10th June 2019

Well done to all of the children who took part in the tri-golf. They had a fantastic day and won an award for team work and co-operation!

 

In English this week the children have been learning about riddles. Here is a great video to watch…https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z84p97h The children have all worked really hard to write their own riddles and we have been amazed at their creativity! Here’s a fun game you can play at home…https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/bp-radzi-riddles-and-quizzes

 

Here are some mini riddles for you to try…

What has hands but doesn’t clap?

What has to be broken before you can use it?

 

 

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our final maths event- what a shame about the weather! We appreciate all of your feedback you have given.

In maths this week the children have been recapping and exploring positional and directional language. They have been using maps and bee-bots to give directions. The key language they have learnt this week is…

 

Mrs Ellis has £1. She goes to the shop and buys a lolly for 15p and a banana for 17p. How much does she spend altogether and how much change does she get? 

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

fairy tale

once

climbed

walked

found

appeared

 

 

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

**THIS FRIDAY** Sing Up – Friday 14th June (letters have been sent home)

Airport visit – Wednesday 19th June (letters have been sent home)

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters have been sent home)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters have been sent home)

End of year show – Wednesday 10th July (RE parents) and Thursday 11th July (JW parents)

Summer Fair – Friday 12th July 

Sports week – Monday 15th July (all week)

Sports Day & Family Picnic – Friday 19th July

Last day of term – Wednesday 24th July

Week beginning 10.06.19

This week the book is The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The children have been showing a real interest in mini beasts so we thought this would be a good story to focus on. We will also discuss the life cycle of a butterfly. The children are seing more and more of them outside so it will be good to understand the life cycle.

 

We will be continuing to do writing through story scribing, writing dictated sentences and independently writing our own sentences.

In maths we are revisiting shapes by looking at the properties and then the children might create models, pictures and patterns using 2D and 3D shapes. We will also be looking at coins and making amounts by adding the coins together. We will have a pretend toy shop and the children will have to use the right coins to add up to the price of the toy.

thumbnail of toy shop

We are having a focus on being able to write the tricky words that the children have learnt to sight read. If you want to practise this at home here is the mat – we are only working on Phase 2 and 3 but we will be doing some phase 4 this half term.

thumbnail of tricky words

Have a good week!

International Week

Namaste! Welcome to the Year One blog.

This week at Garrick Green it has been International Week. Our focus country has been… India!

 

We have learnt about the geography of India and drawn and created maps.

Image result for map of india

In art we have been exploring the technique of printing.

We have been recording the weather daily and comparing Norwich to New Delhi. (Spoiler alert: It was super hot!)

We used our maths skills to measure ingredients to make naan bread. Some children asked for the recipe to be shared so here it is:

 

How to make an Indian naan bread

You will need:

300g plain flour (extra to dust)

¾ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 ½ teaspoon sugar

4 tablespoon milk

4 tablespoon plain yogurt

15g melted butter (extra to brush)

 

Instructions:

 

Preheat oven to highest setting.

Place a baking sheet on the top shelf to heat through.

 

Mix together all the dry ingredients.

Make a well in the middle and add your wet ingredients with 85-90ml of water.

Bring together with your hands into a dough.

Knead quickly until smooth.

 

Flour surface.

Roll out into 0.75cm thick naan breads.

Pat off excess flour.

Place onto baking sheets.

Cook for 2-4 minutes.

Brush with melted butter.

Serve hot

 

 

 

 

On Friday, we will be playing cricket and learning about a famous cricket player for our history lesson.

Huge thanks to Brawin’s Mummy and big sister for coming to talk to us about life in India and Sri Lanka. It was a fantastic talk and we all learnt so much.

3rd June 2019

Welcome back to the final term of Year 2! What an amazing year it’s been so far and we still have lots more to try and squeeze in!

 

This week is International Week and we have been learning all about India. Can your children share with you which continent this is in? Here’s another reminder of the continents with a very catchy song… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

 

The children this week have been…

  • comparing India and the UK
  • making and baking Naan bread (India) and soda bread (UK)
  • learning about Indian block printing
  • using maps and atlases to label parts of India
  • learning about Sikhs and the 5 Ks
  • learning about a very popular sport which is played in India but originated in the UK!
  • listening and dancing to Bollywood music

We hope your children have enjoyed this week and are keen to share lots of new information with you. A big thank you to all the children and families who have shared photos, clothes and their experiences of India- the children have loved it!

We have a bag of flour weighing 600g. Mrs Ellis weighs out 300g of plain flour to make Naan bread. Mr Whitehead weights out 200g of flour. How much flour is left in the bag? 

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

Asia

Africa

Europe

Antarctic

Australia

North America

South America

 

 

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

**THIS FRIDAY** Tri-Golf – Friday 7th June (letters have been sent home)

Sing Up – Friday 14th June (letters have been sent home)

Airport visit – Wednesday 19th June (letters have been sent home)

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters have been sent home)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters have been sent home)

 

 

Monday 10th June is our final maths event. Please come along from 2pm and enjoy a fun maths activity with your child(ren) outside.

Wednesday 10th July – Year 2 concert (RE parents)

Thursday 11th July – Year 2 concert (JW parents)

Friday 12th July – Summer fair

Friday 19th July – Sports day and picnic

Wednesday 24th July – last day of term

Reception Blog Week Beginning 03.06.19

Welcome back – We hope you had a lovely half term.

Wow, only one half term left in Reception – We can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by! It will be a busy half term though with lots to look forward to.

This week is International week in school and the Year 1s and 2s are learning about India. We focus mainly on the UK in Reception so the children develop a more thorough understanding of where we live.

The book this week is a non-fiction book about mountains. We will discuss the mountains that are the names of our school teams – Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike. We will remind the children why we have mountains for team names and we will also compare these mountains to the Himalayas.

