Hello Year One Families
I have really missed you and it is so nice to be back!
The children have had another busy week in Year One.
In maths we have been learning to add two numbers together within ten. The children learn how to do this using a range of methods including tens frames and part part whole models. They have practiced how to write addition sentences using the symbols + and = as well as saying the number sentence they have made. Sometimes we used the stem sentence: First there were ____, then we added ___ more, now there are _____ altogether.
In English the children have finished writing African elephant fact files and then had a go at writing their own animal fact file about their favourite animal. The children are beginning to use their writing skills to write longer sentences, adding full stops, capital letters and interesting adjectives too.
This has linked really nicely with their science, where we have been learning what sort of teeth different animals have based on whether they are a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. I wonder if they can remember the facts they learnt about this?! (Carnivores have sharp teeth for eating/ripping meat, herbivores have flat teeth for grinding plants and omnivores have flat and sharp teeth).
Following the children's zoom session with artist Nick Mackman, they have put their newly found knowledge to the test and begun to design and make some fabulous penguins. The finished models should be coming home at the end of term too. The pictures show some fantastic sculpture skills.
We will be resending home log ins next week for Numbots, Purple Mash and Reading Eggs as we have had a number of requests.
Our winter play practice has just begun so children may well be humming and singing these songs at home! Some children may have a few lines to learn and we will send home costume requests next week. If anyone is struggling to find costume items please do let us know and we can help source items.
Our Christmas craft day is on Friday 1st December. This is where the children have the opportunity to make a range of Christmas crafts with different friends and staff around the school. It is a lovely way to mark the beginning of the festive period.
Also on the this day, our very own Mr Dwyer will be leading an assembly on rail safety with all the children in the school.
Phew! Another fun-packed week to come!
We look forward to seeing you for a ❅ Magical Monday ❅
The Year One Team