Building Brighter Futures Together
|Your Year 1MI staff are:||Your Year 1FG staff are:|
|Mrs Ickringill||Mrs Gilmartin|
|Mrs Tahira||Mr Holmes|
|Mrs Shazad||Mrs Nasreen|
This half term our theme has been Footprints in the Snow. We have been finding out about Polar animals and how they survive in cold climates. We have also been learning about the four seasons and the types of weather we have in the seasons. In PHSE we have been discussing how to keep safe and who they can go to if they do not feel safe. In RE we have looked at Special places and special books for Islam and Christianity.
In Maths we have been learning about multiplication and division using pictorial representations and concrete objects. We have been learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and how to use arrays to represent them.
In English we have enjoyed reading the story Footprints in the Snow. We made predictions, used a decision wheel and used expanded noun phrase to describe the characters. We have also written our own versions of the story.
This half term our theme has been castles. We have learnt about the battle of Hastings, features of castles, soldiers and their armour and we used this knowledge to make our own shields. Some children made their own castles for creative homework.
We have been learning about George and the dragon in which we have predicted the events of the story, described the characters using a range of adjectives, sequencing and retelling the story in our own words.
Our maths unit this half term has been addition and subtraction. In this we have learnt what the +, - and = signs mean and confidently learnt our number bonds to 10. We have used this knowledge to work out addition and subtraction questions, we were also able to use counters, objects and number lines to help us. We have solved word problems using the resources to work independently.
In our science lessons, we have been learning all about different materials, properties of materials and what they could be used for. As a class, we went on a walk around school to find the different materials and with this we created a bar chart. We also learnt the importance of recycling and reusing certain materials.
Our topic this half term was Light and Dark. We have learnt lots of different things; from creating shadows to Neil Armstrong landing on the moon.
This half term we have been looking at the lighthouse keeper’s lunch! We have practised using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops in our sentences. We have begun to introduce adjectives and conjunctions into our work.
We have covered place value this half term. The children have learnt to count and recognise numbers to 100 and apply this knowledge to answer a range of questions. Count in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as learn how to use the more and less signs correctly.
We have learnt about Neil Armstrong and what he accomplished. Designed and built rockets to launch to the moon. We have also covered nocturnal animals and how they are adapted to living at night time.
In Summer 1 we have been learning about Seasides. We have been identifying the features of a beach and comparing seaside holidays of the past with the present. They have enjoyed our story Sally and the Limpet, where a little girl gets a limpet stuck on her finger. The children engaged with the text and wrote some excellent questions for the characters.The children have enjoyed learning about seaside holidays of the past and are looking forward to our visit to Morecambe in Summer 2.
We have also been learning about measure in maths and the units of measure for mass, capacity and length. The children have enjoyed a range of activities to develop their understanding. They have been ordering and comparing measures and learning the appropriate vocabulary for each area of measure.