Friday, 20 March 2015

Friday 20th March

This week in English we have been continuing our learning about non chronological texts. We used Top Trump cards about animals from around the world. We read the card to find out about which continent the animal came from and an interesting fact. The card also had information about the animals speed, weight and how dangerous it was.

The following day we chose an animal to research to make our own Top Trump card. We used two websites on the iPads to get information. You may like to look at the website we used.

 On Thursday we wrote our own Top Trump card. We had to make sure we remembered to use finger spaces, full stops and capital letters and the the joining word and. After we had written each sentence we re-read it to check it made sense. When spelling we used our Fred Fingers and for high frequency words used the spelling wall.

In maths this week we have been revisiting our learning about 1\2 and 1\4 turns.  We played Simon says … practise our understanding of turns.

On Tuesday and Thursday we revisited our learning of telling the time.  We practised telling the time to o’clock, half past, and quarter past and some of us challenged ourselves to quarter to. We also did some problem solving.  We had to think about what the time would be in one hour’s or half an hour's time  e.g.  one hour later than12 o’clock is1 o’clock, half an hour later than half past 2 is 3 o’clock. 
Follow the link below to practise some more.

On Friday we used our maths skills and worked like mathematicians to solve this problem.  Ask your children how they recorded their thinking.


In science this week we sorted animals into groups.  We had pictures of birds, amphibians, fish, mammals, invertebrates and reptiles.  We talked about the features an animal has to have to be able to belong to each of the groups. Ask your child what facts they learnt in the lesson.

It has been lovely to see you all at consultations this week.  We have enjoyed celebrating your children's achievements and progress and sharing their next steps with you.

As you can see we have had great fun celebrating World Poetry Day today.  Thank you for helping your child choose a poem about an animal.  The children also enjoyed a poetry trail around school.


Have a good weekend.
The Year One Teachers