Year 1

Week Commencing – 11th February

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have written a recount of our trip to London, trying to remember to use the past tense. We have also written about the story of the Great Race.
  • In Maths we have been looking at fact families for numbers up to 20 and comparing number sentences.
  • Following our trip to the London Transport Museum, we have been building buses from mobilo and making sure they have a chassis, cab, engine and wheels.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice addition and subtraction to 20.

Thank you to all the parents who accompanied us on our trip to London. We all enjoyed it and hope you did too.

Week Commencing – 4th February

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have written our own version of the story ‘Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone’ using our own characters. We have also created pictures in a similar style to the illustrations in the book.
  • In Maths we have been adding and subtracting up to 20.
  • We celebrated Chinese New Year this week. We have made lanterns and red packets. We have enjoyed stories linked to the Chinese New Year.

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy reading some traditional tales together.

Week Commencing – 28th January

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have read the book ‘Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone’ and acted out the story. We are planning characters for our own version of the story.
  • In Maths we have been adding up to 20. We have been trying to find all the number bonds for numbers up to 20.
  • In P.E. this week we have tried some games from China.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice finding pairs of numbers which add up to 20.

Week Commencing – 21st January

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have listened to an oral story called 'Dragon Dinosaur' and seen how much we can remember. We have proved to be amazing at remembering the story!
  • In Maths we have been ordering groups of objects and numbers up to 20. We have also been thinking about which numbers are odd and which are even.
  • In Topic this week we have been finding out about the continents and oceans of the World.

To support your child with their learning at home you could ask them to tell you the Dragon Dinosaur story and see how much they can remember.

Week Commencing – 14th January

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have written stories about Monty the Penguin. We also drew pictures of Monty and built him homes to live in.
  • In Maths we have been finding one more and one less than numbers up to 20. We then compared groups of objects and numbers to work out which was more and which was less.
  • In PSHE this week we have been thinking about what we can do to help each other to be happy. We discussed the idea that making someone else happy also makes you feel happy.

To support your child with their learning at home you could think about how many tens and how many ones are in numbers up to 20.

Week Commencing – 7th January

The children have been learning:

  • In English we started off the week writing about our Christmas holidays. We have watched a video of Monty the Penguin and worked with year 2 to retell the story.
  • In Maths we have been looking at numbers up to 20.
  • In R.E. this week we read the story of Pinocchio and thought about why the puppet maker made him. We then thought about special things we have made or have been made for us.

To support your child with their learning at home you could have a walk together and look what you can see in the winter.

Week Commencing – 10th December

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been writing instructions for decorating the Christmas tree.
  • In Maths we have been looking at 2D shapes and finding the odd one out.
  • In DT we have been building bridges. We thought about what went well and what we would do differently next time.

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy a board game together.

Week Commencing – 3rd December

The children have been learning:

  • In English we looked in the box to see what was inside and then described what we could see.
  • In Maths we have been looking at 3D shapes and investigating their properties.
  • In R.E. we have been looking at the Christmas story.

To support your child with their learning at home you could talk to your child about what Christians are preparing for during advent.

Your child should have brought home information about their nativity costume this week. If you have not received the information or if you have any questions please ask.

Week Commencing – 26th November

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have read and discussed Paddington’s adventures in London. In groups, we invented a new adventure for Paddington and acted it out. We then wrote a postcard to Aunt Lucy to tell her about the trip.
  • In Maths we have been subtracting single digit numbers from numbers up to ten by counting back on a number line.
  • In topic we have been talking about the landmarks in London and thinking about what we might like to see.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice taking away single digit numbers from numbers up to ten.

Week Commencing – 19th November

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have written instructions to teach Paddington how to have a bath. We have written a new label for him with more information from Aunt Lucy to help look after him.
  • In Maths we have been subtracting single digit numbers from numbers up to ten.
  • In RE we have been finding out about the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

To support your child with their learning at home you could practice taking away single digit numbers from numbers up to ten.

In DT the children are going to be making bridges. If you have any long tubes from kitchen roll or wrapping paper or any long thin boxes please could we have them.

Week Commencing – 12th November

The children have been learning:

  • In English we read the story of Paddington and then worked in groups to act out the story. We thought about what Paddington is like.
  • In Maths we have been adding single digit numbers up to ten.
  • In Computing we have been learning about algorithms. This week we used Kodable to write a simple program to follow a track.

To support your child with their learning at home you could read some Paddington stories.

In DT the children are going to be making bridges. If you have any long tubes from kitchen roll or wrapping paper or any long thin boxes please could we have them.

Week Commencing – 5th November

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been thinking about words to describe fireworks and writing shape poems.
  • In Maths we have been comparing pairs of number bonds to work out which one is larger or smaller.
  • In Topic this week we found out about the three London Olympics and compared them. We found out that in 1908 they had an outdoor pool in the middle of the running track!

To support your child with their learning at home you could find out another interesting fact about the London Olympics.

 

 

 


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