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 Peach, Pear, Plum, Welcome to Year 1!

Peach Class

Miss Williams and Mrs Byrne

 

Pear Class

 Mrs Elliott and Mrs Duske

 

Plum Class

Mrs Kenney and Miss Gower

 

Click on the link below for the Remote Education at St Katherine's School & Nursery document.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom  - via realsmart needs to be set up, to allow you to access your child's online learning and live videos with teachers. To do this please do the following: 

 

1) Click on this linkhttps://smartlogin.realsmart.co.uk/smartlogin/launchpad

 

2) Choose school  - St Katherine's School & Nursery  - Kent  and press continue 

 

3) Username  - your child's name in lower case e.g.   ruthpowell

 

4) Password  - stkaths123 

 

5) Here you can access many different Apps - such as Bug Club. Also there is Google Classroom. 

 

6) Click on Google Classroom and you should see your child's class name. In there is the work for the week and from next week you will be able to access live stories.  


 

Click on the logos below for some links to some recommended websites:

 

            

Term 5 - Food Glorious Food

Weekly News - Week 1 - 19th April - 23rd April

 

We have had a fabulous time being sporty this week! The children really  enjoying being back to swimming and did brilliantly when learning striking and fielding skills in PE. They are also enjoying being active now that we are back on the field at lunch time. 

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

Peach Class - Elsie R for trying really hard in her phonics and quizzes this week.

Pear Class - Scarlett O for showing great resilience in her maths learning this week.

Plum Class - Oliver B for his fantastic reading and for answering questions brilliantly.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

Peach Class - Noah I

Pear Class - Scarlett O

Plum Class - Freddie C

 

Spelling Award

 

 

Peach Class - Theo P 

Pear Class - Carson A

Plum Class - Alice P

Weekly News - Week 1 - 19th April - 23rd April

 

The children have had a fantastic start to the term celebrating Earth Week. They have learnt all about different environmental problems and have enjoyed finding out different ways we can help to look after our planet. 

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

Peach Class - Leo C for using his phonics independently in his writing.

Pear Class - Alfred H for all of his amazing learning this week. 

Plum Class - Leo G for his enthusiasm for learning during Earth Week.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

Peach Class - Logan E

Pear Class - Seth H

Plum Class - Ronnie P

 

Spelling Award

 

 

Peach Class - Miss Williams 

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Alice P

Term 4 - Around the World

Weekly News - Week 6 - 29th March - 1st April

 

The children were very pleased to be back in school this week. It has been lots of fun learning all about Easter and creating Easter art. 

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

Peach Class - Ivy G for her creativity in her Easter learning

Pear Class - Carson A for his amazing Easter poem. 

Plum Class - Freddie C for his fantastic independent writing this week.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

Peach Class - Max W

Pear Class - Aiden B

Plum Class - Lois W

 

Spelling Award

 

 

Peach Class - Theo P

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Emily s

Weekly News - Week 4 - 15th - 19th March 

 

We have had a great week with all classes enjoying their swimming lesson. It has also been fantastic ending the week with all the fun of Red Nose Day.

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

Peach Class - Noah I for excellent effort in his learning.

Pear Class - Jasmine WS for amazing writing writing in English this week. 

Plum Class - Miley K for her fantastic ideas for writing.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

Peach Class - Finley N

Pear Class - Harper C

Plum Class - Leo C

 

Spelling Award

 

 

Peach Class - Theo P

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Ronnie P

Weekly News - Week 4 - 8th - 12th March 

 

We have really enjoyed our first week back together after so long. The children are delighted to be back with their friends and settling in well.

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

Peach Class - George R for trying hard in all his learning and helping his partner.

Pear Class - Harper C for being brave and coming into school independently. 

Plum Class - Rosie-May W for trying hard with all her learning and being a fantastic role model.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

Peach Class - Lillie-Mae R

Pear Class - Scarlett O

Plum Class - Hollie C

 

Spelling Award

 

 

Peach Class - Logan E

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Emily S

Weekly News - Week 6 - 7th-11th December.

