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Mrs. Callaghan

Welcome to Year 1 : Word file (40.4k)

Welcome to Year 1. This page will display lots of important information about what we will be doing in year 1 throughout the year. Each half term the new homework, topic plan and newsletter will feature on here for your information. Lots of extra information and photos will also feature on our class dojo page.

Welcome to our class 2017-18

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Year 1 Phonics Tests : Adobe Acrobat file (1376.3k)

I have sent home some information about the statuatory phonics tests that Year 1 pupils are assessed against in June. Here is an example of the 2017 phonics tests so that you have an idea of what they are like. Pupils are asked to read the words- some are real and some are alien words. If you would like to use these to play games with or do additional activities with then please do as it will help your child to prepare for the test.

Healthy week May 2018

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This week all of our activities were based around staying healthy. We learned about how to plan a healthy meal and then created our own pizzas. Some of our pizzas were 1/2 and 1/2 but we also looked at quarters and three quarters. We created block graphs to show how many activities we could do in a minute and did surveys to find out how people travelled to school.

We all dressed up as book characters today and did some artwork, creative writing and shared stories with each other. Our parents came in to school to read with us too.

    Maths Day February 2018

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    On maths day we had to dress up as superheroes to solve a variety of maths problems. The answers to our problems revealed a code which helped us to unlock the suitcase that belonged to Evil Countess Backwards. We had a lot of fun today. We even forgot that we were doing maths!

    Blackburn Museum

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    In February Year 1 visited Blackburn Museum. We explored old toys and even made our own cup and ball. Some of us had never been to a museum before so this was a great experience for us!

    Year 1 visited Newchurch St Nicholas church

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    As part of our RE topic 'Churches' we visited our local church. Mother Penny showed us around and we looked at the font, pews, altar, lectern, organ and other features. We think that we are very lucky to have such a beautiful church nearby.

    Learning practically

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    In year 1 we do a lot of our learning through play and practical activities. Look at the pictures below and you will see us sorting and grouping fruits in science, measuring and ordering lengths in maths and acting out stories in English. We use numicon maths equipment to help us with our number work and calculation and have areas of provision in the classroom to help with our learning too.

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    PE Days

    Thursday and Friday- please ensure full kits are in school and earings are covered up.

    Book Changing

    We will change books twice a week. Please ensure you sign your child's reading record and they bring it into school daily. 

    Water bottles

    Pupils can bring in named bottles that they can sip throughout the day. These should only contain plain water, not flavoured water, fruit juice or cordial.

    Milk

    If you would like your child to drink milk in a morning then please sign up to this at the office.

    Clothing

    Please ensure names are put into pupils clothing. Things in year 1 do sometimes go missing and it is very tricky for us to find if it has no name on it.

    Toast

    Pupils can buy a round of toast at morning break if they bring in 20p. It is their responsibility to keep this safe until break time.

    Homework

    Children are asked to hand in their homework on a Thursday. The books will be marked and children are given rocket points to reward their hard work. A copy of homework can be found on this page.

    2016-2017 in Year 1

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    Year 1 Spring Homework

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    Look at the fabulous homework that year 1 have created for our explorers topic!

    Easter Experience

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    We went to Church and Mother Penny showed us what Easter is really all about as we visited different Easter stations. Here are some pictures:

    Eggsplorers

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    Here are some pictures from our 'eggsplorers' activities where children were able to learn about Bible characters through a workshop of activities. The children were very 'Eggsited' to do this!

    For Your Information

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    PE Days

    Wednesday and Friday- please ensure full kits are in school and earings are covered up.

    Book Changing

    We will change books at least twice a week. Please ensure you sign your child's reading record and they bring it into school daily as we will listen to pupils read in school too.

    Water bottles

    Pupils can bring in named bottles that they can sip throughout the day. These should only contain plain water, not fruit juice, flavoured water or cordial.

    Milk

    If you would like your child to drink milk in a morning then please sign up to this at the office.

    Clothing

    Please ensure names are put into pupils clothing. Things in year 1 do sometimes go missing and it is very tricky for us to find if it has no name on it.

    Toast

    Pupils can buy a round of toast at morning break if they bring in 20p. It is their responsibility to keep this money safe until break time.

    Homework

    Children are asked to hand in their homework on a Thursday. The books will be marked and children are given rocket points to reward their hard work. A copy of homework can be found on this page.

     

    Phonics Tests : Adobe Acrobat file (1369.6k)

    Here is a copy of the 2016 phonics test for your information. We will be doing the phonics test WC 12th June. Children have to blend and read the word accurately to get a correct mark. It is a mixture of non-sense words and real words and we have been doing lots of practise in school. 

    Here are the maths end of year expectations. These state what the children are expected to achieve by the end of year 1. We have been working on these in class and some of these have featured as part of the take away homework too. Please help at home by working on some of these if you have time as it will also really help your child in class.

    By the end of year 1 children are expected to be able to read and write the year 1 common exeption words from memory. The attached sheet will enable you to assist your child with this at home. This will also be a big focus in class this half term.

    Year 1 visited the Church as part of our RE topic 'Why are Churches a special place for Christians?' Mother Penny showed us all of the special features of the Church.

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    Useful websites

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    Here are some websites which I have been using in class this week that you may want to try out at home too:

    www.starfall.com (phonics and reading)

    www.ictgames.com/

    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8

    http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

    https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

    http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html