We are happy to be back at school doing LOTS of busy jobs, seeing our friends and exploring our new classroom!
In Literacy, we have been writing a list of who lives in our house and writing a short sentence about ourselves. We are also matching a caption to a picture and trying very hard to write it down using our phonics to sound out the words and a finger space between our words.
In Maths, we are trying hard to count forwards and we are trying to say a number that is one more and one less than a given number. We have been working out addition and subtraction calculations which has been quite tricky!
We are thinking about our 5 senses in Science and trying to identify which body part is linked to each sense. We will be focusing on one sense per session and exploring each sense in detail.
In Year One, we have been talking about our family and ourselves. We are going to be discussing where we live and drawing a picture of our house. Every child has been given a 'bug buddy' and the children have been busy making a habitat in the construction area for their bug buddy.
We have multi-skills and cricket this term which we are enjoying very much!
Our topic this term is Space! We are exploring the SPACE STATION and pretending to be astronauts!
This term, we are enjoying practising our football skills with Conor! We are also beginning to practise and develop gymnastic skills.
In Literacy, we have been thinking about words that rhyme and writing a rhyming string. We are going to be reading fiction and non-fiction books which are linked to our topic work. We are beginning our sentences with a capital letter, ending our sentence with a full stop, using finger spaces between our words and some friends are trying hard to use a conjunction to link our sentences together using 'and'.
In Maths, we are counting forwards and also backwards. We are working out number bonds to 5 and 10 using different methods, using: numicon, part whole method and arrays. We are trying very hard to make sure our numbers are the right way around and formed correctly.
We have been learning fun and interesting facts about Neil Armstrong and we are going to be finding out why Helen Sharman is a significant person.
Year One children are going to be learning about nocturnal animals and we are going to be exploring Winter and how the seasons have changed.
We are discussing how to be a kind friend, friendship and fairness.
We are ALL looking forward to beginning our Christmas crafts!!
It has been lovely to see the children's smiling faces coming back into school.. they are settling back into the school routine very well!
We are concentrating on a different traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood this term. We are writing adjectives to describe the wolf and we are going to be re-telling the story using stick puppets. We are trying very hard to read and write our tricky words too.
In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting numbers and we are focussing on counting backwards to work out subtraction calculations and working out missing number calculations involving counting backwards to find the missing answer. We are also going to be completing some work on time and sequencing days of the week.
We have all planted a seed which we are looking forward to watching them grow! We are exploring different plants in Science, going on a Spring walk in the school grounds and finding out abut common garden plants and wild plants.
This term, we are focussing on coding and using the espresso game on the computers and also programming Beebot to move in all directions involving forwards, backwards, left and right.
At the end of this term, we will be celebrating Science week and completing many fun Science jobs!
Our theme this term is jungles!
We are exploring a variety of animals in Science including: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish. We are writing factual information about an animal in Literacy including their habitat, diet and many other interesting facts! We are reading non-fiction books and looking at the layout and the features of a non-fiction books. We are going to look at the features of animals and label their body parts.
In Maths, we are voting for our favourite jungle animal and making a tally chart and then converting this information into a bar chart using the information. We are concentrating and trying very hard counting in steps of twos, fives and tens.
In Geography, we are going to discuss the purpose of a map and look at a variety of maps. We are going to make our own treasure map with a partner and incorporate Maths by looking at position and direction.
We are using Microsoft Word on the computers and we are becoming familiar with the keys on the keyboard. We have been looking at the space bar, caps lock button, enter button and backspace.
In PE, we are practising our football skills with Conor every Tuesday and we are also going to be focussing on dance and tennis this term.
In PSHE, we will be discussing 'being healthy' and what this means and thinking about what do we need to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
We will be listening to some jungle songs and African music this term.
Our theme this term is under the sea!
We have an under the sea area in our classroom which has photographs of different types of fish and sea creatures to play with. We are going to be reading some under the sea story books and writing about the fascinating stories.
We have been writing instructions using time connectives, impersonal language, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and conjunctions. In Maths, we have been weighing objects by using non-standard unit of measure and also weights and thinking about which is greater 1 gram or 1 kilogram and exploring this.
In PE, we are developing our multi-skills with Conor every Tuesday and yoga with Bryoni every Friday.