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20ththNovember 2020

What an exhilarating week we have had this week, as we have fully immersed ourselves into learning all about London and the Great Fire . We have been absolutely fascinated by our discoveries. The children have really loved exploring this part of History and have  looked at how things have changed since this historical event took place.

In English, we have been learning about how to use adjectives and conjunctions to make our writing a lot more exciting.  We have used these adjectives to write postcards using some fabulous descriptive vocabulary. In Maths we have been learning all about 2d and 3d shape and have had a fabulous time describing them using mathematical language.  

 

Here are the spellings for next week-

If your child is in Year 1:

was, your, love, said, made, take, plate, awake, safe, same

If your child is in Year 2:

capital, animal, petal, equal, local, magical, must, been, Mr, Mrs

                             

P.E. Days

Milhazes- Monday and Thursday

Van Gogh- Monday and Friday

Gauguin- Monday and Friday

 

Have a great weekend

KS1 Team

13th November 2020

What a busy and exciting week we have had in KS1. Thank you for all your support with our efforts to raise money for the Poppy Appeal and Children in Need. The children have all been working hard on all their tasks and making us very proud with their level of respect during our Remembrance Day assembly.

In English, Milhazes and Van Gogh classes have been learning about Sir Captain Tom Moore and his amazing fundraising efforts. We have wrote fact files and letters to share his amazing story. Gauguin have been completing their challenge booklets this week and Miss Green is delighted with their effort and focus.

In our curriculum lessons this week we began by learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot and have then begun to explore London, its Landmarks and features in more detail.

 

Here are the spellings for next week-

If your child is in Year 1:

 has, you, of, house, day, stay, play, toy, enjoy, cowboy                     

If your child is in Year 2:

tunnel, travel, towel, angel, jewel, camel, squirrel, pulled, jumped, cried, stopped, liked                               

 

Usual P.E. Days

It has come to our attention that there is a large number of children who are regularly forgetting to bring their PE kit into school for their lessons. It is important for the children’s hygiene that they are able to change into their PE kit. The classes lesson days are as follows:

 

Milhazes- Monday and Thursday

Van Gogh- Monday and Wednesday

Gauguin- Monday and Tuesday

 

Have a great weekend

KS1 Team

6th November 2020

What a fantastic week we have had this week. In Van Gogh and Milhazes we have been working really hard on our tests and we are super proud of all the children for their effort (Gauguin's test week will be next week). As part of curriculum, the children have been looking and working around Remembrance Day. Firstly, the children practised their art drawing skills using different patterns. They then went on to practise their sketching skills to draw their own poppies and used their drawing skills to decorate them. Once we had sketched our poppies, we used water colours and paints to shade them using tint and tone to make colours darker and lighter. The children (and staff!) had so much fun doing this. It was great to see the children's enjoyment throughout the week. In Gauguin class, the children have been looking into Sir Captain Tom Moore and his life, the children LOVED reading his '100 Steps' story and know lots of amazing facts about him. We wrote our very own letters to him, fingers crossed he will reply to us next week!

 

Please continue to read every night with your child and ensure you have signed their diaries. As well as this, ensure your child is accessing TTRS and Spelling Shed at least 3x a week. Well done to the children who are doing this consistently. Keep up the great work.

 

For the next 4 weeks, P.E sessions have changed for Gauguin and Van Gogh. They are as follows:

Gauguin - Monday and Tuesday

Van Gogh - Monday and Wednesday

The spellings for next week are as follows -

 

If your child is in Year 1

is, here, go, school, pocket, rabbit, thunder, football, farmyard, bedroom

If your child is in Year 2 

table, apple, little, bottle, ankle, middle, uncle, even, move, ask

 

Have a great weekend

KS1 team

 

 

 

 

23rd October 2020

We have had a fantastic last week before half term.  In Key stage 1 classes  we have  been focussing on harvest and being thankful. Many thanks for all your generous harvest donations. In maths we have focused on addition and subtraction. We have written number sentences and solved word problems. 

We have also enjoyed taking part in the 'Triathlon' by Trikids. 

Many of our children enjoyed the Halloween disco and we enjoyed seeing their fantastic costumes!

