Autumn Term 2
Autumn Term 2 2019
This term we expect every child to continue to be the best version of themselves and their behaviour to meet the high standards of Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe. Our classroom will be a challenging place for children to grow as learners, where they are happy to have a go and know we learn from mistakes.
Over Autumn term 2 our topic is Celebrations and Festivals.
We have explored the books 'Our School trip to the Houses of Parliament, 'What do you celebrate? by Whitney Stewart and 'The Christmas Jolly Postman' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
Christmas - WC 9/12/19
What a busy week we've had! This week we have participated in lots of different Christmas activities. We have performed two amazing productions of Whoops-a-Daisy to all the children in school and our grown ups. We have been to Warsop Church to talk about the Christmas story and join with carol singing. We have also watched the drama clubs pantomime of 'Cinderella and Rockerella'. However the best part of this week has been dancing at our Christmas party and wearing Christmas jumpers.
We have had such a busy term in Year 1 so enjoy the Christmas break and get your brains ready for more learning in the New Year.
Science Week - WC 2/12/19
This week we have continued learning about celebrations and we have looked at Christmas. In English we have been reading 'The Jolly Christmas Postman' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We have been making inferences and predictions. In Maths we have been looking at place value 11 - 20, looking at tens and ones, finding the difference and finding missing numbers. In Topic we have completed different science investigations about materials linked to the Jolly Christmas Postman. We investigated which material are waterproof for a coat for the Jolly postman and which materials will keep him warm.
Assessment Week / PSHE - WC 25/11/19
This week has been assessment week across the school. Year one have blown me away this week with their determination and resilience with all the tests. I am very proud of all of you.
In topic we have had a PSHE focus and we have been thinking about keeping safe. We have explored the dangers of crossing the road and playing on railway tracks. We have designed posters and looked at a variety of hazards and signs.
RE Week - WC 18/11/19
This week we have been learning about different celebrations and festival that take place around the world and we have looked at the book 'What do you celebrate?' by Whitney Stewart. In English we have been making inferences, asking questions and retrieving information. In Maths we have been looking at place value 11 - 20, looking at one more/ one less/ ordering amounts and numbers. In Topic we have looked the the celebration of Hanukkah and made comparisons between Judaism and Christianity. We have also been to Warsop Church to see how Christians celebrate Christmas and we got to make christingles.
DT Week - WC 11/11/19
This week we have been learning about Remembrance and what it means. In English we have been making inferences, looking at features of instructions and have been writing instructions of how to be a solider. In Maths we have been looking at place value 11 - 20, looking at missing numbers, tens and ones and comparing amounts. In Topic we have designed and made a pop up/ spinning wheel/ lever card for a celebration.
Parliament Week - WC 4/11/19
This week we have had a whole school topic of Parliament, and we have looked at the book 'Our School Trip to the Houses of Parliament'. In English we have been making inferences, writing questions about the houses of parliament and hot seating the Queen as well as writing a glossary. In Maths we have been looking at shape, we can name 2D and 3D shapes and can make patterns using them. In Topic we have made big ben structures out of Lego, sketched Big Ben and made map of London using coordinates. We also found out about the gun powder plot.