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  • Reading Assessment Update

    Published 09/07/19, by Claire Jones

    This week we will be completing our reading assessments for the summer term. Please keep an eye out for this updated information in your child's Reading Journey Book - which we will endeavour to have ready for the end of the week. It has been a busy one so please be patient if this rolls into next week!

     We will be encouraging your child to take several books home for the holidays and please also remember that www.oxfordowls.co.uk have some fantastic texts, all free, and completely linked to our book banding. Also, the library reading challenge is a really motivating task for children to participate in and the library has many texts linked to book bands as well as lovely picture books to enjoy together.

    Come and discuss any of the above with either myself or Mrs Payne and we will be happy to guide you through it.

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  • Spellings Week 6

    Published 03/07/19, by Claire Jones

    Hello,

    This is the last week of organised spellings for Year 1. I've attached some activities for this week and these will go home on Monday next week.

    I will endeavour to create between 10 and 20 spelling words for each child for the summer holidays. These will be personalised to your child and will come from the core spelling words for Year 1. These spellings are words that are expected to be spelt correctly by the end of Year 1. If your child can already spell these words then I will look at some of the Year 2 list with a view to preparation for the academic year ahead. 

    Bear with me as this will take some preparation as I look through their different writing and topic books to find their individual words.

    Mrs Jones

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  • Spellings Week 6

    Published 03/07/19, by Claire Jones

    Hello,

    This is the last week of organised spellings for Year 1. I've attached some activities for this week and these will go home on Monday next week.

    I will endeavour to create between 10 and 20 spelling words for each child for the summer holidays. These will be personalised to your child and will come from the core spelling words for Year 1. These spellings are words that are expected to be spelt correctly by the end of Year 1. If your child can already spell these words then I will look at some of the Year 2 list with a view to preparation for the academic year ahead. 

    Bear with me as this will take some preparation as I look through their different writing and topic books to find their individual words.

    Mrs Jones

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  • Doodle Maths Password

    Published 25/06/19, by Claire Jones

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  • Doodlemaths

    Published 25/06/19, by Claire Jones

    For various reasons, it has taken a while for us to be able to sort accounts out for the children in Y1. However, we do now have passwords and these will be going home with you by the end of the week.

    It is really important that the children complete the initial assessments independently and use this by themselves as much as possible: the website is set up to react to how the children get on. If they are supported then these questions and they score correctly, it will be deemed as understood so the app will not continue to set practice questions. If a child persistently gets a question type incorrect then the app will set more of these type in order to help them to move on and develop their speed.

    It's a fantastic maths resource and the children will be really motivated to use it. 

    Details to follow!

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  • Sports week

    Published 25/06/19, by Claire Jones
    Check out some of the pictures from this week! We have loved learning new sports and having a go.  Hope to see lots of you tomorrow, clapping the children on. And we will look forward to cheering you on in the parent races...!  
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  • Sports week

    Published 25/06/19, by Claire Jones
    Check out some of the pictures from this week! We have loved learning new sports and having a go.  Hope to see lots of you tomorrow, clapping the children on. And we will look forward to cheering you on in the parent races...!  
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  • SPellings wb. 1.7.19

    Published 25/06/19, by Claire Jones

    Please find attached spellings that will go home next Monday.

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  • Maths lesson: Cha cha slide

    Published 21/06/19, by Claire Jones

    Wow, what a lot of fun we had last week in maths learning the cha cha slide!

    As well as being a lot of fun, we had learning at the heart. We have been practising using directional and positional vocabulary so this was a great opportunity to reinforce 'left', 'right', 'backwards' and 'side'.

    Also, last week we found out about full, half, quarter and three quarter turns so hopefully your child has come home talking enthusiastically about these. We enjoyed playing Simon Says and following instructions.

    Here is the link to the video we saw (just in case you want to dust off your trainers and have a go!): https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Cha-Cha+Slide+Original+Version&&view=detail&mid=AF311DC144F0727C42D0AF311DC144F0727C42D0&&FORM=VRDGAR

     

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  • Spellings wb 24.6

    Published 21/06/19, by Claire Jones
    Attached are the spellings for next week. I've included 3 different activities to reinforce - it is not necessary to do all but thought I'd offer variety! We have had a big push on handwriting - if you know your child struggles with this then
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  • Spellings wb 17.6

    Published 13/06/19, by Claire Jones
    Please find attached the spellings for next week.
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  • trip cancellation

    Published 11/06/19, by Clare Payne

    Year 1 & Year 2 trip - Out and About in Keyworth

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