Year 1/Reception Miss Wells

Class 13

Welcome to our class page! Please scroll through to explore our wonderful learning. You will find a list of useful websites and links at the bottom of this page.P1010249

Teaching and Learning this term
Our curriculum is topic based so each half term activities and learning in English, Maths, Science, Art etc will all be related to a specific theme. In this way, we hope the children will become immersed in their learning and be motivated to achieve the high standard of work we know they are capable of.

In English, we will be concentrating on forming and writing sentences, remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also practice our letter formation and handwriting.
In Maths, we will be working hard to investigate and understand numbers… learning about the value they have, how to read and write numbers in numerals and words up to 20, how to count forward and backwards to 100, how to find 1 more and 1 less than any number up to 100 and investigating patterns with odd and even numbers.


Autumn term 2nd- 15th October:
Maths: Year one-We have been exploring counting in tens and identifying tens and ones this week. You can support your child with the following links:http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html 
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonPopSkip.htm 
Reception-We have been looking at making teen numbers using Numicon i.e. number 13 needs one ten and a three.
English: We have been continuing to use phonics to write words and sentences. We have also been looking at the features of non-fiction texts.

Phonics meetings:Thank you to all that were able to make the parent's meetings. We hope that you found it useful and welcome feedback! For those who were unable to make it please ask for a paper copy of the information that has been shared. If you ever have any questions or concerns about phonics or reading then please ask.

Autumn term 18th-29th of September:
English- We will be focusing on using our phonics to write words/sentences. 
Maths- We will be looking at recognising numbers, identifying one more and one less, counting and ordering. (Reception to 20, Year 1 to 100)

Autumn term 5th- 15th of September:
To kick-start our learning this term we have been focusing on team building and 'THRIVE' activities. This has enabled us to work well collaboratively and develop excellent learning behaviours.

We worked together to make a collaborative picture. We discussed the importance of sharing, communication and working together.

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We practised using yoga to help us calm down and relax.

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We played the chocolate button game. We had to work out how to eat the chocolate without using our hands when it was placed on our foreheads! We discussed a lot of problem solving skills and laughed a lot!

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We made friendship recipes. We discussed all the qualities of a good friend.

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We made special friendship biscuits for each other. We had to talk to our friend to see what toppings they would like on their biscuit and then we gave our biscuit to our friend and said something nice about them.

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We made 'worry jars'. We got all our worries out by discussing our worries for the year ahead in small groups.

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Read Write Inc
We use Read Write Inc as our phonics programme. Please support your child at home by using their green or yellow sound books. Every few days your child will be coming home with some green speedy words in their phonics folder that we will be using in the scheme that week. Please help your child learn to read this and note how they get in in their reading diaries. Please make sure the book and the phonics folder is in their book bags everyday. We look forward to seeing the rapid progress that the children will make!

Go to http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/ for more information.

Useful websites to further your child's learning:

phonics-  http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm

phonics-  http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html

phonics-   http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

Maths-   http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1

Maths-   http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml