Religious Education: Pentecost and Sharing in the Life of Jesus.
We will begin this half term by learning to retell the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit was a gift that changed the lives of the disciples. We will learn about how the Holy Spirit can help us to be good neighbours to others.
We will begin this learning project by taking a ‘Nature’s Treasures’ walk to search for seasonal signs. Using our scientific skills, we will make careful observations of trees.
Looking upwards to the clouds, we will investigate what the weather is like. We will observe their shapes, sizes and colour.
Science: 'Plants' and 'Working as a Scientist'.
We will continue to learn about plants this half term but our learning will be based around our 'Working as a Scientist' objectives.
We will compare different plants' requirements for life and growth
We will plan investigations to answer our own questions. We will make predictions based on scientific knowledge. We will find out if our predictions are accurate.
This half term, we continue to follow the Read Write Inc. programme in order to further develop our phonic skills and prepare for the phonics screening check.
In our writing, we will continue to practise forming capital letters and try to ensure that every sentence begins with capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark.
In Read and Respond sessions, we will read a range of texts including traditional rhymes such as 'London Bridge is Falling Down' and 'Oranges and Lemons' and non-fiction texts about the Great Fire of London and the London Marathon.
Mathematics we will continue to learn to: count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
We will learn to: represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20 and add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including 0.
We will solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays.
We will learn to recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
We will continue practising telling the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
Topic: Bright Lights, Big City!
We will be taking a trip to Britain’s biggest, brightest city: London!
In London, everyone in the class will be given a new job; there will be no more schoolchildren! We will need to find out lots about London so that we are successful in our new roles!
Some roles we might try are: London bus conductor; gift shop seller; museum assistant; Thames riverboat operator; tourist information officer; or Underground worker.
Parents and carers: Be sure to keep your eyes out for your invitation to a very special royal event later this week!
Bright Lights, Big City: Home Learning Activities
Here are some suggested home learning activities linked to our topic.
I would like you to complete at least two of these activities by Monday 5th June 2017. Thank you J
Create an information book about a city in a different country. Record facts about your chosen city and include pictures, labels and captions.
With the help of an adult, make a 3-D model of one of London’s landmarks (see Miss Lucey for a net).
Take your teddy on a visit to a city near you. Write a simple diary about teddy’s day out, including what he or she saw and felt. Illustrate teddy’s diary. Look out for interesting buildings that are different sizes and shapes. You could make a list of the sights, sounds and smells that you discover. You could even draw a simple map and plan of your journey.
Create and label a picture or map of a fantasy (imaginary) city. What type of buildings would be in your city and what would they look like? What transport would people use in this city?
Build a real or fantasy city using Lego, blocks or 3-D junk material from home. Play with your city using figures and vehicles.
Visit your local library with an adult and search for non-fiction, fiction or poetry books about cities. Read and enjoy them with an adult or your class.
Bright Lights, Big City: Suggested Websites
Visit London virtual tour: http://360.visitlondon.com/
Please take a look at the ‘Year One’ class page for further learning activities / suggested resources.
UNUSUAL OBJECT FOUND BY YEAR ONE
As we arrived back at school after our half term break, we found that something else had joined us. This mysterious object was found by Year One at the front of the school, close to the office.
There are lots of unanswered questions:
Where did it come from?
Who travelled in it?
What is it made of?
Is it safe?
Some children thought that the object looked like some sort of spacecraft so Miss Lucey decided that this half term’s topic would be MOON ZOOM!
We have been learning about the planets and comparing them using words such as ‘closest’, ‘nearest’, ‘far from’, ‘smallest’ and ‘largest’.
We have also been using position words when talking about the planets.
Can you use the position words ‘between’ and ‘next to’ to explain the position of Earth?
We have been finding out about hedgehogs this week. We know that hedgehogs hibernate and that they like to eat meat. We thought of some further questions for investigation:
§ Do hedgehogs sleep at all in the spring and summer months?
§ Can they swim?
§ How do they catch their prey?
If you would like to find the answers to these questions, and other questions about animals, try the National Geographic Kids website- it’s excellent!
Leamington Library is also a great place to visit; the library has lots of non-fiction books about animals.
Science: Observing Seasonal Changes
We continue to observe seasonal changes and this week, noticed some early ‘signs of spring’ in our local environment.
Religious Education: Forgiveness
We understand that if we confess, we are forgiven.
We read the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18).
What does this parable teach us about forgiveness?
Can you retell the story? Use the sentence openers below to help.
Early one morning, ___ A while later, ___
Then, ___ Surprisingly, ___ After that, ___
Religious Education: Lent
Our altar cloth was changed from green to purple on Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of the season of Lent.
Moon Zoom: Home Learning Activities
Here are some suggested home learning activities linked to our topic.
I would like you to complete at least two of these activities by Monday 3rd April 2017. Thank you J
Visit your local library and search for space-themed books. Read and talk with an adult about the books you find.
With an adult, search the web for fascinating space facts and make your very own Space Fact Book.
Ask an adult to help you find the names of all the people who have walked on the Moon. There are 12 of them!
With an adult, explore the Hubble Telescope website. Check out those amazing gallery images!
Imagine you’re an astronaut completing different space missions and make a mini book about your work.
Make a telescope from junk cardboard materials and sticky tape. Just before bedtime, use your telescope to look up at the stars. Can you see any wonderful star patterns in the sky? Draw the pattern of stars that you spotted. Take the pattern into school to share with the class.
Can you make up your own space song or rhyme? You could teach the song to your friends and perform it as a space choir!
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
This part of our class page is just for adults! Here you will find useful information about the Year One Curriculum.
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT HOME LEARNING
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