Teachers - Miss Buck and Mrs Buckle
Teaching Assistants- Miss Crawford, Mrs Laundon, Miss Curtis and Mrs Palmer
Please find the daily learning packs below. There are also some useful information sheets, work booklets and activities to support you and your child.
Our theme for Autumn 2 term is Festivals and Celebrations!
Welcome back! This week our theme is 'Bonfire night'. We started off the week by watching a fireworks display. In English for the next 2 weeks, the whole school is reading 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. We have really enjoyed exploring this book. We have enjoyed exploring google earth and discussing how wonderful our world is. We made a video message to persuade an alien to come and visit our planet, created our own version of 'What a wonderful world' by Louis Armstrong and we have practiced writing captions and sentences using our phonics. In maths we have been learning to use a part-whole model to add numbers to 10. In our busy learning we have enjoyed writing independently, making shadows, drawing fireworks with chalk and practicing addition. Please note: For this next half term, unfortunately Forest School will not be taking place. We look forward to resuming our Forest School sessions after the Christmas break.
This week in English we are continuing with 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. In Maths we are practicing our number bonds to 10. We are also learning about The Gunpowder Plot where we are creating timelines, fact files and wanted posters. In our busy learning we are making poppies, applying our phonics independently in our writing, making 10 in different ways independently and acting out the gunpowder plot. On Friday we enjoyed taking part in Joe Wicks Children In Need workout. Please note: Please ensure we provide fruit at school for break times. Should you wish to send your child to school with their own snack, it must be a healthy snack ie. fruit.
This week our theme is ‘Diwali’. We are learning all about how and why Diwali is celebrated. In English we are learning to use question marks in our writing to write our own Diwali quiz. In maths we are learning to apply our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to solve addition problems. In art we are having a Diwali art afternoon. In our busy learning we have been enjoying making rangoli patterns, solving addition problems and writing simple sentences independently.
This week our theme is Hanukkah. We are learning all about how Jewish people celebrate it. In English we are reading the book ‘Superbat’ by Matt Carr. We are learning to use our phonics to write simple sentences with increasing independence. In maths we are learning to take away in practical ways.
Christmas is finally here! We are starting off the week with a Christmas decoration day to decorate our school. We are learning all about the Christmas story and why Christians celebrate Christmas. In English we are continuing with ‘Superbat’ by Matt Carr and we are practicing writing simple sentences in a variety of ways. In maths we are continuing with subtraction problems to find the difference. In our busy learning we are enjoying writing diaries for our elf, writing about the nativity story and practicing subtracting.
This week we are doing lots of learning based on Christmas and our elf. In English, we are practicing writing sentences in different ways including diary entries and letters. In maths we are learning to name and describe 2D and 3D shapes. In science we are investigating what happens to skittles when they are put in warm water. In our busy learning this week we are enjoying our Santa’s workshop role play area.
Diary of Alex the Elf!
Our elf arrived today. It sent us a message in a bottle asking us to give him a name. We voted and decided to call him Alex. Alex left glitter footprints and we found some CCTV footage of Alex entering our classroom in the middle of the night! Alex helped to decorate our class Christmas tree by painting it green!
This morning we arrived in school to Alex laying in a bed made from Lego with a letter asking us to be less noisy! Alder class enjoyed reading to Alex to make him feel better.
Alex’s head is feeling much better now! Alex had noticed that we are really good at maths so he has given us a challenge!
Alex must be excited for our movie and popcorn diamond time treat this Friday!!!
Alder class were very cross with Alex the elf today. He has made a mess of our classroom! We are going to be teaching Alex how to tidy up today.
Alex made a fruit train! We are going to measure how long Alex’s train is and see if we can make a train that is longer than his.
Alex left us a secret message which spelled out ‘You are great’ after a great day yesterday of lots of children moving up the diamond. Alex also left a message for Mr Down to tell him how good we have all been. Mr Down sent us a video message to tell us that he was really proud!
Alex has found our spare pants and socks!!!
Alex is very tired after a busy week. He has cosied up with his toy and has asked children to read to him today.
A typical day in Year 1
Maths and busy learning activities
Break and snack
English and busy learning activities
Topic/busy learning/forest school/PE/music/PSHE/RE
Diamond time on Fridays!
In our busy learning actives we teach in a play-based style where children access a range of activities which support the Early Years and Year 1 curriculum.
Year 1 Reminders
Forest school: Holly- Wednesday, Alder-Thursday
Children must come into school in their PE kit/ forest school clothes. Please refer to our Forest School website page for information.
All children need a named water bottle in school.
Children in Year 1 are offered fruit every day, if you would your child to bring in a snack for playtime please can it be healthy- fruit, cereal bar, crackers etc. No sweets, chocolate or nuts. If you would like your child to have milk, please contact the school office.
Please name all items of your children's uniform and their belongings. We work very hard everyday to help the children be independent and responsible for their things and if jumpers and cardigns are named we can find any lost items easily.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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