Bourn Church of England Primary Academy



Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Willow Class

Year 1

Date: 17 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

In English we have looked at Beegu, a familiar but much-loved story.  The children have amazed me by learning the Talk For Writing (T4W) text with different actions to help us recall the events of the story. They also created a sequence of the order of the story as well as a story map this week. We also discussed the conjunction ‘and’ as well as but.

Our word of the week is respect which I hope the children will be able to explain to you!

Phonics this week : oy, ir, ew, ue. Please talk with your child about words they can think of that include these digraphs.  They can practise writing some of them too.

This week in Science we reminded ourselves of the four seasons and started learning the months of the year.

In Maths we have continued to learn about number and counted forwards and backwards and looked at numbers adding one more and one less than a given number.  We thought about somewhere safe and special in PSHE this week and helped Jigsaw Jack feel settled in Willow Class.

How you can help

 Please read with your child and go through the phonic sounds of the week: oy, ir, ew, ue. Please talk with your child about words they can think of that include these digraphs.  They can practise writing some of them too.

Reading books are changed every Monday and Thursday.

Please encourage your child to complete some of the activities from the:

Homework Web

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In RE we are thinking about belonging and so we made Duplo and Lego schools in groups! We think that we have a Willow family at school too! We have started to learn about baptism in the Christian Church.

What we will be learning next week...

Maths: Practise one to one correspondence, compare objects, use the greater than, less than and equals signs and compare numbers.

English: Continue talking and writing skills focussed on Beegu. The children will learn to punctuate sentences using capital letters and full stops and begin to use adjectives and conjunctions in their writing. They will compose sentences and reread writing to check it makes sense.

History: Start looking at how toys have changed since our grandparents were young.

Art: Introduction at Primary colours and painting.

R.E. : Baptism in  the Christian church.

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Kayla: For being so kind to someone who had hurt themselves

Corey : For being such a kind friend this week.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Jessie : For working very hard to produce a wonderful Beegu story map.

Grace : For writing very neatly and creating a clear story map. 

House Points:

Pankhurst: 365, Hawking 363, Seacole 399 Shackleton 337

Notices

Thank you to all those who attended the Welcome to the Year Ahead presentations. If you have any questions, please do contact me by email: jballs@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

Individual school photographs are on Thursday 23rd September

Trip to the Toy Museum in Stansted is on Thursday 7th October 😊

A reminder please to bring a named water bottle and waterproof coat into school every day please.

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday

Show and Tell is on Friday- please bring in something you have found, made, learned, written and drawn rather than just toys!

Next week we will be voting for 2 representatives from the class to be involved in the School Council. Please talk to your child about it if they think they might like to be considered.

Please click here for the recorded presentation of our 'Welcome to the Year Ahead' presentation.

 

 

 

Email: jballs@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

10th September 2021

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Willow Class

Year 1

Date: 10 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

The children have settled well into Willow class and I am so proud of the way that they have adjusted to life in Year 1! There has been a mixture of more formal subject lessons as well as some COOL time most afternoons. In Maths we have been learning about place value and sorting, counting and representing objects.  In English we have written about Paddington Bear thinking of interesting words to describe him.

We discussed how we know certain facts about him. In RE we have started a unit on Belonging to God in Christianity. The children have started learning about the seasons and weather in Science.

How you can help

Please read with your child and go through the phonic sounds of the week:

ay, ou (as in out), i-e, & ea (as in eat) and Tricky Troll and High Frequency Words: go, went, out, to, from, into, I, about, house, you, it’s, all, my, help and children.

Practise writing numbers 0-20 making sure there are no reversals!

 

 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We have enjoyed our first ever assembly (Collective Worship) in the hall and are learning to line up quickly and quietly in register order! We have enjoyed 2 PE lessons, Daily Mile and a visit to the Nature Reserve as well as Outside and inside play during COOL time. The new house, ice cream shop, water trolley and sand pit have kept them very busy. It is so important that the children have opportunity to play, share and negotiate with one another! The children loved their first Music lesson with Mrs Wheatman, PE with Mr. French and Computing with Miss Hensleigh!

What we will be learning next week...

Maths: Counting forwards and backwards and one more and one less than a given number.

English: Talking and writing skills focussed on Beegu. The children will listen, discuss and make predictions. They will compose sentences and reread writing to check it makes sense

History: Beginning our topic on how toys have changed since our grandparents were young.

Art: Looking at Primary colours

R.E. : Learning about Baptism in  the Christian church.

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Theo F – for great effort in his Paddington Bear writing

Sofia: for being such a sensible member of the class!

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Juliette: for writing so neatly and carefully in her new books.

William D: trying very hard to write as neatly as he can.

House Points will be announced next week. 

Notices

A reminder please to bring a named water bottle and waterproof coat into school every day please.

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday

Show and Tell is on Friday- please bring in something you have found, made, learned, written and drawn rather than just toys!

Welcome to the Year Ahead: Thursday 16th September 6pm and 6.30 pm on Zoom.

 

 

Email: jballs@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 

Willow Class Timetable 2021-22