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Welcome to Class Moore!

               

Class Information:

We are 'Class Moore'. We are named after the famous Yorkshire sculptor, Henry Moore. Examples of his work can be seen at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We have 22 children in our class.  The teachers in our class are: Miss Child, Mrs Loonat, Mrs Akhalwaya and Mrs Patel. Mrs Loonat and Mrs Akhalwaya work with us in the morning and Mrs Patel works with us in the afternoon.

 

What you need to know:

Reading Books

Children's reading books will be changed on a weekly basis, by the class teacher. Each child will take home one class reading book and one school library book per week. Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school every day.


PE Days

Our P.E. days are now Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their  P.E. kit in school on these days (this includes a T shirt, jogging bottoms/shorts and a pair of pumps). Please be aware that children wearing earrings or any other type of jewellery will not be able to take part in P.E..

 

Homework Challenges & Spellings

Themed 'Homework Challenges' will be sent home at the start of each half term. You need to choose one challenge to complete each week. Please bring this to school with you on Monday morning so it can be marked. A copy of the Homework Challenge sheet can be found below.

 

Spellings will also be sent home on a regular basis. These should be practised in their 'Spelling Book' and returned to school. There will be a weekly 'Spelling Quiz'.

 

What we are learning (Summer 2):

 

'Once Upon a Time....'

 

 

                                                        

 

 

                                                        

Topic Summary

This half term we are starting a new, exciting topic! Our theme is 'Once Upon a Time...'. We will be learning about different fairy tales and creating our own versions, too! We will also be learning about castles and knights and researching why they were important. We will be developing our art and design skills to create our own fairy tale character sculptures. 

 

  

Week Commencing: Monday 11th July 2016

Our transition day is Tuesday 12th July. Please register in our usual Year One classroom.

On Friday 15th July parents are invited to watch one of our Football lessons, led by our coach, Ben. A letter will be sent out containing further details.

English-   This week we are revisiting a number of punctuation and grammar skills we have learnt this year. These include adding suffixes and prefixes to words.

 

Maths - We are completing our work on number facts to 20, with a specific focus on recalling subtraction facts. We will then be looking at missing number problems, to further develop our calculation skills.

 

Topic -  We are focussing on the changes ahead, as we prepare to move into Year 2. We will be reviewing these during our PSHE lessons. In other topics, we will be completing our shields and evaluating them.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 4th July 2016

Eid Mubarak to everyone! I hope you all have a lovely Eid.

Our Eid Fun Day will be on Friday 8th July.

English-   We are still working on the story Rapunzel. However, we are reading an alternative version of the story told from the witches perspective. We will be sharing our ideas about which version we believe, and will be comparing and contrasting the details within the two stories.

 

Maths - We are revising number bonds to 10 and 20. We will be learning addition and subtraction facts for the number pairs.

 

Topic -  We are learning about the festival of Eid and will be preparing cards for our families. We will be sharing our experiences of Eid.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 27th June 2016

English-   This week we are reading the new story 'Rapunzel'. We will be sequencing events in the story and identifying the different feelings that the characters experience.

 

Maths - We will be finishing off our work on capacity/volume this week by examining different standard measures

 

Topic -  In RE will be examining how people who follow the Christian faith may show they belong to their religion. In art we will be using our colour mixing skills to make colours for our shields. We will be using posca pens to add details. In Science, we will be learning to identify common and wild flowers.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 20th June 2016

Class Moore will be visiting Headfield School on Monday afternoon to take part in a Multiskills afternoon. Please make sure that children bring their PE kits. 

 

English-   This week we reading the new story 'Rapunzel'. We will be acting out the story and using this acting as a stimulus for our writing.

 

Maths - We are continuing to revisit our work on measures. This week we will be looking at time. This includes ordering days of the week and months of the year. We will also be learning how to draw the hands onto clock faces to show 'half past' or 'o'clock'.

 

Topic -  In our Art and Design lessons, we will be designing a sculpture in the style of Julie Arkell's work. In RE we will be exploring what places and objects are important for prayer.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 13th June 2016

This week is the Year One Phonics Check.

