Friday 27th November
English- This week we have continued to think about what makes a good sentence and we have been using these skills to write facts about Scotland.
Phonics- We have been looking at the ‘igh’ sound family (igh, ie, i_e)
Maths- We have started our new topic of subtraction. The children have been using apparatus e.g. cubes, to take amounts away. The children have thought about the structure of subtraction number sentences, knowing that the biggest number is always at the front.
RE- The children started their new topic of Waiting. They thought about something they had been waiting for and how it made them feel. They also wrote Advent Promises.
English - The children will be writing facts about Wales.
Phonics - We will be looking at the ‘oa’ sound family (oa, oe, o_e)
Maths - The children will be continuing with subtraction.
RE - Next week we will think about the symbols of the Advent Wreath. The children will also act out and retell the story of the Annunciation.
Friday 20th November
English - This week we have thought carefully about what makes a good sentence (capital letters, full stops and finger spaces). We have applied this when writing facts about England.
Phonics - We have been looking at the ‘ee’ sound family (ee, ea, e_e, ey)
Maths - We have explored number bonds within 10. The classes have used a systematic approach to find the different number bonds e.g. 0+7=7, 1+6=7, 2+5=7, 3+4=7 etc. They have used cubes to explore that 2 parts (3 and 2) make the whole (5).
RE - The children have been learning about Judaism. They have been finding about the family of Abraham and learning how God and Moses led the Jewish people to freedom.
Science - We thought about how we know when it's windy outside. The children created their own wind gauge to test the direction of the wind and find out how strong the wind is.
English - The children will be writing facts about Scotland.
Phonics - We will be looking at the ‘igh’ sound family (igh, ie, i_e)
Maths - We will begin our topic of subtraction.
RE - We will start our new topic of Waiting. We will also be making our Advent Promises.
Science - We will be making a rain gauge and observing seasonal changes such as, it is getting darker earlier at the end of the day.
Friday 13th November
English - This week we have been writing about fireworks. The children thought about some of their senses when describing fireworks e.g. what they could hear/ smell. We wrote fireworks poems using exciting adjectives.
Maths - We have enjoyed our Maths week! The children have taken part in lots of exciting activities, for example playing different addition games and taking part in a dinosaur treasure hunt. They searched for dinosaur cards around the classroom and worked out the total amount.
RE - We have enjoyed Interfaith Week! We thought about 5 different creation stories and discussed different special words such as precious and happiness. Then we decorated them with petals of peace.
Remembrance Day - The children thought about the importance of Remembrance Day, took part in the 2-minute silence and painted a poppy on card.
English - The children will be learning about what makes a good sentence and looking at facts about England.
Maths - We are learning about number bonds within 10.
RE - We will be thinking about Judaism, in particular Abraham and Moses.
Science - The children will be exploring seasonal weather and looking at wind.
Friday 6th November
English - This week we have had a postcard from Sunny the Meerkat who lives in the Kalahari Desert! We have looked at the features of a postcard and the children have written their own postcards to Sunny, telling him something interesting about themselves.
Maths - The children have been exploring number bonds within 10 and finding all the different ways to make these numbers using addition.
RE - The children have completed the Belonging topic by remembering the symbols of Baptism and the important people at a Baptism. They also celebrated what it means to belong.
Science - The children have learnt about the different weather associated with each season and talked about what they might do in each season.
English - The children will be writing fireworks poems using exciting adjectives.
Maths Week! - The children will be having fun solving Maths challenges. They will also look at Maths in artwork and stories.
RE - The children will be learning about Judaism and the stories that are important in Judaism.
They will also be finding out about different faiths in Interfaith Week.
Remembrance Day - The children will be learning about the importance of Remembrance Day and doing related artwork.
Friday 22nd October
There will be no new spellings or homework this week.
Please practise all spellings given so far.
Friday 16th October
In Year 1 this week we have been writing sentences using Kung Fu punctuation. We have also been learning about a Baptism. We learned about the word sacrament and understood that Baptism is the first sacrament. We also learnt about Rosa Parks and created a timeline of her life.
Next week we will be recapping all of our phonics sounds we have learnt so far and we will be adding two numbers together within 20.
Friday 2nd October
This week in English we have been writing lists. We have been writing a list based on our funny bones book as well writing a list of what is needed for a birthday party. We have also been thinking about forming our letters correctly on the line.
In Maths we have been finding one more and 1 less than a given number. We also thought about counting backwards and different ways to represent the numbers such as words and pictures.
In Come and See we thought about the Holy Family and who was part of the family and how they cared for each other.
In Science this week we have been thinking about senses and the body part connected to each sense.
Next week we will be:
English - writing captions.
Maths - looking at place value, using the vocabulary of more and less than and using < > = signs.
Come and See - beginning our new topic of Belonging
Topic - talking about black history month. We will be looking at the life of Rosa Parks and talking about treating people fairly.
Science- looking at the structure of different animals
Friday 25th September
In English we have been learning to write labels about a dog. We have also been practising writing our name and making sure that our letters are formed correctly.
In Maths we have been counting objects up to 20. We have also picked a number and shown lots of different ways to represent that number. For example, 5 can be represented as five, 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 or 6-1.
In Science we have started our new topic of Animals including Humans. We labelled different parts of a bird and a human.
We also enjoyed creating doves for International Peace Day and taking part in some Mindfulness sessions throughout the day.
Friday 18th September
In Year 1 this week we practised writing our names, making sure the tall and short letters
were all the correct height.
We practised counting on from a given number and finding numbers around our classrooms.
In Come and See we read Psalms that told us about God's love and care for us.
In P.E. we all enjoyed using some new equipment outside.
Homework was to read the Bug Club book called Senses and complete the worksheet related to it.
New Bug Club books will be added for children that are running out of books or that have moved to a different reading level. Please remember to complete the Bug questions that are found in the books so that we know you have finished reading it.
Friday 11th September 2020
We have had a fabulous first week back and the children have certainly loved seeing their friends and teachers. For the first fortnight we are assessing the children in reading, writing, phonics and maths, so that we can tailor our teaching to the needs of each child.
We will be updating their reading books accordingly from the week of the 21st and you will also be told then which day is their Reading day. From the 21st September their books will be changed on their Reading day.
In the meantime, please let your child enjoy reading the 5 books in their book bag and their Bug Club books. Asking your child questions about the book is very valuable, such as asking them to suggest a different ending, or a different title, or asking them how a character is feeling and why.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be completed for the following Thursday please. Any worksheets should be completed using a writing pencil. Spellings are also given out on a Friday and their spelling test is on a Thursday.
Thank you in advance for your support this year with your child's learning.
The Year 1 Team