Year 1

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.

Week Commencing – 8th October

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been describing autumn objects and trying to make our sentences more exciting.
  •  In Maths we have been starting to look at addition to ten.
  • In Science we have been observing the changes we can see in the autumn. We have drawn pictures of autumn objects and made autumn tree collages.

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

Week Commencing – 1st October

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been practising writing words using the sounds we know.
  •  In Maths we have been ordering groups of objects and numbers up to ten. We also worked on a ladybird puzzle where we had to put 6 ladybirds on a grid with only 2 in each row and column.
  • In computing we have been learning to log on to the computers and open an application. We used to paint a picture to draw pictures of London and then printed them.

To support your child with their learning at home you could go on a walk to look for signs of autumn. Can you find anything to add to our autumn display?

This week we have introduced our ‘growing and learning together’ chart. Our chart helps the children to remember what the right behaviours are for learning. Children may move around the chart during the day, but each new day is a fresh start where children are given the opportunity to demonstrate that they are ready to learn.

Week Commencing – 24th September

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have read Dogger and Little Penguin Lost. We are working on planning and writing our own lost toy stories.
  • In Maths we have been comparing groups of objects and numbers up to ten to work out which is more, which is less or if they are equal.
  • In our outdoor PE we have been listening carefully to instructions and following them to play games.

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 would be a great help.

From next week, we will be moving our outdoor P.E. to a Thursday afternoon.

If you had any empty small cardboard boxes they would be really useful next week for making houses. The boxes must not have contained a food that contains nuts.

Week Commencing – 17th September

The children have been learning:

  • In English we have been reading the book ‘Knuffle Bunny’ and thinking about how Trixie felt when she lost knuffle bunny. We have been thinking about our own special toys and why they are important to us.
  • In Maths we have been thinking about our numbers to ten, ordering our numbers and working out one more and one less.
  • In topic this term we are learning about London. We are going to explore what has happened in London at different times, starting this week with Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. In art, we have been looking at mixing red and yellow to make orange to paint bonfire pictures.

To support your child with their learning at home you could enjoy a walk and look at the River Thames. We talked about the river going all the way to London.

Week Commencing – 10th September

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. We tried the challenge of making a model using only 10 bricks.
  • 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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