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Year 1 Class 7 Mrs Blake

A wheely good term ahead. 

 

Welcome back everyone!

 

This summer in DT the children will be learning about wheels and axles. Every child will design then make their own mini vehicle to carry an animal (animals is our science topic). The teachers will need a small light box for each child, so we can put it on wheels. Tissue boxes are perfect.

 

Please could the children begin bringing these into class (as many as you have) as soon as possible then we can get motoring. 

Week beginning 24.4.17

 

This week we have begun making our very own information books about trees. Have a look and see which trees you recognise.

We drew a picture of a flowering plant and then labelled all the different parts.

 

Join in with this catchy tune that will help you to remember what each parts job is.

In Maths we have  been learning how to find the missing number in an addition number sentence. We have learnt to hold the number in our head and then to count on.

 

Have a go at these and see how you do:

 

 

4 + ? = 6            2 + ? = 5             3 + ? = 7              2 + ? = 8              6 + ? = 9             1 + ? = 10

 

 

We have also been learning to balance number sentences either side of the equals sign so that both sides have the same total.

 

Have a go at this game to help you.

Week beginning 13.3.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

Split Digraphs

  1. (as in shake, came) i_e (as in pipe, shine) o_e (as in hope, bone)

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

/ear/ as in beard, here, sneer

/sh/ as in rush, machine, issue,

 

Miss Yates’ Phonics Group

Revising alternative sounds ea as in bread and steal/ ie as in tie and thief.

Applying ly to create adverbs.

Revision of compound words

How to use: there/their/they’re.

14.3.17

 

Try this fun activity to help with problem solving. 

In English this week we have been looking at sharing a shell. We have been thinking about all the ways that friends are special.

Human and Physical Features

In Geography we have been looking at pictures from around the world and the U.K. We have decided if they are human or physical features.

Week beginning 6.3.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

  1. (as in when, whale) ew (as in stew, few) oe (as in toe, goes) ey (as in key, trolley) au (as in haunt, launch)

 

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Revision of alternative spellings:

/oi/ as in oysters, soil

/r/ as in wrong, ring, berry

/ar/ as in arm, heart, calm

/s/ as in ice, scent, nose, miss

 

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

al /all words: When a word sounds like or and has an l at the end it is

Often al – called/ball/tall/fallen.

contractions: don’t, won’t can’t, shouldn’t, mustn’t, hadn’t.

Can the children write the long and short versions?

Do they know where to put in the apostrophe

 

Week beginning 27.2.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

  1. and oi (as in enjoy and spoil) ir and ur (as in hurt and skirt) ue and oo (as in clue and tooth) aw and or (as in yawn and born)

 

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative spellings

/ar/ as in arm, heart, calm /s/ ice, scent, nose, miss

 

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

Adding the suffix ‘ly’ to an adjective to make an adverb.

Soft becomes softly, gentle becomes gently (lose the e), swift becomes swiftly.

adding ‘ment’ to a word to make it into a noun. Argue becomes argument, disagree becomes disagreement.

Adding ‘en’ to an adjective to make it into a verb. Red – becomes redden, white becomes whiten.

 

Week beginning 13.2.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

ay (as in stay/play) ou (as in cloud, sound) ie (as in pie, cried) ea (as in scream, tea)

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative spellings:

/oi/ as in oysters, spoil and /r/as in berry, rose, wreck

Miss Yates’ Phonics Group

 

  • Doubling the l before a vowel suffix in a word with more than one sylabel.

travel - travelled, traveller, travelling.

 

  • Revision of nonsense words with split digraphs. a_e as in drame, e_e as in spreme, i_e as in flime,

o-e as in phole.

  • ie words that change their ie to y when they take on the vowel suffix ing.
    tie + ing = tying
    lie +
    ing = lying

Week beginning 6.2.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

ur (as in burn, curl) ure (as in pure, cure) oa (as on float, coat)

We have also been doing some longer blending looking at words such as…..

chicken, starfish, bedroom, crayon, thicker, farmyard.

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Revision

/n/ as in gnome, gnat, knight, knife /ng/ as in stinking, drinking cling,

/ow/ as in /brown, trout /oo/ as in fool, few, stew

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

We are practising adding the suffixes ly, ful and ment onto base words.

The children have revised the zh sound – as in television, pleasure, treasure, usual.

