Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

What a fantastic week in Year 1!

We have had a full on busy but fantastic week in Year 1.

Our week started with an amazing assembly on Monday from Mad Science. ‘Test tube’ Tess visited us and wowed us with her science knowledge. She showed us how flash paper disappears in a flame, children we also able to have a go at making smoke circles using an ‘airzooka’. Children all took home a leaflet from Mad Science about a holiday club at Ellesmere College in the Summer holidays.

In Year 1 Maths this week, children have been learning about turns (including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns). As an extra challenge, children were asked to show turns using clockwise and anticlockwise movements. In child initiated activities children solve calculations, time problems and fraction questions, they also made pictures of 2D shapes using anything they could find in our outside area.

In Year 1 English this week, children have been practicing their handwriting skills. A main focus as we start our transition into Year 2 is to ensure all children have accurate letter formation. We have even challenged some children to begin to join their letters. Some children used the sandpit, while others used handwriting paper.

In Year 1 PE this week children started to apply their striking and fielding skills into game situations. Children worked in groups of four to develop their very own point scoring game, using a hoop, a tennis racket and a ball. Myself and Miss Vaughan then chose our favourite games for children to explain and present to the class.

Next week we are looking forward to starting our work on Prince and Princesses, researching castles and finding out who use to live there.