Marvels – Y1 (2016/17)

Little Marvels Love to Learn!

Class teacher – Mr J Bent

Our teaching assistants are Mrs White, Ms Brown and Miss Hosker

 

Typical day

Morning – Phonics, Guided Reading, English & Maths 

Afternoon – Phonics, R.E/P.E/Topic/Computing/Science

 

 

Reading

We are starting to do guided reading every day with children, and we also try and read with other children 1 to 1 every day.

We ask parents to support their child’s learning in school by reading with them as much as possible at home.

P.E/Personal belongings

P.E kit is the child’s personal responsibility – all kit should be named and put in a named P.E bag which is left in the P.E box in the classroom.

School uniform should be named and kept in the child’s P.E bag if they are not wearing it. Cardingans and jumpers should be put on the child’s peg if they are not wearing them.

School bags should be named and all other personal belongings kept in them. Bags should be put in the child’s team box at the start of the day.

No toys etc should be in school.

Homework

Homework is given out on a Thursday and taken in on a Tuesday.

The children do either a literacy task eg. Writing a sentence with a capital letter, full stop & finger spaces.

or a

Numeracy task e.g. 2x/5x/10x table

or a

Topic task e.g. Label the countries of the United Kingdom

Autumn Term

Autumn Term 2016

English

In English this half term we have learnt about traditional tales. The main one we focused on was The 3 Little Pigs. Here we learnt the story using Talk for writing and then acted it out in a performance for the rest of our class. Following this we wrote our own traditional tales.

 

After this was completed we learnt about non-fiction books and their key features. We labelled the books and then used our own topic knowledge of The Great fire of London to start creating a book about The Great Fire of London.

 

Maths

We have covered a lot of topics this half term. We started by learning about fractions such as halves and quarters and then moved onto applying this in capacity. We followed this up by finding out about how full things are and how we use litres and millilitres to measure it. Finally we learnt about money and  how to count some coins as well as recognise them.

 

Topic

Our topic this half term has been “Fire! Fire!” Here we have been studying about The Great Fire of London. We have learnt about London where it is and how it looks different today than it did then.  We also learnt about how the fire was put out and compared this to how fires are put out now.  

 

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2017

 

 

Learning attitude

This half term we have been learning about Growth mindset and how if we persevere we can all learn to grow our intelligence. The children have been encouraged to take more challenges and risks with our learning.

English

In English we wrote our own poems and instructions. Following this we learnt the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with Talk 4 Writing and then we wrote our own traditional tale. 

Maths

Following last term in Maths we decided to focus more on shape work. The children have learnt about 2D and 3D shapes. Also we learnt about multiplication and doubling.

Topic

Our topic for this half term was “Growth and Green Fingers”.  We learnt about fruit, trees and other plants. In Science we learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees. In design and technology we analysed, then created a fruit salad. In Art we learnt to draw from observations and learnt other techniques for drawing.

Spring Term 2

Spring Term 2 2017

English

In English we were writing our own recounts. Here we wrote our own about the school day and getting ready for home time. We also looked at the story of Hansel and Gretel before writing our own traditional tale.

 

Maths

Following last term in Maths we decided to focus more on shape work. The children have learnt about 2D and 3D shapes. Also we learnt about multiplication and doubling.

Topic

Our topic for this half term was “The Family Album”.  We learnt about the past and present and compared the difference between the past and present we looked at timelines and our families as well. We also looked at our school and how that has changed over time.

 

Science

In Science we learnt about deciduous and evergreen trees as well as other plants and compared the difference between them. We also planted some of our own plants to observe them.

 

Computing

In computing we were learning about computers and the parts of them. We also used the computers to help us draw pictures to a story.

RE

In RE we have been learning about Christianity and the story of Easter.

PSHCE

In PHSCE we have been learning about families and the relationships within families

Summer Term

Summer Term 2017

Learning attitude

This half term we have been learning about our feelings in PHSCE. We have focused on anger and to deal with it.

English

In English we wrote our own leaflets about the great outdoors. Also we read the book Boris Goes Camping and then wrote our own stories based on the book itself. We also learnt how to use a dictionary. 

 

Maths

This last term in Maths we learnt about the data handling and created our own bar charts starting from cubes then eventually drawing some. We also learnt how to tell the time to o’clock and half past. Following this we learnt about quarter turns and half turns.

Topic

Our topic for this half term was “The Great Outdoors”.  We learnt about human and physical features. We also looked at maps and learnt how to read them. We also learnt about the keys on maps and the directions North, South, East and West.

 

 

Science

In Science we learnt materials and objects. We learnt about the difference between them. Then we went on a materials hunt around the school.

 

Computing

In computing we learnt to programme and debug using beebots.

RE

In RE we have been learning about Judaism and have talked about Shabbat and celebrations

PSHCE

In PHSCE we have been learning about our emotions and anger and how to control them.

Useful documents to download
Topic Web Autumn 1
Topic Web Autumn 2
Topic Web Spring 1