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Year 1

Year One

Key Stage One

The children in these classes are in the first year of the National Curriculum Key Stage One Programme of Study which covers a two year period.

 

You can contact the Year One teachers by emailing:

year1@jupitercfs.org.uk

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W/C  2nd December 2019

 

This week in Maths we; looked even and odd numbers and investigated what happens when you add 2 odd numbers and 2 even numbers in contrast to adding an odd number to an even number. We used reasoning to say why this might happen. We also looked at reasoning problems and justified our answers with reasoning.

In literacy, we have continued with ‘Send for a Superhero’ using this as our focus on all of our writing. We have been scrutinising the use of punctuation, making sure we are using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in our writing. In addition, we have looked at using question marks or exclamation marks rather than a full stop where appropriate.

In Theme we used information texts to find facts about a specific animal and the created our own fact file.  In Art, we used a printing technique to create our own wrapping paper.

 

Year 1 Team.

 

W/C  25th  November 2019

 

This week in Maths we; looked at money, a concept that we found quite tricky! We looked at how many pennies would be in a 2p-5p-10p-20p and 50p. we also explored the coins that we have and realised that there wasn’t a 4p -6 -7p -8p –or 9p coins!

 

In literacy, we have begun to look at our new book ‘Send for a Superhero’. We used adjectives to describe the characters in the book, all the while remembering to use full stops, finger spaces and capital letters when writing sentences.

 

In Theme we looked African animals and the Big 5. We also looked at animals that came from particular continents, using a map to find locate that continent.

In science, we have continued to look at senses and completed an activity where we tasted 4 ingredients whilst wearing a blindfold, trying to work out what it was. We had great fun.

 

Year 1 Team.

 

 

W/C  18th November 2019

 

This week in Maths we; looked at finding half of an object, shape and then an amount. Over the weekend perhaps when eating a pizza or a cake, you could look at ½ and ¼ to help the children see that two halves make up a whole and 4 quarters make up a whole.

 

In literacy, we have used the structure of the book ‘I Want My Hat Back’ and written our own version from the point of view of Rabbit who has lost his friend. The children have carefully thought about the structure of their sentences and have experimented with use of exclamation marks! We have seen some fantastic work this week and are sure there are budding authors amongst them all!

 

In Theme we have used our knowledge of pets to decide which animal are pets and which animals are wild, following this up by making our own leaflet on how to look after a pet. We have continued the theme of animals into Art and this week we have painted our clay safari animals and they are drying and will come home as soon as they are dry.

In science, we have continued to look at senses and completed a sorting activity where we linked the action to the sense being used. In PE we continue=e to be outside please make sure your child has the full outdoor kit along with trainers hats and gloves. Thank you.

 

Year 1 Team.

 

W/C 11th November 2019

 

As we settle back into a full week of school, we have been incredibly busy!

In Maths we have been looking at height length and width, understanding the language that we use, such as longer – shorter – longest – shortest and how when we talk about height we use taller rather than longer! The children have enjoyed measuring lots of the classroom in both standard and non-standard measurements.

 

In literacy we have continued to use the book ‘I Want My Hat Back’ as our stimulus and from this we have looked at the format for writing letters and list within text so that we know we need to use commas to separate our parts of a list.

In Theme we have looked at whether certain types of animals are herbivores, omnivores or carnivores and we used a Venn diagram to help us sort this! In Art we continued the theme of animals and using our designs from last week we created our own clay animal. The children had a fabulous time doing this and created some amazing works of art………however not sure the cleaners were quite as impressed as the teachers!!!! (hahaha)

W/C 4th November 2019

 

Welcome back we hope you had a fabulously fun half term!

 

In literacy we are slowly being introduced to our next book 'I  Want My Hat Back' and this week the children have used the hats as a stimulus to ask questions verbally and then translate these into a written sentence thinking hard about their punctuation we need at the end of our  sentence to turn it into a question.

 

In Maths we have look at addition and subtraction again, being specific about making accurate jumps on the number line. we have also used this method to help us find missing numbers in a mix of addition and subtraction calculations.

 

In Theme we have introduced the children to ''Carnival of Animals' - this week we have sorted animals into classes (mammals-reptiles etc) and we have followed the theme into Art,  where the children have designed their own safari animal that we will make out of clay in the coming weeks!

 

 It would be wonderful to see you at our phonics evening on Monday 11th November at 6pm

 

You can find the Autumn 2 homework on the website and inside your child’s homework book.

Wk commencing 21st October 2019

 

In literacy this week we have read Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. We have been practising rhyming words, writing sentences to describe a witch and writing labels for our own broomstick. We are continuing to focus on consistent use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops/question marks.

 

In maths we have been solving a variety of mathematical problems. We are continuing to focus on using resources such as counters, number lines and 100 squares.

 

During theme we have been looking at Halloween and how the festival is celebrated in different countries.

 

It would be wonderful to see you at our phonics evening on Monday 11th November at 6pm

 

You can find the Autumn 2 homework on the website and inside your child’s homework book.

Have a wonderful half term break.

Wk commencing 14th October 2019

 

In literacy we have continued our focus on non-fiction texts.  We have read a variety of information texts to support us in writing our own fact book about the moon. Each day we have added a new page to our book. We have thought hard about appropriate subheadings and facts to match.  

 

In maths we have been looking at positional language and direction. We are all becoming more confident with such language as… under, in, beside, next to, above, on top and behind, We are trying hard to learn our left and right and have been using objects to learn about half, quarter and whole turns.

 

During theme we have been looking at Halloween and how it was celebrated in the past and how people celebrate now.  

Wk commencing 7th October 2019

 

We have had another great week in Year 1.

In literacy we have continued to focus on the moon. We read statements and decided if they were fact or fiction. We have also started to learn about exclamation marks. We have read various sentences and decided if they should have a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

In maths we have been looking at 2d shape names and properties.

We had a great time during theme making our own sheet of paper. We researched Frogmore Paper Mill in Apsley.

 

 

Wk commencing 30th September 2019

 

In Literacy, we have started reading a new book – Sidney, Stella and the Moon.

 

The children have taken inspiration from the story to find out facts about the moon. We have written a missing poster for the moon and are building up to write our own non- fiction text! We have also used the conjunction because in a sentence.

 

In maths, the children have continued their focus on addition and subtraction. This week the children have been solving addition and subtraction calculations to find the missing number. For example…                  12 +  ____ = 15            10 - ___ = 4

 

Theme has seen the children research Max Whitlock. They have designed a medal for him and recalled facts they have learnt.

 

Please can you save and send in milk bottle tops for an art project we will be completing soon.

Wk commencing 23rd September 2019.

 

Year 1 is well and truly underway. The children are settled into their new class routines and have been working hard.

In Literacy this week we have been using adjectives to describe a character. We have used role-play to act out our own version of The Naughty Bus story. We are using a storyboard to plan our own version of the story.

 

In maths this week we have been solving addition and subtraction calculations, working out number bonds to 10 and 20 and doubling numbers.

 

Our topic this term is Our Community. We have been using maps to find our favourite places in Hemel Hempstead, compared Hemel Hempstead in the past to the present day and written some facts about the area we live in.

  

Please continue to ensure your child is reading every day at home and that a note is being made in their reading record.

 

Should you need to contact any Year 1 teacher please use this email address:

year1@jupitercfs.org.uk

 

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