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In the eyes of God, every child matters, every moment of every day

Friday 25th November

Talk homework

Talk to your grown-ups about the word ‘bendy’. What materials have the property of being ‘bendy’?. Find some objects around the house and predict if you think that they will bend or not. Which materials are good at bending? Which materials are not so good at bending? Why/why not?


Thank you to everyone who has been logging their reading on our new Boom Reader app! Please ensure that you are reading EVERY DAY with your child and logging it on the Boom Reader app.

Please make sure that you send your child into school with their reading folder every day as We will be reading with your children in school at least once a week.


Please continue to practise your spellings over the weekend, they will be tested on Monday.

In English this week the children have been working hard on writing sentences that have been dictated aloud to them. We have been focusing on using our ears to hear every sound in each word, using a phonic mat to find the matching sound and writing the grapheme down to form words and sentences. We will continue to do this weekly to support the children’s confidence in writing more independently. 

In Maths this week we have been looking at Fact Families! The children have been given a part-whole model with a whole and two parts. The children have understood that a part + a part = the whole. They have also understood that when we take a part away from the whole, it leaves the other part. The children have built up their understanding and can now write four addition and subtraction facts to form a fact family!

For example:

2 + 4 = 6
4 + 2 = 6
6 – 2 = 4
6 – 4 = 2.

The children have worked so hard and can even find the missing part, using their knowledge of fact families to help them.

In Science this week we investigated the property of ‘bendiness’ in different materials. We found different objects around the classroom and predicted whether we thought they would bend or not. The children then tested the bendiness of the materials and recorded their findings. We learned that metal is the least bendy as it is super strong, and that paper is really bendy as it is very weak. We also learned that some plastic is bendy and other plastic isn’t – plastic is a very versatile material!

We have begun our Skills Builder project ‘Special Delivery’ in which we will be working in teams to sort and deliver the school’s Christmas cards this year. We worked on our listening, teamwork and leadership skills this week and will continue this on the build up to Christmas!

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Have a fabulous weekend, we hope to see you at the Light Switch on on Sunday!
Best wishes,
The Year 1 Team