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Our Learning this week

Learning review – week ending 14.02.2020

The children have had a fantastic term answering our big question ‘How are we all unique?’ We have been fascinated by our science learning and the children have loved finding out about different animals groups and what they eat! We have also been impressed by the children’s deep thinking in RE, where we have been thinking about what we do when we are worried and who we can talk to when we want to share our worries.

Next term:

We will be investigating ‘Is a sailor’s life for me?’ We will be using our geographical skills to become more familiar with the world map and will think about how the UK is made up of different countries and is surrounded by different seas. You could help your child by:

  • Looking at the world map
  • Discussing what it might be like to go on a long boat journey
  • Learning about any famous pirates
  • Visiting the docks in Bristol/going on a canal walk to help your child understand how boats dock/moor and have to navigate through locks

As well as this, we have lots to look forward to, including:

  • Pancake day  (we will be having races!)
  • A pirate wow day!
  • World Book Day (Thurs 5th March) – come dressed as a book character!
  • Science week!

I hope the children enjoy relaxing in the holidays as they will be exhausted after all of this J

Maths :

When we return to school, we will be looking at money. We will be looking to see if the children can identify the different notes and coins we use and will be expected to know which is greater, greatest etc

English:

We will be exploring a book called ‘Starlight Sailor’ which will help us to explore life at sea. There are wonderful imaginary characters in this book that we will be looking at and describing in detail.

Can you help?

We will be completing another exciting DT project next term where the children will be asked to build boats. Please can you save any plastic water bottles or cardboard that you have.

Learning review – week ending 7.02.2020

Our learning this week:

Maths – We started to look at multiplication this week. We began by learning to count in 2s, 5s, and 10s. We used hands, feet, number lines and 10 frames. The children have been exposed to the language of: times, lots of, groups of and multiply.

Science/English – In science this week we have been classifying animals and investigating animal groups. We have listed their features and used scientific words to describe them.

Thank you for your support during Monday’s worship. The children really enjoyed seeing you and they loved reading your positive feedback notes. 😊

 

Next week:

Maths – We will continue to look at multiplication and begin to use arrays. Example below:

   ****   2 x 4 = 8

   ****

English – We will be writing an information leaflet about an animal. This is linked to the research we have been doing in our science lessons!

Polite reminder:

Please can we ask that you help your child to remember to hand in their home learning books on a Tuesday. Thank you for your support 😊

Learning review – week ending 31.01.2020

Our learning this week:

Maths – This week we have been investigating time. We have been using the language of time – before / after. We have looked at calendars to work out the days, months etc. Towards the end of the week we investigated o’clock and half past.

English – In English this week we have written adventure stories. We broke down the writing into a plan, a beginning, a middle and an ending.

We have enjoyed practising for our Worship on Monday. We hope lots of you can come to watch the children.

Next week:

Maths – We will continue to explore time and then begin investigating multiplication. To help with this, we have included the Year 1 approach to multiplication below. This highlights the language and apparatus we will be using with the children.

 

 

English – We will be writing in our Science lessons next week as we look forward to a visit from our school pets. We will be observing closely - looking for similarities and differences – and then recording what we discover. We will look forward to producing an information leaflet all about the school pets towards the end of the week!

Learning review – week ending 24.01.2020

Our learning this week:

Maths – In maths we have continued to count in tens and ones. The children have really grown in confidence as the learning has progressed. Many can now confidently identify the number of tens and ones in a number.

English – In English this week we have written a diary entry as we embarked on our adventure writing.

Science – This week we have undertaken some simple testing. We set ourselves the question – Is the oldest child in the class always the tallest? We then set about working in groups to test our ideas.

Next week:

Maths – We will begin to investigate telling the time to the hour.

English – We will be writing a narrative based on a film clip called ‘Take Flight’.

Thank you for sending in coins on Tuesday, the children enjoyed adding them to the shape of a kangaroo! Mrs Poole will take the money to Australia this week. (Some of the children thought they were going as well!!)

