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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

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Squirrel Class - Year 1

What's new?

Welcome back to the final half term of Year 1! We hope you all had a fantastic break and are refreshed for the upcoming half term. 

We have started off by stepping into the Mantle of the Expert which is based around woodland and forests. 

Our topic this half term is plants and will see the children learning all about flowering plants. 

The home learning this week will be in the spelling book on page 26. The spelling will go home as usual on Friday.


What's new?

We have started our new Mantle of the Expert topic which sees the children as Fairy Tale Problem Solvers. The children have met The 3 Little Pigs mummy and The Big Bad Wolf. We hope the children enjoy talking about their learning of this at home.

The home learning this week will be in the spelling book on page 17. The spellings will go home as usual on Friday.


Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new term. We all hope you and the children had a relaxing Easter holiday. We are all refreshed and ready to get straight into the exciting learning we have to offer this term.  

The home learning this week will be in the problem solving book and on pages 16 and 21. The spellings will go home as usual on Friday.

Thank you.

What's new?

Monday 1st April saw Year 1 on their trip to Mountfitchet Castle and the Toy Museum. We were really fortunate with the weather and the children were perfectly behaved. They saw first hand what life was like inside a Norman Castle and were able to touch, smell, hear and see how villagers and noblemen lived everyday. The children were able to try on helmets, lift up swords, hear stories about what jobs villagers did and climb up various towers to see the castle grounds and beyond. The children were using the vocabulary that they had learnt in class to talk about the castle features. 

After the castle, the children had time in the Toy Museum. They were able to see toys from eras gone by and see the evolution of toys through the ages. Children were recognising toys that we had seen during our toys topic and were commenting on the materials, colours and designs. 

A huge thank you to the parent helpers that came along. It was a wonderful day and the children made us all very proud. 

Home Learning for the Easter Holidays.

We will not be setting any homework for the holidays but please ensure your child keeps reading and practising their phonics sounds using the sound mat that was sent home. If you need another copy of this, please speak to the class teacher. 

Enjoy the Easter Break!

World Book Day

On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day. It was amazing to see all the excited faces in their lovely costumes. The children in Year 1 enjoyed lots of story telling including making up their own stories.

Home Learning 8th March 2019

Maths Page 12

If you were unable to attend the Phonics Workshop this week please look at our school website under the Workshop Tab. You will find lots of interesting information and ideas to support your child. 

Please use the phonics sheet that you will find in your child's book bag.

Many thanks for your continued support. 


Home Learning 1st March 

Spelling Page 11

Welcome back

I hope you all had a lovely half term and managed to enjoy the sunshine. It was so nice to see everyone back at school ready for a very busy half term. 

Our topic this half term is 'Magical and Mystical' and we will be learning about castles and all things mystical. 

Holiday Half Term Homework

Please can you play the phonics snakes and ladders with your child. To play they need to call out the sound that they land on as well as a word with that sound in.

I hope you all have a lovely relaxing break. 

Home Learning 1st February 

Spelling 1 Page 12

Old and New Toys

This week we have been learning about toys from the past. We have thought about the different materials that they are made from. We have been on a material hunt and described their different properties. 

Toy Story 

We have been using scenes from the film to describe the characters and  the settings. We  thought of lots of different adjectives using our senses. The children are now planning on how to make a Slinky Dog in DT.

Welcome back to 2019 

A wam welcome back to school. It was so lovely to see so many smiley faces after the Christmas break. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We are so excited to start our new topic, 'Toys.' The children were so proud to bring in a toy. We used these to set up our 'Squirrel Toy Shop' and learnt to recognise coins. 

Welcome to Year 1.

It was so lovely to see the children returning after the holiday full of enthusiasm and ready to learn.

This half term our topic is, ‘Percy’s in a Pickle.’ We started our topic by finding Percy on the floor having fallen in a hole and hurt his leg. We asked him what was wrong and how could help him. Percy was worried he would not be able to do his jobs in the park.

We decided we would help him and be Junior Park Keepers.  Year 1 now need to decide how we can support poor Percy.