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Term 1 Week 5

In Maths this week, Willow Class will be ordering numbers from smallest to greatest, using number lines to find numbers and count on and learning about ordinal number (1st, 2nd, 3rd). If you want to know more about what we are covering, you can look for extra activities on the White Rose Maths website Year 1 Home Learning Week 4 (      

As part of our topic and English work this week we are going to talk and write about Autumn and Harvest. We will be using the book ‘We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt’ by Steve Metzger as a basis for describing an Autumn walk and will be writing a class poem about Harvest. We will be using Anita Killick’s poem as a starting point for our poem:

Harvest time is here again.

Cut the corn and sift the grain.

Pick the apples on the trees

In the chilly autumn breeze.

Dig the carrots; parsnips, too.

Lots to eat for me and you.

As part of our Phonics and English work this week we will be revisiting phonemes for each letter of the alphabet and working on correct letter formation for each of them. We will be focussing on ch, sh, th and ai digraphs again in some of our activities.

In RE, we are continuing to explore our topic entitled ‘What do Christians believe God is like?’ and  this week, we are exploring examples of ways in which Christians show that they believe that God is loving and forgiving.  As part of our topic work, we will be using the books ‘You Be You’ and ‘Only One You’ by Linda Kranz to create some artwork and to talk what makes each of us special. In PE we will be practising different ways to balance and move to develop the children’s co-ordination, control and agility.

Home Learning

Logins for Purple Mash and MyMaths were sent home on Friday. Some learning activities have been allocated for you to complete at home if you wish. This week try completing the high fruency word spelling 2Do on Purple Mash.

All of the children are working on writing their names with correctly orientated letters, starting with a capital letter and using lower case letters for the rest of their name. It would be wonderful if they could practise this at home as well.