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What are we doing this week?

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

23.4.18
  • Revising all the phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky words: come / some
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Listening to and retelling Jack and the beanstalk
  • Writing our own versions of Jack and the beanstalk
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond
  • 1 more/ less than to 20
  • solving addition and double sums

 

  • Investigating size, weight and capacity

Plants and planting linked to Jack and the beanstalk:

  • creating a giants castle for retelling the story
  • writing our own versions
  • Investigating runner and broad bean growth, including different conditions for growth.
Use your imagination to draw/ write about what might be at the top of the beanstalk.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

16.4.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky word: like
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Writing instructions for planting a sunflower
  • Listening to the story Katie and the sunflower
  • Numbers to 20 & beyond
  • 1 more than
  • Solving doubles sums and finding the double of a given number

Plants and their growth:

  • introducing our new topic
  • Planting a sunflower and deciding on the best conditions for it to grow
  • Creating our own versions of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers using the computer and different media

 

Wednesday 18th April 9:30am:

Whole School Mass

Looking for signs of Spring, recording what we find with pictures and writing.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
26.3.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky word:   have
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Whatever Next story retelling 
  • Listening to space information and story books

2D and 3D shapes:

Naming and describing shapes using mathematical language

Air travel:

  • Designing an aeroplane on dazzle
  • Deciding which paper is best for our aeroplane and making it
  • Flying our aeroplanes and seeing which one travels the furthest

 

Space:

  • Whatever next story retelling
  • Making rockets
  • Exploring space!

 

Share session:

Monday 26th March 9:10-10:30am

Please come and join us!

 

Whole School Mass:

Wednesday 28th March 9:30am

 

 

Week 

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
19.3.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far (we have now finished introducing new phonemes and will be practising what we've learnt)
  • Tricky word:  so
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Listening to and retelling pirate stories

Shapes:

  • Naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes, including using mathematical language

Pirate day: Friday 23rd March

Come dressed as a pirate to enjoy our pirate themed day, exploring lots of pirate based activities

 

Islam: 

  • Finding out about another faith.
  • Researching the Five Pillars

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
12.3.18
  • Phonemes:  ear   air              
  • Tricky word: her              
  • Reading and writing words and sentences                                  
  • Noah's ark story
  • Row, row, row your boat poem

Numbers to 20 and beyond:

  • 1 less than
  • solving take away sums, using dots, objects and the counting back method

Boats:

  • Investigating floating and sinking (linked to science day)
  • Designing and making a boat that will float

 

Science day (Tuesday 13th March):

  • Exploring objects using our senses, including ice, magnetic materials, sand and paint!

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
5.3.18
  • Phonemes:  oi  er
  • Tricky word:   said
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • We're going on a bear hunt story retelling

Numbers to 20 and beyond:

  • Identifying 1 less than
  • Solving take away sums

Journeys and maps:

  • talking about how we travel to school
  • Looking at the routes we take to get to school
  • We're going on a bear hunt story retelling;

        Re-enacting the story,

        Describing the settings

        Using instruments to

           make sounds

        Bear hunt yoga

 

Thursday: Class photos

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
26.2.18
  • Phonemes:   ur   ow
  • Tricky word:   are
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • World Book Day: rotating activities between Rainbows, Year 1 and Year 2, focusing on different stories

Numbers to 20 and beyond:

  • 1 less than to 20                    
  • Solving take away sums                                                                     

Size comparisons (small, medium and big)

Transport and travel:

  • Building towns and moving bee bots around them.
  • Creating maps of our towns

 

World Book Day:

  • Rotating between Rainbows, Year 1 & Year 2 focusing on different stories
  • Parents welcome at 2:30pm to read books.
  • Bring a book character dressed potato!

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
19.2.18
  • Phonemes:   igh   ar
  • Tricky word:  all
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Using information books to find out about transport and writing an information sentence about 1 type of transport

Numbers to 20 and beyond:                          

  • Counting, ordering and writing                                                     
  • identifying 1 less than a given number

Beginning our topic on transport and travel:

  • Talking about where we've been and would like to go on holiday
  • Finding holiday destinations in brochures
  • Researching different types of transport using information books and making transport models. 

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
5.2.18
  • Phonemes:  oo OO
  • Tricky word: they
  • Reading and writing VC and CVC words and sentences
  • The great race Chinese zodiac story
  • Writing dragon stories

Shapes:

  • Naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes
  • Building and constructing with shapes
  • Noticing shapes in the environment

Chinese New Year:

  • Finding out about how Chinese New Year is celebrated
  • Watching Dragon Dance videos and dancing like dragons
  • Making moving dragon puppets
  • Focusing on the Year of the dragon and Year of the snake, in which we were born

 

Last assembly of the term: Thursday 9:10am

 

Friday: Inset day

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
29.1.18
  • Phonemes:  ee  or
  • Tricky word:  you
  • Reading and writing VC and CVC words
  • The great race Chinese zodiac story
  • 2D shapes: naming and describing their properties
  • Patterns, including repeating and symmetrical patterns

Chinese New Year:

  • Finding out about the Chinese animal zodiac and the year of the dog
  • Listening to and retelling the great race story
  • Making animal zodiac masks and re-enacting the great race
  • Finding out about how Chinese New Year is celebrated

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
22.1.18
  • Beginning the vowel digraphs (2 a week): ai oa
  • Tricky word: my
  • Reading and writing VC and CVC words
  • Listening to and retelling the three little pigs story
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Solving addition sums, using objects and by drawing dots.

The postal service and houses:

  • Continuing to look at envelopes and letters
  • Posting our letters in the local postbox
  • Looking at the different types of houses
  • Designing and making a house
  • The three little pigs story

 

Wednesday: Local area walk to look at houses and post our letters

Please ensure your child has additional warm clothing (hats, gloves, scarf etc)

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
15.1.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky word: was
  • Blending and segmenting VC and CVC words
  • Listening to Postman stories
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Solving addition sums practically, using objects

The postal service:

  • Finding out about postal workers and what they do
  • Looking at letters/ envelopes and what they have on them
  • Designing our own stamps
  • Writing letters to post

 

Please can the children bring a self-addressed stamped envelope in by Friday, thanks.

 

Week beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
8.1.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Revising all tricky words taught so far
  • Blending simple words and sounding out words, listening for phonemes.
  • Writing our names
  • Listening to winter stories

Numbers to 20:

  • Counting to, recognising, ordering and writing numbers
  • 1 more than to 20

Winter:

  • Talking about the clothes we wear in winter and why
  • Cutting out warm clothes to dress a person for winter
  • 'Dressing Lecky' activity on the computer
  • Making winter imagination pictures
  • Singing winter songs
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