 

English-   This week we are finishing writing our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. As a class we decided that we would then like to learn more about castles. We will be researching and writing about these questions:

*Who lived in castles?

*What does it look like inside a castle?

*How do you defend a castle?

*When, why and where did they build castles?

*Why do castles need moats?

 

Maths - This week we are learning about length. We will be using standard measures to measure and record length. We will be using meter sticks and rulers to measure objects. One of your new homework challenges links to measuring length, so if you want some extra practice, try completing that challenge this week!

 

Topic - We have started our new topic linking to castles, knight and kings and queens. We will be exploring different monarchs and talking about what makes a good King or Queen. In our Art and Design lessons, we will be designing a sculpture in the style of Julie Arkell's work. 

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 6th June 2016

*Monday 6th June is an INSET day. School will start on Tuesday 7th June*

 

English-   This week we are creating our own versions of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We will be writing an alternative version of Jack and the Beanstalk, starting with when Jack opens his curtains one morning and finds an enormous beanstalk has grown in his garden! We will be thinking creatively about where the beanstalk could lead and who or what Jack could find on his adventure!

 

Maths - This week we are learning about division. We will be sharing and grouping objects to work out the answer to maths problems. We will be using objects and pictures to help with our problem solving. 

 

Topic -  Our first important job of the week is to update our Bean Diaries and make observations about what changes we can see! I wonder if your bean has grown? We will also be starting to learn about our new topic this week. We will have a history focus for the next few weeks so we will be starting our topic by finding out more about  Kings and Queens.

On Friday we will be meeting Ben, who will be teaching us football skills for the next 6 weeks. 

 

 

 

 

What we are learning (Summer 1 Term):

 

              African Hut         

 

                                                        

 Summer 1 Topic Summary

Welcome back! This half term we are continuing with our topic 'Into the wild...'. Following on from the children's interests, we are continuing to learn about life in Africa. In particular, we will be thinking about how life in Kenya is different from life in Dewsbury. We will also be taking part in our exciting trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park! We will be using this trip to help us learn more about animals. We will be developing our scientific skills by learning about animal body parts and different animal groups. We will be finding out how animals can belong to different groups based on their characteristics or what they eat. We will also be taking part on lots of outdoor learning so we can observe the seasonal changes associated with spring. 

 

 
Week Commencing: Monday 23rd May 2016

 

English-   This week we are writing diary entries, pretending to be Jack or the Giant from the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We will be looking at the features of diaries and then use this knowledge to help us plan and write our own. 

 

Maths - This week we are continuing to focus on multiplication. We are learning how to count groups of 5s and how to record this as a repeated addition sentence e.g. 5+ 5 + 5 + 5 = 20.

 

Topic -  Our beans have germinated and our beanstalks are starting to grow! We are keeping a weekly Bean Diary to record our observations about how the beans are changing. In PE we are continuing with our movement unit of work, this week focussing on creating movements linked to Indian and African music. In RE we are looking at 'belonging' and thinking about how clothing can show someone belongs to something. We are also considering the importance of different buildings to people. In computing we are learning how to add pictures or images to our writing. 

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 9th May 2016

 

English-  We are continuing to read the story  'Jack and the Beanstalk'. This week we are writing about key events in the story using time connectives (first, then, next). We will also be planting our own beans and writing instructions on how to plant a bean.

 

Maths - This week we are counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and revising our money skills. We will be reviewing our understanding of the values of different coins and using this to select the correct coins to buy different items.

 

Topic -  We are starting our 'bean diary' this week. We will be keeping observations of what happens to the beans that we plant. I wonder if we will have any magic beans in our class?! In PE we are developing our competitive and teamwork skills by taking part in a games afternoon with Class Hepworth. We will be developing the skills of sportsmanship, and learning how to congratulate everyone who takes part. In computing we will be using word processors to make text bold or italic.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 2nd May 2016

 

English- We will be starting our new story, 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We will be sequencing events in the story and considering how the characters felt at different points in the story. We will be learning to retell the story using story language and actions. 

 

Maths - We are continuing to learn about positional and directional language. We will be using the bee-bots to programme instructions using directional language. We will be learning about 'turns' and will be practising making full, half and quarter turns. 

