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St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Class 1/2F

Welcome to Our Class

                        

We are a mixed year 1 and 2 class of busy boys and girls! We will be updating this webpage to keep you posted with our learning! We are looking forward to sharing photographs and information with you so you can see all the wonderful things we are exploring and learning about. 

 

 

Class Teacher

Class Teacher 1 Mrs Farrington

Teaching Assistants 

 

  

       Miss Smith                       Mrs Serpa

Our class Governor is Mrs Sumner

 

See what we are learning about this half term...  

Things to remember.....

 

 

Homework and spellings go home - Friday

Homework and spelling books due in - Tuesday

Please ensure spelling books and homework books are handed in on time to ensure that they can be marked and that your child receives their new tasks ready for the weekend. 

Spelling quiz - Wednesday

P.E - Thursdays and Fridays 

Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school. You may wish for your child to have an outdoor P.E kit as once a week,P.E will be outside (weather permitting).

 

Please can you make sure your child's reading books and diaries are in their bag each day. Please check your child's reading diaries to see what day their books are changed.

Friday 3rd May 2019

This week we have been learning...

 

We have had a super week in school!

We have talked about Jesus' resurrection and how he promised to send the Holy Spirit. We have be re-telling the story and describing how the Holy Spirit helps and guides us.

In our Maths lessons, the Year 2s have been polishing their skills in lots of different areas in preparation for the special quizzes next week. The Year 1s have been solving missing number problems involving addition and subtraction. 

In our English lessons, the Year 2s have been re-writing their favourite part of the story (Jack and the Baked Beanstalk). They have been using adverbs and noun phrases to make their sentences exciting. The Year 1s have been focusing on the characters from their story and talked about feelings, appearance and thoughts.

The children have enjoyed orienteering in P.E and they have been practising the Dance from the Heart routine. They have been finding information from a website in computing and then learning about the importance of keeping our teeth clean and healthy in Science. They are conducting an experiment into the affects of sugar on teeth!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Farrington 

 

Friday 26th April 2019

This week we have been learning...

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter. 

We have eased ourselves back into school routine this week. The Year 1s have been exploring place value with a focus on partitioning numbers. We have been practising lots of number skills too! 

The Year 2s have explored statistics and data handling as well as position and direction. 

We have compare data, answering questions such as how many more people prefer chocolate ice cream than vanilla. We have discussed 1/2, 1/4, 3/4 turns and used lots of positional language. 

The Year 1s have begun to explore the story 'Beware of the Bears'. They have focused on the story setting and how the story is different to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

The Year 2s have begun to read 'Jack and the Baked Beanstalk' and focused on the characters. 

We have had a try at orienteering in P.E and discussed food groups and healthy lunchboxes as part of our Science. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Mrs Farrington. 

Phonics Screening 

We have been working hard on our phonic skills in the Year 1 classes and we have been preparing for the Phonics Screening Check in June. 

 

Children - follow the links below for fun games online. 

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html 

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/bowling_alley_US.swf

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Parents - follow the link below for videos containing more information. 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/phonics-videos/#animation

Friday 22nd March 2019

This week we have been learning...….

 

We have been thinking about Lent and the opportunities it offers to make good choices. The children described what happened on Ash Wednesday and they loved being outside and role playing the events of Palm Sunday! 

We have continued with Time and Money this week. Please can the children practise telling the time whenever possible and can the Year 2s focus on making amounts with money and have a go at calculating change! The Year 1s will begin learning about money next week. 

I have been blown away by the children's efforts with writing their stories this week. They have re-written the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and they have been packed with excellent vocabulary and exciting sentences. We will be moving on to instruction writing next week. 

Our Year 2s have finally planted their beans today and the Year 1s cress is beginning to germinate! Some of our caterpillars have begun to transform into a chrysalis which has excited the children!

 

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Farrington

Picture 1 Learning about Ash Wednesday
Picture 2 Role play Palm Sunday
Picture 1 Lent Collective Worship
Picture 2 Our caterpillars!
Picture 3 Thinking about good and bad choices

Friday 15th March 2019

This week we have been learning...

