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Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you will find important information about what we are up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 1 staff:
 
Teacher: Miss Kiera Horn

Teaching Assistant: Miss Emma Witte

Summer 2:

Parent Pamphlet

Homework project

Week beginning 1st July 2019

English

In English this week we have been learning common exception words. We are able to read and spell the Year 1 common exception words. We looked back at our stories and edited our spelling. We also worked on improving our sentences and using -ed endings.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on our speedy number bonds. We have sang our number bond song and completed a range of activities to help us remember our number bonds quickly.

Topic

This week we have learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly. We used our knowledge of our own butterflies that we watched grow and then set free. We learnt about the changes that the caterpillar/butterfly go through and ordered the different stages.

English Award: Oliver F for writing and editing his own story!

Maths Award: Riley for using his number bonds to 20 to help him solve calculations.

Head teacher Award: Ella for improved listening skills this week.

Reminders

Please ensure you hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 24th June 2019

English

In English this week we have wrote our own stories. Once we had wrote them we made sure that we re-read them and checked for any changes. We are now working on changing the character from a bad character to a good character. We changed the verbs and the adjectives in the story.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning how to tell the time when it is o’clock or half past. We used clocks the show the time when asked and we were also able to draw the hands on a clock.

Topic

This week we have completed our D.T lessons. We had a design criteria to make a entertaining and sturdy animal puppet. We designed our puppets and thought carefully about what materials we might need. We then made our puppets. We had to join and cut. Once we had made our puppets we performed a puppet show in groups with our friends. We then evaluated our puppets against the design criteria.

We have had butterflies in our class. We have watched them grow from caterpillars over the last few weeks. Today they had grown enough to be able to fly.

English Award: Thomas for writing his own version of the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ independently.

Maths Award: Bryce for confidently telling the time!

Head teacher Award: Rosie for entering school with a big smile every day this week!

Reminders

Please ensure that your child has returned their trip letter.

Week beginning 17th June 2019

English

In English this week we have been changing the story of the tiger who came to tea into our own version of the story. We have all chose a different animal to be our main character. We have described our characters and thought about what negative actions he might do in the story. We have used some amazing verbs and adjectives in our stories.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been solving one-step problems involving multiplication and division. We have recapped how to solve multiplication and division calculations. We then used the methods to help us solve word problems.

Topic

This week we have continued our learning about animals. We have been describing different animals bodies. We thought carefully about how many arms, legs, paws etc different animals have. We also learnt new vocabulary such as; fins, gills, antlers, hooves. We then compared the structure of different animals.

English Award: Paige B for including great verbs, time adverbs and adjectives in her writing!

Maths Award: Amelia for multiplying and dividing numbers to 20 independently.

Head teacher Award: Oliver G for working incredibly hard, having excellent manners and being a all-round superstar!

Reminders

It is sports day next week. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit.

Week beginning 10th June 2019

English

In English this week we have continued to read the story of the Tiger who came to tea. We have enjoyed listening to and discussing the language in the text. We have also completed reading comprehensions using our phonics knowledge.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been revising all area of maths. We have revised addition and subtraction, fractions, number bonds, multiplication and division, time and money. We used our knowledge to help us answer a range of mathematical questions.

Topic

This week we have continued our learning about animals. We have learnt about what different animals eat. We learnt that animals can be carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We categorised the animals in to a Venn diagram depending on what they eat. In P.E we have been learning how to travel indifferent ways like backwards and sidestep. We also learnt how to change direction safely.

English Award: Jacob for amazing reading this week.

Maths Award: Millie for persevering with tricky mathematical questions.

Head teacher Award: Cassie for always working incredibly hard in all subjects.

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 3rd June 2019

English

In English this week we have been reading the story ‘The tiger who came to tea’. We found a tiger in our classroom! We made a wanted poster describing the tiger to hang up around school. We have enjoyed reading the story and sequencing the events in the story using time adverbs. We then acted out the story in groups.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about 3D shapes. We learnt about cubes, spheres, cylinders and pyramids. We looked for these 3D shapes around the classroom. We then began learning about the properties of 3D shapes. We explored their faces.

Topic

This week we have been working on our science skills. We have enjoyed observing animals closely using magnifying glasses. We went into the pond area and closely looked for mini beasts. We also learnt about how animals can be categorised as reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and fish.

