A HUGE welcome to Year 1 SC!
Apologies for not being able to upload last week's update- we had some technical issues getting on to the website. So here is this week's and last week's news:
It's brilliant when, in their own Golden Time at the end of a busy week, the children are asking (begging!) for more maths!!! Hit the Button has been very popular in Y1SC and children have been brushing up their number bonds... great job Y1!
Well done this week to: Hugo, for really challenging himself with his independent writing; Carter, for being our Reading Champion; and Jaspreet, for being our citizen of the week.
As well as a big shout out to Lidia, Lev, Leia, Mia and Jenson for completing their Rainbow Challenge this week. Keep it up everyone... another fantastic week in Y1!
Children in Need!
Thank you so much to all the children who contributed money and supported a fantastic charity who do so much good work. We enjoyed dressing up in our spots and taking a penalty shoot out from the spot too- all while raising money for a good cause!
A very big well done to all our certificate winners too- Arlo for doing excellent addition and subtraction, Allen for being a brilliant citizen and Mia for being our Reading Champion!
We celebrated Remembrance Day today by learning about who we are remembering and why, as well as why we wear poppies. Well done to Y1 children who showed great respect during the minute's silence and the subsequent discussions.
We also had lots of fun enjoying the new playground markings:
Finally, well done done to our certificate winners this week:
Levison for being a model citizen, being kind, helpful and always trying his best with his work!
Balpreet for being our superstar reader this week!
Norris for working hard with his phonics, writing and maths this week -well done!
We had a wonderful time at John Leigh Park for our Autumn walk!
Our firework pics... we hope you like them!
We have had a great week back after half term learning about the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, listening to some firework poems and then writing our own, creating our own firework pictures with paint and silouhettes (photos to come!) and enjoying our new PE unit of yoga.
Our new topic is Seasons and Senses and next week we are planning a trip to John Leigh Park to observe the changes Autumn brings in our local environment. The new Chatterday homework was sent home on Friday and and a letter has also been emailed out about phonics, along with reading books and spellings, so please check for that if you haven't already read it. We will upload all three documents in the Downloads section of this webpage also.
Well done to this week's Rainbow Challenge certificate winners who completed all five challenged around the room this week: Imogen, Arlo, Albie, Jenson, Mia and Hugo!
A big shout out also to Cassian for being our Citizen of the Week for always having an enthusiastic attitude, Magnus for achieving our Well Done certificate for great focus and work in phonics and maths as well as Layton for getting the Reading Champion certificate!
We hope you all have a safe and happy weekend enjoying Bonfire Night!!!
21.10.22 - Half-Term Sponsored Read
To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read over half term 22/10/22-30/10/22.
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Partner, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So, for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!
We always aim to beat our last year’s target which was £1000 in sponsor money with Usborne donating an additional £600 of books for free if our target is met. This will give us a total of £1600 to spend on new books and resources for our children.
Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words! For younger children in EYFS they can listen to the adult read their books and that still counts.
The class who have the most recorded minutes will win an extra free book and a small treat! All children will receive a certificate for taking part.
If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find on the reverse a sponsorship form and an extra reading log for your child if they wish to use it to record their reading. Please send any money in a named envelope with the class name and the amount raised alongside the forms by Friday 4th November.
A huge well done to the WHOLE of Y1SC who did an amazing job with their first assembly of the year. You worked very hard this week to remember when it was your turn to speak, remember your lines and use your big voices to project them- a fantastic job!
A big shout out to this week's certificate winners: Max (for doing a great job remembering his lines in the assembly and saying them in a big voice), Jenson (for being our superstar reader of the week) and Leia (for being a very good citizen and showing how to be a kind and caring friend). A particularly big well done to Mia who recieved the Headteacher's Award for being an excellent role model, working hard in all areas of school and always trying her best!
Great job team! I hope you all have a well-deserved fun and restful half term.
A big well done to Imogen for being our citizen of the week this week for showing kind, respectful, helpful and hard-working attitude at all times!
Well done to Albie for doing some incredibly neat, independent writing this week using excellent punctuation and extended sentences!
Our Reader of the week is Bertie for his great effort during phonics lessons, becoming much more confdent recognising vowel digaphs and blending them!