 

We had a wonderful time in history, learning about and creating a toy from the past called a thaumatrope. There were fantastic design ideas with spiders on webs, fish in bowls and even a dinosaur in a cage! It was a bit tricky getting our thaumatropes to spin but with practise they did a great job making the two images spin into one image.

 

 

The children really enjoyed Christmas jumper day and their Christmas dinner with crackers and cake.  

 

 

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

 

 

Peach Class -  Jay K for using his phonics brilliantly in his writing.

Pear Class -  Jenson G for his amazing effort in all his learning this week.

Plum Class - Alfie P for trying hard to work with increased independence.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

 

Peach Class - Elsie-Marie R 

Pear Class - Harrison A

Plum Class - Alissa G

 

Spelling Award

 

 

 

Peach Class - Max W

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Alice P

Weekly News - Week 5 - 30th Nov. - 4th Dec.

 

We have begun looking at a new book 'Traction Man is Here!' by Mini Grey. The children enjoyed using props to re-enact a part of the story where Traction Man saves the animals from the Evil Pillows!

   

 

In PE we have been having fun continuing to develop our tennis skills.

   

Earlier this term the children completed a cross-country running challenge. Well done to Alice P and Emily S for being the joint fastest girls in the year group and Zander K for being the fastest boy.

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

Peach Class - Leo C for trying really hard with his phonics and reading.

Pear Class -  Jasmine M for being a kind and supportive friend to everyone.

Plum Class - Rosie-May W for trying hard with all her learning and being a fantastic role model.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

Peach Class - Max W

Pear Class - Zander K

Plum Class - Hollie C

 

Spelling Award

 

 

Peach Class - Jensen K

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Alice P

Weekly News - Week 4 - 23rd-27th November

 

This week we have had a wonderful time in design and technology where we designed, made and evaluated our own moving puppet. 

 

  

  

     

  

In PE we have been beginning to learn tennis skills. 

   

 

Headteacher's Award

 

 

Peach Class - Noah I for trying hard with his maths to complete his tasks independently.

Pear Class -  Louis B for his amazing effort with his handwriting this week.

Plum Class - Caitlin W for her fantastic problem solving in maths.

 

 

Active Champion

 

 

Peach Class - Jensen K

Pear Class - Jasmin WS

Plum Class - Alfie D

 

Spelling Award

 

 

Peach Class - Theo P

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Alice P

Weekly News - Week 3 - 16th-20th November 

 

Anti-bullying Week 2020 

 

We began the week with 'odd sock day' to celebrate that we are all different and unique. 

  

  

We Learnt about what bullying means, why bullying happens and what to do if you are bullied. The Children had fantastic ideas about the part they can play in stopping and preventing bullying they also created their own Anti-bullying superhero.

  

This term in phonics the children have enjoyed learning all about consonant blends like 'lk' 'mp' and 'st'.

  

   In PE we have completed our first challenge 'Cup Stacking' Well done Year 1! 

   

Headteacher's Award

 

Peach Class - Max W for trying hard to use finger spaces and check his writing.

Pear Class -  Jasmin M for her fabulous poem.

Plum Class - Alice P for her fantastic ideas and poem writing in English. 

 

 

Active Champion

 

Peach Class - Ivy-Mae G

Pear Class - Louis B

Plum Class - Wyatt R

 

Spelling Award

 

Peach Class - Max W

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Emily S

Weekly News - Week 1 - 2nd-6th November 

 

Wow, what a busy week!

 

We began the week learning all about road safety and the 'Green Cross Code'.

  

We found out about Remembrance Day and why we wear a poppy, as well as the importance of showing respect and remembering those who have died in wars.

   

 

As part of our History learning for this term we thought about what toys we like, what different toys do, and what our favourite toys are. Next week we will begin to compare toys from today with toys from the past.

 

We ended our week having fun and raising money to help 'Children in Need'. We enjoyed colouring Pudsey pictures and taking part in funny races including a cow boy race where the children pretended to ride a horse and twirl a lasso.

