Class 1

Welcome To The Summer Term 2021

I hope that you have all managed to enjoy some rest over the Easter period and that you are all keeping well and safe. It is lovely to be back at school and I expect the children to keep flourishing as they have done over the last few weeks back at school. Thank you for all the support during this unusual time. This term we will be continuing with our Recovery Curriculum focusing on Key Learning Skills and  PSHE and Wellbeing.

To begin this term for the first two weeks we will finish off our Mammoth work continuing to link to our Mammoth story in English. Following this we will continue our curriculum learning with a strong focus on our Science learning.

This term we will also be linking closely with the older preschool children, they will be joining us for some sessions and be part of the Class 1 bubble.

 

This Summer Term  will be continuing with our Forest School Sessions on a Tuesday afternoon and our main PE will be on a Friday with Jack.  In the hope of  a beautiful summer please make sure children have a hat and either pre-applied sun cream or their own sun cream to apply themselves. 

 

Phonics

The children are all doing so well with their Phonics Learning and making good progress.

Reception will continue to reinforce their Phase 3 knowledge and understanding and move on to Phase 4 in the second half term. Reception will continue learning the Phase 3 phonemes in their Home Books and as we move on to new ones I will send home a new Home Learning book.

Year 1 will be consolidating their Phase 5 knowledge and understanding moving on to learn the split digraphs and alternative phonemes.

 

Maths

 

I have attached the KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) sheets for Reception and Year 1 and will send home KIRF Homework sheets for Year 1. There are assignments and activities on Maths Shed Number Gym. Who can get lightning fast in each level of Table Trainer or Bond Builder?

 

Reception will be working towards the ELG in Number and Shape and Space with a focus on Addition and Subtraction, solving problems and using vocabulary linked to position and distance and weight.

Year 1 will be focusing on Calculation skills, continuing to develop their number understanding and place value knowledge up to 100, Fractions and position and distance and weight. We will continue with our mastery approach.

 

 

English

We will continue with our story-based approach with the children with Reception children working towards the ELG and Year 1 working towards the Year 1 English Curriculum learning expectations.

 

 

Science

 

Materials

 

Children will explore, name, discuss and raise and answer questions about everyday materials so that they become familiar with the names of materials and properties such as: hard/soft; stretchy/stiff; shiny/dull; rough/smooth; bendy/not bendy; waterproof/not waterproof; absorbent/not absorbent; opaque/transparent. We will explore and experiment with materials, performing simple tests to explore their properties questions, for example: ‘What is the best material for an umbrella?

 

Plants

Children will use the local environment and Forest School to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat. We will begin to learn some common names of flowers, examples of deciduous and evergreen trees, and plant structures (including leaves, flowers (blossom), petals, fruit, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem). We will practice our working scientifically by observing closely, perhaps using magnifying glasses, and comparing and contrasting familiar plants; and drawing diagrams showing the parts of different plants including trees.

 

 

 

Please get in touch if you have any ideas or questions.

sue.rook@corvedaleprimary.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 23rd March

Week beginning 22nd March

Everyone has now settled back in wonderfully  and apart from a few runny noses we are all 'Cooking on Gas'!

Last week we learnt all about the Ice Age  and more about Mammoths and also had a fabulous Forest School session with beautiful weather. As usual many of the children who adventured to the secret stream came back with full wellies! In addition after an energetic time on the slippery bank hot chocolate and biscuits were enjoyed by all!  

We finished off the week with a fabulously red, Red Nose Day!

Week beginning 15th March 2021

What a great week last week it was so lovely to see everyone back in school and so happy and excited.

We had a busy fun week being palaeontologists, researching mammoths, talking about our feelings and recapping on lots of our lockdown learning. 

 

 

Year R Learning Overview for Week  Beginning 1st  March 2021

Handwriting

Maths

Phonics

Topic

 

Monday

Story

Ten minutes Handwriting practice

Learning numbers:

Number Nineteen 19

Continuing our Phase 3 learning

Introduce Vowel digraph oa (oa oa float the boat)

 

Dinosaurs-

How do we know about Dinosaurs?

