McNaughton

Year 1

Welcome to Class 1 McNaughton. The class teacher is Mrs Foster and the teaching assistant is Miss Karen. Please check on the website every Friday for weekly updates but also for the weekly homework. Enjoy!

Class Updates

Friday 27th March

Good Morning,

Despite it feeling a bit strange not seeing you at school this week I have been impressed with all of the work you have done. It has been wonderful to see the pictures and videos that so many of you have emailed over to me!

Today we are going to be doing some English, Maths and R.E. activities.

The R.E. activity has been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. There is a great video about Easter on Espresso Faiths you can watch before you complete the Busy Things work. Espresso Faiths can be found on the same profile page as Busy Things. Once you select Espresso Faiths, click on module guide, then Christianity, then videos, then Easter. Watch this before you complete the Busy Things activity.

Maths- in ‘Busy Things’ select ‘Splash dash addition and subtraction’ and fill in the missing numbers. Select ‘Miner Birds; addition and subtraction’ and complete the questions.

English – offline activities. Complete a spelling test for the spellings set as homework 20/03/2020. Afterwards please write your alternative version of The Billy Goats Gruff. Remember to use capital letters and full stops, spaces between words and check the spelling of red words using the link here.  red word mat updated.   Can you also add question marks and exclamation marks in your writing? When you have finished, why not design a book cover for your story. Can you read your story to a member of your family?

Now have a great weekend!

Mrs Foster

Thursday 26th March

Good Morning,

Day 4 of activities at home!

Today we are going to be doing some English, Maths and Spanish activities. The Maths and Spanish activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile.

Maths- select ‘Action Time’, watch carefully and count the actions.

Spanish- watch ‘Numbers 1-10 recall’ then complete the number 1-10 labelling activity.

English – offline activity. Plan your own version of the story ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’. Instead of goats, choose a different animal, maybe pigs or cows? Draw pictures and label the characters, the setting and plan what will happen in the beginning, middle and end of your version of the story. Don’t write the final version just yet as that will be the activity tomorrow!

 

Mrs Cookson has also suggested some great Art/DT projects at home.

Spring flowers
http://mrstsfirstgradeclass-jill.blogspot.com/2012/05/picasso-flowers.html

Papier mache balloon
https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/hot-air-balloon.html

Mrs Foster

 

Wednesday 25th March

Good Morning,

I hope you are well!

Day 3 of fun activities at home!

Today we are going to be doing some English/Art, Maths and Computing activities. The Computing activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. This can be accessed using your uso login that was sent home/emailed to you last week. The login page is https://my.uso.im , once you are logged in please select Busy Things and you will see the activities shown below at the top of your Busy Things profile page.

Computing- select ‘Helicopter Rescue’ and fly the helicopter to rescue to cows!

English – offline activity. Today we would like you to create your own Three Billy Goats Gruff puppet show. To do this you will need to make puppets, you can draw them yourself or print off the templates which can be found on this link T-T-527-The-Three-Billy-Goats-Gruff-Stick-Puppets_ver_1. After that why not create the setting/puppet theatre using junk modelling? Any bits of recycling would work well! When you have finished creating the puppets and setting, act out the story. I’d love to see your performances so if your adult can film you and email it to me that would be great!

Maths – offline activity. Play The Three Billy Goats Gruff Board Game that can be found here 3 Billy Goats Gruff board game. If you can’t print it off why not make your own version with addition and subtractions to 20?

Thank you to those who have sent emails and pictures of what you have been getting up to, its great to see how you are all getting on!

Don’t forget to watch Mr Schumm’s retelling of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!

Mrs Foster

Tuesday 24th March

Good Morning Year One,

Day 2 of fun activities at home!

Today we are going to be doing some English, Maths and Humanities activities. The English and Maths activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. This can be accessed using your uso login that was sent home/emailed to you last week. The login page is https://my.uso.im , once you are logged in please select Busy Things and you will see the activities shown below at the top of your Busy Things profile page.

English – select ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff What’s Next’ watch the clip and touch what happens next. Extension Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story, why do you like it? Select ‘Sound Bites’ and match the blended sounds to the words.

