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  • Homework WB 15.04.24

    Published 12/04/24, by Claire Jones
    Hello! I hope you've had a really lovely break and enjoyed spending time with your family. It finally looks like the weather is turning in time for us to start the summer term. I can hardly believe that we are already approaching summer 1. The
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  • Summer Term 1 Key Information

    Published 12/04/24, by Claire Jones
    Please find the key information below and use this as a bit of a 'pin' to find again as you need it: *summer 1 homework *summer 1 spelling overview *Knowledge Organiser for science (materials) *Knowledge Organiser for topic (Londo
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  • hOMEWORK 25/03/24

    Published 25/03/24, by Claire Jones
    Hello, Here is your weekly homework post. We are all counting down to Easter and I'd like to wish you all a happy and relaxing Easter holiday. On Wednesday I will not be in school as I am attending the EQT choir which I help to lead on at scho
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  • Time Travelling (church trip)

    Published 19/03/24, by Claire Jones

    We've had a wonderful afternoon at the church in Keyworth today during mini-time travelling. We did 4 lovely activities to help us understand the Easter story - from a musical Easter parade to learning about serving others with a feast, finding out about Jesus as a King and then learning about prayer.

    Thanks once more to our brilliant parent helpers who were very hands on and helped drop and deliver us safely. We really appreciate your time.

    Mrs Jones

     

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  • Homework WB 18.03.24

    Published 17/03/24, by Claire Jones

    Hello,

    Here is your weekly homework / Year 1 reminders blog. 

    On Tuesday we will be walking to the church with several parent helpers (thank you) to understand more about how Easter is celebrated by Christians. We are all really looking forward to this! Our class assembly is on Friday - we look forward to sharing what we have been learning about in school with you.

    *Your 'special homework' this week relates to maths - there will be a short task in your homework books.

    *Spelling activity this week is linked to week 5: /oo/ food, pool, moon, soon, zoo, book, took, foot, wood, good. As usual, I will include a spelling activity in homework books and the words are on Spelling Shed for you to play games this week. 

    *Please listen to your child read at least 3 time a week. New books will come home with you on Monday and Thursday.  Please send in any books to be returned on Mondays and Thursdays as well so that we can re-stock our shelves (thank you!). We have also asked the children not to carry water bottles in book bags as we have had a few leaking incidents where books have been water logged and unusable.

    *Try to stay in the green zone on doodle by completing your '5 a day' and your assignments. Well done Starlings - you are frequently top of the charts!

    Mrs Jones

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  • Our jelly investigation...wibble, wobble!

    Published 13/03/24, by Claire Jones
    Today we have been scientists! We have done an experiment  to see if jelly will set if it has different fruits in it. We have been observing it throughout the day and noting down our findings. Tomorrow, the children will see if the pineapple set
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  • Jenni from Wild Things visit

    Published 12/03/24, by Claire Jones
    We had a great afternoon with Jenni from Wild Things, Keyworth. She told us lots of new facts about hedgehogs and we enjoyed going out to look at The Crossdale Hedgehog house! We looked for gaps in the fence and access points. Our 'special hom
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  • Homework WB 11.03.24

    Published 09/03/24, by Claire Jones

    Hello,

    After a super week with our book week, we have science week to look forward to this week! We have a visit from Jenni @ Wild Things, Keyworth to talk to us about hedgehogs and caring for them through the seasons. Please ensure children have their welly boots in school as well as a warm coat on Tuesday - we will be going outside, whatever the weather!

    Science week - please ensure that entries for the competition are in by Thursday morning (thanks, and look forward to finding out the results!)

    REMINDER: CHURCH trip - Time Travelling - Tuesday 19th March 12:55pm - 3:05pm. Again, thanks for the additional parent support to help with this visit by walking to and from the church in Keyworth and accompanying us - we now have plenty of parents to help.  We will have an early lunch for this and aim to leave Crossdale just before 12:30pm. There is a payment on SchoolMoney for a contribution towards the resources used at the church.

    *Your 'special homework' this week will be in homework books and links to our hedgehog themed visit from Tuesday.

    *Spelling activity this week is linked to week 4: /yoo/ and /oo/ sounds spelt u-e: June, rule, rude, flute, use, tube, tune, huge, cute, cube. There will be a spelling activity in homework books plus all words will be on Spelling Shed for you to play games to help learn them.

