Finding the difference, recount writing and compass skills…
Friday 17th June | 1 comment
It has been a very busy week in Year 1. The children all really enjoyed our trip to the woods – please see our separate blog post for lots of photographs of the day.
In literacy the children have written a recount about their adventures in the woods. They tried hard to think of good sentence starters. We have also enjoyed reading ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. They used verbs and adjectives to describe him and other mini beasts e.g. creepy, crawly spiders and beastly, black beetles. They have also been editing and improving sentences to make them more interesting for the reader. For example they changed ‘The spider has legs.’ to ‘The small black spider has eight hairy legs.’ In handwriting they have learnt how to join ir, ph and ew cursively.
All the children have completed the Year 1 phonic screening. They all tried their hardest and you will find out their results towards the end of July. Thank you for all your support with phonics and reading at home.
In maths the children have been learning about finding the difference. They have been building towers and colouring boxes on squared paper to find the difference and some children have also used number lines. Some children are still finding this quite tricky and could practise at home. “What is the difference between 12 and 5?”
In geography the children were taught how to use a compass in preparation for the map reading and treasure hunt in the woods. They all enjoyed this practical lesson.
We have been plant detectives in science. The children dropped a hoop on our school field and looked carefully to see what they could find and if they could name any of the plants and their parts.
We have continued practising ball skills in our PE lessons. Most children are now throwing, bouncing and kicking balls with more confidence. Please make sure that you child has their PE kit in school and some appropriate outdoor trainers or pumps.
Have a lovely weekend.
Enjoy the camp over – hope the sun shines!
The Year 1 Team