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The children thought about past tense verbs and time conjunctions when writing a diary entry. In maths the children have been exploring equal to, greater than, less than balances. This week they have managed to finish their maps by plotting symbols, that represent the facts they’ve learnt, about Christopher Columbus.
This week the children have been learning about diary entries, they have identified some of the key features and begun planning their own diary entries. In Maths the children have been partitioning numbers in different ways. The children have also been tea staining maps to plan Christopher Columbus’ journey.
It’s great to be back and we have enjoyed getting to know the classes over the last few weeks. This term the children thoroughly enjoyed our pirate adventure which helped them write their own pirate story. Over the last two weeks we have been looking at capacity, having lots of fun with rice, using non-standard and standards units of measure. In PE we have been learning how to get the apparatus out safely and think of creative ways to balance on it.
Homework will be posted on the blog every half term showing you the day it will be discussed with the children. Each task will relate to an objective covered during the week.
Please encourage children to form letters and numbers correctly especially starting positions for each letter and number. In class we have talked about correct writing positions and how to hold our pencil.
In addition to this there will be a mental maths challenge each week.
Friday 6th October 2017: In maths we have been looking at capacity using non-standard and standard units of measure (rice, ml, l). Find different containers in your home and measure how much water they can hold. You can measure using cups of water or standard measures (ml, l).
Mental maths challenge: Number bonds to 10/20 i.e. 8 + 2 = 10, 20 = 15 + 5
Friday 13th October 2017: In place and time we have been looking at different symbols that can be used on a map. Create your own map of a room in your home.
Mental maths challenge: Counting forwards and backwards from numbers 0-100. Start the children at any number and encourage them to count backwards and forwards in ones. Can they do the same counting in 10s?
Please hand homework books in week beginning Monday 16th October 2017.
This year has flown by! We have had so many exciting experiences with the children; from pizza making, to multi-sports, to our trip to Bekonscot Model Village and all the other projects we have had within class. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the children for making our year so fun and to the parents/carers for giving us your support throughout the year. Have a lovely and restful Summer!
On Friday we set off on the coach to Bekonscot Model Village. We answered questions by looking closely at the model homes. We used our observational drawing skills to draw different buildings. The main attraction was the moving model trains! All the children enjoyed lunch and playing in the pirate ship playground. The children were so well behaved and showed great respect and consideration to the other visitors.
On Monday we walked to St Albans Girls school to participate in Multi-Sports. The children had a great time sampling lots of different sporting activities. In Maths we have been estimating and testing our estimations. We have been working on our houses; making the furniture and landscaping the garden. We used Google Earth to find homes all around the world.
This week in Maths the children have been writing and ordering numbers non-consecutively e.g. nine, thirteen, twenty-eight. In Literacy this week we have been completing our stories that we started last week. We focussed on the problem and how these could be resolved. In Place and Time, we have been comparing different homes around the world. The children have been designing rooms and the outside of a house in Design and Technology; ready to begin constructing next week.
We helped create a school mosaic that will be displayed in the playground.
In Math’s we recapped addition and subtraction using partitioning. We also experimented with dominos and the different ways we could use them and make sums.
The children found touch typing challenging but fun in ICT. In Art the children designed a room that they will create in a couple of weeks in Design and Technology. If anyone has any spare shoe boxes at home, Year 1 would greatly appreciate them.
It was lovely to see some of the children in their Groovy shoes today!
Have a lovely weekend.
Photos to follow.
Dates for your Diary
- 23 Oct 2017 - Half Term
- 30 Oct 2017 - Inset Day
- 19 Dec 2017 - End of Term 1:30pm
- 03 Jan 2018 - Inset Day
- 04 Jan 2018 - Start of Spring Term
- 12 Feb 2018 - Half Term
- 29 Mar 2018 - End of Term 1:30pm
- 16 Apr 2018 - Inset Day
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