Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready for the new school year. Please return the bags you have filled over the summer so we can begin our speaking and writing activities. In numeracy we will look at place value, carrying out both practical and recording activities in adult directed and child initiated lessons.
This week we will be very busy with lots of fun activities. On Monday we will take part in an around the world day. The children will visit other classes to learn about different countries. We are also celebrating 60 years of West Minster School so will take parts in lots of activities to mark the occasion. Please could we have any empty boxes for junk modelling as we are making rockets to mark 60 years of NASA also.
This week we will be settling in to our new classes and getting to know each other. We will carry out activities following the same routine as the reception classes to help the children settle in to year 1.
This week we will look at the last two artists this term and try to recreate their work. We will also have a teddy bears picnic with games and a movie afternoon to end a lovely year in year 1.
This week we will be looking at lego characters and making speech bubbles for them. We will look at the pictures around the characters to help us decide what they might be saying. We will continue working on multiplication to help us with our recording.
In science we will continue with our science experiments, this week we will choose from a range of materials to make a parachute.
This week we will continue to plan our comics, working towards producing our own comic page. We are enjoying carrying out science experiments and beginning to record our own predictions and findings. In numeracy we will look at multiplication.
This term we are using lego as the theme for our topic. We will link in this in to all aspects of our learning, allowing the children’s ideas and interests to lead our activities.
We will also be working extra hard on our phonics in preparation for the phonic screening.
This week we are going on our school trip to Druidstone park. We are also taking part in a dance workshop on Tuesday. We will continue to look at money in numeracy and begin to make amounts with a range of coins. In literacy we will write about our trip out.
This week we will be looking at money and begin to understand that each coin has a value. We will use practical and interactive activities to help us buy items in our classes.
We will use our plans from last week to write about how to care for an animal as part of our literacy and science activities.
This week we are very busy again we have our visit to Rose street to see the owls on Monday and on Thursday the Blue cross is visiting us to help us learn about how to care for animals.
We will write thank you letters to our visitors in literacy and in numeracy we will begin to look at fractions.
This term we have a new topic, paws, claws and whiskers. We will learn about different types of animals in science and the food they eat.
This week we will begin to learn to tell the time. In literacy we will write a recount about our Easter holidays.
This week we will begin to look at measuring weight, we will do this practically, using weighing and balance scales to weigh a range of objects in groups.
In literacy we will listen to the story Red Riding Hood and use this to support our literacy activities. We are working towards writing our own fairy tale using the skills learnt each week during our lessons.
This term our topic is the Enchanted forest we will use this theme to look at and listen to fairy tales.
In science we will begin to look plants and what they need to grow.
In numeracy we will begin to look at counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
This week we will look at China and its capital city Beijing. Again the children will look at a different continent and complete the next part of the continents book they have been working on. The children have enjoyed learning about cities from around the world and are remembering lots of facts about the cities and their landmarks.
This week we will begin to explore measurement and ways of recording. We will concentrate on length and height.
This week we will be looking at a new continent. This time Paddington has been to New York so we will find out as much as we can about this new city.
We will use our new and prior skills to solve a mixture of addition and subtraction problems in numeracy.
In science we will begin to look at the properties of the materials we have been learning about.
Last week we used Paddington bear to teach us about London. The children enjoyed finding out about a city and are looking forward to learning about a new city each week. In numeracy this week we will focus on subtraction. We will use our knowledge of subtraction to carry out a range of activities, practical and written.
This week we will be very busy during the build up to Christmas. We are looking forward to sharing our nativity with our families and friends, visiting Father Christmas and the West Minsters got talent show. We will be carrying out lots of Christmas themed activities to support our writing and number skills and making lots of lovely gifts and decorations for Christmas.
Over the next week we will be looking at more and less in numeracy. We will do this practically and then challenge ourselves to record more than and less than. We will be busy using our creative skills making lots of lovely gifts for our families and the school fair. We will use our speaking and listening skills to retell the Christmas story in lessons and during our nativity.
As well as working hard practicing our Nativity we are still very busy learning. We are working hard to understand tens and ones. We are doing this practically and challenging ourselves to record. In literacy we will use the story of Christmas to support our ordering and retelling of a story.