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Year 1

Dear Parents and Children,  

Thank you for the lovely card and voucher that we received on Friday, you have been very generous.

Firstly, we had hoped to finish the year with all the children in school and it is such a shame that this won’t be possible. For those who were away on Friday and unable to return to school for the last few days, we have packed a bag for each of you with the rest of your things including a small gift from your teachers and we will save it for you for next year. We look forward to seeing you in Year 2.

 

There is some final learning on the webpage for the last few days for those unable to be at school.

 

Finally, I want to say thank you to all the children for your effort, enthusiasm and determination this year. It has not been a normal year and has been difficult at times but you have all been STARS!! You’ve been an amazing class to teach. Have a great summer and stay safe. Look forward to seeing you all in September.

From Miss Smyth J

Supporting England

Sports Day Results 

Well done to all the Year 1 and 2 children for FANTASTIC PARTICIPATION AND TEAMWORK in today's KS1 Sports day. yes​​​​​​​

Great FUN was had by all, in this ALL DAY sports event. Events included parachute games, swimming skills, field events and a range of races. 

Please do take time to look at the photos on both year 1 and 2 class pages. 

 

Overall, the winning house was LIME with 200 points.  smiley

Happy Easter From Year 1

We made Mothers Day cards using the Pointillism technique. We used cotton buds and paint to make the flowers by using colourful dots.

World Book Day

Dear Year 1, 

What lovely weather we have had over the weekend and it makes such a difference being able to get outside a bit more. 1 week of Remote Learning to go, we can do this! Keep up all your fantastic efforts and doing the best you can in these circumstances. Do take a look at the class page to see all the things you have achieved during home learning, it is very impressive. This week is a little different as it is the last one. Monday to Wednesday is fairly normal, Wednesday will be the last day we post learning daily and at that point I will put up Thursday and Friday's learning as well so that I can then focus on preparing for next week when you return to school. Thursday focuses entirely on World book Day.  Friday we have a virtual author visit, more details are in the document below. Please do join and listen to Morag Hood talk about her books. As I keep saying, you have to do what works for you and your families and we don’t expect everything we put on the class page to be done.

 

 Thank you so much again for all the emails I keep getting in, Year1@cedarpark.bucks.sch.uk. I will continue to post lots of the Home Learning you share with me but please be aware the class email won't be checked regularly once we return. This might be your last chance in a while to do a bake so make sure you do one if you can and send in a picture for Mrs Gow! 

 

Take care, stay safe and we can't wait to see you all on the 8th, 

Miss Smyth smiley

 

In these documents, parents and carers can find some guidance on the Year 1 English curriculum. I hope this will be a useful document to inform you about our expectations in this subject.

Spring Term in Year 1

 

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break and we wish you all a Happy New Year. The Year 1 staff would like to say thank you to all who contributed to the gifts and vouchures we were all given at the end of the Autumn term.

 

Year 1 team

Miss Smyth will be the Year 1 class teacher and Mrs Meek and Mr Rogers will teach the children on a Wednesday afternoon. Ms Thompson will support the children in the classroom throughout the day.

During these COVID times we are having to be flexible in our approach to things. On this webpage, there is a Remote Learning section. This has learning that can be done at home if the children are ill, awaiting test results or having to self-isolate. The Maths links directly to the learning we will be doing in class and we are also using the Oak Academy and BBC sites to support learning. Thank you for your continued support during these times. 

 

Spring Term Learning

Our Topic:

Our main topic throughout this term is Bears. The children will learn about different types of bears, their habitats and where in the world they live. We will also follow the journey of Paddington Bear. In the first half term, we will also study the history of Louis Braille, focusing on his contributions and achievements. Our Geography this term will be comparing the UK to Peru, studying the similarities and differences in human and physical features, animals and recognising landmarks in both countries.

 

During science we will be studying animals and plants. 

 

If you would like some more information about our learning in the Spring term, please look at the Curriculum News document.

 

Learning at home

Reading

Reading books and reading record will come home on a Friday and must be returned to school on the following Wednesday. We encourage the children to read at least four times a week, if they do, they will get a sticker put in their reading record. Once they have ten stickers, we congratulate them with a reading certificate. The children will often have already read the books they come home with at school that week, but it is important to reread books to develop fluency and understanding.

 

Library books will come home fortnightly on a Friday and need to be returned on the Wednesday, a fortnight later.  

 

Home learning

Your child will have one piece of home learning a week. It will be sent home on a Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday. This may be phonics, English, Maths, Science or a topic-based task.

 

Words for Writing

‘Words for Writing’ will be sent home on a Friday on a look, cover, write and check sheet for the children to complete. Please take a few minutes each day to complete a column rather than completing the whole sheet in one sitting. Little and often is considered a more effective approach for learning new words. The words will either be common exception words or based on a phonic pattern. The children will have a spelling check on Friday where they will sit with a teacher and go through the words. The words for writing sheet will then be returned home with a tick (correct) or dot (incorrect) next to each word so you are able to help them again at home.

 

Our week

Wednesday: Home learning, words for writing, reading books and reading record are due in. Children have indoor PE.

 

Thursday: Children have outdoor PE on a Thursday.

 

Friday:

‘Words for Writing’, home learning and reading records, with two new books will be sent home, and will need to be returned to school the following Wednesday.