Maths

 

We've been adding 2 digit numbers by partitioning; adding first the tens and then the ones.

 

Example:   

                     5 + 12  =

                     5 + 10 + 2 = 17

 

                     12 + 14 =

                     10 + 10 = 20

                       2 + 4 = 6

                     20 + 6 = 26

 

 

 

 

English

 

On Pobble you can find lots of examples of what really good pieces of writing look like. We looked at some recounts and spotted time connectives, adjectives, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. 

 

Why don't you have a look at what a good one looks like too?!

Hansel and Gretel Recount

 

On Monday we found a trail of sparkly stones. The trail led us outside and up to the sandhills. We were most alarmed to find a crying witch who told us her gingerbread house was up for sale! She went on to ask us if we would design and build her a new house and of course we accepted! Thinking about all the possible materials we could use to make the new house bright and colourful and warm and cosy.

We looked at lots of famous paintings and talked about what we liked and didn't like about   them.

Thursday 26th January

In Maths this week we have been looking at repeated addition. This is where you have to add the same number over and over again! Eg 2+2+2+2 =   5+5+5+5+5+5+5+5=   10+10+10+10+10+10.

We found that we could work these out quite quickly by using our counting patterns. You may want to try a few of these at home.

 

We then looked at how we can draw and array to show a repeated addition. 

Eg 2+2+2+2+2

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00

00

00

00

5+5+5

00000

00000

00000

 

Can you draw an array for these repeated additions

2+2+2

5+5+5+5

5+5+5+5+5+5+5

10+10+10+10+10

2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2

We have been writing our own innovated versions of the story Hansel and Gretel. Why don't you remind yourself of this lovely tale and share this ppt as a family.
In Geography we have been learning the names of the seven continents.

The Seven Continents Song | Silly School Songs

Come learn the Seven Continents with this fun, upbeat and easy-to-remember song geared towards grades 3+. Visit http://sillyschoolsongs.com for more info and music!

Week beginning 23.1.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

This week we have been practising lots of blending with both real and nonsense words. Making sure we segment and then blend and say all the sounds, especially words that have some tricky starts or ends.

Eg – street, string, sprint, spring, three, scream, twirls, clasp, trunk.

 

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

/oo/ as in too, snooker, flute, cue, prunes /oo/(y) as in statue, argue, cute, huge, you, stew, nephew and /n/ as in next, dinner, knee, gnome

 

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

We are working on suffixes: including the rules for adding suffixes for one syllable words – so big becomes bigger or biggest. (the consonant is doubled).

We have also added suffixes to make nouns - work becomes worker and farm becomes farmer. We are also busy recapping on split digraph nonsense words.

 

Thank you to all the families who donated toys for our Early Years Playground. We have loved playing with them and sharing them with our friends. If you have more we would be happy to receive them.

 

Thank you

Mrs Willett and the Early years team

Week beginning 16.1.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

wh (as in wheel, whisk) ew (as in stew, few) oe (as in Joe and toe) au (haunt, launch) ey (key, turkey)

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

/oa/ ow crow, throw, mow, oe toe, hoe, doe o-e bone, home, alone, o no, go, so, both

/m/ mb comb, lamb, limb,

 

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

We have been learning about the W Special spelling rule.

If an an o sound follows a w then it is likely to be spelled with an a. For example what (sounds like whot) but is spelled ‘what.’ Watch (sounds like wotch) but is spelled watch.

Practise writing: want, wallet, watching, wander,

If it follows w and sounds like ‘ur/er’ then it is likely to be spelled with an or. Eg.

Practise writing: work, worth, worship, workbench.

Looking at what style of house we live in.

Houses and Homes

Week beginning 9.1.17

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

ee and ea (as in sweet and meat) oa and oe (as in float and toe) ow and ou (as in growl and cloud) ure (as in cure and pure)

 

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

/oa/ ow crow, throw, mow, oe toe, hoe, doe o-e bone, home, alone, o no, go, so, both

/m/ mb comb, lamb, limb,

 

Miss Yates’ Phonics Group

We are beginning phase 6. This week we’ve learned to use suffixes (endings to words) using different rules.

  • If a root word ends in y – we get rid of the y and add an i . Eg) try – becomes tried. Cry becomes cried.
  • If a word has one syllable (beat) and ends in a consonant, we double the consonant before adding the suffix – clap becomes clapped, tap becomes tapped.
  • Some are simpler – just add ed. Walk becomes walked in the past tense.

