It has been a busy week in year 1.
This week we started our new topic “wiggle and crawl”. In science we are learning all about different types of animals. We learnt about: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and insects. We had to classify different animals as well as discover some fun facts.
Did you know:-
A dolphin is not a type of fish.
Frogs swallow their prey whole.
Not all birds can fly.
In English, we have been exploring non-fiction texts. The children have had great fun learning about non-fiction text features. In groups they made their own non-fiction texts about elephants. They designed their own headings and sub-headings and draw pictures with labels.
This week in Maths we have been sharing whole numbers into groups. The children have practiced sharing objects as well as talking about how numbers/objects are grouped.
In Geography, we have learnt compass directions and used these to label a compass and play directional games.
It has been a busy Maths week in year 1 as we have started learning about multiplication. We have practiced our repeated addition and grown in confidence counting forwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We also started to use arrays to support our multiplication. We had to interpret these as well as draw our own.
It has been the final week of “I love pets!”. All of the children have been busy challenging themselves by writing their own I love pets text. They had to choose different pets and then describe them. There have been a wide variety from fanged snakes to bouncy rabbits.
In PE, we have been working hard on teamwork and control when running relays.
Many of the children have moved book bands and it has been great to see enthusiasm growing for reading.
Thank you to all of the families that are accessing Bug Club or reading books at home with their children.
This week in year 1, we have continued to learn about the human body in Science. We have been focusing on learning about the senses. We looked at how our eyes help us see and our ears help us hear. The children enjoyed investigating how it might feel to not be able to see or hear.
In English, we have continued with our book “I love bugs!”. This week we have changed the text to “I love pets!”. Our focus has been on using exciting adjectives and combining these in sentences with “and”.
Maths has been all about multiplication. We have explored using repeated addition as well as grouping objects into 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
In PSHE, we have been thinking about friendship. The children have been celebrating what makes their friends special.
The City Community Trust project consists of two weeks of exciting sessions to help new parents connect with others and learn valuable skills during the pandemic.
This week we have been embracing the sunshine by learning all about Easter and spring.
In science, we have been observing the changes from winter into spring. We have used the beautiful blossom trees around the school to produce some artwork as well as thought about what we might find on a spring walk. The children have discussed how the weather and time changes in the spring, especially in relation to the clocks springing forward.
In RE, we learnt about the Christian Easter story. The children were full of questions and ideas about the importance of the messages within the story.
In English, we have been busy creating our own dragons. Every child made a passport for their dragon and then wrote their own Tell me a dragon story.
On behalf of the whole year 1 team, we wish you a wonderful Easter break and look forward to welcoming you back in two weeks.