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2nd September 2016

English

This week the children have been concentrating on writing sentences using capital letters for the days of the week and names of countries, based around the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children have tried to extend their sentences using an adjective as well as the connective 'and'. We have also practised talking and writing about our routines using the days of the week.

Maths

The children have been working on accurately writing and displaying numerals in the correct form. They have continued to practise counting skills to reinforce numbers to 20. The children have ordered numbers, thinking about the number that comes before and after a given number. They have also worked on the confusion between “teen” and “ty” numbers.

Project Work

This week the children have been continuing their work on the brain and understanding what our brain needs to learn. They have looked at how the acquisition of knowledge and the process of practicing skills helps us to understand and improve our learning.

Mandarin

This week the children have focused on introducing their name and age to each other orally. They have been taught a song related to numbers. Additionally, they have started to trace the individual words in the correct stroke order. The children have been given a set of flashcards and they are encouraged to share their learning with parents. Please refer to the link for the flashcards containing vocabulary words and key grammar structure. 

Title: Year 1 Mandarin Unit: Going to School 

Link: https://quizlet.com/_2fi2fo

Computing

In Computing this week the children have been learning about the computer mouse. How to hold, click, drag and drop using some online websites. These websites will help children to gain control of the mouse pointer on the screen so they can learn to navigate around user interfaces on websites and software.

Physical Education

In PE lessons this week the children have been experimenting with one handed throws and two handed catches with beanbags and learning the concept of tracking when catching an object. In Swimming, students are continuing to have fun in the pool through aquatic games as well swimming widths as they begin to be assessed. 

Music

In Music this week Year 1 have been exploring the inter-related dimensions of music-pulse, rhythm, dynamics and pitch. Playing percussion instruments, the children have explored timbre and the different combinations of sounds. They have also engaged with singing familiar songs.

Homework

Home Spelling activities for all of Year 1 will be sent home next week.

 

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