RIDGEWAY Primary School

Year 1 

The Soyuz Crew!

We try our best in all we do!

 

Information about our class

As you know, Mrs Bennett has now taken over Team Soyuz class as Miss Peverelle has gone on maternity leave.

Mrs Bennett will be teaching in class every day apart from Monday afternoons when Mrs Wilkinson will be teaching. This will be to cover Mrs Bennett's PPA time.  Mrs Geddes will support in class each morning apart from Thursdays.

PE will be now be on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child has PE kit in school. This includes a white T-shirt, black shorts, a black sweatshirt and black joggers, (a spare pair of socks is a good idea if your child wears tights to school). Please make sure all kit is clearly named as we will be getting changed in the classroom before PE.  Please send to school at the beginning of each half term and it will come home to be cleaned and checked (for fit) at the end of each half term.

Water bottles will be sent home at the end of the school day to be washed and refilled ready for the next day, hydration is really important and aids concentration and learning.

Please remember that children are only to bring the following items to school:

  • coats
  • water bottles
  • PE kit  

Books to take home

We will be sending a reading book home with your child every week. Please read the book at home to ensure your child gets extra reading practise with a phonetically decodable book which is picked to mirror up with the phonics we are teaching in school.

To ensure we are following COVID guidelines, we will send a new reading book home in book bags each Monday. Please then bring your book back into school in your book bag on Thursday. This will mean we can quarantine each book over the weekend and send out a new book on Monday. 

Homework and Bug Club Books - please see the information under the 'Homework' tab below for more details. 

We are looking forward to a super year ahead. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

My email address is mbennett@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Mrs Bennett & Mrs Geddes

 Please see attached below a letter detailing drop off and pick up times, plus contact details. 

 

Autumn 2

Our topic for Autumn 2 is... To Infinity and Beyond! Focussing on Space. 

We will focus on several texts including: 

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers 

We will also use some visual literacy based on the story of a baboon who lives on the moon. 

In science we will focus on the solar system and the different planets. 

In art we will look at the work of Van Gough and have a go at replicating one of his pieces - Starry Night. 

In Design and Technology we will link our story of How to Catch a Star with making our own stars out of salt dough. We will then link this to literacy and have a go at writing some instructions. 

In history we will study Neil Armstrong - the first person to walk on the moon! 

Autumn 1 

Our new topic is called Super Me!

We will focus on several superhero texts including:

Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Eliot the Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer and Alex Smith 

We will also think about why we are super and what makes us special, plus real life superheroes. 

In Science we will study everyday materials, plus the human body and senses. 

In Design and Technology and Art we will design our own superhero outfit plus making our own skeleton. 

In Religious Education, Year 1 will learn about Christianity and religious symbols. 

In ICT we will focus on basic computing skills plus internet safety. 

We will have daily Reading, Phonics, English, Handwriting, Maths and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) to support the children in their transition back to school. 

 

We are looking forwards to lots of fun and exciting learning!

Homework 

Homework will be set every Monday. The children will be given a full week to complete the learning, including a weekend.

Log in details for online learning platforms such as Seesaw and Bug Club (Active Learn) can be found in your Remote Learning Books.  

As always, your ongoing support with home learning is truly appreciated and plays a huge role in covering missed learning and embedding new learning - please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

Reading: Children will be allocated 2 books a week on Active Learn. Please try to read the book at least twice before completing the bugs. This will allow your child to develop their fluency, expression and understanding as they read. Once your child has completed the bug questions the book will move to the library section. Remember that your child can read any of the books in their library as many times as they wish. Please also try to read books that you have at home :) 

 

Monday 10th May 2021

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Please go to Seesaw to see a video to support with using Bug club.

 

Phonics: Please go to seesaw for your task/ We will be reviewing the oy sound with the alternative spelling oi.

Additional Task: Maths

This week we have been recapping counting in 5s. Please go to Seesaw for your task. There is a video to watch and then a task to complete.

Monday 3rd May 2021

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics: This week we have been reviewing the ow (e.g. cow) and oi (e.g. coin) sounds and learning the alternative spellings ow/ou (e.g. shout) and oi/oy (e.g. boy). Please head over to phonics play (see link below) and practise the following:

Phase 3: ow and oi

Phase 5: ou and oy

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/dragons-den

Additional Task: Reading (comprehension)  

In our reading lessons, we have been learning to read and then answer questions about the text. All of the answers can be found in the text so make sure you read it carefully and look back at the text to help you find the answer. Please go to Seesaw to find your comprehension reading task.

