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2017-2018

Summer 1

London’s Burning
London’s Burning…

Wow! What a fun term we had learning all about London. We started off the term learning about geography including the capitals of the United Kingdom, human and physical features and our local area. We also spent the first part of our London topic learning about the Royal family - especially Queen Elizabeth II.  During busy learning we enjoyed role playing in Buckingham Palace. We were very fortunate to have ‘the Queen’ come and visit us for a tea party! We wrote invitations, created decorations and made scones to celebrate.

   

 

During Science we continued to explore a variety of materials and their properties. We used these skills enhance our learning about the Great Fire of London. We saw how easily the fire started and spread when we created our own Pudding Lane at the school.  We highly enjoyed a visit from Perform who taught us more about this historical event. 


In Music we learnt traditional songs such as London Bridge is Falling Down, London’s Burning and Patta-a-cake and how the timbre and dynamics can change music and our performance. We also learnt about the West End and about musicals. We used these skills during our busy learning of the Tourism Office where the children ‘sold’ tickets to various London attractions, West End shows and Premier League London games. We also programmed BeeBots with algorithms to ‘explore’ various parts of London in our classroom.

We studied different wedding celebrations during Religious Education and were very excited about the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We had fun dressing up to celebrate by having a whole school Street Party. 

 

Thank you for the fantastic homework and continued support in your child’s learning. We absolutely loved seeing and sharing pictures of ‘Owl Children spotted in London’ too! We are looking forward to our final term and ending Year 1 in a magical way with our next topic: ENCHANTED WOODLANDS!

Have a lovely half term and holiday

 

 

Spring 2

We have had a ROAR of a term these past few months learning about Dinosaurs as well as Easter during Religious Education. The children were able to become paleotologists during the 'Life Long Ago' workshop, as well as in our own classroom busy learning. 

 

They had a great time meeting 'Jack' - a six week old baby T-Rex,  as well as 'Sophie- a six year old T-Rex! 

We also learned about Mary Anning, a woman paleontologist from Dorset who found fossils at Lyme Regis. They put parts of her life into chronological order and wrote about her liffe. 

The children loved having their parents join them for a day of busy learning, where they showed off all the great work they've been doing, as well as the different dinosaur themed learning activities in the class. 

 

Our area of study for Religious Education has been Easter. We had fun reenacting 'Palm Sunday' as well as thinking about how we would welcome Jesus if he came to Feltham. The highlight was going to St Dunstan's church where we learnt the Easter Story and wrote a retell. 

Spring 1

This term started off with a crash landing at our school! We enjoyed analysing different materials left behind by the aliens and writing reports about the crash. We have been learning about planets by reading non-fiction books, singing space songs and making planets both at home and at school. We also had a mobile planetarium visit our school.

We especially enjoyed reading BEEGU by Alexis Deacon and we practised our writing by retelling the story of her crash landing on Earth and then creating our own version. We also used BEEGU for inspiration on an art project where we used oil pastel, water colours and collage!

During busy learning we enjoyed being astronauts in a space station, making constellations and even our own designed and made rockets, space buggies and telescopes from junk! A big thank you to all those that gave us 'junk' to help us. 

 

It has been such a pleasure seeing how far the children are coming along both academically and socially. Thank you for the amazing homework and continuing their learning at home through reading and sharing. Mrs Rolls, Mrs Bird and I (Miss Perrette) are incredibly proud of all of them! We hope you have a terrific half term and get ready for our next topic: DINOSAURS! 

 

 

 

 

December 2017

We started off this term by coming to school dressed up as heroes! We had lots of superheroes as well as real life heroes too. Our topic for this term has been heroes, so we created a lovely classbook about our Hero day.

 

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We spent time learning about superheroes and real life heroes. Owl class loved role playing in their superhero headquarters and working together to make traps to catch the evil pea! (from our favourite book Supertato.

     

Owl class talked about what makes heroes super (everything from their healthy body to their super strength and kind hearts). We discovered more about the human body and made healthy snacks to help our healthy body grow.

               

We also used PJ masks website to learn about them and their different powers. We used the information to make a poster and then wrote about either Gekko, Owlette or Cat Boy.

 

October 2017

We had a splendid first term learning all about the weather and the seasons.

This term suited this topic well with the various storms we had! We were very impressed by how quickly all the children settled into Year 1 and are already developing a sense of community in Owl class.

