currently going full steam ahead with our addition and subtraction unit in maths using the models and images above so if your child comes home talking about part, part whole models or bar modelling the above diagram hopefully explains this new language your child is using. 

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Introducing Flashback 4

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Year-1-Autumn-Block-1-FB4-.pptx

Please use the link above to explore previous flashback 4 learning. As you can see from the first image it aims to continually build on previous knowledge and ensures that learning is not forgotten…

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Part whole modelling

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Numberlines and number tracks

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Introducing the purple polishing pencil...

Within Year 1 the children are beginning to use their purple polishing pencil to fix up any small mistakes or omissions. Half the class have now been trained already in the "way of the purple pencil". Right across school the children will be ble to polish their learning using this approach.…

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Signs of autumnal awesomeness...

Our new headteacher, Mr Puckey and business manager, Mrs Horrobin have been so impressed by awesome autumnal artwork using precision paint application to improve our finer motor skill that 3 artworks are to be displayed around school in gallery style frames. 

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Exploring digraphs independently

Keep looking out for those pesky digraphs wherever you go especially ai and ee. We're moving onto trigraphs soon after we've mastered our tricky words challenges.

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