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Week beginning 17th May

What a lovely week it has been in 1G. In English the children have continued to enjoy our book Man on the Moon. This week they have been using their imaginations to write in character pretending to be Bob (the man on the moon). They have designed posters to persuade more tourists to come and visit the moon as well as written postcards home pretending to be the moon tourists.

 

In Maths we have been focusing on finding a half and a quarter of a shape or object. In DT we have continued making moving pictures using sliding mechanisms and the children have enjoyed applying what they have learnt to their independent work during choosing time. In computing we have used the ChatterKid App to animate our alien paintings we did last week and make them come ‘alive’! I hope you enjoy the results below 😊

Week ending 10th May

It’s been another busy week in 1G!

Continuing on our space theme, we have learnt about how space travel has continued and changed since the First Lunar Landing. We have found out about how astronauts live and work for periods of time in space, on the International Space Station. In Music we have been learning new songs and accompanying these with the glockenspiels.

In English we have continued our space theme and read a book called Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram. The children have enjoyed finding out about ‘Bob’ whose job is to keep the moon clean and tidy. They also found it particularly funny that Bob didn’t realise that there are aliens hiding there! The children have produced some super writing this week asking Bob questions and even drew their own aliens in art.

Next week

Don’t forget to bring your best smiles on Tuesday (and be in full school uniform), as it is class photo day (14th May) 😊

Week ending 3rd May

What a fun and exciting week we’ve had!

During the past two weeks we have completed lots of practical activities. In DT we continued with our space theme and made our own moving pictures using pivots and levers. We have also been busy using the reclaimed boxes to make lots of impressive models. In Art we drew and painted our own alien pictures.

 

In Science we have been identifying materials that everyday objects are made from and grouping them accordingly. Maybe you would like to go on a material hunt at home and find as many different objects as you can made from the same material. I would love to see the results!

 

In Maths we have continued with our multiplication and division work counting in 2’s, 5’ and 10’s. This week we have focused on grouping and sharing objects as well as learning about arrays. The children have really worked hard to grasp these concepts and in the maths folder you will find some games to support this work if your child would like to continue to practise at home.

Week ending 26th April

What a super week it has been, with a little bit of sunshine as well 😊

We have continued learning about Space, in particular finding out about the First Lunar Landing and looked at how historians use evidence (newspapers, photographs, artefacts) to learn about events and people in the past.

In English, we have been reading a new class book all about an alien who crash lands on Earth named Beegu. We thought about how she might have felt at different parts of the story and had fun using the modelling clay to make our own alien models!

As the weather is becoming warmer please can you check that your child’s school jumper is clearly named to prevent any mix ups and that they have their water bottle in school every day. Many thanks.

 

Week ending 19th April

Well what a busy week it has been in 1G! The Year 5’s came to visit from the Junior School and shared some of the books they had made with us. It was lovely to see some big brothers and sisters 😊

We have begun our new topic Let’s Explore! this week and have been learning all about space. They children have been enthusiastically telling me everything they know and I think I might have some future astronauts in class! 😊

We used our non-fiction books to research and find out about The Solar System. The children worked in groups to make their own fact files. The children really enjoyed discussing, writing and assembling their facts to produce their group piece.

In History the children have been learning about the Space Race between Russia and The United States of America. We found out about why Laika the dog and Monkey’s Able and Baker are remembered. We look forward to continuing with this work next week. In Music we listened to Gustav Holst The Planets. We also enjoyed listening to songs about the primary and dwarf planets.

The Planet Song - 8 Planets of the Solar System Song

Dwarf Planet Song

Monday 15th April

What a great way to start the week! The children enjoyed our Skip2bfit workshop today.

Week ending 12th April 

Welcome back everybody, I hope you all had a good holiday.

What an exciting way to start back at school with our Science week all about air, a visit from Shadine van de Merwe (Manchester Thunder Netball player who also plays internationally for South Africa) and Scootfit, all in one week!

Eid Mubarak to the children and families who celebrated Eid this week.

Friday 5th April

I hope you’ve all had a relaxing and restful holiday. Just a couple of updates before we start back on Monday. PE this half term will be on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. Spellings homework will be given out on Monday 8th April for a test on Thursday 11th April.

 

Our Year One Curriculum Update will give you an overview of our learning for the half-term and some ideas of how you can help at home.

 

I look forward to seeing everybody on Monday,

Miss Green

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