Previous Weeks – Grade 1

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 1 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 1 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 1 Archive 2017/2018


Week 15

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

 

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful mothers day. We had a super afternoon on Friday.

In English this week we will try to do a lot of reading of different stories. We looked at the sh sound last week and now we will compare it with the ch sound. Again it can be at the start or end of a word so lots to look at.

In science we have finished looking at plants and animals. We can now look at how they can live in different environments.

It is another short week for us but spelling test will still be on Friday.

phonics week 13 ar

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spelling comprehension 13

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phonics week 13 ar

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

For week 13 in maths we will be carrying on with addition of three numbers…

The students will practice this both using the white board and their workbooks.
We will also be solving word problems  eg.
Mark has 5 balls, Toni has 4 and mike gives 7 more. How many balls are there altogether.

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Week 14

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

We have a full week at school this week before some very important days in the middle of August.

In English this week it is my favourite sound. We will be using sh so I hope the children will listen and be very quiet. We can use this sound both at the beginning and end of words.

We will also look at using abbreviations for special people like Dr., Mr. and Mrs.

In science we will continue to look at plants. This time we will look at plants that are a little bit different. We learnt about the plant parts and now we will look at plants that do not have some of those parts – a cactus does not have a leaf.

As it is a full week we will have the spelling test on Friday.

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phonics week 12 ch

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phonics week 12 ch s

Spelling comprehension 12

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

This week fro maths we will be adding using three numbers : 5 + 3 + 2 =

We will be doing this using coloured blocks, the white board and plenty of exercises.

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Week 13

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

I hope you all enjoyed the long week-end and had a wonderful time with your families.

We all had a great time making our sunflower seed planters. I am sure you will all get some tiny plants growing over the next few weeks. Don’t forget that you can eat the shoots.

This week in science we look a bit closer at the plant and talk about what each part does. We will see that all the parts have a very important job to do.

In English we look at the or sound. This can be a little difficult because sometimes there is an e at the end and sometimes that e is not there. We will also start to look at adjectives that help us to describe things. This is usually lots of fun because we draw some very strange things.

The spelling test is back to Friday this week.

phonics week 11 sh

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spelling comprehension 11

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phonics week 11 sh

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

This week we will be going over more than and less than (fewer than)

The students will get a lot of written examples and using the book will get a variety of question formats concerning more and fewer than.
WE will also be using building bricks to demonstrate more and less (fewer)

 

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Week 12

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

We all did a great job last week in completing our tests and really enjoyed the party at the end.

It is now back to work and learning some new stuff.

In science it will be a super week. We will first of all we look at the things that plants need to survive and grow. Then we will make a seed planter and try to grow some plants of our own. By the end of the week all the kids will be able to bring home something that they can watch and hopefully see grow.

English takes us to a difficult sound but with a little practice the children do a great job. We will look at the -ng sound that we see in words like sing and song.

This week we are not at school on Friday so we will have the spelling test on Thursday instead.

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spelling comprehension 10

 

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

 

 

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Review and Exam Week

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

There is no spelling test or phonics work this week. This is because next week is our review week.

We will make sure that all the children are ready for their first grade 1 tests which take place the following week.

You will get lots of review sheets to help you to help the children. There will be 2 from English, 2 from science, 1 from math and one from health. The final one is a Chappy story that we have been reading.

English

    • Short a sound
    • Short o sound
    • Ck sound
    • Capital letters and full stops
    • “Chappy’s Questions” story comprehension

Science

    • The five senses
    • Measuring things
    • Three primary colours
    • Materials that everyday items are made of
    • Living and nonliving things
    • Six animal groups

 

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

    • Missing numbers 1 – 20…
    • Simple addition: 4 + 3 =
    • Simple subtraction 10 – 7 = 3

 

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Week 9

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

We are getting very close to our first set of tests so I am trying to tell the children what to expect. I am sure they will all do well.

In science this week we complete our lessons that look at the animal groups. By the end of this week we will know all about 6 different groups.

In English we look at the short u sound that we see in word like cup, duck and bus. We will also try to use words where r is the second letter. They will include brush, draw and grow.

phonics week 9 ng

spelling comprehension 9

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phonics week 9 ng

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Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

We carry on this week with subtraction.
The students will be learning (using blocks) to take away.
The vocabulary .includes:
take away, minus, subtraction
equals, left,fewer.
The students will get more practice using subtraction.
We will also be using practical means of subtraction.

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Week 8

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

English week last week was great fun. We all did a super job with our song on Monday and then enjoyed the other grades performances. Friday was extra special because we got to go to the secondary building to see the work the big kids had been doing.

This week we look at a special and difficult sound, it is the th sound. We will look at lots of nouns like path and bath but also some new words like this, that, these and those.

In science we continue looking at animals. We are now going to put them into different groups. There are six animal groups that we have to know. We will start by looking at mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. This is when many of the kids really start to enjoy science.

 

phonics week 8 short u

phonics week 8 short u

spelling comprehension 8

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Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

This week mwe will continue with subtraction.

We will use both writen and math equations to exolain this….
E.g 10 – 5 = 5
ten minus five equals five.

