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Please click on the link above to see what we have been doing so far this year! It has been a very different year to what we are used to but we are all so proud of how well all of the children have settled down and adapted to the routines!

 

Please click on the link above to see what we have been doing so far this year! It has been a very different year to what we are used to but we are all so proud of how well all of the children have settled down and adapted to the routines!

 

 

This term we will be learning about:

 

 

This half term we will be learning about:
 
In Numeracy this term we will be focusing on the following:
subtraction
money 
Multiplication and division 
Shapes (2D and 3D) 
 
Please continue to revise basic numeracy skills such as number bonds, odd and even numbers, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
 

 

This term we will continue to look at both fiction and non-fiction styles of writing. We will also continue with our Big Writing once a week. We will also be looking at the structure of stories in more detail, retelling familiar stories, quest stories, fact files, recounts and newspaper reports.

Reading

Children will continue to read on their reading days, please make sure your child has their reading record and book in every day. It is important that you continue to listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries. The children will also continue to develop their word reading and comprehension skills in our guided reading sessions and reading comprehension lessons. They need to keep their book in school every Friday so they can be changed.

 

 

In the topic ‘Advent to Christmas’ children will describe and explain the reasons for the preparations for Christmas; they will learn the key signs and symbols used in the Church during Advent and they will explain the significance of Jesus’ birth for us Christians.   

 

 

 

Our topic this term is Materials. Children will learn about different materials and learn to discuss and describe their properties and how they are used in the environment around them. We will continue to use ‘Science Ninja’ in science where the children work towards achieving stickers for different methods of enquiry.


 

 

 

 

 

This term the children will be: 
- Use sound recorders, sound buttons or talking tins to record & playback sounds.
-  making music using purple mash 
- Record simple videos.
- Arrange short clips to make a film that conveys meaning.
-Add titles & credits to a film.
-Select text and make simple changes including bold, italic and underlined.
 

 

In History we will be learning about Neil Armstrong and the moon landings which includes the 1960’s space race. In Geography we will focus on The World including Continents and Oceans. 

 

 

 

Our PE topic is Athletics. We will be developing our skills in javelin, sprinting, long distance running and throwing bean bags far distances.
Children will continue to have PE lessons on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit (a round neck t-shirt, not a polo shirt please) and that each item is clearly labelled. Children are not allowed to wear earrings during P.E. (it would be helpful if they didn’t wear them at all on these days).
 

 

 

In Art we will be learning different art skills. The children will be sketching, painting, using pastels and drawing from observation. Our topic this half term is ‘The Starry night’where the children will learn about contrasting colours such as dark and light colours. In Design Technology we will make Rockets. 


 

           

 

Homework will be given out on Thursdays and will need to be returned to school for marking on Monday.  Alongside homework it would be helpful to your child if you could help them practise reading and writing spellings given each week, reading and spelling common exception words and helping them practise the two, five and ten times tables (please note they must know these in sequence, mixed up and related division facts).  Spellings and tables will be assessed weekly. Please not that additional work may be given to your child during the week to aid their learning.

 

 

Edward De Bono's six thinking hats

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

                                                                                 

Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

 

 

 

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

  

 

 

Edward De Bono's six thinking hats

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

                                                                                

Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS NCT 2018

Information for parents: Assessment results at the end of key stage 1