Year 1 have been learning about time in maths. They have been practising reading an analogue clock at the o’clock and half past. It would be great practise to start discussing time at home with your children and test them out this term and over the summer!
In English we have become experts at writing instructions using imperative verbs to make an ark. The children loved using what we have called ‘bossy’ verbs and enjoyed building their own arks after.
In art we produced a lined drawing of Peter Rabbit inspired by the famous artist, Beatrix Potter. Then we practised using water colours and painted our drawings.
Year 1 have also become musicians as well as artists! They composed and performed their own music this week, please see photos attached.
We are so excited for our trip to Noah’s Ark despite the likely chance of showers! Please ensure your child comes to school wearing appropriate footwear and a raincoat.
Quote of the week: The best thing to spend on your children is your time.
This week Year 1 have continued learning about money in maths. They have practised using different coins to pay for items with the same price. Why not practise paying for different items at home with your child?
The children have started their new Power of Reading book called Pattan’s Pumkin. We started the week learning about India where the story is set. They came up with some great questions that they wanted to find out and enjoyed researching the answers to each one as a class!
In art we are studying the author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. The children loved reading the story Peter Rabbit and created their own still life drawing inspired by the still life objects in the story.
Please ensure your child comes to school with a water bottle every day, especially with the hot weather and iPads are charged. Remember you can find the weekly spellings on this page in the homework section below, thank you for all of your continued support.
Miss Betts and Miss Crawford
Quote of the week: There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they will take you. Beatrix Potter.
This week Year 1 have been busting out their dance moves to the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ and practising their left and right! They have been learning about position and direction in maths; why not practise this dance or practise using the terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ at home with your child?
In English, the children have enjoyed summarising their Power of Reading Text, One Day on our Blue Planet. They have been busy sequencing pictures and planning there writing ready for next week. To get in character, they have been doing lots of role-play and engaging in discussion to practise writing from someone else’s perspective.
The children have been working hard this week with many of them earning 20 hole punches to allow them to go to the school shop this Friday!
Whilst the Daring Dragonflies have had fun using African instruments, the Curious Caterpillars have done some beautiful line drawings of a giraffe. Please see photos attached.
Don’t forget to read with your child, they are making such great progress!
Year 1 loved going on a safari this week and spotting all of the different animals to include in their safari guides. Please see the photos attached.
In maths, children have been measuring the capacity (how much liquid something can hold) using spoons. Why not measure the capacity of something at home?
The children have also been busy researching, designing and building toy cars with axles and moving wheels! They look incredible and we are so impressed with how inventive and creative Year 1 have been this week.
We hope you have been practising your weekly spellings ready for the test on Friday. They will be handed out on a Monday and if lost, can always be found here on the website. Please look in the Homework tab below and you will find the spellings lists for the rest of the term. Good luck!
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.