Year 1 - the weather won’t stop our learning

Phew – what a wet week it has been, but hopefully the weather looks brighter for the weekend! Happily, Year 1 have bought the sunshine into their classrooms with their enthusiasm for learning. 

In maths, we have been learning about the inverse in addition and subtraction which we can use to check our calculations. The children have shown their working out using the bar model, part-part whole models and a number line. 

In writing, we have recapped on some of the grammar we leant earlier in the year (plural suffixes ‘s’ and ‘es’ and using a noun phrase). We have been exploring amazing alliteration and using it to bring our writing alive. The children have demonstrated their understanding of these grammar skills by planning and writing some super new spells for the witch in The Jolly Postman book; I hope that she enjoys reading and using them!

We are starting a new geography unit on our local area. To start us off, we have been looking at different types of maps, including aerial photographs. We explored an aerial photo of Stanmore and had fun identifying some of the features we could see, including our school!

In ICT, we have continued our work on pictograms; the children have used data to create their own pictograms of farm animals and have started to learn how to interpret the data shown.

We have enjoyed our ukulele lesson – the children are able to strum and pluck as well as sing along to their tunes. We are very much looking forward to performing to you at our ‘Listen To Me’ concert on the penultimate week of term. 

The children have been busy practising for Sports Day on Wednesday 19th June. They will either be sprinting, skipping, in the ‘egg and spoon’ race or in the sprint relay and competing for their house (Kingfisher, Lark, Heron or Buzzard). We are very much looking forward to a fun-packed morning of racing on Wednesday – fingers crossed for good weather!

Have a wonderful weekend!