Fee Fi Fo Fum. What is happening in Year 1?
Friday 23rd April | 1 comment
What a busy first week back we have had. The children have had a lot of fun exploring our new areas.
English and Science
We have been reading different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children were very excited to receive a letter from Jack asking them for help to plant his magic beans. We went to the school farm and we have all planted a bean. Will they grow? What might be at the top of them?
The children all chose a fantasy setting that they would like to have at the top of their beanstalk. They then wrote a description of their setting, using lots of right choice words.
We have also been looking at how to use ? ! and . correctly in our grammar lessons. Can your child tell you or write down a question sentence? In phonics we revised ck, ff, ll, ng, ss, zz, ch, ph, qu, sh, th, wh and ar.
We have kicked off the term learning all about weight and mass. We have learnt how to use the words heavier than, lighter than and the same when comparing different objects. the children have used non standard measures like cubes to measure how much objects weigh. We have also solved weight and mass problems.
Bean investigation and life cycles
We have learnt about the life cycle of a bean and started an investigation about what conditions a bean needs to grow the best. We made sure it was a ‘fair test’.
Click on the link below to find out more about life cycles…
This short video clip Shooting sprouts shows seeds germinating. Encourage your children to talk about what they see happening. The root appears first from each seed, followed by a shoot and the first leaves.
The children were excited when a package arrived in school. It was some caterpillars! We are going to look after them and hopefully they will turn into butterflies. We have been learning about their life cycle too.
We have something very exciting to build soon in Year 1! We need various sized cardboard boxes, clean yogurt pots, plastic tubs etc…
Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team