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What are we doing this week?

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
11.2.19
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Revising all tricky words
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Creating our own dragon stories
  • Naming and describing 2d and 3d shapes
  • Using shapes to create models and pictures
  • Exploring Chinese writing

Chinese New Year:

  • Finding out about how Chinese New Year is celebrated
  • Watching dragon dance videos and creating our own dancing dragons
  • Moving like a dancing dragon!
  • Re-creating the great race in PE, moving like the animals and using our masks

 

Chinese celebration day: Friday

Having our own lantern parade, singing a Happy New Year song and tasting Chinese food

      (including noddles, rice, prawn

      crackers, spring rolls, sweet & sour

      sauce and fortune cookies)

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
4.2.19
  • New phonemes: oo  OO
  • New tricky word: they
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to and retelling the animal zodiac story
  • Naming and describing 2d shapes
  • Using shapes to create repeating and symmetrical patterns
  • Exploring Chinese writing

Chinese New Year:

  • Listening to and retelling the Chinese Zodiac story 'The Great Race'
  • Ordering the Chinese zodiac animals
  • Making animal masks and paintings
  • Finding out about the Year of the Pig

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
28.1.19
  • New phonemes: ee  or
  • New tricky word: you
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to and retelling The 3 little pigs

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Estimating how many and counting to check

 

Playing number games during Friday's NSPCC Number Day

Please come dressed as a number! 

Continuing our work on the postal service and houses:

  • Going on a local area walk to post our letters
  • Looking at houses where we live. What features have they got?
  • Designing and building a house
  • Listening to and retelling The 3 little pigs story. What did they make their houses from?

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
21.1.19
  • New phonemes: ai  oa
  • New tricky word: was
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to The Jolly Postman

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Identifying 1 more than a given number

Solving addition sums by combining groups of objects.

Introducing our new topic on postmen and the postal service:

  • Listening to the story the jolly postman
  • Looking at envelopes- what do they have on them?
  • Making our own stamps
  • Writing letters to post
  • Using bee bots to deliver the post

 

Energy Green Week:

  • Finding out about ways to save energy at school and at home
  • Deciding on our class energy monitors

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
14.1.19
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • New tricky word: was
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to Winter stories

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Identifying 1 more than a given number

Solving addition sums by combining groups of objects.

Continuing our topic on winter:

  • Thinking about the clothes we need to wear in winter
  • Cutting out winter clothes
  • Dressing Lecky for winter on the computer, using our click and drag skills
  • Listening to the Gruffalo's Child
  • Retelling the story and drawing our own terrible creature 

 

Rainbows & Year 1 Mass:

Wednesday 16th January 9:30am

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
7.1.19
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Revising all tricky words
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to Winter stories

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Identifying 1 more than a given number

Beginning to solve addition sums

Continuing our topic on winter:

  • Cutting snowflakes using our fine motor skills
  • Making snowflake hand print paintings
  • Threading beads to make pipe cleaner snowflakes
  • Creating imaginative winter pictures using different media
  • Winter dances and making winter sounds using instruments

 

Whole School Mass:

Wednesday 9th January 9:30am

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
31.12.18
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Revising all tricky words
  • Reading and writing cvc words
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Listening to Winter stories

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Identifying 1 more than a given number

Introducing our topic on winter:

  • Finding out about what winter is like and why
  • Focusing on snowflakes and their symmetrical patterns
  • Cutting snowflakes using our fine motor skills

 

 

 

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