Week 8 (w/c 21st October)
In Maths this week we have been comparing number bonds. We have looked at the symbols < > = and used these to compare to addition number sentences. For example, 8+1 = 6+3.
We have also been learning our number bonds to ten and trying to recall them quickly. For example, 9+1, 5+5, 7+3, 6+4 as they all equal 10.
In Science we have continued to look at our learning about our senses. This week we listened to lots of different sounds to see if by just using our hearing we could say what had made the sound.
We also did a smelling test- we did recognise the smell of chocolate very well!
In Art we used all the skills we have been building up across the term to create a piece in groups of 6 using the work of the artist Piet Mondrian.
In Maths this week, we continued with our learning about addition. We have learnt about how to find number bonds to numbers within 10 and have worked systematically to find all of the possible solutions.
In topic this week, we have pulled together the skills that we have learnt throughout our topic to help out Marley the Meerkat. Marley was visiting his family in London Zoo from Zambia - we thought about how different London is from the Munda Wanga in Zambia and how Marley would feel when he was in London. We then helped Marley out as he wanted to know about the best places to visit and how travel between the landmarks. We used geography skills to give him directions and designed souvenir keyrings of London landmarks.
In Science, we have continued to learn about our senses, this week focussing on taste. We learnt that there are taste buds on our tongue which help us to pick up on our tongue. We then tasted a variety of different foods and discussed how they could be described in different ways - bitter, sour, sweet and salty.
Week 6 (w/c 7th October)
This week in maths we have been looking at the part-whole model. We have thought about our total being our whole and our parts being two or more numbers that when split into parts, make the whole. Please see the images below for some examples.
In topic we researched on the London Zoo website to answer a question that our partner year one class sent to us via an email. We looked at how to write an email, with a subject line and what to put in the email. Once we had found the answer to the question we then replied to the email giving the answer.
We learnt how to use the key pad on the ipad to type in our search too.
In Science we carried out an investigation- 'What can you remember?' We played some memory games to see how much we could remember after a given time. For example, how many objects could we name after memorising them for one minute. We repeated this activity and made up silly stories linking these objects together which made it easier for us to remember!
In maths this week, we have completed our learning about numbers to 10. We have learnt about ordinal numbers - for example, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We have an imaginary queue at a bus stop and we thought about the order that passengers would get on the bus. Who would be first? We have also learnt about number lines - we made a human number line and were able to use it to identify numbers as well as finding out one more/less and comparing numbers
In topic this week, we focused on the London landmark, London Zoo. We thought about how zoos have changed over time and looked at some of the interesting animals that now live in London Zoo. We wrote descriptions about these animals, using adjectives to make our sentences really interesting.
We continued our learning about the 5 senses in our Science lesson this week. We carried out an investigation to answer the question 'what can our hands do?'. We used blindfolds so that we had no sense of sight and had a selection of challenges to complete, such as ordering the length of a selection of straws and a range of classroom items by weight as well as sorting shapes by colour. Which challenges could be completed blindfolded?
Week 4 (w/c 23rd September)
In maths this week we have been comparing numbers by using the language greater than, less than and equal to. For example, 8 is greater than 5. We have taken this learning further by using the symbols for greater than which looks like this > and less than which looks like this < and equal to which looks like this = .
We have used these symbols to replace the words. For example, 8 > 5.
In science we carried out an investigation called 'What can you see?' We discussed where our eyes are placed on our face (at the front) and did two tests covering one eye and then carrying out the same test with two eyes. We then discussed if we thought two eyes were more beneficial then one and for what daily activities.
In topic we used looked at a the symbols used on a map to represent what is there. We then linked this to a key on a map. We then carefully placed symbols on a map to represent for example, a parking area and had to think about where would be a sensible place not locate it.
We have continued to look in depth at numbers 0-10 in Maths this week. We have have been learning how to find one more and one less than a number using a number track to help us. We have also started to compare sets of objects using the vocabulary 'more than', 'less than' and 'equal to'.
This week, we have been learning more about the Queen following our visit from her last week. We have written some fantastic fact files, making sure that we have included interesting information about her.
In our Science lesson this week, we started to learn about the five senses of the human body. We then used our sense of touch to investigate how the feel of a material changes when it is held in our hands. For example, a chocolate button changed from hard and smooth to soft and sticky. However, it remained opaque.
Week 2 (w/c 9th September)
In maths this week we have been counting and representing numbers. For example we have counted 6 dogs and then represented them by writing the digit 6, the word six and by drawing six squares.
We have really been practising our number formation and spelling of our numbers too- this is something you can keep practising at home. For example 7 and seven.
In topic we have been exploring London further by looking at maps and navigating our way around the land marks using directional language. We also studied the London Underground map too and made our way around!
In science we thought all about the names of our body parts and linked these to our senses.
We are continuing with our RWI phonics programme and we have been learning our phonic sounds and writing them in words and sentences.
It has been a very busy week and it will be finished off with our very exciting visit from the Queen at our Royal Tea Party!
Welcome to Year 1! The children have had a fantastic week and we have been really impressed with how they have started to settle into their new classes as they have become familiar with the routines of being in year 1.
In our maths lessons this week, children have been sorting objects according to different criteria:
The children demonstrated their depth of understanding by choosing their own criteria to sort objects. In addition, they have been reminding ourselves about counting objects to 10.
In our topic lessons, children have studied a map to identify the four countries of the United Kingdom. In our computing lesson, the children used laptops for the first time. They were learning how to use a trackpad to control a mouse and used the Paint programme to practise this skill.
We are looking forward to our Royal Tea Party next week!