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Autumn term 2 - COMPLETE

Friday 18th December


We did it! a HUGE well done to all children for their hard work this first term of Year 1. We are SO proud of you. Thank you to parents/guardians for your continued support during this difficult time. 


Thank you very much to everyone for your generous gifts and cards. We appreciate it greatly. Have a safe and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Love Miss Tanner & Ms Tate




Check out our Christmas gallery. We have been up to lots of fun things this week. You can also find our Christmas performance audio clips in the Christmas gallery. 

In English this week we worked on our golden sentences. We wrote about what Coco the elf did each day. He was a very silly elf this week. Look in the Christmas gallery to see the pictures. 

In maths we worked more on subtraction and counting backwards. Keep practicing this and try your homework addition and subtraction worksheet. 

In RE we learned about the Ascension Story when Mary found out she would have a baby named Jesus. We also learned about the Christmas Story where Jesus was born in Bethlehem. 
We had lots of fun this week! We had our class Christmas party where we played pass the parcel, decode the message, musical chairs and freeze dance. We even won some super prizes. We made Christmas cards, had Christmas lunch, got some gifts from a special elf and watched a movie with yummy popcorn. Take a look at our Christmas gallery to see all the fun we had. 




Friday 11th December

Click the quick link below to see homework. There will be no new spellings this week. Check out the Christmas gallery for all the fun crafts we made this week and the adventures of Coco the elf.


In English this week we turned into elves just like Coco. We learned more about question marks and our elves asked each other questions. We learned that when a question is asked, you give an answer. 

In maths we learned about repeating patterns - specifically colour. We made fun paper chains with different patterns to decorate the hallway and classroom for Christmas. We also started learning about subtraction. When we subtract we count backwards and our number gets smaller. We used number lines to help us count backwards. 

In RE we talked more about our new topic Advent. We learned about the Advent wreath and how there are 5 special candles - 3 purple, 1 pink and 1 white. The Priest lights a new candle each Sunday as we wait for Christmas. We learned what each candles means - hope, love, joy, peace and Christ. We made a class Advent wreath to hang in the hallway. 



We also hung up our new Advent display and decorated our class Christmas tree. 


In RE we had a special faiths lesson on Judaism. We learned about the father of Judaism - Abraham and the prophet leader - Moses. We learned about the story of Moses and how he led the Jews to safety through the Red Sea. We talked about what things make a good leader - kind, brave, loving. We talked and looked at lots of special artifacts - menorah, synagogue, Torah, kippah, Star of David, Hanukkah. We made menorahs using our fingerprints and paint to light the candles. Take a look at the autumn photo gallery to see more pictures. 

In Art we finished our beautiful tissue paper wreaths for the hoops. They are now hanging in the big hall for everyone to see. 

We also did made some paper Christmas trees and baubles to decorate the hallway and the classroom. Check out the Christmas picture gallery to see more pictures.




Friday 4th December 


Welcome back! It is so great to be together again in the classroom. The children did such amazing work during our remote learning. I thank parents so much for their continued support during this difficult year. We have been busy this week getting back into our school routine. Look at all the wonderful things we have learned. 

Check the quick link below to see homework and new spellings. Homework is to practice your new spelling words and your lines for our 2 Christmas poems.

In English this week, we reviewed our nouns, adjectives and verbs and how to use them correctly in sentences to make our writing more interesting. We had a very special friend arrive in our class and his name is Coco the elf! We described him using our adjectives and verbs. Take a look in our photo gallery to see more about our new elf friend.  

We also wrote a rough copy and a good copy of our letters to Father Christmas. They are off in the post and we hope to hear back from him soon. You can see all of our wonderful letters below in the PDF document.

In maths we reviewed our addition fact families and how we can write addition sentences with the equal symbol at the end and at the beginning.

In Science we continued our topic on the 4 seasons - winter, spring, summer and autumn. We chose our favourite season and created it using toilet rolls, cotton wool and paint. Take a look at our photo gallery to see more pictures. 

In Art we made Christmas wreaths that will hang on our class hoop in the big hall for all the children to see. We made these using small paper plates, tissue paper, pompoms and glitter. Stay tuned next week for when they are all finished. 

We learned about the Advent wreath. Check out the RE page to learn more about our new topic. There is a fun interactive Advent calendar you can try at home. As this file is too big I have put it on the Google Classroom.




Friday 20th and Friday 27th November 


As we are self-isolating for 14 days you can check out the WOW work page for all the things we are doing during remote learning. 




Friday 13th November


Super work this week children. You have worked very hard and completed fabulous work. A hip hip horray for you all! yes Parents, please ensure you are checking the class page frequently as it is our main source of contact. There are many great resources on our page and I encourage you and your child to have a look through. 

Please complete this week's homework and practise the new spelling words.
Keep working hard at your Mathletics. Can you get a gold, silver or bronze certificate in November? Remember to check out the Mathletics Hall of Fame!

In RE we started our new topic on 'Belonging.' We thought of all the groups and clubs we belong to and how it makes us feel to belong to something. It made us feel happy, special and loved. Check out the RE tab for more information on our new topic.

We also had a special lesson on Wednesday for Remembrance Day. We wrote and read a poem and made our own poppies to wear over our hearts to remember all those who have died for us.
In English this week, we learned all about nouns - naming words. We learned that nouns are people (boy, girl, teacher, mum, Miss Tanner), places (school, home, church, Tesco, Nando's), things (table, pencil, ball, chair, book) and animals (cat, dog, fish, tiger, rat). We had lots of fun exploring our surroundings and finding nouns. Can you spot any nouns at home?

In maths we continued learning how to add. We started to look at how the part whole model can be represented in different ways/pictures. Our new words of the week were: add, plus, equal, altogether.

In science we continued our topic on 'Animals including humans' and our 5 senses - touching, seeing, smelling, tasting and hearing. We did a fun experiment where we had to smell and taste different foods and try to guess what it was. We smelled ketchup and vinegar and we tasted onion and lemon. Check out our photo gallery for more pictures!

In Humanities we celebrated Remembrance Day and learned about all of the soldiers who fought for us. They were very strong and brave. We made our own soldiers and wrote a thank you note. May they rest in peace. Check out the Humanities tab for more pictures.
In Design Technology (DT) we started our topic on mechanical toys. We are making moving vehicles. We learned about the design process and we designed our car, thinking of the materials and equipment we will need to use. Check out the Art/DT tab to see more about our new topic.





Friday 6th November

Well done children for your hard work this week. We had a busy first week back and did lots of wonderful work. Thank you parents for sending in milk/juice cartons and bottle caps. Some children brought in more than one so we now have more than enough for our DT project. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see our moving cars. smiley

Please complete this week's homework and practise the new spelling words.
Check out the final Mathletics Hall of Fame winners for September and October. Well done! Can you get a gold, silver or bronze certificate in November?

In RE we did a reflection on our topic of families. We reflected on all that we learned. Our new topic is 'Belonging.' Check out the RE tab for more information.

In English this week, we focused on sequencing. We role-played and sequenced the story of The Three Little Pigs.

The Three Little Pigs Role Play

Still image for this video

In maths we started looking at adding numbers together using the part-whole model. We used abacus beads to help us count.


In science we continued our topic on 'Animals including humans.' We learned about our 5 senses - touching, seeing, smelling, tasting and hearing. We linked it to Bonfire night and thought how we can use our 5 senses celebrating the special night.

In Humanities we finished our topic on 'Old and New Toys' by making Victorian peg dolls. Check out the humanities tab to see our dolls.
In art we learned more about Bonfire Night and made a super firework poster. Check out the picture gallery to see more.