This week we will be settling in to our new classes. We will be carrying out lots of activities to help us get to know each other and to help us get used to our new classrooms and routines.
This week in literacy we will look at compound words we will do this practically to start then move on to using the words in our writing. In numeracy we will look at missing numbers in number sentences. As part of our topic we will think about our memories of year 1.
This week we will use the Disney film Inside out to help us understand emotions and how we are feeling in preparation for year 2. In numeracy we will continue with division and begin to record our answers. In literacy we will begin to look at and use the suffix ed.
This week we will use our understanding of multiplication to begin to look at division. We will start with practical sharing activities before moving on to recording. In science we will continue to carry out practical experiments, this week making a baking powder balloon.
This week we are using Toy story characters to help us improve our handwriting. We will be working hard to ensure we are forming neat cursive letters.
In numeracy we will be using arrays to help us develop our understanding of multiplication.
Science this term will be lots of exciting experiments using our scientific skills to begin to predict and record.
This term the children will choose the topic they would like. In science we will use the skills we have developed over the year to carry out a range of experiments.
We will also continue to practise phonics and our reading in preparation for the phonic screening.
This week we will listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel to help us use adjectives in our sentence writing. In numeracy we will be learning to measure volume practically in our outside area.
We also are looking forward to inviting parents in to help us build fairy gardens on Tuesday afternoon as well as a visit from a dance company on Wednesday.
This week we will listen to the story Jack and the beanstalk. We will then use our own ideas to change the story to make it more exciting. In numeracy we will practically weigh objects to help us begin to record weight correctly.
We will continue to learn about Patron saints in RE.
This week we will be writing our diary entries as part of a writing competition. We will think about what we did at the weekend and use this in our writing.
In numeracy we will begin to look at money, using practical activities we will buy items from the toy shop.
This week we will look at animal fact books. We will look at the layout of the books and find out facts about different animals. This will help us create our own non – fiction animal books.
In numeracy we will continue with fractions, moving on to quarters.
As part of science week we will be making our own kites to fly on the school field.
This week we will have the chance to make and eat pancakes, after we have enjoyed the pancakes we will write instructions to help others make pancakes.
We will be having a visit from the Blue Cross where we will find out how to care for our pets.
On Thursday it is Book day so we will carry out a range of activities linked to the teachers costumes.
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.