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Year 1 - Birch Class

Snow Day Learning...

We hope that you are having fun playing outside in the snow and perhaps building a snow man or a snow lady! Or maybe even a snow dog! 

When you have finished building your snow person, ask a grown up to take a photograph to show in class, or you could draw a picture of your snow creations and bring those in show and tell time!

Even though you are not at school, please remember to read your Read, Write Inc books, library books or share a story from your own collection. 

It's a mystery!

Look at what I discovered in our classroom this morning... 

Picture 1

What could it be?

Where has it come from?

How did it get here?

 

Your literacy task for snow day:

Can you write about the discovery? Use a capital letter to start your sentences and a full stop to finish them. Remember to use your finger spaces too!

You could start your writing with:

There is an egg in our classroom. It is white with green spots. I think it is a .....

 

Could you include the words and or because?

 

Perhaps you could draw the egg and label what you can see. Or write an adventure story about what happens when it hatches!

Bring your writing into school on Monday so we can display it in our classroom!

Snow Day Maths

In class we have been learning how to compare the length of different objects and to use the correct language to describe the differences.

Use words such as long and longer, short and shorter, high and higher to compare and describe objects at home. 

Practice writing your numbers and challenge yourself to write number words (one, two, etc). Bring any maths work that you do at home into school on Monday.

 

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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 on Mondays 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.

Tuesday - children will take part in computing and PCHSE lessons.

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

Thursday - it's PE again so please make sure PE kits are in school! 

Thursday - bring your library book to school as we will visit the school library, share a group story and change our book.

Friday - new spellings day... please practice at home! More topic work and celebration time in Circle 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 to our brains engaged!

Year One is a very busy year, the children have an amazing time learning about animals, space, London, Rio de Janeiro, 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. 

Spring Term 2

Our topic for this half term is called DINOSAUR PLANET.

 

We will be visiting The Dinosaur Adventure Park on March 14th.

Children will learn about habitats, diets and the similarities and differences in dinosaurs through our engaging Science lessons.

Children will create their own dinosaur sock puppets and make dino smoothies in Design Technology lessons.

We will find out about Mary Anning in our History lessons and will become Palaeontologists, investigating the school grounds, discovering fossils and creating our own.

 

Birch class assembly - thank you to the parents and carers who came to listen to our dinosaur poetry, look at our introduction to Dinosaurs work and share Dinosaur stories with us!

Birch class assembly - thank you to the parents and carers who came to listen to our dinosaur poetry, look at our introduction to Dinosaurs work and share Dinosaur stories with us! 1
Birch class assembly - thank you to the parents and carers who came to listen to our dinosaur poetry, look at our introduction to Dinosaurs work and share Dinosaur stories with us! 2
Birch class assembly - thank you to the parents and carers who came to listen to our dinosaur poetry, look at our introduction to Dinosaurs work and share Dinosaur stories with us! 3

Maths

Our current maths focus is measure - we have been comparing the lengths of various objects in school. We are learning to use mathematical language to describe length - long/longer/longest, short/shorter/shortest, tall/taller/tallest and high/higher/highest.

 

Literacy

Most of our literacy work planned for this half term is linked to our dinosaur theme topic! The children have been writing questions about the dinosaurs, we have lots of research to do!

We have shared the story of The Odd Egg written by Emily Gravett and created our own story maps to retell the story. The children have re-written the story and changed the ending - now there are lots of interesting creatures hatching from duck's egg!

Our focus in literacy is to develop our sentence writing, include adjectives and conjunctions and to remember capital letters, finger spaces and punctuation. It is important that the children practice Fred talking for spelling phonetic words and try to learn how to write those tricky red words from memory.

We are also beginning to learn how to join our letters in our handwriting lessons this half term. 

Autumn Term 2

November - December

Brrrr! It's getting cold and wet outside... please remember to bring your coat to school. You might want to bring in a change of shoes, a hat, a scarf and gloves too - but please make sure that they are named as lots of children have the same things!

 

Our topic this half term is....

SPACE - Moon Zoom

So far this term we have experienced....

 

Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class

Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 1 Oh my what has happened in our classroom?
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 2 We found space rocks...
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 3 The rocks fizzed and bubbled in the water!
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 4 It looks like we have had an alien visitor!
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 5 Testing the strange materials we found...
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 6 What happens when we drop it in the test tube?
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 7 Recording using adjectives...
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 8 "The white stuff feels like snow!"
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 9 Look at the mess and mayhem!
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 10 This is how we feel...
Moon Zoom Learning in Birch Class 11 I am a scientist!

Making space rockets

Making space rockets 1
Making space rockets 2
Making space rockets 3
Making space rockets 4
Making space rockets 5

Send a message into space... investigating materials to see which will conduct electricity and completing an electrical circuit.

Literacy

This half term our literacy has been based on Oliver Jeffers 'The Way Back Home.'

We are learning about sentence structures, adjectives, similes, repetition and punctuation. We are learning through modelled writing, story-telling and drama.

Autumn Term 

September - October.

 

Mathematics in year 1

Mathematics in year 1 1 Investigating numbers 0-10.
Mathematics in year 1 2 Matching digits to the written words.
Mathematics in year 1 3 Working together to check our answers.
Mathematics in year 1 4 Counting using pictures, digits and counters.
Mathematics in year 1 5 Partner work.
Mathematics in year 1 6 Checking our number words.

A trip to the zoo

A trip to the zoo 1
A trip to the zoo 2
A trip to the zoo 3
A trip to the zoo 4
A trip to the zoo 5
A trip to the zoo 6

Designing our own zoo and animal parks.

Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 1 Which animals can live together safely?
Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 2 There's a train to ride at this zoo!
Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 3 The animals are moving in...
Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 4 Team work wins!
Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 5 checking the maps...
Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 6 What do the animals need?
Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 7 It is hard work...planning, building and preparing
Designing our own zoo and animal parks. 8 Keep the giraffe out of the lion's enclosure!
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