 

We started the week with a lovely trip to church. The children behaved so well, and we received lots of positive comments from the parishioners. The children who read the bidding prayers, did so beautifully and clearly and made me very proud!

We have begun our new R.E topic - Opportunities. We have talked about and answered questions about good and bad choices that we make and how each day offers opportunities to make good choices. 

Spirituality day on Wednesday was wonderful. The children were calm and peaceful as they went on a prayer journey in the morning. They visited various prayer stations throughout the department. In the afternoon, we thought about Christ being in our head, heart and hands and created different crafts based on this. We even tried meditation! 

Some of us have been exploring time this week. We have been learning about o'clock and half past. Meanwhile, some of us have been exploring money. We have been combining coins to create an amount. 

Please find the links to the homework webpages above.

We have continued with Jack and the Beanstalk in English. We have written character descriptions, written a letter to the giant and written about the main events in the story. 

The Year 1s have created cress sheep and the Year 2s will be planted beans next week. We learnt about the different parts of plants and discussed their functions. We have some new, small and wriggly members of class! We will be watching them grow over the next few weeks. 

We played a basic version of rounders in P.E and the children loved this! They quickly grasped some basic rules and became rather competitive! 

Finally, in computing today, we have been programming an on screen character (sprite). 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Farrington

What have we been learning this week?

Friday 8th March 2019

This week we have covered a great deal in 1/2F. We have been focusing on the start of Lent and we have been writing prayers linked to our CAFOD appeal in school. We all really enjoyed our trip down to Church for Ash Wednesday. We have been reflecting upon how we can be more like Jesus during the season of Lent, and beyond. We completed our celebration of the end of our topic – Thanksgiving. The children really enjoyed planning and leading our celebration and worship. The Eucharist topic has been a firm favourite!

 

This is a list of the other things that we have been doing this week!

  • Maths – measuring and comparing weight and capacity.
  • English – sequencing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and sentence composition.
  • WORLD BOOK DAY
  • DT day – we all created our own moving vehicles.

 

What a busy week!

Collective Worship to end our Thanksgiving topic.

Collective Worship to end our Thanksgiving topic.  1 The children created their own C.W focus.

Friday 1st March 2019

This week we have been learning...

 

Welcome back! I hope you've had a wonderful half term. 

We have been exploring capacity and weight in Maths this week. The children have been measuring using standard (ml, l, g, kg) and non-standard units. 

They have enjoyed practical activities which some of you may have seen on SeeSaw. 

In English, we have begun to read Jack and the Beanstalk. 

The children have enjoyed writing linked to this. 

In our R.E lessons, we have focused on the Eucharistic prayer. The children have shown a deep understanding of the Eucharist and how we give thanks to God. 

Unfortunately we didn't get to do outdoor P.E because of the weather, but the children have enjoyed Gymnastics inside today. 

We finished our week with a final collective worship on our theme of Peace. 

We look forward to a busy week next week with Ash Wednesday and World Book Day!

Please find the links to your homework above. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Farrington

 

Gymnastics competition Feb 2019

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Gymnastics competition Feb 2019 2
Gymnastics competition Feb 2019 3
Gymnastics competition Feb 2019 4

15th February 2019

What have we been learning this week?

What a busy end to our half term! The children across the infant department have been working their socks off! We have come to the end of our Explorers topics and we have discovered a great deal about the famous explorer – Christopher Columbus.

We have started to use Seesaw and we hope the parents have been enjoying receiving updates on what the children have been learning in school.

Have a wonderful half term everyone!

Infant Team.

Friday 8th February 2019

This week we have been learning....

 

Another busy week in 1.2F!

We've explored our new R.E topic and talked about how we give and receive thanks. The children have put a lot of thought into this and asked and answered lots of questions.

We have been continuing to write about Christopher Columbus and some children have begun to think about other explorers too.

We have been measuring in maths, focusing particularly on length and height. The Year 1s have been using non-standard measures (cubes, paperclips etc) and they have managed to move on to cm. The Year 2s have been using cm, drawing lines to a given measurement and finding the difference between 2 measurements.

