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Christmas Party Food List - Tuesday 17th December

Dear Parents/Carers,
Please support us in our journey on becoming an 'Eco Friendly School' by providing your child with a named, reusable bottle of water for our trip to the pantomime on Monday 16th December.
Thank you for your support
Mrs Adem (PSHE Lead)


Dear Parents/Carers,


This week in Literacy we have been reading the book, 'Polar Express.' The children have been using adjectives to describe what they would see and how they would feel if they looked out of The Polar Express window in the North Pole. 

We will continue our Polar Express learning next week and we look forward to our celebration Day on Friday 13th, when all the children will come into school wearing their pyjamas (no slippers)


This week in Numeracy we have continued to work on telling the time and working on word problems including time. 


As we approach Christmas our days at school will become busy with lots of fun activities. 

We thought it would make it easier for you to know what the children will be doing on these days. Please see below a list of important dates for your diary.


Monday 9th December - Children to bring in a small teddy/doll that means a lot to them, for our Literacy lesson.

Wednesday 11th December - Church Service at 9.30 am

Thursday 12th December - School trip to Christ Church, Cockfosters (waterproof jackets needed)

Friday 13th December - Polar Express Day (PJ's worn to school)

Monday 16th December - Nativity Dress Rehearsal to school am

                                         - School Trip to Millfield Theatre (Pantomime) pm

Tuesday 17th December - Nativity Show to Reception classes & 1 Yr.2 class parents am

                                           - Christmas Party pm

Wednesday 18th December - Nativity Show to Year 1 parents & 1 Yr.2 class parents am

Thursday 19th December - End of Term (TOY DAY). School finishes at 2pm


Please see your class teacher if you have any questions. 

A separate letter will be sent home regarding the Children's Christmas Party 


The Year One Team


Spellings for the week beginning 9/12/19



There is NO Mymaths this week. 

In class on Friday the children made their own clocks, we would like them to practice telling the time using O'Clock and Half Past. Please give your child some different times for them to make to consolidate their learning on telling the time. 

The children have been given their lines to learn for our Nativity Show. Please help your child learn these.


Thank You 

The Year One Team

Spellings week beginning 2/12/19

This week in Literacy the children have been reading 'The Jolly Postman'. They have been looking at the format of letters and wrote their own letters to some special people wink. The children were very excited to walk to the postbox to post their letters. 

A big thank you to 1AM's parent reader, Laura (Izzy's mummy). We really appreciate the time that you give and the children love the opportunity to read to someone new. We look forward to welcoming our next volunteer next Thursday.

A big thank you to 1AM's parent reader, Laura (Izzy's mummy). We really appreciate the time that you give and the children love the opportunity to read to someone new. We look forward to welcoming our next volunteer next Thursday.  1

Science - as part of our Science topic 'Animals', the children have been learning about the different animal groups and got the chance to label parts of a real fish!

This week in Literacy we have continued our learning on poetry and have looked at different poems from around the world. The children have been working hard on rehearsing poems and performing them to the class. We have seen great performances and good team work! 

Next week we will be focusing on writing letters for different purposes, such as formal, informal and invitations.


This week in Numeracy the children have been working on the days of the week and the months of the year. They have been ordering the days and months correctly and have been working out that if today is Friday, yesterday was Thursday and tomorrow will be Saturday.  Please continue to go over these with your child to help consolidate their learning. 

Next week we will be working on telling the time! 


Our Topic this week is Science. The children have been learning and comparing different groups of Animals by looking at their features. They have also learnt the difference between Carnivores, Omnivores and Herbivores. 

There will be lots of photos to follow our work!

Next week we will be continuing our learning about Animals. 


Thank you 

The Year One Team

Thank you to 1A's parent helper, Chirine (Tala's Mummy) for our first paired reading session. She really helped to inspire the children's love for books and stories. The children she read with thoroughly enjoyed their reading session. We look forward to welcoming more parents in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support

The Year One Team blush

Spellings for the week beginning 25.11.19

This weeks numeracy homework on subtraction has been sent home on a worksheet. 


