Our topic for Autumn Term 2 is 'Exploring Brazil'
We have had a very busy week with our Christmas Cracker production at Avon Valley. We hope you all enjoyed it. The children worked really hard with learning the songs and well done to the readers, they did an incredible job learning their words and speaking in front of such a large audience.
The choir sang at Stretton Court on Wednesday morning, the residents thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas carols. The children were treated to a drink and a biscuit after with the residents.
In between concerts, rehearsals and party day the children have been enjoying making Christmas cards with moving or fixed axles.
Party day was a great success the children enjoyed the usual party games and the highlight was a visit to Father Christmas.
We finished the week singing our favourite Christmas carols at Brownsover Community Christ Church.
See you all back at school on Tuesday 5th January when our next Topic will be 'Super Heroes'.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
In Mathematics this week we have been enjoying a variety of Christmas maths activites, ordering numbers, problem solving, money and measure.
In English we have continued with our writing about 'Solo'. We have also been retelling and sequencing the Nativity story.
We have been creating 3D Christmas Cards with moving or fixed axles.
Our Concert rehearsals are coming along well, keep practising those songs at home!
This week in English we have read the book Solo. We have been predicting what happens in a text and discussing the feelings and thoughts of characters. We have been writing a retell of the story using full stops, capital letters, connectives and we have been learning about metaphors and similes.
In mathematics we have been working with money. We have been working out values of different amounts of coins, making totals of different amounts and trying to find the least number of coins to make a given total. We have been buying items using the correct coins and beginning to work out the change.
In science this week we have been looking at different habitats sea, desert, woodland and the arctic and matching the correct animal to their habitat. We have begun to understand why animals live in different conditions.
The children are really enjoying practising our Christmas songs they are coming along well. Keep practising at home!
This week our Handwriting award went to Marcus. Well done!
This week in Maths we have been continuing with partitioning our numbers into tens and units and using partitioning to add. We have challenged ourselves to carrying tens and some have been adding hundreds, tens and units.
In English we have had a Grammar week learning to identify and use adjectives (describing nouns), nouns (objects, places, names) and verbs (action words).
In Science we have been sorting animals into different categories, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians and insects. We have continued with our Topic on Brazil comparing the similarities and differences with the United Kingdom.
This week our Handwriting award was given to Zack and our Super Learning Hero was Poppy who is a Billy Buddy. Our attendance was 99.3% and our school target is 96.1% We won Shilpa the Attendance Cat. Well done Gold class!
This week in Maths we have been learning to partition numbers into hundreds, tens and units. We have been learning to understand the value of each digit.
In English we listened to a traditional Brazilian Tale 'How the Tiger found his stripes'. We looked at the setting, characters and the structure of the story. We wrote a story starter using super story language. Some children wrote stories with alternative characters.
In Topic we have been continuing to research facts about Brazil, we located the 4 major cities - Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Salvador.
The Firemen came in and talked to the Year 1 children about fire safety. Stop, drop and roll!
This week our Handwriting award was given to A-J and our Super Learning Hero was Icee-Lynn who is a Polly Planner. Our attendance was 96.4% and our school target of 96.1% Well done Gold class!
This week in English we have been writing our own firework poems we have learnt about rhyme, alliteration, similies and repetition.
In Maths we have been using the skills and our knowledge of subtraction and addition to work out word problems.
We have started our topic on Brazil and have begun to find out facts about Brazil. Mrs Cartwright and Miss Robertson talked to us about their trip with Boughton Bear. They had an amazing time visiting different schools in Brazil.
We have looked at a Brazilian artists tiles and created our own tile and then produced a repeating pattern using ink, pastels, chalk and of course glitter!
This week our Handwriting award was given to Rosanna and our Super Learning Hero was Hayden who is a Charlie Challenge. Well done to Ryan who was awarded the Lunchtime Award. Our attendance was 97.5% which is higher than our school target of 96.1% Thank you Keeley, Dulcie and Hayden for the Shoebox appeal boxes.