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Fun with senses, multiplication and books!

Friday 3rd March | 3 comments

We have been investigating our five senses this week. We began by exploring lots of different objects and describing how they felt and smelt. We used this to help us think of similes. The children thought of some great ideas – “as wobbly as a bouncy castle”, “as sticky as snot”, “as red as blood” and “as cold as the Arctic”. In our next literacy lesson we had fun with jelly! The children used all their senses to explore the jelly and then they wrote a jelly poem using lots of similes and adjectives. We have also read poetry during our guided reading session and practised joining up cursively. In phonics we have revised or, aw, au and ore.

In maths we have learnt what multiplication means. The children have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. They then used numicon to help them answer mulicipation calculations. Some children were extended and used 2ps, 5ps and 10ps to answer the calculations.

In our topic lessons we have been learning about our sense of taste. We looked carefully at our tongues and learnt about taste buds. Can your child remember how many taste buds the average person has? We then tasted different foods and decided if they were sweet, salty, bitter or sour.

On Monday 1GJ had a special visitor. Haris’ mum came to talk to them about her job – she is a doctor. The children thoroughly enjoyed this visit and learnt lots of new things. Thank you very much for talking to the class.

We have all enjoyed celebrating World Book Day and have had lots of fun sharing our favourite books with our friends and our reading buddies.


Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team


3 responses to “Fun with senses, multiplication and books!”

  1. Natalie Stanton Joshua's mum) says:

    Great photos,
    They’ve had a very varied and exciting week.
    Joshua has come home telling us all sorts.

  2. Zoe (Jack Shann's mummy) says:

    Jack has loved this week in school. He’s coming home telling me all about reading with the Yr 5 children, eating jelly and multiplication. Jack has loved having Mr Durkin teaching him this week.

  3. Amber says:

    Matilda has really enjoyed this week, especially the tasting sessions and chocolate milk!

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