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Welcome to Year 1

Spring Term 2

2019 - 20

This week we are learning

2.3.20

Maths 

This week in maths the children will learn how to measure in CM using a ruler. They will learn to measure a variety of objects making sure they start at 0cm and learn to write CM after the number.

English

This week is world book week and in English the children will be writing their own stories based on Mr Gumpy's Motor Car. At the end of the week, all the stories will be collated together and turned in to a class book which will stay in the class book box.

Topic 

In topic the children will be planning and designing a musical instrument. Once it has been planned. The children will then make it using a variety of resources and then evaluate their creation

 

24.02.20

Maths  

  In maths this week, we have been measuring using non standard units such as cubes and paper clips. We discussed what 'estimate' means and then children tried estimating how many cubes long an object was before measuring it to find out the answer.
Topic
We introduced our new topic this term and we started off by looking at Brazil and where it's located using Google Earth. We then compared the features of Brazil to Milton Keynes. For example Brazil has moutains and Milton Keynes doesn't.
English 
In English we have looked at the story of Two Can Toucan. We have been learning actions to help us retell the story and then the children thought of questions they would like to ask the toucan. 

3.02.20

Maths
This week in maths we have been looking at numbers up to 50. We have been counting forwards and backwards and looking at how many tens and ones there are in a number.

English
Children wrote their own version of How to Catch a Star but they had to change the object they are catching. For example some children chose to catch a fairy, ladybird, dragon fly etc. They had to make sure they were using capital letters, full stops and wow words in their writing.

Topic
This week in topic they designed what their memory box will look like in preparation for next week when we start making them. They also wrote about what is their favourite toy and why.  

20.01.2020

Maths – This week in maths the children will focus on subtracting using numbers up to 20. Children will start off using the tens frame and counters to make the starting number. Then they will remove some the counters (how many they are taking away) and then count how many counters are left. Then we will move on to subtracting using a number line. Children will learn to find the starting number, then jump backwards (how many they are taking away) and the number they land on is their answer.

English

This week in English children will write a diary entry from the view point of Little Red Riding Hood. They will pretend to be Little Red Riding Hood and write a detailed recount of what happened when they went to visit grandma. They will focus on using conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’ and using a capital I in their writing.

Topic

We will start the week off by drawing our own self portrait ensuring we include as much detail as possible. Then we will move on the learning about Kim’s game and other games that were played many years ago.

 

13.01.2020

Maths – This week we will be learning about adding by making 10 first and then adding the remainder. This is a tricky concept but understanding their number bonds to 10 will help them immensely with this activity. For example 8 + 7 =     Children will make 10 by taking 2 from the 7 and adding it to the 8 to make 10. Then add the 5 that is left to 10 to make 15. Children will use tens frames to aid this concept.

 

English – Children will learn the story of Little Red Riding Hood. They will understand that it is a traditional tale and what a traditional tale is. They will then create a story map and learn actions to help them remember the story off by heart and we will use this to develop their story language Towards the end of the week children will learn what an exclamation mark is and when to use it in their writing.

 

Topic – This week a visitor will come into Year 1 with their 17 month old baby. The children will have the opportunity to observe and ask questions about the baby. We are linking this to back to our previous English lesson which focused on what a question is and what are the 5 W’s and the children will use this information to compare the baby to themselves.

6.01.20 

Maths:

This week we will looking at adding to 20. The start of the week will focus on counting on from a number and then it will progress to finding number bonds to 20. The children will use tens frames and double sided counters to help them with their number bonds to 20.

English:

This week we will look at what a question is and how it ends with a question mark not a full stop. Children will begin to think of their own questions to ask and learn to write the questions using a question mark.

 Topic:

Children will be introduced to the new topic Memory Box which focuses on their life as a baby. This week children will label the body parts of a baby and identify how  people care for a baby so it is happy and healthy. They  will also compare what their life is like now to when they were a baby.

