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Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Autumn Term

22.11.21

 

This week in maths we have continued to use a number line to help us add and subtract numbers. We remembered that we jump forward on a number line when adding and that we jump back on a number line when subtracting. In English we have been looking at snowy pictures from the book 'Snow' and writing sentences to describe the picture. We described different colours we saw in the picture and used our phonic sounds to spell the colours. In geography we learnt the names of the 5 oceans. Finally, in shared reading we have been learning interesting vocabulary that will be in the book we are reading next week. smiley

15.11.21

 

This week in maths we have been learning how to subtract. We used a number line to help us subtract. For example, when calculating 12-5, we started on the 12 and jumped back 5 times. The number we landed in was the answer. In English we looked at different weather pictures and wrote sentences about them. We remembered to start our sentences with capital letters and end them with full stops. We also tried to use adjectives. In our geography lesson we learnt about the 7 different continents. Finally in art, we used a combination of materials that were cut, torn and glued to create cloud collages. 

8.11.21

 

This week in maths we have been learning to add using a number line. For example, if we were calculating 8+5 we would start on 8 and then count on 5 jumps to find the answer. In English, we have been weather reporters! We worked in groups, looked at a map of the UK and described what the weather was going to be like in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. We used our weather vocabulary! In PSHE we learnt about different feelings and we could discuss different feelings we have. 

1.11.21

 

This week in maths we have been revising our number bonds to 10 and learning our number bonds to 20. In English we have been learning about fiction and non-fiction books. We know that fiction books are story books and non-fiction books have facts in them. We learnt about the features of non-fiction books and looked at a variety of them in class. In Geography we learnt about weather around the world and in different countries. We know that it is hotter in countries near the equator and colder in countries near the North and South Pole. In groups, we located and labelled countries on a map. We then discussed what the weather is like in that country.

18.10.21

 

This week in maths we have been halving numbers. We did this practically at first using the part whole model. We also learnt about the Harvest Festival and and performed Harvest poems in our English lessons. 

11.10.21

 

In Maths this week we have been learning to double numbers in a variety of ways. We have also been writing number sentences using the correct symbols. In English we have been continuing to read our book 'Storm' by Sam Usher and using descriptive language to write sentences about what has happened. In Art we have been learning about primary and secondary colours. We mixed primary colours together to make secondary colours and painted a colour wheel. 

4.10.21

 

This week in Maths we have been using the part whole model to understand that numbers can be partitioned (split) into parts. In English we have been exploring storm vocabulary and we have been practising writing sentences. In Shared Reading we read a funny book called ‘Sonny’s Wonderful Wellies’ and reviewed the book by talking about our favourite part.  

Part Whole Model in Maths

27.9.21

 

This week in Maths we have been ordering numbers and learning how to use a number line. In English we have been exploring rain vocabulary and we have been practising writing sentences. In Shared Reading we read a fantastic book called 'Grandpa's handkerchief' and we also practised sequencing the events. 

20.9.21

 

This week in Maths we have been comparing objects and we learnt how to use the more than (>), less than (<) and equal (=) symbols to compare objects. yes In English this week we have enjoyed reading the book 'Rain' by Sam Usher. We have used this book to inspire us to write super simple sentences! Also, in Science this week we have continued to learn about the four seasons and we explored what the weather is like in different seasons. smiley

13.9.21

 

This week in Maths we have been practising counting forwards and backwards from any number. We also practised counting one more and one less from any number. In English, we have been writing all about ourselves and created lovely booklets! In Science we were able to label and name some wild and garden plants. Finally, in Art we practised our painting techniques and painted brilliant weather pictures! We were then able to write a caption for our painting. laugh

 

 

6.9.21

 

We have had a brilliant week in Year 1! In Maths we have been learning to sort and count objects. We have also enjoyed practising the alphabet in English and writing our letters correctly. In Science we have been learning about the seasons and we also  identified and named some wild garden plants. 

Welcome to Year 1 smiley

 

We hope you have all had a super summer!

 

The last two days have been spent settling the children back into their routine and getting to know them. We have also been practising our number formations and our speaking and listening skills. 

 

We will continue to update you in all the wonderful things we do!

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