This week in English we have been looking at the features of a traditional tale. The children have been writing all about Little Red Riding Hood. We have written our own character and setting descriptions with a focus on adjectives. The children have enjoyed learning through drama to become more familiar with the text.
In maths we have been looking at place value. The children are now able to identify how many tens and ones are in 2-digit numbers. We have been exploring this through partitioning using part part whole models and using equipment around the classroom to support (numicon, base 10, cubes). The children have enjoyed representing numbers in lots of different ways! We have used stories to contextualise our learning this week. We made our own story up as a class about a trip to the beach and finding different teen numbers.
In topic we have been recapping our learning on materials. We have began to test waterproof materials in groups. Next week we will be carrying out an investigation to test other materials to see which one is the most waterproof.
Thank you for putting in so much effort with your Roald Dahl day costumes! We had a wonderful day!
Our first topic in Year One is all about me. We have started out by learning about where we live. The children have investigated globes and world maps to identify the United Kingdom. They have also found out which countries are in the United Kingdom and made their own flags for each one!
We have discovered that books are great for researching information and we have used our flag book to help us identify the different flags from around the world. Many of the children have enjoyed locating the countries on a world map. Over the coming weeks we will be looking at which countries our families come from and researching to find out about the weather and cultures in those countries.
In Maths we are looking at place value of numbers to 20. This means counting objects reliably, ordering numbers and groups of objects, recognising the numbers, writing them correctly, beginning to spell their names & finding lots of different ways of making the numbers. Please support your child in their number recognition by pointing out numbers in everyday life e.g. road signs, price labels, money, registration plates, digital clocks, any numbers you can see! Discussing how they can be made and comparing them to other numbers will help your child to develop their understanding of numbers. By the end of Year One we will have taught place value of numbers all the way to 100!