Spring Term in Year 1
Year 1 have had an exciting spring term in school. The children have been visited by Paddington bear. He has left clues all around our school and classroom and the children have been immersed in the learning opportunities trying to find him. The children have been on a Paddington bear hunt around the school grounds and have also written letters to Paddington hoping to encourage him to come out of hiding and meet the children.
We have also experienced our first wild tribe lessons in our outdoor learning area. The children have made stick friends and toasted marshmallows over a fire. They have enjoyed being outside and are looking forward to some more of these lessons soon.
In maths we have been focussing on our place value knowledge. The more the children understand about the make up of a number the easier it will be to use larger numbers in calculations. The children have also been exposed to additional "Challenge" lessons, where they are challenged to solve mathematical problems. They have been doing really well and it is helping the children to understand there is more to maths than finding the answer, it is about the journey! The children also have log in codes to Mathletics and Sumdog, Miss Rowe will soon provide times table rock star log ins to he children now that the class have begun to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
The national phonics screening test is getting ever closer and the children will sit the screening in June. The children receive daily RWI lessons, additional daily phonics boost activities and weekly phonics packs to be completed at home. All the children are making fantastic progress in their recognition of their sounds and sound be proud of themselves. If you wish to know how you can support your child further in preparation for the phonics screening please speak to Miss Rowe.
School Improvement - Maths
The children have settled well into our year 1 classroom. They have enjoyed making sandwiches in their English lesson to help them to learn how to write instructions. There were lots of sticky fingers!! The children have also challenged themselves in their understanding of number and place value and have enjoyed using their new math resources to help them in their learning.