Term 3 2018-19
Our learning this term
The children in Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed this term’s topic on Under the Sea. They loved our themed day at the very start of the term when we used our DT and Art skills to make paper plate sea creatures, mod rock fish, sketch shells and to print using a real fish!
We have been busy in English too and the writing the children have been producing is going from strength to strength. As well as learning and writing Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Snail and the Whale’, we have been learning about inference, adjectives and grammar – to name just a few things! The children have been using a story mountain which has really helped them to structure their stories. Many of them are now able to use conjunctions, -ed and –ing words and adjectives in their writing. We are amazed with their progress!
We have covered many areas of the curriculum in our Maths and again we are delighted with the way the children have embraced all these challenges. We have looked at time (o’clock and half past), money, fractions and clockwise and anti-clockwise turns. Our daily Maths fluency sessions are an excellent opportunity to get the children thinking mathematically. We regularly practise number bonds to 20, 2D and 3D shapes, counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s and counting backwards from 100. We recommend you keep practising these at home too.
Topic is always a favourite part of the day. As well as our themed day at the start of term, we have had fun learning about the countries that make up Great Britain, learning about directions (north, south, east and west), we made boats using lots of different materials and we wrote about which materials worked the best. Our learning did not stop there – we have learnt about Ellen Macarthur, Shabbat, we sketched and painted in the style of Ivan Aivazovsky. We also enjoyed our visit from RE inspired who came in to talk to us about Jesus as a Friend.
We hope you have a lovely half term holiday. Keep encouraging your children to read, write and of course practise their spellings. We look forward to seeing the children for term 4 when our new topic will be Out of Eggs.