Autumn 2 Term Learning - 2018

Literacy

Year 1 really enjoyed finishing off their unit on ‘The very sleepy Bumblebee’, especially when we wrote instructions on ‘How to make a honey sandwich’ and ‘How to plant daffodils’. They sneaked in some chocolate spread too! Year 1 were surprised to find a box delivered with their next unit in, it was ‘Dear Zoo!’ They have been trying their hardest with their handwriting all about what animals they would like to me sent. Selecting their ‘perfect’ animals proved a tricky choice! Next week they are going to write to Santa to see what he might send!

Maths

Year 1 have continued to show independent learning and are using the maths working wall to support them in learning how to represent their numbers in different ways. They have enjoyed learning positional language to order some Christmas festive items.

Science

The children were amazing learning about animals and even more about Humans! They really enjoyed tracing and labelling their own bodies.

Winter is now here and we have been enjoying learning about our artist ‘Paul Klee’. We worked really hard to observe and learn his style so we could try and recreate it, with a festive element of course!

We would like to say thank you for all the continued support from home and please have a safe and peaceful holiday with your loved ones.

Autumn 1 Term Learning - 2018

Literacy

Year 1 have been transitioning well into their guided reading sessions. They have been working towards learning as a group and independently on their reading tasks. They have been showing off their increasing phonic knowledge and are working hard to apply to their spellings and writing. Year 1 have enjoyed their first talk for writing text for ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and produced some excellent story maps. They showed their enthusiasm in the introduction to their next unit ‘The Sleepy Bumblebee,’ especially when the bee costumes came out! Watch this space for some fantastic story writing over the next few weeks.

Maths

Year 1 started their maths learning by identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They made fantastic repeating patterns, worked hard on identifying all the different properties and used shapes to construct wonderful shape cities. They are showing greater independence as we all move on to work with number and place value for the remainder of the term.

Science

The children have shown their fantastic knowledge in the science topic ‘animals’. They have been comparing and classifying different types of animals and have shown promising future careers in the vet role play area!

With autumn arriving the children have been excited to see the changes in the outside environment. They have been planting bulbs to bloom in spring and collecting autumn leaves for their threading activities. They showed super gardening skills when we had to weed the KS1 garden after all the summer sun. It is looking much better now after some TLC from our budding gardeners.