Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

Traditional Tales in Year 1

This week we have been busy learning about traditional tales, place value, animal groups and Native American houses.

In English we have started a unit of  work on ‘The Three Little Pigs’. This week we have read and learnt the order of the story to enable us to create comic strips. Through enhanced provision children have been retelling the story, drawing story maps, creating the characters and describing the characters in the story. Throughout all work children have been working on finger spaces, capital letters, full stops and using their sounds.

In Maths we have been learning about the value of the digits in a number. We have been using the language tens and ones throughout the week. It is important that even though the children can read and show the number that they also understand that the digits in the number have a value. Through enhanced provision children have shown the value of a number using numicon, created 2d shapes and listed the shapes properties, matched numbers to words and continued with counting through pasta threading. Next week we will be continuing with number sense to 50 through missing number tracks.

In Science we have been learning about animals groups based on what animals eat. We have sorted animals into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Over the next two weeks we will be carrying out our own scientific investigation as a a class.

In Phonics we have now finished recapping phase 3. Over the next two weeks phonics packs will be sent home for children to work on these sounds at home. It is important that these sounds are used to ensure that they maintain them whilst learning new sounds. On Monday 22nd October we will be holding a phonics workshop at 3:30 and 6:00. Please see class dojo pages for more information. It is vital that all parents/guardians attend one of the sessions.


Dates for next week:

Monday: Paris class final Forest School session

Tuesday: Madrid and Paris swimming

Thursday: Whole school book swap (Please see school dojo story)

Friday: Book change and homework due in

Own clothes day on Friday 19th October for Centenary Memorial and Remembrance to raise money for Royal British Legion. Children can come into school wearing something red. Cakes for the bake sale or a £1 donation would be gratefully received.