Monday, 20 November 2017

Obair Bhaile 20/11/2017

Here's an outline of the homework for this week.

Reading - The class have started reading the book 'Looking After Zara' Last week they were asked to read to page 14. This week please read up to page 15-20 Only. We are working on chunking our words. If your child finds it difficult to pronounce a word they should look for chunks they know.
 Example: yes-ter-day: yesterday.

There is one small group in the class who are reading a different book. They have the week to read the book, just a few pages a night. Please check for comprehension.

  • Spellings: Please learn the list of spellings for the test on Friday. This week the spellings are based on the 'ss/zz' sound.
    1. ox
    2. glass
    3. pizza
    4. buzz
    5. cross
    6. there
    7. they
    8. crossroad
    9. less
    10. miss
    Challenge words:

    press
    dress
    fizz

    • Thematic Words: These are words relating to the theme in class of Myself. These words also relate to topics being covered in Learn Together, SESE and English. The children should know the meaning of these words and be able to read and discuss them by Friday.
    1. Materials
    2. difference
    3. light
    4. path
    5. reflection


    The children wrote these words out in class today so if you could check that they have spelled them correctly. The spelling practice sheets were put into their spelling folders but some children forgot their folder today so if it is at home can you put the sheet in tonight.

    The children are starting Tables this week. The first set are +1. On Friday they will have a tables test along with their spelling test.

    Monday:
    Spellings
    Maths sheet – Near doubles
    +1 tables
    English – Phonics - sentences 'ss/zz'
    Reading

    Tuesday:

    Spellings
    Maths – Doubles
    +1 tables
    English -  Grammar - A or An
    Reading

    Wednesday:

    Spellings
    Maths sheet – Word problems, near doubles
    +1 tables
    English - Phonics
    Reading

    Thursday:
    Spelling  test Friday
    Maths sheet – Word problems, near doubles
    +1 tables
    English - Comprehension - Wrong Mammy!
    Reading

    Science Week

    Hi All,

    We had a very busy Science Week last week with lots of visitors coming in. First Dan came in talked about the solar system. He even has a scaled model of it, it was very interesting and we learned a lot. We even learned about stars that were bigger then our our sun!

    Then we had another parent in who had built his own computer using Raspberry Pi. He brought in a tiny lenses with his computer and programmed it to take pictures and videos. He had to be very specific when giving the computer instructions so that the computer understood clearly what it had to do!

    Paula also came into our class and showed us how to use the coding program called Scratch! I was lots of fun and we received a certificate at the end of the lesson. We are going to use scratch on Friday for the next few weeks so keep an eye on the blog to see what we create!

    Kinsealy Pet shop also visited our school and we got to pet lots of animals, we even got to hold a snake called Sally! She was very heavy! Below are a few photos of some of the activities we took part in.














    Halloween Pictures of some scary ghouls!





    Monday, 13 November 2017

    Obair Bhaile 13/11 - 17/11

    Here's an outline of the homework for this week.

    Reading - The class have started reading the book 'Looking After Zara' Last week they were asked to read to page 8. This week please read up to page 9 -14 Only. We are working on chunking our words. If your child finds it difficult to pronounce a word they should look for chunks they know.
     Example: yes-ter-day: yesterday.

    There is one small group in the class who are reading a different book. They know what page they need to read to.

    • Spellings: Please learn the list of spellings for the test on Friday. This week the spellings are based on the 'll' sound.
      1. red
      2. win
      3. drum
      4. will
      5. waterfall
      6. doll
      7. skull
      8. said
      9. here
      10. windmill

      • Thematic Words: These are words relating to the theme in class of Myself. These words also relate to topics being covered in Learn Together, SESE and English. The children should know the meaning of these words and be able to read and discuss them by Friday.
      1. light
      2. narrow
      3. wide
      4. science
      5. longest
      6. shortest


      The children wrote these words out in class today so if you could check that they have spelled them correctly. The spelling practice sheets were put into their spelling folders but some children forgot their folder today so if it is at home can you put the sheet in tonight.


      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Length
      English – Phonics - sentences 'll'
      Reading

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Addition 17-20
      English -  Grammar - A or An
      Reading

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Length
      English - Phonics
      Reading

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Length
      English - Comprehension - Bouncy Balls!
      Reading

      Wednesday, 8 November 2017

      Movie Night

      Hi all,


      The student council have organised a Movie Night for all the children in the school tomorrow night. The movie will start at 6pm and finish at 8pm. 

      1st class will be in Mel's room and the movie is Hotel Transylvania! The movie will start at 6pm sharp so don't be late!

      A permission slip was given out in class today for the Movie Night tomorrow. If your child wants to go please fill this out and return it tomorrow morning.

      Sunday, 5 November 2017

      06/11-10/11

      Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice break and enjoyed all the Halloween festivities! 