We have given a timetable of the dates for Year 1's new paired reading program, which we hope to start this Thursday, to class reps. We request that the volunteers stay for at least half an hour but we would appreciate longer if possible. 


Any further questions, please ask. 


Thank you for your continued support. 

They children had a great time during their Victorian Day (they were told not to smile for the photos). They had a go at Victorian handwriting using a chalk and black paper. They went in the playground for some drill exercises, followed by a hand and face inspection. In the afternoon, the children painted a leaf using a feather and enjoyed eating Victoria Sponge cake. Thank you for all your effort with their outfits, they really looked great! 


Year 1

This year the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has its 30th birthday. We think this is worth celebrating! We want to find out what life was like before the CRC was adopted by the UN in 1989. You will do this by talking to people that you already know who may have been children or even adults in 1989, such as your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other trusted people in your community. Mrs Adem has put some prompt questions below to help you. You must interview a chosen adult and then bring your answers back to school by Monday 25th November. You can present your work anyway you choose to, such as; making a poster, PPT presentation, photographs, video or just written question and answers. We look forward to sharing your work with the rest of the class and the school.

Dear Parents/Carers,


It was lovely seeing you all at Parents Evening and at our Lego Stem Celebration this week.


This weeks learning:


In Literacy - The children have been looking at descriptive poetry based on the story 'Sparks in the Sky.' They enjoyed working in partners to create their own poems relating to 'Bonfire Night' and using adjectives to describe their senses and onomatopoeia for effect. 


In Numeracy - The children have been using a number line to solve addition number sentences and also working out missing numbers from an addition number sentence. 


Topic - History. The children have loved looking at photos of Southgate and Cherry Tree from the past. They have been comparing how Southgate used to look to how it looks now. We look forward to continuing our History work next week and celebrating our learning on Friday with our very own Victorian School Day. 


The Year One Team

Spellings week beginning 11/11/19


Friday 8th November


This weeks homework includes:

  • Researching about Victorian children and their jobs, can this please be completed and handed in on Monday 11th November.
  • Mymaths has been set online, to be completed for Wednesday 13th November. 
  • New spellings have been sent home. Your child will be tested on the new words every Friday, but we ask for their books to be returned on Thursday. 


Thank you for your continued support. 


Year 1 team. 

Tuesday 5th November


Dear Parents

Over the next couple of weeks in History, Year 1 will be learning about The Victorians. To support them with their learning please help your child to research some of the jobs that Victorian children had to do and then complete the worksheet that has been sent home and return on Monday 11th November.


To celebrate their learning on Friday 15th November we will be having a Victorian Day in school. On this day your child is welcomed to come to school dressed as a Victorian child.

If you have questions please ask.

Thank you

Year 1 team.                                           

           First Lego League STEM project Celebration Event Wednesday 6th November

The Danish Lego Team will be visiting Y1 Scientists to take publicity photos  when we showcase our work.

Families are invited to this event Wednesday November 6th

1.15-2pm 1A

2.15-3pm  1AM

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This week in Literacy the children have been using adjectives to describe a witch for our focus on Halloween. They had great fun creating a wanted poster for their own witches and using amazing adjectives to describe them.


In Numeracy the children have been working on missing numbers using a 100 square and have been counting forwards and backwards in 1's, 2's, 10's and 5's.


Our Topic focus this week is Art. The children have been sketching different parts of their face to create a self-portrait. 


Phonics - This week we have been learning the Phase 5 diagraphs, 'oy' and 'ir'. 


We look forward to seeing you all next week at Parents Evening.


The Year One Team

Spellings for the week beginning 4/11/19

1A's Parents Evening time slots for Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th Novermber.

1AM's Parents Evening time slots for Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th Novermber.

After Half Term.

When we return to school, Year 1 will be in the Temporary Building.  We are looking forward to our new home! The children have been shown where their new classrooms are and have been given a talk about using the stairs safely.  As we have drinking water in the classrooms, we would like the children to bring in water bottles and these can be refilled during the day.  At the end of the day, we will bring the children out into the playground and stand in our class groups ready to dismiss them.  Please talk to you children about ensuring they stay with their teacher until their name is called.  It is important that they do not run to whoever is collecting them, without their teacher knowing.  Thank you for your continued support.

