Building Brighter Futures Together
|Meet the staff:|
|IMP - Miss Pickles||Mrs Danby|
|1JR -Mrs Richardson||Mrs Rajun and Mrs Zainab|
Welcome back! We hope you have all had a wonderful half term.
This half term, our theme is ‘Bright lights and starry nights’. The children were incredibly excited to see tents in the reading area on Monday, They have already been well used! The children are loving reading and sharing books together,
In English we will be reading two books ‘The lighthouse keepers lunch” and Laura`s star.’ Throughout the learning journey the children will learn to make predictions, use their inference skills to answer basic and inferential questions using the text. The skills achieved will then support them to write a postcard and a letter.
In maths we will be focusing on calculations, addition and subtraction. The children will learn how to solve problems using a range of strategies as an aid. They will learn how to solve missing number problems, word problems and learn to justify how they know the answer is correct.
Throughout this half term the children will be learning about the four seasons. They will make observations about what happens to nature as the seasons change and how we can identify seasonal change in different ways. The children will also focus on different weather patterns and will keep their own weather charts to record.
In DT we will be learning to work collaboratively to plan, design and use our own ideas to make our very own lighthouses. Keep a look out for these on the Eastwood twitter site.
The year 1 team are incredibly proud of all the children in both 1JR and 1MP. They settled really well into the new routines of a different year group and have made some fantastic progress. Well done Year 1!
We have learnt about feelings and emotions. Our theme was 1, 2, 3, my emotions and me. We used the books, “The crayons book of feelings” by Oliver Jeffers and The Colour Monster goes to school by Anna Llana to support the children`s learning.
In English, the children learnt to write simple and complex sentences. They will learnt to predict, answer questions about the text and write their own independent stories using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
In Maths the children learnt about place value. The children learnt how to solve problems using numbers to 100, explaining and justifying their answers.
In PHSCE the children considered why rules are important in the class and whilst using a range of technology. They discussed what makes a good friend and why having friends is important, not only in school but at home as well.
Our topic for the final half term is “The Seaside.” The children will learn all about the different things and activities which can be seen at the beach.
In English the children will consolidate their learning of capital letters, full stops, adjectives and conjunctions. They will learn about verbs and nouns and when to use these effectively within their writing. At the end of the half term we are expecting the children to produce some fantastic fact files, poems and a recount.
In Maths, the children will be learning to divide, recognise and find halves and quarters of a shape, object or quantity. We will also be revising the four main operations. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
The children will also learn how to compare seaside holidays from the past and in the present. In our artwork we will be creating different moods and the children will produce a piece of art which shows a holiday destination, We hope to culminate our learning by having a wonderful seaside day within school. We will be using the following fiction and non-fiction books to create an exciting few weeks.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed and learnt a lot about different traditional tales.
In English, the children created their own play of “The Three Little Pigs.” They retold the story using different resources. This supported their writing and many of the children produced wonderful stories.
In Maths, the children learnt how to solve different multiplication problems using a range of strategies. They used different practical resources to make arrays. They drew their own arrays and then used the strategy they had learnt to solve different problems.
The children really enjoyed learning about different artists and using a range of media to create their own sunflower pictures. The pictures they produced were wonderful and they were showcased on the open day we had.