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Butterfly Paintings

 

We drew a butterfly and then painted it using watercolours.  We tried to make the wings symmetrical!

 

 

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Multi-skills in P.E.

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Number Bonds to 20

 

Test your number bonds to 20 with the funky mummy!

Sports Day 2016!

 

The weather was beautiful and we all had great fun...watch out for us in the Olympics very soon!

 

 

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Suffixes - er, est, ing and ed

This week we have been learning about suffixes. Suffixes are added to root words to change the meaning of the word. Here is a game that you can play to practise using suffixes.

Turns

In Maths we have been learning about whole turns, quarter turns half turns, three-quarter turns and turns that are both clockwise and anticlockwise. Here is a link to the 'turning man' which the children can use to revise their learning.

 

http://nrich.maths.org/content/id/5560/Turn%20Man.swf

P.E. in Squirrel Class

 

This term we will be doing P.E. with Louisa, a Key Stage 3 teacher from Sir John Hunt (outside if it's warm and dry!)

 

 

 

Outdoor Literacy

 

On Friday we went to the woods and played some exciting Literacy games, including a scavenger hunt for rhyming words.  Although it was muddy and wet only two squirrels fell over!  It was great fun and we enjoyed working as a team to problem solve!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Sweet Music in Squirrel Class!

 

 

 

 

Quick Maths

 

We have been playing some dice games in Maths to help us with our number facts.  Please click on the link below for instructions of how to play at home.  Our favourites are 'Dotty Six' and 'Odds Wins'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Maths games

Read Write Inc Information for Parents

 

Please click on the link below to find out more about Read Write Inc in school.

 

Past Tense Verbs

 

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about past tense.  We have been writing diaries in Literacy and changing the present tense verb to past tense.  Click on the link below to test yourself!

 

What time is it?!

 

We worked with our learning partners in Maths today.  We have been trying very hard to make o'clock and half past times. Mrs McCormack was particularly pleased with the way we helped each other and lots of dojo points were awarded!

 

 

 

 

Stargazing Event

 

We all came back to school on Friday evening (when it was very dark!) for lots of stargazing activities...including hot chocolate...mmmmmmm!  We used the iPads to look for constellations and our school binoculars helped us to see right up into the sky. Unfortunately it was a little bit windy and rainy but we all had great fun!

 

 

 

 

Multiplying in Maths!

 

In Maths this week we have been solving multiplication problems using arrays.  We have learnt that x in a number sentence means 'lots of' or 'groups of'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space...to infinity and beyond!

 

Our topic this term is 'Space'.  Take a look at some of our models we have built as part of our home learning task.  For some interesting space facts check out...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zkvv4wx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are your spellings for this week...

'Decorations Day' Fun...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings

 

These are our spellings for this week.  We are looking at 'oi' (spoil the boy).

 

Spellings 'oi'

Staying Safe on the Internet

 

Over the past few weeks we have been talking about staying safe when using a computer or tablet.  Please click on the link below...it will take you to a website that we have been looking at as a class.

 

 

Spellings

 

These are our spellings for this week.  We are looking at 'ai' (snail in the rain).

 

 

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Green Fingers!

 

As part of our outdoor learning, Squirrel Class have been planting trees in the school grounds.  We chose a day when the weather wasn't too wet but the soil was nice and soft.  We are looking forward to our saplings growing into tall, healthy trees!

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Science

 

In Science we have been investigating materials and whether they are waterproof or not.  We looked at the properties of the materials and then made predictions.  We also talked about what we must do to ensure that our investigation is a fair test.  We then tested the materials and talked about our results with our carpet buddies.

 

 

 

Spellings

 

Each week your child will be given a list of spellings to learn.  We are focussing on spelling patterns including digraphs, split digraphs and trigraphs.  Spellings will be handed out every Friday and tested the following Friday.

 

The spellings for this week are on the link below (your child will have received a paper copy too!)

 

Please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

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Shapes

 

In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties.  We have been sorting them according to different criteria and talking about their similarities and differences.

 

Visit the link below to help your child with their shape recognition!

 

http://wsassets.s3.amazonaws.com/ws/nso/swf/dc555942be775a51037e17595ed54d94.swf

Doubles

This week in Mathematics we have been finding doubles. 

1 + 1 = 2  Double 1 is 2.

2 + 2 = 4   Double 2 is 4.

3 + 3 = 6   Double 3 is 6.

4 + 4 = 8   Double 4 is 8.

5 + 5 = 10   Double 5 is 10.

 

Please help your child to learn these by heart as it will help with all aspects of Maths.

Speed Sounds

 

Please use the link below to listen to the set one speed sounds. 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/ruth-miskins-top-tips-parents-no-1/

 

The following link is useful for two letters one sound.  http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/ruth-miskins-top-tips-parents-no-3/

Read, Write, Inc


We use the Read, Write, Inc phonic programme to teach the children how to read sounds and words fluently.  Please find below a link to the Read, Write, Inc web page.  The creator of this scheme has put lots of useful resources on there for parents.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/playlist-ruth-miskins-top-tips-parents/

 

 

 

Welcome to Squirrel Class Page

 

We are a class of 29 Year One children.  

We have a teacher called Mrs McCormack and a SCITT trainee teacher called Miss McDonald.  

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Clayton, Mrs Hellyer and Mrs Oliver.

We hope that you enjoy reading our class page.  We will be updating it with work that we are doing and things that we are enjoying about being in Year One.