Maths – select ‘Rollercoster, more or less’ and find the number which is more or less than a given number. Extension Write 1 more and 1 less for 10 numbers to 100. Can you write word problems involving finding 1 more and 1 less? For example Tom has 24 apples, Jan has 1 more than Tom. How many apples does Jan have?

Humanities – offline activity. Make a map of your local area. How does it compare to the countryside? Can you add a key?

Please do send photos over to me of what you are getting up to and have a good day, it’s nice that the sun is shining.

Mrs Foster

Monday 23rd March 2020

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good Morning Year One,

I hope you are well and are ready for some fun activities at home!

Today will feel a little strange not being in class, seeing your friends and teachers however below are lots of things to keep you busy. I would love to hear from you so if you have any photos you would like to email me please do!

Parents and carers please note we do not expect you to teach full lessons, the activities are gentle suggestions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on s.foster@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Today we are going to be doing some work in English, Maths and Science. These activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. This can be accessed using your uso login that was sent home/emailed to you last week. The login page is https://my.uso.im , once you are logged in please select Busy Things and you will see the activities shown below at the top of your Busy Things profile page, which looks like this…

English – watch ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff Movie’ and then select ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff Sequencing’ and order the story.

Maths – select ‘Rollercoaster Ordering’ and put the numbers in the correct order.

Science – select ‘Parts of a Flower’ and label the parts of the flower! Extension- Look outside, what flowers and plants can you see? Draw them in your purple book or on a piece of paper. I would love to see what you have done so why not ask an adult to email a photo of your finished work?

Don’t forget that staying active is really important and to help us keep fit Joe Wicks is doing daily P.E lessons live at 9am. Check out this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

Here is a link to free yoga sessions for children, which are really good. Check out this link https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Harold the Giraffe, from Coram Life Education, who the children will know from The Life Bus have a great website with ideas for children (and adults) on how to plan their day. Harold will also be uploading My Daily Diary videos for the children, details of which can be found here. https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

Parents and carers- here is a really lovely story to help explain to young children what the coronvirus is and why we are taking the action we are. Check out Dave the Dog is worried coronavirus. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon and will update the website tomorrow morning,

Take care

Mrs Foster

Friday 20th March

Dear parents and carers,

Firstly thank you so much for your continued support over the last few days. I have been so impressed with how well the children have adapted with the changes that have taken place throughout the week. In times of such uncertainty it’s been a joy to see the children coming into school wide eyed and bushy tailed, enthusiastic to learn all in the midst of a global pandemic. Being around the children really does keep you going and I will miss them and parents in the coming weeks. We will however remain in virtual contact as I will update our class page on the website with suggested online and project based activities on a daily basis.

In the meantime the children have performed a little something for those who aren’t with us today and of course for the parents as well! Please do take a look https://youtu.be/Urd1948fmZQ

Today homework and Mathletics has been set as usual.

Take care, stay safe and keep in touch,

Mrs Foster

Friday 13th March

Dear parents and carers,

In English this week, we have been hot seating the characters from the story ‘The Enormous Carrot’ which we innovated from last week’s story. We then practised writing questions and exclamations using the correct punctuation.

In Maths we have been learning to count in 2s,5s and 10’s. We have used pairs of socks, the fingers on our hands and even ended up grouping frogs and straws!

In RE, we have learnt about the true meaning of the word ‘grace’ and learnt and sang the song ‘Amazing Grace’. We then had a circle time to talk about some times in our life we may have shown grace and talked through potential scenerious of when we may have to use it. God teaches us to give people a second chance and we thought that was a really good way to be.

Thanks and have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 28th February

Dear parents,

Welcome back! It’s been another busy week in Year 1. Rehearsals for our assembly on Thursday 19th March have begun and I have been very impressed with how much most of the children have learnt over half term. There are a few who are a little unsure of their lines still so please practise over the weekend! Please send costumes into school by Monday 9th March.

