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To Find Half

In Literacy we have been identifying verbs. Children have been practising using them in sentences. In Maths we have been finding ½ and ¼ of different shapes. We are so proud of how hard the children have been working on our Christmas Production. The children are excited to get into their costumes to show you all their hard work.

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Whistle While You Work!

This week has been Sustainable St Albans week. We used recycled newspapers to make a paper maché sculpture of our classes’ symbols; a hot air balloon and a fish. In Maths we have been problem solving using addition and subtraction. In Literacy we watched a clip of a bird who could not whistle. We mind mapped key language and created a story map to support writing a narrative for the video clip.



Terrific Time Telling!

In Maths we have been exploring time and using the clocks. We have been looking at ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’ times. In Literacy we have been gathering adjectives to support our writing for ‘What I want to be when I grow up’. The children all came to school dressed in a variety of job outfits. We won’t be short of a Doctor or two!

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Shop ‘til’ You Drop!

Wow, what a busy week! In Maths we have been investigating, estimating and recording the weight of different objects. In Literacy we retold the story of the events of ‘The Gunpowder Plot’. We went on an outing to the High Street to do a shop survey; we found that St Albans has a lot of cafés! Thank you to the parents who helped us and well done to the children for fantastic behaviour!

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The Long and Short of It…

This week we have been investigating the length of objects using a ruler and recording in centimetres. We planned and wrote a recount of what we did in the half term. We created Picasso style self-portraits using oil pastels.

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Funny Bones!

In Maths we have been using cubes to measure and record length. The children have been investigating the length of classroom items. In Literacy the children have been focussing on using capital letters and full stops. They really enjoyed making their dancing skeletons using scissors and split pins during our Science lesson.

We hope you have a restful break!


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Wonderful Words!

We have been using thesauruses to find more interesting words and make our sentences more exciting. We used the words to do a piece of creative writing. In Maths we solved word problems that included addition and subtraction. The children made sure they found the numbers they needed and decided what symbol to use before solving the problem.

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Ship Shape!

This week we have been identifying shapes and their properties. The children have enjoyed learning new shapes such as hexagon, heptagon and octagon. In Literacy we have been writing acrostic poems for ourselves and Harvest, using a dictionary to discover new words.

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Another Busy Week In Year One!

We have been using the 100 square to solve addition and subtraction thinking about where we need to go when counting forwards and backwards. In Literacy we have been looking at rhyming words and finding them in poems. We used the Ipads and Beebots to follow algorithms. An algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

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A Flying Start to Year 1!

We have been learning number bonds to 10 and have been investigating number bonds to 20! We have been using adjectives to make our stories interesting. Children had the opportunity to be creative in their DIY books. We have been learning the bone names and how our bones help us.

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