Year 1 class rules.
The children have made their own class rules to help everyone to enjoy their time at school. J
*We listen carefully to our teachers and friends.
*We are kind to each other during lessons and in the playground.
*We take care of the classroom equipment and tidy up after ourselves.
*We are sensible when walking around school.
*We place our shoes alongside each other under the cloakroom benches.
The children are working hard to form their numbers correctly and have learnt that numbers can also be written as words!
Year 1 enjoyed a practical maths session and built towers with the cubes as they found one more than a given number.
This term we are learning about the weather and the changes that happen during the different seasons. The children have watched a weather forecast, recorded daily weather observations and been predicting what the weather will be like when they walk home from school. Alongside this, we have discussed appropriate clothing for different weather conditions and dressed a bear accordingly – these tricky fastenings were great for developing our fine motor skills!
This week we are learning to use the language of ‘greater than’, ‘less than’, and ‘equal to’ when comparing amounts of objects. We have used lolly sticks to create the different symbols (< = >) when comparing amounts.
Ask us to show you at home – you could use sticks from the garden. (There is also a super episode of NumberBlocks on BBC iPlayer).
Over the past few weeks in literacy we have been focusing on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.
We labelled the Gruffalo and thought carefully about the adjectives which the author used to describe him. We then used these adjectives within our own writing as well as some of our own!
Next, we looked at the setting. We created collage pictures of the setting to inspire our writing and created whole class word banks to develop our vocabulary. We tried hard to include this vocabulary into our sentences, being careful to remember capital letters and full stops. Each of us has a special literacy book mark to remind us to read each sentence back to check that it makes sense.
Our story maps helped us become so familiar with the story that many of us decided to write the story from memory. Well done Year One!