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Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and more science fun!

Friday 13th March | 2 comments


We have been busy counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We used numicon and bundles of straws to help us count and solve problems. Keep counting lots at home!


We have continued writing our non-fiction books about our senses. This week we wrote about touch, smell, sight and hearing. The children wrote some very interesting facts in their books. Did you know your skin is the largest organ and is covered in sensors and our ears hear vibrations?

In phonics we have revised oa/oe/ow/o-e, igh/ie/i-e and g says j. We are busy doing a practise ‘phonic screening’ with the children. They are impressing us with their phonic skills. We will share their scores and give you more information about the screening, which will take place in June, at parents’ evening. Please keep practising at home – we have sent home a fun game to play with all the family.


This week we have been answering the enquiry question “Does the biggest hand hold the most cubes?” We had fun investigating and found out that in 1G the child with the biggest hand could hold the most cubes, but in 1P someone with a smaller hand held the most!

1P also had fun making ‘sick’ with Miss Gill!! Urgh!


We are enjoying our games unit of work. This week we have been practising our throwing and aiming skills.


Over the past few weeks, we have been using data loggers to investigate how different activities change how fast or slow our heart is. We have had great fun, coming up with different ways of getting the blood pumping around our bodies including reading a book, star jumps, walking up and down stairs, trampolining and lying down and resting. We took an initial reading before each activity and then afterwards so that we could compare any differences. There have been some really interesting results. It was particularly interesting to see what happened whilst reading a book. Some children’s heart beats slowed down where as some increased significantly, especially when they got to a funny or exciting part of the book!

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

2 responses to “Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and more science fun!”

  1. Deborah Miller says:

    Alice loved making the sick!

  2. Jade Thomson says:

    Annie has loved being a Phonics detective!

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