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Jackdaws: Year 1 Class

Week beginning 23.01.23

In Maths, we will focus on counting on from a number within 20 using a range of representatives such as ten frames and numberlines. We will also be creating number bonds to 20 using the number 10. Our key vocabulary includes counting on, tens ones, first, next, now.

 

In English, we will be continuing to read The Odd Egg and working on noun phrases. We will further be looking at using apostrophes in our work. Our key vocabulary includes noun phrase, contraction, possessive apostrophe.

 

For Geography and Art we will continue to explore the question 'What is Special about the Americas?'. We will identifying the key animals from Mexico and what the term 'native' means. Our key vocabulary includes native, habitat. For Art, we will be exploring surrealism by looking at the work of Rufino Tamaya and recreating their style!

 

Our science will begin looking at scientists and inventors beginning with the work of Louis Pascal where we will learn about germs and the importance of washing our hands through an experiment involving a lot of glitter! Our key vocabulary includes germs, pasteurise, experiment.

Week beginning 16.01.23

In Maths, we will continue looking at numbers within 20 and seeing how we can order and compare different numbers. We will be using numberlines and using comparison signs that we have learnt previously. Our key vocabulary is compare, order, greater than, less than.

 

In English, we will be concluding our Beegu sequence by writing stories about our own aliens lost in school. We will then move on to The Odd Egg as our new sequence where we will continue looking at using adjectives to describe character's feelings and making predictions. Our key vocabulary is adjective, verb, conjunctive, because.

 

For Geography and Art we will continue to explore the question 'What is Special about the Americas?'. We will be using a map to identify the Americas and then exploring the capital city of Mexico and where to locate it. Our key vocabulary includes map, locate, capital city. For Art, we will be exploring surrealism by looking at the work of Rufino Tamaya and recreating their style!

 

Our science will continue exploring weather and we will be looking at how we can identify different types of clouds. We will be using cloud spotters to observe and name the clouds we see. Our key vocabulary includes cloud, observe, identify, record.

Week beginning 02.01.23

Welcome back!

In Maths, we will be moving on to numbers within 20 and learning to count forwards, backwards and to order these numbers. We will also be introducing the children to how numbers from 11 - 20 are made up with tens and ones. Key vocabulary includes eleven, twelve, through to twenty, forwards and backwards.

 

In English, we are starting a new story, Beegu.  We will begin this unit by investigating a mysterious crash landing in the playground. We will be working on using questions to find out what happened and we will go on to use adjectives and command phrases to write wanted posters.

 

For History and D&T, we will be exploring our new question 'What is special about the Americas?'. Our class will be introduced to an American street artist and will be able to explore creating their own street art. 

 

 

Week beginning 12.12.22

 

This week we will be conducting learning conversations in writing, reading and maths. This is an opportunity for the children to reflect on their learning over the past term and set new goals for next term.

 

We will continue with a variety of activities to consolidate our learning over the last term.

 

We also have our trip to the Panto on Wednesday, which all of the children are looking forward to!

Week beginning 09,01,23

In Maths, we will focusing on numbers to 20 and finding different ways to make the numbers 11 - 20 using tens and ones. We will also be practicing finding one more and one less to 20 as well as using number lines.. Our key vocabulary includes one more, one less, tens, ones, number line

 

In English, we are continuing our class book Beegu and will be using imperative (bossy) verbs to give Beegu instructions. We will also be looking at some rhyming words. Our key vocabulary includes rhyme, poem, verbs, bossy, imperative

 

For History and Art we will continue to explore the question 'What is Special about the Americas?'. Our class will be joining the other KS1 classes in carousel activities to earn about several countries in the Americas. We will also be learning about a South American artist who specialised in cubism and will be recreating this ourselves The key vocabulary includes, Americas, Mexico, Brazil, United States of America and Colombia as well as cubism.

 

Our science will continue exploring weather and we will be looking at how we can measure rainfall this week.  The key vocabulary includes seasons, weather, rain gauge

Week beginning 05.12.22

In Maths, we will be using all of the maths that we have learnt this week to answer a variety of questions. Our key vocabulary includes minus, subtract, add, plus and equals.

 

In English, we are continuing our class book Billy and the Beast and will be using all of the skills we have learnt so far to write our own Billy and the Beast story, using different characters and settings.. Our key vocabulary includes adjectives, characters, settings.

 

For History and D&T, we will continue to explore the question 'What is a dinosaur?'. Our class will painting our clay models of a dinosaur from the Jurassic period for D&T. History will focus on learning about Mary Anning and the different fossils she found. Our key vocabulary includes dinosaur, fossils, bones, Jurassic period, palaeontologist.

