My name is Mrs Langley and I am the class teacher in Badgers.
In Badgers we work hard and learn together at the same time as having lots of fun!
Badgers Home Learning
Can you believe it’s now the Easter holidays? To keep you busy over the next two weeks we have put some ideas on the class pages. Teachers will be ‘out of office’ and will reply to emails after the holidays. Can’t wait to see all the great pictures of what you get up to J
Ideas for the holidays …
*Children around the country have been putting teddies in their windows with a rainbow. It would be amazing if the children in Fairfield could do this too. On your daily walk you can spot the teddies and rainbows in your friend’s windows.
*Make a video/written diary of your days at home, what have you made, done or played?
*Use up all the re-cycling to make anything of your choice. E.g. robots, dinosaurs and castles.
*Make Easter rice crispy cakes. Can you write the instructions?
*Follow Chris Hill community sports on Facebook and join in with their fitness sessions (Mrs Le Port would love to hear that you have been joining in with her dance sessions!)
*Write a letter to a loved one who you can’t see at the moment, post it through their letter box during your daily walk.
*Draw a picture and stick it in your window to say thank you to the Post man, Milk man, Bin men /woman etc.
* Make up your own dance routine/show with siblings to perform to the rest of your house!
I would like you to make an Easter card this week, try to complete this independently spelling all the words by yourself or with a little support from an adult if needed. Think about what goes inside a card, on the envelope (you could fold up some paper to make one) which words will need capital letters? Why?
Mrs Langley’s writing challenge…
One sentence each day, BUT it has to include these words
Monday – chicks
Tuesday – spring
Wednesday – sunshine
Thursday – eggs
Friday – flowers
I have created class logins for you to read a whole range of FREE books on www.oxfordowl.co.uk Please make use of the free books on here during your time at home.
username: pupil1234 password: year1
Have a look around the house and make a list of things you can spot with these sounds in…
Beginning with (c, t, s, r, f)
Things with these sounds in (ai, ee, oi, oo)
Challenge - (ou, a_e, ie, ue)
This week I want you to make repeating patterns all over the house! This could be drawn on paper e.g. square, circle, square, circle/ star, heart, diamond, star, heart, diamond. Draw a large egg shape on paper and decorate it with repeating patterns. Maybe you could make repeating patterns out of objects in the garden e.g. stone, grass, stick, stone, grass, stick. You could even make repeating patterns using Lego, cutlery and food! See if someone at home can start a pattern off and you have to continue the pattern. Saying the pattern aloud first helps!
Egg and spoon race in the garden (use pebbles or stones if you are short on eggs) Make badges/certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. Could you decorate the stones with paint for the race?
Now I know some of my class LOVE to play teachers and pretend to be Mrs Langley, so line up your teddies, dogs and cats and get teaching! You could make your own flash cards using the phonics mat I sent home, you could write lists of words using the ‘ow’ sound such as cow, now, down. Can your teddies count to 50 in 5s? Show them how.
I have loved seeing some of your posters and pictures from last week, don’t forget if you want to show me your work from home or have any questions please email me J
Here is an opportunity to see the animals being fed live from Chester Zoo THIS morning at 10am. https://www.facebook.com/chesterzoo1/
Once you have watched it perhaps you draw a picture off your favourite animal and label it. Don't forget to show us what they ate.
Our topic this term is ‘Explorers’, and we are exploring animals for the next couple of weeks! Your mission this week is to choose 1 animal, find out as much as you can about that animal online. Then create a poster/fact file about your chosen animal. You might include information about the animal's habitat, size, what it eats, breeding, is it an endangered animal? Remember facts are real and not made up! I can’t wait to see all your amazing posters/fact files about your chosen animal! Some children might want to write 1 or 2 facts, others will happily create a whole poster, no pressure!
If you would like to email me your finished products I would like to see them! If your fact file/poster is hand written feel free to take a picture and send to my email. Ring grandparents and tell them all your amazing facts about your chosen animal, I am sure they would love to hear!
Get practicing your number bonds to ten and twenty on hit the button. There’s also loads of other great maths games on the same website, the children have used this website in school before so should be familiar with it!
