As we enter the last 2 weeks of term we really begin to get into the spirit of Christmas in year 1! We have been thinking a lot about this period of preparation, Advent, and are preparing for the birth of Jesus in our own way with our Nativity play.
In English last week we started to think about the Christmas Story. We role played different scenes to help us get into the characters way of thinking and seqeunced the story. We also looked at some new vocabulary and ‘traffic lighted’ the words to consider which ones were not familiar to us. We focused on words in the past (ed words). This week we will start to write some sentences using these words.
In maths we were counting in 2’s and considering in what different ways we could represent what we find. We used repeated addition, part whole models and numberlines to show what we know. We will be continuing with this work this week.
During our STEM deep learning day on Friday we considered which materials might be best to use to build our own boats. Which would be the most waterproof and which would float?’ The materials were tested to find out. Here are some of the children’s quotes!
“The coin is made of metal.”
“We thought big things would sink but we were wrong!”
“Heavy things will sink.”
“We thought that little objects would float but the little glass marble sunk because it is heavy.”
“When I push the lolly stick down it stays like that but then comes up again!”
“The duplo sinks this way and floats this way.”
“You can put the man on the wood and it still floats.”
Fianlly please can we remind you to send your child into school dressed warmly. It is getting cold outside and layers may also be needed inside as we are keeping the windows etc open in order to keep the classrooms as safe as possible.
Year 1 team