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Welcome back to Summer Term 2 2017

This half term our topic is 'What is a reflection?

What is a reflection?

Throughout our topic we will be exploring questions such as 'Why can I see myself in a puddle?' , 'Are a butterfly's wings the same?' and 'What is a reflection?'

In the first week we will be observing children's interests and finding out what they already know about reflections. The children will be introduced to the following interests: reflections, mirrors, photography, symmetry and portraits.

Summer Term 1 2017

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Why do ladybirds have spots?’

 

Throughout our topic we will be exploring questions such as ‘why do ladybirds have spots?’ and ‘why do spiders spin webs?’

In the first week, we will be observing children’s interests and finding out what they already know about minibeasts.  The children will be introduced to the following interests: minibeasts in the local environment, similarities and differences, growth and change, patterns and colour and plants and flowers.  We will be developing our class minibeast garden to support our learning.

 

We will be continuing to focus on ‘Talk for writing’ this half term and how being able to retell a story through words and actions can enhance and develop our story writing. The children’s learning will be developed through the stories of The Bad Tempered Ladybird, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and What the ladybird heard.

 

Year 1 children will also be learning about the water cycle in their science sessions.

 

P.E continues to be on a Wednesday morning and our focus is Outdoor games. We will be working cooperatively to play small team games as well as developing our moving and handling skills with rackets and balls, and developing our spatial awareness in running and chasing games.

 

 

 

Reading

Remember to try and read as many times as possible each week and please ensure you sign the home school reading diary each time. Each half term we count the number of reads for each child. Gold, silver and bronze reading certificates are awarded at the end of each half term as part of the reading challenge.

Year One homework

 Home work for Year one children will continue to be set weekly so please can children bring in their red homework folders on a Wednesday. Homework tasks this half term will be weekly spellings and maths. Maths will alternate between a sheet and Mathletics activities online.

High Frequency Word Lists - Year R are currently working on being able to read Phase 3 and 4 words and spell phase 2 and 3 words.

Spring Term 2 2017

Welcome back to the new spring Term.

We hope you have all had a good break and are ready for another exciting topic!

This half term our topic is 'Will you read me a story?'

 

Fairytales and Spring celebrations

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What did Jack find at the top of the beanstalk? Will Cinderella get to go to the ball? Which is your favourite fairy tale? Which fairy tale character would you like to be?

We will explore these questions and more in this magical project about fairy tales, goodies and baddies!

The children will be introduced to the following interests and areas of learning. These will include

  • fairy tales
  • goodies and baddies
  • homes and castles
  • magic and fantasy
  • writing and telling stories

We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas filled with lots of fun. Happy New Year and welcome back.

This term we will continue to explore the season of Winter which we looked at briefly before the festive break.

We will be helping Teasel write a very important book for Bramble and the other sleeping creatures to describe the wonderful winter wonderland.

 

      

We will explore the winter weather and look at the similarities and differences between the current season and that of Autumn. We will create winter landscapes using different media and materials. We will look at snow, ice and frost and look at freezing and melting. We will also explore how animals such as polar bears, penguins, seals and birds have adapted to live in colder climates and how they survive during the cold weather.

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We will then move on to explore - What happens when we fall asleep? We will investigate:

 

Why are there stars in the sky at night?

Does everyone go to bed at the same time?

 

We will answer these questions and more as the children’s interests and curiosity guides us through our topic. As a starting point we will investigate:

 

Bedtime routines

The moon and stars

Nocturnal animals

People who work at night

The importance of sleep and rest.

Reading, Sight words and Spellings.

 

Please continue to read with your child at home as this makes a huge difference, please also continue to practise sight words with your child. Please send your child’s word packets into school with their reading diaries so your child can change their reading book daily and we can update their sight words regularly. If your child can read their sight words then they could learn how to spell them.

 

Year 1 will receive maths homework (on Mathletics or given as sheets in the homework folder) and spellings each week on a Wednesday. Spelling tests will also be completed in school on a Thursday using the previous week’s spellings your child’s score will be recorded in their reading diary on a Friday.

During this next term we will be exploring the Season of Autumn.  

Why do leaves change colour? Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do animals hibernate?

We will answer these questions and more as we investigate and find out about the colourful season of Autumn and the lives of woodland animals.

 

   

 

We will then move on to prepare for Christmas, writing letters to Father Christmas, making decorations and cards and learning about the Birth of Jesus.

 

  

 

Autumn 1 - Marvellous Me!

 

This half term we will be settling into full time school and new routines. We will be exploring our new learning environment and getting to know each other, we will be learning about our feelings, about our bodies and exploring our senses.  The children will drive our topic through their own fascinations and ideas as well as being introduced to the following: 

 

How many fingers and How many toes? 

Exploring different letter sounds - My name begins with ....

Self Portraits

Action Songs

How I have changed - Look at me and what I can do

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transition into Class Oak September 2016 Booklet

Traditional Stories - Retelling Stories

Outdoor Learning Day - Scavenger Hunt, Blossom Transient Art, Tidying the class garden, Natural Material Mobiles

Exploring 2D and 3D Shape

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Welcome back to Spring Term 2 2016

This half term our topic is called 'Will you read me a story?'

Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad?

How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat?

We will answer these questions and more, planning from the children's interests and fascinations in this magical project all about fairy tales. The children will be introduced to the following interests and areas of learning. These will include:

  • fairy tales and traditional tales
  • goodies and baddies
  • homes and castles
  • magic and fantasy
  • writing, reading, retelling and acting out stories.

 

 

 

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Winter Activities - Making Bird Food,Binoculars, Measuring the Penguins and finding out who is as tall as an Emperor Penguin!

Elsa has frozen the Lego People - How can we free them?

Transient Art - Creating a Winter Picture using a variety of materials

Welcome back to Spring Term 2016!

 

This half term our topic is called Where Does Snow Go?  This topic will stimulate children's curiosity, knowledge and imagination about snow and the winter season.  The children will drive our topic through their own fascinations and ideas as well as being introduced to the following interests and areas of learning.  These will include;

  • Exploring seasonal changes
  • Creating wintery landscapes using a variety of media and materials.
  • Investigating the properties of snow, ice and frost and further exploring melting and how to free our frozen friends. 
  • Learning about hibernation and woodland creatures during winter time.
  • Learning how to care for the birds at winter time.
  • Finding out how a range of animals have adapted to live in colder climates, such as polar bears, penguins, seals and birds and how their features help them to survive in the cold.

 

In R.E our area of learning is 'Special Jewish and Christian Stories'.  This unit enables the children to explore ideas about God, and investigate the Jewish and Christian stories of creation, Moses, Daniel and David & Goliath. The week beginning 8th February we will be celebrating Chinese New Year. 

 

In P.E we will be developing our Gymnastic skills using the floor area and large apparatus.  We will become familiar with gymnastic positions and perform sequences with control and coordination.

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