Friday 21st April 2023
This week we have started our new Science topic on Plants and Trees. Talk to your adults about the different types of plants and trees that you know. Can you remember what plants need to grow?
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.
The children will be tested on their phonic sounds ‘oy’ and ‘oi’ on Monday. Please continue to practise them over the weekend.
enjoy, boys, destroy, joyful, cowboy, noise, oil, avoid, boiling, joined.
Please follow the link below to access LetterJoin, a website which is really useful to support children’s letter formation and cursive handwriting. You can see how we use cursive script by following the tutorials and you can also download handwriting sheets to support your child’s handwriting practice at home.
The login details are as follows:
Password: Year 1
Twig Science Reporter
Please follow the link below for lots of interesting Science articles which can be linked to lots of areas of our science learning. Some of our talk homework after Easter may be linked to this website so please keep an eye out for future blogs.
This week we are so impressed with the children who have come back from the Easter break with a fantastic attitude towards their learning!
In English we have started a new Power of Reading book (the name is yet to be revealed), and the children have been discussing the problem of littering in our local area and the impact it can have on wildlife. As a class, we wrote a letter to Mrs Anderson who is in charge of our eco-committee, to inform her of the problem and to try and persuade her to help us do something about it!
In Maths, we have been learning about capacity and volume. We have compared a range of different containers and thought about which ones have the biggest capacity, and which ones have the smallest capacity. We introduced the term ‘volume’ and will be looking at this in more depth on Monday!
In History we have started looking at our new Sustainable Development Goal, No Hunger, by looking at farming through the ages. We have begun to look at how farming has changed since the Tudor era, and compared it with the Victorian Period and how farming has developed up until now!
We are continuing to learn new phonic sounds, but are revising the sounds we have learned on a daily basis – if you would like to practise any phonics at home, please have a look at the websites below, which are great fun for the children and will support them in recalling the sounds we have been learning at school, as well as practise their segmenting and blending skills.
The Year 1 email address in a direct way of contacting the Year 1 Teachers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes and have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team