Story Time –

A Perfect Place by Lisa Difford

 

Tuesday

PSHE

Ten minutes Handwriting practice

Learning numbers:

Number Twenty 20

Continuing our Phase 3 learning.

Introduce the Vowel digraph oo (oo oo zoom to the moon)-although now it should be Mars!

 

Dinosaurs-

How are fossils formed?

Recap on exploring our feelings.

Wednesday

Music

Ten minutes Handwriting practice

Shape

Introducing Pattern

CPG Maths activity book pg 28-29

REVISIT Look through your CorvedalePhase 2 home learning book and say out loud one at a time all the phonemes in phase 2 and phase 3 so far.

Phase 3 learning. Introduce the Vowel digraph oo (oo oo look at a book)

Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Hunter

Mary Anning

 

Complete a Mr Bennett’s Home Learning Music Activity from the PDF

Thursday WORLD BOOK DAY

WBD Zoom and ART

Ten minutes Handwriting practice

 Patterns with 2D and 3D shapes

White Rose Question sheet and CPG Maths Workout page 34

REVISIT-Look through your Corvedale Phase 2 home learning book and say out loud one at a time all the phonemes in phase 2 and phase 3 so far.

Phase 3 learning- Introduce the Vowel digraph ar (ar ar drive your car)

Dinosaurs -

Continue looking at Mary Anning

CLASS 1 ZOOM 11.30 am

2pm WORLD BOOK DAY Art lesson with Mr Brough on Zoom.

Look out for the email from Admin😊

 

Friday

PE

Ten minutes Handwriting practice

 Continuing to develop pattern knowledge Body patterns

Continuing our Phase 3 learning

Applying our Vowel digraph oa oo oo and ar knowledge.

CPG Phonics Activity Book page 18-19

Dinosaurs-

Dinosaur extinction

Maybe…

Do PE with Joe Wicks

0r.. make up a dinosaur dance or workout routine

Week beginning 18th January 2021

Welcome to the Second Week of Lockdown 3 Home Learning. I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Hopefully you have all received the Home Learning email for Monday 18th January.  Please let me know if you have not had the email and also if you have so I can confirm all of the email addresses I have been given. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to get in contact. 

Below is an overview timetable of the weeks learning for both Year 1 and Reception. Remember these are just suggestions to help you structure your days and please just do what you can. I have not put on the timetables the daily reading sessions. 

 

There are new words on spelling shed for this week!

 

Updated 10th January 

Week beginning 11th January 2021

Welcome to the first week of Lockdown 3 Home Learning. I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Hopefully you have all received the Home Learning email for Monday 11th January. I hope the PDF opens fine for you to view. Please let me know if you have not had the email and also if you have so I can confirm all of the email addresses I have been given. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to get in contact. 

Below is an overview timetable of the weeks learning for both Year 1 and Reception. Remember these are just suggestions to help you structure your days and please just do what you can. I have not put on the timetables the daily reading sessions. 

Spelling words for both Year 1 and Reception are on Spelling Shed. The login cards were put in the packs. Please let me know if you have not received it of would like some help getting started. 

 

Updated 2nd January

Welcome to Spring 2021

Happy New Year to All!

 

I hope you have all had a lovely and safe Christmas and I Look forward to welcoming you back into to school next week.

There will be a few changes in class and we will be beginning our exciting new topic. This begins with us exploring the differences in animals, and develops to looking at dinosaurs and learning about the Condover Mammoth! 

We will also be looking at hot and cold places around the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the event of a child needing to self-isolate, we would ask them to complete the following learning at home every day if they are well. Please also use the useful links to explore other home learning options.

 Reading (10/15 mins daily) = Reading aloud and sharing books together will help your reading improve. Please use your school home reading books or your own books to read every day.

 Phonics (20 mins daily) = The Phonics homework Books have all their phonemes in for information to support home learning. You can also access free games on phonicsplay.co.uk to practise phases 1-4

 Year 1 Spelling (10 mins daily) = Spelling shed assignments refresh weekly and are linked to the homework pack spelling sheets. Remember you can always do Spell Well on scrap paper to practise spellings too.

 Writing (10 mins daily) = Practising writing is important. You can practise your handwriting by copying out letters and words from your phonics book. You could do some news writing, create a story, write a poem or write some instructions. Please write every day.

