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What we have been learning this week!

Week beginning: 13th September 2021

This week in maths year 1 have been been counting forwards and backwards, counting one more than a given number and one less than a given number. They are all in the swing of working through the class challenges which is great! In year 2 the children have been counting to 100, representing numbers to 100 and partitioning numbers. They have really been pushing themselves to complete the reasoning questions, and explain their answers in more depth. 

In English this week we have been writing our instructions for how to get dressed for a rainy day. The children were super at using their phonics to support them to write the instructions, they used imperative verbs and the spelling of common exception words was great! I will send these out on dojo next week!

In phonics year 1 have been recapping the phase 3 digraphs and segmenting and blending words. Year 2 have been recapping the phase 5 digraphs and we have been reading real and alien words to get us ready for the phonics screening check. 

The children are enjoying our reading skills book 'Hortense and the Shadow'. Some of our questions based on VIPERS this week were:

Use one word to describe Hortense. 

What might Hortense be thinking when she 'cuts off' her shadow?

What do you think will happen next? 


In our foundation subjects this week we did some great Geography work on aerial views, and we had a fun science lesson investigating shadows and their shapes!


Congratulations to Tayden and Lexi on their awards this week smiley 


I hope everyone has a lovely weekend yes

Miss Forman smiley

Week beginning: 6th September 2021

Welcome back to the autumn 1 term and what a fantastic first week we have had in Doves class! This week in maths we have been getting used to our challenges in each lesson. Children start with the fluency challenge and then move on to problem solving and then reasoning challenges where they have to explain their answers. Both year groups have been focusing on place value, but this week specifically year 1 have been sorting objects into a variety of different ways, counting objects to 10, counting objects from a group of 10 and pictorially representing objects and numbers. Year 2 have been counting forwards and backwards within 20 and then 50, understanding the concept of tens and ones, using practical equipment to represent numbers to 50 and comparing numbers to 50 using the inequality symbols. 

In English this week we began our two week sequence of learning by writing about items that we would need to wear in different seasons and we answered reading comprehension questions based on a story 'Seren's seasons'. We then identified the features of instructions, made a list of imperative verbs and had some fun making jam sandwiches using imperative verbs ready for our warm task on Monday. The children loved playing some games to do with imperative verbs, so we definitely had lots of giggles going on in English this week. smiley

In our foundation subjects this week we had a great art lesson describing and exploring the work of specific artists and started to create our own weather paintings! In RE we began our first topic which is 'How did the universe come to be?' In geography we looked at some 'extreme weather' clips and described simple weather patterns of hot and cold places. On top of that we had French, PSHE, science and we finished off the week with some fun PE! 


Thank you for all of your support this week, it has been lovely to see parents again from last year, and it has been brilliant to meet new ones too! We will be able to get you all in more this year, which I'm looking forward to as it is always lovely for the children to show off their work with pride! 


Everyone has homework folders that they should have taken home this afternoon. The homework is explained on the homework tab of our class page if you need it. This is due in by next Friday morning if possible!


Finally, you should be so proud of yourselves Doves class for working so hard! I am really excited for our year together. 

Have a lovely weekend and I will see you on Monday!

Miss Forman smiley