 

Learning review – week ending 17.01.2020

Our learning this week:

Maths – This week we have been exploring tens and ones. We have used apparatus to understand the value of tens and ones and we have used this understanding to answer pictorial and abstract questions.

English – This week we have enjoyed practising some grammar skills. We have recapped on how ‘and’ can be used to join words and sentences. We have also enjoyed writing in our RE books this week, reflecting on how we can deal with worries and also exploring what makes us feel peaceful.

Topic – In science, we have grouped animals using the vocabulary: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds.

Next week:

Maths – We will continue to explore tens and ones for numbers up to 20.

English – We will begin our adventure stories based on a film clip.

Important:

  • You will notice that the number quiz was on the 5’s this week. This was used to see where the children were and how confident they were to have a go. Please can we ask that you all spend home learning time now practising counting in 5’s to 100. Please support your child to notice the pattern that it will always end in a 5 or a 0. This term, the number quiz will be on the 5’s each week.
  • The new reading challenge is in your child’s home learning book – thank you to those of you who have already started! For this challenge, there will be a prize given to the year group who has the most pupils who complete the challenge! Thank you for supporting your child to take part in this.

Learning review – week ending 10.01.2020

We would like to welcome you back into this new year and new term. We hope you enjoyed the Christmas break and had the opportunity to spend time with friends and family.

Our learning this week:

Maths – This week we have been busy measuring. To begin the week, we used mathematical language to compare items, such as: tall / taller / tallest / short / shorter /shortest / long / longer / longest. We started measuring using non-standard measure such as cubes, hands or feet. At the end of the week, we used rulers and tape measures.

English – This week we have focused on poetry. We acted out some familiar nursery rhymes and thought about how we can use actions and our voices effectively to improve our performances. On Thursday morning, the Sound Collector crept into the classrooms and stole some sounds!! Ask your child/children what happened!

Topic – We began our new topic – ‘How are we all unique?’ In science, we shared our knowledge of animals and began to investigate how they are all different. We will continue to celebrate how we are unique through ‘This is me’. Thank you for all the amazing and different ways the children are presenting the things that are important to them.

Next week:

Maths – We will explore addition within 10.

English – We will finish our work on poetry and begin to think about adventure stories.

Reminders:

  • The new reading challenge has started - the details are in your child’s home learning book. Have fun!
  • Please return PE kits into school as soon as possible.

 

Christmas holidays!

We hope you have all had a fabulous Christmas holiday so far! We are sure the children have been very excited, and you have all enjoyed some quality family time together! As mentioned in last week’s review, we wanted your child to enjoy relaxing at home over the holidays and practise literacy and numeracy skills by playing board games, using role play scenarios etc. Please continue to read as much as possible so they are always building on these vital skills.

 

We have now taught the children all of the 44 sounds. This means that from now on, we will revise all of the sounds and start to learn about alternatives (introducing spelling rules).

Here are some useful links to phonics websites that the children love! It would be hugely beneficial if they choose to spend some time exploring these:

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-3 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-4

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-5

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase4Menu.htm

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-games.html

Learning Review -week ending 20/12/19

Our learning this week:

  • Our writing this week involved retelling the Nativity story from the viewpoint of the donkey. The children carefully thought about how the donkey would feel carrying Mary and what would a donkey think of singing angels?
  • In maths we have continued to investigate more than and less than. We have used this week to consolidate our learning.
  • On Thursday we said goodbye to Mrs Stanton and Mr Westlake. We will miss them, but it was exciting to hear about their new adventures.
  • We ended the week by walking to the Methodist church to celebrate Christmas. The older children part in the service and were great role models.
  • Home learning. We would really like you and your families to enjoy some time together during this holiday so we would have not set any formal  home learning.  Playing board games will help to improve literacy or numeracy skills. Writing thank you cards, shopping lists and creating stories around new toys will support and improve writing skills. Also, please read whenever you have the opportunity.