Owl class enjoyed busy learning around the classroom and role playing doing a weather forecast and travel agents. The whole class has made lovely process in reading and enjoyed reading ‘The Gale.’

The children loved learning a new weather word and using their reading skills to find out about the family’s latest adventure. After reading the story altogether, they planned the story out for a rewrite. We were quite impressed with their drawings and great memory!

     

The next day we wrote a retell of the story.

     

We used the story in other curriculum areas such as using instruments in Music to make ‘gale’ sounds; being blown away by a gale in P.E. and even to help us solve missing number problems in Maths!

 

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Year 1: 2016- 2017

Summer 1

We have had a ROAR of a time learning all about dinosaurs during this term. We loved learning about palaeontologists and digging for fossils with Ivan.

     

     

     

We have learnt lots about different types of dinosaurs and dug for our own fossils during our palaeontology busy learning.

     

We continued our dinosaur topic by learning about Mary Anning – a palaeontologist from Dorset who found the first Ichthyosaurus fossil.

Thank you to the boys and girls who brought in examples of dinosaurs and fossils to share with the class. We loved showing off everything that we learnt during our dinosaur assembly. We are looking forward to our final term which will be Enchanted Woodland themed. Have a wonderful half term.

 

Spring 2

London’s Burning
London’s Burning…

Wow! What a fun term we had learning all about London. We started off the term learning about geography including the capitals of the United Kingdom, human and physical features and our local area. During busy learning we enjoyed role playing in Buckingham Palace and writing letters to the Queen and the rest of the Royal family. We were very fortunate to have ‘the Queen’ come and visit us for a tea party! We wrote invitations, created decorations and made scones to celebrate.

      

In Maths we have been doing lots of fractions with halves and quarters. We were able to use our knowledge at the end and make our own pizza orders too! We also practised our number knowledge with 100 squares as well as addition and subtraction activities.

 

During Science we continued to explore a variety of materials and the differences in materials based on geography. We used these skills enhance our learning about the Great Fire of London. We highly enjoyed a visit from the Freshwater Theatre Company who taught us more about this historical event.

 

In Music we learnt traditional songs such as London Bridge is Falling Down, London’s Burning and Patta-a-cake and how the timbre and dynamics can change music and our performance. We also learnt about the West End and about musicals. We used these skills during our busy learning of the Tourism Office where the children ‘sold’ tickets to various London attractions, West End shows and Premier League London games. We also programmed BeeBots with algorithms to ‘explore’ various parts of London in our classroom.

 

We studied the Easter Story during Religious Education and were able further enhance our learning with a trip to the local church – St Dunstans. We learnt about Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We retold the story in school and wrote about it too.

 

We also had fun dressing up for world book day and red nose day. We were very happy to have won the Attendance Bear this term too!

Thank you for the fantastic homework and continued support in your child’s learning. We absolutely loved seeing and sharing pictures of ‘Owl Children spotted in London’ too! We are looking forward to making a big STOMP into Summer 1 with our next topic: DINOSAURS!

Have a lovely half term and holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

We started off this term by coming to school dressed up as heroes! We had lots of superheroes as well as real life heroes too. Our topic for this term has been heroes, so we created a lovely classbook about our Hero day and learnt how to make our own book reviews.

Owl class talked about what makes Superheroes super
(everything from their healthy body to their super strength
and kind hearts). We discovered more about the human body
and made healthy snacks to help our healthy body grow. We also
kept our bodies fit during Physical Education where we have been
learning different types of dance such as street, Bollywood, chacha
and Rock n’ Roll.

  

During busy learning, we enjoyed role playing in our vet and doctor areas. The children learnt how to fill out paperwork, interact with clients and use specific materials to help their practice. We even had a visit from Vet Jess who talked to us about what vets do and how to take care of dogs, cats and guinea pigs. We also talked about other real life heroes in History, such as Florence Nightingale. We made sure our ‘hospitals’ were up to Florence’s hygienic standards.

We enjoyed talking about time during Maths, as well as using our number facts for simple addition and subtraction number stories and sentences.                                             

  

During Religious Education, we have been learning about different celebrations such as Dawali and Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas play where we will be performing Christmas with the Aliens. We have really enjoyed this topic on heroes and hope you have a lovely holiday. We are looking forward to seeing you again in January when we will be studying our new topic: SPACE!