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Infant Department: Mardale Avenue, Flixton M41 5SA
Junior Department: Delamere Road, Flixton M41 5QL
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Welcome to Year1B
Mrs Bateman &
Autumn term This term we will be learning...
English Phonics - New Phase 5 sounds. Revisit Phase 3 sounds and apply to reading and spelling words.
Writing - Focus on capital letters and full stops.
Handwriting - Focus on writing capital letters correctly, also size and position of lower case letters (making sure ascenders are tall and decenders go below the line) Cursive letters step 1, 2 and 3 (c, a, d, g, e, t, l, h, b, k, f)
Maths Reading and writing numbers as numerals and words. Counting on and back in 1s. Finding 1 more and 1 less. Understanding place value and what each digit represents in a 2 digit number. Solving problems in different ways using practical equipment and applying what they have learned.
Science - Animals including humans Learning about parts of the human body and what they are used for. Investigating the 5 senses. Recording investigations in different ways. Grouping and classifying animals in different ways.
Seasonal change - Knowing what the 4 seasons are. Designing our own investigations to find out about the weather during different seasons.
History - Ourselves Introduction to timelines through their own lives. History of toys.
Geography - Local Area Introduction to maps (school) Human and Physical features of the local area.
Computing - We are treasure hunters - Programming beebots.
PE - Dance - Magic toys. Games - Beanbags and quoits.
RE - Who is a Christian and what do they believe? Introduction to Christianity and how stories from the Bible tell Christians about God.
Music - Hey You! - introduction to pulse, rhythm and pitch. Rhythm in the way we walk - developing work on pulse, rhythm and pitch.
Look what we have been learning
To get us ready to innovate our Talk 4 Writing story Stanley's Stick, we have been using our imaginations! We all had a stick and we looked at it first and wrote down adjectives to describe what it was like. We tried to think about what it looked like and also what it felt like. Then we lived in our own world of imagination and thought about what our stick could be...just like Stanley. We had loads of ideas; from a hook for a pirate, to a tree for a fairy to live in. From a paintbrush to paint the best pictures to an anchor to stop a ship from sailing away. We even had an underwater telescope and a walking stick for a very old man!
Design and Technology
To finish off our unit of work on moving pictures we enlisted a bit of extra help!
We had a fabulous morning with lots of extra volunteers to help us to create our finished products. We used our designs to create a moving picture to tell the story from a Traditional tale. have a look at us in action. see if you can spot our moving mechanisms...there are sliders, levers, wheels and lift the flaps!
Design and Technology
To get ready for our new design and technology unit making a healthy snack, we have been tasting fruit. We tasted different fruits to help us decide which ones we want to use to make our fruit kebabs. Some were delicious, some we were not too sure of and some we definately did not like at all!
We have been learning about line in art. We learned how to create line in different media. We have used pencils, crayons, scissors and ink. It was great fun seeing the different lines we created come alive on the page and take on a life of their own.
All these happy readers have zoomed round the racetrack twice already! Well done and keep bringing your signed book in every Friday!
We spent a fabulous morning in the Junior Department with Mrs Tatham, decorating Christmas cookies. The children did really well following the instructions carefully. Although, we are not sure very many will make it to Christmas!!! They were all very keen to eat them!
We have been intrepid explorers this week! We have been putting our map skills to the test by finding our way around the school. We looked at a plan view of the Infant building and then used our map to locate rooms within the school. We practised orienting the map by turning it the same way we are facing to help us find our way around and know where things are. We tried to label all the rooms on our map. It was quite tricky!
It was even more of a challenge when we ventured across the field to do the same in the Junior building. Even Mrs Bateman and Mrs Donohue needed a map to help them find where all the classrooms were!
We have started work on Moving Pictures. We evaluated existing products by looking at books that have moving parts. We looked at the mechanisms that are used to make the parts moved and thought about how we could recreate them. we are going to be designing our own moving picture to tell a Traditional Tale to Reception children...Watch this space!
We wanted to find out which flavour popcorn was the class favourite. We thought about how to answer the question and also how to show what we had found out in different ways.
We found out that most people in the class like sweet popcorn. Mrs Bateman knows which one to buy when we choose cinema for our treat time!!
Before we start our mapwork, we have been learning what an aerial view is. We imagined that we were the smartest giant in town and looked down on everything, this is an aerial view. We then imagined that we were the small goat from the story, this is a normal view.
We have had a fantastic first week in 1B. Have a look at some of the things we have been doing...
Monday - Reading books
Tuesday - Homework handed in
Wednesday - Class library books, PE
Thursday - Homework given out, PE
Friday - Reading books, Reading racetrack books