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Our Learning this Week

         Welcome to Year One


Firstly, we would like to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Our focus for the first half of the spring term is investigating plants and weather.

This week we have been exploring the story of Jim and the Beanstalk. Jim climbs a magic beanstalk and meets a giant at the top. However, unlike in other stories, this giant is having some problems!



We have been comparing this with the familiar tale of Jack, using conjunctions to explain which story we enjoyed the most.




In maths we have been investigating odd and even numbers to 20 using our knowledge of double and half to help us. We used tens frames, numicon and pictures to help us show our findings.



The children did extremely well at spotting the pattern of alternating odds and evens and even began to predict whether larger numbers would be odd or even.


In our Geography this week we began to examine the relationship between seasons and weather. The children became meteorologists for the afternoon, describing weather patterns in different seasons, creating their own weather reports and presenting their ideas in front of our weather map. Our forecasts for the rest of winter are looking pretty wet and snowy!


Here is some of our fantastic work on display:



Finally, our cricket sessions continued with the Middlesex Cricket Club. The children focused on refining their overarm throw and batting. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and are looking forward to next week!