 

16.12.19

English -
The children have been making up their own version of a Christmas list poem using lots of great description and words to make it come alive.
Topic
They have been looking at how to carry out an experiment including predicting what might happen and recording the results. We have also been busy making calendars and Christmas cards ready to bring home.

9.12.19

Maths

This week we will be looking at place value with numbers to 20. Children will learn to write their numbers to 20 in both words and numerals and understand that numbers to 20 can be show in a variety of ways. They will also be introduced to the vocabulary ten and ones and will learn to identify how many tens and ones there are in a number.

2.12.19

English 

This week in English we will be using our plans to write our own version of the story using the plans that children created last week. We will be thinking about capital letters, full stops and finger spaces whilst also making sure our work makes sense.

Maths 

This week we are learning how to use a number line when subtracting. Once they have mastered learning the number line, they will move on to using it to answer subtraction number sentences. Towards the end of the week we will be looking at finding the difference between two numbers.

 Topic

This week we will be making a simple moving model of the london eye and thinking about traditional songs and singing them whilst playing musical instruments 

 

 25.11.19

English 

This week in English we are writing a new version of the story  the magic bed. This week we will be planning it carefully thinking about the characters and the setting where the bed may end up. 

Maths 

This week children will be introduced to subtraction and will learn to ‘find how many are left’  using pictorial representations. We will then move on to word problems and learn to identify the key information to helps us write a subtraction number sentence. Finally towards the end of the week we will learn how to write a fact family for each number sentence.

Topic

This week we have been finishing off our sliders with moving pictures of transport in London.

18.11.19

Maths

The focus this week is addition.  We will use a tens frame and counters with different colours on each side to find number bonds to ten.  We will use this information to add numbers together and compare them saying which is greater.

English

The Children will be writing their own version of the story Dogger.  They will change the main character and the lost toy.  They will make their story more interesting to the reader by adding in adjectives.

Topic

We will make sliders using landmarks of London to create a background.  A mode of transport such as a bus or taxi will then travel through the landmarks using a lollipop stick.  The children will talk about the landmarks as they use their slider.

 

21.10.19

Maths 

Children will be learning to name and recognise common 2d shapes. They will also be sorting 2d shapes based upon their properties e.g shape, colours, corners, cured/straight sides etc. They will also begin to recognise shapes in different orientations. 

 

English 

The children will begin to write  a story about an alien based upon a model text. They will have a particular focus on saying a sentence out loud first before they write it and then ensuring they use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Topic 

The children will be busy making their Christmas cards. These will be sent home on Thursday 24th October. Please remember each child has a unique order number and orders should be placed online if you wish for your child's design to be turned into a Christmas card. 

 

7.10.19

English 

In English this week we are looking at how to write stories. We will be looking at the characters and the settings and learning a story by heart.
 
Maths
 Maths we have begun to look at subtraction and different ways in which it can be represented.
 
Topic 
Topic We have been looking at making comic strips for superhero stories and discovering how we have super bodies and super senses.
 
30.09.19

Maths

In Maths we are learning about number bonds to ten which are pairs of numbers that make 10. The children will use Numicon and cubes to investigate different ways they can make ten.

English

The children will be writing about their own special super powers. For example they might be kind to everyone they meet or helpful when someone needs help in the classroom.

 

23.9.19

English
we will be looking at words that could be described as us as everyday heroes with particular emphasis on the values.
We will make up sentences to describe ourselves thinking about full stops and capital letters, holding the sentence and spelling using sounds and common exception words.
Maths
we will be looking at making number bonds to 10 and the different ways in which these could be represented.
Topic
we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and everyday heroes. What their jobs entail and how it has changed over the years
 

16.9.19

Topic
In our topic lessons we are thinking about characteristics of superheroes and villains and how we can be superheroes in our own school. The children will also be making super hero pictures with photographs of themselves and then adding drawing to them to make them appear like superheroes. We will be using lines to draw detail when looking at different superheroes and villains
Maths -
We will be looking at number order forwards and backwards to 10. The children will also order of numbers from the smallest to the greatest and using the signs for greater than and less than.