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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Staffordshire

Week Beginning Monday 18th March - This week in Staffordshire

 

What a lovely sunny start we had to our week in Staffordshire 1. 

 

In English we began by focusing on one section of our book 'How to Find Gold' and questioning to expand children's understanding, e.g.  What might happen next? I wonder... Is there anything you’re confused about? Are there any tricky words? In partners we created some 'Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? and Which?' questions that they could find answers to in the text. These types of questions are really useful to support your children's comprehension when reading at home. 

 

It was then time for us to become explorers! We designed our own treasure maps around the school to help us search for gold! We followed our maps, asking questions of passers by on our perilous journey! What did we find....? 

 

In Maths we have continued our learning on length and height ensuring we knew the difference between these terms. We learnt how to measure objects using items e.g. cubes and then moved on to learn how to use a ruler to accurately measure in cm. Can you find any objects at home to measure? 

 

Please do continue to work on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as number bonds to 10 and 20. 

Here are some videos /games that might help - 

Count by 2s Song (youtube.com)

Count by Fives Song / 5 Times Table Song (youtube.com)

Count By Tens Song (youtube.com)

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

In Art we undertook the next stage of our taxi project. After designing our cars we began to add details to them and then evaluate using technical vocabulary to support us. E.g. Was the chassis strong enough to hold the weight? Were the wheels able to rotate? Miniature taxis could be seen zooming around the classroom! 

 

In PSHE we have been learning about money. We looked at the different denominations of coin and note, noticing things that were the same and different about them. We discussed why we have money and what it is used for. We thought about keeping money safe and how we could begin to save money. Can you tell your adult what you learnt about money? 

 

In our daily 'Linked Learning' sessions the children have come up with some amazing ideas as to how to build on what they have already learnt. Some children had drawn maps of London and were writing directions for a partner, other children were measuring classroom items and putting them in order. Our children continue to 'Wow' us with their wonderful imaginations! 

 

Thanks for all your continued support and please do check below for spellings to be practiced at home each week. There will be 6 words to practice with some strategies to help you with this at home. Keep up the hard work S1!

Home learning

 

Reading

Children should read everyday and this should be recorded on Boom Reader at least once a week. Reading books will be sent home on a Friday, please return your child's book on the following Wednesday.

 

Spelling

Wednesday 20th March: A focus on the 'tch' sound.

  1. catch
  2. fetch
  3. hutch
  4. stitch
  5. stretch
  6. kitchen

 

Watch this video with your child to help them learn about the tch sound! 

 

Please also find linked below the list of spellings Year 1 will be practising throughout the year. Strategies to practise spellings can be found on the Oxford Owl website, here.

 

Times Tables Rockstars/Numbots! 

To keep practising the multiplication taught in class, and challenging yourself to keep the ones you already know fresh, don’t forget to log into your Times Tables Rockstars account

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Challenge yourself to beat your score, build your knowledge and watch your confidence sore, as you become a Rockstar!

 

To use Numbots, for games to support number knowledge, confidence and fluency go to https://play.numbots.com/

 

Please ask your class teacher if you need replacement log in details.

A typical week in Staffordshire 1...

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Early learning & register

Read Write Inc.

Spelling input

Morning play

English

Maths

Worship singing

Lunch 

TA story

Handwriting

Geography

Exploration time

Afternoon play

PSHE

Home time

Early learning & register

Read Write Inc.

Handwriting

Morning play

Collective worship

English

Maths

Lunch 

TA story

PE

Exploration time

Afternoon play

Art

Home time

Early learning & register

Read Write Inc.

Handwriting

Morning play

Collective worship

English

Maths

Lunch 

TA story

Geography

Exploration time

Afternoon play

RE

Home time

Early learning & register

Read Write Inc.

Handwriting

Morning play

Collective worship

English

Maths

Lunch 

TA story

Phonics

PE

Computing

Exploration time

Home time

Early learning & register

Read Write Inc.

Handwriting

Morning play

Collective worship

English

Maths

Lunch 

TA story

Science

Computing

Afternoon play

Exploration time

Music

Home time

Year 1 Class Teachers

Year 1 Teaching Team

Specialist Teachers

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