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Katie’s Picture Show, bar models and algorithms!

Friday 2nd February | 5 comments

In literacy this week we have read the story ‘Katie’s Picture Show’. In this book Katie explores an art gallery and touches the paintings and falls into them and has lots of amazing adventures. We used this story to help us write our own exciting stories. We looked at a piece of art called ‘Winter’ by Zuzana Chalupova and planned and wrote a story with a problem and resolution. The children all tried hard and wrote some super stories.

In maths we have been using bar models to subtract and find the difference. The children have enjoyed playing this fun subtraction game.


We have been learning about algorithms in our computing lesson this week. The children rotated around three tasks. The first activity was to order a set of instructions for making toast and then follow them. They all enjoyed the end product! Then they used a coding app on the ipads called ‘Daisy Dinosaur’ and finally they learnt how to program the bee-bots.

Our PHSE unit this half term is all about being unique and knowing that we are all different. This week we read the story ‘Elmer’ and in our circle time we talked about what makes us unique.

Remember you are all welcome at our art gallery on Thursday 8th of February at 2.30pm. We have lots of amazing art to show off!

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team


5 responses to “Katie’s Picture Show, bar models and algorithms!”

  1. Dave Wilkinson says:

    Sounds like an amazing week. Apparently toast was the best bit..

  2. Sally lightfoot says:

    Super work

  3. Mehnaz begum says:

    Great week. Looking forward to the art gallery on Thursday.

  4. Helen Massanet-Nicolau says:

    A busy week, Emilia really enjoyed making the toast.

  5. Rob says:

    Sounds lots of fun Emily really enjoyed making the glass

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