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Clown Fish Class Weekly News

 

Monday 16th September 2019 – Friday 20th September 2019

 

This week we have continued with the topic `People who help us’. The children have written a list of equipment that each person may need e.g. a vet, a firefighter etc. They have also discussed alphabetical order and how to use a simple dictionary. In mathematics this week they have been learning one more or less than a given number and comparing numbers. In art we painted our own portraits. In P.E. we practised jumping and landing safely.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                                                           

 

Monday 9th September 2019 – Friday 13th September 2019

 

This week we have introduced the topic `People who help us’. The children have listened to a variety of non-fiction books about `People who help us’ and discussed the roles of each person. The children have written captions about Mr Robbins our caretaker and how he helps people around the school. In Mathematics they have been counting, ordering and comparing numbers. We have also started painting our self-portraits.

The current topic in Year One is `People who help us’. Therefore if you or someone you know is in a profession who helps people e.g. police officer, nurse, vet, doctor, nurse or occupational therapist etc. We would be grateful if you let your class teacher know if they are willing to speak to the children. The children will have first-hand experience of meeting a variety of people in different roles and they will have an opportunity to ask any relevant questions to develop their understanding.

Thank you for your support.

From Miss Callis J

 

 

                                                              

 

Monday 15th July 2019 – Friday 19th July 2019

 

We have had a wonderful week! In Mathematics we have focussed on a quarter e.g. in 2-D shapes and with objects.  In D.T. we have been designing a boat for Christopher Columbus. In English we have been writing facts about Christopher Columbus and writing information about ourselves for our new teacher to read. On Thursday we continued to create our `Great Explorer’ dance. We had great fun on Friday afternoon at our great explorer celebration event in the KS2 playground. Thank you to all the parents and adults who supported this event.  J

from Miss Callis

 

                                                           

 

Monday 8th July 2019 – Friday 12th July 2019

 

We have had a fantastic week. In Mathematics we have been learning our 2, 5 and 10 times table. We have also been learning to divide practically and solve mathematical problems. In English we have been writing facts about different planets. On Wednesday we flew our paper aeroplanes.  We had fun at the mini sports event at Eastwood Academy on Thursday morning and won the teamwork trophy!

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                      

 

Monday 1st July 2019 – Friday 5th July 2019

 

We have had a wonderful week! In Mathematics we have focussed on multiplication.  In D.T. we have been designing and making our own rocket using empty plastic bottles. In English we have been writing instructions to make our rocket. In art we used a splat technique inspired from the artist Jackson Pollock to create our space artwork. In dance we have continued to link movements together to create our `Great Explorer’ dance.   J

from Miss Callis

 

                                                 

 

Monday 24th June 2019 – Friday 28th June 2019

 

We have had a great week. In Mathematics we focused on rotation, capacity, length and weight. We loved using the bee bots!  In English we have been writing a postcard from the famous explorer Amy Johnson about her flight from England to Australia. In dance we are linking movements to create our `Great Explorer’ dance, it was fun!  

from Miss Callis

 

                                                       

 

Monday 17th June 2019 – Thursday 20th June 2019

 

We have had a very busy week. In Mathematics we focused on adding single digit numbers to two digit numbers. We have also been exploring doubling and halving to solve mathematical problems. In English we have been writing information about the famous explorer Amy Johnson. In art and design we have been designing our own aeroplane and creating it. We also made paper aeroplanes.   J

from Miss Callis

 

                                                 

 

 

Clownfish 20th June 2019

We have had a very busy week. In Mathematics we focused on adding single digit numbers to two digit numbers. We have also been exploring doubling and halving to solve mathematical problems. In English we have been writing information about the famous explorer Amy Johnson. In art and design we have been designing our own aeroplane and creating it. We also made paper aeroplanes.   J

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                    

 

Monday 10th June 2019 – Friday 14th June 2019

 

We have had a very busy week! We have all worked extremely hard in phonics. We read real words and alien words (nonsense words) using our phonic skills. We have worked hard on our comprehension skills in reading. We read stories and answered questions. In Mathematics we focused on problem solving skills and used our understanding to solve real life problems using money. We had such fun on sports day! We raced against different teams! We all had a fantastic time! J

from Miss Callis

 

                                                  

 

Monday 3rd June 2019 – Friday 7th June 2019

 

 

 

We are really enjoying our topic `Great Explorers’. This week we have been learning about Ranulph Fiennes and his travels from pole to pole. In Mathematics we have been learning about time, days or the week and months of the year. We have also been developing our problem solving strategies in Mathematics. In dance we imagined going on an exciting adventure, using the music to inspire our moves. In art we used water colours to create animal artwork.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                        

