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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Devon

This week in Devon

Week beginning Monday 23rd January 2023

 

It has been a very creative week in Year 1.  In our English lessons, we continued reading Claude at the Circus and stopped at a very exciting moment in the story where a baby in a buggy rolling down a hill into a pond.  The children imagined that the buggy went into the pond with a splash!  They then used this to learn about the past tense, adding ‘ed’ to verbs, and wrote their own splash shaped poems.  The children learned that poems don’t have to rhyme and can take a variety of forms.

 

In maths, the children have been exploring subtracting and are learning to find the difference through using counters, drawing bar models, counting on number lines and using their number bonds knowledge to support them.  It is wonderful to see he children’s range of skills growing so they can apply such a range of methods.

 

We are focussing on the Nurture principles in at the moment, as we are in our home learning tasks, and this week the children though and changes and the different ways we respond to them, how all the ways we behave communicate our feelings to other people and can influence theirs and about the power of what we say.  The children made thoughtful comments and enjoyed reflecting on their emotions and behaviour.

 

In science we are continuing to look at the seasons and different weather patterns and the children made weather reports, using a range of key words, such as: temperature, precipitation and season.

Our Class Timetable

This is a typical week in Devon 1. Our timetable can change each week as we often have special events or exciting learning opportunities which will change a typical school day. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Home Learning deadline

Wednesday

Thursday

Home Learning is set

Friday

RWInc Groups

Handwriting

Maths

Worship Singing

Maths Fluency

Story Time

Art/ DT

Music

PSHE

RWInc Groups

Handwriting

Collective Worship

Maths

Reading

Story Time

Maths Fluency

English

Spelling

PE

RWInc Groups

Handwriting

Collective Worship

Maths

Reading

Story Time 

Maths Fluency 

English

Science

RWInc Groups

Handwriting

Collective Worship

Maths

Discovery Centre/Reading

Story Time

Maths Fluency

PE

Science

 

RWInc Groups

Handwriting

Maths

Celebration Worship

Reading

Story Time

History

Geography

RE

The Year 1 Team

Home Learning

Spelling 

Please practise these spellings. Some of these are red words so you cannot sound them out. 

Count how many letters are in each spelling. Can you clap or jump for each letter? Think about making a rhythm to go with each spelling to help you remember it. 

unhappy 

unkind 

unpack 

unlock 

undo 

where 

there 

were 

they 

into 

 
We will be checking the children’s knowledge of the spellings above on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday each week. 

  

Reading 

Children in Year 1 should be reading for 15 minutes a day.  

Parents please log your child's reading on the BOOM Reader Parent Portal or by using the BOOM reader parent app on your tablet/ mobile. 

Click here for more information about how our school uses Boom Reader.  

 

Read Write Inc books will come home each Thursday and will need to be returned the following Wednesday. Your child is able to choose a book from their class reading area on any day of the week and this can be changed when it is returned. 

  

Maths Fluency 

Use this number game to help you practise counting on and counting back within 20. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue  

 

Topic Task 

Please watch the linked video below to see this week’s task. It will be focused on the nurture principle, ‘our classroom offers a safe base’.  

https://youtu.be/VtGqG1vZRPw 

 

Grammar and Punctuation 
Home learning folders will come home each Thursday. This week's task is due in on Tuesday 31st January 2023.  Please return it in your home learning folder.   

Please see PDF below and find your RWInc group for your task.  

 

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