On Tuesday, it was 'Safer Internet Day' and we discovered such a lot about staying safe and giving consent online. Throughout our day, we focused on three different activities. Buddy the dog helped us to think about how to use the Internet safely. This specifically focused on the safe use of tablets/Ipads and smartphones. We read Buddy the Dog’s Internet Safety story and we used the questions as key discussion points about internet safety. We sang a song and designed our own posters about how to stay smart and SAFE online.

Finally we have explored China! We learnt about Chinese New Year. We talked about the different years and why they are named after animals. We created our own Chinese dragons and in our Geography lesson, we learnt where China is and developed our map skills in relation to this. 

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Farrington

 

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Friday 1st February 2019

This week we have been learning...

 

Our focus in maths, for Year 1s, has been quarters this week. We have been finding a quarter of a shape and quantity. We found a quarter of a quantity by sharing equally into 4 groups. The Year 2s have revisited quarters and thirds, and have been learning how to find 2/3, 2/4, and 3/4. They have learnt how to do this by sharing equally between the bottom number (i.e. 4 for quarters) and then looking at the top number to see how many of those groups to count. 

We have continued to learn about Christopher Columbus in our English lessons. We have been writing about the conditions on his ships. They were not very nice at all! The children have shown a real interest in this topic which has been a fantastic stimulus for writing. 

We have drawn our R.E topic to a close this week. We have been responding to all we have learnt and enjoyed a collective worship which the children planned. 

We have begun to create a Sprite in our computing which is an on screen character that we can program with algorithms. 

Due to the icy weather and freezing temperatures, we were unable to do outdoor games this week, however the children enjoyed indoor P.E this morning. They also enjoyed their music lesson in which they were developing their listening skills. 

Finally, we introduced our Design Technology focus of vehicles and the children explored and labelled the features of existing vehicles.

 

Have a wonderful, wintry weekend!

Mrs Farrington

 

 

 

Friday 25th January 2019

This week we have been learning.....

 

We loved our trip to church on Thursday! We went to learn about the special books that are used in church, both by Father Roy and the Parish. The children had lots of questions for Father! He showed us what happens during the Gospel procession and he lit and swung the Thurible for us to smell the incense. The children were so well behaved and respectful and were a credit to our school as always. 

 

We have been learning about fractions in Maths. The Year 1s have been finding half of a shape and amount. This has been tricky but I'm impressed with the children's understanding and how well they've begun to grasp the concept. The Year 2s have revisited halves and begun to explore quarters. 

 

We have enjoyed writing under the sea poems in our English lessons. We have written lots of different types including acrostic. Some children followed a pattern and included verbs, adverbs and exclamations, whilst some children attempted poems that rhyme! 

 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Mrs Farrington

 

 

Our Trip to Church

Friday 18th January 2019

This week we have been learning....

 

In our R.E lessons this week, we have explored the Bible and focused on the New Testament and Old Testament. Some children focused on recognising some Bible stories whilst others retold the story of Good News for Zacchaeus. Our collective worship focus has been prayer this week. We finished off this theme in today's worship, by creating a prayer chain as part of our respond. 

In our English lessons the children have been using the joining word and to join sentences and understanding that we use and to join ideas. We have been working hard to remember that we don't use and next to a full stop! We have been answering questions and making predictions based on our Escape in Egypt book. Finally, some children focused on the use of contractions and apostrophes. 

During maths this week, we have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes as well as ensuring we recognise a range of 3D shapes. We have been sorting shapes and solving problems based on our shape knowledge. 

In P.E, we introduced striking this week. The children were hitting a ball whilst fielders retrieved it. 

We are looking forward to a week on under the sea poetry next week! We will be learning about fractions in Maths. 

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Farrington

 

 

 

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Friday 11th January 2019

This week we have been learning.....

 

Welcome back and a happy new year! The children have quickly settled back into school routine this week as we have begun our new Explorers topic. 

We have been learning about 2D shape and their properties in Year 1. We have been learning about circles, triangles, rectangles, squares and even pentagons, hexagons and octagons! The Year 2s have been discussing right angles and lines of symmetry too. 

