Exploring the Amazon!

December 11, 2020

What a wonderful penultimate week of term we have had!

In English this week we have been working on a Writing Showcase! We started the week by learning all about the Amazon Rainforest and the people who live there. We looked in depth and the different environments we might see- focusing on using powerful adjectives to create setting descriptions. We then compared our lives to the lives of the people who live in the Amazon. The children found this fascinating and their passion for the topic was apparent in their final piece of writing! Attached are some sheet looking at setting description English Sheets

In Maths, we started the week by recapping addition we regrouping. After that, we moved on to introducing subtraction with regrouping. We will continue to work on this Next week and in to next term. We have attached some sheets if your child would like some more practice Maths Sheets

In Topic, we have been learning about the story of Christmas. We have been exploring what Christmas believe and becoming familiar with the story through drama and letter writing. As well as this, we have looked at how different people around the world celebrate Christmas and discussed why some people do not.

Weekly PE Challenge (PE challenge).

Next Week:

The final week of the term is going to focus on enriching creative activities and thinking about our community. We will also be watch a special performance on Monday!

In English, we are going to be focusing on poetry. Children will be writing two poems to put in Christmas Cards. These cards will be being sent to people in the community. Alongside this, we will be focusing on the use of adjectives and verbs to create imagery, as well as highlighting the importance of punctuation.

In Maths, we will be using learning from this term to solve a variety of mathematical problems. The focus will be on problem solving and applying taught learning. We know the children are going to love challenging themselves with these activities!

In Topic, we are going to be focusing on Art. Children will be making Christmas Cards and will have access to other craft activities throughout the week.

We will also be teaching the Year 1 Health Education lessons that were missed during the first lockdown. This will focus on naming body parts.

 

Special Notices:

  • On Monday the children will be watching a virtual Christmas show.
  • On Wednesday the kitchen will serve Christmas dinner! Children can wear Christmas jumpers to school for the occasion on Wednesday (this is optional).
  • End of term is Friday 18th December 2020. Please collect your child at 1:30pm

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and cannot wait to see you all next week!