Year 1

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 3)

English / Geography – India Day!

We had a very exciting day on Thursday. As the stunning start to our topic India, we had ‘India Day’! We learned Bollywood dancing in the hall. We also tried all sorts of delicious Indian food like samosas and bhajis.  We learned about some of the festivals celebrated in India and we made lots of art and craft related to these festivals like Diva lamps, Rangoli patterns and Mehndi designs. Our very own Mrs Dee came and answered our questions about India and gave us each a bindi. This week we also started writing our own chapter of ‘The Jungle Book’. We have been using suffixes ‘ed’ and ‘ing’.

At home you can: Watch some Bollywood dancing on YouTube and practice your best moves!

Maths –Place value to 20

We are exploring addition. We have been using counting on to add two numbers together. We have been building on last week’s work. This week we have been adding three numbers. To help us solve calculations easily we have been spotting number bonds to ten and / or doubles to help us. For example: 4+2+6=   or  2+2+5=.

At home you can: Become a ‘Doubling Champion’. How far can you go?    1+1=2      2+2=4     3+3=6…

Home Learning ideas for next week

Phonics

The sounds for next week are: Revision of all the sounds including phase 3 sounds: v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, qu, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oi, ow, ar, or, ur, er, ear, air, ure .

Curriculum Map

Year Group Workshop

Thank you to the parents who were able to attend our Year Group Workshop. Below you will find the information presented in that workshop along with some resources that were requested.  We hope you find these helpful!

Meet the teachers

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What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 2)

English – The Jungle Book

Our new topic is A to B – India. We have been reading the ‘Jungle Book’. We are learning how to spell words with ‘ed’ ending such as liked, looked, climbed and growled. We have been spotting these in the Jungle Book story and we are going to be adding them to our writing. We learned these words are verbs with a suffix ed on the end.

At home you can: Be a word detective spotting verbs all around. Just look and see what people are doing. Verbs are action words.

Maths –Place value to 20

We are exploring addition. We have been using counting on to add two numbers together. For example 12 + 5, we can put twelve in our head and start counting on five more; thirteen, fourteen ….until we reach seventeen. 12 + 5 = 17. We also used number lines to show how many jumps on we need to do when adding two numbers.

At home you can: Please practice correct formation of numbers. Can you add by counting on? Remember to count on from the biggest number when you are adding.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Phonics

The sounds for next week are: Revision of all the sounds including phase 3 sounds: v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, qu, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oi, ow, ar, or, ur, er, ear, air, ure .

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 6)

English – The Snowman

This week we have started to watch “The Snowman” animation by Raymond Briggs. We began by watching just the beginning and acted out the scene as a class. We then went onto predict what we thought might happen next!

At home you can: Have a go at writing the story of “The Snowman”!

Maths –Place value to 20

We have been investigating numbers to 20 and in particular investigating missing numbers when adding. We used the bar model and numicon to help us find those missing numbers. Ask your children to show you!

At home you can: Count forwards and backwards to 20, look at number bonds to 10/20

Home Learning ideas for next week

Phonics

The sounds for next week are: Revision of all the sounds including phase 2 sounds: s, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss,j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, qu, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oi, ow, ar, or, ur, er, ear, air, ure .

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 5)

English – Meg and Mog

This week we have continued to look at the story “Meg and Mog” by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski.  We carried on with our story writing and looked at writing the end of the story. We were able to change the ending and continued to follow our story mountain.

At home you can: Have a go at writing your own story!

Maths –Place value to 20

We have been investigating numbers to 20 and in particular “teen” numbers. We looked at counting to 20 and ordering numbers. We started using diennes to make the teen numbers looking at partitioning numbers into tens and ones. We then added them to our part whole models. Our challenge was to add a number sentence! Ask your children to show you!

At home you can: Count forwards and backwards to 20, discuss teen numbers and find out how many tens and ones each number has.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Phonics

The sounds for next week are: Revision of all the sounds including phase 2 sounds: s, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss,j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, qu, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oi, ow, ar, or, ur, er, ear, air, ure and tricky word

HFWs –was, you, they, on, she, is , for, at, his, but

HFWs- Look out for words showing these sounds/ words in your child’s reading book!

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 4)

English – Meg and Mog

This week we have continued to look at the story “Meg and Mog” by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski.  We created a class story mountain using the sentence starters “Once upon a time”, “One day”, “Unfortunately”,  “Luckily” and “Finally”. We then started to write our stories, making sure we included the conjunctions “and”. Our challenge was to use the conjunction “because”.

At home you can: Have a go at writing your own story!

Maths – Geometry

We have been continuing to look at the topic based on “Geometry”. We looked at recognising 2D/3D shapes and their properties. We worked on an investigation based on a hopscotch grid, the children were asked to add the correct shape to the numbered hopscotch grid linked to the number of sides the shape has.  Ask your children to show you!

At home you can: Practise hiding a shape in a feely bag and get children to guess the shape!

Home Learning ideas for next week

Phonics

The sounds for next week are: er and revision of all the sounds including phase 2 sounds: s, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss,j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, qu, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oi, ow, ar, or, ur, er, ear, air, ure and tricky word : are

HFWs –the, and, a , to, said, in, he, I, of, it

HFWs- Look out for words showing these sounds/ words in your child’s reading book!