 

Monday 20th May 2019 – Friday 24th May 2019

 

This is our final week on our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. We are keeping fit in ASSA and participating in team games.  In mathematics we have been describing and sorting 3D shapes. In science we have been observing our bean growing and have written in our bean diary. Please continue to write in your bean diary at home! On Thursday we enjoyed looking at the books at the book fair.

from Miss Callis

 

                                               

 

Monday 13th May 2019 – Friday 17th May 2019

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. We are keeping fit in ASSA and learning new skills and techniques.  In mathematics we have been focusing on subtracting and taking a single digit number away from a 2-digit number using 100 grids. We discussed which numbers bridged through 10. In science we have continued to observe our bean growing and have written in our bean diary. We also looked closely at different trees in the outside area.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                

 

Monday 6th May 2019 – Friday 10th May 2019

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. We enjoyed our ASSA session in the hall and have developed our team skills. We had lots of fun! We have begun to record our observations of our bean plant which we planted last week and identified plants outside. We have also continued to develop our understanding of the use of conjunctions and exclamation marks in our English sessions. In mathematics we have been adding numbers and bridging 10.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                               

 

Monday 29th April 2019 – Friday 3rd May 2019

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. We enjoyed our ASSA session on Monday outside and have been developing our team skills. We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up this week as rock stars and have been learning about multiplying 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. It has been lots of fun! We have also planted some beans this week. 

from Miss Callis

 

                                       

 

Monday 22nd April 2019 – Friday 26th April 2019

 

Clownfish have had a short but exciting first week back.

On Tuesday we had a ‘Learning to Learn’ day. The children recapped the growth mind set, discussed the concept of mindfulness and set a personal goal.

In maths we have been practising our counting skills and ordering numbers using our knowledge of place value to help us.

With the phonic screening approaching we have been revising all the graphemes we have learnt in Year 1 and continued to explore plurals.

On Thursday we went on our trip to Barleylands which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The children got an opportunity to feed the animals, ride the tractor, visit the museum and make a pizza. A big thank you to our helpers, we appreciated your support during the trip!

Miss Callis

 

                                                    

 

Monday 1st April 2019 – Friday 5th April 2019

 

We have had a very busy five days! We have continued to work with money, finding totals and working out change. We have also written the Easter story in the correct sequence. On Friday the Easter bunny arrived and we had an Easter bonnet parade. We also ran on Friday to support Mr Bond and Mrs Knight when they run the marathon.

Have a lovely relaxing break!

from Miss Callis

 

                                                     

 

Monday 25th March 2019 – Friday 29th March 2019

 

We have had a very few days! We have continued to work with money, finding totals and working out change. We had an amazing pirate day on Tuesday! We made pirate hats, sung pirate songs, created treasure maps, decorated pirate cakes and played pirate games. Thank you to all those who visited on pirate day, we hope you enjoyed our celebration event.

from Miss Callis

 

                                                         

 

Monday 18th March 2019 – Friday 22nd March 2019

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Under the Sea’. We have written our own story based on the film `Finding Nemo’. In mathematics we have been developing our problem solving strategies. . In art we have made fish using tissue paper. This week we have also continued with our body care programme and have been learning about healthy meals. In gymnastics we have been continuing to learn to balance, do forward rolls, jump and land correctly.

from Miss Callis

 

                                                  

 

Monday 11th March 2019 – Friday 15th March 2019

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Under the Sea’. We enjoyed listening to Mr Knapp talking about swimming with the sharks in Australia.  We have written our own story based on the film `Finding Nemo’. In mathematics we have been using our number bonds to 10 to bridge through 10. In art we have started to make 3-D jelly fish. This week we have also continued with our body care programme and have been learning about healthy meals. In gymnastics we have been learning to balance, do forward rolls, jump and land correctly.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                  

 

Monday 4th March 2019 – Friday 8th March 2019

 

This week we have introduced the new topic `Under the Sea’. We have watched clips of `Finding Nemo’ and he has invited us to a pirate party! We had a brilliant time at the `Sea Life Centre’ and found out lots of facts about different sea creatures. We wrote some fact files when we got back to class. In mathematics we have been learning to count in 10s from 2digit numbers. We had lots of fun on `World Book Day’, discussing our favourite book character and sharing our books.

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

 

                                                  

 

Monday 25th February 2019 – Friday 1st March 2019

 

This week we have been writing poems about daffodils. In art we have developed our printing technique to create spring paintings which we are extremely proud of. In mathematics we have been partitioning two digit numbers and finding 10 more / less than a number.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                            

 

Monday 11th February 2019 – Friday 15th February 2019

 

This week have written and edited our stories of the Chinese New Year. In mathematics we have been learning how to measure capacity. We had a fantastic day down the beach on Tuesday afternoon flying our kites and using different containers to measure capacity. In science we have discussed hot and cold countries. We found many facts about the Artic!

