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Week beginning 13th July
Another busy week!
 
We will be having an art focus this week.  We will be starting the week by creating our paintings for Crowle Show.  We will then be looking at the process of weaving. We will be weaving with paper and other materials such as wool, ribbon and fabric.
 
Please send in any unwanted balls of wool, ribbon or fabric remnants we could use.  

In our maths lessons we will be investigating capacity.  We will be comparing the capacities of different containers and then using non-standard units to find the capacity of containers.
 
Phew!!!  What a busy week!
 
Week beginning 6th July
A busy week lies ahead!
We will be having a science focus this week.  We will be looking at living things and their habitats.  We will be learning about what living things need to survive and we will be identifying different minibeasts and exploring habitats around our school grounds.  On our trip on Tuesday we will be hunting for minibeasts in the different habitats within the grounds of Normanby Hall.
In maths we will be looking at fractions.  We will be finding half and quarter of shapes by folding and cutting and then we will be finding half of amounts.
 
You will be spending the morning with Mrs Pearce on Monday.
Tuesday is our trip to Normanby Hall.  Let's hope the sun is shining for us!
 
Help your child this week by:
- having a minibeast hunt in your garden
- cutting food into halves and quarters
- reading some poems

Week beginning 29th June
English - we will be finishing our work about Dougal the deep-sea diver this week.  We will be planning and writing a new adventure for him.
Maths - we will be looking at place value this week.  We will be identifying tens and ones within 2-digit numbers and then finding 1 more and less and 10 more and less than any given number.
In the afternoons - we will be working hard on our DT projects. Our task is to design and make a fruit monster or animal to tempt children to eat more fruit and vegetables. We will learn how to chop, grate, slice and juice fruit and vegetables. We will also learn about the importance of food hygiene.

Help your child this week by:
- letting them help prepare fruit and vegetables
- asking them to tell you their Dougal story
- identifying tens and ones in 2-digit numbers in the environment.

Week beginning 22nd June
English - we will be continuing our work about Dougal the deep-sea diver this week.  We will be writing postcards and diaries.  We will also be looking at using 'and' to join ideas in  a sentence.
Maths - we will be looking at multiplication and division this week.  We will be looking at groups of 2, 5 and 10 and we will be introduced to the x symbol too.  We will be investigating division by finding groups within a set of objects.
In the afternoon - we will be enjoying more computing work this week by learning how to save our work into our folders on the computers.
Remember that it is sports day on Tuesday so we will all need a full PE kit in school.

Help your child this week by:
- counting objects in groups of 2s, 5, and 10s.
- talking about Dougal's adventures in Atlantis.
- practising saving documents on the computer.
 
Week beginning 15th June
English - we will be continuing our work about the Man on the Moon.  We will be planning and writing another adventure for Bob.  We will be using all we know about punctuation to help us.  At the end of the week we will be meeting Bob's cousin Dougal when we read his deep sea diary.  We will be exploring and describing under the sea settings.
Maths - we will be continuing our look at time by learning to read quarter to and quarter past times.  We will then move on to work about 2D shape.
In the afternoons - we will be preparing for our summer fayre by making posters and banners.  We will also begin our DT work about food by looking at different types of fruits and vegetables we could use in a sensational salad.

It is the Y1 phonics screening check this week.

Remember that the summer fayre is on Thursday after school.  We hope to see you there.

Help your child this week by:
- discussing possible adventures Bob could have
- carrying on telling the time
- trying different fruits and vegetables

Week beginning 8th June
English - we are starting our new unit about stories with fantasy settings.  We will be reading a book by Simon Bartram called Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob).  We will be meeting the character of Bob and finding out about his job.  We will be describing a journey into space, writing a diary entry about Bob's day and then we will be writing a poem about the stars.
Maths - we will be having another look at time.  We will be revisiting days and months, using lots of time vocabulary to describe sequences of events and then we will be looking at time on a clock.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our look at the artwork of David Hockney.  We will be creating a class photo montage and then we will be using the IPads to create our own work in the style of David Hockney.

