Well our fourth week in Year 1 has been a busy one!
In English we have continued our theme of poetry. The children have been investigating rhyme and have really enjoyed the activities in class. We have also looked at the suffixes ed and ing – see if you can spot any together when you read at home! In handwriting we have been trying very hard to form our letters carefully; this is such an important skill because it prepares the children for joining their letters in the coming months.
In maths we have been learning our number bonds to ten. We used an investigative approach with lots of practical, cross curricular activities to discover that there are eleven ways to make ten. The children have homework this week to consolidate this learning.
We have continued with our peg dolls and we have lots ready to sell at the Victorian Market on Wednesday 19th October. See you there!
Our plants topic in science has continued this week and we had a windy walk around school looking for trees. We compared deciduous and evergreen trees and used the leaves and the bark to identify each type of tree. This theme led beautifully into Autumn art where the children made leafy pictures to be proud of!
Next week we will be learning:
– To recite the Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. This will involve lots of drama and role play.
– To subtract one and two digit numbers.
– About the life of Queen Victoria.
– Year One PE is on Friday. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits.
– Have a look at the noticeboard outside the Year 1 classrooms – there is lots of information about costumes for your children to wear for our Victorian Market.