 Maths Number Facts (20 mins daily) = You can use Number gym and Maths shed for number facts practice as well as completing the homework pack KIRFs sheets. This term our focus is time but please continue to work on easy number calculations up to 10.  Also practise writing numbers as at this age we all can struggle to make sure our numbers are formed properly and the correct way around!

 Year 1 Maths Mastery (30 mins daily) = Please watch the White Rose Maths home learning video and complete the premium resources worksheets which will be emailed to you.

Maybe you would also like to create a project book linked to our science on animals or our History topic on the Condover Mammoth.


Updated Second Half Term (Autumn 2)

Welcome back after the wet and windy Half Term. Despite the weather I hope you all managed to enjoy the break. The Autumn colours were lovely!  

However it was also lovely to see all 19  back this morning. 

Scroll down to see the link to the Autumn newsletter and my email address if you wish to get in contact for any reason

Homework packs for the second half-term will be sent home in the first week of November and should be returned to school on Thursday 17th December. Inside the packs you will find a spelling folder and a maths book for KIRFs practice. 

Home reading books should be returned in their pack every Friday so books can be changed. Reception will be given weekend books to bring back on Monday and change for Phonics Linked book as we have a limited supply and need to isolate them for 72 hours. 

 In the event of a child needing to self-isolate, we would ask them to complete the following learning at home every day if they are well. Please also use the useful links to explore other home learning options.

 Reading (10/15 mins daily) = Reading aloud and sharing books together will help your reading improve. Please use your school home reading books or your own books to read every day.

 Phonics (20 mins daily) = The Phonics homework Books have all their phonemes in for information to support home learning. You can also access free games on phonicsplay.co.uk to practise phases 1-4

 Year 1 Spelling (10 mins daily) = Spelling shed assignments refresh weekly and are linked to the homework pack spelling sheets. Remember you can always do Spell Well on scrap paper to practise spellings too.

 Writing (10 mins daily) = Practising writing is important. You can practise your handwriting by copying out letters and words from your phonics book. You could do some news writing, create a story, write a poem or write some instructions. Please write every day.

 Maths Number Facts (20 mins daily) = You can use Number gym and Maths shed for number facts practice as well as completing the homework pack KIRFs sheets. This term our focus is time but please continue to work on easy number calculations up to 10.  Also practise writing numbers as at this age we all can struggle to make sure our numbers are formed properly and the correct way around!

 Year 1 Maths Mastery (30 mins daily) = Please watch the White Rose Maths home learning video and complete the premium resources worksheets which will be emailed to you.

Maybe you would also like to create a project book linked to our science on senses or animals or our storytelling theme. 

Week Beginning 2nd November

This week we will be learning about the Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate bonfire nigh. we will also be using the beautiful leaves around to make a bonfire night collage. In addition we will be inspecting our paper to se if it has eventually dried and using feathers to write on it! 

In English we will be continuing our recovery plan with Year 1 beginning Phase 4 phonics and Reception starting on set 3 of Phase 2 Phonics. 

In maths our main focus will be our Kirfs for this half term which are days of the week and months of the year for reception and telling the time to o'clock and half past for year 1. Towards the end of the week we will be recapping the number skills we have learnt so far. 

If you have any questions please contact me at  sue.rook@corvedaleprimary.co.uk

 

 

Week Beginning 9th November.

 

 

What a fabulous first week back after Half Term. We learnt loads about the reasons for Bonfire Night, what happened during the Gunpowder Plot, and about Guy Fawkes and how his life was different to now.

Again we were very lucky with the weather at Forest school and visiting the secret stream proved to be quite an adventure which included a lost wellie, a tricky piggy back and wet children!!

This week we will begin the week exploring the Seasons and Weather through our  Geography topic work. This links in very well with our work on months of the year last week. In addition we will be taking time to talk about Remembrance Day and making our own poppies. 

In English we will be continuing our recovery plan with Year 1 working on  Phase 4 phonics and handwriting skills. Reception will be continuing their very strong learning of Phase 2 Phonics and also working on learning letter formation. 

