Welcome to Year 1

Summer 1 Week 4

A glorious week of sunshine has meant that we have been able to do lots of outdoor learning and extra play after working hard! In English, we have written more poetry, with a focus on capital letters for names. In maths, we have worked really hard on problem solving and reasoning around numbers to 100. The children need to be able to count confidently to 100, an easy thing to work on if you have ten minutes spare. In science, the children investigated whether children with the biggest hands also has the biggest feet. They had great fun predicting, measuring and concluding as part of a team.

Summer 1 Week 3

Year 1 have had a brilliant week of learning!

We have learned about suffixes -s and -es, written rhyming poems and worked hard to punctuate sentences correctly.

In maths, the children have been adding bridging 10, using a range of resources.

In science, we had great fun learning about what we can do to improve the health of our planet, and the children were excited to create posters to encourage others to help.

Summer 1 Week 2

This week is our last week with Miss Wenham, as she has successfully finished her placement, and is ready for her career in teaching. The children have enjoyed being taught by her very much.

The Year 1 Phonics Check is fast approaching, in the second week of June, so please continue to encourage children to sound and blend when you read with them every day.

The children have had a lovely week making vegetable soup on our new oven trolleys. Many were apprehensive about trying new vegetables, but most enjoyed a bowl of soup with some bread and butter! They wrote an evaluation in their books, and once again, they impressed us with how independent they are in their writing now.

In maths, the children have enjoyed exploring 2d and 3d shapes, with a focus on being able to name them, and identify some of their properties.

In science, the children learned about the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees and they had a go at identifying trees around our school.

Happy Easter!

The children have written so many wonderful things this week, writing an Earth Guide describing all of the wonderful things about our planet. I’m sure you are all so proud of how far the children have come so far this year. We had a lovely Easter Bonnet Parade on Friday, and although EVERYONE’S hat was amazing, we could only have one winner from each class, and an overall winner. Well done, Darcie!

I hope they have a well deserved rest over Easter. Please continue to read with your child each day and practice some spellings with them. We are back at school on Tuesday 23rd April – Happy Easter!

This week, the children have begun a natural transition into whole class learning, which they have managed really well!

They have been busy adding and subtracting and studying the story of Beegu. They have been developing their inference skills to infer how she is feeling at different points in the story and what she might be saying.

In science, the children learned all about the season of spring.

In topic, they learned all about Alexander Bell and his inventions, using this information to create their own timeline of significant events.

Next week, we look forward to Investigations Week, which will be lots of fun! Just a reminder that we ask for a contribution of £4 to go towards the science workshops, provided by an external visitor.

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