In maths this week the Woodpeckers and Kingfishers have been learning about money. The children have been totalling the value of coins. Can your child identify each coin and tell you what it is worth? Maybe you could ask your child to tell you the value off a small handful of coins. The children could sort the coins and practise counting in 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 50s.
In our next lesson the children thought about buying two items from a shop and worked out the calculation they would have to do for each problem. They used their addition skills from last week to work out how much two items cost. Some children used a hundred square, some children counted on using their fingers. Some children used an empty number line.
During Literacy the children have been learning about similes. The children have been taught that a simile is used to compare one thing to another and we can use the words ‘as’ and ‘like’ to do this. The children drew a face using fruit for the features. They then described their face. For example ‘eyes as blue as blueberries’ or ‘a mouth shaped like a banana’. The children have also been describing characters and settings using similes.
In art the children have enjoyed exploring line and mark marking. They first explored how they could make different patterns with line drawing and then used the clay and a range of tools to explore mark making in the clay. They all designed and made their own clay tile depicting a leaf. Next week the children will get to paint their tiles.
The children had a fabulous Sports day yesterday. Thank you to all the parents who came and cheered us on. Year 1 started in the body zone. The children worked with the Sports coaches from Elms and practised some basketball and hoop skills. Next the children enjoyed a range of activities in a circuit including javelin throwing, mini hurdles, long jump, beat the goalie and shot-put. They then finished with running races and the bean bag race.