Year 1

Week Commencing –15th July

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been thinking about what we have enjoyed this year and doing a reading comprehension.
  • In Maths we have been practicing measuring and timing activities.
  • In Computing we enjoyed Kodable. We have also enjoyed getting to know Mrs Thomas ready for next year.

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy taking turns playing games over the summer

A big thank you to all the parents who helped with swimming.

Week Commencing – 8th July

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been writing our own letters to make our own version of ‘Dear Greenpeace’.
  • In Maths we have been telling the time to the hour and half hour. We have been recording and comparing time.
  • In Topic we wrote about our trip to the Earth Trust last week.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice telling the time to the hour and half hour.

Week Commencing – 1st July

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have read Dear Greenpeace. We have written facts about blue whales and worked on punctuation.
  • In Maths we have been looking at time by ordering events in the day and learning the days of the week and the months of the year.
  • In R.E. we have designed a special place for Year 1 to enjoy.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice the days of the weeks and the months of the year.

Week Commencing – 24th June

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been looking at the features of a letter and writing postcards to our friends.
  • In Maths we have been looking at money and making amounts using different coins.
  • In P.E. we have been practising for sports day on Friday.

To support your child with their learning at home you could go shopping and practice finding the right coins to pay for something.

Week Commencing – 17th June

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been editing and improving our haiku. We have also been looking at plurals.
  • In Maths we have been comparing and ordering numbers up to 100.
  • In our Great Outdoors topic we have been learning about woodlands and writing fact files on woodland animals.

To support your child with their learning at home you could look out for signs of summer (if the weather ever improves!).

Week Commencing – 10th June

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been reading and learning about haikus. We have started to write our own poem.
  • In Maths we have been counting to one hundred and looking at the number of tens and ones in the numbers.
  • In RE we have been looking at the important objects in a synagogue.

To support your child with their learning at home please play games like snakes and ladders which include numbers to 100.

Week Commencing – 3rd June

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been practising our phonics and looking for digraphs in words.
  • In Maths we have been describing the position of things and giving directions.
  • In Topic we have been thinking about the features of the coast and trips to the beach. We thought of a lot of different things we might see.

To support your child with their learning at home please keep practicing their reading and high frequency words. Encourage them to spot the digraphs in the words they are sounding out. As their reading develops, encourage them to read with more fluency and expression.

Please can you make sure your child has their P.E. kit in school.

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.

 

 

 


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