A busy first week back in Year 1
Friday 3rd November | 2 comments
In our literacy lessons we have read the story ‘The Princess and the Pea’. We also had fun acting it out – the bed definitely wasn’t comfy! We discussed the parts of a story – beginning, middle and end. The children then retold the story and all tried hard to remember to use finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. In phonics we learnt the phonemes ay, ou, ie and ea. We practised forming h, b, k and p cursively in our handwriting lesson.
We have had lots of practical fun in our maths lessons. We have been focussing on 2D shape. In Year 1 the children need to be confident recognising and describing circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. They need to know how many sides and corners each shape has. Some children were extended with some problem solving and reasoning tasks such as “What shapes can you make using 6 lollipop sticks?” and “What is the same/different about a square and a rectangle?” We also had fun creating 2D shape robots.
In science we have started our topic about materials. First the children sorted objects according to their properties such as metal, plastic, wooden, hard, transparent. They had to think carefully where to put an object that had more than one property e.g hard and metal. Next the children worked in their hive groups to create collages using materials such as card, foil, bubble wrap, plastic and wood. They then described their collage using vocabulary such as hard, bendy, bumpy, rough. The children also had fun using various magnets to investigate and sort which materials were magnetic. The final activity was to make a pair of sunglasses. Which materials were best for the job? The children had to make sure they used a transparent material.
In PE we had fun practising our balancing and travelling on the apparatus.
Remember we are going to Abbey House next week. 1B are going on Wednesday 8th and 1GJ on Thursday 9th. The children need to wear their school uniform and bring a packed lunch.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at Parents Evening next week.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team