Children will visit the school library and will be able to choose a book to take home. These books will be changed fortnightly if they are returned on the Wednesday of the week they are being changed.

 

Other information

Please send in a named water bottle for classroom use, this is additional to the lunchtime drink. If you wish, you may also send in a named healthy snack for morning break. We will provide an afternoon snack of fruit or vegetable once this programme has restarted.

 

Please insure that lunchboxes are named and your child is able to open any contents of their lunchbox.

 

We would really appreciate it if your child could have a school book bag to bring all their home learning, words for writing and books to and from school. We like the book bags to go in drawers in the classroom so that the children do not need to go to the cloakroom to collect things. 

 

The children will be wearing their own clothes to school rather than uniform. They must be in clothes suitable for PE and trainers, as per Mrs Gow’s newsletters as we will not be changing for PE.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to make an appointment through the office, or send an email to office@cedarpark.bucks.sch.uk and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Thank you!

Miss Smyth

 

Christmas Week- Year one have been busy completing lots of different Christmas activities this week so far and we want to share them with you. We made Santa's, Cards and Snowmen Puppets.

Harvest poems created and performed by year 1

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Beetroots.mp4

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Strawberries.mp4

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Tomatoes.mp4

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Remembrance Day Poppies and Poem made by Year 1

Our portraits in the style of Guiseppe Arcimboldo. We had to use only fruit and vegetables to make our faces.

Learning at home

Please read through this carefully as days have changed from the previous information.

Reading

Reading books and reading record will come home on a Friday and must be returned to school on the following Wednesday. We encourage the children to read at least four times a week, if they do, they will get a sticker put in their reading record. Once they have ten stickers, we congratulate them with a reading certificate. The children will often have already read the books they come home with at school that week, but it is important to reread books to develop fluency and understanding.

 

Library books will come home fortnightly on a Friday and need to be returned on the Wednesday, a fortnight later.  

 

Home learning

Your child will have one piece of home learning a week. It will be sent home on a Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday. This may be phonics, English, Maths, Science or a topic-based task.

 

Words for Writing

‘Words for Writing’ will be sent home on a Friday on a look, cover, write and check sheet for the children to complete. Please take a few minutes each day to complete a column rather than completing the whole sheet in one sitting. Little and often is considered a more effective approach for learning new words. The words will either be common exception words or based on a phonic pattern. The children will have a spelling check on Friday where they will sit with a teacher and go through the words. The words for writing sheet will then be returned home with a tick (correct) or dot (incorrect) next to each word so you are able to help them again at home.

Our Picasso Pictures

Welcome to the Year 1 page

 

Welcome to Autumn term in Year 1. We look forward to getting to know your children and progressing their learning through creative, fun and supportive learning.

 

Year 1 team

Miss Smyth is the Year 1 class teacher and Mrs Harper teaches the children on a Tuesday morning. Ms Thompson supports the children all day.

 

Autumn Term learning

During the mornings in year 1, we normally follow a carousel system which means that the children will have access to a variety of activities each day, sometimes working with an adult and sometimes working independently.  As we begin the year, the carousel will include a child centred activity in order to help the children transition to the new environment.

 

English:

We will be exploring a range of traditional tales. In writing, we will continue to encourage the children to use their phonics to spell words, and to use a word mat to learn the spellings of tricky words. We will focus on correct punctuation (capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks) when joining sentences to form longer pieces of writing. We always encourage the children to reread and edit their writing. 

 

Maths:

The areas of maths we will be covering this term are to read, write and count numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words. Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line. In addition and subtraction, children will represent number bonds to 20 and subtraction facts to 20. Recognise, name and identify properties of common 2-D and 3-D shapes.

 

Science:

The children will learn about their bodies, being able to name and identify parts of the body and children will observe changes that happen across the seasons.

 

Topic:

Our first topic is all about me. The children will learn about their local area by being able to locate the school and other local features on a map.

 

If you would like some more information about our learning in the Autumn term, please look at the Curriculum News document.

 

Our week

Wednesday:

The children will have indoor PE doing Gymnastics.  

Home learning and reading records and ‘Words for Writing’ will be collected. The children will be asked to spell these words and their results will be recorded on their sheet for you to see.

 

Thursday:

The children will have outdoor PE doing Games.

 

Friday:

‘Words for Writing’ and home learning will be sent home, which will be returned to school the following Wednesday.

 

Reading records will be sent home with two new books.

Children will visit the school library and will be able to choose a book to take home. These books will be changed fortnightly if they are returned on the Wednesday of the week they are being changed.

 

Other information

Please send in a named water bottle for classroom use, this is additional to the lunchtime drink. If you wish, you may also send in a named healthy snack for morning break. We will provide an afternoon snack of fruit or vegetable once this programme has restarted.

 

Please insure that lunchboxes are named and your child is able to open any contents of their lunchbox.

 

We would really appreciate it if your child could have a school book bag to bring all their home learning, words for writing and books to and from school. We like the book bags to go in drawers in the classroom so that the children do not need to go to the cloakroom to collect things. 

 

The children will be wearing their own clothes to school rather than uniform. They must be in clothes suitable for PE and trainers, as per Mrs Gow’s newsletters as we will not be changing for PE.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to make an appointment through the office, or send an email to office@cedarpark.bucks.sch.uk and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Thank you!

Miss Smyth

 

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