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Autumn 2 -Can you huff and puff and blow it down?

Week 1

What an amazing week we have had back at school! 

The children have settled back into school quickly, remembering old routines and picking up some new changes too! 

This week, we have started our new big question 'Can you huff and puff at blow everything down?'.

In English, we started our new 'Write Stuff' unit and we started looking at the day 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We began to look at persuasive letters and matching the shapes of a letter to our model text.

In Maths, we started looking at addition within 20. We looked at coutning on from a given number instead of starting from 0.

In science, we started looking at materials. We identified different materials which are used to make or build objects. We then went on a hunt for objects outside and in our classroom to try and group the different materials.

In geography, we continued to look at maps. We have started looking at our local area of Sunbury. We identified some physical and human features on an aerial map of Sunbury.

In ICT, we looked at online safety and reminding ourselves how we can be safe online.

Lots of Ladybirds have discussed how they will be watching firework displays this weekend and I hope everybody enjoys the fireworks and please be safe!

I am also looking forwards to meeting some of you next week for parents evening.

Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.

Week 2

What a busy week we had in Ladybirds! It was so lovely to get the opportunity to sit and chat with you adults in our parent meetings.

Ladybirds have continued looking at letters in English. We have started to write an apology letter to our class markers trying to persuade them to come back to class after how we have mistreated them.

In maths, we have just finished additon and we have just started looking at subtraction. We know when we are subtracting numbers they are going to get smaller.

In science, we looked at comparing and grouping together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple properties. We did this by sorting the materials into hula hoops based on their properties.

In PSHE, we have looked at differences and similarites between us and our friends. We have had some fantastic circle time discussing how we are the same and how we are different.

We also discussed and made some poppies for Remembrance Day!


Have a lovely weekend everybody and see you all on Monday :)  


Week 3

Another great week in Ladybirds!

In maths, we started learning about subtraction and taking away one number from another number. We used manipulatives to help us with 'taking away' as well as whole part models and ten frames.

In English, we continued sentence stacking for our persuasive letter using our class text 'The Day the Crayon Quits'. We wrote some super sentences to our class markers trying to persuade them to come back to class!

In computing, we looked at grouping and organising different objects. We did this physically using objects in our classroom. We then used the chromebooks and did a sorting activity on Purplemash as part of our computing lesson.

In DT, we started looking at windmills. We looked at designing purposeful and functional windmills. We generated and communicated our design ideas before designing our windmills using a windmill template.

This week across Beauclerc, we have been discussing Anti-Bullying Week. This years theme and message was 'Reach Out'. We discussed how we can reach out and who we can reach out to. We discovered that we can reach out in many ways, by noticing bullying, talking, supporting, checking in and respecting other.

Week 4


Another fantastic week put down in year 1!

In maths, we continued looking at subtraction on a numberline before moving on to shapes. We recapped 2D shapes before starting to look at 3D shapes.

In English, we began our independent writing following our model text. Instead of markers leaving the classroom, Laydbirds had to write about our classroom chairs.

In science, we conducted various science experiments. We tested different materials after predicting if they would be transparent, absorbent, waterproof, heavy or light and strong or fragile. 

In DT, we finished constructing our windmills.


Week 5

In English, we edited our independent write before writing it onto paper ready for our display.

In maths, we continued to look at shapes. We focused on 2D shapes. We made the shapes using lollypop sticks and then labelled them. We also practised drawing the shapes in our books.

In geography, we looked at ordance survey maps. We looked at symbols used on a ordance survey maps.

In art,we used our maths learning and we drew a dinosaur. We drew this dinosaur using our 2D shapes. We used oil pastels to colour in our dinosaurs. We then wrote small descriptive pieces about our dinosaurs.

In PSHE, we had a circle time. We discussed what ways we can be kind to people in our class and how we all our unique and special.

We have been practising our Christmas play songs and we are very excited to perform to you all on the 15th December.

Week 6

Another fantastic week in Ladybirds! 

In English we started sentence stacking for our new book 'A Letter to Santa'. We wrote some fantastic sentences and challenged ourselves to use adjectives and conjunctions (joining words).

The children have been busy practising the Christmas play songs. Please continue to rehearse and learn their lines at home with them. We have been talking about using a loud, clear voice and even starting to add some expression. We look forward too performing our play to you all. 

Last Thursday 8th December, we took part in Internet Legends Day. We celebrated our learning about online safety. We reinforced how we can be even safe online and we took part in a special interactive assembly.



Week 7

What a fantastic end to the term! Well done to Ladybirds for a fantastic Christmas play, we were very proud of your performance.

We finished our letters to Santa in English using adjectives to describe the items we would like from Santa.

We completed some lovely Christmas art. Ladybirds worked hard on their Christmas cards and their Christmas wreaths.

Ladybirds should be extremely proud of how hard they have worked in the Autumn term.


Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing all of your faces on Wednesday 4th January.



Thank you for all of your lovely gifts! We are lucky to have such lovely parents! See you all in January.

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