What a first term we've had! It has been so amazing to see how brilliantly the children have settled into Year 1! We have spent a lot of time exploring our Power Of Reading text "Rapunzel," where we have written diary entries, created wanted posters and story maps and have learnt many new high quality words to make our writing exciting. In Maths we have been consolidating our knowledge of numbers within 10 and we have been looking at different methods and strategies to demonstrate our understanding. We have also been creating number bond stories and have even been looking at commutative equations. We have had so much fun exploring different types of materials and their properties in Science and this week we have used lots of junk modelling to create our own ladders for Rapunzel to use. This made us think really carefully about why some materials are suitable and why others aren't. In Geography we have been looking at different types of maps and have even had a go at creating our own. We've created maps of our class room and for Rapunzel's forest where we have also learnt about the points of a compass and why they are so important. We have thoroughly enjoyed our first term together and can't wait to see what's in store for Term 2!
The Year 1 Team.