In maths our main focus will continuing the consolidation and development of the number skills to 10 concentrating on a mastery approach.

 

 

Week Beginning 16th November

 

 I was so proud of Class 1 on last Wednesday on Remembrance Day. We all went outside to the playground for a socially distanced two-minute silence. Your children were very respectful and also very quiet and still and set a good example to all. 

It was also a lovely atmosphere and great to see the children in there own clothes and their Pudsey hats  on Friday. Well done for raising so much money.  

Last week we also had a Kindness Focus for the week. We explored what it means to be kind, reading books together based on kindness and suggesting ways we can be kind, ending the week on World Kindness Day on Friday by making Kindness hearts.

This week we will continue or Geography topic work on the seasons.  In English we will be continuing our regular writing and recovery plan.  Year 1 their  Phase 4 phonics and Reception  Phase 2 Phonics. 

In maths we will be working with the White Rose resources to develop our knowledge of Number Bonds and for reception learn numbers to five in great depth. Year 1's will be beginning to use the 'Part Part Whole' model with the reception linking to it to! 

By The Way........... 

 

WATCH OUT FOR NIBBLES!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Week Beginning 23rd November

 

 

 

I guess you have heard that Nibbles the Book Monster is on the loose!!

We have been making lists of things he has eaten and made excellent wanted posters to help us find him....Lets hope he does not eat any more paper and books... Watch this space for updates as the children are starting to put ideas together to make some Nibbles traps!

This week we will continue our exploring clues to the seasons and recognising the features of each for our Geography topic work.

In English the adventures of Nibbles will be the main focus with  Year 1 continuing the Phase 4 phonics and Reception the Phase 2 Phonics. 

 In maths Year 1 will be working with the White Rose resources to develop our knowledge of Number Bonds and 'Part Part Whole' model. Reception will be recapping numbers to 10 and doing lots of ordering and number recognition work.  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Welcome To Class 1 (Autumn1)

There are 19 children in our class.

 11  Year 1

And we welcome

8 New Reception

Our teacher is Mrs Rook and our teaching assistant is Mrs Sockett.

Please read our class newsletter for this term and email sue.rook@corvedaleprimary.co.uk if you have any questions or things to share.

 

 Our main theme this term is Storytelling.   

     

 Week 07-09-2020

This week we will be continuing to settle into school, getting used to our routines and there will be lots of playing and getting to know each other. We will be beginning our phonics learning and continuing to explore Feelings and Emotions through art and creative activities. We will also be looking at Traditional/Fairy Tales and exploring ‘What is a book?’

On Tuesday Year 1 will receive their spelling and maths homework for the half term.

On Friday Reading Books will be changed.

PE will be on Friday.

 

Week 14-09-2020

A really great week last week with everyone settling in so well.

This week we will be continuing to build our routines and learning skills.

Reception will be focusing on listening through Phase 1 Phonics and continuing to develop their number understanding.

Year 1 will be continuing their revision of Phase 3 phonemes.  The focus is in their spelling file as week 2 and working on Number understanding.

Fantastically on Tuesday we will be going to Forest School at Millichope. We have plenty of Waterproofs at school but if your child would like to wear their own please send them in. We will hopefully get nice and muddy.

During the week we will continue to look at books and stories making our own feelings book.

Reading books will be changed on Friday.

 

Week Beginning 21st September 2020

 

A great week at school with the highlight being the fabulous and fun Forest school on Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

There will be another Forest School Session this Tuesday afternoon!

 

This week Year 1 will be continuing to recap and learn the Phase 3 Digraphs and Reception, after practicing good listening for the last week, will be beginning to learn their first phonemes. We will hopefully be delivering phonics information evenings to support parents as they support the learning at home.

 

In Maths Reception will be continuing their development of number understanding and Year 1 will continue to consolidate their knowledge of number to 10 and counting.

 

Week Beginning 28-9-20

 

 Another busy week at school with a fabulous Forest School where we visited the secret stream (photos to follow). Other highlights of the week were the Wonderful Wednesday Music lesson  with Mr Benett and the Mr Brough assembly with the school, where each class announces their Star of the whole school taking part! This week we will be doing all of the above and continuing with our work on friendship and working on our topic of Storytelling 

In Phonics Year 1 will be continuing to recap and learn the Phase 3 Digraphs and focusing on handwriting skills.

