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Class 1 - EYFS

Welcome to Class 1

 

Class 1's teacher is Mrs Scott.

 

Class 1's L.S.A. is Mrs Norris

 

Mrs Dare (Thursday morning)

 

 

Autumn Term 1 2020

 

We have lots of exciting things planned for this term!  Our first topic, for the first half-term, is going to be 'Amazing Me!' and our key question is 'What Makes Me Special?'  

We will be exploring and listening to different stories as well as Autumn nature walks, baking bread for Harvest and making lots of new friends!  

 

I hope you are looking forward to having lots of fun whilst you are learning!

 

Here is our first topic overview:

 

Useful Information

 

Class 1 Timetable

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September – 9:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th September – 9:30 – 12:00  

Friday 11th September – 9:30 – 12:30

On this day, your child will have their first school lunch! They can have a school lunch for free but you are more than welcome to send in a packed lunch in a wipe clean lunch box if you prefer. 

 

Week commencing Monday 14th September: 9.00/9.10-1.15pm

Week commencing Monday 21st September 8.55/9.05 - 3:15pm

 

P.E

Our P.E days will be Tuesday and Friday. Children are to come into school in their P.E kit on these days.  Please can we ask you make sure that every bit of uniform is named, even socks!  In the event the children need to change for any reason it is amazing how these items can go missing!  If your child has pierced ears, these must be removed before school.

 

Spare Clothes

We would be grateful if you could provide your child with spare underwear and a pair of trousers/shorts/skirt that we can keep at school in case of accidents or messy play!

 

Water Bottles

We would ask that these are named and filled with water and not juice.

 

Snacktime

We have two snack times in the school day but we are only provided with enough fruit to cover one of these snack times.  Therefore please can you ensure you provide your child with a second healthy snack (fruit or a healthy alternative).  All children have entitlement to free school milk during the day if they are under the age of five.

 

Reading

Please can your child have their book bag in school every day.  They will be changing their reading books on a Monday initially, then also on a Thursday when the children are in full-time.  The children will be given 2 books at a time. One will be a picture story so they can look and discuss what is happening and the other will be worded according to their ability.  Talk about the pictures in the book, what might the story be about and can they recognise any of the sounds they have started to learn in class, and then enjoy the books together.   Please can you read with your children at home for at least 5 – 10 minutes a day.  There is also some guidance attached in this welcome letter to give you some other ideas for reading time.  Sometimes it will be necessary for the children to have the same book for a little longer.  This could be because children may need more time to understand what they are reading or practise key words. 

 

When you do share books together, please could you indicate by making a comment in their yellow diary. The comment can be how they found the book, did they enjoy the story, a smiley face or just a signature.   It doesn’t matter what colour you want to use! Please see the example below:

Date

Book and Page Numbers

Comments

5.9.20

 

 

Sam and the Nut

Sarah enjoyed looking at the book.  She used the pictures to tell the story and then we read the story together.  She could spot two of the new sounds she has learnt in class this week.    

 

 

Maths Monkey/Sally Story Bunny

We have two other members of our class who will be able to come home with your child for a week to share in reading, maths activities and family time.  In their special diary you can record what happens in pictures, drawings or writing.  The children really do enjoy sharing their adventures with the rest of the class.  Due to our current restrictions, this will start once the children are in full time and the toys will have to be ‘quarantined’ for 72 hours once returned!

 

WOW Moments/Tapestry

In Reception, we enjoy celebrating every success, no matter how small.  Again when the children are in full-time I will be sending some ‘WOW Templates’ home for you to fill in whenever your child does something amazing at home.  This could be simply getting dressed themselves for the first time or being extra helpful without being asked to!  We can then celebrate these altogether and display them in the class. 

We will also be using our online journal – Tapestry to record your child’s progress and we move through the year.  Once you have received your invitation you can sign in and view your child’s record.  (Details were sent through in your pack).  It would be great if you could add any observations from home!

We aim to set Tapestry up by the end of the first week and also incorporate any Nursery Learning Journey’s that are forwarded to us by the nurseries.  At the end of Reception this will all be given to you as a pdf document.

