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Autumn Term 1

Week Commencing 27th September 

 

Wow! Another busy week in Year 1!  

We have been counting lots in maths. We have counted forwards and backwards every day! We have also looked at what is one more and one less than a given number. For example, one more than 7 is 8, one less than 7 is 6. Please ask your child to show you this at home.  

At the beginning of the week in English we made chocolate crispy cakes… yum! Through the week the children have written instructions on how to make them. We have looked carefully at how our sentences start with a capital letter and talked about how a capital letter is taller than other letters. Can you practice this at home, for example, when writing their name encourage your child to make sure the capital letter is much taller.  

We have loved being creative this week! Our sketching skills are developing week on week in Art and in music we have been learning to find the beat in a song. Can you clap along to the beat in your favourite songs at home?  

All the children have enjoyed our outdoor activities this week and one group ventured over to the forest for the first time! Our other outdoor groups went to plant some bulbs ready for Spring.  

A polite reminder to all families to read with your child at home as much as you can. Their reading books will be changed on their guided reading day. Thank you. 

Well done everyone!

Week commencing 13th September.

 

We started the week walking around our school grounds saying a 'hello' to our animals after a lovely summer holidays. We then went back into our classroom to write and draw the animals we saw. 

 

In maths we have been counting carefully. How far can you count at home? Can you collect up to 10 items at home and count them carefully? As your child to arrange them as they would on a tens frame and say the rhyme 'we count five in a row and go below'. 

 

We have ventured up to the top of our outdoor area this week and all the children absolutely loved it! We took a look at our year group sugar maple tree and explored all the learning areas we have to explore. 

 

In science, we enjoyed classifying at a variety of animals. Ask us how we know if an animal is a mammal or not. Can you research this further at home? Have a look at some mammals in their habitats online or enjoy some non-fiction books. We'd love to know what you find out! 

 

In Art this week we sketched in our sketch books. We explored different pencils and how we can add texture. 

 

In Computing, we have been learning to log in to Purple Mash and we have started to create our own avatar.

 

Take a look at our photos from the week! 

 

Week commencing 5th September.

 

Well done everyone for your first week in Year One! We are so proud of how well you have settled in! Everyone has looked so smart and ready for our new learning adventure in Year One! 

 

We have spent this week exploring our new classrooms and have loved learning through play in all the new areas... how exciting! 

 

We have also enjoyed learning a new art skill this week. We have been shading using different pencils and looking carefully at the different tones they make. 

 

Everyone has explored the play equipment outside and been eager to try the climbing frame! Can we remind all parents that this is not for use before or after school. 

 

We have sent everyone home with reading books today and we will change these throughout the week.

 

We are looking forward to another week with our lovely hedgehogs and squirrels next week! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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