Friday 27th November 2020

Dear Larks, 

I am so, so proud of everything you have achieved this week. You have worked so hard to learn about Christmas traditions and how we prepare for Christmas, the different strategies we can use to subtract, how a polar has adapted to survive and finished off our non-chronological reports brilliantly. I hope you are as excited as I am to start learning our new topic, The Polar Express. If that wasn't enough, to top it off we have also been learning our Nativity dances. Phew, what a week! 

For homework this week I have sent home a 2D shape colouring sheet to prepare you for our next Maths topic. In English I would like you to practise your capital letters and full stops on the worksheet I have sent home. I will also put some games to support this on Bug Club. To practise your phonics I have sent home a worksheet for the 'igh' sound. Try to spot all of the 'igh' trigraphs and underline them. 

Have a fantastic weekend. You have all been amazing this week! 

Miss Pike

Friday 20th November 2020

Happy Friday Larks, 

I hope you've had a great week. This week we have learnt about the characteristics of polar bears in Science, compared different types of medieval housing in History, continued with our subtraction strategies in Maths, planned our non-chronological reports in English, began our Judaism topic in RE and discussed what it means to be a good friend and how to identify what bullying is for anti-bullying week in PSHE. 

For homework this week I have given you some worksheets to practise some of the phonic sounds that you are struggling with. 

In Maths I would like you to complete the subtraction colouring worksheet I have given you. Work out the subtraction number sentences. The answer will help you find the colour you need for each part.

Your English homework this week focuses on alliteration. Match the correct picture to the adjective to create alliteration. If you have time over the weekend, researching your favourite polar animal will help you with your hot task next week! 

Have a great weekend! 

Miss Pike 

File icon: pdf Subtraction Plant Colouring.pdf [pdf 333KB] Click to download

Wednesday 18th November 2020

This week we have been learning all about the digraphs /qu/ and /ch/. This week why not try practice your spellings using the spelling spiral. See how many times you can fit your word into the spiral.

File icon: docx 18.11.2020 Qu and Ch.docx [docx 84KB] Click to download

Friday 13th November 2020

Dear Larks, 

I hope you have had a fantastic Friday! This week we have been learning about adjectives, nouns and alliteration in English through polar animals, how to subtract in Maths, the difference between polar carnivores, herbivores and omnivores in Science, what Remembrance and Peace mean for us in RE and learnt about Medieval jobs in History! 

For homework this week I have sent home a comprehension for you to complete. Ask your adult to help you with the reading if you need it. I have also sent home a subtraction worksheet. 

To help learn the tricky words that we need to know take a look at the following videos: 

Phase 3 Tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Phase 4 Tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

Have a great weekend! 

Miss Pike

Wednesday 11th November 2020

This week in phonics we have been looking at the phonemes /y/ and /z/. Click the document bellow to see the /z/ and /y/ words that you need to practice for this week! If you are looking for some creative new ways to practice your spellings check out the spelling menu below. Try lots of new ways and see which one is best for you!

File icon: docx 11.11.2020 y and z.docx [docx 87KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Spelling menu.pptx [pptx 4MB] Click to download

Friday 6th November 2020

Happy Friday Larks! 

We had a very exciting start to the week this week when a crocdile escaped from the present that was delivered to our classroom before half term. Make sure you keep an eye out for it this weekend! 

In Maths we have been learning how to add more to a given number, in English we have started learning how to write a non-chronological text, in RE we have discussed the importance of Godparents and learnt about what the Baptismal Candle is, in History we have thought about what the tradition of Christmas means to us and in Science we compared the Polar Regions. What a week!

I have sent home some worksheets with you to complete for your homework this week. 

For the English please read through the text with your child and ask them the questions on the sheet on the back. As an extention try write a fact about the Penguin.  

For Maths I would like you to complete the number sentences to 10 using the tens frames. 

Please continue to log on to Bug Club to find your reading books and games to play. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Pike

Friday 23rd October 2020 

Hi Larks! 

We've made it to the end of the half term, and what a half term it was. I am so proud of the progress you have already made especially with such a long time off! It was so lovely talking to your parents this week and being able to tell them how much I love having each and every one of you in my class.

I hope that you have a wonderful break. I have sent a couple of books home with you. You can also log on to Bug Club to find more books to read and games to play! 

I have sent home some Maths and Phonics activities for you to do over half term. Please only do as much as you have time for/feel capable of. Half term is for resting after all. I have attached them below if you would like to see the online versions. 

I have also sent home half term spellings for you to practise. 

