Welcome to Learners Class

Children who are in Learners' class are Year 1. They are taught by Mrs Brown and Mr Grason, who are supported by Mrs Wood. We recognise the essential transition that children must make from the play based Reception curriculum into Key Stage One. Therefore, careful planning is undertake to ensure that this process is smooth and highly beneficial to the children and their needs. This also includes access to outdoor provision. 

Thursday’s News – 2nd July

Good morning everyone,
I hope you are all well today!
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;- Details on Tapestry.
Today, we are focusing on the question from our book which says ‘ How many people are there in the World? Is there anyone just like me?’
In English we will explore how we are different from the other people in our family, in our school and in the World.
In Maths there are two daily challenges today – just to keep you on your toes!
In Handwriting we will continue to practise, today writing the months of the year.
In PSHE we are celebrating ourselves and how amazing we are – this is for Mums and Dads too!

Keep in touch as always and keep smiling πŸ™‚
Best wishes,
Mrs Brown

A New Month – Wednesday 1st July

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well.
We are really enjoying our new book ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and finding out some fascinating facts!
Today’s question is ‘How big are icebergs?’ – see Tapestry for more information!
Today in English, we become an iceberg ourselves, finding out what is above and below the surface of ourselves!
In Maths, another daily challenge. These are really getting us thinking!
In Handwriting today, we will be writing the days of the week, thinking about ascenders and descenders when writing letters.
With our focus today on icebergs, in Geography we will find out about one of the coldest places in the World, Antarctica!,

The weather is slightly cooler this week, which is nice and refreshing for now!
Keep in touch with me and let me know what activities you are doing.
Keep smiling as always πŸ™‚
Mrs Brown

Tuesday’s News – 30th June

Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well today!
Did you enjoy our new book yesterday ‘Why is the Sky Blue?’, it is full of fascinating things to talk about.
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;-
In English, we will be thinking about one of the questions from our book ‘Can fish hear things?’. We will write some sentences of the things that we imagine fish can hear.
In Maths, the daily challenge today will definitely require your thinking caps! Good luck!
There is some more handwriting to practise today – this time upper and lower case letters.
In Science, still thinking about ‘Can fish hear things?’ we will find out more about sound, what sound is and how sounds are made.

Keep in touch with me as always and keep smiling πŸ™‚
Best wishes,
Mrs Brown

Monday 29th June – A New Week

Good morning Learners and families.
I hope you have enjoyed the weekend, we have definitely had a real mix of weather!
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;- More details on Tapestry!
In English, we will be introduced to a new book ‘Why is the sky blue?’. We will listen to the fascinating questions in the book and try and think of our own too.
In Maths this week, we will have a challenge a day – These will really keep us thinking! Today’s challenge is about the number 8!
Some handwriting practise today – let’s get our writing even more beautiful!
Music – Thinking about our new book and our wonderful world, here’s a song to enjoy!

You have all been fantastic at staying in touch – keep it going- you are all amazing!
Keep smiling πŸ™‚ and look out for tonight’s story at 6pm!
Mrs Brown

Hurray It’s Friday – 26th June

Good morning everyone.
Thank you so much to families keeping in touch and sending wonderful pictures and videos of your amazing adventures! It is truly wonderful to see – I do miss you very much!
It’s Friday again – I can’t quite believe it!
Today’s suggested learning is as follows;-
In English, we will focus on the final line of our book β€˜Rain Before Rainbows’ which says ‘The morning is breaking, the morning is bright’.
We will take this focus into enjoying some Music today and enjoy listening and singing the song ‘Morning has broken’.
In Maths, there are some fun counting games to play.
Let’s practise our spellings today and become super spellers!

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the weather will stay warm and sunny!
Keep smiling πŸ™‚
Mrs Brown

Thursday’s News – Another Sunny Day! 25th June

Good morning everyone!

Wow the weather was hot hot hot yesterday!

I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine!

Today’s suggested learning is as follows:- More details on Tapestry!

In English, we will be thinking about the line from our book ‘ A day full of promise, a day full of light’.

In Maths, we are thinking about comparing objects to 100.

In Phonics we will be phoneme spotting and using our comprehension skills too!

In Science we will think about what part of a plant our fruit and vegetables come from!

Keep cool today, it’s a warm one again!

Keep smiling πŸ™‚

Mrs Brown

Wednesday’s News – 24th June

Good morning everyone.

I hope you enjoying the lovely weather. A few families told me yesterday they were heading to the beach to enjoy the sunshine – how lovely!

Todays suggested learning activities are as follows;- More details on Tapestry!

