Friday, 13 November 2015

Friday 13th November

This week we have been learning to describe position and movement. We started by learning about whole, half quarter turns and played a game when we have to follow the teachers’ instructions. We learnt that 2 half turns and 4 quarter turns both make a whole turn and if we do a whole turn we end up where we started! Some of us extended our learning to clockwise and anti-clockwise turns too. Why don’t you practise this at home – it can be lots of fun!
We have also been playing a game where we had to choose and object and describe its position to our partner using positional language such as above, between, on the left of, in the 2nd row etc. Our partner had to guess which object we had chosen from our clues so we had to give the exact information!

To celebrate Diwali we have been making symmetrical patterns.

This week in English we have continued our learning about poetry.  On Monday we talked about words that describe the sound, colour and movement of fireworks.  First we made up a group firework poem and then work in pairs to create a firework poem.  On Tuesday using the ideas and interesting words from Monday we wrote our own individual poem.  You will get to read your child’s firework poem next week during the consultations.

On Thursday we celebrated the Hindu Festival of Lights – Diwali.  The children heard the story of Rama and Sita and made their own class book.  Follow the link to see and hear the story again

In phonics Mrs Bootle’s group has been learning to read words with the digraph ‘ai’ (eg rain, snail, hail). We have been learning to sight read will, with see, for, now

In Mrs Roberson’s phonics group we have been reading words with the digraph er in the middle of words like kerb and at the end of words like her and teacher. We also put a full stop and capital letter in the correct place in a variety of sentences eg my favourite day is monday

In Jigsaw we were thinking and celebrating how we are all similar to each other.  We got into pairs and thought of all the ways in which we were similar.  Here are a few of our ideas. 
We are both six, are boys, are girls, like trains, are in Woodpecker class, are in red group, are wearing black shoes, have blue eyes, have ponytails………

In D&T we added the decoration to our royal carriages.  After that we got two axles with four wheels and attached them to the chassis and then glued the body to the chassis.  Last week we learnt the technical vocabulary needed when designing a carriage. Soon your child will be bringing home their carriage, ask them if they can identify the wheels, axles, body and chassis.  
Look at our photos of some of our royal carriages we have designed and made and evaluated.

As it is 'Children In Need' day we have been recognising different coins. We used our counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s to count the money. 

Thank you for helping us raise so much money whilst practising our maths!

Have a great weekend.

The Year One Team