I hope that you have a wonderful half term. I think that I will be going on a lot of Autumnal walks. I can't wait to hear what you do! 

Miss Pike

File icon: pdf phase 3 phonics.pdf [pdf 729KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf phase 2 phonics.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: html Number Bonds Activity Book.html [html 75B] Click to download
File icon: html Guided Reading.html [html 75B] Click to download
File icon: pdf Half Term Spelling PDF.pdf [pdf 283KB] Click to download

Friday 16th October 2020

Hello Lovely Larks! 

This week we have been learning about alliteration, adjectives and have drafted our own version of the poem we have been learning in class. In Maths we have continued to learn the part whole model and have begun looking at fact families and in RE we have been learning about the Month of Mary and the Hail Mary. We have also been focusing on Black History Month this week. We have learnt about Ruby Bridges, Floella Benjamin and Claudia Jones. Can you tell your adult some facts about them? 

For your English homework this week I would like you to focus on learning the text map that is attached below. We have been practising it in our lessons and next week we will adapt this text into a winter poem. Can you use your senses to think of what happens in Winter?

For your Maths homework I would like you to play the fact family game following this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Please continue to use Bug Club to access your reading books and to find phonics games linking to what we have been doing in our phonics lessons this week. 

I hope you have an amazing weekend! 

Miss Pike

Wedensday 14th October 2020

This week in phonics we have been looking at the phonemes /j/ and /v/. Click the document bellow to see the /j/ amd /v/ words that you need to practice for this week! If you are looking for some creative new ways to practice your spellings check out the spelling menu below. Try lots of new ways and see which one is best for you!

File icon: docx 11.11.2020 y and z.docx [docx 87KB] Click to download

File icon: docx Week 3 Spellings.docx [docx 100KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Spelling menu.pptx [pptx 4MB] Click to download

Friday 9th October 2020 

Hi Larks, 

I hope you have had a lovely week.

This week in English we have been learning all about Autumn in preperation for writing a seasonal poem. The poem we have been learning in class can be seen in the photograph should you wish to continue your leanring at home. In Maths we have been learning addition through the part-whole method and in Science we planned next week's investigation about how leaves change colour. Can you remember what you predicted? In Mind Up we learnt about different parts of the brain and what they are used for. In RE we began our new topic of Baptism. In Geography we travelled to Antarctica and finally, in PE you ran a marathon. What a busy week! 

For your Maths homework this weekend I have attached a worksheet for you to practice adding using the part whole method. 

For your English homework I would like you to practise your phonics, particularly the following sounds, by watching the videos following the links below. Make sure to look at the way the letter is facing!

i, j and ck

i- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdTMYjHXNqI&list=PLm2RM2K7CuCQ6rmzzXsHTlKfd6BkWFelP&index=5

j- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zFI6oUWn_w

ck- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9-dRkYkUDg&list=PLm2RM2K7CuCQ6rmzzXsHTlKfd6BkWFelP&index=14

To practise your spelling click on the document attached below. This has changed so that you can now challenge yourselves as you learn. Try to learn as many as you feel capable of.

If you would like an extra homework challenge this weekend October is the start of Black History Month. Our school will be taking part in a writing competition to celebrate. To take part you will need to write an 150-200 word review of your favourite book by a Black author OR a piece of fabulous writing answering this question: “Who is your favourite Black author and why?” The winning entry will be given a bundle of books by Black authors for our school. Good luck! 

In support of  Mental Health Day, Mrs Waine shared an assembly with us, which focused on ways that we can look after our mental health. She would love to see one thing that would help you to feel calm and ready to learn or something that makes you happy. This could be baking, reading, taking a walk, creating art. If you would like to share this with us please send an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk with a picture of your child's activities.

Thank you to those of you who handed in your reading books. Please remember to hand these in on a Thursday. We will provide you with a new physical book on Monday. In the meantime please log on to Bug Club to find your online book and more phonics games that link to the sounds we have been doing this week.

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss Pike 

File icon: pdf Part-whole to 10.pdf [pdf 39KB] Click to download

Wednesday 7th October 2020

File icon: pdf Week 3 Spellings.pdf [pdf 74KB] Click to download

Friday 2nd October 2020

Dear Larks, 

It's Friday, yay! Can you believe it is already October? Time flies when you're having fun! 

This week you have achieved so much. You have performed in our Poetry Day Assembly, completed your first ever spelling check and written your own version of After the Fall. I could not be a prouder teacher if I tried this week! 