Help your child this week by:
- reading stories set in space
- using a clock to tell the time
- using a drawing app on their IPad or tablet to create their own pieces of art

Week beginning 1st June
English - we will be continuing our work about recounts.  We will be reading 'A Seed In Need' and looking at the life cycles of plants.  We will then be planning and writing our recounts about the life cycle.  We will be using time conjunctions to sequence the stages and we will be remembering to use a capital letter after a full stop.
Maths - We will be revising addition and subtraction number facts.  We will then be looking at finding change from 10p, 20p, 50p and £1.
In the afternoons - we will be starting our art topic this week.  We will be focussing on the work of David Hockney.  We will be looking at and evaluating his photo montages and collages and then we will be using ICT to create our own montages and collages in a similar style.

Help your child this week by:
- talking about the life cycle of plants.
- letting them pay for something at the shop and talking about the change they would receive.
- looking at the work of David Hockney on the internet.

Week beginning 18th May
English - we will be starting our new unit of work about recounts.  We will be reading one of my favourite stories 'The Jolly Postman'.  We will be drawing story maps to help us recount his journey.  We will then be writing our own recount of his journey where we will be concentrating on using capital letters and full stops to punctuate our sentences.
Maths - we will be focssing on addition and subtraction this week.  We will be using our knowledge of number bonds to help with subtraction.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our look at plants by labelling plants and then planting cress seeds so we can watch it grow.

Help your child this week by:
- talking about familiar events using words such as first, then, next, after and finally.
- looking at doubling and halving numbers.
- planting some seeds.
Week beginning 11th May
English - we will be writing our own Handa's Surprise stories.  We will be focussing on using capital letters and full stops to punctuate our sentences.
Maths - we will be continuing with our work on 'groups of'.  We will also be looking at doubling and halving.
In the afternoons - we will be starting our science work about plants.  We will be going on a plant hunt around school.

Help your child this week by:
- spotting capital letters and full stops when reading.
- counting groups of objects in 2s, 5s and 10s.
- naming any plants you may have in your garden.

Week beginning 4th May
English - we will be continuing with our work about stories from other cultures by planning our own version of Handa's Surprise.  We will be changing the animals and the fruit.
Maths - we will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and begin to look at multiplication as 'groups of'.
In the afternoons - we will be finishing our work about Lesotho by looking at food and keyhole gardens.

On Tuesday we are having an 'Election Day'. We will be learning about the General Election and a brief overview of the different parties. We will then split into 'parties' and write manifestos on the best ways to fund raise for the charity 'Send A Cow' (linked to our work on Lesotho in geography) to understand how a democracy works. It will be an exciting day!


Help your child this week by:
- researching animals from Africa ready for us to include in our stories.
- counting objects in groups of 2, 5 and 10.
- talking to them about the General Election.

Week beginning 27th April
English - we will be starting our new unit of work looking at stories from other cultures.  We will be reading Handa's Surprise and Handa's Hen.  We will be retelling the stories using story maps and then making changes to the story to write our own.
Maths - we will be looking at subtraction this week.  We will be learning how to count back from the largest number.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our geography work by finding out about the equator and then beginning to make comparisons with life in Lesotho to our lives in Crowle.

Help your child this week by:
- looking out for the fruit in Handa's Surprise when at the supermarket.
- counting backwards from different starting numbers.
- looking at maps and atlases.

Week beginning 20th April
English - we will be continuing our work about action rhymes.  We will be writing and performing our own action rhymes.
Maths - we will be continuing our work about place value by finding 10 more and less than a given number using a 100 square and looking at hundreds, tens and ones.
In the afternoons - we will be starting our geography work about Lesotho.  We will begin by naming the 7 different continents of the world and then start to compare life in Lesotho with life in Crowle.

Help your child this week by:
- saying different action rhymes together
- counting in tens starting from different numbers eg 4, 14, 24, 34, 44, 54, 64 .......
- looking in an atlas to find out where Lesotho is

Week beginning 13th April
English - we will be starting with poetry.  We will be reading and performing finger and action rhymes.
Maths - we will be looking at place value.  We will be comparing and ordering numbers. 
In the afternoons - we will be having a DT week.  We will be designing and making moving vehicles.  Please remember your boxes for this.

Help your child this week by .....
- singing finger and action rhymes such as Tommy Thumb and Two Little Dickie Birds.
- looking at prices and increasing and decreasing them by 10p.
- talking about different vehicles and how the wheels move on an axle.
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