Mrs Woodman – Year 1

Spring Term overview letter Hedgehog                                          Termly Overview Spring 2019 Hedgehogs

Termly Overview Autumn 2018 Hedgehogs                                  Autumn Term overview letter Hedgehogs

Spring Term

Week beginning 11th February 2019

New trim trail – We are so excited this week that the new trim trail is finished. It is great fun!

Fire Station: On Wednesday we had a fabulous afternoon visiting Ely Fire Station. We learned all about the equipment used by the firefighters and we all had a go squirting water with the hose! It was brilliant!

Class Assembly: This week we have been practising for our class assembly on Friday. We really enjoyed sharing all our learning with the rest of school and our families.

Computing: We have been learning all about algorithms in Computing. This week Mrs Bowen showed us how the MBots are programmed to follow a set of instructions.

Week beginning 4th February 2019

History – In History this week we have been exploring some artefacts from the time of Florence Nightingale. We have made our own class museum, writing labels for each artefact.

Maths: We have used the greater than, less than and equal signs to compare number sentences this week.

DT: We have designed and started to make our own model emergency vehicles this week. We are cutting dowel using hacksaws and attaching wheels to make axels.

Week beginning 28th January 2019

DT / History – In History this week we have really enjoyed finding out about Florence Nightingale. She was known as the ‘Lady with the lamp’ so we made our own lamps just like hers.

Maths: We had great fun exploring the coloured rods this week. They helped us think about number fact families and bar models and we used them to help us solve addition and subtraction missing number problems

Art: We learned about the famous artist Paul Klee. He used bright colours and shapes in his art work. We tried to copy his ideas. Our art work looks great (although it was quite messy!).

Week beginning 21st January 2019

PE – In our dance lesson this week we were exploring different ways of moving in our ‘Winter Wonderland’ dance.

Phonics: We have been working so hard learning split digraphs over the last few weeks: a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. We are getting good at reading and writing these words.

Art: We have really enjoyed painting this week; we all painted a picture of different ‘people who help us’.

Week beginning 14th January 2019

Maths – We have been exploring different strategies for adding this week, including using the tens frame, number lines and adding by making 10.

English: This week we have become authors! We read ‘My Mum’ by Anthony Browne and then wrote our own books about our mums. We worked carefully on our sentences making sure we used finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. We are very proud of our books.

Explorers: We had great fun in the Explorers Area this Friday. We cooked s’mores on the fire and did fire lighting using the flints.

Week beginning 7th January 2019

Maths – We have adding by counting on this week. We used tens frames and number lines to count on, starting from the largest number. We used ‘first’, ‘then’ and ‘now to tell our own number stories.

Science‘Breaking news: A person is trapped in the ice!’ We had to explore where we could put the ice so that it melted the quickest. We worked scientifically, all afternoon, predicting, measuring, recording and asking & answering questions. At last we managed to free the person!

Winter Walk: On Friday we enjoyed a walk around our village looking for signs of winter. We saw trees with no leaves, bare farmer’s fields, evergreen trees and lots more! We had to wrap up warm and our faces felt very cold.

Circus Skills: We had a lot of fun at Littleport Academy, joining in with two other schools to learn different circus skills.

Autumn Term

Week beginning 10th December 2018

Christmas with the Aliens!– Wow! What a fantastic production performed by Ladybirds, Hedgehogs and Rabbits! You all performed beautifully and sang your hearts out. What a treat for us all. Well done!

 

…And don’t we look great in our Christmas jumpers! We raised lots of money for Save the Children. Thank you!

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

Geography –

We’ve had a busy week continuing our learning in Geography. We have learned about the four countries of the UK, their capital cities and flags. We’ve also enjoyed looking at atlases and going on an adventure to a very different place…the Arctic!

 

Christmas – has arrived in Hedgehog Class! We have enjoyed decorating our class Christmas tree, reading Christmas stories and making our own decorations! We are also rehearsing hard for our Christmas production…but you’ll have to wait until next week for photos of that!

Week beginning 26th November 2018

Pirate Day!

What a fun day we have had today – a finale to our ‘Adventurers’ topic. We all came dressed as pirates and had such a busy time. We decorated pirate ship cupcakes, played on our pirate ship, made parrots and designed our own pirate flags. Don’t we all look great!

Week beginning 19th November 2018

Maths – We have been working on our understanding of place value this week, using tens and ones to represent different numbers.

 

Phonics – We have been using our phonic knowledge to segment words to help us with our spelling.

Geography – We went for a walk around our school, looking for features we could draw on a map. We then had a go and tried to use a key too!

Look at us in our pyjamas! Thank you for all our raffle donations!

Week beginning 12th November 2018

Maths – We have worked very hard this week on our understanding of the number system. We have been reading, writing and ordering numbers in words and numerals, and exploring different pictorial representations of numbers.

 

Explorers – We had lots of fun in the Explorer’s Area this week; we were making frames from twigs and creating pictures to go inside (as well as all the usual fun we have there!).

English – We are using our phonic knowledge really well to help us read CCVC (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant) and CVCC words. Look at our independent writing too!

Week beginning 5th November 2018

What a busy week we have had in Hedgehogs!

Maths – we have been consolidating our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

 

Art – we really enjoyed exploring different mediums to create fabulous firework pictures.

Geography – we looked carefully at a map of our village and then went on a walk of the village to explore the features. We then thought about our learning about Remembrance Day in History and went to find the two war memorials!

 

Week beginning 29th October 2018

This week in Hedgehog Class we have been doing some autumn partitioning with large number. We have also been completing our phonics by doing lots more writing using our phonetic sounds. On Tuesday afternoon in our PSHE lesson we spoke about special people in the school who help us. We had lots of fun discussing these people and then drawing them.

        

 

Week beginning 15th October 2018

We loved exploring on our autumn walk…

In science, we used Venn diagrams to sort objects looking at their properties.

Week beginning 8th October 2018

It was a bit wild and windy in the Explorers Area today!

Developing our literacy skills; practising our handwriting and making words with magnetic letters.

We loved printing with fruit and vegetables.  It was messy and fun!

Keeping fit in outdoor PE.

Our science investigation.  Which material was best for teddy’s umbrella – he doesn’t want wet fur!

Week beginning 1st October 2018

Learning to work together.  Were we able to pass the hoop round the circle without letting go of each other’s hand?

We have been learning to tell the time.  We all need to know when it is lunchtime!

In RE, we have been learning about life in a Christian family.

Listening to a story CD.  Fee fi fo fum…

Week beginning 24th September 2018

  Being imaginative in the creative area

Exploring in the sand on a sunny day – what fun!

  Land ahoy! Pirates in the role play area.

  Making letter shapes from playdough.

   Counting and matching in maths.

Week beginning 17th September 2018

Handwriting

Making -teen numbers

Early morning work

PE in the sunshine

Week beginning 10th September 2018

Hedgehogs have been having lots of fun this week. We have painted pictures of pirates and had our first session back in Explorers.

Week beginning 5th September 2018

Letter to Hedgehog parents – 7-09-18

Hedgehogs have enjoyed a super start to the term with Mrs Jones, Mrs Oakman and Mrs Ashby.  All very tired by Friday!