Wonderful weeks news


Wow what a busy last week we have had!

In maths this week we have concentrated on fractions. Finding halves and quarters of shapes. We even had a go at writing fractions! We all now know that 2 halves make a whole and that 4 quarters make a whole. Next week in Maths we will be focusing on addition word problems. We will be using number lines and practical apparatus to solve these.

In Literacy this week we looked at the book cover to the story ‘Toby and the Great Fire.’ We then went on to write down as much information we knew about the character just from looking at the picture. The children were fantastic at this. Next week we will be using speech bubbles to show what the characters in the story would be saying. With a focus on using exclamation marks.

In History this week we thought of what would need rebuilding and the changes we would need to make to London following the Great Fire. We thought of lots of ideas like making the streets wider and building the houses out of brick rather than wood. Next week we will be making our own houses which we will actually set fire to! Please send in any cereal boxes which you may have finished with at home!

On Wednesday for Remembrance Day we made poppy finger paintings which Miss Chamberlain is going to put on a wreath this weekend and we will display it in the classroom to help us remember all those who fought in the war for our country.

This week’s star of the week is Benjamin! This is for his fantastic attitude towards our Great Fire of London Topic and for thinking of super ideas in class discussions. Well done Benjamin, we all hope you have a great weekend with Tommy Bear and we can’t wait to hear what you get up to with him at the weekend.

Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school all week. 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. Spelling tests are on a Friday. 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. Tonight some information has come home regarding the phonics screening check that takes place at the end of Year 1, please practice the real and nonsense words at home with your child.

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.

It would be great if you could regularly 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 have showed the class how to write a comment on the blog so they should all now know what to do.

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.

Thank you to all those parents who contributed cakes for the Children in Need Bake Sale tonight. Your generosity is really appreciated.

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend and that it stops raining!

Miss Chamberlain 🙂

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