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Starlings

Welcome to Year 1 Starlings Class Page

 

Teacher - Miss Hicks

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Hartley

 

Welcome to Year 1 and what a fantastic first week we have had. 

From the minute they arrived on Wednesday they have made us extremely proud with their attitude to their learning, their kindness and positivity. We are very excited for the term ahead!

 

We've kicked of our term looking at a book called 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. Starlings will enjoy exploring journeys as part of their curriculum this term.

 

Children will be participating in daily phonics.

Woodland will take place on a Wednesday afternoon.

P.E sessions for year 1 are on  a Tuesday and Friday.

 

Useful Websites

General

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1

The BBC Bitesize website has useful resources and games for maths, literacy (including phonics) and science.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/

Another useful website with interactive games for all areas of the curriculum. The ‘Homework Help’ section is also helpful with information on many topics.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Packed with resources! We use some of the maths games to support mental maths practice for example. Many games and activities linked to all curriculum areas. Links to other useful websites are also on here. You can search by subject or Key Stage

Literacy/Phonics

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

A website with many games linked to different areas of literacy learning.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

A website children are familiar with as we use it in school. It links to the phonics phases and has some very good games for helping to consolidate phonics skills.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/

Another site useful for phonics games and printable activities

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/content/games/literacy_menu.html

Another useful set of games related to literacy/phonics. I especially like Airport X-Ray, Premiership Words and Silly Bull.

http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-word-level.html

Useful reading/phonics games with many areas of learning e.g. alphabetical order, all phonic patterns, rhyme.

http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-sentence-level.html

Lots of good ideas for supporting with punctuation and other sentence level learning.

Maths

http://www.maths-games.org/

Some of the same games also on Top Marks website. Lots of excellent ideas for practising mental maths skills.

http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/

There is a small subscription to this website although many games you can try for ‘evaluation’ and can play anyway. I really like ‘Table Mountain’ for learning times table facts.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

Excellent series of games and activities linked to all areas of mathematics. We have used some of the money activities and always use the large hundred square – excellent for supporting all calculations and counting activities.

http://nrich.maths.org/primary-lower

The nrich website contains many excellent maths challenges for children. The one, two or three stars show how challenging they are. Excellent for getting children to apply their problem solving skills across different areas of mathematics. Again, some of these ideas are adapted for use in the classroom. There is a good ‘student area’ with online activities

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

Another site with many fun but challenging activities linked to all areas of maths.

 

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Our fantastic day at Bishops Wood looking at habitats.

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We have welcomed 6 baby chicks into our classroom. We are all very excited.
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This week our children have been busy celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week. This has included Pancake Day, Valentines Day and Chinese New Year!

 

We have had a fantastic week and the children have enjoyed taking part in lots of different activities!

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The history of toys.

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Topic Web for Spring term year 1

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Shine, Star Shine. Today year 1 put on the nativity Shine, star, shine. They sang beautifully, knew all the words and looked fantastic. Well done to you all.

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Welcome to Swifts class page.

 

We have had a super start to the year. Swift Class have learnt where their new coat pegs are, remembered where their trays are, got into the routine of putting their book in the box each morning and generally settling into Year 1. We are focusing on developing fine motor control, counting and writing numbers, reading and phonics. It has been a busy, but productive few weeks.

 

 

This half term we are practising our nativity play ‘Shine, star Shine and can not wait to share this with you all on Thursday 14th December 2017 at 9.30.

 

 

 

Do remember to make regular visits to our class page and look at our class Dojo page to keep updated with what we are doing!

 

 

Mrs Bates (Class Teacher)

Miss Grogan (Teaching Assistant)

 

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Reading Diaries

 

Can your child rise to the challenge and read at least 5 minutes every day? 

 

Our aim at Dines Green, is for each child to do their 'five a day'. Daily reading will support your child's access to the whole curriculum, for example : joining in with songs, understanding science experiments, researching online, reading maths questions - the list is endless. 

Each child has a reading diary to record their reading, our expectation is that this diary goes home every afternoon and comes back every morning. The reading books that your children bring home will either be a book that your child can read to you or a book that you can enjoy together. 

Making biscuit houses for our story Hansel and Gretel

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