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Year 1

We have had an exciting week in Year 1. In science, we looked at classifying animals into different groups. We observed the different features of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and insects. We are continuing to enjoy our class book Little Red and The Very Hungry Lion. After making lots of predictions about how the story will end, we are excited to find out if Little Red really does get eaten by the lion!! In DT this week, we discovered what the most popular fruit was in our class and recorded the data we collected on a pictogram. In history this week, we have continued to look at what life was like during the  Victorian era. We all enjoyed making our own peg dolls similar to those Victorian children played with. In maths, Year 1 are working really hard exploring subtraction. We have solved subtraction number sentences and found the missing part on a part-whole model. We also enjoyed harvesting potatoes that we grew at the end of Reception. We were surprised by how big they were!

Key Messages

  • Key vocab: beyond living memory, predict, features, minus, subtract, plus, pictogram 

  • KIRFs: number bonds to 10

  • PE days are Wednesday and Friday 

  • Please bring in reading books to change on Monday

  • Please use the phonics portal to revisit phonics sounds taught during the week.


Year 2

We have introduced Thomas Edison as the scientist for our electricity topic, and have began thinking about his curious and ambitious theories that have supported many electrical inventions. Can you find out more about him at home and share with the class the impact of his work? Mary Seacole’s life continues to inspire us as we looked at the timeline of her life and key events that have significantly shaped history. In maths, the children are working really hard to implement different strategies to subtract, exchanging has proven to be an excellent strategy to show their thinking pictorially. Using dienes, number lines, partitioning and tens frames is supporting our growth mindset and allowing collaboration in our all maths lessons. Gymnastics is very exciting at the moment as we work our way through different movements and shapes. We especially love dancing with ribbons to the tempo of a variety of music.

Key Messages

  • Key vocab: exchanging, medicine, 

  • KIRFs: Adding 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 to 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

  • Writing focus: factual report writing

  • Please bring in reading books to change on Monday

  • Please use phonics portal to revisit phonics sounds taught during the week.