Year 1 have been having a fabulous time this half term!
We have been doing lots of work on our phonics sounds and playing lots of fun games to help us remember them! Year 1 love to play 'Name the Alien' where they have to use different sounds to give the Alien's funny names and sound them out. Another class favourite is Buried Treasure, where the children have to hunt for the sound in the sand. The classroom floor has a habit of looking a bit like a beach! Haha!
In Literacy, we have been studying Mr Fawkes, The King and The Gunpowder Plot and have been learning all about the reason we have Bonfire Night! We have been learning how to punctuate sentences using question marks and exclamation marks and have recently enjoyed writing our own stories! (Keep a look out because these could be published!)
Linked to literacy, our Topic this half term has been The Gunpowder Plot. The children had a fantastic time making their own firework pictures.
In maths, we have been practising our addition and subtraction skills. We have used lots of different techniques and resources to help us, including base 10, cubes, part whole models and numicon! The class are becoming increasing confident using number lines and are really enjoying solving maths puzzles and problems.
In Science Year 1 have been looking at plants this half term and braved the cold weather to explore our school grounds looking for wild flowers! We have even had a go at growing some of our own! Our wild flowers are thriving but we think it's a little too chilly for our broad beans!
We are all having a lovely time in the Year 1 classroom and are working very hard
Thank you for reading,
Miss Gledhill and Year 1