In English this week, we have started our new topic based on the traditional tale of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. First we acted out the story in small groups, using repeating story language. Then we answered reading comprehension questions based on the story. On Thursday we did a stand-alone lesson on using capital letters for proper nouns,which include names of people, places and days of the week. After Arts Week we will be writing our own versions of the story.
This week was our first week of our new maths groups which meant some of us were taught by myself and others taught by Miss Kelly. We have been learning to compare and order 2-digit numbers, for example 34 is greater than 25. Mrs Foster’s group even had a go at tackling tricky problems such as 5 + 3 > 4 + ?. We discovered that we can make these sums easier to solve if we break each part down. After Arts Week we will be learning to count in 2s and 5s.

Next week the whole school will take part in Arts Week. This year the painting we will be focussing on is The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt. We will also be participating in lots of creative workshops. Don’t forget book character costumes on Thursday for our book character parade.
Thanks and have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 14th February

Dear parents and carers,

We’ve made it to the holidays and what a great half term it has been! With much excitement our class assembly script all about toys has been sent home this week, please practise over the half term holiday in preparation for rehearsals after half term.

In English this week we wrote lost toy stories based on Dogger. I was particularly impressed with the use of story language and the sheer amount lots of the children wrote. We have some very good story tellers on our hands! Next half term we will be reading The Enormous Turnip.

In Maths we have been working on place value and partitioning numbers to 50, for example 45 has 4 tens and 5 ones. We have also revised the spelling of numbers to 20 and some of us have also been spelling numbers to 50! As of next half term children from both Year 1 classes will be grouped for maths lessons. This whole school approach is used throughout Year 2 and KS2 maths lessons. It is beneficial as independent learners are taught by one teacher whilst less independent learners are taught by the other teacher and benefit from the support of both teaching assistants.

In Science we carried on with our topic of materials but this time the children had to investigate and question why certain objects are made with certain materials. We decided it would be very silly to have footballs made out of cardboard or tables made from cotton wool! The children then got to make their very own umbrellas (albeit for a small teddy). They had to think about what materials help make umbrellas waterproof and what shape the materials needed to be.

I hope you all have a restful half term and look forward to seeing you the week after next. Next half term we will be comparing the countryside to the city, so if you happen to find yourselves in the countryside please email photos over to me at s.foster@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Mrs Foster

 

Friday 7th Febuary

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here.

In English this week we have read Dogger by Shirley Hughes. We used pictures from the book to help us retell the story in small groups. We also answered comprehension questions about the story. Next week we will be writing a story about a lost toy.

In Maths we have been learning to use inverse calculations involving addition and subtraction, for example 5 + 2 = 7 so 7-2=5. We have also been learning to use these number facts to help find missing numbers such as 5 + ? = 7. To finish the unit we completed an addition and subtraction assessment which we all did very well in! Next week we will be learning to find the place value of numbers to 50.

In Humanities, we have been looking at the materials used to make toys over the years. We have identified the materials used to make old toys and new toys which has linked in really well with our science lessons on materials. We also thought about the vocabulary associated with different types of toys.

In Art we have been looking at the style of the Artist Eric Carle. We have been creating our very own ‘landscapes’ and ensuring we have a background and a foreground. We have worked really hard to keep in the style of ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. We are finishing the final piece today so be sure to pop in and have a look.

Year One children thoroughly enjoyed participating in Coding Day this week. For our unplugged activity we were set the challenge of making our own instructions (also known as algorithms to those in the know), for the popular rhyme head, shoulders, knees and toes. For our laptop based activity we logged into ‘Busy Things’ and programmed Mr Beard to move around and dancefloor and have a dance!

Next Thursday it is DT Day and this terms challenge is to explore and investigate the engineering of bridges. The children are not required to bring any materials in for this activity.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Friday 31st January

Dear parents and carers,
Many thanks for the punctual start to mornings this week, it really helps to get all of the children ready for the school day and we appreciate your continued support. Also thanks for sending P.E. kits in on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In English this week we have been learning to add the suffix –er to root words to change their meaning, for example ‘Old becomes older and soft becomes softer’. Then we worked in partners to use these words in sentences to describe different toys, carefully checking the sentences make sense, using capital letters and full stops in the correct places. This stood us in good stead when writing non-fiction pages about toys. Next week we will start our new unit of work based on the classic ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.

