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Another busy week…

Friday 20th January | 3 comments

We have been creating our own fantasy settings for our dinosaur story this week. The children enjoyed using their imagination to think of their own scenes. We had jungle, space, underwater, volcano and castle settings. We then used these settings to help us plan and write a story. The story had a beginning, middle and end and the children used a story mountain to plan their story. They worked really hard and shared some very creative ideas.

We had a very exciting science lesson as we got a letter from Victor Velociraptor! He needed our help as his cave is leaking and he is getting wet. The children thought about how they could help and what materials were waterproof.  He is now a happy dinosaur!

In maths we have been learning all about place value and the children have been looking at numbers and partitioning them into what tens and units a number has. For example 52 is made from  50 and 2. They used arrow cards and dienes apparatus to make the numbers. They have also been using lots of maths vocabulary including greatest, less than, most, fewest etc. They did lots of sorting and ordering of numbers up to 100. We also played bingo and a ‘show me a number’ game. Maybe you can play this at home?

Show me a number that …

  • is more than 10
  • is less than 10
  • has 4 units/ones
  • has 7 units/ones
  • has 0 units/ones
  • has 9 units/ones
  • has 3 tens
  • has 2 tens
  • has 0 tens
  • has 8 tens
  • is an odd number
  • is an even number
  • is a mltiple of  2
  • is a multiple of 5
  • is a multiple of 10

In art we have started to look at the work of Pacita Abad. We have been using paint and mixing our own colours and worked on canvas. We are looking forward to sharing our finished work with you at our gallery on Wednesday 8th February at 2:30pm – your invitations have been sent home.

In computing, the children started to look at algorithms, which is when they follow and order instructions in a particular order. This week the children followed instructions to make toast.

Today IS really enjoyed their visit to Farsley Library. We shared a couple of fantastic dinosaur books and then discussed our favourite stories. We then all chose a book and brought it back to school. 1GJ will be going on their trip to the library in February.

We are very lucky to have such a wonderful library in our local area. Please check out the library’s website to see what is going on. This looks like a very exciting activity…


The phonics focus this week has been:


Please can you make sure that your child has their PE kit on their peg every day. Some children haven’t had their kit with them since Christmas.

Another very busy week with some super learning taking place, thank you for your continued support.

Have a great weekend.

The Year One team.

3 responses to “Another busy week…”

  1. Zoe Webb (Jack Shann's mum) says:

    I feel so lucky to have come on two trips in two weeks with 1S. It was great to visit our local library today and read so many brilliant books. It was great that the children got to take them back to school to read over the next few weeks. Thanks for letting me be part of these well planned and very educational trips. Zoe

  2. Shamim Sadiq (Yaseen's mum) says:

    The Library trip was fun and engaging. Well done everybody in 1S, in listening well to the stories which the Librarian read.

  3. Hira's mum says:

    Hira enjoyed her library trip. She was talking about all the different sort of books that were there to borrow.

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