Week beginning 18.09.17
Woodland Visit-Important message for parents and carers
To engage the children in learning about the Enchanted Woodland we will be visiting the woodlands at the Junior School. Badger Class and Hare Class will be visiting on Wednesday morning. Fox Class and Mole Class will be visiting on Thursday morning. Please could you ensure that your child has welly boots and a waterproof coat in school on these days.
In literacy we will be continuing with Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. The children will be telling their own version of the Stick Man story by changing one part of the story, using their imaginations and developing skills in speaking and listening and sentence writing.
In reading lessons children will read the fairy tale - Hansel and Gretel. They will have opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge and engage in discussion about the story.
In maths this week the children will be finding one more and one less. Children will learn through games and will use a range of practical resources to support their learning.
During independent learning time the children will continue learning about our topic - The Enchanted Woodland. The children will be sketching and painting woodland animals, developing fine motor skills and independently mixing primary colour paints. We will be heading outdoors onto the field and into the allotment in search of birds and other wildlife to identify and categorise. We will then use the ipads to draw and colour a bird using the purplemash website. We will also be taking rubbings on leaves and park, looking for patterns in nature.
The children will also have the opportunity during their independent learning time to develop reading and writing skill and practise number formation.
Week beginning 11.09.17
In literacy we will be reading the story Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. The children will become familiar with the setting, the characters and the sequence of events in the story, and will develop a Talk For Writing script as a class. Children will be involved in writing a shared Stick Man story as a class.
In reading lessons children will read Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. They will have opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge and engage in discussion about the story. Daily Phonics lessons will begin on Monday11th September.
In maths this week we will be learning to count objects and recognise numbers to 10. We will also be representing numbers using objects and writing numerals to 10. The children will use a range of practical resources including numicon to support their understanding.
During independent learning time the children will continue learning about our topic - The Enchanted Woodland. We will be heading outside to explore the natural environments around the school, searching for and identifying animals and birds. We will be using the ipads to develop the children’s computing skills and create drawings of birds. Following on from the reading lessons, children will be able to make Owl Baby puppets to use at the small World area – they will be challenged to use a range of materials and skills.
Welcome to Year 1!
All the team are looking forward to the year ahead. Our topic this term we will be The Enchanted Woodland where we will be exploring the magical woodland area and learning about the mysterious features around us.
Our PE days will be on Monday and Friday, on these days your child needs to comes to school in their PE kits.
We will be sending home reading books which will be changed on a Monday and Friday.
If you have any questions please come and speak to your child’s class teacher.
The Year 1 Team