Monday 26th April 2021 

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics: Please go to Seesaw for your phonics task. In class we have been learning the alternative spellings for the ‘ow’ sound. Please complete the task on Seesaw linked to this.

 

Additional Task: Maths! 

We have been learning to count in 2s. Please go to Seesaw to see your task. There is a video to help you remember how to count in 2s and a task to complete. 

Monday 19th April 2021 

 

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics: Please go to Seesaw for your phonics task. In class we have been learning the alternative spellings for the ‘ur’ sound. Please complete the task on Seesaw linked to this.

 

Additional Task: Maths! 

We have been learning to solve problems linked to measurements. Please go to Seesaw to complete your task.

Monday 29th March 2021

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics: Click on the link to play Dragon's Den.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den 

This week I would like you to recap the 'ow' sound (e.g. in the word ‘cow’) and the different spellings of this sound.  Please practise these sounds by sorting words into real or fake on Phonics Play.

Please select either: Phase 5 - ou sound

                                 Phase 3 - ow sounds

 

Additional Task: Science! I would like you to go on a wild plant hunt over the Easter break. Please see the wild plant hunt sheet attached below. However, I will print these out and hand them out tomorrow (30.03.2021).

Please go for a walk over the Easter break and take your wild plant hunt sheet with you. When you see one of the wild plants on the sheet, mark it off. At the end, count up how many times you saw each wild plant. You can then hand this in to me when we come back to school or take a photo and upload it to seesaw for me to see.

In school, we have been attempting to grow bean plants. Some of them have taken and started to grow. Others have not started yet so we have replaced the seeds and added a new one (on 29.03.2021). I will be sending these bean plants home with your child on 30.03.2021. Please could you look after the plant at home and send me some photos of the growth progress your bean plant makes.  

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Monday 22nd March 2021 

 

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics: Click on the link to play Dragon's Den.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den 

This week we have recapped the 'ur' sound and the different spellings of this sound.  Please practise these sounds by sorting words into real or fake on Phonics Play.

Please select either: Phase 5 - ir sound

                                 Phase 3 - ur and er sounds

 

Additional Task: Science! We have been learning about plants in Science this half term. Please go to Seesaw for your task. 

There is a video to watch about parts of the plant. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-parts-of-a-plant/zvdkpg8 

Then a task to complete on seesaw. 

Monday 15th March 2021 

 

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics: Click on the link to play Dragon's Den.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den 

This week we have continued to learn different ‘or’ sound spellings and also recapped some of our Phase 3 sounds. Please practise some of these sounds by sorting words into real or fake on Phonics Play.

Please select either: Phase 5 - au and aw sounds

                                 Phase 3 - oi sound 

 

Additional Task: Maths! We have been learning numbers to 50.

Watch this video below to recap numbers to 50:

https://vimeo.com/500466597

Please go to seesaw to complete the task linked to numbers to 50.

Click here for Phonics Resources

Click here for Phonics resources

Useful KS1 Weblinks

This half term our topic is called Cool Britannia!

During this topic we will be learning about the United Kingdom and the Royal Family.

In English we will be writing a journey tale and we will use the story ‘Little Charlie’ as our model text. After this, we will be producing a persuasive poster to advertise a day out in London!

In Maths, we will be finishing our a measure topic in which we will be exploring length, height, volume and capacity, learn to measure and compare length, height, volume and capacity as well as solve problems relating to measure. After this, we will move on our multiplication and division topic. During this topic we will be learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as learning to divide by grouping and sharing.

In Geography we will be learning all about the four countries in the United Kingdom. We will be able to name and locate these as well as their capital cities. We will explore each country so we can understand geographical similarities and differences between each one. We will also begin to basic geographic vocabulary to explain both physical and human features. During this topic we will recap the 7 continents of the world and develop our map skills by using an atlas. Finally, we will learn some fun facts about London and develop our ability to use aerial photographs and recognise landmarks to create a simple map using basic symbols in a key.

In History we will be learning about a significant individual who has contributed to national achievements. Therefore, we will be learning about the Royal Family with a focus on Queen Elizabeth II. We will learn all about her achievements during her time as Queen and understand how she can contributed to change in the United Kingdom over time.

Spring 2 Photos and fun!

Our Model Text! 

In English we have been learning our model text of Little Red Riding Hood. We have come up with actions to help us remember the story off by heart. 

Here is the text map we use to help us remember the story in pictures too. 

Ask us to recite the story and see how much we can remember! 

WANTED Posters

In English, we created a wanted poster to catch the wolf from our model text. Take a look at some of our work. We worked hard to include adjectives to describe different features of the wolf. 

