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Added 06/02/17

This week in English, we have started to learn a sound poem. We have really been focusing on our presentation this week by carefully using a ruler to underline and keeping our writing on the lines. In Maths we have been continuing to work on addition and subtraction. We have been using the dienes to split numbers into tens and ones to add together and we have been using these skills to help us solve word problems. In our topic, we have designed our houses and we have thought about what materials we would like to use to build them. Thank you very much for all of the brilliant things that you have given us to help us make our houses next week. A text went out to invite you all into our classroom on Friday at 3 pm to come and look at all of the things that we have been up to in this topic. We are looking forward to seeing you then.

Added 30/01/17

This week in English we have been writing our own versions of the 3 Little Pigs story. In Maths we have been thinking about place value to help us to add and subtract using place value grids and we have also been using the bar model to help us to solve missing number problems. In our topic we have been drawing birds eye view plans of our bedrooms and we have also been thinking about the properties of different materials ready for when we design our own houses in DT. We have also done a Science experiment based on the 3 Little Pigs story where we predicted whether we thought the straw, stick or brick house would be the strongest. We built the houses and acted as the Big Bad Wolf to see which of the houses we could blow down. We found out that the straw house was the easiest to blow down, the stick house was a little trickier but we did it and the brick house just would not move, no matter how many of us tried!

Added 23/01/17

This week in English we have written sorry letters from the Big Bad Wolf to the 3 Little Pigs. We have also changed the bad character in the story and we have written character profiles for them. In Maths we have been looking at what we know and what we can remember. We have also been doing lots of counting in 2, 5 and 10 and we have been thinking about our number bonds to 10 and 20. In our topic we have looked at the different types of houses that we see in our local environment and we have also been thinking about the rooms in our houses and the furniture that we see in these different rooms.

Added 16/01/17

This week in English we have written a wanted poster to describe the Big Bad Wolf from the 3 Little Pigs story. We have also sequenced pictures of the story. In Maths we have continued to work on time, we have looked at adding and subtracting 1 hour and half an hour from a given time and we have thought about how many seconds are in 1 minute and how many minutes are in 1 hour. We have also been ordering the months of the year. In our topic we have sorted out buildings into houses and other buildings and we have thought about the things that you can do in those buildings. Each group has also created a family by working together and next week we are going to look at choosing a house for our new group families to move into.

Added 09/01/17

This week in English we have been learning the story of the Three Little Pigs. We have made our own finger and stick puppets and we have enjoyed telling the story in groups to the rest of the class. We have also created story maps for the story to help us get to know it really well. In Maths we have been focusing on time. We have been drawing the hands on clocks so that they say the correct time for o’clock and half past the hour. We have also been putting the days of the week and the months of the year into the correct order. We have been finishing off our ‘Pole to Pole’ topic with a science experiment. We were finding out about how polar animals keep warm in freezing conditions. We made a prediction as to whether we thought the woolly gloves or the bag of oil would keep us warm in the bowl of icy water. We were quite surprised at how cold (and wet!) we were with the gloves on and have found out that the oil kept us warm- just like the blubber does for polar bears and penguins. The children have been given spellings for this week and we will return to testing these on Friday each week.

Added 19/12/16

This week in English we have written a list of things that we wanted to have at the KS1 Christmas party. We have been learning about how we can use commas to separate the items that we have in our lists and on Monday we are going to have a go at including commas in our lists to Santa. In Maths we have been writing out numbers in words and we have also been filling in the gaps on a cut out number line to check our understanding of numbers between 0 and 100. In our topic we have been thinking about the Arctic and Antarctic as a habitat for animals and we have been thinking about how these animals have adapted to live in such cold places. We have also been looking at the lifecycle of a penguin. Miss Hobbs was really impressed with the Lion King dance that we have learnt in PE, we have been working really hard on staying in time with the music. We all really enjoyed a dance at our Christmas party and were lucky to have a very special visitor to come and see us. There have been lots of brilliant home projects coming into school and we are all looking forward to showing these on Tuesday.

Added 12/12/16

The week in Year 1 we have been writing a new adventure for bear to go on in English. We have also thought of ideas for our own story. In Maths we have been identifying and thinking about the properties of 3D shapes. We have been thinking about whether we can stack and roll the shapes. In History we have written letters to Captain Scott to ask him questions about his expedition to the Antarctic. The children were all brilliant in their Christmas play. Thank you all for coming to watch us.

Added 05/12/16

This week in Year 1 we have been really busy working on our songs and dances ready for the Christmas performance next week. We were very excited to walk down to the 400 hall to see where we will be performing and what it will be like with the spot lights on the stage. We have also been learning the rest of the Bear on a Bike story, finding the rhymes and adjectives and having a go at writing what happens in the playground in the same style. We have also used our story maps to have a go at planning an innovation of the story which we will start to write next week. In our topic we have started to learn about Robert Falcon Scott and his expedition to the Antarctic. We have written a list of things that we think Scott will need to take with him for his adventure. A letter went home about tickets for the Christmas performance yesterday, if it did not get to you then please come and see me and I will be able to give you one.

Added 26/11/16:

This week in English we have read our new book- Bear on a Bike, we have written our cold write and we have been learning the story through story mapping. In Maths we have been solving words problems, we have had to think really carefully if we need to add or subtract to solve our word problems. In our topic we have been learning about the weather and seasons in the polar regions and we have been thinking about the transport that is used to get through snow and ice. We have also been learning about people that live in the Arctic.  

