Category Archives: Whole School

Yr 3 Curriculum Update

The children have come back from the Summer holidays refreshed and ready to learn!

English

During our English work this week we have been working on a unit entitled ‘Troublesome turnips!’  We have compared the traditional story of ‘The enormous turnip’ with the modern version, ‘Mr Wolf’s enormous turnip.’  The children then wrote an alternative ending to the story.  They came up with many interesting ideas!

Maths

This week, during our Maths sessions, we have been working on our place value.  We have been focusing on the value a digit has when it is placed in a particular column.  Our homework this week reflects this work.   We have also begun to order groups of numbers ensuring that we pay particular attention to the place value of each digit.  In addition to this work we have been problem solving with place value and the children have worked really hard at being resilient.

Keep up with the positive start Penguins and Puffins!

 

Y1 Curriculum Update

English

We have been learning about people who made a great difference around the Victorian period. We planned and carried out a scientific experiment with paper aeroplanes and wrote compound sentences in our planning/reviewing of this.
This week we have been looking into the history of Florence Nightingale and writing questions that we can find the answer to.

Maths

We have been focusing on our number skills with numbers to 20, looking at the inverse operation and all related number stories.

Y1 Curriculum Update

English –

This week we have been finding out and writing about the Victorian Era. We used photographs of the Victorian classrooms and buildings and compared it to our experience at school now. Did you know….? We have Victorian classrooms at Swanmore Primary!

Maths –

To link with our Victorian topic, we have been learning about time. We first looked at a timeline of events in History and Queen Victoria’s reign. We then considered our own daily timeline and used the vocabulary to describe different times of the day – morning, midday, afternoon, evening, night time.

We also had a brilliant time on our school trip to Manor Farm, we learnt so many things about the life of a Victorian! Thank you for the lovely costumes provided and to our wonderful parent helpers. We look forward to seeing you at the Victorian tea party on Wednesday afternoon next week at 3pm (in the hall).

 

Have a great weekend in the sunshine! Y1 Team 🙂

 

Y1 Curriculum Update

Y1 have been very busy getting ready for Christmas!

There were lots to learn for our Nativity production – song lyrics, dances, acting…

We have been taking part in Christmas themed maths investigations this week, filling crackers with hats and toys and carrying out our own census counting around the school.

Mrs Brown, Miss Head and Miss Doran wish you all a very Merry Christmas…we would also like to Thank you for your support this term.

See you in 2017!!

School Council Taste Testers!

The School Council were approached by HC3S, the company that provides hot school dinners for the school, to see if members of our School council would take part in taste testing products that may appear on future menus.  The children tried BBQ chicken sausages, tomato risotto crisp bake, salmon fish fingers and garden vegetable goujons!  The children were excellent in their role and thought carefully about the differing offerings presented to them and gave them marks out of ten.

Maybe you’ll get to try some of these in the future! (Mr Flynn liked the risotto the best…)

Year 1 curriculum update

Maths

Did you know that subtraction also means taking away and subtract?

Year 1 have been finding out how to practically take away using our fingers or practical objects.

We also used the Numicon and tried to imagine the shapes and colours in our brains!

 

English

We continued with our poetry project and today published our Autumn windy poem.

We took our wind streamers outside to feel the wind and help us choose

lots of great describing words.

 

As it was friendship week we took part in lots of activities and reminded ourselves how to be a good friend.

We discussed the meaning of STOP! (Several times on purpose.)

Visitors

Today the school had an open morning for prospective families to look around the school. Several of the Y6 were chosen to be the schools tour guides. They got into pairs and showed our visitors around the classes. Then after the tour the families came back to the hall again and had some tea and biscuits and spoke to Mr Paterson and Mr Flynn.

We hope to see them next year!

 

Year 1 Curriculum Update

Year 1 have read lots of stories about lost toys in preparation for our story writing. We learnt how to make sure our stories had a beginning, middle and an ending. We are now learning how to share information about our toys through writing labels and captions. We are looking forward to welcoming our visitors to our ‘Toy Museum’ on Thursday 6th October at 3pm.

In maths we have been practising ordering numbers to 20 and making sure our digits are formed correctly. We have also explored patterns using Numicon and sound.