Coomb Briggs Primary School

Welcome to Class 1

On this page you can see some of the fantastic things we do in class.

Here is the hand out which Mrs Foster and Mrs Holdsworth provided at Autumn term parents evening including phonics information and sound mats and Year 1 end of year National Curriculum aims: download the handout

Revision for Phase 5  (phonics screening planning)

 

Revisit and Review

 

Teach

 

Practise

 

Apply

GPC Flashcards, all
HFW flashcards, all,

Play Quick write capitals.
Call out a letter sound or name and ask the children to write the letter as quickly as they can. You can ask them to write the capital and the lower case or just the capital.

Teach children about the rule when words end in nk. Words such as tank, think and bank can be tricky to spell because the letter n sounds very similar to the ng sound. Teach children that where a word ends in k you only write the letter n.  .

Segment for spelling
link, bank, tank, bunk, sink

Blending for reading:
Play Countdown : rink, pink, sunk, honk, chunk.

Alien word bingo
(Attached on TES)

All GPC Flashcards

All HFW flashcards

Look Cover Write check
(Choose tricky words from sheet)

Write the word on whiteboard, and ask the children what the word is, reinforcing the words name. Ask the children to look at it carefully as you are going to take it away, take it away, can they write it.

Recap on the ou and ay sounds by looking at sound posters and actions.

Write the following list of words on a board, or a piece of sugar paper.

Use the sand time, how many words can we read before the sand timer runs out?
Point to 1 word at a time, selecting a child to read. If the children have read all the words start again at the top.

hay, cloud, pay, out, sprout, may, shout, proud, day, play, couch, found.

Write the ou and ay graphemes on the whiteboard. 

Inform the children that we are going to write some words, they might have the  ou or the ay sound in.
Say one word at a time the children write the word selecting the correct grapheme.

hay, cloud, pay, out, sprout, may, shout, proud

Write words on the board, children have to read them. Explain some are real and some are alien

Pheb
Stock
Bam
Whim
tile
doon
plug
shev

 

All GPC Flashcards

All HFW flashcards

Look Cover Write check
(Choose tricky words from sheet)

Recap with children about how some longer words have different parts called syllables.

Write read:
Chimpanzee
Speeding
Mountain
Advert
Mousetrap
phonebox

Write ay ou and ie on the whiteboard, inform the children that we are going to write some words and they have to select the right sounds for our words:
hay, pie, ouch, out, play, die, cloud, stay, cried, clay, scout, lie

Split vowel bingo game
(Attached on TES)

All GPC Flashcards

All HFW flashcards

Look Cover Write check
(Choose tricky words from sheet)

Recap on the ie and ea sounds by looking at sound posters and actions.
Write the following list of words on a board, or a piece of sugar paper.

Use the sand time, how many words can we read before the sand timer runs out?
Point to 1 word at a time, selecting a child to read. If the children have read all the words start again at the top.

tie, heap, reach, pie, bead, deal, tied, tea, pea, lie, each

Write the ea and ie graphemes on the whiteboard. 

Inform the children that we are going to write some words, they might have the ie or the ea sound in.
Say one word at a time the children write the word selecting the correct grapheme.

tie, heap, reach, pie, bead, deal, tied, tea, pea, lie, each

Write words on the board, children have to read them. Explain some are real and some are alien

mark
dirg
dear
sigh
borp
feand
merl

Spring 2 update 26 March

We have been busy learning lots about animals in our Penguins Possums and Pigs project this half term.

English:

We have used the book 'Lost and Found' to sequence the events, perform drama to retell the story, as well as write some character descriptions. We have also written some instructions for how to look after the school tortoise Timmy and written our own animal riddles too.

Maths:

In maths we have made animal tangrams and labelled the shapes we used.

Science:

We learnt all about the different types of animals and labelled their body parts and thought of different ways to sort animals into groups.