Week beginning 19.12.16

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

Recapping

  1. (see, feet) oo (good, moon) igh (sight) ie (pie) ir (girl) ur (burn) aw (claw) ew (blew)

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

/igh/ as in /ie/ pie, /y/ spy and /i-e/ ripe

/f/ as in /ph/ phone, /ff/ cliff and /gh/ cough

 

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

oo

oa

Week beginning 12.12.16

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

air (as in chair) ear (as in clear) ai (as in train) ay (as in play) ar (as in sharp)       or (as in thorn)  oy (as in enjoy)  oi (as in point)

 

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

/ai/  as in: day, pale, weigh, they        /ee/        as in: cream, Pete, chief, smelly, key,

/c/ as in: duck   /ch/        as in: patch     

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

Alternative Spellings

igh

F (as in ph)

oa

Week beginning 5.12.16

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

Split Digraphs

a  e (as in make)  e  e (as in theme)   i  e (as in shine)  o  e (as in hope) 

 u  e (as in cube)

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative spellings:

/ee/ feel      /ea/ sea   /ie/ chief   /e/  she

/ch/ chip   /tch/ patch    /ture/ mixture

Miss Yates’s Phonics Group

Revising alternatives to the ea sound: – ee, ea, e_e and ie and e.

Alternatives to the i_e sound: i_e, ie, y, eye and igh and i.

We made Kites!

"Let's go fly a kite" from Mary Poppins

Colourful Kites

Week beginning 28.11.16

Miss Mangnall’s Phonics Group

Split Digraphs

 

a_e (as in came, shake)    i_e (as in line, chime)    o_e (as in  hope, stone)

Mrs Blake’s Phonics Group

Alternative spellings:

/ai/ rain    /a/ bacon     /ay/day     /a-e/ date 

/ei/ eight   /e-e/ fete    /ey/ they

 

/c/ cat     /k/ kitten    /ck/ duck    /ch/ chorus    /x/ box

/qu/ queen

Miss Yates’ Phonics Group

Revising alternative spellings:

ai

/ai/ rain    /a/ bacon     /ay/day     /a-e/ date 

/eigh/ eighteen   /e-e/ fete    /ey/ they

/ee/ freezing   /ei / field   /ea/ team  /y/ silly  /e_e / theme ey / donkey

Alternative ways of saying ch

/ch /   church     /ch / chef      /ch/  school. 

Friday 25th November

In our year 1 phonics groups this week this is what each group has been working on.....

 

Miss Yates' Phonic Group 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Blake's Phonic Group 

Different pronunciations of   a as in hat, bacon, was

 

Different pronunciations of   y as in yell, sky, myth, smelly

 

Different pronunciations of   ch as in church, chalet, chorus

 

Different pronunciations of   ow as in cow, show

 

Different pronunciations of   ou as in loud, soup, boulder, could

 

 

Miss Mangnall's Phonic Group

oe (as in toe)    ey (as in key)   ph (as in dolphin)      au (as in launch)

Money, money, money

 

We're going to be looking at money. Help your child by showing them the different coins and notes you have in your wallet. Can they name them?

Toy workshop

We had so much fun learning how to make wooden toys in our Toy workshop. We learnt that the oldest toy ever found was in a pyramid in Eygpt and is dated as 3500 years old!!!!

Thursday 10th  November

In our year 1 phonics groups this week this is what each group has been working on.....

 

Miss Yates' Phonic Group 

Different pronunciations of    ou (as in should compared to loud) ch (as in chef compared to church) y (as in dry and smelly compared to yell)

 

Mrs Blake's Phonic Group 

Different pronunciations of     i (as in blind )  o (as in gold)  c (as in ice)   g (as in giant)       u (as in unit)

 

 

Miss Mangnall's Phonic Group

ir (as in shirt)    ue (as in blue)   aw (as in claw)      

Toys in Space

 

We made our very own spaceships using junk. Tell your grown up how you made it and what special things it can do!

Bring a toy old or new to school

The children can bring a toy to school to show and talk about. We would really like old toys (ones that belonged to grandparents or parents) so that we can compare them to toys we have now.

Thursday 3rd November

In our year 1 phonics groups this week this is what each group has been working on.....

