A very busy week in 1EC…

Hello,

I cannot believe that I am posting this at the end of the first half term. The children have settled in so well to the Year 1 routine and I am so proud of all of their achievements so far.

We have had a fantastic last week of this half term in Year 1EC! It was great to meet with so many parents on Wednesday and Thursday so thank you to all who could make it.

As it is Black History Month today we did a carousel of activities, where we were taught by myself, Miss Cooke and Mrs Akhtar. With myself we learnt a song about everybody being unique, with Miss Cooke we thought about where we come from and memories, people and places that are special to us. We also found out about Mrs Burrows, who spent the first years of her life in Ghana, Africa and finally with Mrs Akhtar we looked at African patterns and recreated some of these using chalk on the playground. We then shared what we had done with Year 2 this afternoon.

In maths this week we have been focusing upon measurement. We used the language of measurement such as longer and shorter; comparing lengths and measuring using standard and non-standard units. When we return after the holidays we will be focusing on Time. We will be learning to tell the time to the hour and half past and drawing the hands onto clock faces.

In Literacy this week we created superb ‘Fire’ poems. These were full of great adjectives! Next half term in Literacy we will be hooking with the book ‘Toby and the Great Fire.’ We will be writing eye witness accounts of the Great Fire of London.

In History this week we thought of reasons why the fire spread so quickly; in pairs we sorted statements that were ‘true’ and ‘false’. The children had a brilliant understanding of the reasons. After half term we will be comparing methods of communication in 1666 to the ways we communicate today.

This week’s star of the week is Roland! This is for really improving in his number work. Roland has taken Tommy Bear home and I hope that you enjoy your week with him. Make sure that you bring him back on the first day back.

Please make sure your child returns their PE kit after the holidays. PE is usually on a Thursday afternoon, unless there are changes to timetables. Maths home work is due in on a Tuesday and topic homework looked at on a Wednesday. No spellings have gone home over this half term break. Maths shape homework and a work about family routes has been sent home in book bags tonight. Reading books are changed on a Thursday. Our library session is on a Tuesday so please return library books back to school on a Tuesday morning.

Today for those parents who couldn’t attend parents evening. Data collection sheets and home/school agreements have gone home. Please read through these, sign and return to school after the holidays. Please continue to keep reading at home with your children whenever possible; accessing Reading Eggs and Mathletics and practicing spellings.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me on emily.chamberlain@allertonceprimary.com or arrange a time to come and meet with me.

Hope you all have a fantastic week! Just a reminder we have a training day for staff on the Monday so children are back to school on the Tuesday.

Miss Chamberlain

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