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Year 1

Dear Diary

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Dear Diary

This week in Year 1 the children have been developing their empathy towards the Fox and considering the events from his perspective. They have written their own diary entries using the first person, description and their own thoughts and ideas. These have been drafted, edited and then finally published!

At Home Task: Can you write your own diary entry?

In Maths the children have been sharing objects and considering equal and unequal groups. We have been considering dividing and sharing into equal groups.

At Home Task: Can you share an object into equal groups?

In our Topic we have made Elmer collages using a range of media and materials. For Science we have considered our body parts and how they relate to our senses before going on a senses walk. In History we have asked questions about the Romans before finding our answers.

Infant Agility in Year 2

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On Wednesday 25th April, ten children from Year 2 represented our school at the Dartford School Games: Infant Agility Festival. This is a competitive event aimed at children in Key Stage 1. The children took part in a series of field events, demonstrating their balancing, throwing, bowling and jumping skills. Each school was scored on a points system and the overall highest achieving team goes on to represent Dartford at the Kent School Games final.

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Letters from the Crayons!

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This week the children have been learning about the features of letter writing such as where to put the address and who the letter is to. The children have written persuasive letters pretending to be a crayon who has quit and what Duncan needs to do to make things better. The children wrote letters in role as Duncan begging his crayons to return to him! We then edited our letters before publishing them in our best writing, to help us edit we made a checklist about what the best editing would be. Our list included things such as:

  • Checking our spellings are correct
  • Using the correct punctuation
  • Checking our sentences make sense
  • adding in appropriate describing words

At Home Task: Can you write a letter to someone?

In Maths the children have consolidated their learning from the previous term and have moved onto learning about numbers beyond 50. We have begun to look at counting first tens and then ones. We are learning to use different resources, including a number line, to help us count.

At Home Task: Can you divide a number into tens and ones at home?

In our Topic we have looked at Christian beliefs about God and written sentences about what God is to Christians. For History we have sorted objects into the past and present and for DT we have looked at wheels and axels. In PSHE we have made books about our development in our six years and what important milestones we have reached.

News About the Sing-Up Award!

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At Joydens Wood Infant School we love to sing! Staff and children have been working hard to collect evidence of how much singing we incorporate into our school life, from curriculum songs, to routine songs and preparing songs for assemblies and productions. We are collecting this evidence as we have pledged for a Sing Up Gold Award and we are nearly there! So please keep encouraging your children to enjoy their singing and we hope to have good news on achieving our Gold award very soon!

The Crayons are Quitting in Year 1!

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This week Year One have thoroughly enjoyed the Art and Music week. They have been expressing their feelings to different pieces of music through different art media and had a visit from an artist who taught them different skills in layering media in order to create different effects. We are looking forward to displaying our work in an exhibition for parents to see on Friday afternoon.

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Going Wild in Year 1!

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This week the children have been looking at the illustrations inside Emily Hughes book ‘Wild’. The children have generated ideas and question about the strange character and considered her story. The children had the opportunity to use a wide range of media to recreate two illustrations that show the character feeling different emotions.

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Skip for Sports Relief!

By | Reception, Year 1, Year 2 | No Comments

On Friday 16th March the children took part in a series of skipping challenges to raise money for Sport Relief. These included a team skip challenge, backwards skip, hoop skip and a skip relay.

The children showed great sportsmanship, cheering on their team and supporting each other. Not only did we have lots of fun, the money raised will go to Sport Relief and help disadvantaged people across the UK.

Thank you to all of you for your kind donations!