What a busy week we have had in Year 1! The children have continued to settle and are beginning to get used to the routines within Key Stage 1.
This week we have concentrated on learning the alphabet focusing on letter names, letter sounds and capital and lower case letters. The children really enjoyed making an alphabet river which stretched from the classroom to Mrs Armstrong’s office!
In Maths, the children have been counting to 100, learning their doubles and ordering numbers to 20, 30 and beyond.
On Wednesday, we walked around our school grounds looking for common plants. We discovered many different species and the children really enjoyed matching the plants to their scientific checklist. Next time you’re out walking with your child, have a look at the plants and trees around you – they might be able to tell you their names and some facts about them. Next week in Science we will be looking at different types of garden plants and will be planting radishes!
We have begun to prepare for our Victorian Market, which will take place on Wednesday 19th October in school. The children have compared the toys they play with today with those from the past. As a year group, we decided that a good toy to make and sell at the market would be a cup and ball. The children were very busy designing, making and evaluating their cups and balls.
Amongst other things, we will be:
– Adding one and two digit numbers.
– Looking at homes in the past and writing an acrostic poem about houses.
– Making peg dolls to sell at the Victorian Market.
– Year One PE is on Friday. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits.
– A KS1 parent meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 21st September at 9am in the main hall.
- Homework is due in on Thursday and new homework will be given out on Friday.