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Week 7

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

English this week has several different things to look at.  The most important is the short e sound. We will use words like hen, pet and leg. Another sound we will spend some time on is the blend that uses l as the second letter. We will use cl, fl, gl pl and sl to start words. Finally we will look at how to use the very exciting exclamation mark!

In science we will start to look at the many different kinds of animal that we know. We will look at the things that all animals need to survive and the different body parts that they use to get those things.

Thank you so much to everyone who sent in flowers to help make our teacher appreciation day so special.

 

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spelling comprehension 7

 

phonics week 7 th

phonics week 7 th

 

 

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

This week in Math we are moving onto subtraction.
The vocab.
Subtraction, minus, take away, less,
We will be focusing on the basic concept of subtraction using simple math.
3 – 2 = 1.
5 take away 2 = 3
six take away five equals one…

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Week 6

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

The first part of the first semester can be very long. We get a lot of great work done but there are very few breaks. However this week it is our Wai Kruu celebrations. It only takes up a couple of hours but it is such a beautiful event.

English this week sees us using the –all sound. There are not so many words so most children get a lot of confidence when they are able to learn and use all the target language.

At last science is getting really great. This week we start to look at living and non living things. This is when the children start to get interested because we will start to look at lots of different animals very soon.

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phonics week 6 short e
phonics week 6 short e

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Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

The following will be covered in week 6 :
Addition to ten..
7 + 3 =
4 + 6 =
1 + 9 =
Vocabulary: Plus, equals,add, altogether, more,
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Week 5

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

Although last week was short we managed to get everything done. Well done to all of us.

We started to do some work as groups last week and we will carry on with that this week as well. It is really important that the children learn to work in a team and make sure all of us help each other. The sound this week will be the short o sound that we see in words like top, log and hot.

In science we will continue to talk about the job of an engineer. This week we will expand upon that by looking at different materials. We will see why different materials are used for different jobs.

phonics week 5 all
phonics week 5 all

spelling comprehension 5

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Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

The following will be covered in Math week 5.

    • • The value of zero….

 

    • • Problem solving… hands on problem solving using blocks.

 

    • Putting together numbers to 10…

 

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Week 4

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

phonics week 4 short o
phonics week 4 short o

spelling comprehension 4

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Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Vocab, plus, more than, less than, minus, equals.

Using blocks the students will added to the pile, eg. 4 blocks plus 4 blocks equals 8 blocks.
4 + 4 = 8…

Students learn both writen and maths formula.
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Week 3

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

week 3 spelling##                          spelling comprehension 3                   phonics week 3 ck

 

We have a great week coming up.

In English we will move on to our second sound. We will now start to look at the short i sound that we see in words like bin, pig and sit. If you think your child could use a little extra help with phonics I can recommend the website starfall.com because it is very interactive and the children are happy to watch it many times.

In science we will be doing our first experiment. We will be mixing powder paints to make different colours. I hope the children can listen and be careful. If they can they will bring home something beautiful – and still have clean shirts.

 

Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Concept  and skills. Using blocks to help visualize adding concepts.. 7 + 2 = 9 ,      7 + __ = 9,      __ +  2 = 9

Grade 1 Art
Teacher Emily Barnes

 

Hello Parents and Teachers!

I’m the new primary Art Teacher at ABS and need your help! For future creative projects in the classroom I need to make a collection of recycled items. Could you please start collecting cardboard tubes, toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottle lids, yogurt pots, drink cartons, straws, and plastic bottles… other items you think could be used are most welcome.

NO GLASS PLEASE.

Please make sure all items are clean before dropping them off at the art room or you can give them to me at morning assembly.

Thank you so much,

Teacher Emily

 

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Week 2

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

 

I hope we all had a great first week. There are always some questions at this time of year so if there is anything we can help you with please ask.

In English this week we will continue to get used to our routine and continue to look at the short a sound. We will start to write some sentences this week and look at this importance of the capital letter.

In science we will ask more questions as we did in the first week. We will also try to guess some things. This is a very difficult concept for some kids because they are afraid to give a wrong answer. We hope to assure them that wrong answers can be OK if we are thinking.

 

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Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Plus, minus, equals, Use of lego blocks to add too. Vocab: more, add, plus, equals, altogether.. 5 + 2 = 7

Grade 1 Art
Teacher Emily Barnes

 

Hello Parents and Teachers!

I’m the new primary Art Teacher at ABS and need your help! For future creative projects in the classroom I need to make a collection of recycled items. Could you please start collecting cardboard tubes, toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottle lids, yogurt pots, drink cartons, straws, and plastic bottles… other items you think could be used are most welcome.

NO GLASS PLEASE.

Please make sure all items are clean before dropping them off at the art room or you can give them to me at morning assembly.

Thank you so much,

Teacher Emily

 

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Week 1

English and Science Banner

Grade 1 English and Science
Teacher Les Elliot

spelling comprehension 1     phonics week 1 short a    week 1 spelling##
Math Banner 2

Grade 1 Math
Teacher Paul Bradley

Maths intro. Plus , minus equals… basic math vocab.
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