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Lighthouses, more place value and S Factor excitement in Year 1!

Friday 21st June | 2 comments

In maths, we have been continuing with our work on place value. We have been representing tens and ones in different ways to help us prove if a number is right or wrong. For example: 36 = 30 + 6  NOT 36 = 3 + 6!

We have assigned some activities on Mathletics to help practise partitioning.

During literacy we have really enjoyed reading ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage.

In our first lesson we read the beginning of the story and then rewrote it in our very own mini books. We also had lots of fun using props and puppets to act out the story. The children considered the vocabulary used by the authors and gave the story their own twists with some fantastic adjectives! Later in the week we discussed the problem faced by the characters. Can your child remember which sneaky character was stealing The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch?

In phonics this week we have been practising some key words that are often a bit too tricky to sound out – such as come, some, was, saw, said. We have also worked on spelling the days of the week and number names. There are games on Spelling Shed to help them practise all these words.

All the children enjoyed our S Factor auditions. Well done to everyone who took part – you were all super scientists! Ben and Seb will be representing Year 1 in the grand final next week.

In 1G the children are having fun exploring the light box.

In computing we have been using our direction skills to direct characters in games. We used Purple Mash. The children really enjoyed this and can continue this at home if they would like.

In our geography lessons we have been learning about the continents and oceans of the world.  We discussed where children had been on holidays and what the weather was like. We then looked at the 7 continents of the world. How many continents can your child remember? Can you help your child learn the continents and oceans of the world? We tested our knowledge by doing a fun quiz on Kahoot.

We have learnt a song all about the continents:

Have a super weekend,

The Year 1 Team

2 responses to “Lighthouses, more place value and S Factor excitement in Year 1!”

  1. Annie Preston’s mum says:

    What an interesting week! And well done to all you scientists!

  2. Amrita( jaideep's mum) says:

    What a brilliant week
    Well done everyone.

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