 

If there is anything else you wish to know please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

We look forward to working with you!

 

Mrs Scott and Mrs Norris

Transition Activities for Year 1

Week 12 Home Learning 13.7.20

 

Hello Class 1,

Welcome to the last week of term!  You have all done remarkably well to keep up during the past few weeks and we have loved looking at the pictures you have been posting!

 

As well as story activities, there will also be an activity about your move to Year 1 in September.  Mrs Oxley would love to hear all about you before you join her!  

You will find this below along with this week's activities. 

 

We would be grateful if you could post the completed 'All About Me's' to Mrs Oxley on Class 2 Dojo page portfolio.  If there is any problems with this, please feel free to post it on to me and I will forward it to her.

 

This week's learning has been a firm favourite for many years - the story of:

 

 

Please find the links to the story and resources below.  You can also check Dojo and Tapestry for any updates.  I look forward to looking at your home learning!

 

Have a great week!

Week 12 Home Learning - 13.7.20 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Week 12Home Learning 13.7.20 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Literacy Activities

Week 12 Home Learning 13.7.20 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Maths Activities

Week 12 Home Learning 13.7.20 Other Resources

Week 11 Home Learning 6.7.20

 

Hello Class 1,

Welcome to a new week and a new book!  This week we are sharing the adventures of the amazing  Superworm!

 

 

 

Super worm is super-strong,

Super worm is super-long.

Watch him wiggle! See him squirm!

Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!

 

I hope you have lots of fun with this story.  We are also exploring minibeasts this week and our bible story is The Story of Joseph.

 

Please find the links to the story and resources below.  You can also check Dojo and Tapestry for any updates.  I look forward to looking at your home learning!

 

Have a great week!

 

Mrs Scott:)

Week 11 Home Learning - 6.7.20 - Superworm!

Week 11 Home Learning 6.7.20 - Superworm Maths Activities

Week 10 Home Learning - 29.6.20

 

Hello Class 1,

 

Welcome to this week's home learning activities.  

This week is another Supertato Story:

 

 

When a game of hide-and-seek turns into an EPIC treasure hunt, the veggies must face fearsome foes, the impassable Cactus Canyon and the dangerous Valley of DOOM!
Will our heroes EVER make it to treasure aisle?

 

I am sure that this will again be very popular with everyone!  The link to the story is below and also on the pdf.

I hope you enjoy the story!

As always the activities are in a complete file below for reference and also individually.

 

Have a great week,

 

Mrs Scott

Week 10 - Home Learning - 29.6.20 All Resources

Week 10 - 29.6.20 - Maths Resources

Week 10 - 29.6. 20 - Other Resources

Week 10 - 29.6.20 Phonics

 

Phase 4
In Phase 4, no new graphemes are introduced. The main aim of this phase is to consolidate the children's knowledge and to help them learn to read and spell words which have adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and milk.

In Phase 4 words are often referred to in relation to how many vowels and consonants they contain.

CVC Words
The word 'cod' is a CVC word (consonant / vowel / consonant). Other CVC words include: sad, net & him.

CCVC Words
The word 'crab' is a CCVC word (consonant / consonant / vowel / consonant). Other CCVC words include: trim, flat & step.

CVCC Words
The word 'help' is a CVCC word (consonant / vowel / consonant / consonant). Other CVCC words include: fist, mend and test.

As children progress through Phase 4 they become more confident and skilled in reading and spelling words with a greater number of letters and graphemes.

We will be looking at some initial blends such as 'sp' and 'st'. Below is a clip so you can hear each cluster.

https://youtu.be/VR_IgfIgz10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

Have Fun with Phonics! Try some games and see how you get on! In a few days there will be more activities to try!

Mrs Scott:)

Week 10 29.6.20 - Phonics Resources

Mrs Newland's Challenge of the Week: 22.06.20

 

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

 

I saw from Portfolio and Tapestry that lots of you had had a go at some optical illusion art last week. If so, I hope you kept hold of it for this week's challenge! If not, it's not too late. You can still have a go. I'll upload the instructions to all of the class pages on the school website!

