Heavers Farm Year Group Blog

Reading – Little Wandle

 ~ MR CAMBRIDGE

Dear Families!

Please see below a short summary of how reading will be taking place this year.

Every Wednesday, your child will receive a new book. They will keep this book for one week. For three days in class, they will be reading together as a group with an adult:

  • Wednesday – Decoding
  • Thursday – Prosody (reading with expression)
  • Friday – Comprehension (answering questions)

On Monday and Tuesday, your child will read the same book in class independently with adults assessing your child’s reading.

Your child is able to take another book home to read as an additional book which can be changed daily.

It is an expectation that your child reads at home every day, including the weekend, with a comment to be written in your child’s reading diary.

The Little Wandle Phonics books are brand new and have a cost. If a book is lost or damaged, you will be charged £6.

Please do not hesitate to speak to use regarding any questions.

Many thanks.

Mrs Allotey and Mrs Paul

Goodbye Peridot Class!

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a fantastic year we had in Peridot Class!

To my pupils, you have shown remarkable academic performance and achievements at different levels this year. Thank you all for making us proud. Wishing you great success! Keep up the good work and never stop aspiring to be the best in life.

To the parents and carers, I thank you for believing in me for being the teacher to your child. I hope I have stood by your expectations.

I wish you all a wonderful and happy summer holiday!

With best wishes

Mrs Berisha Davies

Goodbye Emerald Class!

Good afternoon Parents and Carers,

This is the last day of the children being in Year 1. It has been a fantastic year and the children have done so well with their learning and I am so proud of each and one of them. They are truly unique, special, intelligent with seeds of greatness within them and can become anything that they want to be with determination and perseverance. I wish them every success and happiness in Year 2.

Thank you all for you support, care, for working alongside me to bring out the best in your child and for such thoughtful and lovely gifts.

I wish you all a very happy and peaceful summer holiday, take care and keep safe.

Miss Weithers

Goodbye Jade Class!

Hello Parents and Carers,

It is the last day of the children in Jade Class . It was a fantastic year and I can’t express my gratitude enough to all of you for all your support throughout the year.

The children have all grown in confidence and are ready for Year2. I am so proud of each and everyone of them. I enjoyed teaching them and I wish them success in Year 2.

Have a lovely summer break.

Best wishes

Mrs Paul

Week 4 in Jade!

Hello Parents and Carers,

Hope you are all doing well.

The children have been working really hard. In Maths, they investigated numbers that can be shared equally between two, three and four groups. They explored arrays, a model where a quantity is organised into equal rows and columns.

In Geography, the children created a memory map to show the route taken on their journey to school. They recalled what they see on their route to school (eg. Shops, clock tower, supermarket, train station, trees, bus stop, park etc.) and used them sequentially to create their map.

In English, the children learnt the suffixes- s, es and how the use of the suffixes changes the root word to denote more than one. Eg. bug- bugs, pot-pots, box- boxes. They also learnt the use of the suffix- est.

In Phonics, the children practised the tricky words- move, improve, parents, shoe, thought, whole and who.

In PE, the children have been practising and getting ready for sports day.

In Design and Technology, the children created their own fruit and vegetable kebab following the design they made.

This morning, we had the pleasure of meeting Frederick Afrifa- an international sprinter and a two time national gold medalist. The children enjoyed listening to his inspirational speech, before we moved onto doing some athletics on the MUGA.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes

Mrs Paul

Peridot – Week 4

Hello everyone!

In Maths, the children learnt to share a total equally between a set number of groups. They investigated numbers that can be shared ( divided ) equally between two, three and four groups. The children explored creating groups of the same size as a way of distributing a whole amount equally. They also developed their part -whole understanding in relation to halves and quarters ( that half is one of two equal parts and a quarter is one of four equal parts). They represented halves and quarters using concrete manipulative.

In English, the children identified the suffix -s, to help them understand what a plural is. They also identified two other suffixes; – es and – est, in the words where no change in the spelling of a root word occurs. The children used all the knowledge they acquired during the week and wrote sentences about themselves, using a suffix.

In Design and Technology, the children communicated their ideas to design their product – fruit/vegetable kebab.

In Geography, the children created a memory map to show the route taken on their journey to school.

This morning, we had the pleasure of meeting Frederick Afrifa – an International Sprinter and a two time national gold medallist. The children enjoyed listening to his inspirational speech, before we moved on to doing some athletics on the MUGA.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Berisha Davies

Emerald Class – Week 4!

