Enthusiasm. Effort. Excellence.
Infant Department: Mardale Avenue, Flixton M41 5SA
Junior Department: Delamere Road, Flixton M41 5QL
0161 748 2871/ 0161 748 5141
Welcome to 1JE
Mrs Johnson and Mrs Easter
Success comes through personal effort.
Welcome to 1JE. We hope you have had a wonderful summer and that you are excited to get started in Year 1! There are lots of interesting things we will be learning this year and we will keep you updated on here.
English: We have now been introduced to all of the Phase 5 sounds. This term is all about recognising them in our reading and starting to use them appropriately in our spelling. When reading we will be looking at using all of the sounds that we have learned so far to attempt to read longer words. When spelling we will be listening to the sounds in a word and making sure that all of these sounds are written. At this stage it might not be the correct alternative but as long as it is the right sound then this is fine. For example trayn instead of train is acceptable at this stage of year 1.
We will be looking at instructions for the first few weeks and then will move onto our new book 'Stanley's Stick'. When using this text we will be looking at how the conjunctions 'and', 'but' and 'because' are used in sentences. We will also be learning the rules for adding 'ed' and 'ing' to the end of words.
We will continue learning our cursive letters and applying them in our writing.
Maths: We will begin the term revisiting place value. We will be using different apparatus to represent 2 digit numbers and gain an understanding of what each digit in a 2 digit number represents. We will then use this knowledge to help us compare and order numbers. We will then move onto addition and subtraction using our understanding of place value.
Science: After having a short break from our original science unit to look at weather and seasons, we will now continue with the unit 'Animals including humans'. We will be learning how animals can be grouped and will learn about reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, birds and invertebrates. This will then lead us into looking at animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Computing: Our computing unit will involve us learning how to use the iPads to record a short video. We will link with our English and DT work to create some instructions for making a healthy snack. We will then make our own short instructional video to demonstrate how to make it.
Geography:Our local area unit will continue for the first few weeks. We will be visiting St Mary's as part of our RE work and will link this with our map skills to create different routes. We will then move onto a unit on the UK where we will learn about the seas surrounding the UK, countries, capital cities and highest mountains.
History: Our history lessons will be focusing around Kings and Queens. We will start by looking at Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. We will then focus on Queen Victoria and look at life in Victorian times.
Music: Our next music unit is called 'In the Groove' and looks at different styles of music. We will be applying what we have already learned about pulse, rhythm and pitch and enjoying exploring these different styles of music.
PE: On a Wednesday morning we will be welcoming a gymnastics coach who will be working with us for the next half term. On a Thursday we will be continuing our animals dance before performing for another class.
Art: Last half term we explored line in our art lessons. We will continue with this unit and explore using a range of tools to create lines. We will then move into exploring shape and form.
DT: We will be finishing our unit 'Moving Pictures' at the beginning of the term. We will be applying what we have learned about sliders, wheels and levers to create our very own moving scene from a traditional story. We will then move onto a unit of work on healthy eating and we will design and make our own healthy snack.
RE: Our unit of work will focus on sacred places. We will learn about Churches, Synagogues and Mosques and will compare the features that you would find in these sacred buildings.
Look what we've been learning:
Monday 19th February 2018
In our MATHS today we have been on a money hunt. Envelopes full of money had been hidden all over school. We even found some in Mr Redmond's office! We had to use our counting skills to find how much money was hidden in each envelope. It was lots of fun!
Monday 22nd January 2018
In our MATHS today we have been comparing numbers represented in different ways.
Friday 19th January 2018
Today we continued our ART work with Ms Plant and learned how to use tools to create lines. We gathered our previous work on Indian ink and used a technique called SGRAFFITO to scratch away the ink to create lines. We then looked at how line can change into shape.
Monday 15th January 2018
In DESIGN TECHNOLOGY we have been learning about moving pictures. We looked through lots of books that have moving parts and then learned how to make wheel, slider and lever mechanisms. Our next job was to design our very own moving pictures based on a traditional tale. Today we got to roll our sleeves up and make our moving pictures with some very special helpers!
