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Week beginning 19th June 2017

 

English - We will be continuing with our 2 week narrative based on 'Charlie's Superhero Underpants'. We will be retelling the story!

 

Phonics - We will learning about contractions.

 

Maths - We are moving onto recognising money and using this to add and subtract.

 

Topic - We will be fruit tasting some super foods!

Week beginning 12th June 2017

 

English - We will be starting our 2 week narrative based on 'Charlie's Superhero Underpants'. We are designing our own pants and writing a postcard.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping all of the main sounds as it is the check this week!

 

Maths - We are moving onto finding quarters.

 

Topic - We will be decorating superhero underpants and learning about superhero diets!

Week beginning 5th June 2017

Welcome back!

English - We will be starting our superhero topic! This week we will be imagining ourselves as superheroes and writing a character description.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping all of the main sounds ready for the check next week!

 

Maths - We are continuing with fractions and halving.

 

Topic - We will making superhero masks and having a superhero hunt!

Week beginning 22nd May 2017

 

English - We will be writing instructions.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping all of the main sounds.

 

Maths - We are moving onto fractions and sharing things into 2 equal parts.

 

Topic - We will be looking at the continents of the world.

Week beginning 15th May 2017

 

English - We will be focusing on rhyming this week, ready to write a dinosaur poem on Thursday!

 

Phonics - We will be recapping all of the main sounds.

 

Maths - We are moving onto sharing equally and learning about the division sign.

 

Topic - We will be making online art on purple mash and painting our landscapes on Friday.

Week beginning 8th May 2017

 

English - We will be continuing to use 'and' and 'but' and creating a dinosaur adventure with Dylan and our dinosaur. We will also cover prepositions.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping all of the sounds ready for the phonics test.

 

Maths - We are continuing to learn about repeated addition and move onto doubling.

 

Topic - We will be sketching a landscape and doing online research. We will also be visited by Dinosaur Graham!

Week beginning 1st May 2017

 

English - We will be continuing to use 'and' and 'but' and creating a dinosaur adventure with Dylan!

 

Phonics - We will be recapping the /oo/ sound - oo and ew.

 

Maths - We are continuing to learn about repeated addition.

 

Topic - We will be sorting herbivores and omnivore dinosaurs.

Week beginning 24th April 2017

English - This week we will be continue to recap capital letters and use the conjunction 'but'. We will also be writing a story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.

 

Phonics - We are recapping the /or/ sound - aw, or and au.

 

Maths - We are learning to solve repeated addition sums.

 

Topic - We will be labeling parts of a dinosaur and looking at the landscapes during the Jurassic period.

Week beginning 17th April 2017

Welcome back everyone!

English - This week we will be recapping capital letters. We will also be writing a recount about our exciting discovery!

 

Phonics - We are recapping the sounds we have learnt so far.

 

Maths - We are learning about odd and even numbers and learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

 

Topic - We will be looking at reptiles and why dinosaurs were reptiles.

Week beginning 20th March 2017

 

English - This week we will be learning and writing about the fable 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.

 

Phonics - We are learning the spelling wh for /w/ and ph for /f/. We are learning some more tricky words - there and my.

 

Maths - We are  continuing with number bonds to 20. Expect to hear us chanting the song and talking all about part, part and whole!

 

Topic - In Geography we are learning about different continents and animals that live there. It is also Science week so we will be investigating how animals are adapted to their surroundings.

Week beginning 13th March 2017

 

English - This week we will be continuing our 2 week narrative based on 'The Tiger That Came For Tea'. We are rewriting our story this week to 'The Lion That Came For Tea'.

 

Phonics - We are learning alternative spellings for /or/ - or and au & /oi/ - oy. We are learning some more tricky words - there and my.

 

Maths - We are moving onto number bonds to 20. Expect to hear us chanting the song and talking all about part, part and whole!

 

Topic - In Geography we are learning about different continents and animals that live there. It is also Science week so we will be investigating how animals are adapted to their surroundings.

Week beginning 6th March 2017

 

English - This week we will be starting our 2 week narrative based on 'The Tiger That Came For Tea'. We are learning the story, adapting it and writing a diary entry as Sophie.

 

Phonics - We are learning alternative spellings for /er/ - ir and ur. We are learning some more tricky words - all, our and today.

 

Maths - We are  revisiting number bonds to 10. Expect to hear us chanting the song and talking all about part, part and whole!

 

Topic - In Science we are going to label different parts of animals. We are also going to be using clay to make animal figurines!

