Autumn Term

This term our topic is Me and My Home, looking at the different types of houses we live in, and how they are different to those in the past. In Science we will observe the seasonal weather patterns of Autumn, and name the parts of our body and the associated senses. In Maths we will begin ‘Maths – No Problem!’, and count, order and compare numbers to 10, followed by addition and subtraction to 20, looking at shapes, positions and patterns later in the term. In English we will look at stories with familiar settings and repeating patterns using Peace At Last by Jill Murphy, and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We will also make our own information books by labelling different types of houses. Our RE topic is God’s Great Plan, looking at the creation story, and in Advent it will be Mary Our Mother. We can’t wait!

3.10.19

We have had a lot of fun today exploring our sense of touch. We have used our feet to investigate the feel of lots of objects, describing how they felt and then guessing what they might be! We had crunchy cereal, hard stones, a fluffy teddy, a spiky pineapple and slimy jelly! Tomorrow we will test how different parts of our body sense hot and cold.

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27.9.19

Today we began our English work using Peace At Last by Jill Murphy. We enjoyed listening to the story and recreating all of the sounds that kept Mr. Bear awake, and began joining in with the repeated phrases. Next week we will reinforce this learning through sequencing activities in our Rocket Challenges.

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26.9.19

Today we began our work on the senses. We went on a hearing walk and identified different sounds using our sense of hearing, and investigated the importance of our sense of sight by imaging what it would be like to lose it. We discovered we could use our senses of touch and hearing to complete an obstacle course whilst blindfolded!

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23.9.19

Here are some of the practical activities we have been up to in Maths – No Problem! We have shown we can count, order and compare numbers to 10, great work!

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20.9.19

We have planned some lovely Collective Worships in Class 1 on the theme of God’s beautiful world. The children have enjoyed planning them as a class and are now beginning to be leaders and plan them independently.

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18.9.19

The last three weeks have been fantastic for our independent learning as we have worked hard to complete our Rocket Challenges. We have made a card for Father Paul; learnt how to log on to the computers and log on to Lexia; constructed houses and vehicles; read a variety of books and recorded our favourite parts; made up new families in the role play area; practiced our ordering of numbers in words and numerals and learnt to play snakes and ladders; played phonics games; worked on our fine motor skills; practised labelling the parts of our body, and much much more!

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12.9.19

Today we began our Science work looking at our bodies and our senses. We investigated if everybody’s body was the same and through comparing discovered they were not! Then we labelled different body parts using key vocabulary.

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6.9.19

It has been our first week in Year 1 and we have had a wonderful time getting to know our new classroom and teachers! We have got off to a fantastic start learning independently using our Rocket Challenges, and everyone was a Challenge Champion filling up their rocket by choosing to learn in all areas of the classroom, well done! We also wrote our own class rules and learnt how to do whole-body monster listening – what a busy week!

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