You will see further down the website links to phonics games, exercise, reading books and more. I will leave these up for you to access during the whole period of school closure.
Online SafetyDuring the school closures our children will be spending more time online and as parents we may not be as engaged as we usually are as we try to balance work deadlines with childcare. Screen time is inevitably going to be increased for most families and it is more important than before that we remind ourselves how to keep our children safe online.
Reading at home!
I have created class logins for you to read a whole range of FREE books on www.oxfordowl.co.uk Please make use of the free books on here during your time at home.
username: pupil1234 password: year1
Both Phonic Play and Phonic Bloom sites have great games to practice phonic skills across all Phonic Phases. Please access the Phase that your child is working within -this was in the pack sent home this week. Click the red link and enjoy!
Phonics Play - Lots of phonics games for all Phonic Phases to enjoy. Username: march20 Password: home
Phonics Bloom - Chose your childs Phonics Phase to play a selection of interactive games.
Computing Purple Mash is great, it is full of online activites and games for children. Username- badgers Password: 86
Dear Parents/carers, We will be sending work home today for your child to use if they have to spend time at home. There will be more information on this website soon about activities to help keep them busy and learning at home. In the meantime please take advantage of the offer being made by twinkl, an online resource for schools. Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer, and enter your email address and a password in the 'new to twinkl?' section. The offer code is CVDTWINKLHELPS and lasts for a month. Please take care of each other, and we look forward being back together as soon as possible
If you would prefer to access the material from here, these are the resources from twinkl. For further resources please look at Rabbits/Squirrels pages.
This term we are learning all about London! Paddington Bear is providing us with lots of information about London in return for marmalade sandwiches! We will then be writing instructions to make our own sandwiches! We will be locating the 4 countries in the United Kingdom, see if your child can name them on a map.
Marmalade sandwiches for Paddington!
Please look at our long term and medium term planning to see what your child will be learning about :)
This terms topic is 'Alive and Kicking'. We will be learning about our bodies and the changes we go through in our life. Our special story this term is 'Growing Up'. A story about growing up and the different things you can do at different stages in your life such as; crawling, talking and walking!
We have been using google maps to look at the local area and where we live. We then created our own maps using materials from around the classroom.
Throughout the year we will look closely at all the seasons. This week we’ve made an Autumn tree using small pieces of paper in the correct autumnal colours.
We are learning to add two numbers together to make ten. We call these Number Bonds to 10. See if your child knows them quickly without working it out! 9 + .... = 10
Badgers had a great time exploring Corbar Woods last week! We identified minbeasts, trees and wild flowers and scrambled up the rocks to Corbar Cross to see the fantastic view from the top!
This term our class story is ‘The Little Red Rooster’. In the story the Rooster makes bread and his friends don’t help him! The Rooster’s friends sent the Badgers a letter apologising for not helping and asked the Badgers to bake them some bread, so we did!
Today we created pictures of the buildings and places we’ve been spotting whilst learning to read maps over the last few weeks.
Potion making, tree climbing and den building this week in Forest School, all led and generated by the children!
The children are very excited about our class caterpillars arriving. Ask your children about the life cycle of a caterpillar, frog and hen!
We are learning all about animals and sorted them into groups. Mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects.
CNY this year was the year of the pig. We celebrated as a whole school and loved the Dragon Dance!
We have made puppet theatres this week in teams, next week we will be making puppets and finally we will produce team puppet shows!
Badgers earnt a FULL marble jar and chose to have a PJ party with hot chocolate and a film as a treat!
In E.LS. this week the children have been following instructions to make jam sandwiches.
This term our topic is ‘Toys’. We will be looking at old and new toys, if you have any old toys, maybe grandparents toys, then please feel feee to bring them in for us to look at and talk about! We are reading the story ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey, this story will help us create our own story about toys getting lost somewhere exciting\interesting!
Toy Museum\ Visit from Mr Mathews
St Peters Chuch
We have got a very busy half term! We are learning all about Ourselves, alongside this we will be taking part in Healthy Living week, Friendship week and the Christmas Nativity. Please look at our Medium Term planning to find out more.
