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W.C. 17.1.22

Welcome back to our second big term of the year, the Spring Term! It has been an unusual first few weeks in the sense that Mr Armishaw, unfortunately, had COVID-19 on his return from America and had to isolate for a few days. A big thank you to Mrs Wain, Miss Clamp and other adults who have stepped in to teach or support the Hedgehogs in their learning this week. Another big thank you to the Hedgehogs themselves for showing their fantastic, super behaviour and learning, despite their routine being disturbed - well-done superstars! 


Take a look below at what we have been doing over the past two weeks!



For this term, we are going to be focusing on Place Value to 20, and addition and subtraction to 20. For the past two weeks, we have been looking at numbers from 11-20 in numerals and words. We have then created these numbers using objects called "Base 10" (or can be known as dienes). The children have enjoyed creating numbers in this fun, interactive way! We have also been comparing numbers to see which numbers are greater and smaller by looking at the number of tens and ones. Here are some games below to consolidate the learning on Place Value to 20. 


Today's Number - Great game to identify one more and one less, and to represent a number.

Apple Picking Checks the children's understanding of sequencing numbers from 0-20.

Place Value Basketball - Helps children identify numbers from 0-20 using base 10 pictures.

Fruit Splat - Helps children recognise 0-20 as numerals and words.


Can you look at the base 10 on the left and match them to the correct numeral? Remember that we count the 10 first and add our ones afterwards!














In our English, we have been learning a new model text linked to our Kenyan topic. We have been looking at Non-Chronological reports - a piece of informational text that is not written in chronological order. We have been looking at a Non-Chronological report about The White Rhino!


With Mrs Wain and Miss Clamp, the children created story maps to go with the model text. Then the children looked at key vocabulary from the text, such as endangered, poached, mammals, herbivores and savannasCan you tell your grown-up what those words mean? We also looked at what question marks are and how to use them. Finally, we innovated the text to be about a different animal. The class are very much lion lovers, so we innovated the text to be about lions! Here is the story map that we created about lions. Can you tell your grown-up any facts about lions from our innovated story map?


In our Topic learning, we have started our new Spring Term topic about a country, Kenya. The children are very much excited to learn about Kenya from our introduction lesson on it! Please see the curriculum map in our "Curriculum Map" tab to find out more about what we will be learning about. These past two weeks, we have been looking at where Kenya is first and we have been using maps and atlases to piece together the continents of the world to form the planet Earth. We learnt it with a cool, catchy continent song which you should listen too! Here is the link if you want to listen to it!


We then have been looking at Kenya from space to see what Kenya looks like. Here is a link here if your child is interested (but make sure to ask permission from the astronauts from space!!) We have been learning about the climates of Kenya, learning about the weather and the different environments that are there. Have a look at the satellite image to the right, can you tell a grown-up what different environments there are and find them on a map?




We also have been looking at different other types of maps to see what other features we can identify. We looked at towns, cities, airports, rivers, lakes, and other features too. What can you tell your grown-up about the picture to the left? 






What a fantastic week of learning that we have had! Have a lovely, safe weekend.


Mr Armishaw and the Year 1 Team