Homework due Thursday 4th October

We will be continuing to practise our high frequency words in Phonics next week.  Some of these words cannot be sounded out, so we need to remember how to spell them.  This will also help us to recognise them in our reading.

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Spellings this week are therefore:

that, with, all, we, can, are, up, had, my, her

Can you put them into sentences once you have learnt them?

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In Maths, we are practising halving within 10.  Can you find some objects in your house and then try to halve that number of objects.  Can you halve all of the numbers within 10?

Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 1 Team

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Hedgehogs-Doubles doubles I can add doubles!

This week we have been leaning how to half and double numbers using cubes and a part whole model.We also learnt that the word inverse in maths means the opposite.

Can you see what numbers we were having and doubling?

Squirrel class Science 

We have been learning all about the seasons in Science. We have been on an Autumn walk to see what the weather was like and to see what we could find (we found leaves turning yellow and brown!) and we have spoken about how the weather changes in all the seasons. Here are some pictures of us investigation and our work. 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

We are reading the Gruffalo as our class text (there is a video of the story below).  There are some exciting new words in the story, which we have been talking about in English, like ‘knobbly’, ‘poisonous’, ‘feast’, ‘prickles’, ‘scrambled’, and ‘creature’.  Do you know what these words mean? Have you seen them anywhere else?

 

Homework due Thursday 27th September

We will be continuing to practise our high frequency words in Phonics next week.  Some of these words cannot be sounded out, so we need to remember how to spell them.  This will also help us to recognise them in our reading.

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Spellings this week are therefore:

was, you, they, on, she, is, for, at, his, but

Can you put them into sentences once you have learnt them?

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We are continuing to practise our number bonds (two numbers that add together to make a given number).  Can you practise your number bonds to 10?

Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 1 Team

Year 1 Handwriting

In Year 1 we are starting to practise our single cursive letters. These have entry and exit points so that they can eventually be joined up.  We are learning the letters in groups that have the same formations, for example c, a, d, and g.

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In Reception, the children used print and pre-cursive, as this helps them to have a better understanding of letters. However, writing with joined up script eventually helps children to write more fluently. The curriculum expects children to be writing with joined cursive script at primary school so we will be aiming for using mostly cursive by the end of Key Stage 1. At home you can have a go using gel pens, felt tips or writing on blank pages to practise your small and capital letters, then joining CVC words.

Please see more about handwriting in our school policy, as well as rhymes to help remember which way to go and how to re trace the lines in each letter. Remember strong fingers are best for writing, so keep squeezing plasticine or clothes pegs and tweezers at home or cutting out with scissors to ensure your fingers are ready to write.

Squirrel class handwriting 

We have been practising our handwriting this week in Squirrel class. We have been focussing on the letter ‘c’ as handwriting is not taught in the alphabetical order but in groups of letters that have a similar formation like c, d, a, g, and o. We have been practising on whiteboards and will move onto using pencils in books. Here is some of our beautiful handwriting!