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Miss Moroney

Autumn Term Review
In Year 1 this half term we finished off our ‘Amazing Adventures’ topic with a Victorian dress up day. We travelled to The Great Exhibition, sampled food from the time and experienced what life in school would have been like in the past. Please look at our website page to see some lovely photos from our day.
We have covered a range of curriculum areas this half term, including science, where we investigated materials and their properties, geography, where we have been exploring cities, especially London, and comparing them to where we live, art, where we took inspiration from Paul Klee to create our own mixed media cityscapes, history, where we have been asking and answering questions and using artefacts to find out about life during Victorian times and ICT, where we have been creating electronic cards using Dazzle.
In Literacy we have read poems by Christina Rossetti and written our own versions of her colour poem. We have also used storytelling to learn a set of instructions, make changes to them and write our own set about how to catch a mythical creature.
In phonics we have been building our knowledge of sounds by focusing on the rest of the Phase 3 sounds, including ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure and er.
In Maths our learning has focused on addition and subtraction. We have practised adding and subtracting numbers using lots of different concrete resources and also by drawing simple pictures. We have also been applying our addition and subtraction skills to solving problems and reasoning about our findings.
Finally the Year 1 children have put a lot of time and effort in to learning, practising and performing their Christmas production this half term. We hope that all of you who attended the performance of ‘The Angel Express’ were as proud of them as we were.

Spring Term 2019

Welcome back Butterflies and Frogs! 

Our topic this term is called ‘From Farm to Fork’. We will be kick starting our topic with a special day exploring the weird and wonderful world of inventions.
We will be covering a range of curriculum areas this half term, including science (looking at ourselves as humans, our needs and the senses), geography (exploring the seasonal weather of the UK and how it compares with the rest of the world), ICT (e-safety and coding) and D.T (designing and constructing a machine to be used in a factory).

In Literacy we will be reading extracts from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl and using this as inspiration for a descriptive piece of writing and also for an explanation text. We will also continue to build on our knowledge of phonics by focusing on the phase 5 sounds. 
In Maths we will start by recapping and extending our knowledge of number and place value and then move onto learning about 2D shapes, time and volume and capacity.  

Please continue to read with your child as much as you can and to complete their weekly home learning tasks. This term we will be starting a reading challenge (details to follow) If you have any questions about these please don’t hesitate to come and ask us.


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