Heavers Farm Year Group Blog

This Week In Emerald Class!

Firstly, I would like to thank those parent’s you who attended Parent’s Evening this week, it was nice to meet you all in person and I’m looking forward to seeing those of you who could not make it, next week.

This week in English, the children learnt about another hero in the community, ‘Police Officers’. They wrote simple sentences about the role of a Police Officer, what they wear and what they drive and anything else they knew about a Police Officer 👮 . They then transferred their information into the booklet that they are making about Community Heroes.

In Maths this week, the unit was based on Addition and Subtraction within 20. The children worked on adding by counting using a number line one day and then on another day they subtracted by counting back using a number line. They also started to learn a useful strategy for addition and subtraction, called the ‘Make Ten’ strategy.

In Science, the children did an investigation using appropriate senses. We talked about the five senses, what they are and how they are very important to us. The children had on their tables a few items to smell (an onion, garlic and an orange) each one wrapped up in tissue. They then recorded on their whiteboard what they smelt, then had to touch items such as a stone, crunchy leaf, marker pen, paper and a sponge and described how each item felt. The children’s expression on their faces made me laugh when they smelt the garlic.

In Art, the children looked at the well known famous artist called Vincent Van Gogh. They learnt about his style of painting ‘Post Impressionism’ and how he used bright colours and symbols to show emotions and feelings, swirling strokes with paint brushes. The children had the opportunity to create their own impression of things around them to do with nature or they painted one of Van Gogh’s famous paintings, Sunflowers or Starry Night.

In phonics the children have been using their phonic knowledge to write sentences. I would say the sentence and the children have to write it on their whiteboard independently. Great work children!

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful weekend. Keep safe!

Ms Weithers

Peridot Class

Hello everyone!

The children in Peridot class have been doing some fantastic work this week.

In English, we are continuing to learn about helpful heroes in our community. The children have written some amazing sentences for the role of the heroes.

Here are some of their wonderful work.

In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting within twenty. We learnt how to add ( by counting on using a number line) and to subtract ( by counting back using a number line). We also learnt how to use the ‘ Make ten’ strategy to add two 1- digit numbers.

In Music, we learnt how to identify the rhythm in a song.

In Art, the children created a piece of artwork inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Berisha Davies

Year 1 Spellings

Hi Parents/Carers,

Below are the spelling words for this week.

and

in

of

it

on

is

Please practise the words at home for your child to be tested on: 

Friday 3rd December 2021

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Year 1 Team

This Week in Jade!

Hello Parents and Carers,

Hope you are all well. First of all, thank you so much for attending Parents Evening. It was lovely to meet all of you in person.

In Maths, this week, the children learnt to add by counting on using a number line. They worked with ten frames and used the ‘Make ten’ strategy to add two 1- digit numbers. The children also learnt to subtract by counting back using a number line.

In English, continuing with our topic of HELPFUL HEROES IN THE COMMUNITY, the children looked at another hero- a police officer. They focused on writing simple sentences about police officers using a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces. The children continued working on their booklets that they are preparing. I was extremely impressed with the children as they practised cursive script for the first time and wrote the letters ‘c’ ‘a’ ‘d’ and ‘g’.

In Science, the children continued learning about the five senses and the sense organs. They used their sense of smell and sense of touch to investigate things and how they felt.

In Art, this week, the children studied another artist with disability (to mark the half term theme of Disability Awareness), the Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh and his marvellous paintings that he created using a style called post- impressionism. He used bright colours and symbols to show emotions and feelings in his art work. Inspired by Van Gogh’s style of art, the children painted their impression of things around them using bright colours, thick paint and swirling strokes with paint brushes.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe.

Mrs Paul 😀

Year 1 Spellings

Hello Parents/ Carers,

We have decided to repeat last week’s spellings, as we feel the children need more practise.