      Team teaching has now ended. This term the children will be starting the class reader called 'Looking After Zara'. They will be working on this in small groups and will be given a section to read at home per week. 

      Addition tables will start next week. 

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday ('ff')

      You, your, off, cliff, stiff, cuff, come, some, stuffing, gruff

      Extension - Challenge words:

      huff
      whiff
      staff

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      bungalow, two story, detached, semi-detached, waterproof, experiment, testing,


      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – revision - 17-20
      English – Phonics - sentences 'ff'

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Addition 17-20
      English - Alphabetical order

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Money
      English - Alphabetical order

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Money addition
      English - Comprehension - Homes

      Monday, 23 October 2017

      Term Art



      The class were learning about all the different ways lines could be created and used in creative ways!




       The class learned about the Russian artist Kandinsky and studied his Concentric Circles painting. We then recreated our own.


       The class discussed the artist George Searut and his method of painting using pointillism. The class used earbuds to create their own pointillism autumn paintings.

       Have a look at our autumn WOW Work Tree. This term the focus was on and writing!


      We have a few extra scary classmates in with this week! Looking forward to seeing all the fancy dress costumes on Friday!











      Islam

      This term the class have been taking about Islam. We have recently discussed the Mosque and the Salat prayers. Syed was kind enough to bring in his pray mat for the class to see. Thank you Syed.


      23/10/2017

      CAKE SALE ON FRIDAY!
      DRESS UP DAY ON FRIDAY!

      Team Teaching reading should be practiced at home. 

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday ('ar')

      are
      all
      yes
      slug
      arm
      hard
      scarf
      card
      Sunday
      Saturday

      Extension - Challenge words:

      shark
      jar
      sharp

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      Halloween
      Trick or treat
      Jack O'Latern
      waterproof
      experiment
      Ramadan
      fasting
      5 pillars


      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Missing numbers
      English – Phonics - sentences 'ar'
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Addition
      English - Common nouns
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Addition
      English - Halloween question sheet
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Word problems
      English - Close procedure - capital letters and was/were
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Wednesday, 18 October 2017

      Obair Bhaile 18/10 - 20/10

      Due to the school closure days there is no spelling homework this week.

      Wednesday

      Maths: Spatial awareness sheet
      English: Station reading homework


      Thursday

      Maths: Subtraction sheet
      English: Comprehension 'The Witch', answer questions
      Station reading homework


      Monday, 9 October 2017

      Obair bhaile 09/10/2017

      Team Teaching reading should be practiced at home. 

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday ('qu')

      Please use the sheet at the back of the homework booklet to practice spellings.

      but
      plum
      quick
      queen
      to
      do
      quiz
      squid
      squirrel
      Friday

      Extension - Challenge words:

      quench
      quest
      question

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      Deciduous
      Coniferous
      compare
      contrast
      hibernation
      process


      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Ordinal Number
      English – Phonics - sentences 'qu'
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Missing addends
      English - Proper nouns
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Subtraction
      English - Capital letters
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Subtraction
      English - Comprehension - The Spooky Castle
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Sunday, 8 October 2017

      Busy Week in 1st Class!

      Hi Everyone,

      Last week the boys and girls of 1st Class earned 1000 Dojo points for working well as a team and also for individual work. As a reward for we got to spend Golden Time in the playground on Friday. A great time was had by all and some excellent turn taking and sharing skills were displayed. Well done everyone!

      We also were very lucky to be visited by Barbara the Dentist. She taught us about our teeth and how important it is to keep them clean. She also showed us how to brush our teeth properly! A big thank you to Barbara for coming in.







      Christmas Show Date

      Special date for your diary!


      This year 1st Class B's winter show will take place on Thursday the 21st of December  11:35 am.

      Monday, 2 October 2017

      Obair Bhaile 02/10/17



      **Team Teaching eeading should be practiced at home. 
      Please sign the reading log every night.
      Please make sure that there is a pencil, ruler and red pen in your child's folder
      Folders need to be in school everyday.

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday ('ng')

      in
      leg
      ring
      sang
      strong
      lung
      be
      was
      length
      Thursday

      Extension - Challenge words:

      spring
      string
      bring

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      Teeth
      Dentist
      incisor
      canine
      molar
      premolar

      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – The Flip Trick
      English – Phonics - sentences 'ng'
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Doubles
      English - Capital letters
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Spatial Awareness 
      English - Phonics 'ng' 
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Odd and Even (Sheet to be handed out on Thursday)
      English - Comprehension - The Greedy Cat
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Thursday, 28 September 2017

      Class Meeting Powerpoint

      Hi everyone,

      Thank you to those who made it to the meeting last Tuesday night. For anyone who missed the Class meeting please find the power point containing the information discussed below. If you have any questions please email me at belmayneetrachel@gmail.com



      Class Meeting Presentation

      Monday, 25 September 2017

      Obair Bhaile 25/09-29/09

      Homework for the week 25/09-29/09

      **Team Teaching: For the next 5 weeks, the children will be working in small
      groups with a support teacher everyday. They will be working on literacy. The
      children will get a new reader everyday. Reading should be practiced at home. 
      Please sign the reading log every night.
      Please make sure that there is a pencil, ruler and red pen in your child's folder
      Folders need to be in school everyday.

