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This Week's Learning

Week Beginning 30.5.22

 

We hope you all have a lovely half term. School reopens for children on Tuesday 7th May. 

 

Phonics: Please can you focus on the alien and real words in your child's reading record and read as much as you can over the holidays!

 

Our learning theme after the holidays is 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers.' 

Week Beginning 23.5.22

The week beginning 23rd May is Sports Week!

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on short-burst writing, we will be using our skills for writing to write our HOT tasks this week. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be learning about position and direction and consolidating our learning of half and quarter. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to animals and wildlife. 

 

Science/ History: We will be summarising our learning from this term and creating a booklet all about 'Charles Darwin' and animals based on what they eat and which category they belong to.

Week Beginning 16.5.22

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on short-burst writing, practicing our writing skills and using a range of adjectives. We will be focusing on extending our vocabulary and using more interesting adjectives in our writing. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be learning about making and finding a quarter of a shape and a quarter of an amount. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to animals and wildlife. 

 

Science/ History: Our focus this term is 'Charles Darwin' and animals. We will be categorising animals based on what they eat, e.g. carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and classifying animals into their animal groups. 

Week Beginning 9.5.22

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on learning about warning tales and describing characters. We will be practising our writing skills including using a wide range of adjectives, the use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces within a range of writing opportunities. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on learning about halves, wholes and how to find a half of an amount. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. 

 

Science/ History: Our focus this term is 'Charles Darwin' and animals. We will continue to categorise animals based on what they eat, e.g. carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and sort animals into their animal groups. We will be using a range of art skills to create different animals in 2D and 3D!

Week Beginning 2.5.22

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on short-burst writing. We will be practising our writing skills including the use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces within a range of writing opportunities. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on making equal groups- grouping and sharing. We will also be continuing to develop our fluency skills, counting up to 100 and solving addition and subtraction questions. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. 

 

Science/ History: Our focus this term is 'Charles Darwin' and animals. We will continue to categorise animals based on what they eat, e.g. carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and sort animals into their animal groups. 

Week Beginning 25.4.22

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on short-burst writing, practicing our writing skills and using adjectives to write our own list poem. We will be innovating, planning and writing a list poem. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be learning about doubling and grouping. We will continue to practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to animals and wildlife. 

 

Science/ History: Our focus this term is 'Charles Darwin' and animals. We will be categorising animals based on what they eat, e.g. carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and classifying animals into their animal groups. 

Week Beginning 18.4.22

 

Our focus this week is introducing our new learning theme 'Origins of the Species.'

 

Literacy: We will be focusing on 'Poetry' for the first two weeks of term. We will be introducing our HOOK and our poem on Wednesday and Thursday. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on skip counting in 2s and 5s and beginning to introduce doubles. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to animals and wildlife. 

Easter Holidays

Monday 4th April- Monday 18th April 

 

We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday 19th April. 

Week Beginning 28.3.22

 

Our focus this week is 'Growth' as part of our STEM learning week.

 

We are excited for our STEM week visitors and for the STEM competition. Don't forget to bring in your posters for the British Science Week Competition! 

 

Literacy: We will be continuing to focus on our text 'Pippety Skycap.' This week our focus is on innovating our story and writing our own using our toolkit skills. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be consolidating our learning of measurement, focusing on length, weight/mass and capacity and volume. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to London, Seasons and the UK. 

Week Beginning 21.3.22

 

This week we will be having our 'Tea with the Queen' on Tuesday.

 

Literacy: We will be continuing to learn our new text 'Pippety Skycap.' We will be practicing some short burst writing, with a focus on sentence structure. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be introducing Capacity. We will be exploring key vocabulary associated with Capacity and Volume. We will be learning how to measure and compare capacity.

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to London, Seasons and the UK. 

 

R.E- We will be kicking off our week with an R.E Day on Monday 21st March. We will be learning about 'What do Eggs have to do with Easter?'

Week Beginning 14.3.22

 

Literacy: We have come to the end of our Talk for Writing cycle so we will be starting with a cold task and introducing a new text this week. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be introducing weight and mass. We will be focusing on how to measure and how to compare mass using balance scales. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to London and The UK. 

 

Our Jigsaw theme this term is all about 'Staying Healthy.'

As part of our ongoing work to support the children with their mental health, year 1 will be taking part in a wellbeing workshop with Openview Education. Openview Education deliver theatre based workshops with an aim to empower students with the skills, knowledge and confidence that they need to stay safe and live successful, happy lives. 

 

During the ‘Wellbeing Adventure’ workshop, the children will take part in an interactive story and go on an exciting journey to the wellbeing jungle. They’ll meet engaging and entertaining characters and learn three simple ways to look after their own wellbeing, and how to speak up if they need help. 

