Thursday, 22 February 2018

19th February 2018

Welcome back to the second half of Spring term! We hope you all had a relaxing half term- we've heard about lots of the exciting things you all got up to.

In Math this week we have been recapping on halves (sharing into two equal parts/amounts) and quartering (sharing into four equals parts/amounts) shapes and have begun to halve and quarter groups of objects. The children used plates which had been split up into halves and quarters and worked in partners to share objects equally before recording in their maths books. 




As part of your home learning you could use playdoh to make shapes and cut them into different fractions; share sweets and food equally into halves and quarters; have a teddy bears picnic and share the food between two or four bears! 



In English we have been reading the traditional tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children received a letter from the Three Bears to tell them how upset they were with Goldilocks  so the children all had a go at writing a reply. We were really impressed with their ideas on how to cheer up baby bear and ways of saying sorry.



We are still carrying on with dance on a Tuesday however the theme for this half term is animals.



In topic we are continuing our space theme!



Next week we will be doing a quick phonics check to see how the children are getting on so we may not be able to read with each child- please remember you are welcome to come in and change their books before and after school.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

5th February 2018

This week is International Week and the children are learning all about Australia. As part of your home learning ask your children to share with you what they have learnt about Australia. Did you know that Australia is both a country and a continent?





This week the children will be taking part in lots of different activities including making traditional Australian Anzac biscuits (where we can revisit our weighing skills from last week!), exploring famous landmarks in Australia, comparing the weather in Australia to the UK, learning about Australian animals, creating Aboriginal art and writing postcards to share all of the information they have learnt. What a busy week! We will try to add some photographs later in the week so you can see what the children have been doing. As part of your home learning you could explore Google Earth and compare the United Kingdom with Australia.

The children made traditional Anzac biscuits.



Friday is the last day of this half term - we feel like it's gone really quickly!! We have some exciting things planned for after half term and we would like your children to relax over the break but please remember to keep reading! You could read your school book, get books from the library, read your sharing book together, read tricky words, read recipes or instructions- the possibilities are endless! Please remember that your children are allowed to change both their school reading books and sharing books as often as they like. The library is open both before and after school.

After half term we will continue with dance on a Tuesday so please remember to send in a PE kit- especially those who are doing after school clubs. No shoes are needed but those with long hair need to be tied back and earrings need to be covered with tape. 

We look forward to seeing toy back at school on Monday 19th February and don't forget there is a new menu starting for hot dinners.

If you haven't already please don't forget to sign up for parent teacher interviews which take place the first week back after half term.



RE
Tuesday 20th February 4pm - 6pm in Mrs Ellis's classroom
Wednesday 21st February 2pm - 330pm in Mrs Dewing's office
Thursday 22nd February 830am - 10am in Miss Banner's room

HP
Tuesday 20th February 4pm - 6pm in Mrs Prophet's classroom
Wednesday 21st February 830am - 10am in Mrs Dewings office
Monday 26th February 2pm - 330pm in Miss Banner's room

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

29th January 2018


In English this week we have continued to look at the traditional tale The Three Pigs. The children have been thinking about the best place to use a full stop and will be writing a post card to mummy pig to tell her what's happened since they left home! As part of your home learning please remember to read as often as possible and have a go at reading at writing the tricky words (these can be found in the back of the home learning book).


Comparing weights
Comparing weights

This week in maths we have been learning about weight. We have been comparing weights- things which are heavy and light, measuring using non-standard units such as unifix, lego and dominoes and we will also be making some cakes to use standard units of measurements (grams). As part of your home learning you could look at the labels on different food items- are they weighed  in grams (g) or kilograms (kg)? Can you put these in order from heaviest to lightest? You could also make a simple recipe and encourage your child to weigh out the ingredients. We have included a simple recipe you could try.







If you haven't already please don't forget to sign up for parent teacher interviews which take place the first week back after half term.

RE
Tuesday 20th February 4pm - 6pm in Mrs Ellis's classroom
Wednesday 21st February 2pm - 330pm in Mrs Dewing's office
Thursday 22nd February 830am - 10am in Miss Banner's room

HP
Tuesday 20th February 4pm - 6pm in Mrs Prophet's classroom
Wednesday 21st February 830am - 10am in Mrs Dewings office
Monday 26th February 2pm - 330pm in Miss Banner's room 

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

22nd January 2018

We had a fantastic time at the Norwich Cathedral yesterday and the children were extremely well behaved. We learnt lots of interesting facts- such as the Cathedral was built at the same time as Norwich Castle. Can your children remember any other facts from the day?