In our English lessons, we watched a wonderful animation called 'Taking Flight'. The children loved this and wrote a recount from the point of view of the little boy. 

We have been exploring lots of different kinds of books as we had our explore week of our R.E topic. We talked about our experience of books and answered questions. 

We briefly looked at some famous explorers in our first history lesson and talked about what an explorer would need. 

The children loved our striking and fielding lesson in P.E as they competitively tried to gain runs whilst the fielder retrieved their beanbags!

Finally to finish our very busy first week back, we have been programming and continuing to develop our knowledge of algorithms in computing. 

Have a restful weekend!

 

Mrs Farrington

 

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Friday 14th December 2018

This week we have been learning.....

 

We started the week with a magical trip to Turton Tower to experience a Victorian Christmas (see pictures below). The children were fantastic ambassadors for the school with their excellent behaviour and attitudes. They enjoyed singing songs, making cornucopias, learning how Christmas pudding is made and enjoyed a story with Father Christmas.  

In R.E, we have learnt about the story of the Visitation when Mary went to tell Elizabeth her good news. We re-told the story and talked about how we prepare for special occasions. We acted out the story of the nativity and the children recognised how Mary and Joseph prepared for the birth of Jesus by finding shelter, making a bed with a manger and wrapping him in swaddling clothes. 

In Maths, the Year 2s were solving division calculations involving remainders. The Year 1s were finding halves of numbers as they explore early division. 

The children have been using plurals to write a Christmas poem. They looked at adding -s and -es as well as some words that require a change to spelling e.g. family becomes families. 

We ended our week with P.E and computing this morning. This afternoon, Mrs Hawitt's year 5s invited us to join in with their wonderful collective worship. This was an opportunity for the children to respond to the scripture together as well as an opportunity for some of them to share collective worship with their siblings. 

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Farrington

 

Collective worship with 5H

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Collective worship with 5H 2
Collective worship with 5H 3
Collective worship with 5H 4

Friday 7th December 2018..

This week we have been learning....

 

In our R.E lessons this week, we have been recognising Jesus as the light of the world and describing how we can be more like Jesus. We talked about and acted out the story of the Annunciation and some children made an excellent attempt at re-telling the story. 

In our English lessons, the children have created some fantastic non-chronological reports on animals. They have used headings and sub-headings and really applied all they've learnt in Science this half term. 

Within Maths, Year 1s have been securing their knowledge of doubles whilst the Year 2s polish off multiplication and division. They have focused particularly on sharing, grouping and odd and even numbers. 

Finally, the children made me so proud with their performances this week. They put so much effort into singing and dancing to create two magical mornings! It was wonderful to see their individual personalities shine through. 

We are very excited for our festive trip to Turton Tower on Monday. 

 

Mrs Farrington

Picture 1 Angel Gabriel appears to Mary!

Friday 30th November 2018

This week we have been learning.....

 

Christmas has arrived in 1.2F! We have been making decorations for our KS1 resource areas. We learnt all about the Advent wreath during our R.E lesson and described the different symbols that make up the wreath. We explored the features of non-fiction information texts in our English lessons and worked hard to identify and recognise these. We looked at headings, pictures, labels facts and captions and the Year 2s took this further as they identified sub-headings and paragraphs. We had a go with arrays in maths to develop our understanding of multiplication. This was tricky so we will re-visit this. We are really looking forward to our Christmas performances this week! The children have Purple Mash log in details in the front of their homework book. This is a fantastic, educational website that develops children's skills and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum so it is definitely worth a look! They access this website regularly during our computing lessons. The Year 2s have a TT rock stars competition between the girls and boys! The log in details for this site can also be found in the front of their homework books. 

 

I hope you've had a wonderful, festive weekend as we enter the first week of Advent. 

Mrs Farrington

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Friday 23rd November 2018

This week we have been learning...….