Week Beginning 7.3.22

 

Literacy: We have been exploring our Talk for Writing Text 'Katie's Great Present Adventure.' This week we are focusing on writing our own adventure story thinking about characters.

 

Maths: In Maths we are focusing on 'Measurement' and exploring vocabulary associated with length and height. We are going to be having a go at adding and subtracting lengths thinking about our measure and addition and subtraction skills. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to London and The UK. 

 

Science: We will be introducing a science investigation over the next couple of weeks where we will be making a prediction about which materials will 'float' or 'sink' and then we will write up our results. 

 

Our Jigsaw theme this term is all about 'Staying Healthy.' We will be exploring household items thinking about how to keep ourselves healthy and safe.

Week Beginning 28.2.22

 

Literacy: We have been exploring our new Talk for Writing Text 'Katie's Great Present Adventure.' We have been beginning to learn about conjunctions and exclamation marks and using these within our writing. 

 

Maths: In Maths we are moving onto 'Measurement' and beginning to explore vocabulary associated with measure. We have been looking at longer, shorter, taller and wider. Later in the week we will be introducing the ruler and how to measure using a ruler. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key texts related to London and The UK. 

 

Science: We will be introducing a science investigation over the next couple of week where we will be making a prediction about which materials will 'float' or 'sink' and then we will write up our results. 

 

Our Jigsaw theme this term is all about 'Staying Healthy.' We will be exploring what it means to be healthy and how to look after our brains and bodies.

Week Beginning 21.2.22

 

Literacy: We have been discussing a time when we received a favourite present, how it made us feel and what our favourite present was, in preparation for our new talk for writing text.  

 

Maths: In Maths we are focusing on consolidating our learning by representing and recognising amounts within 50, counting forwards and backwards and identifying one more and one less. We will also be beginning to learn to skip count in 2s and 5s. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We will be focusing on our key text ' Tea with The Queen' this week as we introduce our WOW Week for 'London.' 

 

Topic: We introduced our significant individual in history at the end of last term- Queen Elizabeth II. We will be focusing in more detail on her life and her role as Queen this week.

 

Our Jigsaw theme this term is all about 'Staying Healthy.' We will be exploring what it means to be healthy and how to look after our brains and bodies. 

Week Beginning 7.2.22

 

Literacy: We are focusing on our completing our innovation for our chosen setting. We will then be writing up our HOT TASK showing off all of the toolkit skills we have learnt this term. 

 

Maths: In Maths we are focusing on counting forwards and backwards within 50 and recognising and representing numbers to 50. We will be using dienes to represent the tens and ones within these numbers.

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We have been looking at different texts related to the Great Fire of London and learning about the key events. We have been focusing on characters and setting within our own books. 

 

Topic: We will learning about a significant figure for the end of this term- Queen Elizabeth II.

 

We will also be taking part in and enjoying Children's Mental Health week. Where we will focus on being active, we will have a making lesson during cooking and learning how to look after ourselves. 

Week Beginning 31.1.22

 

Literacy: We are focusing on our new story map 'Meerkat Mail.' We will be focusing on a range of different story settings and writing sentences using adjectives to describe these. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be continuing to practice our addition by making 10 and number bonds within 10 and 20. We are focusing on counting forwards and backwards within 50 and recognising and representing numbers to 50. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We have been looking at different texts related to the Great Fire of London and learning about the key events. We have been focusing on characters and setting within our own books. 

 

Topic: We will continue to develop our knowledge of the key events from the Great Fire of London. We will be using a range of different techniques to create artwork and some sliders in D.T. 

 

Science: We will be continuing to develop our Science knowledge of identifying a range of materials and sorting materials based on their properties. We have been linking this to the houses in The Great Fire of London. 

Week Beginning 24.1.22

 

Literacy: We will be writing our end of unit Hot Task for The Great Fire of London. We will then be introducing our new story map starting with a HOOK. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on subtraction by crossing 10. We will be continuing to practice our addition by making 10 and number bonds within 10 and 20. We will be using a number line to answer our subtraction questions. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We have been looking at different texts related to the Great Fire of London and learning about the key events. We have been focusing on characters and setting within our own books. 

 

Topic: We will continue to develop our knowledge of the key events from the Great Fire of London. We will be using a range of different techniques to create artwork and some sliders in D.T.

 

Science: We will be developing our Science knowledge of identifying a range of materials and sorting materials based on their properties. 

Week Beginning 17.1.22

 

Literacy: We will be concentrating on our toolkit skills for writing a recount and innovating our own text. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on subtraction by not crossing and crossing 10. We will be continuing to practice our addition by making 10 and number bonds to 10 and 20. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We have been looking at different texts related to the Great Fire of London and learning about the key events. 