In maths we will be revisiting halving and using our knowledge of halving to solve real life word problems. here are some you can try at home. We will also revisit sharing amounts.

thumbnail of doubling and halving problems

We are learning a special dance for the beginning of sports day which will be a nice surprise for the spectators. We have a specialist dance teacher who comes in to work with each year group and then it all comes together for a good introduction to sports day.

We will be continuing to do story scribing and writing dictated sentences, learning phonics and reading.

Also we will be playing both inside and out as normal, making the most of the nice June weather!

 

In English we went outside on a hunt for lost words! We are using this book as an inspiration.

The Lost Words

We found: otter, adder, newt, kingfisher, starling, heron.
When we went back indoors we looked at images and videos of the different creatures. We went on the RSPB website and listened to the noises the birds make. We wrote ideas and questions on post-it notes. Some children did some research in the library.  We are using the lost words as inspiration for our own acrostic poems.

 

In maths we are continuing to work on repeated addition and starting to look at making equal sets

e.g. 3 sets of two 

Image result for three pairs of cherries

 

 

PE

Please help your child check that their PE kit still fits and they can take it on and off independently. They will need plimsolls or trainers to wear for outdoor PE.

 

 

 

Dates

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term and we come back to school on Monday 3rd June for our final International week.

 

Wednesday 19th is our final reading event. We will send you a flyer closer to the time with more information.

 

We hope you have a lovely half term full of wild outdoor adventures. Do send us photos of you on your travels in the UK. We would love to add them to our boards for the last half-term.

 

 

 

 

20th May 2019

This week in English we have continued to look at instruction writing. We all planted some seeds and thought about different conjunctions, adverbs and adjectives we could include to make our writing more exciting. The children will be writing their final instructions on how to plant seeds and make it thrive this week.

 

In maths we have been continuing to think about time and 5 minute intervals. Here is a fun video to watch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGtBYUQKF4M 

 

In maths we have been completing lots of word problems and recapping lots of the things we have already learnt. Can you solve this problem?

Millie has 100 stickers. She gives 10 to her brother and 15 to her friend. How many has she got left?

Don’t forget to write it in into the Home Learning book and bring it in to show us!

 

 

This weeks words are…

parents

Christmas

every

everybody

even

 

We have completed the SATs! The children have been working so hard and we are really proud of their super efforts. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Please remember that all children are taking part in different enrichment activities over the next few weeks. All children were given options and we have tried our best to make sure everyone takes part in one of their choices. Please send forms back ASAP.

Tri-Golf – Friday 7th June (letters have been sent home)

Sing Up – Friday 14th June (letters have been sent home)

Airport visit – Wednesday 19th June (letters will be sent out after half term)

Norfolk Show Dance – Thursday 27th June (letters will be sent out after half term)

Science Day – Tuesday 2nd July (letters will be sent out after half term)

 

 

Monday 10th June is our final maths event. Please come along from 2pm and enjoy a fun maths activity with your child(ren) outside.

 

 

Friday 24th May is the last day of half term and we come back to school on Monday 3rd June for our final International week! We hope you all have a lovely half term.

Reception Blog 20.05.19

This week we are having another Quentin Blake story that is featuring on the corridor display.

Mr Magnolia – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mister-Magnolia-Quentin-Blake/dp/1862308071

This is a rhyming story about a man who only has one boot but then he finds a mysterious package with something in it so that he can be like everybody else. Rhyming is really good for the children as they are starting to play with the sounds of and can have fun making up silly rhyming sentences.

The corridor displays are being put up this week and hopefully will be finished by the end of the week so please come and have a look at the beautiful artwork the children have done.

In maths we are recapping doubling and trying to solve real life problems involving doubling. We will also be having another look at telling the time with o’clock and half past. Here are some challenges that you can try at homethumbnail of doubling and halving challenge cards

We will be doing all the normal things like story scribing, reading, dictated sentences and the children will be practising writing tricky words. If you’d like to continue practising reading and writing these at home too that would be great. We have only done phase 2 and 3 so far.

 

thumbnail of tricky word mat

 

Please remember there is a story cafe of Friday morning which you had a letter about last week. It is 9.00 – 10.15 in the hall.

Have a good week and a fabulous half term holiday next week!

Art Week and Quentin Blake

Welcome to this week’s Year One blog. We have had another happy, busy week doing lots of new learning. Last week was art week and we have been reading and enjoying books by… Quentin Blake! The children have been sketching and painting a range of art work inspired by Quentin Blake’s illustrations. These pieces of work will be used to form some exciting new corridor displays. (Farewell Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug! )

'Monster Readers' mural artwork for Sidcup Library

There is lots of information about Quentin Blake here. Did you know that he has written or illustrated over 300 books?

We have written letters to Quentin Blake and are planning to send them to him, do you think will reply?

 

In Maths we are practising counting in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s. This is also sometimes known as “skip counting”.

We like using 100 Square Splat in class. If you have flash, then you can play online.

 

Image result for skip counting

 

We have begun to look at repeated addition before moving on to multiplication and division. It is very important that the children have time to explore these concepts using apparatus and equipment by relating it to real life experiences.

Image result for repeated addition

Children need a secure understanding of repeated addition and how this relates to multiplication and division so we are using 2s, 5s and 10s to ensure the children fully understand the concepts.

 

In topic we have been checking on our little sunflower seedlings. Do go with your child and check how well they are growing.

Image result for sunflower seedlings

We went outside to investigate the plants in our school grounds and to see how many we could name or identify. Can your child show you the oak tree and the silver birch tree at Garrick Green?

We hope you have a lovely weekend when you get to it,

The Year One Team