Science this week…

Continuing on from last week’s lesson, the children really enjoyed learning about different trees and their parts. They made a junk model of a tree and thought very carefully about the different jobs each part of a tree does. We have sent home a sheet for children to complete if you go on a walk,  hopefully they will be able to talk about the different trees and wild flowers!

Our Class Assembly

Today our children made us feel so proud, they tried so hard with their lines , singing and brilliant dancing! The children really enjoyed learning the story ‘Giraffes can’t Dance’ and performing it for the school, parents and grandparents. Thank you so much parents for helping the children learn their lines so brilliantly! Have a lovely break.

 

Homework

We hope you have a lovely rest over the holidays! We will just be sending home some words similar to a phonics check to go through with your child (Year 1). These are a list of real and alien/nonsense words that test your child’s reading/phonics skills. The children will be familiar with them as we do lots of practice in school. For all the words, we encourage the children to do find ‘special friends’, ‘fred talk’ and then say the word. There is also lots of guidance online if you search ‘year 1 phonics check’. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to see one of us.

We will also be sending home a sheet on plants so if you are out on a walk, please can you encourage your child to point out some wild flowers!

Many thanks

This Friday…

Just to remind you that it is our class assembly this Friday at 9am. If your child is an animal, they should have received a slip with the colours we asked them to come dressed in.  Please do not worry if you do not have the specific colours, anything dark will be great! We have asked all the other children to come in school uniform.

At 2.30pm, there also  be an opportunity for you to pop in to our classroom to look at your child’s lovely topic and art work. The children will also give you a tour of outdoor area.

Food Bank

There will be another food-bank collection tomorrow. Thank you so much for all of your contributions so far. We would be very grateful if you have any more donations, our class has been to asked to collect drinks. For example, squash, sachets of hot drinks, tea, coffee. Thank you again  for your support.

Year 1 Homework

Well done to everyone who is completing their Spelling Activity Book! Please can you do the next page of your book for next week.

We have been looking at numbers 50 to 100.  We have been representing the numbers in tens and ones. A  Maths with Parents video (2 digit place value) has been set to consolidate the children’s learning. Many thanks.

Science…

We have started our plants topic and the children have already done many exciting things finding out and investigating plants. We have planted our sunflower seeds and we are keeping a Sunflower diary to observe how they grow.

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We have learned all about the different parts of plants and we are investigating stems by doing a colour changing flower experiment. Will the food dye in the water change the colour of the petals?

We have also had great fun making flower models, showing the roots, stem, leaves and petals.

The children loved making flower pictures using tulips. They even labelled the parts.

Friday 24th May

Just to inform you that on Friday 24th may will be our class assembly in the school hall at 9am. You are very welcome to come and watch your child in the assembly. It should last for about half an hour, more information to follow.

 

Also there will be an opportunity for you to pop in to our classroom to look at your child’s lovely topic and art work and also have a tour around our outdoor area. This will be from 2.30pm on Friday 24th May.

Year 1 Homework

There is a new video on maths with parents about length. The children have been busy measuring things around the classroom using non-standard units (paperclips, cubes) and standard measures (metre sticks). We hope you have fun measuring at home.

This week we are doing the next page of their booklet It’s great to see how many children have been completing their spellings. Thank you!