In Maths we have been learning to subtract one-digit numbers from numbers to 20 for example 17 – 6 = . First of all we used practical apparatus to record subtraction sentences and then went onto use number lines. Next week, we will be using our addition and subtraction knowledge to find missing numbers, such as 12 – ? = 10.

In Humanities we have been learning about toys from different eras. We were fascinated to find out that Mr Potato Head was invented in the 1950’s. We then discovered that Sindy was all the rage in the 1960’s, followed by Star Wars figures in the 1970’s. Next we were transported to the 1980’s when Nintendo and My Little Pony were major hits, finally followed by Trolls and Pogs in the 1990’s! A whistle stopped tour, I’m sure you’ll agree! Next week we will be learning to use vocabulary associated with old and new toys.

On Thursday it is Movie Night, please collect your child from the classroom for pick up.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Friday 24th January

Happy Friday !
Dear parents and carers,

Notices
• We have had a number of cases of missing and lost PE kits. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on a Tuesday and a Thursday and that all parts have names clearly written on them.
• A number of children have been arriving late in the morning. If you happen to be late and see the blind is down please take your child to the school office to be marked in by Miss Annora.

In English this week we have started our new unit based on information texts about toys. We read a non-fiction booklet about different toys including teddies, construction toys and dolls and answered reading comprehension questions about the text, making sure we pointed to where the information could be found for each question. We were also learning to add the suffixes –er to words to make new words for example ‘new’ becomes ‘newer’. Next week, we will be writing our own non-fiction pages about toys.

In Maths this week we have been learning to make and learn the number bonds to 20. We have used numicon, part whole models and the trusty tens frame to help us have a deeper understanding. We have been recording the number sentences in our book and we are now moving on to inverse. For example; 2+18=20, 20=18+2 ,20-2=18, 20-18=2.

In R.E., we have continued with our topic of creation and worked in partners to write questions we might like to ask God about the creation. The children came up with some great ideas including ‘Why did you make animals?’ and ‘How did you make the trees?’.

In Humanities, we have been learning about Toys and how they have changed over time. Much to the children’s delight, myself and Miss Karen showed them some of our own toys. Some found the sight of my much loved Troll from the early 1990’s a bit scary but after I explained they were all the rage when I was young, opinions slightly changed.

In Computing we have been focusing on ‘E-safety’ and we found out about a penguin called Smartie who was finding himself in some tricky situations online. The children answered associated questions throughout the story to help Smartie make the best decisions whilst on the internet. We enjoyed learning a simple safety message in the form of a song, which will be repeated on several occasions while we use the computers. It goes a bit like this :

Before you tap and click, you have to stop and think click and tell someone.

If you want to help your child feel safer online feel free to use this link below.
https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 17th January

Happy Friday everyone! Week two of 2020 and what a rainy one it has been. We’ve had a great week and the children are excited to relax this weekend!

To start our week, we were lucky enough to visit the toy museum at Fulham Palace. It was such a great start to the week and the children really enjoyed comparing all of the toys throughout the ages, making their own and a visit to the park!

In English, we have been working on the features of the text ‘We all went on safari’. We have unpicked the text and from this innovated it and created our very own story. Our challenge was to make sure we remembered to use capital letters for those nouns!

In our Maths lessons, we have continued counting on from different numbers and have used tens frames and part whole models to show different ways of making a number. Towards the end of the week we moved on to problem solving to help deepen our learning.

During our RE lesson, we have been learning about Gods wonderful world. We discussed the positives and negatives of human behaviour and from this discussed how WE can make a difference in looking after this beautiful world we live in.

In Art, we have been looking at landscapes! We learnt how to start with a background and then slowly build up to what is straight in front of us. We decided it would be a great idea to link in with our English theme of Safari and create a very own Tanzanian Safari landscape. We created a merge of colours for the Tanzanian sky, charcoal for the trees and birds then we carefully cut out a silhouette of an animal of our choice. We thought carefully about where we would place these and all of us were happy with our final outcome.

In Spanish, we have been learning the days of the week and putting them in the correct order.

We finished off the week with Music, Gymnastics and a visit to the life bus where we learnt about how to look after our bodies!

Please find homework on Donaldsons page

Thanks for a great week and to all of our helpers on the trip!

