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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School ‘We love, learn and grow with Jesus.’

Year 1

Welcome to Year One!

In Year One we are courageous, kind, caring, patient and amazing!

 

Our teacher is Miss Turner and our teaching assistant is Mrs Cheesbrough.

We are so excited to share lots of interesting information and amazing photos about what we have been learning in Year One. Please scroll down to look at our latest photos and information. 

 

Our Gospel Values this half term are: Compassionate and Loving

                Learning Goals: Week of 24th February 2020

 

English: I can identify the features of a newspaper. 

Maths: I can find one more and one less to 20. 

R.E: I can describe the story of the Good Samaritain. 

Topic: I can draw a simple map of the story Poles Apart. 

Phonics: I can use the split-diagraphs 'o_e' and 'u_e'. 

Spanish: I can listen attentively to spoken language (Spanish greetings). 

Important Information:

Book change day is a Wednesday or Thursday: your child will bring home one or two new books which will be changed on a weekly basis. Please re-read these books to support your child with building up their fluency and confidence in word reading. If you would like further support with strategies for supporting your child’s reading at home then please do come and see me, I am more than happy to help.


We have PE on Wednesdays - please make sure your child brings in their full PE kit to school.

 

We have swimming on Fridays - please make sure your child brings in their full swimming kit to school.


For homework, the children will have: a Maths activity, a grammar or spelling activity and a handwriting activity each week. This will come home every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Tuesday at the latest.

 

On a Friday the children will take home a weekly spelling word list. These spellings will be check in school on the following Wednesday. 

 

We have been practising handwriting daily in class following the cursive handwriting format. The children are now already beginning to use some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and I am very pleased with their progress with this so far. 

Autumn 
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Year One used their drama skills to portray different characters from Oliver Twist through hot-seating and freeze-frames! Year One used very impressive facial expressions!
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Year One worked very well with their learning partners to order the story of Oliver Twist. 
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In their learning partners, Year One used their comprehension skills to decide which adjectives described Oliver Twist and Artful Dodger.
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Linked to their Topic 'Victorians', Year One planned and made Victorian Gruel! Year One used healthy toppings, such as berries, as toppings for their Gruel and enjoyed using all the cooking equipment!
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Year One created amazing Victorian decoupage plates!
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Spring
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Year One have been making great predictions about what happens next in our story Poles Apart! 
Year One have been making inferences about how Mr. White, a character in our book 'Poles Apart', might be feeling. 
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Year One created brilliant picture maps including the North and South Pole.
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Useful Links/Apps

QR Code Reader:

Scan the QR Codes and click 'open in browser' to take you to the websites. 

Quizlet: 

Click on Flashcards for questions you can practice with your children under the username: MissTurnerSGP 

Phonics Vowels: 

On this free app, the children can select a phoneme and explore spelling different words that include it. The app provides you with letters to chose from to help. 

Simplex Spelling Light:

On this free app, the children can select an appropriate phoneme. Words containing that phoneme are then read aloud to the children, which they can then spell using the letters provided. The words are also put into a sentence.

Phonics Play

Year One enjoy using the website Phonics Play, which has many free resources, during phonics lessons to revist previously learnt sounds. Year One particularly like the game Obb and Bobb and Pick the Picture. 

Math Bingo: 

On this app, the children can answer different maths questions to achieve BINGO! Warning: There are adverts on the bottom of the screen. 

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