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Year 1 - Birch

Class teacher: Mrs Cousins

HLTA: Mr Kyriacou

TA: Miss Neve

PE - Monday and Wednesday.

Please name children's clothes and remove jewellery for PE.

Library - Monday, but we can change more regularly!

We aim to read with every child during the week - please send in reading books and reading records for us to comment in. 

Homework - we ask that children read regularly at home. Handwriting practice, maths and spellings will be sent home when appropriate. 

Our topic for the Autumn Term is....

 

PAWS, CLAWS AND WHISKERS!

 

Do you have a pet?

Do you know any interesting facts about animals?

Share them with us in class!

 

Follow the link below to see our pictures from our trip to Africa Alive. 

1st - 5th October

check out our learning this week...

 

We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it!

We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it! 1
We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it! 2
We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it! 3
We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it! 4
We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it! 5
We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it! 6
We have been reading the new Julia Donaldson story - The Giant Jumperee. We used drama and puppets to retell the story and have used our imagination to draw what we thought the Jumperee might look like. Birch Class have sequenced the story using pictures and have written the story in their literacy books. It was a great story - we really enjoyed it! 7

We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week.

We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 1 I can write additions in different ways.
We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 2 I can use part-whole and addition sentences.
We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 3 I can make 10 first, then count on
We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 4 First I circle 10...
We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 5 How many altogether?
We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 6 Using the tens frame to show amounts
We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 7 Recording in different ways
We are learning different strategies to help us count and add. This will help us when we learn about place value next week. 8 making ten first.

24th-28th October

 

Look at what we've been learning this week...

 

Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers.

Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 1
Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 2
Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 3
Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 4
Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 5
Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 6
Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 7
Maths - We are learning about numbers and using the terms 'greater than' and 'smaller than' to describe amounts when making comparisons. We have used the part-whole model to investigate sets of numbers. 8

We had a tea-party for The Tiger Who Came to Tea! Lots of our writing this week is based on the story

We had a tea-party for The Tiger Who Came to Tea! Lots of our writing this week is based on the story 1
We had a tea-party for The Tiger Who Came to Tea! Lots of our writing this week is based on the story 2
We had a tea-party for The Tiger Who Came to Tea! Lots of our writing this week is based on the story 3
We had a tea-party for The Tiger Who Came to Tea! Lots of our writing this week is based on the story 4

Our design and technology lesson was to use the clay to make a 'big cat'. Some of us chose to create a tiger, some made lions and some of us made cheetahs. They will look great when they are painted!

Our design and technology lesson was to use the clay to make a 'big cat'. Some of us chose to create a tiger, some made lions and some of us made cheetahs. They will look great when they are painted! 1
Our design and technology lesson was to use the clay to make a 'big cat'. Some of us chose to create a tiger, some made lions and some of us made cheetahs. They will look great when they are painted! 2
Our design and technology lesson was to use the clay to make a 'big cat'. Some of us chose to create a tiger, some made lions and some of us made cheetahs. They will look great when they are painted! 3
Our design and technology lesson was to use the clay to make a 'big cat'. Some of us chose to create a tiger, some made lions and some of us made cheetahs. They will look great when they are painted! 4
Our design and technology lesson was to use the clay to make a 'big cat'. Some of us chose to create a tiger, some made lions and some of us made cheetahs. They will look great when they are painted! 5

17th - 21st October

Our learning this week has included...

We have been investigating number patterns in maths. We can sequence in ascending and descending order.

We have been investigating number patterns in maths. We can sequence in ascending and descending order. 1
We have been investigating number patterns in maths. We can sequence in ascending and descending order. 2
We have been investigating number patterns in maths. We can sequence in ascending and descending order. 3
We have been investigating number patterns in maths. We can sequence in ascending and descending order. 4
We have been investigating number patterns in maths. We can sequence in ascending and descending order. 5
We have been investigating number patterns in maths. We can sequence in ascending and descending order. 6

Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits!

Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 1
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 2
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 3
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 4
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 5
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 6
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 7
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 8
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 9
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 10
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 11
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 12
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 13
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 14
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 15
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 16
Our PE lessons are all about developing our control and accuracy skills. We have been using a range of equipment to control bean bags and balls. We look very smart in our coloured PE kits! 17

We have been reading and rewriting the story - Dear Zoo this week. We've had lots of fun!

