Year 1 have been enjoying the sunshine this week and have thoroughly settled into the summer term. The children were thrilled to start reading some of the ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ books, looking carefully through the texts to find different types of sentences, such as questions and statements and identifying the nouns and verbs.
At the beginning of the week we continued to answer some of our important dinosaur questions, using our Science classification and sorting skills to work out how big most dinosaurs were as well as finding out that most dinosaurs walked on land. Later in the week, we took inspiration from Saint Saens’ ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and began experimenting with a range of tuned and un-tuned instruments in order to create our own ‘Carnival of the Dinosaurs’. The children were brilliant at working collaboratively as a group to create a piece for their given dinosaur and are really excited to continue working on this.
In Maths we continued to work on subtraction, using what we have learnt to solve a range of problems. The focus has been on working logically and systematically to solve a problem and being able to explain and prove their solution. Next week we will be reviewing and consolidating our knowledge of place value and addition.
We would like to thank the parents and carers who came to the meeting about the phonics screening check on Wednesday. We hope it was useful and if you have any further questions regarding the national phonics check, which takes place the week commencing the 13th of June, then don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 1 team.
Have a great weekend!
Year 1 Team