What an exciting week we have had in Year 1! On Tuesday we had a wonderful day out at Longdown Dairy Farm to bring alive our current topic of ‘Down on the Farm’ (see the photos below). The children were eager to be farmers for the day and enjoyed animal feeding as well as collecting eggs and holding the baby chicks. We loved seeing the tiny piglets (Mrs Jones wanted to bring one back to school!) and baby goats, as well as some of the larger animals, such as Pearl the Shire horse. Very many thanks to our parent helpers who accompanied us on the trip; we hope that you had a lovely day too! Some of the photos from our trip are on the website now.
On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing as a crayon from the book ‘The day the crayons quit’. The children thought that the story, comprising of letters, was very funny and were eager to write their letters to Blue Crayon to ask him to come back. During the rest of the week, we have been learning grammar skills in preparation for our story writing next week. This has included the prefix ‘un’ (unhappy, unkind etc.) as well as recapping on the use of capital letters and full stops. Next week, we will be learning about personal pronouns (he, she, they, I, we) as well as planning and writing our farm stories.
In maths, we have continued to work on addition and subtraction, and thinking about the different ways that this could be represented, such as with concrete resources, pictorially, on a number line, as a bar model etc., and using these skills in a variety of contexts. Next week, we will be revisiting multiplication and division by 2, 5 and 10.
We have been learning about the United Kingdom in Geography, including the countries and their capital cities, as well as the main seas that surround our island. We have started to look at the features of the countries and will be thinking about what is the same and what is different about them.
We continue with our guided reading and daily phonics, as usual.
Parents’ evenings – 12thand 14thMarch 2019
Many thanks to everyone who has booked a slot for parent’s evening already. Please see your class teacher to arrange an appointment if you are having problems accessing the online booking system.
Toys in classrooms
A gentle reminder, please, that no toys are to be brought into school; this includes leaving them in book bags or rucksacks. Thank you for your understanding.
Parent mornings (Wednesdays 8.45am – 8.55am)
It is lovely to see so many parents joining us for reading or maths activities on a Wednesday morning – the children very much enjoy welcoming you into their classrooms! Please can we remind you that children must be accompanied by an adult if they are in the classroom before the whistle goes at 8.55am, unless they have been in Breakfast Club. Thank you.