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 3)

English – Meg and Mog

This week we have started a new book called “Meg and Mog” by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski. A great story based on a witch and her beloved cat called Mog. We began by reading the story and looking at collecting describing words to describe both Meg and Mog. We then moved onto sequencing the story, using pictures which we cut up and then placed into the correct order.

At home you can: Look for, and discuss, describing words in books that you read with your children. Have a go at describing one of your story characters!

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

We have started our new top based on “Geometry”. We started by recognising and naming 2D shapes and then moved onto using 3D shapes. We found shapes around the classroom and talked about their properties. We looked at problem solving using 3D shapes. Ask your children to show you!

At home you can: Practise hiding a shape in a feely bag and get children to guess the shape!

Home Learning ideas for next week

Phonics

The sounds for next week are: er and revision of all the sounds including phase 2 sounds: s, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss,j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, qu, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oi, ow, ar, or, ur, er, ear, air, ure and tricky word : all

HFWs- if, help, Mrs, called, here, off, asked, saw, make, an

HFWs- Look out for words showing these sounds/ words in your child’s reading book!

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 2)

English – Autumn Poems

We are using all the words that we collected from last week to create our own amazing Autumn poems.

At home you can: Look for, and discuss, interesting words in books that you read with your children. Collect Autumn words and have a go at writing a poem!

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

We have continued our new Maths topic of ‘Addition and Subtraction’ by subtracting one digit numbers to 10, including 10 and checking our calculations on a Number Line. For example, 5 - 4 = ?, where we are putting the first number on a Number Line and then making our jumps down to the other number.  Ask your children to show you!

At home you can: Practise mental Maths techniques of addition and subtraction sentences with numerals between 1- 10 and practise number bonds to 10. i.e 10+0=10, 9+1 =10

Home Learning ideas for next week

Phonics

The sounds for next week are: er and revision of all the sounds we have learnt so far: sh, ch, th, qu, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oi, ow, ar, or, ur, er, ear, air, ure and tricky word : her

HFWs- put, could, house, old, too, by, day, made, time, I’m

HFWs- Look out for words showing these sounds/ words in your child’s reading book!

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 1)

English - ‘Autumn Poems”

This week we have been learning Autumn poems, reciting them in groups and adding actions and sounds! We are getting ready to write our own poems next week.

At home you can: Read Autumn poems and discuss the features.

Maths –Subtraction

We have been subtracting one digit numbers to 10 , including 0. We have been using the ten frames and number lines.

At home you can: Practise subtracting numbers to 10.

Home Learning ideas for next week

HFW

The words for next week are  just, now, came, oh, about, got, their, people, your sounds- ear, air, ure, tricky word- they

Look out for words showing this spelling rule in your child’s reading book!

 

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 7)

English – Story Writing

This week we have been continuing to write about our teddies adventure using our writing plan. We have been reflective owls by editing our writing to make some even more perfect sentences. We should all be very proud of our hard work this week and it has really payed off with this wondering writing.

At home you can: Think about how stories can be adapted. To make them better or just different.

Maths – Addition, Problem Solving

We have been working on addition this we. Using the skills we have learnt to solve worded problems. We have also been thinking about the meaning of the equal sign and how number sentences can be written in many ways.

At home you can: Practise solving addition problems in real life. You can use many of the objects you find at home.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

When we return from the break we will be working on the spelling for: if, you, there, me, just, help

Phonics

When we return from the break we will be working on the sounds: ear, ure and air.

What Have We Been Learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 6)

English – Story writing

This week we have been writing about our teddies adventure using our writing plan. We have been thinking of all the things we can use to help, us such as our sound boards and our writing rocket. These resources can make us really independent writer. The writing rocket reminds us to say the sentence out load, use finger spaces, capital letters, and full stops. It also reminds us to use our sound boards to helps us find the sounds for the word we are writing.

At home you can: Try to spot the punctuation in the books you are reading.

Maths – Place Value, addition facts.

In maths this week we have been using our Part Whole models to help us solve some addition problems. This has included finding the missing addend in a number sentence.

At home you can: Practise counting on from any given number between 0 and 10.  

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are; look, don’t, come, will, into, back, from, children, him, Mr and get. 

Phonics

The sounds we will be learning next week are ‘ur’, ‘oi’ and ‘ow’.

What have we been learning this week?  (Autumn 1 Week 5)

English – Story writing

In year 1 this week a teddy from our classroom ran away and went on an adventure! This teddy bear did a sensory tour of Brighton. Searching for things to smell, hear, taste, touch and see. We are going to be writing our own story of our teddies experience. We have talked about the structure of a story, focusing on fairy tales and started to plan our own. Next week we will be thinking about the exciting language we can use in our story.

At home you can: Read stories to stretch vocabulary and develop ideas for your own story.

Maths – Place Value, addition facts.

In maths this week we have been working on our number bonds within 10 and using a part whole model to partition numbers between 1 and 10.

At home you can: Practise your number bonds within 10. Try out this number bond machine http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/915

Home Learning ideas

Spellings

The spellings for next week are do, me, down, dad, big, when, it’s, see, looked and very.

Phonics

The sounds we will be learning next week are ‘oo’, ‘or’ and ‘ar’.