Favourite toys, numbers, babies and timelines!
Friday 15th September | 3 comments
In literacy we have been reading the story ‘Nothing’ by Mick Inkpen. Nothing is a little bear who gets left in the attic and doesn’t know his name or who his family is. It’s a lovely book and the children enjoyed listening to it. They then drew a picture of their family and tried hard to label it. They also wrote about their own special toy using simple sentences.
In history we looked at their baby photographs and talked about how they had changed. They thought about what they needed when they were a baby and what they need now. Look out for our ‘Guess Who?’ displays. Can you work out who all the babies are? We also introduced the concept of a time line. Using cubes to represent each year we placed different aged people on a time line. They had fun trying to guess how many cubes the teachers would need!!
In maths we have been doing lots of practical tasks where the children have had to apply lots of quick number knowledge to answer questions like these true or false statements: the bear is four bricks high – TRUE or FALSE; there are 9 stars – TRUE or FALSE; there are 7 beads on the string – TRUE or FALSE. They have also been representing numbers in different ways – they used equipment, number names and drew pictures.
Every Friday morning the children will have key skills lessons. This half term we are focusing on the correct formation of the letters and digits. This week we practised writing c, a and d cursively and forming 0,1 and 2 correctly.
We have begun our daily phonic lessons. This week we have revised ll, ff, ss, zz, nk, ck, sh and ch. Please help your child practise reading the words we have put in their reading record.
In PE the children enjoyed their first lesson with Mr Little – they had fun outside doing lots of SAQ (speed, agility, quickness) activities. Our second PE lesson every week will be focusing on gymnastics and the children will be learning different balances, jumps and rolls.
The children have also been busy discussing the ‘Learning Tower’ and they created their own ‘Learning Warriors’. Each week we will choose children to be learning warriors – they may have created a super piece of work, or struggled with something but tried hard to succeed. If your child comes home wearing a learning warrior sticker please ask them why they got it?
We are visiting the school farm over the next weeks – please can your child bring in a pair of wellington boots to leave at school? They can use their new welly pegs to keep them together.
The children were very excited about their first homework task in their learning logs!! This work is due in on Wednesday 27th September. Thank you for all your support with reading, phonics, spellings and learning logs – it really does make a difference.
Thank you to everyone who has returned their Denso Nature Reserve reply slip.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team