Corfe and Lulworth
This week we have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. In Literacy this week we have been trying to imagine what it was like to be a soldier in the war. We have been hot seating and asking each other questions and writing the answers in groups. We have also written our own letters home from the war describing how we felt if we were there.
In Maths we have been continuing our topic of 'greater than' and 'smaller than' and we are now really confident in it. We can order up to three numbers and put the correct operation in the middle of them!
This week we have continued our learning on Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. We have made our very own fireworks pictures by mixing paints and blowing with straws to create fireworks. We added glitter to make them sparkle, just like the real thing. It was very messy but our pictures look really good!
Welcome back! We have been back in full flow this week, learning lots of new things.
In Literacy we have been learning about Diwali and its traditions. Did you know Diwali is the Festival of Lights? We watched videos showing us all about party clothes, Diva Lamps and all the wonderful food! We then discussed what the word 'fact' means. We created our own fact sheets all about Diwali. We have also been continuing to blend and segment words in our phonic sessions to become even better readers!
In Maths we have been learning to use new vocabulary such as 'greater than' and 'fewer than'. We then used the symbols < and >. We really enjoyed it! We played lots of games to make sure we understood it really well.
We have also been learning about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot! This term we are going to find out about lots of different celebrations. It is really exciting!
Just a little reminder, please can you bring warm outdoor PE kits and trainers as it is getting a little colder outside.
Yet another busy week in Lulworth and Corfe.
In literacy we have been looking at the structure of our class story. First we completed a story mountain identifying the beginning, middle and end of a story. Then we discussed and wrote alternative problems that Pirate Jed might have had when trying to find a house on the land. Then we started to think about a different setting and used adjectives in sentences to describe them. Finally we used our phonic knowledge to create a word bank of pirate words that we may want to use in our stories next week. In maths we have continued to focus on number and place value. This week we have turned our focus onto looking at one more and one less that numbers up to 10. We have explored this using objects, numerals and words to show a deeper understanding.
Pirate Pete has written to us again! He was so amazing at our detailed labels and explanations of the different parts of a ship that he needed our help again. He wanted to sail his ships across the five oceans but was not sure of their names. We used a map of the world to identify the five oceans and even coloured some of the countries to help Pirate Pete.
We have been amazed by the amount of effort the children are continuing to show in their homework and reading. Please make sure their reading records are in school every day so we can change any books. We look forward to meeting as many people next week at the parent/ carer consultations on Tuesday and Wednesday - if you haven't made your appointment yet, there's still time.
We've had another visit from Pirate Pete this week. He explained that he found so much treasure that he needed to build a new ship. However, his new shipmates did not know what parts of the ship were called. So we helped him label parts of the ships and say what they were used for. We particularly liked labelling the crow's nest as that helped pirates find the treasure! In literacy we have been focusing on the story 'A New Home for a Pirate'. This story is about a boy called Jed who doesn't want to be living on a ship anymore and longs for a 'home with a view of the hills and a roof as blue as the sky'. We have been creating story maps, describing the characters and sequencing a story using full sentences. In maths we have been working on showing number using words and objects.
Another really busy week in Lulworth and Corfe! In literacy we have created our pirate poems using words ending in the suffixes -er and -est. We described what Pirate Pete was like on all the days of the week. The children worked really hard and have created some amazing poems. In maths we have continued to focus on number by looking at how we can represent numbers in various ways. Pirate Pete wrote to us again this week, needing our help. He found out that a new pirate was in town and wanted to steal his treasure so we created a fact page for him to describe what the new pirate was like.
Wow! We cannot believe another week has gone by already. We have continued to be very busy in Corfe and Lulworth, looking at words that rhyme in literacy and have been making rhyming strings to use in our writing. We are continuing to focus on number and place value in maths. We have been placing numbers in the correct order and playing games that involve us hiding numbers and our partners needing to work out which numbers we have taken, with the aid of a number line and some cubes. In Inquiry we have continued to help Pirate Pete. This week we have been drawing items on a map and writing the coordinates for where they are. In Science we have been sorting and naming different animals.
Thank you so much for helping the children keep up with the homework; we are really impressed with the amount of effort children are putting into completing their spelling sheets. We have now given out Reading Records, so we look forward to reading comments and changing books on a regular basis.
Mrs Lake, Mrs Lewis-Zdybel and Mrs Scrine
What another busy week we have had in Corfe and Lulworth. On Monday, Pirate Pete came to visit us and left our classrooms in a complete mess! We search the school for clues as to who it might be and found lots of his things scattered around the school. We also found a map but had to become pirates to find the treasure. We then spent the rest of the morning creating items to turn us into pirates. In the afternoon we followed clues around the school and finally found the missing treasure! We then set about building ships to carry us and the treasure across the sea. Following on from our WOW Day, we then created maps and labelled places to help Pirate Pete navigate his ships across our playground. In literacy this week we have been writing captions to describe a pirate, focusing on carefully sounding each word, remembering our capital letters and full stops.
Welcome to Year 1! What an amazing first week we have had in Lulworth and Corfe. The children have enjoyed making new friends and having lessons together in their class. This week we have been creating our Golden Rules for each class and have made a star to say that we promise to follow them.
We look forward to meeting lots of parents next week at 'Back to School Night' from 6.00 to 8.00 pm on Wednesday, 13 September. This will provide you with more information about what happens in Year 1 and all the important information you need to know about Homework and Reading. On Friday next week, Homework and reading books will be handed out to each child and we will explain more in next week's Blog.
Mrs Lake, Mrs Lewis-Zdybel and Miss Scrine