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Week beginning 2nd July 2018

 

English - We are writing a dinosaur adventure narrative!

 

Maths - We are learning about position and direction and 3d shapes.

 

Phonics - We are revising graphemes for /ai/, /ee/ /igh/ /oa/ and /oo/

 

Topic - We will be having our science day and deciding which dinosaur is a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore!

Week beginning 25th June 2018

 

English - We are writing a letter to Dinosaur Graham who will be visiting us during topic time this week!

 

Maths - We beginning to learn the column addition method using 2 digit numbers.

 

Phonics - We are moving onto phase 6 of phonics and learning alternative spellings for 'l' (le), 'j' (dge) and 's' (ce).

 

Topic - We will having a visit from Dinosaur Graham on Wednesday the 27th June! He will be teaching us about fossils! 

Week beginning 18th June 2018

 

English - We are creating our own dinosaur and writing a character description.

 

Maths - We are looking at the place value of numbers above 20 and moving onto simple addition (21+4)

 

Phonics - We are reviewing our tricky words!

 

Topic - We will be learning about Mary Anning and drawing a dinosaur landscape. It is also our garden party on Thursday at 2.30! 

Week beginning 11th June 2018

 

English - This week we will be writing the story 'The very hungry dinosaur'! We are focusing on using the conjunction 'but'.

 

Maths - We are continuing our learning on fractions and finding half and quarters of amounts.

 

Phonics - It is phonics check week so we will be continuing to practise all the sounds.

 

Topic - We will comparing a common reptile to a dinosaur and making some dinosaurs out of clay. It is also our sports day!

Welcome back! It is our final half term together :(

 

Week beginning 4th June 2018

 

English - This week we will be writing about our mysterious discovery.

 

Maths - We are learning about fractions and finding half and quarters of shapes.

 

Phonics - We are continuing to practise all sounds ready for the phonics check next week!

 

Topic - We will be sorting reptiles and researching dinosaurs.

Week beginning 21st May 2018

 

English - This week we will be writing a rhyming poem about an animal.

 

Maths - We are learning about doubling and moving onto division.

 

Phonics - We are continuing to practise all sounds.

 

Topic - We will be having a science day investigating if we can do the same things as animals and we will be visited by a vet on Friday

Week beginning 14th May 2018

 

English - This week we will be learning about the fable, the tortoise and the hare, and retelling the fable.

 

Maths - We are continuing with repeated addition and formally introducing the time symbol (x).

 

Phonics - We are continuing to practise all sounds.

 

Topic - We will be learning about David Attenborough and celebrating the royal wedding!

Week beginning 7th May 2018

 

English - This week we will be writing about our trip!

 

Maths - We are continuing with repeated addition and formally introducing the time symbol (x)

 

Phonics - We are continuing to practise all sounds.

 

Topic - It is our trip on Tuesday! We will also be making our own zoo enclosures and designing our own zoo map!

Week beginning 30th April 2018

 

English - This week we will be re-writing the story 'The Tiger that came for tea'. We will be changing the story and writing our own version.

 

Maths - We will finish our unit on measurement and move onto multiplication.

 

Phonics - We are continuing to practise all sounds.

 

Topic - We will be making animal collages and making weaving art out of animal print. We will also be learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Week beginning 23rd April 2018

 

English - This week we will be reading 'The Tiger that came for tea'. We will act the story out and write a diary entry as Sophie.

 

Maths - We will be continuing with learning about mass and move onto capacity.

 

Phonics - We are thinking about different ways to spell the sound /ch/, /or/ and /air/.

 

Topic - We will be learning about different continents and the animals that live there, making digital art and learning about features of common animals.

Week beginning 16th April 2018

 

We hope you had a fantastic holiday!

English - This week we are completing our KWL, thinking of questions to ask a pet owner and writing a recount. We will also be looking at the suffix 's' and 'es'.

 

Maths - We will begin by looking at height, length and weight.

 

Phonics - We are thinking about different ways to spell the sound /ai/, /ie/, /oa/ and /oi/. 

 

Topic - We will be completing some reading assessments, making clay animals and learning about different groups of animals.

Week beginning 26th March 2018

English - This week we are writing an acrostic poem!

 

Maths - We will be continuing to add and subtract with coins.

 

Phonics - We are completing some phonics assessments.

 

Topic - We will having our superhero fashion show and making easter cards. The show is at Monday at 2.30pm. 

Week beginning 19th March 2018

English - This week we are writing instructions about how to be a superhero! We will be focussing on adjectives and conjunction 'and'.

 

Maths - We will be learning to recognise coins and notes and using money in addition and subtraction.

 

Phonics - We are revising /igh/, /ur/, /ou/, /ea/ and /ew/. Our tricky word is some.

 

Topic - We will visiting the church on Monday for the Easter experience. We will also be making our superhero capes ready for our superhero fashion show.

Week beginning 12th March 2018

English - This week we are rewriting the story 'Charlie's Superhero Underpants'. We will be changing some of the story and writing our own version.

