Year 1 Blog 31.01.19

Brrrrr! What a chilly week we have had so far. Well done for wrapping up warmly every day.

 

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This week in English we have been working on asking and answering questions. We have learnt about what each of the six main question words mean and how they might be answered. For example a question that starts with “Who” will have an answer about a person or character.  We have begun to write our questions for characters from the tale of The  Three Little Pigs.

 

In Maths we have been investigating the pairs of numbers that total 5, 10 or 20. These facts are really important and,  by the end of Year 2, children need to know these with “instant recall”.

 

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Next week in Year 1 we will be busy doing some of our regular phonics assessments. This means that your child might not read their “teacher book” to an adult. We will make sure they have plenty of opportunities to change their books in the library.

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Don’t forget that we are still keen for photos of your child in different parts of the UK. We will be very impressed if you can get a photo with a flag or coat of arms in! So, if you go anywhere interesting in Norwich or Norfolk (or further afield), please share some photos with us so we can add them to our UK display boards in class! These can be given to a member of staff or emailed to garrickgreenyear1@gmail.com.

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Year One Blog 14.1.19

This week in English we have had a little visitor… it was an elf! We read the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker. The children talked about the new language and vocabulary including the time words such as first, later, dawn, dusk, finally etc.

Today we got two tiny letters. Mrs Prophet’s class got a tiny letter from Eric the Elf and Mrs B’s class got a tiny letter from Elsie the Elf. We have begun to write letters back to them suggesting what adventure they could have next.

We read Mrs B’s very old book of The Elves and the Shoemaker story. We liked the little hats they had on!
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Some children have begun to design their own shoes and label these.

In maths we have been looking at Dienes blocks (tens and ones!) and ten frames. These resources are great for the children to handle and use to explore different mathematical concepts.

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Photos please!

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In each of our classrooms we have a display board that has a map of the United Kingdom

If you go anywhere interesting in Norwich or Norfolk (or further afield), please share some photos with us so we can add them to our UK display boards in class! These can be given to a member of staff or emailed to garrickgreenyear1@gmail.com.