A busy start to 2017
Friday 6th January | 1 comment
In literacy we have been exploring winter poems. We have read lots of poems and the children have written their own. They used some interesting adjectives and described a winter scene well. Some children had a go at using similes and metaphors in their poems and created phrases such as ‘winter is as white as a fluffy, soft blanket’ and ‘winter is as cold as shiny, slippery ice.’
In our phonic lessons we have moved onto alternate spelling patterns such as ai, ay, a-e. Please keep practising the digraphs with your child at home. Each week we will add a sheet in your child’s reading diary and this will tell you the sounds we are focusing on during that particular week. We shall also add it to the blog. Don’t forget to practise the nonsense words too!
This was this week’s phonic focus.
We have been thinking scientifically during our science lessons. We carried out an investigation using ice.
The children had to decide where the ice would melt the quickest – inside or outside? And if a jacket around the ice would keep the ice from melting? This is the picture we used to stimulate our investigation
The children were amazed by the results as lots of their predictions were incorrect. Can your child explain what happened? Yes, the coat acted as an insulator and insulators keep cold things cold and hot things hot. So don’t forget to wrap your snowman in a jacket if it snows next week!
In maths, we have been practising telling the time. We have been reading 0’clock and half past, showing o’clock and half past on our own analogue clocks, adding hands to empty clocks to show the time plus we had some tricky word problems to answer. We’ve also been learning how to order and spell the days of the week and months of the year.
It would be great if the children could carry on practising telling the time at home.
Click on the clock for some fun games to help support further learning at home.
Thank you to everyone who has returned their trip letter for next week. This is a full day visit and the children need to bring a packed lunch, in a rucksack or bag that they can carry, and wear their school uniform.
Please make sure that your child has their PE kit and reading book in school every day and their library book on a Friday.
Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team