In addition to what is mentioned above we have been learning ordinal numbers and the number line in Maths, we learnt about the different parts of the leaves through leaf rubbing in Science, created a piece of artwork to showcase what the Creation story means to us in RE and travelled to Asia in Geography where we wrote our names in Chinese characters. 

On Monday I will be checking to see who has been logging on to Bug Club to access their reading books. If you are having a problem logging on please let me know by emailing the office. 

For Maths homework this week I have attached a worksheet which focuses on the number bonds to 10. Colour in the rainbow to work out which numbers add together to make 10 and complete the number sentences below it. 

For your English I would like you to go for a walk and observe the weather outside, what does this do to the sky, the trees, the leaves on the ground? Can you write some sentences about this?

You all did so well in your first spelling check so make sure you practise your spellings again this week. We have our own spelling books at school so you do not need to bring spelling books in with you. This is just for you to practise your spellings at home. It is always good try try and write your spelling words in a sentence if you can! 

Have a great weekend! 

Miss Pike

File icon: pdf Number bonds to 10.pdf [pdf 267KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings [pdf 249KB] Click to download

Friday 25th September 2020

Happy Friday Larks!  

Another week has flown by. We have been equally as busy this week! 

In English we have been learning how to use capital letters and full stops in our sentences and have looked at the differences betweeen nouns and verbs. In Maths we have been continuing to learn about the greater than, less than and equals to symbols. We have learnt how to dress for each season in Science and have 'flown' to Africa in Georgraphy. Finally, we have been learning more about the Creation of the world and what new beginnings mean to us in RE. 

I have sent home your spelling books today. For this week's spelling we will focus on some of the naughty tricky words that might confuse us in our writing. This book is for you to practise your spellings in so you do not need to bring it back in to school. We will have another book for your spelling checks here in school and will send a sheet of your spellings home with you each week. 

In Maths next week we will begin learning about ordinal numbers. These are the terms 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. I would like you to try and use these terms over the weekend. For example, if you are helping with the cooking, when you are getting changed or even when you are brushing your teeth! E.g. First, I pick up the toothbrush, second, I put the toothpaste on, third, I put the toothbrush in my mouth etc. If you would like to take this learning further I have also attached a colouring Ordinal Number worksheet below.

For your English homework I have attached a worksheet below. You will need to sort the words into nouns and verbs either by cutting and sticking the words or by writing them down. Take a look at the picture above to see the difference between the two types of words. 

I would also like you to practice the poem - Growing Up by A. A. Milne for National poetry day which is on Thursday 1st of October. We will be performing it during our zoom whole school assesmbly so I would love it if you could learn as much as possible this weekend and maybe even create some actions to go with it. 

Don't forget to log on to Bug Club for your new reading books and more games to practise your phonics. Make sure you are reading everyday! 

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Pike

File icon: pdf Nouns and Verbs homework.pdf [pdf 252KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Ordinal Numbers.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings [pdf 259KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf High frequency words [pdf 834KB] Click to download
File icon: docx National Poetry Day 2020 final (1).docx [docx 571KB] Click to download

Friday 18th September 2020

Good afternoon Larks, 

What another great week we have had at school. In English this week we learnt more about of the story of After the Fall through our text map and that nouns are names of people, places and things. In Maths we found one more and one less than a given number and whether a number is greater than, less than or equal to another number. In RE we learnt about how God created the world through the Creation Story and used our senses to observe the weather in Science. Finally, we travelled around Europe in our Geography lesson. Phew! What a week! 

This week we have been recapping phase 2 and 3 phonic sounds. To continue your learning at home I have put some games on Bug Club which you can access through the logins I sent home earlier this week. 

To practise your Maths try to compare numbers using the terms greater than, less than or equal to. You can do this by comparing physical objects, for example, the amount of toys I have is greater than the amount you have, or by writing numerals and comparing them (a really engaging way to do this is by using Top Trumps cards!)

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Pike

Homework

Good Afternoon Lark class!

I hope you have enjoyed your first week back at school in Year 1! I have really enjoyed teaching and getting to know you all. You have all worked so hard this week and should be very proud of yourselves! 

Did you know that our class is named after a bird? This weekend can you find out one fun fact about larks? (No need to bring in anything for this into school, just your fun fact).

You can also log on to your bug club to practice your reading online. Check out the link here: (https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0)

If you would like to practice your maths this week we have been learning about counting forwards and backwards to 10.

I am looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday and hearing all of your fun bird facts!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pike :)

File icon: pdf Autumn 2020.pdf [pdf 708KB] Click to download
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