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Autumn Term Toy Story

We would like to thank our families for all your support over this Autumn term.

 

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the new year.

 


 

Week ending 04.12.2015

 

This week our spellings are:

no

go

so

by

my

 

Please practise these ready for our test next Friday.

 

This week in Literacy we have read ‘Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present’ written by John Burningham. We really enjoyed reading this festive story.

 

We have been thinking of interesting verbs to describe how Father Christmas travelled to Harvey Slumfenburger’s hut. Grace said, “Father Christmas slid and zoomed down the hill.” Jack said, “Father Christmas raced in a boat.”

 

 

At home we could write sentences using interesting verbs.

 

We continue our joined handwriting this week, maybe we could try again at home.

At home we still need to practice using capital letters and full stops in their correct places and writing our letter correctly, remembering that b, d, f, h, k, l, t are tall letters and g, j, p, q, y have a tail that sits below the line.

 

In Numeracy we have been comparing and ordering objects by length. We ordered objects from the longest to the shortest.

 

We used non-standard measures, such as cubes, matchsticks and paper clips to measure objects from around the room.

 

 

We can practice by measuring objects at home.

We imagined we lived in a snow globe and we wrote what we would do. We cut out a photograph of ourselves and stuck it in our snowglobe. These are displayed in the hall.

 

We have been finding out about Winter.

 

We hope to see you all at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 5th December 10 -12. Year 1 have a book and DVD stall.

Week ending 27.11.2015

 

This week our spellings are:

be

he

she

me

we

 

Please practise these ready for our test next Friday.

 

This week in Literacy we watched a clip from Toy Story 2, where Woody is cleaned.

We wrote our own set of instruction on ‘How to clean Woody.’ We had to remember to use bossy words.

 

At home we could write a set of instructions on ‘How to make jam on toast.’

 

We began our joined handwriting this week, maybe we could try again at home.

 

 

 At home we still need to practice using capital letters and full stops in their correct places and writing our letter correctly, remembering that b, d, f, h, k, l, t are tall letters and g, j, p, q, y have a tail that sits below the line.

 

In Numeracy we have been using a number line to add. We know that when we add on a number line that we jump forward.

 

 

We have also been finding the difference between 2 numbers.

 

We can practice adding and finding the difference between 2 numbers at home.

 

In topic:

We have been finding out about Victorian toys and the difference between the rich and poor children had.

Ask us about what some of the poor Victorians used as a football!

 

At home you could find out more about toys from the past.

 

We have been using our playground designs from last week to make playground models. We are very proud of them.

Week ending 20.11.2015

 

This week our spellings are:

the

do

to

you

your

 

Please practise these ready for our test next Friday.

 

This week in Literacy we read ‘Knuffle Bunny’ By Mo Willems.

We used our letter sounds to make up some nonsense words for Trixie to say. We also retold the story.

 

 

At home we need to practice using capital letters and full stops in their correct places and writing our letter correctly, remembering that b, d, f, h, k, l, t are tall letters and g, j, p, q, y have a tail that sits below the line.

 

In Numeracy we have been finding out which numbers are odd numbers and which numbers are even numbers.

 

We can practice our odd and even numbers using the website below.

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/oddandeven-fullscreen.html

 

 

In topic:

We have been designing our own playground equipment.

We have been designing a toy for an animal.

 

We have been making dens.

We have been finding out about Queen Victoria.

At home you could :

Use the internet or books to find out more about Queen Victoria.

 

Week ending 13.11.2015

 

This week our spellings are:

six

seven

eight

nine

ten

 

Please practise these ready for our test next Friday.

 

This week in Literacy we reread ‘The Shopping Basket’ By John Burningham, but this time we were the main character.

We are writing our own version of the story, so we have created and described new characters and planned the main parts of the story.


 

At home we could read one of our favourite stories and rewrite it so we are the main character.

 

In Numeracy we have been using ordinal numbers. We have been using the vocabulary 1st, 2nd,3rd, etc.

 

We have also been using the vocabulary ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equals to’.

For example:

13 is more than 10

8 is less than 15

6 + 3 is equal to 4 +5

 

Can you make some statements using this vocabulary?

………. is more than………..

……….is less than……….

……+…… is equal to…..+……..

 

In topic:

We have been finding out how toys move.

 

We have been following instructions to make a rainstick.

We have been looking at the structures on the playground in front of school. We have begun to using construction kits to recreate some of these structures.

 

 

At home you could :

Investigate how your toys can move in different ways.

What to Do

Choose a toy that can move, eg. Toy car, ball, spinning top, doll with moving parts etc... While playing with the toys Investigate and ask these questions:

  • How does it move? (i.e. it rolls)
  • What parts move? (i.e. wheels)
  • What action makes it move? (i.e. push)

Different toys will move in different ways, have different parts that move and will require different actions to make them move. Have fun investigating how your toys move.

 

 

 

Week ending 06.11.2015

 

This week we have spellings to learn, they are:

one

two

three

four

five

 

Please practise these ready for our test next Friday.

 

This week in Literacy we read ‘The Shopping Basket’ By John Burningham.

We recalled the main events in the story by using speech bubbles to write what the characters said. We used exclamation marks to show that the characters were shouting.

At home we could write more sentences that use an exclamation numbers.

 

In Numeracy we have been creating repeating patterns.

 

 

We used ourselves to create patterns.

We have also been naming and describing the properties of 3D shapes.

Do you know the names of these shapes?

How many faces does each shape have?

How many edges does each shape have?

 

 

3D Shapes

This week we could make repeating patterns using objects at home.

What 3D shapes can we spot in our home?

 

In topic:

We have started our new topic ‘Toy Story’ by sharing our favourite toys. We had lots of fun describing our toys and explaining how they are used.

 

At home we could write instructions on ‘How to play with one of our toys’.

 

 

We have been finding out about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

 

Mrs Richardson got into character as Guy Fawkes!

 

We have been taking about how to keep safe on Bonfire Night and making firework safety posters.

 

 

We created our own bonfire pictures.

Stay safe on Bonfire Night.

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