Money, Money, Money!
Friday 28th June | 3 comments
This week the children have become money experts! Money can be a particularly difficult topic for Year 1 however the children have been amazing. We have played lots of fun games to help us remember the value of each coin. We used pictures of money to make our very own money characters. Next time you go shopping you can relax as the children will be able to do all the maths for you!
Year 1 have gone seagull crazy this week! Lots of the children picked them as their favourite characters in the ‘Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ and so this week we have made pesky seagulls! We have ordered and followed instructions. To check that we had ordered the steps of the instructions correctly we followed them and made our own flocks of seagulls – hope they don’t eat our lunch!
We have finished writing our own mini books. We had fun acting out the story and trying mustard! Look at our faces!!
We have also learnt how to spell the months of the year and carried on practising the Year 1 words. Keep playing the games on Spelling Shed – 1G are currently top of the school leader board!
In PSHE we have been looking at teamwork. We have been discussing what makes a successful team – understanding that failure is just as important as succeeding, as long as you learn from it.
We watched this short film to help fuel our discussion:
The children were set the task, in hive groups, to travel across the hall on two PE mats. They weren’t allowed to touch the floor and if they did they had to start all over again! The first attempt was interesting! Not a lot of communication meant a few mistakes! It was great to see their grit and determination and their communication skills the second time around. They definitely learnt by their mistakes!
Today we have all enjoyed the S Factor Grand Final. It was a super morning of science.
We have been busy exploring circuits. Can you make the lighthouse bulb light up? Can you make the buzzer work to warn the ships? We also made ‘dancing rain’.
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 1 Team