Current Learning Journey: The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg.
PE Days: Monday and Friday.
Current Learning Champion and Jigsaw Genius
Learning Champion: Chelsea for being able write simple sentences and complete addition and subtraction sentences..
Jigsaw Genius: Fenton: for coming to school everyday with a beautiful smile and a 'I will and I can' attitude to learning.
Spring Term 1
This term our focus text is ' The way back home' by Oliver Jeffers.
This week in Literacy we have been learning about 'Neil Armstrong'.
We have used the computers to research and write facts about him and his space mission.
This week in maths we have been used a hands on approach to learning. We have used 10 frame to add, make amounts and solve word problems. On Friday's arthematic session we used flash cards and created subtraction number sentences of ours own. We put the large number in our heads and count back.
He we are using a 10 frame.
We have been developing our cutting skills and created wonderful planet collages. We have explore 'Planets' and started to design our very own rocket.
This term we will recaping our Phase 5 sounds.
Here are the diagraphs we have learnt this week:
ay oy ea ou
How many words can you write with the diagraphs above?
We will be exploring dance and apparatus in PE.
Autumn Term 2
This term our focus text is ' The Jolly Postman' written by Allan Ahlberg.
Week 7: The man on the moon school project and History week.
This week as part of a whole school project we took part in a project.
In our Literacy lessons we watched the advertisement of ' The man on the moon' by John Lewis.
The children really embraced the deep meaning and purpose of the advert. We then sequenced the first part of the advert and created our own meaningful recounts.
This week in History we went back in time. It was great!
We explored the classroom in the past and how things have changed over time.
This week in Literacy we have complete our instructions for ' The Jolly Postman's lunch'.We started the week by drawing out a map of instructions. This helped us remember the order of our instructions in the correct sequence .We have used adverbials of time and the conjunction 'and' in our writing.
This week in Maths we have been continuing to ' Subtract'. We have be using key vocabulary in our word problems such as subtract, take away and minus.
We have also been developing our reasoning skills by looking at word problems and being able to explain the answer.
In Phonics this week we have continue to work through our phase 2, phase 3 and phase 5 sounds. The split diagraphs are still challenging us to do more.......
PLEASE PRACTISE YOUR SOUNDS AT HOME Y1!
KS1 PERFORMANCE ANGEL EXPRESS
This week in PE we have been exploring 'Movement'
Friday Maths Arithmetic- We have been creating our own addition sentences and working out the answer. ..
We rolled the dice to create our addition sentence
We counted the dots to make the amount.
We took turns.
We counted on using our fingers
we counted on.
WELL DONE YEAR 1 WE HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!
I am extremely proud of Everyone.
This week in Literacy we have been working hard on grammatical features in our writing. Looking closely at using correct punctuation in our writing and remembering finger spaces. Our focus piece for the next two weeks is 'Instructions'. We have been writing bossy sentences and sequencing instructions such as 'How to brush your teeth'. we have used adverbials of time too.
This week in Maths we have been working on subtraction. We have been practicing to 'take away' a number from a given number and explain our subtraction number sentence . We have used our knowledge of fact families and created subtraction number problems. we have taken our learning further and been working hard with subtraction word problems and being able to explain our answer.
This week in Phonics we have continued to work on our Phase 5 sounds. This week we have been learning the split diagraphs:
a-e e-e i-e o-e
Our tricky words this week
people said come their
Can you write 15 words that have a split diagraph?
Remember to practice spellings at home and read daily with an adult.
This week in Theme we have been writing questions for a Postman. We have researched the Royal Mail and found out facts about the service.
We have been learning and singing our Christmas songs too.
Friday Maths Arithmetic- Having numbers
WELL DONE! WE HAVE FINALLY WON THE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE TROPHY.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to our Magical Maths lesson.
The children enjoyed showcasing our learning and Problem solving.
In Literacy we finally completed our Adverts. The Jolly Postman needs some help as it is a busy time of the year.
We have put our adverts up around school in hope find a Jolly Helper.
We have written three types of sentences in our advert writing.
1- simple noun clauses
2- question sentences
3- exclamation sentences.
Please continue to support your child with their writing.
This week in Maths we have been adding. The children have worked on addition sentences, missing number sentences and fact families making amounts of 10, 12, 15 and 20.
How many different ways can you make 10? (don't forget you can subtract too!)
This week in Phonics we have continued to work on Phase 5 sounds.
The sounds we have learnt this week are:
aw wh ph a-e
We have been learning to write our Phase 4 tricky words too.
their people said have come
Please continue to practice the sounds and tricky words at home.
