Welcome to Year 1!
The children are settling extremely well into the Year 1 way of life. They are learning to read, write and count forwards and backwards to 20 using all our equipment to help them. They are beginning to write simple sentences with capital letters and full stops, as well as use exciting words in their writing. We are very proud of well they are adjusting to their new environment. They have particularly enjoyed reading the stories of 'The Rainbow Fish' and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' - then doing art and writing linked to the text. Click to enlarge the images.....
In Maths we started off practising counting and writing numbers, then ordering them. Now we are learning about parts and wholes, breaking whole numbers into parts and then putting them back together to make a whole number. This is the start of the journey to understanding addition and subtraction. The children are learning to represent their number work in different ways, including using concrete objects, counters on tens frames, numicon, bead strings and 'part, part, whole' models (they are the ones which look like circles).
In RE we have been looking at the beauty of nature, and considering how we think the world was created, and how the creator would feel about the damage which is done by humans who don't look after the planet. Here are some pictures of our scavenger hunt. Even in the rain we found such a lot to admire and be thankful for.
We have been learning about how to keep our bodies healthy. The sugar-smart app told us how much sugar was in some of our favourite treats, so we can make healthier choices about what we eat and how often.
Saying a fond thank you and goodbye to Mrs Boreham, our lunchtime supervisor.