Year 1 - who does that rabbit belong to?

Here is the news from Year 1 for the week commencing of 19thNovember.

In maths, we have been using our number knowledge to explore the ‘part – part – whole’ model, showing the addition and subtraction facts for a number. For example:

7 + 8 = 15

8 + 7 = 15

15 – 7 = 8

15 – 8 = 7

We used blue and green counters to help us to understand the addition and subtraction sentences, then we tried to solve Mrs Jones’ ‘Am I right or wrong?’ problems on the board.  Next week, we will be revisiting our work on multiplication and division, doubles and halves. 

In English, we have started our new book, ‘That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown’ and enjoyed working with some students from the University of Winchester who helped us explore the book using iPads. As we will be writing to the Queen in the book, we have looked at the features of a letter and learning some new grammar to be used in our writing. Today, we learned how to use ‘s’ or ‘es’ to mark plural nouns, and will be covering writing questions next week.

Learning about the history behind traditional playtime games was our focus in history this week, and we loved joining in with some old favourites such as ‘Ring a ring of roses’, and ‘Here we go round the Mulberry bush’. 

We have almost finished our art project with the Winchester University students – it’s looking fantastic! Please come in to view the children’s work on Tuesday 27th November from 3.00pm in the classrooms. 

We continue to work on our phonics and reading daily. Thank you for your continued support and reading with your child regularly at home. 

A reminder that parents’ evenings are on Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th November, and that the appointments are 10 minutes long. If you have something to discuss that will take longer than 10 minutes, it will be necessary to book another time to talk to your child’s teacher. Thank you for your understanding and helping us to keep to time! The children’s finished and current books will be out for you to look through in the KS1 corridor before or after your appointment.