 

This week, we are going to add to it. I'd like you to experiment with taking photographs of you pretending to fall. Once you have one you are happy with, print it out in black and white, cut it out and stick it onto your art work!

 

Don't worry if you don't have access to a camera and/or a printer. You can draw your picture instead, or cut something out of a magazine. You could draw a picture of an animal if you prefer..

 

Ge creative and let me see your masterpieces on Portfolio or on Tapestry!

 

I hope you like mine!

Week 9 Home Learning - 22.6.20

 

Hello Class 1,

 

Welcome to this week's home learning activities.  During the next two weeks our activities are going to be based around the story 'Supertato'!

 

I am sure that this will be very popular with everyone!  The link to the story is below and also on the pdf.

I hope you enjoy the story and maybe think about all the fruits and vegetables that you like!

 

As always the activities are in a complete file below for reference and also individually.

 

Have a great week,

 

Mrs Scott

 

Week 9 Home Learning - 22.6.20 - All Resources

Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Books Alive! Read aloud the first instalment of the ground breaking, earth shattering superhero franchise - SUPERTATO! By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet More fun...

Week 9 - 22.6.20 - Other Resources

Daniel and The Lions' Den - Friends and Heroes - English Animated Bible Story

http://www.friendsandheroes.tv The classic Bible story of Daniel and the Lions' Den, an excerpt from series one of Friends and Heroes, order the DVD today ww...

Week 8 Home Learning - 15.6.20

 

Our Story This Week is: Beegu, by Alexis Deacon

 

Hello Class 1!

 

I hope you had a lovely week last week and managed some time outside!

 

Welcome to a new week on our Space Heroes theme.  'Beegu' is an alien. She is not supposed to be on Earth.  She is lost.  She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth people don't seem very welcoming at all.  So far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter...…!

 

I hope you enjoy the story and maybe think about how Beegu must have felt on a strange planet all by herself.

 

As always the activities are in a complete file below for reference and also individually.

 

Have a great week,

 

Mrs Scott

Week 8 Home Learning - 15.6.20 - All Resources

📚 BEEGU - ALEXIS DEACON - STORY TIME READ ALOUD - BOOKS FOR KEY STAGE 1 - FUN BOOKS FOR KIDS - SPACE

This 'out of this world book' is a wonderful story time read aloud for key stage 1 children. Beegu is lost and needs to find his way home. Enjoy this fun boo...

Noah's Ark

by Lucy Cousins

Week 8 - 15.6.20- Phonics

 

This weeks sound is the digraph 'er'

 

letter, summer, banner, butter, ladder

 

Below is a link to the BBC phonics videos and also Mr Thorne with Geraldine The Giraffe.

 

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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaxZN4BZjgc

 

What sentences can you make with these words?

 

e.g. 'I posted a letter'.


Have Fun!

Week 7 Home Learning - 8.6.20

 

Topic: Aliens In Underpants Save The World!

 Hello Class 1!

 

Welcome to a new week on our Space Heroes theme.  The Aliens are on a mission to save the world from a huge meteorite!

 

As always the activities are in a complete file below for reference but you can also download them individually.

 

Have a great week,

 

Mrs Scott

 

Week 7 Home Learning - 8.6.20 - All Resources

Understanding the World - Space

Week 7 - 8.6.20- Phonics

 

This weeks sound is the trigraph 'air'

 

fair, hair, chair, lair, pair

 

Below is a link to the BBC phonics videos and also Mr Thorne with Geraldine The Giraffe.

 

https://youtu.be/T3rWZYN5jno

 

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


Have Fun!

 

Mrs Newland's Challenge of the Week - 01.06.20

 

Good afternoon everyone.

 

I hope you all had a lovely half term. 

 

Thank you to those who sent their pictures of the toilet roll tube challenge efforts. They were brilliant! You can see pictures of them all if you click on this link: 


https://www.st-margaretscofe.essex.sch.uk/whole-school-photos/

 

This week, I would like to create a display/piece of artwork in school to demonstrate what lock down has meant to our community. Perhaps you have learnt a new skill? Perhaps you have discovered somewhere new that is now your favourite place? Perhaps you have been particularly artistic. Perhaps there is one particular thing you have enjoyed doing. 