Art Display

In Art, we created a plant picture using lots of different materials. We used cupcake cases for the flower, real seeds for the seeds in the middle of the flower, a green paper straw for the stem and string for the roots. We then cut out green leaves and put some brown paper over the bottom as the soil. 

Take a look at the finished product below!

Take a look at our Science work!

We have learnt what each part of a plant is called and what its function is. 

Our beans have started to grow! 

We can see roots and a few shoots!

Bean planting on Friday!

We planted bean seeds in transparent cups so we could watch the bean seed grow into plant. 

We put the soil into the cup. Made a small soil for the seed and carefully placed the seed into the soil. We then watered the soil and put them near the window so they can get plenty of sunlight. 

We can't wait to see them grow!

Spring 2 - The Enchanted Wood!

Our topic for Spring 2 is … The Enchanted Wood! ... focusing on plants.  

In English we will be learning a warning tale called Little Red Riding Hood. We will use this model text to help us write our own warning tale. Please watch this space for a video of us learning the model text using actions to support us.

In Maths, we will be focusing on Place Value for numbers up to 50. This topic will introduce the pupils to numbers to 50, comparing, ordering and understanding the place value of numbers to 50. We will then move on to Measurement where we will focus on length and height and weight and volume.

In reading we will be using Bookflix to read and engage in interesting texts linked to our topics The Enchanted Wood and plants. We will read some of the following texts:

Jim and the Beanstalk
The Flower

In Science, we will be looking at all things plants! During this topic we will learn to name and label parts of plants, understand what plants need to grow and learn to identify some garden and wild plants. We are also going to grow a bean plant and take care of it so we can watch the different stages of a life cycle of a plant. 

In art, we will explore different ways to create flower art work using different mediums.

Autumn 2 Photos!

A great big THANK YOU!!

What a pleasure it has been to teach your children since September! I would like to say a massive thank you for all of your support. As well as this, a thank you for your wonderful gifts. Myself and baby are feeling very spoiled.

I will be back in January for a few days to support your children in getting to know their new teacher. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you all in the new year. 

Miss Peverelle x

Take a look at some of our learning! 

What a brilliant start!

Year 1 have been absolute superstars over the last few weeks, and settled back into school fantastically. 

During the first week of school we learned about the Soyuz space craft and wrote about ourselves. Take a look at the pictures of the displays created by the children's wonderful work! 

To kick start our topic Super Me, we have had great fun reading the story Supertato. We have written some descriptions about the characters in the story including Supertato himself plus the Evil Pea! In art we have used power paints to paint pictures of the characters too. 

As well as this, we have been using the text The Colour Monster to think about our emotions and feelings. We have talked lots about how we feel and what makes us feel this way. Then we drew pictures of the things that make use feel certain emotions and put them into the different jars just like The Colour Monster does in his own story. 

Take a look at a sample of the learning we have been up to! 

ICT

In computing we have talked about Internet safety and discussed people who can help us if we have a worry.

We are learning to log in and out of Purple mash and today we found out how to save our work.

 

More wonderful learning from the Soyuz Crew! 

Year 1 have enjoyed listening to and helping each other to read this week. 

Take a look at the fantastic display created by The Soyuz Crew's wonderful work based on the story Supertato! 

When Evil Pea visited the Soyuz Crew!

Over the last few weeks we have had a rather evil visitor in our classroom! He has been up to lots of terrible mischief and making some terrible mess! It was Evil Pea! The Soyuz crew worked hard to try and find the naughty character but we had no luck. So we decided we only had one option ..... we needed Supertato! Year One discussed the different ways we could try to contact this very experienced Evil Pea catcher, and decided that we should write him a letter. And what fabulous letters the children have written! Hopefully Supertato will arrive soon and catch that Evil Pea!

Autumn 2..... To Infinity and Beyond!

Take a look at our fantastic space themed classroom! Team Soyuz have produced some brilliant learning so far this half term which has been put onto our classroom display. We have learned about the different planets in space and used the technique 'wax resist' to colour and paint the different planets. We have also found out lots about Neil Armstrong and written lots of interesting facts about him on some space boots! 

Our Christmas Fund Raiser! 

 

The Soyuz Crew have been very busy making their own Christmas decorations to sell to raise money for the children of Ridgeway Primary School. Please take a look at some of the pictures of the children making salt dough, painting and decorating. What fun we have all had! 

Each child has made 3 decorations which cost £4. If you wish to buy the decorations, please pay via parent pay. All payments need to be made by Tuesday 15th December. 

Thank you for your continued support and Merry Christmas!