Year 1

Week Commencing – 20th May

The children have been learning:

  • In English we wrote instructions for our experiment to change the colours of flowers. We then wrote a diary of our observations each day.
  • In Maths we have been finding quarter of shapes and quantities. We enjoyed outdoor Maths with Reception too.
  • For S.T.E.A.M week we have done several experiments with everyday kitchen resources. We watched what happened when you add coloured vinegar to bicarbonate of soda and what happens when you put skittles with a small amount of hot water. We have mixed colours to paint rainbows and made rainbows from bricks.

To support your child with their learning at home please practice making halves and quarters. Can they cut a cake or pizza into quarters?

Week Commencing – 13th May

The children have been learning:

  • In English we read the poem ‘Out in the Dark and Daylight’. In pairs, we wrote our own couplets to form a class version of the poem.
  • In Maths we have been finding half of shapes and quantities.
  • In our Great Outdoors topic we read the story of Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers. We thought about what it would be like to live on an island and drew our own islands.

To support your child with their learning at home please keep practicing their reading and high frequency words. As the children’s reading develops, encourage them to read with more fluency and expression.

Week Commencing – 7th May 

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have read Daffodils by William Wordsworth. We have been practising the first verse to recite it from memory. We drew pictures to show what the first verse made us think of.
  • In Maths we have been learning about putting objects into groups and sharing things fairly.
  • In Computing we have been learning how to find a picture of the internet, then copy it and paste it into a word document.

To support your child with their learning at home you could keep practicing their phonics sounds and blending them together.

Week Commencing – 29th April

The children have been learning:

  • In English we read ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and wrote our own version of the story. We looked at using exclamation marks to show when someone is angry or surprised.
  • In Maths we have been learning about adding equal groups and making arrays. We have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • In R.E. we read the stories of Noah’s Ark and Abraham and thought about what we can learn from the stories.

To support your child with their learning at home you could have a walk and enjoy the Great Outdoors.

Week Commencing – 18th March 

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have continued reading stories by Julia Donaldson. We enjoyed thinking of other animals who could help rabbit in the Giant Jumperee and had fun writing instructions to help Zog to learn how to be a dragon.
  • In Maths we have been comparing length and height. We have been trying to measure using both non-standard units and using a ruler to measure in centimetres.
  • In Topic we had a great afternoon with year 2 learning about school in China. We decided that their characters are much harder to draw then our letters. We didn’t like the idea of having homework every night!

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice measuring things with a ruler.

Week Commencing – 11th March

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have read the Gruffalo and written a character description. We also looked at adding the prefix un to words and how it changes the meaning.
  • In Maths we have been counting in twos and fives to fifty. We have been working on challenges with numbers up to fifty.
  • In R.E. this week we read and discussed the Easter story.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice counting in twos and fives.

Week Commencing – 4th March

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have learnt about Julia Donaldson. We were amazed at how many books she had written!
  • In Maths we have been comparing groups of objects and numbers up to 50. We have also been practicing counting in twos.
  • In Topic this week we learnt about the animals that live in China.

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy a story by Julia Donaldson together.

Week Commencing – 25th February

The children have been learning:

  • In English we read the story of ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson. We thought about what we would paint if we had a magic brush.
  • In Maths we have been looking at numbers up to 50 and working out one more and one less.
  • In topic this week we learnt about some landmarks in China; the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army. We all made a clay figure to create our own army.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice counting in tens to one hundred.

 

 

 


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