 

Topic - This week we are completing a science challenge set by Mrs Denney! Class Moore will be investigating if balls roll on any surface. We will be designing, conducting and analysing the results of our experiment. In design technology we are evaluating our African huts. In RE we are learning about what belonging means. We will be exploring what different religious symbols mean and how different places can be important to people. 

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 18th April 2016

Our school trip is on Tuesday 19th April. Please be in school for 8.15am, as we will be leaving early. We are due back at 4pm. 

 

English- We will be writing a recount of our trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.We will be developing our writing skills by using time words, conjunctions and some descriptive language. We are all continuing to work towards our targets of using capital letter and full stops correctly.

 

Maths - We are continuing to learn about fractions. This week we are focusing on how to 'quarter' a set of objects or quantity. 

 

Topic - In design technology we are designing and making African huts. In science we are learning about what different animals eat. We will be learning different scientific vocabulary, including: omnivore, herbivore and carnivore.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 11th April 2016

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely holiday! We are continuing on with our topic 'Into the Wild' this half term. Our school trip will be taking place next week, on Tuesday 19th April. 

 

Our PE days have now changed to Tuesday and Thursday.

 

English- We will be learning facts about meerkats. We will be writing a report to tell you all about the things we have learnt. 

 

Maths - We are learning about fractions. We will be learning how to find half of  a set of objects or a quantity. Some of us will also be learning how to find a quarter of a quantity.

 

Topic - In RE we are learning about what 'belonging' means. In art and design technology we are designing and making African huts. In geography we are learning about life in Kenya.

 

 

What we are learning (Spring 2):

 

                                     

 

Spring 2 Topic Summary

Our topic for the next two half terms is 'Into the wild...'. We will be looking at stories and texts from different countries and cultures. We will be reading a mixture of fiction and non-fiction texts, most of which are linked to Africa. Some of the text we will be reading include: 'Meerkat Mail', 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt' and 'A is for Africa'. More texts may be added depending on the children's interests.As geographers, we will be learning about life in different countries in Africa (including Tanzania and Kenya). We will be comparing and contrasting life in these countries to our own lives. As part of our topic we will also be considering the issues such as drought, famine and Fairtrade and how we can make a difference to these issues.  In science we are starting to learn about animals. We will be finding out how animals can belong to different groups based on their characteristics. In our art work we will be creating sunset pictures using colour mixing techniques. 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 14th March 2016

*Sports Relief is on Friday 18th March*

 

English- We will be reading the story 'Meerkat Mail' and writing postcards for the main character, Sunny. We will be learning facts about meerkats and will be learning how to structure a report.

 

Maths - We are learning about place value of numbers to 100. We will be moving onto developing our calculation skills to solve number problems (using addition and subtraction skills). 

 

Topic - In RE we are learning about the morals in different stories. In Design Technology we are looking at the structure of African huts and will be planning how to build our own. We will be taking part in lots of different sports activities linked to Sports Relief. 

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 29th February 2016

*World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March*

 

English- We will be writing facts files about Africa and the different countries there. In our SPAG work we are continuing to learn how to use capital letters for proper nouns (the names of people and places).

 

Maths - We are learning how to add 'one more' and  take away 'one less'  from numbers to 100.

 

Topic - In RE we are learning about the morals in different stories. In art we are creating silhouette pictures of African sunsets. We are also starting to look and at discuss images of African masks. We will use these ideas to create our own design. In PSHE we are taking part in 'Fairtrade Fortnight' by learning what Fairtrade means and what we can do to help.

 

 

Week Commencing: Monday 22nd February 2016

Welcome back to school! We will be starting our new topic this week.

Please note our new PE days are now: Monday and Wednesday.

 

English- We are reading the repetitive poem 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt'. We will be acting out the story and starting to think of ideas for our own stories. In our SPAG work we are learning about how to use capital letters for proper nouns (the names of people and places).

 

Maths - We are ordering, reading and writing numbers to 100. We will be practicing counting backwards and forwards to 100. 

 

Topic - We are learning about Africa and where it is. We will be discussing images related to Africa and will use these to think of things we want to find out about. 

