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What are we doing this week?

17.6.24

Libraries, museums and rivers

Happy Father's Day Dads!

I hope you are all having a great day.

An assortment of topics will be covered this week, all of which will tie together learning from over the last year. We will be learning about libraries around the world and creating our very own book. We will also be investigating museums and why they are important, as part of this we will be visiting some world virtual museums. We have a very special Forest School with class 4 on Thursday - do not forget those old clothes!

If that is not enough, we will also have our class trip to Upton on Wednesday! Do not forget a packed lunch, drink and coat in a bag that they can carry.

 

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing ou

Handwriting - high-frequency words

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Ordering and writing numbers to 20.

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing oy

Handwriting - high-frequency words

Activity - Make a book

Adding small groups

Maths games

WednesdayClass Visit 
Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing ea

Handwriting - high-frequency words

Activity - Write about trip

Adding small groups to large groups

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing oi

Handwriting - high-frequency words

Activity - Caption writing

Adding games

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 100

 

 

10.6.24

Brilliant Birds...

This week, we will be exploring birds and their lifecycles. We will be talking about the wide variety of birds that live on planet Earth and their habitats and what birds we can see around Hanley Swan. On Tuesday, we might even get a visit from a Little Hen! Please feel free to pop in and say hello at the end of the day.

As part of our continued work on 'plant growth', Class 1 have been doing an amazing job with the Maweni Garden allotment, you are always welcome to have a look after school.

PE will be on Tuesday this week and Forest School will continue on Friday (do not forget a set of old clothes).

On Tuesday, we will also have a special story time with Sue from Upton Library. She will be bringing one of her favourite books to read with the class. This is also a lovely chance to meet Sue before we visit the library the following week.

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing ar

Handwriting - high-frequency words

Activity - News Writing and Reading

 Decompose shapes

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing or

Handwriting - high frequency words

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Copy 2-D shape pictures

Maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing air

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading/writing games

Find 2-D shapes within 3-D shapes

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing ir

Handwriting - high frequency words

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Ordering & writing numbers to 10.

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing ou

Handwriting - high frequency words

Activity - Caption writing

Ordering & writing numbers to 20.

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 100

 

3.6.24

Animal Growth & Lifecycles

 

I hope that you have all had a good half-term and enjoyed a short break. This week, we will be exploring a variety of animals and learning about how they grow and change. We will be exploring the lifecycle of a frog, along with several other creatures that the children would like to learn about. 

 

If the sun keeps shining, please do not forget to apply sun cream to your children before they come to school. They will also need a hat to wear when they go outside. Many thanks.

 

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing ay

Handwriting - y / Y

Activity - News Writing and Reading

 Select shapes for a purpose

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing ee

Handwriting - z / Z

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Rotate shapes

Maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing igh

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading/writing games

Manipulate shapes

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing ow

Handwriting - ch

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Explain shape arrangements

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing oo

Handwriting - th

Activity - Caption writing

Compose shapes

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 100

 

20.5.24

The River Severn Continued...

The children were AMAZING on the class trip to the River Severn last week. They were interested, enthusiastic and very well-behaved. I was so proud of them. It would be lovely for them to take you to the Fish Pass this summer. If you would like any information about the Fish Pass, please come and ask or check out their website.

 

This week, we will continue to learn about the Severn. We will explore the creatures that swim below the surface, create our own collage fish and make our own rivers.

 

Do not forget that school is closed on Friday. Have a fabulous half term and I hope the children have a very well-deserved break.

 

 

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing wh

Handwriting - v / V

Activity - News Writing and Reading

 Identify units of repeating patterns

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing ph

Handwriting - w / W

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Create own pattern rules

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing all sounds

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading/writing games

Explore own pattern rules

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing all sounds

Handwriting - x / X

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Revise Patterns

Maths games

Friday

No School

 
Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 100

 

 

13.5.24

The River Severn

The River Severn will be a mini-topic for the next two weeks. It will build on last term's habitat work and go on to explore rivers, the water cycle, mapping and water. It is going to be a very exciting week!

Do not forget that we will be out exploring the River Severn on Thursday. The children need to be in full school uniform with a packed lunch, water bottle and coat.

 

It is also an exciting week for the children as we will be joined by the year 5 pupils each morning. They will be supporting the class with reading, writing and maths.