We would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas. As we look to the new year our topic will be How are we all unique?

Learning review – week ending 13/12/19

Our learning this week:

  • In English we have had a focus on grammar. We have been learning about nouns and verbs.
  • In maths we have introduced the vocabulary of greater than and less than. We have been using the greater than and less than signs to compare number.
  • On Tuesday, we enjoyed a day learning about the life of John Wesley. We created some art work to represent his tough journey on the sea. Please see the gallery for pictures.
  • On Thursday, we held a vote as we thought about the General Election. We voted for the school value we felt was most important. In Marjoram, the majority vote was for hope and in Lavender the majority vote was for respect. Please see the gallery for pictures.

Next week:

  • In English we will be finishing our own superhero stories.
  • In maths, we will learn continue comparing and then we move onto ordinal language.
  • In topic, we will be learning about the first flight!

Reminders:

  • Next week will be the last spelling and number quiz for the term.
  • Your child’s home learning book will stay in school for the holidays. We will ask you to continue with reading and will send some useful phonics websites for your child to explore.
  • PE kits will come home for a termly wash!
  • We will be walking to the Church on Friday and still need help with walking there. Please let your child’s class teacher know asap if you can help.
  • We will be having popcorn on Friday afternoon. Please let us know if your child is not allowed to have this for dietary reasons.

Learning review – week ending 06/12/19

Our learning this week:

  • In English we have finished off our comparative writing about old London and modern day London.
  • In maths we have been looking at different strategies for subtraction; as well as looking at the links between subtraction and addition – for example if we know that 10 – 6 = 4 we also know that 10 – 4 = 6 and 4 + 6 = 10 and 6 + 4 = 10.
  • In RE this week we have compared Christmas cards – looking at how the traditional Christmas story has been replaced with snowmen and other modern symbols of Christmas. We have also been talking about advent and why it is an important part of the Christian faith.

Next week:

  • In English we will be writing our own superhero story using a short animated film as the stimulus.  
  • In maths we will be investigating the language of ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’ as well as talking about comparing and ordering.
  • We will be warming up our vocal chords all week as we prepare to wow you at ‘The Big Sing’ on Friday (13th) – a reminder that this is also Christmas Jumper Day!

Reminders:

We would like to remind all children that show and tell is only for special occasions, eg: when they have been for a special visit, had a birthday etc. We do not want children bringing in small toys/teddies/collectable cards as they often get lost and are a distraction from their learning.

Many thanks for your support.

Learning review – week ending 29/11/19

Our learning this week:

  • In our English time at the start of this week we looked at how London has changed since 1666 as a result of the great fire. We also looked at how the fire service came about and what changes have occurred to it since it began.  
  • In maths we have started to look at subtraction. We have been looking at subtracting within 10 using counters and other manipulatives.
  • We have spent some of our afternoon time this week cutting, sticking, collaging and generally making a mess as we built our first DT (design technology) project. The children are keen to bring these home and show them off to you as soon as they are finished.  
  • We also enjoyed a visit from Reverend Nick who told us about why Christmas is special to Christians. We enjoyed singing some festive songs while Reverend Nick played his guitar!

Next week:

  • In English we will finish our information (non-fiction) writing before starting a new creative writing project.
  • In maths we will continue looking at subtraction within 10 and then making links to addition.  
  • In science we will be looking at seasonal changes, reflecting on what we noticed in the autumn and how things have changed since then.

If you are able to join us on Tuesday 3rd of December we would be delighted to welcome you into the classrooms to allow the children to show you their work from this term and to work alongside the children in making a superhero mask! Please come to the Lavender gates at 14:30.  