Good afternoon parents and carers, I hope you all have had a peaceful week.

This week in English, the children have been learning to identify the suffixes ‘s’, ‘es’ and ‘est’. They were given root words and they had to add the suffixes at the end of the word. For example, using the suffix ‘es’, for words such as bus – buses, glass – glasses etc. and were taught the rules for ‘es’. In phonics the children were reviewing the sounds ‘gun, kn and mb’ and wrote a short sentence.

In Maths, the children were learning about ‘division’ as sharing, division’ as grouping, where they had to share a total equally and find the number of groups. They also had the opportunity to explore ‘arrays’ and to develop an understanding of halves and quarters. They also had to share gummy bears, chocolate buttons and other items and draw them on their cake.

In Computing, the children used an iPad to take pictures of each other for a presentation that they will be doing for their next lesson. What fun they had!

In Design and Technology, the children’s task was to communicate their ideas, so that can design a fruit or vegetable kebab. They thoroughly enjoyed designing, creating, cutting and then eating their fruit or vegetable kebab.

In Art last week , the children had the opportunity to create a self portrait using their knowledge of collage techniques. They were provided with different materials, so that they could create their self collage. They first sketched the outline of their face and features before applying their collage techniques to their self portrait.

This morning the children had the pleasure of meeting an International Sprinter and a two time national gold medalist called Frederick Africa. He really encouraged the children and talked about his life and left them with the saying ‘ Keep Moving Forward’, never give up. The children did some athletics and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and his company.

Have a great weekend!

Ms Weithers

Emerald Class – Week 3!

God afternoon Parents and Carers, I hope you all have had a wonderful week.

This week’s learning, in English the children have been learning the skills of understanding when an ‘Apostrophe’ is used, identifying an ‘Exclamation Mark’ and to show expression when they are reading. In Phonics, the children focused on the sound:

sh / ti/ potion’

sh / ssi mission

sh / ci / delicious

In Maths, the Unit for the week was ‘Mulitplication and Division’. The children recapped ‘Doubling’ as adding two equal parts and and ‘Halving’, as splitting a whole into two parts.of an amount of money. They had to choose an item and find double the price and then choose an item to find half price of the item. They used counters and a Part-whole model to help them calculate the answer.

In History, the children’s task was to talk and write about a significant event and this week we focused on the Queen and her Platinum Jubilee. They drew a picture of the Queen and wrote a few facts about her.

In Science, the children were identifying summer flowering plants and an activity was to draw and label any flowering plant of their choice. They also had the opportunity to plant sunflower seeds and will be caring, recording and observing the growing process of their plant.

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful weekend!

Ms Weithers

Jade, Week 3!

Hello Parents and Carers,

Hope you are all doing well.

In English, the children learnt to use a contraction with an apostrophe.They also learnt to use an exclamation mark to punctuate their writing . They later used these skills and wrote sentences to add to their ‘Proud To Be Me’ poster.

In Phonics, we focused on the sound ‘sh’ with a ti/si/ssi/ci as in potion, mission, mansion and delicious. They also learnt the tricky words- busy, because, beautiful, pretty, hour, any, many, through.

In Maths, the children learnt to find double and half of an amount of money . They recognised and added equal groups and represented it with repeated addition. Pupils explored ‘equal groups’ in the context of shapes with an equal number of sides. They also learnt to share a total equally between a given number of groups.

In Science, the pupils identified summer flowering plants . They planted sunflower seeds to observe its growth over the next few weeks.

In Art, the children created their own self portrait collage using their knowledge of collage techniques.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs Paul

Jade Class, Week 2!

Dear Parents and Carers,

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine.

In Maths, the children compared different amounts of money. They applied their knowledge of coin values and addition and subtraction to solve a money puzzle. Pupils role played paying for items in a shop. They explored combining coins to pay for items. Pupils learnt about the concept of change. They role played buying items and giving and receiving change from 10 and 20 pounds.

In English, the children took turns to speak about their object (that they brought from home) and why they are proud of it. They learnt to use capital letters and full stops correctly and wrote sentences to create their ‘PROUD TO BE ME’ poster.

In Phonics, we focused on the sounds- ‘zh’ as in treasure/vision; ‘j’ sound as in bridge/large and i sound as in crystal.

In Computing, the children created a simple digital painting using an iPad.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs Paul