Year 1 - Strawberries
Miss Roberts, Mrs Manders, 

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!

10th March
Last week the children had great fun celebrating Book Week. Strawberries focused on the story Jack and the Beanstalk and we are investigating the best surface to grow beans. Will it be soil, cotton wool, tissue paper or no surface at all?! This week we have continued our theme of growing and have read stories about growing. Yesterday Strawberries listened to Oliver's Vegetables and then ALL the children tried the vegetables from the story- including cabbage and beetroot! In Maths we have begun to develop early multiplication skills by learning about repeated addition. The children have been solving problems such as "If I buy 4 bananas for 10p each, how much do I spend?". They have recorded this as 10p + 10p +10p + 10p = 40p and have talked about 4 lots of 10.
Such a busy few weeks! Have a lovely weekend. I look forward to seeing you all next week for Parent Consultations.

24th February
Strawberries class have returned ready to learn after their half term break! For the next few weeks we are going to be learning about the four countries of the United Kingdom. This week we learnt about Scotland. This included producing writing inspired by Katie Morag and creating art work in the style of Scottish artist Rennie Mackintosh. In Maths the children have been investigating the link between addition and subtraction. I would also like to say well done to Strawberries for filling their marble jar. Marbles are earnt for working hard as a whole class. The children chose to watch some of Katie Morag whilst having a small treat to eat.

10th February
Victorian day on Tuesday was a lovely way to end our topic. They began with our class assembly and I was so proud of all the children. They then had fun experiencing what it would be like for a Victorian school child. The children wrote on slate with chalk, said their number bonds to 10 by repeating them lots and lots of times, did Victorian 'drill' exercises and learnt to swim on a bench whilst their partner moved their legs!
I hope you all have a wonderful half term and will see you back on Monday 20th February!