 

Topic: We will continue to develop our knowledge of the key events from the Great Fire of London. We will be using a range of different techniques to create artwork and some sliders in D.T.

 

Science: We will be developing our Science knowledge of identifying a range of materials and sorting materials based on their properties. 

Week Beginning 10.1.22

 

Literacy: We will be introducing our Non-fiction text based on the Great Fire of London. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on adding by counting on and making number bonds to 10. Recognising and making addition facts. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. We have been looking at different texts related to the Great Fire of London and learning about the key events. 

 

Topic: We will be focusing on the significance and key events from the Great Fire of London. We will be exploring art and a range of art techniques to create drawings and paintings. 

 

Science: In Science this term we will be finding out about different materials, what objects are made from and the properties of these different materials. 

Week Beginning 4.1.22

 

We will be creating houses out of cardboard for the Week Beginning 4.1.22 for our Great Fire of London theme. If you could donate a medium box for your child or keep any boxes over Christmas and donate to Year 1 these would be greatly appreciated! 

 

 

We hope you all have a lovely, relaxing festive break and look forward to seeing you all in the new school year! 

 

Year 1 team. 

Week Beginning 13.12.21

 

Literacy: We have been learning to write a set of instructions for our final writing task. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on identifying and representing numbers up to 20 looking at the tens and ones within these numbers. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. 

 

Topic: We will be focusing on a significant individual for our History this term and we will begin to learn how to create our own animations within our Computing Zone. 

 

Week Beginning 5.12.21

 

Literacy: We have been learning a set of instructions for 'How to catch a Villain.' We will be learning about using imperative or bossy verbs to write our own instructions. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on counting forwards and backwards and learning to write numerals in words. Focusing on ty and teen numbers. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. 

 

Topic: We will be focusing on a significant individual for our History this term and we will begin to learn how to create our own animations within our Computing Zone. 

Week Beginning 29.11.21

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on using time connectives to write a set of instructions. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction number sentences and comparing these using the greater than, less than and equal to symbols. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be looking at the Nativity story as part of our R.E this term focused around 'Why Christmas is important to Christians. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. 

 

Science: This term we are focusing on the human body. We will be identifying and labelling parts of the human body associated with each of the senses. 

 

Topic: Our R.E this term is focusing on 'Why is Christmas important to Christians?'

We will be having our Christmas making morning and creating our Christmas hats. 

Week Beginning 15.11.21

 

Literacy: We will be focusing in detail on applying similes and alliteration within our writing. We will then begin to innovate our writing changing our superhero character. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be continuing to focus on subtraction and vocabulary associated with subtraction. We are beginning to write down our number sentences. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be looking at the text Funny Bones and Supertato and the Evil Peas. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. 

 

Science: This term we are focusing on the human body. We will be identifying and labelling parts of the human body associated with each of the senses. 

 

Topic: We will be going on our Earlswood station walk, following a map and directions to get there. We will then have a go at creating our own maps. 

Week Beginning 8.11.21

 

Literacy: We have noticed some strange activities over the half term and we think they may have something to do with SUPERKID. We are introducing our new story this week and learning about Alliteration and Similes. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be focusing on identifying and comparing 2D and 3D shapes. 

 

Reading: In reading we are focusing on our decoding and comprehension skills. We will be looking at the text Funny Bones and Supertato and the Evil Peas. We will be answering questions based on what we have read. 

 

Science: This term we are focusing on the human body. We will be identifying and labelling parts of the human body associated with each of the senses. 

 

Topic: We will be going on our Earlswood station walk, following a map and directions to get there. We will then have a go at creating our own maps. 

Week Beginning 25.10.21

 

We hope you all have a lovely half term and a well earnt break. We look forward to seeing you all after the half term for Sculpture week. 

Year 1

Week Beginning 18.10.21

 

Literacy: We have been exploring the features of animal fact files. This week we will be planning and writing our own animal fact files. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will continuing to use the part whole model to identify and make numbers. We will be continuing to use the part whole model to write addition number sentences. 

 

Reading: In reading we have been reading stories that link to our woodland theme and we have been learning some key facts. We will be summarising our learning this week thinking about what we have learnt and answering comprehension questions. 

 

Science: We have spent some time exploring the seasons we have also been looking at identifying months of the year that are associated with each of the seasons. Why not have a listen to some songs at home:

 

Months of the Year

 

Topic: For our final week of the Autumn term we will be looking at the historian Tim Berners Lee and his invention of the World Wide Web. 

