Welcome to Record Breakers 2018-2019 class page!
Our class teacher is Miss Gannon and our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Smallwood and Miss Hughes.
English links to games & activities to help at home:
Maths activities and games to help at home:
Our topic this Summer term are:
English: Writing a diary using 'The Queen's Handbag', Fantasy settings and characters from familiar stories and films such as Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Shrek etc.
Maths: Number - Multiplication & Division - 2's, 5's & 10s, Fractions,
Measurement - length & height.
Science: Plants and trees.
Who is our Queen? What cities and towns are in the UK?
Researching facts about Queen Elizabeth II. Using a timeline to sequence significant events that have occurred in Queen Elizabeth II's reign in chronological order.
Coding and programming a pro-bot to travel from one UK city to another UK city. Purple mash -
Observational drawings of flowers inspired famous artists.
Come and See: Holidays & Holy days, Being Sorry and Neighbours.
Our Topics this Spring half term are:
English: Writing recounts using Goldilocks and the Three Bears, looking at familiar settings in 'We're Going on a bear hunt'.
Maths: 2D shape/3D shapes, telling the time (o'clock and half past), number bonds to 20.
Old vs New toy bears. Comparing what materials were used to make old bears and how the materials for toy bears have changed and developed over time.
Buddy the Bear Internet Safety.
Sculpting: cutting and moulding bears using clay. Using different lines to draw bear portraits.
Come and See: Special People, Meals & Change.
P.E. - gymnastics
Science - materials
It’s all about the shapes!!
We have been exploring 2D shapes and their properties. Can you guess Albert’s 2D shape?
Albert - ‘It’s has 1 less edge and and corner than a hexagon ...’
We have also been exploring 3D shapes and their properties.
Computing - Keeping safe online:
Please use the Thinkuknow website (link below) to help you stay safe online!
P.E. - gymnastics
This half term we are practising travelling and balancing.
We love learning new sounds in phonics as this helps us with our reading!
Come and See
Special people - we have been role playing and talking about. different special people in our lives and explaining why they are special.
Our Topics this Autumn half term are:
English: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp/re-counts
Maths: Number bonds to 10/20, addition & subtraction, 2D shapes
Animals/dinosaurs (fact files, dinosaur masks & painting)
Come & See: Belonging, Judaism & Waiting
Come and See - Waiting
we have been exploring what it is like to wait for something ...
Riley - “It is really boring”.
Festus - “Why do we have to wait for so long?”
Gabriel - “It was dull”.
Take a look at our story map for our fiction text - Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp:
Autumn 2 - Animals & Dinosaurs!
For our topic this term we are learning all about dinosaurs. What type of dinosaurs existed? When did they exist on Earth and why did they become extinct?
Why don't you research dinosaur facts with your child. Follow the links to different websites to help you research dinosaur facts and your child can come and share with the class what they have found out.
What we have found out when researching about dinosaurs:
We are learning about animals:
This half term we are:
- counting in 1s and 2s from any given number forwards & backwards.
- saying one more/one less than a number e.g. 1 more than 17 is 18 (we know more than means adding one) 1 less than 52 is 51 (less means fewer/take away).
- recalling number bonds to 10.
- counting in 1s and 2s forwards and backwards from any number (up to 100).
Autumn 1 - All about me and where I live!
We have been looking at a video clip of 'Bubbles' and talking about describing the beach where the little girl was walking along and found some bubbles.
We used our senses to explore what we could see about the beach in the hear, what we could hear and how the sand would feel. We did this by have a tuff tray of sand and using our hands to feel to help us describe what the sand felt like.
Geography - Where do I live? Where is our school?
We have been looking at where we live and what is in our local area. We have been using google maps to find where our house is from aerial view. We have also been giving instructions using positional language (go forwards, backwards, turn left & turn right) of how to find our house when using google maps.
We have explored our school by google maps and looking at aerial view photos of our school. We have begun to develop our map skills by drawing a map of how we can get from one area in our playground to another.
Science - My body and senses
We have been naming parts of the body we can see and cannot see.
Michelle - "spine"
Michael - "skull"
Riley - "wrist"
We have been investigating and carrying out simple tests on using out senses. We have used blindfolds to paint pictures like the artist Lisa Fittipaldi. This helped us realise how much people who are blind/have a sight impairment feel and how much they rely on using their sense of touch.
Guided Reading - Prediction Skills
We have been reading 'Monster's' in our guided reading. We met a lot of different monsters throughout the book but there was one called 'Cruncher' who was described as the scariest monster. We predicted what we thought Cruncher looked like:
In English we have been working on saying aloud simple sentences out loud. We have been practising clapping the rhythm of the sentences out in different voices e.g. singing, robot etc numerous times before writing the sentences down. Please practise this at home with children.
We have also been very busy with reading 'Mr Men adventures with dinosaurs'. We have been labelling the Mr Men characters using capital letters for names of the characters.
Have you seen Mr Greedy?