Vehicles fit for a queen!
Friday 24th November | 7 comments
Year 1 have been busy designing and then making vehicles for the queen. First the children looked at wheeled vehicles and thought about the queen’s requirements. Can your child show you the axle, axle holder and body on a toy car? Next the children created designs and practised joining materials. Year 1 used lots of skills to build their vehicles including, sawing and sticking. Did you know that pegs and card can all be used to make axle holders? The finished carriages and cars are certainly suitable for royalty and there is not a pumpkin to be seen! Can your child tell you what they discussed during their evaluation? Does their vehicle match their initial design?
In literacy the children all wrote about their vehicles. Most children are now remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in their work. In phonics we have learnt the phonemes aw, au, i-e and a-e. We have practised writing the capital letters G, H, I, J, K and L in our handwriting lesson. In our guided reading sessions this half term we are focusing on non-fiction texts.
We have continued our work on place value in maths. The children used tens and ones to find one more and one less. They have also been introduced to the symbols < greater than and > less than. Ask your child about the crocodile who likes to eat the biggest number! In our Friday key skill lesson we developed our fluency when adding two numbers together. The children used a variety of equipment to solve the calculations.
Please remember to return your consent slips for our trip to Thwaites Mill. Your child has also brought home a letter about visiting St Johns Church in Farsley. We still need parent helpers for both of these visits – please let your child’s teacher know if you would like to support us on either visit.
Have a great weekend.
The Year 1 Team