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YEar 1

 

Welcome to Year 1!

Wednesday 5th February 2020

The last two weeks we have been reading the story Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. It is about a boy who walks into a forest and meets familiar characters from traditional tales. Rather than write an innovated version of the original tale, last week we asked the children to imagine what might happen after the boy walked into the forest and they all created their own story version. We were absolutely blown away by the fantastic ideas that all of the children had and have been amazed at how much their writing has improved. This week we have been focussing on punctuation and have discussed the use of question marks and exclamation marks in writing.

In Maths we have been using number lines to add and subtract. Some of the children have been able to challenge themselves further by using a 100 grid to help them add larger numbers. We have discussed that when adding numbers, although they can be added in any order, it is more efficient to begin with the larger number and add the smaller number on.

In Science the children have been learning about deciduous and evergreen trees and we went on a tree spotting walk around the school to identify these. In Geography we have continued this theme and have been learning about physical and human features.

Tomorrow afternoon the children will be taking part in the Time to Talk session where they will have the opportunity to talk to their friends and share their feelings. The children are welcome to bring a small snack to enjoy while they chat.

Here is also an update of some key dates for the year:

Parent's Evening: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February

Phonics Screening: Week commencing 8th June

Key Stage One Sports day: 18th June

Summer Fair: 26th June

As always, if you need to contact us, please catch us before or after school on the classroom door. Alternatively, leave a message at the office and we will phone you as soon as we can.

Mrs Croton and Mrs Dodd :)

 

Monday 27th January 2020

What a busy start to the Spring term Year 1 have had! The children were amazed as our classrooms started their transformations into a forest as part of our topic this term. They have thoroughly enjoyed the first few weeks of “Into the Forest” and things are only going to get more exciting.

Our first text has been Little Red Riding Hood. We used talk for writing to learn the story by heart and perform it as a group. We made masks to act out the story and help us get into character. We then innovated the story and created our own versions. From Little Blue Hood to firefighters hosing the wolf away, the children wrote some fantastic alternative stories.

In Maths, we have been using base 10 equipment to partition 2 digit numbers into tens and ones. We have also revised 3D shapes and told the time to the half hour. The children found money more challenging so I’ve encouraged them to raid piggy banks at home and start making amounts.

As part of our Science unit, the children have planted bulbs outside our classroom so we are hoping they bloom in the Spring. Next week, we will be looking at different types of trees.

Here is also an update of some key dates for the year:

Parent's Evening: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February

Phonics Screening: Week commencing 8th June

Key Stage One Sports day: 18th June

Summer Fair: 26th June

As always, if you need to contact us, please catch us before or after school on the classroom door. Alternatively, leave a message at the office and we will phone you as soon as we can.

Mrs Croton and Mrs Dodd :)