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'Believe to Achieve'

# Week 6

Our Year 1 Super Showcase

What an amazing half term we have had!

Have a look below and see what we have been up to...

## Our text this half term was 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers

English

This half term, as we have explored our book 'Here We Are', we learned all about the world, what makes us people on Earth and the impact the world has on. We learned about nouns, adjectives and verbs, explored sentence content including capital letters and full stops, and thought about the illustrations.

## We explored rhyming words and tried to write a poem ensuring the rhyming words were in the correct position on the line

PSHE

As part of our work about RESPECT, we focused on Greta Thunberg. We used our knowledge of Greta, along with our understanding of the world, to write some informative statements as a piece of writing to consolidate our understanding.

We found out that Oliver Jeffers, the author of the book, was also the illustrator. We watched videos where he showed us how he creates his characters. We then had a go at painting some of his characters and creating some of our own.

## We Love Reading so have taken part in lots of activities where we explore lots of texts

Phonics

This half term we have consolidated our understanding of Phase 3 phonics. We have followed the Letters and Sounds program. We have completed some work sheets at home to support our application of these sounds and some understanding of real and nonsense words.

Curriculum Driver - Art

This half term our Curriculum Driver has been 'Art'.

We have been exploring self portraits through the artist Picasso and have also been looking at Primary and Secondary colours. We learned about sketching including light and shade which we used to draw an eye, then used these skills to create accurate self portraits including the position of our facial features.

## We has a go at designing our own Picasso inspired images

Maths

In Maths we have looked at place value for numbers up to 20, ordering numbers, exploring calculations, greater than and less than and comparing amounts. We were also introduced to Gem Maths thinking about an initial introduction in to addition and subtraction

## Examples of Maths completed this half term, exploring comparisons of amounts, greater and less than and understanding tens and ones

Science

Throughout Science this term, we have developed our understanding of Autumn by exploring the seasonal features we noticed throughout the season. We have also begun to look at different classifications of animals including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish.