What’s been happening in Year 1…

Hi everyone,

We’ve had a wonderful week with the children. The children are becoming more familiar with the structure and expectations in Year 1 and enjoying their new environment.

This week we have continued with daily handwriting and  have been practising writing the letters; c, a, o and q, moving on to g, d, e, s and f.

In Maths, we have been identifying and representing numbers using objects and equipment such as: number lines, tens frames and part/whole models. The children have practised using language to compare amounts such as: equal to, more than, less than, fewer, most and least.

In English, we have been using the  text ‘My friend Earth’ and linking it with our Science topic Animals including Humans. The children have learned about the animal kingdoms (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish). They have discussed the different groups and what the key characteristics are. They have  used plasticine to make an animal of their choice and labelled the key characteristics. The children have explored what animals eat and have started to group animals accordingly whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. They have used their knowledge to write sentences about their animals, with a focus on using capital letters and full stops.

In Phonics, we have looked at the digraphs ay – day     ou – cloud     ie – tie      ea – treat. You will see these sounds being practiced in their new spelling books.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child reads 4 times and this has been written in their yellow books. Sky Class have PE on Monday and Aqua have PE on Friday.

Spellings books have been sent home today, with a list of words linked to the phonic sounds learned this week. Please help your child learn the spellings, which will be tested next Friday. Please ensure your child has their spelling book with them on Fridays for the test.

Thank you for your generous contributions to our classroom resources. The children have really enjoyed using them this week to make their animals.

The weather at the moment is very changeable, please can you ensure your child has a raincoat with them.

If you are out and about this weekend with your child, we would love you to collect some signs of autumn that you notice such as: conkers, acorns, fallen leaves – please bring these in to be added to our science table/ seasons book.

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend!