It’s definitely starting to feel like Christmas in Year 1 this week! The children have really enjoyed decorating the classrooms and making it feel Christmassy. We have been taking part in lots of Christmas craft activities such as making and decorating Christmas trees, making snowmen and even making our own Santa’s workshops in our classrooms!

In Literacy, we have continued to read ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’. The children have been so excited to find out where he is going to deliver his next letter! We have nearly finished our story maps for the places he has delivered letters on his adventure. The children thought about Santa’s workshop and we watched some videos, looked at pictures and discussed what it might be like. We used our knowledge of our senses to think of adjectives to describe what it would be like if we were there.

In Maths, we have started learning how to count in 2s and 5’s. Please practise this with us at home, we’re getting quite good!

In our Topic lessons, we have been learning about the work of an artist called Arcimboldo. He paints portraits using fruit as inspiration. We had a go at designing and creating our own pictures. They have turned out beautifully! As part of our computing learning, this week we used the iPads to use code to make simple algorithms. We showed fantastic determination and perseverance.

On Thursday, we were very lucky to watch 1SN’s assembly. It was all about how Christmas is celebrated around the world and it was fantastic! Thank you very much to 1SN!

Next week is the final week of Term 1! We are very proud of how far the children have come in their independence and learning.

We would like to remind you that the children’s Christmas Party is next Thursday, after lunch. Parent reps, please can you bring all the food and decorations in on the morning of the 13th so the teachers can prepare this at lunch time. We look forward to celebrating with you at 1.45 in the classrooms.

As always, thanks for your continued support.

The Year 1 Team