Looked

Called

Asked

Could

The

Mrs

Please practise these words for your child to be tested on:

Friday 26th November 2021.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

The Year 1 Team

Year 1 Spellings

Hi Parents/ Carers,

Below are the spelling words for this week:

Looked

Called

Asked

Could

The

Mrs

Please practise these words for your child to be tested on:

Friday 19th November 2021.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

The Year 1 Team

Emerald Learning This Week!

Good afternoon Parents and Carers.

I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.

In English, the children focused on one hero in the community, ‘A Firefighter’. They learnt about what a firefighter does and the equipment they use and how important they are to the community. They did some hot seating, one child was a firefighter and their partner asked them questions. They began creating their booklet on ‘Hero’s in the Community’, starting with writing about a firefighter.

In maths this week, the children were learning about numbers within 20, how to position 20 on a number line and they used concrete representations (counters) to ‘compare’ numbers 11 to 20. They also looked at one more and one less than a number within 20.

In Art this week, the children learnt all about the French artist ‘Henri Matisse’ who became an artist after his mother bought him a set of paints when he was poorly, to keep him entertained. When he could no longer paint, he turned to making collages with a technique that he called ‘Painting with Scissors’. He would cut and tear pieces of brightly coloured paper without drawing any shapes. The children had the opportunity to use his technique to create their own, collage using bright coloured paper.

In PE, the lesson was based on balance, agility and coordination. They focused on their flexibility, strength and balance.

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful weekend. Keep safe!

This Week in Jade!

Hello everybody, hope you are all well.

The children had a brilliant week and worked extremely hard. In English , continuing with our topic of HELPFUL HEROES IN THE COMMUNITY, the children learnt all about firefighters – where they work, what sort of training they go through, what special uniform they wear to protect them from fire and what tools or equipment they need to fight fires.

The children worked in pairs, took turns to be in the hot seat and asked each other questions about firefighters. They started adding information about firefighters into their booklet that they are preparing .

In Maths, children learnt to represent teen numbers by making a group of ten and counting on. They completed equations for the representation. They also represented teen numbers using concrete manipulatives on a double frame, filling one ten frame first. Children also created their own number line and positioned numbers to 20 on the number line justifying their decision. They also compared numbers and looked at one more and one less than a number.

In Science , the children learnt about the five senses , the sense organs and drew beautiful pictures to show what they observed and heard using their sense of sight and hearing.

In Art, we looked at the French artist Henri Matisse and his cut out collages that he made using a technique, he called “painting with scissors”. Inspired by his style of art, the children created ‘The Snail’ and lovely poppies to coincide with Remembrance Day.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Paul 😀

This Week in Emerald Class!

Good afternoon Parents and Carers, I hope you all had a great half term break and are looking forward to seeing more of your child’s amazing work and hearing all about what they are learning this half term.

This week in English, the children looked at various heroes in the community. Our topic for the term is titled ‘ Helpful Heroes In The Community’. We talked about what is a hero, the qualities of a and what does ‘Community’ means.

They were given pictures of various heroes and they then had to answer questions such as :

Who do you see in the picture? Where do you see them? Do you know what jobs they do? How do they help people?

We then typed their answers on what the hero does in the community, there were six they looked at, jumbled the captions and then they had to match the captions to the right hero.

For Maths, the children first looked at recognising and creating repeating patterns, using shapes. They then looked at using the language of position and did a investigating position. They then moved onto using the language of position, direction and movement. The children had an opportunity to use a Bee bot, where they had to create an algorithm, which is a set of steps to follow. They programmed the Bee bot, using the arrows and watched the bee bot move in the direction that they programmed it to move.

In Geography this week the learning intention was to observed the geography of our school and its grounds. They went on a learning walk around the school grounds identifying the different aspects of the school. They were placed into three groups, one group sketched the different areas of the school ground, another group took pictures of the different areas and the third group, listed the different areas they were observing.

Year 1 Spellings

Hello everyone!

Here are this week’s spelling words:

What

Out

Oh

Their

People

Mr

Please, practise these words at home for children to be tested on Friday 12th November.

Thank you

Year 1 Team