What a busy time we have had in Year 1.
In English, the children have been writing their own underwater stories. Before they started writing they were encouraged to ensure they were using the correct punctuation, read through their work to check it makes sense and try and use adjectives in their work, to make it interesting for the reader. It is just wonderful to see how far the children have progressed with their story writing this year.
On Thursday, we were visited by three groups of the Year 5 class. In small groups they came to present their games that they had created for a younger child. This work was linked to the Year 5 English task and our children were very impressed by their creativity and imagination.
In Maths, the children have been using a ruler to measure objects accurately. Whilst doing that they were encouraged to use the word centimetres, abbreviated to cms when recording their findings.
The children have also been finding halves and quarters of numbers and shapes.
During Art and Design, the children have been using pastels to create a picture in the style of a famous artist – Vincent Van Gogh. Here are a few photographs of the children’s amazing artwork.
On Tuesday, the children thoroughly enjoyed watching the Year 3 and 4 production of Sleeping Beauty – the Ugly Truth.
This week in RE we concluded our ‘Being Sorry’ topic. Next week we will be starting our new topic on Neighbours. We will begin by looking at the work of CAFOD and how they support people around the globe.
After all the rain that fell this week, I cannot quite believe we were lucky enough for our ‘sports morning’ to go ahead on Friday. The children were brilliant as they participated with enthusiasm in the flat race, obstacle race and those representing their houses in the relay. Well done to the winning team – St Clare!
Next week, in English the children will be looking at a non-fiction text to find information and using drama to explore the book. They will working towards creating a fact file.
In Maths, the children will be telling the time to the half hour and quarter hour on analogue clocks.
On Thursday, it is Art and DT day and we will be creating working in the style of the British artist, David Hockney.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!