Week beginning 27th February 2017

 

English - This week we will be writing a recount about our trip. We will be focussing on using time adverbs and the conjunction 'and'.

 

Phonics - We are learning alternative spellings for /ee/ - /ea/, /ey/ and /y/.

 

Maths - We are  continuing our topic on time! We are learning to read the clock, draw the correct time and solve time problems.

 

Topic - We are starting the week with a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park (let's hope the rain stays off!) We will also be drawing our own maps for our own zoos and designing an animal enclosure.

Week beginning 20th February 2017

Welcome back!

English - This week we will be writing about how to care for Lottie. As always, we are focussing on capital letters, full stops and fingers space. We are really trying to use 'and' to join two sentences in all of our writing.

 

Phonics - We are learning alternative spellings for /yoo/ and /oo/ - ue, u_e and ew.

 

Maths - We are starting our topic on time! We will be learning how to read a clock to o'clock and half past.

 

Topic - We are having a special visitor this week; Miss Lowe's dog Lottie! We will be drawing her (if she sits still!) We are also going to be learning about different animal groups and identifying animals in the groups. Finally we will be going on purplemash and making a pictogram!

Week beginning 6th February 2017

 

Safety week! This week we are having a safety week learning about internet safety, water and fire safety and the NSPCC are joining us. Please come to our class assembly on Monday 6th February to see our fantastic learning!

Week beginning 30th January 2017

 

English - This week we will be learning about the great fire of London and writing a diary entry pretending we were there. In SPaG we are continuing to try and use the conjunction 'and'.

 

Phonics - We are recapping the phase 3 sounds and learning the i_e and e_e split digraphs.

 

Maths - This week we are continuing with addition and moving onto addition with a number line.

 

Topic - We will be sequencing the events of the great fire and creating some fire themed art. We are also celebrating Chinese New Year on Tuesday!

Week beginning 22nd January 2017

 

English - We are continuing with our 2 week focus on the story 'Charlie and Lola Completely go to London.' We will be writing an adventure narrative in Buckingham Palace!

 

Phonics - We are recapping the phase 3 sounds and learning the i_e and e_e split digraphs.

 

Maths - This week we are having our maths morning drop ins. Please come and see me if you haven't arranged to yet! We are starting addition again this week and moving into adding a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number.

 

Topic - We will be learning about the different countries in the United Kingdom and using google earth to look at different areas in London.

Week beginning 16th January 2017

 

English - We are starting our 2 week focus on the story 'Charlie and Lola Completely go to London.' We will be writing about Buckingham Palace and writing a postcard from there. We are continuing to work on using 'and' in our writing.

 

Phonics - We are recapping the phase 3 sounds and learning the oe and o_e graphemes for /oa/ and ie for /igh/.

 

Maths - We are continuing with our understanding of teen numbers by identifying one more and one less and comparing the numbers using more than and less than.

 

Topic - On Monday we are going for a walk with Year 4 around Pleasley! We will be looking for some features in Pleasley before looking for them in London. We are also going to continue with our souvenir designs and identify the different countries in the UK.

Week beginning 9th January 2017

 

English - We  will writing about our visit with The Queen! We are sequencing the pictures, writing sentences about the pictures before writing a recount. In SPaG we will be trying to use the conjunction 'and' in all of our 

 

Phonics - We are recapping the phase 3 sounds and learning the oe grapheme for /oa/ and ie for /igh/.

 

Maths - We will learning about the teen numbers and understanding their place value.

 

Topic - We are finding pictures of the Queen on the internet and creating a pic collage of her. We will also be learning about the different countries within the United Kingdom.

Week beginning 3rd January 2016

 

English - To prepare for our special visitor, we are making scones in topic and writing instructions. We are also thinking of questions about our new topic.

 

Phonics - We have now finished phase 3 so we will be recapping all of the sounds and focussing on tricky (exception) words.

 

Maths - We will recap addition and subtraction to 10.

 

Topic - We are making bunting, flags and scones!

Week beginning 28th November 2016

 

English - We will be learning about Tim Peake this week! We will be thinking of questions to ask him, learning about his life and writing a non-fiction report about him.

 

Phonics - We have now finished phase 3 so we will be recapping all of the sounds and focussing on tricky (exception) words.

 

Maths - We will learning about ordinal numbers and learning to count in 2s.

 

Topic - We are incredibly busy this week with our Christmas production. In between this, we will be learning about Neil Armstrong and making space ship portholes!

Week beginning 21st November 2016

 

English - We will be reading the story 'Bob, Man on the Moon'. We will be sequencing the story, thinking of questions to ask Bob and writing a post card pretending to be Bob.

