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What are we doing this week?

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic
16.7.18
  • Revising phonemes                   
  • Revising all tricky words                            
  • reading and writing words and sentences                                   
  • Dinosaur story and information books

Numbers to 20 and beyond                                                       

Counting in 2's and 10's

Dinosaurs:

  • Finding out about dinosaurs; where they lived; what they looked like; and what they ate
  • Making dinosaur pictures and models
  • Listening to dinosaur stories
  • Making dinosaur sandwiches!

 

Watching the Year 6 dress rehearsal of Robin Hood

 

Wednesday 18th 9:30am- Whole School Mass

 

Friday 20th June-

Dinosaur party!

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

9.7.18
  • Revising phonemes
  • Revising all tricky words
  • reading and writing words and sentences
  • Dinosaur story and information books

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Counting in 2's and 10's

Dinosaurs:

  • Finding out about dinosaurs; where they lived; what they looked like; and what they ate
  • Making dinosaur pictures and models
  • Listening to dinosaur stories

 

Tuesday 1:45-3pm Share session. Please come and join us

 

Thursday afternoon: Key Stage 1 Sports afternoon. Please come and watch us race!

Dinosaurs:

Find out about dinosaurs and record your research with drawings and writing.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

2.7.18
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word:  what
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Listening to and retelling animal stories

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Counting in 10's and ordering 10's numbers

Jungle animals: 

  • choosing instruments and making animal sounds
  • 'Walking through the jungle' with our masks and instruments
  • Acting out Giraffes can't dance story

 

Wednesday 4th July: Move up day into Year 1

Thursday 5th July: Spending a day with Mr Williams

Writing and drawing pictures about our day in Year 1

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

25.6.18
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: out
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Listening to and retelling the stories Giraffes can't dance and The lion hunt

Money:

Using all the coins to pay for amounts and working out change.

Jungle animals:

  • Listening to jungle animal stories 
  • Writing information sentences about jungle animals
  • Making a jungle animal mask

 

Tuesday 26th June: History Day

Please come dressed as a family member or grandparent.

We are focusing on the history of people in our family and our own past.

 

Friday 29th June, 9:30am Whole School Mass at Church

Looking for, naming and describing shapes in the home.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

18.6.18
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: when
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • I love animals story and descriptive words

Money: coins and values to £2.

Using coins to pay for amounts

 

Revising all aspects of Shape, Space and Measures

Farm animals:

  • Continue our farm animals focus
  • Listening to the story I love animals 
  • Describing farm animals
  • Singing Old MacDonald

Linked to Money:

What coins have you used on a trip to a shop

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

11.6.18
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word:  one
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Writing about our trip to Jimmy's Farm

Numbers to 20 and beyond

 

Introducing money:

Focusing on 1p, 2p, 5p coins and their worth

Farm animals:

  • Talking about Jimmy's Farm and what we might see
  • Writing about our trip and our favourite parts
  • Designing a farm, drawing maps and using the small world animals

 

Wednesday 13th June: Trip to Jimmy's Farm

Draw and write about our trip to Jimmy's Farm

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly 

homework

4.6.18
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Revising all tricky words
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Animal information books and stories

Numbers to 20 and beyond

  • 1 more & 1 less than
  • solving addition and take away sums

Naming and describing 2d & 3d shapes

Introducing our new topic on Animals:

  • Sorting animals into different categories
  • making an animal habitat, finding out about where different animals live.
Researching one animal and the habitat it lives in.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly 

homework

21.5.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky word:  do
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Writing information sentences about the creatures we met at Kimmy's Mobile Zoo
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond
  • 2d and 3d shapes: naming and describing their properties

Minibeasts:

  • Meeting a range of creatures from Kimmy's Mobile Zoo
  • Writing about what we saw and learnt

 

Finishing our bean diary and making conclusions

Drawing and writing about one day of the holiday, using time language.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

14.5.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky word:  little
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • The very hungry caterpillar story
  • Life cycle of a  butterfly information books

Numbers to 20 and beyond, including halving sums

 

Days of the week, linked to The very hungry caterpillar story

The life cycle of a butterfly:

  • Sequencing life cycle pictures
  • Retelling the story The very hungry caterpillar
  • Making symmetrical butterflies
  • Making repeating pattern moving caterpillars
  • Releasing our painted lady butterflies

Designing a symmetrical butterfly and

creating a story about our butterfly.

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

7.5.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught
  • Tricky word: there
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Looking at minibeast information books
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Sequencing times of the day and using the language of time

Minibeasts:

  • starting our new topic on minibeasts
  • Using information books to find out about minibeasts
  • Drawing a minibeast design on dazzle
  • Making our minibeast model
  • Listening to classical music and making our minibeast sounds with instruments

 

Thursday 9:30am:

Whole School Mass at Church

Picking a minibeast, researching, drawing and writing about it

 

Week

beginning:

Literacy Maths Topic

Weekly

homework

30.4.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught
  • Tricky word:  were
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Retelling Jack and the beanstalk
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond, including more/ less
  • Exploring measures and using the measures language of size, height and length

Jack and the beanstalk:

  • Using props to follow and describe positions
  • Ordering beanstalks by their height/ length

 

Continuing our bean planting experiment- what has happened? why?

Explore weight, height and capacity of objects around the home.

 

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.

 

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