Heavers Farm year group blog

Homework due Friday 25th January

We are recapping the sounds that we have already learnt so far this year.  The digraphs in the spellings this week are ar, irur and or.


Spellings this week are therefore:

sharp, charm, stir, shirt, burn, hurt, surf, thorn, sport, ornament

Can you put them into sentences once you have learnt them?


In Maths, we are going to be practising our numbers all the way up to 50! Can you practise counting to 50 at home? Can you write your number to 50? Make sure all your numbers are the right way round!

Have a lovely weekend.


Links following Maths mastery workshops


Here are the main links to maths mastery online:

The NRICH link maps the learning journey from Reception to Year 2 with links to family games for each skill ie shut the box

The NCETM links explain and have more videos about maths mastery in year one and the maths hub provides a selection of questions set out according to each part of the learning , with example questions to complete, alongside how the problems are approached in teaching and learning.




Thank you all for coming .



Learning all about materials

In Diamond class, we have been learning all about materials. We looked at glass, plastic, cardboard, paper, metal, cotton and wood. Today we talked about properties of materials. We described metal as hard and strong. Glass is transparent. Paper is flexible. What materials can you find at home? How would you describe them?

Numbers, numbers, numbers!

This week have been learning about place value. We identified tens and ones in numbers and made them with diennes. We used numicon on to find number bonds to ten. We are now learning different strategies to add and subtract numbers. 

Letters , The Jolly Post man and Dear Greenpeace

Hello ,

This week we are looking at letters and how to write a letter. It might be fun to do some home-play gathering the letters that arrive at home: opening them up together and talking about whether the letters are : postcards, letters, birthday/ greeting cards, adverts, business letters or flyers. Can you sort them out into different piles at home ? What are the features of each type of post? Have you ever received post ? Or did you send any post recently ? To who ? How do you send a letter ? Can you write a thank you letter after the holiday ? Who would you send it to ? Where do you buy the stamp and how will you send it ?

We have been reading The Jolly Postman and Dear Greenpeace ( see below) :

Do you know any other books about letters ? Can you share these with your class ?

Homework due Friday 18th January

Welcome back after a lovely break.

We are going to start writing the date into our books so this week we would like you to practise spelling the days of the week.


Spellings this week are therefore:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday , Sunday,  day, month, year

Can you put them into sentences once you have learnt them?


In Maths, we are going to be practising doubling.  Can you find objects in your house and then double that number?

e.g. I have three spoons.  If I double it I will have 6.

Have a lovely weekend.

Peridot : winter poetry and tens and ones

img_9466This week we have been walking through a winter forest to inspire poetry about snow and winter . The chilly weather outside has supported our learning as we move through the season of winter together . ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_oqcg0hvpo

In maths we are re-capping the number system and going above ten to organise numbers into tens and ones. We started with number bonds to ten using numicon. We have also been getting used to some tools to understand numbers: using dienes in tens towers and units of ones, looking at a dienes place value grid and also place value flip number boards.