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Spring 1 Memory Box

Week Commencing 17th  January 2022

This week, we learned all about poetry. We read poetry books called ‘A Great Big Cuddle’ by Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell and also ‘Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum’ by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt. We learned some of the poems by heart. We also learned about rhyming words and had a go at writing our own rhyming poems. In maths, we learned all about adding up by making 10. For example if you need to add 8 and 6, you can think of it as 8 + 2 + 4. You split the 6 into 2 and 4 so that you can easily add the 8 and 2 to get to 10 and then 4 more to be 14. Later in the week, we also learned how we could use this method of bridging 10 to help us to subtract (see video below). In geography, we learned all about litter. We went and did fieldwork around school to see where we could find litter. We then made posters to remind people to put their rubbish in the bin. In history, we learned all about how Balliol has changed over the years. We also learned about how taking a photograph has changed and how toys have changed.

Mrs Gray reads the poem 'Party Time'

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Miss Jennings reads Sam's Sandwich

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Week Commencing 24th January 2022

This week, we read ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. We thought about how the owls were feeling at different points in the story and we linked this to our own experiences. We also read the ugly duckling and compared both stories to see what was similar and what was different. In maths, we learned about subtraction. We explored how to subtract by bridging through 10. For example 15-7 is the same as 15 take away 5 to get back to 10 and then take away the extra 2 to get to 8. We also explored related number facts. For example, if you know 15-7=8 then you also know 15-8=7, 7+8=15 and 8+7=15. In geography, we explored man-made and natural materials found at Balliol. In history, we learned about how transport has changed over time. We also explored historical objects and learned how to ask questions about the past.

Week Commencing 31st January 2022

This week, we read ‘Daisy, eat your peas’ by Kes Gray and ‘My dog is as smelly as dirty socks’ by Hanoch Piven. We had lots of fun discussing the events and linking them to our own experiences. We then had a go at writing about these. We wrote about our likes and dislikes. We also learned how to describe our family using similies e.g. my mum is as pretty as a flower. My dog is as funny as a clown. In addition to all this, we really enjoyed listening to and watching some old bear stories by Jane Hissey. In maths, we learned all about place value. We explored counting to 50 by making groups of 10. We explored counting on and back. We also looked at how many tens and ones are in different numbers. E.g. 42 is 4 tens and 2 ones. In science, we learned all about seasonal change and had a special focus on spring. In art, we had a go at creating some family portraits. We also had a go at making a special class memory together by creating our own class rap/song.

Mrs Gray reads Daisy Eat Your Peas

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