Friday 12th January 2018
In ENGLISH we have started a Talk 4 Writing unit on instructions. We have been learning a set of instructions off by heart with actions. If you have ever wanted to fly then follow these instructions.......HOW TO MAKE A MAGICAL FLYING POTION!
Watch our video to learn the instructions for yourself!!
We then drew a plan for the instructions using pictures. This helps us to remember each section.
We then INNOVATED this plan to create a plan for a new set of instructions.....HOW TO MAKE A MAGICAL TRANSFORMING POTION!
Monday 8th January 2018
Next week we are walking to St Mary's as part of our RE work. We decided to link this with our GEOGRAPHY work on maps. We used a map of the local area to plot different routes that we could take. We then decided which would be the shortest route for us to take.
Tuesday 5th December 2017
What a wonderful afternoon we have had making our Christmas biscuits with Mrs Tatham. We all put out aprons on and got stuck into our biscuit decorating master class! We hope you enjoyed eating them as much as we enjoyed making them!
Friday 1st December 2017
We have had a fantastic afternoon exploring line with Ms Plant our art specialist! We used Indian ink to create line in different ways and also used scissors to create different types of lines. We then used wax crayons to create the first step of our next masterpiece!
Tuesday 31st October
We had a fantastic POBBLE day today. We all travelled back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed Earth. Don't forget to look at some of our fantastic writing on Pobble.com!
Friday 20th October
14 of our class have made it around our reading racetrack and earned themselves a reward! Other children are following closely. Keep up the good reading!! We want to win the reading racetrack cup!
Monday 16th October 2017
In GEOGRAPHY we set ourselves an even trickier challenge. We ventured over to the junior site with our blank maps at the ready! We enjoyed exploring the junior building and seeing if we could work out what all of the rooms were for. What an adventure!
Friday 13th October 2017
In COMPUTING we have moved on to inputting a sequence of instructions into a programmable toy. We were lucky these little Beebots didn't fly off!
Monday 9th October 2017
In GEOGRAPHY we started our map work. We had a challenge on our hands as we were given a blank map of the infant side of the school. We had to walk around the building to try and work out which room was which and label our map.
Monday 9th October 2017
In MATHS we were learning that the = sign means 'the same as'. We had to explore ways of making either side of the = sign balance.
Friday 6th October 2017
In COMPUTING we have been giving our partner a sequence of instructions to find the hidden treasure!
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
In our SCIENCE this week we wanted to try and find out the answer to the question 'What is the most popular popcorn in Class 1JE?' We discussed the different ways that we could find the answer and then put our plans into action!
Monday 25th September 2017
We started our GEOGRAPHY lessons today and we have been learning about aerial views. We thought about The Smartest Giant in Town and how tall he is. The view that he sees when he looks down is an aerial view. We then looked at lots of different objects and thought about what they looked like from an aerial view and what they looked like from a side/front view.
Wednesday 13th September 2017
This week we started our Magic Toys dance in PE. We had to imagine we were a toy on a shelf in a toy shop and create our starting positions. As we are magic toys we then slowly start to wake up and move!
Tuesday 12th September
In our SCIENCE lesson this week we were learning the names of different parts of our bodies. We chose someone to draw around and then used post it notes to label as many body parts as we could. We then had to discuss which body part we thought was the most important and why.
Wednesday 6th September 2017
We have had a great first day in our new class. We have found our way around the classroom and started sharing some of our fantastic memory boxes! We also made history as we were part of the first ever Flixton Primary School whole school assembly at the junior department! What a day!
Reading book days - Monday/Friday
Reading Racetrack Day - Friday
Class library book day - Wednesday
PE days - Wednesday/Thursday
Homework given out - Thursday
Homework due in - Tuesday
We have now learned all of the Phase 3 and 5 sounds. Please see the sound mats below: