Friday, 5 June 2015

Friday 5th June 2015

Welcome to the final half term in Year 1! We have had a busy few days!

In maths we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones using Numicon and Diennes. We know that 10 ones are ‘exchanged’ for 1 group of ten, so 24 is 2 tens and 4 ones. Being able to visualise and express number in this way helps children’s understanding of place value and supports their understanding of number when calculating number problems.


We have also been comparing numbers, using the vocabulary more than, fewer (or less than) or equal and the symbols >, < and =.

Some good games to play to practise this weeks' learning are:

This week in English we have been reading poems about water written by Shirley Hughes.
We talked about our favourite words and favourite parts of the poems.
You can find the poems in ‘Out and About’ and ‘Rhymes for Annie Rose’ both written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes
We recited the poems in groups and then voted for our favourite Shirley Hughes water poem.

Ask your child which was their favourite poem and why?

In art we have been learning about Matisse and his series of cut-outs. We thought they reminded us of seaweed and would make a good background for our ‘Waterworld’ topic board! First we used templates to create seaweed, cutting carefully on the lines we had drawn, and then we created our own shapes for seaweed. 

We hope you have a great weekend! 
Year 1 Teachers