Exploring castles in Year 1
Friday 9th November | No comments yet
The children have enjoyed learning about castles this week in our literacy lessons. They have been using adjectives to describe various castles and their parts. They also had fun building their own castles and writing about them.
In phonics we have been busy assessing the children to see how many of the phonemes we’ve learnt so far they can read and can they read them in simple and more complex words. In handwriting we have practised forming v, w, x and z – these letters belong to the zig zag family.
In maths we have been using the part whole model again to explore how to find different parts of numbers that don’t make 10. We have been thinking if we can use the numbers to make a subtraction sentence too!
E.g: 3 + ? = 5 and 5 – 3 = ?
We logged on to Purple Mash too and practised adding two numbers to make a target number. We went into ‘Mathematics – Bond Bubbles and Challenge A’. Have a go at home. If you are asked to log on use your child’s log in details for Bug Club. You may need to find our school first!
Number bond family of the week is 8 + 2 = 10, 2 + 8 = 10, 10 – 2 = 8, 10 – 2 = 8.
In science we have started our unit based on materials and their properties. Mrs Puddiphatt planned and taught the lesson as part of her teacher training. The children did lots of practical activities to investigate materials. They even had to choose which material would be best for a pair of glasses.
We learnt about Remembrance Day in our history lesson and the children found out why some people wear poppies. The children also created their own sun catcher poppy.
The children have had lots of fun in our new role play areas…
Next Friday is our Children in Need fundraising day organised by the school council. Don’t forget to dress up in your best rock star outfit! We still need lots of rocks for the children to paint.
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team