Added 18/11/16:

This week in Year 1 we have written our instructions for our smoothies. In Maths we have continued to work on our addition and subtraction and we have learnt that they are the inverse of each other. We have been having a go at writing inverse number sentences and even using them to help us find missing numbers in number sentences. In our topic we have located the Arctic and the Antarctic on the world map and we have started to talk about the animals that live in these polar regions. Due to the inset day last Friday, we are a little out of sync with our spellings. The children have been given spellings earlier this week and we will test these and hand out new spellings on Monday. The children have also been given a letter about the Christmas performance and costumes that they will need, if you have got any questions then please come and see me.

Added 11/11/16:

This week in Year 1 we have been very busy designing, making and evaluating our own fruit smoothies. To support this, in English we have been looking at instructions and sequencing them both orally and in our books. We have been focusing on bossy verbs and we have started to think about time connectives to make sure we keep our instructions in the correct order. We have planned our instructions for the smoothies we made and next week we will be writing these up. In Maths we have been looking at take away. We have learnt that subtract means the same as take away. We have also been looking at the related subtraction facts for number bonds to 10 and 20 and we have also been working out the answers to subtraction questions on a number line. We started to solve problems that involve subtraction and we will continue with this next week. We will also start our new topic next week- ‘Pole to Pole’.

Added 04/11/16:

This week in English we have started to learn about instructions. We have written instructions to tell people how to clean their teeth for our cold write. We have also been text mapping and learning the instructions to make Rice Krispy cakes. In Maths we have been looking at place value. We have been ordering, comparing and estimating numbers on a number line. We have also been counting in 5s and 10s this week. We are continuing with our About Me topic for one more week, we are going to be designing, making and evaluating our own smoothies. This week we have tasted smoothies, looked at the different food groups and thought about how we can keep ourselves healthy. We have also talked about the importance of washing our hands and took part in a germ (glitter) experiment. We were very shocked by the results!

Added 21.10.16:

In English this week we have been thinking about our 5 senses to write poetry. We learnt and performed a poem called In This Room by Pie Corbett and we had a go at writing our own senses poems to describe the things that we have in our classroom. In Maths we have been looking at the properties and names of 2D shapes. We have sorted shapes, completed repeating patterns and have also played shape bingo. In our topic this week we have been focusing on self-portraits. We have used the mirrors to carefully think about what we look like and to help us draw our faces in proportion. We have been using the watercolours and we have been working hard to mix the colours to make our skin tones, eye and hair colour. We have also been looking at Pablo Picasso’s portraits and we have had a go at drawing our faces in his style.

Added 14.10.16:

This week in English we have written our own versions of the Little Red Hen. We have really thought about the beginning, middle and end of our stories. In Maths we have been focusing on adding numbers together using objects, pictures and also number lines to help us. We have been reading and writing number sentences and have learnt that plus means the same as add. We have been starting to count up in 5s and we will continue with this next week. In our topic, we have continued with our learning of Florence Nightingale and we have also been learning about Mary Seacole. We have been comparing the conditions of hospitals before and after Florence Nightingale and we have looked at some of the herbal remedies that Mary Seacole used to treat wounded soldiers. We now have our spelling books to work on learning the spelling of words at home. Please could these come back into school next Friday.

Added 07.10.16:

This week in English we have planned our own versions of the Little Red Hen story which we will begin to write next week. In Maths we have been focusing on the numbers that we can add together to make 10 and 20. We have written our own Harvest prayers in RE and we have also been learning about why Florence Nightingale is a significant person in History. We very much enjoyed having our grandparents with us on Wednesday morning and we did really well singing the Big Red Combine Harvester song at the Harvest Festival on Friday. Next week we will begin phonics in our phonics groups and on Friday we will have a sound to work on spelling at home in our new spelling books.  

Added 30.09.16:

This week in English we have been talking about the openings of traditional tales and we have learnt the whole of the Little Red Hen off by heart. We have been drawing pictures and writing about what happens in the story and we are ready to start writing our own versions of the story next week. In Maths we have been reading and identifying the numbers from 0-20 that are written in words and we have been learning our number bonds to 10 and 20. We have also been doing lots of counting in steps of 2 and Miss Hobbs has been really impressed with how well we can now count to 20 in steps of 2. In our topic we have looked at our local environment and thought about what we like and don’t like about it and we have started to think about the roles of nurses to prepare us for our learning in History.   

Added 23.09.16:

This week we have been busy writing our postcards from Sunny to send back to the desert to tell his family about the amazing adventure that he had at our school. We have been looking at numbers to 100 this week and have started to use objects to help us count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We were extremely lucky to have been visited by George the skeleton and enjoyed labelling him with the names of bones. We have also been using our 5 senses to describe different smells and textures and we have been looking at where we live on the map. We enjoyed Poland day on Thursday where we got to do some Polish dancing with Mrs Wallis and we also got to taste some Polish food.

Added 19.09.16:

This week in Year 1 we have started our ‘About Me’ topic. We have been learning about the names of parts of the human body including some of the organs and parts of the skeleton. We have also thought about what makes us different, changes as we grow and things that are living and not living. We have been reading Meerkat Mail which we are focusing on for our first English topic and have taken Sunny on his own adventure around the school! Miss Hobbs was very impressed with our first go at text mapping. In Maths we have been focusing on our numbers to 20. We have continued to do lots of counting and we have been concentrating on comparing and estimating amounts.

Added 12.09.16:

This week in Year 1, we have started to get to know our new classroom. We have been busy choosing our activities in the different classroom areas which include drawing, writing, constructing and being doctors, nurses and patients in our hospital area. We have also been completing reading assessments this week and we have written postcards about what we have been doing in the summer holidays. In Maths we have been counting from 0-20 both forwards and backwards and we have been writing the numbers from 0-20 in our new Maths books. Next week we will complete our phonics assessments to see how much we can remember and we will also start our ‘About Me’ topic.