Instructions, place value and a Victorian Christmas
Friday 1st December | 4 comments
In literacy we have been reading and writing instructions. The children followed a set of instructions to create a robin card and then they wrote their own set of instructions. Can your child remember some of the bossy verbs they used? In handwriting we practised forming M, N, O, P, Q and R correctly. We learnt the phonemes ey, e-e and o-e in our phonic lessons. Over the next two weeks we are going to hear all the children read individually – please can you make sure that they bring their reading record to school every day.
We have continued our work based on place value in maths. This week we have been ordering and comparing groups of objects and mathematical models and using the language more than, less than, equal to, greatest and least. The children were given a problem solving task “12 eggs are put into 3 baskets. All the eggs are used. How many solutions can you find?” They enjoyed practically solving this problem with a partner and had some good discussions.
In history we learnt about how the Victorians celebrated Christmas in preparation for our visit to Thwaites Mill. We began by reading the book Queen Victoria’s Christmas by Jackie French. Then we looked at and sorted a variety of Christmas objects into two sets ‘introduced by the Victorians/not introduced by the Victorians.’ Can your child remember some of the things that the Victorians introduced?
The children have been busy rehearsing the Christmas show. Thank you for all your help learning the song words at home – keep practising! The performances are on Tuesday 12th December at 2pm and Wednesday 13th December at 9.30am in the Junior Hall.
Have a super weekend.
The Year 1 Team