25th - 29th September 2017:
This week we have been exploring harvest and autumn. On Monday we went for a walk around the school grounds to look at the changing of the season and collect some fallen leaves. We have been practising our harvest assembly songs and we can’t wait to share them with you.
In English we sorted books into fiction and non-fiction. We discovered Goldilocks and the Three Bears is fiction, and non-fiction books hold facts – we used non-fiction books about bears to create a polar bear booklet. Do you have a question about Polar bears? Pick up one of our booklets!
Fiction and non-fiction.
A sample of polar bear leaflets.
Maths this week has seen us finding one more and one less of any given number. We were challenged to find one more/less from a variety of numerical formats.
The Three Bears enjoy eating porridge so we tasted the three different types the bears ate (we thought Mother Bear’s sweet porridge was just right). However, we did not want to try the polar bears diet:
Coming up (week commencing 2nd October):
Grizzly Bears and Giant Pandas.
Welcome to Year 1!
It is so great to see everyone back after the summer break for a very busy but exciting year ahead.
The transition from Reception to year one is a challenging time, we have been very pleased with how children are adapting to their new structure of learning. We are bulding upon the foundations set in the Early Years, whilst encouraging children to make independent choices and promoting their growth mindsets.
This term our topic is 'Bears.' We have been reading 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and researching bear facts.
In maths we have been following the maths mastery approach starting with place value. We begin by focusing on counting accurately forwards and backwards and representing numbers in a variety of ways.
For homework this week: