Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

A busy week in Year 1

We have had a very busy week in Year 1 this week from cricket taster sessions, spelling bees and maths workshops!

In Maths this week, we have been working on finding fractions of shapes and fractions of an amount. Children have been using division and sharing to solve these number sentences. Through child initiated learning children have been solving addition and subtraction number sentences on number lines, continued repeated patterns and sorted fractions of shapes into half and quarter. Next week we will be starting a new unit of work on time.

In English we have continued with our recount writing based on the Easter holidays. Children have used their plans to create a final piece of work. Next week we will be moving onto a new piece of work based on the story ‘The Queen’s Orangutan’ by David Walliams. The focus will be joining sentences using conjunctions.

We have also completed our science unit of work on materials this week. We finished the unit by carrying out an investigation to find the best material for an umbrella. Our next science unit will be on plants. Hopefully we will be able to get outside and explore our outside area as well as grow some of our own plants.

A big congratulations to all children that took part in the spelling bee competition over the past two weeks, we have lots of fantastic spellers in Year 1!