 

The children have been brilliant this week! In maths, they have been recognising equal and unequal groups and making equal groups. They have then explored using these groups to create repeated addition number sentences. They have accessed English through cross curricular activities this week. In Science, the children have been classifying animals into fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. We have then categorised animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children have loved looking through non fiction books to find facts and learn what characteristics make a bird a bird etc. This has been a means of gathering information in order to learn about non-chronological reports in English next week and write our own reports about types of animals, how they move and what they eat etc. We have also had fun practising for our Christmas spectacular which is coming along very well. We have started our new RE topic about Advent; preparing and waiting for Christmas. 

 

We look forward to another busy week in 1.2F

 

Friday 16th November 2018

This week we have been learning...

 

The children have had a wonderful week in school and have been learning all about respect as part of Anti-Bullying week. This theme is also continuing in their PSHE lessons. It was great to see the children in their odd socks and it supported lots of discussion around difference. 

We have rounded off our addition and subtraction unit this week. Year 1s have explored fact families and have been set this for homework to consolidate their skills as it is a challenge! Year 2s have been set some addition and subtraction homework to consolidate their skills and understanding of number relationships. There is a You Tube video below which demonstrates the jottings we have used in class. Please note, the video refers to units, however the children know them as ones. 

The children have blown me away with their stories based on Lost and Found. They chose their own lost animal, new transport to take him/her home and picked a new setting. They thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful story! 

During our computing lesson, the children created an algorithm to program an on screen object. They made predictions and tested them. 

Finally, the children have loved learning all about Islam in our R.E lessons. 

Mrs Hussain gave up her time to come and tell us all about traditions and practises. The children were so engaged and enjoyed exploring clothing and special items used for prayer such as prayer mats and beads. The children then went on to create their own beautiful prayer mats and enjoyed role playing the traditions for when a baby is born. They tried out different prayer positions and learnt about the wash routine carried out before prayer (Wudu). I've been so impressed with how much respect the children have shown towards this religion and how intrigued and curious they've been. 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Farrington. 

 

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Subtraction - Picture method

This maths video shows how we teach subtraction using jottings in Year 2. Please note they refer to units, however we call them ones!

Friday 9th November 2018

This week we have been learning...…

 

There's been lots going on this week!

We have begun preparing for our Christmas Spectacular! The children will be coming home with a letter tonight, stating their part and some costume ideas. 

Subtraction has been our Maths focus. Year 2s have been using jottings to exchange 10s and Year 1s have been taking away and exploring missing numbers. 

The children created some excellent missing penguin posters as part of our Lost and Found narrative unit. They were full of exciting adjectives and super sentences! 

We have explored the 7 continents and 5 oceans in our Geography lessons and talked about animals that lay eggs and their body parts in Science. 

We concluded our Baptism topic in R.E with a collective worship. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend 

 

Mrs Farrington

 

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Friday 2nd November 2018

This week we have been learning...….

 

I hope you've all had a wonderful half term! 

We have had a busy first week back. Within our English lessons, we have begun to listen to stories from the author Oliver Jeffers. Next week we will focus on the book Lost and Found.  We talked about our favourite part from the story How to Catch a Star and answered questions. 

Within maths, we have continued with addition. There Year1s have been problem solving to encourage them to apply their addition skills. We've explored missing numbers based upon our number bonds to 10. The Year 2 children have been using jottings to add a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number crossing 10 e.g. 45 + 7 = 52

and two 2 digit numbers that don't cross ten e.g. 33 + 24 =

They have coped well with this new method and we will continue to use jottings as we move on to subtraction. They've also been learning their number bonds to 100. e.g. 30 + 70 = 100 as well as trickier bonds e.g. 23 + 77 = 100

We have continued to learn about Baptism in R.E. We have been learning to recognise the symbols of water and oil and describe the meaning of these symbols in Baptism. We created some beautiful images using marbling inks linked to the oil. 

We enjoyed invasion games in P.E and practised our balance skills and tactics! 

 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy any Bonfire festivities you may be enjoying!

 

Mrs Farrington

Picture 1 How to Catch a Star
Picture 2 Number bond addition
Picture 3 Oil of Chrism marbling ink activity

Friday 19th October 2018

This week we have been learning.....