Thank you for all your support and have a lovely half term!

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

 

                                        

 

Monday 4th February 2019 – Friday 8th February 2019

 

In our English and ICT sessions we have been writing our weather report. We have also learnt about the Chinese New Year and have acted out the Chinese New Year story.  We also created Chinese dragons and lanterns. In mathematics we have been learning how to measure length using multilink cubes.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                        

 

Monday 28th January - Friday 1st February 2019

 

We have had lots of fun this week. We have listened, planned and rehearsed our weather reports. In Mathematics we have been counting in 2’s, sorting odd and even numbers. We have also practised doubling and halving numbers. In D.T. we have designed and made kites. In science we have been describing the properties of different materials.

 

 

                                                   

 

Monday 21st January – Friday 25th January 2019

 

 

We have continued with our topic `Wonderful Weather’. This week we were finding facts about the weather using a variety of resources and writing fact files. We have been working closely with our learning partners and developing our growth mindset. In mathematics we have been weighing different items and recording the amount of multilinks required to balance the scales. We have also been learning to tell the time using o’clock, half past and quarter past. In science we have been naming different materials and objects. In art we added white to different colours to explore tone.

from Miss Callis

 

                                                       

 

Monday 14th January – Friday 18th January 2019

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Wonderful Weather’.  We have created many weather investigations including making a human sun dial, rain in a jar, fishing for ice, creating a rain gauge and a weather vane. We then evaluated each investigation and wrote what we felt we had learnt. In mathematics we have identified number bonds to 10 and 20. We also doubled numbers and learnt how to add 3 numbers using our number bonds and doubles to help us. In PSHE we have been discussing our dreams and goals.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                   

 

Monday 7th January – Friday 11th January 2019

 

This week we have been learning about `Growth Mindset’ and `Fixed Mindset’. We have been learning how to embrace challenges, give our best effort, learn from feedback and become inspired by other people’s successes. We have also developed our team building skills through a variety of challenges! We listened to a story called `The Dot’ which has inspired us to create some amazing artwork which all originated from a single dot. This week we have been thinking about our new topic `Wonderful Weather’. We have listened to different poems and written out own poem using descriptive language. In mathematics we have been finding one more and one less than a number. We have also learned how to count on in 10’s from a given number. In science we have observed different types of weather.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                  

 

Monday 17th December – Thursday 20th December 2018

 

We have had a fantastic few days at school. We have enjoyed creating different Christmas craft activities this week. We have made Christmas hats for our Christmas party on Tuesday afternoon. We ate lots of food and had a little dance! We have watched the Pantomime on Thursday.

Thank you for all your support this term!

We hope you have a merry Christmas and a very happy 2019!

from Miss Callis, Mrs Eaton and Mrs Coombs J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             

 

Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018

 

We have had a very busy week. We thoroughly enjoyed performing our Nativity songs on Wednesday and Thursday we hoped you enjoyed it too! In Mathematics we have been recognising numbers up to 100 and finding more or less than a given number. We have also been learning about ordinal numbers. In English we have been writing instructions how to wrap a Christmas present. On Tuesday we had fun eating our delicious Christmas dinner. On Friday we had a fantastic `Christmas Jumper’ day!

Have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis J

 

 

 

 

 

                                                              

 

Monday 3rd December – Friday 7th December 2018

 

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas decorations morning and thank you for all of the parents / grandparents who attended. The children had so much fun on Monday morning and created some lovely decorations. On Tuesday morning we had a successful rehearsal for our Nativity. We have also been writing some instructions to help Santa deliver presents on Christmas day. In Mathematics we have been learning to count on from the bigger number.

from Miss Callis J

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          

 

Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November 2018

 

We have practised our school Nativity this week and can’t wait for our performance. In Mathematics we have been learning to partition different numbers. In Literacy we have been learning how to make predictions in stories. In ASSA we have continued to move in different ways to ensure we are keeping fit and active

from Miss Callis J

 

                                                    

 

Monday 19th November -Friday 23rd November 2018

 

On Monday we have continued to develop our skills in games. This week we have looked at old toys. Thank you for bringing in your old toys for our class `Toy Museum’. We have looked closely at each toy and have compared them with toys from today. We have also looked at toys from the 1960’s and have noticed that some toys are very similar to the toys children play with nowadays. In Mathematics we have been finding 1 more or 1 less and 2 more or 2 less than a given number. We have also been identifying missing numbers and investigating number bonds to 10 or 20.

