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A busy start to 2019!

Friday 11th January | 5 comments

In English we have been exploring winter poems. We have read lots of poems and the children have written their own winter poems focusing on nouns, adjectives and verbs. They all used some super vocabulary in their poems – shimmering, fluffy, spiky, freezing. Some children were very confident and read their finished poem to the class.

We have learnt about split digraphs in our phonics. We have been reading and writing words with a-e, e-e and i-e in them. Please practise reading the digraphs and words that we have put in their reading record. We have all been reading non-fiction books in our guided reading session.

In maths we have done lots of practical activities based on place value. The children are becoming more confident using language such as ‘greater’ ‘fewer’ ‘more than’ ‘equals’ etc…

We have been thinking scientifically during our science lessons. We carried out an investigation using ice. The children had to decide where the ice would melt the quickest – inside or outside? And if a jacket around the ice would keep it from melting? This is the picture we used to stimulate our investigation. The children helped plan the investigation and made sure it was a fair test.


The children were amazed by the results as lots of their predictions were incorrect. Can your child explain what happened? Yes, the coat acted as an insulator and insulators keep cold things cold and hot things hot. So don’t forget to wrap your snowman in a jacket if it snows!

We all enjoyed our first dance lesson with Olivia. We had fun doing some Scottish dancing!

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

5 responses to “A busy start to 2019!”

  1. Nighat (Hassan Mum) says:

    Hassan really enjoyed his first week back at school. He liked learning about the ice.

  2. Annie Preston’s mum says:

    What an interesting first week back! Annie is very proud of herself for reading out her poem and really enjoyed the Scottish dancing!

  3. Shelly Sarda says:

    Aayush really enjoyed doing his experiment. He was excited about his dance class.
    He is enjoying his first week back at school .

  4. Ruth (Odin's mum) says:

    Odin really likes the new cave and dinosaur areas 🙂

  5. Nicola Lawson says:

    Rosalind likes the dinosaurs coming to attack! And leave some notes. And she likes it when it goes on the laptop to leave a note!

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