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Brookfields Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to YH's Page 

 

Teacher - Mrs S Hussain  

PSA - Mrs S Shaheen 

 

Welcome back to school! We are so excited to have you all back.  Mrs Hussain and Mrs Kettridge have been super busy planning an exciting new curriculum for you!

 

This half term you will be diving back into the past to 1666 and learning all about the Great Fire of London! We will use this knowledge in our Art work too.  We also have a busy term being scientist and discovering the properties of materials.   

 

 

 

 

Practise reading and writing your Year 1 Common Exception Words

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YH will be singing 'Well I Never' as part of our whole school remote Nativity! Please practise with your child at home.  We will be practising daily in school, ready to perform to the rest of the school on Microsoft Teams. 

 

 

Well I Never!

 

Well I never, have you ever 

Heard such exciting news 

Well I never, have you ever 

Who would have thought He’d choose?  

X2 

 

Mary, He’s chosen Mary, 

Mary the special one 

Mary. He’s chosen Mary 

To be the mother of His Son. 

 

Well I never, have you ever 

Heard such exciting news? 

An angel told her, 

Tapped her on the shoulder, 

“God has chosen you.”     X2 

 

Mary, He’s chosen Mary, 

Mary the special one 

Mary, He’s chosen Mary, 

To be the mother of His Son. 

 

Well I never, have you ever 

Heard such exciting news? 

Well I never, have you ever 

Who would have thought He’d choose?      X2 

 

Mary, He’s chosen Mary, 

Mary the special one 

Mary. He’s chosen Mary 

To be the mother of His Son. 

 

Well I Never Song

Directions

Maps

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We have been learning about maps. This video gave us lots of information about maps and their purpose.

We have been practising 1 less than

Doubles

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Children in Need Pyjama Day

Number Bonds for 10

 

We have been practising our number bonds to 10.  

 

 

 

We have been learning to subities!

This morning, we have been practising to subities to six. Subitising is the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count.  We loved playing the domino game in which we had to recognise the amounts to six.

Little Red Riding Hood

 

We are learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  Have a look at the story map.  Can you retell the story?

P.E

 

This half term, we have been practising our rolling techniques as well as using various equipment to balance and climb on.  We have shown that we can move in different ways safely. 

Odd and Even Numbers

 

We have been learning our odd and even numbers.  Numbers ending in 1, 3, 6, 7 and 9 are odd. These numbers cannot be shared equally between 2.  They cannot be halved. 

 

Count in Odd Numbers

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A Swift Jet

This week in Guided Understanding, we have been reading a non-fiction text all about jets.  Can you follow the instructions to make your own swift jet?

Can your swift jet perform a stunt?

Science Investigation 

 

This afternoon, we have been planning our Science investigation! We started the lesson by recapping on the materials.  Can you name the materials? 

 

 

We then reviewed the key vocabulary we had learnt. 

 

 

Twiggle shared his problem with us. 

 

 

We decided he would need an umbrella. 

 

 

We looked at the materials and discussed their properties. Which would be more suitable? We made predictions.  

 

 

 

 

Umbrella Investigation continued ... 

 

 

Odd and Even Number 

We are learning about odd and even numbers.  Can you go on a number hunt and find odd and even numbers? 
 

We used the large numicon shapes.  We discussed the odd number and 'not odd numbers' which are called even numbers.   

 

 


 

We used the cubes to represent the quantity of a given odd or even number!

Instruction

 We have been learning about instructions.  Instructions tell us how to do something. 
We have learnt new vocabulary and actions linked to instructions. These words are on our working wall. 

 

 

Mrs Lees sent us a video with instructions for a dance. We listened to the instruction and carried these out. 
We followed these instructions. 

Can you read the instructions?

Can you follow the instructions?  
 



 

High Frequency Words

 

This week, and over the next two weeks we will be continuing to practise our Phase 2 and Three High Frequency Words.  High frequency words are common words, words that appear very often in written texts. They are a mixture of decodable words (words that can be sounded out) and tricky / exception words (words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way, which means the words have to be learned and recognised by sight).

 

It is really important that children learn how to read these words as they will make up a large proportion of the words they will be reading in everyday texts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Decodable words Tricky words
Phase 2 phonics high frequency words a, an, as, at, and, back, big, but, can, dad, had, get, got, him, his, if, in, is, it, mum, not, on, of, off, up the, no, to, into, go, I
Phase 3 phonics high frequency words down, for, look, now, see, that, them, this, then, too, will, with all, are, be, he, her, me, my, she, they, was, we, you

 

5 Tips for Internet Safety

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PSHE 

 

This week, in YH we have been focusing of friendship.  We have listened to different stories about friendship.  We have been learning about the qualities of friendship through Twiggle.

