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Welcome to Owl - Year 1!
Friday 11th October 2019
We're loving the Space topic in Owl Class and some of us got a chance to enter our very own space station today! The rest of the class can't wait to get in there next week!
Yesterday we came across an advert from the European Space Agency who are looking to recruit future astronauts. Having read the qualities which are need to be an astronaut we decided to apply! We're hoping to hear back from the ESA soon to see if we have been successful with our applications! Finger crossed!
Donations of rolls of tin foil in preparation for Thursday's Topic lesson would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance!
Our common exception words next week are - has, his, I
Wednesday 9th October 2019
It's been an exceptionally busy week in Year 1. The children have been concentrating so hard and growing their brains in lots of different areas! In English we have been reading the book 'The Darkest Dark'. The children have been predicting what happens in the story thought about how the astronaut, Chris, felt in certain parts of the book. They have been writing sentences to explain these feelings. We will be continuing with the topic of Space for the rest of this week and next.
In Maths we have been concentrating on addition, and partitioning numbers, using objects to help us. We have just started to explore number families and how each number relates to each other in a number sentence. The children have learnt that 'equals' means 'the same as'.
Attached below is our first Maths Newsletter. This contains information about all aspects of maths that the children have been learning since they started their journey in Year 1. We are sending a hard copy out today as well as being on the website, but all future issues will be placed on the website only. We hope you will find that this is a useful document to talk about maths at home with your child. Please encourage them to show you some of the things they have been learning, and have fun together!
Friday 4th October 2019
Another week has flown by!
We have loved playing our own board game using our 'Would you rather...' questions from earlier in the week. We've also enjoyed exploring the work of Pablo Picasso and creating our own masterpieces in a similar style.
Our common exception words next week are: were, was, is
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
It's been a really busy start to the week, and we have already grown our brains so much! In English we are studying the text book 'Would You Rather...'. The children are loving making choices of scenarios they prefer to do, and giving reasons for their choices. Today, they have created their own choices of activities they may prefer to do, and some of them have been very creative! We will be continuing with this book for the rest of the week.
In Maths we have been learning about ordinal numbers. We have been looking at how first, second and third are very different from saying one, two and three. It would be very useful if you could chat about this at home, and in particular use the red Practice Book to practise the spelling of ordinal numbers, (first, second, third.....etc), in addition to the spellings of cardinal numbers, (one, two, three.....etc). Please only practise up to 10 at this point.
The children have been practising spelling the three tricky words during Phonics lessons, so please continue to practise these at home. Creating a sentence using each word is also a great way to embed the meaning of the word.
Friday 27th September
We've had another great week in Owl Class!
This week in Maths we have been comparing groups of objects, comparing numbers, ordering objects and solving problems.
In English we've been looking at the structure of simple sentences and today have written our own great sentences using capitals, finger spaces and full stops!
We've also grown our brains lots during Science, Topic and PE lessons!
Our common exception words next week are: said, says, are
Friday 20th September
What a great first few weeks we've had in Owl Class!
This week in Maths we have been counting forwards and backwards from a given number within 20 and have been identifying 1 more than and 1 less than numbers within 10. If you could continue practising this at home it would really help to consolidate the learning.
In English we've been looking at the different features on Fiction and Non Fiction books and have been identifying and writing our own labels.
We loved getting outside for our Topic lesson where we used natural resources to create self portraits!
Our common exception words next week are: to, today, of