English Award: Bryce for independently sequencing the story of the tiger who came to tea using time adverbs.

Maths Award: Ellis for working really hard when learning 3D shapes.

Head teacher Award: Everyone in Year 1 for all working their socks off this week and having brilliant behaviour! Well done.

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 20th May 2019

English

In English this week we have been writing our instructions on how to plant a seed. We included many features such as commas in a list, time adverbs and adjectives. We also learnt how to use adverbs to describe how an action is being completed e.g. slowly pour the water. We used all of these features in our writing!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on fractions. We learnt how to find a half of a shape or object. We learnt that this means there will be two equal parts. We then quartered shapes and objects. We know that this means there are 4 equal parts.

Topic

This week it has been Big Me week at Burnside. We have been thinking about what we would like to be when we are older. We have had visits from different people who told us about their job. We enjoyed listened to the nurse, fireman and construction worker! We have wrote about what we would like to be and we have painted pictures.

English Award: Oliver F for working hard to improve his handwriting this week!

Maths Award: Oskar for working really hard when halving and quartering!

Head teacher Award: Paige B for always being helpful, ambitious and caring!

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 13th May 2019

English

In English this week we have been transforming our instructions of how to plant a seed. We have learnt more features to include into our instructions such as; time adverbs and adjectives.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working subtractions. We have subtracted one and two digit numbers to 20 using cubes, pictures and numberlines. We then had to solve the addition and subtraction calculations by checking the sign in the calculations.

Topic

In topic this week have completed our Geography Unit about the local area. We learnt that about the features in our local area using maps to help us. We discussed what features we liked and what features we didn’t like.

English Award: Darcy for writing instructions on how to plant a seed.

Maths Award: Ellis for independently solving addition and subtraction calculations.

Head teacher Award: Bryce for demonstrating a fantastic attitude since starting Burnside!

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 6th May 2019

English

In English this week we have been building up skills to write instructions. We plated out own cress seeds. We sequenced the steps in order. We have learnt how to use imperative verbs within our steps. We used our phonics knowledge to write  list of equipment and we have learnt how to expand our steps to include more detail.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on addition. We have been adding numbers to 10 and then to 20. We learnt different methods to help us solve the calculation. We used cubes, pictures and a numberline.

Topic

In topic this week have completed our D.T unit. We planned a varied and healthy snack. We learnt about the different food groups and made sure our snack had a bit of every food group in it. We decided to make sandwiches. We then learnt where the different foods came from. We then prepared our snacks and ate them. They were delicious!

English Award: Oliver G for becoming an independent writer!

Maths Award: Jacob for solving addition calculations to 20 independently.

Head teacher Award: Amelia for an improved attitude to learning in school and at home.

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 29th April 2019

English

In English this week we have been improving our own stories. We have re-read our writing to check for mistakes. We then learnt about adding adjectives into a sentence to improve it. We went back over our work and made our edits. We then learnt about repeated phrases from familiar stories. We then re-wrote our stories including some repeated phrases.

Maths

In Maths this week we have completed our time unit. We measured time in minutes and hours. We then worked on our ability to write numbers in word form e.g. 8 as eight. We used our phonic knowledge to help us write the numbers and learnt how to write trickier numbers (one, eight)

Topic

In topic this week have completed our science unit. We have learnt about the parts of a flowering plant and a tree. We have learnt about the purpose of each part of the plants and trees and we have labelled them. We have also identified and names common garden and wild plants and we have learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees.

English Award: Logan for editting and improving his writing.

Maths Award: Paige B for using her phonic knowledge to write number as words.

Head teacher Award: Ella for an improvement with her speaking and listening and for making her teacher’s smile.

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 22nd April 2019

Welcome back to the summer term!

English

In English this week we have been reading the story of Jim and the beanstalk. We compared the characters Jack and Jim. We planned our own character and described its appearance and personality. We then planned a story of our own, involving a beanstalk. We then worked on using full stops, exclamation marks and question marks. Our stories are going to be brilliant!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about Time. We compared and described movement using quicker and slower and used ‘earlier’ and ‘later’ to describe our day. We have also begun measuring and recording time. This week we have worked on our knowledge of seconds. We will move onto minutes and hours next week.

