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Week 5 and 6

Week 5

Wow, we can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by in year 1 and that we only have one more week left until half term!

The children have continued to amaze us with their hard work and attitude to learning this week.


In maths, we have started a new unit on fractions. The children began by finding half of a shape or object before moving on to finding half of a quantity. The children enjoyed using manipulatives and paper plates to help them find half of an amount. The children picked this concept up really quickly and are beginning to re-call half of numbers up to 20 as key facts. 


In phonics, we have been re-visiting some of the RWI sounds that the children find a bit tricky. The children have enjoyed reading and sorting the real and alien words to consolidate these sounds. 


The children started an art-project this week. We learnt about a style of art called pointillism which was created by a French artist called Georges Seurat and we are going to create our own dinosaur art-work in the pointillism style. This week the children worked on drawing their dinosaur outlines. The children enjoyed using art pencils to sketch their outline and worked with great care and control. You can see some examples of their drawings below. Next week we will use cotton buds to apply paint to our pictures in the pointillism style. 


Have a lovely weekend!


Week 6

Wow! What a busy week in year 1! 


In maths, the children have been finding a quarter of shapes, objects and quantities. They used concrete resources such as cubes and counters to support them with finding a quarter of a quantity. Next half term we will moving on to place value with numbers to 100 and position and direction.


In PSHE, the children have been learning about being active and really enjoyed playing some active playground games this week. The children then picked their favourite game to write about and explain why they liked it. 


In Art, the children completed their pointillism dinosaur pictures this week. They have really enjoyed learning about this style of art and we were blown away by how carefully they worked. They used cotton buds to apply small dots of colour to their pictures. You can see some of their work in the gallery below. 


All the children should have brought home their personalised targets in their reading folders tonight - please look out for these. If your child did not have a reading folder in school, we have ensured they put it in their bag to take home. 


The children have worked incredibly hard this half term and we are so, so proud of them!


We hope you all have a lovely half-term holiday and manage to enjoy the sunshine!