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Week Beginning 20 November 2017

MESSAGES

  • Year 1 will be creating some junk art for our theme ‘Go Wild’ please bring in any packaging waste you have around the house. Needed for Monday please.

LITERACY

Last week we focused on familiarising and sequencing a story called Stellaluna. This week we are going to use the structure of a beginning, middle and end to create our own animal story. Whilst getting our creative juices flowing the children will continue to focus on; letter formation, full stops, capital letters and adjectives.

KEY VOCABULARY

Sequencing, first, next, then, last, finally, beginning, middle, end

MATHS

In Maths we will look at the basic concepts of measure, in particular length and weight. We will look at practical investigations to help the children grasp the idea of how long 1cm, 2cm, 3cms etc actually is. We will develop this knowledge further by starting to answer simple practical problems.

KEY VOCABULARY

Length, weight, long, longer, longest short, shorter, shortest, ruler, centimetre, cm, metre, m, how long…, how short…, heavy, light, lighter, lightest, heavier, heaviest

STEAM THEME

We will be continuing our topic Go Wild!  The children will continue to learn about different types of animals, such as amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects.  After the UNICEF World Children’s day our focus we will turn our hands to developing art skills in modelling. As part of our Go Wild topic we looked at the characters of the Madagascar movie. The children will be taught how to model and craft clay to create a character.

KEY VOCABULARY

Habitat, herbivore, carnivore, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DIGITAL LITERACY

The children will learn how to code and develop their coding skills through a computer programme on laptops.  They will learn that they can make an item move by giving it clear instructions.

KEY VOCABULARY

Forwards, backwards, left, right, stop, go

PSHCE

This week the children will talk and reflect positively on what they achieved this ter. These may be academic achievements in class, they might be sport or music based. Perhaps they have made some new friends.

KEY VOCABULARY

Conflict, positive, solutions

DUTCH

De Sint is aangekomen in Shanghai!  Deze week nemen we een kijkje in het huis van de Sint.  Hoe denk jij dat de slaapkamer van de Sint eruit ziet?  Neemt de Sint een bad of een douche?  We komen het deze week allemaal te weten in de beroemde serie `Dag Sinterklaas` en bouwen onze eigen versie van het huis van Sinterklaas.

De letter van de week is de `e `. 

MANDARIN

Mandarin Y1 MNDC1/C2-Ms Zhou and Ms Zhang

Homework for this weekend:  Finish a worksheet on body parts. (Read and draw)

Next week we will learn to express symptom of physical pain using the sentence pattern 我的……疼。Wo de …teng./My …hurt. 

Mandarin Y1 MNDC3-Ms Dai

Next week we will continute the topic of ‘Necessities of Study’ then we will review Topic 1-6

Key vocabulary: 尺chǐ,笔bǐ,本子běn zi,橡皮xiàng pí,书包shū bāo,书shū。

Mandarin Y1 MNDCN-Ms Wang and Ms He

本周回家作业是:书写中文字“乐”,练习阅读小书。

下周我们将学习入学准备10“汉字多奇妙”,初步了解象形字的特点,感受汉字的奇妙。认识“日、月、水、火”4个生字,正确朗读句子。通过识字活动提高识字能力,初步了解象形字的造字特点,激发识字的兴趣。