Buckets, maps, multiplying and reading success!
Friday 16th June | 1 comment
A very pleasing week. I think the Headteacher’s blog says it all…
“This week, Year 1 have been having their phonic tests. Although the pass mark hasn’t been announced yet, we are confident that this cohort will achieve our best ever results. This is testament to the hard work of our staff who have ‘upped the ante’ as regards phonics this year. Crucially though, partnership with parents has been crucial: some of the progress has been spectacular and we know that practice at home has really helped.”
The children should be very proud of themselves and all of the Year One staff are extremely proud of them. Well done!
In literacy we have been reading the story ‘Billy’s Bucket’.
The children had fun creating their own fantasy setting that was at the bottom of their bucket. They thought of some amazing places including fairgrounds, planets, magical castles and tropical islands. They then used adjectives to describe their setting. Next, we moved onto planning our stories using a story mountain and then finally we wrote our stories independently. The children all tried very hard and wrote some fantastic fantasy stories.
In Geography we created our own maps of Farsley or a fantasy land and used a key to add physical and human features.
In maths we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We then used arrays and bar models to help work out multiplication number sentences such as 2 x 5 = 10 or 4 lots of 10 = 40 . We are learning the x2, x5 and x10 times table.
Year 1 are going to be making their own lighthouses! We need lots of empty, clean 1 litre and 2 litre plastic bottles please. Thank you.
Also don’t forget we are holding our S-factor auditions next Thursday.
Have a super weekend and enjoy the sunshine.
The Year One Team.