What a busy week we have had in Year 1 as the children continue to settle well into their new routines. The children decided upon new names for their Social groups. We now have The Lions, Tigers, Pandas, Leopards and Orang-utans.
The new class Eco-Representatives and School Council members are:
Eco-Representatives – Felix and Zara
School Council – James and Kitty
In English the children have been working hard writing a recount of their recent school trip to Windsor Castle. They have also enjoyed listening to and making story maps to help retell the story of Class Two at the Zoo!
During our Phonic lessons we have been revisiting the phonic sounds previously learned and blending these sounds to help us write CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.
During our Handwriting session this week we have been focussing on the letter formation of some of our ‘curly caterpillar letters’, c, a and d.
In Maths we have been putting numbers in order and using interlocking cubes and Numicon to help us with addition of numbers up to 10.
In RE the children have painted some lovely pictures of their families. They have also been creating a prayer linked to Psalm 28 to show how God cares for everyone.
In Science the children have talked about the different seasons of the year. They have discussed what happens to the weather in the different seasons and a weather chart has been made so that the children can observe and record the temperature regularly throughout the autumn term.
In History we have been discussing the features of a castle and labelling them. This will help us next week when we are designing our own castle in D and T. Many thanks to all those who have sent in boxes, cartons etc, it is much appreciated.
This week the children have been given their new login details for the Abacus website. I have allocated Maths homework tasks to be completed but please let me know if you have any problems using the website.
Next week in Maths we will be continue to think about strategies we use when adding and subtracting numbers to 10.
In English we will be listening to fiction stories and looking at how stories are structured. We will be focussing also on ‘what makes a good sentence’ and reminding the children to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops in their work.
In RE we will be thinking about the family that Jesus grew up in.
Enjoy the weekend!