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This week in Year 1/2 the children have been continuing to find out about their topic ‘Once upon a time’.
The Fairy tale group have been writing letters to Princesses to ask about their outfits and have been reading Cinderella in our Reading area before deciding to make puppets to retell the story to the class. The Knights group have been learning all about the job role of a knight and have written letters to Sam asking if he could come into our class to make real shields with us next week. The royal family group have been learning all about the Queen and have looked at who may have lived and worked in Castles many years ago. The castles groups have been looking at the features of a castle using real life mages, maps and sketches and have begun to design their own castles before building them next week.
In Literacy Year 2 have been learning a new model text about a setting that Giant Ugg visits and have begun to think of new and exciting adjectives.
In Maths makes sense the children in Year 2 have been learning to tell the time, find inverse operations and the Year 1 children have been using cups to write maths stories about tens and hundreds and making 2D shapes using clues from Cupman.
This week during Enquiry Based Learning in Year 1/2 we received a very important letter from Buckingham Palace. The letter asked us if we could help Prince George to tell his friends all about his future job role as the King of the United Kingdom and about the places (castles) he may live in in the future.
The children are now ‘finding out’ during their Enquiry based Learning topic to be able to help Prince George. A group of children decided to write letters to the Queen and Kate Middleton to ask them what it looks like inside of Buckingham Palace. A group of boys who are focusing on Castles looked at real life images of Castles to spot similarities and differences between them all.
In Guided Reading the children have been focusing on their understanding of stories and being able to sequence the events in a story. The children first ordered events of the story ‘The Emperor’s new clothes’ before drawing the missing images on a story board and adding text to the images to describe key events.
In Maths Makes Sense Year 1 have been using cups to act out addition and subtraction stories and have been introduced to what a half and a quart of objects look like. In Year 2 the children have been learning to add 10 and 20 at speed and focusing on finding lines of symmetry and being able to find the maths story in a embellished maths problem.
Next week the children will receive some very exciting responses to their letters and will continue to explore the topic ‘Once upon a time’.
This week in Year 1/2 the children have been finishing off their ‘showing what they know’ of their Enquiry Based Learning topic. The children have made a variety of crowns, shields, swords, dragons, kings and queen sketches and made castle models to show their current understanding. The children have now all been put into groups dependent upon what they would like to find out about and will now focus upon their Enquiry questions next week when beginning the ‘Finding out’ stage.
Next week we will be set an exciting task by a member of the royal family.. Watch out next week to find out.
This week the children in Years 1 and 2 have been very busy learning all about our new Enquiry Based Learning topic ‘once upon a time’. The children have been showing the adults what they already know before starting the topic and have begun to think of questions that they would like to find out about during the topic.
During Guided Reading this week the children have been playing eye spy, beat the clock and using dictionary skills to spot the initial letter sounds of objects.
In Maths Makes Sense Year 1 have been learning the actions for addition and subtractions and have been acting out with their partners to count ‘how much is there here?’ The children have been working really well with their partners and have formed excellent numbers during our morning warm ups.
In Maths Makes Sense the Year 2 children have been learning to measure perimeters of closed shapes and learning how to tell the time.
In Read Write Inc the children have been learning new set 2 sounds and have begun to read green and pink books.
In P.E the children have been learning about how to dribble when playing basketball, how to defend and how to score as well as discussing how to use tactics to win the game.
Take a look at pictures of our fantastic learning this week.
The children have all had an excellent week settling into their new Year 1 classroom. The children have been getting to know their teacher (Miss Wilford) and have made hot air balloons to go on our ‘Good to be Blue’ Behaviour chart. This half term we will be learning about Castles.
This week the children received a letter from a King and Queen asking if they could help the lonely knight as he had fallen apart. The children each made their own knight and used split pins to piece him back together. The children then made their own 3D castles for the knight to live inside of.
Please remember that to support or topic this half term we will be visiting Conisborough Castle. We are asking for a donation of £9.50 and the trip will take place on Friday 20th October 2017. If you would like your child to attend our Key Stage 1 visit then please return the trip attendance form.
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