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Year One - McNaughton and Dodd

Spring Two Update


In English we have been exploring the book Jasper’s Beanstalk linked with our Science week topic—Plants. We enjoyed learning from Jasper’s mistakes and wrote our own instructions for how to plant a beanstalk. We also wrote fact files using our new knowledge of what plants need to grow. In Maths we have been looking at numbers to twenty. We have explored word problems; finding the missing whole and the missing part and compared numbers to 20 in different contexts.

In history we explored Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole who both played an important part in the history of medicine and hospitals. In RE we enjoyed learning about the Wudu procedure, Puja ritual and how Catholics use rosary beads before exploring the Easter story. Our PSHE learning involved looking at how we learn best and we all set ourselves goals we wanted to achieve in school. In Art we studied Van Gogh’s Sunflower series before painting our own flowers. During Music lessons we learnt a new song; Round and Round and in PE we have been learning new ball skills within our Hockey lessons.

Our Wow moments of the half term were dressing up for World Book Day and Science week where we conducted a range of experiments focussing on the 5 enquiry skills we use as scientists. We measured the wind looking for patterns, observed dye transporting through celery and fruit decaying before  planting seeds to test if they really need water and light to grow. 


Spring One Update 


In English we have been exploring the book Here Comes Mr Postmouse looking a letters and how they are delivered. We also explored The Last Noo-Noo thinking about what type of magic tree we would like to plant and how to plant it. In Maths we have been looking at shape, comparing; mass, time and length and using our Think 5 skills to move onto Think 10 and Think 15.

This half term our topic has been ‘Posting and Places’. We have enjoyed learning about the journey a letter goes on after being written. 1 Dodd have enjoyed their Post Office role play especially with their real Postman’s bag’ courtesy of Acacia’s Dad.

In RE we have explored belonging, thinking about where we belong and learning about belonging to different religious groups.  In Computing we became TV chefs and created our own cookery shows. Our PSHE learning involved looking at our emotions and special people and how they make us feel. During Science we’ve explored plants and been able to go on different hunts around Yewtree.  In our Geography lessons we have learnt about the United Kingdom. In Art and DT we have explored Inuit art and practiced our carving and cutting skills. During PE and Music we have worked as a team to learn new skills and songs.

Our WOW moments and the pupils favourite moment of the half term was exploring the Yewtree grounds within our Science lessons. 



Autumn 2 Update 2019

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