Week 4 - W/C 21st September 2020
It has been a productive week in Kingfisher Class!
In English, we have been learning all about adjectives. We found out that adjectives are words that describe a noun (a person, place or object). We received a letter from the giantess from Jack and the Beanstalk, who was asking us to help her find her missing husband - the giant! We came up with many adjectives to describe both the giant's appearance and personality. We used these in our published writes to produce a Missing Poster.
In Maths, we have been finding one more and one less than a given number. We began by using practical objects to help us, before moving onto using a number line. We discussed that when finding one more, we jump forwards one on a number line, whereas when finding one less, we jump backwards one.
Week 3 - W/C 14th September 2020
We have had another busy week in Kingfisher Class! Our hard work and determination has continued this week, and we are becoming evermore settled into our Year 1 routines.
In English, we have been working on writing a retell of Jack and the Beanstalk. We used our knowledge of the story developed last week, alongside some picture prompts to recall the main events in the story. Our focus was on producing the 'perfect sentence'. We discussed that to produce a perfect sentence, we need to include correct punctuation. This includes a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence, a full stop at the end, and finger spaces between words. We also discussed that it is important to read our sentences back to ensure they make sense. After working on these key writing skills, we produced our very first published write! The children worked very hard on these and they did superbly well! For Fix-it Friday, we focused on our personal targets to develop our writing, which included letter formation, capital letters and full stops.
In Encompass, we have been learning about the human features that can be found in our local area, as part of our 'Street Detectives' topic. We discussed that a human feature is a geographical characteristic that has been made by a human. We were detectives for the afternoon and identified different human features in Hanley using Google Earth, and started to explore the use of aerial maps.
In Science, we have been learning about the different parts of the human body. We identified, named and labelled the main body parts and started to discuss their function.
Week 2 - W/C 7th September 2020
What a brilliant first week we have had in Kingfisher Class! The children have settled into their new class exceptionally well and are adapting superbly to our new routines. We are very proud of the hard work they have put into their learning this week - well done to you all!
In English, we are spending this half term learning about Traditional Tales. This week, we have been exploring the fairy tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We have been learning about the key events that happen in the story, as well as its structure and key vocabulary.
We began the week by making predictions about what Jack might find at the top of the beanstalk, based upon what we had read at the beginning of the story. We then read the whole story and used 'talk for writing' to retell the main events. We came up with pictures and actions to help us remember the order of events. We then used role play to act out the story and sequenced different parts of the story using pictures.
In maths, we have been learning about place value. We began by identifying and ordering numbers to 20, before moving on to representing numbers using practical objects and pictorial representations. On Fix-it Friday, we practised our number formation.