What a brilliant start to Term 1 - the children are already working so hard. It is lovely to see them all playing nicely together and looking after each other. What great friends they are! We have been busy revising our learning from EYFS - numbers 1-10 and now to 20. When we write 14, we say '14 is 1 ten and 4' '18 is 1 ten and 8'. We are learning to read and now beginning to spell Phase 2, 3 and 4 words (see curriculum information for these lists). The children are enjoying finding out more about themselves - how their body works and what they can do.
Having completed their first few weeks in Year 1, the children have settled down quickly and are enjoying the challenges of Year 1. We have now completed our poems - By Myself, and start our new writing unit based on the book by Oliver Jeffers 'The Way Back Home'. Wait until you see our amazing writing! Watch this space!
In Term 1 Week 5 we enjoyed a drama workshop with Perform. We travelled into space and helped to defeat the Cruel Commander! The children completed phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 of space cadet training successfully - and had great fun!
In maths we have started to add numbers and extra addition families e.g. 4+2=6, 2+4=6, 6=2+4, 6=4+2. We will explore all the different ways of making 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
In science, we have completed our work on Humans: we have revised body parts and explored our 5 senses.
We completed Term 1 with our DT unit - how to make a Slider. We designed sliders that enabled a rocket (or plane / hot air balloon) to fly into outer space. This supported our English work on The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers! The sliders worked really well and were sturdy!
In Term 2 we really worked hard on our writing, completing our own Firework Poems and also writing our own version of The Queen's Hat - a story by Steve Antony. In maths, we worked hard on place value to 20 e.g. 13=10+3 or 1 ten and 3 ones. We also worked hard on addition and subtraction skills using a range of equipment. The children loved learning about The Great Fire of London and also enjoyed learning about London today! We named, sorted and described a range of materials such as stone, plastic, fabric, wood and glass. What a busy term with so much learning!