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Dino building Year One

This week in Year 1…

Maths
We have been learning all about how we measure time. We have discussed o’clock and half past, days of the week and months of the year. We have also been thinking about what measure of time would be best for a certain activity, e.g. ; a road trip to London would be measure in hours, not seconds.

Literacy
This week we have been using some of high frequency words to describe and retell the story of the Hansel and Gretel. We have been practising writing our sentences using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. We have also begun using our own handwriting books and trying to use correct letter formation.

French
We have learned the days of the week in French and used them during our maths lessons.

Science
We have been learning about the plants that we can eat and whether we are eating the root, stem, leaves, fruit or seeds of the plant.
For National Science Week, Year One have been learning about how dinosaurs adapt to their environment and why they look a certain way. The class then designed their own dinosaur, built it from clay and painted it. Each member of the class had to think about why their dinosaur looked like that and needed to explain their choices.

R.E.
We have learned about the story of Jonah and the Whale. We discussed the moral behind the story and recounted the story.

Geography
We have been learning about our place in the world and the difference between a continent, country and city.

Phonics
We have been working on blending our sounds and thinking of words that have certain sounds in them.

Next Week…
We will be learning all about the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will be writing a newspaper report about the story and trying to write a one sided argument. In maths, we will be doing some addition of one and two digit numbers using some more formal methods. In science, we will be discussing the differences between a forest, jungle and woods. We will be learning more about our city in geography – so any facts about Chester they can learn before then would be great! In D&T we will be considering materials to build a bridge and attempting to build our own bridges.