Autumn poems, subtraction and weather watching!
Friday 26th October | 3 comments
In maths this week we have been subtracting. The children have done really well using different apparatus to help them physically take away to calculate. Their writing of subtraction sentences has been brilliant, remembering that the bigger number has to go first as you can subtract a number bigger than the one you start with. E.g: 7 – 3 = 4 you can do but 3 – 7 = you can’t do!
Number bond family of the week is 7 + 3 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10, 10 – 3 = 7, 10 – 7 = 3.
In literacy we had a visit from Vocabulary Vic – she loves adjectives! Vic had brought lots of autumn items for the children to describe including some very prickly sweet chestnuts, beech nuts and lots of lovely autumn leaves. The children then wrote a poem using autumn words. We also had fun creating leaf characters and writing about them.
We have heard all the children read individually and many of them have moved up to the next level – well done. We have updated their Bug Club books ready for the holiday. In phonics we have revised air and qu and all the tricky words we have learnt this half term. We have practised forming h, b, k and p in our handwriting lesson.
In our topic lessons we have been learning about the weather. The children were very interested in our weather station which is in our outdoor area. The children have used it to measure the wind speed and direction, rainfall and the temperature. We also visited the orchard again and looked carefully at an apple tree. We will visit it each season and observe the changes.
In computing we learnt how to use the program ‘Purple Mash’ on the laptops. We used it to create some wonderful Autumn pictures. A username and password will be given out after half-term so that your child can access it from home.
Have a lovely half term holiday.
The Year 1 Team