Badgers had a lovely time visiting Queens court and sharing their dance, poem and songs from the Christmas performance with them.
Badgers received a reply from Stick Man today!! He’s working closely with Father Christmas and has asked the children to write a list to send to Father Christmas. We have used a catalogue to help us!
We visited the postbox today to post our letters to Stick Man about our half term. I wonder if we will get a reply ?
This week we planted daffodils ready for Spring.
FRIENDSHIP WEEK - ODD SOCK DAY
Frog and the stranger
As part of friendship week Badgers read the story ‘Frog and the stranger.’ They talked about how people can be perceived and how it’s wrong to judge somebody because of the way they look.
The children sorted different scenarios into 'good friend' and 'not a good friend' groups. They then role played the scenarios and decided what to do if they saw this happening or if this happened to them.
Healthy Living Week
This afternoon we have been learning about how to group animals.
Badgers have been exploring capacity this morning. They practiced weighing out amounts in ml and using the words full, half full and empty.
Badgers have been exploring the paints to see what colours they can make. They also worked in groups to build their own art gallery.
In dance, Year 1 have replicated a Kandinsky painting using their body to make the different shapes.
Badgers had a lovely morning at The Green Man Gallery. They enjoyed exploring the gallery, choosing their favourite piece of artwork and pay noting themselves inside a painting.
Our wonderful afternoon tea.
Badgers were surprised to find that the only bean that didn’t grow in our experiment was the bean that had nothing in the bag with it.
Badgers tried really hard to to play the English national anthem on the bells.
Badgers have been learning all about the different landmarks in London.
Badgers had special visitors today - the chicks!
Today Badgers have been exploring maps and finding places they know in Buxton.
What a fantastic time we had on our trip to Macclesfield Forest today. We had such a good time indentifying leaves, pond dipping and finding lots of bugs on our mini beast hunt.
Badgers have been learning all about British plants. They have worked really hard all week to produce this excellent non-fiction book. Please come into Badgers to have a read of it.
Badgers have been learning about the chicks and have been practicing ordering the life cycle of a chick.
Year 1 were very lucky to take part in Cricketfest this morning. They learnt lots of new cricket skills and chance to work with the All Stars cricket coaches.
For our next Talk For Writing unit we are going to be writing a non-fiction text about Sunflowers. Here you can see the template for our text.
Welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely Easter. We started off the term competing lots of exciting activities about plants including planting some seeds. Thanks to those grownups who were able to join us.
What fabulous Easter bonnets the Badgers made. Thanks to all the parents for their support and well done Evan for winning.
Today Badgers have enjoyed exploring our different phonics games.
World Book Day was a huge success. There were some fabulous costumes and the children really enjoyed talking about who they had come dressed as. Thank you!
Thanks to all those parents who were able to join us for our class assembly. I think you will agree the children did a great job.
The Owl Who Is Afraid Of The Dark!
This half term the book we are studying is ‘The owl who is afraid of the dark.’
Our class writing targets are:
To use capital letters and full stops.
To use the suffix s/es for plural nouns.
To spell correctly - was, said, you, go, be, come, some
Please ask your child to retell you the story and see if they can remember the actions.
Spring 2 hook: Today the children started off they learning on our new topic ‘Nature Detectives’ by completing lots of different fun activities. Here you can see some of them in action.
Badgers final week of a Forest School and we were lucky enough to enjoy some snow.
E-Safety Day: Badgers have talked about the importance of not sharing photos we don’t have permission to send and about not sharing too much information about ourselves online.
Little Red Riding Hood
Today Badgers performed their puppet shows and filmed them themselves on the IPads.
Here are the Badgers final theatre projects. They all worked really well in their groups and have really enjoyed themselves. If you want to see them in more detail then they are on display in the classroom.
Today Badgers have been practicing making numbers to 20 using dienes.
Today Badgers have been learning about Hinduism. They acted out the creation story and role played 3 important representations of the Hidu God. We also talked about how religion helps us to think of ways to care for our Earth.
The Hindu creation story
Here Vishnu asks Braham to make the world. Vishnu is the protector, Braham is the creator and finally there is Shiva the destroyer who destroys things to allow new life to come again.