 

Mrs Foster

Friday 10th January

Happy Friday everyone! Week one of 2020 is complete!

In English, we eased ourselves back in by working on a variety of SpaG lessons, comprehensions and handwriting. We started a new story called ‘We all went on Safari’ a counting journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs.

We also reminded ourselves how much we have learnt this year so far. Some of us were really shocked how much we have grown and it was lovely to see the children so proud of their journey in Year One so far!

In our Maths lessons, we have been counting on from 10. We used a tens frame doing this, we then moved on to problem solving which was tricky but we used our positive mind-set and teamwork.

During our RE lesson, we looked at the Creation Story. We learnt that Christians believe that God created the world in seven days, on the seventh day he rested.

In Art, we learnt about a famous artist called Vincent Van Gogh. We looked at his style of Art and a popular piece called ‘Starry Night’. We decided it would be great to have a go at our own versions. It took us such a long time which made us think deeply into how much time and effort Van Gogh put into his work.

In Humanities, we have started to look at toys from the past and present and decided we loved the toys made during 1990-2020.

We finished off the week with Music, Gymnastics and a visit to the library!

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Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 20th December

Dear parents and carers,
Merry Christmas everyone! We have made it and what a great Autumn Term we have had.  The time has flown by and I’m pleased to say that the children are well and truly settled into life in Year 1 and I am really looking forward to lots of exciting topics in the New Year.

Thank you so very much for the voucher and gifts, it was very kind of you all.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2020.There is no homework for over the Christmas holidays which I’m sure will be a welcomed relief for many! Please do keep reading individual books and go on live Mathletics if you wish.  See you on Tuesday 7th January.

Mrs Foster

Friday 13th December

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here. This is the last homework of 2019 as it will not be set over the Christmas holiday which I’m sure the children (and parents) will be delighted about! Reading books will continue to be changed next week on Monday and Thursday as usual.

It’s been a very busy week in Year One! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on stage dressed as wonderful stars for the KS1 Nativity. The children were amazing and I was blown away by their incredible singing and wonderful dancing with excellent wiggling!

In English we have been learning to add the -un prefix to words to change the meaning, for example happy becomes unhappy. In Maths we have been learning to represent numbers to 20 in different ways including drawing pictures, recording on a tens or twenties frame or on a part whole model. Some of us even went onto partition numbers into tens and ones.

In RE we have been identifying who King Herod was and comparing his characteristics with The Grinch. This lead nicely into our DT Day nativity scene boxes which we started a little earlier than other classes. First we planned our design with the materials available in mind. Then we decorated the background and floor, followed by creating the stable! We loved every minute of it!

Next week the festivities continue with the KS1 Christmas Party on Tuesday afternoon and the Christmas Church Service on Friday.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Friday 6th December

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here.  Please note, the sentence writing part of the homework is optional this week as DT homework has been set.  Please design your nativity scenes in preparation for DT Day next week (which is available here and can be found in book bags).  Year One will be starting DT Day on Tuesday 10th December so please send shoe boxes and materials in by Tuesday morning.

The Nativity is on Wednesday 11th December so please keep practising the songs over the weekend!   Many thanks to those who have sent costumes in already, please keep sending them in.  Our class need white tops, white leggings (with white tights underneath if preferred) and gold tinsel.

In English this week, we have been using the –s and –es suffixes for plurals and the –un prefix to change the meaning of words, for example kind becomes unkind.  Next week we will be writing ‘Beware of the Big Bad Wolf!’ posters.

In Maths this week, we have been learning to name and identify 3D shapes including spheres, cubes, cuboids, cylinders, square based pyramids.  We went onto identify the 2D  shapes found on 3D shapes, for example 1 square and 4 triangles can be found on a square-based pyramid.  We also sorted shapes according to their properties.  Next week we will be revising Place Value which will involve making and representing numbers to 20 and beyond.

In Humanities we have been learning about how cars have changed over time.  We looked at a photo of the first car and were surprised to notice that it had no roof and had three wheels instead of four!  We then found out about how cars used to be made by hand until Henry Ford developed factories to mass produce cars on a grand scale, making them cheaper to make and buy.  Next week, we will be learning about space travel!

Thanks and have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

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