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The Queen, a wizard, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and a Princess!

Friday 18th November | 1 comment

We have been busy thinking about characters in literacy this week. We have read the story ‘The Princess and the Wizard’ by Julia Donaldson.


The children then thought of great adjectives to describe the two main characters.

Then we moved on to writing a description of the characters and tried to remember everything we’ve learnt so far about sentence structure and using conjunctions.

In maths we have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Here are some songs to help your child practise even more. Enjoy!

The children enjoyed carrying out lots of practical activities. They also enjoyed filling out a 100 square and looking for the patterns when counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

We also worked hard with our mathematical language and knowledge. Can your child remember what less than, more than, fewer than, greater than, least and most mean? Can they answer questions such as what number is more than 8 but less than 12? Or what number is less than 15 but more than 11?

We have begun to learn about Queen Elizabeth in our history lessons. We shared a book all about the Queen’s life and then had fun sorting facts into true and false. Can your child remember any facts about Queen Elizabeth? We then put the main events of her life onto a timeline.

In ICT the children used Dazzle to design a pair of knickers for the Queen, working hard to create a repeating pattern.

Thank you to everyone who has returned their consent slip for our visit to Thwaites Mill.

We have had a good day collecting money for ‘Children in Need’ and we have thought carefully about how our money will help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you for your donations.

A few dates to remember for next week:

On Tuesday 22nd November we are re-enacting the Queen’s Coronation and having a small street party. The children need to come to school dressed in their party clothes. (This celebration is just for the children but we will post lots of photographs on the blog.)

On Thursday 24th November we are hosting a reading/phonic workshop for parents straight after school. Please come along to gain advice on how to help your child achieve more with their reading and phonics.

Please remember we still need boxes for next week and small ones would work well. Thank you.

Have a super weekend.

The Year One team.


One response to “The Queen, a wizard, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and a Princess!”

  1. Zoe Webb (Jack Shann's mum) says:

    Wow it’s been a super busy week in school that I know Jack has enjoyed so much. Jack is so proud he get a special mention in assembly.

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