Year 1 - Strawberries
Miss Roberts, Mrs Manders, 

22nd April
We are now in full swing with our castle topic. This week the children have done some fantastic descriptive writing of a castle setting and are making collages of people who live in a castle. We have thought about the different jobs that needed doing- nobody fancied being a gong farmer becasue their job was to clean out the toilet! In Maths we have been learning to tell the time to the hour, half hour and quarter past the hour, as well as solving problems such as what the time will be in 2 hours?
Over the last 2 weeks I have been reading a phonics booklet with all the children. This has meant I may not have heard your child read their reading book but they have done some individual reading with me.
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and I will see you on Tuesday!

21st April
Welcome back to the Summer term!
This half term Year 1 will be learning about Castles. We began our topic by the children thinking about what they would like to find out about castles and have already learnt a Medieval dance!
Our Maths topic has been subtraction and using the different vocabulary that tells us we are taking away- minus, less, how many left, subtract and take away.
Strawberries enjoyed walking around the track today looking for evergreen and deciduous trees- I wonder which ones you can find in your garden?

31st March
Wow I can't believe the Spring term is over! But what a great term it has been! This week the children have learnt about different Spring festivals celebrated by different religions. They were interested to find out about Easter, Passover and Holi. Yesterday the children made Easter boxes, hoping for a little treat... Well the Easter bunny must have found out the children have been learning about directions because the children had to follow directions before collecting their egg!
The performance with Mr Rae was a great way to end the term and I was so proud of all the children. What great dance moves they all have!
I have put a new set of Buzz Words in the children's bookbags. Practising these words really does have a positive impact on their reading and writing.
Enjoy your Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all back in the Summer term! 

24th March
The children looked fantastic today dressed in their red clothes! Well done and thank you for the donations!
In Maths this week we have been learning how to measure length. We began by using non-standard units of measure (cubes) and by the end of the week the children were using standard units of measure (cm).
In English we have been writing cinquain poems. They are poems with 5 lines and there is a rule for each line.
Line 1- the title
Line 2- 2 describing words for the title
Line 3- 3 verbs (doing words) ending in 'ing'.
Line 4- a short sentence
Line 5- a different word for the title.
This is the cinquain poem we wrote as a class about strawberries
Red scrumptious
Trying tasting eating
They are super yummy.
Don't forget to check your book bags. The children have made something for a special grown up....

17th March
This week we have been learning about Northern Ireland. As it is St Patrick's Day today, we celebrated by watching some of Riverdance and then having a go! We are not quite as good at all doing it at the same time yet.... The children have begun work on their Spring booklets and they are looking forward to sharing them with Reception before the end of term. In Maths we have been recapping tens and units and practising counting in 5s. Perhaps they could practise at home by counting 5p coins?
Have a lovely weekend and see you next week!