 

Our science will continue exploring animals including humans. We will be classifying animals into their correct groups. The key vocabulary includes mammals, reptiles, fish, birds.

Week beginning 28.11.22

In Maths, we will continue subtracting numbers using an array of different representations including part whole models. We will be consolidating our knowledge of addition and subtraction. Our key vocabulary includes minus, subtract, add, plus and equals.

 

In English, we are continuing our class book Billy and the Beast and will be looking at extending sentences using the conjunctions, and, so and because, we willl also be practicing using adjectives. We will start looking at changing words from single to plural and using these skills to write short narratives. Our key vocabulary includes stomped, adorable, rumble, rummaged, unusual, especially, suspicion, bleak, recipe, sweaty, fool

 

For History and D&T, we will continue to explore the question 'What is a dinosaur?'. Our class will begin making the clay model of a dinosaur from the Jurassic period for D&T, using the plan from last week. History will focus on the Jurassic period itself and other animals that lived that lived during this time. Our key vocabulary includes dinosaur, fossils, bones, Jurassic period, palaeontologist.

 

Our science will continue exploring animals including humans. We will be comparing different animals by looking at key features they share and key features that are different. The key vocabulary includes mammals, reptiles, fish, birds.

Week beginning 21.11.22

In Maths, we will begin subtracting numbers using an array of different representations including part whole models. Our class we start writing number bonds using the - sign. Our key vocabulary includes minus, subtract, equals.

 

In English, we are starting our new class book Billy and the Beast and will be looking at asking and writing questions as well as making inferences. We will also be doing a character splat to think more about using adjectives to describe characters, this time using words that end with the suffixes -ful and -less. Our key vocabulary includes the question words what, how and why.

 

For History and D&T, we will continue to explore the question 'What is a dinosaur?'. Our class will begin to plan the clay model of a dinosaur from the Jurassic period for D&T, listing the tools and materials too. History will focus on the Jurassic period itself and the primary dinosaurs that lived during this time including Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Allosaurus Our key vocabulary includes dinosaur, fossils, bones, Jurassic period, paleontologist.

 

Our science will continue exploring animals including humans. We will be identifying which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores by exploring what foods they eat. The key vocabulary includes carnivores, herbivores and omnivore.

Week beginning 14.11.22

 

In Maths, we will be practicing our number bonds and learning how to add two single digit numbers. Our key vocabulary includes, add, plus, equals, altogether.

 

In English, we will be writing own versions of a story based on the book I want my hat back. We will be creating our own story books, using character that we created last week. We will be been focusing on writing sentences to create a narrative and applying feedback to make our work even better. Our key vocabulary includes questions, exclamation marks and characters.

 

For History and D&T, we will continue to explore the question 'What is a dinosaur?'. We will be learning what makes a dinosaur, focusing on the Stegosaurus. We will continue using tools to practise our mark making in D&T. Our key vocabulary includes dinosaur, stegosaurus, tail, mouth, leg, plates, nails.

 

Our science will continue exploring animals including humans. This week we will be learning how scientists classify a range of animals. We will use this knowledge to sort sort a range of animals into their correct groups, such as birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Our key vocabulary includes birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, classify and scientist.

Week beginning 07.11.22

 

In Maths, we will be using the part-part-whole model practically and pictorially to begin thinking about the concept of addition. We are also beginning to write number bonds using the + and = signs. Our key vocabulary includes part, whole, add, plus, equals, altogether.

 

In English, we will be planning our own versions of a story based on the book I want my hat back. This includes writing letters to a character in the story and using a table to plan what animals will be in our story. We will also been focusing on writing words beginning with un-. Our key vocabulary includes unhappy, unkind, unwell.

 

For History and D&T, we will continue to explore the question 'What is a dinosaur?'. Our class will walk in to discover trays with fossils and bones as we begin to understand how we can use these to understand what dinosaurs are. we will be using tools to practise our mark making in D&T. Our key vocabulary includes dinosaur, fossils, bones, Jurassic, paleontologist.

 

Our science will continue exploring animals including humans. This week we will be using iPads to identify and name a variety of common animals that are birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals by watching videos and writing down interesting facts we hear. Our key vocabulary includes birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals.

Week beginning 31.11.22

 

In Maths, we have been using the number line to help with counting forwards and backwards and have begun to explore the part-part-whole model using practical resources. Our key vocabulary includes part, whole, altogether.

 

In English, we are reading I want my hat back by John Klassen and have begun writing about how we think the characters are feeling using our knowledge of the story so far. We have also been focusing on writing words ending in -ing. Our key vocabulary includes missing, feeling, lying.

