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Division, letters and animal facts

Friday 20th May | 2 comments

In literacy this week the children have learnt how to write a letter and set it out correctly. They then drafted a letter to Mags from ‘Animals in Tuition’ thanking her for showing us her amazing animals. Next the children edited their letters and copied them onto headed paper and we posted them to Mags. The children tried very hard with their presentation and some children joined up their letters cursively.

In our grammar lesson the children were taught about prefixes and the children made prefix calculations e.g un + happy = unhappy and some then wrote sentences with prefixes in. Click here for some fun spelling games. The children continue to work hard with their phonics and they have accessed a variety of activities to help them to learn new sounds. Thank you for all your support at home – most children are now reading and writing the digraphs with more confidence.

In handwriting the children learnt how to join oo, aw and oy cursively.

In maths we have been practising our division skills. The children had fun practically dividing sweets and objects between bowls. The children also solved division calculations by sharing pennies between purses. Finally they used drawings to help solve the calculations and some children were challenged further and taught about remainders. A range of interactive games can be found here.

In ICT the children have continued working on the laptops using the program Purple Mash and are developing their coding skills.

We have continued to learn about types of animals in science. The children thought about the animals that Mags brought and had to decide if they were a mammal, amphibian, fish, bird or reptile. We played an interesting ‘What am I?’ game which the children really enjoyed. Can they play it at home? The children also worked with a partner and typed some great animal facts using the laptops.

Have a super weekend.
The Year  1 Team

2 responses to “Division, letters and animal facts”

  1. Sheila Singh (Ashwins mum) says:

    What a busy week… They children are having fun using there literacy and numeracy skills. Ashwin enjoyed learning about division.

  2. Kirsty (Charlie's mummy) says:

    I enjoyed the animal tuition .

    It sounds as if you were all busy before half term, I enjoyed hearing about all the animals who visited! Thank you for the great picture of Charlie holding a snake! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday. I am looking forward to finding out your learning plans for the next few weeks.

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