We visited The Jungle Zoo in Cleethorpes where we gained first hand experience of animals and learnt about their features and habitats.

Dance and Drama 7 February

The children have been using their drama and dance skills in PE to re-enact scenes related to the great fire. These included: rushing and weaving through the panic filled London streets, kneading the bread dough and carrying trays of heavy buns to the oven.

Firebrigade

The children also enjoyed a visit from the local fire brigade where they got to learn about modern day fire fighting equipment. They were able to sit in the cab and see all of the equipment carried on board the fire engine. They were also lucky enough to have a go at aiming and squirting one of the hoses! Class 1 have written thank you letters to the fire service telling them their favourite bit and thanking them for their visit!

Great Fire of London 26 January

Class 1 have been busy as ever this half term. Our topic has been Robots and we have loved learning about them through a range of subjects.

Autumn 2 Update

English:

 

no botWe have been orally retelling the No-Bot story and we have written additional pages to the story.

We have also replied to No-Bots letter by writing him some instructions for how to make sandwiches he needs to make for his friends who come to his party.

Dear Class 1,
I have heard all about your super story board writing, your work on time words and your ideas for a new section in my No-Bot story!
I was so impressed with your writing I was hoping you would be able to help me because I want to have a party with all of my friends to celebrate finding my bottom again.
We want to play party games and eat party food. The only problem is I have never made sandwiches before and I need to be able to make them ready for my party!
Can you help me?
I hope to hear back from you soon!
Love from Bernard

Science:

We have been learning about body parts and continuing our seasons work by looking for evidence of seasonal changes in the school grounds.

PE:

We have been moving like robots to see how easy or difficult it is to not bend your knees when walking!

Maths:

We have made our own playdoh robots and have used them to learn about preposition words, such as under, in, next to on top etc.


Year 1 Music Workshop 15th November

Year 1 children attended an exciting music and percussion workshop at the Central Hall on 15th November. Before we went the children made some robot themed shakers to link in with our current robot project. We had a lot of fun joining in with the songs and playing our instruments to different beats.

Celebrating our Work 30 October

Year 1 invited parents in to celebrate their work. The children created leaflets to present as parents came in. The leaflets showed what the children had enjoyed over the topic. The children enjoyed the afternoon and it was lovely to see so many parents.

Maths Focus Morning 16th October 2017

The whole school took part in a Maths Focus Morning where they got to take part in various maths related activities including Mini Olympics, (covering ordinal numbers) Tangrams, (shape puzzles) Bingo (number recognition) and baking (measuring and maths vocabulary half and quarter). Year 1 said they enjoyed the baking activity the best as it involved chocolate!

The whole school took part in a Maths Focus Morning where they got to take part in various maths related activities including Mini Olympics, (covering ordinal numbers) Tangrams, (shape puzzles) Bingo (number recognition) and baking (measuring and maths vocabulary half and quarter). Year 1 said they enjoyed the baking activity the best as it involved chocolate!

Update 13 October

As part of our 'Family Album' topic we have been looking at family occasions and focused on weddings. We conducted our own Class 1 wedding and this was held at St Andrews Church. The children got to experience first hand what is involved in a wedding and family members came along to support. Prior to this the children had been looking at weddings in project time and also in literacy.

Literacy: The children looked at non-fiction books about weddings. We also looked at the fiction book 'The scarecrows wedding'. We did lots of activities based on the book, looking at following instructions to make a scarecrow and looking at rhyming words.

Maths: We looked at 2D and 3D shapes and created our own favour boxes. We also looked at repeating patterns to create decorations for the wedding. The children weighed out different ingredients to make cupcakes for the 'wedding breakfast'. Project: As well as taking part in the Class 1 wedding, we looked at how music plays a big part at a wedding. We looked at different musical instruments and grouped them into their different musical families.

Welcome to Year 1

Here is the presentation from our Parents Session on Wednesday 13th September.

You can also see a PDF version of the presentation.