from Miss Callis J

 

 

                                                

 

Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018

 

On Monday we enjoyed our second games session outside and on Tuesday we practise jumping in different ways in our P.E. session in the hall. We have been learning to recognise, describe and sort 2-D shapes in Mathematics. In Literacy we have created our own story about something we have lost, with a clear beginning, middle and end. We also had fun dressing up in our pyjamas for `Children in Need’ on Friday. 

from Miss Callis J

 

 

 

 

                                                          

 

Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018

 

On Monday we enjoyed our first games session outside. We listened carefully to the instructions and practised different skills. In English this week we listened to the story` Where’s my Teddy?’ and have written about how we would feel if we lost our teddy bear. We have also been looking at different story starters to help us write our stories next week. In mathematics we have learnt how to double a number, order the days of the week and months of the year. We also found odd and even numbers on a number track. In art we have created poppies to display around the classroom related to remembrance Sunday.

from Miss Callis J

 

                                               

 

Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018

 

In Mathematics we have been learning to halve and quarter 2-D shapes. On Tuesday afternoon we went on an autumn walk to Leigh Gardens. We looked for signs of autumn and collected some items. We had lots of fun exploring and using our senses! Thank you to all our adult helpers, we hope you also had a great afternoon! We used the items to create our senses poem about autumn. We also used the leaves to create leaf hedgehogs with a friend. On Friday we created a collaborative 3-D map of the local area. We then reflected upon our work! We discussed what went well and what we could improve.

from Miss Callis J

 

 

 

                                                     

 

Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018

 

In Mathematics we have been ordering numbers and practising counting forwards and backwards in 10s. In English we have been labelling the different parts of a police officer’s uniform. We have also written a thank you letter to the police lady. On Tuesday we invited a fireman in to ask and answer our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the role of a fire fighter!

On Friday we had a fantastic day as some fire fighters from Leigh-on-Sea visited year one in their fire engines. We learnt about how to keep safe and how the different equipment is used.  We also had fun sitting in the fire engine!

Have a lovely weekend!  

from Miss Callis J

 

 

 

                                                          

 

Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018

 

We have continued with the topic `People who help us’. We have enjoyed listening to the police community support officer this week and found out about the role she does in our community. We asked thoughtful questions to clarify our understanding. The children gained so much information and it may have even inspired some children to become a police officer in the future!

 

In mathematics we have been learning subtracting and counting backwards on the number-line. We have also been describing our `Happy Family’ characters in writing this week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis J

 

 

                                                      

 

Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018

 

We have continued with the topic `People who help us’ and have written some questions to ask our visitors. In mathematics we have practised measuring using standard and non-standard units.  We have also learnt to tell the time using o’clock, half past quarter past and quarter to. On Thursday we enjoyed listening to the tubas! In gymnastics this week we have practised various skills including jumping, landing, rolling and completing a forward roll.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis J

 

 

                                               

 

Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018

 

We have continued with the topic `People who help us’. The children have worked hard on writing a story with a repetitive text based on the book `Brown Bear’ and linked it to our topic. They have also learnt to recognise the different coins, find totals of different coins and ways to pay for different amounts. In Science we have been learning about our five senses.

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis

                                                       

 

Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018

 

This week we have continued with the topic `People who help us’. The children have written a list of equipment that each person may need e.g. a vet, a firefighter etc. They have also discussed alphabetical order and how to use a simple dictionary. In mathematics this week they have been learning their number bonds to 10 and recording them as number sentences.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                                   

 

Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018

 

This week we have introduced the topic `People who help us’. The children have listened to a variety of non-fiction books about `People who help us’ and discussed the roles of each person. The children have written captions about Mr Robbins our caretaker and how he helps people around the school. In Mathematics they have been counting, ordering and comparing numbers. We have also started painting our self-portraits.

Following our curriculum meeting you might want to see our website where you will find addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies under about us/school polices. You will also find KS1 mathematical skills which will give you an insight to what the children will be covering. We are also looking into different ways to help you support your child in Mathematics.

Home learning – To complete the `People who help us’ activities.

From Miss Callis J

 

               

 

Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018

 

In Clownfish class we have worked together to create our own classroom rules and decorated them using our handprints. We have discussed the school values and how we can demonstrate this in our classroom. We have listened to the story `Giraffes can’t Dance’ and wrote what we couldn’t do but now can do. We have revised the ‘Jolly Phonic’ sounds and practised some high frequency words. In Mathematics we have been counting forwards and backwards from different numbers.

 

from Miss Callis

 

 

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