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What are we doing this week?

Week beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
17.7.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Revising all tricky words
  • Reading and writing sentences
  • Dinosaur stories and information books
Counting and ordering in 2's/ Sharing into groups of 2.

Dinosaurs:

  • Listening to dinosaur stories
  • Playing dinosaur games
  • Making dinosaur models                                      

Dinosaur Party: 

Tuesday 18th July pm

 

Whole school Mass: 

Wed 19th July 9:30am

 

End of term assembly:

Fri 21st July 

9:10am

 

Week beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

10.7.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Revising tricky words
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Dinosaur stories and information books

Counting in 2's.

Sharing into groups of 2.

Dinosaurs:

  • Finding out about dinosaurs
  • Making dinosaur models, drawings and skeletons
  • Singing dinosaur songs

 

Dinosaur/ Literacy share session:

Tues 11th July 1:45pm

Research, draw and write about dinosaurs

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly 

homework

3.7.17
  • Revise all phonemes
  • Tricky word: what
  • Reading & writing words and sentences
  • Ocean animal stories, including The rainbow fish, Commotion in the Ocean & Tiddler

Counting in 10's to 100 and sharing into groups of 10

 

Mathletics homework set this week.

Ocean animals:

  • Exploring ocean animals through stories

 

MOVE UP DAYS:

  • Monday: With Mr Clarke in the library
  • Tuesday: In Year 1 with Mrs Thackeray

 

Thursday 1:30pm KS1 Sports afternoon. All are welcome to cheer us along!

Talk about Year 1, drawing pictures and writing about what they enjoyed and are looking forward to.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

26.6.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: out
  • Reading and writing words and sentences         
  • Animals information and story books, including Giraffes cant dance, The lion hunt and Walking though the jungle.

Money:

  • Adding coins together            
  • Making amounts using different coins.                                                                            

Wild, Jungle animals:

  • Listening to jungle animal stories.                     
  • Making jungle animal masks, thinking about animal patterns.                    
  • Making/ choosing instruments to make animal noises                   
  • Go on a walk through the jungle!

 

Whole school mass: Thursday 9:30am

Looking for, naming and describing 2d and 3d shapes around our homes.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

19.6.17
  • Revising all phonemes            
  • New tricky word: when          
  • Reading and writing sentences                                                                   
  • Farm animal information books                    
  • I love animals story

Money

  • Introducing 50p, £1, £2 coins                   
  • Adding coin amounts                  
  • Selecting coins to make specific amounts.                                        

Farm animals:

  • Continuing our focus based on Jimmy's Farm
  • Describing farm animals           
  • Writing information sentences about farm animals                      
  • Finding out about the products farm animals give us

 

Research farm animals; what they're called, where they live and the products they give us

 

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

12.6.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • New tricky word: one
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Farm animal information books

Introducing money:

  • Identifying 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p coins
  • Matching and adding coin amounts

Jimmy's Farm trip

  • Writing and talking about what we will and did see
  • Designing our own farms
Writing and drawing about Jimmy's Farm

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

5.6.17
  • Revising all phonemes                 
  • Revising all tricky words        
  • Reading & writing words and sentences                              
  • Animal information books

Revision week:

  • solving addition and subtraction sums                 
  • Naming and describing shapes

Animals:

  • Introducing our new topic on animals                
  • Sorting animals into groups                      
  • Looking at the different habitats animals live in               

 

Rainbows Class Mass:

Wednesday 7th June 9:30am

Please join us!

Research an animal habitat, thinking about the animals that live there and why.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly 

homework

22.5.17
  • Revise all phonemes          
  • Tricky word: do          
  • Reading & writing words and sentences                        
  • Minibeast information books and stories
  • Revising 2d & 3d shapes
  • Word problems, using subtraction and addition sums                           

 

Mathletics homework set this week

  • Completing our minibeast topic with a visit from Kimmy's Zoo
  • Completing our bean growing diary and making conclusions about the best planting conditions.

 

Monday 22nd May:

Kimmy's Zoo visit

Using time language to create a diary of a day.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly 

homework

15.5.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: little
  • Reading and writing sentences
  • The very hungry caterpillar story

Time:

Days of the week 

(Linked to literacy/ topic)                          

The life cycle of a butterfly:

  • Sequencing the life cycle
  • Making wiggly caterpillars, investigating joining techniques
  • Painting symmetrical butterflies
To design a symmetrical butterfly and think of a story about it.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

8.5.17
  • Revising all phonemes               
  • Tricky word: there        
  • Reading and writing words and sentences

 

  • Minibeast information and story books                                                            

Time:

Using time language to talk about times of the day, including morning, afternoon and evening.

