In Topic next week the children will be looking at significant people and events which happened in their local area and will then move on to researching the namesakes of their Year 1 classes. They will also be looking at using the suffix ‘ed’ in their writing, first practising their sentences orally and then writing in the past tense. In Computing the children will be recording the steps of a recipe and making their own videos about how to make a healthy smoothie.
In Maths next week, the focus will be position and direction. The children will experiment with how they move and will then be following instructions independently and moving objects full turns and half turns.
We also have our Friends of Kingsley disco on Thursday 18th July, which is 3.30-4.45pm for KS1 children. We hope to see lots of our children on the dance floor, supporting our brilliant PTA to raise money for our school!
Finally, please don’t forget our wonderful Celebration Afternoon on Friday 19th July 2-3pm at school. There will be musical performances in the quad from Key Stage 1 along with exciting activities going on in the classrooms. Please join us, it is going to be a fantastic afternoon!
In Topic this week the children have been writing a recount about their trip to Littlehampton, including their favourite memory of the trip. They also used the senses plans (where they recorded what they saw, felt, heard, smelt and tasted at the beach) to write their very first poem. We were so impressed with the results and we feel very proud of our year group full of poets! Later in the week, the children completed a Design & Technology project, where they designed and built their own free-standing structure to be used as a plant/pot stand and then finally, they then evaluated their model.
In Maths this week the children learnt about time. Firstly, they sequenced the days of the week, then moved on to looking at one day and ordered the events in that day, using vocabulary such as before, after, earlier, later and noticing whether events occurred in the morning, afternoon or evening. Towards the end of the week, they were challenged with learning how to tell the time to the hour and half hour, and they worked really hard at this! See if you can test them at home and when the clock is at o’clock or half past, can they tell you what time it is and even better…can they explain how they know that?
We are very proud of our fantastic stars of the week, who demonstrated exemplary behaviour, positive attitudes to learning, resilience and no limits. They are…
In Topic next week the children will be improving their character descriptions and then moving on to writing and acting out an alternative ending to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Towards the end of the week they will be sharing and performing poems about nature and growth.
In Maths next week the children will be deepening their understanding of division by moving on to fractions, starting with looking at halves and quarters of objects and then progressing to halving a number.
Important dates for your diary…
Tuesday 2nd July it is Meet the Teacher Day. This means that the children will spend 1 hour in their new classroom with their new teacher and they will come home with a letter telling you who their new teacher is. Don’t forget that we also have our trips to Littlehampton this week too! Peake class and Hawking class are going on Thursday 4th July and Jemison and Lovelace are going on Friday 5th July. Thank you for all of your support with this.
The children will be designing, making and evaluating their own musical instruments, which we are all very excited for! In Geography, they will be learning about where some of the world’s biggest rainforests are, focusing on the continents that they are in. In Art & Design they will be creating animal collages, looking closely at the patterns on various jungle animals and finally in Music, they will be exploring music of different tempos and singing animal and jungle themed songs and chants.
In Maths next week, the children will be returning to explore place value and partitioning numbers up to 50, explaining how many tens and how many ones the number has. They will do this using dienes. Towards the end of the week, they will continue with place value but with a focus on the language of more, less and equal to, so comparing two numbers and how many tens and ones they have.
We have our zoo trips this week! Jemison and Lovelace are going on Tuesday and Hawking and Peake class are going on Friday. Please don’t forget that the children will be returning to school at the slightly later time of 3.30pm, so please collect them from their classroom doors then! Thank you for all of your support with this.
Don’t forget that our fantastic PTA have organised a mufti day and disco this week on Thursday 28th March. Children can come to school in their own clothes and the KS1 disco is 3.30-4.45pm. Please collect your children as normal and then take them to the disco. Entry is £2 and all goes to helping our school and your children’s learning!
Finally, due to the zoo trip, there will be no shared reading on Friday 29th March but we hope to see lots of you the following week, on our final shared reading session of the Spring term – Friday 5th April 2.30-3pm. Thank you again for all of your support with this!
In Topic this week, the children have been continuing to generate vocabulary related to the key text, The Leopard’s Drum and particularly, focusing on describing the greedy boastful leopard, Osebo. They contributed to a whole class character description of Osebo and then moved on to writing their own versions, independently. There was great effort put into this and we noticed lots of progress with the consistent use of capital letters and full stops, so we are very proud of all of them!
In Maths, the children worked on their subitising skills along with some more partitioning, focusing on identifying the tens and ones in a number within 30. Towards the end of the week, they returned to number bonds within 20 and we have been doing lots of practice of these to really embed these skills.
Stars of the Week were not awarded in every class due to the short week, so we look forward to letting you know who receives the awards next week!
Next week in Topic the children will be developing their vocabulary and using some of the new synonyms that they have learnt to describe Osebo, the leopard, from The Leopard’s Drum. They will be writing a class character description and then moving on to publishing their own individual one in their Topic books! They will also be doing some Science this week, sorting and then classifying animals, which we hope will stand them in good stead for their upcoming trip to the zoo!
In Maths we will be returning to look at place value and partitioning numbers into tens and ones, for example 26 = 10 + 10 + 6 or 20 + 6. The children will be doing this practically using a range of resources such as counters, dienes and numicon. In Mental Maths we are practising counting forwards and backwards from any given number with 100, so please practice this with your children at home!
Please don’t forget that it is Inset Day next week on Friday 15th March.