 

Miss Yates' Phonic Group 

Different pronunciations of     i (as in blind )  o (as in gold)  c (as in ice)   (as in giant)       u (as in unit)

 

Mrs Blake's Phonic Group 

Split digraphs  a_e  (as in make) e_e (as in Steve) i_e (as in time) o_e (as in hope)  u_e (as in cube)

 

Miss Mangnall's Phonic Group

ay (as in play)    oy (as on toy)   ou (as in sound)      ea  (as in seat)

Thursday 20th October

In our year 1 phonics groups this week this is what each group has been working on.....

 

Miss Yates' Phonic Group - Different ways of reading ow  - as in snow or bow. Different ways of reading ie  - as in tie or field/shield. Different ways of reading ea as in meat/treat or instead. 

 

Mrs Blake's Phonic Group - wh (as in where), ph (as in phonics), ew (as in stew), ey (as in donkey). 

 

Miss Mangnall's Phonic Group - word endings. practice reading: belt, chimp, stand, lost. Words starting with bl or br and fr and fl:  bloat, bring, frog, flop. 

 

 

Autumn Walk

We used our five senses to explore autumn. Look at what we found:

Art

 

We looked at patterns in the environment this week. We noticed that patterns repeat themselves and can be random or uniform. We had a range of 'found' objects which we used to make printed repeated patterns with. Come into class and have a look at them ... they're really good!

History

In history we looked at a time lapse film of a girl called Lotte. We watched how she changed and grew from a baby to a young adult. Later we thought about what we would like to be when we grew up. There were lots of great ideas: fireman, policeman, ninja turtle, power ranger, princess, make-up girl, cheerleader and lots more!

 

 

Maths

In maths this week we have been continuing to learn our number bonds to 10. Here is a chant that we have learnt. Why don't you join in too?

 

Science: Ourselves

We went outside this week to draw round our bodies and label them. W e then got into groups of 4 and ordered ourselves by height.

English

 

In English we have been labelling and writing captions for objects in our class. The children have been trying hard to make their writing neat and clear so that others can read it.

 

We have been rehearsing the sentences so that they contain an adjective and a noun:

 

The big, yellow flower.

The red house.

The small, white dog.

 

You can help too. Ask your child to say something about an object. Encourage them to name it and say a word that describes it.

Number Bonds to 10

In our second week back we have been looking at our number bonds to ten. The children have been  getting used to writing number sentences and practically solving how to put ten counters into two houses. 

 

Please visit the Topmarks website to practice this skill.

Music

We have used our voices to structure a piece of music. Can you spot  if the girls are calling or responding? How about the boys?

 

Would you like a cup of tea?

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Voice structures

Thursday 12th May 2016

Phonics Screening

 

As discussed at the meeting, here are a couple of links to websites that may be of use.

4.5.16

In maths we have been exploring positions and turns. We have been using the phrases half turn, quarter turn and whole turn. We imagine that our shape is in the middle of a clock face and that the shape moves to 3 for a quarter turn and moves to 6 for a half turn.

 

29.4.16                                                Forensic Science Workshop

 

Today we cracked some clues to work out who had broken into the safe and stolen what was inside. We found finger prints, foot prints and matched DNA results to our suspects.

 

All our detective work helped us to work out that the culprit was ....

Candy Morris!!!!   

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19.4.16

 

Hear are some of the characters we met today. Click on the link to find out more about them!

 

The School Nurse has visited us today. We made tasty but healthy snacks and learnt about all the foods we could eat lots of and the food we could eat as treats.

 

Salford Council run a healthy lifestyles programme for families and if you would like to learn more about how to keep a healthy and balanced life, then open up the document below.

Monday 14th March 2016

 

Today we looked at the RNLI website. We watched video clips on how to keep safe in the water and decided that the volunteers of the RNLI were most brave and mighty courageous. 

The children have used Bee Bots today and have programmed them to specific routes on a map and round a maze. The ITunes store have a free APP that you can download so that the children can practice their skills of planning and inputting code.

Friday 11th March 2016

 

Today in English we learnt about contractions. Open up the power point to explore what we did. Ask the children to think of a sentence using a contracted word. 

 

Can they think of any others? Write them down and bring them in to share with the rest of the class.

Contractions

Tuesday 8th March 2016

 

In science today we learnt about the water cycle. We sang this really catchy tune to help us remember all the science words like evaporation, condensation and precipitation.