 

You could send me a photograph, a picture, a poem, a piece of writing, a collage... The possibilities are endless! Please send me your idea via the message section and/or the Portfolio section of ClassDojo. I will then print them out to use in school. I would really like every child to be represented so get those ideas coming! 

 

Have a great week everyone. 

Week 6 Home Learning - 1.6.20

 

Topic: Superspace Heroes - Aliens Love Underpants!

 

Good Morning Class 1!

 

Welcome to a new week and a new topic! 'SuperSpace Heroes!'

I hope you all had a lovely half-term and are looking forward to some activities.

 

As always the activities are in a complete file below for reference but you can also download them individually.

 

Have a great week,

 

Mrs Scott

 

Week 6 Home Learning - 1.6.20 All Resources

Week 6 - 1.6.20 - Maths Activities

Week 6 - 1.6.20- Phonics

 

This weeks sound is the trigraph 'ure'.

 

sure, pure, cure, secure

 

Below is a link to the BBC phonics videos and also Geraldine The Giraffe.

 

https://youtu.be/YwCzf71flBA

 

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

This week as we are learning about Space we are going to look at some alien words.

Click on the links below to have a look.  These are not real words which is why they are called alien words.  By now we should know lots of sounds to be able to read them!

Have Fun!

 

Week 5 Home Learning - 18.5.20 

 

The Three Little Pigs

 

Good Morning Class 1,

 

Welcome to this week's learning.  This week the pigs are building their houses but they need building supplies!  What will they need? How much will they cost?  You may need to write a shopping list and get some money!

 

As before, the pdf of all the resources is below but if you want to print them off separately they are also listed individually.

 

Have fun!

 

Mrs Scott

Week 5 Home Learning 18.5.20 All Resources

Week 5 - 18.5.20 Phonics

 

This week we are going to practise a new sound.

This weeks sound is ear    

 

This is a trigraph - 3 letters that make one sound.

Below is a link to the BBC new phonics videos and also Geraldine The Giraffe.

 

https://youtu.be/EneZ1UubxSA

 

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

I have also uploaded my Phonics videos on to Tapestry - why not take a look - how many sounds can you say along with me?

Have Fun!

Week 4 - 11.5.20 Phonics

 

This week we are going to practise a new sound.

This weeks sound is oi

Below is a link to the BBC new phonics videos and also Geraldine The Giraffe.

 

https://youtu.be/IRTITdRL_cU

 

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

I have also uploaded my Phonics videos on to Tapestry - why not take a look - how many sounds can you say along with me?

Have Fun!

Mrs Scott

Week 4 Home Learning - 11.5.20

Topic: The Three Little Pigs

 

Good Morning Class 1

 

Welcome to a new week and a new topic. 

 

Over the next two weeks we will be exploring 'The Three Little Pigs'.  I wonder if you know this fairy tale already?  

 

Set out below is the powerpoint with the story and a link to watch it on YouTube.

 

As before the activities are listed as separate pdf's so you can print and complete when you want to.  There is also one of my favourite games included - 'What's the Time Mr. Wolf?'

 

Have fun!

 

Mrs Scott

Week 4 The Three Little Pigs - All resources

The Three Little Pigs - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Week 3 - 4.5.20 Phonics

 

This week we are going to practise a new sound.

This weeks sound is OW.

Below is a link to the BBC new phonics videos and also Geraldine The Giraffe.

https://youtu.be/GJtvjxBYg7I

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

I have also uploaded my Phonics videos on to Tapestry - why not take a look - how many sounds can you say along with me?

Have Fun!

Mrs Scott

Week 3 Home Learning 4.5.20

 

Week 3 Home Learning - 4.5.20

Good Morning Class 1!

Welcome to a new week! I hope you have all had a great weekend and are looking forward to some new home learning. These will be posted on Tapestry and dojo for you.

