Week 3 - WC 14th September 2020
What another fantastic week we have had in Dragonfly Class. This week we have worked exceptionally hard in all our learning and settled well with the daily routines.
In English this week we have been continuing our work on Jack and the Beanstalk. Our focus this week was to retell the story using picture prompts to support us. The skill we focused on was the use of capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end. We completed lots of activities to help us with this and on Thursday we completed our first published write, the outcome of this was fantastic. For Fix it Friday we worked on our personalised targets to help us embed the skills we needed to move our writing on. This consisted of letter formation, capital letters and finger spaces.
In Maths we have been continuing our work on place value. We have been learning to count both forwards and backwards from any given number to 20 and beyond. We did this through a variety of practical activities, interactive games and using number tracks. We also looked at writing numbers as words to twenty too. This is something we will continue to work on.
In our Encompass we received a letter from the aliens explaining that they wanted to come and visit Planet Earth and that they wanted to come and visit our local area. They asked for our help in answering the question 'What is there to see and do in our local area?' We were very excited to help and so we used Google Earth to go on a tour around our local area and recorded all the human features that we could see within our local area. We had lots of fun being detectives and discovering all the wonderful things there is in our local area. We can't wait to hear from them again soon.
In Science we have been learning about our body. We have been learning the names of our different body parts. We had lots of fun. We played Simon Says, drew around our friends and labelled and also labelled the pictures with the correct name of the body part.
Week 2 - WC 7th September 2020
What a sensational week we have had in Dragonfly Class this week. The children's first full week of learning and it is like they have been in Year 1 for so much longer. The children have settled and adapted to new routines and expectations exceptionally well and they have worked extremely hard in all their learning and we have had lots of fun along the way. I am so proud of each and everyone of them. =)
In Maths this week we have been focusing on place value. In doing so we have been working on identifying, representing and ordering numbers to 20 and beyond. We used lots of practical hands on learning and pictorial representations to support with our learning.
Our Friday our lesson is called Fix it Friday where we focus on areas to develop for the week - this week we focused on number formation to correct any reversals.
In English our genre for the half term in Traditional Tales. This week we have been doing lots of book talk linked to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to help us become confident with the story, the story structure, key elements and vocabulary.
We made predictions as to what might be at the top of the beanstalk we came up with some very creative ideas. We then used talk for writing, adding actions and pictures to help us orally retell the story. Following this we used role play and drama and pictures to sequence the story.
In Science our topic is Animals including Humans. We discussed what we want to find out and also what we already know.
In Encompass our topic is Street Detectives. This is linked to our local area. This week we discussed what we want to find out and also what we already know.
In PSHE we talked about what makes us special. We then created a friendship web where we each said what was special about our friends in our class.
Welcome back to school and a new year of learning. I am so excited to have you in my class this year and make lots of memories together as we develop and grow and learn all things new. It's is going to be a fun filled year with lots of adventures and excitement. I can't wait to start our journey together, I promise it's going to be a fun one!
With love from Miss. Bickerton-Dean
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