Giants in Year One!
Friday 26th September | 3 comments
In literacy this week we have been reading the book ‘Once there were giants’ by Martin Waddell. The children enjoyed listening to the story and finding out that the giants were actually all the adults in the family. The children have been talking about what it was like when they were babies and who the giants are in their families. They then wrote sentences about being a baby and also about their ‘giants’. The children all tried hard to remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops and some children used conjunctions in their sentences such as ‘and’ and ‘then’.
In maths we have been using numicon to create our own addition calculations. The children recorded their calculations in their maths book. We have also been practising our number bonds – the pairs of numbers that make 10 e.g. 6+4=10 and 7+3=10. They enjoyed learning a number bond song. Maybe they could tell you all the number bonds at home?
In our topic work we enjoyed a walk around our super school grounds exploring all the trees. Who knew we had so many different species at our school? Have you had a go at our tree challenge on our separate blog post? The children are eagerly awaiting people to do their quiz. We have also been looking very carefully at lots of seeds from trees – the children enjoyed being scientists using magnifying glasses, tweezers and Petri dishes. They learnt about seed dispersal and sorted the seeds into different groups – seeds that are blown, seeds that are eaten, seeds that burst and drop and seeds that stick.
Please can you make sure that all your child’s clothing is clearly labelled. Our lost property basket has jumpers and cardigans in already. Please check if you think your child has lost an item of clothing – the basket is kept in the cloakroom area.
Your child may bring a pair of Wellington boots to leave in school so that they can still go on the grass during wet play times. Please make sure they are labelled and stored on the floor under their peg.
Remember it is individual photographs on Monday and the Harvest Festival on Friday morning.
Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team