Wow what a busy few weeks we have had. I can’t believe it is almost the end of term of half term and I am so pleased with all the progress we have made.
I am incredibly impressed with how well each of you have settled in to Year 1. We have learnt so much in such a short space of time and you have all settled into the routines and expectations brilliantly.
English: We have been looking at fairytales in English, in particular Goldilocks and the three bears and Jack and the beanstalk. We have loved reading the stories and looking at the individual characters by writing descriptive sentences. As a class we have enjoyed discussing the magic beans in Jack and the beanstalk and deciding what we would do if we had magic beans. We came up with some very impressive, creative ideas and acted out planting our beans ready for them to grow.
Maths: We have been continuing to develop our number sense looking at how to represent number in different ways. Last week some of us got very messy painting numicon to develop our understanding of number bonds to 10. I’m very proud of how hard everyone is working in maths and how far you have all come. Keep practising counting up to 100 forwards and backwards starting from a range of numbers.
Phonics: Last week everyone took on the challenge of the first phonics practice reading 40 real and pseudo words. Wow I was blown away with how hard everyone tried and how fantastic your segmenting and blending is. Well done!!
Theme: After noticing some very impressive drawings in the classroom and key skills we have been improving on our art skills. Firstly, the children chose whether they wanted to draw a hedgehog or an owl. We practised drawing our animals in stages using our sketch books and pencils. The children concentrated really hard and used growth mindset to improve their drawings. Secondly, we began to paint the background of our sketches using powder paint. We mixed colours carefully to prepare for our final piece, using sponges to create a stamp effect.
PE: In PE we have been developing our co-ordination and introduced ball skills this week after previously using bean bags. The children worked very hard to throw and catch the balls to and from their partner. To cool down we looked at how our bodies can create letter shapes.
Keep up the hard work and well done.