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday (Revision of 'ch', 'sh', and 'th')

      that
      with
      thank
      thinking
      cash
      rash
      shell
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday

      Extension - Challenge words:

      chimp
      path
      chin

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      straight
      left
      turn
      right
      directions
      roundabout
      kindness

      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – addition with 10 frames
      English – 5 spellings in sentences
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Doubles
      English/History - Project booklet on My Family
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Problem solving
      English/History - Project booklet on My Family 
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Addition
      English/History - Project booklet on My Family
      (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

      Monday, 18 September 2017

      Obair Bhaile 18/09/2017

      Homework for the week 18/09-22/09

      **Team Teaching: For the next 6 weeks, the children will be working in small
      groups with a support teacher everyday. They will be working on literacy. The
      children will get a new reader everyday. Reading should be practiced at home.
      Please make sure that there is a pencil, ruler and red pen in your child's folder
      Folders need to be in school everyday.

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday (4 of the words are based on the 'th' sound)

      sad
      flag
      this
      with
      that
      thank
      we
      me
      thinking
      Wednesday

      Extension - Challenge words:

      teeth
      thick
      cloth

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      family
      youngest
      left
      right
      oldest
      project

      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Numbers 10-15
      English – Phonics sentences


      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Number sets
      English - Capital Letters
      Reader

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Addition - completing sets to make target number
      English  - Jumbled sentences
      Reader

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Shapes
      English – Comprehension Tom's Tooth
      Reader

      Monday, 11 September 2017

      Obair Bhaile 11/09-15/09

      Homework for the week 11/09-15/09

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday (5 of the words are based on the 'ch' sound)

      hot
      blot
      chips
      lunch
      chest
      much
      he
      she
      chicken
      Tuesday

      Challenge words:

      bench
      chain
      chair

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      Principal
      Caretaker
      Artefact
      change
      grow

      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – addition 2 addends
      English – Phonics sentences

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Making 13
      Spelling practice on rainbow sheet

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Adding within 11
      English  - Capital letter

      Thursday:
      Spelling and table test Friday

      Maths sheet – Colour by sum

      English – Comprehension Hedgehog

      Monday, 4 September 2017

      Lunch Order

      Hi everyone,

      I have sent home new lunch order forms for you to discuss with your child. If your child would like to change their order please complete the form and send it back in as soon as possible. If your child does not want a school lunch please notify me.

      Thanks,

      Rachel

      Home work for the week


      04/09/2017 – 08/09/2017


      Weekly spellings: Please learn to spell this list of 10 words based on the  'Sh' sound

      get
      clap
      shop
      fish
      shut
      wish 
      I
      the
      Monday
      Shampoo

      If your child needs to be challenged more with their spellings there are three extension words:

      toothbrush
      flash
      shelf

      Thematic words: (These are words that are related to the theme 'Myself'. The children do not need to learn how to spell these words but to Read, Discuss, Understand and be able to Use them)

      Islam
      Respect
      Myself
      Height
      Survey
      Travel
      Journey

      Monday:
      Spellings (in folder and on blog)
      Maths sheet - number formation
      History of my name sheet (for Wednesday)

      Tuesday:
      Spellings (in folder and on blog)
      Maths sheet - Number line
      History of my name sheet (for Wednesday)

      Wednesday:
      Spellings (in folder and on blog)
      Maths sheet - Addition with 3 addends
      Phonics sheet - SH

      Thursday:
      Spelling test Friday
      Maths sheet - Vertical addition - join the dots
      English - Capital Letters formation

      P.E on Thursdays



      Sunday, 3 September 2017

      Welcome to 1st Class!

      Welcome to Rachel's 1st Class blog!

      I hope everyone is settling in well and I look forward to getting to know you all better over the coming weeks.

      I will update the blog throughout the school year with class homework, spellings, topics we are learning about, class news, events and any important dates and notices.

      Homework for the week will be sent home on a Monday in your child's homework folder and collected on Fridays. Generally there will be 1 piece of Maths and 1 piece of English written homework per night along with spellings and Maths tables. Weekly spelling and table tests will be held on Fridays. Reading homework will be gradually introduced over the coming weeks.

      The blog will be updated every Monday with the weeks homework, spellings and thematic words.

      If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me  at belmayneetrachel@gmail.com