Finally, a big well done to all the children who completed their Rainbow Challenge this week too- Imogen, Levison, Arlo, Jenson, Jaspreet and Cassian.
We hope to see you in person next Friday for our Y1SC assembly (at 2.15pm)... we are very excited to share our work with you.
Have a great weekend everyone.
At Oldfield Brow we are proud of our student's achievements both in and out of school. This week we would like to say a big well done to Mia for her success in gymnastics!
We would also like to congratulate Levison, Allen and Lidia for being awarded the first certificates of Y1!
These will be awarded each week on a Friday afternoon so keep checking here for the winnners :)
Enjoying poetry time this week - to celebrate National Poetry Day we shared lots of poems all week and discussed which ones we liked the best and why.
A very big thank you to all those parents who attended our Curriculum Evening this week.
We hope you found the information useful and will pass it on to others who couldn't make it. The PowerPoint is available in the Downloads section.
We have seen a big increase in the number of children now using the online Ed Shed reading books... it would be even better for this to continue to increase though! Thank you for your continued support with this, reading really does open the door to the rest of the curriculum.
Have a great weekend everyone :)
We had a fantastic time exploring the grounds, finding out about paiges, squires and knights, learning about archers and swordsman and seeing the views form the top of the castle... have a look at our photos below:
Ready to go...
Our Woodland Walk...
Looking for dragons- we found their cave!
The secret wall...
Learning about knights... and servants...
Exploring food from the past...
Learning how to fight with a sword...
The walk to the top... we could see for miles- great for spotting enemies!
Just a quick note to remind everyone that the children's reading books are available online via Ed Shed. These are part of the English homework set in Y1 and are specifically chosen to fit with the phonics sounds your children have been learning in school and the sounds they will use in their spelling words that week. They will be available all weekend for further practise and are very helpful to aid your child to become a more confident reader and writer. There will normally be 4 books set per week, each focussing on a different sound. They are only short and and have nice comprehension questions to ask at the end. Please support your child's learning by reading a short book with them and talking about it each night. If you have any issues at all logging in then please let us know as soon as you can and we will help... we can see who is reading :)
BEESTON CASTLE... here we come!
Please see the letter that was emailed out (and is available in the Downloads section) about our upcoming trip to Beeston Castle. A big thank you to our Friends of the School who have contributed towards this trip to reduce the cost for parents. The trip has been organised for Monday 26th September... any questions, just get in touch!
Well what a super first week we have had- I bet the children and adults alike will sleep well tonight and enjoy the extra long weekend! Here are a few snaps of the children enjoying PE today, practising their jumping skills...
Children have brought home their first homework with them today, along with a letter explaining how this works. Simply put though, they will receive:
1. English each week (which is their online reading books and learning their spellings, for which there will be a test each Friday).
2. Maths each week, which will be on a sheet.
3. Chatterday- optional, extra activities. This will be linked to our topic and given at the start of each half term with enough ideas to keep the little ones going throughout the half term.
Homework will come home in the children's reading folder each Friday, and can be returned the same way each Wednesday.
Login for Ed Shed: Each child has a unique login for Ed Shed where they can access their spellings and reading books. This has been stuck in the back of their reading record/diary. (Please also practise writing the spellings on paper though as this is how they will be tested.)
The letter explaining all about this is available in the Downloads section. Any queries, just email me at email@example.com or catch me at the door.
Thank you in advance for helping support your child's learning at home. Have a great weekend everyone :)
We have had a fantastic first week getting to know our way around the classroom, doing some phonics, reading, writing and maths and having some fun with our friends!
We sent children home today with a book and a letter explaining how phonics and reading will work this year. Please take the time to read this letter (it can also be found in the Downloads section) and if you have any queries then please just ask us.
We will soon be uploading some information about reading days, homework, etc. but all of this will take off properly next week, once the children are completely settled in. Please see below for PE information for this term.
We will regularly upload pictures of the children and keep you updated about our activities on this blog so please keep checking back here. Also, please ensure you have granted or denied permission for pictures of your children to be shared on the website or Twitter, according to your preference.
Miss Cooney and Mrs Wood
PE lessons will begin on the second week back, week beginning 12/9/22.