This week’s learning (beginning 23.09.2019)

Despite the rain, we still managed to keep the week inspiring with some fantastic activities. We learnt about the four seasons and their characteristics. We also spoke about materials (metal, fabric, rubber, plastic, wood, paper etc) and objects that can be made out of them. We continued our learning by testing the above materials to find out which ones are waterproof and non-waterproof; which we used our phonics knowledge to write about our discovery. In Maths, we learnt about how to represent a number using different objects. We also use the vocabulary, more than and less than to compare two sets of objects.

Next week’s learning (beginning 23.09.2019)

We will be consolidating our knowledge in numbers within 10. Children will identify numbers within 10 and represent them using objects and pictures. We will learn the meaning of the vocabulary, ‘same as’ (=) and how to use it as well as the sign that goes with it.

Our topic book Beegu, will be linked to geography and science. In geography, we will be looking at different seasons and talk about which season Beegu crashed her space ship on earth. We will be testing different materials in science. We will then talk about our observations and record them. It will be fun so, watch this space.

This week’s Learning (beginning 16.09.2019)

This week, maths was fun! We looked at all the numbers from 1-10. We did a lot of activities to find one more and one less than a given number within 10. Children were challenged to explain the reasoning behind their answers.

In topic, we shared the story about Beegu, the alien, who was lost and was found by her parents. We came up with different words to describe Beegu’s feeling and, talked about and wrote what we could do to help her feel happy. In science, we identified different materials of everyday objects, talked about their about their properties and group them according to their properties.

Next Week’s Learning (beginning 16.9.19)

Next week is the start of our new mini topic called Lost and Found we will be using the book Beegu to explore how it feels to be lost. Look out on Monday there maybe a crashed space ship in the playground!

In Maths we will be further consolidating children’s number knowledge, with activities to develop their understanding of one more or one less.

Some of you have been asking about PE lessons and I am sorry but I do not yet have a timetable for the use of the PE halls. However, because we are still using continuous provision the children are able to engage in a lot of physical activities both inside and out.

This Week’s Learning (beginning 9.9.19)

This week we have done lots of work about ourselves. We have talked about how we feel, what we look like and how we behave. The children have decorated figures, drawn around different body parts and even labelled a life-sized figure of a child in their class.

In maths we have been consolidating number knowledge. The children have worked on the learning objective; to be able to read, write count and order numbers to 10 and beyond. Those children who were already able to do this were given challenges that encouraged them to explain their thinking and deepen their understanding.

It has been a remarkable week considering it is our first week back from the summer holidays. The children have settled in well and they’re thrilled about being in year one. This week has been about familiarizing ourselves with one another as well as sharing thoughts regarding what would constitute a great team; we also spoke about the significant people chosen as our class names and the role these people played. This lesson was aimed to motivate the children in their learning and how to achieve their dreams. In maths, we learnt about ordering numbers to 20 to refresh our mind on recognizing numbers to 20 and counting to and across 20, forwards and backwards. We are very optimistic that this academic year will be a successful one.