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Week Beginning: 09.11.20

The work below outlines what we are doing in class this week.  We also have CIN day so will be doing some fun activities surrounding this topic. Please ensure alongside this you are reading with your child every day, teaching them phase 5 phonics using the links on the main Year 1 page, daily maths in everyday life such as board games, baking or even just using websites such as Top Marks to work on their number bond knowledge.


We will continue our learning journey about counting in 2s.  Please look at the multiplication work on MyMaths to support this.

Using concrete resources such as socks, we are going to use our counting in 2s knowledge to see if we can fugure out how many individual socks are in the washing baskets.  Each basket will have pairs of socks rolled up and labelled and the children will have to count in 2s to get their final amount.  Other areas will have 2p coins which the children will have to count to figure out the total amount. Those that are managing this work confidently will move onto picture questions before word problems. They will be encouraged to use resources to help themselves and check their answers.  For example, you could say

'Fred has seven 2p coins in his purse. How much money does he have altogether?'  

'If there are 4 children in a group, how many ears are there?'

If you stand in paint and jump 5 times, how many footprints will there be?'


The most important thing at this age is also the most time consuming.  The children must be given the opportunity to prove their answer and explain their reasoning.  Draw the feet or use two fingers in paint on paper. Get some coins out or draw them to check your work.   




Sadly, our trip to the museum will not be going ahead, but that's fine, we have another exciting adventure to begin instead! 

We will be reading the story The Naughty Bus before deciding which toy we think would go on an adventure.  

You can read it yourself or watch the YouTube video here:


Think about which toy will go on an adventure with you.  Where will they go? where will they find themselves? Who will save your toy? 

We will create opportunities for children to think of their own story before creating a story map.  We have tufftrays of beans, tall buildings made of blocks, domino trails, cotton wool, mud, sand and more depending on what the children come up with as it is their individual journey.  Lots of talking through the story before drawing a story map this week please. Next week we will begin to write up our stories to share with Year R children across our chatter fence in the playground.  


SPaG- s/es endings 

An important word reading objective for Year 1 is for children to be taught to use the suffixes –s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est endings.  This week we are going to be looking at s/es endings, trying to learn the rule for when to use s and when to use es.  Have a look around your home and try to find objects that are singular that you cam make plural by adding more pictures work just as well.  For example, can becomes cans, fox becomes foxes, box becomes boxes, bean becomes beans etc.



We are working on shape and movement in our Wednesday PE sessions at the moment.  Children should learn the star, straight, tuck, straddle and pike positions and be able to make them in different ways eg lying, sitting, standing.  Try playing a simon says game with your child and see if they can recall the shapes.  Encourage them to move around the room in different ways such as spinning, hopping, crawling to explore different methods of movement.



We are looking at seasonal changes this week.  We need to consider what changes are happenning aorund us from colours to day length.  Perhaps igf you're at home you could go on a hunt in your garden, look at photos from the summer and compare or even discuss what the differences are at bedtime with regards the light! 



Understanding what money is, where it comes from and why we need it are very important concepts to develop economic wellbeing. We are going to use engaging role-play and card-ordering activities to explore these concepts withthe class this week, discussing both money and jobs.


Art (we didnt manage to complete this job in class last week)

Line drawing. Over this term we are going to look at texture but to begin with, we are going to draw a basic bear using this tutorial.  After this, we will explore textures and pencil pressure and finally we will be able to compare our drawings.  For now please just follow this simple tutorial to practise drawing the outline.  Compare to a teddy you have at home once completed- what is the same, what is different, what are they proud of, what would they like to improve?