Year 1

Week Commencing – 11th November 

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been learning what nouns are. We have been sorting them into people, places and things and writing our own labels for objects in the classroom.
  • In Maths we have been counting on from one part to the whole number to find the missing part. We have also enjoyed playing ‘shut the box’.
  • In DT this week we have been working on making our castle models.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice counting on. For example, if 3 is a part and 7 is the whole then we can work out the missing part is 4 by counting on from 3 to 7. Hopefully they can explain it to you!

Week Commencing – 4th November

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been writing poems with a firework theme. We thought about the sounds the fireworks made and what we could see, hear, smell, touch and taste at a bonfire party.
  • In Maths we have been comparing number bonds and adding numbers up to ten.
  • In RE this week we started on our new question, ‘Should we celebrate Harvest or Christmas?’ We thought about what we do to celebrate the festivals and why we celebrate them.

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy a walk and see what you can see, hear, smell and touch.

Week Commencing – 21st Oct

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been writing a recount of our trip to Warwick Castle. We thought about the order we did things in and tried to use time words to describe our day.
  • In Maths we have been looking at number bonds for numbers to ten.
  • In Topic this week we went to Warwick Castle. We spotted lots of the features of castles and learnt a lot more about the castle and life in it. A huge thank you to the parents who helped us on the day.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice number bonds to ten.

After half term we will be designing and building castles. Please can you save shoe boxes and cardboard tubes (not toilet roll middles) ready for our project. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 14th Oct

The children have been learning:

  • In English we were continuing the story of Rapunzel. We wrote invitations for the wedding, planned a menu and designed a cake. We also performed puppet shows for our friends.
  • In Maths we have been splitting up numbers into parts and writing addition number sentences.
  • In Science this week we have been thinking about autumn. We thought about what the signs of autumn are and drew pictures of autumn objects.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice adding numbers up to a total of ten.

After half term we will be designing and building castles. Please can you save shoe boxes and cardboard tubes (not toilet roll middles) ready for our project. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 7th Oct

The children have been learning:

  • In English we read the story of Rapunzel. We discussed the story, sequencing the events in the story and thought about how the characters would feel.
  • In Maths we have been comparing and ordering numbers and learning about ordinal numbers.
  • In Topic we learned about the training to become a knight. We decided it would be hard work!

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy an autumn walk. Can you find anything to bring in for our autumn display?

After half term we will be designing and building castles. Please can you save shoe boxes and cardboard tubes (not toilet roll middles) ready for our project. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 30th Sept

The children have been learning:

  • In English we wrote instructions for Zog to teach him how to fly and sent Madame Dragon a postcard to tell her all about where he had flown to.
  • In Maths we have been comparing and ordering numbers and groups of objects.
  • In Computing we have been practicing using the track pads. This week we drew pictures of castles.

To support your child with their learning at home you could find out an interesting fact about castles.

After half term we will be designing and building castles. Please can you save shoe boxes and cardboard tubes (not toilet roll middles) ready for our project. Thank you

Week Commencing – 23rd Sept

The children have been learning:

  • In English we described Zog, both what he looks like and how he behaves. We sequenced the events in the story by acting it out in groups.
  • In Maths we have been finding one more and one less and comparing groups of objects.
  • In RE this week we went to the church to learn about baptism. We really enjoyed our visit.

To support your child with their learning at home please practice describing an object by talking about the object and asking your child questions about it. Try to encourage them to give you a full sentence for an answer.

Week Commencing – 16th Sept

The children have been learning:

  • In English we read Zog by Julia Donaldson. We discussed the story and then acted it out. We spotted rhyming words in the story and tried to think of more.
  • In Maths we have been practising reading and writing numbers to ten. We played a game to find one more and one less. We tried the challenge of making a model using only 10 bricks.
  • In Topic this week we found out about early castles called Motte and Bailey castles. We discussed what they were made of and where they were built.

To support your child with their learning at home please could you work towards them being independent to change for P.E. Practising undoing buttons and turning tops the right way round would be a great help.

Week Commencing - 9th Sept

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been reading our favourite stories and talking about what we like about the story. We have made bookmarks and painted pictures of our favourite story.
  • In Maths we have been sorting objects into groups in different ways. We have also been counting objects in groups.
  • In RE this term we are thinking about the question ‘Is Everybody Special?’ We started this week by thinking about what makes us special.

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy a board game together, practising counting the number of steps you move.

 

 

 

 

 


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