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Queen’s knickers, floating and sinking and more place value…

Friday 11th November | No comments yet

In literacy we have enjoyed reading ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen. This is a fun story where the Queen loses her pants!!


The children have been writing descriptions of the Queen’s bedroom and thinking about what makes a good sentence. They have tried hard to remember to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Later in the week they met ‘Captain Conjunction’ and have learnt what conjunctions are and how to use them in their writing.

Click here for a game to help learn more about conjunctions.

The children looked at pictures of various castles and then had to extend a sentence using a conjunction such as and, so, but and because. They wrote some great sentences including ‘The castle has a strong door so the baddies can’t get in’ and ‘The castle has a small door because fairies live inside’.

In science we have continued exploring materials. This week we have been focusing on floating and sinking. The children began by looking at a set of objects and predicting if each one would float or sink and then they tested them.

They then used this knowledge to help them to create something that would keep the Queen’s knickers dry and not sink. There were some very happy children and some who got very wet knickers!

This link is a fun and interactive website which might help you to carry on this learning at home. Bath time could be a lot of fun tonight!

In maths we have learnt how to count on from a number and back from a number using a number line.


The children responded to questions like, What is 9 count on 5? What is 15 count back 7? Some children found using a number line quite tricky and it is a skill that they could practice further. We sent home a number line in the parents’ evening maths pack. We then moved on to sorting numbers/numicon into groups. We used sorting criteria like fewer than 11, greater than 6, the same as 9, more than 16 and less than 12 to sort numbers. The children enjoyed this lesson and it led to lots of interesting discussions.

The children have worked hard and have squeezed a lot into 4 days!

Also 1S were lucky enough to play on 4G’s electronic games today. Wow! We were all very impressed. They are fantastic!

This is a link to see 1GJ playing on 4K’S games. Well done Year Four!

Thank you for your support during our parents’ evenings. We hope you find the packs we handed out helpful.

Have a great weekend.

The Year One team.


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