 

Here are some of the different activities we have been doing this half term [Spring 2]

Topic Summary - Spring One Term

What we are learning (Spring 1 Term):

 

Spring 1 Topic Summary

Our topic this half term is 'Frozen Planet'. We will be looking at stories and texts that are set in polar regions. We will be reading a mixture of fiction and non-fiction texts, including Disney's Frozen, 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers, and 'The Emperor's Egg'. We will be learing all about the Arctic and Antarctic and investigating the different animals that live there (including penguins and polar bears).  As historians we will research people who have travelled to Antarctica and will find out what makes them significant in British History. During our topic work we will be learning about the seasonal changes that occur in winter. As part of our topic we will also be considering the impact of climate change and global warming on the people and animals who live in the polar regions. In science we will be exploring materials and investigating the different properties that they have. During our RE lessons we will be finding out about special books and the messages and morals that different stories can teach us (e.g. to share, to look after each other).

 

 

Spring 1- Week 6

Week Commencing: Monday 8th February 2016

 

English- We are reading the non-fiction book 'The Emperors Egg'. We will be learning about where penguins live and how they adapt to their environment. We will be writing our own books about penguins. 

 

Maths - We are learning to name and describe 3d shapes. 

 

Topic - We will be learning how to use the Internet safely. We will be learning about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. In history we will be finding out about the explorer Ermest Shackleton.

 

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Spring 1- Week 5

Week Commencing: Monday 1st February 2016

 

English- We are planning and writing our own version of 'lost and found'. 

 

Maths - This week we are learning about weight and capacity. We will be learning how to measure weight and capacity using uniform measures e.g. Cubes,?

 

Topic - In RE we will be learning about how different religious books are treated in a special way. In Science we will be exploring the properties of different materials. In Geography we will be investigating where penguins come from; we will be locating Antarctica on a map and considering what life is like there.

 

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Spring 1- Week 4

Week Commencing: Monday 24th January 2016

 

English- We are continuing to learn about the text 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be sequencing the events in the original story and creating story maps. We will then use these skills to become authors of our own 'Lost and Found' stories. We will be learning how to think like story-writers and will be creating our own versions of the story by changing the animal that the boy finds, as well as changing the journey they go on.

 

Maths - This week we are developing our calculation skills. We will be focussing on subtraction We will practise using objects and number lines to work out the answer to subtraction problems. We will then move onto look at word problems and missing number problems.

 

Topic - In RE we will be learning about how different religious books are treated in a special way. In Science we will be exploring the properties of different materials. In Geography we will be investigating where penguins come from; we will be locating Antarctica on a map and considering what life is like there. We will then move onto explore the Arctic and see how this is different to Antarctica.

 

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Spring 1- Week 3

Week Commencing: Monday 18th January 2016

 

English-  We are learning about the text 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. This is the story about a boy who finds a penguin and then tries to find the penguin's home. We will be developing our comprehension and prediction skills this week. We will be making predictions about the ending of the story. We will also be discussing how the characters may feel and what they may be thinking at different points in the story,

 

Maths - This week we are developing our calculation skills. We will be focussing on addition. We will practise using objects and number lines to work out the answer to addition problems. We will then move onto look at word problems and missing number problems.

 

Topic - In RE we will be sharing our ideas on how to look after books. In PSHE we will be considering how to become more independent learners. In Geography and Science we will be considering how animals adapt to the winter weather. For our PE lessons we will be creating arctic animals movements and sequencing them together.

 

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Spring 1- Week 2

Week Commencing: Monday 11th January 2016

 

English-  We are continuing to learn about 'Frozen'. We will be designing our character for the story.  We will be working towards our writing targets by using full stops, capital letters and 'and' to connect our ideas together.

 

Maths - This week we are continuing to learn how to  tell the time to o'clock and half past.

 

Topic - In RE we will be sharing which books are special to us. In Science we will be naming and identifying different materials. In PSHE we will be finding out and discussing how we learn things.

 

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Spring 1- Week 1

Week Commencing: Monday 4th January 2016

Please note Monday 4th is an INSET day.

