Friday, 27 November 2015

WB: 23.11.15

What a busy time Year 1 have had this week. Cannot quite believe we will be entering the season of Advent this weekend. In RE we began our new topic on ‘Waiting’. The children were asked to think of a time when they have to wait for something and choose a word to describe how this made them feel.  A parcel was wrapped up and the children had to experience waiting for two minutes to open it. The children were happy when they received an invite to attend our special Advent assembly on Monday. 

In English the children have had fun listening and responding to poems this week.  The children have worked hard and by the end of the week were able to create some wonderful autumn poems.

Thank you for supporting your child last week with the homework task of finding poems.  It was just lovely to see the variety of poems that the children brought in. They really enjoyed reading aloud and sharing their poems with each other.

In Maths we have been continuing to use addition and subtraction. We have also been comparing lengths and looking at the differences using non-standard units to measure.

In Science the children have been learning about the signs of winter. They have learnt about which animals hibernate and how birds migrate for the winter. The children have also had fun exploring and observing the changes to ice. They discussed the weather and the clothes we would wear if we were to build a snowman. 

In Geography the children have been finding out about the countries in the United Kingdom. They were able to locate and label these countries on a map.
Also, this week the children completed their Christmas decorations. These were placed on the Christmas tree in preparation for the Year 3 Advent assembly today.

For homework this week you will notice the children have only spellings which are related to our RE topic. I have not set any Maths homework as I allocated quite a few ‘Mathletics’ tasks last weekend which the children can continue to complete.  

Next week in English we will continue to listen to and respond to different poems. In Maths we will be working out doubles of numbers and using our number bonds to solve mathematical problems.

We will also begin to learn our songs for the KS1 Nativity.

Have a lovely weekend and hopefully I will see you at the school fair tomorrow.

Friday, 20 November 2015

WB: 16.11.15.

The children began the week by having a wonderful time mixing paints to create autumnal colours and then painting leaves.

On Tuesday the children enjoyed the production of ‘Sticks and Phones’. Following this the children used role-play and created a poster to get the ‘Make a Noise’ message against bullying across.

On Wednesday it was lovely to see so many parents accompany us on our visit to Our Lady of Lourdes Church to attend the 9.15 a.m. mass. Thank you to all of those who supported us, taking the children to and from the church safely.

We are approaching our final week for the ‘belonging’ theme. During our RE lessons the children have been taking turns to re-enact a baptism and creating prayers for a newly baptised baby.

In Science the children observed the rainfall that was collected in their rain gauges that they had located in different parts of the school. Afterwards, they recorded their findings.

In Maths the children have continued to solve word problems. They have also been using positional and directional language. They had lots of fun sending each other in different directions!

Next week we will to continue to use subtraction in Maths. 
In English we will begin by listening to ‘seasonal poems’ from children’s poets such as Judith Nichols and John Foster.  Children will have the opportunity to respond to the poems by making up actions for different verses and creating sound effects.
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 13 November 2015

WB: 9.11.15.

This week the children had a lovely time on Thursday when we visited Rothamsted Park.  It turned out to be a wonderful autumn day and the children enjoyed observing the seasonal changes in our local environment. Thank you to all parents who accompanied us on our trip – it is very much appreciated.

In Art the children have been developing their observational skills whilst focussing on line and form. Each group used a variety of media to create their beautiful ‘Winter Tree’ pictures.   

Many thanks for your donations towards Children in Need. The children enjoyed getting creative to design a friend for Pudsey!
Here are some of Pudsey’s new friends…

Next week is ‘Anti-bullying’ week. The children will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities to enable them to think about how we treat others.
On Wednesday we will be attending the 9.15 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
We are also looking forward to the visit from the author, Luke Temple.

Enjoy the weekend!