Don't forget to practice our weekly spellings.
The Jolly postman sent us a letter. He had forgotten his jam sandwiches at the house of the three bears. He wanted us to write Goldilocks some instructions on how to make a jam sandwich and to make him a delicious jam sandwich too, as it was his favourite sandwich.
Delicious Jam Sandwiches!
This week in Literacy we have been exploring and learning about'Adverts'.
We have closely looked at and watched a range of adverts. This has allowed us to think of the kind of advert we will like to write. Linking to our theme 'The Jolly Postman'. We decided to write a Job advert for a helper.
This week in Maths we have been looking at adding two numbers together, making amounts and finding the missing number. This has allowed us to practise our counting on strategies. We used our fingers, counters, numicon and 10 frame to help us.
This week we have enjoyed mixing powder paints to create different shades of red.
This week in Literacy we have been planning and drafting our very own newspaper article. We have looked closely at our word choices and used words for effect.
Can you think of WOW adjectives at home?
We have been shape investigators, this week in Maths. We have created our own shape patterns and looked at the difference between a 2 D shape and 3D shape.
We are getting better!!! This term we will be working on Phase 5 sounds and looking act even more tricky words. Please practice the sound cards and tricky words your child brings home.
What a Wonderful start to the term Y1!
In Literacy this week we have been looking at newspaper articles. We have been looking at and name key features of a newspaper. Our Literacy WAGOLL this week and next we is a newspaper article bases on our curriculum text this term ' The Jolly Postman'. We look our learning further and have written our own newspaper HEADLINES and exclamation sentences.
In Maths this week we have been exploring 3D shapes. We have looked at familiar objects and named them using the correct 3D shape name. We have also looked at the 3D shape properties by looking at the faces, edges and sides.
We have also started to count in 10s, and 2s.
In Phonics this week we have learnt the vowel diagraphs
ay aw au ea
We have been using sound buttons to practise segmenting and blending sounds together to read and write words.
Can you write 20 words with the 'ay' 'aw' ' au' and 'ea' diagraph ?
This week in Topic we have learnt about why we celebrate Armistice Day and why it is very important today to remember, respect and be proud together. In art we have drawn and painted our very own poppies, which we have planted in our play field.
A trip to the Cinema
Thank you to all the parents and staff that made this trip happen. The children had a great time at the cinema and I hope this has inspire our children to become more happy readers and writers.
Next week is the start of Acres Hill’s 10 day Active challenge. Let’s try and get as many people travelling to school in an active way as possible.
In our Literacy this week, we have been looking closely at grammatical features especially punctuation.
We have been highlighting punctuation and writing out sentences with the correct punctuation.
We have been researching and finding out facts about Julia Donaldson, as next week we will be preparing to write our own biography called Julia Donaldson.
This week in Maths we have been exploring number families and looking at the patterns of numbers used to write out number sentences. We have also began to count up in 10 and will be counting in 2's next week.
Help your child practise number bonds of 10.
This week in Design Technology we followed a recipe and baked our own Gruffalo Crumble.
It was delicious!
The children then were able to sequence the pictures correctly in order and write simple noun phrase as a recount.
We have been learning the diagraphs or ur oi ow and the trigraphs ear and air.
Please continue to practise spellings sent home and listen to your child read daily.
THANK YOU CAROLINE! We had a visit from Caroline, she bought in her pet stick insects. The children enjoyed looking at them and discussing their habitat.
We have been busy in Maths too. We have been exploring Addition.
The children have been using numicon, number lines and unfix to think of ways to solve addition problems. The children have be working on addition sentnces, fact families and number bonds of 10.
It is important for children to use arrange of tools to problem solve in different ways. We will be continuing to work on addition and will be looking at subtraction too next week.
Using unfix to explore addition and work out the answer.
This week in Literacy we have been thinking of our own wow adjectives to describe a Gruffalo.
On Wednesday 26th September, we went to watch the Gruffalo's Child at the Sheffield Lycuem Theatre . It was a fantastic production and the children embraced the experience.
Our Science topic this term is ' Materials'. We have been on a material hunt around our classroom. We found objects and things that were made out of a variety of materials. Paper, Glass, Metal, Plastic and Fabric were the most popular materials.
We then decided to sort the materials . We used day to day familiar objects and discussed ' why' the objects and things were made with a particular material. It was a great hands on approach!
Exploring Place Value through Numicon.
Our Gruffalo Trial in our school woodland area.