Learning review – week ending 22/11/19

Our learning this week:

  • In English, we have written descriptive sentences about the Great fire of London and on Thursday the children wrote fantastic diary entries imagining they were there at the time.  
  • In maths we have continued to look at addition. We have been looking at number bonds within 10 and finding missing numbers in sums.
  • On Wednesday the children worked in groups to make replica Tudor houses. They demonstrated excellent team work taking it in turns with the cutting, sticking and painting.
  • On Friday morning we had much excitement in the playground as we replicated (on a smaller scale) the Great Fire of London. Pictures of this are available to view on our Year 1 gallery page. 

Next week:

  • In English we will continue to be inspired the Great Fire of London as we look at how the modern day fire service differs from 1666.
  • In maths we will start looking at subtraction within 10.
  • In art and design, we will be creating a scene from the Great Fire of London using a winding mechanism.

Learning review – week ending 14/11/19

Our learning this week:

  • In English, we have written our own superhero stories!
  • In maths we have been looking at addition. We have been learning about counting all objects and progressing to counting on from an amount.

Next week:

  • In English we will be thinking about what is needed to write an accurate sentence. We will use this knowledge to write about the Great Fire of London.
  • In maths we will be beginning to think about addition facts to 10.
  • In art and design, we will be starting a collage.
  • We will be exploring how the Great Fire of London spread so quickly….with the help of Mr Steele!

We need your help:

  • We will be starting a design technology project in week 3. Please can your child bring in a labelled shoe box or a sturdy cereal box for this.

Learning review – week ending 08/11/19

It has been a pleasure welcoming back the children after half term and they have settled back into the school routine fabulously.

Our learning this week:

  • In English, we have been creating poems about bonfire night using our senses to describe what we can see, hear, smell, taste and feel. The children were able to use their ‘real-life’ experiences of fireworks night to come up with fantastic adjectives.
  • In maths we have been looking at position and direction. The children have learnt the vocabulary of left and right; clockwise and anti-clockwise; as well as quarter, half and whole turns.
  • In science, we have started identifying different common materials that are used in the world around us and thinking about why those materials were chosen to be used.

Next week:

  • In English we will be writing a super-hero story!
  • In maths we will be beginning to think about addition.
  • We will also be starting our topic work about the Great Fire of London which will incorporate some art and design technology work this term.

Polite reminders:

  • Please can your child bring any kitchen rolls or any other tubes (not toilet rolls) for our art work next week.
  • We will be starting a design technology project in week 3. Please can your child bring in a labelled shoe box or a sturdy cereal box for this.
  • Please remember to read the new documents on the Year 1 class page – topic newsletter, values map new spellings and the curriculum newsletter.
  • From Thursday 14th November we will be 'quizzing' the children on their 2 times tables alongside our weekly spellings quiz. This will be completed in the home learning book so that you can see your child's progress.

 

 

 

Learning review - week ending 24th October 2019

 

Our learning this week:

  • In English this week, we have innovated our own stories. After reading Little Red Riding hood last week, this week we have taken the basic story structure and created our own versions.
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    In maths, we have revisited 2D shapes and reminded ourselves which of those shapes are to be found on 3D shapes.
  • In RE, with have explored how and why Diwali is celebrated and drew Rangoli designs in the playground.

Next week: We hope you have an amazing half term - an opportunity to relax and spend time with your fantastic hard-working children. Please remember that there is no home learning over the holidays 😊

Learning review - week ending 18th October 2019

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to visit the classrooms this Tuesday. The children were very excited to show you around and celebrate their achievements with you. We hope you are looking forward to seeing more of the children’s books and achievements at the parent and carer evenings next week.

Our learning this week:

  • In English this week, we have been thinking about traditional tales. We learned the story of Little Red Riding Hood and created a story map to which we put actions! 
  • In maths this week, we have added number sentences to our part whole models and explored number bonds to 10. 2 + 8 = 10 / 8 + 2 = 10
  • In history, we have found out about Roald Amundsen who explored the South Pole. We each designed a boat to carry the crew through the icy waters.

