Friday, 11 December 2015

Friday 11th December 2015

This week we have really got into the Christmas spirit: practising for our Christmas shows next week and visiting All Saints Church for their Christmas Experience! Thank you very much to all the parents who accompanied us, we hope you enjoyed it and it helped  get you into the Christmas spirit too!

This week in English we learned about toys Victorian children would have received at Christmas by the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. The children had a picture of Victorian toys to look at.  They then had to say which toy they would have liked to have received if they had lived in Victorian times and why.  Ask your child what toys they chose.
The next day the children wrote they own letter to Father Christmas. They had to write a message that he would like to read and then write what they would like for Christmas this year.

On both days the children had to remember to use finger spaces so their writing was easy to read, and use capital letters and full stops.

In Maths this week, we looked at repeating pattern. Starting with three different coloured baubles, we were able to carry on the pattern by looking at the original sequence. We then found all the different colour combinations we could make using 3 different coloured baubles.
We also started to explore patterns that included different shapes and even objects. To conclude out learning, we played this game as a class:

In Mrs Roberson’s phonics group this week we have been revisiting the oa,  oe,  o-e  digraphs.  We learnt that ‘oa’ is often in the middle of words eg float, boat and ‘oe’ is at the end of words as in toe, foe and Joe.
Mrs Bootle’s group have been learning to read words and sentences with the digraph ‘ar’.
Examples of the words we have been reading are: car, farm, hard, card, farmyard.
Here are some silly sentences we have been reading:
The car had to park at the farm.
How hard was the jar?
She went to the yard with her cart.
This week’s key words are: was, you, they.
We have also been practising reading the words and digraphs learnt previously (that, this then, them will, with see, for, now down, look, too he, she, we, me, be, all, are, my, her, oo, oa, ee, ai, ch, sh, th, ng), and reading sentences containing those words and digraphs such as:
The snail took the book to the wood. 
Will I go down to the shop with you?

In science we received a letter from Mrs Christmas who had a problem that she needed help to solve. We had to investigate which materials would be the best to keep the ice pops frozen!  

We hope you have a good weekend and we look forward to seeing you at our Christmas performances next week! 

Year 1 Teachers