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Where learning is fun!

 

Welcome to our class page. Come and look at all the exciting and fun things we have been doing in school!

 

 

Summer Term

Hooray it's the Holiday!

 

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This term our topic is 'Holidays'. We will be looking at different types of holidays both now and in the past. We will look at different places around the world our children have visited as well as places they want to. We will be be naming different countries,continents and oceans. We will be using maps and atlas' to identify different places around the world. 

 

In Phonics we will be concentrating on reading alien and real words using the sounds we already know. We will be preparing for our Phonic Check during June. Here are a few websites that you could use at home to practise these words.

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

 

In Maths we are looking at 2d and 3d shapes, naming them and describing them using mathematical language. We will be telling the time to the quarter to and quarter past the hour. We will also be looking at money; making different amounts, giving change, finding totals and solving problems

 

In Religion we will be looking at Pentecost and then The Feast of St Peter and St Paul.

 

Don't forget our Year 1 Class Assembly this term! 

 

 

 

Flowers and Insects

 

This term we will be looking at different flowers and plants in our environment. We will learn about the different parts of the flower, name a variety of wild flowers and investigate what a flower needs to grow.  We will use different materials to draw still life pictures of flowers. These will be displayed in the classroom. We will also investigate different minibeasts and insects , naming them and finding out information out about these insects. 

 

In English we will be reading stories about minibeasts and writing our own adventure stories, as well as looking at information texts on flowers and minibeasts.

 

In Religion we will be looking at the Resurrection of Jesus and the stories of his followers at this time.

 

 

Spring Term

'The Stories People Tell'

 

 

This term we are going to be learning all about stories from around the world as well as stories from hundreds of years ago. 

We will be reading all kinds of traditional stories from Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk to the 3 Little Pigs. 

 

If you have any stories at home do bring them in and we can share them together.

 

Our RE focus this half term is Lent- A time to Grow and Change with Jesus. We will be listening to stories from the Gospel about how  we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus. 

 

In Maths we are going to be looking at tens and units, learning partition a number into tens and units! Look out for our exciting pictures of what we are doing!


Spellings are given out every Monday to be learnt for a Spelling Test every Friday. Please practise these regularly through the week.

Reading Books are to be in school every day, and children should read every night at home. Please comment in the book so we can see how the children are getting on.

 

We look forward to having an amazing term ahead!

 

Miss Mallalieu and Mrs Casey

Story Character Day

Story Character Day 1 Modern Stories
Story Character Day 2 Pirates!!
Story Character Day 3 Fairies
Story Character Day 4 FEARSOME characters
Story Character Day 5 Goldilocks
Story Character Day 6 Little Red Riding Hood and Granny
Story Character Day 7 Julia Donaldson
Story Character Day 8 Roald Dahl
Story Character Day 9 Traditional Story Characters
Story Character Day 10 Favourite Stories
Story Character Day 11 Robin Hood
Story Character Day 12 Princesses

Autumn 1 - This terms topic is;                'Who am I?'.

 

We will be learning all about ourselves, our family and our friends. We will look at how we grow and change from babies as well as looking at our bodies and feelings. In Art we will be painting portraits of our friends as well as making stick puppets in DT.

 

In English we are looking at the author  Julia Donaldson and reading some her excellent stories. We will concentrate on her book, The Gruffalo, doing lots of writing and other activities based on this book.

 

In Maths we will be working with numbers to 30; comparing, ordering,adding and subtracting them.

 

Spellings are given out every Monday to be learnt for a Spelling Test every Friday. Please practise these regularly through the week.

Reading Books are to be in school every day, and children should read every night at home. Please comment in the book so we can see how the children are getting on.

 

We are always available each morning and evening after school should you need to speak to us!

 

We look forward to working alongside you this year.

 

Miss Mallalieu and Mrs Casey

Happy Eid

This afternoon we have been learning about the Prophet Muhammad. We also made Eid Cards.

 

We wish all our Muslim friends a very Happy Eid.

 

 

 

Drumming with Mr Roscoe

 

Mr Roscoe brough his drums into school today and all of the children in Year 1 had opportunity to have a little turn at playing them. It was lots of fun!

 

Can you remember what the 3 drums were called?

 

Drumming

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Instructional Writing

 

We have been focusing on writing different instructions in our Friday Writing. We all made a ladybird biscuit and wrote instructions explaining how to make them.

 

Ladybird Biscuits

Still Life Drawing of Flowers

This week we have been using the pastels to draw still life pictures of a selection of flowers.

 

Have a look at the photographs and see if you can spot yours...

Sketching in the Trees

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Sketching in the Trees 3
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This afternoon we have spent a lovely calm and relaxing afternoon sketching in the trees. The children enjoyed looking around them and seeing what interesting plants and flowers they could see.

 

What do think of our sketches?

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