 

Maths - We will continue to learn number bonds to 20, knowing all addition and subtraction facts (3 + 17, 17 + 3, 20 -17, 20 - 3)

 

Phonics - We are revising i-e, u-e and ue. 

 

Topic - We will be having a science afternoon investigating our senses. We will also be making our superhero masks.

Week beginning 5th March 2018

English - This week we are reading the story 'Charlie's Superhero Underpants'. We will be pretending to be in Peru and write a postcard back home.

 

Maths - We will continue to learn number bonds to 20, knowing all addition and subtraction facts (3 + 17, 17 + 3, 20 -17, 20 - 3)

 

Phonics - We are reviewing the /oo/ sound - spelt ew and the /or/ sound - spelt au and aw. The tricky word this week is 'people'.

 

Topic - We will be learning about our body parts and senses and deciding if food is healthy or unhealthy. We also have a special visitor on Thursday!

Have a great half term!

 

Week beginning 26th February 2018

English - This week we will be pretending to be superhero and designing our own superheroes. We will be thinking about our super powers and writing a character description.

 

Maths - We will continue to learn number bonds to 20.

 

Phonics - We are reviewing the /ai/ sound - spelt ai, ay, and a-e. The tricky word this week is 'house'.

 

Topic - We will design a superhero mask and go on a superhero hunt! It is our World Book Day on Thursday and we will be learning about the Suffragettes!

Week beginning 12th February 2018

English - This week we will be writing a non-fiction text about a planet.

 

Maths - We will be returning to number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20.

 

Phonics - We are reviewing all our current spellings and completing some phonic assessments. Our spellings this week will all be tricky words.

 

Topic - We have a science afternoon and take part in an investigation about materials. 

Week beginning 5th February 2018

English - This week we will be writing riddles about space.

 

Maths - We will be using vocabulary 'greater than' , 'less than' and 'equal to' with teen numbers.

 

Phonics - We will learning how to spell /or/ as au, /ee/ as ey, /er/ as ur and /er/ as ir. The common exception word is 'some'.

 

Topic - We will be painting our paper mache planets! We are also visiting the church on Monday afternoon for our RE lesson.

Week beginning 29th January 2018

English - This week we will be reading 'Bob, Man on the Moon' and writing a postcard as an alien.

 

Maths - We will continue to look at one more and one less than teen numbers and move onto addition within 20.

 

Phonics - We will learning how to spell /oi/ as oy, /er/ as er, /ie/ as i_e and /oo/ as u_e. The common exception word is 'all'.

 

Topic - We will be making our paper mache planets and learning about key astronauts.

Week beginning 22nd January 2018

English - This week we will be writing our own version of the story 'Beegu'.

 

Maths - We will be looking at the place value of teen numbers and identifying one more and one less.

 

Phonics - We will learning how to spell /f/ as ph, /or/ as au, /oo/ as ew and /ee/ as ey. The common exception word is 'there'.

 

Topic - This week is our trip to the Space Centre! We will also be making paper mache planets - please bring in any spare newpapers you have! We will also be locating our school on a simple map.

Week beginning 15th January 2018

English - This week we will be reading the story of Beegu, inferring feelings and writing a character description.

 

Maths - We will be recapping reading and drawing o'clock and moving onto half past.

 

Phonics - We will learning how to spell /ee/ as ea, /or/ as aw and /wh/. 

 

Topic - This week we will be making Beegu out of clay and learning about Neil Armstrong.

Week beginning 8th January 2018

Welcome back! We hope you have had a fantastic break and that Santa was very kind to you.

 

English - This week we will be writing missing posters and a recount.

 

Maths - This week we will be making our own clock and starting to understand time. Please practise this at home with us!

 

Phonics - We will be recapping sounds we have already taught.

 

Topic - This week we will be making our own junk model rockets!

Week beginning 18th December 2017

This week we will be doing a range of Christmas crafts and activities in our class. We will be reading a range of Christmas stories in the run up to our holidays! 

 

Please note that spellings for over half term will be to recap any spellings that the children have been learning in previous weeks. Please choose a range of words you think will be appropriate for your child to practise. 

 

A range of activities have been planned in school for the children this week:

Tuesday - Year 1 will be participating in the Christmas experience at St. Barnabus Church.

Wednesday - The carol service will be held at St. Barnabus church @ 2pm if any parents would like to come along.

Thursday - Christmas Disco day! 

Friday - Inset day.

 

 

 

Week beginning 11th December 2017

 

English - This week we will be writing our own version of the story 'Katie's London Christmas.'

 

Maths - This week we are consolidating our knowledge of addition and subtraction within 10 using visual prompts.

 

Phonics - We will be beginning to learn the digraphs /ay/, /ie/, /oe/ and /ue/.  We will also learn the tricky word 'today'.

 

Topic - This week we will be completing our Big Ben models and covering the fast sessions of coding using the Bee-bots. 

Week beginning 4th December 2017

 

English - This week we will be writing a recount about the Queen's visit. 

 

Maths - This week we are consolidating our knowledge of addition and subtraction within 10. 