 

What a wonderful final week of the half term! 

We have been building on our addition skills and will continue with this and subtraction, after half term. 

As part of our Autumn week, the children wrote some beautiful poems! Year 1s focused on -ing words, whilst the Year 2s were following a model including a adjective, noun and verb. 

Within our R.E lessons, we have acted out a Baptism and looked at the different signs and symbols that are important for this sacrament (water, font, oil of chrism etc.)

On Monday, our classroom became a Victorian classroom! We lined our desks up in rows, there was a cane (for display purposes only!!) a bell and some children wore the Dunce hat! We talked about what it was like to go to school in Victorian times and the children really enjoyed the lesson.

We had an exciting trip to the park on Tuesday. We developed our geography skills as we looked at the human and physical features on the route to the park. We got to have a little play and went on a scavenger hunt to find some Autumn items! 

The children enjoyed playing some playground games from the past, such as Oranges and Lemons, marbles, hopscotch etc. 

The Year 1s logged on to Purple Mash during our computer lesson. This is an educational website that addresses all areas of the curriculum. The children can access this site from home and I will put their log in details into their homework books after half term. Year 2s log in details have changed since last year, but again I will put the updated ones into their homework books.

P.E kits are coming home for a wash today! Please can you ensure they're back in school the first day back. 

I hope the children have a wonderful half term and well deserved rest after a busy half term! I look forward to seeing them fresh and ready for the run up to Christmas!! 

 

Mrs Farrington  

Friday 12th October 2018

This week we have been learning...……

 

Another week done! This half term is going so quickly and the children are so busy!

We have continued to explore the story of Wallace and Gromit and the Auto Chef. The children thought of their own robots and created a short story. We focused on verbs again, ensuring the children were using -ing and -ed correctly. The Y2 children were very imaginative in thinking of what the robot could do and what went wrong. 

In Maths, we have begun to look at addition. We have continued to use the part whole model to understand the concept of two parts making a whole. The Year 2s have looked at 3 magic numbers and how one addition sentence can give us 3 other sentences e.g. 6 + 9 = 15,  9 + 6 = 15, 15 - 9 = 6, 15 - 6 = 9.

In R.E, we talked about the many signs and symbols we come across in our environment. This is the explore part of our Baptism theme. 

We have created charcoal houses in Art and continued with algorithms in computing. The children had the last of their Multi-skills P.E lesson and Jake our coach was very impressed with the class. In our Geography lesson, we created a map of Penwortham thinking about features that are near to and far from us. In our History lesson, we used books as sources to find out about Penwortham and Preston in the past. The children were fascinated by the black and white photographs! 

 

We are having an Autumn week next week and will be walking to the Park! 

Have a lovely, stormy weekend! 

Mrs Farrington

 

 

Picture 1 Exploring signs and symbols with a game
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Picture 5 Exploring books about Preston in the past
Picture 6 Exploring books about Preston in the past
Picture 7 Exploring books about Preston in the past

Friday 5th October 2018

This week we have been learning.....

 

We begun our week by rounding off our place value topic in Maths. The year ones have been comparing numbers and counting back wards whilst the Year 2s have been counting in steps of 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. We will revisit this with our Year 2s as they found it a challenge to complete number sequences using these steps! 

We begun our new story - Wallace and Gromit and the Auto Chef. The children loved this story and we have generated lots of verbs with -ing and -ed suffixes. We finished off our English lessons looking at and using exclamation marks. 

In our History lesson, we asked questions about the past and what it was like to live in Penwortham 100 years ago. We talked about the present and what our houses and Penwortham is like now. 

We've been working on our throwing and catching in multi skills P.E lessons. This week had a go at aiming our throws! 

Finally, it has been Judaism week in school. We've loved exploring the Jewish tradition of Shabbat. This is a special day for Jews in which they remember the day God rested and celebrate with a special meal each week. We made Challah bread, Havdalah candles out of pipe cleaners, designed spice boxes and created some beautiful images of the Shabbat meal. The children were ready to pop after enjoying lots of cake at the Macmillan Coffee afternoon and tasting their Challah bread! 