Reception will be continuing to begin to learn their first phonemes. After postponing it this week , we will hopefully be delivering phonics information evenings to support parents as they support the learning at home.                         

In Maths Reception will be continuing their development of number understanding and Year 1 will continue to consolidate their knowledge of number to 10 and counting. 

 

Week Beginning 05-10-20

Another great learning week with the class really settling in to be one lovely team. We have seen lots of really kind, supportive behaviour where everyone looks after each other and we all feel part of a close class bubble. 

We were so lucky with the weather last week going to Forest School before it turned nasty.

  

 

  

  

 

This week we will be focusing on how things change over time and looking at the history of books in our of Storytelling topic. 

 

In Phonics Year 1 will be continuing to recap and learn the Phase 3 Digraphs and focusing on handwriting skills.

 

Reception will be continuing to begin to learn their first phonemes. Thank you to all the parents who attended the Phonics information evening.                        

 

In Maths Reception will be continuing their development of number understanding and Year 1 will continue to consolidate their knowledge of number to 10 and counting. 

 

 

Week Beginning 12-10-20   

 

Another great week at school with again a fabulous (but intense removing waterproofs to get back on the bus) session where we created a forest school timeline. As you have probably heard watching crab apples float down the Secret Stream formed a large part of the afternoon.  In addition again Wednesday music was lovely. The children really do love these sessions and it is a pleasure to watch them interact and focus.

We covered the planned timelines in our topic work, looking at a lunch time, day time and the children's personal timelines and then moving on to look at a timeline of how books and storytelling has changed. 

We also began to explore printing and did some printing on some Elephant Dung Paper I had brought back from a holiday in the past! The 'special' paper made it a lot more fun :)) On Monday I will take some photos of the fabulous job the children did and put them on here. 

 

This week we will be again looking at books and storytelling in topic time. We will be exploring how books are made and making our own paper (not from elephant dung- unless anyone has some on hand!). We will also be doing some more work on Traditional tales and finding out which are our favourites. If you would like to share your family's favourite please send in a photo via email and we could use them in our storytelling display.  

 In Phonics Year 1 will be going on to recap the often difficult trigraphs (three letters that make a sound- air, igh, ear, ure) from Phase 3 and continuing to focus on handwriting skills.

 Reception will be continuing learn their phonemes from Phase 2 and have now moved on to set 2. I am so pleased with the progress they are making.                        

 In Maths Reception will be continuing their development of number to 10 recognition and understanding and Year 1 will continue to consolidate their knowledge of number by comparing, looking for patterns and adding one more and less. 

Week Beginning 19-10-20   

 

Another great week at school ending with a fabulous Friday PE with Jack and our Traditional Tale survey- Apparently the Gingerbread man is the favourite in our class.

Forest School went well with the children enjoying having Mrs Bury back and embracing the new procedures aimed at making waterproof removal smoother!

Bags packed for going back to school!!!

On Wednesday we planned our paper making activity and made paper mulch to soak over night. Thursday afternoon I really enjoyed messily making our paper and put it under boxes in the class. We hope to reveal it on Monday. Fingers crossed!!! Again photos to follow.

This week we will be again looking at books and storytelling in topic time. We will be  learning about and making a cartouche (possibly the first book) with clay and comparing old and new by asking questions. We will also see how our paper came out and possible use it. Our survey of Traditional tales in class went well. If you would like to share your family's favourite please send in a photo via email and we could use them in our storytelling display.  

 

 In Phonics  it is a tricky word focus for both groups!

Year 1 will be learning the tricky words from Phase 3 and continuing to focus on handwriting skills.

 

Reception will be continuing learn their phonemes from Phase 2, will finish set 2 and also begin to learn the tricky words . I continue to be impressed by the  progress they are making.                    

 

 In Maths Reception will be consolidating their knowledge of numbers to % looking at comparing and one more and less.

In maths Year 1 will developing their knowledge of comparing and pattern using the correct vocabulary effectively and beginning their work on addition. 

Have a relaxing Half Term everyone. You deserve it!!!