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Autumn Term 2

Week beginning 10th December 2018

 

What a busy week we have had practising and then performing our 'Noisy Nativity' twice!

We were so excited to see our special grown ups in the audience and we loved singing all the action songs! 

 

Our trip to Turton Tower to participate in  Victorian Christmas activities was very special too.

We made a cornucopia and a potpourri bag, stirred a Christmas pudding whilst making a wish  and met Father Christmas!

  

Jolly jumper day was fun!

When we took the register we  stood up individually, did a twirl and showed off  our jumpers which had hidden zips, flashing lights, moving parts and musical features! We all looked very festive.

Thank you for all the kind donations given to Bolton Hospice.

 

In our Maths learning this week we have concentrated on naming and describing the features of 2D shapes.

We made Christmas trees using triangles, squares, rectangles and circles.

 

In our English learning we enjoyed doing Christmas word searches and listening to Christmas stories.  

There will be no spellings until the start of the new term in January.

 

Polite reminder, next week is party day on Wednesday and children are invited to come to school wearing their party clothes. 

Friday 21st December is our last day of term and home time is at the earlier time of 2pm.

Have a great weekend

 

 

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Week beginning 26th November 2018

 

This week in English we have been writing about Percy the Park keeper in the story 'One Snowy Night'.

We have continued to practise using exclamation marks.

 

In Maths we have been finding halves of regular and irregular shapes.

We now know that two halves make a whole and both halves must be equal.

 

We can also find halves of amounts of objects up to 20.

Homework challenge:- 1/2 of 6 is ?      1/2 of 10 is?      1/2 of 14 is?      1/2 of 20 is ?

 

The children can't wait to share a Maths lesson with their special grown ups next Wednesday morning. It will be a great opportunity for you to find out more about some of the strategies we use in Maths such as tens frames, the part, part whole method and the bar model!

 

In our IPC topic 'Super Humans' we went on a 'senses walk' around school. 

We took photographs of what we could see, hear, touch, smell and taste.

We also looked at how babies use their senses to understand the world around them.

Then we designed a sensory toy for a baby or young child. 

Many of our designs incorporated different textures, patterns, sounds and bright colours.

 

Thank you to all the children who entered our Christmas sweet jar competition.

These will be on sale at our Christmas Fair tomorrow! 

Congratulations to the winners in Class C and Class D!

 

Have a lovely weekend

Week beginning 19th November 2018

 

This week in English we have been reading the story 'Kipper's Toy Box'.

We retold the story in our own words using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

We also used capital letters for the names of the toys in the story

There were lots of surprises in the story so we were able to use exclamation marks too!

Homework challenge:- Write a story about one of your toys

 

In Maths we have started to explore multiplication as 'equal groups of'

eg  Five equal groups of two are the same as ten

     Ten equal groups of five are the same as fifty

     Three equal groups of ten are the same as thirty 

We worked with counters, jelly beans and raisins to help us with our calculations!

We then used a bar model to help us with our multiplication work.

Homework challenge:- Practise counting in twos up to 20, fives up to 100 and tens up to 100

 

In IPC we  started our topic 'Super Humans'.

Each class drew around a child and then we labelled as many body parts as we could.

We learnt some new vocabulary such as ear lobe, pupil and shin bone!  

Then we compared our bodies to other animals (birds, fish, mammals, insects and amphibians)

 

Have a lovely weekend

Week beginning 12th November 2018 

 

This week in English we have read the story 'Nobot the Robot who lost his Bottom!' 

It was a very funny story and made us laugh.

Magically, Nobot's bottom appeared at Eagley Infant School and was found by our ducks, hens, sheep, pony and rabbit! 

Our animals thought it would be useful for different purposes eg a bath, a bed, or a feeding bowl. We wrote some super sentences about our Eagley animals and the strange red bottom!

We are now excellent at using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

We can also use some exclamation marks in our work.  

 

In Maths we have been finding pairs of numbers that make 20 eg 10+10=20, 15+5=20 etc

Homework challenge;- How many pairs of numbers can you recall that make 20?

16 + ? = 20

? + 2 = 20

20 = 11 + ?

 

In IPC it was exciting to share  our learning with the important people in our lives.

Thank you to everyone who came to our Mexican Fiesta on Thursday afternoon.

The children particularly enjoyed making Mexican hats using digestive biscuits, icing and cake decorations. 

Year 1 can now compare living in Bromley Cross with living in Mexico.

 

We have just introduced our new Science topic -'Super Humans' and can't wait to find out how our bodies work!

 

Pyjama Day was a great success with the children, as they love any opportunity to dress up. Thank you for your generosity to Children in Need. 

 

Have a great weekend

 

Week beginning 5th November 2018

 

This week in English we listened to and watched some video footage of fireworks.

We then wrote our own firework poems eg

 

The fireworks  whoosh, bang and pop!

The sparklers sizzle

The Catherine wheel spins round and round

BANG! BANG! BANG!

 

It was an opportunity for us to practise using exclamation marks in our writing

 

Homework challenge:- Write a different firework poem using exclamation marks

 

In Maths we have been adding and subtracting 1 digit and 2 digit numbers using a number line or counting on or back in our heads.

 

Homework challenge:- Work out the answers to the following calculations 

 

16-9=

12+8=

11-8=

13+6=

20-10=

 

In IPC we have been finding out about the work of the Horta family in Mexico. They are famous for making masks!

We can now recognise the Mexican flag, know about some popular foods eaten in Mexico and have listened to some Mexican music.

We can't wait to share all our learning with you on Thursday!

 

Have a great weekend   

 

 

Week beginning 29th November 2018

 

This week in English we have been reading, reciting and performing a Halloween poem called 'Five Little Pumpkins'.

Then we wrote our own poems in the same style.

It was tricky because we had to think of words that rhymed!

Homework challenge: Write a poem about fireworks.

 

In Maths we have been counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals.

We have also been writing numbers as words, from zero to twenty

eg Two and two is four.

Homework challenge:

Ten and six is ? 

Thirteen and seven is ?  

Six and six is?

Seven take away two is?

Twenty take away one is? etc

 

In IPC (International Primary Curriculum) we have been looking at the kinds of uniforms worn by different people in the community, such as Firefighters, Postal workers, Ambulance Service, Chefs etc.

We looked at the colours of the uniforms and the materials they were made from.

We noticed that many professions wear waterproof clothing and have reflective strips on them.

 

We enjoyed sharing our homework projects with each other. 

We were particularly impressed with the model vehicles that had been made at home.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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