We have been reading and rewriting the story - Dear Zoo this week. We've had lots of fun! 1
We have been reading and rewriting the story - Dear Zoo this week. We've had lots of fun! 2
We have been reading and rewriting the story - Dear Zoo this week. We've had lots of fun! 3
We have been reading and rewriting the story - Dear Zoo this week. We've had lots of fun! 4
We have been reading and rewriting the story - Dear Zoo this week. We've had lots of fun! 5
We have been reading and rewriting the story - Dear Zoo this week. We've had lots of fun! 6

We have been classifying animals in science this week...

We have been classifying animals in science this week... 1
We have been classifying animals in science this week... 2
We have been classifying animals in science this week... 3
We have been classifying animals in science this week... 4
We have been classifying animals in science this week... 5
We have been classifying animals in science this week... 6

We are learning about numbers in maths. We have been matching objects to digits and ordering number cards. Lots of us can write our numbers clearly and correctly!

We are learning about numbers in maths. We have been matching objects to digits and ordering number cards. Lots of us can write our numbers clearly and correctly! 1
We are learning about numbers in maths. We have been matching objects to digits and ordering number cards. Lots of us can write our numbers clearly and correctly! 2
We are learning about numbers in maths. We have been matching objects to digits and ordering number cards. Lots of us can write our numbers clearly and correctly! 3
We are learning about numbers in maths. We have been matching objects to digits and ordering number cards. Lots of us can write our numbers clearly and correctly! 4
We are learning about numbers in maths. We have been matching objects to digits and ordering number cards. Lots of us can write our numbers clearly and correctly! 5
We are learning about numbers in maths. We have been matching objects to digits and ordering number cards. Lots of us can write our numbers clearly and correctly! 6

We have been investigating shapes in maths time. We used the 2D shapes to draw around and label and used the elastic bands to create shapes on the geoboards.

We have been investigating shapes in maths time. We used the 2D shapes to draw around and label and used the elastic bands to create shapes on the geoboards. 1
We have been investigating shapes in maths time. We used the 2D shapes to draw around and label and used the elastic bands to create shapes on the geoboards. 2
We have been investigating shapes in maths time. We used the 2D shapes to draw around and label and used the elastic bands to create shapes on the geoboards. 3

We are reading Dear Zoo in our literacy lessons this week. We have been retelling the story using our pictures and describing words. We took turns to 'walk through' the story and share our story telling skills with our friends. Some of us even changed the story a little!

We are reading Dear Zoo in our literacy lessons this week. We have been retelling the story using our pictures and describing words. We took turns to 'walk through' the story and share our story telling skills with our friends. Some of us even changed the story a little! 1
We are reading Dear Zoo in our literacy lessons this week. We have been retelling the story using our pictures and describing words. We took turns to 'walk through' the story and share our story telling skills with our friends. Some of us even changed the story a little! 2

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You should be able to find all the information that you need about your child's daily routine at school and our learning journey as we progress through the school year...

 

A week in Birch Class:

 

We have PE every Monday and Wednesday so please bring in your named PE kit with a change of shoes. If the weather is fine we will take part in outdoor PE so pack a tracksuit and trainers too.

Monday - is our main library day. Please remember to return your library book each week. We will share a group story and change our books with Mrs Thomas. Please let us know if you would like to change your book on a more frequent basis - we will try and change as often as we can.

Tuesday - children will take part in computing and PCHSE lessons with Mr Kyriacou and Mr Jay.

Wednesday - is PE and topic afternoon, lots of science, geography, history, art and design technology learning - a very busy afternoon!

Thursday - will be our main topic afternoon. The children will engage in a wide range of learning opportunities throughout the term.

Friday - is our music day. We will spend the afternoon enjoying topic work and finish the week with our celebration assembly.

Children participate in daily Read, Write Inc lessons, Literacy and Maths. We involve the children in lots of hands on learning experiences with practical activities to keep our brains engaged!

Year One is a very busy year, the children have an amazing time learning about animals, space, London, family history, Brazil, plants, woodlands, weather and dinosaurs. We explore a variety of stories, text and poetry, writing and performing our own pieces. The children will investigate number and place value. They will develop their understanding of measure and learn to problem solve in mathematics. Children in Year One are offered a broad and engaging curriculum where they are encouraged to develop their independence, interests and strengths in both their academic progression and social awareness. 

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