 Half term homework


The children have had a fantastic first half term and have settled well with the routine and structure of Year 1. We have sent home their first set of spellings, we will test them on Friday 1st November, their result will determine how many spellings they will continue to get. This week your child had a lesson on E-safety, to support their learning we have asked the children to send an email to the school office, telling us about something they have done during the half term holiday. Also, we have sent a phonics sheet to continue to practise sounding and blending words.


We hope you have a great half term smiley.  

Week beginning 7th October.


In Literacy the children have been using the book, 'Whatever Next'. They have been using adjectives to describe Baby Bear and they have also been using their homework to share lots of interesting facts about the planet, Saturn. The children will continue with the story next week, where they will be focusing on story structure and re-telling the story using time-connectives, punctuation, finger spaces and adjectives.


In Numeracy the children have been working on Number Bonds to 10 and learning to recall them quickly and independently. 


Topic - Our topic for the next two weeks is the amazing 'Lego Stem Project'. The children will be working in teams to become engineers to design and construct a range of buildings, bridges and sculptures. 


Peace & Justice Week - The children had a wonderful time during their workshop on Friday. They sang, listened to cultural stories and took part in a story whilst drumming altogether. Please take a look at the photos!

This week in Literacy we have been reading the book, 'The Three Billy Goat's Gruff' to help us focus on story structure. The children have been using adjectives, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops to retell their favourite part of the story. 


In Numeracy we have been focusing on subtration. The children have been writing number sentences and using number lines to jump backwards to find the correct answers. 


Our topic this week was Science. The children became 'sense detectives' to help Ella track down her missing teddy. They used their senses to smell, touch, hear, look and taste different objects to help them identify the correct teddy in the lost and found shop. Lots of fun and laughter was had in these lessons! 


There is NO Mymaths homework this week. Instead we ask that all children research the planet, Saturn. They will be using their research to help them in their Literacy lessons next week.


Thank you 

The Year One Team angel

This week in Literacy the children continued their work on poetry and focused on the nonsense poem by Spike Milligan, Ning Nang Nong. They had great fun creating their own verse of the poem. In Numeracy the children have been working on adding and subtracting 1 more and 1 less than a given number. Our topic this week was RE, the children were learning about the Christian festival, Harvest. As a class each child brought in a piece of fruit and then enjoyed sharing a fruit salad together.

This week in Literacy the children have been focusing on rhyming words. 

They worked together to think of words that rhyme and had lots of fun creating a class poem!

In Numeracy the children have been using Numicon to solve addition problems and have been ordering numbers by counting backwards.


Please could all children bring in a piece of fruit for our RE lesson on Wednesday. The children will be learning about the importance of Harvest and will be making a class fruit salad to share. 


Please remember that reading books must be in school every Wednesday so new books can be sent home the same day.


This week Numeracy homework was sent out as paper copies. The children will be bringing home their MyMaths login details tomorrow, please check book bags. There is a link on the class page to help you set this up. If you need further assistance please see your class teacher.


The Year One Team angel


Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn Term

Dear Parents/Carers, 


It was lovely to meet you all this evening at 'Meet the Teacher'. 


As promised please find below all the requested information, should you require anything else please speak to your class teacher.


We look forward to working with you to support your children through their journey in Year One.


The Year One Team wink

Important Dates

Meet The Teacher 2019 PPT

Dear Parent/Carers, Welcome to Year One! We are looking forward to getting to know you all and working together this academic year. We had a lovely first few days in Year One with your children. They enjoyed adapting to their new routines and finding their way around the classroom. Please look through the photos to see how happy your children are and how quickly they have settled in their new classes. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 9th September at 6.30pm at 'Meet The Teacher'. The Year One Team :-)

Phonics Screening Information

Please help your child to learn Phase 2 to Phase 5 Tricky Words!