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This is the page that you can visit to keep updated on the children's learning. Make sure you come back each week to see the learning opportunities that the children have been taking part in.
Wb: 1st November 2021
The Three Little Pigs
This week we have been learning the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ using a talk for writing model. We have created out own story map, sequenced the images and thoroughly enjoyed acting out the story.
In Maths, we have been exploring subtraction. We have been solving problems using subtractions, finding missing parts and breaking up whole numbers.
We have started our new topic of materials in Science. This week the children had to identify the different materials objects were made from, they enjoyed naming and classifying the materials.
Well done to Harry for receiving the Head Teacher’s Award for great team work in PE this week.
WB 18th October 2021
This week we have been observing the seasonal changes that are happening all around us. We have been spotting the signs on a walk around the school grounds as well as dressing for the correct weathers and comparing the seasons. Throughout the year we will look back and reflect how the seasons continue to change in multiple ways.
Well done to Lacey for receiving the head teacher’s award for showing a ‘can do’ attitude to all areas of her learning.
Here are some of our sun catchers we created with the treasures collected on our autumn adventure:
WB 11th October 2021
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re going to the Moon!
In History this week, we have been learning about the first moon landing. The children enjoyed lots of space themed activities, including making their own junk modelling rockets.
In English we have been using a video called ‘The Way Back Home’ as our stimulus for writing this week. We have built on our knowledge of adjectives to describe the alien and planet. The children were excited to learn about synonyms and thought of lots of different words for happy, big and small. Using our word banks the children developed expanded noun phrases and started thinking about joining ideas using ‘and’.
In Maths, we have been working on addition through counting on.
The Head Teacher’s Award goes to Sophia this week for showing great levels of enthusiasm in all areas of her learning. Well done Sophia!
WB 4th October 2021
Emma Jane’s Aeroplane
This week we have been reading ‘Emma Jane’s Aeroplane’ by Katie Haworth. We have been sequencing the events of the story, matching the animals back to their countries and then even attempting to write a simple three-part story. A huge cardboard aeroplane landed in the classroom. The children enjoyed creating their own Airport and organised their land and air crew effectively. One group spent time collecting tickets and checking bags while others helped people to their seats and served them inflight food and drink. They took turns as the pilot and making their own tannoy announcements.
In History we have been learning about the invention of the first flying machine. The children enjoyed learning about the Wright Brothers and practised recalling some of the facts we have learnt. The children then lead a wonderful discussion about how it must have felt to see the first ever plane fly. This week we have also been reading books about Amelia Earhart and her fantastic achievements.
Well done to Archie for receiving the Head teachers award this week for making great connections in his learning.
WB: 27th September 2021
Big Blue Tractor
This week we have enjoyed learning a new song about the ‘Big Blue Tractor’. The children have enjoyed adding their own actions to the song. We have spoken about Harvest festival and the foods we like and dislike.
In English the we have been reading the story of ‘The Runaway Tractor’ by Heather Amery. Then we used adjectives to describe the tractor. The children enjoyed thinking of their own runaway tractor stories.
In Maths, we have been exploring part whole models and how they can support us with addition. We have been using lots of different resources to support our understanding and we are beginning to record our number sentences.
Well done to Sara this week for receiving the Head Teacher Award for all of her hard work throughout the week.
Wb: 20th September 2021
Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car
This week we have continued to learn about the history of transport and have been focusing on the invention and development of cars. In English, we have been reading Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car by John Burningham. The children have enjoyed retelling the story in their playing to learn time and some of them have used the illustrations to write their own stories. The class thought the animals in the story were vey unhelpful and many of them suggested that if they were there, they would help push Mr Gumpy’s car out of the mud. What a helpful class we are! In their writing the children thought of excuses for different animals, some thought a penguin might say his fins are too slippery others thought an elephant would be too strong.
In Maths, we have been comparing quantities and numbers using the language and symbols ‘greater than’ (>), ‘less than’ (<) or ‘equal to’ (=). We used a short poem to help us remember which way the symbols go: ‘Alligator, Alligator which will you eat? The greater one the bigger one it shall be sweet.’ The children took it in turns to ‘snap’ up the larger number.
This week’s Head Teacher’s Award was given to Olivia for being a brilliant talk partner. She has listened to her partner, shared her ideas and even questioned her partner this week. Well done Olivia.
WB 13th September 2021
Clickety Clack, Clickety Clack on the Train Track
This week we have been learning about the invention of trains. We looked at the differences between trains then and now and thought about how lives changed after the invention.
In English, we looked at ‘Clickety clack’ a poem about trains. We found the words that rhymed in the poem and then added to the poem as a class. In small groups we played slug in a jug and the wrote silly sentences.
In Maths, we focussed on finding one more and one less than a given number. We were able to find missing numbers on number lines by finding the number that is one more or one less than a given number.
The Head Teacher Award went to Theadora for challenging herself in all areas of her learning. During playing to learn Theadora challenged herself to write a train story. She used her phonic knowledge well and was inspired by Harry Potter. Well done Theadora!
WB 6th September 2021
Mrs Armitage on Wheels
This week we have enjoyed reading ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’. We labelled lots of different items on her bike and then we started to design our own. Some of the children planned to add swimming pools to their bikes, there were lots of unicorn themed bikes and one that added a comfy looking ‘cat couch’.
In Maths this week we have been counting, forwards and backwards to ten and using these skills to help find missing numbers on number lines. We have also been looking at different ways to represent numbers.
We have enjoyed lots of firsts this week. We started our seasons topic for science, as well as our special people topic in RE and our transport topic in History. We enjoyed exploring our ball skills with some team games in PE too!
This week our Head Teachers Award was awarded to Finn for being an inquisitive learner. Throughout the week he asked lots of questions about his new learning, this shows he is not only listening to new information but truly understanding it and building connections with his prior knowledge. Well done Finn!
WB: 30.08.21 Busy Bees
Even though we have only been in Year One for two days we have been so busy. We have been exploring sorting in Maths, creating ‘All About Me Bees’ in English and so much more.
I am very impressed with how quickly they have settled into their new classroom and it is lovely to see their personalities shining through already.