What a busy time Year 1 have had this week. Cannot quite believe we will be entering the season of Advent this weekend. In RE we began our new topic on ‘Waiting’. The children were asked to think of a time when they have to wait for something and choose a word to describe how this made them feel. A parcel was wrapped up and the children had to experience waiting for two minutes to open it. The children were happy when they received an invite to attend our special Advent assembly on Monday.
In English the children have had fun listening and responding to poems this week. The children have worked hard and by the end of the week were able to create some wonderful autumn poems.
Thank you for supporting your child last week with the homework task of finding poems. It was just lovely to see the variety of poems that the children brought in. They really enjoyed reading aloud and sharing their poems with each other.
In Maths we have been continuing to use addition and subtraction. We have also been comparing lengths and looking at the differences using non-standard units to measure.
In Science the children have been learning about the signs of winter. They have learnt about which animals hibernate and how birds migrate for the winter. The children have also had fun exploring and observing the changes to ice. They discussed the weather and the clothes we would wear if we were to build a snowman.
In Geography the children have been finding out about the countries in the United Kingdom. They were able to locate and label these countries on a map.
Also, this week the children completed their Christmas decorations. These were placed on the Christmas tree in preparation for the Year 3 Advent assembly today.
For homework this week you will notice the children have only spellings which are related to our RE topic. I have not set any Maths homework as I allocated quite a few ‘Mathletics’ tasks last weekend which the children can continue to complete.
Next week in English we will continue to listen to and respond to different poems. In Maths we will be working out doubles of numbers and using our number bonds to solve mathematical problems.
We will also begin to learn our songs for the KS1 Nativity.
Have a lovely weekend and hopefully I will see you at the school fair tomorrow.