Don't forget to complete your homework and learn your spellings ready for hand in on Tuesday. 

 

Enjoy a lovely Autumn weekend,

Mrs Farrington

Learning about Judaism in 1.2F

Friday 28th September 2018

This week we have been learning...….

 

As we are over half way through the half term, the children are working very hard. 

This week, we have been comparing numbers. The Year 1s have been finding one more and one less than a given number and the Year 2s have been comparing numbers using language such as greater than, less than and equal to. We have set this for homework for the children to consolidate these skills. 

In our English lessons, we planned and wrote the story of The Smartest Giant in Town. The children amazed me with how much they could remember from the story and they put a lot of thought and effort into their writing. 

We have finished our beginnings topic in R.E and ended with a celebration of all the things we had learnt. This included a collective worship that was planned by the children. We enjoyed looking through our books and talking about what we had learnt and done. 

The children are slowly getting to grips with Algorithms in computing. The Year 1s have been creating algorithms for their friends and Year 2s are creating algorithms on Purple Mash. 

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Farrington

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Picture 5 Collective Worship in the sunshine!

Friday 21st September 2018

This week we have been learning....

 

Happy Friday!!

The children will be ready for a rest after a busy week of learning.  

We've continued with place value this week. The Year 1s have cracked tens and ones! They can tell us how many tens and ones are in numbers to 20 and some children are even confident with numbers beyond 20! 

The Year 2s have had some tricky challenges whilst exploring tens and ones of numbers to 100. They've been placing numbers on a number line and creating place value charts.  Both year groups have continued to use the part - whole model to represent numbers as well as many other representations. 

             Image result for numicon teen numbers   Image result for diennes          Within our English lessons, we have been exploring nouns and adjectives and the Year 2s looked at verbs as well. We linked this to our story and had a go at writing our own sentences ensuring these were included! This was tricky and therefore have set this for homework for a little extra practise! 

We have enjoyed developing our skills in throwing and catching during our P.E lessons. If the children could practise this at home, it will support their progression with this essential skill! The children have been dancing with Mrs Rawlinson this morning for our second P.E lesson. 

Finally, in our Geography lesson, we created maps of King George V playground and used DigiMap and Google maps to zoom in and zoom out and explore aerial view! The children found this fascinating! 

 

Have a restful weekend

Mrs Farrington

                          

 

Friday 14th September 2018

This week we have been learning.....

 

We have been up to all sorts this week!

We have been exploring tens and ones in Maths (take a look at our videos below). Year ones have been making numbers to 20 and Year twos have been making numbers to 100. 

In our English lessons, we have begun reading The Smartest Giant in Town and wrote sentences about his kindness towards others. 

We have been retelling the creation story in R.E and we have been using some phrases from a beautiful Psalm about God being there at our beginning. 

The children have enjoyed computing, music and P.E today.  

We have discussed Self-Belief today as part of P.E and how it can help us achieve in all we do!

I hope the children have a wonderful rest of the weekend, ready for another super week in 1.2F!

Mrs Farrington 

Place value activities in 1/2F

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We have been exploring place value today. We have focused on the numbers 11 - 20.

More place value in 1/2F

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We used tens frames this morning. They were fantastic at providing a visual representation of teen numbers.
Monday 10th September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

This week we have been learning...........

 

It has been a pleasure getting to know our wonderful new class this week! The children have settled in well to their new classroom and are getting to grips with the routines and structure of 1/2F. 

They have already been showing off their skills and their learning from last year. 

We have had a little look at some Maths, practised our writing skills, talked about feelings and emotions, discussed new class rules and ended the week with some Art in which we explored lines and different media. The children enjoyed a visit from the poet Paul Cookson on Wednesday and had a Jiu Jitsu taster yesterday. We began our R.E topic and explored the new beginnings we've experienced.  We introduced our Creative topic; The Place Where I Live, by constructing Penwortham and familiar buildings and places using a variety of construction equipment. 

I've been impressed with their resilience and behaviour after a six week break and we look forward to a busy week next week after we've eased the children in gently this week! 

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Farrington

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