We are delighted to learn that most of our children are reading at home on a regular basis so we would like to thank you for your continued support and we have also recognised that some of our children are working really hard on their spellings every week and have been consistently getting fabulous scores. Well done and keep up the great work.

There are no set spellings for the half term break however children have the option to practise common exception words for Year 1/ Year 2 which are in the school diary and set on spelling shed. 

Just a note to say Times Tables Rockstars is only for our Year 2 children.

Usual P.E. Days

Milhazes- Monday and Thursday

Van Gogh- Tuesday and  Wednesday 

Gauguin- Tuesday and Friday

 

Forest School Note: Van Gogh class no longer have forest school after half term.

Milhazes have Forest School on a Wednesday after half term. 

 

Have a lovely half term!

The KS1 Team

16th October 2020

What an incredibly satisfying week we have had again. In Key stage 1 classes this week we have really been focussing on how to write precise and clear instructions in order for us to be able to follow them carefully to create delicious pizzas .We have done a tremendous job and have emphasised the need for using bossy verbs at the beginning of each instruction. We have thoroughly enjoyed creating our healthy pizzas as part of our Design and Technology project and have learned a variety of new skills which have included grating, chopping, spreading and arranging. We all agreed that our pizzas were scrumptious and were a perfect teatime treat !  In Maths we are developing our knowledge of place value and we have been learning about addition in a variety of ways. We have also created fact families on a variety of numbers.

We are delighted to learn that most of our children are reading at home on a regular basis so we would like to thank you for your continued support and we have also recognised that some of our children are working really hard on their spellings every week and have been consistently getting fabulous scores. Well done and keep up the great work.

Here are the spellings for next week-

If your child is in Year 1:

to, they , my, one, hunting, jumping, shouting, smelling, buzzed, walked

If your child is in Year 2:

find, kind, mind, behind, child, children, saw, again, who, saw

We are delighted to share that next Wednesday a coach from TriFitness Kidz will be coming in to work with our Year 1 Year 2 children on a range of fitness challenges in our hall. These sessions are really popular and the children gain tremendously from them however in order to take part it is really important that your child has their P.E. Kit in school.

Usual P.E. Days

Milhazes- Wednesday and Thursday

Van Gogh- Tuesday and Friday

Gauguin- Tuesday and Friday

Have a great weekend

KS1 Team

Friday 9th October

 

It has been a very busy week in KS1 this week. We have been looking at the quality text 'Oliver's Vegetables' and used all our knowledge on healthy eating to write a persuasive letter to Oliver explaining why he should eat his vegetables. In our Maths lessons we have been recall fact families for numbers and looking at how we add different numbers in different ways.

 

In our Curriculum lessons, we have been continuing our science learning by looking at a healthy diet and the foods we need to grow. As part of this we began our Design Technology projects, researching through tasting a range of pizza bases and toppings, and made informed judgement's too design our own healthy pizza. We can't wait to make and taste our pizza's..

 

Home Learning:

It is vitally important that the children are accessing the online learning available to them to support their learning in school. Each class has activities set on Purple Mash and Spelling Shed and the children should be accessing and completing these on a weekly basis. Reading at home also needs to be completed on a regular basis and diary's are checked weekly in class. This week please discuss the issues raised in this weeks Picture News (below), read a book for pleasure with your child and practice the following spellings. We have attached a copy of the spellings as a document so the children can practice their handwriting as well.

 

If your child is in Year 1:

do, the, by, full, flowers, boxes, apples, dishes, dogs, beaches

 

If your child is in Year 2:

knock, knight, know, knit, knee, knew, gnome, people, class, pass

 

Can we also remind everyone that all the children need to bring their P.E kits back in every week.

 

Have a great weekend

 

KS1 Team

Friday 2nd October

 

What a fun filled fabulous week we have had in KS1 one this week. This week we have been working hard, we have been looking at one of our new quality texts 'We're Going On a Bear Hunt' - the children have loved using their imaginations by retelling the story. We have created some wonderful pieces of writing. 

 

In our Curriculum lessons, we have been investigating the human body and humans, particularly looking at what humans and animals need to live, off springs and how we may resemble our family members. Thanks again to parents for bringing in family photos. The children loved comparing looking at the similarities and differences of their family members.

