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Class 1W

Welcome to 1W - Miss Woods, Mrs Lekal and Mrs Crawford


We are delighted to welcome you to our class page and tell you a little about what we have been learning in 1W!



In Maths we have done lots of work on basic number skills. We have looked for patterns on the 100 number square and the children are becoming really good at counting both forwards and backwards to help us add and take away. We have been learning about partitioning numbers into tens and ones and have enjoyed lots of practical activities relating to this.


Here are some fun maths games you can look at at home: 


Explore the hundred square with "splat" 100 square 


A fun game with odd and even numbers:


Place the penguin: The children have loved playing this place value game in class.


Making tens and ones with 1p and 10p coins


We love working hard in our maths lessons




In English we have looked at captions and labels, writing a recount and even writing our own poetry! We have really enjoyed learning about the poem "The Magic Box" by Kit Wright. You can listen to the poet reading him poem here 


As always the children have been working very hard on reading, writing and phonics. Here are some websites to explore at home:


Buried Treasure use your phonics to read and help the pirate sort the real and nonsense words.


Get Sqiggling a fun way to practise letter formation on an ipad or tablet. 


Oxford Owls Although you have to pay to access some areas of this site there are some lovely free ebooks, many of which are electronic versions of the reading scheme we use in school. You have to create a log in to use the webpage but it is free to do so.  



Ted's Adventures

At the start of term the children were very excited to meet our class bear Ted. Ted has loved coming to visit your homes and we have loved the fantastic writing the children have produced all about his adventures.



In History we have been looking at the Gun Powder Plot, and the children loved dressing up and acting out the story with Tempus Fugit theatre company. We have also talked about the meaning of Remembrance Day.



We have been thinking all about "belonging" and have talked all about our family and friends. We have also learnt about the Hindu festival of Diwali. The children loved making their own diva lamps from clay. We will be learning about lots of different celebrations from different religions as the year goes on. 




We wish you a merry christmas

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We have been so busy practicing for our Christmas concert. We hope you enjoy it and wish you all a lovely Christmas break :)