We have had a lovely week in Year 1.
In numeracy, the children are now experts at one more or one less than a number up to 10 by recalling mentally (without counting on their fingers) and we are now working up to 20. Lots of children are reversing their teen numbers so they are writing 51 instead of 15. Therefore, we are really working on the value of the numbers up to 20 and making sure the children really understand their place in the number system. We have also been working on our number bonds to 10 ie: 6+4 =10, 2+8=10
This week in literacy, the children have been learning about nouns. We have talked about proper nouns (names, towns, cities, countries, months, days of the week) which need a capital letter and common nouns. Next week we will start learning about adjectives to make our writing more interesting.
In our topic we have started to make our animal hand puppets and the children have really enjoyed sewing. We will use these puppets to create a play in class.
Finally, Mrs Bakewell has very kindly donated some vitamin packs for the children. We will be sending them home on Monday. Please feel free to talk to Mrs Bakewell if you would like more information or discard them if they are not of interest.
Have a lovely weekend
The Year 1 team
Have a relaxing weekend
The Year 1 team
In our literacy learning for this week the children have concentrated on their sentence structure and ensuring that they include all the features that are needed to make a good sentence. The class is understanding when we use a capital letter and full stop well but sometimes the sentences that they have created do not make sense. This is something that we will continue to work on over the year.
The class have started to use column addition to help lay out any number sentences that they are creating. It is really important that the children remember which place value column the digits need to go into and also what they are calculating.
For out topic work this week the children have created some beautiful stained glass butterfly decorations. The class has also used the ipads to create an information page on a minibeast of their choice.
We are really looking forward to restarting our Forest School sessions after half term and I cannot wait to see the learning that the children are able to achieve. We are still looking for helpers to assist with some of the sessions. Thank you very much to all those who have already volunteered, if you are free on a Thursday during next term 1-3.15pm, then please do let the office know.
Please see the attached homework for this week, please note the additional work regarding writing sentences for each spelling word.
The children have enjoyed the school's healthy day. They have done lots of different activities including Spanish, Art, PE and cooking all with a focus on keeping ourselves healthy.
This week we have begun to learn about subtraction. The methods we have used include counting back from a number and partitioning a number into units and tens before subtracting. We have not yet crossed the 10's boundary nor done column subtraction.
We will be having an Ancient Greek day on Tuesday 17th October to celebrate our topic drawing to an end. Please, could the children come in wearing Ancient Greek costume - a sheet, draped to look like a toga with something to keep them warm underneath is absolutely fine but if you'd like to be more ambitious then please do. We'll be doing some baking and sampling some healthy Greek food.
We look forward to seeing their Pandora's Boxes next week.
Have a good weekend
Mrs L-D and Mrs Hester
We can't believe it is the penultimate week of term in class 4! This week we have been busy getting ready for our Spanish International Café - making menus and practising our surprise entertainment. We hope you received your invitations! The café will be open on Thursday 19th October from 2:30-3:30pm. There will also be some 'scrumdiddlyumptious' related entertainment at 3:00pm. We do hope you can join us.
The class finished their newspaper reports this week for James and the Giant Peach and they are fantastic. These will be available to read at the café and we will be displaying some of the children's art work too.
This week in maths we began using the column method for addition. The class are very familiar with this and did really well - the aim in year 4 is to make sure they understand why the column method works. The first question on the maths homework this week is about explaining the column method step by step.
This week our Superstars are:
Perfect Presenter: Anais Ballard
Super Speller: Alistair Murray
WOW Work: Will Clemson
Ravenous Reader: Tabitha Miles
Class 4 Kind Heart: Bea Hester
Have a lovely weekend,
We were very pleased to be able to catch up with almost all parents on Monday and would like to congratulate the children on some thoughtful and honest ideas about their progress to date and targets for the near future.
In maths this week, we have consolidated our ability to add and subtract in columns and will move now to work on multiplication and division. As we discussed in our consultations, it is essential that everyone knows their times tables. Without them, the maths that lies ahead will be doubly difficult. A few parents requested copies of times tables grids. Some are attached.
In Literacy we considered the impact that the Domesday survey had on the people of England and recorded our knowledge of the event in a manuscript that expressed our dislike and distrust of King William.
Our topic work involved the science of pulleys/windlasses and our learning was put to use as children constructed a variety of mechanisms that could be used to raise and lower a drawbridge. Many pupils demonstrated truly admirable engineering and problem-solving qualities.
On Monday 16th October, we will hold a 'Norman Day' in which children are invited to come to school dressed in clothing from the period of 1066 and will take part in a range of exciting topic-based activities.
Next Tuesday as part of our RE topic on how we look after our world we will talking about how to keep our world tidy. We will be making models out of recyclable materials (small boxes, yoghurt pots, etc) - please could you encourage your child to think about what they would like to make (it can be anything from a rocket to a dog kennel) and collect resources to use. Please bring in any materials on Monday / Tuesday at the latest. Nothing too big please - these models will be coming back to you!
Please make sure that the yellow reading diaries are in the children's bags every day. Although we will not change books everyday (Tuesdays and Fridays only), it gives the teachers a chance to read any notes.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Clare and Mrs Edwards.