 

 

 

We will be continuing to focus on our 'Keep Hands to Self' rule. 

 

 

 

 

 

Number Pairs to 7 and 8

 

This week in Maths, we have been exploring our number pairs to 7 and 8.  

Can you practise your number pairs to 7 and 8? 

Number Pairs to 8

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Number Pairs to 7

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Little Red Hen 

 

This week, we will be focusing on the story 'Little Red Hen.' We are following the Talk4Writing.  On Monday, we focussed on retelling the oral story telling.  Below is a video of Pie Corbett telling the story .  Join in with actions!

Little Red Hen by Pie Corbett

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Little Red Hen

National Poetry Day 

 

We received a letter this morning! We were very excited to learn the poem we were given from the book 'Lost Words'. We worked hard to learn the poem. We then performed our poem to the other Year 1 and 2 class; YK and YT. We even performed the poem to Mrs Lees, Miss O'Rourke and Mrs Cross!


 

We looked at some of the words and created shared definitions

 

Furled - means to be neatly and securely rolled up - we compared this to an umbrella

 

Flares - means to spread outwards in form

 

Fronds - these are the leaf like parts of the fern

 

Fiddle-head - the young curled up part of the fern - we thought it looked a bit like a snail. We now know that you can eat this part! 

 

Fanned - means to spread apart - fully fanned means it is fully grown - the fronds have completely spread out. 
 

In the afternoon, we created artwork linked to the poem. 

Art 
Final Piece 

 

Today, we complete our final art piece. We applied the skills we have been practising over the last six sessions.  We used charcoal and oil pastels to recreate an image of the Great Fire of London. 

Guided Understanding 

 

This week, in Guided Understanding we will looking at the non-fiction text 'The Great Yellow Sunflower.'  We have been learning new vocabulary linked to the text.  

 

 

The new vocabulary we are learning.

 

 

Rolling 

 

We have been practising different types of rolls.  Can you find a safe soft space at home and practise these.  Watch the videos below.  Remember to practise with an adult.  

Teddy Roll

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Pencil Roll

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Experimenting with charcoal

 

This week, we have LOVED experimenting with charcoal.  First, we explored creating different types of lines.  These were of different size and width.  Next, we practised our blending and smudging technique.  

 

Today, we looked at creating texture using lines and dots.  We sketched a part of St Pauls Cathedral.  

Number pairs for six and seven

 

It has been a busy week in maths,  we have been exploring numbers 6 and 7 using the whole part model.  We looked at different ways to make these number.  Can you remember the number pairs? 

Listen to the songs below to remind you!

Number Pairs

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Number Pairs

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Lieve Verschuier

 

This week in Art, we have been exploring the artist Lieve Verschuier. This is a painting of the Great Fire of London. It shows what the great fire looked like from a boat on the River Thames.
 

 

We have been using our senses to describe the picture. We imagined that we are sitting in a boat on the River Thames. What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell? How does it feel? 

 



We used the adjective mat to describe the fire. 

 

Number Bonds to 5 

 

This week in Maths we have working on number bonds to 5.  We used the whole, part part model to explore how the number 5 is made.  

 

Look at the picture below.  Can you tell an adult the different ways in 5 is made?

For example 1 and 4 makes 5 or I could say 4+1=5.  Which other number bonds can you see? 

 

Number Bonds to 5 Video

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The Great Fire of London 

This half term, we have been learning about The Great Fire of London.  We watched the video Puddling Lane to give us an idea about life in the past.  We loved using our senses to discuss what we could see.  We then thought about the smell and sounds we might have heard if we travelled back to London in 1666!

 

Watch the video and discuss what your children have learnt! Listen for the key words 'in the past', 'a long time ago', 'present', 'now' and different.  

Pudding Lane

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The King and the Great Fire 


This is a portrait of King Charles II, he made decisions about what happened after the Great Fire. 


 

What Happened After the Great Fire?

 

King Charles II made a speech to the people of London; he praised the courage of the people who tried to put out the fire. He also said that he wanted to rebuild the city and make plans to ensure another disaster like this could not happen again. Within days, King Charles II set about rebuilding his capital. Before the Great Fire of London the houses were made from wood, often leaning into the streets and tightly packed together.  The Act for the Rebuilding of the City of London was passed in February 1667. It proposed that all new buildings had to be constructed of brick or stone against the future perils of fire. 

Portraits of King Charles II

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