Topic

In topic this week we have completed our Art unit. We have been printing using fruit and vegetables. We made our own printing blocks by cutting potatoes and a variety of other fruit and veg. We then used these printing blocks to print a picture of a flower onto paper. We thought carefully about the colours we needed, the shape of the printing block and the texture. Our prints look fantastic! We have also begun our science unit by learning about the parts of a flowering plant and labelling it.

English Award: Jacie for designing and writing about her own story character.

Maths Award: Paige L for demonstrating a resilient and positive attitude in maths.

Head teacher Award: Thomas for always being a helpful and caring friend to others.

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 1st April 2019

English

In English this week we have been writing our own report about velociraptors. We used our knowledge of sub-headings to help us organise our information. We wrote about the velociraptors diet, habitat, appearance and discovery!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on our understanding of position and direction. We began the week learning our left and right and applying it in lots of different ways. We then learnt about the meaning of the words; above, below, in-front, behind, on-top, near, far etc. We used these words to describe the position of objects.

Topic

This week we have learning about the Easter story. We recounted the events of what happened and discuss how Jesus might have felt throughout the story. We have also been learning about the British Isles and marking on a map where we live.

English Award: Ellis for writing a super report about velociraptors.

Maths Award: Riley for learning your left from right and working super hard this week!

Head teacher Award: Archie for being an absolute superstar and working his socks off!

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 25th March 2019

English

In English this week we have been learning about fiction and non-fictions texts. We are going to write our own non-chronological report about a velociraptor. We have looked at some non-fiction reports on dinosaurs and identified the features. We have also identified the features of non-fiction texts and learnt about; contents pages, index pages and glossary’s.

Maths

In Maths this week we have finding a quarter of objects, shapes and quantities. We began the week by recapping halving. We had all remembered how to half objects and shapes! We enjoyed quartering objects such as; pancakes and bread. We cut the objects into 4 equal pieces.

Topic

This week we have continued with our geography unit. We have been using directional and positional language (near, far, left and right) to describe locations on a map. We have also enjoyed our gymnastics sessions in P.E. We have been working on our balancing skills using gymnastic equipment.

English Award: Cassie for writing a fantastic letter using her phonics sounds.

Maths Award: Oliver G for quartering shapes, objects and quantities equally.

Head teacher Award: Keelin for working really hard and being helpful towards his friends and teachers.

Reminders

Please hear your child read as often as possible.

Week beginning 18th March 2019

English

In English this week we have been learning how to write a letter using questions. We wanted to write a letter to Sam the lady we met on our trip to the Hancock museum on Monday. She knew lots of information about dinosaurs so we thought we would write her a letter asking her more questions we would like answered. We looked at the question mark sign ? and learnt when and how to use it.

Maths

In Maths this week we have continued dividing. This week we have been dividing numbers up to 20 using jellybeans and pictorial methods. We also divided numbers to 20 in word problems.

Topic

This week we have been to the Hancock museum on our class trip. We enjoyed our fossil and dinosaur workshop and learnt lots of new facts! We have also completed our Geography unit. We have used compass directions (north, east, south and west) to help the dinosaur find his family. On Thursday 21st it was odd sock day to raise awareness for Down’s Syndrome.

Week beginning 11th March 2019

English

In English this week we have been writing the story of Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs with a added twist! We decided to change the story. We changed the toy Harry had in his bucket. Some of us chose robots, some chose dolls and some of us chose teddy bears. We also changed the setting so instead of going on a train we wrote that Harry went to the beach, or park, or forest! We planned our stories and wrote them on Friday.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been dividing numbers. We learnt that the divide sign means we share. We began the week by dividing numbers to 10 using cubes and hoops and sharing the cubes equally (one for you, one for you and one for you). We then learnt how to use a pictorial method to help us. Finally we solved division calculations in word problems. Next week we will work on division within 20.

Topic

This week we have continued our History unit. We have been learning about Mary Anning who was a famous fossil collector. We looked at a painting of Mary and guessed who she was. We listened to the story of her first fossil find. We then wrote about the event from the past.

We also enjoyed red nose day on Friday.

English Award: Rosie for writing her own version of Harry and his bucketful of Dinosaurs independently!

