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Spring 1- Explorers

Owls Learning Journey...

 

Week Commencing 17/1/22

This week we have been learning about materials and sorting them into groups based on their properties. Have a look at the groups we sorted them into!

 

Maths

We have used our knowledge of tens and ones from last week to continue working with numbers from 0-20. We have learnt how to find one more and one less of these numbers using practical representations. 

 

English

This week in English we have been innovating the story Whatever Next! We chose new characters for Baby Bear and Mummy Bear and we changed the setting. We planned this on our story mountain then wrote 1 or 2 sentences for each picture. We are getting very good at using our checklist to write sentences and have even been challenging ourselves to add in adjectives. 

Have a look at some of our work!

 

Phonics 

We have been learning our phase 5 phonics following the letters and sound teaching scheme. Please see the below PowerPoint that you can use to recap the phonemes learnt. 

We have covered ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, aw, ue (you) and ue (oo) so far. 

 

Week Commencing 10/1/22

 

This week we have loved learning lots of new facts about explorers. Owl class have been researching questions using the internet. All children have come up with different questions throughout the week! 

 

This weeks questions:

Seamus: Why do astronauts wear white space suits? because the reflect light from the sun!

Sonny: What colour is the sun? Lots of different colours like the rainbow!

 

Maths

This week we have moved onto Place Value to 20. 

We have been looking closely at representing numbers to 20 in a variety of ways. Have a look at some the of ways we have made these numbers practically!

 

PSHE

This week we have been focusing on Puzzle Piece 5 of celebrating differences. We have created friendships tokens and learnt the skills of how to make new friends. This has been great to focus upon this week as we welcome Sophia into our classroom. 

 

English

Over the next 2 weeks we will be focusing on a journey story- Whatever Next 

If you do not have a copy of the book please see the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM  

 

This week we have been learning to sequence the story and understand key parts of a story using a story mountain. Have a look at some of our work this week! 

We have been focusing on writing 1 or 2 sentences per picture for the introduction, problem, solution and ending remembering key punctuation. It has been great to see some adjectives added in too! 


Week Commencing 5/1/22

 

Owls have had a great start to the Spring Term! They are full on enthusiasm to learn about our new topic 'explorers' and cannot wait to learn about significant explorers in history!

 

Maths

This week we have been learning all about 3D shapes. We have been focusing on recognising and naming 3D shapes with confidence an identifying and naming them. 

We have been focusing on these shapes...

Cuboid

Cylinder

Sphere

Cone

Cube

We have looked closely at their properties. Counting how many faces they have and looked at the link between 2D shapes. For example a pyramid is made up of 2D triangles. 

 

 

We have also learnt to sort them into col ours, flat and curved faces, whether they roll or stack and shapes. 

 

 

We have recapped our knowledge in our homework this week by going on shape hunts!

 

 

 

 

Science 

This half term we will be focusing on materials! This week we learnt to name and clasify them. We looked for different objects around the classroom and identified.

We have been focusing on;

Metal, Plastic, Wood, Fabric, Paper and Glass

 

 

Phonics 

We have started to learn our phase 5 phonics following the letters and sound teaching scheme. Please see the below PowerPoint that you can use to recap the phonemes learnt. 

We have covered ay, ou, ie, ea, ir so far!

Phase 5 Phonics PowerPoint

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