A busy first week back
Friday 4th November | 3 comments
In literacy we started the week by doing lots of practical alphabet activities including matching jigsaws, saying the letters in order and peg matching and we then focused on forming capital letters. Can your child say the alphabet and do they know how to form all or most capital letters?
We also read the story ‘The Princess and the Pea’. We discussed the parts of a story – beginning, middle and end. The children then wrote about the story and all tried hard to remember to use finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.
Click here for a game to help your child learn more about sentence structure.
We have done lots of practical maths this week focusing on 2D and 3D shapes. The children had fun creating pictures and we also named and sorted a range of 2D shapes. The children are beginning to name more shapes and use the correct language such as corners and sides. They also used an app on the I-pads to create their own 2D shapes. We then moved onto 3D shapes and again we named them and sorted them into groups. The children had fun building towers and they had to think carefully about which shapes made good building blocks and which shapes rolled etc. Can your child remember the names of the shapes they have used this week and any of the shape’s properties e.g sides, corners, faces? Most children can confidently name 2D shapes but many are still struggling with 3D shapes. Can you help your child practise at home? Can they find and name spheres, cylinders, cubes, cuboids, pyramids and cones?
Click here for some interactive 3D and 2D shape games.
In science we have started our topic about materials. First the children sorted objects according to their properties such as metal, plastic, wooden, hard, transparent. They had to think carefully where to put an object that had more than one property e.g hard and metal.
Next the children worked in their hive groups to create collages using materials such as card, foil, bubble wrap, plastic and wood. They then described their collage using vocabulary such as hard, bendy, bumpy, rough.
The children also had fun using various magnets to investigate and sort which materials were magnetic.
The final activity was to make a pair of sunglasses. Which materials were best for the job? The children had to make sure they used a transparent material.
We are desperate for junk. Please bring in any boxes, yogurt pots, plastic bottles, kitchen rolls etc as we are doing something very exciting with it all next week.
Thank you for your support.
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Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team