Maths Award: Tyler for dividing numbers independently.

Head teacher Award: Oliver F for trying extremely hard in lessons and making fantastic progress in lessons.

Reminders

Please remember children will be on their class trip to the Hancock museum next week.

Week beginning 4th March 2019

English

In English this week we have been writing the story of Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs. We split the story into three parts (beginning, middle and end). Each day we wrote a different part to the story. We included exclamation marks, conjunctions and adjectives to our stories.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been multiplying numbers. We learnt that the ‘x’ sign means to multiply. We used cubes and hoops to help us e.g. 4×3= We had to get 4 hoops and put 3 cubes in each. We then counted how many we had altogether. We then learnt how we could use pictures to help us solve the calculations.

Topic

This week we have completed our History unit. We sorted animals and dinosaurs into animals from the past and present. We ordered events in chronological order and we then used the terms ‘yesterday, last week and a long time ago’ to describe when events happened. We also have enjoyed having the book fair in school and World Book Day on Thursday.

English Award: Amelia for becoming more independent when writing.

Maths Award: Darcy for solving multiplication calculations independently.

Head teacher Award: Millie for always working extremely hard and being a lovely friend to others.

Reminders

Please remember children need to come to school on Monday 11th in full P.E kit for our Infant Agility trip.

Week beginning 25th February 2019

English

In English this week we been reading the text ‘Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs’. On Tuesday we were amazed to find eggs had been left in our classroom. We thought carefully about who the eggs might belong to. We then cracked open the eggs to find baby dinosaurs!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been measuring length and height. We measured length and height using cubes. We thought carefully about how to measure accurately. We also had to count the cubes carefully. We then learnt how to measure using cm and m. We enjoyed measuring the height of dinosaurs and objects in our classroom.

Topic

This week we have started our new topic ‘Stomp, Roar.. It’s a Dinosaur!’. This week we have worked on our Science unit. We have named and identified some animals and dinosaurs that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We have labelled and compared the structure of dinosaurs and we have used secondary sources to ask questions and find out the answers.

English Award: Paige L for writing words from memory independently.

Maths Award: Logan for accurately measuring the length and height of dinosaurs.

Head teacher Award: Amelia for a improved attitude to learning this week.

Reminders

Please can you return permission slips for the class trip by Monday 4th March. Thank you.

Week beginning 11th February 2019

English

In English this week we have been writing a recount about an adventure we had in school. We read the story ‘Room on the Broom’. In the story the wind had blown the witch off her broomstick. She had landed somewhere over our school. We went on an adventure to find her. We searched in different rooms. We then wrote our recount explaining which rooms we went in. We learnt how to use time adverbs (First, next, after and finally) and adjectives and write our recount in the past tense. 

Maths

In Maths this week we have been solving addition and subtraction word problems. We used our knowledge of solving addition and subtraction calculations to help us. We had to read the problem first and think carefully about if it was asking us to add the numbers or subtract them. We then wrote the calculation using our knowledge of the signs (+ – =). We were then about to use our resources to help us solve the question.

Topic

This week we have completed our Art and D.T. units. In Art we have worked on a range of skills including painting and collaging. We created a painting of a sky using watercolours. We then created a collage of clouds and a rainbow. In D.T. we planned, made and evaluated a kite. We knew that our kite had to be made of light material but it also had to be strong. Our kites were then decorated. They all look beautiful!

English Award: Archie for writing a fantastic recount of his adventure using adjectives.

Maths Award: Oskar for working really hard to solve addition and subtraction word problems.

Head teacher Award: Rosie for always trying her very best in everything that she does.

Reminders

Please can your child bring in their reading books as often as possible. Thank you.

Week beginning 4th February 2019

English

In English this week we have been writing a recount as the wolf. We have learnt how to; use the pronoun ‘I’ in our writing, use a range of conjunctions and use time adverbs such as ‘First, next, after and finally’. We wrote our recounts using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been solving addition and subtraction calculations. We have learnt how to use a range of resources to help us solve calculations such as cubes, pictures, on a numberline and mentally. We added and subtracted numbers within 20.

Topic

This week we have celebrated E-Safety Day and Chinese New Year. For E-Safety Day we learnt all about the Internet and how to be safe. We learnt never to give out personal information and to always ask permission.

