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Three, Two, One

This week in Maths the children have been writing and ordering numbers non-consecutively e.g. nine, thirteen, twenty-eight. In Literacy this week we have been completing our stories that we started last week. We focussed on the problem and how these could be resolved. In Place and Time, we have been comparing different homes around the world. The children have been designing rooms and the outside of a house in Design and Technology; ready to begin constructing next week.

We helped create a school mosaic that will be displayed in the playground.

 

Once upon a time……….

DSCF5800 DSCF5803The children planned a story in Literacy and then wrote the beginning of it, where they challenged themselves with exciting vocabulary and a range of punctuation.

In Math’s we recapped addition and subtraction using partitioning. We also experimented with dominos and the different ways we could use them and make sums.

The children found touch typing challenging but fun in ICT. In Art the children designed a room that they will create in a couple of weeks in Design and Technology. If anyone has any spare shoe boxes at home, Year 1 would greatly appreciate them.

It was lovely to see some of the children in their Groovy shoes today!

Have a lovely weekend.

Photos to follow.

 

Time Flies…

In Literacy we have been writing adjectives to describe our personality and appearance. We will use the adjectives to create a fact file about ourselves. In Maths we have been using time language. We have been using the timers to see what we can achieve in a minute. We looked at different types of homes from around the World.

What’s the Time Mr Wolf?

This week we read an alternate version of The ‘Three Little Pigs’. The poor Wolf had a terrible cold and didn’t mean to blow the houses down! The children discussed how we can describe the Wolf and then wrote a diary extract from the Wolf’s perspective. In Maths we have been recording and reading time. The children have also used the iPad’s to follow algorithms. In Place and Time we looked at photos of St. Albans in the past and present, and wrote down the changes we could notice.

We hope you have a restful half term (hopefully with some sunshine).

 

They Lived Happily Ever After…

In Maths we have been gathering data for the type of homes we live in. The children gathered the data in the form of a tally chart and then transferred the data onto a bar chart and pictogram. They then interpreted the data. In Literacy we have been reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’; we created story maps to help us to retell the traditional story. In Art we have been using the charcoal to create famous buildings from around the World.

 

Left, Right, Left, Right!

This week in Literacy we have continued with our poetry theme but moved on from acrostic poems, to rhyming poems. The children thought of words that rhymed with language they had gathered about their homes and then wrote their own Home poems. In Maths we have been discussing positional language. We have used this language to direct our friends and Beebots. In Art we tried copying “House with Thatched Roofs, Cordeville” by Vincent Van Gogh with oil pastels.

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Home Sweet Home

We have been writing acrostic poems about our homes. In Maths we have been looking at fractions of a quantity. We drew our bedrooms in the style of Van Gogh. We looked at the names and features of different homes.

Celebrating Countries and Cultures!

What an amazing but busy week we have had! We went to Pizza Express to make our own pizzas and we visited Marks and Spencer’s to find out where our food comes from. We learnt new languages from the parents that came in to School. We learnt the words for different foods in Italian, Russian, Belarus, French and Ukrainian. Our focus continent was Asia; we made Chinese lanterns and made fact files for Asian animals. In Maths we did a number line using Thai numbers and solved addition number sentences. We looked at Sari’s and designed our own. Throughout the week we have been writing about the experiences we have had.

 

 

Houses and Homes

Our topic this term is ‘Houses and Homes’. We looked at the materials that are used to build a house. We have been solving division word problems and explored multiplication using arrays. In Literacy we have been writing a recount of what we did in the Easter holidays.

 

Double Trouble!

In Maths we have been finding the double and half of a given number. In Literacy we have been writing questions from the perspective of the Detective from the story ‘The Great Paper Caper’. We made Easter pop up cards and ordered weather disasters. We hope you have a restful break!

French learning at home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiqzBdd5Jng (Easter song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-cA7DacVIk&t=46s (vocabulary practise)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEpZlj4T9U0 (the story of the Easter bells)