It’s been another busy week of learning in Year 1!
In Maths this week we have been learning how to find quarters of shapes. We are getting much more confident at this and have even started writing fractions, too!
In Literacy we have been practising our sentence writing and thinking about checking our work to make sure it makes sense. We have been planning letters in response to the letter we received telling us Lumpini Park in going to be destroyed! We are hoping our letters can help to save the park!
In Science, we have continued to learn about plants and have been learning the names of the different parts of plants and understanding what their functions are. As part of our Environment topic, we went on a tree hunt this week in the school grounds! We are learning the names of the trees, plants and flowers in our environment and have been having fun trying to identify them around school.
Have a great weekend!
Year 1 have had a jam packed week of learning, this week.
We started the week off with a visit from the postman who brought us some news. He gave us a letter that explained Lumpini Park might be destroyed to build condos and a car park. This made us very upset and we decided we would do something about it. Next week, we will start writing a letter back to try and persuade them to change their minds. We hope it works!
In Numeracy, we have been learning how to use fractions. We had to find halves and wholes of shapes by shading, folding and cutting them. We have been using our language of reasoning to explain how we know a half is a half and using our skills in problem solving to complete challenges. We are really enjoying it.
In Science, we planted our own mung beans. We needed to think about what a plant might need to help it grow and how we might look after them as they start to grow. We decided to keep a diary to record our observations each week.
On Thursday, we were treated to a fantastic assembly by 1JS. It was all about our imaginations and how we can use them in different ways. We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we did.
To wrap up the week, we went on a visit to Lumpini Park. We wanted to have a look at the features of the park and think about what would happen if it was destroyed. We had some great discussions about it as we walked around. We enjoyed some games on the grass and finished off with a lovely picnic.
We hope you have a restful weekend!
Year 1 Team
1LJ have really enjoyed celebrating book week, this week.
Here are some of our highlights.
We have had such a fun time celebrating ‘Fully Booked Week’ in 1SN, this week.
On Monday, we read the Cat in the Hat by Dr Suess. We all thought it was such a funny story. We especially liked Thing 1 and Thing 2 because they made lots of mess in the house.
We had a go making own Things for our classroom door. Have a look at the funny faces we pulled.
On Tuesday we made Cat in the Hat fruit kebabs. I think we all enjoyed eating them.
The rest of the week was spent doing all things Cat in the Hat.
We also got to share our favourite books with Year 6.
The Cat in the Hat came to visit us in school, on Wednesday!
We really enjoyed dressing up on today!
We have had lots of fun this week with our focus book ‘The Cat in the Hat’. We particularly loved dressing up as our favourite character today!
Happy Fully Booked Week! And what a week it’s been! Let’s start from the top…
On Monday we read The Cat in the Hat. We all agreed this was an excellent story, but we couldn’t decide if we would invite The Cat over to our houses or not – he seems to make a mess wherever he goes! Tuesday we watched a digital live performance of The Cat in the Hat in the Memorial Hall – it was very entertaining! On Wednesday we paired up with a Year 6 class and shared our favourite books with each other. We also met The Cat in the Hat himself, and asked him lots of questions. On Thursday we had the honour of meeting the very talented author, David Bedford, who read us one of his stories. On Friday we dressed up in our Fully Booked costumes and paraded around the playground. We also had a fantastic assembly with performances and competitions! Phew!
As well as all of this, we managed to squeeze in place value work in Maths, question writing in Literacy, and hat making in Topic. What a week! I think we’re all ready for a well-deserved rest now.
Don’t forget to return the Parent Consent forms for our trip to Lumpini Park on Friday 16th March, as soon as possible.
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 1 Team