Friday, 6 November 2015

Friday 6th November

This week in maths we have been learning about shape. First we looked at different 3-d shapes and we learnt the following rhymes to help us remember which one was which!
·        Cube, cube, what’s your clue? Six square faces all over you!
·        Cuboid, cuboid, what’s your clue? You look like a tissue box, a-choo!
·        Cone, cone, what’s your clue? Don’t let your ice cream drip on you!
·        Sphere, sphere, what’s your clue? You look like a football you kick with your shoe!
Then we had to guess the shape as somebody described it. Can you guess what these shapes are?
·        I have 6 square faces and 8 vertices
·        I have 2 circle faces
·        I have 2 rectangular faces and 2 square faces
·        On one end I have point and on the other I have a circle face
Then we learnt about 2-d shapes – circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. We thought about was the same and what was different about the shapes. We went on a shape hunt and we had to ‘prove’ that the shape was what we said it was! For example, a triangle has 3 sides and 3 vertices (or corners); a square has 4 sides and 4 vertices (or corners) that are all the same. We listened to this song to help us remember the names of the shapes:
We have looked at regular and irregular 2-d shapes in different orientations and sorted them into squares,  triangles, rectangles and circles.

Mrs Bootle’s phonics group has been practising reading by sight all the phase 2 words and blending CVC words to read sentences, such as:
Pat a dog.
A cat in a hat.
A sad man.
A pin on a mat.
This week we have been reading words with the digraphs sh, th, nh and ch, such as chop, such, shell, fish, moth, thin,ring, and long. We have also been learning to sight read the phase 3 words that, this then and them.

Mrs Roberson's phonic group have been learning the digraphs oo, ue and ew such as moo, blue and new.  We have also been learning to spell some phase 4 key words correctly - went, it's and from.

This week in English we have been learning about poetry. All the poems we have been using have been about fireworks. First we listened to two poems by Tony Mitton and talked about and listed our favourite words and phrases he used. Ask your child what their favourite words were.
The following day we read Fireworks by Tony Mitton and then recited it as a class. We then worked in groups of three and performed to the rest of the class. 

On Thursday we used our favourite words from earlier in the week to write phrases to match a variety of firework pictures.

In ICT the children have been learning to word process on a Powerpoint slide. They may like to practise their skills by using BBC Dance Mat Typing.  Follow the link

This week in D&T we planned and designed a carriage for the Queen to ride in. Later in the week we painted the carriage. Next week we will be adding detail to our carriages and you will be able to see them by the end of week!

We would like to welcome Miss Tooley, a student teacher from Hertfordshire University to Woodpecker class.  She will be in school every Thursday and Friday until Christmas and then will be in every day from  March until May. 

Have a great weekend.
The Year One Teachers