Week 5: This week Badgers used clay and mud to make Forest School Gardians. They also made mud cakes and learnt how to play noughts and crosses.
The curtains and backdrops are added to the theatres, it’s nearly show time!
It’s time to paint the theatres for pur puppet show.
Week 3: The children had a lovely time making a story stick for the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ If you would like to see some of them they are on our display in the classroom. The children also enjoyed making and trying out an obstacle course.
Computing: This week the children used their algorithm from last week to program their Sprite on ScratchJr. We also collected data to find out which is the most popular traditional tale in the class.
Badgers are learning the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood.‘ See if your child can use this story map to retell you the story.
Forest School - Week 2
Today Badgers have been investigating which material would be best for Little Red Riding Hood’s shelter. We predicted and tested which material was most waterproof.
Thank you to those of you who were able to stay and explore Badger’s activities this morning. We had great fun finding out more about Little Red Riding Hood, pin the tail on the Wolf was particularly popular.
Badger’s took part in the Infant sports festival. They enjoyed dancing like different animals, throwing the ball onto the target number and playing volleyball phonics.
Shoe box appeal:
Please can you bring in any unwanted show boxes, the children are going to be using them for their D.T. project.
Week 1 Forest School: The children enjoyed their first week exploring the forest School, they particularly enjoyed breaking up the ice that had formed.
Happy New Year and welcome back, I hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday with friends and family. This term our new topic is ‘Traditional Tales.’ To find out more about what we will be learning please see our class newsletter.
Badgers and Foxes have had a very exciting party day, they have played games, danced and eaten LOTS! Thanks to all the parents for their very generous contributions. It certainly feels like Christmas now.
The children have worked hard on their calendars and cards this year. When making them the children have been practicing their fine motor skills as sewing and threading can be quite tricky.
Well done Badgers, you have performed brilliantly all week in the nativity.
Today we have been code cracking usIng an algorithm. Sometimes we had to debug our partners code when we realised it was wrong.
Badgers had the honour of working with the local poet Matt Black.
Thanks to all those parents and carers who stayed for our hook. We had a great time solving the clues and finding out what’ was hidding on the box.
Badgers are starting talk for writing this week. This means we will be talking lots about the story. Here is a storyboard for our story, can your child tell you the story?
An ENORMOUS thank you to all those parents who helped Year 1 to raise £42.90 for Children In Need by buying their rice crispy cakes. The children had a superb time making them especially in their fancy dress costumes.
The children have been exploring 3D shapes, naming them and their properties and using different shapes to make junk models.
Badgers made poppies to help us think about all those lost in the different wars.
Learning to travel with a ball.
Wow our trip to Lyme Park was so much fun. Not only did we get to explore more toys from the past and make a puppet but we also had a fun packed afternoon in the woods climbing trees, making dens and enjoying the mud.
What an excellent start to our 'toys' topic. Mr Mathews came in and spoke to us about the toys he used to play with as a child, we sorted old and news toys and made a paper boat. Thank you Mr Mathews it was a great morning!
Day 4: we had lots of fun doing family Zumba, class Zumba and finishing off the day with whole school Zumba.
Day 3 and we have talked about which foods we should eat a lot of, which we should eat a little of and which we should only eat sometimes. We also had a superb time with the staff from RuggerEds where we improved our team skills and learnt how to do a touch down.
Day 2 of healthy living week and we have been exercising, learning how to wash our hands thoroughly and watching Nursery and Reception's circus skills performance.
Take a look at our tasty fruit salads. Yum yum!
What an exciting start to healthy living week. Badgers were joined by the staff from 'Outdoor Genius.' Then they made a very tasty pizza which they cooked on a open fire.
Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely half term holiday. This term our topic is 'Toys' we will focus on the history of toys and look at the differernce between the matierals old toys were made from compared with new ones. Don't forget that on Tuesday 7th November 2017 we have our trip to Lyme Park. To find out more please take a look at our class newsletter.
Badgers will be working very hard on their phonics in Year 1.If you want to help them at home then practice sounding out the sounds in words they don't know. The phonics mats will help you to know how to pronounce the sounds.