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What are we doing this week?

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic Weekly homework
22.4.19
  • Revising all phonemes
  • Tricky word: like
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Listening to superhero stories
  • Writing superhero names and powers!
  • Numbers to 20 & beyond
  • Revising addition
  • Solving double sums
  • Separating objects into groups

Superheroes:

  • Introducing our new topic
  • designing and creating a superhero-
  • What would they be called? What power would they have?
  • Making a superhero puppet, investigating the best material to make a cape from.
  • Singing superhero songs
Go on a Spring walk and look at the flowers and plants you can see.

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language and Literacy Maths Topic
1.4.19
  • Revising all phonemes taught so far
  • Tricky word: have                              
  • Reading and writing words and sentences                                                                
  • Listening to and retelling Jack and the beanstalk
  • Listening to and retelling the Easter story

Shapes:

Describing and naming 2D and 3D shapes                                                   

Plants and planting:

  • Continuing our focus on the story of Jack & the beanstalk
  • Ordering beanstalks by height
  • Positioning Jack in different places
  • Continuing our cress experiment all week; which cress will grow the most? What conditions are best for plant growth?

 

Tuesday 2nd April 1:45-3:00 Maths share session. Come and join us to explore all things maths related!

 

Wednesday 3rd April 9:30am 

Whole School Mass

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language & Literacy Maths Topic
25.3.19
  • Revising all the phonemes taught so far (we have now finished introducing phonemes)
  • Tricky word:  so
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Listening to and retelling Jack and the beanstalk. 
  • 1 less than to 20
  • Solving take away sums using objects, dots and counting back.

Planting:

  • Listening to Jack and the beanstalk story and creating our own role play area
  • Sequencing and retelling the story
  • Using our planting knowledge to investigate the best conditions to grow cress in.

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language & 

Literacy

Maths Topic
18.3.19
  • Phonemes:  ear  air
  • Tricky word:  her
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Looking at sunflower life cycle information books and Katie's Sunflower story book

1 less than to 20

Solving take away sums, using objects and crossing off dots.

Plants and plant growth:

  • Focusing on plants and their parts
  • Looking at sunflowers and planting sunflower seeds
  • Writing instructions for planting a seed
  • Looking at Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting and creating our own versions using the computer and creative materials.

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language 

and Literacy

Maths Topic
11.3.19
  • Phonemes:  oi   er
  • Tricky word:  said
  • Reading and writing words and sentences
  • Talking and writing about our visit from Kimmy's Zoo.
  • Identifying 1 less than to 20
  • Introducing take away sums- taking objects away and counting what's left

Minibeasts:

  • Continuing our topic on minibeasts, including moving like them in PE
  • Science Day- Tuesday 12th March:
  • Meeting different creatures from Kimmy's Zoo
  • Talking and writing about what we saw.

 

Spring:

  • Finding out about Spring

 

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
4.3.19
  • New phonemes: ur  ow
  • New tricky word: are
  • Reading and writing cvc words and sentences
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • The very hungry caterpillar story
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Identifying 1 less than

 

  • Days of the week- linked to The very hungry caterpillar

The life cycle of a caterpillar:

  • Observing our own caterpillars as they grow
  • Sequencing the life cycle of a caterpillar
  • Listening to and retelling the very hungry caterpillar, including with yoga
  • Linked to World Book Day- retelling the story, making caterpillars and butterflies

 

World Book day: Thursday 7th March:

Wear a t.shirt with a book quote on it

 

Wednesday 6th March 9:30am: Whole School Ash Wednesday Mass at Church

Week

beginning:

Communication, Language &

Literacy

Maths Topic
25.2.19
  • New phonemes: igh   ar
  • New tricky word: all
  • Reading and writing cvc words and sentences
  • Writing our names
  • Singing the alphabet song
  • Reading minibeast information books
  • Numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Identifying 1 less than

 

  • Times of the day; sequencing morning, afternoon and evening activities

Introducing our new topic- minibeasts:

  • Finding out about minibeasts using information books
  • Drawing minibeast designs on the computer
  • Making models of minibeasts, using our designs.
  • Listening to classical music- what minibeast could it be about?
  • Making minibeasts sounds with instruments.

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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