 

English- Our new text this week is 'Frozen'. We will be writing about the characters and events in the story. We will be working towards our writing targets by using full stops, capital letters and 'and' to connect our ideas together.

 

Maths - This week we are continuing to learn how to find half (and quarters) of different objects and shapes.

 

Topic - In RE we will be sharing which books are special to us. In Science we will be looking and 'winter' and observing the changes in our local environment. In PSHE we will be finding out and discussing how we learn things. We will be reflecting on what we have learnt so far this year.

 

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Topic Overview

What we are learning (Autumn 2 Term):

 

Autumn 2 Topic Summary

Our topic this half term is 'Into the Forest...'. We will be looking at stories that are set in the forest and learning about the different types of characters that are in traditional tales and fairy tales. We will be reading lots of interesting and exciting stories, including 'The Gruffalo', 'Room on the Broom' and 'Hansel and Gretel'. During our topic work we will be learning about the environment around us and will be thinking about the seasonal changes that occur in Autumn. We will also be learning about different types of weather and will be developing our skills as weather presenters. During our history and RE lessons we will be finding out about different festivals and celebrations. We will be exploring how different events such as Bonfire Night, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas are celebrated.

 

Autumn 2- Week 7

Week Commencing: 14th December 2015

 

English- Our new text this week is 'The Polar Express'. We will be acting out the events in the story. We will then be writing letters and thinking of questions to ask characters from the story.

 

Maths - This week we are learning how to find half (and quarters) of different objects and shapes.

 

Topic -  In RE we will are continuing to explore and discuss what Christmas is. We will be taking part in different creative tasks linked to Christmas e.g. cards. On Monday, we will be visiting another school to watch their Nativity performance.

 

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Autumn 2- Week 6

Week Commencing: 7th December 2015

 

English- We will be designing and making our own magic potions for the dragon in 'Room on the Broom'. We will be learning how to write instructions and will be exploring how to use different verbs (e.g. cut, mix, boil) and time conjunctions (e.g. first, next, then).

 

Maths - This week we are learning how to double numbers up to 20.

 

Topic - In geography and science we will become weather presenters and will be creating our own weather shows. We will be creating different weather sounds in Music using untuned instruments and body percussion.  In design technology we will be designing and planning our own moving picture, using either a lever or slider mechanism. In RE we will be exploring what Christmas is. We will be finding out more about the story of Christmas and will be learning about how people may celebrate Christmas. This includes both religious (e.g. going to Church) and traditional aspects (e.g. Christmas Trees, giving presents). We will be making Christmas decorations for the school Christmas Tree.

 

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Autumn 2- Week 5

Week Commencing: 30th November 2015

 

English- We are reading the text 'Room on the Broom'. We will be continuing to use adjectives to describe the different characters. We will be discussing how they feel at different parts of the story and will be discussing how we can identify these emotions (e.g. the pictures, the events etc).

 

Maths - We are  developing and strengthening our number skills by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will be looking for patterns in the number sequences. 

 

Topic -  In geography and science we will be writing a weather diary so we can track the weather over the week. In design technology we will be exploring and making a 'lever' mechanism. In RE we are starting to focus on Christian celebrations, including Christmas. This week we will be finding out what 'advent' is and how it is celebrated. in our computing work we will be using the laptops to type text onto a word processor (i.e Microsoft Word).

 

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Autumn 2- Week 4

Week Commencing: 23rd November 2015

 

English- We are continuing to read the story 'Hansel and Gretel'.  We will be describing the witch in the story using adjectives. We will then move on to designing and describing our own gingerbread house. We will be using the computers to type our descriptions.

 

Maths - We will be learning how to measure length and height. We will start be ordering objects by length and will then move onto measuring them using cubes and metre sticks. 

 

Topic -  In geography we will be labelling the 4 different countries that are part of the UK. We will start to look at the weather and will be discussing different types of weather. We will look at weather symbols and explore why they are used. In Design Technology we will be looking at how slider mechanisms are used and will be creating a 'Hansel and Gretel' themed slider.

 

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Autumn 2- Week 3

Week Commencing: 16th November 2015

 

English- We will be reading the new text 'Hansel and Gretel'. We will be learning about the events and characters in the story. Our main focus this week is on using adjectives (describing words) to describe the people and places in the story.

