Year One have had a brilliant last week in school. We have finished re-telling our Power of Reading text ‘The Snail and the Whale’’. Miss Betts and Miss Crawford could not be more proud! The children have worked so hard at tables and will be able to see their work on display in our classroom when we come back after Easter!
This week we have also been planning, drawing and sculpting fish. We started the week by looking at fish and the different features we could see. Next, we drew our designs and finally used them to create our own fish. The Daring Dragonflies decorated theirs with sequins whilst the Curious Caterpillars got messy with different coloured paints.
The Daring Dragonflies loved having their behaviour treat on Thursday. We had lots of fun learning with our toys watching and even finished the day with an Easter egg hunt.
The Curious Caterpillars loved decorating their Easter Bonnets, then working together to fit them to our heads!
Miss Crawford and Miss Betts cannot wait to welcome you all back. Have a wonderful Easter break and please don’t forget to read with your children! J
Quote of the week: The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you have come.
Please make sure you are reading with your child every week and writing in their reading record. It is the most important thing you can do with your child and the best way to access the wider curriculum in school.
Please also look in your child’s reading records to see the sounds they’ve been doing this week. If your child is struggling with certain sounds why not watch the Phase 3 and Phase 5 videos that Miss Crawford and Miss Betts recorded and posted in our Year 1 area?
The children have had great fun this week practising ordering numbers from 1-50 as well as practising our 2 times table to 20?
Year 1 have also become musicians this week, identifying the beat or rhythm in a song and then demonstrating this through clapping, stomping or using their rhythm sticks! We especially loved the last lesson on clapping the syllables to different animals from the zoo!
The children enjoyed writing a setting description about an artic scene in our Power of Reading text, The Snail and the Whale. Miss Betts and Miss Crawford are really proud of how well Year 1 have settled into writing more independently at tables and can’t wait to see what we can achieve next week together!
Quote of the week:
‘If you didn’t read to your children today, what did you do that was more important? - Mrs Robinson
Year 1 have been doing so well settling back into school life. We have loved seeing them reunited with their friends and coming in every day with beaming smiles!
We have just started our new power of reading text called The Snail and the Whale. We started the week becoming illustrators designing our own front cover for the book. Next, we wrote in the first person from the perspective of the snail, describing all of the wonderful adventures we want to go on.
In phonics, we have been revising the phase 3 diagraphs, ‘ow’, ‘ou’, ‘oi’ and ‘oy’. Why don’t you ask your children to read some words with these target sounds? We know they will be experts!
Our theme for this term is ‘under the sea’ so the children have been busy creating, designing and researching lots of different marine life. Miss Crawford and Miss Betts’s display boards are looking beautiful filled with the children’s under the sea creatures!
Please continue to read with your children and ensure they have their reading book, reading record and a fully charged iPad every day for school!
I’m delighted to inform you about a new service we’re using to support your child’s maths education. The creators of Times Tables Rock Stars have produced a platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills, called NumBots.
The children have been shown how to login and have brought home a username label stuck onto their iPad case. They might need some help navigating to the website and entering the details but once they’re in, they just need some quiet space to get on with the games for 5 minutes.
Important: please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them but do support your child if they’re stuck. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts so we suggest encouraging them to play the game a little but often.
Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles. 2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.