We have all settled really well into our new class! Within school everyone has been given a 'bug buddy'. Throughout the week we get lots of opportunities to get busy with our bugs! We have also used them within other subjects as well.. In Literacy we have been looking at sentences. We have all written a sentence about the name of our bug buddy by segmenting individual sounds in words. We will begin to write a sentence each week about our bug buddy, using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
In Maths, we are trying hard to count forwards and backwards to 20 in steps of 1. We are beginning to recall 1 more and 1 less than a given number and order numbers from smallest to largest. We will begin to explore number bonds to 5.
Throughout the half term we will continue to practice our letter and number formation.
In Science, we have been learning all about our bug buddies, what they eat, their habitats and where we would find them. We have also been starting to learn and explore our different senses through practical investigation.
In History we will begin to look at different ages and being able to order these. Within Geography we will also begin to look at different types of houses and their features.
In P.E this term we have Cricket Chris every Wednesday as well as Multi Skills on a Thursday.
This term our topic is Space! Within the classroom we are exploring the SPACE STATION where we pretend to be astronauts!
This term in PE, we are having fun practising our football skills with Conor as well as beginning to practise and develop our 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 also writing sentences using a capital letter, full stop, using finger spaces between our words and using conjunctions to link our sentences together using 'and' and 'because'. We have also began to use adjectives to describe and extend our writing!
In Maths, we are counting forwards and backwards to 20/30. We are working out number bonds to 5 and 10 using different methods (numicon, part whole method and arrays). We have began to look at partitioning our numbers.
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 all settling back into school very well and working hard!
We are concentrating on a different traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood this term. We are writing sentences using adjectives to describe the wolf, re-telling the story and have began to look at speech.
In Maths, we have been working out subtraction and addition calculations and looking at our 2 times tables. We have also been 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 about common garden plants, trees and wild plants.
In PSHE we have been looking at road safety, enjoying some time with our friends and looking at what makes us happy.
This term, we are focusing 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!
This term our theme is jungle!
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 also starting to look at column addition and are 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 jungle map and incorporate Maths and computing by looking at position and direction with Beebot.
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.
We have also started to look at how to save our own work.
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.