Osan

Welcome to Osan Class!

Happy Summer Term!

We are so excited to start off our Summer Term with lots of different learning opportunities.

Maths: 

Across both Summer half terms, we are learning about numbers to 100, length and height, mass and capacity, multiplication and division, fractions and time. We will be using a lot of practical resources to help us with our learning such as diennes, blocks, counters, number lines, clocks and tens frames.

English: 

We are learning and innovating our own versions of different texts. This half term we will learn the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Enormous Crocodile’. The children will begin to learn the story through actions and story mapping as well as other activities such as role play and puppet making. The children will then be able to innovate the story and finally write their own independent story with support. We will also be covering grammar elements such as question marks, exclamation marks, suffixes and conjunctions.

Reading:

We hope your child is still enjoying reading their reading books at home. We change our reading books every Friday! Remember if your child reads at home 5x a week they will be rewarded with 5 dojos. Please remember to tick these on your child’s bookmark, it is helpful if you write the title of the book at the top of each ticked section too.

Phonics:

In Year 1 we complete daily phonics lessons where the children will learn lots of different sounds to help them with their reading and writing. Children begin Phase 5 as we enter Year 1 and are working through these sounds currently as well as alternative sounds within the summer term. We are also completing interventions for Phase 2 and 3 sounds also to recap the sounds children learnt in Reception. The children will undertake the ‘Phonics Screening Test’ in June to assess their phonics knowledge.

Theme (Art):

Our current topic is ‘Who Am I?’, we began our topic by learning about Frida Kahlo and looking at self-portraits. We will be focusing on this over the half term and children will be practising their sketching skills, with the final product being a self-portrait sketched and painted of their own.

RE:

In RE, we are studying Judaism this half term. We will be learning about significant symbols and places of worship for Jews as well as important stories.

Science:

Our Science topic this half term is ‘Plants’. We will be planting our own seeds and learning about different species of plants and trees.

Music:

We have been entwining our music lessons with our English topic. Following a series of music sessions based on Jack and the Beanstalk. We are able to learn simple rhythms and songs based on this.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like any additional information. 

Ms Haswell and Mrs Padmore

Osan Class Teacher and Class LSA

Easter Craft Day

A huge thank you to the PTA for their organisation on planning the Easter Craft Day! We rotated around classrooms within the school, creating a different craft in each room! Osan class were very respectful when visiting other teachers and classrooms, and had so much fun in making lots of different things, such as Easter bunny hats, Easter wreaths and they even took part in an Easter egg hunt! Each child received an egg and had a lovely day. Well done to all at home for the creation of the Easter bonnets too, we loved seeing how creative they were. We hope you enjoy your Easter holidays spent with family and look forward to welcoming the children back after the two week break. Happy Easter!

World Book Day 2024

The children really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day!

Chinese New Year 2024

The Year of the Wood Dragon

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year at school and we were able to wear yellow and green to celebrate it being the year of the wood dragon! We learnt about the story of the Chinese zodiac, practised writing in Mandarin, created our very own dragons and even had a delicious chinese cuisine lunch. Thank you also to Aurora and Aurora’s mummy who brought in a special book all about China for us to read! We loved looking at the beautiful photos and learning lots of new, interesting facts about China!

Geography- Local Area Nature Walk

To start our new Geography topic, ‘From A to B’, Year 1 were able to go on a local area nature walk to explore our surroundings. We managed to spot lots of animals including a fox hiding across the other side of the river! When we returned to the class we were able to discuss our route that we took and look at this on a map. We looked at the map features and were able to identify which sections on the map represented the park, roads, the river and even our school!

Science- Animal Experience Day

Osan and Orange class had an amazing day today getting to meet a variety of animals on our animal meet and greet day. We were lucky enough to meet bearded dragons, cockroaches, rats, leaf insects, guinea pigs, a tortoise, a hedgehog and a python! We were so proud of how brave the children were and their ability to be gentle with the animals. See below the pictures from the day!

History- The Great Fire of London

We have been taking part in so many fun activities lately linked to our learning of The Great Fire of London. We took inspiration from Samuel Pepys and wrote our very own diary entries with quills, as well as creating Great Fire of London artwork for our History Display. We are really enjoying this unit and are learning so many great facts. Ask your child what they know about the Great Fire of London and see what they can recall!

English- The Gingerbread Man

We have had so much fun learning ‘The Gingerbread Man’ story over the last few weeks! We changed our class version to ‘The Candy Man’, then when the children wrote their own, some ideas consisted of ‘The Ice Cream Man’, ‘The Lollypop Girl’ and so on. We really used our imagination to make our own stories exciting! Well done Osan on another great unit of English.

Maths- Addition and Subtraction within 10

We have been hard at work using our resources to help us learn many different ways to add and subtract. We have been using diennes, counters, blocks, number lines and tens frames…as well as sometimes our fingers!

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