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Smithills Farm Trip

 

We have had a wonderful day at the farm today.  First we put out lunch boxes away. Next we went on a bumpy tractor ride to feed the donkeys.  We fed them bread! The dog raced the tractor up the hill to the top.

 

Next we rode on a donkey. It was lots of fun.  

 

After that we went to feed the animals.  We fed lamas, alpacas, goats and sheep.  We got to stroke some piglets and some cows too.

 

Then we had our lunch.  We were very hungry by this point.

 

After lunch we learnt about how the cows were milked. We then went to pets corner where we got to stroke lots of animals.

 

We had a lovely day as you can  see from our pictures.

 

Love Year 1F

What a wonderful week it has been!  We have been working extremely hard practising our World Book Day assembly. We learnt our lines and learnt how to use our lovely singing voices.  We were very proud of all of the children, as it is very overwhelming standing in front of a large audience and acting and singing. 

 

Can I also take the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful costumes that the children came in.  They really did look fantastic.

 

We had a super world book day. We drew pictures of ourselves as our character and wrote sentences.  We shared lots of wonderful stories.

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Sonny, for completing extra homework every night at home - well done.

 

In English we have been reading and retelling the story of 'How to Catch a Star,' by Oliver Jeffers.  We have learnt about verbs and 'but' sentences.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to add up to 40. We have added with counters, found one more and one less, counted on and even solved some addition word problems.

 

Science

This week in Science we have been learning about materials. We designed our own spacesuit independently talking about which materials were best for each part of the spacesuit and why.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have designed and evaluated our own rockets. We built them using wooden bricks, lego and polydron.

 

Keep up reading at home and bringing in your book bags to earn Westfield dollars!

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Katie, for beginning to work independently and making good progress.

 

English

In English we have been learning about 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers.  We received a letter from the little boy, telling us that he had lost his martian friend, so we made 'Lost' posters describing the martian using adjectives.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to count up to 40. We have counted forwards and backwards and we have also been counting in tens too. Please help us to practise this at home.

 

Science

This week in Science we have been learning about materials. We sorted materials into stretchy and stiff and magnetic and non-magnetic. We talked about why a stretchy material would be better for a spacesuit, as the astronaut could move in it.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have made a fact file about Neil Armstrong.  We learnt that Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the moon..

 

Keep up reading at home and bringing in your book bags to earn Westfield dollars!

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Damon, for being 'onfire' this week! A well deserved certificate - keep it up. 

 

English

In English we have been learning about 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers.  We have wrote a letter to the little boy from the story including questions and question marks.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to tell the time to the hour.  We have been using the words earlier and later and morning, afternoon and evening. We have also been practicing our days of the week.

 

Science

This week in Science we have been learning about materials. We sorted materials into transparent and opaque and talked about which materials would be best for the different parts of a spacesuit and why.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have made a timeline of all of the people who have visited space.

 

Keep up reading at home and bringing in your book bags to earn Westfield dollars!

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Jayden, for always doing the right thing, giving 100% and making his teachers smile. A super start to the new term.

 

​This term we will be starting our new topic of 'To Infinity & Beyond.' We will be learning about the history of space travel and designing space suits for astronauts using our knowledge of materials. We have a Space role play area where we can pretend to be spacemen!

 

English

In English we have been learning about 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers.  We read the story and acted it out using finger puppets, then we sequenced the pictures and wrote sentences using the word 'and.' 

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to tell the time to the hour.  We have been reading the time to o clock and drawing the hands on.  We have also learnt the days of the week and months of the year.

 

Science

This week in Science we have been learning about materials. We thought about which materials would be good to make a spacesuit and why.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have been learning about the Space race. We found out that Russia & America had a race to be the first people on the moon. 

 

Keep up reading at home and bringing in your book bags to earn Westfield dollars!

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Callum  for reading at home and bringing in his book bag.

 

​What an exciting week we have had in 1F! Buddy has been up to all sorts of elf mischief this week.  He has been fishing, built a snowman and has been making snow angels around our classroom.

 

English

In English we have been learning about 'The Snowman' by Ramond Briggs.  We imagined that we had built a snowman and it had come to life. We thought about what we saw and where we went.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to add and take away. We have used counters, pictures and numberlines to help us. 

 

Science

This week in Science we have been learning about what happens in which season.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have been learning about hot and cold colours. We have mixed our own colours.  We studied the art of Kandinsky and learnt about hot and cold colours.

 

Keep up reading at home and bringing in your book bags to earn Westfield dollars!

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

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Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Karla  for always completing all of her work enthusiastically and with an enormous smile on her face. Well done Karla.

 

​What an exciting week we have had in 1F! It seems Christmas has come to Westfield! Santa has been into our classroom and left some very snowy footprints across our carpet.  He has decorated us a beautiful Christmas tree. Then, the following night, Buddy the elf arrived in our classroom! He had decorated our role play area to look like Santa's workshop and he gets up to allsorts of elf mischief each day!

