WC: 09/11/20 OUR WEEK IN YEAR 1 -Together we learn and grow –
A Nurturing Environment This half term we will be celebrating difference. Last week we explored similarities between us. Next week we will be thinking about ways in which we are different from one another, and how this should be celebrated. We will learn that that not all differences are visible, for example likes and dislikes.
Phonics/Spelling Next week we will continue to explore words with adjacent consonants. (Please note that these are not digraphs because you can hear the individual sounds separately). For example,
step, stop, skip, trip, plan, from, tent, damp, bend
Next week the children will be practising accurately reading and writing these tricky words:
Do you know any other stories about the polar regions?
Writing Using our text ‘Poles Apart’ we will begin the week by creating a polar scene. The children will use this art activity to think about and use lots of different adjectives to describe the setting. The children will then follow this lesson by writing a description of the setting. The children apply the work we have already done on adjectives to this learning. We will also be encouraging the children to use the conjunction (joining word) and.
In the second half of the week the children will practise retelling the story. We will begin by sequencing the key events, before orally retelling the story from memory with associated actions. Finally, we will use this to write a retell of the story, using time words such as ‘after that’ and ‘next’.
Increasing Vocabulary In science next week we will be continuing to learn about materials. We will explore objects that float and objects that sink. Do you know what these 2 words mean? float sink
Maths In maths we are continuing with numbers to 20. At the beginning of the week we will compare and order three or more numbers within 20. We will use objects and a number line to help us with this. The children will be encouraged to speak in full sentences. For example, “17 is greater than 11 and 8.” “12 is greater than 5, but less than 19”
Later in the week we will move on to explore increasing and decreasing number sequences, such as:
Lastly, we will be exploring halving and doubling of numbers within 20. We will do this practically with objects to ensure we have a good understanding of these concepts.
Anti-bullying week Anti- Bullying Week, with the theme ‘United Against Bullying’ will take place from Monday 16th of November to Friday 20th of November. Maple Infants’ Odd Socks Day will take place on Wednesday 18th November.
As a fun way to unite us in our week of activities we are inviting children to come to school wearing ‘odd socks’ on Wednesday 18th of November. Wearing odd socks is about fun and laughter, but also about a message of individuality, acceptance and tolerance. PE Next week there will be no PE on Monday. If you usually have PE on a Monday, please wear your kit on Wednesday instead. This change is for next week only.