We have had a great week in 1EC! I have noticed so many children have grown in confidence and are more eager to have a go in all aspects of their learning.
In maths this week we have been focusing upon solving missing number addition problems. The children used practical apparatus and hundred squares to help. Next week we will be solving missing number subtraction problems.
In Literacy this week we have continued to hook with the book ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’. On Thursday the children sequenced the main events of the story using pictures and they wrote matching captions to describe what was happening at each point. Yesterday as an independent Big Write the children wrote a recount of Mr Grinling’s day. They look super! I can’t wait to read them over the weekend. In Grammar this week we learnt about singular and plural and adding –S to nouns.
This week’s Sound of the Week was ‘ow’, as in Blow the Snow. Please get the children to practice writing and reading words with this sound at home. Next week’s sound is ‘oo’ as in ‘zoo’.
This week we looked at the geography of a seaside town. We labelled the geographical features of a seaside town, we are going to think next week about which ones are human features and which ones are physical features.
In Science we thought about our senses and had a go at using our hearing, tasting and smell. Next week we will be thinking about the 4 basic needs of a human to stay alive. We will explore things that are either alive, dead or had never been alive.
In history we looked more closely at the Grace Darling Rescue Story and thought about why she is a hero.
My Star of the Week is Charlotte! Myself and Mrs Khan have noticed how Charlotte is much more confident at coming to school and she always perseveres with her learning even when she is finding it tricky. Keep up the good work Charlotte!
Just a reminder please make sure that children have PE kits in school for a Thursday. Maths homework is due in on a Tuesday; spelling tests are on a Friday. Library books are to be returned on a Tuesday. Topic homework is checked on a Wednesday. Children receive 3 house points for each piece of topic homework!
Please continue to keep reading at home with your children whenever possible; accessing Reading Eggs and Mathletics and practicing spellings, counting and letter formation on the sheets which were sent home in book bags.
Please continue to check out our class blog for updates and pictures of what we have been doing in year 1.The children love to receive comments on what we have been doing! I also put on regular maths, literacy and phonics house point challenges for the children to do.
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Have a lovely weekend