 

English

In English we have saved the whale and written instructions on how to do it! First, we filled the cups with water. Next, we passed them along the line. Then, we dug the sand (the playground!). After that we poured the water on the whale. Finally we shouted 'Save the Whale!'

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to take away. We have used counters, pictures and numberlines to help us subtract.

 

Science

This week in Science we have been learning about what clothes we would wear in a hot place or in a cold place. We discussed the reasons for this.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have been learning about hot and cold colours. We studied the art of Kandinsky and learnt about hot and cold colours.

 

Keep up reading at home and bringing in your book bags to earn Westfield dollars!

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Alfie M  for showing our school value of respect. Alfie is always respectful of his friends and the grown ups in class and shows a lot of respect for his classroom, tidying it beautifully. Well done Alfie.

 

English

In English we have been continuing our work on the story of 'The Snail and the Whale.' We have been sequencing the story and putting ourselves in the snails shoes, saying what he saw on his journey.  We have written a thank you letter to the whale to say thank you for taking us on a trip around the world.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to add. We have used pictures and numberlines and have been practising writing the sum using the + and = signs.

 

Science

This week in Science we have been talking about how animals cope in the cold weather conditions.  We looked at animals that hibernate and animals that migrate.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have been learning about hot places.  We used our atlases to identify countries that were near the Equator. We then looked in the atlas to find out a little about those countries.

 

The Westfield dollars seem to be a great success.  Well done to all of the children who are reading at home and remembering to bring their book bags in!

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Rebecca Evans for getting 100% attendance this week - well done Rebecca, keep it up!

 

English

In English we have been continuum to read the story of 'The Snail and the Whale.' We have been using adjectives and similes to describe the whale and have done our first piece of independent writing (all by ourselves).

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to add. We have used counters and have been practising writing the sum using the + and = signs.

 

Science

This week in Science we have made a weather vane and a rain catcher to measure the amount of rainfall.  We have also been recording the weather and the temperature each day.  It has been very cold and rainy recently!

 

Topic

In Topic, we have been learning about cold places.  We have learnt some information about the Arctic (The North Pole) and Antarctic (The South Pole).  We looked at the animals that lived there and some of the adaptations they had, such as blubber and thick, white fur.

 

Next week we will be introducing the Westfield dollar to reward pupils who have their reading books in school and have read at home each night. Children will be awarded 1 Westfield dollar for bringing in their book bag and reading book & 1 Westfield dollar for reading aloud to a grown up at night.  These will build up and at the end of term there will be a tuck shop for them to spend their dollars at.  Pupils are sent books that they are able to read aloud to a grown up.  If you want to read to your child, please read a book from home.

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Well done to our Achievement Certificate winner this week, which goes to Igor Bulski for coming in with a big smile on his face everyday! Well done Igor.

 

English

In English we have been reading the story of 'The Snail and the Whale.' We have used adjectives to describe the hot and cold places that the snail and the whale visit in the story. We have also been using similes, such as 'It was as hot as fire, or it was as cold as ice!'.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning how to count in 2s and 5s.  Please help us to practise this at home as it is essential that we can count in 2s and 5s to achieve the standard at the end of Year 1.

 

Science

We have been learning about the weather in Science.  We talked about what the weather was like in different seasons and made a seasons wheel.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have been looking at a world map.  We labelled the North and South Pole and talked about how they were cold places.  We also labelled the Equator and talked about how that was a hot place.

 

Please can you ensure that you write in your child's reading diary every time they have read to ensure that books are regularly changed.

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

Welcome back after the half term holiday.  The weather is getting cold now, so please could you ensure children come to school with a coat for playtimes.

 

English

In English we have been reading the story of 'The Snail and the Whale.' We have used adjectives to describe the character, the snail, from the story. We have also been using similes, such as the snail was as brave as a lion, to describe him.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning our teen numbers.  We have been counting forwards and backwards to 20 as well as finding missing  numbers.  We have also been practising writing the number names.

 

Science

We have been learning about the seasons in Science.  We went on a walk around our school grounds looking for signs of autumn.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have introduced our new topic of hot and cold.  We talked about hot and cold places that we had visited.  Thank you for sending in the photographs.

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

 

Thank you to all those who have attended Parents' Evening this week, we really appreciate the time taken to see us.

 

Congratulations to Keelen for winning the achievement award this week for giving 100% effort at school.

 

We hope that enjoy the break (it is well deserved!) and we look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday 31st October.

 

Lots of Love,

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham

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07.10.2016

 

Hello,

 

 

English

In English we have been reading the traditional tale, ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’  We have been learning about the setting for the story - the woods. We went to the ALPs and listened to what we could hear and what we could see.  We used adjectives to describe the woods, then wrote them into sentences using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been subtracting using pictures.  We learned about the add, subtract and equals signs and that + means more and - means less.  We have been practising counting out some counters, then taking them away and counting how many are left. We have also used pictures to help us and subtracted by crossing out.

