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Pine

Welcome to Pine Class

 

The children have settled well into their new classroom and they are very eager to start the new year. They have coped very well with the transition from Reception to Year 1 and they have engaged with discussions about their learning with a very positive attitude. We hope that you will log onto our page regularly so that you can share our success' and experiences to make learning as purposeful as possible. 

Autumn Term

Theme - Toy Story

For the first half term our theme focus will be 'Toy Story' with an emphasis on History and the timeline of toys. We will be looking at toys from the past and exploring some different artefacts within our classroom. The children are also very excited to share their own toys with the class and compare these to some of the resources we will be sharing throughout the half term. Towards the end of the unit we will be visiting a toy museum where the children will have the opportunity to explore toys from the past to support the work we have been doing in class. 

 

In English we will be focusing on books by Julia Donaldson with a focus on character descriptions, story telling and comparing different texts. Towards the end of the unit we hope to look at some different types of poetry starting with rhyming couplets. In Maths we will be focusing on place value which will include representing amounts, exploring greater and less than and the use of numicon and number lines to support our understanding of numbers up to 20. In Science we will be focusing on materials and objects that are made from these. We will be conducting a range of different experiments to test the strengths and sustainability of different materials in different situations - this is something the children are very excited about!

 

In other subject areas we will be looking at:

Physical education - Gymnastics, ball skills and ball games.

Citizenship - Me and my relationships.

Computing - How to use a trackpad, turning on and switching off a device, opening applications, saving and retrieving documents and dragging.

Design Technology - Designing, making and evaluating hand puppets and peg dolls. 

Religious Education - Who I am and where I belong.

 

Autumn 1 Activities

Autumn 1 Activities 1 Role play of 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson
Autumn 1 Activities 2 We had group races using ordinal numbers
Autumn 1 Activities 3 Using a range of resources to help with our Maths

Grandparents Morning

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Autumn Term 

Theme - Once Upon a Time

What a successful first half term! The children loved learning about the History of toys and found the school trip to be their most memorable moment of the year so far. This half term we will be focusing on traditional tales with an emphasis on 'The Three Little Pigs' to lead our topic. We are particularly excited about our DT topic where we will be designing, making and evaluating houses for the pigs to live in. We hope that by the end of the unit the children will have a better understanding of stories and their structure.

 

In English the children will be studying various traditional tales and on completion they will explore how to read and write instructions and letters. There will be a focus on the features of each and we will have a go at making some of our own to practice the skills we have learnt. In Maths we will start to add and subtract numbers using a range of resources followed by geometry where we will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes. By the end of the year we will also re-visit place value to embed the some of the skills we learnt last half term.

 

In other subject areas we will be looking at:

Geography - Our local area. We will also be doing some fieldwork to support this.

Computing - How to use a trackpad, turning on and switching off a device, opening applications, saving and retrieving documents and dragging.

Art - Drawing and painting using different media.

Physical Education - Gymnastics and dance.

Religious Education - Special places and caring for each other. 

Citizenship - Friendship.

 

Spring Term

Theme -Superheroes 

What a fantastic start we have had to our new topic of 'Superheroes'. The children have been so excited about this topic and they are especially looking forward to reading a range of different hero books. Our theme will be linked to Geography where we are going to be creating our own superhero dens with a key and in History we are going to be exploring some real life superheroes. They have already designed their own heroes and given them some very cool names.

 

In English this half term we will be creating some alternative endings for stories starting with 'Supertato'. What other mischief will the evil pea get up to in their stories? We will also be writing letters to 'Traction Man' using all of the key features we have already learnt about. Finally we will be studying a range of different books with predictable phrasing and linking these patterns to our own hero descriptions.

 

In Maths we will be starting to look at multiplication and division where we will be applying our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to make equal groups. We will then look and measure and weight by exploring how to use a standard units of measure where we will have the opportunity to measure using rulers and explore different capacities. After this we will go back to explore shape where we will recap our understanding of 2D and 3D shapes as well as looking at their properties. We will also be working hard to master writing all of our numbers to 20 in worded form as well as our number bonds to 10 and 20.

 

In other subject areas we will be looking at:

 

Science - Animals including humans

Computing - Algorithms and sequences

Design Technology - Designing our own superheroes

Physical Education - Gymnastics (points and patches) and health games

Religious Education - The festival of Holi and how to respect  the views of others

Citizenship - Responsibilities 

Music - Tone, range and using instruments to match the pitch and rhythm of music

Learning about capacities - empty, half full and full

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Computing - Using the 'Lightbot' application to explore algorithms and sequences

Computing - Using the 'Lightbot' application to explore algorithms and sequences 1
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Parent Morning - Superheroes 
The children had a fantastic parents morning! They had great fun making their own superhero masks, shields and secret identities. All of the children engaged well in the activities where some of them designed their own superhero, solved Maths problems and created their own hero stories. Pine class would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents that came along to support their learning. Here are some photos of the things that we got up to:

Summer Term

Theme - Animal Kingdom

Our new theme for this half term is 'Animal Kingdom'. The children are really excited about their new topic and they are especially looking forward to their upcoming trip to the zoo. This theme links well to our Science unit where we will be exploring a range of different animal types, animal body structures, animal diets and animal care. We are going to be looking at nocturnal animals too which was voted by the class as the most exciting thing that they are looking forward to learning about.

 

In English we will be studying the voyage and return story of 'Where the Wild Things Are' followed by recounts of their trip to the zoo and the experiments that they have completed in class. Towards the end of the half term we will be creating our own animal non-chronological reports. As always we will be focusing on spelling, punctuation and handwriting to help us to get Year 2 ready. 

 

In Maths we will start by exploring halves and quarters of different 2D shapes followed by finding fractions of numbers. After this we will be learning about position and direction of shapes. Towards the end of the half term we will be studying money by looking at coin recognition and we will also be adding money to total different totals. Finally we will be looking at time where we are going to be learning about seconds, minutes and hours and how to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour. 

 

In other subject areas:

 

Design Technology - 3D clay animals

Physical Education - Multi-sports and games

Religious Education - Special books and bible stories

Citizenship - Roles and responsibilities

Paradise Wildlife Park

School Trip

Pine class had a fantastic time on their school trip to the zoo. They got to see a great variety of animals whilst they were there and they even got to get up close to some of them too. The children enjoyed wandering around the park  spotting different animals and they were surprised by some of the massive snakes and smelly pigs. Whilst we were there we got to experience watching some of the animals being fed by the zoo keepers and we even got to listen to the male lion roar - this was definitely a highlight of the trip! 

After our walk around the zoo we went into 'Dino Land' where we got to experience moving models of different dinosaurs from the past. Some of them moved, made noises and even sprayed water! 

To end our trip the children spent the rest of their time socialising in the animal play park which was great fun!

 

We hope that the children will now have a better understanding of the animal kingdom and we look forward to sharing our experiences with you all in our up coming class assembly.

Mental Health Awareness Week

 

As part of the school's mental health awareness week, Pine class decided to participate and they learnt a lot about themselves. We started by thinking about 'happy' and 'sad' minds which led the children to think about what they enjoy and things that they should avoid in order to make themselves happier. Following on from this we engaged in some meditation activities which the children found very calming and relaxing. They thoroughly enjoyed their calm colouring activity whilst listening to some slow music too. Here are some photos of our activities:

 

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