 

Mathletics homework set this week

Minibeasts:

  • Beginning our new topic on minibeasts- making a list of minibeasts
  • What makes a minibeast an insect? 
  • Listening to a piece of classical music and deciding what minibeast it could be about.
  • Drawing and labelling a minibeast on the computer
  • Making minibeast models
Researching a minibeast, drawing pictures and writing information sentences about it.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

1.5.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: were
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Jack and the beanstalk

Measures:

  • investigating height and length
  • comparing the height and length of objects

Jack and the beanstalk:

  • retelling the story
  • describing and following the position of characters
  • ordering beanstalks by their height
Investigating the weight, height and capacity of objects in the home.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

24.4.17
  • Revising all phonemes                 
  • Tricky words: come/ some                       
  • Reading and writing words and sentences                            
  • Jack and the beanstalk story retelling and writing

Measures:

Investigating weight and capacity                                                

Jack and the beanstalk:

  • Retelling the story using props                             
  • Writing our own versions of the story

 

Investigating bean growth:

  • predicting the best conditions to grow beans
  • Testing our predictions and beginning a class bean diary.
Using your imagination to draw/ write about what could be at the top of the beanstalk.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

17.4.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • New tricky word: like
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • The life cycle of a sunflower information book
  • Revising addition/ take away sums
  • Doubling to 20, including writing doubling sums

New topic: Plants

  • Introducing our new topic by looking at the parts of a plant
  • Planting sunflower seeds: what do they need to grow?
  • Writing sunflower planting instructions
  • Looking at Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting and creating our own versions

     (by painting and on the 

     computer)

 

Friday: Mini Marathon Day

Set on Tuesdays:

Go on a Spring walk and look for flowers/ signs of Spring

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
27.3.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: have
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Space stories and information books
  • 2d and 3d shape revision
  • addition and take away sums

Air travel:

  • Designing aeroplane pictures on the computer
  • Investigating the best type of paper to make an aeroplane out of

 

Space:

  • Finding out about space using information books and the internet
  • Listening to space stories
  • Making rockets and rocket models.

 

Share session: Thursday 30th March

9:15 - 10:30. Please come and join us!

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
20.3.17
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: so
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Pirate stories
  • Naming and describing 2d and 3d shapes

 

Mathletics homework set this week

  • Mothers day craft
  • Pirate day: Friday 24th March. Come to school as a pirate and join in pirate activities 

    (We will not be attending the normal     whole school assembly on this day)

 

Rainbows Class Mass:

Wednesday 22nd March 9:30am.

Please join us. 

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
13.3.17
  • Phonemes: ear  air 

(These are our final phonemes and we will be revising all of those taught from this week)

  • Tricky word: her
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Row, row, row your boat poem
  • Position: Using and following position language

Water transport:

  • How do boats work?
  • Investigating floating and sinking
  • Designing and making a boat, using materials that will float.

 

Deanery Mass: Thursday 16th March 2pm

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
6.3.17
  • Phonemes: oi  er                        
  • Tricky word: said                             
  • Reading and writing words and sentences                     
  • We're going on a bear hunt story
  • 1 less than
  • Solving take away sums, using dots and counting back on a number line
  • How do you travel to school?
  • Making tally charts and pictograms of the transport we use to get to school
  • Looking at local area maps- who travels the furthest?

 

  • Listening to We're going on a bear hunt and creating storymaps to retell the story.
  • Making movements and instrument sounds when retelling the story.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
27.2.17
  • Phonemes:  ur  ow                                  
  • Tricky word: are                                  
  • Reading and writing words and sentences                     
  • Transport information books
  • Goldilocks and the three bears
  • Identifying 1 less than to 20                                      
  • Solving take away sums
  • Creating towns and programming bee bots to move around them.
  • Drawing maps of the routes taken

 

Thursday 2nd March: World Book Day

We will be focusing on the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, deciding whether she is a 'goodie' or a 'baddie'

 

Please come dressed as a book character, following the goodies and baddies theme. 

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
20.2.17
  • Phonemes: igh  ar
  • Tricky word: all
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Transport information books and stories
  • Revising numbers to 20 and beyond
  • identifying 1 less than a given number

Transport and Travel topic:

  • Talking about holidays- where we've been and would like to go
  • How could we travel to these destinations?
  • Researching and making a type of transport. How does it move?

 

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