 

Science

We have been continuing our work on materials.  This week we have been looking at the properties of different materials and why that makes them perfect for their job.  We helped Mr Sheriff design a new school, thinking about what material would be good for windows and walls.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have bee looking at the buildings in our local area. We sketched different buildings and talked about what we could see.

 

A reminder that our PE day is on Mondays.  Please can you ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school. Also can children bringing in lose change for snack purchase a wallet / purse to ensure that any change they get is kept safe. Thank you.

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

30.09.2016

 

Hello,

I have been really impressed with the children in 1F this week.  They have been really settled into their new routines and are working hard to try and please their teachers to earn raffle tickets and well done tokens.  Well done to all of our raffle winners this week. Also a big well done to Elena who won our achievement certificate this week for always being ready to help others in class.

 

English

In English we have been reading the traditional tale, ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’  We have been using adjectives to describe little red riding hood and the wolf. We have been writing words using our sounds and writing sentences remembering finger spaces between words, capital letters and full stops.

 

Maths

In  maths, we have been learning our number bonds to 10.  We sang the number bond song and practised adding numbers that made 10 and finding missing numbers. If you would like to help us learn our number bonds they are:

1+9=10          9+1=10

2+8=10          8+2=10

3+7=10          7+3=10

4+6=10          6+4=10

5+5=10          5+5=10

 

Science

We have been continuing our work on materials.  This week we have been looking at the properties of different materials and why that makes them perfect for their job. 

 

Topic

In Topic, we had a visit from our school governor, John.  He told us about what it was like growing up when he was young.  He talked about the toys he played with, what family life was like and what his school days were like.

 

Finally, congratulations to all of the children across school for achieving 98% attendance.  If our class gets 100% attendance they can wear their own clothes!!! We really enjoyed our treat afternoon and wearing our own clothes today.

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

We have had another fantastic week in 1F. The children are beginning to learn the routines and are trying to impress their teachers.  

 

English

In English we have continued our work on the Gruffalo. We heard that the Gruffalo had been seen around the Wigan area, so we set a trap in the ALPS. We wrote Miss Lodge a shopping list of what we wanted to make our trap out of.  We then built the traps and wrote instructions on how to build a Gruffalo trap.

 

Maths

We have been focussing on counting this week and finding one less and counting in twos. We counted our eyes, shoes, socks, arms and legs in twos!!

 

Science

We learnt about different materials.  We went on a material hunt around school, looking for wood, plastic, metal and glass. We talked about objects that were made from each material.

 

Finally, well done to all of the children who have read at home 5 times this week. Certificates will be on their way home to you.  Please remember to write in your child's reading diary when they have read at home to help them achieve their certificate.

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham x

Hello,

We have had another fantastic week in 1F. The children are settling into life in Year 1 well.  Well done to Charlie Fairhurst for not only winning our Achievement certificate, but for winning Pupil of the week in assembly.  He got his certificate for writing super sentences about the Gruffalo using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Well done Charlie!!

 

English

In English we have continued our work on the Gruffalo although we have been focussing on the mouse. We have been working hard to use adjectives to describe the mouse. We are using our sounds to help us to spell words.

 

Maths

We have been focussing on counting this week and finding one more. We have also been practising writing our numbers correctly, starting in the correct place. Please help us with this at home this weekend.

 

Science

We spent this week comparing and sorting hard and soft materials.

 

Finally, we'd just like to say a big, "Thank you" to everyone at home who has been listening to us read in the first 2 weeks back at school. It is really important that we practise reading for a few minutes daily! For those children who read all 5 days of the week there will be a reading certificate awarded.

 

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth and Miss Shufflebotham xx

Welcome to Year 1F. In 1F we have Miss Lodge as the class teacher and Mrs Duckworth and Mrs Shufflebotham supporting the children with their learning.  We are a friendly bunch, so any problems please pop in and speak to one of the team.

 

Our Topic for this term is 'All About Me.' We will be learning all about our bodies and the area that we live in.

 

In Maths this week, we have been practising counting to ten. We have been counting forwards and backwards, as well as counting out different objects. We had lots of fun playing games to help us with our learning.

 

In English we have been reading the story of 'The Gruffalo.'  We acted out the story and made some masks of the characters.  We have sequenced the story into order and have written sentences to describe what happens in the book.

 

In Science, we have been learning about different materials.  We felt lots of different materials and used the scientific language of hard, soft, rough, smooth, bendy and stretch to describe the objects.

 

In Computing, we have been learning about how to stay safe online. We talked about what information we can share with a stranger and what we cant.

 

Our PE day in Year 1 will be a Monday.  Please ensure that your child has a labelled PE kit in school at all times.

 

Thank you.

Miss Lodge, Mrs Duckworth, Miss Shufflebotham and all of 1F

 

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