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Week ending Friday 16th November 2018

Pudsey Day!!!

Well what a busy week we have had.  We have had our Remembrance assembly at the beginning of the week and have ended the week thinking about children who are not as fortunate as we are during our Pudsey Day.  Thank you for all the donations you have made for Remembrance and Children in Need. 

In Maths this week we have been learning about measuring height and length using standard and non-standard units of measurement.   We have compared the length of different objects and measured them using cubes, hands, feet and centimetres. On Friday we ordered Pudsey Bears in height order and then measured how tall each of them were in centimeters. 

In English we have been reading the story The Train Ride by June Crebbin   We have been echo reading the story.  Please be a lucky listener and sign the back of the sheet when you child reads the story to you.  The more they practice the more fluent they will become.  

We have role played the story, imagining what it would have been like to go on a train journey.  We have been noun and verb spotting.  I wonder if your children will be able to indicate these to you whilst they are reading!

We thought about why we have Remembrance and wear poppies. We had a special assembly and filled up giant poppies with coins that we had brought from home. 

It has been anti-bullying week in school this week.  We have spent time discussing what bullying is and also what makes a good friend.   We had a story about ‘Smarty the Penguin’.  Smarty reminds us how to keep safe when we are online.  He also helped us to begin to understand about cyber-bullying.

In PE we have continued with our dance lessons.  This week we put actions from different sports to music. 

On Friday we thought about Children in Need and why we have this day.  We loved dressing up in our Pudsey outfits.   In maths we ordered Pudsey Bears from tallest to shortest and had a go at measuring them using a ruler to see how many centimeters tall they each were.  We also thought about the position of Pudsey using the vocabulary behind, under, on top, between, in front and next to.  In English we had great fun writing sentences that included a circular word. We wrote about a round Pudsey cake with lots of different coloured spots and got very hungry thinking about a round, pepperoni pizza.  It was a good job we did this just before lunch!




Please complete the  measuring sheet in your homework book


Please help your children to learn their spellings ready for their next challenge on Friday.

Have a go at some of these spelling games



We have been working on our handwriting can children please practice the handwriting sheet in their homework book.



A big thank you to all parents and carers who are encouraging and helping their children with their homework. 

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Cooper and Mrs Carrig


Suggested Year 1 reading list