For Chinese New Year we learnt about the ways people celebrate and made our own lanterns which we presented in assembly.

English Award: Ella for working hard on her fine motor skills.

Maths Award: Millie for adding and subtracting numbers mentally.

Head teacher Award: Riley for always being a caring friend to others.

Reminders

Please can your child bring in their reading books as often as possible. Thank you.

Week beginning 28th January 2019

English

In English this week we have been working on writing a recount. We are going to write a recount as the wolf explaining what he did in the story of the three little pigs. We have worked on many features that we may use in our writing this week such as; using the first person I, using conjunctions and writing in the past tense. We will write our recounts next week.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about shape. We recapped what a rectangle, circle, square and triangle look like and looked at how the different shapes sometimes look a little bit different. We then used the vocabulary corners and sides to describe the properties of each shape.

Topic

We have continued our learning about the weather during our Geography unit this week. We have learnt about hot and cold places in the world and thought about how to equator effects how warm a country is. We have also used purple mash on the Ipad to create our own weather video as a weather person.

English Award: Thomas for writing a fantastic story using fantastic adjectives.

Maths Award: Rosie for solving maths problems about shapes.

Head teacher Award: Jacob for always being a lovely friend.

Reminders

Please can your child bring in their reading books as often as possible. Thank you.

Week beginning 21st January 2019

English

In English this week we have been working on writing a setting description of the woods from the story of the three little pigs. We went into our school forest area to help us think of exciting adjectives to use in our writing. We rewrote our stories of the three little pigs and added in our setting description as well as trying to use more features such as exclamation marks.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about measuring weight and mass. We began the week by measuring using balancing scales. We used cubes to help us measure the weight of objects around the classroom. We then moved onto comparing the weight of the objects. We have also explored using grams and kilograms to help us measure.

Topic

We have continued our science unit. We have learnt about materials that are transparent, translucent and opaque. We learnt that transparent means you can see through it clearly and it lets all the light through. We learnt that translucent means you can only see through it a little bit and only lets a bit of light through. We learnt that opaque means you can’t see through and no light can pass through. We enjoyed exploring a range of materials and sorting them into the three categories.

English Award: Cassie for writing independent sentences using adjectives.

Maths Award: Jacie for measuring the weight of objects.

Head teacher Award: Logan for settling into Burnside extremely well.

Reminders

Please can your child bring in their reading books as often as possible. Thank you.

Week beginning 14th January 2019

English

In English this week we have been writing our own version of the story The Three Little Pigs. We wrote the story from memory using our phonics knowledge to help us. We have also learnt about using exclamation marks effectively to help us make our stories more exciting.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about one more and one less than a given number. We have used resources such as cubes and base 10 to help us find one more and one less than a number. By the end of the week we were about to know one less and one more mentally.

Topic

We have continued our science unit. This week we have been thinking about light. We looked at and learnt about a range of different light source such as; fire, the sun and electrical lights. We have also learnt about how shadows are made by an object blocking the light. We went onto the yard to find and draw around our own shadows. We then also used torches to make our own shadow show.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Paige B for writing a super detailed story of the Three Little Pigs!

Maths Award: Keelin for being a super-duper shape finder.

Head teacher Award: Ellis for returning to Burnside with a fantastic attitude.

Reminders

Please can you make sure that you have returned your permission slip for the road safety walk on Monday or your child will not be able to attend.

Week beginning 7th January 2019

Welcome back to the Spring Term!

English

In English this week we have been reading the Three Little Pigs. On Thursday we found some footprints in our classroom! We also found some grey fur. We worked together to figure out which story book character it was! We read the story of the Three Little Pigs and realised it was the Big Bad Wolf! We have enjoyed completing some role play activities as the wolf and pigs and sequencing the story in order. This will help us retell the story ourselves next week.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about chronological order and time. We have learnt about morning, afternoon and evening. We have been learning how to use terms such as before, next, after, yesterday, today and tomorrow and we have been learning the days of the week and the months of the year.

Topic

We have begun our topic Splendid Skies where we will be developing our knowledge of the seasons and weather conditions. We have started our topic with Science. We have been; discussing changes between the four seasons, observing and describing weather associated with the seasons and we have also completed a weather chart showing what the weather has been like every day this week.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Keelin for excellent reading this week!