Next week:

Maths – We will be learning about shape; building on what we already know. We will be exploring the properties of both 2D and 3D shapes.

English – We will be writing our own stories based on the structure of Little Red Riding Hood. We will be creating our own characters and will choose our own setting!

R.E. – We will be learning about the Diwali festival and finding out how it is celebrated.

Reminder: Please have a look at the reading challenge sheet in your child’s home learning book. Please can we ask an adult at home to sign and date each circle when they have completed one of the tasks. We have a few children earning their ‘Bronze Award’ already but we would like to see everyone achieve this!

The children will not bring home their home learning books next Thursday as we want them to enjoy a relaxed half term break. We ask that you keep reading regularly with your child.

 Many thanks for your continued support 😊

 

Learning review - week ending 11th October 2019

We look forward to sharing our learning with you during our Open Doors afternoon on Tuesday 15th October at 2.30pm. There will be an opportunity to look around the classrooms and take part in some activities. At 3.00pm we will ask you to wait outside the classroom so the children can get ready to go home. Please enter via the Lavender gate.

Our learning this week:

  • In English this week, we have continued to use bossy verbs to write instructions. We wrote instructions about how we begin our day. For example; ‘Hang up your coat. Put your share book away.’
  • In maths, we have been using the part whole model to sort groups and calculate the whole.
 
   
  • In geography, we investigated hot and cold climates across the world.
  • In art, we made explored shades of colour and created some Arctic artwork to celebrate coming to the end of our high quality text.

Next week:

Maths – We will begin to use number sentences alongside the part-whole model.

English – We will be exploring narrative through speaking and listening. We will read a well-known story, practise rehearsing the story by heart and thinking of actions to improve our performance. We will then go on to write our first stories!

Reminder: Please have a look at the reading challenge sheet in your child’s home learning book. Please can we ask an adult at home to sign and date each circle when they have completed one of the tasks. We have a few children earning their ‘Bronze Award’ already but we would like to see everyone achieve this!

 Many thanks for your continued support 😊

Learning review - week ending 4th October 2019

Our learning this week:

It has been great to see our first children taking part in ‘This is me!’ this week. Thank you to the grown ups at home who have supported the children to come into school prepared with fascinating information that makes them unique!

  • In English this week we have produced a fact file about penguins. We used our English work from last week to add factual information to the booklet. We look forward to sharing them with you during our Open Doors afternoon on Tuesday 15th October at 2.30pm.
  • In maths, this week we have investigated capacity. We have explored and used the words full, empty and half full to describe and order liquid in containers. We ended the week with a practical session where we completed several capacity challenges.
  • In science, we explored the school grounds to observe the changes in the season. We collected leaves and noticed that there were very few flowers growing now. 

 

This week we are sending home some sight words for your children to read and write. It would also be useful for the children to practise writing these words in sentences. Please record any written practising in the home learning book so we can celebrate this with your child.

 

Next week:

Maths – We will be learning how to use the part-whole model to calculate simple addition problems.

English – We will be learning about how to edit our work. The children will be polishing with a purple pen or responding to marking in red pen so you can see their improvements!

Art – The children will be using pencils to sketch penguins. We will explore how to create lighter and darker parts with a pencil. We will also start to explore how to make paints lighter and darker using black and white.

Learning review - week ending 27th September 2019

Our learning this week:

  • In English, we have started to write in a non-narrative style. We have shared factual information about the Antarctic.
  • In our maths this week, we have been investigating weight. We have looked at different types of scales and thought about how we use them. We used non-standard units of measure (eg: cubes, toy cars) to balance the weight of various objects.
  • In science, we have been grouping animals using different criteria. We even thought of our own criteria!
  • In our topic lesson we compared towns with the countryside and identified the features of both.    

Next week:

  • In English – we will be producing an information leaflet about the Antarctic. We will focus on sharing factual information.
  • In Maths – We will explore capacity.
  • In science – we will, weather permitting, explore the school grounds and identify the trees that we find. 