    *Please listen to your child read at least 3 time a week and try to stay in the green zone on doodle by completing your '5 a day' and your assignments. Short and frequent returns to learning really helps to consolidate knowledge!

    Mrs Jones

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  • WORLD BOOK DAY 2024

    Published 08/03/24, by Jennie Morgan

    Wow! What a fabulous week we have had celebrating all things book related!

    We have really enjoyed reading a wonderful mixture of stories and loved dressing up as our favourite characters yesterday. You will see some lovely photos below of our costumes.

    Thank you to everyone that entered the design your own front cover page. All the entries received a sticker and a winning prize was announced by Miss Seedhouse. 

    Don't forget we have another competition running to celebrate Science week. Please bring in any marble run designs by Thursday to be entered into the challenge. There will be a Year One winner who will go into the Base One heat on Thursday afternoon. We look forward to seeing your creativity! 

     

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  • Our library visit

    Published 06/03/24, by Claire Jones

    We had a great time visiting the library today. The children were so excited all day and it was wonderful to hear them talking about their love of books and the pleasure they take with reading. I hope you enjoy these together over the next few days and evenings.

    Books are borrowed for 3 weeks, so please remember to return them in 3 weeks time!

    Did you know that you can borrow up to 24 books from the library?!

    Huge thanks to our 3 parent helpers for escorting us safely there and back - the children were so well behaved and listened to instructions really well. They were amazing at crossing the roads safely.  We really appreciate your time.

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  • Homework Blog 04.03.24

    Published 03/03/24, by Claire Jones

    Hello,

    I hope you're all enjoying a great weekend. It is another busy week ahead with book week so I wanted to get in early to talk about what is happening this week. Keep an eye on the blog this week for photos of some of our lovely activities. In Year One we have started Book Club - we do this weekly and rotate the children that we focus on in our discussions around book choice. The children have thoroughly enjoyed it the past few weeks and have talked so much about their favourite books. Over the next few weeks, Mrs Morgan and I will be sprucing up the book corner and we look forward to sharing this with you at the end of the term when you are invited to parents evening.

    Huge well done to all the children who have completed their topic homework already. I've been really impressed by the variety and quality of homework. The children are enjoying finding out about Florence Nightingale; thanks for all your support. This week in topic we had a good look at the non-fiction books in our classroom to find out more facts. These are now on our display board and are a very impressive display of knowledge from across the class.

    LIBRARY visit - Thank you to all the parents who have said they can help walk us to the library and back. I will email you separately to confirm.  Our trip is on Tuesday 5th March @2:30pm. We will aim to leave school just after 2pm. ALL children must have their LIBRARY cards for this if they wish to borrow a book; without them, they will be unable to take a book home with them. Please send these in either Monday or Tuesday next week and I will carry them to the library and return them back to your child when we return to school to go home with you.

    Our dress up as a book character is next Thursday (7th March) and we have lots of other lovely things happening in school to celebrate reading.

    CHURCH trip - Time Travelling - Tuesday 19th March 12:55pm - 3:05pm. Again, thanks for the additional parent support to help with this visit by walking to and from the church in Keyworth and accompanying us.  We will have an early lunch for this and aim to leave Crossdale just before 12:30pm. There is a payment on SchoolMoney for a contribution towards the resources used at the church.

    *Your 'special homework' this week will be in homework books and returned to you on Tuesday, as usual.

    *Spelling activity this week is linked to week 3: split digraphs i-e and o-e. Our ten words this week are: five, ride, like, time, side, home, those, woke, hope, hole.

    *Please listen to your child read at least 3 time a week and try to stay in the green zone on doodle by completing your '5 a day' and your assignments. Short and frequent returns to learning really helps to consolidate knowledge!

    Mrs Jones

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  • STORYTELLING WITH MEXICO MIKE

    Published 01/03/24, by Jennie Morgan

    Year One had a captivating morning listening to our favourite storyteller, Mexico Mike.

    He came to school to help get us excited about book week starting on Monday.  Mike shared stories with us from different countries around the world and we experienced a whole range of emotions listening to him. He asked us to try to share one of the stories with our families to help spread the love of storytelling. If you ask the children how the robin got his red breast they should be able to tell you about the father and son the robin helped. 

    I have attached a PicCollage below - you will be able to see how mesmerised the children were!

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