   

 

 

Headteacher's Award

 

Peach Class - Esmae H for being a fantastic learning partner.

Pear Class -  Elsie S for her amazing independence in her writing.

Plum Class - Ronnie P for his amazing phonics.

 

 

Active Champion

 

Peach Class - Theo P

Pear Class - Kayden A

Plum Class - Harrison G

 

Spelling Award

Peach Class - Theo P

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Ronnie P

Year Group Information

 

Reading

In Year One we encourage the children to read everyday and the home school reading books MUST come into school everyday even if they have not finished the book.  

The children have the opportunity to change their reading book everyday and we will keep you updated when your child has read with an adult in school.  We really value your comments, so please sign and comment whenever your child has read a book.  If you would like to keep the book a little longer or revisit it at a later time, please let us know.  

 

Race To Read

Thank you for your support in helping develop your child's reading skills. It is wonderful to see their progress and enjoyment.

The children are enjoying gaining stickers on their class Race to Read chart.  Every day they read at home brings them a step closer to their next certificate. 

The race is on! 

 

Home Learning

In the exercise book your child brought home at the end of Term 1, you will find all the login details for Spelling Shed, Bug Club, Times Table Rockstars (TTRS), Purple Mash and Phonics Play.

We would like children to use Spelling Shed to complete the set games each week in preparation for our quiz on Friday. The child from each class with the highest score on Spelling Shed will be awarded The Speller of the Week Award.

Please also encourage your child to use TTRS to practise their times tables. They can also read additional books on Bug Club where they can earn points to spend in their online sticker factory.

 
   

Term 2 PE will be every Wednesday and Friday. Please  ensure that your child brings a full PE kit into school every Monday. PE kits will be sent home on Friday for washing.

 

Please can all items of uniform be clearly named, this includes PE kit.  Children find it very hard to identify their own tie or jumper!  

 

 

If you have any queries or would like further information, please do not hesitate to ask the Year 1 team.

 

Thank you.

Weekly News - Week 1 - 2nd-6th November 

 

We had a fantastic time in our Science lesson exploring outside to spot signs of Autumn. We crunched the brown, red and orange leaves with our feet. We saw nuts and berries. The wind was blowing and we noticed how much colder it has got.

It was lots of fun creating our own Autumn leaves.   

 

  

  

We have begun reading the story 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon' and even made our own egg box dragons!

  

 

   

In Religious Education we listened to the Bible story 'Jonah and the Whale' and discussed the moral of the story.

 

  

    

 

Headteacher's Award

 

Peach Class - Henry E for trying his best and working independently.

Pear Class - Autumn C for her amazing phonics.

Plum Class - Lily B for excellent effort with all her learning.

 

 

Active Champion

 

Peach Class - Jay K

Pear Class - Seth H

Plum Class - Oliver B

 

Spelling Award

Peach Class - Theo P

Pear Class - Alfred H

Plum Class - Emily S

 

 

Weekly News - 12th-16th October 

 

We had a fantastic time in our PE lesson when we put together all the running and jumping skills and techniques we have learnt. We had hurdle races, relay races and long jump contests. 

   

 

 

  

We found out what Black History Month is and why it is important. We listened to Floella Benjamin's story 'Coming To England' and discussed the importance of treating everyone equally and celebrating everyone's achievements. As her dad was a jazz musician we listened to different styles of jazz music and created collages.

   

 

In science we had great fun exploring the sense of taste! We closed our eyes and tried to guess the taste of sweet popcorn, salty crisps, sour sweets and bitter dark chocolate. As you can see some of us were not keen on some of the flavours!

    

 

Headteacher's Award

Peach Class - Logan E for trying hard with his learning.

Pear Class - Alfred H for his amazing writing.

Plum Class - Freddie C for challenging himself to write independently. 

 

 

Active Champion

Peach Class - Isla C

Pear Class - Carson A

Plum Class - Leo G

 

 

 

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