 

Maths - We are continuing to learn about the different number bonds to 10 (i.e. all the different ways you can make 10 by adding two numbers together).

 

Topic - In RE we are considering the ways that celebrations can be similar or different to each other. In art we are learning about colour mixing; we will be investigating how to make different colours using the primary colours (red, yellow and blue). In geography we will be looking at a map of the United Kingdom and will be learning the name and location of the 4 different countries that are part of the UK.

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Autumn 2- Week 2

Week Commencing: 9th November 2015

 

English- We will be describing characters from The Guffalo and thinking of questions to ask the different characters.

 

Maths - We will be learning the different number bonds to 10 (i.e. all the different ways you can make 10 by adding two numbers together).

 

Topic - We are learning about how and why significant events and festivals are celebrated. This week we will be learning about the festival Diwali and making our own diva lamps. We will also be learning about the importance of Remembrance Day and exploring why people wear poppies to  commemorate this event. We will be creating our own poppies.  

 

Friday 13th November is the Children in Need Bakeathon day.

 

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Autumn 2- Week 1

Week Commencing: 2nd November 2015

 

English- This week we are reading the new story of 'The Gruffalo'! We will be acting out the story and sequencing the key events in the story. We are continuing to focus on using full stops and capital letters in our writing.

 

Maths - We will be learning how to take away or subtract two numbers. We will be using resources and number lines to help develop our calculation skills. We will also be learning how to record calculations using the symbols - and = (e.g. 5 - 2 = 3).

 

Topic - In science we are learning about Autumn and how this affects the plants and the weather. We are also learning about different festivals that can take place during autumn, such as Bonfire Night. We will be creating autumn pictures during our art lessons.

 

Please note: Our P.E. days have changed to Wednesday and Thursday. We will be working with the PE specialist, Mrs Gerrard, on Wednesday afternoons for the next half term.

 

What we are learning (Autumn 1 Term):

Autumn 1 Topic Summary

Our topic this half term is "Destination Outer Space...". We will be learning about space travel and astronauts. We will be reading a range of books linked to space and aliens, these may include: 'Aliens Love Underpants!', 'Beegu', 'The Way Back Home' and 'Whatever Next!'.

 

Autumn 1- Week 8

Week Commencing: 19th October 2015

 

English- This week we are focusing on using capital letters and full stops in our writing. We will be reading the texts 'Aliens Love Underpants!' and 'Beegu'. We will be designing and describing our own aliens.

 

Maths - We will be learning to name and order the days of the week. We will also be ordering the events that can happen in a day.

 

Topic - In science we will be taking part in a 'senses' morning, where we will be investigating how we use each of our senses. In history we will be writing about Neil Armstrong and completing our work on astronauts.  

 

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Autumn 1- Week 7

Week Commencing: 12th October 2015

 

English- This week we are learning about astronauts! We will be reading the non-fiction text "We work in space". We will be writing a letter to an astronaut and will be learning the key features that we need to include in a letter. We will then be completing different astronaut challenges to help us learn more about life in space.

 

Maths - We are focussing on money this week. We will be learning to name and identify the different coins and notes that we use. We will then start to think about their different values.

 

Topic -  In science we will be continuining with our work on 'senses'. In history we will be learning about who Neil Armstrong was and what he did that was important. We will also be taking part in a Year One Enterprise project. We will be making and selling bookmarks in school.

 

Our Readathon event will take place on Monday morning. Thank you to everyone who has started to raise and collect money for this event!

 

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Autumn 1- Week 6

Week Commencing: 5th October 2015

 

English- We are continuing to read the story 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be learning how to write speech bubbles for the two characters in the story. We will then start to think about questions to ask the characters. We will be learning how to use question words (e.g. who, where, why) and how to use question marks.

 

Maths - This week we are focussing on addition calculations. We will be learning how to work out the answer to addition problems using resources and a number line. We will be practising recording our answers using + and = correctly.

 

Topic -  We will be learning about how and why Christians celebrate the Harvest Festival. We will be studing the work of Henry Moore, following our trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We will be learning to identify the 5 senses and will start to think about which parts of the body link with each of the senses.

