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Year 1 Class 5 Mrs Dean

Week beginning 27/11/17

This week we have been continuing our work on the great fire of London.  We looked at how houses were built in the 17th century.  We used thick black markers on white paper to create pictures of 17th century houses.

Why not have a go at this at home.




This week in mathematics we have been looking at time.  We have been timing in seconds how long it takes to complete certain tasks.  We have also been comparing times to see which activities were shorter or longer.  

The children each have a piece of homework to help you explore this further at home.

This weeks Maths star is Charlotte.


In English this week we have been looking at the story 'The Princess and the Dragon'.

The children have re-wrote the story with an alternative ending.

Ask your child if they can re-tell this story to you.

Week beginning 2/10/17

Wow what a wonderful visit we had from 'Animals Take Over' today.

The children really enjoyed meeting all the animals.  They were able to talk about the facts they had already learned this half term.  We also learned lots of new information.

The children were really keen to share these photographs with you.  I hope you enjoy looking at them together.


This week we have been talking about adjectives.  The children have been thinking of good adjectives to describe the animals that visited school.


This week we have begun looking at partitioning numbers into tens and ones.  We will be re-visiting this topic lots during the next term.


As part of this terms topic about animals and habitats.  This week we have been learning about what makes an animal a mammal, amphibian, reptile, fish, bird or insect.

Why not have a look at the photographs of this weeks visitors together and work out which category each one belongs to. 

Week beginning 25/9/17


This week in English we have been enjoying the story 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.

We have been identifying the characters, settings and events in story and putting them in sequence.

The children loved working in a group with some friends to create a story map.

The children then used the story maps to help them write a retell of the story.

This weeks star writer is Leila.  Well done for remembering to use finger spaces.


This week we have been learning more about animals and their habitats.

The children do need to be able to talk about common herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

Please have a chat at home about what these words mean.  Can you make a list of animals that are carnivores, omnivores or herbivores?  If you can i would love to see it next week.


This week in mathematics we have been learning about measuring in cm using a ruler.

I'm sure you will be able to find lots of measuring activities to support this learning at home.  Why not try measuring different soft toys or action figures using a ruler or tape measure.

This weeks maths master is Elijah.

Welcome to our year one class page.

This term our topic is possums, penguins and pigs.

Over the course of this half term we will be learning about different habitats and how animals adapt to living there.



This week in English we have been writing sentences all about animals that live in hot climates.

We have been writing about bearded dragons, scorpions and camels.

Our big focus has been making sure our sentences begin with a capital letter, end in a full stop and have finger spaces between each word.

Please help to practice this at home.

This weeks star writer is Holly.

Well done for using good finger spaces and punctuation.


In mathematics we have been working on counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

Please help your child to practice this at home.

We are also working on how we can use counting in of 2's, 5's and 10's to help us solve problems.

This weeks maths master is Carson.

Well done you have used counting in 10's to help you solve some problems.


In geography we have been locating hot climates and exploring desert habitats.

You could have a look on google earth together and find some hot climates.

In science we have been learning more about creatures that live in desert habitats.

Ask your children these questions to see if they can recall the information we looked at.

Is a scorpion an insect?

Are a camels humps full of water?

Do tarantulas spin webs?

In art we have been exploring the work of Wassily Kandinsky.  We have tried to recreate his concentric circles using hot and cold colours.

I think they look amazing.

Leila created hers using paint.











Wes created his using oil pastels.











Why not have a go at creating some of your own Kandinsky inspired art at home.