The giant is back from Jack and the Beanstalk and he wrote me a letter with a great activities!

Have fun!
 

Week 3 - Jack and the Beanstalk All Resources

Maths Resources

Mrs Newland's VE day challenge

 

This week, May 8th, is the 75th anniversary of VE day. Below are some activities for you to have a go at! 

VE day all resources

VE day information

Week 2 - 27.4.2020

 

Topic - Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Good Morning Class 1!

Welcome to a new week! I hope you have all had a great weekend and are looking forward to some new home learning.

This week and next week our learning is going to be based around the fairy tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. I hope that you find the activities fun and I have also (hopefully!) uploaded a video of myself reading the story!

To follow we also have this weeks phonics videos and a warm up called 'Mr Tongue!' You should find these on the school website as well as Tapestry.

Have fun!

 

 

Jack and the Beanstalk All Resources

Week 2 - 27.4.20 Phonics

This week we are going to be revising the Phase 3 sounds we should know already. Next week we will be adding a new sound to practise.

Can find things beginning with or featuring:
j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or

Below is a link to the Phase 3 Tricky Word song we listened to at school.

https://youtu.be/R087lYrRpgY

I have also uploaded my Phonics videos on to Tapestry - why not take a look - how many sounds can you say along with me?

Have Fun!

Mrs Scott

Phase 3

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Phase 3 My Turn Your Turn

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Friday 24th April 

I have done a little video for you of an activity you might like to try that is very quick and easy! I have posted it onto Tapestry for you. Why not take a look?

Home Learning: Week Beginning 20th April 2020

 

Topic: The Rainbow Fish

 

Have you read the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister? Perhaps you have it at home? If you do, find somewhere exciting to read it again with an adult or older sibling. If not, use the link below to hear the story being read (you could use the link and follow the story in the book if you have it!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mryuEKkKc

Then, you can use the story to do your learning over the course of the week. Below are some ideas for things you could do,  but feel free to come up with your ideas as well!

Rainbow Fish All Resources

Parents phonics presentation

Medium Term Plan - Marvellous Me - September 2019 - December 2020

Pumpkins!
Class 1 have had a lot of fun this week.We have been learning about pumpkins and their lifecycle. We listened to and sang the pumpkin life-cycle song. We sequenced pictures of the pumpkin life-cycle in our books.  We looked closely at a fully grown pumpkin. We scooped out the seeds as a team. We then used the pumpkins for flower arrangements for the church for Harvest festival.
October News

It has been a busy but very successful start to the school year and your child's learning journey. We have been having a lot of fun learning our new phonemes and the songs that go with them.

 

Just some little reminders as the month of October progresses. 

  • P.E. days are Thursday and Friday - children to come dressed in their P.E. kit. As the weather changes please ensure that your child is dressed for the elements.
  • If your child is not availing of school dinners please ensure they have a healthy lunch box including sandwiches, fruit and vegetables etc.
  • If you would like to take some additional work home for home learning these are available in the cloakroom. These are not compulsory.
  • We do ask that you try to read each night to and with your child. Remember, it doesn't have to be their school book.
  • Please be aware that we don't get a chance to read with each child everyday. Therefore we may not change books every day. However, everyday has some sort of literacy activity incorporated. It may not be recorded in your child's reading record but evidenced elsewhere.
  • Can I please remind you to sign up to Tapestry if you haven't done so already. Please add photos of activities that your child participates in or any achievements. Only I can see these not other parents. Remember this all goes towards evaluating your child's progress.
  • The dojo's are also up and running. Again please sign up.

If you have questions or queries please don't hesitate to ask at a convenient time or make an appointment to see me.

 

 

Our Senses
Class 1 have been learning about their senses. We have been focusing on our sense of hearing. We have played lots of listening games. We went on a listening walk and listened to all the sounds around us. We heard the wind rustling through the trees, the birds singing, the leaves moving across the playground, the sound of our shoes as we were running and walking and lots more. We drew pictures of some of the things we heard. Our favourite listening activity was Listening Lotto.

Meet The Teacher September 2019

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