Week Beginning 11.10.21

 

Literacy: This week we will be begin to pick out the key features of a fact file and begin to identify how to write our own. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will continuing to use the part whole model to identify and make numbers. We will be introducing the addition symbol and mathematical vocabulary associated with addition. 

 

Reading: In reading we have been reading stories that link to our woodland theme and we have been learning some key facts. We have been focusing on comprehension and answering questions based on the stories that we have read. 

 

Science: We have spent some time exploring the seasons we have also been looking at identifying months of the year that are associated with each of the seasons. Why not have a listen to some songs at home:

 

Months of the Year

 

Topic: We will be introducing our tree zone where we will be focusing on deciduous and evergreen trees and discussing how to identify these. We will also be looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy and his sculptures made of natural materials. 

Week Beginning 4.10.21

 

Literacy: We have completed our T4W cycle on the three little pigs. This week we will be introducing an information text to the children based on a woodland animal. We will be discussing the features of the information text and different woodland animals that we know.  

 

Maths: In Maths we will continue practising counting forwards and backwards. We will also be introducing the children to the addition symbol and focusing on vocabulary for addition.

 

Reading: In reading we have been reading stories that link to our woodland theme and that link to our traditional tales. We have been focusing on comprehension and answering questions based on the stories that we have read. Making links between stories where we can.

 

Science: We have spent some time exploring the seasons we have also been looking at identifying months of the year that are associated with each of the seasons.  

 

Topic: We will continue with our scientific questioning to find out about the seasons and we will be introducing our tree zone where we will be focusing on deciduous and evergreen trees and discussing how to identify these.

Week Beginning 27.9.21

 

Literacy: We will continue to practice our T4W story The Three Little pigs with actions. We will be focusing this week on changing one of our characters from the story and creating our own character description.

 

Maths: In Maths we will continue practising counting forwards and backwards, practising our number formation. We will be using the language greater than, less than and equal to, to compare objects. 

 

Reading: In reading we have been reading stories that link to our woodland theme and that link to our traditional tales. We have also been focusing on our phonics skills to segment and blend new, unfamiliar words.

 

Science: We will continue to dig deeper into our learning of the seasons and identifying weathers associated with the seasons. 

 

Topic: We will continue to explore our indoor and outdoor learning environments using our scientific skills to ask questions. We continue to explore the weather daily and how this changes throughout the seasons.

Week Beginning 20.9.21

 

Literacy: We will continue to practice our T4W story The Three Little pigs with actions. We will then focus in detail on the characters within the story and begin creating some character comparisons. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will continue practising counting forwards and backwards. 

 

Reading: In reading we have been reading stories that link to our woodland theme and that link to our traditional tales. Rex Retriever has been helping us retrieve key information such as characters and setting. 

 

Science: We will continue to dig deeper into our learning of the seasons and identifying weathers associated with the seasons. 

 

Topic: We will continue with our scientific questioning to find out about the seasons and we have been developing our knowledge of weather and extreme weather through our Geography zone. 

 

Week Beginning 13.9.21

 

Literacy: We will begin our talk for writing cycle this term based on the Three Little Pigs. We have been exploring traditional tales and looking at characters and setting. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be looking exploring Place Value. We will be counting forwards and backwards and finding one more and one less up to 10. 

 

Reading: In reading we will continue to explore Rex Retriever and how he helps us to retrieve information from a text. 

 

Science: We will continue to explore seasons and discuss weather associated with each of the seasons.

 

Topic: We will continue exploring seasons, weather and using our science investigation skills to learn more about the woodlands and how the seasons change. 

Week Beginning 9.9.21

 

Literacy: We will begin our literacy learning this term by focusing on traditional tales. We will be sequencing and retelling familiar tales and beginning to identify and discuss characters. 

 

Maths: In Maths we will be looking exploring Place Value. We will be counting, sorting and representing objects. 

 

Reading: In reading we will start to learn about Rex Retriever and how he helps us to retrieve information from a text. 

 

Science: Our first topic will be all about seasons, we will be exploring each of the seasons and discuss how they are different. 

 

Topic: Our first topic is called Enchanted Woodland! We will be exploring seasons, weather and using our science investigation skills to learn more about the woodlands. 

Welcome to Year 1

 

A big welcome from the Year 1 team and we look forward to seeing you all this week! We hope you had a wonderful summer break.

 

Our first topic will be called Enchanted Woodland. We will be exploring lots of woodland animals and natural materials. We will also be exploring weather and seasons. 

 

In Year 1 our P.E. days are Monday and Friday and children should come to school in their P.E. kit on these days. 

 

We will have Music with Mr Scullin on a Wednesday or Thursday.

 

Any questions please feel free to ask your child's teacher. 

 

Year 1 Team

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