Maths Award: Paige B for a great attitude and determination when solving tricky problems in maths!

Head teacher Award: Jacie for settling into Year 1 extremely well!

Reminders

Please can you make sure that you have returned your permission slip for the road safety walk on Monday or your child will not be able to attend.

Week beginning 10th and 17th December 2018

Please find below pictures of our Christmas festivities in school.

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

English

In English this week we have been learning about instructions. We have read some instructions and decided whether they were well written or not. We learnt that instructions needs to be very specific and include lots of different features. We wrote our own instructions on how to make salt dough decorations.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about money. We have looked at recognising 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. We have ordered and compared the coins thinking carefully about how many each coin is worth. We have also began looking at £5, £10 and £20 notes.

Topic

This week we have had a visit from a athlete. We enjoyed learning about the importance of being fit and healthy and we enjoyed taking part in some P.E activities.

Well done to everyone who completed their sponsorship forms!

Class Attendance:

English Award: Tyler for writing fantastic instructions independently using your phonics sounds!

Maths Award: Oliver G for working super hard when learning about money this week.

Head teacher Award: Thomas for always having a fantastic attitude and brightening everyone’s day with your smile!

Reminders

All children need jeans and a checked top for our Christmas production next week.

Week beginning 26th November 2018

English

In English this week we have began learning about instructions. We have used our phonic knowledge to help us read some instructions. We followed two sets of instructions to see which was better. We found out that the instructions with more detail are better.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about capacity. We used new vocabulary full, empty, half full and quarter full. We enjoyed using the water to show the different capacities. We ordered the different capacities and compared them using the words ‘more than’ and ‘less than’.

Topic

This week we have been developing our D.T skills. We designed our own superhero mask following a design criteria. It had to be colourful and strong. We thought about different ways to fasten our masks around our heads.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Darcy for writing a fantastic superhero story using  adjectives.

Maths Award: Tyler for a fantastic attitude in maths this week.

Head teacher Award: Paige L for a much improved attitude to learning.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 19th November 2018

English

In English this week we have finished our narrative unit. We have wrote a three-part superhero story and included a character description using lots of amazing adjectives.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about fractions. This week we have been quartering objects, shapes and quantities. We learnt that if you are quartering something you must have four equal parts. We enjoyed cutting food into equal quarters. We have also quartered quantities e.g. 1/4 of 8, by sharing equally between four groups.

Topic

This week we have developed our geographical vocabulary such as; coast, hills, mountains, sea, ocean and forest. We used this vocabulary to describe Super Steve’s route as he flew over the UK.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oliver F for writing a fantastic description of Eliot the superhero.

Maths Award: Riley for working incredibly hard this week when learning about fractions.

Head teacher Award: Paige B for always having a fantastic attitude to learning and for always trying her very best.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 12th November 2018

English

In English this week we have been improving our superhero hero story. We have re-read our stories from last week and we have been improving our knowledge of adjectives in order to help us add a character description into our story. We have learnt that an adjective describes a noun. We have analysed a piece of writing and identified the adjectives within a text and we have enjoyed making human sentences with adjectives.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about fractions. We have been halving objects, shapes and quantities. We learnt that if you are halving something you must have two equal parts. We enjoyed cutting food into equal halves. We have also halved quantities e.g. 1/2 of 10, by sharing equally between two groups.

Topic

This week we have been improving our fieldwork skills in Geography. We have learnt about physical and human features and we went on a walk around the school to see what human and physical features we could see. We observed our surrounding area closely and we then wrote sentences about what we saw. We have also been describing our route from our homes to school. We used a map to help us describe our journey to school. In PSHE we have also been thinking about ways to calm down when we are feeling angry.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Jacob for applying his phonic knowledge in his writing.

Maths Award: Ella for colouring shapes within a bold line.

Head teacher Award: Archie for a fantastic attitude in maths this week.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 5th November 2018

English

In English this week we have been writing our own superhero story with a beginning, middle and end. We planned our story and thought carefully about our character, the setting and what would happen. We wrote our stories on Friday and then read them to our friends.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about Place Value. We have practised counting and recognising numbers to 40. We have used base 10 to help us identify the tens and the ones in a number. We used the base tens to make the numbers e.g. 23 has 2 tens and 3 ones.