In maths this week we have been learning about capacity. We have been looking at containers that are full, nearly full, half full/empty, nearly empty and empty. On PurpleMash there is a paint challenge to complete. As part of your home learning you could look at different containers at home and look at the labels to see how much they hold in litres (l) and millilitres(ml). You could practice playing with cups in the bath or whilst washing up and fill them up and talk about how much water is in the cup. 


This week in English we have been reading the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs. The children have been retelling the story, sequencing the story and writing sentences to retell the story. We have been really focusing on using capital letters at the start of each sentence and a full stop at the end. As an extra challenge we encourage the children to think about using adjectives (describing words) to make their writing more interesting. For example- The big bad wolf. The little pink pigs.

If you haven't already please don't forget to sign up for parent teacher interviews which take place the first week back after half term.

RE
Tuesday 20th February 4pm - 6pm in Mrs Ellis's classroom
Wednesday 21st February 2pm - 330pm in Mrs Dewing's office
Thursday 22nd February 830am - 10am in Miss Banner's room

HP

Tuesday 20th February 4pm - 6pm in Mrs Prophet's classroom
Wednesday 21st February 830am - 10am in Mrs Dewings office
Monday 26th February 2pm - 330pm in Miss Banner's room 



Tuesday, 16 January 2018

15th January 2018


This week in English we have continued to look at the traditional tale Hansel and Gretel. The children have been using adjectives to describe the gingerbread house, designing their own gingerbread house and then writing about how they would build it! 



In maths this week we have been learning about position and direction. We hope you all enjoy the maths event and this gives you lots of ideas on how to use maths terminology in everyday situations to help the children become more confident. As part of your home learning you could complete some of the activities from the maths event or use positional language when reading story books to talk about the pictures. 

A few children have logged on to PurpleMash and completed the 2do's. Don't forget each child has their own log in which can be found in their Home Learnng book. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/garrick


Don't forget to save your work when it has been completed!





Each week in phonics the children learn a new sound (some times two) and we try to send home the sound with some example words each week. Please practice these with your children and see if they can spot the sounds within words. This can be recorded in the yellow reading record.






Dates for the diary....
- Year 1 Maths Event: Wednesday 17th January 9am-945am in the school hall (Tomorrow)
- Library van: Wednesday 17th January (Tomorrow)

- Year 1 trip: Tuesday 23rd January

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8th January 2018

Welcome back to the first full week of Spring term.


This week in English we have been reading the traditional tale Hansel and Gretel. The children will be sequencing the story, writing sentences and thinking about what makes a good sentence. As part of your home learning encourage the children to retell you the story.

In maths this week we will be recapping addition and subtraction and how to find the answer using a number line. We jump forwards to add and backwards to take away.

We are really fortunate to have Bryony from Slanted Dance in this term to teach the children a space themed dance. This week the children learnt some moves to help them travel into space and created rockets in small groups. P.E. for this half term will be on Tuesdays.

Our topic for this term is Out of this World - a topic web will be sent home in book bags with more details. If you log on to Purple Mash there are some different activities on the 2do section for your children to complete. 


Each week in phonics the children learn a new sound (some times two) and we try to send home the sound with some example words each week. Please practise these with your children and see if they can spot the sounds within words. This can be recorded in the yellow reading record.

We encourage the children to choose their own reading books from their book band so that they can select books which appeal to them. Children are expected to read five times a week and this can be a variety of things including phonics, tricky words and books from home but please make sure that they are reading their book banded book regularly.



Dates for the diary....
- Pantomime: Wednesday 10th January for those who have purchased tickets
- Year 1 Maths Event: Wednesday 17th January 9am-945am in the school hall
- Library van: Wednesday 17th January
- Year 1 trip: Tuesday 23rd January- please return permission slips ASAP!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018- we hope you have all had a lovely break and enjoyed your Christmas.


In our first couple of days back we will be catching up on what the children have been doing over the holidays and writing about it. We will be looking at number of the week and also at the celebration of Shabbat which is celebrated by the Jewish faith.


Please remember to bring in PE kits and wellies- PE for this half term will be on Tuesday and Wednesdays for year 1.






Dates for the diary....
- Pantomime: Wednesday 10th Janauary for those who have purchased tickets
- Year 1 Maths Event: Wednesday 17th January 9am-945am in the school hall
- Library van: Wednesday 17th January
- Year 1 trip: Tuesday 23rd January (letters will be sent out this week- please return ASAP!)