This week in Year 1, we’ve had a naughty visitor come into our class. Tricky Troll tore down our display during our ‘or’ phonics lesson and left us some ‘or’ words to find. We also boarded a train whilst learning the sound ‘oi’ and spotted ‘oi words’ out of the train windows.
In English, we have finished reading ‘On Sudden Hill’ and have started writing a recount of the story together.
In maths, we have been using a number line to find one more and one less within 10 and have been introduced to a part whole model.
We have had great fun in the afternoon exploring our different senses, focusing on smelling and feeling different scents and textures.
Quote of the week:Science, it’s like magic, but real.
This week Year 1 have been enjoying reading our class text, ‘On Sudden Hill’. The character in our story Birt left his crumbled box with a letter diary explaining his feelings. The children have been using adjectives in their writing to describe how the character Birt is feeling and challenging themselves to use the conjunction ‘and’ to extend their sentences.
In maths, we have been learning about ordinal numbers and how to use a number line correctly. We have also applied ordinal numbers to other activities throughout our day, for example during our daily mile discussing who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and last, (it’s normally the teacher!)
We have also been discussing black history month. We have loved learning about musicians from different ethnic minorities, including the Jackson Five and Bob Marley. Here are some pictures of the children enjoying learning the ‘ABC’ chorus from Jackson 5 and practising Makaton to Bob Marley’s song ‘Three little birds’- we will be looking at lots of different musicians throughout this month.
In art we have discussed who lives in our house and how every family is different and beautiful. We have been practising different pencil techniques to create thick and thin lines which we have then applied when drawing our family portraits. Have a look at our photos attached!
This week Year 1 have been enjoying our new class novel ‘On Sudden Hill’. We have been thinking of adjectives to describe the characters and challenging ourselves to include these in a sentence. In phonics, we have been learning the new diagraphs, ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’ and the tricky words ‘he’ and ‘she’. Why don’t you explore these sounds using the phonics bloom website?
In maths, we have been using the terms ‘greatest’ and ‘smallest’ to order objects as well as numbers. Children have also focused on naming the date, day and month of the year. In our classroom, we have had a big makeover and the children have loved exploring the new areas and resources available to them. Daring Dragonflies have been busy making pompoms while the Curious Caterpillars have enjoyed using our site office to record messages alongside building their designs.
Please continue to read with your child every day as it is one of the most valuable tools to encourage their learning.
Quote of the week: Reading is a passport to countless adventures.