Owls and Pussy cats!

It has been another busy week in Year 1 this week. The children have used computer software to create an image of a Victorian household object and have been learning how to save and open their work. They have also been creating a range of Victorian inspired artwork to tantalise you all with at the Victorian Market(Wednesday 19th October). In science we have started an experiment to see what plants need to grow and have made our predictions about the plants we are keeping in the cupboard and the plants we are keeping outside. You could talk about the changes that trees and plants are going through at this time of year to encourage your child to continue to use the scientific terms they have been learning in class.

In English we have began reading ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’  poem by Edward Lear. It’s a nonsense poem written in the Victorian era and the children have loved acting out the story, ordering images and reciting it. You could act out the poem with the children at home to help them remember it.

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In maths we have been learning about subtraction. The children are developing an understanding of subtraction as taking away and are starting to solve and write calculations involving subtraction. You could discuss the different words we use to mean subtraction with your children at home or when shopping.

 

We have a very busy and exciting week ahead planned. Amongst other things, we will:

 

–       Creating our Christmas cards for ordering

–       Writing our version of The Owl and the Pussy-cat

–       Learning about life in the past on our Beamish Visit

–       Identifying, naming and describing 2d shapes.

–       Recording our findings from our plant experiment.
Don’t forget:

 

–       The Trip to Beamish is on Wednesday the 12th October. Make sure children are wrapped up warm with sensible shoes for walking and please be aware we anticipate to arrive back at school for 3.30pm (traffic permitting). Children can be picked up from the school hall on their arrival.

 

Have a great weekend!