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What we will be learning week commencing 21-03-21

Maths 

  • Re-visiting all of this terms Math's topics in preparation for our end of term assessment next week. 
  • We will also be practising counting in pairs (groups) of even numbers and counting multiples of 5.  We will be learning to recognise odd and even numbers.
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English/RE

  • The children will be writing about Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Art

  • We will be making our Easter stained glass window cards.

Geography

  • We will be creating a map of the field and using positional language for our Easter egg hunt.  

Computing

  • We will continue practising turning on the laptop, logging in, searching for a picture and saving the picture onto a powerpoint. 

Bug club and reading at home

Please find below attached video, of how we would like you to film your child reading.  Please send this in by Wednesday morning, ready for an adult to watch and give feedback. You can do this by clicking the prompt add response' on see-saw and selecting video.   

Do not have the book set on 'read to me'.  This is not the purpose for which bug club was purchased.  It is to allow the children to have access to multiple books whilst home-schooling to read (not be read to).

If you do not click on the little bugs on each page, to answer comprehension questions relating to the book, the book will not show as being read/completed.  You may also not move on, to be allocated more books.  

Please ensure that your child reads the same book on more than one occasion, this is to build fluency and expression.  

2 books have been allocated, please ensure that you only read these two books for a whole week. 

Finally, please remember to write the name of the book each day, with an adults signature.  

Miss Burton is here on Thursday's and Friday's to answer phone calls relating to bug club questions. 

Thank you 

 

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Monday 11th January 2022  Homeschooling

Please find attached timetable for the lessons which will be added to see-saw for each day.  

 

Bug club access - trouble shooting (apple products)

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Please see below learning for tomorrow and Friday.  I've added extra for anyone who would like to complete some sentences over the holiday period. 

Please can you take a photo of your child's work and submit it via see saw.  Thank you to all the parents who have supported their children to complete and submit the homework last week on seesaw.  

Please look at the back of your child's reading record to scan the QR code to access the homework portal.  

You can install the seesaw app to your device or type https://app.seesaw.me into your search.   

Thank you and have a lovely Christmas!

What we have be learning week commencing 07-12-20

Maths 

  • Re-visiting all of this terms Math's topics in preparation for our end of term assessment next week. 

 Please can you work with your child over the weekend to practise the skills taught this term (If           your child is not secure on any of these areas, please continuing practising at home until they are) :

  • Counting on and back (using a numberline) to solve addition and subtraction questions.
  • Give your child three numbers 0-100 and ask them to order smallest to largest.
  • Give them two numbers, can they answer which is the biggest number?
  • Do they know their left and right?
  • Can they answer questions on measurement, looking at cm's. Who is taller/shorter?
  • Check your child knows their number bonds to 10 (e.g. 6 and 4, 3 and 7).
  • Can they add three numbers, using number bond knowledge (7,2,3     3+7=10 add the 2=12)
  • Can they answer word subtraction problems (10 people are on the bus, 2 get off. How many are left ?)
  • Combining coins to make different values (I can use 10p and 2p to pay for a 12p lolly). 

English

  • The children will be writing about the Nativity over the next two weeks.    

RE

  • We will be reading about waiting for Jesus and how Elizabeth helped Mary.  

DT

  • Making our moving pictures.  

History

  • We will be writing letters to the queen.   

Computing

  • We will continue practising turning on the laptop, logging in, opening a program and drawing a picture and saving a document. Those who are ready have moved on to looking for last weeks saved document and editing and saving.  

What we have be learning week commencing 30-11-20

Maths

Re-cap coin values and combining different denomination coins to pay for items.     

English

  • The children will do an assessed piece of writing about the book that we have been studying and sharing this term.  They will then be given targets on how to improve their work.  

RE

  • We will be reading about the Annunciation and discussing advent further.  

DT

  • Making our Christmas cards

History

  • We will be looking at three important events in the Queen's life and discussing chronological order.  

Computing

  • We will continue practising turning on the laptop, logging in, opening a program and drawing a picture and saving a document. Those who are ready have moved on to looking for last weeks saved document and editing and saving.  

What we have be learning week commencing 23-11-20

Maths 

  • Re-capping number bonds to assist adding three numbers together
  • Re-capping subtraction and addition using a number line

English

  • Writing poetry about day and night in the Savannah
  • Researching and writing facts we have found about elephants

 

RE

  • Learning about waiting and advent

DT

  • Making our Christmas displays

History

  • We have been teaching the children about the Royal family.  