Clarification:

  • Please use your child’s home learning book to practise the week’s spellings.
  • Your child should be logging onto Oxford Reading Buddy at least once per week. They should enjoy reading a book independently or with someone at home. They should also complete the quiz at the end of the text.
  • The book band levels are below for your information. Please do not worry about the ‘Oxford level’.

Yellow = expected level at end of Reception

Orange = expected level at the end of Year 1

Lime = expected level at the end of Year 2

 

Learning review - week ending 20th September 2019

Our learning this week:

· In RE this week we created simple poems after thinking about people and objects that are special to us. This will lead into exploring the Hindu faith.

. In English, we used the Blue penguin story to write about the feelings and emotions that the penguin might be experiencing. On Friday the children worked in groups to retell the story using drama.

· In our maths this week we have been using our Power maths books to investigate one more and one less. We have looked at number lines and challenged ourselves to find the missing numbers.

. Computing - We visited the ICT suite this week and together logged on and explored the 2paint programme.

Next week:

· In English – we will be looking at non-fiction texts and writing about penguins.  

· In Maths – we will be exploring weight and measuring weight.

· In our topic, we will be using our geographical skills to compare towns with countryside. We will also be creating some natural artwork (inspired by Andy Goldsworthy) using what we can find in our school grounds.

Reminders:

  • Please remember completed home learning books on Tuesday.
  • Please remember to log onto Oxford Reading Buddy at least once per week.

Learning review - week ending 13th September 2019

Our learning this week:

· In English, we have started to look at the story of Blue Penguin. We have written labels and have described the setting. We even turned our hand to ‘hot seating’ and imagined how the story characters were feeling.

· In our maths this week we have been using 10 frames to work out number bonds to 10 and we have also started to work in our new Power Maths books. The children love them!

· In our topic work, we studied a map of Great Britain and identified the different countries and cities.

Next week:

· In English – We are thinking about using words to describe different emotions. We will also consider different view points.

· In Maths - We will use 10 frames to calculate one more / one less.

· In our topic, we will be thinking about places we belong. We will be looking at similarities and differneces between towns and the countryside.

Reminders:

  • Please remember PE kits for Monday and completed home learning books on Tuesday.
  • We hope that you have all seen the new reading challenge details in your child’s Home learning book. We are looking forward to sharing the adventure. Reading will be counted from the beginning of term.

Learning review - week ending 6th September 2019

Welcome to the first review of learning for this year. The children have settled in really well – we have been very impressed with how independent and happy all of the children have been! We have certainly got straight into it – they have all worked extremely hard! -

Our learning this week:

· In English, we have worked on turning our ideas into written sentences. We used our holiday news as a stimulus and the children used capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

· In our maths lessons, we have focused on recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and beyond. We have also been sorting objects into groups, looking at things that are the same or different. There are lots of photos of this week in the Picture Gallery on the Website. Please use the class pages on the website to keep up to date with your children’s learning and all the school news.

· In our topic work, we have started to unpick the question ‘Where do I belong?’. The children have recorded their ideas and we will use these contributions to shape the rest of our learning.

Next week:

· In English, next week we will be writing labels and thinking about using adjectives to help describe a picture.

· In Maths, we will continue to explore numbers to 20 and beyond. We will be looking at how numbers can be represented in different ways.

· In our topic, we will be looking at our geographical knowledge of where we belong. We will begin by looking at local maps and then will move on to think about being part of Bristol and the UK.

Please remember PE kits for this Monday and completed home learning books on Tuesday.

Have a lovely weekend

The Year 1 Team

Vision

Together we inspire, through our Christian values, unique individuals who believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible in mind, body and spirit. Through nurture and challenge, we provide a firm foundation to enable all to thrive, to lead and serve in their life long journey as local, national and global citizens.

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