Topic

This week we have completed a science experiment about materials. We wanted to find out which material would be best to make a superhero cape. We made the capes and then tested them. We tested to see if the material was light and would fly in the wind and also if the material was strong enough that it wouldn’t rip. We found out that the best material was fabric. We have also started our Geography unit. We have drawn a simple map of the classroom, we have learnt about where we live and we have made a tally chart to find out find out the most popular ways of travelling to school.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Millie for writing a excellent superhero story.

Maths Award: Cassie for working hard to learn her numbers to 20 and beyond.

Head teacher Award: Oliver G for a fantastic attitude to learning this week.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 29th October 2018

English

In English this week we have started to read our class novel ‘Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero’. We have thought about the main character Eliot and have been inferring information from the pictures of him. We have been practising using capital letters for names and our letter formation.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes. We named common 2D shapes such as; circle, rectangle, square, oval, hexagon and pentagon. We learnt that a hexagon has 6 sides and a pentagon has 5! We have also been recognising the properties of the shapes and  went on a shape hunt around school.

Topic

This week we have completed our science unit about materials. We learnt about the properties of common materials such as; wood, metal, glass, rock and plastic. We were really good at identifying materials in our classroom and sorting them according to their properties.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Rosie for writing a good prediction based on the clues you found!

Maths Award: Amelia for really hard this week when learning about shapes!

Head teacher Award: Oskar for a greatly improved attitude to learning!

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 15th October 2018

English

In English this week we have been writing a diary as Mr Bear. We orally practised the diary using bear masks. We used time adverbs (first, next, finally) and made sure we used ‘I’ in our writing. Our diaries are excellent and we have improved a letter formation.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning our number bonds to 20. We have learnt about the numbers that make 10 e.g. 1 + 9, 2 + 8 and made sure that we can remember the number bonds from memory. We then used this knowledge to help us with our number bonds to 20.

Topic

This week we have finished our geography unit. We labelled a map with the 7 continents. We have also completed our art unit. We have been focussing on improving our drawing skills by using a range of shapes, thicknesses and line. We have looked at the work of Paul Klee who uses lots of different shapes in his artwork. We then drew our own self-portraits thinking carefully about the shape of our facial features.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oliver F for writing an amazing diary entry using time-adverbs!

Maths Award: Thomas for learning all of your number bonds!

Head teacher Award: Darcy for always having a fantastic attitude to learning!

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 8th October 2018

English

In English this week we have been reading a diary from Mr Bear. We have been recounting his actions in our text. We have identified the features of a diary. We have looked at how we can used time adverbs (first, next, finally) in our writing and we have also been working on expanding our vocabulary and using adjectives.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been subtracting numbers. We learn that the – sign means take away or subtract. We used cubes which helped us solve the calculation as we took the correct number of cubes away. We then used pictures to help us work out the subtraction calculation. We had to cross out how many was being taken away. We also learnt how to solve subtractions on a numberline.

Topic

This week we have completed our Geography unit on the world. We have been labelling and naming parts of the world. We started by looking at the United Kingdom. We learn that there are 4 countries that make up the UK. We then learnt about the surrounding seas and then the oceans! We have learnt about the 7 continents and could locate them on a globe and atlas.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Ellis for writing the end of a story using finger spaces.

Maths Award: Archie for adding and subtracting numbers!

Head teacher Award: Tyler for having a lovely smile all week long.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

English

In English this week we have been reading the end of our text ‘Peace at last’. We have worked on our ability to plan the beginning, middle and end of a story. We have developed our vocabulary to describe how the characters were feeling. We used some amazing words such as; drained, exhausted, jolly, merry, furious and delighted. We have also looked at different ways we could end our story, for example, ‘The End’ or ‘They lived happily ever after’.

Maths

In Maths this week we have adding numbers. Mr Bear and Baby Bear were having a tea party in our classroom. We had to add the amount of sweets they had eaten e.g. Mr Bear ate 5 sweets and Baby Bear ate 3 sweets. How many did they eat altogether? We learn that we could write this as a calculations 5+3=. We then used a range of resources to help us work it out. We have learnt how to use cubes, pictures and a number line to help us add.