 

A group of 11 children will be visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park this week. If your child is due to visit this week (on Thursday 8th October) then a letter will be sent home.

 

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Autumn 1- Week 5

Week Commencing: 28th September 2015

 

English- Our new story this week is 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be learning to retell the story in our own words. We will then be thinking about how to ask questions, and will be learning how to use ? correctly.

 

Maths - This week we are focussing on calculation. We will be learning how to work out the answer to addition problems, and will start to record our answers using + and = correctly. We will be practising our number bonds to 10, too!

 

Topic - We will be sharing our experiences of Eid and writing about how we celebrated it. We will start  our topic on space, and will be learning about the Moon.

 

A group of 10 children will be visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park this week. If your child is due to visit this week (on Thursday 1st October) then a letter will be sent home.

 

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Autumn 1- Week 4

Week Commencing: 21st September 2015

 

English- This week we will be writing about the story 'Whatever Next!'. We will be learning how to use capital letters and full stops in our writing.

 

Maths - This week will be learning to identify and name 2d shapes.

 

Topic -  We will be learning about Eid and will be sharing how we celebrate this special event. In science we will be labelling and naming different body parts. 

 

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Autumn 1- Week 3

Week Commencing: 14th September 2015

 

English- This week we will be reading the story 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy. We will be learning to retell the story and will be sequencing the events. We will be using the provision area to retell the story and to make puppets of the different characters in the story.

 

Maths - This week will be using our super number skills to work out 'one more' and 'one less' than numbers to 20 (or even 30!). We will be learning about addition and how to use different resources to help us find the answer to calculations.

 

Topic -  In science we are learning to name the different parts of the body. In our RE lessons we will be thinking about why we celebrate different events and will start to consider the different Islamic celebrations that take place. In our art work we will be discussing the work of Henry Moore and making our own sculptures using dough.

 

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Autumn 1- Week 2

Week Commencing: 7th September 2015

 

English- This week we will be starting to read the story 'Whatever Next!'. We will be learning to retell the story and will be sequencing the events.

 

Maths - This week we are continuing to practise reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20. We will be using our super number skills to work out 'one more' and 'one less' than numbers to 20 (or even 30!).

 

Topic - We will be starting to learn about different celebrations in R.E. In art we will be learning about the famous sculptor our class is named after (Henry Moore). In computing we will be learning how to log on and off the computer safely.   

 

Other Events - On Wednesday 9th September 2015 HRH Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning monarch! We will be taking part in lots of different activities on Wednesday to celebrate this special event in British history.

 

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Autumn 1- Week 1 

Week Commencing: 31st August 2015

 

English- This week we will be talking about our holidays and writing our holiday news.

 

Maths - This week we are practising reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20.  

 

Topic - We will be painting self-portraits and creating our Class Charter. We will start to learn about the famous artist our class is named after.

 

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How you can help at home:

  • Ensure your child completes their homework challenges and returns their homework on a weekly basis.
  • Practise reading and writing the weekly spellings that are sent home.
  • Prompt your child to remember their book bag and P.E kit.
  • Read every day with your child.
  • Question your child about what they have read to ensure that they understand.

 

Things you could do after reading:

  • Ask​ your child which part of the story they liked best and why.
  • Ask your child to draw their favourite character and say why they like them.
  • Close the book and ask your child to retell the story in their own words.
  • Draw a story map for the book they have been reading.

Useful Websites

A number of parents have asked for suggestions of websites that they can use at home.  Here are some websites that you may find useful.

 

Phonics:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Useful games are: Picnic on Pluto, Dragon’s Den, Buried Treasure, Sentence Substitution.

Pupils in Year One should practise Phase 3-5 activities.

 

www.communication4all.co.uk/HomePage.htm

Click on Literacy and then Phonics – Jolly Songs and Jolly Sounds.

This is a useful tool for knowing what the different sounds we teach actually sound like.

 

 

Special Events or Days:

 

Monday 14th December- Year One to visit Savile Town school to watch their nativity.

 

Friday 18th December- Festive Fun Day in school (non-uniform)

 


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