Welcome to Year 1
Week Ending 15th December
Our Literacy this week has been focused on instructions. On Monday we followed a set of instructions to make an angel. On Tuesday we made Rudolph biscuits and then wrote instructions for them. After making a snowman on Wednesday we then recorded how to make them. On Thursday we made hand and foot reindeers and then wrote instructions for them. On Friday we used paint and our thumb and finger prints to make robins and then wrote instructions for them.
In Numeracy this week we have investigated the number bonds of 5, 10 or 20. We have revised adding and taking away.
Week Ending 8th December
In Literacy and Numeracy this week we have been reviewing what we have learned over the last two terms.
Week Ending 1st December
In Literacy this week we have been looking at Christmas poetry. We started with the traditional poem 'Twas the night before Christmas' and we performed some of the verses. We worked with a partner to create word banks of Christmas words and associated adjectives. We found out that some poems have lines that only contain two words so we wrote our own ones about Christmas. After reading an acrostic poem we used the word Christmas to create our own.
In Numeracy we found out that numbers are made up of tens and ones. We partitioned them using manipulatives (straws or numicon). We moved out to writing the number sentence for numbers such as 16 = 10 + 6. We looked at numbers shown as tens and ones and worked out what number it was. We learned how to double and halve numbers using cubes or drawing dots on a whiteboard.
Week Ending 24th November
In Numeracy we have compared groups of objects using the words more than, less than or equal to. We also thought about how much greater a group of objects were. We ordered numerals and placed them onto a beaded number line. We identified the missing numbers on a number line.
Week Ending 17th November
In Numeracy we looked at 3D shapes in more detail. We sorted them and matched their name or description. We have practiced our counting, writing numerals and number words.
Week Ending 10th November
In Numeracy we have found out about the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We went on a shape hunt around the school, used 2D shapes to make a picture and continued shape patterns. We sorted shapes.
Week Ending 3rd November
In Numeracy we used manipulatives to work out the difference between two numbers. The following day we then used a number line. We solved missing number problems like ____ - 5 = 7 by adding the two numbers together. We solved a mixture of addition and subtraction number sentences and investigated the fact families that were associated with a picture.
Week Ending 20th October
In Numeracy we used manipulatives to solve take away problems. We learned how to use a number line to take away and work out the answers to missing number problems like 20 - ___ = 7. We solved simple take away word problems.
Week Ending 13th October
In Numeracy we explored the number bonds of 10 again using cubes to help us write them in number sentences. We used manipulatives to solve addition problems. We learned how to use a number line to add two numbers together. We solved simple addition word problems.
Week Ending 6th October
Week Ending 29th September
This week in Literacy we finished off looking at the Man on the Moon. We wrote recounts of Bob's day, use speech bubbles to explore what the characters in the story might be saying and made a class story map. We thought about what would could happen next to Bob - what would happen if he discovered aliens were real? We planned our sequel stories and then wrote them.
In Numeracy we have ordered quantities, compared and ordered numbers and explored number lines. We also found out about the less than < and more than > signs and put them in between numbers. We thought about the sign as being the mouth of a crocodile that always eats the biggest number.
Week Ending 22nd September
In Numeracy we have counted objects in a picture making sure we counted them all by marking them and we also thought about whether there was enough of an object. We explored different ways of sorting objects and talked about how objects had been sorted. We practiced using ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc).
Week ending 15th September
Week ending 8th September
The children have settled well into their new classes this week.
In Literacy we have looked at capital letters and did some work around this term's Big Idea: I have a dream. We thought about our dreams for Year One and what we would like to be when we are older.
In Numeracy we practiced writing our numbers, ordered numbers, thought about what number comes next in a sequence and wrote the number words.