Topic

This week we visited the church as part of our learning in R.E about parts of the church. At the church we had a tour and were shown some of the special features within the church, we listened to a story about Bernard Gilpin and we baptised Edward Bear.

In the classroom this week we have continued our History unit. This week to used our English skills to write our favourite memories from when we were younger. We have also looked at different ways to sort objects for example, instead of sorting toys old and new we also sorted them into the category of toys that could move and toys that could.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oliver G for amazing phonics this week.

Maths Award: Riley for adding numbers using cubes and on a numberline!

Head teacher Award: Cassie for an amazing attitude in and around school.

Reminders

Please remember to bring your reading books in daily.

Week beginning 24th September 2018

English

In English this week we have been reading the middle of our text ‘Peace at last’. We sequenced the events of the story in order and thought about each setting. We used our senses to help describe the kitchen where Mr Bear tries to sleep. We thought carefully about what Mr Bear would be able to smell, hear, see and feel in the kitchen. We have also worked on -ed endings to describe how Mr Bear moves throughout the story e.g. stomped, walked.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on comparing and measuring length and height. We helped the bears in our class by measuring long delicious worms for them to eat. We measured using cubes and rulers and compared the length of the worms.

Topic

This week we have continued our history unit. We continued last weeks learning by comparing a modern day house with a house from the past. The children loved finding out information about houses from the past. They were shocked to find out that some houses had the toilet in the garden! On Wednesday the children discussed their own special memories from their past. It was lovely seeing some of the special items they brought in and listening to them share their memories with the class.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Millie for writing a fantastic story using full stops and capital letters.

Maths Award: Jacob for a fantastic effort when measuring and comparing length this week.

Head teacher Award: Keelin for always having a fantastic attitude to learning.

Reminders

As part of our R.E unit on Christianity we are visiting the local church on Monday afternoon. All children will be back to school for normal hometime at 3:15.

Week beginning 17th September 2018

English

In English this week we have read the beginning of our book ‘Peace at last’. We have enjoyed learning about ways to start a story and we also used role-play to act out the beginning of the story. This helped us to write the beginning of the story ourselves on Friday. We have also had Mr. Bear in our classroom this week. He came into our classroom looking for a quiet place to sleep. We had to be careful we didn’t wake him. We wrote him letters and drew him pictures for when he woke up!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been working on counting in tens forwards and backwards. We have been practising counting in tens using songs to help us.

Topic

This week we have began our History unit. We have been thinking about the past and present and how we have changed since we were little. We have thought about things we could do when we were little (crawl and eat baby food) and things we do now (walk to school, feed ourselves, ride a bike). We have also been looking at old household objects and toys from the past. We have enjoyed comparing them to the things we have now.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Oskar for writing a great prediction about Mr Bear.

Maths Award: Paige L for a excellent attitude in maths this week.

Head teacher Award: Rosie for always following our golden rules and always tidying up!

Reminders

Please can all children bring in something that reminds them of a special memory on Wednesday 26th September. This can be anything from a photograph, a bus ticked from a special day or a old teddy or toy which is special to them.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

English

In English this week we have been describing a setting from our class book ‘Peace at Last’. We began the week by looking closely at the setting and we wrote a list of everything that we could see. We then learnt how to use adjectives to help us describe. We then used our knowledge of adjectives, capital letters and full stops to write some sentences describing what we could see outside of the bear’s house.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been practising our counting. We have used a 100 square to help us count as far as we could! We then practised counting on from a given number and then we practised counting back. We have worked on our knowledge of numbers to 20 and enjoyed finding and recognising numbers on the school yard.

Topic

This week we have completed our science unit ‘Animals including humans’. We have been learning about reptiles, amphibians and mammals. We learnt that reptiles have dry skin and mammals have fur or hair. We also compared different animals. We thought about what they had in common and what was different about their bodies.

Class Attendance:

English Award: Paige B for writing a excellent list.

Maths Award: Oliver F for working independently in maths.

Head teacher Award: Ella B for settling into Year 1 excellently!

Reminders

Year 1 will have P.E on Fridays. Please make sure that the children have a P.E kit with their name on.

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