 

Phonics - We will be beginning to learn the digraphs /qu/, /air/, /ear/ and /ure/.  We will also learn the tricky word 'today'.

 

Topic - This week we will practising our nativity! Remember our nativity is at 2pm and 4pm on the 7th December. 

Week beginning 27th November 2017

 

English - This week we will writing an invitation to the Queen and writing instructions!

 

Maths - This week we are returning to addition and subtraction within number bonds to 10.

 

Phonics - We will be beginning to learn the digraphs /oi/, /oy/, /ou/ and /ow/.  We will also learn the tricky word 'there'.

 

Topic - This week we will be building models of Big Ben out of cardboard boxes using paper mache and paint and practising our nativity!

Week beginning 20th November 2017

 

English - This week we will be writing our own version of the poem 'London's Burning' and focusing on adding 'ing' to the end of verbs for our grammar session on Friday. 

 

Maths - This week we are focusing on 2D shapes including all shapes up to octagons! Phew! 

 

Phonics - We will be beginning to learn the digraphs /or/ /ur/ and /er/. We will also learn the tricky word 'they'. 

 

Topic - This week we will be building models of Big Ben out of cardboard boxes using paper mache and paint! How exciting :) 

Week beginning 13th November 2017

 

English - This week we will be writing a story about an adventure in London.

 

Maths - We are amazing at number bonds! We are going to focus on subtraction and then try and learn all 4 sums.

 

Phonics - We will be beginning to learn the digraphs /oo/ and /ar/. We will also learn the tricky word 'was'. 

 

Topic - This week we will be learning about the different capital cities within the United Kingdom.

Week beginning 6th November 2017

 

English - This week we will be writing a postcard from London.

 

Maths - We will be learning our number bonds to 10. Please practise at home!

 

Phonics - We will be beginning to learn the split digraphs o_e and u_e. We are also learning the common exception word 'your'.

 

Topic - This week we will be looking at different buildings in Pleasley.

Week beginning 31st October

Welcome back!

 

English - This week we will be writing a diary entry about the Great Fire of London.

 

Maths - We will be learning our number bonds to 5.

 

Phonics - We will be continuing to learn the split digraphs a_e and i_e. We are also learning the common exception word 'you'.

 

Topic - This week we will be making bonfire art.

Week beginning 16th October

This week is our Museum!

 

English - This week we will be writing animal riddles.

 

Maths - We will be continuing with addition using the part, part,whole model and the bar model.

 

Phonics - We will be introducing split digraphs a_e and i_e. We are also learning the common exception word 'you'.

 

Topic - This week we will be getting reading for our Museum day next week. We are making coins and bows and arrows. 

Week beginning 9th October

This week we are going to Sherwood Forest! Remember to wear your own clothes and prepare for any mud! 

 

English - This week we will be writing an information text about Robin Hood. We will be focussing on capital letters and full stops.

 

Maths - We will be introducing the part, part, whole model and beginning to add.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping phase 3 sounds /ie/ and /ue/. We are also learning the common exception word 'she'.

 

Topic - This week we will be getting reading for our Museum day next week. We are making coins and bows and arrows. It is also our science day this week!

Week beginning 2nd October

English - This week we will be reading 'The Gruffalo'. We will be writing adjectives to describe him and writing a character description.

 

Maths - We will be focusing on the vocabulary greater than, less than and equal to.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping phase 3 sounds /igh/ and /oa/. We are also learning the common exception word 'he'.

 

Topic - This week we will be learning about woodland animals and their habitats. We will also be using the app 'PicCollage' to make a collage and drawing a woodland animal. We will also be visited by Reverend Caroline for a baptism!

Week beginning 25th September

English - This week we will be continuing to read 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We will be story mapping the story and writing a story.

 

Maths - We will be continuing to look at numbers to 10. We will be comparing the numbers and identify one more and one less and equal to.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping phase 3 sounds /ai/ and /ee/. We are also learning the common exception word 'go'.

 

Topic - This week we will be learning about the different seasons! We will be making a sculpture out of natural materials and learning about Andy Goldsworthy.

Week beginning 18th September

English - This week we will be reading 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We will be writing a character description about the wolf!

 

Maths - We will be continuing to look at numbers to 10. We will be comparing the numbers and identify one more and one less.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping phase 3 sounds /th/ and /ng/. We are also learning the common exception word 'to'.

 

Topic - This week we will be learning about deciduous and evergreen trees, identifying the structure of a plant and making tree boggarts!

Week beginning 11th September

English - This week we will be writing invitations, using our phonics to decode ingredients for our picnic and writing instructions for our sandwiches. 

 

Maths - We will be focusing on numbers to 10. We will be ordering these numbers, writing them in numerals and words and showing them in a variety of ways.

 

Phonics - We will be recapping phase 3 sounds /ch/ and /sh/. We are also learning the common exception word 'the'.

 

Topic - This week we are having a woodland picnic. We will be making woodland animal hats, making sandwiches and having our picnic!

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