This Weeks Learning – W/C 10.12.18

Topic

This week in Topic we began the week by getting an unexpected surprise from some naughty Elves who came into our classes and had made a mess. We then had to describe what they had done by adding the suffix ‘ed’ to the verbs ( paint/painted ). The following lesson we looked at some great poems and wrote our very own shared class poem using a range of different adjectives and rhyming couplets. Later on in the week we learnt all about the different continents and explored different toys from different countries. Using all these facts we were able to write our own newspaper article for the ‘Toy Telegraph’.

 

Maths

In maths this week we have been looking at comparing different amounts using the vocabulary: greater than, the same as and less than. We then had to write some stem sentences to explain how we knew that one amount was bigger than the other – e.g.  (  5  ) is greater than ( 2 ) because it has more cubes. After we became confident doing this we moved on to looking at the crocodile symbols to make it easier to compare. We had to investigate what each symbol meant and then make simple number sentences e.g. – 5 > 2 , 5 = 5 and 2 < 5 . We ended the week by doing some fantastic addition and subtraction challenges.

Class Teacher Award – W/C 10.12.18

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a class teacher award  for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Arib and Dominic

Crickets: Adavya and Brooke

Grasshoppers: Hannah and Miley

Ladybirds: Maisie and Michael

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

 
Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.

Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

Indoor Shoes

Over the Christmas holidays class teachers will send home indoor shoes. We will make time in the last week to ensure we empty the lost property of indoor shoes and match any that may have got lost over the first term.  Please, during the holidays, could you check that they fit and that your child has indoor shoes to wear at school. An indoor shoe should be a simple, plain black plimsoll (not a trainer or slipper) as stated in the uniform policy. They are an important part of maintaining the cleanliness of our school as well as being more comfortable for the children when seated on the carpet.

Thank you for your ongoing support.   ​

Class Teacher Awards – W/C 3.12.18

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a class teacher award  for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Lakshman and Jakub

Crickets: Adian and Adrian. S

Grasshoppers: Georgie and Dylan

Ladybirds: Mayan and Loukya

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

 
Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.

Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

This Weeks Learning – W/c 03.12.18

Topic

This week in topic we started off the week by discussing all about old toys and new toys. We then wrote lots of amazing adjectives to describe the toys which helped us to write captions for our wonderful drawings of our favourite toys. Next we sorted old toys and new toys and spoke about why they were old and new. We were also given the chance to look a real new toy till and an old toy till which was very special! This then helped us to make a fantastic timeline of toys which we all enjoyed doing.   

Maths

This week we learnt how to subtract within 10 using lots of different and exciting ways. We started off by meeting 9 elves, we then got a phone call from Santa asking if we could send him 4 elves. We then had to use ten frames to work out how many elves would be left in the workshop. We also spent a lot of time discussing true and false questions and how we could decide if they were true or false to then write a sentence proving this (This is false/true because I know that ( ) – ( ) = ( ) ). Finally using all these new skills we were able to subtract by crossing out and solve word problems.

Year 1 Open Classroom Event

This is a reminder that our Open Classroom event will be taking place on:

 Tuesday 11th December at 2:30pm 

Please note that you will need to enter the school via the Avenue Road entrance and the office.

The event will last until 2:50pm, at which point we will ask you to kindly wait for your children at their usual collection points on the Year 1 playground, whilst we help them to collect their belongings and depart as normal.

This event is an opportunity for you to revisit your child’s classroom and observe how it has changed according to the learning that the children have been doing this half-term. The children will be presenting their Teddy Bear collages for you to admire and take home at the end of the event.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

This Week’s Learning – W/c 26.11.18

Topic

Our week began with a wonderful visit from two residents of the Abbeyfield residential home, who had come to talk to us about how toys have changed from when they were young in the 1930s. We loved listening to them describe popular toys such as paper aeroplanes and tin soldiers and enjoyed the opportunity to ask them lots of questions. Following this, we received a video message from Barnaby Bear, who requested that we send him a postcard to describe a trip we had been on, using the time starters ‘first’, ‘next’, ‘after’ and ‘finally’ – we were very good at spotting the time starters and adjectives in Barnaby’s postcard too! After this, we began our art focus for the week by researching the collages of five famous artists: Picasso, Arcimboldo, Nancy Standlee, Andy Goldsworthy and Matisse. We decided which artist was our favourite and planned to create our own collages in the style of one of them. Finally, we had fun tearing and cutting pieces of coloured tissue and card to create our own Teddy bear collages!

We would love you to come and see our Teddy bear collages on Tuesday 11th December at 2:30pm for our Year 1 Open Classroom event (there will be a blogged reminder during the week beginning 03.12.18)

Maths

This week in maths we began our focus on subtraction. We learned that when we subtract, the amount we have becomes smaller and were able to illustrate this using real life objects, before moving on to counters. We began by singing the song Ten Green Bottles, realising that as each bottle fell off the wall, the number of bottles that were left on the wall became smaller. We then discussed the subtraction symbol and determined that we can use the vocabulary: ‘minus’, ‘subtract’ and ‘take away’. We read number sentences such as                 ‘7 – 5=(  )’  and were able to use the counters to represent the bottles when finding out our answer, by physically taking away the correct number. Finally, we discovered that we can also subtract by crossing out. We read a number sentence such as ’10 – 4 = (  )’ and were able to draw 10 dots on our whiteboards and cross off 4 dots to find our answer.

Year Group Leader Awards – W/c 26.11.18

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a Year group Leader award  for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants: Leo and Lilly

Crickets: Himaya and Emmi

Grasshoppers: Ayra and Maia-Rose

Ladybirds: Siyana and Idrak

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

 
Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.

Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.