October 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
Phew! What a busy and exciting first half term we have had in Year 1. We have been on a trip to the woods and the theatre, made delicious soup using vegetables from our farm, found out lots about trees, been ‘scientists’ and done lots of literacy and maths. All the children will be ready for a rest during the holiday.
The children all thoroughly enjoyed watching ‘The Queen’s Knickers’. It was very entertaining. What was your child’s favourite part? In literacy this week all the children wrote an independent recount about the theatre trip. We will be using this piece of writing to help us assess what level your child is writing at. The children also did lots of other fun activities including creating their own pair of ‘knickers’ and re telling the story in their own little book. We have also heard all the children read individually this week. We are pleased with how much reading lots of the children are doing at home.
In maths we have been updating our individual assessments and seeing how much progress the children have made since September. We have also been doing lots of fun number bond activities – the children are beginning to recall the number bonds quickly. Number bond of the week is 7 + 3 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10.
In art the children have all created some lovely nature collages in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Some children went outside and used objects to make their piece of art.
Thank you for all your support this half term. The comments on our blog are great and it is super to receive instant feedback on everything we are doing with your children.
Have a lovely half term holiday and see you all in November!
The Year 1 Team