This term our topic is paws, claws and whiskers, we will be learning as much as we can about animals. This week we will write poems about animals in literacy. In our science lessons we will group animals by their diet,characteristics and and habitats. In numeracy we will look at time, concentrating on o’clock this week.
This is our last week with Paddington Bear, he has taught us all about the continents and oceans this term. As a thank you we are going to write a letter to Paddington during our literacy lesson. In numeracy we will revisit number names, order and value.
This week we will be thinking about our new value friendship, we will nominate the person we think is a good friend as part of the West Minster Friendship Awards.
We have enjoyed learning about the continents and this week we will learn about the oceans of the world.
In numeracy we will practise using and recording positional language.
This week we will learn about the city of New York, we will also start to think about the names of the seven continents of the world. In numeracy we will now be learning about measurement, we will start with practical activities using cubes and paperclips as well as rulers and tape measures. In science we will continue to investigate the materials of properties in the environment.
This week we will learn about the capital city Paris. Paddington bear will teach the children about places and landmarks in the city. We will also start to think about the continents of the world.
In numeracy we will revisit subtraction using lots of practical activities, moving on to recording when we are ready.
We are enjoying looking at different materials in science and are starting to think about their properties. This week we will look at materials outside so please remember warm clothes.
This week we will be writing our letters to Father Christmas, we will look through catalogues to choose the gifts we would like. In numeracy we will revisit number facts, making numbers to 10 and then 20. In science we will write facts about the season winter.
This week we will listen to the story of the first Christmas, this will help us understand the meaning of Christmas and the people we play in our Nativity. We are still working hard learning words and actions to the songs in our Nativity.
In science we will be looking at temperature and how it changes as we go from Autumn to Winter. We will also look at the world around us and how temperature affects animals and plants.
This week we will listen to the story Aliens love Pantaclaus, we will then write about our favourite part using joining words. We will continue working with tens and ones both practically and with recording challenges. In science this week we will think about temperatures and how they affect the weather.
This week we are learning about poetry, we will work in groups to create our own weather poems.
In numeracy we are looking at tens and ones, we will begin practically then move on to recording tens and ones in numbers.
Please could we have any boxes and bottles for our DT lesson as we are making rockets and kites.
This week we are learning how to use capital letters correctly in our writing. In numeracy we are making 3d shapes from their net. The children will be learning about 3d shapes and their properties and trying to find as many shapes in their home and school environment.
Science over the next few weeks will be carrying out experiments to measure types of weather.
This week we will listen to the story Whatever next? We will use the story to help us learn about and use punctuation. In numeracy we will use a shape hunt to help us learn about the properties of 3d shape. We will also find out about Guy Fawkes in history.
Welcome back. We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for a very busy and exciting term. We will start our new topic Splendid skies with the story Room on the Broom as a hook for our literacy lessons. In numeracy we will look at 2d shapes and their properties. Our science this term will look at seasons and the weather.
This week we will be making pizza faces with healthy ingredients. We will use our pizzas to help us think about halving in numeracy as well as part of our science. In literacy we will complete a proud cloud. We will think and write about what we have achieved this term and begin to think about what we would like to learn next term.
This week we will look at subtraction, we will do this practically and then start recording our answers. In literacy we will continue with the story Five minutes peace. We will try to write an additional part to the story by using our own ideas about Daddy elephant.
In science we will begin to think about the differing diets of both ourselves and other animals.
This week we will listen to the story Five minutes peace. We will write a sorry letter to Mummy elephant from the children as our literacy work. In numeracy we will begin to use and record addition, we will use practical activities to support this. In science we will design a healthy plate of food.
This week we will learn about instruction writing. To help us understand the importance of instructions and how we write them we will make our own jam sandwich.
In numeracy we will look at doubling numbers, at first to 10 and then up to 20.
In science we are continuing with the five senses.
This week we will listen to the story Peace at last. We will carry out a range of activities linked to the story during adult directed and child initiated. The children will write a speech bubble for Daddy bear. In numeracy we will think about number facts that make 10 and then 20. In science we will begin to look at senses, this week will be taste and smell.
Welcome back to school, we hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready for the new school year ahead.
This week in numeracy we will be looking at place value and thinking about more and less.
If you haven’t yet returned your child’s summer bag please do so so we can use it as part of our lessons. In literacy we will continue using our summer bags to help us with our writing, speaking and listening.
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.