 

Home Learning:

It is vitally important that the children are reading at home on a regular basis. Diary's are checked weekly in class. This week please discuss the issues raised in this weeks Picture News (below), read a book for pleasure with your child and practice the following spellings. We have attached a copy of the spellings as a document so the children can practice their handwriting as well.

 

If your child is in Year 1:

our, says, we, pull, very, happy, family, give, five, love

 

If your child is in Year 2:

rice, ice, city, lace, space, circus, fancy, friend, house, school

 

Can we also remind everyone that the children need to bring their P.E kits back in every week.

 

Have a great weekend

 

KS1 Team

Friday 25th September

The children have had a fantastic week and are really settling into their new classes and routines.  Please follow us on Twitter so you can get a great insight into what we have been getting up to.

In Key stage 1 this week we have been learning about what animals eat and classifying them into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  In English we have continued with the text Monkey Puzzle and undertaken writing about the story.  In Maths we have continued to focus on place value: counting forwards/backwards, adding 1 more/less and partitioning numbers using the part whole model. 

Reading diaries and books continue to be sent home  and we cannot emphasise enough how important it is to grab some valuable time each night to share a book with your child. All children will be listened to read once each week.

 

The spellings for next week-

If your child is in Year 1 :

are, said, she, push, catch, kitchen, hutch, fetch, notch, watch.

 

If your child is in Year 2:

giraffe, magic, religion, king, gentle, energy, agree, gold, grass, once.

 

P.E. Days

Milhazes- Wednesday and Thursday

Van Gogh- Tuesday and Friday

Gauguin- Tuesday and Friday

 

Just a reminder that for snack children are allowed to bring fruit or vegetables or a piece of toast wrapped up.

 

Forest School: Please could all children bring a carrier bag into school (labelled with their name) to put their muddy wellies in!

 

Have a fantastic weekend

The Key Stage One staff

Friday 18th September

What another wonderful week we have had.The children have settled back into school really well and are really surprising us with the amazing work they have been producing, please follow us on Twitter so you can get a great insight into what we have been getting up to.

In Key stage 1 classes this week we have  we have been learning how to classify animals into different groups such as birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians and we have really developed our vocabulary. In English we have been reading our quality text called ‘Monkey Puzzle’ and we have had the chance to respond to this text. In Maths we are counting and ordering numbers and developing a firm understanding of place value.

Reading diaries and books are being sent home this week and we cannot emphasise enough how important it is to grab some valuable time each night to share a book with your child.

 

The spellings for next week-

If your child is in Year 1 :

ask, want, me put, bank honk, pink kit, skin, sketch

 

If your child is in Year 2:

age, huge, change, village, orange, stage, door, floor, poor, because

 

P.E. Days

Milhazes- Wednesday and Thursday

Van Gogh- Tuesday and Friday

Gauguin- Tuesday and Friday

 

Just a reminder that for snack children are allowed to bring fruit or vegetables or a piece of toast wrapped up.

 

Have a fantastic weekend

KS1 Team

Friday 11th September 2020

 

Welcome back to all the Children and Parents in KS1,

 

It has been lovely for us to see the children back in school and they have all been wonderful this week. Also a huge welcome to our new students who have joined the Blackrod family this year.

 

This week we have become familiar with our new routines and have been learning all about our class Artists. In Milhazes Class we have looked at where Beatriz Milhazes is from and how this is reflected in her work and used her technique to create our own versions of her artwork. In Van Gogh we have been looking at his famous painting ‘Sunflowers’ and used observation to draw our own interpretations. In Gauguin we have been exploring his artwork and creating our own versions using oil pastels.

 

Home Learning:

Reading books and home learning will commence properly next week. This week please discuss the issues raised in this weeks Picture News (below), read a book for pleasure with your child and practice the following spellings. We have attached a copy of the spellings as a document so the children can practice their handwriting as well.

 

If your child is in Year 1:

a, where, he, some, puff, bell, grass, kiss, fizz, back

 

If your child is in Year 2:

most, cold, old, told, edge, smudge, judge, dodge, wedge, bridge

 

Can we also remind everyone that the children need to have their PE Kits in School at all times.

 

Have a great weekend

 

KS1 Team


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