This term much of our English will focus on using information texts, and will be linked to our Science topic of ‘Plants’. We will spend some time discussing the features of information texts, such as the index, contents page and glossary and using information texts to answer our questions. We will then write our own information pages.
We will also be reciting simple poems and rhymes with patterned and repetitive language. As well as concentrating on spelling the Year 1 common exception words correctly.
In Letters and Sounds we will be getting ready for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check and learning alternative spellings for sounds, such as ai, a_e, eigh, ey and ei all making the ‘ay’ sound.
In Maths we will be counting to and across 100, forwards and backwards; we will be finding one more and one less than a number and learning to read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words; we will read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs; we will continue to learn number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20; we will start to solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, calculating the answer using objects, pictures and arrays with support; we will learn to recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes; we will focus on recognising, finding and naming a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity and a quarter as one of four equal parts.; we will learn to recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including: rectangles, squares, circles, triangles, cuboids, cubes, pyramids and spheres; we will learn to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
Our Science topic is ‘Growing Plants’ and will be linked to our English work on information texts. We will plant seeds and name the basic parts of a plant. We will also look at and name plants and trees in the schools grounds and in the local woods. We will link this to Art and DT through our 'Nature Sculptures' unit.
Computing will include copying and pasting images. In PSHE we will focus on relationships. In RE we will be exploring All Saints Church and learning about Baptism. Our PA unit is ‘striking and fielding’ and we will focus on cricket. We are lucky to have a cricket coach working with us this term.
Continue reading daily and practising reading and spelling your word lists.
Practise reading words for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
Targets this term
- Continue to practise joined handwriting.
- Use conjunctions such as and, next, after that in our writing.
- Recall the number bonds for 10
- Recall the doubles of numbers to double 10.
Personal and Social
- Think about the relationships and people that are important to them.
We will be visiting the local woods on Tuesday 8th May and would like as many parents as possible to join us. A letter will be sent home in the next few days with more details.
Please continue your valuable support, especially with reading at home. If you have any queries please ask! We will be more than happy to speak to you.
It may sound disgusting, but the children recreated 'Poos from the past' specifically including the diet of the Egyptians and Aztecs. We made these poos and later pretended to be archaeologists, taking it carefully apart to identify the diet of this civilization. A truly messy experiment but it lots of fun! We also rolled tins done an alley and bottles to discover which would roll further. Does weight effect gravity? We found the bottle full of cotton wool and the bottle with only half filled with sand didn't roll very far. However the frozen water bottle and original full water bottle rolled the furthest. Year 4 certainly did enjoy SCIENCE WEEK!!!
All the children performed brilliantly in our end of term show. With some wonderful songs, dances, even solo performances and supported with wonderful acting. The children certainly did themselves proud!
Our Magnificent Outfits
A wonderful Harvest festival followed by a visit with Richard who showed us a fantastic experience. Ringing the church bells, playing the organ and names various items within our church.
Described by the staff at Battle Abbey, as the best behaved class and most knowledgeable on the events of 1066. What an outstanding display of behaviour blue class!!! Absolute stars!
A wonderful day had by all!
Our day at Drusillas
We designed, made and used our own instruments to perform a musical story.
A wonderful day out at the Hastings Smugglers Caves, fun play park on East Hill, East Hill lifts, Hastings Old Town, All Saints Church, Fishing Village, Fisherman's museum and finally a winding picnic by the sea. A brilliant fun learning day and thank you to all the staff and parents who made everything so wonderful!!!
A group of Year 6 children were invited to St. Richards for a Science workshop entitled, "The Game Is On..."
We came to school dressed as book characters!
We had a very exciting day dressed as our favorite book character.
We have had a great day! We cooked a 3 course meal, using ingredients from around the world. We also created our Batik bags and explored a range of other interesting activities.
'What you want to be when you grow up' day. We had teachers, scientists, cabin crew, hairdressers, chefs, and many more!
Stained 'glass' windows
Contraction surgery and solar system simulations!
We made christingles in RE to celebrate Christmas
As part of our Battle of Hastings topic, Year 4 went to explore Battle Abbey...
Year 2 had a very exciting visit from the Firemen. We recreated the Great Fire of London on our playground!
Cheetah Class have been scouring the grounds for mini creatures!
Cheetah Class acted out the Battle of Hastings on the playground.
We celebrated our first week in school by using our scissor skills to make fabulous crowns!
We practised number and action songs and performed them to an audience.
Our trip to Drusillas
More photographs from our Drusillas trip
We had a great day in year 2 to finish our topic. We prepared, cooked and ate a 3 course meal, made Batik bags, created flags, explored maps and wrote letters home about our trip. We all enjoyed our food, especially the pudding!
The children were so excited to try out the new playground markings this term. Thank you to the PTFA for their kind donation.
To celebrate the school turning 150, we had a Victorian day. The children came in dressed up, we played lots of Victorian games and had a picnic in the church!
Reception visited the local Greengrocers to find out more about fruit and vegetables
Year 6 PGL Trip 2015