 

"WHOO WHOO!"

Water Cycle Song Video

Download the Water Cycle Song Video - CLICK HERE: http://www.havefunteaching.com/shop/science-videos/water-cycle-video-download The Water Cycle Song by Have Fun Teaching is a Water Cycle Video that introduces the Water Cycle, including Evaporation, Condensation, and Precipitation.

Week Beginning 29th February 2016

 

This week we've been thinking about what famous means and if we were famous what would we be famous for. The children have been thinking about who their favourite celebrities are and what they are famous for. The children realised that to be famous you needed to have a talent or a gift for something: running, tennis, singing, science, writing, painting etc.

 

Later on in the week we made our mums a card and planted them all a sunflower seed. We learnt a song to sing them on Mothering Sunday ..... go on ask them to sing it!!!!( If not go to You Tube, Mothers day, Wheels on the bus... Sockhead Smith will help you out!)

 

In Maths we've been measuring accurately with our 30cm rulers and have done a really good job of it too. I have been impressed with how accurate the children have been.

 

Finally, in English we have been learning all about information books. The children have learnt to explain, ask questions, write contents pages and can explain what glossaries and indexes are.

 

Looking forward to another busy week next week!!

 

 

 

Friday 15th January 2016

Black Forest Gateau....Yum-yum!!!!

 

Today we made mini black forest gateaus..... sticky, sweet and very tasty.

 

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Friday 8th January 2016

Thank You

The children have been thinking about all the lovely experiences and amazing presents they received over the holiday. They have all made a thank you card to show their appreciation. Come and have a read at how thoughtful they have been.

7.1.16

 

In maths we have been using money to make different amounts. Can you circle which coins you might need?

Tuesday 5th January 2016

 

We are learning all about how to use dictionaries. We have been using words like alphabetical order and definition. See if you can find a picture or word to match each of the letters of the alphabet.

Wednesday 18th November 2015

 

We have been thinking about our families and how we all get get along living in the same space. Have a look at what the children have said are the rules of the house.

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Thursday 12th November 2015

 

"Let's go fly a kite"

 

Today we designed our own kites... what do you think?

 

Thursday 22nd October 2015

 

In Maths we were sorting 2d shapes using a Venn diagram.

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Tuesday 20th October 2015

 

We have been printing!!! What fun we've had. Do you like our creations?

Monday 12th October 2015

Today in Maths we  investigated long and short. We used a book and hunted around the classroom for things that were longer than our book and for things that were shorter than our book. 

 

What things can you find at home that are longer than a book and shorter than a book?

Write a list and bring it to school to share with the class smiley

In English we have been learning about labels. Can you label these pictures?

Thursday 8th October 2015

 

Today we have been amazing! We have been learning to write sentences with two adjectives separated by a comma. Look at well we've done!

 

 

 
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Here is our class pet!! He is called Paddington. We take it in turns to feed him and clean him out.

Here is our class pet!! He is called Paddington. We take it in turns to feed him and clean him out. 1

Here is our Golden Chair. Every day Mrs Blake chooses somebody to be the Golden child. That person gets to sit in the chair and receives a chocolate coin and gold star!

Here is our Golden Chair. Every day Mrs Blake chooses somebody to be the Golden child. That person gets to sit in the chair and receives a chocolate coin and gold star!  1

This is Moses our class monkey. Every week the star of the week gets to take Moses home and spend a happy weekend playing with him.

This is Moses our class monkey. Every week the star of the week gets to take Moses home and spend a happy weekend playing with him. 1

Each morning we sing our calendar song. This song is helping us to remember what day and month it is. We also decide what the weather is and say what season we are in.

Each morning we sing our calendar song. This song is helping us to remember what day and month it is. We also decide what the weather is and say what season we are in.  1

Here is the story we have been learning this week. Today we freeze framed different parts of the story and learnt how to use a comma between two adjectives.

Here is the story we have been learning this week. Today we freeze framed different parts of the story and learnt how to use a comma between two adjectives. 1

Have a look at some of these links for activities you can do at home surprise

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=diennesandcoinsv3

 

http://www.ictgames.com/partition.html

 

http://www.ictgames.com/dinoplacevalue.html

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/place_the_penguin/big_sound/full.shtml

 

HAVE FUN! no

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