13th - 17th September 2021

Highlights of the week:

In English we have started the year by focusing on the story of The Enormous Turnip. We worked in small groups to act out the story thinking about how hard the frail old man and all his helpers ‘pulled and pulled but it would not budge’. We have seen both turnip seeds and fully grown turnips in class which helped us to write our description of the turnip. We are working hard to remember our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in our writing. We sent home a bookmark with some key language we will be learning about during this topic.

We are currently working through a place value unit in Maths. We have a secure understanding of numbers to 20 and have been working on one more and one less. We have also been introduced to the language of ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’ and we will be looking at this further next week.

This week in Phonics we looked at ai and ay. The classes have shown great understanding in how to use the new phonics scheme and have practised saying, reading and writing the daily sounds.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘What does it mean to belong?’
We will explore this further throughout the Autumn term. We will begin by discussing the connections and relationships we have with particular groups of people, for example, our class, swimming club.

In Science we have been looking at plants. We planted bulbs in the tyres outside the year one classrooms and are looking forward to watching them grow. In small groups, we planted turnip seeds which are growing so well already! This week we looked at some real plants so that we could learn all about the different parts of a plant and then label it.

In computing we have been learning how to stay safe online and the importance of talking to a safe adult if we see something upsetting on a computer. The video also explained that we must ask an adult before we watch anything on a tablet or computer to make sure it is appropriate for our age.

Home learning:

Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.
Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.