 

For History and D&T, we will begin to explore the question 'What is a dinosaur?' through looking at how fossils can help us understand the past. Year 1 will focus on dinosaurs and other animals from the Jurassic period We have further begun practising key clay modelling skills in preparation for designing a model of a dinosaur from the Jurassic period. Our key vocabulary includes dinosaur, fossils, Jurassic, paleontologist.

 

Our science will continue exploring animals including humans. This week we have been writing data into a graph and creating our own aliens using the information about the number of different body parts. Our key vocabulary is graph, record, data.

Week beginning 17.10.22:

 

 

In Maths we will be continuing to explore numbers 0 to 10 and learning how to order numbers and use ordinal numbers. We will be focusing on using key vocabulary such as greatest, smallest, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

 

In English we have been continuing reading our key class text Astro Girl. We will be editing our own work using editing stations set up around the classroom. We will be looking for the correct use of punctuation and adjectives. We will also be undertaking a piece of independent writing, to showcase the skills that we have learnt so far. Our key vocabulary will include, capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks and adjectives.

 

In Science we will be looking at the human body and exploring the five senses through food, environmental sounds, different materials, smells and sights. Our key vocabulary includes humans, senses, sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing.

 

In Geography we will be creating our own maps of Chesham, putting together all of our knowledge about the natural and human features of Chesham. Key vocabulary includes: Chesham, natural features, human features, hills, river, valley, buildings, monuments.

 

We also have our Talk Like a Pirate Day on Thursday and we look forward to seeing all of your children in their fabulous costumes!

Week beginning 10.10.22:

 

 

In Maths we will be continuing to explore numbers 0 to 10 and learning how to compare numbers and recognise numerals and words. We will be focusing on using key vocabulary such as more, fewer, same.

 

In English we have been continuing reading our key class text Astro Girl. We will be looking at features of non-fiction texts and writing our space fact files. We will continue to practice our sentence writing, ensuring that we are using capital letters and full stops, as well as question marks where appropriate. Our key vocabulary will include, contents, glossary and headings.

 

In Science we will be looking at the human body and labelling the main parts. Our key vocabulary includes humans, body, labelling.

 

In Geography we will be visiting Nashleigh Hill Park to investigate the natural features of Chesham. Our key vocabulary is Natural features, rivers, streams, valley. hill, agricultre.

Week beginning 03.10.22:

 

 

In Maths we have been exploring numbers 0 to 10 and learning how to compare numbers and recognise numerals and words. We have been focusing on using key vocabulary such as more, fewer, same.

 

In English we have moved onto a new key class text, Astro Girl. We have been retelling the story using important events and have begun writing full sentences with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. To enhance our writing further, we have begun using conjunctives such as ‘because’ while using imperative (bossy) verbs to provide instructions.

 

In Science we have continued exploring the changes we can observe in the seasons by examining the wind and how we can measure it. Our key vocabulary includes spring, summer, autumn, winter, observations and anemometer..

 

In Geography we discussed the man made features that we had seen in our previous walk and discussed why they were built there. We continued focusing on man made features and landmarks as our key vocabulary.

 

 

 

Week beginning Monday 26th September

 

In Maths we have been exploring numbers 0 to 10 and learning how to count forwards and backwards. We have been focusing on using key vocabulary such as one more, one less, same and sequence.

 

In English we have been continuing reading our key class text Cave Baby. We have been retelling the story using important events and have begun writing full sentences with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. To enhance our writing further, we have begun using conjunctives such as ‘and’ while using more adjectives to describe our noun phrases.

 

In Science we have continued exploring the changes we can observe in the seasons by examining how the tree leaves change as we progress through Autumn. Our key vocabulary includes spring, summer, autumn, winter and observations.

 

Our geography lesson took us out into the streets of Chesham as we explored the various man-made features including the clock tower, church and (one of the children’s favourite) Lowndes park. We continued focusing on man made features and landmarks as our key vocabulary.

Week beginning Monday 19th September

 

In Maths this week we will be looking at sorting, counting and representing objects. Key vocabulary that we will be using is sort, cout, represent, objects.

 

In English we are reading the book Cave Baby. New vocabulary that we will be thinking about is names of the characters, i.e. Sabre Tooth Tiger, Hare, Hyena and woolly mammoth. We will also be think of adjectives to describe the characters, such as, hairy, big, long, scary, stripy.

 

In Science this week we will be thinking about  weather patterns. New vocabulary we will be using is seasons, temperature, weather.

 

We will be starting our creative learning focus this week. The ‘big’ question this half term is Why is Chesham Here? This week we will be starting by thinking about man made features in Chesham. New vocabulary we will be learning is geography, features, man-made.

 

 

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