Friday 25th September
Well done to all the children on another fantastic week of learning!
We are settling into school life more and more every day. Children are sitting listening and maintaining focus for longer during our 'Teams' assemblies, using the resources in the room more independently and are starting to learn different strategies to help them if they are stuck in their learning.
This week in maths, we have been working hard during our mental starters with our number recognition, counting in tens and counting numbers which cross into a new ten.
In maths lessons, we have practised one more and one less. Towards the end of the week, we used this skill to fill in missing number lines.
We also had a lesson where we played fastest finger first. We will be using number lines lots in year 1 so it is important children know where the numbers are. We chose a piece of numicon, counted the holes and then found that number as quickly as we could on the number line. We used our knowledge of more and less to help us.
This week we have looked at 'Living in the Wider World.' We have covered the different rules we have to follow in different places and why following rules is so important. The children have a really good understanding of right and wrong and how rules help to keep us safe.
We explored the needs of other living things, and our responsibilities in caring for them. This helps to support the children in showing empathy for others. As a class we wrote the poem at the top to show how we care for our pets (team Cyan).
Finally, we explored the differences and similarities between us all. We talked about they way we look, our likes and dislikes and our families. We learnt that although we may be very different, we are all people who have feelings and should be treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. This led to some beautiful writing from the children who applied the skills we are learning in RWI amazingly to their work.
Reminders and notices
- We will be trialling sending children in their PE kits on a Tuesday. This is so they have a longer PE session. Please remember to return their kits back to school before the next Tuesday.
- Please try to read with your child at least 5 times a week. Reading is essential in supporting your child's learning across the curriculum and practise really does make perfect. If you have any questions on how you can support your child's reading at home, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher via email.
Your child will have come home with a behaviour badge today. These are given out to children who have kept all of their points. (If your child does get a yellow card, they are encouraged to try their hardest in order to come off yellow.) If by the end of the day they are still on yellow they lose a point. The badges are given out on a 3 week cycle, so if your child has not lost a point in that 3 weeks, they get to chose a badge. Unfortunately, we have a limited number of badges so please make sure they are put somewhere safe as we can not replace them if they are lost.
We look forward to another week of fantastic learning next week, but for now enjoy your well earned rest!