In year one we have been helping mummy bear and baby bear solve a problem! They wanted to share everything in their picnic equally with each other. The children were brilliant at explaining that mummy bear could have half and baby bear could have half. They also could tell me that both halves needed to be the same! Today, we were even ready to move onto quarters! A great start to fractions! 😊

Into the woods…

April 19, 2018

We have made a great start to our new topic this term. We have been describing the forest setting in Little Red Riding Hood and have been using our Β senses to help us in our writing…

Some lovely photos of year 1 after they had completed their Easter egg hunt on the last day of the Spring term. ☺️

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Welcome back

April 18, 2018

Welcome back, I hope you have had a fantastic Easter break. Just a few reminders before summer term gets under way. The reading challenge will resume on Friday, if children read 5 times at home they will receive a certificate and at the end of term we shall do an extra prize for the 3 children who manage to read the most over the term! We are also giving out handwriting hero certificates in class for children who are trying really hard with their handwriting and presentation. Please help us in encouraging the children to take pride in their work! πŸ™‚

Lastly, it is really important that the children continue to practise their sounds at home. The children should have all received a sheet containing the sounds last term, if you do not have one then please do let me know. The new homework grids for this term will go out this Friday.

Thank you and I look forward to posting all about what year 1 are getting up to this term! πŸ™‚

 

Handwriting heroes!

April 18, 2018

Well done to all of our handwriting heroes – let’s see who will try really hard with their handwriting tomorrow!Β 

Our Medieval banquet

March 15, 2018

Here are a few pictures from our medieval banquet last week. The children loved pretending to be lords and ladies and were very pleased when they found out that the teachers would be playing the servants!! We ate lots of yummy food, listened to medieval music and even had a dance! The children were then able to write amazing letters to home all about their fun morning. πŸ™‚

A few updates

March 9, 2018

After another busy week, I just have a few updates to share with you. The 100 million minutes reading challenge is now continuing until the 29th March, which means it would be great if you could continue to record the number of minutes your child reads at home with you. If this could be dropped into me every Thursday, that would be brilliant! Thank you so much to everyone who completed it last week, every minute counts! πŸ™‚

Lastly, on Monday each child will receive a phonics sound mat in their book bag to take home with them to keep. This mat contains all of the sounds that your child is currently learning in their phonics sessions. I would really appreciate it if you could take the time to go through these sounds with your child on a daily basis, if possible. The children are all at different levels in terms of what sounds they have covered, so don’t be alarmed if they do not know some, as these are being taught weekly in class. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to pop in before or after school. πŸ™‚

 

Have a lovely weekend! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

Today we have practised counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to prepare us for multiplication! We have been practising asking the questions ‘how many groups are there?’ And ‘how many are in each group?’. We were then able to write sentences such as ‘There are 4 lots of 5’. Well done year one!

We love doing drama!

March 8, 2018

Yesterday, we learnt about jobs from the 11th century. The children were great at working in groups to act out the different jobs and then they produced some amazing descriptions!Β