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Ship Shape!

This week we have been identifying shapes and their properties. The children have enjoyed learning new shapes such as hexagon, heptagon and octagon. In Literacy we have been writing acrostic poems for ourselves and Harvest, using a dictionary to discover new words.

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Another Busy Week In Year One!

We have been using the 100 square to solve addition and subtraction thinking about where we need to go when counting forwards and backwards. In Literacy we have been looking at rhyming words and finding them in poems. We used the Ipads and Beebots to follow algorithms. An algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

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A Flying Start to Year 1!

We have been learning number bonds to 10 and have been investigating number bonds to 20! We have been using adjectives to make our stories interesting. Children had the opportunity to be creative in their DIY books. We have been learning the bone names and how our bones help us.

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Patterns and Pants!

This week we read the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’; we created rhyming strings using adjectives e.g. spotty, dotty. We used the rhyming words to write a poem about the pants from the story. We used various resources to make different repeating patterns. We enjoyed Sports Day and encouraged and cheered on each other.

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Come and Join The Dinosaur Stomp!

This week we have been enjoying rhythms, beats and poetry. We read the story ‘Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp’. We created our own beats and wrote poems about dinosaurs. In Maths we continued to develop our understanding of pattern by drawing the rhythms that we had created using symbols and colours. Transition day was very exciting and we enjoyed meeting our new teachers and seeing our new classrooms.

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Storysaurus Stomp!

We went on our trip to Knebworth House on Thursday. We met Storysaurus and all of his friends. We then travelled to Dino Land and met lots of other Dinosaurs. We had a lovely lunch (All morning: “Is it time for lunch yet?”) and then we played with Year two in the adventure playground. One child was quoted saying “This is actually the best day of my life!” We wrote a recount of our trip and next week we will use the work we did on our trip to write creative Dinosaur stories.

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Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

We wrote a recount of the story ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ and we talked about how the dinosaur felt when the man had destroyed the planet. We talked about looking after our World and how to work as a team. We had a circle time and discussed what makes us cross. In Maths we looked at doubling and halving different amounts.

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Find Me Somebody To Love!

We read the story ‘Love Monster’. In Literacy we wrote a list of what we would need on an adventure and wrote our own adventure stories. In Maths we used positional language to describe where the Monster went on his adventure. We planned how we were going to make a clay Monster using different shapes and then used our plan to create our clay Monster.

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How Far Away is…

In Literacy we read the story ‘The Lonely Beast’; we worked with a partner to make a story map and then we wrote a recount of the Beast’s journey. We made our own comic strip of our morning routine. In Maths we used different resources and ways to measure the distance.

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Zog, Dog, Frog…

In Literacy we read the book ‘Zog’; we wrote rhyming strings and rhyming couplets. We had a problem solving Maths Day; we had to work out different combinations of shapes and measure and record the capacity of different containers. We designed, painted and made collages of our own Dragons.

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