Paddington class have been working incredibly hard to develop their artistic skills and have completed their hedgehog and owl paintings. Every child used a variety of techniques to create their painting and should be very proud of the end result!
What was your favourite part to create your painting?
What a great start back to the next half term!! Everyone has come back to Paddington class feeling refreshed and ready to learn which has been fantastic to see!
English: We have been looking at non-fiction and fiction texts to determine the differences between the two. The children recognised the key features of both texts and had a go at writing their own page to a non- fiction book about toys.
What are the key features to a non-fiction text?
Maths: In Maths, we have been sorting objects into categories. We began by sorting a pile of physical objects and then moved on to sorting objects into categories from a picture. The children have worked very hard to develop their reasoning skills to explain how they knew the answer and why they thought their answers were correct.
RE: This week we began our new topic, Christianity!! The children loved learning about how Christian’s believe God created the world, sequencing the events that took place from the bible. Furthermore, we have been thinking about our own special places and why they are special to us. The children curled up into a ball on the carpet and had a few minutes to think about their special place. Following this, the children wrote beautiful sentences describing this place and why they felt it was important to them.
Can you tell an adult your special place and why? What is their speical place?
PE: One of our class targets in PE has been to make sure we are taking care of our possessions when we are getting changed. The children have been practising ‘dressing their chairs’ to ensure all their belongings are in the right place and not muddled. This was very successful this week with no items getting muddled or lost when changing to PE (Yayyyy)!!! In PE we have started to look at attacking and defending games, this began with playing ‘chase my tail’. The children had a tag on their side and had to defend it from their partner. The children quickly learnt that they needed to move in different directions to try and trick their partner away from their tag.
Art: We have almost finished our hedgehog and owl painting in art and they are looking fabulous! The children have worked very hard to use the techniques to create the effects they have on their art work. One child said “With art, you have to think very carefully about where you need to work next, you cannot rush Miss Leatherland.” I think we have some up and coming art stars in Paddington class.
Pictures from last term:
Lots of letters have gone home this week so please can you check book bags.
Nativity parts have been chosen and slips with details of costumes that need to be brought in by Friday 1st December have been given out. Thank you!
A new key skills sheet has been stuck in the children’s books. It is fantastic to see all the learning they have been doing at home so please keep this up!
On Monday, we have a very special performance of Pinnochio which I am very excited for!!
Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe at the fireworks!!
Wow what a busy few weeks we have had. I can’t believe it is almost the end of term of half term and I am so pleased with all the progress we have made.
I am incredibly impressed with how well each of you have settled in to Year 1. We have learnt so much in such a short space of time and you have all settled into the routines and expectations brilliantly.
English: We have been looking at fairytales in English, in particular Goldilocks and the three bears and Jack and the beanstalk. We have loved reading the stories and looking at the individual characters by writing descriptive sentences. As a class we have enjoyed discussing the magic beans in Jack and the beanstalk and deciding what we would do if we had magic beans. We came up with some very impressive, creative ideas and acted out planting our beans ready for them to grow.
Maths: We have been continuing to develop our number sense looking at how to represent number in different ways. Last week some of us got very messy painting numicon to develop our understanding of number bonds to 10. I’m very proud of how hard everyone is working in maths and how far you have all come. Keep practising counting up to 100 forwards and backwards starting from a range of numbers.
Phonics: Last week everyone took on the challenge of the first phonics practice reading 40 real and pseudo words. Wow I was blown away with how hard everyone tried and how fantastic your segmenting and blending is. Well done!!
Theme: After noticing some very impressive drawings in the classroom and key skills we have been improving on our art skills. Firstly, the children chose whether they wanted to draw a hedgehog or an owl. We practised drawing our animals in stages using our sketch books and pencils. The children concentrated really hard and used growth mindset to improve their drawings. Secondly, we began to paint the background of our sketches using powder paint. We mixed colours carefully to prepare for our final piece, using sponges to create a stamp effect.
PE: In PE we have been developing our co-ordination and introduced ball skills this week after previously using bean bags. The children worked very hard to throw and catch the balls to and from their partner. To cool down we looked at how our bodies can create letter shapes.
In Year 1 we have been learning all about ourselves and our bodies. This has been a fantastic topic which has enabled us to learn what our bones are called, what our five senses are, all about our emotions and thoughts and much more.
Can you sing the bones song to an adult pointing to the correct body parts?
We have been working hard in Maths to learn all about number and how we can represent numbers in different ways. In one of our Maths lessons, we used lots of resources to show different representations of 14.
Can you find fourteen objects at home?
Can you put the objects into the numicon shape?
In History, we have been learning about the past and in particular, the things that have changed in the last five years. We had great fun bringing in our pictures from home and ordering them into a timeline of our lives. We loved sharing our pictures with the class, discussing how we look different in each picture and why this happens. Some of us have had big life changes in the last five years with baby brothers or sisters being born, moving house, moving schools and we loved sharing what has happened in the past.
We are now moving on to our new topic ‘Who’s in the forest?’ and can’t wait to learn all about the different traditional tales. We started our topic with ‘Goldilocks are the three bears’ we acted out parts of the story to relate to the characters and their feelings.
How do you think Goldilocks felt once she had run home away from the bears?
Do you think Goldilocks went back to the house again?
Today we got out our Art books for the first time. We have been thinking about Autumn and all the different animals and decided to sketch an owl or a hedgehog. We broke the drawing down into stages to draw our autumnal animals.