A week of light!

We have had a week filled with light in Year 1!

Working within our topic of celebrations around the world, the children discovered the history behind Bonfire night. They created exciting firework pictures using a variety or media. This was followed by some super firework poetry in literacy with lots of bangs, crackles and zooms! The theme of light continued in science where the children investigated which parts of the classroom were the lightest and darkest. They also discovered that some sources of light are natural and some are man made. The children amazed us with their level of interest and questioning. What made the sun? Why is it burning? How is the moon not a source of light? We have some super scientists in Year 1!

The theme of light led us to the Jewish festival of Hanukkah where the children found out about how families celebrate and the story behind the celebration. We will continue this learning next week where the children will be making a Jewish candle holder called a menorah out of clay.

In numeracy we have been re-visiting addition using number lines. We have encouraged the children to begin to make their own number lines where they count on from the largest number. Ask them to show you!

Next week we will be moving on to subtraction, reading and acting out a Jewish Folk Tale and investigating how we can make dark places light.

  • DON’T FORGET OUR PARENT COFFEE AND CAKE EVENING ON THURSDAY NEXT WEEK – 5PM – SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

 

 

 

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