It has certainly been a crazy yet rewarding term 2 for Year 1! Despite everything going on, the children have made great progress have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into all of the areas of learning that we have covered.
To kick off the term we led with a topic on Bonfire Night and The Gunpowder Plot. The children created information posters on Firework Safety with some great examples of full sentences and adjectives. We also sequenced and performed The Gunpowder Plot and the children enjoyed playing the different roles and understanding why we celebrate Bonfire Night on 5th November.
This term in Maths, the children have learnt the concepts of addition and subtraction, using a variety of manipulatives to demonstrate and apply their knowledge of Maths. We have really enjoyed getting stuck into practical Maths, both inside and outdoors!
In Science this term the children have been finding out more about different types of animals and how they live. They really enjoyed getting creative drawing and describing the different classification of animals.
In English we have focused on the classic storybook Peace at Last and the children have produced some superb written work, as well as acting out the story. We also wrote some fantastic letters to the Jolly Christmas Postman!
One of the highlights of the term was the Wow Writing Week when the children were tasked with creating a character that inspires them to celebrate uniqueness They were inspired to produce some great written work across the week thanks to the students and their superb planning and organising.
Another highlight was using the Now Press Play software. The children donned the headphones and transported themselves to an immersive audio story learning about the importance of full stops and capital letters in a magic book shop!
In PSHE and RE we have been talking about valuing difference, being kind and showing respect. We have also learnt about the Nativity story and all of the children practiced and performed a Nativity show to share with families and the school community. We were proud of how hard everyone tried and the level of enthusiasm that all of the children put into the performance. Well done to all our brilliant Year 1 superstars!
Merry Christmas everyone from the Year 1 Team!