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Weekly Update (Week ending 18.1.19)

In English, the children have been working very hard on 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'.  They wrote about their favourite part of the story, what a character might be thinking and tried to avoid using the words 'happy' and 'sad' to describe feelings!  

In Maths, we focused on subtraction and how addition and subtraction are linked together.  

We created lovely rain forest leaves in Topic by  drawing on our previous learning about colour mixing to create green and create shades by adding a tiny bit of black to the paint mixture.  We also did a bit more work on the continents.  Ask your child to sing the Continents Song to you.  Be warned, it's catchy!    

 

Next week ……...

 

English

We will continue using 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' to write a book review and focus on the appearance and personality of a character in that story.  

 

Maths

We will continue practicing addition and subtraction whilst learning how to write and spell numbers to 20.  We will be learning about 'making 10' before counting on.     

Science and Topic

We will learn the names of the 5 oceans, where the tropical rainforests are located and start our work on grouping animals.  

 

Pre-Learning

Find out where the Equator is located. 

 

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Please listen to your child read daily and note this in their reading diary.  Share a passage from your favourite book and discuss tricky vocabulary and what might happen next.  

Mathletics: Practice number sequencing, addition and subtraction within 10.  

 

PE

Monday & Thursday

 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Au-Yeong

Weekly Update (Week ending 11.1.19)

Welcome back to school and Happy New Year!

In English, we focused on the Christmas holidays with the children first planning then writing their recounts.  We have introduced red and green pens to support pupils with sentence formation: End of sentence punctuation is written with a red pen and the capital letter at the start of the sentence is written in green.  

In Maths, the children had a week of subtraction within 10.  They were shown pictures and made subtraction stories then number sentences based on that picture.  We then practiced using different strategies such as using cubes, crossing out, and counting back on a number line to subtract.  

We started our new topic 'Rumble in the Jungle' and have written about what we know and want to learn about the rainforest.  We also started learning about the 7 continents and will continue this work next week as well as learn about the 5 oceans.  We looked at Henri Rousseau's painting 'Surprised!' and described it as well as discussed and wrote about what we liked and disliked about the painting.     

 

 

Next week ……...

 

English

We will be focusing on 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr.  We will practice expressing our views both orally and through our writing and build up our ideas to eventually write our own versions of a familiar story.  

 

Maths

In Maths we will be making number families (addition and subtraction using the same 3 numbers e.g. 5+2=7, 2+5=7, 7-5=2, 7-2=5).  We will then start counting and writing to 20 particularly by making 10 first then counting on.   

Science and Topic

Our new topic is 'Rumble in the Jungle'.  

In Art, inspired by Rousseau, we will be colour mixing to make green then create shades by adding a tiny bit of black to paint leaves.

Geography: We will focus on learning the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans.  

Science: We will start learning about how we can group animals.  

 

Pre-Learning

Look at an atlas and start learning the names of the 7 continents.  Find out whether you have relatives living in other countries and tell the class about it next week!  

 

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Please hand your home learning books in by Wednesday.  

I sent home a letter with two logins:  A login for 'Times Table Rockstars' and 'Mathletics'.  Year 1s do not have to learn times tables but they can practice doubling numbers using TT Rockstars.  In Mathletics, practice addition and subtraction to 10 and ordering numbers to 10 if you have the time.    

 

PE

Wednesday and Thursday

 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Au-Yeong

Weekly Update (Week ending 21.12.18)

We made Christingles and learnt about what each part represented and the other symbols we might see in our daily lives.  We went to St Luke's Church for a Christingle service where we thought more deeply about Christmas.  The children were very sensible on the walk to and from the church and behaved respectfully during the service.  The carol practice was also put to good use during the service!  

In English, we wrote instructions on how to make a Christingle. 

In Maths, we carried on with our work on subtraction and were introduced to using tally marks as a cross-curricular link with our Topic work.  

We did some circle time work on how to be a good friend and playing safely on the playground.  

Next term ……...

 

English

We will be using 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' as the basis of our work.  

 

Maths

In Maths we will be continuing our work on subtraction by creating subtraction stories to support our understand of subtraction number sentences.  We will then become more confident at choosing when to use addition and subtraction.  We will look at positional language again before working on numbers up to 20.  

 

Science and Topic

In Science, we will be learning about the different groups that animals can be divided into and finding out about their habitats, diet and young.  

 

Our new Topic is 'Rumble in the Jungle'.  We will be learning about the tropical rainforests of the world.  

 

Pre-Learning

Where are the jungles in the world?  What animals can you find there?

 

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

There is no homework during the Christmas holidays.  Please do continue reading and updating your reading diary.  You will get a new Home Learning sheet in your books next term.   

 

PE

Mondays and Thursdays.

 

Thank you so much for your Christmas wishes, cards and gifts.  I really do appreciate it!  Have a lovely break and see you in the New Year.  

Miss Au-Yeong

Weekly Update (Week ending 14.12.18)

This week the children's efforts during rehearsals paid off in their Key Stage 1 production of 'Whoops-a-Daisy' Angel.  Most of them had memorised the songs and some even had lines.  They were certainly enthusiastic and should be very proud of their hard work. 

In English, the children were introduced to a new book; 'The Christmas Eve Tree' by Delia Huddy and illustrated by Emily Sutton.  As it was new, they looked at pictures from the book and described what they could see and guessed what might be happening in the story.  The children learnt about time connectives and used that learning to write a re-tell of the story.  

In Maths, we looked at balancing addition number sentences before moving on to subtraction using number bonds.  In Science, we focused on food groups and recording information.   

Next week ……...

 

English

Next week, we will learning about Christingles and use our learning about time connectives to apply it to writing instructions  

 

Maths

In Maths we will be continuing our work on subtraction by using the strategy of counting back on a number line and creating subtraction stories to support our understand of subtraction number sentences.   

Science and Topic

In Science, we will be reviewing our learning. 

In Topic, we will be learning about then making Christingles for the service on Thursday.  Thank you to the adults who have volunteered to help.  We will be leaving school at 9.30 to arrive at the church by 10.  The service should take an hour and we should be back at school by 11.30.

 

Pre-Learning

Please bring an orange for Monday.  Can you find out what the orange represents?

Are there other ways to say 'subtract' e.g. minus.  Can you find different ways we use subtraction at home?

 

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Please hand your home learning books in by Wednesday.  

 

PE

Monday

 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Au-Yeong

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