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to recap some phase 3 trigraphs (3 letters making the same sound) - ure. 

 

Maths - We will learning about addition and subtraction facts.

 

Topic - We will continue our learning about coding and instructions. At the end of the week we will make some solar system art with chalks. 

Week beginning 14th November 2016

 

English - We will be reading the story 'Whatever Next'. We will be sequencing the story, making story maps, orally retelling the story and retelling the story at the end of the week. We are also looking at noun phrases this week ( adjectives + noun - brave Baby Bear). 

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to recap some phase 3 trigraphs (3 letters making the same sound) - ear. We will also be looking at adding the plural 's'. 

 

Maths - We will be moving onto subtraction this week. We will be subtracting by crossing out and by using number bonds.

 

Topic - We will continue our learning about coding and instructions. At the end of the week we will make some solar system art with chalks. It is also Anti-Bullying Day on Thursday and Children In Need on Friday. Remember to bring some money if you dress in polka dots!

Week beginning 7th November 2016

 

English - We will be reading Beegu and writing a character description.

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to recap some phase 3 sounds; /oi/ and /ow/.

 

Maths - We will be continuing with addition by trying to solve missing number problems.

 

Topic - We will be learning about coding and instructions and learning about the different planets in the solar system. We are also continuing to learn the Christmas production!

Week beginning 31st October 2016

Welcome back! We hope you rested well.

English - We will start our new topic. We will be investigating the crash and writing a letter to a UFOlogist.

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to recap some phase 3 sounds; /ar/ , /or/ and /ur/. 

 

Maths - We will be focussing on addition; what it means to be 'add' and using many different ways to show this (part part whole model, number line, counting on.)

 

Topic - We will be designing our rockets and learning about coding and instructions. We are also continuing to learn the Christmas production!

Week beginning 17th October 2016

English - We will be writing captions and sentences for pictures in our memory box. We will also be writing about ourselves!

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to recap some phase 3 sounds; /ar/ , /or/ and /ur/. 

 

Maths - We will be having a break from number and learning the days of the week and months of the year. 

 

Topic - This week we will be making our own memory boxes. We will be decorating and filling them with memories of our time in Year 1 so far. We also have the Harvest festival on Wednesday and it is our science day on Thursday. Remember you can come and see our brilliant work on Thursday at 3.30pm.

Week beginning 10th October 2016

English - We will be reading the story book 'On Sudden Hill'. We will be using drama to help us understand the story and the characters before writing a character description about Birt.

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to recap some phase 3 sounds; /ee/ , /oo/ and the tricky words he and she.

 

Maths - We have started to learn our number bonds to 10 fluently. We will be continuing with this all week. We are also learning to count in 2s.

 

Topic - We will be doing some simple fieldwork of our school and painting our portraits.

Week beginning 3rd October 2016

 

English - This week we are learning about nursery rhymes. We will focus specifically on 'Jack and Jill' and will be retelling the rhyme for our big write this week!

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to recap some phase 3 sounds; /ai/ , /oa/ and /igh/.

 

Maths - Last week we started to look at number bonds. We will be continuing with this work to become fluent with number facts to 5,6,7,8 and 9.

 

Topic - We will be making our paper plate faces for our display and looking at toys from the past.

Week beginning 26th September 2016

On Monday we will be going on our trip to Sudbury Hall! We can't wait to visit the museum.

English - We will be sequencing pictures from our trip, adding labels to the pictures and writing a recount!

 

Phonics - We will be recapping some phase 3 sounds; /ai/ , /oa/ and /igh/.

 

Maths - We will look at number bonds to 5.

 

Topic - Following on from our amazing self-portraits, we will do some painting! We will also be bringing in a baby photo for our display (to be photocoppied) for Friday 30th September.

Week beginning 19th September 2016

English - We will be thinking about our daily routines and writing about them using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping some phase 3 sounds; /ng/ and /nk/ and learning the tricky word 'no'.

 

Maths - We will be comparing numbers to 10 and using vocabulary such as more than, less than, greater than.

 

Topic - On Thursday we will have our Roald Dahl day full of Roald Dahl activities! We will also be drawing some self portraits.

Week beginning 12th September 2016

English - We will be writing invitations for our picnic, learning about instructions and writing a set of instructions.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping some phase 3 sounds; /ch/ , /sh/ and /th/ and learning to spell 'the'.

 

Maths - We will be focussing on counting to 10.

 

Topic - We will launch our topic 'Memory Box', make sandwiches for the picnic and have our Teddy Bear Picnic!

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