This week we have been extending our knowledge of number by comparing numbers and using new words to describe them. We have learnt words such as:
- more than
- greater than
- less than
- fewer than
- equals to
- the same as
We have even learnt the special symbols to represent them. Remember the crocodile ALWAYS eats the biggest number!
We have played games where we have had to order numbers from smallest to biggest and biggest to smallest. We have also thought about using words such as first, second, third etc.
Show and Tell
As of next Friday, we will not be allowing any toys for Show and Tell. Children may bring in items that are educational or very special to them. For example, if you have visited somewhere at the weekend they could bring in a leaflet, photos of family holidays are always lovely to see or any work that they have completed at home would be great. Thank you.
This week we have been reading the book 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes. We thought about our favourite toys and where we got them from. We found out that lots of us had toys that were very old and very special to us. We talked about how we would feel if we lost them...we would be very sad and worried.
In our Foundation lessons we are learning all about the history of communication. We learnt about messengers, the Royal Mail, mobile phones and carrier pigeons. On Friday afternoon, we made our own carrier pigeons using cardboard tubes and paper. Here are the results. We are very proud of them!
Thank you to all of you who came along to the Meet the Teacher presentation on Wednesday. Please find a copy of the PowerPoint below.
All of you will now have received Photograph and Internet permission forms. Please complete these and return them to school asap if you haven't done so already.
We have had a wonderful first week in 1G. We have all started to settle into the new routine of being in Year 1 and we are all feeling very grown-up. We have been very busy this week and we have been doing some Maths, English, PE and PSHE.
In Maths we have been learning how to use a Part, Part Whole Mat. This helps us to add numbers together and we have used these alongside counters and dice.
In English we have been reading the story of Knuffle Bunny. We have learnt some new words and written sentences. You can watch Knuffle Bunny on YouTube via the link below.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. On a Monday our PE will be taught by a PE coach and on a Wednesday we will be taught by Mrs Garland. PE kits should be left in school and will be sent home at the end of each half-term.
Meet The Teacher
This is next Wednesday, the 13th, in our classroom straight after school.