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Year 1's Diary

Hello from the Year 1 team. We are Miss Doman, Miss Garner, Miss Insall, Mrs Clift and Miss Grayson Keep checking the blog for news and exciting activities happening in Year 1!

Autumn 2

Emma Brameld - Monday, November 20, 2017

Wow! What an exciting first half term we had in Year One. We began our year by going on an imaginary visit to the seaside. We travelled by bus, played in the sand, rode a donkey and ate delicious ice cream. What an adventure it was!

We then investigated the different countries in the United Kingdom. We spent time researching facts about London and read all about the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. We’ve loved reading a book called ‘There’s no such thing as Nessie’ and retelling and writing our own version of the story. The idea of a monster living beneath the water in Loch Ness provoked lots of discussion on the subject. Some of us believe in the Loch Ness monster but some of us don’t. Do you believe in Nessie?

In maths, we have learnt how to count forwards and backwards to and from 100. We can now read and recognise single digit and two digit numbers. We have practised adding a single digit to a two digit number using practical objects or using a pictorial representation. We enjoyed exploring the outdoor environment and comparing objects by length. We can now describe an object as the shortest or longest and order up to five objects by size.

This half term we will be learning all about the famous children’s author Julia Donaldson and studying some of the fantastic books she has written including ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Room On The Broom’ and ‘Stickman’. We will find out all about Julia Donaldson’s life and what inspired her to write children’s books. We will have the opportunity to act out some of her famous stories, retell and sequence stories, invent our own story characters and write our very own story. We can’t wait!

In maths we will begin to count in multiples of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We will learn how to subtract a smaller number from a larger number using practical objects and pictorial representation. We will begin to name and describe the properties of both 2D and 3D shapes and learn how to measure the weight of objects. We have a visit planned to Totley Farm on the 28th November. During this visit children will learn the Christmas story and have the opportunity to act out and perform their own Christmas nativity. We are very excited about our visit!