You should’ve received a letter yesterday about our Monster Day on Wednesday 26th July.
We look forward to seeing your little monsters for some lots of monster fun!
Wow, what lucky children we are at Russell Scott!
Today we were visited by the famous poet Tony Walsh. We went to a special assembly where he told us about his life growing up in Denton and performed some of his brilliant poems.
Some of his poems were about the importance of books and reading. He worked really hard at primary school and then Audenshaw High School to become a poet. How inspiring!
Well done to Ellis in 1K, who read the text on our Manchester mural so well that Tony invited him to come to the front to help him perform his poem about Manchester!
We were so entertained by Tony’s funny poems, that we were inspired to create our own this afternoon!
On Tuesday morning, Year 1 were surprised to find a bucket of slime in the classroom:
We dug around in the gooey slime and found a set of instructions for making monster slime!
We followed the instructions and made our own little cups of monster slime, complete with fangs and dragon eyeballs!
Then we wrote a set of instructions should you wish to make your own!
I had lots of fun doing my phonics car park homework!!!
I created a car–park phonics game on Saturday Night. I put lots of effort in it.
I made phonics Jenga by writing the phonic sounds on each block. I wrote them so that you couldn’t see what it was until the block was taken out of the stack.
I made snap cards with my mum and we played Phonics snap. I won the most games
Year One were very surprised to find a slimy mess on the playground this week!
There was also a letter from a monster called Slimy Steve! The children had to use their phonics to decode the letter as he’s not very good at spelling!
The children were very eager to check the school CCTV footage to see if the slimy visitor had been caught on camera…
We also listened to Miss Zauscinski telling us what she spotted at Crown Point North…
We decided to make some WANTED posters to try and find him:
Jaxon even designed a trap to try and catch Slimy Steve!
On Friday we came in to discover that cheeky Slimy Steve had returned and left his underpants to dry in our classrooms!
Slimy Steve also left us a little present! It was a gift to thank us for letting him dry his pants in our classrooms!
We had lots of fun matching the underpants to their monster owners and measuring the underpants with rulers and cubes!
This week Year 1 have impressed all the adults with their super phonics knowledge! Well done Year 1!
Their individual score in the Phonics Screening Check will be sent home with the end of year report.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Kingsley and Miss Coggan
Olivia and Zak having fun playing Snakes and Ladders xxx
I made Phonics Twister with a sheet . I put 16 circles. Then i painted the 16 circles and in each 16 circles I put a sound in each circle. Then I made a spinner to get the colour and right or left foot or right or left hand .The colours are Red,Blue,Yellow and Green. When you land on a circle you have to make a word using that sound.
I made a phonics hopscotch and played with my mum. Then we made phonics snap and I made my brother join in!
Saif really enjoyed the snap game he made with his mummy and daddy-as a result he has learned lots of new words.
Having great fun!!
I have done a phonic game using who is it.
Jacob spent the afternoon playing Phonics Game of Life with his sister, Eve! He did fantastically. Very proud!!!!
We made the sounds and corresponding pictures into a jigsaw. Amelia had to find the sound and correct picture. When she had she had to say that sound.
I made a snap phonics game and played it with my Mum and Dad
I have spent a long time playing snakes and ladders. Learning my sound.
One of Tim Peake’s hobbies is reading like me.
My phonics game is about learning new phonic sounds with “oo”.
I made hopscotch in the park using my phonics and chalk. It was fun.
I also wrote an origami game with my sounds and it was harder then the hopscotch . I played it with mummy and daddy. It helped me with my phonics and I was really good with sounds.
Your child will take the Year One Phonic Screening Check after the half term break. We’d like pupils to make a phonics game for their holiday homework. Click here to read the sheet which is in the blue homework book.
We’d love to see your games. Use the form below to upload a photo and add a description.
Have a lovely break,
The Year One Team
We’ve been learning about Fairtrade foods and where they come from. We know to look out for the Fairtrade logo as buying these products helps farmers earn enough money to buy clothes and food.