In English, we are reading our story ‘Rain Before Rainbows’ and using lots of expression as we do!

In Maths we are having a backwards kind of a day and focusing on counting backwards.

In Phonics we will learn about suffixes and do some word-ending spotting!

Let’s Enjoy some PE in the sun (this can even be enjoyed on the beach too). Make an obstacle course to enjoy today!

I hope you manage to enjoy the lovely weather. Keep me posted and let me know what you are up to!

Remember these activities are suggestions only, you can do as much or as little as you can!

Have fun in the sun and keep smiling πŸ™‚

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown

 

Tuesday News – 23rd June

Good morning everyone!

The sun has got his hat on again today – how lucky are we!

Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;-

In English, we are thinking about the line from our book that says ‘There are dragons to duel, battles to win’. today we will design our own dragon using the book ‘Tell me a dragon’ to help us further.

In Maths, looking at number again, we will focus on ordering numbers.

In Phonics we will be thinking about Common Exception Words – reading them and spelling them too!

In Science today we will be exploring wonderful hedgerows – they really are fascinating!

Enjoy the sunshine and don’t forget to look out for hedgerows you may pass! Can you spot a dog-rose flower?

Keep in touch and keep smiling πŸ™‚

Best wishes,

Mrs Brown

A New Week – Monday 22nd June

Good morning everyone!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend!

We have had all weathers this weekend…..sunshine, wind and rain, but the sun is here to stay this week!

Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows – more details on Tapestry.;-

In Maths we will be perfecting our counting – using a 100 square to help us!

In English, thinking about the line from our book ‘Mountains to climb , journeys to take’, we will transport ourselves to somewhere wonderful and a create a postcard to send to someone special!

In Phonics we will look at graphemes and count how many sounds a word has.

In Geography, still thinking about the line ‘Mountains to climb, journeys to take’, we will learn about some famous Mountain Ranges in the World.

Keep in touch with me on Tapestry as always and let me know what you are doing today!

Look out for tonight’s story at 6pm.

Keep smiling as always,

Mrs Brown

Friday’s News – 19th June

Good morning everyone!

I can’t believe it’s Friday already!

I think the weather is set to warm up a little again, which will be nice!
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;-
In Maths we will use all the coin/money skills we have learned this week and have a go at some money games!
In English we are thinking about the line from our book which says ‘Footsteps to follow, words that are wise’. I would like you to discuss what you think this means and talk about whose footsteps you would like to follow in and why?
In Phonics there are some real and nonsense words to practise.
It’s Read-a-Book Friday, so grab a book and cuddle up somewhere cosy and enjoy reading together!
RE – Following in Jesus’s footsteps – how and why would and should we do this?

Keep in touch with me as always and have a lovely weekend!
Best wishes and keep those big smiles smiling!
Mrs Brown

 

Maths – Money Games

You have worked really hard this week and have become much more confident recognising and using money – well done!

Today, we will use all the skills you have learned this week and apply them when we try these two fun money games ;-https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game 

Enjoy!

 

Read-a-book-Friday

Yes its Friday again!
That can only mean one thing – Read-a-Book-Friday!
So grab a book, or you could even check out Oxford Owl or sign up for the Virtual Library Summer Challenge if you haven’t already.

Also check out the story link Mr Grason mentioned in his email on Wednesday, which has been set up by the National Literary Trust and Stephen Joseph Theatre – here’s the link again below;-

https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/north-yorkshire-coast/your-stories/ 

Whatever you do enjoy reading today!

 

English – Footsteps to follow

In English today we will think about another line from our book ‘Footsteps to follow, words that are wise’.
Talk together and discuss what you think footsteps to follow means? Does it mean walking behind someone? What else can it mean?
Talk about why you might want to follow in someone’s footsteps? Whose footsteps might you want to follow in?
Have a discussion first, then write down your findings if you would like.

I would like to follow in my Grandma’s footsteps because she is the kindest person I have ever known!

 

Phonics – Words to practise 

Today in Phonics let’s use all of our Phonics knowledge and practise some words together.
There are some real words and also some nonsense (alien) words to practise! – see picture below!

Let me know how you get on!

 

RE – Following in Jesus’ Footsteps

In English today we have been thinking about what it means to follow in someone’s footsteps!
I would like you also to think how you can follow in Jesus’s footsteps.
What would you need to do to follow in Jesus’s footsteps? What does the Bible tell us about what kind of person he was? What did he do that we might want to be like him?
Can you discuss this together, there is no need to write anything down unless you would like to.

Watch this lovely dance and song about following in Jesus’s footsteps! https://youtu.be/Dx6RWOuF1M8