Computing

  • We will continue practising turning on the laptop, logging in, opening a program and drawing a picture and saving a document. Those who are ready have moved on to looking for last weeks saved document and editing and saving.  

What we will be learning week commencing 16-11-20

Maths 

  • Learning about position and direction
  • Using non-standard units and standard units to measure.
  • Ordering items based on length and height

English

  • Role play to act out the scenes from our non-fiction text.
  • Writing descriptions and using exclamation marks in our writing
  • Comparing and writing about night and day in the Savannah
  • Writing some verses of poetry about night-time on the Savannah

RE

  • Learning about Diwali.

DT

  • Beginning to make our moving picture scene

History

  • We will be making the crown, which we discussed and planned last week.

Computing

  • We will continue practising turning on the laptop, logging in, opening a program and drawing a picture and saving a document. 

What we will be learning week commencing 09-11-20

Maths 

  • Revising number bonds to 10 eg 5 and 5 make 10.  (An easy one to practise using fingers.  Show your children 6 fingers, how many fingers are left down?  4, so 6 & 4 make 10.
  • Addition
  • Subtraction

English

  • Writing about the Savannah using our senses.

Using the Savannah information to write a poem.

RE

  • Baptism

DT

  • Planning to make a moving picture book 

History

  • We will be making the crown, which we discussed and planned last week.

Computing

  • We will continue practising turning on the laptop, logging in, opening a program and drawing a picture.  

 

What we have been learning week commencing 02-11-20

Maths

  • What ordinal numbers are: First, second, third etc (Sheet attached on homework page).
  • Place value: Tens, units and using money to make 'teen' numbers (This is an easy one for your child to practise at home.  Write a double digit number and see if they can allocate the correct amount of 10's and 1p's).  Some children will only be able to do 11p-19p).

English

  • We have started reading our new topic book and explored what the African Savannah is like.
  • The children have described what animals look like.
  • They went on to look at facts about Lions.

What we have been learning in our Year 1 First term

We have been working on our recovery curriculum, alongside the regular Year 1 curriculum.  Here are some of the areas we have been covering listed below.  We have attached some worksheets, so that you can allow your child to re-cap the learning from this term.  I will also be adding some of the songs we use in school.    

Maths

  • Counting on and back from numbers 1-100. We do this to find 1 or 2 more and 1 or 2 less.
  • Learning to count in 2's, 5's and 10's.
  • Finding number bonds to 10.
  • Re-cap 2d shapes and using a Venn and Carroll diagram.
  • Pattern recognition and Symmetry.
  • Comparing and ordering numbers most and least etc.
  • Writing numbers to 20 in words.
  • Estimation and using counting in 5's to count accurately.  Using our previous estimation and count check, to make a sensible prediction based on what we already know. 

English

  • We have been looking at the book 'How to find Gold'.  We have been writing in speech and thought bubbles.  We have been adding adjectives to our writing.  
  • We have written in script form and wrote story maps.

Science

  • We have been learning about our body including our bones and senses.

Geography

  • We have been looking at the different Seasons of the year.

 

 

Attitudes and Dispositions

Curriculum Overview for Year 1-Subjects covered (Recovery Curriculum included)

Welcome to Year 1!

 

Our teachers are Mrs Foley, Miss Gander and Mrs Obende. We are supported by

Mrs Cantwell and Mrs Lochowska in 1O

Mrs Watras and Mrs Perry in 1F

Mrs Hubbard in 1G Mrs Hubbard

PE will commence week beginning 14-09-20.  Please ensure that your child brings in their PE kit (which must be labelled).  As we will be continuing PE on the field (due to Covid) it is advisable that you purchase the tracksuit, in preparation for the colder months.  You will also be allowed to wear a plain black pair of trainers (inexpensive please) as these are better for our outdoor activities.  

 

Please ensure that from week beginning 21-09-20 that reading records are signed and returned to school daily.  If you have a message for your class teacher, please write this in the diary and let your child hand this to the teacher as they walk through the gate (we are unable to look in every child's diary on a daily basis).  Reading books will be changed every Friday.  

 

Homework is issued on a Friday online, these should be printed and practised daily.  There will be a reading and spelling check of all the words on a Friday morning.  This is part of our recovery curriculum, as these were Reception words which the children usually will have secured by July.  We will move onto Year 1 words, as soon as the Reception words have been re-taught.  

 

 

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