Please find below our Year 1 Spring Curriculum Update, which will give you an overview of our learning for this half term and offers some ideas of how you can help your child at home.
Tuesday 21st March 2023
Week beginning 13th March 2023
Breaking news- a couple of the tomato plants have sprouted. Fingers crossed for the rest of them!
In English we have looked at the fabulous book Where The Wild Things Are. The children have acted out parts of the story, have changed parts of the dialogue and have written a letter home from Max’s perspective.
In Maths we have continued with 2s, 5s and 10s and looked at sharing out between groups. The children have enjoyed doing this practically with cubes.
In R.E. we learnt of the origins of Mothers’ day. We also talked about how we might celebrate at home. Some lovely ideas and fabulous answers- best moment was a child contemplating bringing her mummy breakfast in bed but also carefully considering the new carpets in her home. Love the thought process!
Happy Mothers’ Day to those who celebrate. Hope you all have a lovely day.
Mrs Nichol 💐❤️😊
Week beginning 06/03/23
In English we have continued with the wonderful Bog Baby. We had some fun at playtime searching for him; the children found lots of clues! It is the sweetest book! The children wrote some great book reviews at the end of the week.
In maths we have stated counting in 2s 5s and 10s- perhaps the children have been singing at home- hope so! 😊 We have been adding groups of numbers which will act as a starting point to their multiplication learning.
Eek- slightly concerned about the tomato plants but fear not- there’s always a plan B!
Parents’ Evening- Slips with times have gone out to those who have signed up for Thursday 23rd. If you’ve signed up for Wednesday 22nd, your slip will go out on Monday.
Staff News; after Easter we welcome back Mrs O’Connell who is returning from maternity leave and will resume her teaching post on Monday - Wednesday and Miss Ryde will teach on Thursdays and Fridays. With sadness, I’ll be saying goodbye to such an incredible class who I have had the best time teaching, but know that they are in excellent hands. Rigorous handover will take place to ensure a smooth transition and Mrs O’Connell will be around over the coming weeks to meet the children.
As always, we’re around in the morning and after school should you have any questions/concerns.
Mrs Nichol 😊.
Week beginning 27/02/2023
In English we started looking at the wonderful book Bog Baby. The children wrote an opinion piece on why they would want one. They also did a character profile of the Bog Baby using adjectives.
In maths, we have looked at the length and height of objects. The children have learnt to compare objects (saying which is longer/shorter/taller) and how to measure using nonstandard items (measuring with cubes) and using the standard way (a ruler).
In geography the children have looked at Scotland; where Scotland is on a map. What is Scotland like today, the flag, national flower and places tourists might visit.
The children enjoyed planting their tomato seeds in science. Let's cross our fingers that they sprout!
We had a lovely time celebrating World Book Day; to finish off festivities the children had hot chocolate and biscuits. What a nice way to end the week.
Week beginning 20/02/2023
A lovely return to school; the children have happily settled back down to their learning quickly.
In English we have looked at the features of a non-fiction text. Linking with our science work, we have been researching and extracting information from books. The children rounded off their English this week by writing an explanation text on the life-cycle of a sunflower. Mrs Walken (who led the explanation text lesson) was so impressed by their writing- well done 1C.
In maths, we have concluded our focus on number within 50. The children have been learning to plot on a number line, and estimate where a number should go. They have been counting money in 10s and 1s and have secured their learning on place value.
In art, we have discussed Vincent Van Gogh's style of impressionist painting and his use of colour to convey mood in Starry Night. The children have compared Van Gogh's style of painting sunflowers to Paul Gaugin's. Using pastels, the children have created their own sunflower art work.
We're looking at plants as part of our science work and so have sent home some sunflower seeds, should you wish to grow them. We have further looked at the parts of a plant you can eat and the children are looking forward to planting in class next week.
P.E. is now Tuesday/Thursday.
Spellings are tested on a Thursday.
School will be closed on Tuesday 28th February for national strike action.
Our World Book Day Celebrations are on Friday 3rd March. We are asking the children to come to school in PJs warm enough for the school day and they may bring a teddy and a bedtime story. If you would like to contribute a used or new book to our school library, we are taking donations from Monday 27th February.
Finally, just a note to say thank you for reading with your child and helping them with their spellings- this is making a big difference to their work.
Have a great weekend.
Monday 20th February
Welcome back to school everybody!
Just to let you know that PE this half term will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's and the children can come to school in their PE kits on those days.