 

The children have been working very hard in our Maweni Garden over the last few weeks. If you have a moment after school, please take some time to enjoy the area and talk to your child about the plants. 

 

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing ew

Handwriting - s / S

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Grouping

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing ire

Handwriting - t / T

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Even and odd sharing

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing ear

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading/writing games

Play with and build doubles

Maths games

ThursdayRiver Severn Trip 
Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing ure

Handwriting - u / U

Activity - Write about the visit

Problem-solving with Year 1

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 100

 

6.5.24

Plant Growth

This week, we will be finding out about plant growth and enjoying the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

We will investigate how plants grow and will be enjoying some time in the allotment planting a few seeds.

 

Monday 

 

 

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing u-e

Handwriting - p / P

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Explore sharing

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing ow (cow)

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading/writing games

Sharing

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing ai

Handwriting - q / Q

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Explore grouping

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing oa

Handwriting - r / R

Activity - Caption writing

Exploring grouping 2

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 100

 

29.4.24

Human Growth Continued...

We will be continuing with human growth this week. Thank you for the gorgeous baby photos, the children have enjoyed sharing them with us. We will be moving on to comparing and contrasting different stages of life and ordering them this week.

Cricket will continue on Tuesday and Forest school on Thursday.

 

Please do not forget to return the River Severn visit slip.

 

 

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing ur

Handwriting - l / L

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Add more

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing er

Handwriting - m / M

Activity - Read Write Inc 

How many did I add?

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing a-e

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading/writing games

Take away

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing i-e

Handwriting - n / N

Activity - Read Write Inc 

How many did I take away?

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing o-e

Handwriting - o / O

Activity - Caption writing

Adding and taking away (recap)

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 100

 

22.5.24

Human Growth

This week, we will be focusing on human growth. We will be learning the main stages of life along with how we grow and what we need – a healthy lifestyle. We will be exploring parts of the body and talking about the variety of food groups that are needed in order for our body to work well.

 

We will be talking about how we have grown, and it would be great if your child could share a photo of themselves as a baby. The photos can be printed or emailed to class1@hanleyswanps.org.uk .

Cricket will continue on Tuesday and Forest School on Thursday (don't forget old clothes if they are not already in school).

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing ou

Handwriting - h / H

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Build numbers beyond 10 (14-20)

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing oy

Handwriting - i / I

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Continue patterns beyond 10 (14-20)

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing ea

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading/writing games

Verbal counting beyond 20

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing oi

Handwriting - j / J

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Verbal counting patterns

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing aw

Handwriting - k / K

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Numbers to 20 and beyond

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0 - 20

 

 

15.4.24

 

 

Monday 

Sound - Reading & writing oo

Handwriting - d / D

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Identify more complex patterns

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing ar

Handwriting - e / E

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Copy and continue patterns

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing or

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading games

 Patterns in the environment

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing air

Handwriting - f / F

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Build numbers beyond 10 (10 -13)

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing ir

Handwriting - g / G

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Continue patterns beyond 10 (10-13)

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

 

 

8.5.23 

Living or not living? 

Welcome back! 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and the children had a well-deserved rest. 

We are jumping straight back into the swing of things this week by finding out about their Easter Holiday and starting our topic on 'growth'.

We will begin by unpicking the difference between things that are alive and things that are not alive.

Cricket will start on Tuesday and Forest School will be on Thursday. 

 

Please remember to return 2 sets of reading books (in their plastic wallets) and a library book on Monday. Many thanks.

 

Monday 

Sound - Revise set 2

Handwriting - alphabet

Activity - News Writing and Reading

Number Games to 10

Maths games

Tuesday

Sound - Reading & writing ay

Handwriting - a /A

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Recognise and name 3D shapes

maths games

Wednesday

Sound - Reading  & writing ee

Handwriting - Write Dance / Pen Disco

Activity - Reading games

Find 2D shapes within 3D shapes

Maths games

Thursday

Sound - Reading & writing igh

Handwriting - b/B

Activity - Read Write Inc 

Use 3D shapes for tasks

Maths games

Friday

Sound -  Reading & writing ow (snow)

Handwriting - c/C

Activity - Read Write Inc 

3D shapes in the environment

Maths games

Home Support

Play with the sounds covered so far.

Regular reading

Play with numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

 

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